In this post, I will try to get together all of the information for the Mafia Wars Las Vegas Casino. There are a lot of parts to the casino, so this post will be continually updated as I get more information. Any contributions via comments or e-mail are most welcome!
About the Casino
In Mafia Wars Las Vegas, players are able to build their own casino. Essentially, the player's Casino replaces properties/businesses for Mafia Wars Las Vegas entirely. The Casino is actually a mix of several different properties:
Each one of these properties is upgradeable much in the way the Chop Shop and Weapons Depot are, however, they only seem to produce $V.
Your Casino's individual properties are ranked on a star system, just like Casinos are in real life. Each property you build starts out with .5 stars (level 1), and each time you upgrade it, it raises by .5 stars. Your overall Casino's ranking is based off an average of the ranking of all your individual properties.
The max is currently for the entire casino and individual properties is 5 stars, which is equivalent to level 10. Each time you upgrade your property, it produces more $V and it occasionally it will a different graphic. Will have an example of this shortly.
Each property within your Casino needs pieces to be upgraded with special items just like the Chop Shop and Weapons Depot. Each Casino part seems to follow this pattern:
Specialty Item: 2 + Current Level * 2 (4 for the first upgrade, 6 for the second upgrade, and so on). This includes things like the Poker Tables or Chefs and also one item from the list below.
Cinder Block, Steel Girder, Concrete, Construction Tool: 1 + Current Level (2 for the first upgrade, 3 for the third upgrade, and so on). Note that each property requires extra of a certain item on the list. For example, the Restaurant requires extra Steel Girders, while the Table Games property requires extra Cinder Blocks.
Essentially, each building has its own specialty item (like Poker Tables for the Poker Room) which drop from specific jobs (listed under each property down below) along with the same other 4 materials listed above.
Cinder Blocks, Steel Girder, Concrete, and Construction Tools drop randomly from jobs (not sure if they are dropping outside of Vegas yet). You can also "ask for more" parts once every 24 hours just like with the Chop Shop or Weapons Depot.
Below I will cover each individual piece of the Casino.
The Slots property is unlocked by mastering the "Steal a Truckload of Slots" job in District 1 of Mafia Wars Las Vegas. You only have to master it in the Bronze tier to have access to the property. Once you have access to it, you can build it for free, and it starts out as a .5 star property.
To upgrade the slots, you will need the Slot Machine item, which drops from the "Steal a Truckload of Slots" job in District 1. Here are the Slot levels and payouts:
.5 Stars (Level 1) - Produces V$600 every 4 hours.
1 Star (Level 2) - Produces V$700 every 4 hours.
1.5 Stars (Level 3) - Produces V$800 every 4 hours
The Table Games property is unlocked by mastering the "Recruit a Table Game Dealer" job in District 2 of Mafia Wars Las Vegas.
This property requires the "Casino Dealer" to upgrade. This item is supposed to drop from the "Recruit a Table Game Dealer" job, but I have not yet had it drop for me for some reason (bug I believe).
.5 Stars (Level 1) - Produces V$2,800 every 8 hours.
1 Star (Level 2) - Produces $V3,600 every 8 hours.
1.5 Stars (Level 3) - Produces $V4,400 every 8 hours.
The Restaurant is unlocked by completing the "Convince A Restaurateur To Leave Town" job in District 3.
The same "Convince A Restaurateur To Leave Town" job also drops the "Chef" needed to upgrade the Restaurant.
.5 Stars (Level 1) - Produces $V7,500 every 12 hours.
1 Star (Level 2) - Produces $V10,000 every 12 hours.
1.5 Stars (Level 3) - Produces $V12,500 every 12 hours.
2 Stars (level 4) - Produces $V15,000 every 12 hours.
2.5 Stars (level 5) - Produces $V27,500 every 12 hours.
3 Stars (level 6) - Produces $V32,500 every 12 hours.
The Poker Room is unlocked by completing "Hijack a Poker Table Delivery" in District 4.
This job also drops Poker Tables, which are needed to upgrade your Poker Room.
.5 Stars (Level 1) - Produces V$ 17,500 every 24 hours
1 Star (Level 2) - Produces V$ 25,000 every 24 hours
The Hotel is unlocked by completing the "" job in District 5.
.5 Stars (Level 1) - Produces V$ 40,000 every 48 hours
1 Star (Level 2) - Produces V$ 55,000 every 48 hours
The Vault is a completely different property. At the Vault, you can store your $V, much like the bank. However, the Vault is different in that it has a limit (default is only $V100,000, which is very easy to get).
You can upgrade the Vault by collecting the following pieces:
These items drop randomly from jobs and you may have some already from an old event. Level 1 requires 3 of each item and the cost goes up 1 item every half star upgraded (1 Star to 1.5 Stars requires 4 of each item, 1.5 Stars to 2 Stars requires 5 of each item, and so on).
In addition to holding your money, your Vault can convert your worthless New York dollars into valuable $V. Before you get too excited, note that this feature can only be used every 24 hours.
As you upgrade your site, the capacity of your Vault to convert and store $V increases. Here are the levels:
.5 Stars (Level 1) - Holds V$100,000 and converts $500,000 into V$1,000.
1 Star (Level 2) - Holds V$200,000 and converts $1,000,000 into V$2,000.
1.5 Star (Level 3) - Holds V$400,000 and converts $1,000,000 into V$2,000 and B$10,000 into V$2,000.
2 Star (level 4) - Holds V$800,000 and converts $1,000,000 into V$2,000, B$10,000 into V$2,000, and C$50,000 into V$2,000.
2.5 Star (level 5) - Holds V$1,500,000 and converts $2,000,000 into V$4,000, B$10,000 into V$2,000, and C$50,000 into V$2,000.
3 Star (Level 6) Holds V$3,000,000 and converts $2,000,000 into V$4,000, B$10,000 into V$2,000, C$50,000 into V$2,000, and $R50,000,000 into $V4,000.
3.5 Star (Level 7) - Holds V$5,000,000 and converts $4,000,000 into V$8,000, B$10,000 into V$2,000, C$50,000 into V$2,000, and R$50,000,000 into V$4,000.
4 Star (Level 8) - Holds V$10,000,000 and converts $8,000,000 into V$16,000, B$10,000 into V$5,000, C$250,000 into V$10,000, and R$50,000,000 into V$4,000.
4.5 Star (Level 9) - Holds V$20,000,000 and converts $12,000,000 into V$20,000, B$10,000 into V$2,000, C$250,000 into V$10,000, and R$200,000,000 into V$20,000.
5 Star (Level 10 ) - Holds V$50,000,000 and converts $24,000,000 into V$40,000, B$200,000 into V$40,000, C$1,000,000 into V$40,000, and R$400,000,000 into V$40,000.
Thanks Sachiko Yakusa for the info!
At any rate, the list is definitely still very much under construction. Feel free to contribute any information you might get! I am currently now unable to play due to the lag since I'm sure a lot more people than normal are online and messing around either in Vegas or trying to get into Vegas!