The Hellenic Gambling Commission (HGC) is the latest online gambling regulator to grant a suitability license to eCOGRA which approves the organisation’s provision of testing, inspection and certification services in Greece. This followed a thorough review of eCOGRA’s professional staff, technical capabilities and experience by the Greek regulator.
Commenting on the accreditation, eCOGRA Chief Technical Officer Bradley Khoury said: “Although the effort to fulfil the HGC’s requirements for a certifying body was significant, we were comfortably able to achieve this based on our independence, technical capabilities and the depth and experience of our professional staff and resources. We are looking forward to working with both new and existing clients and the Greek regulator in this exciting jurisdiction”.
eCOGRA Chief Executive Officer Shaun McCallaghan added his company meets all accreditation requirements for online gambling conformity assessment work in the Netherlands and is already assisting several prospective license applicants and suppliers with their certification needs.
“We remain committed to seeking timely accreditation and servicing our clients in each of the regulated markets where they choose to license their online gambling products,” he said.
eCOGRA acts as a regulatory audit partner to many of the industry’s leading multi-jurisdictional operators and providers such as bet365, Betsson, Betway, Entain, Kindred, Microgaming, NetEnt, Quickspin, Relax Gaming, Thunderkick and 888.
Founded in 2003 to establish and improve operational standards and player safety requirements in the online gambling space, eCOGRA has amassed a wealth of experience in implementing international best practice standards and requirements and ensuring these are maintained through regular review and monitoring.
eCOGRA acts as a regulatory audit partner to over 200 multi-jurisdictional operators, software providers and other relevant service providers in the online gambling industry. The independent testing laboratory is staffed by a team of professional auditors with Big 4 auditing firm experience, information security experts, test engineers and responsible gambling specialists.
eCOGRA is the first online gambling testing laboratory authorised to offer operators and service providers accredited ISO/IEC 27001 certifications for Information Security Management Systems (ISMS) and is the only laboratory able to provide Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) services. The company is an approved testing laboratory with several online gambling jurisdictions.
The organisation has been awarded the United Kingdom Accreditation Service’s (UKAS) ISO accreditation ISO/IEC 17025:2017: General Requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories for Great Britain, Denmark, Sweden and Switzerland. It also holds ISO/IEC 17021-1:2015 accreditation, which is a prerequisite for carrying out third-party ISO/IEC 27001 audits and accredited certifications of ISMS, together with UKAS accreditations for ISO/IEC 17020:2012 and ISO/IEC 17065:2012.