Where to Play Blackjack in Video Games

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Sometimes when you’re playing video games, you can start to seek a distraction. As fun as it is to hunt zombies or race supercars, it’s tempting to get away from the main story or the missions for a little while and play something else without having to leave the world of the game.

That’s why a lot of video games include minigames, from card games and fishing to racing and karaoke. Blackjack is one of the most popular, and here’s a round-up of five of the best games that you play it in.


Resident Evil 7

While the Resident Evil series might be more famous for its zombies than its card games, the latest title offered players a chance to take a break from fighting for their lives. It’s not actually called blackjack in the game, and instead goes by the name of 21, although both games have the same rules. The only difference is that when you’re playing 21 on Resident Evil, the stakes are higher, and your character could end up being electrocuted or losing a finger.

Red Dead Redemption 2

When you’re not riding around on horseback or getting into shootouts, Red Dead Redemption 2 gives you the chance to relax with a game of blackjack. The Western adventure game offers plenty of chances to play, from saloons to camps, which are dotted around the 29 square miles of map in the game.

Fallout: New Vegas

As the title implies, this game is set in Las Vegas – or the ruins of it – so something would be amiss if there was no blackjack. Even though Las Vegas is no more in the game, a handful of casinos have survived, and the player is able to go in and play blackjack, as well as a handful of other games. Each of the six casinos have slightly different rules regarding blackjack and what pay-out you can get, so there’s always a bit of variety. This is a concept seen in online casinos, with Paddy Power blackjack also offering different variations of the game.7

Always Sometimes Monsters

This isn’t the most famous game on the list, so don’t worry if you haven’t heard of it before. Always Sometimes Monsters is a roleplaying game, in which the player discovers the love of their life is getting married to someone else, and they have to race across the country to win them back. Unlike the other games, blackjack is actually part of the story in this. The character eventually finds their partner in Las Vegas, and you have to play blackjack to get to the ending.

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

Grand Theft Auto might have hit the headlines lately for the launch of the casino in GTA Online, but this game, which came out in 2004, had its own casino much earlier. The seventh title in the GTA series, this was set in a fictionalised version of California, with a city-based on Las Vegas called Las Venturas. Of course, since there’s a version of Las Vegas in the game, there are plenty of casinos for you to explore.

As you can see, these games (and many others) have much more to offer than you might think. Even if you’ve played them and finished the story, you could still get hours of amusement out of them.

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