Just like life, gambling is a risk. There are no guarantees but lots of advice; some good, some not so much. Like a tightrope walker, the key is managing the risks (and don’t look down). You need a plan, a strategy, knowledge, some guts, and a few tried and true guidelines to stay in the black and reap the rewards.

At our online casino, we love gaming as much as our players do. In fact, we are exactly like our players when it comes to seeking a little excitement playing some truly great games. Our philosophy is simple: when you win, we win! We want to see you celebrating in our Cafe Casino Big Winners circle!

So, we have compiled some of the best casino gambling tips to make your gaming experience positive, help increase your win percentages, and keep you coming back for more fun and excitement.


Smart money management is a good online casino gambling habit. Most players limit their risk by budgeting a specific amount of money for gambling – there’s a better way.

Suppose you set your budget at $100 – or any amount you are willing to pay. Think of it as the price of entry to a gambling amusement park, except you can get your money back and more when you choose the right rides.

Divide your bankroll into small piles like five $20s (keep the numbers simple since your bankroll is all online). Start with that smaller $20 wager, and if you lose it on one game, move on to the next. You can always come back. Once you’ve doubled a pile, re-divide the money into small piles and keep playing. This helps you manage your bankroll without losing track. Good budget management is like an insurance policy waiting to step in and keep the fun going.

A good move is to set aside the money you have doubled. As long as you still have the money you started with, you won’t need to stop and think about it.


It seems that everybody has a foolproof betting system. They don’t. And neither do you. Because they don’t work. No gambler knows how a game will end. There’s no betting system that can change the probabilities or the pay outs.

Most betting systems are designed to recover losses by continuously increasing bet sizes. The reality is that, in most games, the chances of winning or losing are the same no matter how much is wagered. Increasing your next bet after losing the last is a terrible gambling method.

Always stick to the amount you decided to bet on a game or spin. By dividing the amount you are willing to risk by your wager amount, you will know how many plays you need to recover your opening balance or to move ahead.


Return to player (RTP) is the percentage of all the wagered money a Cafe Casino online slot machine will pay back to players over time. So, if you wager one hundred $1 bets on a slot with a 95% RTP, you can expect to win back about $95.

RTP is based on player payback over a period of time, commonly every month. These percentages help estimate the chances of winning. Keep in mind that the larger the bets on a particular slot game, the higher the RTP. Then slot games with high RTPs attract more players and more bets, which can lead to more winning.

Every slot has its own particular return-to-player percentage. Basically, casinos can program their slots as low as 80%, but most online casino slots are well over 90%. Over time a slot game pays back players based on its RTP, so finding one with a higher return-to-player is in your best interest.


Now that you know about RTP, house edge will be easy to understand. The house edge is how much money a casino expects to earn from the wagers on a game over time. It’s basically the inverse concept of return-to-player-percentage, and is usually used when talking about Cafe Casino table games. If the house edge in European Roulette is about 2.7%, and you wager one hundred $1 bets, you can expect the casino to keep $2.70 (and you to keep $97.30).

It’s worth noting that a low house edge won’t prevent a dealer from getting a natural in blackjack, or make the roulette wheel stop on your number. The house edge is meaningless for individual wagers because it applies only over the long-term.

So why are we advising you to play games with the lowest house edge? You can’t assume that the house edge is on your side. It’s on the house’s side. That means you still must make smart choices and play wisely to win. For example, if you can choose between a table that allows surrender and one that doesn’t, choose the table that allows it. It’s better to get half your wager back when it makes sense, than to hope the dealer goes bust.


If you’ve been away from the casino or you’re considering a new game you’ve never played before, try the casino free play versions first (also known as Practice Play). With this practice mode, we have Cafe Casino free slots, blackjack, roulette and more, so you can sample the merchandise, so to speak.

This is a smart way to learn the rules without risking any of your money. Sure, it’s not the same as playing for real money, but investing a couple of hours to study how to play blackjack is the ultimate tutorial. Take all the time you need to get a sense of a game before you commit to real play. While it won’t turn you in to an expert, it can boost your confidence, and make all the difference in your win potential.


It seems obvious to say, but the rules of any game can help you get the most enjoyment out of your gambling experience.

This is especially true for the more complicated games such as poker, craps, baccarat, and roulette, but it is also essential to look into before playing a so-called simple slot game.

Before betting a single penny on a slot game, check the rules. They not only reveal how the game is structured, they will give you insight into how the game works in terms of your betting. Look for the dropdown menu many games have. That’s where you can set the controls to your preferences. Music, no music, sound effects or not. Then look at the paytables to learn how the payouts are structured. This will help you strategize your wagering to help make your money last and even show you how the jackpots are won.

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Last, but certainly not least, brush up on our all our Cafe Casino game reviews. We include tips, strategy, how-to and other helpful advice that could make all the difference when you hit spin. For example, in our 10 Times Vegas game review, you’ll find: the slot’s RTP, which Cafe player recently won big playing, how to win the jackpot, and all about the theme!

It’s true that especially in games like online slots, it’s all a matter of luck thanks to the random number generator. (In table games, there’s a lot more opportunity for strategy.) But on the whole, that doesn’t mean you can’t be armed with knowledge that could make the game that much more fun and improve win percentages over time!

Have more questions? We have answers in our online casino FAQ!


They say, “knowledge is power,” and that has never been more true than in the gambling world. You play because it’s fun and sometimes profitable. Knowing what you’re doing will keep your experience entertaining and far less costly. Winning is never guaranteed, but it sure seems to happen more often for players who know and follow the guidelines.