|The Kahnawake Gaming Commission and the industry's independent player assurance organisation eCOGRA have agreed to work together to ensure that player protection measures such as fair gaming and disputes resolution are consistently applied across companies operating under their rules.|
The agreement will apply to a wide range of online gambling casinos and poker rooms, comprising a significant proportion of the available industry business. Kahnawake numbers approximately 300 online gambling sites as licensees, and there are 56 major Internet venues carrying the eCOGRA 'Play It Safe' seal.
Murray Marshall, legal counsel to the Commission, said: 'We share a common purpose in seeking to ensure that the player is given fair gaming and efficient, courteous service by casinos and poker rooms that are licensed by the Commission.”
The new agreement also ensures that there will be more cooperation between the two bodies on player disputes to ensure that these are heard fairly, independently and within a reasonable timeframe.
The CEO of eCOGRA, Andrew Beveridge, 'eCOGRA is keen to interact with any jurisdiction that shares our values and we regard this closer relationship with the Commission as a significant step toward consistent regulation for safer gambling.'