eCOGRA Announces Enhanced eGAP Upgrade

By Ben Hamill - September 03 2020
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eCOGRA Announces Enhanced eGAP Upgrade

eCOGRA, one of the world’s leading independent iGaming testing laboratories, recently announced having made certain upgrades and improvements to its so-called Generally Accepted Practices, or eGAP, for the purpose of strengthening even further those auditing and review processes associated with responsible gambling protocols.

The independent auditor on August 18 announced having introduced several enhancing changes and upgrades to its self-regulatory requirements. These, said the company, will improve compliance with those initiatives decided by the European Union and its individual jurisdictions – and with a specific focus on digital security, consumer protection by way of due diligence, and responsible gambling protocols in general.

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Updates Ensure Compliance

The recent enhancements, confirmed eCOGRA, furthermore take into account several changes outlined by the European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) in terms of improved advertising and marketing policies contained in said association’s Code of Conduct on Responsible Advertising for Online Gambling.

eCOGRA’s eGAP requirements and policies are constantly subjected to internal review so as to ensure ongoing compliance with those directives prescribed by the EU. It at the same time also endeavours to balance all processes in such a manner that licensed operators as well as players are able to equally benefit from those processes in an equal, fair, and compliant way. Adequate player-protections are part of a prioritised approach strictly adhered to by eCOGRA and its members.

The demand for eCOGRA certification remains as strong as ever before, said CEO Shaun McCallaghan at the time of the announcement, and the independent testing agency’s eGAP service is what stands central to that certification.

Trusted By Industry Leaders

Several reputable big-gaming brands make ongoing use of eGAP’s annual review and auditing processes. These include NetEnt, 32Red, Kindred, 888 Holdings, Casino Rewards, GVC Holdings, Fortune Lounge, and many more.

First established in 2003, eCOGRA has continuously expanded its services and scope of certification. The company is today one of the industry’s largest and most prominent independent auditors of all, and an eCOGRA seal one of its most trusted.

eCOGRA is currently the official independent auditing and certification partner to more than 200 online gambling operators the world over. In addition to online casino operators, the company also serves and certifies as compliant and trusted several big-name developers (casino games software providers), tech suppliers, casino platform providers, virtual sports betting providers, and more. Those working in the company itself include testing engineers, cyber-security specialists, responsible gaming experts, and legal-compliance officers.

Bearing an eCOGRA seal of certification is considered a valuable and trustworthy asset.

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