The industry’s most prominent licensing jurisdiction, the Kahnawa:ke
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.
Subject to certain conditions, the Commission agrees that operators
using software supplied by eCOGRA members, and that is subject to
eCOGRA’s Generally Accepted Practices (eGAPs) and testing methodologies,
will not be required to submit to review and monitoring processes that
the Commission employs for other applicants and operators.
The Commission will continue to use its own methodologies in
conducting due diligence investigations on all applicants to determine
their suitability as Kahnawa:ke licensees. 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 agreement will apply to a wide range of online gambling casinos
and poker rooms, comprising a significant proportion of the available
industry business. Kahnawa:ke numbers approximately 300 online gambling
sites as licensees, and there are 56 major Internet venues carrying the
eCOGRA "Play It Safe" seal.