Online poker has a huge share of market in Bitcoin gambling. However, the Bitcoin poker games offered are somewhat limited to Texas Hold’em and Omaha. Cruel Poker ought to change this as it brings forth its Open Face Chinese poker software for everyone to enjoy.
I had the privilege to speak with Oleh Mykhaylovych, CEO of Cruel Poker and owner of an outsourcing company. He is also a self-confessed fan and player of poker.
Could you tell me more about Cruel Poker?
Cruel Poker is new Open Face Chinese poker software, offering cash games for crypto-currency, but dollar games are coming soon. Beta-version of the program is already running. Cruel Poker offers great quality and stability of online poker gaming. Our solution is designed by professional players for professional players—founders of the project are two professional poker players and IT-company owner.
Aside from you, Oleh, who else keep this Bitcoin gambling site up and running?
Kostya Shulga and Yevgen Shulga are main investors and professional poker players at the biggest online poker rooms in the world and are working as product advisors. Andriy Stetskiy is the lead C#/.NET developer. The rest are web-designer, web-developer, tester, marketologist, SEO manager and others.
As an operator, what are the challenges you and your team experience while managing Cruel Poker?
The main challenge right now is drawing the attention of our potential audience – Bitcoin users. Bitcoin is not so popular in our country, so we are forced to look for customers all around the world, which means more time and funds.
Can you share what your take is on the rise of Bitcoin casino and gambling sites?
Bitcoin casinos open the gambling niche to new companies and clients who don’t have possibility to play for real money due to country law restrictions or other. What concerns Bitcoin in general, its popularity grows with each day. No wonder, there are a lot of advantages of using cryptocurrency.
The way of funds is simple – from the sender to receiver, without any intermediaries. The system is regulated only by algorithm, incorporated in the program. Its function is ensuring the uninterruptible operation. Thereby, no one can freeze the client’s account however, wrong payment cannot be cancelled either. Every separate computer controls the transactions of other computers.
Do you believe cryptocurrencies will largely influence or affect us in the years to come?
Maybe, cryptocurrency will become as popular as using cards versus paying by cash. This is convenient way of payment between companies with appreciable funds or for expensive shopping.
If I were to ask you to describe Cruel Poker in such a way to differentiate it from the other Bitcoin gaming brands, what would you say?
Cruel Poker offers variations of Chinese poker which is growing more and more popular among poker communities, for Bitcoins. In addition, we offer provable fair game—our solution is supported by true random generation—so players will be able to check hands being dealt via delivered beforehand zipped card orders. The code to the document will be sent after the hand is played.
Most of the issues with online poker are related to trust. People wish to have reliable poker software with fair number—card—generation and be sure for their money. Cruel Poker works toward finding best approaches to make people use game options without any thoughts of potential fraud.
Thank you very much for your time, Oleh, and all the best with Cruel Poker!