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GTA 5 Online: Los Santos casino is finally opening Rockstar confirms

Published: 14/Jun/2019 9:40 Updated: 14/Jun/2019 10:28

by Paul Cot

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After years of speculation, Rockstar have confirmed that a brand new casino is coming to GTA 5 online.

In a Twitter post to Rockstar Games’ 9.8 million followers, they shared a short video with the caption “Opening soon: A luxury casino in the heart of Vinewood…”

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The short video that accompanies the Tweet shows nothing more than a flashing GTA logo with various casino-related items surrounding it. Despite being short and sweet, the video does finally confirm what a lot of Grand Theft Auto fans had suspected all along – the casino is coming soon.

Those who know Los Santos inside out, or those who search GTA online a lot, will know that an unannounced server side update finally removed the opening soon banner from the front of it. This was in addition to replacing construction materials. The change appears to have been an intentional tease which didn’t take long for players to notice.

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The casino has sat in the heart of Vinewood since Grand Theft Auto 5 released in 2013. This means the casino has been a long time in the making, with a lot of players expecting it to open several years ago now.

PC GamerGTA 5’s new casino will be located in Vinewood…

What kind of mischievous activity the casino will allow GTA players to do remains to be seen but it probably won’t be above board! It could potentially play out as its own separate game with players being able to bet their GTA dollars against each other in various traditional casino games such as roulette and poker.

There had been rumors that the casino may not open after all because of the negative connotations gambling can bring to a game. Popular games such as FIFA have come under fire in recent months as their micro-transaction system is considered gambling by many.

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Nevertheless, GTA 5’s casino is indeed opening and probably soon. The release date is expected to be late June or early July. Historically, Rockstar have provided quarterly updates although there has been no major update since 2018.

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Grand Theft Auto movie reportedly coming before GTA 6

Published: 4/Oct/2020 11:57

by Calum Patterson

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Reports from sources who correctly revealed both the Resident Evil 4 remake and The Witcher Netflix series before their official announcements, are now claiming that a Grand Theft Auto movie is in development.

Despite no news of another GTA game (expected to be GTA 6), Rockstar is apparently focusing on another medium entirely for the franchise. According to WGTC, the Grand Theft Auto movie is likely to release before the next installment of the game.

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It’s been over seven years since GTA V was released, back in September 2013. Red Dead Redemption 2 was Rockstar’s next major project, released in October 2018, and they have been pouring lots of resources into the ever-popular GTA Online.

But, perhaps their next project really is a movie adaptation of the iconic GTA franchise, as these sources have supposedly been on the money before.

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Michael and Franklin from GTA V
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A GTA movie would no doubt be a box-office hit.

The report claims that “the project is reportedly in the early stages and will loosely adapt the events of GTA V, presumably bringing us live-action versions of characters Michael, Franklin and Trevor.”

At this point, it’s only possible to speculate about who would play these characters, but potentially the voice actors from the game would step up into the live-action roles.

It’s possible that GTA Online’s success, which continues to add new players and is something of a cash cow for Rockstar and publishers Take Two, means they are in no rush to release the sixth game.

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Franklin from GTA V
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The movie will apparently still focus on the main characters from GTA V.

The movie industry is currently in a downturn, for obvious reasons arising from lockdowns, but if the movie is still in the “early stages”, it may be some way off still. Not to mention, filming is also made more difficult in these uncertain times.

The same can be said for game development also, and with not even a peep out of Rockstar regarding a new GTA game, that seems to be a long way off still too.