Operator demonstrates commitment to player protection, fairness and responsible conduct.
Swedish operator Betsson, one of the world’s largest gaming groups, is the latest operator to be awarded eCOGRA’s Safe and Fair Seal. The award of the seal is based on the achievement of the objectives of player protection, fair gambling and responsible operator conduct, and this followed a comprehensive onsite review by eCOGRA’s audit specialists to ensure compliance with the eCOGRA Generally Accepted (eGAP) Requirements.
The latest release of the eGAP Requirements considers the compliance requirements of various regulated markets and, where appropriate, encompasses the CEN Workshop Agreement 16259:2014 Responsible Remote Gambling Measures, the European Commission’s 2014 Recommendation for the common protection of consumers of online gambling services in the EU, the European Parliament’s Fourth European Union Anti-Money Laundering Directive, industry-relevant information security requirements as outlined in ISO/IEC 27001:2013 and privacy principles as outlined in the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
Jesper Svensson, Chief Executive Officer for Betsson Operations, said ‘Although we are subjected to rigorous compliance requirements in all of the regulated markets in which we are licensed to operate, the expert eGAP framework supplements and supports these regulatory objectives and requirements, enabling us to further demonstrate to players and other industry stakeholders our commitment to fair and responsible online gambling’.
eCOGRA Chief Executive Officer Shaun McCallaghan congratulated the new seal holder, noting the complete cooperation that the eCOGRA auditors had been given throughout the demanding process toward accreditation.
‘Our onsite review covering elements of corporate governance, legal compliance, financial controls, systems controls and operational controlsrevealed an exceptionally high regard for player protection and a noteworthy commitment to compliance. We are extremely proud to have an organisation of Betsson’s calibre and reputation displaying our Safe and Fair Seal on their site.’