Lausanne, 11 June 2018, today GLMS had the pleasure to welcome the Russian Lottery, Stoloto to its Association. Just before the official opening of the FIFA World Cup in 2018 in Russia, GLMS network has been further strengthened with one more member, which will effectively contribute to the key monitoring activities by GLMS through local intelligence and information directly from Russia.
Lausanne, 28 May 2018: The Global Lottery Monitoring System concluded today an agreement with the Lithuanian Gaming Control Authority. The cooperation arrangement will see the exchange of information concerning any suspicious betting identified that falls within the operational scope of the Lithuanian regulatory authority.
GLMS welcomes the U.S. Supreme Court decision regarding sports betting and recalls the importance of measures against manipulations of sport competitions and illegal betting
Lausanne, 30 May 2018, The U.S. Supreme court ruled on May 14 that states themselves should have the right to regulate and tax sports betting, and considered it unconstitutional for the federal government to ban them from doing so. The court’s decision came in the case of Christie vs. the National Collegiate Athletic Association, a challenge by New Jersey to the federal Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA), which banned all states outside of Nevada from offering single-event sports betting. Three other states -- Montana, Oregon and Delaware -- were allowed to offer limited forms of betting under PASPA.
The global lottery market grew by 3.2% over the first three-quarters of 2017, as compared to the same period in 2016. Latin America led the way with a 7.4% rise in total sales, with Asia Pacific and Africa following closely behind with growth rates of 6.8% and 6.1% respectively.
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