CasinoRPG Turns 4
April 16, 2018 @ 10:08 AM
CasinoRPG left beta testing 4 years ago today! A lot has changed in that time. We are so thankful for everyone that has been along for that ride, whether you were here all the way back during beta or if you've just recently joined the game. All of us at GoldFire Studios have immensely enjoyed getting to know so many of you. All of your continued support is what drives us to continue developing great new features and updates, and we can't wait for you to see what we've got in store for the future of the game!

March 31, 2018 @ 8:58 AM
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 April 15 by clicking on the egg icon at the top of the game screen.
EASTER EGG HUNT: 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 2018 Trophy item!

UPDATE The crew info screen has been updated to show war stats for each crew.
UPDATE Crews are no longer added to wars automatically (so no need to manage your crew finances to try and get into or avoid war). Instead, there will now be a 48-hour period after war is declared for crews to join the war.
UPDATE Crew members no longer need to opt-out of war if they don't want to participate. Once the crew has joined the war, any member that wants to participate just goes to the battle tab on their crew window and joins their crew mates in the war. Only the players that specifically join the war are eligible for the team lottery (if one is needed).
UPDATE Players that didn't opt-in to the war still get a scorecard to follow their crew's team progress.
UPDATE The lottery for war teams will now run 24 hours in advance on the first day and 12 hours in advance on the others so you know well in advance if you are participating the next day.
FIX The war lottery to select the teams only ran correctly for the first day.
FIX Some crew founders got excluded from the war when they shouldn't have been.
FIX Various issues with player selection for teams in crew battles.
FIX Issue that could cause new battle challenges to auto-cancel.
FIX In rare instances, a crew could get selected for two battles at the same time.
FIX The team score wouldn't always update right away after completing a team challenge.
FIX Short disconnects could sometimes cause a black screen in poker.
FIX The GoldFire Settings display was blank for some players with an unverified e-mail.
March 14, 2018 @ 9:09 AM
ST. PATRICK'S DAY: With holidays so close to each other this year, we are running a one-day St. Patrick's Day promo on Saturday, March 17. A very limited edition St. Patrick's Day item will be available for purchase for 24 hours only (or until they run 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 Crew rankings have been overhauled with a more straight-forward (and now public in the wiki) formula to calculate the scores. There is also a new sorting option in the crew listings that allows you to view all-time rankings, last 30-day rankings, crew size and battle wins (the 30-day ranking won't have full date until 30 days after this update).
FEATURE Crew battles now have fixed-size teams to make them more fair between crews of different sizes. The team size will be set to the lower active user count between the 2 crews. The crews are then given the same 24-hour period to select which crew members will represent them in the battle.
FEATURE Wars will also now have fixed-size teams, but the individual members don't need to be selected. Instead, a lottery system will be used. The team that has more players than the team size will run a lottery each day of the war to select which players get to participate (each crew founder will always be selected).
FEATURE Individual players can now opt-out of wars (each crew's founder is required to participate).
*UDPATE* Taking a vote from your crew members is no longer needed to setup a crew battle.
UPDATE You can now withdraw from a poker/slot tournament within 30 minutes if there aren't enough signed up to start the tournament.
FIX Some trash cans weren't clickable during missions.
FIX Some items in the lot editor were unable to be edited.
FIX Rare issue could prevent a poker tournament table from starting.
FIX Potential fix for issues with poker tournament tables not merging when they should (please let us know if you see this again).
FIX Dragging while selecting an item while in the editor could prevent the correct buttons from showing.
FIX The market button was sometimes hidden behind the mini-map when visiting casinos that were up for sale/auction.
FIX Royal Flush jackpot sometimes wouldn't be correctly awarded when playing in a CP tournament.
FIX Issue that could cause the phone buttons display to be broken.
FIX Various other bug fixes and tweaks.
February 9, 2018 @ 1:01 PM
WINTER OLYMPICS PROMO: With the Winter Olympics in full swing, we have a set of 6 new limited edition Winter Olympic-themed items! Get the details on how you can get yours before they are gone for good after February 23 by clicking on the Olympic rings icon at the top of the game screen.
OLYMPICS MEDAL RACE: The Winter Olympics have arrived in GoldFire City, can you take home the gold? Click on the medal icon next to the Olympic rings 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 Olympics Medal Race Trophy item!

UPDATE The 10,000 chip bet option for crew battles has been replaced with a 5,000,000 chip option (more crew battle improvements are coming in the next update).
UPDATE Crew members are now considered inactive for battle/war purposes after 4 days rather than 7.
UPDATE Casino game missions with a time limit will no longer start the timer until you begin playing that game.
FIX Missions that required returning to the mission giver would sometimes get stuck and prevent finishing the mission.
FIX The disconnect message would sometimes get stuck on screen after an update.
FIX When entering the editor on a floor multiple times, the countdown on a new or upgrading item could get out of sync.
FIX Chat typing indicators would sometimes show up on other tables during a tournament.
FIX Paging back through the table items list would break the modal window.
FIX Tone down animations on party bomb items when there are more than 100 on a floor (to help with performance-related issues).
FIX Saving settings on the mobile apps was overwriting the chat settings on desktop.
FIX When traveling around the map with a driver/taxi, some buildings could become invisible.
FIX The charts on the metrics tab of the casino editor would sometimes get out of sync with the real numbers.
January 29, 2018 @ 7:11 AM
STEAM: CasinoRPG recently launched on Steam! The app can be downloaded here, and be sure to leave a review.

FEATURE New checkbox on VIP floor management allows you to enable access for all members of your crew without selecting them individually.
UPDATE Various improvements to the new player tutorial and early missions.
UPDATE A few small tweaks to the difficulty of the bartender job.
UPDATE The Auction House now shows the upgraded item stats like the editor does.
UPDATE Casino Point fees on real-estate purchases have been tweaked down for players with larger numbers of casinos.
FIX Various issues with slot tournaments and sprints caused by bonus spins.
FIX Issue that could prevent a slot sprint from updating correctly at the end.
FIX Issue that could sometimes cause a sprint to get stuck and prevent players from starting a new one.
FIX Issue that would sometimes show the wrong stat values on new items.
FIX Entering commas in the value for an auction bid or casino point listing no longer causes the number to be cut off.
FIX The global alert that displays when a new casino is being built now correctly shows the username.
FIX The casino share menu now works in Steam.
FIX Issue that sometimes causes you to level up twice, resulting in a sort of level-limbo until you leveled again.
FIX Global chat announcements could sometimes get stuck on screen when quickly toggling chat.
FIX A few issues with leaderboard not displaying correctly when switching between toggles.
FIX If there are multiple pages of results when searching for a username in VIP floor management, the arrows to page through the results now work.
FIX Prevent ad blocking extensions from blocking the sharing buttons for login and the camera/photos apps.
FIX Clicking to expand the mini-map right as you walk up to a taxi could cause the screen to go black.
January 8, 2018 @ 7:53 AM
APP RATINGS: The more ratings/reviews we get on our new mobile apps, the more chances we have to grow the CasinoRPG community. If you've enjoyed the apps, please consider leaving a rating/review (App Store or Google Play).

FEATURE There is a new players list in bingo that you can toggle opened/closed like the bingo chat. It shows who is currently playing and how many bingos they have won this round.
FEATURE The stats display for an item on a casino floor/lot or in the vault now shows the stats adjusted for the upgrade level of that item.
UPDATE Slightly lowered the odds of getting condo/lot items from party bombs (in favor of casino items).
UPDATE Purchased gifts of Casino Points now show in the purchase history.
UPDATE When purchasing a gift of Casino Points for another player, that player now receives an in-game notification.
FIX The jungle question bonus would sometimes give all zeroes.
FIX The Milk and Cookies Bar item from the holiday promo can now be rotated in all 4 directions.
FIX Various scrolling issues in different inputs on the GoldFire toolbar (chat, forums, etc).
FIX Prevent clicking through the button to start a janitor shift.
FIX A few small visual glitches with the scratchers.
FIX Various other visual glitch issues around the game.
December 20, 2017 @ 8:22 AM
HOLIDAY PROMO: The city is decked out for the holiday season and we have 8 exciting limited edition items as voted on by all of you! Get the details on how you can get yours before they are gone for good after January 4 by clicking on the snowflake icon at the top of the game screen.
UNBEARD THE SHARK 2017: The city is in need of everyone's help solving a mystery that could ruin this most joyous time of year! Click on the Santa Hat 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 Unbeard the Shark Trophy item!
APP RATINGS: The more ratings/reviews we get on our new mobile apps, the more chances we have to grow the CasinoRPG community. If you've enjoyed the apps, please consider leaving a rating/review (App Store or Google Play).

FEATURE In addition to the 8 limited edition holiday items, we've added 30 new decorative holiday-themed items to the editor that can be purchased at any time.
FEATURE If bingo doesn't have enough players to start right away, you can now add yourself to the queue to be alerted when there are 5+ players.
FEATURE A new XP prize has been added to all scratchers.
FEATURE Added limited edition items filter to the vault.
UPDATE Scratchers now support using the spacebar to play again and auto scratch.
FIX Closed casinos no longer count towards leaderboard stats (since they aren't actually turning a profit).
FIX Updates to both the iOS and Android app fixed login and orientation issues.
FIX More issues that could sometimes cause the private chat message counter on the toolbar to get out of sync.
FIX Removed a delay after winning free tickets in scratchers.
FIX Minor tweaks to lower repair costs in certain scenarios.
FIX Various visual glitch issues.
December 8, 2017 @ 1:41 PM
FEATURE The full CasinoRPG experience is now available to download on your phones and tablets! Read about this launch on our blog post and head to the App Store or Google Play to download for your device today!
UPDATE The poker challenge in crew battles/wars has been updated to be more in line with all of the other challenges. Instead of the score being from winning 5 hands, you now simply play 25 hands and each hand adds to the score (whether you fold or get all the way to the showdown). The better the string of hands, the higher your score will go.
FIX Correctly cache all audio files and load from servers around the world to speed up the initial load and subsequent game loads after that.
FIX Completing a building upgrade and changing its style in the same editor session prevented the upgrade from sticking.
FIX Private message counter would sometimes get out of sync if you had multiple windows open.
FIX Scratchers would sometimes pour chips out of the top of the screen for extended periods when using Edge or the Windows app.
FIX Multiple clothing option boxes in the character customization screen would be outlined in black as you switched through the categories.
FIX More visual glitch issues.
November 29, 2017 @ 10:05 AM
PROMO ITEM VOTING: The holidays are here, so we are again looking for your help in selecting the best limited edition items. Click the icon to the right of your Casino Points to see the options and place your vote.

FEATURE We've added 7 new arcade machine items, 6 of which you can purchase for your casino floors in the editor. As part of this, we are excited to announce that CasinoRPG players are getting first access to the closed beta of our new game, Exocraft (read all about it on our blog). To access the closed beta, just walk up to an arcade machine. The 7th arcade machine is a limited edition item that you can earn by participating in the beta!
UPDATE We've upgraded all of our CasinoRPG and GoldFire servers with the latest Intel processors for even better server performance.
UPDATE If you don't have citizenship, you are now given a "waypoint" button from the "lot" button in crews.
UPDATE Slots and poker tournaments now block you from signing up for two tournaments that start at the same time.
UPDATE Updated the font in the GoldFire toolbar to be consistent across browsers and easier to read.
UPDATE If you have set your toolbar to appear on the left, there will no longer be a split second flash of it showing on the right side when loading the game.
FIX Various issues with items disappearing when moving items in and out of the vault multiple times.
FIX Taxis and some buildings wouldn't always show up on the mini-map when traveling to new areas.
FIX The global alert for a crew hall going under construction now shows the name of the crew correctly.
FIX Game freeze caused by talking to Lane when you already have a pigeon.
FIX The crew setting for battles wouldn't always save until closing and re-opening the crew window.
FIX The crew battle scorecard could sometimes get stuck after paging through the leaderboards.
FIX Blackjack missions asking to win a certain amount of chips would sometimes show 100% when it wasn't actually 100% completed.
FIX Sometimes the signup screen would show over the game after logging in.
FIX Slot sprint countdown now shows correctly again.
FIX Timing issues with awards being displayed too early/late in slot sprints.
FIX Various issues on mobile/tablet gameplay (announcement on native apps coming soon).
FIX Banks and other non-player buildings would sometimes show as closed on the mini-map.
FIX Prevent canceling Pigeon Pass, causing the pigeon to get stuck.
FIX More minor performance improvements.
FIX More visual glitch fixes.
October 23, 2017 @ 10:07 AM
HALLOWEEN PROMO: The city is decked out for this spooky time of year, and we have 6 incredible limited edition Halloween items to celebrate! Get the details on how you can get yours before they are gone for good after November 6 by clicking on the pumpkin icon at the top of the game screen.
TRICK-OR-TREAT 2017: When the ghosts and ghouls start roaming the streets, you know what that means! Click on the candy icon next to the promo icon to see the trick-or-treat progress and get details on how to participate in this community-wide event. Participants that reach their goal and the community goal will receive a new limited edition Trick-or-Treat 2017 Trophy item!

UPDATE If a floor has many party bomb items on it, the floor will be switched to "fast render" mode. This could cause some rare visual glitches where items might appear slightly off, but it will cause the lag to be significantly less on those floors.
UPDATE The individual challenge leaderboards for battles/wars can now be paged so you can see the full list and not just the top 5.
UPDATE Improved the location of casino favorites to be at the front door (only applies to new favorites).
UPDATE If you take a taxi to a building, it will now create a waypoint from where you are dropped off to the front door.
UPDATE A scratcher prize is now awarded as soon as three matching numbers are scratched rather than requiring all to be scratched.
FIX If the server restarted while the 60-second countdown was running for a slot tournament, that tournament would never start.
FIX Improved the accuracy of where the taxi/driver would drop you off.
FIX Ten's now get highlighted correctly in winning poker hands.
FIX Picking up a contractor after placing it is now working again.
FIX Correctly award Royal Flush Jackpot when everyone folds on the river.
FIX NPC's will no longer get stuck in the elevator (we removed the fly-paper from the floor).
FIX Issue that would cause a poker table to freeze if it was all-in and limit.
FIX Prevent rare issue that could cause a poker sprint to get stuck.
FIX Duplicate card sounds in Blackjack during dealing.
FIX A few more issues that in rare cases would cause areas of the map to appear blank until reloading.
FIX Making a crew hall private/open from crew settings is working again.
FIX Various compatibility fixes for the mobile web version of the game.
FIX Further various visual glitches from the previous rendering engine update.