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The Protection Racket is a business in the Empire Building feature of Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories.


If you're developing the Protect Racket empire, these are the development buildings you want to build:

  • Small-time: $1500
  • Medium Venture: $2900
  • High-roller: $4400

Note: This and two other businesses (Loan Shark, and Prostitution) can be constructed without access to Vice Beach.

An Idaho will spawn outside the business as the gang car.


To start the mission enter the premises, approach a gang member and press the R3 button (PS2) or the Up button (PSP). The mission for this is to convince owners of various shops to pay protection. During the mission you can receive a new client by entering the shop and destroying enough of the stock (also can be used to rob stores whenever the player desires). You can also defend one of your client's shop if it comes under attack from an enemy gang. And last you can take a client away from another gang for payback from a previous assault.

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GTA- Vice City Stories™ - Protection Racket Business

GTA- Vice City Stories™ - Protection Racket Business


  • Increased income: Complete all fifteen levels.
  • New reputation: Ultimate Badass, complete all fifteen levels.
  • New Outfit: Hired Muscle Outfit, once you buy high-roller protection racket business. Available at every safehouse.

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