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Consumer bodies

IGC - Interactive Gaming Council
Interactive Gaming Council
The Interactive Gaming Council (IGC), is an industrial self-regulatory body made up of onlinegambling sites/portals worldwide who voluntary adhere to IGC's code of conduct. Issues with casinos featuring the ICG's seal of approval should be taken to them where they can mediate the dispute.

Code of conduct

  • Hold a proper License
  • Allow open inspections of their systems
  • Ensure player confidentially
  • Truthful advertising
  • Maintain accurate record of player activity for player disputes
  • Prohibit access by minors & problematic gamblers
  • Swift payouts

Based in the UK eCOGRA was setup by Microgaming and as such it's member base is predominantlyMicrogaming casinos. However eCOGRA takes quite a leap forward by enforcing it's strict code of conduct upon members through an independent audit panel.

Payment protection

  • Swift payouts
  • Maintain accurate record of player activity
  • Ensure player confidentiality
  • Encourage responsible gambling
  • Ensure adequate funds to cover payouts

Fair gaming

  • Ensure random results
  • Player protection in event of system failures
  • Ensure they are able to recover from system failures

FAKE consumer bodies

Be warned just as there are unscrupulous online casinos there are also unscrupulous watchdogs.

A fake rip off of the IGCInternet Gaming Commission
The Internet Gaming Commission claims to be an online gambling watchdog. Their name is clearly a rip off of the IGC's and while they do appear to have an extensive database. It has not been updated for years and many bad casinos are listed as (legit) members. Read the original article by Casinomeister


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