One of the Internet gambling industry's most respected pioneer software companies, Boss Media, was this week awarded the eCOGRA software certification following a rigorous on-site review.
The firm, which is now part of the GTechG2 group along with sister companies Finsoft, Dynamite Idea and St Minver, was started in 1996 by entrepreneur Joel Wikell in Växjö, Sweden and historically has experience in both the operational and software provider sectors, although it is now focused on the latter.
Boss Media operates the International Poker Network and numbers some of the industry's top companies among its software licensees, including Bwin, Sportingbet, Svenskaspel and Bet-At-Home. Several of its licensees are members of the influential European Betting and Gaming Association, with which eCOGRA has strong professional ties.
The eCOGRA review was conducted by compliance manager Bradley Khoury, a Chartered Accountant and Information Systems Auditor, who travelled to Växjö to carry out a comprehensive review of systems and software over several days in order to test for compliance with the industry best practice standards required by eCOGRA's eGAP regime.
The software supplier standards focus on the internal controls governing the development environment in order to ensure the software is implemented, maintained and continuously operated in a safe, secure and reliable manner.
Commenting on the review of Boss Media's online casino and poker software, Khoury said that he had received full cooperation from Process Manager Tom Svalaklev and his department.
“The Boss Media staff members were exceptionally cooperative and well organised during the on-site review,” said Khoury. “The requirements of our follow up review were excellently structured and quickly resolved in a highly professional manner.”
Andrew Beveridge, chief executive officer of eCOGRA, said that the Boss Media review had gone exceptionally well and applauded the company on its achievement of certification.
“This is a highly respected industry company that has been active in the business for over a decade, and the process efficiencies and very high software quality reflect that,” he said. “On behalf of eCOGRA's Independent Directors I congratulate Boss Media and its employees on a very professional effort.”
Boss Media CEO Johan Berg said that the company has always been committed to the highest possible quality in both products and operational conduct.
“Our achievement in meeting eCOGRA's demanding software certification standards reaffirms that commitment and provides us with a useful and internationally accepted benchmark against which we can measure our performance,” he said.