• eCOGRA Seals Suspension

    19 February 2008

    eCogra’s Compliance and Advisory Services recently did an onsite review of these casinos, which was part of a normal seal renewal process.

    These revealed a failure to comply with eCOGRA’s Generally Accepted Practices. So they decided to suspend the seals pending investigation of the following sites:

    www.challengecasino.com- Challenge
    www.goldenreefcasino.com- Golden Reef
    www.ibigcasino.com- I Big Casino
    www.musichallcasino.com- Music Hall
    www.nostalgiacasino.com- Nostalgia
    www.ukcasinoclub.com- UK Casino Club

    These Casinos’s Management has been advised of this action, and was asked to comment on the findings. There will be more information once these investigations are concluded.

    To read more on this and about eCOGRA : www.ecogra.org

    eCOGRA and GamCare Gambling Seminar

    eCOGRA will be hosting the next training course in London, March 19th of this year. Accredited companies and other firms under review all over the globe have committed to the expense of sending managers to attend.

    This will be a two day course. Speaking will be a senior director of eCOGRA and Chief Inspector of the UK Gaming Board, Bill Galston OBE. After that will be a detailed tuition session on the clinical and social aspects on the problem, and underage gambling, given by expert professional speakers from GamCare.

    The program is designed to cover all aspects of responsible gambling awareness and implementation to identify problem gamblers, with main concern on player protection.
    The managers there will be taught on how to best ensure and trained to deal with responsible gambling issues, to see that marketing initiatives are in complainace with the Responsible Gambling Code.

    On their return these managers will train their staff on these measures.

    Tex Rees, eCOGRA’s Fair Gaming Advocate. Stated: “Our previous courses have been well received as valuable guidance in complying with best practice standards for combating problem and underage gambling.The next course has combined the expert professional knowledge of GamCare counsellors with the growing practical experience of top online gambling operators to produce what we believe is an effective and useful approach to a key industry problem.”

    To read more on this and eCOGRA: www.ecogra.org.