GTA 5 Online Casino update: Major DLC news coming soon for Grand Theft Auto’s next update?

GTA 6 is still years away from release according to industry experts, but right now, in 2019, all GTA 5 fans care about is when they’re getting their next update.

Grand Theft Auto 5 fans have been patiently awaiting more info about the games impending GTA Online Casino Update and more information about Rockstar’s next DLC might not have to wait too much longer.

Some weeks back Rockstar Games officially announced that the GTA 5 Online casino update would release this Summer teasing that the new addition to the game would be “the largest and most extravagant addition” to GTA 5 so far.

Hard to think that ever since 2013 when GTA first released the casino in vinewood had a sign in front that said “opening soon”. That was up until Jun 20th, 2019 when Rockstar teased a big new expansion to the game in the form of the Diamond Casino & Resort.

Supposedly this new location will feature “lavish amenities, exclusive shopping, first-class entertainment and state-of-the-art gaming facilities”.

Unfortunately, information about the Casino has all but dried up since Rockstar made that official statement on the Rockstar newswire. Leading to lots of speculation on he part of fans of the game, youtubers, Rockstar leakers and even sites like Daily Star – but there’s been very little in the way of concrete answers

Even as we speak, a release date for the GTA 5 Online casino update has not been confirmed yet, with Rockstar sticking to their “later this summer” tease.

However, it’s possible an update on the state of the casino could be arriving this week, at least if we were to go off information released by one of the games most prominent leakers.

As such, it’s possible that this week will see the release of more details for the new GTA Online Casino Update, and that info could be coming tomorrow.


The past GTA casino teasers from Rockstar have all dropped on a Thursday. First in the form of a teaser image on Twitter and then with a blog post from the developers.

Thursday is also typically when Rockstar updates the game and the weekly events it holds.

We’re not suggesting the Casino update will drop tomorrow (that’s pretty much impossible) but we could see more information on behalf of Rockstar.

Couple this knowledge of the game with a new piece of information from Rockstar Games insider @Tezfunz2 and it paints a picture that suggests we could see more info dropping in the next 24 hours.

Last night, writing on Twitter, @Tezfunz2 said: “Rockstar will reveal new details about #RDOnline next major update in the coming weeks, this would raise the possibility of us getting #GTAOnline casino update this month.”

Now, with it already being the 17th of July, that only leaves another 14 days before the month is out.

The other key thing to note, is how long it takes Rockstar Games to get this new content signed off and released by the PS4/Xbox platform holders at Sony and Microsoft.

This is something @Tezfunz2 has already communicated to fans previously.

Writing on the GTA Forums TezFunz2 explained how long it typically takes Rockstar Games between the release date reveal, to actually releasing an update.

He pointed out that the approval process is normally 3-5 days to release a new update with Sony and Microsoft, but that Rockstar “extend it to 2 weeks for their own quality assurance process.”

Given his track record and proven knowledge of how Rockstar operates, we’re inclined to agree with TezFunz2’s logic.

Realistically then, if it takes two weeks from reveal to going live, and TezFunz2 also believes its going live in July, it seems only logical that Rockstar would announce more information and potentially a release date, tomorrow.

Then the developer would have at least 14 days to drop the new update.

Our best guess, a potential announcment coming tomorrow followed by a release on the 1st August.

But like all things right now, best take it with a pinch of salt.

It goes without saying that the Casino update will introduce a whole boatload of new content to the game. Cars, new ways to make money and all sorts. There is one theory however that we’re pinning a lot of hopes on.

Whilst still speculation, one of the more interesting theories we’ve seen when it comes to new content for the GTA Online Casino Update relates to horse racing and the big track sitting behind the casino itself.

Prominent GTA and Red Dead Redemption 2 content creator, MrBossFTW, has done a lot of digging and has put forward the case.

You can read more on that theory by following the above link, but as we wrap up this story let us boil down the key details.

MrBossFTW suggests the game could look to include horses as a new type of rideable vehicle. They’ve previously been found in the game’s files from as far back as the original release but never actually used (remarkable, right?).

Furthermore, the YouTuber goes on to suggest that the game could potentially implement a live horse racing circuit using the track out the back.

This could be used to both race and spectate from the grandstand like the spectating booth in Arena War.

Given their talents on Red Dead Redemption 2 and the space out the back, it all sort of makes sense.

But what do you think? and what would you like to see with the new Casino update? Let us know in the comments below and stay tuned for more details about the next GTA Online DLC.

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