The CEREUS network, comprised of UB and Absolute Poker, took another step towards regaining its player’s trust after it was recently certified by the independent auditor eCOGRA (eCommerce and Online Gaming Regulation and Assurance). This accreditation comes in the wake of a massive scandal at both sites in which “superusers”, players that could see opponents’ hole cards, cheated honest players out of millions.
Officials from eCOGRA, a nonprofit organization founded in 2003, conducted a thorough review at CEREUS headquarters. eCOGRA’s auditing and technical staff analyzed CEREUS’ software, management personnel, and its RNG (Random Number Generator). After their findings, CEREUS was awarded with the eCOGRA seal which certifies CEREUS software “is implemented, maintained and continuously operated in a safe, secure and reliable manner.”
Sean Roberts, Compliance Manager for eCOGRA, applauded CEREUS’ dedication to its players, “CEREUS management’s commitment to compliance, specifically player safety, facilitated an efficient review and certification process.”
After CEREUS was presented with the eCOGRA seal, Paul Leggett, CEO of CEREUS’ parent company Tokwiro Enterprises, also conveyed CEREUS’ commitment to players by highlighting the importance of developing a poker client that cannot be manipulated again. He stated, “Doing everything possible to reassure the poker community that our operation and software are completely safe and secure is a priority for us.”
The CEREUS Poker Network joins the likes of PartyPoker and Pacific Poker in meeting rigorous standards established by the London based eCOGRA. Internet poker operators and software providers must meet Generally Accepted Practices (eGAP) in elements of player protection, fair gaming, and responsible conduct to obtain an eCOGRA seal. For example, rooms seeking an eCOGRA seal must provide eCOGRA with their anti-money laundering provisions and their plan of action if a software malfunction arises.