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Last Updated: May 24, 2015

Habanero Systems Review

Introduction

Habanero Systems is an online betting group that was founded in 2010 and has become known for their full assortment of casino software, which includes table games, video poker, and video slots. The developer provides its games to licensed and regulated online betting sites as well as land casinos, and has also put together a backend system to let casinos manage their software.

Habanero Systems CasinosExpand

Name Wizards Seal US Friendly Play
188Bet Casino
YES NO Visit Casino >
21Dukes
NO NO Visit Casino >
7Reels Casino
NO NO Visit Casino >
7Spins Casino
NO NO Visit Casino >
BetChain
NO NO Visit Casino >
BetChan Casino
NO NO Visit Casino >
BitcoinPenguin
NO YES Visit Casino >
Black Diamond Casino
YES NO Visit Casino >
Box 24 Casino
YES NO Visit Casino >
Buck & Butler
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Casino Moons
NO NO Visit Casino >
Club Gold Casino
NO NO Visit Casino >
Fantasino
NO NO Visit Casino >
Flamantis Casino
NO NO Visit Casino >
Joo Casino
NO NO Visit Casino >
LadyLucks
NO NO -
mBitCasino
NO NO Visit Casino >
Megawins Casino
NO NO Visit Casino >
MrXbet Casino
NO NO -
Noxwin Casino
NO NO Visit Casino >
Oshi Casino
YES NO Visit Casino >
Playamo Casino
NO NO Visit Casino >
Rich Casino
NO NO Visit Casino >
Slots Village
NO NO Visit Casino >
Spartan Slots
YES NO Visit Casino >
Thebes Casino
NO NO Visit Casino >
Vbet Casino
NO NO Visit Casino >
Vegas Crest Casino
YES YES Visit Casino >
Winward Casino
NO NO Visit Casino >
Wunderino Casino
NO NO Visit Casino >

Blackjack


Blackjack
 

I'd like to applaud Habanero for having just one blackjack game. No more checking all the rules to find the table with the best odds. The rules are:

  • 5 decks.
  • Dealer stands on soft 17.
  • No hole card (player loses everything if dealer gets blackjack).
  • Split once only.
  • Double any first two cards.
  • Double after a split allowed.
  • Surrender not allowed.
  • Player may play use to five hands.

Based on my blackjack house edge calculator, the house edge is 0.55%.

Casino Hold 'Em


Casino Hold 'Em
 

Casino Hold 'Em follows the usual 1-2-3-10-20-100 pay table for a house edge of 2.16%.

Double Exposure


Double Exposure
 

Following are the Double Exposure rules:

  • 8 decks.
  • Dealer hits on soft 17.
  • Double 9-11 only (including soft).
  • Split once only.
  • No splitting unlike tens.
  • Tied blackjack does not lose (The rules don't state whether it is a push or a win, however, I assume that by omission it is a push).
  • Double after split allowed.
  • Player may play use to five hands.

I get a house edge under these rules of 1.61%.

Caribbean Stud Poker


Caribbean Stud Poker
 

The Caribbean Stud Poker follows a 1-2-3-4-5-7-20-50-500 pay table. This differs from the conventional pay table only in the royal flush, which normally pays only 100 to 1. This increase in the royal flush decreases the house edge from 5.22% to 5.16%.

Roulette


European Roulette
 

Finally, a software company with just one roulette game. Why does there need to be more? They kindly make it French roulette too, which the most liberal kind. However, they incorrectly call it "European roulette." In the case of Habanero, there is only one zero on the wheel and the player loses half on even money bets if the ball lands in zero. The house edge is 1.35% on even money bets and 2.70% on all others.

A funny thing about this game is that it announces the number only when it is 36. I discovered this as I playing over and over, waiting for the ball to land in zero, to check what would happen to my bet on red.

Slots


Disco Funk

Dr. Feelgood

Indian Cash Catcher

Mr. Bling

Tower of Pizza

Treasure Diver

By my count, Habanero has 37 slot machines. They are all five-reel video slots. All of them seem to feature animated reels and a good sound effects that correlate to the type of win the player has. All in all, much better than the average for an Internet casino.

I could find no information on the theoretical returns so you're on your own with that.

Video Poker


Aces & Eights -- 5 play

All American

Bonus Decues -- 10 play

Deuces Wild -- 5 play

Double Bonus -- 50 play

Jacks or Better -- 100 play

Joker Poker

Tens or Better -- 50 play

Each video poker game is available in 1-, 5-, 10-, 50-, and 100-play. The pay tables for any given game seem to be the same no matter how many hands are played.

Be warned that the auto-hold feature is sometimes incorrect, as evidenced by this hand in Jacks or Better:

Using my video poker hand analyzer, we can see that for a 5-coin bet, the correct play is to hold the ace and queen only. What may be happening is the strategy is correct for less than max coins bet. A-Q-5 would be the correct play for one to four coins bet. However, you can see that I bet five coins.

The following table shows the Video Poker games available in alphabetical order.

Habanero Systems Video Poker Alphabetic Order

Game Power Poker Pay Table Return
Aces & Eights Yes 1-2-3-4-5-8-20-50-80-70-800 99.09%
All American Yes 1-1-3-8-8-8-34-200-800 99.38%
Bonus Deuces Yes 1-1-3-4-4-8-18-40-80-25-200-400-800 98.65%
Bonus Poker Yes 1-2-3-4-5-8-25-40-80-50-800 99.17%
Deuces Wild Yes 1-2-2-3-4-13-16-25-200-800 96.77%
Double Bonus Yes 1-1-3-5-7-9-50-80-160-50-800 99.11%
Double Double Bonus Yes 1-1-3-4-6-9-50-80-160-160-50-800 98.98%
Jacks or Better Yes 1-2-3-4-6-9-25-50-800 99.54%
Joker Poker (kings or better) Yes 1-1-2-3-5-7-17-50-100-200-1000 98.60%
Tens or Better Yes 1-2-3-4-5-6-25-50-800 99.14%

Here is the same list in returns range, choose your game wisely.

Habanero Systems Video Poker Return Order

Game Power Poker Pay Table Return
Jacks or Better Yes 1-2-3-4-6-9-25-50-800 99.54%
All American Yes 1-1-3-8-8-8-34-200-800 99.38%
Bonus Poker Yes 1-2-3-4-5-8-25-40-80-50-800 99.17%
Tens or Better Yes 1-2-3-4-5-6-25-50-800 99.14%
Double Bonus Yes 1-1-3-5-7-9-50-80-160-50-800 99.11%
Aces & Eights Yes 1-2-3-4-5-8-20-50-80-70-800 99.09%
Double Double Bonus Yes 1-1-3-4-6-9-50-80-160-160-50-800 98.98%
Bonus Deuces Yes 1-1-3-4-4-8-18-40-80-25-200-400-800 98.65%
Joker Poker (kings or better) Yes 1-1-2-3-5-7-17-50-100-200-1000 98.60%
Deuces Wild Yes 1-2-2-3-4-13-16-25-200-800 96.77%

Conclusion

Habanero Systems has assembled a complete online gaming platform that offers odds in line with many other legitimate developers. The software library at Habanero may not be huge, but the games play well and should be considered playable if you come across them in an online casino.


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