eCOGRA (eCommerce Online Gaming Regulation Assurance) and gaming charity GamCare have done well in developing and publicizing an International Responsible Gambling Code of Conduct for regulating online casinos and Internet betting sites. The legislation was first shown at the European Interactive Gaming Expo, and after that it was greatly supported by two more of the online gambling industry’s powerful groups – the Interactive Gaming Council and the European Gaming and Betting Association.
eCOGRA and GamCare together, by the means of the press, made public the main points on the regulation, as well as the need for universal regulation in a global online gaming industry which is developing all the time. This is great news for the online gambler, because the aim is to protect players and to promote responsible gambling practices by online casino operators. So if you are looking for good Internet slots bonuses or just for a free online poker game, these organizations are working for your interest and security.
Andrew Poole, who is the Managing Director of GamCare, said that he hopes that a global code will help the people involved in gambling make wiser decisions when it comes to choosing their online casino operator. What is more, gamblers will feel more confident knowing the operators act in the interest of players and carry out responsible, safe and fair practices. It can definitely be said that such fair operators are eCOGRA and GamCare.
With great experience in assessing and introducing online technologies, eCOGRA, GamCare, the Remote Gaming Association and other groups all agree that they start promoting a regulatory code which should work globally. The leading European gambling governments such as the UK, Malta, Isle of Man and Gibraltar are discussing the idea at the moment, and we’ll soon know more about the International Responsible Gambling Code of Conduct.
The recent trend has been for each country to work independently on its own gambling regulations, but it is in the interest of the consumer, like in any market, to also have global rules.