DUBLIN, Ireland -- (PRESS RELEASE) -- CryptoLogic Limited, a leading software developer to the global Internet gaming market, today announced an exclusive multi-year licensing contract with GigaMedia Limited, a major provider of online entertainment software and services. CryptoLogic will be the only external provider to offer casino software across the Everest Gaming platform - GigaMedia's highly popular gaming technology offering.
The initial roll-out of CryptoLogic's instant play casino is expected to launch this quarter with a selection of languages, followed by a full roll-out with a further expanded language offering during Q1 2009. The agreement was made through WagerLogic Limited, CryptoLogic's wholly-owned subsidiary.
"I've said before that CryptoLogic's core strengths are the development of the industry's most innovative casino games and licensing our exceptional casino software to the top gaming sites around the world," said Brian Hadfield, CryptoLogic's President and CEO. "CryptoLogic's exclusive partnership with GigaMedia clearly demonstrates the international appeal of our highly successful casino software - a strength on which we will continue to focus and build moving forward."
GigaMedia develops and licenses some of the most successful and popular multi-lingual online entertainment offerings on the internet, including Everest Poker, one of the largest poker sites in the world.
"We are committed to delivering players the best online entertainment," said Bob Cahill, Chief Executive Officer of GigaMedia's gaming software division. "And this exciting lineup from CryptoLogic featuring world famous action heroes can help us do just that."
With more than 200 games, CryptoLogic has one of the most comprehensive casino suites on the Internet today. CryptoLogic has earned rave reviews from industry peers and players alike, and in 2008 earned Gambling Online Magazine's Top Casino Software award for the third consecutive year. Based on the votes of players around the world, it is widely considered the industry's top honour.
"Today's announcement combines CryptoLogic's award-winning online casino expertise with GigaMedia's established and growing player base," added Justin Thouin, CryptoLogic's Vice President, Product Management and Business Development. "It's a perfect fit."