Producer’s Blog: Double Down Poker and Roulette

Check out what Producer Kelly (@SimGuruKelly) has to say about the Double Down Poker and Roulette Bundle, releasing in The Sims 3 Store on May 2, 2013.

When we created the Lucky Simoleon Casino, with the Triple Riches O’ Jackpots Slot Machine and the Hit ‘em Harder Blackjack Table, I was in love. The new Gambling Skill, along with the Build and Buy objects, created plenty of fun storytelling opportunities. I had always wanted to bring a casino to The Sims 3, and our team had a blast putting it together.

After the release, it was clear to us that you all wanted more, more, MORE! Since WE love making things that YOU love, we couldn’t let these requests go unfulfilled. So we went back to the drawing board to figure out what else we could build to feed the need for a bigger variety of gambling options. At first it was difficult because there are just so many fun games within casinos – Craps, Keno, Pai Gow, Baccarat, et. Al. In fact, I tried to convince management to fund a road trip to Las Vegas so we could do some proper research, but I lost that battle J. In the end, the choice became very clear. We dusted off the old Table-bots and created two brand new premium objects – Dead Man’s Hand Poker Table and Let it Ride Roulette Table!

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Personally, my favourite gambling object is the Dead Man’s Hand Poker Table. It features a wealth of options that will keep your Sims happy. If you are creating a private room for high rollers, you may want to set the stakes to 10,000 simoleons to buy-in. If you are having a poker night with your friends, maybe a 100 simoleons is a bit more appropriate. If you find yourself on the losing end of most hands, you can build your Gambling Skill by practising your poker face! If all else fails, go ahead and hack the table to force the odds in your favour.

Apparently this Sim is still learning the finer points of a successful poker face:

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The Let it Ride Roulette Table rounds out the selection of gambling options. Instead of spitting out cards, the Table-bot dealer spits out the roulette ball! Just like in real life, your Sims will be mesmerised by the spinning wheel, with the hopes that it lands on their number. The Table-bot is programmed to play fair, but you wouldn’t be able to tell from his demeanour. He is just waiting patiently waiting to take your simoleons.

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Make sure to post pictures of your new creations with these objects on the forums! We love to see the amazing ideas you come up with!

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