Power behind PokerNetwork gains membership of the international regulator eCOGRA
Tuesday 31st May 2005
Ongame powers PokerNetwork which hosts many poker operators including PokerRoom.com servicing some 4 million and rising online poker players, and the successful accreditation of the software opens the way for these companies to apply for the eCOGRA seal, conditional on meeting the standards required.
The Swedish provider now joins a global regulatory framework within which 55 online casinos powered by Microgaming and Casino on Net operate, handling over fifty percent of the online casino gambling market.
“This is the first application of independent regulations to elements within the online poker industry,” said eCOGRA CEO Andrew Beveridge. “Ongame is a welcome addition to eCOGRA. Our compliance committee were extremely impressed with their professional approach to corporate governance and responsible gaming.”
“This is the culmination of tough, detailed on-site inspections and probity checks for Ongame, but we believe it is an important step forward for our poker rooms and the industry as a whole,” said Patrik Selin, CEO of Ongame.