eCONGRA stands for eCommerce and Online Gaming Regulation and Assurance. In an attempt to oversee the gaming community, this is the first of its type to keep a watchful eye on casino operators by making sure that they maintain gaming standards and ensure quality for all players. eCOGRA is a self-governing, non profit group. Their purpose is to rate the independent operators in how they do in categories such as timely payments, security, fair gaming, straightforward promotions, responsible behavior.
eCOGRA advocates a list of standards that are regulated by an online gambling operator. If these standards are maintained then the online gaming site will be able to display the eCOGRA Seal and certificate on their gaming and promotional websites. This is similar to the Better Business Bureau’s seal of satisfaction.
For players…this adds up to one thing…protection…in the finest sense of the word. Players can play knowing that they are safe and so is their money! The Seal also guarantees all of your deposits too! The Seal stands for trustworthiness and integrity. Any gaming that is not endorsed with the Seal is a play at your own risk option.
For around the past 20 years the online gaming industry has been gaining success and expanding quickly. As with anything else, when a market explodes such as this one did along with it comes those that love nothing more than to steal players money and compromise any security. When this happened it made many players skeptical about the security of using online gaming. The skepticism caused a massive decline in numbers, hence the importance of an association such as eCOGRA. eCOGRA has been a great asset for the online gaming industry and because players feel safer the numbers have increased significantly for online casinos. eCOGRA is a watchdog force in the gaming community and has become one that signifies excellence and trustworthiness. Players who may have been reluctant to play online have now joined in the fun.
eCOGRA offers an arena for players to resolve disputes. When a situation arises that might need a third party resolution, eCOGRA will step in when necessary, often even offering legal representation. eCOGRA makes all complaints available annually.
eCOGRA consists of a board of some of the online gambling industry main players as well as others who are experienced in this niche.
There are more than 100 online casinos that are endorsed by eCONGA and bear the Seal.