he Committee also approved the firm as compliant with eGAP Requirements for software providers of Casino, Poker and Bingo software. The Committee has awarded the renewed Certified Software Seal.
In 2012 alone, eCOGRA performed over 100 compliance reviews against its own eGAP Requirements, the European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) Standards (incorporating the European CEN Workshop Agreement 16259:2011 Measures) and various jurisdictional regulations. The widely respected Generally Accepted Practices (eGAP) provide a professional framework for safe, fair, efficient and responsible business activity.
This process includes a continuous independent assessment of every single live gaming transaction which helps to ensure that games are always operated securely and fairly in a reliable environment. The enforcement of these regulations has indisputably had a positive impact on the industry as the introduction of these measures to the online gaming market reassures not only regulators but players too that suppliers and operators are acting responsibly.
Roger Raatgever, CEO, Microgaming, comments: “The eCOGRA certification is synonymous with the highest possible level of professional conduct in the online gaming industry. We are proud to receive a renewed Certified Software Seal as it reflects how seriously we take player protection and responsible gaming. We work very hard to ensure that our products not only meet all of the necessary requirements to be accredited, but excel in each of the areas assessed.”
Andrew Beveridge, CEO of eCOGRA, adds: “eCOGRA certification can only be achieved following a rigorous on-site inspection, which encompasses all aspects of the company’s software development activities, followed by sustained monitoring and annual reviews. Microgaming’s commitment to responsible and fair gaming is well-known throughout the industry, and the Certified Software Seal is further evidence of the company’s achievement of the highest levels of player protection and fair gaming.”