Seal of Approval Program

GPWA Approved Portal

The GPWA Seal of Approval is awarded to gambling portal websites that meet our standards and that are affiliated with approved GPWA members who abide by the GPWA code of conduct.

The Seal of Approval signifies the affiliated GPWA members are current members in good standing who have agreed to abide by strict criteria designed to ensure the highest ethical standards are upheld at all times and in all situations, including in the operation of the site.

An investigative team has determined that an approved portal website:
  • Is operated independently of the online gambling websites it provides information about or promotes.
  • Respects and upholds copyright standards.
  • Does not send spam email.
  • Does not use malicious search engine optimization techniques, such as posting spam-like comments in forums and interactive blogs.
  • Does not promote or display pornography.
  • Provides consumers with information extending beyond banner advertisements and links.
  • Acts professionally and respectfully in its business activities.

>> View a sample verification page
>> View a list of all GPWA Approved Portals
>> View articles about GPWA Approved Portal recipients

How to Apply

If you are not yet a certified or private member:
Submit a certified or private member application form. In the "GPWA Seal of Approval Request" section of the application form, note the sites you would like to be considered for the seal.

If you are currently a certified or private member:
Log into the GPWA website and select "My Portal Sites" in the "My Account" section of the top navigation bar. For a portal site not yet associated with you, submit the new portal site form at the top of the page, indicating you would like the site to be considered for the seal. For a portal site already associated with you, but without a seal, press the "Apply for the GPWA Seal of Approval" button in the listing for the site to request the site be considered for the seal.