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6 Online Casinos Have Lost Their eCOGRA "Play It Safe" Seals.

ecogra An onsite review was recently conducted by eCOGRA's Compliance and Advisory Services staff at the casino operations for the following online casinos as part of a normal seal renewal process:

Challenge Casino (
Golden Reef Casino (
I Big Casino (
Music Hall Casino (
Nostalgia Casino (
UK Casino Club (

The audit revealed failures in compliance with eCOGRA's Generally Accepted Practices. It has therefore been decided to suspend these seals pending further investigation.

The Management of these Internet casinos have been advised of this action and requested to comment on the findings of the audit review. Further information will be provided once these investigations are concluded.

It should further be noted that the operations applicable to Arctic Poker ( did not form part of the eCOGRA review, and therefore the seal for this site has been revoked, as the time by which it should have been reviewed has expired.

About eCOGRA
eCOGRA sets online gambling standards and provides an international framework for best operational and player protection practice requirements. These 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 continuously monitored to consistently high standards.

eCOGRA's independent directors determine which operators qualify for the seal. These directors are Bill Galston, OBE, retired Chief Inspector for the Gaming Board of Great Britain; Bill Henbrey, former head of gaming services at leading international accounting firm BDO; Frank Catania, former Assistant Attorney General and Director of New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement; as well as Michael Hirst, OBE, a former board member of Ladbroke Group Plc, and formerly Chairman and CEO of Hilton International. Accreditation remains open to all software companies and their operators. You may lear more about eCOGRA and see the full list of accredited online casinos and poker rooms here.

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