SBC News ULIS to monitor betting markets of Women's World Cup 2023

ULIS to monitor betting markets of Women’s World Cup 2023

The United Lotteries for Integrity in Sports (ULIS) has announced that it is going to monitor the Women’s FIFA World Cup 2023.

As part of the FIFA Integrity Task Force, the body will ensure the monitoring of the betting markets of the competition, which is being jointly hosted by Australia and New Zealand, and is taking place from 20 July – 20 August.

The preliminary meeting was held on 20 July and was attended by all members of the Task Force, including key organisations such the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), INTERPOL and the Council of Europe.

ULIS said in a release: “The Task Force set up by FIFA specifically aims to protect the tournament from the manipulation of matches and any integrity-related matters. ULIS will contribute with its monitoring intelligence and expertise towards safeguarding, promoting and maintaining the integrity of the competition.” 

To do this, ULIS will rely on the collaborative platform UMIG (ULIS Monitoring and Intelligence Group) that can be understood as a ‘fixed international lottery task force composed of ULIS members in coordination with a team of expert analysts’.

This is the second time a FIFA Women’s World Cup is being monitored by a task force, the first one having been established for the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019.

In recent months, ULIS also announced the hiring of Gilles Maillet as the organisation’s new President.

Maillet now brings a ‘profound knowledge and expertise’ in the area of work carried out by ULIS. He will hold the position for the 2023-2025 term, after being elected during a General Meeting in Sibenik, Croatia, on 6 June.

SBC News ULIS to monitor betting markets of Women's World Cup 2023

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