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Take the Casino's management and ownership team to discuss a buyout with the Duggan Investment Trust. Be ready for a tough negotiation.
— In-game description.
Mr. Cheng has agreed to a meeting with the Duggan Family. I'm worried... it's a very complex situation. They're clearly not above some fairly heavy tactics.
Agatha Baker.

Casino - Strong Arm Tactics is a Casino Story Mission featured in Grand Theft Auto Online as part of The Diamond Casino & Resort update.


Hey. Are you busy? There's been a development with the attempted buyout, and we may need your help. Please swing by my office as soon as you can.
— Agatha's phone call
Go to the Management area HUDIcons-GTAO-AgathaBaker.png inside The Diamond Casino & Resort to meet Ms. Baker.

The protagonists are contacted by Ms. Baker, who informs them about the attempted buyout of the casino by the Duggan Crime Family and seeks out their help. When they enter her office, they are greeted by her, Tao Cheng, and his translator. Ms. Baker tells the team that Tao has agreed to a meeting with the Duggan family, but is worried about how the buyout will go. Ms. Baker asks the team to come along with them to the meeting. Tao is now shown as more aggressive and serious than his usual drunken self, having been trained by Brucie Kibbutz, who Tao appointed as his personal trainer. His translator informs the team that Tao began a regime of high-pace exercises and bull shark testosterone, making him aggressive in the process. After Ms. Baker requests Debbie to have two Cognoscentis brought to the front of the casino, she and the team leave her office.

The team then drives Ms. Baker, Tao, and his translator to the meeting at Marlowe Vineyards. During the drive, they explain to the team the context behind the meeting, and the shadiness of the Duggan family. Once they arrive at the meeting, they are greeted by one of Duggan's bodyguards, who leads the group to meet up with Avery Duggan and his nephew Thornton Duggan. Avery tells Tao that he wants to buy the casino, wanting to discuss a fair price. Tao dismisses Avery's offer, with Tao's translator telling Avery the casino is not for sale. Avery tells them that they are making a very big mistake, and tells Thornton to take Ms. Baker to show her their expansion proposals that they were discussing about. Ms. Baker insists on staying, but Avery tells her that she should leave, reasoning that the deal is significantly above her pay grade. Ms. Baker acquiesces, and she and Thornton leave the meeting. The deal then turns sour as Avery's tone of voice becomes menacing and hostile, as he threatens Tao and his family. Tao then pulls out a pistol on Avery, officially triggering a violent conflict between the Triads and the Duggan family. Avery walks away from the meeting, and orders his guards to kill the group.

The team aids Tao and his translator in killing all of Avery's guards, who are seen arriving in Kamachos and Buzzard Attack Choppers, along with a pair of Caracara turreted trucks. In the middle of the shootout, Ms. Baker calls the team, who tells them that she was dropped off at the Pacific Bluffs Country Club, as the Chengs are members there. She asks them to come meet her at the club, while also questioning the sound of gunfire in the background. After the team kills all of Avery's guards, they, Tao, and his translator get into the Cognoscenti, and make a getaway to the country club while also dealing with more of Avery's guards.

The team, Tao, and his translator manage to successfully escape from Avery's men and they arrive at the country club. Ms. Baker asks how the meeting went, with Tao's translator telling her that it didn't go very well, and Tao declaring war against the Duggans. Ms. Baker thanks the team for their help, before going inside the country club.

Mission Objectives

  • Take the Cognoscenti to the meeting.
  • Protect Tao Cheng
  • Take out the rest of Avery's guards.
  • Wait for Tao and The Translator.
  • Go to the country club.



Phone call

Agatha Baker calls the GTA Online Protagonist.
Agatha Baker
(Phone call):
Hey. Are you busy? There's been a development with the attempted buyout, and we may need your help. Please swing by my office as soon as you can.

At Agatha Baker's office.
Tao Cheng: Hi.
Agatha Baker: Oh hey, good to see you. Listen... Mr. Cheng has agreed to a meeting with the Duggan Family. I'm worried... it's a very complex situation. They're clearly not above some fairly heavy tactics... and given the dubious nature of the Cheng's fortune I can't really ask for help. Can you come with us? Thank you.
Tao Cheng: Let's party! These bastards think I'm some kind of a joke, eh? I'll put them in the ground... in the ground!
Tao Cheng's Translator: It is the strangest thing... ever since he tried new personal trainer fellow... he's very excited... very angry... lots of exercise...
Agatha Baker: Oh, Jesus... a juiced-up meth head... and an angry pair of Texans. Debbie can you have two cars brought around front? And make it quick.
Driving Tao Cheng and the Translator to the meeting.
Tao Cheng's Translator: Take us to the Marlowe Winery. You know what we are doing there? We are meeting Avery and Thornton Duggan, Texan investors. They have been trying to buy the casino.
Tao Cheng: Assholes! They don't know who they are fucking with.
Tao Cheng's Translator: Mr. Cheng... l-laments their methods. They have been very aggressive. Very dishonest. A hostile takeover. With dirty tricks. They were behind all the bad behavior at The Diamond recently... except for Mr. Cheng's.
Tao Cheng: Fuck this shit. We should smoke these guys. Tell them.
Tao Cheng's Translator: Mr. Cheng is expressing his frustration. They are very heavy handed.
Tao Cheng: How long is this drive? I'm getting antsy. I need to do some squats.
Tao Cheng's Translator: Be patient. You can take a jog when we get there.
Tao Cheng: I am going to punch something.
Tao Cheng's Translator: The trainer... Brucie... he said he would work on Mr. Cheng's mind and body... so far is just high intensity training, lots of performance enhancing drugs, and very little mindfulness.
Tao Cheng: Fuck mindfulness.
Tao Cheng's Translator: You see, he is very angry... these Bull Shark pills... they are worse than the crank.
Tao Cheng: What you talking about? I'm fine, okay? Fine. That's how we roll! Bitches.
Tao Cheng's Translator: Mr. Cheng is very excited. It is very important meeting. If we can persuade them the casino is not for sale... maybe they will go away. And leave us to exploit Americans' gambling and alcohol addictions in the name of entertainment in peace.
Tao Cheng: Yeah!

Approaching the Marlowe Winery.
Tao Cheng's Translator: Ah, it's up here. We are almost there.
Arriving at the Marlowe Winery.
Tao Cheng's Translator: You can park up there.
The meeting with the Duggan Family.
Duggan's bodyguard: They're here. They're waiting for you out on the terrace if you want to follow me.
Agatha Baker: Jesus, you can see what all those private military investments have got them.
Avery Duggan: So glad you could come to the vineyard. A little cabernet?
Tao Cheng: No. You wanna do burpee?
Avery Duggan: Er, 'scuse me, son?
Tao Cheng: You wanna do burpee? Box? You got problem?
Avery Duggan: Neither me nor my nephew have a problem that I'm aware of... we love China. Always have... ever since I ate my first egg roll. Well you see I never liked eggs... and an egg roll don't have eggs in it. I thought to myself... I like China... I just do.
Thornton Duggan: What my uncle is trying to say is...
Avery Duggan: 'Scuse me, I was not finished.
Thornton Duggan: Excuse me, sir.
Avery Duggan: It's not a problem, Thornton. Now now, boy... you're gonna sell us your casino... and don't get no confusion about that. See I want it... so all we are here to discuss is a fair price.
Tao Cheng: Who does this mother fucker think he's fucking? Do I look like his mother? Do I? Do I?
Tao Cheng's Translator: Mr. Cheng's very sorry... but casino's family business and not for sale.
Avery Duggan: You boys are making a very big mistake. Thornton, would you excuse us for a moment? And why don't you take Miss... it is Miss, ain't it? Miss Agatha Baker, and show her the expansion proposals we were discussing.
Thornton Duggan: Okay, uncle.
Agatha Baker: I think I should stay.
Avery Duggan: I strongly advise that you should leave... this is significantly above your pay grade.
Agatha Baker: Very good.
Thornton Duggan: Just follow me, Miss.
Agatha Baker and Thornton Duggan leaves.
Avery Duggan: Well what was that? A ball buster? I don't know... Anyway, Mr. Cheng... I wanna lay my cards on the table. I don't give two fucks about who your family is... or how many ninjas you got up your sleeve. Am I making myself clear?
Tao Cheng's Translator: Most respectfully, Mr. Avery wants you to know...
Tao Cheng: Who the fuck man? Who the fuck?
Tao Cheng angrily points his gun to Avery Duggan.
Avery Duggan: Where I come from... you don't get to pull a gun unless you're willing to use it, but maybe you do things differently in your parts. Now when I return we will continue this conversation as gentlemen.
Avery Duggan: On second thoughts, I ain't a gentleman... shoot the bastards.
Avery Duggan orders his body guards to gun down Tao and his associates.
Tao Cheng's Translator: Shit, shit! Protect us!
Tao Cheng: Kill these motherfuckers!
Tao Cheng: Go ham on these fools!
Tao Cheng's Translator: Oh no! Oh, oh no...
Tao Cheng's Translator: Make it stop!
Tao Cheng: Kill them! Cut off their heads!
Tao Cheng: You will pay for this!
Tao Cheng: You can't kill us! Fucking try.
Tao Cheng: This is why we train! Tonight we eat the Duggans.
Tao Cheng: Somebody fight me!
Tao Cheng's Translator: Keep them away from us!
Tao Cheng's Translator: Why are they always shooting at me?
Tao Cheng: Die, you motherfuckers!
Tao Cheng's Translator: Help us! We can't take much more of this.
Tao Cheng: I want to bathe in their blood.
Tao Cheng's Translator: Please. Mr. Cheng. Just stay in cover, please!
Tao Cheng: Crush them!
Tao Cheng's Translator: I don't like this!
Tao Cheng's Translator: Help! W-we can't take much more of this!
Tao Cheng: Ah! No they got me! Those motherfuckers got me!
More enemies coming through the vineyard.
Tao Cheng's Translator: They're coming through the vineyard!
Tao Cheng: More of these motherfuckers pulling up!
Tao Cheng's Translator: Look out. They're coming from the north.
Tao Cheng's Translator: To the north of us, look out.
Tao Cheng's Translator: They coming at us... from over there now!
Tao Cheng: There's more of them. Let me at them!
More enemies coming from the west.
Tao Cheng's Translator: Help! To the west! M-more of them!
Tao Cheng's Translator: They coming at us... from over there now!
More enemies coming from the east.
Tao Cheng's Translator: East, east! Stop them!
Tao Cheng's Translator: They coming at us... from over there now!
More enemies coming from the south.
Tao Cheng's Translator: South side! South side!
Tao Cheng's Translator: They coming at us... from over there now!
Buzzard Attack Choppers appears.
Tao Cheng's Translator: Helicopter! If you don't bring it down, we're dead!
Tao Cheng: Fuck you! Someone... g-give me a rocket launcher!
More enemies coming with Caracaras
Tao Cheng's Translator: Shit! The turret on that thing. I don't want to die!

Agatha Baker calls the protagonist during the shootout.
Agatha Baker
(Phone call):
Hello, what's happening? They dropped me at the Pacific Bluffs Country Club, the Chengs are members here. Hello? What's that noise? Get over here when you can.
Killing the last bodyguards.
Tao Cheng's Translator: I... I think th-they're starting to back off.
Tao Cheng: Finish them off! I want blood!
Tao Cheng: We got them! We got those bitches!
Getting back to the car.
Tao Cheng's Translator: Come on. We got to go. Quick.
Tao Cheng: We take car we came in, okay? Come on.
Tao Cheng's Translator: Take us to Pacific Bluffs Country Club, we'll lay low.
Tao Cheng: Tao Cheng don't lay low. Tao Cheng go crazy! They will suffer!
More enemies chasing the protagonist.
Tao Cheng's Translator: We got helicopters following us, this is not going to end well!
Tao Cheng: Shoot those motherfuckers outta the sky.
Tao Cheng's Translator: They're after us. The Duggans mean serious business.
Tao Cheng: They don't know serious, they are dead men! Me and Brucie kick their ass.
Tao Cheng's Translator: I'm not sure if Mr. Kibbutz is right man for that job.
Tao Cheng: I tell him you said that.
Tao Cheng's Translator: When is this going to end?
Tao Cheng: Is a long way from over. Now is war!
Tao Cheng's Translator: I hope we can survive long enough for that.
Tao Cheng's Translator: I told Ms. Baker to meet us there.
Tao Cheng: I almost got killed at this country club once already. Never again.
Tao Cheng's Translator: Some champagne will calm you down, okay?
Tao Cheng: Don't tell me calm down. At least they have gym there.
After losing the Duggans.
Tao Cheng's Translator: It looks like they're backing off.
Tao Cheng: Pussies, bro. I said it.
Approaching the Pacific Bluffs Country Club.
Tao Cheng's Translator: Okay. I think we made it.
Tao Cheng's Translator: Park the car in one of those spaces.
At the Pacific Bluffs Country Club.
Agatha Baker: Hey, how did the meeting go?
Tao Cheng: This is war!
Tao Cheng's Translator: All things considered, very... not very well.
Tao Cheng: These bastards want to fuck with me... with me... Tao Cheng... they want a war... they got a war... I bring it... I fucking bring it... where's that Brucie guy?
Agatha Baker: Oh, Jesus... they didn't teach this at business school. Thank you for your help.
Mission passed.
Post-mission phone call

Agatha Baker
(Phone call):
I'm not going to lie. I'm feeling extremely anxious about all of this. I need to try and keep Mr. Cheng calm. I'll talk to you soon.



Video Walkthrough


— Tao Cheng. (English: "I almost got killed at this country club before. Once is enough already!")}
  • During the mission, when driving Tao and his translator to the Pacific Bluffs country club to meet up with Agatha Baker, Tao says "I almost got killed at this country club once already. Never again." This references The Third Way, the "Option C" Ending mission from Grand Theft Auto V, where Franklin Clinton drives to the same country club, where Tao and his father Wei Cheng are. Wei and his tribe are seen getting in 3 cars, and Tao is seen walking out of the club. Franklin kills Wei and his tribe, but keeps Tao alive, so therefore confirming Option C as the canon ending of Grand Theft Auto V.