Added: August 21, 2014
e-Commerce and Online Gaming Regulation Assurance is better known simply as eCOGRA. This independent auditor is basically an online casino testing agency which is based in London, England. It is a non-profit organisation which monitors the day to day operations at most of today’s Microgaming powered casinos.
eCOGRA is also an internationally accredited online casino testing agency which is recognised in the following major licensing jurisdictions around the world: The United Kingdom, First Cagayan, Croatia, Spain, Malta, Italy, Alderney, Bulgaria, Estonia, Denmark, Gibraltar, the Isle of Man, Kahnawake and Latvia.
This reputable online casino testing agency established in 2003 and it regularly performs onsite and remote reviews to ensure that operators comply with each individual licensing jurisdiction’s regulatory requirements. eCOGRA also specialises in certifying online gaming software and systems with its renowned seal of approval and it has also been awarded the United Kingdom Service (UKAS) ISO approval (ISO/IEC 17025:2005).
Let’s take a look at what eCOGRA gets up to behind the scenes. Their primary objectives are to protect players and to provide a secure, safe and reliable online gaming environment for them. They are there for the protection of vulnerable customers and also for the safeguarding and privacy of personal information.
eCOGRA is committed to customer satisfaction and support and it has resolved many players issues & disputes over the years. They make sure that eCOGRA approved online casinos provide prompt payments and that they also use responsible marketing techniques. Their other main objectives are to prevent underage gambling and also to combat fraudulent and criminal behaviour.
This reputable authority monitors and frequently tests the Random Number Generator’s (RNG’s) at online casinos and it also calculates the average Return To Player payout percentages (RTP % rates) at online casino on a monthly basis. You will generally find that most reputable online casinos that are monitored by eCOGRA usually have an average RTP % from as low as 93.00% up to as high as 98.00%, or sometimes higher.
eCOGRA currently provides compliance services to roughly 80 leading software providers and operators from the online gambling industry. Some of these companies include the Casino Rewards Group, bwin.party, 32Red, Microgaming, bet365, Net Entertainment and Betway. You can also find their ‘Safe & Fair’ seal of approval at sites like Spin Palace Casino, Casino-Mate, Jackpot City Casino and All Slots Casino, but also in numerous other fully licensed Australian & New Zealand friendly online casinos.
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