Gaming operator Deckmedia N.V. really has a lot going for it recently. The firm already has a steady lineup of good casinos with Slot’O Cash, Desert Nights and Slots Capital Casino, and is expanding its base with the recently launched Miami Club Casino. The casino runs on the WGS Technology (formerly Vegas Technology) software platform that has seen a brief resurgence recently after the abrupt closure of all casinos using it in 2011. So does it reach the lofty heights set by its sister casinos, or does Miami Club disappoint? Read on to find out.
Software and Games
As mentioned above, Miami Club is powered by WGS Technology software, which has been around for over a decade now under the guise of firstly Odds On Technology, then more recently Vegas Technology. While the company name keeps changing, the games do not and you can find all your favourite games that you would have enjoyed if you are a player who visited one of the several casinos that have offered these games in the past.
Title wise, Miami Club offers more than 150 different games, ranging from slots to table games, to specialty games such as Dazzling Dice. All of the games are animated nicely, although none seem to have that ultra high end look and feel that one might expect with a more modern IGT or Net Entertainment powered library. This does however have its benefits and we were impressed with the ease of which we were able to download and install the casino. With the “lightweight” nature of the games on offer, we literally were up and running within just a few minutes after hitting the download button. We also tried the no-download instant casino, and found the account registration to be just as simple.
Overall, we found ourselves enjoying games like MahJong Madness and Casino Hold’em, and the rest of the casino’s great selection of table games. Mulligan poker is a unique twist on the legendary card game that we found quite enjoyable, and the blackjack interface enables experienced players to play at great speed. One thing we were a bit disappointed to see was a lack of progressive jackpot games. We would love to strike it big, and unfortunately the games at Miami Club do not meet that criteria. If one is looking to become an instant millionaire through a slot machine, you may be barking up the wrong tree.
Excellent Tournaments System
A particular strength of casinos using this software has always been the tournaments system that they all run. Miami Club is no exception and it provides a wide choice of tournaments that use a format that is a little different from most others you may have tried. Instead of using an “accumulated payouts” system to determine the winner like Microgaming or RTG casinos, these ones are based purely on the balance of your tournament bankroll that can fluctuate with each spin or hand. This adds a nice element of strategy to the tournaments as you are often faced with the difficult decision of when to stop playing to try to hold your position on the leaderboard.
Banking and Customer Support
Seeing as how it supports American punters, we were not surprised to see the banking options at Miami Club to be a tad limited. The sad fact is that with the financial restrictions placed on internet gambling by the U.S. Government, there are few reliable options to deposit and withdraw funds from e-casinos. Unfortunately this is the case here, and American players who make a withdrawal will need to be satisfied with a choice between a Wire Transfer and MyPayLinq. Players from other countries can make use of e-wallets such as Neteller, Moneybookers, and EcoCard.
There is a withdrawal limit for players wishing to pull funds out of the casino, with a $2,000 first time withdrawal limit, moving up to $4,000 per week afterward.
We were impressed with Miami Club’s customer service, which offers support through telephone, email, or instant messaging. We had no particular issues with the casino, but did ring the help through a chat session feigning a problem. We were met with fast and courteous service, and were very happy with the experience.