perators in these new sectors will now have the opportunity to put themselves forward for assessment and testing in the hope of achieving the eCOGRA’s “Safe and Fair” seal, currently held by some 126 tier one online casinos and poker rooms.
“We have now introduced our new eGAP minimum requirements covering all operational aspects for online bingo and sportsbetting operations,” said eCogra CEO Andrew Beveridge.
“This extension of our inspection, advisory and monitoring services means eCOGRA now covers all the main products currently being offered by online gambling operators. We complement this work through oversight of areas such as live gambling studios and mobile platforms and by providing monthly payout percentage and randomness reports based on the live gambling data from every transaction.”
Once a company has been accredited with the seal it is subject to continuous monitoring and annual reviews and must comply with eCOGRA requirements regarding the quick and efficient handling of player complaints through the organizations Fair Gaming Advocate. "Over the past six years we have built up a wealth of expertise and information as a result of our involvement in well over a hundred extensive accreditation audits on many of the most successful and well run gambling groups on the Internet," said Beveridge.
"This has expanded the practical industry knowledge of our dedicated staff which includes Chartered Accountants and IT specialists recruited from some of the top audit and technology companies in the world, and the accreditation process makes this valuable professional and business guidance available to all online gambling companies and software providers," he concluded.