Last updated: 31 January, 2021
Cafe Casino come from the same stable of casinos as Bovada, lv.slots and Ignition Casino. All operated by Lynton Limited out of Costa Rica, they have since removed themselves (or been removed) from the Kahnawake Gambling Authority and are now running under a self-regulator model. Whatever the heck that means only Lynton can tell us.
Sounds very dodgy to me if no external party like a Gaming Authority is able to undertake the checks and balances review of a Casinos operation. It’s a bit like asking the junior nurse in the hospital to undertake brain surgery. Yeah right!
Unlike Bovada, which we’ve reviewed here at TC, Cafe Casino sticks to the tried and true ‘casino only’ side of the business. There’s no sports betting and no live dealers. Just a large selection of pokies, table games and video poker options. This is much the same for the Ignition Casino sister site, which has pretty much the same conditions as this one.
- Operator: Lynton Limited
- Location: Costa Rica Casino
- EST: 2016
- Software: Betsoft, RTG, Rival Gaming
- License: Previously with Kahnawake Gaming Authority (Quebec, Canada). Now apparently – self licensed. (???)
If you attempt to go to their site using your everyday IP address and it is blocked, sign up to a VPN and change the exit point to an American city/state, because this casino is tailored for U.S players. Some states are excluded too though, like Nevada, Delaware, Maryland and New Jersey. If that doesn’t work, try a country like Canada or New Zealand.
Similar to our comments on the Bovada review. It’s not good form to talk about provability, security, encryption and auditable data if your entire business model is unlicensed.
- Deposit Methods: Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, AMEX, Visa, Mastercard
- Withdrawal Methods: Bitcoin, Bank Transfer, Cheque
- Withdrawal eWallets: 0-1 hours
- Withdrawal Card Payments: 1-5 days
- Withdrawal Bank Transfers: 1-7 days
- Pending Time: 0-24 hours
- Withdrawal Limit: N/A
Welcome Bonus – this is 10X the amount of your deposit, while the playthrough is 35X.
No Max Welcome Bonus – Cafe Casino will match your deposit, while the playthrough is only 25x
No Deposit free $10 Chip Bonus – the playthrough is 60x ($600). Maximum winnings is only $125.
Too many to name individually, but the usual array of top performing slots/pokies games are here. For the most part, they are summarised as follows:
Slots, Blackjack, Table Games, Video Poker, Exclusives and Specialty Games.
See above Rollover Requirement (above).
$100 Referral Bonus – get additional funds for signing someone up. You put a deposit (say $30), so too does the newbie. Playthrough is 60x before funds are released.
Regular Promotions – these are ongoing, including eligibility for 10% cashback on your wagers. There are weekly deposit bonuses on new deposits made. A rewards system is in place where points are earned based on your activity. Once enough points are accrued (50,000), cashback eligibility goes from 10% to 15%. Bigger bonuses may result on subsequent deposits. Besides, players can win extra money through weekly prize drawings.
Visit Casino Site – logon, click on the ‘Join’ button.
Create an Account – Enter your details, username and password, and email account. Confirm your email when it lands.
Pick A Bonus Code – Pick from the list. There are details for each coupon code. Make sure you understand the T&C’s before you enter the code.
Make A Real Money Deposit – Fund your account. Select your banking method and follow the steps to make a deposit.
Play Real Money Games and Win – From here, pick and play your favorite games.
- Similar design to Bovada and Ignition Casinos.
- Lots of bonuses and promotions going on.
- Doesn’t offer a Download option. Everything is Instant Play.
- Poor number of withdrawal options.
- Weekly withdrawal limit is low.
- No live dealer games (you’ll need to go to one of their partner sites).
- No sports betting either (unlike Bovada).
- Email: email@example.com
- Live Chat: refer website (recommended).
- Phone: International toll-free. 1 888-364-1850
- Website: https://www.cafecasino.lv
- Website Link: (Australian customers should use a VPN to access the website. Refer our VPN page for more)
I’m still dumbfounded how Casino Review sites still think an unlicensed operation is a good thing. It’s clear they are writing with a bias, or being unlicensed doesn’t mean a thing to them.
When it comes to reviewing casino sites, I prefer to look at what is written about them with a ‘glass half empty’ approach, as it would take a lot of convincing on my part to trust a Casino to play fairly and squarely – because most of the time, the industry is littered with blacklisted operations.
Put it this way, if a Casino was doing the right thing day in and day out, they’d probably be out of business, so I guess the point is moot. You don’t have to be a genius to know which side of your slice of bread is buttered.
If signing up to an unlicensed casino is your thing, go for it, but you have been warned.