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Beat the House teaches players how to win at various casino gambling games by explaining several methods of strategy, including card counting. Games include craps, poker, roulette, blackjack, and video poker. A large manual (Beat the House Companion), packed full of tips from well-known casino player Avery Cardoza, is part of the package and gives in-depth explanations of techniques for successful and profitable play.
Players can choose to play against up to three opponents depending on the game. The program includes a built-in recommendation function (online tutor) that explains which bets are more profitable and why. Additionally, the odds of specific bets coming in and which are more likely to come up are also discussed and explained. These recommendations can be optioned off at will, which converts the program from teaching to entertainment mode.
During actual game play, players try to earn cash at various venues with a built-in fall back position of starting over with a new stack of chips. Beat the House was originally released for the PC in 1994 with the Macintosh version nearly an exact replication. ~ Lisa Karen Savignano, All Game Guide