New York-listed International Game Technology (IGT) has become the latest lottery supplier to join the Global Lottery Monitoring System (GLMS) as an associate member.

Membership gives IGT access to GLMS global alerts and sports integrity education and prevention tools, as well as to the global GLMS information network.

The supplier will also adopt the GLMS Code of Conduct on Sports Betting and becomes the third lottery supplier to join the GLMS associate membership programme after rivals Intralot and Scientific Games.

“I have always considered IGT one of the best gaming suppliers, in particular when it comes to corporate social responsibility,” said GLMS president Ludovico Calvi. “IGT’s global efforts toward supporting communities and fostering responsible gaming in the last decade have been remarkable and I am excited and proud to now welcome them within our GLMS family.

“IGT has once again proved their commitment to supporting the sector, the community, and players. We look forward to having IGT on board and working closely with them with the objective of protecting our core values and acting as a shield against global sport corruption.”

IGT senior vice president of global brand, marketing and communications ,Wendy Montgomery, commented: “IGT’s objective has always been to deliver socially responsible, best-in-class solutions, while respecting both people and society, and to drive innovation and excellence, while keeping gaming fun for all.

“The work GLMS does with monitoring betting patterns, as well as providing responsible gaming education to establish a culture of integrity is outstanding, and embracing such a global lottery effort is aligned with IGT’s culture and values.”

Shares in International Game Technology plc (NSQ:IGT) closed up 2 per cent at $13.28 per share in New York Wednesday, with the market closed on Thursday.