«Casinos in Bulgaria Will Be Regulated by eCOGRA
eCogra, an independent company responsible for testing and monitoring of online gaming, has recently been represented by the Bulgarian State Commission regulating gambling as a state testing laboratory for newly opened online casinos, totalizators, poker operators and other games that intend to integrate in the Bulgarian gambling market.
The state commission regulating gambling in Bulgaria considered and fully met eCogra strict requirements applied to online operators and their service. When the Bulgarian government softened its measures and decreased the percentage of tax from 15% on net profit received by operators up to 20% on gross revenue there were numerous cases when operators having low quality content (that did not meet the requirements) started actively appearing in the market of online entertainment. In order to avoid negative consequences related to the activities of online operators the State committee initiated the search for a special structure.
From now on in order to become a member of the Bulgarian online gabling industry operators will have to be tested by eCogra. The specialists of the company will analyze the structure of the content. The results of the testing will help to decide if the casino site meets all requirements.
January 21, 2014 eCogra Company officially became a third party helping the state and operators of online entertainment in legalizing their sites. eCogra Company is responsible for carrying out all necessary testing of software and equipment owned by the operator.eCogra, an institution carrying out technical control, was by no means a random choice. The specialists of the company are fully equipped and trained. The firm is certified (standard ISO/IEC 17025) which proves the company’s competence and skills in the matter.
Tex Rees, the head of British company eCogra reported that their experience in partnership with the world’s largest representatives of the online gaming community proves their full responsibility and understanding of their mission. This logically explains why the Bulgarian government put trust in eCogra as well. The company’s task has always been to improve the quality of services provided by online gaming operators. Rees also said that the industry of online gaming is constantly transforming which inevitably binds the company to make amendments to their requirements. Their ultimate goal is to make the entertainment industry as trustworthy, reliable and clear as possible.
More than 200 largest and most successful online gaming websites are accredited and regulated by eCogra, an independent testing company based in London. Its team consists of the best professional auditors and programmers specializing in information systems focusing on the market of online casinos and network gaming.