Casino ChipsThinking about making a casino game?

In this post, I’m going to guide you through the process of designing a casino game. You’ll learn about what a casino game is, the different types, and how to keep a player hooked in your game. Then, I’ll wrap it up with an example of the type of game you could design.

What is a Casino Game?

Most of you should have heard of casino games before. But in case you haven’t, a casino game is a game of chance in which the player gambles chips (which often represent money) to try to earn more money.

What Types of Casino Games Are There?

If you’re looking to make a gambling game, you’ll probably want to stick to something your player is familiar with:

  • Table Games: these are the type of games you’d typically find in a real casino.
    • Blackjack
    • Poker
    • Roulette
    • Craps
    • Etc.
  • Other Games
    • Slot Machines
    • Pachinko
    • Bingo
  • Betting
    • Horse Racing

Before You Start Developing

The legality of casino games can vary from state to state. Make sure that if you’re going to make a casino game that uses real-life money, it’s alright to do so. Then, make sure you are able to set up systems that help make people feel comfortable spending money to play. Sites like 888casino do this by using certificates that verify their legitimacy.

How to Decide On an Idea

There’s a lot of options when it comes to making your game, and the competition can be tough.

That’s why you’ve got to know how you’re going to make your idea stand out before you start making it. Sure, you could just make a bland, boring blackjack or poker game, but nobody is going to play it.

Gamers love originality, and if you can do something that makes your game different they’ll rate it highly and it will spread around the web.

How to Make Your Game Stand Out

Want to make your casino game stand out? Here are some tips:

  • Great Graphics
    • Graphics are the first thing a player sees when he clicks on your game. If they are bad, he’s going to think your game is bad too.
  • Uniqueness
    • No matter how good your game looks, a player isn’t going to stay in it for long if it’s boring. And they certainly aren’t going to come back to it if they can’t remember it.
    • So make it memorable. Use a fun theme like the Wild West or a tropical cruise then have your whole game, from the cards to the dealers, fit the theme.
  • Reward the player
    • Let him cash in his tokens for in-game powerups or prizes. They’ll make him want to keep playing to get better rewards.
    • Use high scores. It will appeal to the player’s inner desire to compete.

Summing It Up

If you’re looking to develop a casino game, you’ve got plenty of different directions you could go in. It can be tough to choose just one, so if you’re looking for inspiration check out a site like

Just remember: decide on a game type, beef it up with some cool features to make it stand out, and you should have a hit on your hands.

Photo Credit: Logan Ingalls

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