|eCommerce and Online Gaming, Regulation and Assurance (eCOGRA) hold their second global training session in London at the end of May, hoping to tackle the issue of underage online gambling. |
Andrew Beveridge, CEO of eCOGRA said that the course would be part of an ongoing requirement for online casinos and poker rooms holding the 'Play It Safe' seal to have trained members of staff overseeing effective responsible gaming measures.
'Because online gaming is so popular, attracting many millions of players worldwide, responsible operators know that keeping their site and their players safe is critical to their long term business goals and the overall good of the industry,' said Beveridge. 'We are pleased with the commitment of our 'Play It Safe' operators, who have now included specific responsible gaming measures, aids and advice on their sites and appointed staff to look after this critically important operational requirement.'
'Because our software supplier members and seal casinos handle the majority of the industry's revenue and player activity, we feel it is eCOGRA's obligation to ensure that responsible gaming is a top priority,' he continued. 'Allowing underage or problem gamblers to play is morally wrong, and could have industry wide commercial and legal consequences.”