Inspired by the Gold Saucer in Final Fantasy VII, the Manderville Gold Saucer is an in-game casino in Final Fantasy XIV. Gaudy, over-the-top, and packed with stuff to do, the Gold Saucer is a great way to spend your time outside of battle content. The many attractions within the Gold Saucer include mini-games like Triple Triad from Final Fantasy VIII, Chocobo racing, mahjong, fashion competitions, and lottery games.
By participating in attractions at the Gold Saucer, you earn MGP, or Manderville Gold Saucer points, just like chips in a casino. You can spend your MGP on various prizes like Gold Saucer-inspired weapons, as well as mounts, minions, and more.
Getting access to the Gold Saucer
Players can get to the Gold Saucer as long as they’re level 15 and have completed up to a certain point in the main scenario quest. Head to Ul’dah at the Steps of Nald at (X:9.6 Y:9.0), and speak with the Well-Heeled Youth. He will have a quest available called “It Could Happen to You.” You need to have finished at least one of the following quests first — “The Gridanian Envoy,” “The Ul’dahn Envoy,” or “The Lominsan Envoy.” If you have access to visit other city-states, then you’ll know you’ve met these requirements.
After completing the quest, you’ll gain permanent access to the Gold Saucer. Make sure to attune to the aetheryte crystal to return via teleport whenever you want. You can also travel to and from the Gold Saucer via airship instead.
You’ll be able to exchange some gil for a small sum of MGP to start. But after that, you’ll need to play attractions and earn more MGP on your own. Explore the Gold Saucer to your heart’s content, and find which attractions you enjoy playing. Then earn as much MGP as you can and unlock prizes from the NPCs at the main counter.