100 Online Casinos Have eCOGRA Seal of Approval
eCOGRA the online gaming
standards and player protection body has given seals of approval
to six online poker rooms and thirteen online casinos.
eCOGRA which stands for eCommerce and Online Gaming Regulation
and Assurance had a target of one hundred online casinos to
receive the online gaming seal of approval before the end of the
year. The campaign was launched in May of 2006 when there were
76 online casinos who had the 'play it safe' seal of approval.
Andrew Beveridge the CEO of eCOGRA told reporters that he was
more than happy with the standards of the online casinos that
were given the seals of approval. He said that eCOGRA wanted to
reach the target of one hundred with out relaxing the high
standards that must be maintained for these online casinos to
receive this seal. Operators must pass rigorous inspections over
a period of time to make sure that they are providing a safe and
reliable service to the users.
With these extra seals of approval being awarded, the number of
online casinos with the 'play it safe' seal stands now at one
hundred and seven.
eCOGRA understands that prompt payments, safe and secure storage
of information, randomly selected games, honest advertising, and
responsible behaviour by the online casinos and poker rooms are
the primary concerns of every player and these seals realize
these requirements. eCOGRA gaming sites are constantly checked
and re checked by an independent accounting firm to make sure
that standards are maintained.
The standards authority has also implemented a system in which
is there is a dispute between the gamer and the online casinos
or poker rooms, then the dispute goes to an online independent
advocate service. The advocate is there to be the players voice
and to assure that their questions and concerns receive the due
care and attention and are resolved in a prompt and efficient
Online casinos and poker rooms who receive the fair gaming seal
of approval also are entitled to professional training and
services and market support to meet the international standards
in the gaming business.
The online casinos and poker rooms that have these seals of
approval are also given expert training in how to deal with and
curb problems associated with gambling, such as under age
gambling and addictive gambling.
The online casinos and online poker industry is going through a
difficult time at the moment with the legislation attempting to
get passed in the United States, that will ban online casinos
and gambling in them out right. With these eCOGRA standards the
online casinos industry can only improve and these measures will
help to weed out the untrustworthy operators from the fair and
honest online casinos, whose sole aim is to promote fair gaming
and run a healthy and lucrative business.
People will always want to gamble online and these seals of
approval mean that they can do it with a feeling of security and