Vegas Stakes is a gambling-themed game and the first hardcore Vegas themed video game for the SNES and Game Boy. It was released in late 1993 with a large amount of Vegas style gambling games, and even an RPG-style story with deep characters and stat building elements. It is the sequel to Vegas Dream for the NES.
The player has $1000 starting money and can configure their own gender and name before hitting the casinos in the game, with the goal to earn several million dollars. The player can win money on Seven-card Stud Poker, Roulette, Blackjack, Slots and Craps.
When the SNES version of the game was released Electronic Gaming Monthly gave the review scores of 7,8,8,8 and 7 out of ten. Mike Weigand, who gave the score of 7, wrote, "Like Championship Pool, Nintendo gives casino life a great video game feel -- and your adventures don't just stop in the gambling den! The incidents in the casino add much humor and great variety!".