ARTICLES | April 13th, 2015
Top casino games on console

The gaming console business has come on in leaps and bounds since the times of Pong and these days those behind them want to appeal to as many people as they can. With online casino like having made casino games more popular, it’s no surprise that the big games consoles are making casino games now – with these being the five top ones.

World Series of Poker 2008: Battle for the Bracelets

This 2008 Playstation 2 game takes you into the heart of the world’s major poker tournament, featuring star pro players like Phil Helmuth for you to play against. The aim is to win the $10,000 and the championship bracelet, and locations featured include The Flamingo Casino in Paris and Harrah’s in Las Vegas.

Casino Challenge

While the last game is great for dedicated poker and gaming nuts, this one (for Playstation) is perfect for newcomers to the joys of casino gaming. This is because it provides handy instruction in everything from the slot machines to table games like baccarat and blackjack, so you can get a grasp of them before you start to play.

Vegas Party

If you want the ultimate Las Vegas casino console game, this Wii game from 2009 should be just the ticket. The aim is to get from one end of Vegas’s casino strip to the other ahead of the other twelve characters, working your way through seventeen different casinos in the process – with top notch graphics throughout.

Caesars Palace 2

A follow-up to the successful first game, this Playstation game involves trying to turn your initial $1000 into $1 million by playing the likes of video poker, roulette, baccarat and craps at Caesars Palace. It employs photo-realistic imagery and genuine casino audio, to recreate the actual place as accurately as possible.

Las Vegas Cool Hand

Going back a bit further, this 1998 game was designed for the Game Boy console and sees you try to win at games such as cribbage and blackjack in a Vegas casino. Both online help and an instruction manual are available for novices, so this game is good for all skill levels.

The quality of games like these five is why casino console games continue to grow in popularity.

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