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13-In-1 Casino for iPad, iPhone and iPod
Tim Jenson obviously likes to have a flutter, and now, thanks to his fun little app, you can too. For just 59p, you have access to 13 well-presented games: Baccarat, four variations on Blackjack, Roulette, three different versions of Video Poker, Slots, Casino War, Three-Card Poker and Caribbean Stud. Not bad value for money at all.
Cleanly laid out on a three-by-three grid, the different games are extremely easy to negotiate and, considering Jenson has added several games since it was first released, we wouldn't be surprised to see more in the future. Starting off with a $1000, you're free to visit any games you like and can simply switch between titles at will, at least until your money runs out.
For all its decent presentation and easy-to-navigate menus, it's the games that will prove if Casino has any staying power, and in this area it succeeds admirably. There's a solid amount of variation in both the games themselves and the variations of Blackjack and Video Poker, and they all play extremely well. Indeed, considering the amount of variety on offer, we were pleasantly surprised to find a distinct lack of bugs, and the computer Al. never appears to cheat as it does in similar games we've played. Our favourites of the bunch include Roulette and Video Poker, but all the games on offer are of a high standard, especially when you realise that this app is the result of one talented individual.
Touch controls work extremely well, never showing any lag, although betting can sometimes be a little fiddly, often requiring you to re-drag money over when you're betting on certain titles, which can get a little frustrating.
Perhaps our biggest issue with 13-1n-I Casino - and the one thing that stops this from getting a higher score - is the inability to have any sort of multiplayer mode. Visiting a real casino is all about interacting with others, which develops competitiveness, and this aspect is sorely missing from an otherwise well-rounded package.
It's not going to set the world alight by any means, but if you enjoy gambling then this app contains pretty much everything you need.