CryptoLogic Inc.
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CryptoLogic Inc.

May 02, 2007 06:00 ET

CryptoLogic Secures Exclusive Licence for 'Jewel Quest®'

E-gaming software developer the first to introduce the popular treasure hunt game in a play-for-real format

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - May 2, 2007) -

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CryptoLogic Inc. (TSX:CRY)(NASDAQ:CRYP)(LSE:CRP), a leading software developer to the global Internet gaming market, continues to bring the Internet's most popular online casual games to the world's most popular Internet casinos. The company announced today that its wholly-owned subsidiary, WagerLogic Limited, has secured an agreement for the exclusive rights to develop the first-ever slot version of Jewel Quest®, an award-winning, hugely popular and visually stunning puzzle-match game by iWin, Inc.

Jewel Quest is the third and latest in CryptoLogic's casual games series, which includes slot adaptations of wildly popular online games such as Bejeweled™ and Cubis™. Players can join the fast-paced treasure hunt on CryptoLogic-powered Internet casinos as of June 2007.

"CryptoLogic continues to pioneer play-for-real casino versions of wildly popular Internet games such as Bejeweled and Cubis - and we're confident that we have a new 'jewel' in our crown," said Javaid Aziz, CryptoLogic's President and CEO. "Jewel Quest's exciting bonus rounds, ever-changing layers and spectacular visuals are certain to engage players everywhere. Based on the popularity of CryptoLogic's casual game series, it's clear we've enhanced entertainment for players - and enhanced business for our customers. The addition of Jewel Quest to our award-winning casino line up is further proof that CryptoLogic is leading the way with some of the Internet's most exciting and innovative entertainment concepts."

Listed as one of the top three grossing online casual games, Jewel Quest is widely played on major portals such as MSN.com, Yahoo! and AOL. It has been downloaded more than 40 million times since its debut in 2004. In a unique twist on the classic matching game, players can explore the ancient Mayan civilization and join a hunt for hidden treasures, jeweled skulls, gold coins, masks, statues and diamonds. When they match consecutive artifacts, the tiles underneath them turn to gold. Once all of the tiles have been transformed, players can unlock a bonus prize and move onto the next of five levels of play. With wagers starting at Pounds Sterling 1, players can win up to 2,000 times their bet.

"With another exciting product in our steady stream of casino innovations, CryptoLogic continues to break new ground in the Internet casino market - increasing player loyalty and delivering success for our licensees," added A.J. Slivinski, WagerLogic's Managing Director.

About CryptoLogic®(www.cryptologic.com)

Focused on integrity and innovation, CryptoLogic Inc. is the world's largest public online gaming software developer and supplier. Its leadership in regulatory compliance makes it one of the very few companies with gaming software that is certified to strict standards similar to land-based gaming. WagerLogic Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of CryptoLogic, is responsible for the licensing of its gaming software and services to an internationally-recognized to blue chip customers who offer their games around the world to non-U.S. based players. For information on WagerLogic® visit www.wagerlogic.com.

CryptoLogic's common shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange (symbol: CRY), on the Nasdaq Global Select Market (symbol: CRYP) and on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange (symbol: CRP).

About iWin, Inc.

iWin, Inc. is a premier developer, publisher and distributor of best-selling casual games. Founded in 2001, iWin creates games that are played across multiple platforms and channels. iWin's games, such as Family Feud™ and Jewel Quest® 2, are distributed at retail locations, mobile platforms, its games portal, and other top online destinations. iWin.com offers more than 300 single-player and multiplayer casual games, spanning across all genres. For more information, please visit http://www.iwin.com.

Jewel Quest and iWin.com are registered trademarks of iWin, Inc. All rights reserved.

CRYPTOLOGIC FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENT DISCLAIMER:

Statements in this press release which are not historical are forward-looking statements made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Investors are cautioned that all forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties including, without limitation, risks associated with the Company's financial condition and prospects, legal risks associated with Internet gaming and risks of governmental legislation and regulation, risks associated with market acceptance and technological changes, risks associated with dependence on licensees and key licensees, risks relating to international operations, risks associated with competition and other risks detailed in the Company's filings with securities regulatory authorities. These risks may cause results to differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements.

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