Top 3 PC Games With No-Risk Gambling
Gambling in video games has a bad rap lately. While it may be true that multiple titles use microtransactions (ahem, loot boxes) in a way that takes advantage of underage players, there are plenty of PC games that offer virtual poker and other forms of no-risk gambling, with no real-world money involved.
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
Before kicking off this year’s loot box controversy with the launch of Battlefront II and attracting the attention of gaming regulators around the world, the Star Wars video game franchise offered a very playable no-risk form of gambling: Pazaak.
In Knights of the Old Republic, players can pick up the blackjack-like game at pazaak dens throughout the galaxy.
Far Cry 3
Poker fans can pick up a particularly good Texas hold’em sim in Far Cry 3. Once a player decides there is no hurry to complete the game’s actual mission of saving Jason Brody’s friends from dangerous drug lords, it is easy to see the real purpose of Far Cry 3: to play lots of poker. Players can choose from different skill levels and five different poker shacks.
Poker players can realize their darkest cheating desires through the unique abilities of Aiden Pearce in Watch Dogs. Despite his commitment to cleaning up the mean streets of Chicago, Pearce is not above cheating through his phone by hacking security cameras and using them to read other players’ cards.
Players can quickly turn $10,000 into a small fortune in the game by entering high-stakes poker games and cheating their way through it.