eCONGRA Celebrates Fifth Anniversary

Published Thursday, February 19, 2009 -

Three new partners for eGONGRA's seal of approval mark it's fifth anniversary. There are 126 online gambling web sites that have made the grade and received the fair play approval seal from the highly respected eCONGRA organization. The newest groups to acquire the certification for Safe and Fair gambling are Interwetten and two bingo sites.
Interwetten one of the largest and best sportsbetting, casino and poker sites in Europe. Interwetten is a member of the European Sports Security Association as well as the European Betting and Gambling Association. Both are recognized standard setting organizations.

Thomas Daubek, CEO of Interwetten was honoured to receive the seal from eCONGRA, saying, "Interwetten's management and staff has every reason to be proud of this achievement, which has involved a detailed and comprehensive examination of every aspect of our operational, software and responsible gambling systems by independent eCOGRA professional inspection teams. Mr. Daubek went on to say,
"The high level of player safety and service which has been recognized will now be maintained under the continuous monitoring to which we have agreed as part of this important and hard won accreditation."

The Bingo sites which are a first for eCONGRA, are Platinum Play from the well established Fortune Lounge group and All Bingo from the Jackpot Factory group.

David Brickman, Vice president for the Jackpot Factory group, said, "Our poker and casino operations have all qualified for the practical and valuable Fair and Safe seal accreditation over the years, and it's good to know that our bingo operations also measure up to these high operational standards."

Andrew Beveridge eCOGRA Chief Executive Officer congratulated the successful candidates and said "eCOGRA can look back on the last five years with some satisfaction," adding, "It has seen our standards, inspection and monitoring systems and professional staff expand to embrace all the main Internet gambling platforms, from mobile, live dealer and bingo through sports to casino and poker,"

Mr. Beveridge concluded, "Going forward we intend to remain at the leading edge of online gambling standards and player protection in a dynamic and challenging high tech industry, constantly ensuring that our standards and systems are current with technology and best business practice."

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