George is a self-proclaimed gambler and scavenger that can be found near Nellis Air Force Base. He says that he makes his money from gambling and "reclaiming goods that are no longer being used". He places double or nothing wagers with travelers, betting that they cannot get to the gate of Nellis AFB and back alive. Then, having tempted them to their doom, he loots their bodies.
Sometimes before or after the Courier talks to him, and leaves and comes back or reloads a save, he can be already dead, most likely blown to small chunky pieces. This will only happen if the Courier has gone through the bombardment and retreated to try again or made it through and came back. However, most of the caps spent can be taken back from his body, but sometimes the reward he promised will not be present. There is no fix to this other than console commands or reloading a save.
George can be killed without a loss or gain in Karma.
In early versions, George would run away once his instructions on how to get to Nellis were bought, usually dying in the artillery barrage. However, this appears to have been patched as it no longer occurs in current versions.
The option to get 1000 caps appears as an option when collecting the prize if the player does not meet the requirements but if the player does so only the 400 and 700 caps dialogue will appear making it impossible to get the 1000 caps.