CEREUS SOFTWARE ACHIEVES eCOGRA ACCREDITATION London,
1 December 2009 – The independent standards authority of the online
gaming industry, eCOGRA, has announced that the CEREUS online poker
network has achieved the required standards for its Certified Software
accreditation seal. eCOGRA is specifically known for their focus on
fair gaming and player protection.
Determined that there should never again be a repeat of the issues
that resulted in it paying out millions of dollars to disadvantaged
players, management at the CEREUS online poker network tasked their
poker and back end software provider with key product developments and
vast improvements to its security and safety measures designed to
protect players and enhance the overall gaming experience.
The result is one of the most tightly constructed online poker
softwares in the industry, which has passed the stringent inspection
regime of standards and player protection non-profit eCOGRA with flying colours.
A rigorous on-site review, which encompassed every aspect of the
company’s software development activities, was conducted earlier this
year by professional eCOGRA auditing and technical staff. The CEREUS
software achieved full compliance with eCOGRA’s Generally Accepted
Practices (eGAP), a set of industry best practice operational and
`CEREUS management’s commitment to compliance, specifically player
safety, facilitated an efficient review and certification process,` Sean Roberts, Compliance Manager at the London offices of eCOGRA reported.
`The active measures taken, in light of events that impacted
players, coupled with an impressive range of additional mitigating
controls that have since been implemented, have contributed to the
CEREUS online poker network’s software reaching the standards we
require for software accreditation.`
Following the inspection team`s report, eCOGRA’s independent Seals Compliance Committee
confirmed that the software is implemented, maintained and continuously
operated in a safe, secure and reliable manner, and awarded the
software accreditation seal.
eCOGRA chief executive Andrew Beveridge revealed that for
the past year continuous monthly monitoring of the CEREUS online poker
network`s random number generator and game results has been
additionally carried out through eCOGRA’s proprietary Total Gaming Transaction Review,
a process that analyzes every live gaming transaction to ensure
fairness of the cards dealt. The TGTR process also includes
comprehensive controls to ensure verification of the completeness and
accuracy of the data used in the monthly evaluation.
`Cereus management`s complete cooperation and commitment to an
in-depth inspection and monitoring process involving the network`s
transaction records and its software has been remarkable,` the eCOGRA
executive added. `Going forward, we are confident that the network`s
adherence to our standards and best business practice requirements will
prevent any reoccurrence of the unfortunate incidents of the past.`
Paul Leggett, Tokwiro Enterprises Chief Operating Officer, said
that the eCOGRA inspection had subjected the company`s online poker
software to one of its most exhaustive reviews.
`Doing everything possible to reassure the poker community that our
operation and software are completely safe and secure is a priority for
us. This is why we decided to work with eCOGRA and apply for the
Certified Software accreditation seal. Their inspection team was
extraordinarily thorough, looking at a wide range of elements in our
software. We are proud that our product passed the tough requirements
to achieve this important accreditation. We have learned a great deal
from eCOGRA, and we respect and support their ongoing efforts to make
the online poker industry more accountable,` he said.
eCOGRA is a non-profit, London-based player protection and
standards organisation that provides an international framework for
best operational practice requirements, with particular emphasis on
fair and responsible gambling. These requirements are enforced through
inspections and reviews, and continuous monitoring.
Since 2003, the eCOGRA seal has become synonymous with the highest
industry levels of fair and responsible gaming, professional conduct
and superior operating standards.
Currently eCOGRA are working on an ongoing basis with over 25
leading software providers and 25 leading casino and poker room
operators. 13 Software providers have achieved accreditation for their
software in the form of the eCOGRA Certified Software seal. 145 online
gaming sites are accredited with the eCOGRA Safe and Fair seal.
Accreditation remains open to all software companies and their operators. For more information, visit www.ecogra.org.
CEREUS is owned and operated by Tokwiro Enterprises, and licensed
and regulated by the Kahnawake Gaming Commission. CEREUS powers both
Tokwiro-owned online poker rooms UB.com and AbsolutePoker.com. It aims
to deliver industry-leading features, more action, increased player
liquidity, plus the safest and most secure online poker environment for
players worldwide to enjoy.
About Quad Dimensions
Quad Dimensions, based in Seoul - South Korea, is a provider of
innovative poker room software to the CEREUS poker network that powers
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