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The lost potential of Xbox casino gaming

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When you think of an Xbox casino game, the massively multiplayer online game Four Kings Casino and Slots is probably the title that comes to mind. There have been other offerings focusing on specific casino games, such as Pure Hold’em by VooFoo Studios and there have been casinos to visit in the likes of Grand Theft Auto V and Red Dead Redemption. Yet Four Kings Casino and Slots actually gave you the opportunity to build a character inside the casino environment specifically for playing classic casino games such as blackjack, poker, craps, roulette, and slot machines. 

Creating a varied and immersive hub for gambling that players want to return to is something the online casinos have been focusing on significantly and they have been more successful than Xbox in this endeavour for a few choice reasons. 

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Give Me The Loot

When you play a casino game on Xbox there are rewards available and you can play at your own pace. With Four Kings Casino and Slots, you can mingle with other gamers and play at low-limit tables, or you can wriggle your way into the VIP section and play for high stakes. The top-ranked players at the end of each casino season are awarded in-game rewards which could be a premium outfit or accessory for your character or recognition with your picture in the Hall Of Fame.

All coveted rewards, but there’s a reason people flock to sites such as https://bingo.paddypower.com/ to play bingo, slots and table games rather than play casino games on the Xbox and it’s because they can win real money. Playing a game like slingo or poker just feels different when there’s real money on the line and the experience of winning is heightened when you can get some real cash instead of simply a new pair of sunglasses for your avatar. 

Many Xbox games are free-to-play but stuffed full of microtransactions and some of these https://www.svg.com/149676/ are truly awful. So why not give us the option to play casino games with real cash? Being able to toggle between playing with real money or pretend dosh would create an Xbox game that could actually compete with the top online casinos. 

More Please

The online casinos have recognised that people don’t want to simply play the standard casino games, they want something fresh and so they offer classic games with a twist such as Football Roulette, Lightning Baccarat or Quantum Blackjack. They also have jumped on people’s desire to play game shows and the game show experience offered by the online casinos provides some of the most popular and engaging games available online.

If Xbox developers want to keep pace with the major online casinos, they need to be creating unique casino games that garner attention, not just stick with the run-of-the-mill games. You can see Super Blackjack Battle II Turbo Edition by Stage Clear Studios is the type of format that could entice players into playing casino games more regularly, as per this review https://www.metacritic.com/game/. Games like this could be instrumental in developing more hybrid games of that ilk that could be a winning formula.

Digital Leisure, Inc. created something unusual with The Four Kings Casino & Slots, but few people are turning to Xbox for their casino gaming urges. Playing casino games is a potential goldmine but Xbox gambling is currently far from rivalling the large online casinos.

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