Play online bingo safelySix years ago one of the leading gambling watchdogs was formed. eCOGRA is a non-profit organisation that looks to monitor online gaming sites for safety and security.

A 'Safe and Fair' seal from this organisation is a sure fire way of guaranteeing your reputation to all players new and old, and this week eCOGRA have announced that they have expanded their monitoring capabilities to include online bingo and live gambling operations.

What does it all mean?

This inclusion of bingo sites to the main independent standards authority will give another boost to a sector of gaming that is still booming despite having been around for a number of years and despite the recession.

Since eCOGRA monitors all sites for 'prompt payments, safe storage of information, honest advertising and responsible behaviour'. Any player who comes across this seal of approval on any bingo site will know in advance that, whether they've played before or not, their money is safe here.

Only play with sites that hold badges

We love the fact that uk online bingo is now being recognised as being an important sector in its own right. With player numbers continuing to grow despite an economic downturn, Internet bingo is expanding every week and new sites are turning up as often as new players come online to play.

Having independent organisations and charities such as Gamble Aware on your home page sends out the right message and we recommend our members only play on sites that have been approved by independent sources such as these.