Cryptologic to Build Internet Casino For Owners of Europe’s Largest Dedicated Gaming TV Network
August 8, 2008 (Dublin, IRELAND) – CryptoLogic Limited, a leading software developer to the global Internet gaming market, announced today that it has signed a three-year contract relating to Internet casino software with the Gaming Media Group Limited, owner of The Poker Channel®, Europe’s largest dedicated gaming television network, and PokerHeaven.com, a major European poker room.
Under the agreement, made through CryptoLogic subsidiary WagerLogic Limited, CryptoLogic’s award-winning casino games will be available to players around the world – in five languages – later this year. CryptoLogic will be the sole provider of online casino software for the duration of the contract.
“We promised swift action to take CryptoLogic to the next level of online gaming, and our new relationships with leading brands such as the Gaming Media Group show that we are executing on our plan,” said Brian Hadfield, CryptoLogic’s President and CEO. “Gaming Media Group’s commitment to promote the games through advertising means new profile for CryptoLogic products that takes them to new people and new places.”
The Poker Channel, which recently announced its launch in the Netherlands on UPC, now broadcasts to more than 15 million households across 16 different territories in Europe. The channel, which offers more than 600 hours of premium programming, attracts close to one million unique viewers per month, with 65 per cent of its viewers visiting an online gaming site every day. It also operates www.PokerChannelEurope.com, a leading provider of on-demand programming for gaming fans worldwide.
PokerHeaven.com is one of the most recognized poker brands in Europe, with a player base spread across Europe and driven through its strong online and TV presence since its launch three and a half years ago.
“Our partnership with CryptoLogic provides us with a unique set of world-leading branded games that are perfectly suited to TV advertising, and various interactive TV gaming services we have planned,” said Crispin Nieboer, CEO of Gaming Media Group. “As we continue to expand our European presence, we will offer our viewers and our registered players the very best in online casino games – and drive the growth of our bottom line.”
Gaming Media Group will join other major online operators using CryptoLogic-developed software, including William Hill, InterCasino, and 888.
“When you put together great software and great gaming brands, the result is an unbeatable experience for players everywhere,” said Antony Demetriades, WagerLogic’s Managing Director.
CryptoLogic has one of the most comprehensive casino suites on the Internet today, including popular casual games such as Cubis and Bejeweled as well as an industry leading suite of video slots with interactive and immersive bonus rounds. CryptoLogic’s award-winning casino lineup includes some of the industry’s most popular and visually-stunning online jackpot slot games, including the Frightmare slot series, Rags to Riches and the Rapid Fire jackpot series, the slots that trigger their jackpots more frequently than any other online casino games.
The company also boasts some of the biggest jackpots in the industry, including Millionaires Club – a game that has made more instant millionaires in the last year than any other online casino game in history. The game has paid out more than $15 million in jackpot wins in the past year alone, with four players winning more than $1 million.
Focused on integrity and innovation, CryptoLogic Limited is a world-leading, blue-chip public developer and supplier of Internet gaming software. Its leadership in regulatory compliance makes it one of the very few companies with gaming software that is certified to strict standards similar to land-based gaming. WagerLogicâ Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of CryptoLogic, is responsible for the licensing of its gaming software and services to blue-chip customers who offer their games around the world to non-U.S. based players. For information on WagerLogic, visit www.wagerlogic.com.
CryptoLogic’s common shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange (CRY, CXY), the NASDAQ Global Select Market (CRYP) and the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange (CRP).
Gaming Media Group is the leading provider of TV and online media for gaming-related services in Europe. The Group 100% owns The Poker Channel® and PokerHeaven.com. The Poker Channel® launched in March 2005, and now broadcasts to over 15 million households across 16 different territories in Europe, with a leading presence in France, Germany, Scandinavia, the Netherlands and Spain. The Channel owns Europe’s largest library of poker programming, with over 600 hours of premium poker content.
The Channel also operates www.PokerChannelEurope.com, a leading provider of on-demand programming for gaming fans worldwide. PokerHeaven.com launched over three and a half years ago and is now one of the most recognized poker brands in Europe.
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