Thank you for your response. Why do you not think it important to be an eCogra member?There could be a number of reasons. One is that it's expensive. Another is that perhaps some feel they don't need it. It used to be that eCOGRA would evaluate and audit the software provider first, then casinos from that platform could opt to join. Microgaming, 888.com, and then ongame were certified and then the casinos followed. If memory serves me, they changed their policy and are open to casinos that have not had their provider pre-evaluated. You'd probably be better off asking the casinos themselves or eCOGRA for that matter, since I really don't have the answer.
I never said it wasn't important. The thing is that there are a number of mitigating circumstances that affect business decisions; joining/not joining eCOGRA is a major decision and I'm not privy to what goes on at the board meetings.Thank you for your response. Why do you not think it important to be an eCogra member?
Actually, I think they are. They have a high profile, they are at every major industry event, they are very active on the operational side of things, and they have been steadily increasing their certifications. Many of the casinos listed here at Casinomeister are eCOGRA certified....I want to determine why an organization that is playing a major role in substantiating this industry as a viable and controllable business is not being more commonly, actively supported.
What online gambling "watchdog" or organization isn't funded by the business they are supporting? This is a full circle "grease money" operation, from start to finish. It isnt easy to grow a flower in a weed patch, so what do you do in order to do it in the proper season? You get help pulling the weeds. Allies do not always agree on the specifics, but it doesnt stop them from joining forces in one common, bonded purpose.And then there are those of us that have serious questions and concerns about ecogra.
I think anytime you have a 'watch dog' that was founded and is totally funded by the business that it is supposed to watch over with out any outside oversight... there will be concerns.
I know Bryan fully supports ecogra... This is one thing we disagree on.
You see that is the problem. The only watchdog site I trust is here at CM and that is only because after a long time I have learned to trust Bryan, even though he and I disagree about some things.What online gambling "watchdog" or organization isn't funded by the business they are supporting?
Granted there is a lot of information in the archives here at CM, however not all the information about ecogra is in the archives here.I have read the archives and have not found any concerns about eCogra that are uncommon to every aspect and person making a living in this industry.
Got to disagree with you on that. In a business that is all about trust, truth is most important it goes hand in hand with honesty and integrity.Not every truth has to be or should be told.