August 27, 2019 @ 12:47 PM
FEATURE You can now add a hotel business to your casinos using the new "Hotels" tab in the casino editor! A casino must be 2-star or greater and you can build as many hotel floors as you have casino floors. The hotels tab offers some new metrics (keep in mind that just like in the casino, changes you make take time to fully reflect) as well as the ability to set room rates for the various types of rooms your hotel offers.
FEATURE When editing your hotel floors, you'll find a new "Amenities" item category, which boasts 129 new items spanning 3 different hotel amenity types: entertainment, restaurant and wellness. Any non-game item can be placed on a hotel floor and amenity items can only be placed on hotel floors. Many of these new amenity items can be interacted with like bars.
FEATURE Three new job types have been added: housekeeper, wellness worker and waiter.
FEATURE The hotel buildings out in the world can finally be entered! Once inside, you are greeted with a fancy hotel lobby, and speaking to the concierge allows you to visit a random hotel floor somewhere in the city.
FEATURE The elevator now has a casino/hotel toggle that lets you go to either the casino or hotel floors.
FEATURE The elevator also shows the game and amenity types available on each floor with icons under the floor names.
FEATURE The casino profit window has been updated to show the breakdown of casino and hotel revenue.
FEATURE The casinos app has been updated to show which of your casinos have hotels and shows the individual floors for each.
FEATURE NPC's have been updated to visit the hotels, use the amenities and say new phrases.
UPDATE Card shuffling in all our card games use a standard shuffling algorithm that many card games use, but we've taken it a step further by adding 7 "riffle" shuffles in addition to the standard shuffle to better simulate real-life shuffling.
UPDATE Further tweaked down item break frequency on upgraded items.
UPDATE Only players with verified accounts can send condo invites now.
FIX The final order of slot sprints and tournaments didn't always show correctly when the winner was declared.
FIX Various other fixes around slot sprints/tournaments.
FIX App windows would sometimes get stuck half faded-out and preventing you from clicking in that area of the screen.
FIX Adjust poker chat bubbles to not cover chip amount.
FIX Player lookup from the apartment building lobby now works on mobile.
July 24, 2019 @ 9:02 AM
SUMMER PROMO: We have 6 new limited edition summer-themed items available for your casinos and lots! Get the details on how you can get yours before they are gone for good after August 8 by clicking on the beach ball icon at the top of the game screen.
HOT DOG EATING CONTEST: It wouldn't be summer without over-eating from the grill! Click on the hot dog icon next to the promo icon to see the progress and get details on how to participate in this community-wide hot dog eating contest. Participants that reach their goal and the community goal will receive a limited edition Hot Dog Eating Trophy item!

FEATURE You can now invite friends to a casino game sprint without traveling to the same location. Simply open their profile actions and click the "invite to sprint" button.
FEATURE The favorite locations now have tabs for friends and crew that let you easily access all of your friend and crew members' casinos without needing to manually create favorites for all of them.
UPDATE Various performance improvements to the game server.
UPDATE Elevators can now be added to casinos while the 2-star upgrade is pending.
UPDATE Slightly tweaked down the rate of getting wall items versus other item types in party bombs.
UPDATE The gifting window now shows the level of items that can be gifted.
FIX Improved efficiency of simulation to resolve issues with it getting behind.
FIX Poker chat on the iOS app was causing issues after sending a message.
FIX Items could sometimes end up overlapping outside.
FIX Party Bomb counters on other players could get out of sync when going in/out of floors/buildings.
FIX Various fixes and tweaks to the new player tutorial.
FIX Various visual fixes caused by the performance improvements in the last update.
FIX Various other fixes and tweaks.
June 27, 2019 @ 4:41 PM
FEATURE Clicking multiple items in your vault now updates a single confirmation window allowing you to sell specific items in bulk.
UPDATE Updated how our rendering engine handles art assets to lower memory usage, improve rendering performance, lower initial download size and lower battery usage. The new system is in place, but only around half of the assets have been converted to the new system, so this should continue to improve over the next few updates.
UPDATE Tweaked up the odds of getting 2 daily slot spins from a party bomb and some minor tweaks to that challenge's scoring in battle/war.
UPDATE Completing a solitaire hand during a battle/war challenge now provides a higher score boost than before.
UPDATE Tweaked up the battle/war scoring on the roulette challenge.
UPDATE Doubled the speed that the daily slots jackpot will increase.
FIX Various fixes and tweaks to the new Lucky Dragon Slots and its bonus game.
FIX The correct color of unlocked item is now shown in slot bonus game.
FIX Display of XP when receiving a bonus in the Lucky Dragon Slots bonus wheel is corrected.
FIX Global and crew chat scroll issues on some older browsers.
FIX Further improvements and fixes to the new player tutorial.
FIX More fixes for poker tables freezing.
FIX More fixes for poker tournaments not always merging correctly.
FIX The consecutive day streak would sometimes go up by 2 instead of 1 (the streaks that were off have been adjusted).
FIX Some missions in the Golden Joker series wouldn't complete correctly.
FIX The stats in the crew's bank tab wouldn't always update correctly when switching back to it.
June 4, 2019 @ 12:03 PM
GOLDFIRE DAY PROMO: GoldFire Studios is turning 11 on Sunday, June 9! To celebrate, for 24 hours only, a very limited edition item will be available for purchase (or until they sell out). We'll release a batch of 100 of the item every 2 hours throughout the day so every timezone gets a chance. These are on a first come, first serve basis with a limit of 5 per person, per batch.

FEATURE Our latest slot game, Lucky Dragon Slots, is now available! In addition to the new slot theme, it comes with an all new bonus game and can be accessed from the slot lobby or the games menu in your in-game phone (as well as visiting a casino that already has the new game).
FEATURE To go along with the new slot game, there are 131 new Chinese-themed items available for your casinos (slot machines, decorations, wall items, etc).
UPDATE Crew battles have been updated to set the bet amount and refund the difference as soon as a match is made rather than waiting for the battle to start.
UPDATE The timers app can now set timers up to 999 hours.
UPDATE The break rate on upgraded casino items has been tweaked down as an added benefit to upgrades.
UPDATE The mobile app can now be used in portrait orientation to make using chat, forums, etc easier.
UPDATE Various improvements to scrolling in global chat on mobile.
UPDATE People you've placed on your ignore list will now also be blocked from sending you gifts.
UPDATE End of war notifications will now show you your final ranking.
UPDATE There is now a background on daily slots to help with performance, especially on crowded floors.
UPDATE Mobile devices will now show 2 party bomb items per tile over 500 (instead of 3 over 1000 as on non-mobile) to help with performance issues.
FIX Some computers/devices would have issues where one of the slot reels (usually the last one) would appear stuck.
FIX The ordering of party bomb items wasn't always consistent when entering/exiting a floor with lots of items.
FIX Some bartender job levels didn't have a max speed working correctly and were much more difficult than intended.
FIX If someone else had their party bombs locked, their bombs wouldn't show at all instead of just being opaque.
FIX Chat messages in global chat with multiple addresses now work correctly.
FIX Hired contractors would sometimes promote a different casino than the one you hired them at.
FIX Improved performance of loading into slot games.
FIX Grouping of items in the vault wouldn't always work as expected.
FIX Stats would sometimes show incorrectly in the vault when owning multiple of the same item at different levels.
FIX Various issues that could cause items to overlap on the floor or wall, making it look like they had vanished.
FIX Error in slots that could cause them to freeze when entering bonus games.
FIX Throwing cards in the entertainer job would sometimes go through the board on mobile.
FIX If someone was near your crew hall or casino when you closed it, they would still be able to walk inside.
FIX NPCs will no longer enter closed floors.
FIX In poker, a straight with a low ace wouldn't highlight the winning hands correctly.
FIX If a player leaves their crew before the crew war has started, they'll be removed from the war and the crew will be refunded.
FIX External links will now correctly open in the system browser from the mobile apps.
FIX Various fixes and improvements to the new player tutorials.
April 17, 2019 @ 12:03 PM
EASTER PROMO: GoldFire City is fully decorated for the season and we have 6 exciting limited edition items! Get the details on how you can get yours before they are gone for good after May 2 by clicking on the egg icon at the top of the game screen.
EASTER EGG HUNT 2019: It wouldn't be Easter without a massive Easter Egg Hunt! Click on the basket icon next to the promo icon to see the progress and get details on how to participate in this community-wide contest. Participants that reach their goal and the community goal will receive a limited edition Egg Hunt 2019 Trophy item!
SLOTS UPDATE: We had hoped to have a new slot game ready for this update, but we are still putting on the finishing touches. A new slot game based on the poll results will be coming in the next update!

FEATURE Lots without a casino can now be clicked on in the mini-map to see their name, address and who owns them.
FEATURE The mobile apps for iOS and Android now support pinch-to-zoom so that you can zoom in to see details and zoom out to better see the world or the casino floors. This works on phones and tablets.
UPDATE Made significant improvements to the rendering of the game to improve overall performance, especially on mobile (which should help with battery usage). We are seeing increases anywhere from 15-50% depending on the device being used.
UPDATE Floors with VIP status disabled can now be moved to the first floor of a casino (VIP will remain disabled until they are no longer on the first floor).
UPDATE Improved the consistency of XP award animations with double-XP to make it more clear (you always were awarded correctly, but sometimes it was confusing).
UPDATE Profiles now show the name of lots that don't have a casino on them.
UPDATE When on a chat ban, you are also blocked from buying table items for others.
UPDATE Clicking to edit a lot from the phone while inside a building now walks your character outside before going to the lot editor instead of just giving an error.
UPDATE There is now a confirmation popup when listing CP for sale.
UPDATE When building a new casino, there is now an instant build option sort of like when buying items for your casino. This is only for a new casino and not upgrades.
UPDATE Tweaked down the size of the mini-map on phones so that it didn't cover up so much of the screen.
FIX Various bug fixes that could cause items to appear to have vanished after being placed on a floor/lot.
FIX It was possible to sometimes end up with two of the same card in Solitaire.
FIX Slot sprints would sometimes finish without showing who the winner was.
FIX Crews would sometimes get matched for battle without having enough available players.
FIX Players that didn't participate in the war now correctly see the war results on their crew page.
FIX Server restarts could sometimes cause the poker screen to go black.
FIX Selling condo items would sometimes appear to be worth nothing, though the server awarded the correct value.
FIX Getting a blackjack at the same time as the dealer wouldn't correctly count towards mission progress.
FIX The citizenship bonus no longer factors into the daily spin challenge in battles/wars.
FIX Winning the daily spin jackpot now gives a score in the battle/war challenge.
FIX Other players would sometimes appear invisible after traveling to a location (there may be multiple issues causing this, so let us know if you continue to see it).
FIX Improved global chat handling on mobile.
FIX You will now stop walking when opening the mini-map.
FIX Several issues and improvements to the new player tutorial.
CasinoRPG Turns 5!
April 16, 2019 @ 8:03 AM
We've reached quite the milestone today, one that most games never achieve. Five years ago today, CasinoRPG left beta testing! We've made lots of improvements, feature additions and new friends along the way. Whether you've been here from the start or just found our community yesterday, we are happy to have you as part of this amazing community. All of us on the GoldFire team have enjoyed getting to know all of you and we look forward to continuing to make this a great game and great community experience.

March 4, 2019 @ 11:03 AM
MARDI GRAS PROMO: The city is decked out for the Mardi Gras festivities and we have 6 exciting limited edition items available! Get the details on how you can get yours before they are gone for good after March 19 by clicking on the Mardi Gras hat icon at the top of the game screen.
BEAD COLLECTING 2019: Join up with the rest of the community and collect the most Mardi Gras beads from the casinos of GoldFire City! Click the beads icon next to the promo icon to see the progress and get details on how to participate in this community-wide contest. Participants that reach their goal and the community goal will receive a new limited edition trophy item!

UPDATE Updated crew war date selection (which the server selects randomly) to not schedule a war that overlaps with double XP day.
UPDATE Added option to withdraw from crew war while it is still pending.
UPDATE Each raffle prize (poker, online, war) can now only be won by the same person once every 6 hours to give everyone a fair chance.
UPDATE If the top item on a stack of party bomb items is one that you dropped, it would previously block collecting the one that is below it that someone else dropped. It now goes down the stack and collects the first one that you are able to collect.
UPDATE Minor tweaks to scratcher odds to increase XP/CP payouts.
FIX If a player sat at a Blackjack table while the dealer's cards were being dealt, a new hand would start instantly.
FIX Another issue that could cause a poker tournament table to not start.
FIX Various visual, scoring and other issues with crew wars.
FIX Various issues with crew battles since the last update.
FIX Possible fix for an issue that would randomly cause a phone app to get stuck on the screen.
FIX Various issues and performance improvements on the new mini-map.
FIX Various issues and tweaks with the new player tutorial.
FIX Various issues that could cause server crashes, frozen poker tables, duplicated bombs and other random issues.
FIX Waypoint paths could sometimes get stuck after doing a casino game mission.
FIX Reordering of favorites wasn't always working correctly, especially with large numbers of favorites.
February 13, 2019 @ 11:08 AM
VALENTINE'S DAY PROMO: The loving holiday of Valentine's Day is coming up on Thursday, February 14. For 24 hours only, a very limited edition slots item will be available for purchase (or until they sell out). We'll release a batch of 100 of the item every 2 hours throughout the day so every timezone gets a chance. These are on a first come, first serve basis with a limit of 5 per person, per batch.

FEATURE We've been collecting all of your feedback on the crew wars and have created a new war experience that is a lot more fun and a lot more fair! The new system does away with teams (which means nobody has to be on the bench) in favor of an "all out war" system. The points/chips buy-in is now awarded at the end to the top 10% of individual players, similar to how payouts in a poker tournament work (it gets split between the players and their crew). Team challenges are now within your crew since there are no longer teams. Be sure to check the guide or open the "war info" button for all of the details.
FEATURE There are two new trophy items available as part of crew wars. The first you win by placing in the top 10% and the other you win by completing your scorecard each day of the war (personal challenges and bonus challenges).
FEATURE There is now a "war raffle" that awards free casino points to random online war participants all throughout the duration of the war.
FEATURE Due to the war changes, we had to also make some changes to the crew rankings. The previous update was meant to simplify the rankings, but we didn't take it far enough. The rankings are now based on a simple accumulating score total (which means it can never drop). The values that make up this score are listed in the game guide so you can calculate exactly what you need to move up.
FEATURE The monthly crew rankings have also been simplified to work like individual monthly rankings. They now reset at the start of each month and are simply a total of the score your crew has earned within each calendar month.
FEATURE The mini-map has been overhauled to use an isometric view rather than a top-down view, so it now correctly matches the view of the world. This lets you see more in the same area and also makes it easier to navigate with everything aligned.
FEATURE The real estate office's map has also been overhauled to now use the regular mini-map. This means that you can now view the entire city and buy any lot from any real estate building.
FEATURE The real estate office's map now also includes a button to jump to the closest available lot from your current map location.
UPDATE The "wars" stat in crew info has been replaced with "war winners" which shows how many members have placed in a war.
UPDATE Tweaked the battle/war scoring on solitaire, blackjack and roulette to be more in-line with the other challenges.
UPDATE Various updates and improvements to the Windows Store app (only on Windows 10).
UPDATE When a casino is sold, any floors with VIP status will have their lists reset.
UPDATE Added the keyboard shortcut "H" to get a hint while playing solitaire.
UPDATE Overhauled the new player tutorials to better introduce new players to the various aspects of the game.
FIX In rare instances, away players wouldn't get removed when they should from poker tournaments.
FIX Issue that could sometimes cause a table in a poker tournament to not start.
FIX The contract timer now starts when you first place the contractor rather than on purchase. This also fixes an issue that could cause contracts to get stuck on your head.
FIX Using the "hint" option in solitaire could sometimes cause the game to freeze.
FIX The Battle tab in crew windows would sometimes go blank randomly.
FIX Instant upgrades on items would sometimes show a cost of 0 and a time of null when going in/out of the editor.
FIX Indoor beam lights were not showing the option to replace when they were broken.
FIX Various other bug fixes and tweaks throughout the game.
January 23, 2019 @ 11:39 AM
FEATURE A new "lock party bombs" setting has been added to the game settings that prevents you from accidentally setting off party bombs with a mis-click.
FEATURE Two new items have been added to Party Bombs and Daily Slots: B&W Slots and Purple Beam Light.
FEATURE Previously, touch-screen users were unable to use local chat due to lack of keyboard. Now, you can click on yourself to reveal a chat button that will open the local chat input.
UPDATE The time limits on buying lots/casinos have been overhauled to be applied evenly across all players. Instead of a time limit between each purchase, you are now limited to increasing your total number of lots/casinos by 5 each month. For example, if you were to sell 2 casinos, you could buy 7 others (net increase would then be 5 casinos for the month).
UPDATE Limits on favorites have been increased from 50 to 100 and 100 to 250 for citizens.
UPDATE There is now a 3rd time for the Turbo Trophy Fridays poker tournament that is at 12PM game time (first one will be scheduled after the next round of Friday tournaments).
UPDATE The crew bank history now shows the time of last deposit overall and for the last week.
FIX Floors that had thousands of items on them from party bombs would often cause significant performance degradation due to the limits of browser rendering. We've updated floors to now only render up to 3 items on a single floor tile at a time, which should significantly improve performance issues in those scenarios. The items are still there, they just won't become visible until others on that tile have been collected.
FIX In rare instances, a casino could see its cheating costs shoot up significantly for a short period of time, which should now be resolved.
FIX The winner of a slot sprint would sometimes not be shown, which would also prevent the re-invite option from showing.
FIX Some crew's member lists couldn't be scrolled all the way through.
FIX The notch on iPhone X, iPhone XS and iPhone XR running iOS 12 no longer covers up a portion of the game/toolbar.
FIX Switching games with the "games" menu while in another game would cause you to get stuck in the first.
FIX Depth sorting of some long items in the floor editor should now be fixed.
January 5, 2019 @ 2:58 PM
UPDATE We've reached a point where there are so many casinos in the game world that the simulation server was crashing, causing various issues. We've overhauled how the simulation is run so that it can now scale to a nearly limitless number of casinos (we won't bore you with the technical aspects of how we managed this).
UPDATE Submitted updates to both the iOS and Android apps that make several improvements and fixes (should be available in the next few days). The updates only support iOS 11+ and Android 5+ in order to provide a better app experience.
UPDATE Overhauled the real estate fee structure to lower the fees in general and also make the difference based on location not as significant as it was before.
UPDATE The item gifting limit per user has been changed to a daily limit rather than every 24 hours.
FIX It was sometimes possible to end up with two buildings on the same lot.
FIX The GoldFire toolbar on the mobile apps would sometimes get stuck in the middle of the screen.
FIX Various keyboard issues on the mobile apps.
FIX The auction house didn't adjust correctly to smaller screens.
FIX Panning around a casino floor on a touch screen no longer accidentally triggers a casino game or other action.
FIX A rare instance that could allow a crew with less than 3 members available to battle.
FIX Various visual glitches and improvements.