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PartyGaming Brands Achieves eCOGRA Accreditation And Receives 'Safe and Fair' Seal.

party gaming brands PartyGaming, the world's leading listed online gaming company known with once most popular roker room Party Poker, is proud to announce that 3 of its major gaming sites have passed the stringent eCOGRA accreditation, testing and inspection regime for online casinos and internet poker rooms.

Commenting on the awards, Andrew Beveridge, CEO of eCOGRA, UK-based independent player protection and gaming standards organisation said: "After extensive testing and inspection by the eCOGRA professional compliance team, PartyGaming passed with flying colours. Our independent directors have awarded the revocable "Safe and Fair" seal (former name "Play It Safe"), and are satisfied that PartyCasino, PartyPoker and EmpirePoker meet the required standards for responsible gambling, online player protection, management and fiscal integrity and operational best practice."

PartyGaming is a member of the European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA), for whose best practice standards eCOGRA provides assessment services and shares common goals in securing the highest standards of operational and regulatory compliance.

Welcoming the announcement, PartyGaming's CEO Jim Ryan said: "PartyGaming is committed to responsible gaming and want all of our players to play on our online sites for the right reason - to have fun and play within their means. These new seals show our sites provide our players with a very high level of protection backed by our EGBA membership and eCOGRA accreditation."

"The eCOGRA standards are focused on providing player assurances in the areas of fair gaming, player protection and responsible operator behaviour and the EGBA standards take this level of commitment further and include standards which allow us, as a member, to demonstrate that we are on a par with, or exceed, the standards required by leading licensing jurisdictions and state monopolies around the globe."

About PartyGaming
PartyGaming Plc is the world's leading listed online gaming company. The Group offers a variety of games through an integrated Party-branded platform and through a number of secondary gaming and betting brands. Founded in 1997, the Group is a constituent of the FTSE 250 share index with its shares listed on The London Stock Exchange under the ticker: PRTY. PartyGaming is regulated and licensed by the Government of Gibraltar and by the Alderney Gambling Control Commission and is certified by GamCare as a responsible gaming operator. For more information, please visit website.

About eCOGRA
eCOGRA is a non-profit London-based organisation that sets online gambling standards and provides an international framework for best operational and player protection practice requirements, with particular emphasis on fair and responsible gambling. These are enforced through inspections and reviews, and continuous monitoring of operators' activity.

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, safe and continuously monitored to consistently high standards. Accreditation remains open to all gaming software companies and their operators.

Source: eCOGRA

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