You’ll have noticed the glitzy neon building in GTA Online before, though it’s been supposedly ‘opening soon’ for more than five years now, meaning many of us were beginning the lose faith and fear Rockstar were just teasing.
But here it is, in all its seedy glory, as it’s finally unbolting those doors for a grand opening on Tuesday 23 July.
Sitting on the corner of Vinewood Park Drive and Mirror Park Boulevard, the Diamond Casino and Resort will include Three Card Poker, Blackjack, Roulette, slot machines, virtual horse racing, and a lucky wheel.
Along with a lounge called the Inside Track, there’s also a customisable Master Penthouse – the owner of which gets VIP membership and, in turn, access to VIP lounges, high-limit tables and special penthouse services like aircraft and limousines. Yup, basically just all the essentials.
The penthouse looking SLICK. Credit: Rockstar
If you manage to be the owner of the coveted Master Penthouse, you’ll also unlock a number of new story missions, as you team up with owner Tao Cheng in a series of co-op missions against a Texan petrochemical magnate.
Rockstar’s official description for the new update reads: “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.
“When the brand-new Diamond Casino & Resort opens its doors, one and all are welcome inside to visit, or 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 entertainment experiences you won’t find anywhere else.”
You can find out more if you head over to the Diamond Casino and Resort website, which explains a little more about the two tiers of membership – standard and VIP – along with further information about what’s inside that luxury penthouse.
“Abandon your preconceptions,” the website says.
“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. Grand Opening July 23.”