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eCOGRA Valued By Online Player Community.The online casinos industry has found an answer to some of its problems. eCOGRA (eCommerce and Online Gaming Regulation and Assurance) and other such watchdog sites give the online casino industry extra backing and validation. The online casino industry has much to prove when it comes to reputability and honesty. Unfortunately this is simply an image that the conservatives in political and religious life have painted for the online casino industry. While it is 99% incorrect, the entire industry needs to prove itself on a continuous basis to ensure that people continue to use and trust those online casino sites that are indeed reputable and honest.
It is for this reason that watchdog sites such as eCOGRA and others have become the answer to the online casino prayers. eCOGRA is an independent organization that monitors and checks out the activities of online casinos. If an online casino wishes to apply to receive a eCOGRA certification - the "Play It Safe" seal, it has to undergo a series of strict tests and its entire operating system needs to be examined. If the online casino sites are found to be operating correctly with no questions of meddling, offering good customer support etc, then a certificate of approval is provided.
Online casinos that have received this certificate possess an additional tool to prove to new players, critics, conservatives and competitors that they have proof that they have been approved by an external and independent body that has no vested interest in labeling the online casinos as honest. Honesty is a much sought-after title in the online casinos world and eCOGRA helps claim this title.
Source: USA Casino
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