If you're prepared to take the risk, one of the fastest ways to big money these days is a quick flutter - and next on the list is gambling. Playing the tables in Las Vegas is a bit of a pose, but when the tables win the unlucky gambler is left without a tuxedo to his name.
Now the risks of such vices are gone. Craps Academy allows you to lose your shirt without any risk of bankruptcy or having your knee-caps shot off by casino-owning gangsters.
This is an icon-driven simulation of Craps, in which players place wagers on the roll of a pair of turds. No. Dice. A turn at the table is begun by setting the amount you wish to bet. You then select one of the several types of bet available by placing your chips into an outlined area of the table.
The table display is three screens long, so you can imagine that the betting options are quite extensive, covering just about all combinations of roll, each with its own set of odds and its own silly name.
Select the Roll Dice icon and watch the dice bounce down the table. The stickman (the person who runs the game) then comments on who wins what and the chips are reapportioned accordingly.
Play passes thus between up to four gamblers until only one remains solvent.