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Overview

Cryptologic is one of the best download software providers on the market today, but unfortunately is not widely used as a casino client with over half of their casino operators being run or associated with the InterCasino casino group.

The software is download based with over 280 games available in the most current version. They use WebDollar for all their payment services – part of the same group as Cryptologic, WebDollar is renowned industry wide for the ethical business practice and speedy payments.

Gameplay and graphics are of exceptionally high quality although a little slower than other leading brands like Playtech casinos and Microgaming casinos. Their Millionaires’ Club progressive jackpot slots game probably offers the highest potential jackpot ever offered at an online casino.

In general their Video Poker games tend to have a slightly higher house edge than most other casino software, however as a whole the Cryptologic casinos are very reputable and fair, so for simple piece of mind it’s well worth choosing a Cryptologic casino.

As with many other software providers they offer a Video Poker auto-hold function that is good but not perfect. The Cryptologic auto-hold will hold a winning hand but not necessarily the best hand.

They offer a unique and unusual Video Poker variant which they classify as ‘Bonus Video Poker’ (other software providers host Video Poker games with ‘Bonus’ in the name, but they do not adhere to the same rules as the Cryptologic bonus games). With the ‘Bonus Video Poker’ discarded cards are shuffled into the remaining pack before the draw and hence can be redrawn. If you redraw a card, you’re paid a bonus. The big positive about this is that it vastly simplifies the optimal strategy, making the games far easier to play. For more information on the optimal strategy for any Video Poker game see www.wizardofodds.com.

Unlike many of the other large software providers, Cryptologic – at least for the time being – seems to be only working with highly reputable outfits. As such Cryptologic casinos tend to have a very low level of player dispute making them somewhat unique within the industry and an excellent choice for any player, with the exception of the Maharaja Club Casino, but as that has been offline for several years now it’s not particularly fair to include it.

Recently the main Cryptologic outfit InterCasino agreed to provide us with house edge information for all of their slots games, so if you are intending to play slot at a Cryptologic casino make sure you check out our Slots Review section to ensure you’re playing the best game for you.