Methods of investigating and proving cheating in online bridge have not kept up with the times, and bridge organizations around the world have struggled to adapt. The EDGAR Association (“TEA”) is a 501(c)(3) organization formed to address this problem. The name “EDGAR” pays homage to the great Edgar Kaplan, the father of modern bridge ethics. We believe, as he did, that "Everyone Deserves a Game Above Reproach."
Instead of identifying single hands that look suspicious in a vacuum, the EDGAR Toolkit ("EDGAR") identifies whether funny-looking bridge decisions are representative of a larger pattern or constitute a one-off aberration. EDGAR shows us the forest through the trees. Extensive research and independent vetting demonstrates EDGAR's ability to identify cheaters with exceptional precision. For the majority of cases, not only is EDGAR more efficient, it is fairer.
After extensive due diligence by the ACBL, we have entered into an agreement with them to provide our services for their online sanctioned games. We are actively exploring ways to help other bridge organizations, whether NBOs, platforms, or bridge clubs. Please contact us if interested on behalf of your organization.
The EDGAR Association is and will remain independent of any particular bridge organization. Each organization must make its own determination how EDGAR can best be integrated into their discipline processes.