Rockstar Games have presented Grand Theft Auto players with a brand new way of playing GTA Online as their Diamond Casino and Resort is now open for business, and there are a few ways you can get chips fast to start playing.
The new casino building is located right next to the Vinewood Racetrack and opened its doors on July 23, bringing a whole host of gambling games that could be used to boost your amount of cash quickly.
GTA Online players will be very much aware that Shark Cards can cost a pretty penny from the online store, but the Diamond Casino presents an opportunity to make money a different way - without having to grind through missions and heists. Let's face it, that can be a little repetitive at times.
Marking the arrival of the casino is also the introduction of a new chips system, which allows players to convert their real money into in-game currency and then into chips to play with.
GTA Online casino rewards
The first time you enter the building you will be awarded with a gift of 5,000 chips after paying the $500 membership fee (not real money of course), which should be more than enough to get you started. From there, players will be granted a further 1,000 chips from the cashier every other time they visit.
Conversion rates are simple to understand, too. Each in-game dollar can be swapped for one chip and swapped back to GTA dollars at any time. This can all be done by approaching the cashier inside the casino.
GTA Casino hidden playing cards
A brand new feature has been added to GTA Online which involves what could be described as a treasure hunting task for hidden casino playing cards.
These will be dotted around both Los Santos and Blaine County, as seen below, and once players have collected them all they will be awarded with some extra chips and RP.
GTA Online Casino games
You won't be shocked to find that the new casino has a whole load of new games that could help boost your amount of chips really quickly.
Aside from the obvious choices of slot machines, horse racing, and others, there's also a Lucky Wheel that players can spin once every day and receive random bonus prizes.
Prizes aren't just limited to chips, though, as there are also a plethora of other rewards available such as new clothing, RP, extra cash, and even a chance of winning the incredible podium vehicle inside the casino. Imagine walking away with a brand new Truffade Thrax!
Twitch Prime GTA Online loot
There's a good chance that the new GTA Casino will attract a number of players that maybe haven't played the game for a long time to return. After all, some of us have been waiting for this type of feature to be added since the days of the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.
With that being said, if you're an Amazon Prime member you could get a great head start just by linking your account to Twitch and then connecting that with your Rockstar Social Club profile - here's how to do it if you're unsure.
This Twitch Prime loot includes not only $1.25 million dollars for you to splash in-game, but these can also easily be converted into chips too, giving fans a shot at making some serious money from the outset. If you're not already sold on the loot, though, it's also worth mentioning that it includes a free Master Penthouse at GTA Online’s casino too.
How much are Shark Cards in GTA Online?
There are tons of different ways that you could grab more chips for the GTA Online casino without having to buy Shark Cards. For those interested in buying chips with real cash, though, the pricing can be found below - taken from Amazon.
- Red Shark Card: $100,000 GTA cash for £1.99 / $2.99 / €2.49
- Tiger Shark: $200,000 GTA cash for £3.29 / $4.99 / €3.99
- Bull Shark: $500,000 GTA cash for £6.19 / $9.99 / €7.49
- Great White Shark: $1,250,000 GTA cash for £11.99 / $19.99 / €14.99
- Whale Shark: $3,500,000 GTA cash for £31.99 / $49.99 / €37.99
- Megalodon Shark: $8,000,000 GTA cash for £64.99 / $99.99 / €74.49
Not everybody will want to pour their own money into the virtual slot machines, especially as GTA currency can never be converted back into real cash, but let's face it... there are plenty of other ways to play in the casino.