|The British independent player protection and standards body e-Commerce and Online Gaming Regulation and Assurance (eCOGRA) has announced that it has undergone a surge of interest in its growing range of professional services.|
This growing awareness follows the non-profit organisation’s decision earlier this year to accept online gaming and betting operators that do not necessarily use the software of its member software providers.
'It is very encouraging from an industry perspective to see a significant number of ‘big name’ applicants undergoing the inspection, probity checks and monitoring procedures we use to accredit sites for the Safe and Fair eCOGRA seal,' said Andrew Beveridge, Chief Executive Officer of eCOGRA.
'There is no reduction in the inspection and monitoring levels or the standards required to satisfy our independent directors before an organisation is certified. However, the policy now in force opens up our services to a wider range of online gambling operators who want to achieve third party verification that the players are protected, the games are fair, and responsible practices are implemented,' he said.