Kaizen Gaming heaped praise on the achievement of “another step towards its safe and responsible journey” after being awarded the eCOGRA ‘Safe and Fair Seal’.

The recently rebranded Greece-based firm is praised by ECOGRA as joining “an outstanding group of online gambling operators that have demonstrated a practical commitment to higher standards of responsible conduct, fair gaming, integrity and player service”.

The eCOGRA Safe and Fair seal, lauded as demonstrating “the importance of innovation and responsibility when it comes to responsible gaming,” is awarded to operators who comply with the London-based organisations ‘Generally Accepted Practice’ requirements.

The accreditation involves an extensive and independent audit process assessing a number of areas, from corporate governance to legal compliance and financial, system and operational controls. 

The assessment covers player payments and receipts, record retention, internal security requirements, responsible gaming, player and gaming funds and IT security over player information, while special focus is placed in high risk areas, such as the processes ensuring legitimate transactions as well as responsible communication.

Shaun McCallaghan, eCOGRA chief executive, stated: “Our onsite review covering key elements of governance, information security, finance and gaming operations revealed an internal control environment that fully supports the underlying principles of eCOGRA’s generally accepted practices. We are particularly proud to have these deserving brands display the eCOGRA Safe and Fair seal.”

Kaizen Gaming currently employs over 750 employees and operates in the six countries of Greece and Cyprus with the Stoiximan brand, as well as in Germany, Romania, Portugal and Brazil, through its Betano entity.

Panagiotis Skyrlas, head of information security compliance kaizen gaming, added: “eCOGRA’s Safe and Fair seal demonstrates our highest goal; to position ourselves amongst the global leaders when it comes to safe and responsible gaming. 

“We leverage cutting edge technology, we ensure the independence of our systems for optimum safety and implement processes that ensure a safe and responsible gaming environment. These are our top priorities, this is our chosen path in order to offer high quality services and products. It is our responsibility to level up our game.”