GLMS developed its activities, working with public authorities, engaged in international policy-making, opened integrity hubs on three continents and established relationships with international law enforcement agencies, sports federations, international intergovernmental organizations, and national platforms, to name a few.
As a consequence of its development, at the General Meeting in Vancouver on 18 October, 2022, members approved to change the name of the organization to United Lotteries for Integrity in Sports (ULIS) to reflect the new strategic positioning of the association, which is now the main global state lottery actor to safeguard sports core values of integrity and fair-play.
The European Lottery’s General Assembly in 2014 on 4 June in Lisbon, Portugal, acknowledged the development of ELMS into a globally-orientated sports monitoring system.
The project then began in earnest and the final proposal for the creation of a Global Lottery Monitoring System (GLMS) was approved by the WLA Executive Committee at its meeting on 17 June 2014, in New Hampshire, USA. WLA and EL worked diligently to implement the proposal, drafting and establishing association bylaws and a code of conduct.
The GLMS Executive Committee held its inaugural meeting in January 2015 and GLMS was officially launched on 1 June 2015.
At the World Lottery Association (WLA) General Meeting in Montreal, Canada, delegates mandated WLA to establish a proposal for the creation of a Global Lottery Monitoring System (GLMS) for sports betting.
Creation of the European Lotteries Monitoring System (ELMS)
The European Lotteries (EL) signed a memorandum of understanding with UEFA to collaborate on the monitoring of the competitions