Published on: 2020-11-19
Registration as a certifying laboratory in the City of Buenos Aires
London 19 November 2020 – Loteria de la ciudad de Buenos Aires (LOTBA) has officially registered eCOGRA as a certifying laboratory in the City of Buenos Aires following a stringent assessment of its technical capabilities and relevant industry experience. This adds to the growing list of Latin American jurisdictions where eCOGRA is approved to conduct certification activities.
Commenting on these approvals, eCOGRA Chief Technical Officer Bradley Khoury said that the LATAM markets are becoming increasingly important and strategic to eCOGRA’s clients as these territories move to regulate online gambling.
“eCOGRA currently employs more than 100 highly qualified and trained employees that look after the online gambling testing and certification requirements of its clients. As the prevalence of online gambling regulation continues, we remain committed to seeking timely accreditation in licensing jurisdictions that are important to our clients to ensure we can provide a complete solution for their certification needs,” he said.
eCOGRA clients include many of the industry’s leading operators and providers such as 888, bet365, Betsson, Betway, Danske Spil, GVC, Kindred, Microgaming, NetEnt, Quickspin, Relax Gaming and Thunderkick to name a few.
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 only online gambling testing laboratory authorised to offer operators and service providers accredited ISO/IEC 27001 certifications for Information Security Management Systems (ISMS) and 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.
For more information about eCOGRA’s testing and certification services, please visit www.ecogra.org.