eCOGRA Launches New Website

23 June 2006

(PRESS RELEASE) -- The online gaming industry's award winning independent standards authority, eCOGRA has launched a new website, to provide the online gaming population with a tool to find out reliable information on trustworthy poker and casino sites.

The new website which has details on the rigorous inspection processes and a list of the safest online casino and card rooms, includes features such as:

-Player Opinion Poll: Each month players can debate the issues that matter most and suggest new poll topics. eCOGRA will reveal the results of each poll on the website.

-eCOGRA News: Subscribers to the quarterly newsletter gain access to information about newly approved "Play It Safe" sites, responsible conduct training programs for operators, new jurisdictions that recognize the eGAP standards and eCOGRA-supported events.

-Dispute Resolution Service: Through its Fair Gaming Advocate (FGA), eCOGRA continues to offer its acclaimed dispute resolution service to any player encountering problems with a site bearing the "Play It Safe" seal.

-Online Media Room: A tool for journalists to arrange briefings and download information, press releases, upcoming events and statistics about the online gaming industry and player issues by visiting eCOGRA's online media room.

"We're responding to the needs of players, and finding ways to make their voices heard – within the industry, by eCOGRA certified operators and among one another," said eCOGRA CEO Andrew Beveridge. "Our goal is to help players find the safest and most enjoyable experiences when gambling online."

The new Website follows the launch of the organisation's '100 Seals Campaign', challenging operators who have not started the process of obtaining eCOGRA 'Play it Safe' certification to start the compliance and inspection process. This year, eCOGRA aims to increase the number of sites bearing the seal from 76 to 100.