As it turns out, you needn’t go to Las Vegas to make your next big bet, or turn an errant wager into a big and well-deserved payout for that matter. You can do this playing your favorite video game instead.
And while you might think that gambling in a video game is definitely not things that go well together, just wait until you have arrived to Los Santos, the fictional world of GTA Online or the war-ravished Fallout New Vegas.
With its glitz and glamor, the Diamond Casino has proven the single-most exciting aspect of the game, setting the bar high for any developer who wants to introduce gambling in their game.
While, you may think that allowing gambling within a game is not necessarily a good thing, Rockstar Games have made sure that all you can gamble is the in-game currency, earned by leading a notorious lifestyle with your character.
‘We went out of cash and rushed to an ATM to withdraw another $100,000,’ a couple shared on Twitter. ‘Thank god none of this is real,’ they added in relief.
Red Dead Redemption
Rockstar Games definitely hold the first place for one of the most innovative developers and their ability to incorporate various experience within their games.
Red Dead Redemption – the story of outlaws and sheriffs – is another work considered a magnus opus by many.
While nobody has time to sit down and spend hours at a casino for fun, your avatar will always find an opportunity to play several rounds of Texas Hold’em in the course of normal gameplay.
And this being a story of outlaws, you can always try and cheat, but watch out for if an opponent sniffs you out – you will have to fight your way the old-fashioned way – by using your gun.
Fallout New Vegas
It seems that a nuclear apocalypse wasn’t enough to snuff mankind’s appetite for a good gamble.
In this spinoff of the popular Fallout Series, Obsidian Entertainment introduce players to the treacherous terrain of New Vegas, a dystopian city where life is barely surviving.
And for all the travails its citizens have gone through, the neon lights have not quite gone out.
There is no state regulator anymore, so watch out as these casinos are there for one sole purpose only – to cheat you out of your money.
New Vegas’ landscapes are mesmerizing and while the apocalypse is all around you, you cannot turn down an opportunity to enter one of the (un)welcoming establishments and cash out.
What do you have to lose? It’s the apocalypse after all.
The Witcher is an interesting title and no – gambling isn’t really the main part of it. The main character in the game is a tormented half-human who roams the world and performs his own way of exorcism.
The one that takes a giant sword to finish.
Born from the imagination of Polish authors Andrzej Sapkowski and Przemysław Truściński there have been multiple spinoffs to the franchise.
One of the most iconic genres and Japanese video games, Final Fantasy VIII has its own very modest experience with gambling. As you travel true the fantasy-inspired world, you will encounter a modest gambling game. Triple Triad uses a 3×3 grid and differently colored cards. The objective is quite simple – beat your opponents to the punch by placing all your cards in the grid.
This may not be the same as playing in Las Vegas, but it’s interesting to see how games of chance seep into the mainstream video gaming industry.
A Big Draw for Millennials
Why video games?
You definitely know the answer – Millennials. The casino industry, from Las Vegas to New Jersey is becoming fully cognizant of the simple fact that gambling, in its traditional form, doesn’t quite live up to customers’ expectations.
Kevin was raised on sports since a young teen and following a (fortunate) injury pursued new hobbies in table games such as Blackjack and Poker. Since 2009 Kevin has been writing for casino sites for various big names in the industry and CasinoSites.us is but one of his latest passion projects.