Chartwell might be most familiar as the place where Winston Churchill called home, but it's also a name that rings bells as an innovative force in the online gambling space. Chartwell Technology is based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, where it developed software for several online gaming markets before its acquisition by Amaya Gaming in the summer of 2011. The company has proven to be especially adept at creating Flash-based no download games of all types, which most of its licensees use in addition to full download casino clients. It's also helped Amaya form partnerships with national and regional lotteries like the ones in Canada, assisting them in the development if state-sponsored gaming offerings.
For slots, Chartwell follows a quality over quantity philosophy, content to roll out fewer machines as long as they can come up with popular titles. Chartwell's software platform is flexible enough to accept machines from other manufacturers, and it's common to see its licensees offer games from Cryptologic and other providers alongside Chartwell games. For table games, the company's focus is on a realistic portrayal of real life tables, even when played within an internet browser. The Chartwell Flash roulette game is particularly noteworthy since it allows players to shift between a standard view of the table and a zoomed in look at the betting layout on demand. The roulette wheel also spins constantly at a speed that simulates a physical wheel, and the betting layout can save players' favorite wagers and patterns of bets in a manner not unlike saving macros to a computer keyboard.
Through a partnership with HoGaming, Chartwell is making inroads into the live table games area as well. Blackjack, roulette and baccarat are available as live dealer games, which include the built-in capability for players to chat with each other and the dealer and a range of customization options for the casinos that host them. Chartwell continues to work on ways to keep the video feeds from live tables at the highest possible quality while ensuring that even players with relatively low bandwidth can enjoy them.
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