After a week of speculation, Rockstar has formally confirmed that GTA online will be opening the doors of its Diamond casino soon. The release date is not confirmed yet, but it might be time you start saving up cash now as you can go to town when Vinewood becomes a hotbed of high-stakes gambling and an even ritzier of nightlife.
The GTA Online casino is not popular exclusively because it has stood in place since the launch of the game but has never even for a day opened its doors. Several other buildings by GTA online have received players, but the casino has been kept shut to stop gamers from gambling away their money. But the story could potentially be changing soon. If it does change it will be changing the traditional online casinos as we knew them till now. I wonder if we'll start seeing online casinos operating as a virtual "land-based casino", with an animated building and animated tables and dealers. who knows, we'll live and see
GTA V was rated 18 during its launch, and players at the GTA Online casino are meant to be over 18 as well.
Keen players had noticed some changes in game around the neglected site over the past few weeks suggesting that the renovation work was underway. Last week, Rockstar confirmed a luxury casino would be opening via a ten-second teaser posted on Twitter, but now it has officially confirmed the news and the name of the new establishment.
The set off frenzied speculation that it would open this week, but Rockstar has confirmed that it will open later this summer.
According to Rockstar developers, the Diamond Casino & Resort will offer extravagant amenities, first-class entertainment, exclusive shopping and state-of-the-art gaming facilities. The casino will also offer valet parking, best concierge, the excitement of rotating the Lucky Wheel for a chance at big prizes, and a variety of sophisticated table games among other things.
With the references to the exclusive shopping and other premium entertainment, there is a chance that the casino will become the game’s biggest hub. It paves way for new shops and activities, some of which could cross over from Red Dead Redemption 2.
Horse Racing Games
According to MRBossFTW, the GTA and Red Dead Redemption 2 content creator, the new casino would include horse-racing games. In over five years, the game still does not include any type of horse-related animals or vehicles. This is a bit odd considering the previous release of Red Dead Redemption. One would think that it would be quite easy to include them.
MrBossFTW is for the view that the game could include the horses for several reasons. One substantial reason for this is the existence of a big horse-racing track behind the casino. He also adds that the game could possibly device a live horse racing course for both players and spectators.
MrBoss also said that the grandstand resembles what was used in the Arena War Update, where users could watch matches from above. This suggests that it could be possible for you to spectate the horse races and bet on the outcome.
Also, this would make sense since the asset exists, the in-game implementation exists and also because the developer has experience in horse-based games considering the success of the Red Dead Redemption.
In addition to horse racing, it is expected that the casino would also offer poker. In Red Dead Redemption online, players can gamble in games against each other or computer-controlled players. However, they can only gamble in-game dollars and these can only be spent or received in the game. Read Dead allows its players to buy Gold Bars that they can use to buy specific things in the game, but you cannot withdraw the in-game money.
GTA online, however, allows players to buy dollars directly from as little as £8 per 1 million. As a result, it is expected that Rockstar will device casino chips or anything similar preventing players from gambling with real money.
As with Red Dead Redemption, though, there is no way of withdrawing money out of GTA Online once it gets into the casino. So, even if you beat the house, you will only be able to live it up in the virtual world.
The Grand Theft Auto Series of games is one of the most successful franchises in the history of video gaming. The most recent iteration is the GTA V, which was released in September 2013. Sales hit a good $1bn within the first three days. The game has offline and online aspects, which are constantly updated. The recent announcement that the provider was opening a luxury casino in future has caused some controversy.
It appears as though players will be able to own and operate the casino as they can do with nightclubs and dealerships in the game and they can be able to play at these casinos.
As we are not sure about when the casino will finally throw its doors open, it is best that stay tuned for the next weeks or months for updates on the development.