Far Cry 3

Far Cry 3 Achievements

Poker Bully

Win $1500 playing poker.

After liberating certain Outposts, Poker will become available to play in certain little villages or towns. The Poker locations are shown to you via a Black Spade (card shape) icon. For this achievement you do not have to win $1500 all in one game or session. It's accumulative over the course of the game, so feel free to play when you can.

To win decent money, you're going to want to play the $250 buy-in games. Now to actually win profit money, you'll need to get over that $250 buy-in. So if you leave a game with $251 in your games bank, then you've made $1 and have $1499 to get.

The game of Poker isn't too hard to play and there are helpful note pages you can refer to if you need help. Sometimes you'll lose a few times in a row, while others you'll get a good hand and can be up to $750! It's based on luck and how you pay. If you also watch the video below, there's a nice little trick to try out for easy winnings.

To see your current earnings, head to you Handbook and press to go to the Statistics. Now scroll down to World and it'll be under there.

Rate this achievementAverage Rating (Based on 4 votes)
User Comments
Comment #1 by Crazylord17jr
Saturday, November 24, 2012 @ 03:46:30 AM

I suck at poker

Comment #2 by metallicorphan
Sunday, November 25, 2012 @ 07:11:21 AM

yeah same here,i think this may be one of the hardest for me...unless there is a little cheat like in RDR(betting maximum all the time for the others to fold)

Comment #3 by Aeterna Hope
Sunday, November 25, 2012 @ 06:43:08 PM

How do you suck at a game thats 100% luck O.O

Comment #4 by SlySi1976
Sunday, November 25, 2012 @ 09:16:54 PM

I love poker

Comment #5 by CloneDemon117
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 @ 01:26:14 AM

@3 Its only luck based if you play your cards, as Bond play the person across from you =P Plus its based more on Mathematical Chance than Luck with cards....You gotta know when to hold em, and know when to fold 'am

Okay enough of that :P At least there is no Five Finger Fillet in this one....god that prevented me from getting the RDR 100% for a couple of years.

Comment #6 by georgio
Thursday, November 29, 2012 @ 08:41:20 PM

Comment #7 by Harry Rasing
Saturday, December 01, 2012 @ 04:49:36 AM

Poker is sooooo 2010... :(

Comment #8 by Samigi
Saturday, December 01, 2012 @ 01:57:04 PM

You can cheat in this by finding playing cards scattered around the game

Comment #9 by Gary Ablett Jr
Sunday, December 02, 2012 @ 10:10:49 PM

^^How do you use those cards during a game though? I haven't been able to figure that out.

Comment #10 by AzfarGamers90
Wednesday, December 05, 2012 @ 02:14:25 PM

I got the achievement just by spamming the 'Skip Ahead' and 'All In' option, hoping that I busted out all players and win the bet. :P

Just choose Expert level and keep choosing 'All In' and may luck be with you.
I think I got it around 15 retries.

Comment #11 by HDresden
Wednesday, December 05, 2012 @ 11:11:13 PM

is it like sleeping dogs, where when you have to make profit off your initial bankroll?

Comment #12 by Blue Thunder28
Thursday, December 06, 2012 @ 12:24:17 AM

Is this to win $1500 in one game of Poker? I won 1000 on my first try but haven't tried since so I don't know if it accumulates.

Comment #13 by Floyd.
Thursday, December 06, 2012 @ 02:11:14 AM

To clarify a few points:

It is not 1500 over a single game.
It is not net balance, so it doesn't matter how much you lose.
You have to quit a game with a positive balance, and that number is what contributes towards credit for the achievement; it will not pop mid-game.

I also spammed All In and the skip function. Just don't be stupid and play good hole cards.

Comment #14 by tortor
Sunday, December 09, 2012 @ 06:52:14 AM

@Floydian x Slip, thanks for the clarification, will try this tonight !!

Comment #15 by Hermaphradism
Sunday, December 09, 2012 @ 02:13:23 PM

play one hand in a game, then leave no matter what the outcome. Then leave the table and if your positive then that adds to your total poker winnings. losses do not subtract so just keep on going with it.
doesn't take too long

Comment #16 by Hermaphradism
Sunday, December 09, 2012 @ 02:19:16 PM

play one hand in a game, then leave no matter what the outcome. Then leave the table and if your positive then that adds to your total poker winnings. losses do not subtract so just keep on going with it.
doesn't take too long

Comment #17 by EternityInGaming
Sunday, December 09, 2012 @ 06:55:11 PM

A video that helps get the achievement

Comment #18 by El Grunto 14
Monday, December 10, 2012 @ 09:08:26 PM

I got this one while doing a side quest for a guy on the southern island. He wanted me to win his $300 back from a trio of "card sharks." I ended up walking away with 2k from that game alone. I seemed to have much better cards when playing those three and was getting 2 pairs, straights, and 3 of a kinds nearly every hand.

Comment #19 by xxDREAMSELLER
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 @ 04:46:09 AM

The side quest in Thurston Town on the south island had a scripted poker game you participate in so all you have to do is go all in on each hand and you will win $2000 gaining you the achievement :)

Comment #20 by evil noob111
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 @ 09:34:51 AM

thanks #19 ur tip helped :) thought this was gonna be the hardest but turned out it was easy:P

Comment #21 by Havok1496
Friday, December 14, 2012 @ 07:51:40 PM

@18 and 19 you beat me to it haha.
As nineteen has said go to the town where you originally met sam and a quest called the Father's Burden should be there. You end up playing a novice game of poker for a prize of 2000 dollars. Takes 10-15 minutes depending on the hands that you get its much easier than just playing poker.

Comment #22 by KimikoAmaya
Tuesday, December 18, 2012 @ 09:49:39 PM

Poker in this game is incredibly easy and just like RDR, string the AI along with All-In bets and they will fold fairly often giving easy wins. Guaranteed more fun then a "real" game about poker or poker in RL.

Comment #23 by lingenfelser
Tuesday, December 25, 2012 @ 11:44:23 PM


Comment #24 by aspeedomodel
Thursday, December 27, 2012 @ 08:43:53 AM

I did the All In method. Worked after 6 hands, 3 of which I folded because of bad hands. Just look at your cards and if they are even close to a good hand, go All In. Won two hands at 750 each.

Easy achievement.

Comment #25 by saint9966
Friday, December 28, 2012 @ 08:03:51 AM

Where can you play poker at in this game???? There was a cut scene where you play all your chips but I've looked around for poker can't find it..... How am I missing it ....I just gave the ancient knife to that chick so is it further in the game

Comment #26 by TheShadowKws84
Friday, December 28, 2012 @ 06:18:16 PM

The side quest in Thurston Town will unlock it. You have to win money back from a compulsive gambler. For those who need help with poker, here are guidelines high to low -

4 of a kind defeats a full house

Full House - 3 of a kind, 2 of a kind

Royal Straight - Same suite, exact order of cards

Straight - The same suite (all diamonds/all spades/etc) random order

Pair - 2 of a kind

Comment #27 by TheShadowKws84
Friday, December 28, 2012 @ 06:22:29 PM

You have to win money back FOR a compulsive gambler. Sorry for the typo. Also, here's one more way to win: high card. Let's say there's a 4, 3, 7, 2 on the table. If you have a face card in your hand and your opponents don't bet high or anything at all, you likely have them beat.

Comment #28 by LAZORAZOR
Saturday, December 29, 2012 @ 01:40:02 AM

@anybody who fooled you 26-27
A Royal Flush...Ace,K,Q,J,10 all suited.
A Straight Flush is any suited straight that is not Ace High.
A straight is NOT random order?@#$ has to be in Order. not same suite.
A Flush has to be suited, not in any order.
Please tell me that you know that and are trolling for idiots cuz you found one lets play...

Comment #29 by BoyDay
Sunday, December 30, 2012 @ 09:54:19 AM

If you're struggling because you don't know how good your hand is, press LS when playing poker and it'll give you the different hands in a ranked list, along with the % chance you have of hitting each with your current cards; this'll help you decide when and how big to bet, and like others have said, do it on the Father's Burden story quest mission on the south island as you have to win $1,500 to progress in that mission - and if you lose your money and can't afford to buy back in, just pause and choose restart objective until you win.

Comment #30 by DisownedManatee
Tuesday, January 01, 2013 @ 09:56:10 PM

Annoying achievement...

Comment #31 by EliteGamer666
Friday, January 04, 2013 @ 05:55:29 AM

@#19 That definitely worked. Thought this was gonna be a pain to get, thanks a lot! ^_^

Comment #32 by FreiZeitGeipel
Thursday, January 10, 2013 @ 01:37:17 PM

I canĀ“t find that side quest in Thurston town. Do you have to unlock it somehow?

Comment #33 by FreiZeitGeipel
Thursday, January 10, 2013 @ 02:17:38 PM

Nevermind, I just found out you have to liberate the outpost southeast of Thurston to unlock "fathers burden".

Comment #34 by r3volv3r789
Monday, January 21, 2013 @ 07:47:31 PM

@19 YOU ARE THE MAN. the fathers burden takes a solid 3 minutes to get the chieve. Just keep going all in : )

Comment #35 by peterbkr85
Friday, January 25, 2013 @ 05:16:10 AM

I hate this one. I'm very bad at poker. I know the rules & everything but always bet wrong & don't know when to fold but of course I don't fold if everyone checks.

Comment #36 by Suthef
Saturday, January 26, 2013 @ 06:31:47 PM

You saved my life #19

Comment #37 by XBlyndSDragonX
Saturday, February 16, 2013 @ 10:10:16 AM

if I happen to come across that town ill try it but this game isnt all that great

Comment #38 by Yaus98
Sunday, March 10, 2013 @ 07:02:50 PM

@19 thank you!

Comment #39 by iMORTALjELYBEAN
Saturday, March 16, 2013 @ 10:33:59 AM

I hate these kind of achievements... it would be a hell of a lot easier if I knew how to play poker.

Comment #40 by blizzzard
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 @ 04:29:46 AM

Yeah they annoy me too. I dont like playing these card games on games like this! i always end up killing the poker players. haha

Comment #41 by hoferchr
Sunday, May 05, 2013 @ 08:05:42 PM

I can also confirm that #19''s process works. I just played two hands of poker in a row, went "all in" on both hands, and the achievement unlocked. Only took a couple minutes. Thanks for the hint on this one!

Comment #42 by Chillfactor
Tuesday, June 04, 2013 @ 03:25:08 PM

thanks Red Dead for teaching me video game poker. I swear these islanders cheat

Comment #43 by Nerdvana Zen
Thursday, July 04, 2013 @ 08:09:20 PM

I FUCKING HATE TEXAS HOLD'EM. It is bullshit because you can't bluff an AI and they will ALWAYS have better cards unless the pot is tiny.

Comment #44 by TheSipuli91
Saturday, July 13, 2013 @ 05:17:38 PM

I just smashed A and RB without ever looking at the cards and always quit when I was winning. Even got 2 500$ pots that way. I tried playing it the proper way first but the opponents always seemed to have an insane luck so yeah...

Comment #45 by ReD Batman
Thursday, July 25, 2013 @ 05:24:50 AM

After watching this video with the little "trick" on how to win in poker easily the achievement took me less than 10 minutes. Haha I love such tutorials!

Comment #46 by AlexOwnzYou
Sunday, October 06, 2013 @ 09:40:37 AM

Last achievement I needed.

Doesn't have to be $1500 in one game of poker you just have to win/leave the game with positive balances and it adds up towards the $1500.

Comment #47 by PLaY AWaY 720
Friday, October 11, 2013 @ 11:27:34 AM

its so easy

Comment #48 by Littlebeaky
Thursday, January 02, 2014 @ 12:52:07 PM

If anybody is still struggling...

One of the side quests on the southern Island will require you to play a poker game where you can win all $1500. The mission will force feed you strong hands eg; flushs, triples etc. So you shouldn't have any problem getting the achievement. I don't think this was actually brought up in any of the other comments. Did it on my first try, you get to keep part of the winnings as well . Good luck.

Comment #49 by HolaOswaldo
Saturday, January 11, 2014 @ 11:52:14 PM

#19 thank you so much. You are a legend :)

Comment #50 by Deadsea 18
Sunday, March 09, 2014 @ 04:11:06 AM

nice I love poker but it sucks in this game so much more fun. in Rdr. ok so put it on expert go all in everytime. it took me a few tries but got the achievement. luck had it I won 1000 in one hand from a full house then it popped. thanks for this tip 19#

Comment #51 by ULTRA TARI
Tuesday, March 18, 2014 @ 11:16:48 PM

Thank you previous post. Going to the poker game and playing expert made it easier to pass this achievement.

Comment #52 by AnarchySaint
Sunday, October 05, 2014 @ 10:27:09 PM

Pretty cool strategy you have. All I did was skip until they've dealt the cards, I looked at my cards to see if I have any big ones (Ace, King, Queen, Jack) THEN I went all in. But if I had only numbers, ex: 10 and 4, Immediately fold and wait until the next hand is dealt.

Comment #53 by chrisneumann96
Thursday, December 11, 2014 @ 04:12:07 AM

extremely helpful i have no idea how to play poker. i just went all in immediately every time and eventually got the achievement

Comment #54 by TheSoonerZ
Friday, January 23, 2015 @ 01:28:02 AM

Competing the first part of the quest "Fathers Burden" will get the achievement.

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Ubisoft Montreal


US December 04, 2012
Europe November 30, 2012

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