We called it back in June, but we finally have a date – GTA Online’s casino opens on July 23.
The space, called Diamond Casino & Resort, will be located in the heart of Los Santos and will be the “largest mass entertainment complex” in GTA Online.
GTA Online’s Diamond Casino: Start time
If you’re a GTA Online veteran, then this might sound familiar. All DLC usually starts with downtime at around 10AM UK time; that’s 11AM CEST, 5AM Eastern, and 2AM Pacific. The update is now ready for download, and the download size is about 3.5GB on console. The Steam and PC updates are a little smaller, and are also available now.
Rockstar put out a trailer for the announcement:
“The massive construction project on the corner of Vinewood Park Drive and Mirror Park Boulevard is nearing completion, radically changing the skyline of Los Santos forever,” says the press release. “When the brand-new Diamond Casino & Resort opens its doors, one and all are welcome inside to play, or just to stay in the most luxurious residence in the entire state.
“More than just a place to let go of your inhibitions and your sense of the passage of time, The Diamond is the one-stop destination for quality entertainment, high-end living and a range of experiences you won’t find anywhere else.”
Where to find the Diamond Casino in GTA Online
As the Rockstar announcement said, you’ll find the Diamond Casino at the intersection of Vinewood Park Drive and Mirror Park Boulevard. This is up in the northeast corner of Los Santos, on the right of Vinewood and above the main section of Mirror Park.
Among the new activities there’s Three Card Poker, Blackjack, Roulette, Slot Machines, and even an Inside Track where you can watch and bet on horse racing.
In the lobby you can spin the Lucky Wheel to win chips, cash, unique clothing, or even a new motor: the Truffade Thrax supercar. The grand prize – a car – will change week to week.
Elsewhere, the Casino Store houses a rotating range of new clothing for you to purchase.
On top of The Diamond you can enjoy a life of leisure in the Master Penthouse, sitting alongside the roof terrace, complete with an infinity pool. Owners of the penthouse are granted VIP membership, allowing access to VIP Lounges, High-Limit tables, “plus a range of special services via the Penthouse phone including aircraft and limousine services and more”.
“Renovate your residence with several upgradeable floorplans including a private Spa with a round-the-clock personal stylist, a Bar and Party area perfect for hosting raging Member Parties and featuring private retro arcade games, and a Media Room to enjoy games of Don’t Cross the Line and contemporary Vinewood cinema like Meltdown and The Loneliest Robot In Great Britain,” the announcement continues.
“As an owner, you can select the Penthouse’s color palette and patterns, and cement a place among the LS nouveau riche with a range of modern art from the Casino Store – from refined portraiture to pop art and daring modern sculpture – that can all be moved and placed around your property.”
Penthouse owners also become members of The Diamond family, allowing you to take on new missions. Take on these new co-op tasks for owner Tao Cheng and his staff, protecting their interests from “a corrupt family of Texan petrochemical magnates”.
First-time completion of these new missions nets special awards, with the finale granting you access to a special new vehicle.
If you have Twitch Prime, you can get the Master Penthouse for free, as well as GTA$1.25M and up to 15% extra GTA$ on purchases of Shark Cash Cards. You’ve got until the end of the day on July 19 to claim this bonus.