REGULATION BOOSTS EUROPEAN INTEREST in eCOGRA

by ecograap on February 18,2008

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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 never been stronger.”

The United Kingdom recently published advertising “white list” has gotten many companies to gravitate to more effective and acceptable licensing jurisdictions like Gibraltar, Alderney, and Malta.

A London based team and Beveridge have engaged regularly with many licensing jurisdictions on the acceptability of it’s standards, this has laid the ground work for compliance with requirements for game fairness, customer service, responsible gambling, management integrity, operational efficiency and accounting best practice.

Beveridge Stated “”We’re aware that there are inter-nation and perhaps political difficulties in reaching a harmonised form of detailed international standards and regulations among national licensing jurisdictions.”

“But the main prize is surely a safe and fair online gambling environment for the players? That is our goal in promoting practical standards on which we can all agree and the inspection and monitoring necessary to ensure compliance.

“We are confident that eCOGRA makes it possible for accredited operations to meet or exceed the principal demands of the top licensing jurisdictions, and that has generated substantial interest in our activities by operators who look for professional guidance in reaching the right levels of acceptability.”