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Casinos. A place of gambling and neon lights. But it also turns out that they make good VideogameSettings.

These tend to be wacky. And big. A level filled with giant poker chips, playing cards, roulettes and the like. Most likely as platforms, [[EverythingTryingToKillYou or hazards]]. Slot machines usually have an effect on gameplay. Most commonly found in platformers. [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar Seems to be present regardless of the Target Demographic's age.]]

They could also be more realistic, but if it's really grounded in reality, just don't bother.

A SubTrope of {{Wackyland}}. May [[HailfirePeaks overlap]] with PinballZone, ToyTime, and possibly AmusementPark. May also be related to VivaLasVegas and TheCasino.

Not to be confused with MinigameZone, although they may overlap.

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!!Examples

* ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' ''loves'' this trope:
** ''VideoGame/SonicHeroes'' is the TropeNamer, with Casino Park, and is followed by Bingo Highway.
*** Casino Park returns as ''[[RuleOfThree three]]'' tracks in ''[[SegaSuperstars Sonic and Sega All-Stars Racing]]''.
** ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2'' has Casino Night Zone. This level also returns in the PC version of ''Sonic Generations'' as downloadable content in the form of a themed pinball table.
*** It also appears in the 3DS version as an exclusive normal level to that version of the game.
** ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure'' has Casinopolis.
** ''VideoGame/ShadowTheHedgehog'' has Circus Park, which also has elements of ''Main/AmusementPark''
** ''{{VideogGame/Sonic Advance|Trilogy}}'' has Casino Paradise.
** ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog4'' has Casino Street Zone.
** ''VideoGame/SonicRivals 2'' has Neon Palace.
** ''VideoGame/SonicR'' has a small part of this in Radical City.
** ''VideoGame/SonicBattle'' has Night Babylon.
** ''VideoGame/SonicPocketAdventure'' has Cosmic Casino.
** Spring Yard Zone in the original ''{{VideoGame/Sonic The Hedgehog|1}}'' had elements of this.
** Collision Chaos in ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehogCD''
* ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'':
** ''SuperMarioSunshine'' has "Casino Delfino" in Sirena Beach's Hotel Delfino. It is a little less wacky than most examples of this trope, but isn't normal enough. Played straight with King Boo's arena.
** ''Mario Hoops 3-On-3'' has Jr. Street, which features a slot machine that affects the score when you shoot or dunk.
** ''MarioSportsMix'' has Bowser Jr. Blvd., which lacks the slot machine but has icons on the ground that affect the points when a player scores while standing on one.
** ''[[MarioParty Mario Party 4]]''s Goomba's Greedy Gala board, where progression is dependent on getting lucky with a roulette wheel (although [[BribingYourWayToVictory the more coins you're willing to pay to Goomba, the more likely the roulette wheel is to send you in the direction of the star]]) and two of the regions are connected by an oversized felt table that you slide down on a giant chip.
*** ''Mario Party 7'''s Neon Heights board is a combination of this and Broadway.
* ''[[WarioLand Wario Land: Shake It!]]'' has an area in World 3 called City of Neon, consisting of Glittertown and Neon City.
* Parts of Delight City in [[NiGHTS [=NiGHTS=]: Journey of Dreams]] are lit up with flashy neons and bright shapes. Much like the real Las Vegas, though, the other parts resemble a more ordinary city.
* ''EliteBeatAgents'' has the "Rock This Town" level.
* [[WhatCouldHaveBeen The cancelled game This is Vegas was to take place in the city the title suggested.]]
* ''[[MegaManBattleNetwork Mega Man Battle Network: Transmission]]'' The Arcade level. Everything in it screams "casino", while having nothing to do with arcades...
* ''VideoGame/ApeEscape 2'' has Casino City as its eighth level. The stage prominently features slot machines that allow the player to rack up a large amount of coins.
* Part of ''VideoGame/SlyCooperAndTheThieviusRaccoonus'' is set in Mesa City, a place big on gambling. As such, the city has a lot of casinos, and several levels take place inside them.
* ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClankUpYourArsenal'' features a level with several slot machines.
* Every ''DragonQuest'' game after the first has a "casino town" where you can gamble to get new equipment.
* ''[[VideoGame/{{F-Zero}} F Zero GX]]'' has Vegas Palace (AKA Casino Palace, depending on the region).
* ''VideoGame/DeadRising2'' is set in the town of Fortune City, a replacement for Las Vegas after it was bombed due to a zombie outbreak.
* ''[[VideoGame/RainbowSix Rainbow Six: Vegas]]'' naturally has several of these.
* ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'', obviously.
** This one is pretty close to the "reality" end of the spectrum, since while you can play a few of the casino games as minigames, other than that (and the fact that most of the casinos take your weapons away as soon as you walk in) the gameplay in the casinos is basically identical to that everywhere else.
** ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 2}}'' had New Reno.
* Casino Land in ''VideoGame/MadWorld''.
* ''MetalWolfChaos'' has a level near the end where you duke it out in a casino at the start.
* The third mission in ''[[VideoGame/BonanzaBros Bonanza Bros.]]'' takes place in a casino. Depending on whether or not you're playing a {{Bowdlerized}} version, either the you're stealing evidence from [[CorruptCorporateExecutive corrupt Casino Executives]], you're testing an elaborate security system, or it's just a straight-up heist.
* High Rollerz from ''VideoGame/{{Gruntz}}''.
* Stage 2 of ''[[VideoGame/{{Parodius}} Parodius Da!]]'' is Las Vegas-themed. Watch out that you don't get stepped on by the giant showgirl.
* All main series ''Pokémon'' games from the first four generations have a Game Corner, and most are casinos with a variety of games. Slot machines are a given, and depending on the generation, there may also be roulette or card games. The coins won in these areas can be exchanged for Pokémon or rare items, and some games in the series require this for Pokédex completion. This tradition was eventually discontinued, after new ratings guidelines in Europe started giving an automatic 18 rating to games that "encourage or teach gambling".
** In ''[[VideoGame/PokemonStadium Pokémon Battle Revolution]]'', there is Neon Colosseum (known as Casino Theatre Colosseum in Japan), where the two battlers' teams are decided by roulette.

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