eCOGRA strengthens self-regulatory requirements

eCOGRA, the independent online gambling testing laboratory has announced the latest updates to its self-regulatory requirements.

The amendments to eCOGRA Generally Accepted Practices (eGAP) feature enhanced requirements in responsible gambling, customer due diligence and information security governance. The changes also include pertinent advertising and marketing requirements of the European Gambling and Betting Association’s Code of Conduct on Responsible Advertising for Online Gambling.

The review to eGAP has been made as part of a continuous improvement initiative to ensure the requirements keep pace with international developments and provide ongoing protection to players and value to other industry stakeholders.

Tex Rees, eCOGRA Executive Director said, “The updates are consistent with the requirements of EU jurisdictions and they complement the compliance initiatives that are already being undertaken by many of our seal holders.”

eGAP remains a very important part of the compliance activities of leading operators, suppliers and service providers. eCOGRA Chief Executive Officer Shaun McCallaghan commented that demand for the eGAP service offering has remained strong and industry organisations continue to see great value and benefit from the eGAP seals.  

eCOGRA currently accredits and closely monitors a significant number of tier one online gambling operations owned by some of the world’s most established and successful companies, including 32Red, 888, bet-at-home, Betsson, Betway, Casino Rewards, Fortune Lounge, GVC, NetEnt and Kindred.  

The eGAP requirements have a particular emphasis on fair and responsible gambling, and are validated through annual onsite reviews and continuous monitoring.