Scandals and the political talk of banning Internet gambling has led to the awareness of the need for greater internal controls. Actually the European Gaming and Betting Association has requirements for its member sites that are more stringent than even European Union requirements.
It is with this objective that PartyGaming poker rooms Party Casino, Party Poker and Empire Poker have applied for and obtained the “Safe and Fair” certification from eCommerce and Online Gaming Regulation and Assurance (eCOGRA). According to eCOGRA CEO Andrew Beveridge, “PartyGaming passed with flying colors”. This certification should increase traffic at the poker rooms. PartyGaming CEO Jim Ryan said, “PartyGaming is committed to responsible gaming and wants all of our players to play on our online sites for the right reason - to have fun and play within their means.”
eCOGRA certification is issues to sites that meet stringent quality control criteria in the areas of player protection, fair gaming and responsible conduct.