UPDATE May 2015: Cryptologic was acquired by the Amaya Gaming group in 2012. Cyptologic is now known as Amaya. Wagerlogic, the B2C subsidiary was subsequently sold in February 2014 to Goldstar Acquisitionco Inc.
Cryptologic was founded in 1995 by brothers Mark and Andrew Rivkin. By 1996 they were providing software for InterCasino. Today Cryptologic is providing software for many well known and highly respected online casinos, including UK household names, William Hill and Littlewoods. Despite some infamous disputes with ex-licensees, the reputations of the aforementioned casinos are second to none.
Cryptologic provides software for both casinos and poker rooms. Their products, considered well designed and attractive, are available as either downloadable software or stand alone java and flash applications. Particular innovations include multiplayer facilities for casino table games and quality of their casino lobby rooms. This deserves a special mention, as their casino lobby room is considered the most chat-friendly software around. Players can chat with each other freely and easily in the lobby and a summary of rules, stakes and payout information is available on all games by simply pointing the mouse over the game's name. On the down side, it should be noted that there have been several complaints in regards to connection, so it advisable to know each casino's policy on server connection problems. This information should be available in the terms and conditions section of the casino website.
Cryptologic has successfully processed over fifty billion dollars. Their software is considered secure and trustworthy. All the common deposit methods are accepted at most casinos utilising their software, such as:
The payout speed of some of Cryptologic's casinos is particularly impressive. This is an important aspect of online gaming, as nobody wants to wait indefinitely for their winnings. It is highly recommended to check a casino's terms and conditions with reference to payout and deposit policies.
Currently, casinos using Cryptologic software can accept deposits, and make payouts, in the following currencies:
In 2002 Cryptologic's gaming software was certified in the Isle of Man. World renowned company, Price Waterhouse Coopers, audits Cryptologic monthly, ensuring that it complies with all gambling regulations. These reports are available online.
Furthermore, extensive testing of the RNG (Random Number Generating) software is carried out by software engineers and verified by monthly casino payouts.
Cryptologic is an established and respected software provider. Gamers attracted to a casino using this company's software should feel secure that they are signing up for a reliable and entertaining gambling experience. However, as always, the individual casino's terms and conditions should be understood before making a cash deposit.