Hoyle Casino

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Hoyle Casino
Developer(s)Encore, Inc.
Publisher(s)Sierra Attractions
SeriesHoyle Casino
Mac OS X
Sega Dreamcast
Game Boy Color

Hoyle Casino is a virtual casino video game, developed and published by Encore, Inc. It was previously published by Sierra On-Line under their Sierra Attractions brand for a variety of different platforms, including Microsoft Windows,[1] Mac OS X,[2] Sega Dreamcast, and Game Boy Color.[3]

Set in a virtual Las Vegas casino, players create profiles and are given a set amount of virtual money. A player can then visit any part of the virtual casino and wager their virtual money as they could in a real casino.

The game offers instant access to the rules for each game, as well as real time tips and strategies as the player plays a game. Hoyle Casino features 25 default characters to choose from, or players can simply create their own unique custom character.

Games included[edit]

The Blackjack table in Hoyle Casino 2012.

The 2016 edition of Hoyle Casino includes the following games:


  • Hoyle Casino (2000)
  • Hoyle Casino (2004)
  • Hoyle Casino 3D (2005)
  • Hoyle Casino (2007)
  • Hoyle Casino 2012 (2011)
  • Hoyle Casino 2013 with Slots (2012)
  • Hoyle Official Casino Games Collection (2016)

Controversy and bugs[edit]

The 2007 version of Hoyle Casino was plagued by a bug in the cards game. A player would place a bet, and then the game would freeze for 30 seconds before continuing. Encore was not able to fix this bug. Customers' only recourse was to visit the Encore USA website and submit a refund request for the software; this bug was fixed in Hoyle Casino 2008.[citation needed]


In North America, Hoyle Casino 2000 sold 230,365 units and earned $6.15 million from January through October 2000, according to PC Data.[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Dan Gookin (2006). Laptops For Dummies. p. 58.
  2. ^ Peter Cohen (April 23, 2008). "Hoyle Casino 2008 available for download". Retrieved January 2, 2019.
  3. ^ "Hoyle Casino". October 25, 2000. Retrieved January 2, 2019.
  4. ^ "The Year's Ten Best-Selling Games". Quarter To Three. 2000. Retrieved 3 November 2018.

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