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'GTA Online' casino, lottery and other DLC packs leaked for 'GTA 5'

'GTA 5'
'GTA 5'
Photo courtesy of Rockstar Games, used with permission

"GTA Online" could be getting a new casino, lottery feature and other DLC packs in the near future. According to a report from Ecumenical News on July 13, a player was able to dig through the source files of the latest patch of "GTA 5" to find that Rockstar North is preparing several gambling based elements for the multiplayer mode. The same individual previously discovered the "I'm Not a Hipster" and "Independence Day" updates before both expansions were announced by Rockstar Games.

The casino will presumably let "GTA Online" players gamble on several mini-games. It appears that the community can also take part in a lottery although it is unknown what the prizes are going to be. The users are most likely going to buy the lottery tickets using the in-game currency, which could be earned by completing matches along with other objectives. Alternatively, they could also spend real money to buy the cash card DLC packs, which can be purchased at different intervals.

The casino and lottery could be arriving before the addition of heists. The cooperative feature was originally set to come out within the launch window of "GTA 5" before being pushed back. "GTA Online" heists were then scheduled to be a part of the spring update but got delayed indefinitely. Although the studio admitted that the DLC is taking a lot longer to launch than expected, Rockstar North promised fans that the feature will be made available as soon as possible.

The multiplayer mode was released for "GTA 5" on Oct. 1 in 2013, nearly a month after the video game was made available on the PS3 and Xbox 360. "GTA Online" should be ready to launch alongside the upcoming ports to the computer and next-generation console platforms lather this fall. You can find an image featuring "GTA 5" on PS4, PC and Xbox One from the Rockstar Games Twitter page near the top of this article.