There’s plenty of fun to be had earning a respectable living as an adventurer or soldier, exterminating your foes and climbing your way up to financial independence.

The only real downside is that it’s just so much work, and who really wants to put in all that effort when with a simple hand of cards or roll of the dice you can win big and walk away a wealthy hero of chance?

Plenty of games offer you the opportunity to put it all on the line, but there are few that make it truly fun. It takes a certain level of skill for a developer to make fictional wagers meaningful, so when a game comes along and presents a gambling minigame that’s as (and possibly more) fun than the title it’s hidden in, it’s worth noting. From slots to cards to dice, these are the gambling minigames worth losing your shirt on.