GTA Online Casino Update Lets Players Hit the Jackpot
This month, Rockstar Games released the hotly anticipated casino update for Grand Theft Auto Online. The Diamond Casino and Resort is a new entertainment complex that allows players to spend real money to buy chips and play casino games such as blackjack, roulette, and three-card poker. The update also adds slot machines, a staple of both land-based and online casinos.
The GTA Online casino update is one of the largest updates to the game since its original release in 2013. Rockstar has chosen not to release any single-player DLC through GTA V’s lifespan, instead of putting its resources into multiplayer content – a decision that has divided fans.
Why Has Rockstar Added a Casino to GTA Online?
GTA Online is a game that makes a huge amount of money for Rockstar and its parent company, Take-Two. Players spend real money on purchasing the game’s virtual currency to spend on luxury accommodation for their characters, new clothes, vehicles, and, with the Diamond Casino and Resort update, casino chips. The game has already made more than a billion dollars and adding a casino could help the studio reach its next billion.
There’s no doubt that the ever-growing popularity of casinos has prompted Rockstar’s decision to introduce its latest update. The accessibility of online casinos means that players can enjoy poker, blackjack, roulette, and more at any time – and that’s the time they aren’t spending playing GTA Online. Some casino offers, such as a Jackpot City membership, offer freebies such as free spins and deposit bonuses, which also pull a player’s attention away from the Rockstar game.
Is GTA Online the Only Game with a Casino?
The Rockstar Games title may be one of the most talked-about games with a casino, but it isn’t the only one. Red Dead Redemption 2, another game released by the studio, features gambling. Players can place bets and enjoy games such as poker, blackjack, and five-finger fillet. The game also has “Gambler Challenges”, which test a player’s gambling skills.
Bethesda’s open-world RPG Fallout: New Vegas also has several casinos, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has a card game called Gwent, and Final Fantasy 8 has a gambling game called Triple Triad. Few games have offered gambling and casinos in such a big way as GTA Online, however.
What Other Updates Could GTA Online Add?
Because GTA Online makes so much money for the company, Rockstar has released many updates for the game to keep players entertained. Since its release, GTA Online has added heists for players to try with other players, businesses such as nightclubs and warehouses, and several game modes such as the Transform Races, which change a player’s vehicle after going through a checkpoint, and Import/Export, which allowed players to steal vehicles for a profit.
Some players have also asked Rockstar to add horses, to make GTA Online more like Red Dead Redemption 2, along with more heists and zombies.