The protagonists are called by Agatha Baker, who tells them that the thing she was trying to explain to them in their penthouse is the casino's troubles with the Duggan Family, who wants to do a complete takeover of the casino. If the protagonists want to help them out of the situation, they should drop by her office. Should things work out in the end, there could be significant dividends for them.
Go to the Management area inside The Diamond Casino & Resort to meet Ms. Baker.
“Hello, this is Agatha, the casino and resort manager, again. Look, I tried to explain this in your penthouse, but... here it is... The Diamond may look brand new and sparkling, but it's actually in trouble. The rebuild went way over budget, and the Chengs had to refinance. The new debt came from these Texans, the Duggans, and now they wanna take over completely. They're a multinational with interests in oil and gas, security services, and gambling, and if they buy us, they will strip out everything they can... every contract will be undercut, including your ownership of the penthouse. So... if you wanna help us get out of this, come see me in my office by Table Games. There has been a development. If you do help, and this works out positively... there could be a significant dividend in it for you.”
— Ms. Baker
Go to the Management area to meet Ms. Baker.
As the team approaches Ms. Baker's office, they are greeted by her assistant Debbie, who tells them they're expected and to go straight inside. When the team enters her office, they are greeted by her and Tao Cheng's translator. Ms. Baker reiterates to the team the casino's troubles with the Duggans, and they want to buy the casino so that they could destroy it, rebrand it, write off all of its debts, and make a cheap profit out of it before turning it into a tacky dump. She feels awful asking for their help, but reasons that she can't turn to the police and that they're trying to avoid a trade war or international dispute. Tao's translator tells the team that the Chengs are considered respectable businessmen, but Ms. Baker truthfully says that they're not and that the Chinese government can't stand them: the translator acknowledges that, but he's paid to say so. Ms. Baker then tells the team that Tao Cheng has disappeared. The translator explains that usually being gone for three days is not a big deal because it just means a party and a few crashed cars that he writes out checks to cover on Tao's behalf, but this time he hasn't returned. They think he's been kidnapped by The Lost MC when he was going to purchase crystal meth from a dealer contact in Sandy Shores, and the last thing the casino needs is another scandal. Ms. Baker asks the team to head out there and look around for him, to which they affably agree. A humming Tom Connors then enters, offering champagne to the room.
The mission starts with the team traveling to the Derelict Motel, fighting through a horde of Lost MC bikers and finding Tao within the building (his exact location will be randomized between the suitable rooms of the abandoned building). Once Tao is found, he will follow the team and the rest of the mission involves the players transporting him to the casino with The Lost MC in hot pursuit, using Daemons and Lost Slamvans. The team manages to fend off the club and arrives back at the casino with Tao. The team escorts Tao inside of the parking garage of the casino, where Tao's translator and Ms. Baker exit the elevator to meet them. While the translator leads Tao to the elevator so he can call his uncle back right away, Ms. Baker thanks them for rescuing him, hoping this will be the last incident and that the situation with the Duggans will go away.
Go to the abandoned motel.
Search the abandoned motel for Tao Cheng.
Escort Tao Cheng to the Casino.
Help escort Tao Cheng to the Casino.
Several members of The Lost MC - Killed by the protagonists for getting in their way when saving Tao Cheng.
Hello, this is Agatha, the casino and resort manager, again. Look, I tried to explain this in your penthouse, but... here it is... The Diamond may look brand new and sparkling, but it's actually in trouble. The rebuild went way over budget, and the Chengs had to refinance. The new debt came from these Texans, the Duggans, and now they wanna take over completely. They're a multinational with interests in oil and gas, security services, and gambling, and if they buy us, they will strip out everything they can... every contract will be undercut, including your ownership of the penthouse. So... if you wanna help us get out of this, come see me in my office by Table Games. There has been a development. If you do help, and this works out positively... there could be a significant dividend in it
Exactly the Duggan family. They want to buy this place, but first they mean to destroy it... so they can rebrand it, write off all its debts and get it cheap... then turn it into a tacky dump. I feel awful asking for your help, but I obviously cannot go to the police... and we are trying to avoid a trade war or an international dispute.
Now normally when Mr. Cheng disappear for three days I think no big deal... party, few crashed car and everything's fine when I write a few checks... but this time he go out to score crystal and he don't come back.
He said something about a contact in the desert... a meth dealer he had met... and now we think he's been kidnapped by some bikers out near Sandy Shores. Really the last thing we need... another scandal. Is there any way you can head out there and have a look for him?
Okay, we think Mr. Cheng is at an old abandoned motel in Sandy Shores... and hopefully alive, too. It's still not clear if this is a kidnapping or an extended afterparty... it's probably a bit of both... but we need him back here at the casino as soon as possible. The Duggans have stepped up their takeover attempt, and we need our owner here to keep things calm... no matter how wired he might be. I don't think the Duggans are behind the kidnapping itself. They're major investors in a private military company, so if they wanted Tao taken, they have plenty of big men with guns to do it. No, these are just regular old meth-dealing bikers... who are not going to like seeing you show up to spoil the fun. Please just find Tao and bring him back here.
You hear that? That sound? There's someone knocking on my brain. The bugs! The bugs are all over me! Get them off... my skin! Shit. False alarm. False alarm. I'm cool. Cool as a cucumber. The bugs are cool. They're my friend. We're all friends in here right?
Well, we're all grateful for the safe return of Mr. Cheng... I don't know how this place would run without him. Anyway, it's good to see you doing your part to keep this ship from sinking. We'll speak soon, I'm sure.