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Casino (Atari 2600)

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Description

This is three card games.

Blackjack
In game one, you play Blackjack with one or two players and allows for splitting. Game two is also Blackjack but is for one to four players and does not allow splitting. The computer is always the dealer. You place bets by rotating the controller then pressing the button.

Difficulty switches
Left switch:
If set to A=computer will shuffle after 34 cards are dealt
If set to B=computer will shuffle after each hand.
Right switch:
Set to A=dealer stays on 17 or better
Set to B=dealer stays on 18 or better and on a hard 17. Player wins if you take the maximum number of hits without busting (Game 1: 3 or 8 hits; Game 2: 3 hits).

Five-card stud poker
Game three is five-card stud poker for one to four players. The computer is always the dealer. It will deal you and it a five-card hand. Before the first card is dealt and after the second, third, fourth and fifth cards are dealt, players must place bets or fold. Betting is done the same as in games one and two.

Difficulty switches
Left switch:
If set to A=dealer's first card is dealt face down.
If set to B=All dealer's cards are dealt face up
Right switch:
If set to A=player's first card is dealt face down.
If set to B=All player's cards are dealt face up

Poker Solitaire
Game four is a one player game called Poker Solitaire. The object is to place cards on the screen to create the twelve best poker hads in five rows, five columns and two diagonals. You turn the controller to select a spot to place a card and press the button to place it.

Difficulty switches:
The difficulty switches do not affect Poker Solitaire.

Scoring:
Royal flush=500 points
Straight flush=300 points
Four of a kind=160 points
Straight=120 points
Full house=100 points
Three of a kind=60 points
Flush=50 points
Two pair=30 points
Pair=10 points
No other combinations will score points.

The highest possible points are 3340.

Screenshots

Casino Atari 2600 Playing poker solitaire
Casino Atari 2600 Placing a bet for Blackjack
Casino Atari 2600 Playing a hand
Casino Atari 2600 Playing poker

Alternate Titles

  • "Poker Plus" -- Sears Tele-Games title

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The Video Game Critic Jul 07, 2004 B 75

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LepricahnsGold (74271) added Casino (Atari 2600) on Aug 05, 2006