eCOGRA is to increase confidence player and online gaming

EWorld online gambling
Casino reputation King.eCOGRA is a non-profit
non-partisan and totally international organization that legitimate players feel comfortable playing in the casinos
the agreed standards within certainhigher work in order to obtain and maintain a Seal.It eCOGRA provides participating casinos player-sensitive regulations that are verified by independent audit by the continuous monitoring of reinforced walls with a series of. be Founded in 2003
awarded to the first seal in the spring of 2004
has shown eCOGRA that there is a heavy vehicle forensic forced
self-imposed regulation and quality assurance
despiteinitial player concerns about the “independence” is itsdirectors. A visit to a “watchdog” forum can confirm that large byand eCOGRA measures up to its mission. ” . . be anindependent company toconsumers important player protection
including
that operators are honest
fair offers games
investments are safe and winning bets are paid in a timelymanner. “ Andrew Beveridge
eCOGRA CEO
has taken the time discusseCOGRA
player representation
and the online gambling industry Withus. Thank you and welcome
Andrew CGP. Andrew
what gaming software platforms have been approved (except thegiant Microgaming) eCOGRA Andreas: In addition to Microgaming
Virtual Holdings (the parent company of Random Logic
software vendors on 888.com Poker andPacific) is also a founding member. A recent addedmember Ongame
software vendors on PokerRoom.com is so InEffects we now have on board the two largest players theo online casino industry
and three of the six suppliers to the online poker injured party ft. . In practice this means that that seal operations handle more than fifty percent of the global online casino and poker room business It is important to understand that we do not really award theseal the software providers
it is the online gaming site that using software of our members who are likely toreceive the seal. But the review also includeprobity has control of the software provider andmanagement major shareholders
a thorough inspection of the entire software development environment and extensive testing for fairness is software CGP. When do you expect to be approved
bingo and sportsbook software have and operators under the seal Andreas: Ideally we’d like to be in the self-involved regulationof this part of the industry
but it has been significanteffort
just to be sure
that we are adequately addressing theregulation online casinos and poker. In these areas there is a constant effort to ensure that we keep up newdevelopments how mobile technology and multi-player casinos. With limited resources
we will probably continue for the foreseeable future focusIn on casino and poker theirrelative due importance in the online gambling industry. To tomaintain our own credibility and that of the approved sites weneed to ensure that our standards are thoroughly researched
implemented and monitored
and there can be no shortcuts inthis process CGP. Is there gaming software
which were specificallydisapproved? If so
what Andrew: Before a software provider that is a member
we makea provisional assessment with one of the independent audit firms on our audit committee of the Organization shall abilityto our standards. If compliance looks likely
with membership that is only the followedby eGAP inspection we’llproceed. Each of our current members had afair amount of work in certain areas before you want to submit theeGAP inspection
and we provide leadership through this process a lot that can possibly up to one year. It is remarkable that we over 30 other software suppliers
the information was accessed through a membership
but note theconsiderable financial commitment and effort of our standards dictating the membership application process alittle huh words for what these organizations can <
/ p> CGP initiallyanticipate. How many online casinos have the seal and the seal haveany owner denied ever “lost” their seal Andrew: Most of the 55 licensed casinos were denied sealfollowing their first inspection. The process is such that the areas provided theaudit company of non-compliance thecasino highlights and then the possibility of these areas to correct. A follow-up is then carried out on site (such as werequire conclusive evidence that it appropriatecompliance) and eventually the site will be the seal once they fully meet our standards awarded. These are serious anddetailed studies on every aspect of the operation of casinos
with Particular emphasis on those who happen to interface with the player
andthis needs of both commitment and determination of operators’part. In return
the operator is not only our poetry
but a highly professional
independent business assessment Ofthe operation
improve the efficiency of the enterprises andperformance. To date
no holder of the gasket seal is lost. Obviously if we get upareas slipped compliance
but as long as there is theinfringement not material
and the will addressit we offer the operator the ability to correct
theshortcomings within a limited timeframe. Conformancethereafter not revoked could also result in the seal
and I doknow that our independent directors who would control seal compliance committee not to hesitate to act if it is thought standards violated. Combined with software fairness
information and player safety
and payment standards
is also in the eCOGRA politicsand legalities of online gaming involved CGP. Andrew
in your opinion
what the prospects for online gambling legal? Britain is closer to licensingonline gambling establishments? What influence do is eCOGRA politicallyto online gambling positive Andreas: We is not really active on the legal and politicalfront
and there are several industry associations whosemain oftheir focus on the legal and political agendas to meet members include software vendors and is essentially over operators.eCOGRA player protection
fair gaming andresponsible operator behavior. That being said though we ofsetting arecurrently advice to a number of countries in the field of standards and corresponding test methods. Developments in the UK are particularly encouraging
as a determination made in the new Gambling Act forinteractive gambling
has a new Gambling Commission formedto design and implementation of regulations has been
with offices in Birmingham
England been secured. The evidence that the controlling body of Newco Peter Dean led
high experiencedin regulation takes a consultative approach
wellfor promises of the industry when it takes over in 2007. Britain’s new taxes body for gambling will be officiallylaunched in October this year and is already being planned
the betting industry for the next show
and for 19 20October at the Birmingham NEC Pavilion meetthe planned. There is no doubt in my mind that this serious and highly professional regulation
and that’s good for theindustry in the UK
which is increasingly perceived as adesirable jurisdiction for reputable companies . It means more protection for the player
and that a good goal
we divide the can’s. Elsewhere
geographic areas of responsibility (eCOGRA works acrossinternational limits) as Alderney
Gibraltar and Theisl of Man are all improving their regulatory climate and that will hopefully encourage other licensors to follow suit andimprove controls and dispute handling. The ongoing development in the UK are closely watchedby other governments
and is without doubt a favorable impact through this channel also. The United States remains
as always a confusing legal andpolitical climate where we are almost positive andwide-reaching improvements in the recognition and regulation ofInternet gambling in the immediate future to see. But I remainoptimistic that the example set may help establish
the British are amore rational approach. The outlook is generally very encouraging
my personal opinion
and we will continue to provide other ourconsiderable regulatory experience should they wish to exchange views with us. I think the growing number of large
professionally managed successfuland online gambling company
is ideally positioned to complement these more haveevolved regulatedenvironment
and we will see more consolidation in the industry with this new maturity. Last eCOGRA has launched the Responsible gaming initiative
with the full support of his poetry owners. All necessary site will be to take a prominent Responsible Gaming sectionin that the dangers of underage and problem gambling areexplained. 7 days “cooling off period”
6 month self-exclusion ordeposit limiting mechanisms for the players provided they can be whosuspect in difficulties. The staff is on call alert feature and financial patterns that give anaddictive player can CGP. This seems a very admirable effort on the part of the seal eCOGRAand owners. Tell me a little about the new initiative ResponsibleGaming. How do you want it impacts on the industry as awhole? Do you think the addictive or underage gambling is eCOGRA seal casinos simplyavoid Andrew: This is not our goal – our goal is to identify andexclude underage players as quickly as possible
and where providefacilities players with a potential problem may testthemselves and then to act accordingly
to either give up or gamblingaltogether close for a safe period of time of their election or limit their accounts. We want to ensure do not encourage thatour seal casinos gambling on minors orproblem players
and we try to train our staff in theprofessional indicators of problem gamblers
so appropriateadvice offered where required. In short
our goal is much further to go thanmerely GA submit a link or something similar to seal casinos
although we do the excellent work of these bodies and disturbed to WillContinue player to recognize direct it. This is a complicated field
and we have followed our usualpractice dealing with experts in our planning. We havepartnered with the specialized international organization Which G4 has extensive experience and expertise and our policy and ishelping eGAPs train
casino management construction and launch of diagnostic tests and devices for sealing ResponsibleGaming operations. The bottom line is that minors and gambling addiction isa dangerous element for the casino
the players and the industry
it causes untold suffering and financial difficulties
morallywrong to allow or encourage
and we are therefore obliged to prevent totaking serious steps wherever we can. CGP: What is next to Andrew? Do not expect standards andseal opportunity for portal masters and Casino Affiliates Andreas: So far I think we have a pretty good job oflaying the foundation for effective self-regulation of online gaming done
and I think our success is reflected in the performanceand reputation of the sites that have earned our seal. I can not see us setting standards for portal masters andaffiliates because this is certainly not our area of expertise and weneed stay focused on our most important goal of protectingthe player. The next step is to give consumers more aware that it is responsible
organizations in this industry who toinvest willing to guarantee essential to the well-being of the players. Sothe major focus in the near future
prior to the marketingand education
but at the same time we will be careful toensure that our standards to continuously improve and maintain compliance seal holders. Ultimately
we are tosubstantially goal to enhance the credibility of the industry as awhole
and no doubt benefit everybody involved CGP. We have no doubt of the benefits as well . Thanks Andrew for taking the time to inform us of eCOGRA
his competence and his plans. Thank you especially for eCOGRA’scontin
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