Betsson Group Receives eCOGRA’s Safe and Fair Seal of Approval



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May 3, 2008
When players look for an online gambling site they can trust to put their hard-earned money at, they rely on eCOGRA’s seal of approval. If a gambling site holds the seal, they know it is a trustworthy site. Betsson Group has, as of recently, become an online gambling operator that belongs in that group of sites. The independent, internationally-recognized and accredited testing agency eCOGRA has tested and certified Betsson Group as a Safe and Fair gambling operator. The strict audit covered nine key areas of eGAP, which stands for eCOGRA’s Generally Accepted Practices.

The Audit and Certification Process

eCOGRA’s Safe and Fair Seal has been awarded to Betsson after a rigorous audit. It is based on the objective achievement of fair gambling, player protection and responsible operator conduct. The comprehensive on-site review by the auditors ensured compliance with eCOGRA’s eGAP requirements.

The eGAP Requirements include compliance with various regulated markets’ requirements, and where appropriate, includes the 2014 Recommendation by the European Commission for the common protection of consumers of online gambling services in the EU, the CEN Workshop Agreement 16259:2014 Responsible Remote Gambling Measures, the Fourth European Union Anti-Money Laundering Directive by the European Parliament, privacy principles as outlined in the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and industry-relevant information security requirements as outlined in ISO/IEC 27001:2013. eCOGRA is actually the only testing laboratory authorised to provide service providers and operators the accredited ISO/IEC 27001 certifications for Alternative Dispute Resolution services and ISMS (Information Security Management Systems) in several online gambling jurisdictions.

In fact, eCOGRA has been awarded by the UK’s Accreditation Service (UKAS) ISO/IEC 17025:2005 approval: General Requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories for Denmark, Sweden and Britain. In addition, it is approved for carrying out third-party ISO/IEC 27001 audits with the prerequisite ISO/IEC 17021-1:2015.

Betsson Group

Betsson Group, a company wholly owned by Betsson AB, is one of the world’s largest online gambling group consisting of more than 20 brands, among which,, CasinoEuro and which besides Casino and other games also offers Sportsbook.

Betsson Group is at the heart of the online entertainment for more than 5 decades. Its vision is to provide players with the best online gambling experience in the entire industry. They continuously listen to and learn from their customers and aim towards exceeding their expectations.

The ever-growing company, operating in a fast-paced industry, has more than 1,900 employees in 12 locations, employing more than 50 nationalities. The company, one of the largest in the iGaming industry, holds remote gambling licenses in twelve countries.

Being aware that entertainment is a huge business, they think deeply and move quickly in order to provide their customers immersive and engaging online gaming experience, provided via their up-to-the-minute tech, combined with agile methodology. This technology ensures that their systems meet the 200 transactions per second challenge the company is faced with. But most importantly, the company consists of a team of young, brilliant minds, crazy about gaming. They love what they do and they love working hard towards their goal. This is the perfect combination that contributes to the company’s success.

eCOGRA’s Statement

Shaun McCallaghan, Chief Executive Officer at eCOGRA congratulated Betsson, the new Safe and Fair Seal holder, noting that the group has given them complete cooperation during the demanding process toward accreditation. He stated that their on-site review that covered legal compliance, elements of corporate governance, system controls, financial and operational controls revealed a noteworthy commitment to compliance with the requirements and an exceptionally high consideration for player protection.

In addition, the CEO of eCOGRA noted that they are really proud to have their Safe and Fair Seal displayed on the site of an organisation of that reputation and calibre as that of Betsson.

Betsson Group’s Assurance

Even though Betsson Group is subjected to strict compliance requirements in all regulated markets they are licensed to operate in, this audit by eCOGRA is really significant for them, since the expert eGAP framework supports and supplements the abovementioned regulatory requirements and objectives, giving Betsson a chance to further demonstrate to their loyal players and other industry stakeholders their commitment to responsible and fair online gambling.
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