eCOGRA Online Gambling Certification Upgraded

Published Monday, May 09, 2011 -

Safe and secure online gambling translates into eCOGRA certification for operators with integrity. London U.K. based eCOGRA issued a press release recently outlining their upgrade of its respected Generally Accepted Practices, also called eGAPs.

eCOGRA is an independent organization that gives players protection and a standards body that online gambling operators are judged by. The organization relies on its eGAPs to award operators with the eCOGRA seal of approval should they comply. To date eCOGRA has awarded its seal to 153 top ranking internet wagering web sites. Revisions to the eGAP list may be acquired on the eCOGRA web site.
The European Committee for Standardization and the Responsible Remote Gambling Measures or CEN has set out new guidelines and  eCOGRA has upgraded their standards to meet the new measures.

Chief Executive Officer  of eCOGRA, Andrew Beveridge, commented on the revisions stating that the upgraded eGAPs will meet the requirements of most regulatory authorities around the world.
The European Committee for Standardization, formulates voluntary technical specifications to help facilitate a single market baseline for the European online gambling industry and consumers.
Beveridge continued, "By aligning our eGAPs with these recommendations, which cover nine key areas of activity, we not only provide a relevant and current roadmap to our accredited sites, but offer an expert framework useful to other operators committed to meeting requirements that are largely common to most regulatory initiatives."

The nine key areas of the online gambling process covered by the upgraded eGAPs are the protection of vulnerable customers, the prevention of gambling by underage individuals, efforts must be in place to combat fraud, protect privacy, provide fair gaming, be accurate with customers accounting, responsible marketing, customer satisfaction and the provision of a safe operating environment. The revised list of Generally Accepted Practices contains 134 detailed requirements listed under these nine headings.




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