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Tysoch Tysoch
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Hello everyone! I have a few friends who really like to go to the casino, they mostly play roulette. What I am looking for is a board game that invokes the same or similar feeling to gambling. Maybe even a game that can easily be altered incorporate real money betting!
Thanks in advance!
 
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Franz Kafka
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Manila
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Why not just play Poker?

That way you get the thrill of gambling and you get to play a game of skill at the same time!
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Number the players, place bets, roll a die with that many sides, winner takes all.

This way you avoid the gambling tax on the innumerate.


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prashant Maheshwari
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Can't Stop

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+1 for Manila. It is a light, fun and thematic betting game,
but it is hard to get your hands on and it can feel a bit samey after a few games.

Ra is a great push your luck game. There is however a small learning curve.
There is a windows executable available on the Ra page on BGG so you can check first if you like it.
 
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Matt Bowles
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Just about any push your luck game.
although they don't have the "everyone bet on different outcomes for the same event" thing.

I like
Greed
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Charlie Theel
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Incan Gold with real betting would be kind of cool.

My recommendation would be Wits and Wagers. The game has betting (with included chips). Modifying it for real money would be simple. It's also tense, and can be won by anyone with a good betting strategy regardless of how well they know the answers to the questions. It's a great game.
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David Millette
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charlest wrote:
Incan Gold with real betting would be kind of cool.

My recommendation would be Wits and Wagers. The game has betting (with included chips). Modifying it for real money would be simple. It's also tense, and can be won by anyone with a good betting strategy regardless of how well they know the answers to the questions. It's a great game.


If you have any interest in horse racing, then Winner's Circle will work nicely.
 
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Lords of Vegas would be good. You would need to coordinate 2 money supplies, one that people use as money during the game (and they walk away with by the end) and a pot that the winner gets. The dice-rolling and card speculation, not to mention the artwork and components, heavily portray a vegasy theme

Also, having 20 bucks in hand is considered a lot of money in the game so it's totally doable with a bunch of gamblers
 
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George Parker
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You're only young once...but you can be immature the rest of your life!!!
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Moe45673 wrote:
Lords of Vegas would be good. You would need to coordinate 2 money supplies, one that people use as money during the game (and they walk away with by the end) and a pot that the winner gets. The dice-rolling and card speculation, not to mention the artwork and components, heavily portray a vegasy theme

Also, having 20 bucks in hand is considered a lot of money in the game so it's totally doable with a bunch of gamblers


...or Las Vegas, played with real money bag !
 
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If you are a gambling addict you will quickly find a way to bet on just about anything.

Classic gambling games: backgammon, poker, gin rummy, mahjong, go stop.

I think it would be pretty funny to gamble on something like Can't Stop or Zombie Dice. Also Tumblin Dice for money would be awesome.
 
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George Parker
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Well...the first step is admitting you have an addiction!
Just remember...

 
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prashantmaheshwari wrote:


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This is the first thing that came to mind for me too. Two of my gaming buddies really like to gamble so we created gambling rules for Can't Stop. In short, everybody posts up 3 monetary units and each time you close out a number you take one of your units back. Winner gets all the remaining money.

This is also why my homemade version of Can't Stop is only a few plays away from being the #1 played game in my collection.
 
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Roberto Pinheiro
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In Horse Fever you are a gambler of horse racing... And if you don't have enough cash to gamble you can get money from the mafia or banks.
 
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JosefK wrote:

Yeah... Good luck finding it...
 
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+1 for Lords of Vegas and Can't Stop.

I also think there has to be a way to gamble using Tumblin-Dice and Dice Town.
 
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Give Storage Wars: The Game a try. If you can get past the fact that it is based on a TV show, the game play really does lend itself well to players who enjoy casino games like poker.
 
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