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eCOGRA Reinforces Measures for Online Casino Security

The Kahwanake Gaming Commission, the most prominent licensing jurisdiction in the online casino industry, and eCOGRA, the industry’s independent player assurance organization, have formed a joint partnership in order to reinforce the rules and general law of responsible gaming at online casinos. The announcement came during the European Active Gaming conference which was held in Nice, France this past week. Subject to certain conditions, all online casino operators working eCOGRA software will not have to submit their review and monitoring processes to eCOGRA for review, although other online casino operators which do not use the commission’s software will.

Player disputes will also be handled by the two groups, to ensure that each case will be heard fairly and in a reasonable timeframe. With an estimated 300 online casino sites are licensed by Kahwanake, and 56 major online casino venues sporting the eCOGRA ‘Play it Safe’ seal, it is clear that responsible gaming has become a hot topic concerning gambling law and overall operations at online casinos.

With growth in the online casino industry continuing at a rapid pace, the potential for abuse and criminal activity grows as well. The online casino world brings a great deal of fun and excitement to many online casinos players. However, there are times when a casino player will leave an online gambling site after a very bad experience. The commission and eCOGRA are working hard to try and put a stop to these situations. ‘We share a common purpose in seeking to ensure that the player is given fair gaming and efficient, courteous service by casinos and poker rooms that are licensed by the Commission,’ he said. ‘We look forward to a closer working relationship that benefits both the players and the industry in the years ahead.’

OCA News Editor

Jenny McKinnley is OCA’s financial correspondent. After spending years on the trading floor in both NY and London, she offers insight from the inside out on world financial news and events.

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