February 18th, 2011 | Published in Security
One of the most sought after security approvals in the gaming industry is through eCOGRA. This gives online gaming sites and their suppliers a considerable amount of credibility as being robust and secure. Those companies that have not yet been approved submit their gaming operations to eCOGRA for inspection. The most recent Microgaming-powered casinos to be inspected and approved are Red Flush and Casino La Vida, both members of the Club Red Gaming group.
Since they are approved, both online gaming sites can display the “Safe and Fair” seal from eCOGRA. This seal places them in an elite status with only 143 other online casinos. This indicates these casinos have fulfilled the required standards during the inspection and during the time period of monitoring for further compliance. The eCOGRA assessment includes the following issues:
- Fair gaming standards
- Fair and timely payouts
- Efficient customer support
- Responsible gaming gauges
- Dispute resolution
Representatives from both casinos publicly announced how proud they are of their newest accomplishment and that they are delighted with being recognized for continuous integrity and compliant operating standards. The seal is the latest accomplishment for online gaming sites since they were first launched.
In 2008, Red Flush was presented with the Best New Online Casino Award courtesy of Casinomeister. In 2010, Casino La Vida was released and also received the Best New Online Casino Award only from Online Gaming Insider.
eCOGRA was founded in 2003 by opposing online casinos to improve operating standards and protect internet gambling players. Today, eCOGRA functions independently from its founders and does not receive any funding. For this reason, approvals granted by eCOGRA have acquired credibility.
eCOGRA operational standards apply not only to online casinos but also online poker rooms, sports betting, bingo halls, live dealer gaming, mobile casino gambling, software providers and affiliate programs. Basically the seal covers all companies in connection with online gambling. The seals are recognized by numerous international regulatory bodies like the European Gaming and Betting Association. However, the seal is mainly placed to appeal to players and potential customers.
Microgaming is one of the largest and most well-known software developers to have become eCOGRA certified. Therefore, being that Red Flush and Casino La Vida are Microgaming-powered, it was a bit easier for them to obtain this prestigious certification. With so few casinos on the certification list, acquiring this will drastically increase the number of players at a casino and thus multiply revenue.