|The online gaming industry’s leading standards body eCOGRA, has remained on course to attain its 2006 target to have 100 accredited online gaming sites this week, by awarding ‘Play it Safe’ seals to 12 new online casino and poker sites. This takes eCOGRA’s total of sites to have successfully passed its independently administered checks and monitoring to 85.|
Of the 12 newly accredited sites, 7 are managed by the Tusk Investment Corporation in Australia and the remaining 5 operated by the Vegas Partner Lounge group, who all received the `Play It Safe` seal for fair gaming and best operational practices. Tusk Investment Corporation, which is shortly to be acquired by the Australian listed company Global Approach Limited, manages successful applicants ChallengeCasino.com, GoldenReefCasino.com, MusicHallCasino.com, NostalgiaCasino.com, UKCasinoClub.com, iBigCasino.com and PokerMetro.com.
The Vegas Partner Lounge group added to its already accredited list of online casinos and poker rooms through the addition of 28vegas.com, CasinoFranceNet.com, CrazyMultiplayerCasino.com, CrazyPoker.com and GoldenRivieraPoker.com
“Leading online casino and poker room brands recognize that players care about the `Play It Safe` seal, and that seal-bearing casinos attract more players and create additional revenue opportunities, “ said eCOGRA CEO Andrew Beveridge. “We applaud these operators for their efforts and encourage others to help us reach our 100 seals goal by committing to the eCOGRA principals of fair gaming, responsible conduct and player protection.”