4 things you need to know about GTA Online’s Diamond Casino
Since its release in 2013, GTA V has become one of the most famous video games of all time. The game is so popular that when the developer Epic Games released the title for free, their servers crashed, causing an outage that lasted 8-9 hours. Now that the sequel GTA 6 has been announced, fans may be getting excited again — and many are likely to dust GTA V for another run.
For those who haven’t played much of the game since its early days nearly a decade ago, arguably the biggest new sensation comes in the form of the GTA Online Diamond Casino – which provided some of the biggest DLC at the time of its unveiling. that we’ve seen in a modern game so far. In particular, the casino and various activities have been introduced for Grand Theft Auto Online as part of the update to The Diamond Casino & Resort. And since it may be new to some of you diving back into the game after a long hiatus, let’s take a look at some of the things you need to know about Diamond Casino.
Don’t forget the lucky wheel
The Lucky Wheel is a slot machine that the player can spin once every 24 hours (that is, in real-life). With these spins you can win everything from cash, RP (reputation) and poker chips to clothing items or discounts on vehicles. The best reward, however, is the podium vehicle of the week. And it’s really worth checking out the Lucky Wheel every day; Rockstar Games has added things through weekly updates from time to time.
The casino only offers three card poker
A little surprise when navigating the casino is that the game section only offers three card poker. Not only is this not Texas Hold’em (what most people think of when they think of poker these days), but it is also a game that differs from traditional poker hand rankings, by adjusting the value of certain hands to the fact that players have only three cards each. For example, three-of-a-kind scores higher in three-card poker than in Hold’em, where it is easier to draw three of the same card in a five-card hand. It’s not too much of an adjustment, but for those more familiar with Hold’em or five-card draw, poker at Diamond Casino will be a bit of a new game.
The VIP membership might be worth it
If you have some cash to spend, consider buying a Penthouse to get VIP membership at Diamond Casino. It includes the same benefits as the standard membership, plus the added bonuses of having a members party, access to the VIP Lounge and high-limit gambling tables. There’s a caveat, though: the odds on games like blackjack and roulette are the same as in real life, so don’t expect the high limit games to land you a lot of in-game cash too quickly.
You can be kicked out
The Diamond Casino is also not without quirks. Chief among these is the bizarre fact that if you take more than five consecutive photos in the casino with your phone, you can be (temporarily) kicked out. And the same goes for repeatedly trying to access VIP areas as a visitor. But don’t panic if you do get thrown out! You will eventually be let back in. Remember that in the world of GTA blowing each other up is more or less fine, but pictures in the casino are just too much.
We hope this has inspired you to dust off your GTA Online cars and hit the casino. Goodies await at the Lucky Wheel, and there’s plenty of fun to go to beyond the gaming tables, too. At the end of the day, it’s one more way to pass your time during the endless wait for GTA 6!