Rockstar Games has announced that its next major update for Grand Theft Auto Online will release on Tuesday, July 23rd with the grand opening of The Diamond Casino & Resort in Los Santos, nestled on the corner of Vinewood Park Drive and Mirror Park Boulevard.
With a brand-new, completely rebuilt and eye-pleasing exterior to behold, as beautifully pictured above, The Diamond Casino & Resort will be open to all residents of San Andreas in GTA Online across Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC where players will be able to enjoy “the most luxurious residence in the entire state,” as Rockstar puts it, featuring quality entertainment and high-end living experiences that cannot be found anywhere else.
Inside the casino floor of this luxurious resort will be a selection of activities to engage with using Casino Chips, including Three Card Poker, Blackjack and Roulette. There’s also a range of Slot Machines with a variety of prizes up for grabs, whilst the Inside Track minigame will allow players to sit inside a lounge to watch and cheer virtual horse races alongside your friends.
Rockstar will also allow players to spin the Lucky Wheel located in the lobby once a day for chips, cash and clothing. Each week, a new high-end vehicle can also be won with the new Truffade Thrax supercar up for grabs during the opening week. An exclusive array high-end fashion will also available from the Casino Store’s rotation of premium clothing and accessories. According to Rockstar, feature availability will vary based on regional restrictions – like the Poker minigame in Red Dead Online, which is inaccessible in unsupported territories.
But not only is The Diamond Casino & Resort about luxurious shopping and gambling, as Rockstar will also allow players to buy their own Master Penthouse that sits beside the Roof Terrace, featuring an oasis of luxury with the infinity pool and stunning outdoor views over Vinewood. Owners are also entitled access to VIP Lounges, High-Limit tables and a range of special services via the Penthouse phone, including aircraft concierge, limousine services, champagne parties, valet parking and more.
Players will be able to renovate their residence using several upgradeable floorplans, including a private Spa with “a round-the-clock personal stylist,” a Bar and Party area perfect for hosting Member Parties with access to private retro arcade games, and a Media Room where players can enjoy games of Don’t Cross the Line and contemporary Vinewood cinema like Meltdown and The Loneliest Robot In Great Britain.
Owners will also be able to select the colour palette and patterns of the Penthouse and take advantage of a range of modern art from the Casino Store, including portraiture to pop art and daring modern sculpture that can all be moved and placed around your property. Furthermore, a shared parking garage will also be accessible at The Diamond Casino & Resort, allowing players to host car meets without the nuisance of griefers or rivals.
Plus, as part of the Rockstar Games Social Club x Twitch Prime Benefits program, all GTA Online players who link their Social Club account with Twitch Prime and claim their associated rewards before the end of the day on July 19th will be able to purchase the Master Penthouse for free in The Diamond Casino & Resort, as well as received GTA$1.25M and up to 15% extra GTA$ on Shark Card purchases.
Ownership of a Master Penthouse also grants membership to The Diamond family, and their business requires your attention. Players will be asked to "help property owner Tao Cheng and The Diamond staff protect their investment from the clutches of a corrupt family of Texan petrochemical magnates in a series of all new co-operative missions."
Each mission pays for out special Awards for first-time completion, whilst hosting the entire story thread will reward you with “a highly coveted, brand-new vehicle free of charge.” Those who seek additional work and odd jobs will earn extra cash and chips with a quick phone call to the Diamond’s head of operations, Agatha Baker.
With construction in Los Santos almost complete, The Diamond Casino & Resort officially opens its doors to all on Tuesday, July 23rd. To celebrate its grand opening, Rockstar Games has given the update its own dedicated website. Here, even more details can be found about everything this luxurious social space has to offer, including Penthouse comforts, membership perks and so much more.
In addition, last week’s bonuses in GTA Online have been extended through Thursday, July 24th, featuring bonuses on Stunt Races, as well as increased pay-outs for Bodyguards/Associates on lucrative Business Battles, VIP Work, Sell Missions and more. More details about these bonuses can be found on the Rockstar Newswire.
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