Cryptologic poker rooms will now offer customizeable tournaments and other new features, the company recently announced in a press release.

CRYPTOLOGIC’S NEW INTERNET POKER FEATURES DELIVER AT-HOME, CUSTOMIZABLE EXPERIENCE TO PLAYERS

E-gaming software leader unveils player-created tournaments, advanced sorting and filtering tool

July 3, 2008 (Dublin, IRELAND) CryptoLogic Limited., a leading software developer to the global Internet gaming market, today introduced two unique features to its Internet poker software line-up: the ability for players to host their own tournaments, and a new advanced sorting and filtering tool that allows players to customize their own settings for cash games and tournaments. Starting today, the new features will enhance the gaming experience of poker players all over the world.

“For CryptoLogic, everything starts with the customer experience — and today we introduce a tool that will let players take their poker game to a whole new level,” said Brian Hadfield, CryptoLogic’s President and CEO. “It’s all about making the poker player’s experience with CryptoLogic software more flexible and more entertaining than ever before.”

Private tournaments
Players can now host their own private games with the new ‘Create your own tournament’ feature, which simulates the experience of hosting a poker game at home. This community-building feature allows players to choose the games they want to play, at the stakes they want to play for, and at the time that is most convenient for them. Players also have the unique option to invite whomever they wish to play at their own private tables, delivering a flexible, online gaming experience.

Creating a tournament is easy. A simple click of a button in the poker lobby takes players to a private tournament set-up window. There, players can choose from a range of options, including game type, currency, buy-in amount, prize payout and date. When a private game is created, an email invitation is sent to the selected players. Only those who receive the invitation can participate in the game.

New sorting and filtering tool
CryptoLogic’s new and improved ‘sorting and filtering tool’means players will spend less time trying to find the game they want, and more time where they want to be — at the tables.

This easy-to-use feature allows players to customize the poker lobby by creating their own settings for cash games and tournaments. They can also change these settings any time they wish. Players can choose to display only the games they like to play, from the game type and speed, to choice of stakes and currency, to the maximum number of players at their table and preferred start time for tournaments.

“CryptoLogic’s newest Internet poker innovations ensure the customer is equipped to play their poker game how they want, where they want and when they want,” added Justin Thouin, CryptoLogic’s Vice President, Product Management and Business Development. “It’s about putting poker in the hands of players, and letting great entertainment happen — faster.”

Today, CryptoLogic provides more than 8,000 concurrent players some of the industry’s most popular poker events, including the Caribbean Poker Classic, an annual high-stakes live poker tournament, and the Head Hunter Challenge, a tournament format in which players win cash for every participant they eliminate.