Inc. is a Dublin, Ireland-based software application service provider (formerly Toronto, Canada), one of the
four largest in the industry along with Microgaming, Playtech, and Real Time Gaming.
CryptoLogic was founded by brothers Andrew and Mark Rivkin in 1995
from the basement of their parent's house. The brothers wanted to find a real life application for a secure online financial
transaction system which they had developed.
The company launched their first licensee, InterCasino, in 1996. Since that launch the company has made deals for several other online casino and online poker rooms, including one with William Hill plc, a leading bookmaker
in the UK and the first land based operator to go online with a casino. A deal with Littlewoods Gaming led to the gaming software being certified in the Isle of Man
in 2002 and Ritz Club certified by the Alderney Gambling Control Commission in 2004.
In addition to the casino and poker products, CryptoLogic also now offers online bingo software.
Cryptologic listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (CRY) in 1998
on the NASDAQ (CRYP) in 2000. In 2003 the company began trading on the London Stock Exchange (CRP) before achieving gaming
software certification in Alderney.
The Playboy brand launched casino and poker products on Playboygaming.com using Cryptologic software in early 2007.
World Poker Tour Enterprises (WPTE) also joined the CryptoLogic
network in 2007, offering both casino and poker products.