The Kahnawake Gaming Commission, the gambling jurisdiction based in Canada, which licenses and regulates online gambling sites, has approached the industry watchdog group, eCOGRA to oversee its new compliance program. Over 50 of the KGC’s licensees will be subject to a thorough investigation by eCOGRA to ensure that they meet high-quality standards. eCOGRA investigators will be reviewing issues relating to fair gaming, responsible gambling, customer protection and random games. eCOGRA is a leader in the field of watchdog services to the world of online gaming. It has a highly respected procedure for certification that it puts every candidate through. The certification is also ongoing and applicants have to continuously be reviewed to maintain their status of approval with eCOGRA.
“The KGC and its licensees have demonstrated a great determination to achieve best practice standards, and we respect the commitment that has so far been shown,” said the CEO of eCOGRA, Andrew Beveridge. “We look forward to the considerable task ahead and have almost completed 4 initial test reviews that have generated enthusiastic feedback from the operators concerned. The most important aspect of this program is that players will be safer, and that can only be to the credit of the industry.” Having the eCOGRA seal of approval is a big deal in the world of online gaming. The internet is anonymous and that can open the door for many problems and put players in danger of fraud and theft. Inparticular in recent years more and more companies have threatened the online safety of gamers. The reason is because of the huge growth in the industry. One of the biggest problems is identity theft. Players have to enter personal information into the website they choose to open their account. That person has to enter their name, address, and funding account. In the wrong hands, that information is used to withdraw funds. Due to the nature of the internet, companies can close down and the player has no legal recourse. Their money is gone. Organizaitons like eCOGRA are working hard to thwart these practices and make it more difficult for thieves to take advantage of online gamers.