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  • Summary: Bicycle Casino 2005 captures all of the glamour and excitement of high-stakes gaming and brings it straight from the Vegas Strip to your PC. Play your favorite games of chance--including Blackjack, Poker, Roulette, and Slots--at Treasure Island, the Mirage, and the Bellagio, one of the Strip's most beautiful and romantic resort casinos. Earn "comp" awards through 21 of your favorite casino games or try the Ultimate Casino Challenge. This is your chance to be a virtual high roller. Expand
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  1. Positive: 1 out of 8
  2. Negative: 4 out of 8
  1. BICYCLE CASINO IS LIVE ENABLED!!!!!!!!! Did you hear that?? This is why this game is so cool. When you play the AI, it's pretty average, because you can't really bluff against them, but when you get a poor sucker like me at the same table on Xbox Live, that's when it gets interesting.
  2. For fans of poker or gambling games this one is great to buy. For those who are not huge fans of sitting around and playing a slower pace game that requires concentration, you may want to pass on this one.
  3. Just about every single point goes towards the poker features, particularly over Xbox Live, but some of the other games do offer a bit of entertainment.
  4. By charging above the bargain price-point, this game should've done more.
  5. 42
    I found myself pretty disappointed with this purchase. The lack of offline multiplayer and minute fun factor really steered this game from any characteristic of a satisfying purchase.
  6. 37
    If there was any sort of atmosphere at all, Bicycle Casino could offer some value for amusement's sake, but it's a pretty laughable experience and not one worth the $30.
  7. The game offers 27 different types of games, including slot machines and all types of poker, but does it so poorly you'll cringe at the thought of playing more than one or two. [Feb 2005, p.94]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 4
  2. Negative: 2 out of 4
  1. TânC.
    Nov 14, 2004
    Can't disagree with the flaws pointed out below, but it has one major feature which the Hoyle games for PC still lack, which is the option to play no-limit poker. This in itself makes the game worth my money. Expand
  2. BobB.
    Nov 7, 2004
    I am with the guy below me, this could have been a lot better... The gameplay is very weak, but it does deliver a lot of games.
  3. BlueFalcon
    Nov 5, 2004
    You'd think it would be tough to mess up a casino game... I mean there's not a lot beyond the interface and rules to think about. Well bicycle pretty much does it. The graphics are terrible, and interface is sometimes barely readable. For example, while playing texas hold 'em, it is tough to distinguish 6s from 8s because the cards are so small and the textures so blurry. On the positive side, there's a good number of fun games here, and they did get the rules all correct. Plus it's online if you're into that. Really though, I don't think a lot of planning or thought went into this title. Expand
  4. GaryW.
    Jan 1, 2005
    Just as bad as world championship poker, if you want to play something like this, download getmintedpoker for your pcr and play on the free nolimit pretend tables, full of real atmosphere and you wont have wasted you money on this rubbish. Expand