Originally the brainchild of brothers Andrew Rivkin and Mark Rivkin, Cryptologic is a casino software provider and publicly traded game developer. Ireland-based Cryptologic was birthed and founded in the basement the Ravkin’s parents’ house back in 1995. At the same time other companies have been launched, including Microgaming and Playtech.
They had already developed a ‘’secure online financial transaction system’’ (now that’s a mouthful) and wanted to find a real-life application for it, so, being highly creative types they simply invented one!
The business grew from strength to strength and at one point could boast that, with over 300 employees and a market value of over $400 million, they were one of the five biggest companies in the industry. Sadly, they did go into decline for a short time, at which point they took a bit of a blow but in 2012 Canadian firm Amaya Gaming bought the company.
Amaya later sold Cryptologic’s business-to-consumer facing subsidiary – WagerLogic – to Goldstar Acquisitionco Inc in February 2014. The transaction was said to be valued at $70 million and it payed off! We are happy to say that they are now booming once again!
Cryptologic Casinos & Games
Cryptologic has longstanding relationships with various leading online casinos and can easily brag about holding licenses with top gaming operators like – 888casino, Gala Casino, as well as numerous others. They’ve even recently signed, industry-leading exchange site, Betfair to their ever-growing list of clienteles.
Though best loved for their extensive collection of popular, branded online slots, Cryptologic also offer good range of traditional table games like Roulette and Craps and card games like Blackjack and Baccarat.
Successfully managing to build a partnership with the huge, household name that is Marvel, they can now offer a huge choice of themed superhero games, including biggies like: X-Men, Fantastic Four, Batman, Captain America, Green Lantern, Iron Man and The Incredible Hulk. As well as more classic names like King Kong and Bejeweled.
They also offer keno, numerous versions of Video Poker and more than a few arcade-style real money games and have exclusive brand licenses for names like Call of Duty. With their expertise, they can develop unique slot software which is only available to their customers.
Cryptologic promise to add about 20 new releases every year on top of their already substantial 280 plus casino games.
Over the past 10 years Cryptologic has won numerous awards for both their awesome software and for their wonderful customer service – winning the ‘’Best Contact Centre with Fewer than 50 agents’’ award.
The graphic design and technical innovations which Cryptologic use now are at the cutting edge of today’s digital technology and as such, despite their age, they have never fallen ‘’behind the times’’. An industry veteran, sure and Cryptologic’s software IS an old staple but one which is constantly being renewed and updated and which contains an almost boundless library of wonderful games.
Though only a small number of casinos now use Cryptologic’s software exclusively, many, many more pick and choose a selection of their individual games to add to their catalogues and having them there amongst their other games, without a doubt, adds great value and worth to all their players gaming experiences.