Casino Games with the Best Odds

The wide variety of casino games at Cafe Casino offers options for everyone. It’s perfectly possible to entertain beginners, while also keeping seasoned players interested. Slots are a good starting point for newcomers looking for something fun and easy. The spin-to-win formula just can’t be beaten for casual play. As you get your feet wet, however, you may begin to look for games that offer better odds. Typically with casino games, the lower the house edge is, the greater the learning curve, so put on your learner’s cap, as we discuss four games in particular that fit this criteria, beginning with an explanation on how to play Cafe Casino Blackjack.


At Cafe Casino, Blackjack is the go-to game for strategic casino players keen to reduce the house edge. It starts with selecting the game with the most player-friendly rules. Look to see if you can find a version where the dealer stands on soft 17, while also offering 3:2 payouts for Blackjack. You can also opt for fewer decks in a shoe if all else is equal; Single-Deck Blackjack is the go-to game for purists. Once you’ve selected the best possible game, you can go about applying basic Blackjack strategy to each round.

There’s no need to reinvent the wheel. The optimal move for every scenario under the sun has already been established and is readily available through Blackjack strategy charts. These tell you what to do for each score you have in conjunction with the dealer’s up-card. For instance, it’s optimal to stand when you have a score of 12 and the dealer has a 4, 5, or 6 showing. The odds of the dealer busting, in this case, are so high that you can sit back on a surprisingly low score and (hopefully) reap the rewards.

If you don’t like the idea of setting up a second screen with a chart, or worse yet, printing one out and pasting it beside your monitor, you can look into playing Live Dealer Blackjack in the Live Dealer section of our online casino. This game has software that will highlight the optimal move according to basic Blackjack strategy in bright blue; of course, you don’t have to follow it if you don’t want to, but it is a valuable feature for beginner Blackjack players.


Craps is a fun and lively game that offers some incredible odds and exciting payouts. One bet, in particular, that is a fan favourite has zero house edge attached, making it the best bet in the casino. In order to access it, you’ll need to first make the primary Craps bet known as the Pass Line (or Don’t Pass Bar if you like to go against the grain).

After putting some money on Pass Line, it’s time to roll the dice. The first roll in Craps dictates whether you win, lose, or establish a “Point” number. Rolling a 7, 11, 2, 3, or 12 results in a win or loss, thus concluding the round right away; however, a 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, and 10 establish a “Point” number which initiates the second part of the round and opens up betting for the aforementioned bet with no house edge: the odds. To maximize your returns, always bet max on the odds. There are odds for both the Pass Line and Don’t Pass Bar.


Roulette doesn’t have quite the same learning curve as Craps and Blackjack. It’s a game of chance where the odds for almost all of the bets have the same house edge, but it still helps to know the probability of each bet winning, so that you can select the bets that match your gambling style. It also helps to know which version of Roulette offers the lowest overall house edge.

At most casinos, Cafe Casino included, there are two versions of Roulette: American Roulette and European Roulette. The primary difference is the presence of the double-zero (00) on the American Roulette wheel; that extra green slot increases the house edge from 2.70% to 5.26%.

Once you’ve selected European Roulette for your roulette session, you can consider the pros and cons of all of the betting options. The inside bets offer bigger payouts and lower probabilities; these are single numbers or small clusters of numbers that are inside the betting layout. Outside bets have lower payouts, but greater probabilities of winning. This is where you’ll find bets like Evens/Odds, Blacks/Reds, and dozen bets. Even though the house edge will be the same for each bet, you can balance the payout with probability to match your bankroll and risk tolerance.

Video Poker

Video poker is usually one of the most overlooked but valuable casino games on the floor. These games offer low house edges and a wide variety of volatility levels to suit both the conservative gambler and risk-taker alike. A standard low volatility Cafe Casino video poker option is Jacks or Better, which starts you off with a five-card hand and then gives you one opportunity to draw new cards. Pick the cards you want to hold, click DRAW, and see if the new replacements cards get you a winning hand. As the name infers, a minimum hand of a pair of Jacks is needed to score a payout.

Just like with Blackjack, video poker has enough room for strategy that charts have been developed in order to dictate the optimal cards to hold. These charts will vary based on the type of video poker you’re playing and the payouts listed, so it’s best to find a video poker strategy calculator to spit out the ideal rank of possible hand combinations.

table games are one of the most popular gaming options and are especially appealing to our more strategically minded players. Try playing any of the games listed above to see why people swear by table games and video poker alike.