Systems and methods in accordance with embodiments of the invention operate a networked hybrid game. The networked hybrid game includes an entertainment software engine constructed to generate a player presentation for a skill-based entertainment game of a game server, and transmit a player action taken by the player during the player's skillful execution of the entertainment game, a game world engine constructed to receive the player action during the player's skillful execution of the entertainment game, generate a wager for a gambling game based on the received player action. and transmit the wager. A real world engine is constructed to receive the wager and provide a wager result from the wager made in the gambling game. The networked hybrid game also includes a router constructed to route the player action to the game world engine and the game server, route the wager to the real world engine, and route game state updates generated by the game server to the entertainment software engine.