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More Online Casinos Get eCOGRA Approval
Following the announcement of the first 23 ultra-safe eCOGRA seal
casinos only weeks ago, the player protection organisation has published
a list of a further 16 successful candidates.
The board of directors of eCommerce and Online Gaming Regulation and
Assurance (eCOGRA) approved the new seal-holders after extensive
independent testing and inspections by professional teams from
international audit group PricewaterhouseCoopers to ensure that they met
the stringent requirements of the organisation regarding operational
efficiency, fair gaming and player protection.
The latest casinos awarded the seal are: Arthurian Casino, CasinoUS,
Cinema Casino, Crazy Vegas Casino, 777 Dragon Casino, Sun Vegas Casino,
Ruby Fortune Casino, Spin Palace Casino, Roxy Palace Casino,
Jackpots in a Flash, Mummy’s Gold Casino, Piggs Peak Casino, Desert
Dollar Casino, Diamond Casino, Havana Club Casino, Platinum Play Casino.
"The current batch of seal-holders is a mix of successful first time
candidates and operations which did not initially meet our eGAP
requirements and have had to reorganise their systems in order to fully
comply", eCOGRA CEO Andrew Beveridge reports.
"We are now satisfied that all operational and business aspects are
in line with our eGAP principles"
Beveridge said that a further batch of casinos was currently under
examination, and that the eCOGRA initiative to present the online
gambling community with a wide range of safe, honest and efficient
online casino venues was steadily gathering momentum.
"The latest seal awards bring to 39 the top class casinos who have
voluntarily submitted to our genuine self-imposed regulation", he said.
"More casinos are currently being inspected, and interest in the eCOGRA
standards and implementation is growing in the industry from players,
casinos and software providers alike".
Meanwhile, business conditions at the first batch of seal casinos are
looking promising. Scott Gaines, spokesman for the Trident Entertainment
group which owns King Neptune’s, Trident Lounge and VegasUSA casinos
reports, "The Seal provides a comfort level to existing and potential
players. We are seeing some improvements in visits and activity"
eCOGRA requires that approved casinos are financially stable and have
adequate reserves to cover wagers. The probity of casino management is scrutinised, together with player protection measures, payout times and
financial facilities, games fairness, responsive Support and general
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