Hmmm... Don't know what to make of that. Especially since the ace of spades is the worst card symbolically.
Aha, but GTA's protagonists have never really been very well -fortuned now, have they? And by the looks of the photo that just went up on his flickr, it's more that a little bit coincidental - I mean to say, I don't think it's an intentional piece of design on their end.
As for the date thing, meh. Mass market appeal I guess.