Rockstar is Teasing New Grand Theft Auto Online Content – Adding a Luxury Casino
Details about the upcoming luxury casino update for Grand Theft Auto Online are scarce, but Rockstar Games is slowly teasing details via Twitter.
Grand Theft Auto Online continues to make Rockstar money hand over fist. The online mode has helped keep GTAV on the best-sellers list each month consistently since its release in 2013. There have been countless updates to the game over the years and today the developer is teasing the next update: luxury casinos.
Opening soon: A luxury casino in the heart of Vinewood… pic.twitter.com/fSM9xXFk23
— Rockstar Games (@RockstarGames) June 13, 2019
The tease contains basically no details other than that Rockstar is adding a casino in Vinewood. That said, it doesn’t seem like you need to hear much more to know what they’re doing. The franchise had casinos back in San Andreas, which let you play games like roulette, slots, video poker, and blackjack. I would expect to see all of those and more included. However, I’m interested to see how everything works.
My biggest potential hangup with this update is that players can spend real money to purchase in-game money via Shark Cash. Could someone spend $100 on Shark Cash and then lose it all in the casino? If so, how is that different from gambling and how is it even being allowed to happen? It seems like a dicey thing to put out when the industry is currently trying to sort out the problems many have with the gambling nature of loot boxes.
I hope that this update just lets you run your own casino or has the casino serve as a heist location. Letting you lose your real-world money would seem pretty scummy. Hopefully, all of that is cleared up when the team reveals the full announcement.