I have been playing this game called "Torn City" for almost six months and now i can't get enough of it. It definitely has a slow start but once you establish yourself and have a little bit of money you can do A LOT of things including playing poker, blackjack, betting on real world events, attacking other players and mugging them and/or hospitalizing them, search for various items, put things up for auction etc.. The game has a metric ton of elements and like i said is pretty addicting. If you enjoy text based games that only employ images with no real graphics you may enjoy this one. Anyway, if you'd like to check it out feel free to use my reference page :)
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If you have any questions i can help you out as well, and i have a little bit of money so i can make sure you guys get a good not so incredibly slow start like i did.