Cryptologic Rakeback

Rake type: Contributed
Player base: Large
Skins: 10

While the poker network among poker players is mainly known as Cryptologic, it is actually run by its wholly owned subsidiary - Wagerlogic.

Here is an excerpt from the Wagerlogic homepage: WagerLogic Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of CryptoLogic Inc., is responsible for the licensing of its gaming software and services to an internationally-recognized blue chip customer base. Premiere gaming companies including William Hill, The Ritz Club London, Littlewoods Gaming, UK Betting plc and Betfair have all chosen WagerLogic to deliver the trust and gaming excitement their names demand.

Some of the sites in this network do not allow US players.

Special Features:

Offers Tables in USD, GBP and EURO

Cryptologic is a medium size poker network, uniting poker rooms like: William Hill, Betsafe, Interpoker, ParBet and Sun Poker. Despite the size of the network, there appears to be no shortage of players here. Even so, Cryptologic is obviously looking to expand their player base, so they have prop play built right into their software. New players will have the option to "prop" by opening a new table. If they accept the poker room's offer, they will be paid for it. Only new players can take advantage of it though, as after a while, the prop option disappears.

The Cryptologic software is reliable and fast, and graphics aren't bad either. Might look a bit dated compared to 3D clients like that of PKR, but still, it'll do the job right and look good while at it.

The most interesting thing about the Cryptologic software is, that whenever two players end up in a Heads-Up at a Fixed-limit table, the cap on the betting will be removed, clearing the way for no-limit carnage. I'm not sure if any other poker software has this option. Tables are available in three currencies (USD, GBP and EUR) Choose one with your currency, or choose one where you know there are fish playing.

Cryptologic network-members tend to be well respected and high-profile gambling operations (like William Hill) which are also involved in other aspects of online gambling like casino gaming and sports betting. Casino players are generally regarded as gambling-driven adrenaline junkies. I'm not sure if this is the case indeed, but I do know that casino players tend to play looser at the poker tables than other guys. Loose-aggressive play is quite a weapon in the hands of a skilled individual; however, when paired with lack of poker-experience, it translates into a four-letter word: FISH. Add to that the fact that Cryptologic rakeback is one of the best in the business, and you have two very solid reasons to join one of the above poker rooms.

Cash out-wise Cryptologic is very decent. I read somewhere that there used to be some kind of delay-issues in the past, but there's no such problem there anymore.

Paying attention to their payer's needs, Cryptologic features lightning ring games to shorten decision time and Thunder tournaments. They also feature a wide array of satellites that qualify winners for no less than 20 major live poker-events around the world.

In order to facilitate safe gambling, Cryptologic included bet limit, deposit limit and self exclusion tools into their software. Feel like you can no longer control your betting? Set a limit to things, and kick the habit fast. The software is also subjected to independent third-party testing to make sure you get a fair game.