eCOGRA and G4 Join Forces 

10 February 2005

eCOGRA formed an alliance with the Global Gambling Guidance Group (G4) to battle underage and problem gambling. The player protection body said today that, with the help of G4, it will seek to establish ‘cohesive and formal precautions against underage and problem gambling’.

'The top online casinos regulated by eCOGRA have all made in-house responsible gambling provision as part of their operational structures, and we will beef up this vital function through a partnership with the respected

and professional G4 organisation,' says Andrew Beveridge, CEO of eCOGRA.

eCOGRA will work with G4 to design a set of procedures that the body hopes will ‘set the global standard’ in responsible gaming and eCOGRA Seal casinos will be required adhere to these procedures as part of the Generally Accepted Practices (eGAP).

Top G4 executive, Pieter Remmers said: 'These 51 first rate Seal casinos represent a very significant share of the online casino gambling sector, and the real enforcement that is part of the eCOGRA system makes for effective application,' he says.

'Although we have other partnerships in process, this is the big one for us, because eCOGRA will offer brand recognition and allow us to contribute to their sites. It is the first step in getting their members to come aboard.

We have also held discussions with other groups, like the Interactive Gaming Council and certain large online poker networks, and those will continue to be our focus in the short term.'