GTA Online’s Casino DLC Coming Out Next Week, Check Out The Trailer
GTA 5 players have been waiting for years when Los Santos’ Vinewood casino was going to open. Now it’s revealed and it will be open next week, as Rockstar has previously revealed it’s Diamond Casino & Resort is going to inaugurate on July 23 as part of GTA Online. Check out the trailer below.
Using Chips, which is the in-game casino currency rather than GTA money, you can play Three Card Poker, Blackjack, Roulette, and Slot Machines. There’s also virtual horse racing and an awesome penthouse. The casino even has an official website, which you can check out by clicking the link and it mentions two tiers of membership: standard and VIP, the latter of which unlocks when you buy a penthouse there.
There’s also a component called the Lucky Wheel, which looks like it will give out random prizes. “Spin the Lucky Wheel in the lobby for chips, cash, and clothing or even the new Truffade Thrax supercar that can be found whirling on the podium during opening week,” is how Rockstar describes it. “And be sure to check back each week to see what new high-end vehicle can be won.”
Penthouses seem to be at the center of the content update. They automatically confer VIP membership status upon the buyer, and sound like high-end new properties, with spa rooms, spare bedrooms, and even private bars promoted as part of the offering. A new casino shop will let you decorate the place with art, from “portraiture to pop art and daring modern sculpture”. I’m sure it will cost a lot of money.
The Penthouse gives you a new set of co-op missions, where you’ll work with casino owner Tao Cheng to keep the place safe from the rich and the Texans. Completing all the missions here will unlock a new car for free, although Rockstar doesn’t say which car it is.
The opening of the casino had been teased with building works around the exterior of the building since early June, and the resort was previously revealed and named later in the month of June as well. It’s the first significant update to the game since Arena War in late December and now 6 years of wait for the casino to finally end.