The Global Lottery Monitoring System (GLMS) will update its membership and operating statutes to reflect the changing conditions faced by its sports and wagering partners as it continues to safeguard sports integrity.
The decision to reform membership categories follows a GLMS general meeting, where members reflected on the ongoing and future challenges that COVID-19 will pose on sports governance, security and wagering organisations.
GLMS stated that abrupt COVID-19 impacts have taken shape during a period in which the non-profit organisation was seeking to reform its membership criteria ‘given the expansion of the domain of stakeholders tackling sports integrity in recent years’.
“GLMS Statutes need to reflect various changes in the lottery world (i.e. lotteries acting as regulators, the opening of the US sports betting market) and its own evolution over the last five years, providing services of monitoring, analyses, legal implementation and research, education, prevention and project-involvement,” its statement read.
The integrity non-profit organisation underscored that partnership changes have been undertaken to continue expanding across sports, business and policing cooperation throughout its membership ranks.
Rewriting its statutes, the GLMS underlined that it will maintain its founding mission to be recognised as the ‘most credible and respected sports integrity unit’. GLMS added that membership to its association has continued to be recognised as the highest strategic organisation to protect global sports integrity.