A joint press release was recently issued by eCOGRA and GamCare, detailing the provisions of the draft, as well as reinforcing the need for universal regulation in an increasingly expanding global online gaming industry. This is great news for the online gambler, since the main interest of such a governing code is to protect players and promote responsible gambling practices by online casino operators.
Andrew Poole, who is the Managing Director of GamCare, said his hopes are that an international code will give help the general online gambling community make more educated decisions in regards to choosing their online gambling host, as well as a greater sense of confidence knowing licensed operators are acting in the interests of players and implementing responsible, safe and fair practices. This is precisely what both eCOGRA and GamCare have each done on their own - and quite successfully, I might add.
With valuable experience gauging and implementing online technologies and operator compliance under their belts, eCOGRA, GamCare, the Remote Gaming Association and others all agree it is nigh time to begin promoting a regulatory code with international reach. The idea is currently being discussed with leading European regulatory jurisdictions, such as the UK, Malta, Isle of Man and Gibraltar, and we'll soon enough know more about the development of the highly favored International Responsible Gambling Code of Conduct.