GLMS collaborates with Europol on combatting sports manipulations

The Global Lottery Monitoring System (GLMS), the integrity unit of the World Lottery Association (WLA) has announced a cooperation agreement with Europol, the law European Union’s law enforcement agency.

Signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at The Hague, GLMS and Europol entities have agreed to share data and information on sports competitions and related organised crime investigations.

GLMS and Europol will also cooperate in running joint activities and implementing relevant projects, notably in the field of education and capacity building.

Updating the market, GLMS President, Ludovico Calvi, stated: “We are delighted to consolidate our long-lasting and fruitful relationship with Europol and strengthen our joint efforts. Europol has played a significant role in recent years in the fight against organised crime involved in sport competitions manipulations with concrete results in relevant investigations.”

Europol is the European Union’s law enforcement agency. Headquartered in The Hague, the Netherlands, Europol supports the 28 EU Member States in their fight against terrorism, cybercrime and other serious and organised forms of crime.

Europol Deputy Executive Director of OperationsWil van Gemert, commented on partnering with GLMS: With organised crime infiltrating sport, the phenomenon of sport competition manipulations is, unfortunately, an active threat to EU citizens. Europol has been taking this matter very seriously and has successfully supported far-reaching investigations over the past years. We are delighted to count on the relationship with GLMS, which thanks to its strong global network and local presence will further support us in this challenging task.

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