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Online gambling regulator expands services to meet demand.

9/8/2007
eCOGRA (eCommerce and Online Gaming Regulation and Assurance), the independent player protection and standards body has reported a surge in interests in its expanding range of professional services. This surge follows the announcement from eCORGA earlier this year that they will accept online gambling and betting operators that do not necessarily use the software of eCOGRA member software providers.

“It is very encouraging from an industry perspective to see a significant number of big name applicants undergoing the inspection, probity checks and monitoring procedures we use to accredit sites for the ‘Safe and Fair’ eCOGRA seal", says eCOGRA CEO Andrew Beveridge. “There is no reduction in the inspection and monitoring levels, or the standards required to satisfy our independent directors before an organization is certified. However, the policy now in force opens up our services to a wider range of online gambling operators who want to achieve third party verification that the players are protected, the games are fair, and responsible practices are implemented.”

These expanded services come from explicit requests by operators, to include specialist reviews and advisory services. These are made possible by the appointment of a highly qualified team with Big Four accounting firm experience in auditing and advisory practices.

The services that eCORGA now offer include specialist reviews, verification services, information security services, and advisory services.

eCOGRA is committed to protecting online players around the world. The non-profit organization addresses the most important issues to players: fast payouts, fair gaming, responsive and efficient service, and responsible operator conduct.

So far, 118 sites comply with the eCORGA requirements and have been awarded the coveted ‘Safe and Fair’ Seal that identifies to players the safest online gambling sites on the Web.

Stephen Holder.
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