Are you just aching for some time in the casino, but can’t get away from home? Well, if that’s the case, here is your solution: go to the store, buy an Xbox if you don’t already have one and grab a copy of Bicycle Casino while you’re there. If you want to get the full potential from the game, pick up a subscription to Xbox Live and get your game online. The only way you’re going to get a more authentic casino experience aside from going to one is if you build all of the machines in your home and run a smoke machine twenty-four hours a day.
Bicycle Casino has most of the games that you’re looking for in a casino simulation: blackjack, roulette, craps, keno, slots, video poker, the money wheel and a variety of poker games. Each of these games also has a number of options, so you can play the type of game that you like to play at the casino. If you like multiple pay lines on your slots, you can make it happen. If you like no-limit blackjack, play it no limit; if you want to do it in a tournament, play it in a tournament. The game is up to you, high roller.
This game has a downfall or two, but they’re not important. The create-a-character mode is lacking, but it doesn’t matter, because you don’t see them much anyway. The graphics aren’t the most gorgeous available, but they do the job.
Multiplayer is where the most fun is to be had. Find friends, make a tournament, and take those suckers for everything they’ve got. You’ve got to stay in peak form before you hit the real casinos again.