Royal Vegas Poker receives eCOGRA seal

Royal Vegas Poker has been awarded a coveted "Play it Safe" seal by eCommerce and Online Gaming Regulation and Assurance (eCOGRA), an international organization that works to protect online gamers by issuing its seal of approval to top online poker and casino sites that meet its high standards of safe gaming. Royal Vegas Poker is part of the Fortune Lounge Group.

"The Fortune Lounge Group is among the most successful and professional online gambling companies on the Internet, and has already accredited 10 of its online casinos with eCOGRA," said Andrew Beveridge, CEO of eCOGRA. "That is a solid affirmation of the importance this group places on top quality operational practice and player protection, and this now continues into the online poker sector."

In order to join the 75 other online gambling sites already approved by eCOGRA, Royal Vegas Poker had to pass stiff probity, game fairness, and operational efficiency tests. As a member of eCOGRA, the online poker room will undergo continuous monitoring to ensure they meet the highest gaming standards on the Internet today.

"Committing to the best business practice and player-sensitive standards on the Internet is a major undertaking requiring integrity, application, and effort, but one that has its rewards for those companies that are successful in achieving the seal," said Beveridge.

"Displaying the 'Play It Safe' seal not only assures players of the best treatment, but brings with it additional business. It imparts to management a confidence that the business and operational systems being used have been independently and expertly judged and are to high international standards."

Beveridge says that each operation underwent extensive independent testing and inspection by professional teams from an international business services and auditing group. "This is to ensure compliance with the standards and requirements of eCOGRA concerning operational efficiency, fair and responsible gaming, and player protection," he said.

In terms of its specifically constructed poker standards, eCOGRA requires that poker seal holders are financially stable and have adequate reserves. The probity of poker room management is scrutinized, together with player protection measures, payout times and financial facilities, games fairness, responsive customer support, and general operational efficiency.

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