Welcome to “Unlocking the Jackpot: A Detailed Guide to Mastering the Diamond Casino in GTA Online”. In this comprehensive guide, we’ll dive deep into the world of high-stakes gaming, lavish luxury, and thrilling missions that make up the Diamond Casino experience in GTA Online. Whether you’re a seasoned player looking to fine-tune your strategy or a newcomer eager to hit the ground running, this guide will equip you with the knowledge and tactics to navigate the glitz and glamor of Los Santos’ most extravagant casino. Prepare to unlock the secrets of the Diamond Casino and rake in the GTA dollars like never before. Roll the dice, spin the wheel, and brace yourself for an exciting journey.
Securing Entry to the GTA Online Casino
Securing entry to the GTA Online Casino involves a process that’s similar to most DLCs since Further Adventures in Finance and Felony. An initial investment is required, although this time, it doesn’t involve buying specific properties like offices or bunkers. Instead, players must purchase memberships which grant them access to the Casino’s gambling opportunities. Standard Diamond memberships are relatively affordable but come with limited perks. These members can only access the casino portion of the Diamond and not all online gambling activities. However, they do gain access to Diamond’s garage, allowing for the storage of one car.
For those who want more, a VIP membership is available at a higher price. This membership provides a luxurious penthouse that can be customized extensively, including a personal spa, party area, roof garden access, and exquisite artwork. VIP members can also test their luck at the high-limit tables in the Casino and indulge in the retro arcade. But the main attraction of the VIP membership is gaining access to Missions, making it a worthwhile investment for serious players.
With a VIP membership, you unlock two types of missions: Co-op Missions and Casino Work Missions. Co-op missions, which can be completed solo thanks to a December 13, 2022 update, revolve around a storyline involving a Texan oil magnate threatening Tao Cheng’s business. Cheng, the Diamond’s owner, relies on his notorious clientele to safeguard his enterprise. There are six co-op missions in total, each offering bonus rewards upon first completion. The standard payout ranges from GTA$ 11,000 – 15,000, with an additional GTA$ 50,000 for the first time each mission is finished, doubling to GTA$ 100,000 on the final mission.
The sequence of the co-op missions is as follows: Loose Cheng, Housekeeping, Strongarm Tactics, Play To Win, Bad Beat and Cashing Out. If you manage to host and complete all six missions in one go, you’ll be rewarded with an exclusive “hidden” vehicle, the Enus Armored Paragon car.
Completing the missions in order on your first try will net you a bonus of GTA$ 500,000. But beware, failing to complete them in sequence means you’ll forfeit this opportunity permanently.
It’s important to note that co-op missions cannot be played solo, and being the host of the session is not guaranteed. Also, progression within the co-op missions depends on the host’s decision, meaning you might end up repeating the same mission.
Alternatively, Casino Work Missions are available through a call to Agatha Baker. Despite these missions not having an extensive narrative and offering less financial reward compared to co-op missions, they have the advantage of being able to be completed swiftly and on an individual basis.
Upon acquiring a penthouse and thus becoming a member of the Diamond, you are entitled to contact Agatha Baker for one of three services. These benefits come at no additional cost. However, these services are inaccessible if you are currently on the wanted list.
If you need a vehicle, Ms. Baker is just a call away. Although the choices are somewhat limited, they include some notable options such as the Cognoscenti Cabrio, Windsor, Fugitive, Super Diamond, Dubsta, and the Feltzer – which is the fastest among them. The best part? You don’t need to own any of these vehicles to request one. However, it’s important to note that these summoned vehicles have certain restrictions. They cannot be stored in a garage or insured, and the game does not categorize them as personal or Pegasus vehicles, hence they’re designated with a new marker. These vehicles also come equipped with specific upgrades like bulletproof tires and performance enhancements. But remember, these cars are available for all players to access, so if you’re not careful, another player might take off with your ride. The vehicle will materialize next to your character upon request but will automatically vanish if you enter a building. Once a vehicle has been summoned, you’ll have to wait for a 2-minute cooldown period before you can use this service again.
The limo service, akin to the taxi service, is a practical feature, particularly for penthouse owners who can use it at no cost. Upon request, a limo in either black or white swiftly arrives next to the player. Its default route is towards the Diamond, but players have the freedom to choose their destination. The limo driver, known for his calm demeanor, stays composed even under attacks or weapon threats and will only leave the limo if it capsizes. This steadfast characteristic makes the limo service an optimal choice for escape, be it from the police, adversaries, or other players. While you can choose to eliminate the driver and take over the limo, remember that the vehicle cannot be stored or tracked, and such actions will earn you a wanted level. The driver also obeys your instructions to accelerate, decelerate, or come to a complete stop. A bonus feature of the limo service is its capability to fast travel. By placing an order from your penthouse’s landline or the Diamond’s front desk, you can be instantly whisked away to any specified location on the map, all free of charge.
As highlighted in the Missions section, players have the opportunity to request additional missions from Agatha Baker. These missions, which can be tackled individually, usually take between 2 to 15 minutes to complete, depending on the randomly assigned mission variant. Rewards for successful completion vary from 5,000 Chips to GTA$ 5,000-10,000, influenced by the time spent on the mission. At least 14 mission variants are known, each with a hidden cooldown of 3 minutes and random locations. A bonus of GTA$ 180,000 is given upon completion of 50 Casino Work Missions.
Missions range from ‘Safe Bet’, where you escort a security van to the Diamond while fending off attackers, to ‘Bargaining Chips’, which involves scouring five zones for a chip thief. ‘Undisclosed Cargo’ requires the discreet transport of a corpse, while ‘Recovery Time’ tasks you with stealthily retrieving a vehicle from an impound lot. In ‘Department of Defense’, you defend the Diamond from thugs, then track their van to the gang leader. ‘Lost in Transit’ entails locating a stolen van, eliminating hostiles, and returning the van to the Diamond. ‘Severance’ involves chasing and eliminating a chip thief before he reaches LSIA. ‘Best Laid Plans’ focuses on preventing a heist at the Diamond, ‘Judgement Call’ requires intimidating a judge, and ‘High Rollin” tasks you with chauffeuring a VIP to the Diamond in a limo. Other missions include ‘Fake News’, ‘One Armed Bandit’, and ‘Damage Control’, which involve locating a News Rump Van, identifying a target container at the docks, and driving a Mule back to the Diamond, respectively.
The Diamond, with its alluring tables and diverse gambling options, is set to become your central hub in the game. Here, you play against the house in a variety of games that have been simplified for the mini-game structure. You don’t need to be a card shark to join in – the game provides a rundown of its own rules for Blackjack, Poker, and more. While playing, you can rake in extra chips, GTA$, and other items, but remember, losses are just as much a part of the game as wins, so always gamble responsibly. This is especially important if you’re investing real money into Shark Cards.
The dazzling variety at The Diamond includes games such as Blackjack, Three Card Poker, and Roulette, along with Slots, the Lucky Wheel, and Inside Track. All these mini-games use chips, which can be bought with GTA$ and converted back once you’re done playing. However, to access this casino paradise, you’ll need a Standard Diamond Membership. This membership not only opens the doors to the casino but also greets you with a welcome gift of 5,000 chips. Plus, every day you can claim an additional 1,000 bonus chips.
And here’s a tip: you can buy up to 50,000 chips every in-game day, equivalent to 48 real-time minutes. But if you’re eager to keep the games going, just purchase the maximum number of chips, disconnect, reconnect, and log back into GTA Online – your timer will be reset.
In GTA Online, Blackjack takes an interesting turn with the dealer shuffling 4 decks, each comprising 80 face cards, after each hand. While card counting could tip the scales in your favor, bear in mind that the house always has the upper hand. Some gamers have reported the dealer’s uncanny knack for drawing more than 21 cards than seemingly possible at crucial moments.
Three Card Poker is a simpler game, though the house enjoys higher odds. Winning hands range from a 2 pair of two 2 cards to a flush – three cards of the same suit, with the latter being the strongest hand. The recommended strategy advises folding hands weaker than a Queen, 6, and 4, and calling with stronger or equal hands.
Roulette, on the other hand, requires less strategizing and more reliance on personal hunches or superstitions. Observing the pattern of results could help you make a more informed guess on the next outcome.
Slots and Inside Track are games of pure luck. There was once a glitch in Inside Track horse racing that permitted increasing your bet size mid-race.
The Lucky Wheel, which can be spun once every real-time day, offers a plethora of prizes, including substantial amounts of chips, an undefined “mystery” reward, and a high-end vehicle that changes weekly. Over 130 outcomes are possible when spinning for a Mystery reward. It’s important to note that although vehicles won from the Lucky Wheel are marked as fully insured, they cannot be recovered if destroyed. This could be a bug or a deliberate feature by Rockstar. Consequently, you can purchase insurance for any won car, but selling them is not an option.
The Diamond has recently opened a new attraction – the casino store. This store offers a wide range of exclusive items, including clothing options that were introduced with the latest update and are only available here. Additionally, you can personalize your penthouse with unique decor items from the Casino Store, all purchasable with chips. However, collecting all the artwork currently available in the Casino Store isn’t a small feat, as it would set you back by a staggering 3,926,050 chips. If your chip acquisition is limited to buying the maximum hourly limit of 50,000, you’d need to invest over 64 hours to accumulate enough to buy all the artwork. Therefore, it’s time to up your game and start raking in those major wins!
As a VIP member, you can elevate your gaming experience by owning a personalized Master Penthouse at the apex of the Diamond. The Penthouse is more than just an opulent living space; it doubles as a spawn point and provides a myriad of customization options. You can indulge in a variety of decor styles and adorn your space with exclusive art from the Casino store.
The Penthouse also allows for the integration of modules such as a personal spa with a stylist for character customization or a recreational area for entertaining guests. A fully decked-out Penthouse, complete with all upgrades, comes with a price tag of GTA$ 6,533,500.
There are four Penthouse options to choose from: Cash Pad, Party Penthouse, High Roller, and Design Your Own. Each variant offers different modules and customization options. The Cash Pad is the basic model and does not allow for expansion unless upgraded. The Party Penthouse is equipped with a Lounge, Party Hub, Spa, and Extra Bedroom. The High Roller packs in every available module but limits customization options and is unavailable in regions where gambling is prohibited.
The Design Your Own Penthouse option is your ticket to complete customization, allowing you to purchase and integrate modules individually. You can choose from a Lounge Area, Media Room, Bar and Party Hub, Private Dealer, Office, Extra Bedroom, Garage, and Spa.
Remember, owning a Penthouse comes with a daily utility fee of GTA$ 500, along with an additional GTA$ 100 for each module. So, step into the world of luxury and make your gaming experience truly unforgettable.
The latest update to GTA Online has spiced up the gaming experience with an exciting scavenger hunt. A fresh collection of 54 vintage playing cards has been intricately hidden across the game’s vast map. Players will be rewarded with RP and casino chips for discovering these hidden treasures.
But that’s not all!
Successfully locating all 54 cards will unlock an exclusive High Roller Outfit and a unique deck of playing cards for your dealer at the Diamond Casino. You can proudly display these rare vintage cards in your penthouse as a testament to your accomplishment. The rewards don’t end with bragging rights, though. The cards also come with tangible benefits in the form of chips. The first five cards discovered will each yield 100 chips, totaling 500 chips. From the sixth card onwards, each card will grant an extra 50 chips compared to the last. For example, the sixth card gives you 150 chips, the seventh 200, the eighth 250, and so on, culminating with the 54th card, which grants a hefty bonus of 2,550 chips. In total, players can amass a staggering 66,650 chips from these cards, equating to the same amount in GTA$.
Freshly Added Vehicles and Their Costs
The Diamond Casino & Resort DLC has injected a new wave of excitement into GTA Online with the introduction of six additional vehicles. These sleek machines are available for purchase from different in-game car dealerships.
At Southern San Andreas Super Autos, players can choose from a range of cars including the Weeny Issi Sport for GTA$ 897,000, the Vapid Caracara 4×4 for GTA$ 875,000, the Weeny Dynasty for GTA$ 450,000, and several others such as the Annis Hellion, Zion Classic, Bravado Gauntlet Hellfire, Bravado Gauntlet Classic, and Vulcar Nebula Turbo, each boasting its unique price tag.
For those seeking more high-end options, the Legendary Motorsport dealership offers the Annis S80RR for GTA$ 2.6 million, the Enus Paragon R for GTA$ 905,000, the Obey 8F Drafter for GTA$ 718,000, among others. Furthermore, there are more vehicles like the Ocelot Locust, Benefactor Krieger, and Ocelot Jugular available at different prices, providing a wide spectrum of choices for players to enhance their gaming experience.