by Hillary LaClair, Senior Editor
More online casinos are working to ensure the safety of their website users, and many are turning to an eCOGRA accreditation to gain the trust of online casino gamblers. eCOGRA is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to serve the internet gambling community with fair and safe gaming through rigorous inspection and strict regulations as well as user arbitration. 32Red Plc is the newest among the ranks, having just received an accreditation.
32Red may now proudly display the eCOGRA “Safe and Fair” seal, showing all users and visitors that they are committed to “high standards of business practice, player service, gaming fairness and integrity.”
32Red CEO Ed Ware explained how thorough the process had been to obtain the seal, as in order to do so, eCOGRA must visit the physical operating location and examine and analyze every element in the website’s management. This is how eCOGRA ensures compliance with their regulations and detailed requirements on systems and policies.
“It was an exhaustive inspection, and I am pleased that our systems were found to be professionally sound and of integrity,” states Ware. “The eCOGRA regime insists on continuous monitoring of our transactions to ensure fairness, and periodic reviews which keep eCGORA ‘Safe and Fair’ accredited operators on track at all times.”
eCOGRA CEO Andrew Beveridge commended 32Red online casino on their openness to the inspection and having successfully achieved all of the requirements. “32Red has a fine reputation for management transparency, player sensitivity and professional conduct, and this was proved in the report from the inspection teams,” said Beveridge. “We are delighted to welcome them aboard as a truly tier one online gambling organization.”
eCOGRA will release a set of standards and policies for online bingo and online sportsbooks in the near future after research and development is completed.