Complete Guide To GTA V Diamond Casino
GTA Online has become an incredible gaming phenomenon over the years, and your enjoyment as a player can significantly be increased by acquiring a bunch of megabucks. One of the best ways to do so is to figure out the ins and outs of the Diamond Casino and gamble your way to glory. Here are the GTA 5 tips and tricks to do it.
Finding The Diamond Casino In GTA V
Opened in July 2019, the Diamond Casino and Resort has been a tease for players of GTA Online for a long while, with an “Opening Soon” sign barring entry for many years, basically ever since the game’s release in 2013.
Its opening was a damn big deal, so much so that it has its website to go along with its virtual offerings. “Experience excellence,” goes the tagline, with the following little hype text:
You’ve heard the rumors. You want to believe them, and there’s only one way to find out. Abandon your preconceptions. Let go of your inhibitions, your doubts, your sense of proportion, your credit rating. The rumors didn’t begin to do it justice. Welcome to The Diamond.
So how do you find The Diamond Casino? Navigate to East Vinewood, Los Santos, specifically the corner of Vinewood Park Drive and Vinewood Boulevard. Veterans may remember this as the location of the old Vinewood Casino (aka Be Lucky: Los Santos). You will no doubt instantly recognize the shiny, glitzy building.
To get in, you’ll need a membership pass for $500 in in-game currency. This will allow you in as a regular patron, with the opportunity to play the basic casino games available. This, however, is nowhere near all the casino has to offer: you really should aim to pick up a VIP Membership. Purchase a penthouse in there (starting from a whopping $1.5 million), and the establishment will bundle it into the deal as a sweetener. From this point onwards, you will also receive Casino Missions from Agatha Baker.
But of course, we are not here to work: we’re here to play and to make some virtual megabucks!
Games To Play At The Diamond Casino
GTA Online Casino Slot machines
Various themes and many opportunities are available in the GTA 5 Casino for those interested in virtual slot machines, with Deity of The Sun highlighted by savvy players as the best slot machine in GTA 5r. Well, this still means “least losing” with its 98.7% payout. Make sure you understand what you’re getting into trying to figure out how to win on slot machines!
GTA Online Horse racing
The Inside Track offers a chance to bet on virtual horses, a unique offering for a casino, virtual or otherwise! You can bet on a Single Event (only yourself) or the Main event (betting with others).
GTA Online Roulette
Exactly what you’d expect from this one: just like in real money casinos, you’re trying to outrun the zeros on the wheel that tilt the odds in the house’s favor over time.
GTA Online Blackjack
Another classic casino game: get as near to 21 as possible without busting and hope the dealer can’t beat you to the punch. Just keep in mind that buying insurance is not an option in Vinewood!
GTA Online Three Card Poker
Yet another game that’s standard fare in such real-life establishments, Three Card Poker, revolves around figuring out whether you can beat the dealer’s hand.
Tips and Tricks To Get More Chips
Collect your daily rewards
Let’s start with the basics: you get 5000 chips when you purchase your membership. Incidentally, this is a very great deal considering the usual exchange rate: usually, you get one casino chip per GTA dollar. 5k chips should keep you in the game for a while. Beyond that, there’s also the 1000 chip freebie you get every other time you visit the casino and go to the cashier. It all adds up!
Find the hidden playing cards.
The game world of GTA (meaning Blaine County and Los Santos alike) is full of hidden playing cards. Though the ultimate hook is an exclusive reward for Red Dead Online, finding them will also reward you with casino chips and some RP as well, making it worth your while if you’re looking to top up in the casino.
Make money elsewhere and turn it into chips
Any other activity that lets you make money in GTA Online consequently helps you get chips as well since you can always exchange them at a 1:1 ratio in the casino. If there’s any profitable activity you enjoy while playing, it is also an excellent way to enhance your in-game gambling experience indirectly.
Spin the Lucky Wheel
Once per day, you get to test your luck on the Lucky Wheel as well, a wheel of fortune in the casino offering a wide range of incredible prizes, including one of the best cars in the game, a Paragon R Sportscar.
Complete Casino missions
Contact the Head of Operations for tasks that will net you money and chips alike. It’s a win-win proposition!
Should push come to shove, you can also consider purchasing the real-money Shark Cards to top up on your casino chips. Here’s what they’ll cost you from Amazon’s Rockstar Store – needless to say, these deals are for those valuing their time over their money when it comes to how they get chips at the casino in GTA 5:
- Red Shark Card ($2.99): 100 000 GTA$
- Tiger Shark Card ($4.99): 200 000 GTA$
- Bull Shark Card ($9.99) 500 000 GTA$
- Great White Shark Card ($19.99): 1 250 000 GTA$
- Whale Shark Card ($49.99): 3 500 000 GTA$
- Megalodon Shark Card ($99.99): 8 000 000 GTA$
How To Do The Casino Heist In GTA V
The Diamond Casino Heist in GTA V is similar to previous big Heist content. However, unlike something like Doomsday, you can do a lot of the prep work in solo play without trolls and overpowered players messing around the map.
First, you’ll need to purchase an Arcade Business as a hideout. You can choose from multiple heist setups (Silent & Sneaky, The Big Con, and Aggressive), each offering different gameplay experiences). Depending on the number of prep missions completed and the equipment available, it’s time for the Heist Finale. You could make it out there with over $2 million in diamonds and other goodies!
This guide just about covers all there is to do in the GTA V Diamond Casino and the best ways to run up your GTA bucks and casino chips while you’re in there. It’s a great way to have fun in GTA’s exciting virtual world and an excellent springboard to future wacky adventures off the back of your newly gotten gains.
Just keep in mind that if the allure of the casino world and responsible gambling is real to you, then consider the possibility of exploring real-life casinos as well in a safe and regulated environment for a similar gameplay experience but with actual cold; hard cash on the line! As fun as GTA can be, the digital world can be no substitute for the real deal at the end of the day.
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