The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) has acknowledged eCOGRA’s suitability as a Private Testing and Certification Facility (PTCF), thus authorizing the independent testing laboratory to provide a full suite of regulatory certifications to online gambling operators and suppliers in the state.
Shaun McCallaghan, eCOGRA Chief Executive, said: "The recognition by the highly respected PGCB is integral to the expansion plans of eCOGRA in the US, and this achievement is a significant step forward. We express our gratitude to the PGCB, and our loyal and competent staff."
"We remain committed to expanding our service offering to other States and jurisdictions that are important to our clients. Earlier this year, eCOGRA also secured a license in Colorado, adding to our growing list of jurisdictional approvals," he added.
Furthermore, commenting on the authorization, eCOGRA Chief Technical Officer Bradley Khoury said that it was the end product of "close liaison and hard work" by his professional staff and the licensing authority, and was achieved after "a stringent review of the eCOGRA systems and professional capabilities" by the regulator’s Gaming Laboratory Operations.
Founded in 2003, eCOGRA (eCommerce Online Gaming Regulation and Assurance) is a London-based testing agency. In a press release, the company highlighted that eCOGRA is the first laboratory headquartered outside of the US to be assessed as fit by the PGCB after undergoing rigorous probity and technical capability checks. It acts as a regulatory audit partner to over 200 multi-jurisdictional operators, software providers and other relevant service providers in the iGaming industry, a press release says.