Gaming can take many different forms, all of them enjoyable. A vast genre that spans everything from online casino games like blackjack and roulette, through to the biggest video and computer titles of our era, it has one purpose above all: to entertain.
That’s why it makes a lot of sense for the various areas of gaming to cross over from time to time, and one place where we see this occur relatively often is in the video gaming sphere, where casinos and gambling make frequent guest appearances.
Here are four fun examples for you to revisit the next time you’re at a loose end.
Red Dead Redemption 2
Red Dead Redemption 2 is a game that offers a lot to shout about. Inarguably immersive and engaging, it’s the sort of offering that can keep you occupied for hours, and it certainly has plenty of in-game entertainment to hold your attention. Among these are an array of poker games. Giving you the chance to join various tournaments as you roam the Badlands on horseback, you can either go up against AI-powered software or real people. Either way, you’re sure to find yourself falling ever deeper into this fantastically complex world.
Fallout New Vegas
If there’s one location that’s synonymous with the world of gambling, it’s Las Vegas, so it’s little wonder that the creators of this particular title decided to incorporate it into their game. Although the famous Strip looks a little worse for wear, the casinos nonetheless remain operational. With six venues to explore, you can try everything from blackjack through to roulette and slots. The former proves the most popular, with whopping 3:2 payouts on offer. Far from the apocalyptic fallout, the game successfully mirrors the part gambling plays in our culture today, the only difference being the less abandoned-looking casino venues and the perhaps more ‘shiny’ sites and apps we have access to, such as Betway mobile, for example. This site offers us, pre-apocalyptic players, an array of digitalized classic titles on mobile, such as blackjack, roulette, and poker, as can also be found in New Vegas.
Grand Theft Auto San Andreas
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When it comes to featuring in-world gambling, Grand Theft Auto San Andreas is one of the best games out there, with a series of fully-fledged casinos for players to explore. Offering everything from blackjack and slots through to video poker, it has an interesting twist built-in, which allows you to borrow money from the casino. This opens up a whole new world of opportunities to those with limited funds – although beware the fallout should you find you can’t pay your loan back!
Final Fantasy VIII
Most games that feature gambling have a strong basis in reality, but not so Final Fantasy VIII. Nonetheless, it takes this element of mainstream culture and uses it to add an enjoyable addition to its in-game world. That being said, the options you’ll find here are not those you’re familiar with. Swapping popular titles like blackjack for a game known as Triple Triad, the aim is to get all of your cards onto the three by three board before your opponent. Win, and you can double your stake in an instant.
Isn’t it time you revisited these titles and got to grips with these immensely enjoyable mini-game options?