Published on: 2022-08-15
Testing lab itself subjected to extensive checks prior to achieving authorisation
London 30 August 2022 – The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) has acknowledged eCOGRA’s suitability as a Private Testing and Certification Facility (PTCF) authorising the independent testing laboratory to provide a full suite of regulatory certifications to online gambling operators and suppliers.
eCOGRA is the first laboratory headquartered outside of the US to be assessed as fit by the PGCB after undergoing rigorous probity and technical capability checks.
Commenting on the authorisation, eCOGRA Chief Technical Officer Bradley Khoury said that it was the end product of close liaison and hard work by his professional staff and the licensing authority, and was achieved after a stringent review of the eCOGRA systems and professional capabilities by the regulator’s Gaming Laboratory Operations.
Shaun McCallaghan, eCOGRA Chief Executiveadded that the recognition by the highly respected PGCB is integral to the expansion plans of eCOGRA in the US, and this achievement is a significant step forward. We express our gratitude to the PGCB, and our loyal and competent staff.
“We remain committed to expanding our service offering to other States and jurisdictions that are important to our clients. Earlier this year, eCOGRA also secured a license in Colorado, adding to our growing list of jurisdictional approvals.” he said.
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.
It 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 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.
For more information about eCOGRA’s testing and certification services, please visit www.ecogra.org.