MORE CASINOS JOIN eCOGRA PLAYER SAFETY INITIATIVE Five new Seal-holders announced in Barcelona
Speaking from the European Interactive Gaming 2004 conference in
Barcelona, Spain, the directors of eCommerce and Online Gaming
Regulation and Assurance (eCOGRA) have announced the award of its Seal
to five more quality Internet casinos.
All powered by Microgaming, the casinos underwent extensive
independent testing and inspection by professional teams from eCOGRA`s
audit panel to ensure compliance with the stringent requirements of the
organisation regarding operational efficiency, fair gaming and player
The latest casinos awarded the seal are:
All Jackpots.com (www.alljackpots.com)
All Slots.com (www.allslots.com)
Casino UK.com (www.casinouk.com)
First Web Casino (www.firstwebcasino.com)
Wild Jack.com (www.wildjack.com)
eCOGRA CEO Andrew Beveridge says that other operations are
currently under consideration, and that the eCOGRA initiative to
present the online gambling community with a wide range of safe, honest
and efficient online casino venues continues to gather momentum.
`The latest seal awards bring to 49 the top-class casinos that have
committed to genuine and enforced regulation`, he said. `Further online
gambling operators are currently being considered, and interest in the
eCOGRA standards is growing from players, casinos, leading poker rooms
and software providers alike`.
eCOGRA requires that member casinos are financially stable and have
adequate reserves to cover wagers. The probity of casino management is
scrutinised, together with player protection measures, payout times and
financial facilities, games fairness, responsive Support and general
operational efficiency. Policies have to be in place for communicating
with clients and dealing with player complaints, and satisfactory
technical capabilities and anti money-laundering systems are critical.
`We anticipate that players will continue to seek out Seal casinos
due to the obvious advantages of playing at regulated venues, and the
availability of independent disputes processes through our Fair Gaming
Advocate,` said Beveridge.
The eGAP requirements, inspection and monitoring and the award of
Seals are the responsibility of independent directors on the eCOGRA
Board, all of whom are well known and highly respected gambling