Gaming Advocate Passes Away

19 December 2003
LONDON (Press Release) Julie Sidwell, eCOGRA's Fair Gaming Advocate, passed away last night.

This is a very sad day for eCOGRA, its staff and all those who have been fortunate to work with Julie over the years.

Despite being confined to a wheelchair, Julie was a tireless advocate for the online gaming industry and its players. All those fortunate to have known Julie will miss her work, and more importantly her touching smile and warm personality.

Julie's passing is a loss not only for eCOGRA but also for the entire online gaming industry. Julie will be most remembered for her gracious presence and tireless work.

Julie was the Administrator of Gambling Grumbles for, in charge of dispute resolution between casinos and players. She has written many articles for Gambling OnLine Magazine, with regard to player disputes and casino responses, and has assisted several operators in the training of staff to prevent disputes and increase resolution efficiency.

Julie's work with eCOGRA was an important part of our organization's mission. Julie will be dearly missed by all her friends and colleagues. Our thoughts and prayers go to Julie's family during their time of sorrow; Julie will not be forgotten and can never be replaced.