In today’s world of sophisticated gaming consoles, true gamers look to the past when games weren’t visually stunning or guided by artificial intelligence. After all, it is the past that defines us in the gaming world. For that reason, Sega is still warming a lot of hearts. Who could forget the very first NHL games or Sonic the Hedgehog? But most importantly, who could forget a time when casino games were brought to Sega?

Virtual Casino Games

Although today’s online casino games are state-of-the art creations which can be played anywhere and anytime, this was not always the case. In fact, in order to enjoy casino games, one had to find a land casino or try to organize a poker night with friends. That’s why 1989 was an exciting year for Sega fans and to the friends of casino games when Sega Master System released Casino Games. The game itself included five traditional casino games: poker, blackjack, baccarat, slot machines, and pinball table.

Poker Takes It All

Perhaps the most intriguing game of the five is Poker. You can begin with smaller bets ($100 – $500) and eventually, as you gain skills, you can play with larger bets, up to $100,000. If you happen to reach $1,000,000 in winnings, you may purchase the casino. You’ll face Charley, Dick, Janet, and Nancy at the poker table and you’ll probably end up hating or loving them. The largest wins are found from the blackjack table, where you will meet a very emotionless dealer who is eager to skin you alive. Alternatively, if you want to play for fun and not lose your money, pinball machine is your choice.

There’s something intriguing about Sega’s Casino Games. Although modern online casinos offer incredibly entertaining games, it won’t hurt to “go retro” every once in a while.