The Online Players Association (OPA) was founded in 2000 as a player initiated association consisting of both players and approved casinos.
Its mission is to"provide its members with a safe and enjoyable online gambling experience".
In 2001 the OPA became the "Watchdog Of The Year" by the by readers of Gambling Online Magazine.
Players Code of Ethics
Players can join the OPA for free, but must accept the Players Code of Ethics:
- Not to open multiple accounts at a casino
- Use your own registered credit cards
- Refrain from spamming a casino.
Casino Code of Ethics
To be the member of the OPA the casino should:
- Maintain a gaming license in an authorized gaming jurisdiction
- Protect customer privacy and confidentiality.
- Truth in advertising.
- Keep and make available detailed transaction and wagering logs for dispute resolution.
- Provide rapid response to customer's queries.
- Publish clear and unambiguous terms and condition for deposits, withdrawals and promotional offers.
OPA approval logo
The approval of a new casino is based on the opinion of OPA executive committee consisting of 60 members worldwide. The list of casinos which entitled to carry OPA approval logo you can find on the OPA website.
They also maintain the Public list of OPA not recommended casinos which have consistently cheated on their players by using rigged software or by not paying out winnings.
The OPA recommends to play at OPA approved casinos. Nevertheless, You can file a dispute using the OPA dispute facility against any casino you are having problems with if it is not listed on the Not Recommended Casino List
When you become a member of OPA you will be receiving the newsletter "The Fair Deal" alerting you to special offers or problems.