Cafe Casino Review
A cup of coffee and a game? That’s the feel Café Casino seems to want to convey. It hits the mark with plenty of mobile friendly games and a lot of, well, perks. As a bitcoin casino, Café offers a couple of nice bonus options and a good bitcoin explainer, but it doesn’t emphasize provably fair games.
Established in 2016, Café Casino is owned by the Lynton Limited group and carries many of the same features and gamess of other Lynton sites, Bovada.lv and Slots.lv. They welcome players from most of the United States and use the USD equivalent as monetary reference.
Crypto & Fiat Deposits and Withdrawals
Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash are the cryptocurrencies Café Casino accepts, along with the three major credit cards, Visa, MasterCard and American Express.
The minimum and maximum limits vary, with the bitcoin deposits offering a wider range, $10 worth to $5,000.
The registration and depositing processes are simple. Registering with Café Casino involves providing your name, email, a password and mobile phone number for an SMS code verification.
Using bitcoin deposits, you must provide the last four digits of a Social Security number and verify your age. You can then copy the casino’s bitcoin address into your personal wallet with the amount you wish to deposit. Or you can scan in a QR code. When you have sent the money, your casino account will be credited within minutes. It should take around 10 minutes, possibly less using Bitcoin Cash.
Café Casino will not charge a fee, but you should check with your bitcoin wallet to see if they charge something.
Withdrawing from Café Casino with bitcoin is essentially a matter of giving your personal wallet address to the casino. Just hit the Withdraw or Request Withdrawal button from your account page. Select Bitcoin, enter the amount you want to take out, and your wallet address. When you hit Request Withdrawal, your money should be on the way.
Café Casino is not clear on how long the withdrawn money will take to reach your wallet. On one page, they promise 15 minutes; on another, they make note a processing time of up to 72 hour. A larger amount should take longer.
Withdrawal limits for bitcoin range from $10 to $2,000. However, if you have played with them long enough to achieve VIP status, you can take out as much as $9,500.
Café Casino Bonuses, Promotions and Rewards
There are some tasty bonus options and robust rewards for bitcoin players at Café Casino.
The two bitcoin bonus options appeal to high rollers and more moderate bettors. They are triggered through bonus codes that you have the option of deploying when you deposit.
The biggie is a 600% matching bonus worth up to $6,000 (bonus code: CCBITCOIN600). It carries a 35 times rollover requirement for the deposit plus the bonus amounts before you can withdraw money. In other words, if you deposit $100 worth of bitcoin, you get $600 worth as the bonus amount, for a balance of $700. You would have to bet a total of $24,500 (35 x 700 = 24,500) before you can take out money.
The milder bitcoin bonus choice is a 150% match for up to $1,500 (bonus code: CCBITCOIN150). That one is subject to a 25x rollover requirement.
Outside of the bitcoin arena, there are standard welcome bonus choices of 500% for up to $5,000, and 100% for up to $1,000, both with similar rules.
Also check out the $100 referral bonus, if you want to bring a friend along, and the $10 in free chips you get just for registering.
The details of each bonus offer are laid out nicely in the Promotions section of the site.
Even if you don’t take them up on bonuses, Café Casino has a rewards program that should help keep you on board. Café Casino Perks is a tiered points program that awards points for each dollar you wager, and you get weekly cash back on your losses. You get extra points for playing slots and specialty games, while your perks gain in value as you move up the tiers. While you earn your first 2,500 points you get 10% cash back on weekly losses. After that, the percentage rises with each level.
Software and Game Selection
RealTime Gaming authors a strong selection of games at Café Casino, with new ones being introduced regularly. Slots are naturally at the top of the list with a roster of more than 200 choices. Look for some generous jackpots, too. Upon our visits, we’ve seen three progressives, each offering upwards of $500,000 worth. Some of the popular big pot titles include A Night With Cleo, Aztec’s Treasure, and Shopping Spree. Other well-known slots include Lion’s Roar, Panda Party, Golden Gorilla and Arabian Tales.
The names indicate the wide variety of themes you can find on the Café Casino slots roster. There are plenty of both simple intricate games, 3- and 5-reel slots, i-slots and multiple paylines.
Café Casino keeps its table games players happy with nearly 20, including eight blackjack games, and various versions of roulette, craps, and Pai Gow, Caribbean Stud and Tri Card pokers as well.
Nearly 20 video poker games are on board, including the ever-popular Jacks or Better, Deuces Wild and Joker.
If you like the numbers, Café Casino has more than 20 specialty games, such as bingo, keno and scratch cards.
There are no live dealer games.
Most of the games are easily accessible in practice play mode, some requiring Flash Player. You can try them out without even registering, and you may want to do that if you play primarily with a mobile device. While you can play many of the games with an iPhone, Android, iPad or other mobile device, some of the games will stall or play slower with older devices. We had mixed results with our smartphone, but our PC downloaded the games within a minute, and they all played smoothly.
Provably Fair Games
Café Casino has nothing on the site about provably fair games, a cornerstone advantage of playing with bitcoin. But they do note that their games are certified by iTech Labs, one of the most trusted third party testing establishments in online gaming.
Café Casino seems to go the extra mile to help customers. They have a comprehensive FAQ section under Help, and 24-hour support by phone, chat or email in their Contact Us area. We tried the chat section and received instant, informative response. A day after registering, we got a phone call to welcome us from a representative that wasn’t too salesy.
Café Casino is a warm, welcoming gambling stop for American online casino players. While they are one of the newer casinos, it is easy to see they know how to organize and run things. And their games are lots of fun and easy to access and play.
They lose a few points for lack of licensing and neglecting to stress provably fair games for bitcoin players. But they are run by a group that has enough respect to be trusted. If you are a player from the U.S., we recommend you stop by and give Café Casino a try.