eCOGRA to Oversee Kahnawake Compliance SystemPublished January 29, 2010 by OCR Editor
Up to 55 online gambling operators have agreed to be overseen by the new compliance system.
Independent player protection organization eCOGRA has been appointed to oversee a new compliance program for the Canada-based Kahnawake Gaming Commission, it was announced Monday.
The commission, which is based in the Mohawk Territory of Kahnawake just outside Montreal, launched the compliance program to inspect and monitor up to 55 online gambling operators it licenses.
Announcing the agreement, commission chairman Dean Montour said he was pleased that the licensees had shown such a strong commitment to the compliance system, which he added exceeded international best practice standards.
Montour also praised eCOGRA, saying: "The KGC has a long-standing working relationship with eCOGRA and is confident in eCOGRA's ability to effectively implement the Continuous Compliance Program while ensuring that all information received from operators is held in the strictest confidence."
London-based eCOGRA currently reviews more than 140 gaming websites and their associated software suppliers and operators. The organization is staffed mostly by chartered accountants from the world's biggest audit firms.