CEREUS Receives eCOGRA Certification


The CEREUS Poker Network, which includes UB and Absolute Poker, received an endorsement from one of the leading online gaming regulatory bodies Tuesday.

The e-Commerce Online Gaming Regulation and Assurance (eCOGRA) organization announced that CEREUS passed the requirements for its Certified Software accreditation seal.

Absolute Poker and UB Poker were both mired in cheating scandals that came to light in 2007 and 2008 and initially cost players millions of dollars. The money was eventually returned to the players after a series of investigations.

 “Doing everything possible to reassure the poker community that our operation and software are completely safe and secure is a priority for us,” said Tokwiro CEO Paul Legget. “This is why we decided to work with eCOGRA and apply for the Certified Software accreditation seal.”

eCOGRA was established as a non-profit organization by Microgaming and 888.com and has since become one of the most respected regulatory bodies in the online gaming world, reviewing over 150 sites including industry leaders like PartyPoker and bwin.

According to eCOGRA representatives, the CEREUS Poker Network was very open in the rigorous inspection process.

“CEREUS management’s complete cooperation and commitment to an in-depth inspection and monitoring process involving the network’s transaction records and its software has been remarkable,” said eCOGRA chief executive Andrew Beveridge.

“Going forward, we are confident that the network’s adherence to our standards and best business practice requirements will prevent any reoccurrence of the unfortunate incidents of the past.”

The on-site review encompassed every aspect of CEREUS software development activities was conducted earlier this year by professional eCOGRA auditing and technical staff.

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