Cassava Casinos Awarded eCOGRA Seals

17 May 2004

Operations from one of the biggest and most marketed casino groups on the Internet, Cassava feature in the latest announcement of Seal awards by eCOGRA (eCommerce and Online Gaming Regulation and Assurance).

In the third Seal awards announcement this year from eCOGRA, the following Cassava casinos join 41 other successful Seal operations:

Casino On Net (
Reef Club Casino (

We`re delighted to welcome these new Seal bearers that have passed the rigorous third party inspection process carried out by PricewaterhouseCoopers. Cassava presented a significant challenge for the audit process due to its size and the Compliance Committee was particularly pleased with the way in which the assessment was conducted, and the response of the organisation to putting in place the necessary controls and procedures required by eCOGRA's eGAP, says Andrew Beveridge, CEO of eCOGRA. `The initiative is gathering momentum at a gratifying rate and we are currently in discussions with a number of providers and the casinos using their software. Other casinos are currently undergoing the inspection process and I am confident that we will soon be seeing a diversity of operations powered by different software providers on our Seal list.`

Beveridge emphasised that any software provider committed to the ideals of the organisation and meeting its probity and other requirements was more than welcome to apply for membership. The goal of the initiative is to guide players to safe, fair and efficient casinos operating to carefully developed and fully enforced regulatory standards.

eCOGRA is an independent, strongly funded, non-profit organisation that has evolved a set of practical operating regulations to ensure fair gaming, player protection and efficiency. Called the eGAP or Generally Accepted Practices, the regulations embrace some 15 areas of casino operations. Before being awarded the eCOGRA Seal members must undergo stringent inspections by third party professional bodies, and operations are subsequently monitored to ensure ongoing compliance. eCOGRA has an online complaints facility for any player with a legitimate grievance against any member casino