|eCOGRA, which stands for e-Commerce and Online Gaming Regulation and Assurance, has announced that its first seals of approval for online operators would be awarded within the next few weeks. Only operators who match the organisations rigorous standards will be considered for the seals, which are designed to assure gamers ‘fair, honest and responsible online gaming.’ 'We didn't rush into this” said Andrew Beveridge, chief executive of eCOGRA, 'in every instance each applicant had work to do in order to meet requirements.'|
eCOGRA is a non-profit organisation based in the UK and was established last year with backing from the online gaming industry's leading software providers. Operators response to eCOGRA have been very positive, Beveridge tells us, adding that he hoped the new seal of approval will “represent a turning point in the industry's movement toward increased player protections and improved credibility.'