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eCogra Grants ISO/IEC 27001:2013 Certification to Bede Gaming

Submitted by ecograap on June 20,2017

Independent online gambling testing facility solely authorised to offer accredited ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certifications for Information Security Management Systems London 19 June 2017 - The online gambling software provider Bede Gaming Limited

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BET365’S COMMITMENT TO SECURITY RECOGNISED WITH ISO/IEC 27001:2013 CERTIFICATION<

Submitted by ecograap on April 06,2017

eCOGRA sole independent online gambling testing facility authorised to offer accredited ISO/IEC 27001 certifications for Information Security Management Systems  London 5 April 2017- The UK headquartered online gambling giant bet365 has become

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CZECH FINANCE MINISTRY ACCREDITS ECOGRA AS AN ONLINE GAMBLING TESTING AGENCY

Submitted by ecograap on February 08,2017

Testing agency itself subjected to extensive checks prior to achieving accreditation The independent online gambling testing laboratory and regulatory adviser eCOGRA is among the first few companies to achieve accreditation as an authorised

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eCOGRA Secures Major Danish Regulatory Compliance Contract

Submitted by ecograap on June 14,2016

Danske Spil A/S awards multi-year inspection and testing responsibilities to independent audit company London 13 June 2016 - The independent regulatory compliance testing and standards company eCOGRA has scored a major coup in the online gambling

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Portuguese Regulator Approves eCOGRA as a Testing Agency

Submitted by ecograap on October 05,2015

Tough assessment process applied by the Serviço de Regulação e Inspeção de Jogos London 5 October 2015 - Portugal's new online gambling regulator, Serviço de Regulação e Inspeção de Jogos (‘SRIJ’) has approved the independent

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eCOGRA Offers Free British Online Gambling Dispute Service to Players

Submitted by ecograap on March 21,2015

UK Gambling Commission-authorised service is fast and impartial London 19 March 2015 - Players at certain online gambling websites licensed by the UK Gambling Commission now have a useful facility in the event of a dispute with an operator which

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eCOGRA Self-Regulatory Requirements Keep Pace with Global Best Practice

Submitted by ecograap on September 19,2014

Latest consumer protection and information security standards included in new updates London 19 September 2014 - The independent online gambling regulatory adviser and testing agency eCOGRA, an organisation accredited by twelve different European

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eCOGRA Chief Named Among Top Regulatory Specialists

Submitted by ecograap on February 10,2012

Beveridge joins an impressive company in legal and regulatory section of awards list Press Release London, 10 February 2012 - Andrew Beveridge, chief executive of eCOGRA, is among the nine executives named in the legal and regulatory section of

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eCOGRA Board Restructured

Submitted by ecograap on December 16,2011

Changes implemented to reflect current ownership Following the management buyout of eCOGRA earlier in the year, it has been decided to restructure and streamline the Board to reflect the Company's current ownership. As a result of the

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eCOGRA to Participate in the EGBA Responsible Gaming Day

Submitted by ecograap on October 18,2011

Members of the European Parliament and top online gaming operators will attend October 19 roundtable discussions The critical topic of responsible gambling will be front and centre of European gambling discussions on October 19, when the

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Betclic Achieves eCOGRA Accreditation

Submitted by ecograap on August 30,2011

Online sportsbook, poker and casino operator joins an elite group London, 30 August 2011 - Betclic, a well-established internet casino, poker and sportsbook company in the Betclic Everest Group, has successfully achieved the tough professional

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eCOGRA Testing Capability Recognised By Italian and International Bodies

Submitted by ecograap on August 24,2011

Remote gambling standards and player protection body achieves accreditations of its own London, 24 August 2011 - eCOGRA, the independent player protection and standards body servicing the international remote gambling industry, has achieved two

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eCOGRA Accredited Online Gambling Sites Maintain Low Complaint Rate

Submitted by ecograap on July 15,2011

Majority of complaints resolved within 72 hours London, 15 July 2011 - The 2011 half-year dispute statistics released by eCOGRA Fair Gaming Advocate Tex Rees this week show once again that eCOGRA-accredited operators maintained a remarkably low

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eCOGRA eGAPs Revised to Meet Common Regulatory Trends

Submitted by ecograap on May 09,2011

New requirements meet nine key European criteria for operators London, 9 May 2011 - The independent player protection and standards body eCOGRA has published a revised version of its widely respected Generally Accepted Practices (eGAPs) at

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eCOGRA Welcomes First Pan-European Consumer Protection Agreement for Online Gambling

Submitted by ecograap on February 23,2011

London, 23 February 2011 - eCOGRA CEO and the Chair of the CEN workshop agreement on “Responsible Remote Gambling Measures”, Andrew Beveridge, today welcomed the publication of this first Pan-European consumer protection agreement by CEN. CEN

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eCOGRA Awards Two More Safe and Fair Seals

Submitted by ecograap on February 10,2011

Latest recipients are Red Flush Casino and Casino La Vida London, 10 February 2011 - The independent player protection and standards body eCOGRA has announced the award of two more Safe and Fair accreditation seals to online gambling sites,

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eCOGRA Releases 2010 Dispute Stats

Submitted by ecograap on February 02,2011

Accredited operators maintain low dispute rate London, 2 February 2011 - Tex Rees, the Fair Gaming Advocate at the independent player protection and standards body eCOGRA, has released statistics for the year 2010 on disputes involving online

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eCOGRA Takes Responsible Gambling To Operators

Submitted by ecograap on January 17,2011

Player protection body trained 268 members of staff on their home ground last year London, 17 January 2011 - In her responsible gambling reportage to eCOGRA's Independent Directors this month, Fair Gaming Advocate Tex Rees reveals that last year

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eCOGRA News for August 2010

Submitted by ecograap on August 11,2010

Fair Gaming Advocate's latest report shows that disputes per accredited operator remain impressively low London 11 August 2010 - The independent player protection and standards body eCOGRA has released its latest report on remote gambling

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PARTYGAMING GROUP AWARDED SECOND eCOGRA AFFILIATE TRUST SEAL

Submitted by ecograap on July 07,2010

AffClub Affiliate Program passes tough affiliate administration tests London, 7 July 2010 - Following the approval of PartyPartners.com in January this year, a second affiliate marketing administration program in the PartyGaming group of online

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FRESH NEW LOOK AND MORE CONTENT FOR ECOGRA WEBSITE

Submitted by ecograap on May 26,2010

Players front-of-mind in site revamp for player protection and standards body London, 26 May 2010 - The website for the independent player protection and standards body eCOGRA (http://www.ecogra.org/) re-launched this week with a fresh

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CANADIAN SOFTWARE PIONEER ACHIEVES eCOGRA ACCREDITATION

Submitted by ecograap on May 19,2010

Chartwell Technology successfully meets rigorous international software development requirements London, 19 May 2010 - One of the online gambling industry’s longest established software development companies, Calgary-based Chartwell Technology

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WEBMASTERS TAKE A CLOSER LOOK AT eCOGRA

Submitted by ecograap on May 07,2010

Clearing up some misconceptions on player protection and industry standards. 7 May 2010 - The magazine of the Gambling Portal Webmasters Association has published a candid interview with the chief executive officer of player protection and

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eCOGRA ADDS TO ITS TEAM AS DEMAND FOR SERVICES GROWS

Submitted by ecograap on May 03,2010

CISA-certified accountant joins player protection and standards body's Compliance and Advisory Services Department London, 3 May 2010 - The player protection and standards body eCOGRA has added another highly qualified professional to its

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LIVE DEALER EVOLUTION ACCREDITED BY ECOGRA

Submitted by ecograap on April 13,2010

Evolution Gaming is among the first to pass live dealer-specific inspection London, 13 April 2010 - Live dealer provider Evolution Gaming, which has offices in London, Malta and Stockholm and high tech Internet video-streaming studio facilities

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Online Gambling Industry pioneer achieves eCOGRA software certification

Submitted by ecograap on April 06,2010

Boss Media powers some of the most reputable online casino and poker rooms in the business London, 6 April 2010 - One of the Internet gambling industry's most respected pioneer software companies, Boss Media, was this week awarded the eCOGRA

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ECOGRA ACCREDITATION FOR STAR PARTNER AFFILIATE PROGRAM

Submitted by ecograap on March 17,2010

London, 17 March 2010 - The online and interactive software supplier subsidiary of the largest privately held land gambling group in France - Groupe Partouche - has successfully achieved accreditation by the independent standards and player

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eCOGRA REPORT ON THE GRAND PRIVÉ AFFILIATE PROGRAM INVESTIGATION

Submitted by ecograap on February 15,2010

15 February 2010 - Following a number of Internet-based allegations concerning the closure of the Grand Privé Affiliate Program (‘the Program’) on 1 December 2008, eCOGRA's Compliance and Advisory Services department was engaged by the

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ECOGRA ACCREDITATION FOR STAR PARTNER AFFILIATE PROGRAM

Submitted by ecograap on February 11,2010

London, 11 February 2010 - The latest major affiliate program to achieve the eCOGRA Affiliate Trust seal accreditation is Star Partner, a program that administers the affiliate marketing affairs of fourteen well established, tier one online gambling

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ECOGRA APPOINTED TO TEST COMPLIANCE OF KAHNAWAKE GAMING COMMISSION LICENSEES

Submitted by ecograap on January 25,2010

Up to 55 operators commit to high standards of fairness and player protection London, 25 January 2010 - In a drive to help its licensees meet high international standards of fairness, player protection, operational conduct and responsible

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PARTYGAMING SCORES ECOGRA AFFILIATE TRUST SEAL

Submitted by ecograap on January 20,2010

Major online gambling group's affiliate program recognised for best practice standards of fairness and efficiency London, 20 January 2010 - PartyPartners.com, the affiliate program for several leading online gambling brands in the PartyGaming plc

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ECOGRA RELEASES 2009 ONLINE GAMBLING DISPUTE STATS

Submitted by ecograap on January 14,2010

Players benefit from mediation service for approved sites London, 14 January 2010 - Tex Rees, the Fair Gaming Advocate at the player protection and standards non-profit eCOGRA has released consolidated player dispute statistics for January 1st to

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PROGRESS REPORT: GRAND PRIVÉ AFFILIATES PROGRAM INVESTIGATION

Submitted by ecograap on December 17,2009

17 December 2009 - The audit team continues to receive and assess claims in connection with the the above and the investigation is on track. The eCOGRA team has noted affiliate concerns regarding the lack of communications reach of affiliate

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GREENTUBE WINS eCOGRA SOFTWARE ACCREDITATION

Submitted by ecograap on December 09,2009

Austrian software provider commissions full range of eCOGRA services London, 9 December 2009 - Austrian software developer Greentube I.E.S AG has joined the growing number of online gambling software providers that have passed a professional

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Grand Privé Affiliates Investigation

Submitted by ecograap on December 07,2009

eCOGRA facilitates submission of affiliate claims London, 7 December 2009 - Following a number of Internet-based allegations concerning payments following the closure of the Grand Privé Affiliate Program on 1 December 2008, eCOGRA's professional

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Grand Privé Group Launches Investigation

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eCOGRA commissioned to investigate Affiliates Program closure London, 7 December 2009 - The Grand Privé group has been following the often inaccurate information exchanges on the Internet regarding the closure of Grand Privé Affiliates with

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eCOGRA CONGRATULATES SAFE & FAIR SEALHOLDERS ON EGR AWARDS

Submitted by ecograap on December 01,2009

Bwin, Unibet, 888 and PartyPoker all recognised in 2009 accolades London, 1 December 2009 - The player protection and standards body eCOGRA has congratulated four of its Safe and Fair seal holders on outstanding success in the 2009 eGaming Review

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CEREUS SOFTWARE ACHIEVES eCOGRA ACCREDITATION

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Cereus improvements lead to tier one software accreditation London, 1 December 2009 - The independent standards authority of the online gaming industry, eCOGRA, has announced that the CEREUS online poker network has achieved the required

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ECOGRA COMPLETES FIFTH YEAR OF RESPONSIBLE GAMBLING TRAINING

Submitted by ecograap on November 17,2009

London, 17 November 2009 - 70 key online gambling personnel working at eCOGRA-accredited operations in four countries received responsible gambling training from the standards and player protection body this year, the fifth in which courses have

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DIGITOTE ACHIEVES eCOGRA ACCREDITATION

Submitted by ecograap on November 12,2009

Sportsbetting software provider passes extensive tests to eCOGRA and EGBA standards London, 12 November 2009 - Digitote - a provider of advanced sportsbetting software and ancillary web development and back office applications, has successfully

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BRIGHTSHARE ACHIEVES eCOGRA AFFILIATE PROGRAM ACCREDITATION

Submitted by ecograap on September 09,2009

Half yearly report from Fair Gaming Advocate released London, 9 September 2009 - Brightshare.com, one of the most well-established and successful online gambling affiliate programs, is the third group to receive eCOGRA’s Affiliate Trust seal

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Beacon busy in Asia going into 2010

Submitted by ecograap on August 11,2009

Online gambling conference organisers Beacon Events looks set for a busy year in Asia, announcing a line-up of gaming events in the second half of 2009 and first half of 2010 that includes the Asian Gaming Regulation and Investment Summit, iGaming

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New location for Betting Show

Submitted by ecograap on August 10,2009

The Betting Show 2010 will relocate from its traditional October slot at Birmingham’s NEC to take residence at London’s Earls Court Exhibition Centre across 26 - 28 January 2010. The show will form part of the 2010 International Gaming Expo,

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EiG

Submitted by ecograap on August 09,2009

With the European iGaming Congress and Expo now on the immediate horizon - it takes place 15 to 17 September in Copenhagen this year - organisers Clarion Gaming have issued the program. EiG 2009 will be opened by Denmark’s Minister of Taxation,

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NEW MINTEL REPORT ON BINGO

Submitted by ecograap on August 08,2009

3.5 million players noted eCOGRA's relatively new bingo accreditation service is in the right timeframe as online bingo continues to expand at a significant rate. A new study by research company Mintel shows that the game of bingo is enjoyed

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PERSONAL INFO SAFETY A MAJOR PRIORITY FOR ONLINE GAMBLERS

Submitted by ecograap on August 06,2009

YouGov and VeriSign studies throw up interesting player views The emphasis in eCOGRA's eGAP requirements on the safety and security of personal information has again been underlined by a YouGov study. Smart online gambling operators will be

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REGULATORY ROUND-UP

Submitted by ecograap on August 05,2009

A fast overview of recent developments in online gambling regulation Developments in online gambling regulation internationally have been dynamic in recent months, once again highlighting the value of companies having in place recognised and

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FAIRNESS THE KEY IN RELATIONS WITH AFFILIATE MARKETERS

Submitted by ecograap on August 03,2009

Arbitrary and unannounced retroactive changes to affiliate agreements will create confrontational situations. The affiliate marketing community is becoming increasing militant in regard to unilateral and frequently unannounced changes to terms

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eCOGRA MOBILE GAMBLING ACCREDITATION FOR SPIN3

Submitted by ecograap on August 02,2009

Mobile gambling technology firm powers some of the top mobile casinos around Spin3, a division of Spiral Solutions Limited and a provider of mobile gambling technology, games and services has become the only specialised mobile gambling platform

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eCOGRA DISPUTES REPORT SHOWS FEWER BONUS COMPLAINTS

Submitted by ecograap on August 01,2009

Half yearly report from Fair Gaming Advocate released The half yearly report on player disputes handled by eCOGRA's Fair Gaming Advocate,Tex Rees, shows fewer complaints on bonus issues, but a rise in locked accounts. "The indications are that

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ECOGRA AWARDS INDUSTRY’S FIRST EVER MOBILE GAMBLING PROVIDER ACCREDITATION TO SPIN3

Submitted by ecograap on June 04,2009

Spin3 recognised for highest standards of best practice London, 04 June 2009 - Leading full service mobile gambling solutions provider Spin3 (www.spin3.com)*, powered by Microgaming (www.microgaming.com), the world's largest online gaming

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ECOGRA FINE-TUNES ONLINE AFFILIATE PROGRAM CODE

Submitted by ecograap on June 02,2009

Input from program managers adds value to Affiliate Trust Seal requirements London, 02 June 2009 - The independent directors of player protection and standards authority eCOGRA have approved an updated version of the requirements for an Affiliate

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CERTIFICATION WITH NO SUBSTANCE HAS NO VALUE

Submitted by ecograap on April 29,2009

eCOGRA CEO takes a look at a contentious subject London, 29 April 2009 - The latest quarterly newsletter from the player protection and standards organisation eCOGRA comes at a time when the subject of certification - for online gambling

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DISPUTES DECLINE AT ECOGRA CERTIFIED ONLINE CASINOS, POKER ROOMS AND SPORTSBOOKS

Submitted by ecograap on April 28,2009

Latest statistics from the Fair Gaming Advocate show that cash-ins are currently the main cause for disputes. London, 28 April 2009 - Tex Rees, the Fair Gaming Advocate at the independent player protection and standards body eCOGRA, has released

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Major change of venue for EiG

Submitted by ecograap on March 18,2009

Clarion has responded positively to market opinion that Copenhagen is a good alternative to Barcelona for the 2009 European i-Gaming Conference and Expo, and this major event is again expected to attract large numbers of industry people. EIG is

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Poker sector

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Online poker operators should diarise June 24-25 this year when the 2009 World Poker Congress will be held in the charming Portuguese city of Porto on the Douro River. Accommodation will be available at the Sheraton Porto in the heart of the city

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A new event for Asia

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BetMarkets Asia 2009 is a new event from Clarion Gaming and Beacon Events which will be taking place in Macau 25-27 May, 2009. Bringing the highly respected BetMarkets conference to Asia for the first time, this event will give a thorough overview

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The complexities of European law

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The European Gambling Briefing 2009 takes place in Budapest 22nd-23rd April 2009, attracting the industry’s gaming operators, lawyers, legal councils, governments and regulators keen to get to grips with the latest developments in European online

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ECOGRA CELEBRATES FIFTH ANNIVERSARY WITH NEW SEALS

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Sportsbetting and bingo eGAPs introduced with latest accreditations eCOGRA recently marked five years of quality and safety oversight at its 126 accredited poker and casino websites by awarding the tough Safe and Fair gambling seal to three new

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eCOGRA EXTENDS COVER TO BINGO, SPORTSBETTING AND LIVE GAMBLING

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New best practice standards developed for wider online gambling platforms eCommerce and Online Gaming Regulation and Assurance (eCOGRA) recently extended its independent testing, standards and monitoring services to cover Internet bingo,

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MORE PROFESSIONALS JOIN ECOGRA COMPLIANCE TEAMS

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3 new accounting professionals will extend player protection and standards body's services to more than 200 online gambling sites Three additional fully qualified accounting professionals have been taken on by eCOGRA in a move to expand the

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SPREADING THE WORD ON SELF REGULATION AND RESPONSIBLE GAMBLING

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eCOGRA's Fair Gaming Advocate to address key responsible gambling conference eCOGRA's Tex Rees has been invited to deliver a paper at one of the key conferences on the international Responsible Gambling calendar, the Discovery 2009 event

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IN THE EYE OF THE BEHOLDER

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Perceptions count, but are not always well founded as a recent online poker study in the UK illustrated By Andrew Beveridge, CEO, eCOGRA Limited "Perception is reality" is a popular and well-worn cliché that has persuaded many people to

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ENSURING FAIRNESS IN ONLINE GAMING

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by Andrew Beveridge, CEO eCOGRA As the online gaming industry continues to mature and address the player’s need for fair gaming through independent testing and certification, the debate continues regarding source code and Total Gaming

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TOP ONLINE GAMBLING FIRMS AWARDED eCOGRA ACCREDITATION

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PartyGaming and Net Entertainment are now eCOGRA certified Two of the Internet's most successful and well established online gambling providers, Sweden's Net Entertainment and the Gibraltar-based PartyGaming, have been accredited by the player

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DISPUTES DECLINE AT ECOGRA CERTIFIED ONLINE CASINOS

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Latest statistics from the Fair Gaming Advocate show that cash-ins are currently the main cause for disputes Tex Rees, the Fair Gaming Advocate at the independent player protection and standards body eCOGRA, has released the organisation's first

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THIS AFFILIATE SEAL HAS REAL VALUE

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eCOGRA's substantive approach to professional certification Shocking revelations in the affiliate sector of the industry earlier this year had one positive result - it turned the spotlight on the question of genuine program certification and the

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COGRA EXPANDS COMPLIANCE STAFF

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3 new accounting professionals will extend player protection and standards body's services to more than 200 online gambling sites London, 18 March 2009 - Three additional fully qualified accounting professionals have been taken on by the

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eCOGRA ACCREDITS ANOTHER AFFILIATE PROGRAM

Submitted by ecograap on February 24,2009

Standards developed specifically for affiliate sector London, 24 February 2009 - Roxy Affiliates.com, which has for the past seven years administered the efforts of affiliate marketers promoting tier one Internet casinos, including Roxy Palace,

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eCOGRA Celebrates Fifth Year with New Safe and Fair Seals

Submitted by ecograap on February 19,2009

Major European online sportsbetting company and Internet bingo sites pass stringent testing regime London, 19 February 2009 - The online gambling independent player protection and standards organisation eCOGRA marked five years of quality and

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Jadestone’s GamArena certified by eCOGRA

Submitted by ecograap on February 17,2009

February 17, 2009 (Stockholm, Sweden) - Jadestone Networks, the Nordic based online games owner and operator, today announced that its GamArena skill games offering has been certified to be compliant with EGBA’s standards applicable to software

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eCOGRA Extends Cover to Bingo, Sportsbetting and Live Gambling

Submitted by ecograap on January 14,2009

New monitoring and testing services available to all operators London, 14 January 2009 - eCommerce and Online Gaming Regulation and Assurance (eCOGRA) has extended its independent testing, standards and monitoring services to cover Internet

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Online gaming and betting: EU private industry leads first ever benchmark study on responsible gaming practices

Submitted by ecograap on November 04,2008

Brussels, 4 November 2008 - A study carried out by eCOGRA, the leading standards and player protection body in the online gaming industry, reveals that 67% of the consumer facing responsible gaming Standards implemented by the EGBA, the association

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eCOGRA FAIR GAMING ADVOCATE A PANELLIST AT ASIAN CONFERENCE

Submitted by ecograap on October 14,2008

London, 14 October 2008 - Tex Rees, the Fair Gaming Advocate at the London-based player protection and standards body eCOGRA, will be one of a panel of experts discussing Responsible Gambling at the Asian Gambling Briefing starting in Singapore on

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TOP ONLINE CASINO AWARDED eCOGRA ACCREDITATION

Submitted by ecograap on October 08,2008

London, 8 October 2008 - The online gambling player protection and standards body eCOGRA has announced the successful completion of its rigorous inspection and testing process by listed gaming company 32Red Plc and its online poker and online casino

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FORTUNE AFFILIATES FIRST TO BE AWARDED NEW eCOGRA “AFFILIATE TRUST SEAL”

Submitted by ecograap on September 03,2008

03 September 2008 (London, UK) – Fortune Affiliates is the first igaming affiliate program to receive the new eCOGRA "Affiliate Trust Seal". eCOGRA, the independent, non-profit standards authority of the online gaming industry, oversees fair

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PARTYGAMING ACHIEVES eCOGRA ACCREDITATION

Submitted by ecograap on September 02,2008

London, 2 September 2008 - PartyGaming, the world’s leading listed online gaming company, is proud to announce that three of its major gaming sites have passed the stringent eCOGRA accreditation, testing and inspection regime for online casinos

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EGBA COMMITMENT TOWARDS HIGHER RESPONSIBLE GAMING STANDARDS

Submitted by ecograap on July 15,2008

Brussels, 15 July 2008 - The European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) today launches a comprehensive set of standards that covers all aspects of player protection, fair gaming and responsible operator behaviour in the online gaming and betting

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eCOGRA BOARD WELCOMES NEW DIRECTOR

Submitted by ecograap on June 10,2008

Senior online gambling executive has commercial and scientific credentials London, 10 June 2008 - The online gambling player protection and standards organisation eCOGRA has announced a change to its 7 person Board of Directors, in which Chris

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Q1 Dispute Report

Submitted by ecograap on May 28,2008

Players do not send in false bonus complaints. You would not have to if you read all the bonus rules and regulations, before you sign up to play at a site. And sites make the rules for bonuses understandable for all your players. Disappointing

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Be Careful With Your Advertising

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If you are a site owner or co-owner, or work in advertising, be very careful how and what you advertise. There is right and wrong ways to advertise. Be sure to read the guidelines and follow them. UK advertising standards authorities will act

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International Minimum Standards

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The code of conduct on gambling for sites is very important. Here is what eCOGRA is doing on this project. Code of conduct applies to anything we do, and gambling is no exception. eCOGRA teams with other leading industry bodies in new Code of

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EGBA Asks for More Cooperation to Help with Responsible Gambling

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European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) would like more cooperation in promoting and helping with responsible gambling. It is the duty of all online gambling sites to help take part in this endeavor! Inaugural "Responsible Gambling Day"

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Industry Imperative: Responsible Gambling

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In this world today especially in the Gambling world, it is important to take into consideration, the addicts and the underage group of players. eCOGRA is very aware of these facts and do their best to see to this issue. Staff training essential

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eCOGRA Seals are Suspended

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Here is a list of sites that eCOGRA has suspended their seal on. It is sad that some sites have their seal removed. But this is necessary for the players safety. Tusk incident regrettable but necessary to preserve player trust eCOGRA officials

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eCOGRA is Getting More and More Operators

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Now eCOGRA is making sure the Safe and Fair ranks are extended to Mobile and Poker. They are joined by more operators, to carry out this extension of coverage. Mobile and poker venues join the "Safe and Fair" professional ranks eCOGRA's

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Regulatory Scene is Looking Brighter for the EU

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Looks like the states in the EU is letting up on their stance on competition and online gambling, so eCOGNA is becoming more and more important. A commentary by eCOGRA CEO Andrew Beveridge. The year 2008 could prove a watershed for the online

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eCOGRA and GameCare on Responsible Gambling Education

Submitted by ecograap on March 26,2008

London, 26 March 2008 - The UK problem gambling charity GamCare and eCommerce and Online Gambling Regulation and Assurance (eCOGRA) pooled their expertise in London last week to train almost 40 online casino managers on the principles of responsible

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March Responsible Gambling Seminar

Submitted by ecograap on February 19,2008

March 19th of this year eCOGRA will host a training course, with accredited companies that are under review from around the world. These companies have already committed to the expense of sending their managers to attend. This 2 day course will

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Responsible Gambling

Submitted by ecograap on February 18,2008

Leading Industries are deeply involved in finding a key that is a more cohesive approach to underage and problem gambling. A joint initiative with Gamcare, eCOGRA, RGA, EGBA and the IGC are seeking to introduce an approach to this

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REGULATION BOOSTS EUROPEAN INTEREST in eCOGRA

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Andrew Beveridge, CEO of eCOGRA stated: “With competition soaring in the European arena following the move away from the legality-ridden and confusing problems of operating in the United States, the need for acceptable standards and licensing has

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DILEMMA of the WHITE LABEL

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Online gambling companies try to compete and access niche markets, with the practice of white labeling. But the players view this as another layer of management and a potential risk of suspicion. The professional team of eCommerce Gaming

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WHY the DEMAND for REGULATION?

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eCOGRA has had a marked increase in the demand for respectable online gambling certification and assurance from online gambling firms to commit to standards of integrity, fair gaming and gaming business efficiency. Andrew Beveridge, CEO of

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SUSPENSION OF eCOGRA SEALS

Submitted by ecograap on February 15,2008

Due to the latest auditing done by eCOGRA, several online casinos have had their eCOGRA Seals suspended until further investigation and to include an online poker site which has had their seal revoked. This has come about due to compliance failures,

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eCOGRA IN SYNCH WITH UK COMMISSION’S REMOTE GAMBLING TESTING STRATEGY

Submitted by ecograap on August 21,2007

Player protection and standards body applauds accent on outcome based testing London, 21 August 2007 - Andrew Beveridge, CEO of eCommerce and Online Gaming Regulation and Assurance (eCOGRA) expressed support this week for the UK Gambling

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ONLINE OPERATOR INTEREST SURGES AS eCOGRA INTRODUCES NEW SERVICES

Submitted by ecograap on August 01,2007

eCOGRA's new services prove to be popular safeguards London, 1 August 2007 - The independent player protection and standards body eCOGRA (eCommerce and Online Gaming Regulation and Assurance) has experienced a surge of interest in its expanding

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54% OF eCOGRA DISPUTES SETTLED IN FAVOUR OF THE PLAYER

Submitted by ecograap on May 29,2007

Latest stats from Fair Gaming Advocate released London, 29 May 2007 - The Fair Gaming Advocate at online gambling standards and player protection authority eCOGRA has released the latest statistics of disputes, covering the period January to

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eCOGRA URGES ITS SEAL HOLDERS TO CONTINUE TO ACT RESPONSIBLY

Submitted by ecograap on October 11,2006

LONDON, October 11, 2006 - The non-profit online gambling standards and player protection body eCOGRA (eCommerce and Online Gambling Regulation and Assurance) www.ecogra.org has reiterated the critical importance of consistent and monitored

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eCOGRA ACHIEVES 100 ONLINE TARGET MONTHS AHEAD OF SCHEDULE

Submitted by ecograap on August 14,2006

LONDON, AUGUST 14, 2006 - The online gambling standards and player protection body, eCommerce and Online Gaming Regulation and Assurance (eCOGRA.org), today announced it achieved its target of accrediting 100 online casinos and poker rooms before

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FIRST HALF 2006 ONLINE CASINO DISPUTES REPORT RELEASED

Submitted by ecograap on August 11,2006

August 11, 2006 - The Fair Gaming Advocate in the London offices of eCommerce and Online Gaming Regulation and Assurance (www.eCOGRA.org) reported this week on complaints received by the non-profit player protection body during the first six months

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eCOGRA COMPLIANCE COMMITTEE REPORT ON JACKPOT FACTORY SEARCH ENGINE ISSUE

Submitted by ecograap on August 07,2006

August 07, 2006 - On 28 July 2006 the Compliance Committee of eCommerce and Online Gaming Regulation and Assurance, made up of Mr. W. Galston OBE (Chairman) , Mr. F. Catania and Mr. M.Hirst OBE, all independent directors of the organization,

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ONGAME EXEC APPOINTED TO eCOGRA BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Submitted by ecograap on July 11,2006

Online player protection body welcomes IT and audit expert LONDON, 11 July, 2006 - Andrew Beveridge, CEO of online gambling standards and player protection body eCommerce and Online Gaming Regulation and Assurance has announced the appointment

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ECOGRA AWARDS 10 MORE ‘PLAY IT SAFE’ SEALS

Submitted by ecograap on December 14,2005

66 top online casinos are now committed to player-protection standards LONDON, December 14, 2005: Ten more quality online casinos have passed probity, fairness and efficiency inspections and have been awarded the eCommerce and Online Gaming

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DEMAND GROWS FOR THE eCOGRA ONLINE CASINO AND POKER ROOM ‘PLAY IT SAFE’ SEAL OF APPROVAL

Submitted by ecograap on November 28,2005

Growing numbers of online casinos and poker rooms will soon have top player protection seal The online gaming independent standards authority eCommerce and Online Gaming Regulation and Assurance (eCOGRA) announced today that a significant number

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eCOGRA REACHES OUT TO MILLIONS OF ONLINE GAMERS WITH APPOINTMENT OF US AND UK PUBLIC RELATIONS AGENCIES

Submitted by ecograap on November 14,2005

eCOGRA REACHES OUT TO MILLIONS OF ONLINE GAMERS WITH APPOINTMENT OF US AND UK PUBLIC RELATIONS AGENCIES NEW YORK and LONDON, November 14, 2005: eCOGRA the independent regulatory body of the online gaming industry, today announced its plans to

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PLAYER PROTECTION THE GOAL AS MAJOR REGULATING JURISDICTION AND PLAYER ASSURANCE ORGANIZATION AGREE TO WORK TOGETHER

Submitted by ecograap on November 08,2005

Kahnawá:ke recognizes eCOGRA principles of fair gaming The industry's most prominent licencing jurisdiction, the Kahnawá:ke Gaming Commission and the industry's independent player assurance organisation eCOGRA have agreed to work together to

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ONGAME DIRECTOR JOINS ECOGRA BOARD

Submitted by ecograap on September 21,2005

Online gambling regulatory body strengthens industry representation Michael Hirst OBE, the independent chairman of eCOGRA has announced the appointment of Swedish national Karl Magnusson (30) to the board of directors of the online gambling

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TOP WATCHDOG AWARD FOR ECOGRA

Submitted by ecograap on September 08,2005

Players vote eCOGRA tops in Gambling Online Magazine annual poll LONDON, December 8, 2005: The online casino and poker room standards authority eCOGRA was voted the gold medal for Top Watchdog by over 27,000 players voting in the 2005 Gambling

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eCOGRA LAUNCHES MAJOR RESPONSIBLE GAMING INITIATIVE

Submitted by ecograap on August 10,2005

Underage and problem gamblers the subject of new regulations August 10, 2005: Barring under-age aspirant players and protecting addicted gamblers from harming themselves financially is at the center of the latest initiative launched by self

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eCOGRA CASINOS FIRST TO RECEIVE RESPONSIBLE GAMING EDUCATION

Submitted by ecograap on July 19,2005

Casino managements shown how to deal with problem gambling issues 19 July 2005: Management delegates from online casino operations around the world converged on Cape Town, South Africa last week for a unique educational seminar on problem

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INTERNATIONAL POKER GIANT AWARDED eCOGRA SEAL

Submitted by ecograap on June 15,2005

Self-regulation comes to online poker rooms Following closely on the heels of eCOGRA's recent approval and acceptance of poker software supplier Ongame as a member, the online gambling regulatory body has announced the award of the "Play It Safe"

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MAJOR POKER COMPANY JOINS eCOGRA

Submitted by ecograap on May 31,2005

Way now open for international self-regulation of online poker 31 May 2005: The important turnkey online poker provider Ongame has successfully completed rigorous acceptance inspections for membership of the international regulator eCommerce and

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eCOGRA ADDRESSES GAMBLING FEDERATION MALWARE ISSUE

Submitted by ecograap on March 07,2005

Industry must be more forthright in defending players' interests 7 March 2005: Andrew Beveridge, Chief Executive of the international regulatory body eCOGRA spoke out today on the recent discovery that the Gambling Federation Group software

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eCOGRA FORGES NEW ALLIANCE ON RESPONSIBLE GAMING

Submitted by ecograap on February 10,2005

International player protection body teams with G4 10 Feb 2005: Player protection and online casino regulator eCOGRA has teamed with the Global Gambling Guidance Group (G4) to provide more cohesive and formal precautions against underage and

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“PLAY IT SAFE” MARKETING CAMPAIGN FROM eCOGRA

Submitted by ecograap on January 24,2005

Player protection body launches information initiative 24 Jan 2005: Using the slogan "Play It Safe", the benefits of honest and hassle free online gambling at eCOGRA-regulated Internet casinos are being communicated to both experienced and new

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PAYING THE PIPER

Submitted by ecograap on August 07,0209

Are offshore Internet gambling companies benefitting from the UK market in for a hard time? Industry rumour that the UK government may be considering its tax options on offshore Internet gambling companies which advertise and benefit from

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