Six years after the release of GTA V, developers have not stopped working to bring exciting updates to the game. This year, GTA Online is going to have a significant update that is dedicated to a new gameplay mechanic – GTA Online Casino.
This new portion of the game is inspired by the gambling feature that is quite popular in GTA Online. People spend real money so that they can buy all sorts of vehicles and weapons.
With GTA Online Casino, citizens of Los Santos can partake in real gambling at the Casino using Chips, and we’re going to tell you how to get and spend them.
What are Chips?
Chip is a new type of currency in GTA Online. It is specifically used to participate in the Casino games. With Chips, you can play games in the Diamond Casino & Resort that grant huge rewards like cash, vehicles, clothing, and respect points (RP). Chips can be exchanged using GTA$ at the Diamond Casino.
How to get Chips
Once you have arrived at the Casino for the first time, you will be instructed to buy a Standard Membership. The process costs 500 GTA$ but will grant you with 5000 Chips to start. After that, you are free to purchase more chips at the Cashier Service, which also awards visiting guests with 1000 chips per day.
The Money to Chips rate is 1 GTA$ = 1 Chips. As far as we know, the maximum amount of Chips that you can purchase in one game day (48 minutes in real life) is 20,000. However, that limit can change to 50,000 Chips per game day, once you have become a VIP Member by purchasing the Casino Penthous
If you’re wondering why there is such a limit, our best guess is to prevent players from spending too much real money on virtual gambling. For example, In GTA Online, you could buy Shark Cards with real money for GTA$.
The highest amount of GTA$ you could get instantly is by purchasing the Megalodon Shark card – 8,000,000 GTA$ for $99.99. To put this in perspective, the original price when GTA V came out was $30. This means you could spend three times the amount of the base game on in-game virtual money!
The Best Games to Play at the Casino
The best part about Chips is that you could spend them on games that heap huge rewards! The Diamond Casio features gambling activities that mirror real-life to facilitate virtual gambling experience.
The first thing that will catch your eyes is the Casino Lucky Wheel. This giant Wheel that sits near the Cashier Service is an excellent opportunity for those who want to try their luck.
To play the Lucky Wheel, spin the Wheel using your console controller or with a gaming mouse if you’re playing on PC.
The speed at which the wheel rotates is directly proportional to how quickly you move the thumbstick or the mouse. It is crucial to know this because, with practice, it is entirely possible to get what you want on the Wheel.
You could earn Chips, RP, Clothing items, or Podium Vehicle that is on display nearby. Here are the available prizes along with their odds:
- Podium Vehicle: 1 in 20
- Vehicle Discount: 1 in 20
- Mystery Prize: 1 in 20
- Clothing item: 4 in 20
- Chips: 4 in 20
- RP: 4 in 20
- Cash: 5 in 20
What you should also keep in mind is that although the podium vehicles are marked as fully insured, once you destroy or lose them, they will disappear forever.
You can also play Blackjack at the Diamond Casio. However, instead of the usual 52-card pack, the dealer uses four decks with 80 face cards. The decks are shuffled after each hand.
Blackjack would be very easy if you can memorize the deck and take notes of the cards dealt. That would not be easy in real life, but it is one hundred percent possible while playing the gam
Although the dealer uses decks and card numbers that are different compared to real life, and the game is rigged to favor the dealer (yes, that is how gambling works, if you didn’t know) you can still gain an edge by having access to an online cheat sheet.
Three Card Poker
In Three Card Poker, there are four types of hands that you need to get: a pair, a three, a straight, and a flush which is the strongest. A pair is two 2 cards; a three is three 3 cards; a straight is a hand of a 5, 6 and 7.
And, the flush is a hand of an 8, 9, and 10 of the same suit. Sounds easy enough, right? However, don’t fall into the trap of trying to get easy pairs like two or three, since the odds and the simplicity of the rule combined will destroy you at the least expected moments.
Roulette is quite simple: you place your bet, wait for the outcomes, and either collect rewards or lose altogether.
You can place bets on individual numbers, red or black, or odd or even. You can also increase your chance of getting the desired outcomes by placing multiple bets, which the maximum is ten.
You can also partake in a virtual horse racing game at the Casino. Again, there is no strategy required.
You can bet on single events or main events that run every 5 minutes and try your luck against other online players. The price depends on the odds, with lower odds means lower rewards but easier chance to win, and vice versa.
Slot Machines are kind of like Inside Track in the way that game requires only one thing: luck. You can place bets that range from 5 to 500 chips, which can then be increased to a maximum bet of five times that amount. As usual, the higher the odds, the bigger the rewards.
Fun fact: Diamond Casino & Resort has been in the game since 2013, but was never opened for players until mid-2019.
Even six years after the release, and after the release of Red Dead Redemption 2, GTA Online Casino update is the proof that developers at Rockstar Games are still working hard to bring new content and keep GTA Online fresh for players.
What are you waiting for? Gather your gang and get a taste of the adrenaline at Los Santos’ biggest gambling location – Diamond Casino & Resort – right now!