|The persona that players may want to represent at gambling tables may be quite different from their real life ones. Online poker rooms allow players to choose their persona's through avatars. An avatar is an image or icon that displays certain characteristics and attitudes. Online poker players can download one from a set of given avatars and then it is this avatar that is seen by all the other players.
Though it is almost mandatory for poker rooms to offer avatars, online casinos rarely do so. Cryptologic is one of the only online casino software providers that allow its players to select the avatar they wish to use. This avatar will then represent their character when playing games such as blackjack or roulette at the online casino.
Above is a screenshot of what the InterCasino settings panel looks like here you can choose your avatar.
In order to select an avatar at Cryptologic online casinos, the player will first have to log in at the casino. The player then has to click on the "More Games" button. This reveals a menu box that lists the various games categories. Right at the bottom there is a tab that reads "Settings". The player has to click on this tab in order to reveal the Settings Box. The Settings Box has two parts. On the right are the check boxes for activating or deactivating the options for animations, sound effects, voices and maximized screen. On the left hand side is the setting for the avatars. Cryptologic online casinos offer several avatars to choose from. The selected avatar is shown much like a passport photograph but in 3D imaging. Players can scroll through the avatars using the "left" and "right" arrows. Once players have decided on an avatar they should leave it displayed. Then players should click the "Done" button to select the avatar. The selected avatar will then represent the player at the tables.
In all Cryptologic online casinos offer 18 avatars to choose from. A study of the avatars reveals the target area of the software developer. 9 are male and 9 are female, so the genders are equally represented. However an overwhelming majority of the avatars are of young people, implying that is mostly the young that frequent online casinos. Avatars also represent different ethnic groups. Caucasian, African and Asian avatars have been offered. Within these broad groupings there is considerable detailing. Hair colors, hair styles, facial expressions and such characteristics make each and every one of the 18 avatars unique in itself. All a player needs to do is scroll through the avatars and select one that best represents him or her and then follow the earlier given instructions to download the avatar.
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