GTA 5 Online Casino Update: Release Date nears for Grand Theft Auto DLC with big changes?

At the time of writing Rockstar hasn’t even acknowledged the Casino changes they’ve been subtly making to the game in the past weeks, let alone a release date.

That said we can have a fairly good stab at predicting when they might look to release this latest game-changing update to GTA Online.

Firstly, Rockstar tend to release new content drops on a Thursday. If you look at the past three weeks these updates have normally arrived every Thursday and you can continue to go back for weeks on end.

It’s just when Rockstar likes to drop new content.

So it’s possible that we could see this new DLC arrive as early as today, but if not we suspect we won’t be waiting too much longer for the content to drop.

It’s been, after all, over 6 months since the games last major expansion, which came with the GTA Online: Arena War update in mid-December.

Prior to that, we had the After Hours update released in July 2018 and before that Southern San Andreas Super Sport Series in March 2018.

Looking at 2018 on it’s own Rockstar rarely went longer than 4 or 5 months before dropping another ‘big’ expansion.

Understandably Rockstar has been busy with Red Dead Redemption 2 and Red Dead Online since late 2018. It was only Mid May that Red Dead Online officially left it’s ‘beta’ period.

Will GTA Online Casino update add a new currency?

Playing devils advocate there’s one thing which suggests we might have to wait a little bit longer for this update, and that’s all to do with the potential for new mini-game, a recent Red Dead Online update and microtransactions.

Something Gamesrader has eloquently explained in a separate report.

“This news comes shortly after poker and other gambling games were added to Red Dead Online, stirring the pot since the game has microtransactions,” writes Ford James on Gamesrader.

“Only gold bars can be bought with real money however, and gambling in that game uses dollars, which are a separate currency.

“For Rockstar to avoid uproar, it’ll need to introduce a second currency to GTA Online that can’t be bought with real money, which we haven’t had any sign of yet.

“Only time will tell, however, and it’s likely that Red Dead Online’s gambling was used to test the waters for GTA Online, which is their big-time cash cow.

We don’t think we’re going to be waiting too much longer for the GTA Online Casino Update to arrive, but it certainly feels like it could be another major expansion to the ever-growing Grand Theft Auto universe.

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