The Global Lottery Monitoring System (GLMS) and Victoria Police have decided to join forces and share information regarding irregular betting patterns in order to detect and prevent sports betting manipulations in Australian sport. It is hoped the move will “wipe out organised crime involvement” in the industry.
GLMS will be providing Victoria Police with information on irregular betting patterns or insider betting that is taking place in connection with sport competitions throughout Australia.
Commenting on this new partnership, GLMS President Ludovico Calvi stated: “Working closely with law enforcement agencies is of key strategic importance for an effective fight against sport competition manipulations.
“Victoria Police has significant experience in gathering intelligence against the phenomenon and I am proud that GLMS will be contributing to protect sports and its values with a focus on Australian sport competitions. This cooperation will also further strengthen GLMS worldwide network and its ‘glocal’ approach.”
Neil Paterson, Assistant Commissioner of Victoria Police, added: “Corruption in sport is a real concern for Victoria Police and this agreement will allow us to better target growing trends in match-fixing. We know how much Victorians love their sport and racing and we want to ensure what they are watching is fair and void of corruption.
“This agreement with the Global Lottery Monitoring System continues to demonstrate Victoria Police’s dedication to wipe out organised crime involvement in these industries and ensure everyone can enjoy all of our sporting and racing events.”