South African gamers ‘locked out’ of GTA’s new online casino and resort

South African gamers 'locked out' of GTA's new online casino and resort


Grand Theft Auto, one of the most popular e-games of our time launched it’s much-anticaped update yesterday which saw the opening of their virtual casino – The Diamond Casino & Resort complex in GTA Los Santos.

The exciting new addition to the game features “lavish amenities, exclusive shopping, first-class entertainment and state-of-the-art gaming facilities,” but sadly South African gamers won’t be allowed through those virtual doors.

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Unfortunately, due to South African gambling laws which prohibit any and all online gambling, fans of GTA across the country won’t be able to access and make use of the casino. According to gamers on Reddit and Twitter, the free update – which includes new in-game diversions like slot machines and card games – isn’t working as expected in some locations across the globe, like South Africa and it’s due to local restrictions on online gambling.

Although South African GTA players can still visit The Diamond Casino & Resort location, players can’t actually interact with anything in it.

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