Horseshoes are depicted as normal pickups within Las Venturas that increase the player's luck, which originally starts out at 0. Each acquired horseshoe increases the player's luck by 20, as well as awarding the player $100. The luck stat can only increase as the player collects Horseshoes. Contrary to belief, luck does not affect the player's gambling skill nor increase the probability of winning in any betting game. Because horseshoes are occasionally found on hard-to-reach rooftops, the player is recommended to utilize a helicopter or a jetpack to collect horseshoes.