Published on: 2023-01-05
eCOGRA, the internationally renowned independent testing lab are proud to announce that as part of their plans to expand into the United States they have just been authorised by Executive Director Orders to offer certification services as an independent testing laboratory (ITL) in Michigan.
Having completed extensive rigorous checks with the Michigan Gaming Control Board (MGCB) they have now been acknowledged as a suitable ITL. This means that in addition to the authorisation received last year from Pennsylvania, eCOGRA can now offer a full suite of regulatory certifications to online gambling operators and suppliers in these states. eCOGRA also holds minor vendor licenses in Colorado and New Jersey, allowing them to offer third party cybersecurity testing and certification.
The MGCB’s mission is to ensure the conduct of fair and honest gaming to protect the interests of the citizens of the state of Michigan and so the regulatory review process was in-depth and comprehensive. eCOGRA is the first laboratory headquartered outside of the US to be assessed as fit by the MGCB after undergoing rigorous probity and technical capability checks.
Shaun McCallaghan, eCOGRA Chief Executive Officer added “We are committed to expanding our service offering to new jurisdictions that are important to our clients and will continue pursuing approvals where our services are required, being the preferred ITL. Authorisation to operate in Michigan by the highly respected MGCB is a significant achievement and step forward for eCOGRA.”
This latest authorisation to offer certification services in Michigan brings eCOGRA’s total jurisdictions to 34 across 4 continents. These can be viewed on their website https://ecogra.org/about-us/jurisdictional-approvals. eCOGRA remain committed to servicing their clients in each of the regulated markets where they choose to license their online gambling products. eCOGRA have never had any of their accreditations suspended or revoked, or any application for approval by a jurisdictional regulator rejected.
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.