Published on: 2020-09-22


Online sportsbook and casino operator joins a notable group

London 22 September 2020 – Stoiximan and Betano, two well-established online casino and sportsbook brands operated by Kaizen Gaming, have successfully achieved the stringent professional standards required to gain certification with the independent and internationally-approved testing organisation eCOGRA.

Announcing the successful certification, eCOGRA chief executive Shaun McCallaghan said that Greece-based Kaizen Gaming joins an outstanding group of online gambling operators that have demonstrated a practical commitment to higher standards of responsible conduct, fair gaming, integrity and player service through the awarding of eCOGRA’s Safe and Fair seal, which Stoiximan and Betano are now entitled to display on their websites.

“Our onsite review covering key elements of governance, information security, finance and gaming operations revealed an internal control environment that fully supports the underlying principles of eCOGRA’s Generally Accepted Practices (eGAP). We are particularly proud to have these deserving brands display the eCOGRA Safe and Fair seal,” McCallaghan said.

Mr. Panagiotis Skyrlas, Head of Information Security and Compliance for Kaizen Gaming, said that the certification initiative had been both informative and rewarding.

‘The achievement of eCOGRA’s Safe and Fair seal is a recognition of our commitment to be a global leader when it comes to safe and responsible gambling. One of our most important priorities is to provide responsible products to our customers,” he said.

About Kaizen Gaming

Kaizen Gaming is the leading GameTech company in Greece and one of the fastest growing in Europe, operating in Germany, Portugal, Romania, Brazil, Greece and Cyprus under its key brands Stoiximan and Betano, with more than 400,000 users in sports betting, virtual sports, casino and fantasy sports.

The company was started in Greece 2013 and has since then evolved to over 750 employees across all countries of operation. With a focus in cutting edge technology and people, Kaizen Gaming implements an extensive sports sponsorship program and a series of initiatives focusing in technology, safe entertainment and sports.

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Founded 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 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.

eCOGRA holds ISO/IEC 17021-1:2015 accreditation which is a prerequisite for carrying out third-party ISO/IEC 27001 audits and accredited certifications of Information Security Management Systems (ISMS).

For more information about eCOGRA’s testing and certification services, please visit