Global Lottery Monitoring System (GLMS), the Swiss body helping lottery operators fight sporting corruption, has welcomed Intralot-backed Maltco Lotteries as its 31st member.

Maltco Lotteries took over the operation of Malta's state-owned lottery and gaming business in 2004 after the government privatised the Department of Public Lotto.

Alongside its lottery products, it also operates the U*Bet sports and horse racing offerings.

GLMS described the company, in which Intralot holds a 73 per cent stake, as having been a supporter of all levels of Maltese sport, with a long-standing commitment to responsible gaming.

"We are delighted to welcome Maltco Lotteries Ltd to our Association," GLMS president Ludovico Calvi said. "Maltco once again proves its commitment to responsible and sustainable sports betting operations, but also to an ethical driven sport in the highest interest of all Maltese citizens.

"The joining of Maltco will no doubt further strengthen this unique global alliance of Lotteries that have joined forces to safeguard the credibility of sports, fully in line with the core lottery integrity mission and values," he added.

Maltco Lotteries chief executive Vasileios Kasiotakis added: "Being an operator that respects both society and its customers and sharing a strong commitment to responsible sports betting operations, Maltco is pleased to join the GLMS, notably as it has been lately enhancing its operations and intensifying its regulatory efforts and activities.

"We look forward to benefiting from the GLMS services and also contributing to its important work for the benefit of sport and society."