Software providers committed to player protection and better credibility for the
industry are invited to attend a special briefing during the upcoming GIGSE conference
Executives from eCOGRA (eCommerce and Online Gaming Regulation and Assurance)
will be presenting a detailed briefing on the process involved in achieving
Seal status, which has already been awarded to 41 quality online casinos. The
briefing will include the signing-up process, costs, review procedures, the
benefits of affiliation and a questions and answers session.
The presentation will be made by eCOGRA CEO Andrew Beveridge and will take
place in the Grenadier Room at the Intercontinental Toronto Centre at 1.00pm
on Monday May 17, 2004.
`Our initiative to improve safety and efficiency in the industry is open to
all software providers and casino operators with the requisite commitment`,
says Beveridge. `eCOGRA is a sincere, strongly funded and independent body focused
on guiding online players to genuinely safe and efficient casinos operating
to carefully developed and enforced standards.
`Our goal is to introduce sensible self-imposed regulation that will improve
business by attracting to our approved casinos a bigger percentage of gamblers
tired of questionable practices and inept operational conduct elsewhere`.
The purpose of the reception is to provide interested parties with an overview
of the objectives and progress of the organisation, and to encourage more software
providers to apply for eCOGRA membership resulting in additional reputable casinos
earning the Seal.