Three new members at eCOGRA

Mon, 30 Mar 2009 17:12
Player protection organisation e-Commerce And Online Gaming Regulation And Assurance (eCOGRA) has announced the appointment of three new members of staff to its business advisory and standards compliance service. The London-based standards body stated that the trio are fully qualified accounting professionals that will join its experienced teams travelling to eCOGRA accredited operations and new applicant companies in order to conduct acceptance and compliance reviews. Andrew Beveridge, Chief Executive Officer for eCOGRA, revealed that the three new members of staff were top performers with their former employers and had been carefully selected for their specific skills and experiences. All hold university business degrees and chartered accountancy qualifications and have experience with major international audit and professional business service companies. *eCOGRA has reached a stage now that we can offer these individuals a very exciting opportunity to advance themselves both professionally and personally,* said Beveridge. *Their duties not only involve the interesting application of a wide range of diverse professional skills but also requires them to travel throughout the world, providing consulting and auditing services to over 50 of the top operations in the online gambling industry, many of them listed companies.* Gareth Muirhead has joined eCOGRA's Data Department where he will help to ensure the fairness of gambling software by performing comprehensive output-based tests on the randomness and payouts of the games. He is a chartered accountant with majors in computer science, information systems and auditing with eCOGRA revealing that it currently monitors and certifies the results of over 200 online gambling sites. Bradley Khoury and Sean Roberts will work in the organisation's Compliance and Advisory Services Department, which is currently providing services to over 50 tier-one Internet gambling companies in addition to eGAP inspections and reviews on certifications for software suppliers, operators and affiliate programmes.

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