It's virtually impossible to discuss online gambling without mentioning Cryptologic. The company got its start in Toronto (it's now based in Dublin, Ireland) in 1995, born when two brothers working out of their parents' basement decided that online gambling would make the perfect avenue with which to test the online payment processing program they had devised. The rest, as they say, is history, in the form of InterCasino, the world's oldest operating online gambling site. Cryptologic has teamed up with some very famous names in the industry, fallen out with some of them, then rebounded to produce even more impressive partnerships.
Not surprisingly for a company with so much history behind it, Cryptologic has an excellent reputation for well designed products. Casinos running its software tend to be laid out well and graphically attractive, and their chat and tutorial features make things as welcoming as possible for new players. Casino games are usually available in full download and no download formats using Flash or Java, which is a big help for people not using Windows computers or Macs. One drawback to Cryptologic casinos has been some complaints from players about needing a fast internet connection to use them without connection worries, but this is less of a problem for no download games. Cryptologic's game selection is highlighted by its slots featuring Marvel comics characters, but it also features all kinds of table games, video poker and much more.
Cryptologic also provides the backbone to a family of online poker sites that is a true network in the sense that all of the sites pool their players. This allows for a greater number of possible opponents at any given time and means that a player can use one account for all of them. The original project of the Rivkin brothers, the online payment system, remains a big Cryptologic advantage to this day. The company's ECash service handles deposits and withdrawals for its licensees, and has handled billions of dollars of payments over the years. Players can use the typical array of payment methods – credit cards, ewallets and more – but with the extra sense of security that a longtime processing service is backing them.
Online casinos that offer Cryptologic no download casino games include:
* Caesars Casino * Casino Club * Casino Joy * CasinoEuro * EU Casino * InterCasino * Littlewoods Casino * VIP Casino