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[[caption-width-right:315:[[SidetrackedByTheGoldSaucer ...Just one more spin on the wheels]]?]]

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.]]

It's not uncommon for these levels to be the settings [[FantasyCounterpartCulture fictional equivalent]] of [[VivaLasVegas Las Vegas]].

A SubTrope of {{Wackyland}} and CasinoEpisode. May overlap with PinballZone, MinigameZone, or AmusementPark. May also be related to TheCasino.


* ''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 ''[[VideoGame/SegaSuperstars Sonic and Sega All-Stars Racing]]'', one of which returns in ''Transformed''.
** ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2'' has Casino Night Zone. This level also returns in the PC version of ''VideoGame/SonicGenerations'' as special 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 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.
** ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehogCD'' has Collision Chaos, which brings to mind the aforementioned Spring Yard Zone.
** Frozen Factory Zone 3 from ''VideoGame/SonicLostWorld''. Zone 2 also had a few elements of this.
** ''VideoGame/SonicForces'' has Mystic Jungle, [[RuinsForRuinsSake ancient ruins]] [[HailfirePeaks being changed into a casino]] after Dr. Eggman's hostile takeover.
* ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'':
** ''VideoGame/SuperMarioSunshine'' has "Casino Delfino" in Sirena Beach's Hotel Delfino. Design-wise it's not too wacky, but the dimensions of the slot machines are bigger than usual. The battle arena in King Boo follows the motif.
** ''Mario Hoops 3-On-3'' has Jr. Street, which features a slot machine that affects the score when you shoot or dunk.
** ''VideoGame/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.
** ''VideoGame/MarioParty 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.
** ''VideoGame/MarioKartWii'' has the Chain Chomp Roulette battle arena, which takes place on a giant underwater roulette with a behemothic Chain Chomp acting as the ball.
** ''Mario Party 9'' has Bowser Station, which combines this trope with SpaceZone featuring a Bowser-themed slot machine, several themed Captain Events and Bowser Jr.'s boss minigame [[LuckBasedMission which puts your luck to the test]].
** ''VideoGame/SuperMario3DWorld'' has the level "Rainbow Run" which is a giant casino in space.
** The Wario City ballpark in ''VideoGame/MarioSuperSluggers'' is located at downtown, with what appears to be either a casino or a hotel in the background. There are flashy neon lights at night.
* ''VideoGame/WarioLandShakeIt'' has an area in World 3 called City of Neon, consisting of Glittertown and Neon City.
* Parts of Delight City in ''[[VideoGame/NiGHTSIntoDreams [=NiGHTS=]: Journey of Dreams]]'' are lit up with flashy neons and bright shapes. Much like the real UsefulNotes/LasVegas, though, the other parts resemble a more ordinary city.
* ''VideoGame/EliteBeatAgents'' has the "Rock This Town" level.
* [[WhatCouldHaveBeen The cancelled game This is Vegas was to take place in the city the title suggested.]]
* The Arcade level from ''[[VideoGame/MegaManBattleNetwork Mega Man Network Transmission]]''. 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 ''VideoGame/DragonQuest'' game after the first has a "casino town" where you can gamble to get new equipment.
* ''[[VideoGame/FZero 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'' 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 identical to that everywhere else.
* ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 2}}'' has New Reno.
* Casino Land in ''VideoGame/MadWorld''.
* ''VideoGame/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 ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' 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.
* 777 Speedway in ''VideoGame/{{Daytona USA}}'' is a minor example of this, with a giant slot machine you can actually stop reels on to get extra time.
* Las Vegas in ''VideoGame/ArcadeAmerica'' is this crossed with something vaguely resembling ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong''.
* Stage 4 of Resolution Road and Stage 2 of Rhythm Route in ''VideoGame/KirbyPlanetRobobot'' take place in grand casinos.
* ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'' starts out with you trying to escape from a casino and most of the game is a HowWeGotHere story that what happened that started six months ago that led to this point. Eventually, the story catches up to this point and the casino turns out to be a Palace representing the distorted views of [[spoiler: Sae Nijima]]. The puzzles of the area revolve around trying to get past the rigged casino games in order to reach the room where their target is.
* ''VideoGame/YookaLaylee'' has the "Capital Cashino" world.
* The [[LicensedGame video game tie-in]] to ''Film/LooneyTunesBackInAction'' has Las Vegas as one of the levels, but the slot machines, stages, etc. are just more props where you can get coins.