Thanks to television reality shows and other ranges of media, Vegas style games have become deeply entrenched in the American culture. HOYLE CASINO 2006 by Encore for the PC works to bring this cultural phenomenon into homes everywhere. One of the distinguishing features of many of the Hoyle games is the fact that it allows players to create their very own characters, which are fully customizable and can look like anything that the players want. HOYLE CASINO 2006 also offers extensive help menus that will help explain the game to the players even as they find themselves working through the various games. This helps to keep the movement and game play very smooth. There are eighteen different games offered on HOYLE CASINO 2006, and while many of them are variations of basic gambling games, they will still offer players hours of fun as they take their time exploring each of them. It also offers players the chance to hone some of their card playing skills from the relative safety of their homes. This makes it easy for them to learn new games without the pressure of betting real money.