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For the Dead Money challenge of the same name, see Big Winner (challenge).
 
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Big Winner[1] is a group of unmarked quests in Fallout: New Vegas.

SummaryEdit

The player character needs to be banned from gambling in every casino in the game.

One does this by winning a certain amount of money in them by gambling.

  • It is not just about the chips. In every casino, the Courier has the ability to win 3 rewards before being banned; however, if the player character breaks the house limit before getting any of the 3 rewards, they will be banned as per the usual but will not receive the compensation reward(s) they missed by breaking the bank early (eg. betting the max and hitting the x100 jackpot on a slot machine). As a result, sometimes one may want to start with something other than slots.

Each casino has their own marks for compensation rewards and the limit at which the player character will get banned.

Keep in mind that the player character's Luck attribute factors significantly. The higher their Luck, the more likely they will win at blackjack, hit the jackpots on slots and have at least one of their bets on the roulette tables win. For example, if the player character has a Luck stat of 10, and has a 19 in blackjack, they can feel free to double down, because there's a good chance of getting a 2.

Quick walkthroughEdit

Unmarked Quest: Big Winner
Become banned from all casinos by (can be completed in any order):
Winning 2500+ chips at Vikki and Vance Casino.
Winning 5000+ chips at Atomic Wrangler casino.
Winning 9000+ chips at Gomorrah.
Winning 10,000+ chips at The Tops.
Winning 15,000+ chips at Ultra-Luxe.
IF Dead Money is installed: Winning 10,000+ chips at Sierra Madre Casino.
Reward: Bon Vivant suite
The Tops High Roller suite
Complimentary voucher (with the Dead Money add-on)
Caps
Other "minor" items
Banned from gambling in all casinos

Detailed walkthroughEdit

Vikki and Vance CasinoEdit

This casino is located in Primm just across the street from the Bison Steve Hotel. Before the player character manages to start gambling in the casino, they will need to re-open it. The player character can re-open it by doing the My Kind of Town quest. After this, they will need to do the A Team of Moronic Mercenaries unmarked quest (in which everyone in the casino will vanish, making it impossible to gamble). After doing these two quests, wait 2–3 days and the casino will re-open. As the player character wins the games that the casino has to offer, they will receive the rewards below after reaching its money target:

After winning 2,500+ chips, the player character will be banned from playing games in the Vikki and Vance Casino. They can still use its other functions, like the bar, but they cannot gamble on its tables anymore. This ban is permanent.

Atomic Wrangler casinoEdit

This casino is located in Freeside across the street from the Silver Rush. As the player character wins the games that the casino has to offer, they will be receiving the rewards below after reaching its money target:

After winning 5,000+ chips, the player character will be banned from playing games in the Atomic Wrangler casino. They can still use its other functions, like the bar and the services of the prostitutes (if the Wang Dang Atomic Tango quest has been completed), but cannot gamble on its tables anymore. This ban is permanent.

GomorrahEdit

This casino is located in the first section of the The Strip across the road from the Lucky 38. As the player character wins the games that the casino has to offer, they will be receiving the rewards below after reaching its money target:

After winning 9,000+ chips, the player character will be banned from playing games in the Gomorrah. They can still use its other functions, like the bar, but cannot gamble on its tables anymore. This ban is permanent.

The TopsEdit

This casino is located in the second section of the The Strip to the right as the player character enters it. As they win the games that the casino has to offer, they will be receiving the rewards below after reaching the chip amount:

After winning 10,000+ chips, the player character will be banned from playing games in The Tops. They can still use its other functions, like the bar, but cannot gamble on its tables anymore. This ban is permanent.

Ultra-LuxeEdit

This casino is located in the second section of the The Strip beside the entrance of the third section of The Strip. This is the only casino to not offer slot machines, only blackjack and roulette. As the player character wins the games that the casino has to offer, they will be receiving the rewards below after reaching the chip amount target:

After winning 15,000+ chips, the player character will be banned from playing games in the Ultra-Luxe. One can still use its other functions, like the bar, but cannot gamble on its tables anymore. This ban is permanent.

Sierra Madre CasinoEdit

This casino is found in the add-on Dead Money. The player character needs to disable the security holograms and activate the dealer holograms in the casino before being able to gamble. As they win the games in the casino they will receive the following rewards, collected from the casino cashier:

After winning 10,000+ chips, the player character will be banned from playing games in the Sierra Madre Casino. They can still use its other functions, like the bar, but cannot gamble on its tables anymore. This ban is permanent.

NotesEdit

  • The Atomic Wrangler casino doesn't have a table manager like the other casinos. When the player character reaches a money target while they are gambling, a Jackpot sound will be heard and they automatically win the prize they should get.
  • The Ultra-Luxe also doesn't have a table manager like the other casinos. Instead, a normal member from the White Glove Society comes to the player character to give them the rewards.
  • The Sierra Madre uses holograms as table managers; since the holograms do not talk to the Courier, the award is automatically given by the game. There will be notifications about the awards and the eventual ban.
  • Because Sierra Madre can be visited only once, going through the Villa gate will send the player character back to the Mojave Wasteland, and they will not be able to complete the Sierra Madre part of this challenge.
  • If the player character manages to be banned from all three of The Strip's casinos, they will receive the "The Courier Who Broke the Bank" achievement/trophy.

BugsEdit

pcIcon pc When the player character is ejected from the play interface to receive their gift from the floor manager, if they begin playing again before the manager arrives and gives them their reward and wins enough to receive the next gift, the floor manager will give them that gift, and the player character will miss out on the earlier gift. This will not occur in the Sierra Madre, Vikki and Vance casino or the Atomic Wrangler, since the player character does not interact with floor managers in these casinos.[verified]

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Quest name from Fallout: New Vegas Official Game Guide
Main quests
Act 1Ain't That a Kick in the Head · Back in the Saddle · By a Campfire on the Trail · They Went That-a-Way · Ring-a-Ding-Ding!
Act 2Wild Card (Wild Card: Ace in the Hole, Change in Management, You and What Army?, Side Bets, Finishing Touches) · The House Always Wins (I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII) · Render Unto Caesar · Et Tumor, Brute? · Things That Go Boom · Kings' Gambit · For the Republic, Part 2 · You'll Know It When It Happens/Arizona Killer
Act 3No Gods, No Masters · All or Nothing · Veni, Vidi, Vici · Eureka!
Side quests
New California RepublicAnywhere I Wander · Back in Your Own Backyard · Bitter Springs Infirmary Blues · Boulder City Showdown · Can You Find it in Your Heart? · Climb Ev'ry Mountain · Don't Tread on the Bear! · Emergency Radio · Eye for an Eye · Flags of Our Foul-Ups · Hard Luck Blues · I Don't Hurt Anymore · I Put a Spell on You · Keep Your Eyes on the Prize · Medical Mystery · No, Not Much · Pressing Matters · Restoring Hope · Return to Sender · That Lucky Old Sun · The White Wash · There Stands the Grass · Three-Card Bounty · We Will All Go Together · You Can Depend on Me
Caesar's LegionBeware the Wrath of Caesar! · Caesar's Favor · Caesar's Foe · Caesar's Hire · Cold, Cold Heart · I Hear You Knocking · The Finger of Suspicion · We Are Legion
The StripBeyond the Beef · Bye Bye Love · Classic Inspiration · How Little We Know · Pheeble Will · Talent Pool · The House Has Gone Bust! · The Moon Comes Over the Tower
Freeside & Outer VegasBirds of a Feather · Bleed Me Dry · Debt Collector · G.I. Blues · High Times · Someone to Watch Over Me · The Coyotes · Wang Dang Atomic Tango
BoomersAnt Misbehavin' · Sunshine Boogie · Volare! · Young Hearts
Great KhansAba Daba Honeymoon · Cry Me a River · Don't Make a Beggar of Me · Oh My Papa
Powder GangBooted · I Fought the Law · Run Goodsprings Run · Why Can't We Be Friends?
Brotherhood of SteelEyesight to the Blind · Still in the Dark · Tend to Your Business
OtherCome Fly With Me · Crazy, Crazy, Crazy · Ghost Town Gunfight · Guess Who I Saw Today · Left My Heart · My Kind of Town · The Legend of the Star and A Valuable Lesson · Unfriendly Persuasion · Wheel of Fortune
Companion questsED-E My Love · For Auld Lang Syne · Heartache by the Number · I Could Make You Care · I Forgot to Remember to Forget · Nothin' But a Hound Dog · One for My Baby
Unmarked questsA Bit of Slap and Tickle · A Final Plan for Esteban · Access Powers · All Fired Up! · An Ear to the Ground · Andy and Charlie · Arizona Scavenger · Barton the Fink · Bear Necessities · Big Winner (Atomic Wrangler, The Gomorrah, The Tops, Ultra-Luxe, Vikki & Vance) · Bounty Killer (I, II) · Brotherhood Bond (I, II) · Caching in at the Cove · Cajoling a Cudgel · Claws Mended · Claws Out · Dealing with Contreras · Defacing the Humble Stone · Democracy Inaction · Don't Poke at the Bear! · Eddie's Emissary · Exhumin' Nature · Fight Night · Flogging a Dead Corpse · Friend of the Followers · Gland for Some Home Cooking · Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger · Hat's Entertainment · Help for Halford · Hidden Valley computer virus · Highway to the Danger Zone (I, II) · Honorary Rocketeer · I Love Bananas · Iron and Stealing · Keith's Caravan Charade · Laurifer Gladiator · Lenk's Bad Debts · Lily and Leo · Long-Term Care · Malleable Mini Boomer Minds · Maud's Muggers · Meeting an Equal · Missing a Few Missiles · Most Wanted · Not Worth a Hill of Corn and Beans · Old School Ghoul · A Pair of Dead Desperados (I, II) · Papers, Please · Pistol Packing · Playing on the Old Joana · Poor Meat Never Makes Good Soup · Powder to the People · Power to the People · Razzle Dazzle! · Reach for the Sky, Mister! · Rest and Resupply · Ringo's Caravan Rules · Rotface's Loose Lips · Saving (or Savaging) Sergeant Teddy · The Screams of Brahmin · Silus Treatment · Short-Term Treatment · Smooth-Talking Criminal · The Star Showdown · Strategic Nuclear Moose · Straus Calls · Strip Search · Suits You, Sarah · Tags of Our Fallen · A Team of Moronic Mercenaries · Thought for the Day · Tourist Traipse · Trudy's Radio Repair · A Trusted Aide · Useless Baubles or Fancy Trinkets? · We Must Stop Beating Like This · We Must Stop Meeting Like This · Wind-Brahmin Wrangler · You Gotta Break Out a Few Eggs · You Make Me Feel Like a Woman
Add-on quests
Dead MoneySierra Madre Grand Opening! · Find Collars (8: "Dog", 12: Christine, 14: Dean Domino) · Fires in the Sky · Strike Up the Band · Mixed Signals · Trigger the Gala Event · Put the Beast Down · Last Luxuries · Curtain Call at the Tampico · Heist of the Centuries · Big Winner, Sierra Madre
Honest HeartsA Family Affair · Arrival at Zion · Bighorners of the Eastern Virgin · Chaos in Zion · Civilized Man's Burden · Crush the White Legs · Deliverer of Sorrows  · Departing Paradise · Flight from Zion · Gathering Storms · Gone Fishin' · Happy Trails Expedition · Prisoners of War · Retake the Bridge · River Monsters · Rite of Passage · Roadside Attraction · Sanctity of the Dead · The Advance Scouts  · The Treacherous Road · The Grand Staircase · Tourist Trap
Old World BluesAll My Friends Have Off Switches · A Brain's Best Friend · Coming Out of Her Shell · Field Research · He Came... And Went · Influencing People · Midnight Science Fiction Feature! · Old World Blues · On the Same Wavelength · Picking Your Brains · Project X-13 · Sonic Emitter Upgrade · Welcome to the Big Empty · What's in a Name? · When Visitors Attack! · X-2: Strange Transmissions! · X-8 Data Retrieval Test · X-8: High School Horror! · X-13: Attack of the Infiltrator!
Lonesome RoadThe Reunion · The Silo · The Job · The Launch · The Tunnelers · The Divide · The Courier · The End · The Apocalypse