eCOGRA Online Casino Information
eCOGRA is a testing agency which is based in London, England. This non-profit organisation monitors just about every aspect of the online gambling industry and it has been successfully auditing online casinos and other similar gambling portals, as well as software providers and their products, since as far back as 2003. The eCOGRA seal of approval has become synonymous with a more trustworthy online gambling industry. Wherever you see the eCOGRA logo, it means that the site has passed the eCOGRA compliancy checks.
eCOGRA has helped to standardise a framework of proper conduct which should be practiced by all gambling operators and it has also gained approval from the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) ISO. eCOGRA is now recognised it as a legitimate testing agency within several major licensing jurisdictions such as Alderney (a UK Channel island jurisdiction), the Isle of Man, Kahnawake (located in Canadian Mohawk Territory) and Gibraltar (which is a British Overseas Territory), as well as in Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom.
eCOGRA is basically there to help protect the players and to maintain that registered members are receiving the fair services which they are entitled to as players. The company continues to expand thanks to its very own in-house auditing expertise skills and there are now several eCOGRA approvals which currently exist. These accreditations include: eCOGRA Safe & Fair, eCOGRA Certified Software, eCOGRA Percentage Payout Report, eCOGRA Randomness Reviews, eCOGRA Affiliate Trust and eCOGRA Certified Live Dealer.
Not all online casinos today have the eCOGRA seal of approval because they are not required to bear the eCOGRA seal. Also, there have been a couple ‘rogue’ online casinos that have even been known to falsely bear the eCOGRA logo, without actually being accredited by the agency, so to find out exactly which gambling sites eCOGRA has approved you should visit www.ecogra.org. Their website contains an entire list of approved online casinos as well as approved online casino groups (such as The Palace Group or Vegas Partner Lounge for example), but you can also view eCOGRA’s approved poker rooms, approved sportsbooks and also approved mobile sites.