We are proud to announce that we have been joined by three new members who share our commitment to combat competition manipulation and preserve integrity in sports. The ULIS Executive Committee recently approved the applications of La Tinka, OpenBet, and and the Norwegian Gambling Authority.
La Tinka S.A., the leading company in lottery games and sports betting in Peru, became our newest individual member on the South American continent. La Tinka has been offering lotteries, sports betting and instants online and through more than 6,000 retail stores around the country. Additionally, the company supports local charities through its contributions that help maintain social programs focused on children, woman and elderly people.
Our new associate member, OpenBet is a leading provider of sports betting entertainment with over 25 years’ experience delivering robust, scalable and innovative sportsbook platforms to online and land-based operators across the globe. OpenBet is trusted by the world’s biggest sports betting brands, lotteries, casinos and tribal operators to provide a comprehensive range of sports betting technology, content and services. After a number of new commercial agreements, the company has maintained its position as the provider of choice for lotteries worldwide, with seven World Lottery Association (WLA) members currently live with its sportsbook platform.
The Norwegian Gambling Authority is a public authority which supervises and controls all private and state operated lotteries in Norway. It also supervises and controls Norsk Tipping and Norsk Rikstoto, the national monopolists offering gambling and parimutuel betting on horse racing respectively. The Match-Fixing Unit at the Norwegian Gambling Authority acts as coordinator of the Norwegian National Platform against manipulation of sports competitions.
The Global Lottery Monitoring System (GLMS), following its new strategic positioning, became United Lotteries for Integrity in Sports (ULIS). The decision was approved by our members at the General Meeting of the organization that took place in Vancouver on 18 October 2022. The new name also comes with a full rebranding and reflects the development of our activities that has evolved from the initial monitoring to a complete global ecosystem of services offered. These range from education, training and prevention programs, to knowledge building, intelligence studies, stakeholder influence management and policy making.