Published on: 2024-01-29
eCOGRA, the globally renowned Independent Testing Laboratory specialising in the testing, inspection and certification of online gambling software and systems, is proud to announce the opening of its new office in Denver, Colorado, marking a significant milestone in their expansion into the United States. This strategic move is further strengthened by the appointment of Daniel Remmes as the US-based Director of Compliance.
Founded in 2003, eCOGRA has become synonymous with integrity, reliability, and excellence in the field of independent testing. In 2022, eCOGRA gained distinction when they became the first non-American test lab to be authorised to offer testing, inspection and certification services in the United States. It now boasts jurisdictional approvals in over 37 global markets, including the six states in North America and growing. The decision to expand into the United States follows the increasing demand for eCOGRA’s services in the region, particularly given the rapid growth of the iGaming industry in North America.
The new Colorado office will serve as a hub for eCOGRA’s operations in the United States, supporting clients with a range of services including software testing, RNG (Random Number Generator) evaluations, cybersecurity assessments, and regulatory compliance reviews. This expansion reflects eCOGRA’s commitment to ensuring safe and fair online gaming practices for both players and operators across the globe.
Daniel Remmes, the newly appointed Director of Compliance for the US, brings a wealth of experience to the role. With over a decade of experience in iGaming regulation and compliance, Mr. Remmes has worked with several prominent gaming operators and regulatory bodies. His expertise will be instrumental in guiding eCOGRA’s US operations and ensuring that the company’s high standards of consumer protection and regulatory compliance are maintained.
“I’m thrilled to begin this new role with eCOGRA and to seize the opportunity to work with our talented team. eCOGRA is recognised as a leading internationally accredited testing agency, with specialisation in the certification of online gambling software and systems; specific to the company’s expansion of business in the U.S market, I look forward to leveraging my decade of iGaming compliance experience to ensure all regulatory matters and customer initiatives are treated with the utmost importance.”
“We are thrilled to be expanding our operations in the United States and believe that our presence in Colorado will play a pivotal role in our growth,” said Shaun McCallaghan, CEO of eCOGRA. “Daniel Remmes is an outstanding addition to our team. His extensive experience and knowledge of the U.S online gambling market will be invaluable as we navigate this exciting chapter.”
eCOGRA’s expansion into the United States is a testament to the company’s ongoing commitment to promoting integrity and best practices in the online gambling industry. With its new office and expert team, eCOGRA is well-positioned to offer its world-class services to a wider range of clients and continue its mission of ensuring fair and responsible gambling.
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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.