Casino Games published by IBM in 1982 is historically the oldest commercial PC video game with a casino theme. Although it uses only primitive ASCII graphics and is completely written in BASIC, it was a very successful and perfectly represents the time in which it was created.
The game was designed for 1, 2, 3 or 4 players and after entering the casino you can choose one of 3 available games of chance: blackjack, slot machine or poker. Each of them can be started separately via the corresponding BAS file. You always start the game with a total amount of 500 USD and it is up to you how you lose them. The minimum stakes for each game are $ 10 blackjack, $ 1 slots and $ 10 poker. The game was controlled completely by keyboard and relatively well simulated all random processes accompanying individual games.
Of course, in 1982, the Internet did not exist as it does today. So you didn't play for real money, but only for virtual dollars. Nowadays, if you want to play in a casino, you can visit site like Casino Captain India and choose from a huge selection of online casinos. The advantage of these modern casinos is the wide range of games you can participate in. In addition to blackjack, slot machines and poker, you will find a number of other games. For example, we can mention roulette, various dice games, wheels of fortune, card or board games and many others. The downside is that the excitement of a real money game is usually redeemed by a lot of lost dollars.
The 1982 Casino Games don't offer nearly as great graphics as modern online casinos. But it can take you back 40 years in time and allow you to enjoy the nostalgia of gambling on old computers from the 1980s. So if you love PC speaker sounds, ASCII graphics and gambling, then Casino Games from 1982 is the game you are looking for. Good luck.
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This version of Casino Games was designed for personal computers with operating system MS-DOS (Microsoft Disk Operating System),
which was operating system developed by Microsoft in 1981. It was the most widely-used operating system in the first half of the 1990s. MS-DOS was supplied
with most of the IBM computers that purchased a license from Microsoft. After 1995, it was pushed out by a graphically more advanced system - Windows and
its development was ceased in 2000. At the
time of its greatest fame, several thousand games designed specifically for computers with this system were created. Today, its development is no longer continue
and for emulation the free DOSBox emulator is most often used. More information about MS-DOS operating system can be found
Available online emulators:
5 different online emulators are available for Casino Games. These emulators differ not only in the technology they use to emulate old games, but also in support of various game controllers, multiplayer mode, mobile phone touchscreen, emulation speed, absence or presence of embedded ads and in many other parameters. For
maximum gaming enjoyment, it's important to choose the right emulator, because on each PC and in different Internet browsers, the individual emulators behave differently. The basic
features of each emulator available for this game Casino Games are summarized in the following table:
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