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GTA Online Casino Opens Its Doors Next Week - MMORPG.com

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imageGTA Online Casino Opens Its Doors Next Week - MMORPG.com

In a press release, Rockstar confirmed the Diamond Casino & Resort will open its doors in Grand Theft Auto Online? next week on July 23.

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  • AlverantAlverant Member RarePosts: 1,127
    So does gambling happen at the casino or surprise mechanics?
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  • zaberfangxzaberfangx Member UncommonPosts: 1,795
    Let me guest spend real life money for in game money then go spend it at the casino?
  • WizardryWizardry Member LegendaryPosts: 16,303
    Money that is sold by Rockstar and loads of it will be needed,not something we should be endorsing.
    This is not simply an update,this is a new angle at getting more money,so they should not be praised as the good guy delivering content,their agenda is money and only money.
    How much effort does it take to make a gambling casino like building in a game...well 3-5 people about 2-3 months,so not an overly ambitious effort.

    1-2 Very skilled people could pull it off in 2 months,but i assume some and the only effort was spent on working how the money will work,how much ideas will cost,like that Penthouse.So they likely spent a bit of time monitoring how much money people have saved up and went from there.

    How much is content like this worth if i judge it based on my years of knowledge and if i assumed it was done AAA>>>$5.Well many devs now a days won't even sell you a cash shop pet for $5,they know how easy a target gamer's are so the prices have gone up.Easier to implement gambling ideas that need ongoing money,never mind a $5 sale when you might be able to grind 50...100 maybe 200+ dollars from some gamer's.
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  • AnnwynAnnwyn Member UncommonPosts: 2,850
    At a time of increased scrutiny over lootboxes and gambling mechanics in video games, how insanely tone-deaf can Rockstar be to introduce a casino where you can...wait for it...gamble with in-game currency earned by purchasing it with real-money!?

    This is no different from those iPhone/Android Casino apps. Idiots.

    /facepalm
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  • ithlwynithlwyn Member UncommonPosts: 13
    edited July 19
    Ok so first off you get the DLC for free with Twitch Prime which you can get from a free trial of Amazon Prime. If you're spending real money for in-game money I feel sorry for you. Even if you have to buy the items from the new update with in-game money it won't be a big deal if you have actually played the game for a while like any other MMORPG. You can argue that it's not an MMORPG but I'm not going to listen to that. You play and acquire things the longer you play so pretty much MMORPGish game. I have $135,000,000 all made legit. The crew I'm in doesn't mod and we don't accept modded money. The only "REAL MONEY" I have spent on this game is the $30 I spent to buy it. For real, get an active crew and learn to play. If you need a crew to help you learn how to make money and survive in Los Santos then hit me up but all of this nonsense about spending real life money to play in the casino just makes you sound like a retard. There is absolutely no reason to buy shark cards for this game if you have friends and can do basic math...
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  • DemogorgonDemogorgon Member UncommonPosts: 340
    ithlwyn said:
    Ok so first off you get the DLC for free with Twitch Prime which you can get from a free trial of Amazon Prime. If you're spending real money for in-game money I feel sorry for you. Even if you have to buy the items from the new update with in-game money it won't be a big deal if you have actually played the game for a while like any other MMORPG. You can argue that it's not an MMORPG but I'm not going to listen to that. You play and acquire things the longer you play so pretty much MMORPGish game. I have $135,000,000 all made legit. The crew I'm in doesn't mod and we don't accept modded money. The only "REAL MONEY" I have spent on this game is the $30 I spent to buy it. For real, get an active crew and learn to play. If you need a crew to help you learn how to make money and survive in Los Santos then hit me up but all of this nonsense about spending real life money to play in the casino just makes you sound like a retard. There is absolutely no reason to buy shark cards for this game if you have friends and can do basic math...
    How retarded someone can be always boogles my mind.
    This isn't about learn to play... I'm just... wow ok.
    You should get your head out of your bottom, might see more clearly what the problem is. 
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  • Daz001Daz001 Member UncommonPosts: 12
    What a great idea. This will give kids the option to gamble wisely. Hopefully if you lose it all you can just pull out a gun and Rob the joint also very educational for children for when they get older. Thank you Rockstar. Maybe sex ed could be the next update.
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  • ScotScot Member LegendaryPosts: 11,608
    This is two fingers from Rockstar to anyone with concerns about the casino like nature of gaming today. I hope it comes to bite them on the ass as governments move to investigate the dubious business practices that are common in the gaming industry.
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  • rodarinrodarin Member RarePosts: 2,443
    People are surprised? Rockstar makes Chris Roberts look like a an amateur when it comes to ways to monetize shit in their games. (although roberts has been doing it in something that isnt even a game yet so points for that I guess).

    What will be interesting is to see how private servers will be able to implement THEIR mechanics and spin on it.
    Gdemami
  • MisterZebubMisterZebub Member LegendaryPosts: 3,584
    ithlwyn said:
    Ok so first off you get the DLC for free with Twitch Prime which you can get from a free trial of Amazon Prime. If you're spending real money for in-game money I feel sorry for you. Even if you have to buy the items from the new update with in-game money it won't be a big deal if you have actually played the game for a while like any other MMORPG. You can argue that it's not an MMORPG but I'm not going to listen to that. You play and acquire things the longer you play so pretty much MMORPGish game. I have $135,000,000 all made legit. The crew I'm in doesn't mod and we don't accept modded money. The only "REAL MONEY" I have spent on this game is the $30 I spent to buy it. For real, get an active crew and learn to play. If you need a crew to help you learn how to make money and survive in Los Santos then hit me up but all of this nonsense about spending real life money to play in the casino just makes you sound like a retard. There is absolutely no reason to buy shark cards for this game if you have friends and can do basic math...
    So Rockstar put all this effort into a new casino expansion to NOT make any money? Wow that's some savvy business practice there.


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  • KyleranKyleran Member LegendaryPosts: 33,542
    edited July 19
    ithlwyn said:
    Ok so first off you get the DLC for free with Twitch Prime which you can get from a free trial of Amazon Prime. If you're spending real money for in-game money I feel sorry for you. Even if you have to buy the items from the new update with in-game money it won't be a big deal if you have actually played the game for a while like any other MMORPG. You can argue that it's not an MMORPG but I'm not going to listen to that. You play and acquire things the longer you play so pretty much MMORPGish game. I have $135,000,000 all made legit. The crew I'm in doesn't mod and we don't accept modded money. The only "REAL MONEY" I have spent on this game is the $30 I spent to buy it. For real, get an active crew and learn to play. If you need a crew to help you learn how to make money and survive in Los Santos then hit me up but all of this nonsense about spending real life money to play in the casino just makes you sound like a retard. There is absolutely no reason to buy shark cards for this game if you have friends and can do basic math...
    So Rockstar put all this effort into a new casino expansion to NOT make any money? Wow that's some savvy business practice there.


    Kind of amazing how some folks are unable to see the forest amidst all of the (money) trees, eh?

    Game devs rely heavily on them.
    Post edited by Kyleran on

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  • RhoklawRhoklaw Member EpicPosts: 6,451
    Kyleran said:
    ithlwyn said:
    Ok so first off you get the DLC for free with Twitch Prime which you can get from a free trial of Amazon Prime. If you're spending real money for in-game money I feel sorry for you. Even if you have to buy the items from the new update with in-game money it won't be a big deal if you have actually played the game for a while like any other MMORPG. You can argue that it's not an MMORPG but I'm not going to listen to that. You play and acquire things the longer you play so pretty much MMORPGish game. I have $135,000,000 all made legit. The crew I'm in doesn't mod and we don't accept modded money. The only "REAL MONEY" I have spent on this game is the $30 I spent to buy it. For real, get an active crew and learn to play. If you need a crew to help you learn how to make money and survive in Los Santos then hit me up but all of this nonsense about spending real life money to play in the casino just makes you sound like a retard. There is absolutely no reason to buy shark cards for this game if you have friends and can do basic math...
    So Rockstar put all this effort into a new casino expansion to NOT make any money? Wow that's some savvy business practice there.


    Kind of amazing how some folks are unable to see the forest amidst all of the (money) trees, eh?

    Game devs rely heavily on them.
    While both arguments are viable, it's the select few who refuse to understand what a compulsive behavior is. Gambling IS an addiction for some, and the fact some people aren't as susceptible to it is great, but not all humans are the same. Removing RMT from online games is about the only means to ending this discussion. Once that happens, game developers will have to find a new way to make easy money. Like going back to subscription models in which these F2P players who claim they don't spend money will be shit out of luck than, lol.
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  • AeanderAeander Member LegendaryPosts: 4,567
    edited July 19
    Take-Two and Rockstar are scum, and I hope that this brazen and out of touch display bites them in the ass when (not if) regulation of loot- surprise mechanics comes.
    Post edited by Aeander on
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  • Pher0ciousPher0cious Member RarePosts: 255
    The game itself is already a Casino. It sucks you in and drains your wallet dry.
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  • KyleranKyleran Member LegendaryPosts: 33,542
    edited July 19
    Aeander said:
    Take-Two and Rockstar are scum, and I hope that this brazen and out of touch display bites them in the ass when (not if) regulation of loot- surprise mechanics comes.
    Legislators move slow, Rockstar will make a fortune off of it first until and if it is ever reigned in.

    They'll just move on to another scheme, there is no end to the ingenuity of game devs when it comes to seperating fool...er, customers from their money.

    :D

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  • StizzledStizzled Member RarePosts: 1,932
    I used to love playing at the casinos in San Andreas. I always wondered why they never had the casino opened in GTAV.

    I'll probably give it a shot. I had been thinking about giving GTA Online another go. This might give me something to mess around with while waiting for WoW Classic.

    I get all the hate surrounding this given the current issues with gambling and loot boxes. But, to me, this is just the addition of something the game should probably have released with in the first place.
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  • kryntokkryntok Member UncommonPosts: 74
    About time!...Sorry to anyone with a gambling addiction though.
  • DemogorgonDemogorgon Member UncommonPosts: 340
    I feel that this is just a strategic move by the insdustry to plant their post as far right as possible, dropping all pretences of morality, so that when it is dragged back to the left, it will still be far to the right. These guys are just taking the lead.
    Gdemami
  • HashbrickHashbrick Member RarePosts: 1,831
    For the regular game, big yikes except the story missions that will go with it.  For GTA V RP it just adds more realism when that gets programmed in, which is sweet.
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  • TorvalTorval Member LegendaryPosts: 19,500
    Kyleran said:
    ithlwyn said:
    Ok so first off you get the DLC for free with Twitch Prime which you can get from a free trial of Amazon Prime. If you're spending real money for in-game money I feel sorry for you. Even if you have to buy the items from the new update with in-game money it won't be a big deal if you have actually played the game for a while like any other MMORPG. You can argue that it's not an MMORPG but I'm not going to listen to that. You play and acquire things the longer you play so pretty much MMORPGish game. I have $135,000,000 all made legit. The crew I'm in doesn't mod and we don't accept modded money. The only "REAL MONEY" I have spent on this game is the $30 I spent to buy it. For real, get an active crew and learn to play. If you need a crew to help you learn how to make money and survive in Los Santos then hit me up but all of this nonsense about spending real life money to play in the casino just makes you sound like a retard. There is absolutely no reason to buy shark cards for this game if you have friends and can do basic math...
    So Rockstar put all this effort into a new casino expansion to NOT make any money? Wow that's some savvy business practice there.


    Kind of amazing how some folks are unable to see the forest amidst all of the (money) trees, eh?

    Game devs rely heavily on them.
    Funny coming from an EVE player.
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  • TorvalTorval Member LegendaryPosts: 19,500
    It's funny watching all the oblivious hypocrites here act all self-righteous when they'll bend over for cash shops, subscriptions, RMT, and every other form of milk job. You people make the bed you lie in and then act surprised when your neighbor does the same thing.
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  • sniperman248sniperman248 Member UncommonPosts: 27
    edited July 20
    For those saying oh look what it will encourage the kids to do, well first off this game isn't made for kids in mind, its made for those 17 and older so if a kid is playing this game and blows money on it via gambling even when the game is 17+, then it falls on the parents and bad parenting, its not rockstars job to be the parent for someone else's child.
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  • lahnmirlahnmir Member EpicPosts: 2,738
    For those saying oh look what it will encourage the kids to do, well first off this game isn't made for kids in mind, its made for those 17 and older so if a kid is playing this game and blows money on it via gambling even when the game is 17+, then it falls on the parents and bad parenting, its not rockstars job to be the parent for someone else's child.
    You shoot, you rob, you murder. But a casino???!! How dare they. What will happen next, an exposed boob??!!

    /Cheers,
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    But there are many. You can play them entirely solo, and even offline. Also, you are wrong by default.

    Ikcin in response to yours sincerely debating whether or not single-player offline MMOs exist...
  • ithlwynithlwyn Member UncommonPosts: 13
    edited July 28
    Loving my new penthouse.  I'm selling everything I own to gamble in the casino now.  Have't fed my kids and also getting evicted in a couple days because I have spent all of my real life money on this update.  It's ok though.  It really is that amazing.  I'm only keeping my job so I can keep giving money to R* so I can keep gambling...

    On the realz though, the gambling is meh.  The update is meh.  It is a nice addition but I really wish they would have made it so you could gamble with your friends more than against the house.  Really thought it would be a blast to sit around with your friends and play poker with all the money we have made over the years.  Kind of disappointing to me.  The S8ORR car is pretty awesome and it's cool they added a random car per week that you can win off the daily wheel spin.  The missions are also just kind of meh.  It acts like it's a heist but without the heist rewards.  All in all the update is so so to me.  Nothing super amazing and definitely not addictive.  I have already been playing other games more often so it is what it is.  For real though in a game about killing people and selling drugs but you're worried about gambling addiction; you should really rethink what you're priorities are.  GTA has never been about morals but if you want to complain about that, I feel like gambling should be one of the last in line from what the game has to offer.  Go ahead and shoot me down some more.  That's all I expect from this tryhard keyboard warrior site anyway.  That's why I barely come here anymore.  

    Cheers,

    Ith.
    Post edited by ithlwyn on
  • RhoklawRhoklaw Member EpicPosts: 6,451
    Torval said:
    It's funny watching all the oblivious hypocrites here act all self-righteous when they'll bend over for cash shops, subscriptions, RMT, and every other form of milk job. You people make the bed you lie in and then act surprised when your neighbor does the same thing.
    You managed to group people from opposite ends of the spectrum in a single argument... uhhmazing?

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