We were very sad to learn this morning that eCOGRA's Julie Sidwell, a good friend to many in the I-gaming industry, passed away last night at her home in Texas.
Julie made a name for herself as the woman behind Gambling Grumbles, a dispute resolution service for online gamblers. She joined eCOGRA in October as a fair gaming advocate for the association.
Julie provided a much needed service by giving cheated players a voice and giving maligned operators a chance to clear their names. Her efforts helped improve the image of online gambling and will be missed dearly.
More importantly, she'll be missed as a friend.