The United Lotteries for Integrity in Sports (ULIS) has announced the addition of the Lithuanian Gaming Control Authority (LGCA) as its newest associate member.
The move serves to strengthen the ongoing partnership between the two organisations, which began in May 2018 with a cooperation agreement to combat match-fixing and to improve all-round integrity standards.
As an associate member, the LGCA will actively participate in the exchange of information concerning suspicious sports and betting activities within the extensive ULIS network. This collaboration aims to bolster efforts in addressing match-fixing concerns and maintaining the integrity of sports events.
The LGCA is an institution under the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Lithuania that participates in the implementation of state policy regarding gaming activities. It conducts gaming control to ensure that gaming activities are fair and transparent, and protects the rights and interests of players. In addition, it is responsible for supervising and controlling the operation of lotteries in the country, to protect the interests of players and operators, while its main priority is to ensure the proper enforcement of legal regulations concerning gaming and lotteries.
Virginijus Dauksys, Director of the LGCA, said: “The two organizations share the same objectives, values, and commitment to tackle the phenomenon of match-fixing. The data and information we receive from ULIS, helps us to look carefully into the different sport events taking place in our country and it can be used as an important element of our investigations at the national level.”