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Generally favorable reviews- based on 11 Ratings

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  • Summary: Build 8 authentic casinos. Create the hottest joint on the strip. But beware. Each is filled with its own unique challenges and pitfalls. Play in actual tournaments. Put your money where your mouth is and take the clientele in a high-stakes game. Take on rival casinos. Vegas isn't for theBuild 8 authentic casinos. Create the hottest joint on the strip. But beware. Each is filled with its own unique challenges and pitfalls. Play in actual tournaments. Put your money where your mouth is and take the clientele in a high-stakes game. Take on rival casinos. Vegas isn't for the weak of heart. Use all your resources to run comptition into the ground. Run the behind-the-scenes business operations. Set the stakes and the salaries to maximize your profits. [Sierra] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 10
  2. Negative: 1 out of 10
  1. The game looks great, plays well, has a solid soundtrack, is user-friendly, and is enjoyable. What more could you ask for?
  2. While the concept is anything but original, the game is polished and enjoyable. [Holiday 2002, p.114]
  3. 75
    An interesting twist on the empire-building genre, but a lack of polish keeps it from being truly great.
  4. 62
    An exercise in tedium and frustration that's best left in the box, Casino Tycoon's few positives do little to balance out a mass of overwhelming negatives that avid players of the genre and even casual fans will find sorely displeasing.
  5. Like Buddy's Casino, the first business you manage in the game: solid and full of promise, but ultimately unable to knock off the big boys further up the street. [Jan 2003, p.125]
  6. It plays conservatively and never hits the jackpot.
  7. A graphically eye catching title offering multiple game choices and services to use in the development of your perfect casino, but looking past this glitter and technical stability is a title offering no long term gameplay or challenge even to novice fans of the genre.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. JustinB.
    Dec 17, 2002
    10
    This game is great.
  2. K.Bob
    Dec 18, 2002
    10
    Dis game ruled.
  3. RudyR.
    Dec 11, 2002
    7
    I like this game, after beating the first few casinos easily it gets very challenging trying to get past each casino is not easy. Why not try I like this game, after beating the first few casinos easily it gets very challenging trying to get past each casino is not easy. Why not try it...good luck. Collapse
  4. JeffF.
    Dec 2, 2002
    5
    Expected more.
  5. J.K.
    Jan 8, 2003
    5
    Its WAY too easy! After about 20 hours I'm done.