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 and poker rooms.
Commenting on the awards, Andrew Beveridge, CEO of eCOGRA, the independent player protection and standards organisation said: “After extensive testing and inspection by the eCOGRA professional compliance team, PartyGaming passed with flying colours. Our independent directors have awarded the revocable “Safe and Fair” seal, and are satisfied that PartyCasino.com, PartyPoker.com and EmpirePoker.com meet the required standards for responsible gambling, player protection, management and fiscal integrity and operational best practice.”
PartyGaming is a member of the European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA), for whose best practice standards eCOGRA provides assessment services and shares common goals in securing the highest standards of operational and regulatory compliance.
Welcoming the announcement, PartyGaming CEO Jim Ryan said: “PartyGaming is committed to responsible gaming and want all of our players to play on our online sites for the right reason – to have fun and play within their means. These new seals show our sites provide our players with a very high level of protection backed by our EGBA membership and eCOGRA accreditation.”
“The eCOGRA standards are focused on providing player assurances in the areas of fair gaming, player protection and responsible operator behaviour and the EGBA standards take this level of commitment further and include standards which allow us, as a member, to demonstrate that we are on a par with, or exceed, the standards required by leading licensing jurisdictions and state monopolies around the globe.”