re: Poker & Look for the "Play It Safe" Seal at your site
Originally Posted by Nick
"I had a look at the recent posts and interesting to see that there's a perception that sites need to pay a fee to be approved, however I'm not sure where the person got this idea.
From THEIR website, where did they think I did?
Item number 10 on their Membership Process. Maybe i'm just a cynic like Fish, but as far as i'm aware, Poker players have no legal recourse to regain money that is owed to them by Poker sites. If a new player had concerns about this and asked me for advice re a site to play on, I would advise they stick to a) a large established site like Pokerstars or Full Tilt, b) a limited company - Party Poker or c) a site backed by an established and respected bookmaker - Ladrokes, William Hill
, Victor Chandler. I wouldn't recommend that they deposit to 3 Piggs Poker, regardless of whether they have received accreditation from eCOGRA. OK they can offer mediation and assistance, but they offer no protection to money, nor do they (please correct me if i'm wrong) investigate the financial stability of these sites.
Again, if i'm wrong then i'll apologise, but in my eyes and until i'm convinced otherwise, the eCOGRA seal of approval carries as much weight as the Fish seal of approval.
(N.B most of the sites shown as accredited are prima sites - can we read anything into this?).