Compared to others in the iGaming industry, Habanero Gaming has been around for only a short amount of time. Despite not being one of the big players, influencing the way that the iGaming industry began, it has nevertheless managed to successfully get its foot in the door. The company offers a wide range of games without too much focus on any one specific area, enabling it to compete in various corners of the market. This approach has stood it in good stead as has the fact that Habanero Gaming provides games for land-based casinos as well as their online counterparts.
A Brief History of Habanero Gaming
Habanero Gaming was established sometime between 2010 and 2012 and is a South African-based company. In the years since establishing, they have branched out from their smaller beginnings and now have offices around the world including the Philippines, Ukraine and Bulgaria. Once they became fully established, the company quickly partnered up with a number of big names from the operator side of the industry and these include Every Matrix, iSoftBet, Slotegrator, BetConstruct and Opus Gaming to name just a small selection. Making these partnerships was necessary as the company was in the process of creating a platform unlike anything that the industry had ever seen.
Habanero Gaming strives to create a software platform that will integrate with many other providers. This is one of the reasons for having so many partners within the industry. The software that is offered is available in an instant play format and does not require any downloading. They also offer an excellent back-office section to their products, which is excellent for casino operators as it gives them all that they need when it comes to running a successful online casino. This product allows operators to create bonuses, VIP programmes and customer service functions as well as develop custom marketing campaigns.
Habanero Gaming currently has more than eighty different slot games to its name. All of these operate on HTML5 so that they are all fully compatible with a range of devices. In fact, not only can all the games operate across platforms they can even be played in both portrait or landscape orientations. What really makes the software great, though, is that players can even play more than one game at the same time with no real change in game speed. It should also be noted that each of the slots has its own RTP, or return to player rate, though none of these is listed.
All the slots are unique in their own way, and with the provider bringing out new games every month, players will be hard-pressed to get through them all. All the slots have animated reels and great graphics with a high-quality 3D element to them. They wouldn’t be out of place in a film and the soundtracks are not only appropriate to the theme of the game but also change to correlate with the winning bet. There are a number of top games that players should take for a spin and these include games like Fortune Dogs, Egyptian Dreams Deluxe and Ways of Fortune, just to name a few.
Additional Game Offerings
Habanero has a number of different table games available, ten different games to be specific. There’s only one blackjack game available which might seem like a downside to some but we think that having one really good game can also be a positive. What this means is that there is only one set of rules to remember, making life that little bit simpler. Other table games that are on offer include Casino Hold’em, Double Exposure, Caribbean Stud Poker and roulette. This latter option also has only one version but what’s really great is that it is the French version, which is the one that has the best player odds.
Alongside these ten table games are ten different video poker options. Each of these games is available in a number of different formats ranging from 1-, 5- through to 100-play. However, the paytables stay the same regardless of the number of hands that are being played. There is an autoplay feature available on
the video poker games as well, but players should keep an eye on it while it is running as it has been known to be incorrect on some occasions. All of these video poker games have exceptional return to player rates, most of them sitting comfortably above 99%.
Partnerships and Successes
Habanero Gaming has, over the last few years, achieved some great leaps forward in terms of its partnerships and the successes these have earned them. At this time, it does not appear as if the company has won any major gaming awards, but given their relatively new status in this industry, it is hardly surprising – these will inevitably come. Instead, during 2017 and 2018, Habanero Gaming has managed to secure major deals with big operators in the industry alongside constantly releasing exciting new games. During the end of 2017, Habanero made a number of new partnerships with the likes of Chippy Software and Vulkan Vegas.
At the beginning of the year, this expansion was furthered by the company’s move into the Italian jurisdiction alongside Eurobet.it and an SKS365 launch. This saw them successfully enter the European market. Soon after, the company began to make inroads into the Asian market with newly formed alliances with Solid Gaming and RWB Solutions International. This progress does not appear to be slowing down with even more deals being made across Europe and Italy cementing their status as a fast up-and-comer. The latest news coming from this company is their lucrative partnership with VideoSlots, which will open up a whole new market for Habanero Gaming.
Fair and Responsible Gaming
One of the first steps for any game provider is the necessity to provide a safe gaming platform. This is partially done through the use of fair gaming software and measures to ensure that these standards are maintained. To that end, Habanero Gaming has its games regularly audited by a number of third party companies that include iTech Labs and BMM Testlabs. The certificates for these can be found at the bottom of their website and they go a good distance in allowing players to play at ease, knowing that they have a fair chance at earning some wins on any Habanero games.
Habanero is licensed in South Africa but also in a number of other jurisdictions around the world. They also only work with licensed and registered operators in an attempt to ensure that their players are able to play safely. They have a number of features within their games to ensure responsible play as well, and these include reality checks that show the player not only how long they have been playing the game for but also how much they have placed in bets, and what they’ve won and lost during that specific time period. The casinos they work with also have self-exclusion policies in place.
Habanero Gaming offers a fast and easily accessible gaming interface on any device or platform a player could wish to use. The fact that they offer a comprehensive range of games stands solidly in their favour and it doesn’t appear as if any one genre has suffered because of this. It’s not just for players that this provider caters so well to, but also the operators. For these clients, Habanero offers a professional service with online solutions able to cover both large and small brand operators. To round off their great features, the provider offers their games in numerous languages and currencies, making them highly accessible around the world