Protection Racket (business)

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


  • Small-time: $1,500
  • Medium Venture: $2,900
  • High-roller: $4,400

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


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.


  • Hired Muscle outfit, once the player purchases the High-roller Protection Racket business.
  • Reputation: Hoodlum, once the player completes the first job.
  • Reputation: Ultimate Badass, increased income, and $1,500, once the player completes all 15 jobs.

See also