If the online gambling industry was a bad place for a player to bet and gamble, nowadays there are many independent third parties, facilities and jurisdictions that ensure all gambling operations are well- regulated and offer fair product and gaming experience. In the early days of the online gambling world there were many cases where false operators claimed to have the best product are that they are safe place to bet, but it turned out wrong. Such cases have been brought to the minimum in the recent years and players can rest assured that it is safe for them to have some fun betting at and playing online games.
There are many independent testing bodies and accreditations facilities through which a new online gaming operator has to go through to be recognized and licensed to practice online gambling. For online software producers, in particular, it is important to have their software licensed and its games tested for fairness and randomness. Microgaming is one such reputable and well- known software provider that follows the highest standards in the gaming industry, especially in the area of fair gaming and player protection.
With the expanding of the online gaming industry, new markets continue to be regulated. For a software developer and its products to be operated in those markets, the software platform has to be subject to testing and auditing. Microgaming has passed the rigorous tests and all of the certification and licensing requirements and has moved into new regulated markets that include Italy since 2009, Denmark since January 2012, Belgium since May 2012 and Spain since June 2012.
In these regulated markets, Microgaming is a leading software provider because it has established flexible and strategic partnerships in each market and it offers all the services required; it developers high- class solutions and it has proven its quality. Microgaming also works with other markets that aim at providing regulatory changes and, because of its impressive reputation and quality, it will continue to thrive in other markets.
To contribute to the regulations in the online gambling industry, Microgaming became a founding member of eCOGRA, the e-Commerce and Online Gaming Regulation and Assurance. After a management buy-out in 2011, this body based in the UK is now completely independent. Microgaming has passed the rigorous testing and its software is now eCOGRA certified and Microgaming is an Approved Software Provider.
eCOGRA is the first attempt of the industry at self-regulation and the emphasis of this accredited testing agency is on providing the highest levels of fair and responsible gaming. The agency is working with several jurisdictions among which are United Kingdom, the Isle of Man, Kahnawake, Alderney and Gibraltar.
The job of GLI is to test electronic gaming equipment. They help to ensure the integrity of the gaming industry and they have over 450 clients all over the world. Their team of mathematicians, hardware and software engineers and system and communication engineers among others deliver expertise and the best service. Microgaming has GLI certificate for random number generator land- based software.
BMM Testlabs is a private independent gaming certification lab. It has been serving the gaming industry for over 30 years and it is the longest established and most experienced certification lab in the world. BMM strives to exceed client expectations and they have impeccable experience and expertise in what they do. Microgaming has product certification from BMM Compliance.
The Remote Gambling Association (RGA) was founded in 2005 in order to serve and protect the online gaming industry. Microgaming is a member of this association. The task of this online gambling trade association is to give a voice on all issues associated with regulators, legislators and key decision-makers in the industry. RGA aim is to promote a regulated and non-discriminatory environment for online gaming worldwide.
Microgaming is also a member of the Manx eGaming Association (Mega). Mega is entirely focused on developing the Isle of Man and turning the island into an attractive environment for both living and business. Formed in 2006, Mega brings together leading organizations in the online gaming world all head-quartered on the Isle of Man that want to help in the continued development of the Island’s e-Gaming industry.