Fallout: New Vegas – Gameplay Review

    Fallout is a series of post-apocalyptic RPGs set in the United States. The heroes survived a nuclear war and are trying to preserve the remnants of their former military glory. The new game Fallout: New Vegas was no exception in terms of plot, but it received some innovations, which we will discuss today.

    The Plot of Fallout: New Vegas

    In the center of the plot is the city of Vegas. Despite numerous nuclear bombings, the town remained virtually untouched. Here a new society, the New California Republic, or NCR, has formed, which advertises the values of the old state system.

    The city has light and clean water, thanks to the work of Hoover Dam. However, most other areas of the United States are experiencing difficulties with this. 

    The Legion Society opposes the NCR. It is led by a man named Caesar, who glorifies dictatorship and seeks to enslave every other civilization.

    At the center of the confrontation is a courier who is unfortunate enough to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. You will take control of him in Fallout: New Vegas.

    In general, the gameplay is practically no different from other parts of the franchise. But here, the developers have introduced several innovations worth dwelling on. Since most of the events take place in Vegas, of course, there was some gambling.

    What Gambling Activities are Available in Vegas

    On the famous Strip in New Vegas, you will find casinos and bars whose owners will gladly rid you of the accumulated caps. If your character does not have the “Luck” skill, it is better not to go to the casino – there is every chance of being left without money. 

    Everything is like in a real casino. If luck is not on your side, you will have to wait a long time to win. By the way, on this page, you can try your luck in real life.

    Please note that the game in the casino is carried out not on caps, but on chips. The owners of the establishments will offer you to exchange caps at the cashier to be able to place bets.


    As in an actual card game, your goal is to collect “21” in your hands and beat the dealer. Each card is assigned a certain number of points:

    • For cards with numbers – the number of points is similar to the face value;
    • Face cards (king, queen, jack) – 10 points;
    • Ace – 1 or 11 points.

    The main thing is to stay moderate with glasses. If you have more than “21” in your hands, you will automatically be counted as a loss. Each casino in New Vegas has its own rules for paying out winnings.

    Slot Machines

    The easiest way to lose chips in New Vegas or get big wins is through slot machines. You can place your bet, pull the lever and wait for the draw.

    To start the machine in the game, you need to approach it and click on the “Action” button. You can set a specific bet size in each slot or immediately select the maximum.


    The principle of roulette in New Vegas also completely repeats gambling in real casinos. The dealer takes bets and then spins the roulette wheel. As soon as the ball stops, your winnings will be paid out.

    In the game, you can make the following bets:

    • Bet on a specific number;
    • For a group of 2 to 4 numbers;
    • For a bank of 12 or 18 numbers;
    • On even/odd;
    • For red or black.


    Gambling in Fallout: New Vegas ?? Bethesda Game Studios is available not only in casinos. They play caravan in the wastelands, where finding an ordinary deck of cards isn’t easy. The distribution is carried out by a collected deck, in which there are cards of different origins.

    The deck must contain at least 30 cards. In this case, there can be an unlimited number of cards of the same type, but they must not be from the same deck. 

    The goal of the caravan game is to kill the enemy by collecting many cards with numbers. It is important to avoid two outcomes:

    • The sum of points is less than 21.
    • The sum of points exceeds 26.

    How to Increase Your Chances of Winning at Gambling

    The main attribute that will be helpful in a casino is luck. For the wheel of fortune to turn in your direction during gambling, the luck indicator must be at the level of “8” and no less. In this case, you will only be fortunate in slot machines and card games.

    If you develop the “Luck” attribute to 10, you can forget about losing. For this, you will have to work very hard.

    In the game universe, there are unique clothes and other attributes that can improve the “Luck” indicator. Here are a few options you can use:

    • Implant “Luck” – permanently increases the attribute by 1 point. You can purchase it from Dr. Usanagi at the Medical Office in New Vegas. The cost of upgrading will cost you 4000 caps. The purchase is worth the investment – successful casino games will quickly cover all expenses.
    • Ability “Intensive training.” It will increase the attribute by 1 point.

    Fallout: New Vegas is a game about the world after the apocalypse, which is trying to return to its former life. Even amid widespread nuclear destruction, gambling plays a vital role in the lives of the local population.


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