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  • Summary: SEGA Casino deals out plenty of gambling action for gamers on-the-go with a casino experience that features five games, and six unlockable games. Players can place their bets on SEGA Casino's Roulette, Craps, Baccarat, and other unlockable games, including Chuck-a-Luck, Keno, and three Video Poker variants (Jacks or Better, Double Bonus, and Deuces Wild). They can improve their skills by taking on AI opponents solo, or they can play wirelessly with up to four friends by using a single cartridge and downloading SEGA Casino temporarily onto other players' DS units. Card game fans will be able to challenge friends in heated rounds of Black Jack, Texas Hold 'em, and the unlockable 7 Card Poker. Adding variety, players can double-down on SEGA Casino's three gameplay styles: Free Mode, in which players can unlock games; Wireless Mode, which allows players to compete against four other friends in multiplayer card action via the Nintendo DS wireless connection; and Casino Mode, in which players attempt to turn $1,000 into millions by winning tournaments. Card sharks and big-spenders can even unlock higher-limit Casino Rooms. [Sega] Expand
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 13
  2. Negative: 1 out of 13
  1. The game serves up a clutch of sturdy gambling options, from craps to Texas hold ’em poker, and it can feel just as tacky as a trip to Vegas thanks to some gloriously cheesy music.
  2. Inconsistent AI and bland presentation certainly detract from the game as a whole, however the quantity of casino games offered combined with an addictive fun-factor throughout and terrific wireless play are more than enough to leave you satisfied nonetheless.
  3. So, why will this game stay in my rotation? Simple. I will keep playing this game for the sole reason that you can play up to 5 person multiplayer with just one game card.
  4. 60
    Sega Casino doesn’t make gambling terribly exciting with flashy graphics or sound effects, but it does present solid representations of a number of popular table games, all intuitively playable thanks to the stylus.
  5. The graphics and sounds are too simplistic, and the lack of a casino atmosphere is readily apparent. The only real saving grace of this title is the multiplayer mode, but even that is lacking in that you can't play roulette or other games of pure chance with your friends.
  6. This collection of parlor games primarily includes odds-based games like roulette and keno, which aren't all that involving.
  7. Despite being two-thirds the price of most DS games, it's still not worth it. You'd be far better off having a wash and going to a friend's house for an unfriendly, loud, fight-inducing game of poker, where at least everything can descend into betting on Mousetrap.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1