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eCOGRAE-Commerce and Online Gaming Regulation and Assurance
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(19.) The e-Commerce and Online Gaming Regulation and Assurance (eCOGRA), certifying online sites that were judged to meet high standards for prompt payments, safe data storage, random games, honest advertising, and responsible gaming practices (Williams et al., 2012: 20).
eCOGRA CEO Andrew Beveridge staed that the scheme by remarking that the extensive experience his organisation has in executing information security reviews online gaming operators and software suppliers would be augmented by PwC's specialized expertise and proven track record in assessing security needs and setting up compliance operating environments.
The announcement came last week after eCOGRA completed an assessment and accreditation program administered by the Bulgarian State Gambling Commission (SGC).
"Our application followed interest expressed by some of the industry's leading software suppliers and operators who are clients of eCOGRA and are now expressing interest in obtaining a Bulgarian license," said Tex Rees, director of eCOGRA.
Only 4% of the standards applied by the private sector were deemed by eCOGRA to be lower than those of the monopolies.
"There are self-exclusion buttons the players can hit, and operators will sometimes contact players to suggest a cooling-off period," said an eCOGRA spokesman.
SOCIAL responsibility bodies GamCare, eCogra and the Remote Gambling Association are due to launch the draft of an international code covering underage gambling, player protection measures, customer communication, advertising and promotions, as well as staff training, this week.
Powered by Microgaming and accredited by eCOGRA, All Slots advocates fair play, honesty, and fast payouts.
Lucky Ace Poker - eCOGRA approved, this poker site is known for the high levels of security and offers players 6 poker variations.
e-Commerce and Online Gaming Regulation and Assurance (eCOGRA) has appointed Tex Rees as fair gaming advocate.
ONLINE casino operators can gain an independent seal of approval, IBAS-style, for the first time, and the eCOGRA standard could soon be applied to internet sports books.
Johannesburg, South Africa, February 05, 2011 --( Red Flush Casino and Casino La Vida, part of the Club Red Gaming group of casinos, have announced earlier this week that both online casinos have been awarded the eCogra Fair and Safe seal.