eCOGRA secures testing rights for Colombia & Argentina

Shaun McCallaghan – eCOGRA

Industry player protection, safety and standards agency eCOGRA has advanced its South American profile, confirming that it has been approved as an ‘independent testing authority’ by Colombian and Argentine regulators.

Updating the market, Colombian regulator Coljuegos has certified eCOGRA as an ‘independent testing platform’, which will be allowed to service player safety provisions for Colombia’s fast-growth regulated online gambling marketplace.

In addition, eCOGRA governance confirms that its player safety services have been granted approval by the newly established Argentine Provincial Institute of Lottery and Casinos (IPLyC), as the regulator moves to establish Buenos Aires first regulated online gambling framework.

Expanding eCOGRA’s South American footprint, Shaun McCallaghan  Chief Executive, detailed that the Coljuegos and IPLyC approvals highlighted the importance of delivering effective ‘self-regulation’ tools for developing market stakeholders.

“Latin America is increasingly becoming an important strategic market to our clients as more countries in this region move to regulate and European markets start to mature,” McCallaghan said.

Founded 2003 to establish and improve operational standards and player safety requirements, eCOGRA acts as a regulatory audit partner to over 100 multi-jurisdictional incumbents including GVC Holdings, SBTech, Kindred Group, Scientific Games, NetEnt and Betsson AB.

Moving forward, McCallaghan details that eCOGRA will continue to work of developing close liaisons and with diverse licensing authorities, as industry leaders look to fulfil global gaming directives.

“eCOGRA currently employs almost 100 highly qualified and fully trained employees who are focused on the online gambling compliance requirements of its clients. We continue to seek accreditation in licensing jurisdictions that are important to our clients to ensure that they are properly reviewed and appropriately certified in their target markets.” McCallaghan adds.

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