Throwing its hat in the ring of the extremely competitive online poker software market this week is a newcomer from Washington state: Introducing Castle Technologies, Inc., which boasts an innovative software package that it intends to license internationally.

SILVERDALE, Wash., Oct 9, 2008 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX) — Castle Technologies, Inc. (Pink Sheets:CSTL) is pleased to announce that the Company has finalized the design phase of its new gaming software as it prepares to enter the international multi-player online poker market. The online poker industry is growing at a phenomenal rate. Today there are more than 200 online poker Web sites in operation, and more than 370,500 people play for real money every day.

Castle Technologies’ patent-pending software is distinct in its ability to provide progressive jackpots within the game itself, creating the same excitement experienced in actual casinos and poker tournaments. Castle Technologies will license its software to offshore corporations, primarily in Europe, Asia and South America, which have the legal means to conduct online gambling activities and provide licensing, software maintenance marketing assistance and unmatched customer service to support its customer base.

“We’re very excited about this new gaming software. What makes this software so unique is the progressive payouts on played poker hands. That’s never been done before in any online gaming software and I expect gamers will be pleasantly surprised by this new feature,” stated David Comeau, President and CEO of Castle Technologies, Inc.

Castle Technologies’ software will provide all of the features normally associated with online gaming such as player account maintenance, chat capability and state-of-the-art graphics. The Company offers more features than traditional online casinos, including easy-to-navigate Web pages, the latest in Web animation and straight forward betting actions with the ability to play multiple games at the same time.