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Description

In Casino Empire, you play as the manager of many different casinos. You start at a run-down, poor casino, eventually working your way through Vegas to the top of the line, multi-billion dollar casinos.

Games you can build include blackjack, poker, craps, roulette, baccarrat, pai gow poker, slot machines and video poker.

To maximize your casino's profits, you have access to a variety of different buildings, including a cashier's booth, restroom, bar, lounge, amusement ride, bingo, Keno, and gift shop.

To make your patrons happy, you must decorate your casino, using items such as statues, fountains, plants, water, and television stands. You can also build hotels, and offer in-room Keno, video games, and Internet access.

Patrons come in four different forms; Tourists, who make 60% of your clientel, and don't play the high priced games; Gamblers, who are just above tourists, have more money, and like the high priced games; High Rollers, who have the most money, prefer the most expensive games, and like the private rooms, such as the Poker Lounge; and VIP High Rollers, who are celebrities, and who make your casino more appealing.

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Hoyle Casino Empire Windows Your finance screen.  Despite my $5,000, I'm not doing too good.
Hoyle Casino Empire Windows This area is now developed, and all the games are high stakes.  Not too many people come here.
Hoyle Casino Empire Windows Various overlays are available to provide information on your casino's operation.
Hoyle Casino Empire Windows The "Strip", where you can choose which casino you want to run.  Grayed out casinos are not yet available.

Alternate Titles

  • "Casino Empire" -- European Title

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GameZone Sep 30, 2002 8.4 out of 10 84
ESC Magazine Sep 29, 2002 8 out of 10 80
FileFactory Games / Gameworld Network Jan 04, 2003 74 out of 100 74
GameSpy Oct 30, 2002 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
PC Games (Germany) Dec 06, 2002 68 out of 100 68
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Nov 24, 2002 61 out of 100 61
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Jan, 2003 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
GameSpot Oct 04, 2002 5.9 out of 10 59
PC Zone Benelux Jan, 2003 53 out of 100 53
PCG Nov, 2002 4 out of 10 40

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JPaterson (9103) added Hoyle Casino Empire (Windows) on Dec 30, 2002