Cryptologic and Wagerlogic
It didn't take long before Cryptologic noticed the potential in revenues that the online casino market could generate them. For that reason, the company created WagerLogic, a subsidiary group, which focuses on the distribution and progression of casino games and platforms.
Once they got a hold of a casino license, the InterCasino online gambling site was released in 1996, an online casino that to date still runs and is considered to be one of the largest in the industry. WagerLogic used this site to test their latest inventions and if those were approved, they'd join the successful collection of software available for license.
WagerLogic became the first internet gambling software to receive the same conditions and regulations as their brick and mortar partners have when the firm was certified on the Isle of Man in 2002.
In order to guarantee that all regulations are being followed, all casinos under the WagerLogic's platform are analysed and verified by official agents every month. The main points to be considered are to guarantee that each company honours at least the minimum of its payout percentages and that each game is assured to be played randomly and fairly. These operations help to keep the good reputation and trust the company built since its first steps as a financial service provider.
Founded in 1996, Cryptologic is one of the largest online casino software providers. When it was first established, Cryptologic specialized in providing encryption technologies but quickly switched to the online gaming area the moment they knew that supplying software for online casinos had a huge profit potential. The company is now one of online gaming's top software developers of slots and table casino games. Even though the company is known world wide, due to the passing of the UIGEA, Cryptologic is unable to offer its services to the American market.
Cryptologic Software and Games
With more than 300 different casino games to offer, from multi-player games and variations of roulette and blackjack to huge progressive jackpot networks, Cryptologic keeps its position as an industry leader by allowing casinos to provide the best online gambling experience to its players.
One of Cryptologic's barriers in the past was their relationship with Marvel and their exclusiveness in releasing only Marvel character slot games. The deal was interrupted for good in 2008 and Marvel signed a new deal with competitor, Playtech. Cryptologic then focused on designing DC based slot games instead. However, these new games weren't as prominent as their previous Marvel slot games, but it certainly showed Cryptologic's enthusiasm in facing obstacles and adapting to new opportunities.
All casinos using Cryptologic's software agree that their game interface is easy and simple to use. The casino games can be accessed with no complications through the casino's in-site search engine which includes many methods to browse through the games. The games are displayed in a simple viewing format or through thumbnail views which comes with a short description of the game and its rules before you start playing. Cryptologic also offers its users free game versions before playing for real money.
Those of you with more than one favourite game, Cryptologic's lobby remembers the games you play the most, making it very convenient to pick up from where you left off. Don't forget to save your game though, it will save you some time when you want to access it later and it will keep your records updated.
However, as any other company, Cryptologic doesn't escape from having its downside. The quality of the instant play versions are less than ordinary and the no-download Flash casino versions are even worse, they don't represent Cryptologic's qualities as good as they do in the full download versions. This is disappointing to slot or casino game tournament fans but consider this a heads up as this is definitely not Cryptologic's forte.
Offered in both, single and multi-player mode, Cryptologic offers a wide range of games including baccarat, blackjack, Caribbean Poker, Pai Gow, roulette, Video Poker, Let it Ride and lots of slot games too, all available in the instant play Flash Version or the download version. Games such as Lightning Poker and the Millionaires Club (which paid the world's largest jackpot in 2006), are games that are exclusive to Cryptologic and that you won't find anywhere else.
Cryptologic offers a good deal for small deposit players. Their minimum bets range from as little as $1 to $5 for table games and only a few cents for slots and video poker, all of which can be played for free before you make a real money deposit. "Break the Bank", an exclusive Cryptologic game, gives its users the opportunity to win $100,000 instantly without the need of placing a bet.
The game consists in trying to guess the bank's nine digit safe combination. It might seem impossible to guess, but just imagine if you could crack the code and win $100,000 out of nowhere! You get the chance of one guess per day.
The most common currencies handled at Cryptologic are the Euro, the GBP and Indian Rupees but a few other currencies are accepted too. If you have further questions, the company provides customer support in many different languages. The company maintains its place as a leader in software development for providing top quality video and audio services to the online gambling industry.