Microgaming Sites Receive Seals of Approval

20 February 2004
ISLE OF MAN – (Press Release) --Microgaming is proud to announce the receipt of eCOGRA Seals of Approval for 23 online casinos powered by Microgaming software – the first ever online casinos to be awarded the eCOGRA seal. The eCOGRA seals recognize these casinos for their high level of fair, honest and responsible online gaming practises.

The 23 Microgaming powered casinos that have received eCOGRA Seals of Approval have met the standards set out in the Statements of Generally Accepted Practices (eGAP) adopted by the eCOGRA Board. These standards cover player protection, fair gaming and responsible conduct including technical capabilities and anti-money laundering measures. To qualify for the eCOGRA Seal of Approval, the casinos were reviewed by the eCOGRA Audit Panel which includes the international audit firm PricewaterhouseCoopers. In addition to the above casinos, several other Microgaming powered casinos are currently in the eGAP review process, so further eCOGRA seals should be awarded shortly.

Mark Fredericks, spokesperson for Microgaming commented, "At Microgaming we pride ourselves on being champions in the promotion of responsible gaming and fair play practises. The award of eCOGRA seals to Microgaming powered casinos confirms the casinos' commitment as well as ours, to offer players the highest standards of gaming ethics for both player protection and technical capability. The eCOGRA seals will help to build credibility amongst players and regulators for the online gaming industry. At Microgaming, we are pleased to be setting the benchmark in this regard."

A full list of eCOGRA approved casinos can be obtained at www.ecogra.org/casinos.

About Microgaming

Established in 1994, Microgaming is a leading supplier of online gaming solutions. Microgaming's mission is to develop software and management systems that allow our operators to manage reliable, credible and profitable online gaming enterprises and to champion the interests of the player through fair play, transparency initiatives and the promotion of responsible gaming.

About eCOGRA (www.ecogra.org)

eCOGRA (e-Commerce and Online Gaming Regulation and Assurance) is a non-profit organization based in the United Kingdom. The objective of eCOGRA is to be an independent entity that provides important player protections to consumers, including that operators are honest, games are fair, monetary deposits are safe and winning bets are paid in a timely manner. Microgaming is one of the founding members of eCOGRA.