It is important to have an independent testing and standards agency like eCOGRA as it is unlikely that there will be a unified European Union approach to the regulation of the online gaming industry in the near future. At the moment all the different jurisdictions have various requirements and levels of compliance. eCOGRA tests and monitors almost 200 online gaming sites operated by the largest companies including Bwin, Microgaming, Unibet, Betclic and Party Gaming among others. Lists of eCOGRA accredited online casinos are available in online casino guides.
Having an organisation like eCOGRA helps the whole online gaming industry by raising and maintaining standards. As players visit gaming sites displaying the eCOGRA “Safe and Fair” seal in the knowledge that they can play securely it is hoped that other unsafe sites will gradually disappear due to a lack of clients.