eCOGRA Gets the Nod from Asian Gaming Regulator

The Philippines-based Asian e-gaming regulator, Cagayan Economic Zone Authority through its Master Licensor, First Cagayan has accepted the global integrity and operational standards of eCOGRA.

First Cagayan President Albee Benitez signed off on the acceptance after several months of due diligence, during which the standards and outcomes-based testing methods used by eCOGRA in awarding the “Play It Safe” seal were closely studied by a team working under the direction of First Cagayan corporate legal counsel Katrina Nepomuceno.

“We are satisfied that the standards set by eCOGRA, and the inspection and monitoring systems that support these, comprehensively cover our requirements for safe, ethical and efficient online gaming operations,” Mr. Benitez said. “First Cagayan operates a competitive licensing program, cost-effective regulatory framework and disciplined operator and player protection policies, in a gaming jurisdiction that is safe and reliable.”

The agreement follows a similar acceptance of eCOGRA standards by the Malta regulator, Lotteries and Gaming Authority last month and one last year by the Kahnawake jurisdiction in Canada, covering hundreds of licensed brands.

Seventy-six leading online casino and poker room brands, belonging to some of the most well established and successful online gambling groups in the industry now carry the eCOGRA “Play It Safe” seal, which helps players identify Internet gambling venues that have voluntarily committed to independent, player protective regulation and continuous monitoring.

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