• eCOGRA Approved by Portuguese Regulator for Testing

    08 October 2015

    Portugal online gambling

    eCOGRA is known for being one of the most important independent entities in all of online gambling. Right now, their Safe & Fair Seal is considered to be the single most-important certification that an online gambling site could have. Portugal's new regulator SRIJ has recognized this, and now they've made a deal where they will be using eCOGRA as a testing company. This is a great deal that will definitely help the industry as a whole in Portugal.

    What eCOGRA Will Be Doing

    eCOGRA's role in the Portuguese operations will be as follows. First, they will be certifying all types of technical systems for gambling operations. This includes giving approval (or not) of the operations in terms of compliance to Portuguese regulations, and they will be certifying these companies on a regular basis to make sure that they are staying within the correct bounds in different areas. Because eCOGRA has been doing this type of thing since 2003, they have more experience than any other independent entity, and they're widely regarded as the most trustworthy.

    The Greater Good

    Something that's really important to realize about this is that it takes things one step closer towards having international standards. One of the biggest problems right now is that different countries have different laws and regulations when it comes to online gambling. If they were to all use the standards of an independent certification body like eCOGRA, then that would make things much easier on everyone. It would also help to make sure that uniform standards are seen in different countries, and this would make it much easier for bigger operators to offer their services to players from all over the globe.

    Future of Portuguese Online Gambling

    The inclusion of eCOGRA into the fold is only going to help online gambling in the country. The standards that they have set in the industry with their team of more than 50 employees are really hard to match because they are high-quality and consistent in what they do. Their regulator SRIJ has shown that they're looking for the best when it comes to their certification, and they haven't settled for less than that. This shows that their industry has promise in the future because they aren't going to take shortcuts, and they are going to take the policing of the industry seriously.

    Related News

    • 05 November 2015

      Portuguese Online Gambling Licenses Coming in 2016

      Regulation for the online gambling industry has been sweeping over Europe, and we're seeing the results of that once again in Portugal. They have finally set up their own regulatory structure, but much to the dismay of some players, licenses will not be issued until the beginning of 2016. Even though players will have to wait a couple more months, this is a great sign that they're taking things seriously. The Nature of European Regulation

      Read full article
    • 22 July 2015

      Betway to Innovate with Pub Ads on Screach Platform

      Being able to target key demographics is a major part of what can make an online gambling brand successful. Advertising is great, but if you're not advertising to the people who want to use your product, then it's not very useful. Betway has found a way to get into a lot of pubs where their potential customers are waiting, and that's with an exclusive advertising deal that has been made with the Screach platform. What is Screach?

      Read full article
    • 29 March 2011

      eCogra Under New Management

      For those who may not know, eCogra is a company set up by 3 online gaming software companies to help players who gamble online and to also test software program’s used by online casino to ensure there integrity. Microgaming, 888 and Bwin are the three major owners of the eCogra and have always claimed fairness in their audits and approvals of all online gambling sites.

      Read full article