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Casino Heist escape room

You got the keys to a secret storage room in an abandoned casino with millions of dollars, but so did your competitors. Can you get the money before the other gang gets to it? Oh, and the casino is being demolished in an hour, GOOD LUCK!

Difficulty
medium
Time
60 min
Players
2-6
Minimum age
10 years
Handicap
Not accessible
Genre
Action

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Reviews of “Casino Heist”

Matthew C.
09 Feb 2020

With "CASINO HEIST", Matt the "ESCAPE MATTSTER" now has an official room count of: 94!

- 10-SECOND QUICKIE VERSION -

Despite being one of the older entries in the 60Out menu, Casino Heist is still a charming good time for those who dare to gamble to become millions of dollars richer. At the...

With "CASINO HEIST", Matt the "ESCAPE MATTSTER" now has an official room count of: 94!

- 10-SECOND QUICKIE VERSION -

Despite being one of the older entries in the 60Out menu, Casino Heist is still a charming good time for those who dare to gamble to become millions of dollars richer. At the peculiar crossroads where slot machines, table games, and escape room puzzles intersect, great fun ensues... just make sure to exit before the demolition dynamites explode.

- NOW... SIGNATURE DETAILED VERSION -

Did you know: 60Out at West LA is, in a way, a milestone for the escape room industry. Originally named Escape Key Room, this is the home to 2 then leadingly innovative, state-of-the-art escape games: Casino Heist, and The Mystery Of Senator Payne.

Back when almost every single bandwagon-jumping escape room business was pumping out lock, key, and combo style games, Esc Key invested in technology based puzzle input, and such investment paid off big time. Undoubtedly rare and impressive at the time, they were catapulted to the front of the industry, and in part helped reshaped the direction of the future market.

Years transpired since then, now acquired by 60Out, this branch still largely remains unchanged. In the current business trend of scraping existing rooms after just 2-3 years sometimes, it's actually pretty amazing to see these games age ever so gracefully. Though constructed circa 2016, both games benefit from having a strong foundation of solid game play. That, plus the undeniable charm of genuinely great puzzles, help Casino and Senator Payne stay relevant without necessitating any newer, flashier, or more gimmicky update.

My "complete" review will be broken into two parts, the first chronicling a gambling adventure, and the second dedicated to a certain mysterious politician.

Casino Heist takes place entirely in the basement of the building, and therefore, I must first compliment the resourceful usage of square footage. While the venue looks small externally, every available inch of internal space was utilized to its maximal potential. Basement, game. First floor, lobby. 2nd floor, game. With this layout, they have more room than meets the eye.

Accordingly, for those pondering if Casino is a one-room game, as I did myself--a pleasant nope! You'll have much to explore as the story unfolds.

Speaking of the plot, I habitually never quite pay close attention to any intro vid, so I wasn't 100% what the tale was. I know you need to find lotsa cash, before your rival does, and also before an imminent demolition in 1 hour. The make-believe story was at most semi-logical, and not critical to game play. Casino Heist--the title is all you really need.

Production value wise, sadly, Casino took a major hit, especially by 2019 standards. This isn't a big time, Vegas caliber playground. It's more in tune with a small-scaled, local, almost mom-and-pop underground (both figuratively and literally) gambling site... if such a place exists. But hey, it's being demolished for a reason, right? Maybe it's because it's outdated! Har har. ...In short, there're plenty of improvement opportunities for sprucing up.

Fortunately, the truly enjoyable puzzles, which are the meat that audience comes for, securely reeled me back in the game's favor. The most elaborately furnished and decorated portion of the game, the very first scene, where players got to actually "gamble" on the casino ground, was a real treat. A handful of signature, classic chance game was featured, with each playing a unique role for game advancement.

What I appreciated most was the incorporation of real, natural motion of gambling in the process of figuring out the challenge solutions. It just felt so organic and intuitive, something highly deserving of praise. The elegance and simplicity of actual inclusion of playing the table games, instead of forcing a particular puzzle onto a somewhat casino-like scenario, was what made this experience memorable, and dare I say, even superior to some newcomers' game design.

The rest of the room was decent, avoided unnecessary use of lock & key unless when narrative-driven, and turned out to be overall quite the sweet surprise, considering how long this room's debuted, and how little the latter parts' been spoiled within the escape room community.

Casino Heist is 100% doable with just 2, solo even, I think. My partner and I finished in 35 minutes with 1 hint, a sore spot in my ego due to one seemingly relevant, borderline cruel red herring. (Darn you, prop in question!) That aside, Casino Heist proved to be still a dynamite option on the 60Out roster, with puzzles straightforward enough even for beginners. Nevertheless, I, an "expert" player, still found it very darling.

Stay tuned for an updated review on The Mystery of Senator Payne. Until then ;)

- FOOTNOTES -

Due to text limit, this review is possibly condensed. DM me for more detailed insights, game recommendations, or just to get in touch!

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Nancy S.
06 Aug 2019

First time Escape room goer, and we had a blast!! We did the Casino Heist room- great level for beginners, not too difficult and definitely not too simple. Generally a great overall experience. We all had a blast!

wendy r.
23 Jun 2019

Casino Heist was so much fun! Our Game Master Jay was the best! He made it fun and was very encouraging! It was my Dads first time. We were able to escape with just the 2 of us! It was challenging for 2 but enough that it was fun.

Casino Heist was FUN! Just like being in a Steven Soderbergh movie, only better! Gamemaster Taylor was AWESOME!

An mentally invigorating start to a Friday night. Our Game Master, Danielle, was really informative and easy to interact with. The waiver process was quick, the informational talk and video were straight to the point, and we were right into solving. We'll definitely be back for other rooms, and...

An mentally invigorating start to a Friday night. Our Game Master, Danielle, was really informative and easy to interact with. The waiver process was quick, the informational talk and video were straight to the point, and we were right into solving. We'll definitely be back for other rooms, and have been spreading the word to friends.

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Traveler749177
23 Nov 2017

The 60out Casino Heist Escape Room was truly outstanding! The facility was clean and well decorated, and the puzzles in the room were really creative and fun to solve. We were especially impressed with our game master Rose, who was super nice, helpful, and energetic! Overall, 60out was a great...

The 60out Casino Heist Escape Room was truly outstanding! The facility was clean and well decorated, and the puzzles in the room were really creative and fun to solve. We were especially impressed with our game master Rose, who was super nice, helpful, and energetic! Overall, 60out was a great experience that I would recommend to anyone looking for a fun challenge.

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We were visiting our daughter in Woodland Hills. She had gone to the 60out room with her co-workers and had a discount coupon so we decided to book a room titled "Casino Heist." We had no problem finding it. Seemed like a decent neighborhood (at least when we were there during the day) and there...

We were visiting our daughter in Woodland Hills. She had gone to the 60out room with her co-workers and had a discount coupon so we decided to book a room titled "Casino Heist." We had no problem finding it. Seemed like a decent neighborhood (at least when we were there during the day) and there was plenty of paid parking. Our game master was Jacob. He showed us the background orientation tape and then took us into the room. I thought he did a very good job of explaining the types of things that were off limits and he was very helpful during the escape. Unfortunately we had to use Jacob for a few hints but not too many. Long story short, we managed to solve the puzzle with one second left. We were definitely entertained and had a great time. I can't compare it to other companies or scenarios but I would definitely do it again.

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Casino Heist Escape Room Overview

The local casino has gone out of business and is going to be demolished. Rumor’s gone out that there are millions of dollars in cash stored inside one of its rooms, and there are a few groups of people making it their mission to get to that money. Only 2 groups will have been given a key to the rumored room, and they must race to get to its door. 

You and your friends are one of those groups, and with key in hand you begin your journey to millions. You can’t have 60 minutes before the casino gets demolished with you and the cash still inside. You’re in a race to riches, and your only hope in making it out alive — and a millionaire — is to use the clues you’re given to solve your way through that casino. 

The race is on, and you’re already making plans to spend those millions. Can your group beat the other to the cash before the casino goes down? It’s definitely worth a shot. Book the Casino Heist escape room today and take that bet.