Anyone whose been to Vegas will now that it's mighty difficult to come out of that place with more money than you started with, and as a result these days I stick to gambling for matchsticks or slices of orange.
Another way to experience the thrill of the casinos without the pain in your pocket is to install a game such as Jackpost Casino. This is an accomplished gambling sim that manages to capture the thrill of the real thing through a series of no-risk parlour games.
The games on offer here are Craps, Roulette, Video Poker, Caribbean Poker, Blackjack, and Slots. Some of these are divided into separate games that you can choose from.
For example, in the Video Poker mode you can choose between six variations on the card game. Don't worry if you don't know the rules because everything is explained in great detail in the various Help sections.
The presentation of Jackpot Casino is impeccable. From the green and yellow baizes to the realistic animation of the roulette wheel, you really get the sense that you're inside a casino, even when, in reality, you're sat on a bus on the way to work.
It's easy to lose yourself in this game, such is the addictive nature of the games, and the only thing that disappointed me was the lack of multiplayer action.