The Poker Network of Cereus, which includes Absolute Poker and UB, received an endorsement from one of the most respective online gaming regulatory bodies on December 2nd, 2009. The e-Commerce Online Gaming Regulation and Assurance (eCOGRA) group announced that CEREUS successfully passed the requirements needed for its Certified Software accreditation seal.
Absolute Poker and UB Poker were both involved in cheating scandals that were made public in 2007 and 2008 and initially cost gamers millions of dollars. The money was eventually refunded to the gamers after a series of investigations. Tokwiro CEO Paul Legget said that it is a top priority for them to do everything they possibly can to reassure the poker community that their software and operation are safe and secure.
Legget said that is one of the reasons why they have decided to collaborate with eCOGRA and apply for the Certified Software accreditation seal. eCOGRA was first established as a non-profit group by Microgaming and 888.com and has since become one of the most respected regulatory groups in the online gaming world, reviewing more than 150 online sites like PartyPoker and bwin.
According to the representatives of eCOGRA, the CEREUS Poker Network was very cooperative in the thorough inspection process. eCOGRA chief executive Andrew Beveridge said that the complete of the management of CEREUS involving the inspection of their transaction records and software has been outstanding.
Beveridge said that they are confident that CEREUS's adherence to their standards and best business practice requirements will prevent any reoccurrence of the incidents that it has been involved in the past. The on-site study encompassed every characteristic of CEREUS software development activities was made earlier this year by the auditing and technical staff of eCOGRA.