PR: GIBRALTER ACCEPTS eCOGRA CERTIFICATION

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GIBRALTER ACCEPTS eCOGRA CERTIFICATION FOR ONLINE
GAMBLING INTEGRITY



Total Gaming Transaction Review testing approved for Gibraltar online gambling licenses



London, 16 May 2007 eCommerce and Online Gambling Regulation and Assurance (eCOGRA) has become one of the first organisations to be approved by the Minister responsible for Gambling of the Government of Gibraltar for purposes of testing and certifying the integrity of online gambling equipment and software used by Gibraltars licensees in compliance with the Gambling Act 2005.

The independent standards and player protection body announced this week that the Total Gaming Transaction Review, used for continuous monitoring and data analyses to assess accurate payout percentages and certify Random Number Generation fairness, has been extensively evaluated by the Gibraltar authorities before being accepted.

Earlier this year, eCOGRA appointed a high powered and professionally qualified specialist team with a cumulative total of 18 years experience to operate the TGTR process, providing the most comprehensive data verification service available to online gambling operators to date.

The service includes:

Onsite audits to ensure that software used by the online casinos and poker rooms is being developed, implemented and maintained in a manner representative of best practice standards;

Independent verification of the completeness and accuracy of all date
used in the calculation of the payout percentage and RNG reports;
Annual quality assurance reviews by leading audit firm KPMG on the
methodology and processes used to produce the payout percentage and
RNG reports; and
Reports in 14 different languages, including Chinese and Japanese.


eCOGRA CEO Andrew Beveridge said: We are delighted that a regulator of the calibre of the GRA has accepted this advanced process after intensive study. Our testing principles and methodologies have now been recognised by several other international jurisdictions concerned with protecting players through the professional and continuous testing of online casino and poker room operators. Over 130 tier one online casinos and poker rooms currently use our widely proved TGTR services. In addition we now have the added scrutiny of the leading audit firm KPMG through their annual quality assurance reviews, thus providing an unrivalled verification programme.


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Notes to editors

eCOGRA, the independent standards authority for the online gambling industry, is committed to protecting online casino and poker players around the world. The non-profit organisation addresses the most important issues to players: fast payouts, fair gaming, responsive and efficient service and responsible operator conduct.

eCOGRA provides an international framework of best operational and player practice requirements enforced through inspections, reviews, and continuous monitoring. To date, 115 sites comply with these requirements and have been awarded the coveted Play It Safe Seal that identifies to players the safest online gambling sites on the Web. For more information on how eCOGRA is constantly improving standards in online gaming for players everywhere, go to www.ecogra.org.

For all media queries or to arrange a briefing, please contact:

Stuart Hehir or David Hall

Chameleon PR, London

[email protected]/mailto:[email protected]

+44 (0)20 7680 5500
 

Casinomeister

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Done - but thanks for keeping everyone up to date though.
 
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