Dragon Quest V for the DS does the thing where you can spend gold at the casino and buy tokens, then use those tokens to play slot machines and win even more tokens, then trade those tokens in for, if not the best weapons in the game, certainly the best weapons you’re going to get in the first half of the game.
So after whupping on enough monsters to start with a decent stake, you play the 1-token per pull games until you win enough to play the 10-tokens per pull games, then repeat until you’re playing the 100-tokens per pull games (and you save after a big win and you restore after a long drought without any big wins).
Which has the odd effect of turning an RPG into a boring slot machine simulator. I just want to make enough money so I can get back to playing the game! THIS IS TOO MUCH LIKE REAL LIFE.
So… what are you playing?