The aim of the venture is to expand and enhance eCOGRA’s ability to deliver information security services to both software developers and online gaming operators. The two organisations bring to the table a combined wealth of experience in the field of online security, and together will ensure that developers and operators alike are able to provide safe and secure online operations for their customers, which will in turn make for safer playing environments for all online casino users.of the world’s leading online casinos, has forged a new partnership with Price, Waterhouse Coopers (PWC). This resumes a working relationship that first began in 2003 when eCOGRA was initially launched.
eCOGRA CEO Andrew Beveridge, explaining the benefits of the new joint venture, said, “We understand the value of our clients’ investment in information security, and by collaborating with PWC in this area, our customers will have increased access to the latest knowledge on emerging risks relating to current levels of security protection.”
Based in London, eCOGRA is recognised globally for its ability to implement and maintain internationally accepted standards with regards to the operation of online gaming, while its review and monitoring system is crucial to the integrity of online gaming worldwide. More than two hundred leading online casino brands are independently audited and certified by eCOGRA, and their statistical analyses of brands’ operating fairness and their payout percentages are recognised and respected both the industry and individual players.
The eCOGRA team consists of auditors, IT experts and specialists in the formulation of responsible gaming policies, and this concentrated combination of expertise has been largely responsible for eCOGRA’s outstanding reputation on the industry. eCOGRA is one of a select group of quality control organisations that has been accredited by the UK Accreditation Service to carry out independent online gaming testing and certification.
Players who play at an eCOGRA-accredited online casino are able to access directly from the site the most recent of eCOGRA’s monthly reports on that casino, detailing the payout percentages for various categories of games, the overall payout percentage of all games combined, as well as certification testifying the randomness of the casino’s RNGs. In addition, players at eCOGRA-certified sites can be assured that the security of the casino’s payment systems have been tested and found to be safe, and that financial information is being stored in a secure manner, in line with international standards.
eCOGRA is currently active in fourteen jurisdictions, and these include the majority of countries who licence the operation of online casinos: Alderney, Bulgaria, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, First Cagayan, Gibraltar, Isle of Man, Italy, Kahnawake, Latvia, Malta, Spain (both testing categories) and the United Kingdom