Overlooking the shimmering waters of the Caribbean lies The Havana Club. The famous Casino night club, referred to by writer Jose Maceo, as the “hottest night” in town, keeps drawing the rich and famous. Arriving in classic automobiles, guests are greeted by legendary hostess “Nina Garcia”…I can’t help myself but think I am reading one of Ernest Hemingway’s novels and have to remind myself that it is the introduction on the CD cover of the newly released Havana Club Casino – the newest and undoubtedly hottest casino utilizing Microgaming’s platform.
I am dreaming of girls in cocktail dresses, sleek guys smoking Cohibas and spinning Roulette tables in teak wood, while Stan Getz’ smooth rhythms are playing in the background. Even so we are talking about an online casino, the Havana Club manages to capture all the charm of a high class club, especially through its glamorous casino hostess Nina Garcia.
Featuring 65 games with 11 progressive jackpot including the million dollar slot machine monster ‘Major Millions’ it has everything a casino fan’s heart could wish for. Their variety of games is great including Video Poker machines, Blackjack, Baccarat, Keno, Scratch Cards and lots more. I played their casino as a Real Player as one of their progressives stood at 865,957 USD (!!). But the Havana Club offers a play for fun option if you wish to improve your skills first, as well as a non-download version if the initial download of just over 5MB should put you off.
Once inside the casino the graphics and sound are stunning and the dealer sounds like Buena Vista Social Club’s Ruben Gonzales himself.
Website and software are easy to navigate and becoming a Member of the Havana Club certainly pays out as I was greeted with a welcome bonus of 20%; in other words I got $200 free. Important feature for high rollers such as myself. And while playing I collected valuable Loyalty Points which I can shortly redeem into my account or exclusive merchandise.
Several secure and easy to handle payment options are being offered to fund accounts including Firepay, ACH, Neteller and Prepaid ATM supporting transactions in USD, Euro or Pound Sterling.
Should you get stuck at any time or simply wish to speak to Nina Garcia herself (like I did) there is a free of charge 24/7 support line in your own language at your service. Payout percentages are reviewed by Price Waterhouse Coopers as with all IDN Slot MGS casinos. I felt at home straight away.
It appeared to me that the Havana Club aspires to be a real casino in a virtual world setting the bar higher than current players in this field. But this crowd is definitely on the way to achieving this. I can only advise to go ahead, visit them at www.havanaclub.com and enjoy yourself – life’s too short not to.