While the online gambling industry grows at a substantial rate, it does remain non-regulated in many countries and depends solely on self regulation. And sometimes, even for the licensed casinos, the casino plays fair if it wants to play fair.
Gambling watchdog organizations proclaim a set of good practices its members (casinos, software vendors, casino portals and players) have to adhere to. These organization have a certain influence on online gambling industry.
Interactive Gaming Council
The Interactive Gaming Council is a nonprofit organization, which mission is to "establish fair and responsible trade guidelines and practices that enhance consumer confidence in interactive gaming products and services, and to serve as the industry's public policy advocate and information clearinghouse". More details
Online Players Association
The Online Players Association (OPA) was founded in 2000 as a player initiated association consisting of both players and approved casinos. More details
The Gambling Commission was organized to "assure gamblers of a closely monitored, safe on-line gaming environment". More details