|Management delegates from online casino operations around the world converged on Cape Town, South Africa last week for a unique educational seminar on problem gambling. |
Organised by independent self-regulator eCommerce and Online Gaming Regulation and Assurance (eCOGRA), the course was held to coincide with new responsible gaming requirements recently approved by its Board.
The programme, believed to be an industry first for a collective group of online casinos, was designed to brief eCOGRA seal casino managers on the new regulations and provides them with sufficient information to set up policies and training programs in preparation for the introduction of the new safety precautions contained within the eGAP requirements.
Andrew Beveridge, CEO of eCOGRA told delegates that responsible gaming was a critically important element in online gaming operations from both a moral and practical industry viewpoint.
'Apart from a firm moral obligation to prevent underage or addictive gambling, we must remember that the industry's detractors are increasingly focused on the dangers of underage or addictive gambling, and this is a potential Achilles Heel for the industry,' Beveridge said.