10 October 2018
London 10 October 2018 - eCOGRA, the independent testing laboratory, has announced it is ready to commence testing and certification of operators applying for online gambling licenses in Sweden. This follows the granting of the necessary scope extension to its ISO/IEC 17025:2005 accreditation by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) to include the relevant standards and technical requirements from Sweden Lotteriinspektionens.
eCOGRA will be further able to service its clients in this market by leveraging the fact that it is the only online gambling testing laboratory authorised to offer operators and software providers accredited ISO/IEC 27001 certifications for Information Security Management Systems (ISMS), by having an ISO/IEC 17021-1:2015.
Shaun McCallaghan, eCOGRA Chief Operating Officer, said "we are extremely pleased to be able to assist our existing clients, and potential new clients, to comply with the necessary testing and certification requirements in Sweden. It is encouraging that a significant number of the largest multi-jurisdictional operators and software providers have already committed to using our services in this market, which reflects the quality of the service we've provided for these clients in other complex licensing jurisdictions".
McCallaghan added that eCOGRA has also recently obtained testing laboratory approval from PAGCOR (Philippines) and in Jersey, and the company remains committed to servicing its clients in each of the regulated markets where they choose to license their online gambling products.
Founded fifteen years ago 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 100 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.
The company has been awarded the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) ISO approval ISO/IEC 17025:2005 : General Requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories for the United Kingdom, Sweden and Denmark, as well as ISO/IEC 17021-1:2015, which is a prerequisite for carrying out third-party ISO/IEC 27001 audits and accredited certifications of Information Security Management Systems (ISMS).