eCOGRA Accreditation to Net Entertainment

21 October 2008

Congratulations to Net Entertainment for receiving the eCOGRA seal of approval!!

London, 21 October 2008 – One of the online gambling industry’s top software developers, Net Entertainment, has been accredited by the player protection and standards body eCOGRA following a range of comprehensive software, probity and operating systems inspections by independent auditors.

eCOGRA independent directors on the Seals Compliance Committee found the Swedish company to be compliant with eCOGRA’s best practice standards applicable to software suppliers.

The audit confirms that the development, implementation and maintenance of the Net Entertainment software is representative of industry best practice standards, opening the way for Net Entertainment licensees of the firm’s popular CasinoModule™ management and operating system to apply for the eCOGRA Safe and Fair online casino seal.

Since 2003, the seal has become synonymous with tier one levels of fair and responsible gaming, professional conduct and high operating standards when displayed on an online gambling website.

The first Net Entertainment licensees have already been successful in achieving individual Safe and Fair accreditations after undergoing extensive inspection and monitoring, and include the major European companies Unibet (http://www.unibet.com/), Digibet (http://www.digibet.com/) and Casino Room (http://www.casinoroom.com/). Other licensees are currently undergoing the accreditation process.

Congratulating both Net Entertainment and its licensees, eCOGRA CEO Andrew Beveridge said that there was increasing demand from software developers for his organisation’s testing and monitoring services.

“With a further 20 leading suppliers now also approved or currently undergoing eGAP reviews, this shows eCOGRA has become accepted as the industry’s pre-eminent standards setting authority operating wholly independent of any particular supplier or operator but in the best interests of player assurance,” he said.

Net Entertainment CEO Johan Ohman applauded his management team on achieving accreditation: “Meeting high standards in a tough inspection regime like this says much for the commitment and dedication of all involved, and is an important milestone in operational excellence and player protection for the company,” he said.

About Net Entertainment:
Listed in Stockholm, Net Entertainment is a leading B2B provider in the online gambling industry. The company develops quality gaming software, which is licensed to an international customer base currently made up of over 60 different companies, such as Unibet, Gamebookers, PokerRoom and Entraction. Licensees are offered tailored solutions, customer service and support. The company was founded in 1996. For more information please visit http://www.netent.com/.

About eCOGRA:
eCOGRA is a non-profit, London-based organisation that sets online casino and poker standards and provides an international framework for best operational and player protection practice requirements, with particular emphasis on fair and responsible gambling. These requirements are enforced through inspections and reviews, and continuous monitoring.
Companies that have achieved accreditation with eCOGRA are entitled to bear the organisation’s Safe and Fair seal, indicating to players everywhere that all operational systems and games are fair and continuously monitored to consistently high standards. There are currently 126 tier one companies bearing the seal.

Accreditation remains open to all software companies and their operators. For more information, visit http://www.ecogra.org/.

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