Grand Theft Auto Online

Now Open in GTA Online: The Diamond Casino & Resort

Article By 
Alan Walsh
July 23, 2019
Grand Theft Auto Online

Now Open in GTA Online: The Diamond Casino & Resort

Article By 
Alan Walsh
July 23, 2019

Come experience the finest entertainment and indulge yourself in luxuries like no other at The Diamond Casino & Resort, now open to all residents of Southern San Andreas in GTA Online at the heart of Vinewood. This premium living complex features a range of activities to occupy yourself, including classic table games, modern slot machines, beautiful penthouses, a lavish oasis and more. The Diamond has it all.

Play Around, Gamble Away

Inside The Diamond Casino & Resort are a range of table games to enjoy. Use Chips to play against the house and try your hand at Roulette, Blackjack and Three Card Poker. Otherwise, take a seat at any of the Slot Machines dishing out Chips and various special prizes, including exclusive clothing. Gather around the Inside Track for a Single Event or participate in the Main Event to bet and cheer on your favourite virtual horse alongside your friends.

There’s also the Lucky Wheel, a daily free-to-spin activity that features a range of rewards. From GTA$ and special discounts to clothing items and a rotating weekly selection of high-end vehicles, which are displayed in the lobby podium inside The Diamond Casino & Resort. Spotlighted this week is the all-new Truffade Thrax – worth a whopping GTA$2.325M.

Standard Membership to The Diamond Casino & Resort costs GTA$500, which includes a welcome gift of 5,000 Chips and grants access to several services and activities within the Casino, including the premium Valet Parking option. Anyone who visits The Diamond can benefit from a daily visitor bonus of 1,000 Chips, redeemable at the cashier.

As noted before, feature availability will vary based on regional restrictions – like the Poker minigame in Red Dead Online, which is inaccessible in unsupported territories, such as Portugal. Countries that cannot take advantage of casino-related features have been listed on Reddit.

Spoil Yourself with a Master Penthouse

Located roof top at The Diamond Casino & Resort is a gorgeous infinity pool that offers stunning views over the city of Los Santos. Nearby is the Master Penthouse, which can be acquired at no charge for those who signed up for the Rockstar Games Social Club x Twitch Prime Benefits.

Customize this opulent living space with eight optional add-ons, including the Lounge Area, Media Room, Spa, Bar and Party Hub, Private Dealer, Office, Extra Bedroom and Garage – the latter of which gives you your own space within the casino’s exclusive parking lot, which can also be used for car meets with friends and strangers alike.

The colour palette and patterns of the Master Penthouse can also be customized, whilst abstract artwork purchased from the Casino Store are certain to impress your guests – from thought-proving sculptures to wall-draping artwork. Rockstar Games has added a “Penthouse Management” option to the Interaction Menu, allowing you to place your new decorations in each room.

All Penthouses come with VIP Memberships, which grants access to special amenities like complimentary Valet, Champagne and Limousine Services, as well as Aircraft Concierge and access to High Limit tables and VIP Lounges. Players will also have access to new cooperative missions, as well as a range of Casino Work to tackle in Freemode.

The Cheng Family Dynasty

It’s not all smooth sailing at The Diamond Casino & Resort. Owner Tao Cheng and The Diamond staff are in serious trouble. Players will be required to cooperate with Head of Operations Agatha Baker and Cheng to help them protect The Diamond from hostile takeover by the Duggans, a ruthless Texan petrochemical family seeking to expand their business by any means necessary. This new storyline will require VIP Members to step away from the poker table and experience “an action-packed storyline” designed for 2-4 players.

VIPs, CEOs and MC Presidents looking for extracurricular work from Ms. Baker can give her a quick phone call to enlist on additional Casino Work that pays out both GTA$ and Chips as you recover stolen goods, wrangle disgruntled croupiers and more for The Diamond’s management team. Completing all missions within The Diamond family's story thread will not only give increased rewards for "The Diamond Program," but also a unique vehicle awarded to your garage at no additional cost – the armoured and weaponized variant of the Enus Paragon R.

Luxurious Shopping at The Diamond

The Casino Store offers a rotating selection of luxurious goods, including “painstakingly curated clothing, accessories and artwork,” all of which are available to purchase with Chips.

Whether you’re looking for the latest fashion accessories or a striking new wall-piece to set up a conversation with guests at your Master Penthouse, the Casino Store offers it all.

Race Exotic New Vehicles in Southern San Andreas

New vehicles to own and customization have hit the showroom floors of two of the state’s most beloved car dealers – Southern San Andreas Super Autos and Legendary Motorsport. These include the following:

  • Truffade Thrax – $2,325,000
  • Annis S80RR – $2,575,000
  • Enus Paragon R – $905,000
  • Obey 8F Drafter – $718,000
  • Weeny Issi Sport – $897,000
  • Vapid Caracara 4x4 – $875,000

Additional vehicles will be made available over the coming weeks via weekly content drops. Prices and model names have been listed below, courtesy of TezFunz2 on Twitter:

  • Krieger – $2,875,000
  • Locust – $1,625,000
  • Nebula Turbo – $797,000
  • Zion Classic – $812,000
  • Gauntlet Classic – $615,000
  • Zorrusso – $1,925,000
  • Gauntlet Hellfire – $745,000
  • Hellion – $835,000
  • Rampant Rocket – $925,000
  • Peyote Gasser – $805,000
  • Jugular – $1,225,000
  • Emerus – $2,750,000
  • Neo – $1,875,000
  • Dynasty – $450,000
  • Novak – $608,000

These vehicles can be experienced in a new Race Series consisting of three brand new land racetracks in addition to four classic, fan-favourite courses, according to Rockstar.

Those eager to explore the sights of Los Santos and Blaine County in their newly customized whip will find 54 hidden playing cards strewn across the state of San Andreas. When collected, these offer RP and Chip bonuses for each discovery. Finding them all will unlock the exclusive High Roller Outfit and a unique card set for your Private Dealer when playing Blackjack and Three Card Poker. Rockstar says that collecting all these cards will also unlock “a special item” in Red Dead Online later this year.

Claim Your Free Master Penthouse

Twitch Prime members who linked their Twitch and Rockstar Social Club accounts before July 19th can claim their free Master Penthouse in-game today via the official website of The Diamond Casino & Resort. Those who missed the deadline can still purchase the Master Penthouse and receive a rebate for the price of the base Master Penthouse unit within 48 hours. Furthermore, all Twitch Prime members who have linked their accounts will receive 75% off the Declasse Scramjet and Nagasaki Shotaro, through July 31st, as well as an additional 10% off all sale items.

In addition to the above luxuries, The Diamond has also secured exclusive rights to two new arcade games – Invade and Persuade II and Street Crimes: Gang Wars Edition, both of which come standard with the Bar and Party Hub add-on in the Penthouse.

To celebrate the opening of The Diamond Casino & Resort, everyone who logs into GTA Online anytime before July 31st will receive the Blue Diamond Resort LS Tee. Spruce up your helipad at the resort by enjoying a 40% discount on the Buckingham Swift Deluxe, the Supervolito, Supervolito Carbon, and the Volatus. Plus, be sure to take advantage of the bonuses and benefits by becoming a trusted loyal member of "The Diamond Program."

Rockstar Games has also made numerous quality-of-life updates to GTA Online in this latest update, including new Daily Objectives alongside several other updates and fixes, including improvements to the aggressive Advanced Handling Flags used across numerous vehicles in the game. Furthermore, the option to use Passive Mode when occupying Weaponized Vehicles has been disabled. Rockstar has also made the “Ghost to Player” option more accessible to players on the defensive, becoming available after fewer kills and applying to Organizations and MCs in addition to single players.

The full suite of fixes, improvements and features can be found outlined in the official patch notes over on Rockstar Support. Lookout for details on new gameplay, vehicles, bonuses and more updates in the weeks to come from The Diamond Casino & Resort.

Alan Walsh

Alan is the co-founder and co-owner of FullThrottle Media. As someone who enjoys spending all his free time playing video games, he delivers the latest in news stories, reviews, and feature articles to the website, as well as videos on his YouTube channel and livestreams over on Mixer.