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Online wagering site Betclic has gained accreditation through the independent standards and player protection organization eCOGRA.
The accreditation is meant to show that Betclic has demonstrated a commitment to high standards of gaming integrity, including operational conduct, fair gaming, and player service. Betclic joins 146 other gambling sites to achieve the accreditation, and now has the ability to display eCOGRA's "Safe and Fair" seal on its website.
Commenting on the achievement, eCOGRA Chief Executive Andrew Beveridge said, "The Betclic management is highly experienced and well established in the industry. Betclic was the founding company when the Mangas Gaming Group, which subsequently became the Betclic Everest Group, was formed. It has also achieved compliance with the European Gaming and Betting Association’s (EGBA) standards, and it is therefore not surprising that the management met all of our requirements despite a rigorous on-site inspection and review process."
Betclic's eCOGRA inspection and auditing were performed by a Chartered Accountant and Information Systems Auditor by the name of Bradley Khoury. After finishing his audit and finding Betclic met or surpassed eCOGRA's standards, Khoury reported, "The cooperation and dedication of the Betclic compliance personnel accompanied by unrestricted access to knowledgeable staff and transparent information facilitated a highly comprehensive review. The organisation demonstrated strong resilience and noteworthy commitment to compliance."
Betclic Licensing and Compliance Director Lisa Lombardi said, "We consider the investment in time and resources to have been very well spent, giving us the opportunity to review all of our procedures and gain the benefit of a totally independent, practical and expert view of the manner in which we conduct every aspect of our business."