The company Chartwell (Chartwell Technology) was founded in 1998 in Canada as a developer and supplier of software systems for gaming sector on the Internet, and for mobile gaming sector. At the beginning of its activities, it had about 90 employees in Calgary and Vancouver. The company has been developed rapidly for last several years, constantly increasing a number of regular customers. Currently, it includes more than 130 employees. The company has opened new offices in London (UK), Malta and Singapore. Chartwell Technology Inc. is involved in trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange.
The company Chartwell develops and offers its customers two types of computer games: not downloadable and downloadable. For example, there are various bingo games, casino games for mobile phones and others. The company Chartwell entered the market of Internet poker after acquiring Micropower Corporation. The company created a quite modest network of Internet poker called Nexus Poker. It includes popular types of poker among players, such as Omaha High, Omaha Hi/Lo, Texas Hold'em and Seven Card Stud (or its version called Seven Card Stud Hi/Lo).
However the leading specialists of the gaming sector emphasize that software from the company Chartwell has both its advantages and disadvantages. According to them, development of Flash and Java versions of several popular slots and application of the "engine" of the Internet business CyberBanx should be considered as its advantages. Its disadvantages include an insufficient number of computer games and not very attractive video poker, according to specialists. But the influence of Chartwell in the gaming sector increases despite some disadvantages.