Welcome to your new job. Welcome to the the real deal. Welcome to the City of Sin. If you love Sim games, Tycoon games, Theme games or the movie Casino, you'll enjoy your stay. All we ask is that you make our casinos attractive, and other people's less attractive. Anyway you can. We begin in the 1970s. It's seedy. It's glitzy. It's all yours. Take a gamble.
Start small with a slot machine or two. Employ some staff and open the doors. Pretty soon people will be talking about your place from Coast to Coast.
Visitor profiles vary from wealthy businessmen, professional gamblers to trailer trash and holiday flutterers. All have tastes to suit their budget and style. Teenagers seek noisy arcade machines, and high rollers want big stakes and big returns. They all have one thing in common: cash to spend. There is one simple rule. The longer they play, the more they pay.
As you grow to own hotels and casinos you'll want to set the amount of floor space given to rooms, bar and restaurant areas, roulette, card tables, slot machines, entertainment lounges, and to also set the level of payouts, profits and cream offs on the tables and machines. Take too much, and people won't come. Be too generous and your place will be crammed with cheap-shot gamblers (although you can charge 'em a fortune for beer & food).
You will be able to see, in high detail, which of your outfits are popular. The graphical scale allows you to track the ebb and flow of the city at a zoomed out perspective, but then to zoom inside your buildings to see the gamblers playing Black Jack at the tables.
You can actively encourage the growth of the city by your actions. This is a tourist town; it has a multitude of businesses that very visibly attract customers if popular; the airport and roads become busy. The streets get choked. The tills ring more frequently. And, provided you're taking care of business, the profits will roll in.
But you probably don't want to share these profits with the competition. And this is where your ability to spike the competition comes in. Make sure that other casinos have a rough ride by using your Cheats, Troublemakers and Hitmen successfully.
Gain market share by eliminating your opponents and making your casinos bigger, better and more profitable.