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What Is eCOGRA?

In the gambling industry, everybody knows this organization. 

eCOGRA (e-Commerce Online Gambling Regulation and Assurance) is a non-profit organization established to protect players and maintain standards in the online gaming industry with an emphasis on a fair and responsible approach.

It was founded in 2002 by the initiative of Microgaming and, but later it became completely independent, which is a prerequisite for this kind of activity. The headquarters of the organization are in London, UK.

Currently, eCOGRA cooperates with leading software producers and the largest operators of online gambling. The eCOGRA certification confirmed the highest reliability, professional approach, and exceptional quality for many years.

The main task of eCOGRA is to establish specific reliability criteria and then conduct inspections of gambling websites for compliance with these criteria.

If the casino meets the requirements, it gets the seal of" Safe&Fair" approval from the organization. It means that players can visit this place without fear of being cheated. ECOGRA also solves disputes between the players and casinos holding its certificates.

The organization ensures the following:

  • that players receive their payment and bonuses in time;
  • that casinos provide the confidentiality of personal information;
  • that operators do not violate the rules.

eCOGRA confirms that the casino does not deceive players with the software. The RNG must work properly, producing unexpected results and determining the winning numbers on the roulette or slots by spinning the reels. They also check the casino's stability, regular data backups, etc.

eCOGRA is well aware that online casinos may be used for money laundering. However, the organization requires that gambling clubs confirm their lack of such practices.

On the official website, you can find details on all players' rights and responsibilities and get advice.

eCOGRA Casino Inspection Reports

After checking the casino, it publishes reports in the corresponding section of the casino. There are three types of them.

  1. The first is a certificate confirming the casino's integrity, reliability, and security.
  2. The second set of documents is related to the random number generators in different games and issued separately for blackjack, video poker, and roulette. In six months, eCOGRA analyzes the results of games and gives an opinion on whether they are accidental. The certificate guarantees the proper working RNG and is valid for six months.
  3. The third report is the most important and valuable for players because it shows the percentage of payments. It is published monthly and displays the average pay-off for games in different categories. The data is presented in the following categories: all games, slot machines, table games, and poker games.

All players, random casino visitors, and professionals can study the test data of eCOGRA. At least to be sure you are playing in an honest casino.

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