eCOGRA and Casino City Announce Collaboration Agreement

11 August 2004

LONDON, England and BATON ROUGE, Louisiana – (PRESS RELEASE) -- eCommerce and Online Gaming Regulation and Assurance (eCOGRA) and Casino City today announce a joint collaborative agreement and the introduction of new eCOGRAcertification features on the popular Casino City website.

eCOGRA and Casino City share a common goal of helping online casino patrons enjoy a safe and properly supported online gaming experience.

eCOGRA's focus is on establishing self-imposed regulation in a largely unregulated industry to ensure player protection. Casino City's focus is on providing players with the information they need to make intelligent choices about the online gaming sites they visit.

Casino City's directory of online and offline gaming locations is by far the largest and most popular in the world. Originally established in 1995, it sports over 5,000 gaming destinations, including 2,000 online casino, poker, sportsbook, and bingo sites. Online gaming sites are organized in a variety of ways including language, licensing jurisdiction, and software vendor at One unique feature is the use of continuously updated web-traffic data to objectively rank sites by their popularity.

Casino City's online gaming directory has been enhanced so all casinos that have earned the eCOGRA seal are prominently identified. A complete list of eCOGRA approved casinos is provided, and visitors can display a list of eCOGRA approved casinos supporting the language of their choice ranked in popularity order. News about eCOGRA will also be routinely integrated into the site.

Andrew Beveridge, Executive Director of eCOGRA, says "We are delighted to work with a responsible, professional, influential organization like Casino City in further expanding the eCOGRA player protection and casino regulating initiative. Although this is an innovative arrangement on the part of Casino City, we look forward to similar relationships that improve communication with both the industry and the players."

Michael Corfman, President and CEO of Casino City says "We are very pleased to put our full support behind eCOGRA because its goals in establishing standards for player protection are critical to both players and the online gaming industry. The commitment to self-regulation demonstrated by the 44 current eCOGRA approved casinos is to be applauded. We anticipate and hope that our action in recognizing approved casinos will further encourage other casinos and software vendors in their decision to undergo the rigorous approval process."