Red Dead Redemption

Red Dead Redemption Achievements

High Roller

Win over 2000 chips in a hand of Poker.   

There are two ways to earn this achievement. One will be from playing high stakes poker in Blackwater, the other will be to go all in while completing the mission "Lucky in Love". Your aim will be to win 2,000 chips in a single pot. Raising the pot against the AI is very time consuming; you will also need to know the game inside and out to be very successful.

Before you can access Blackwater you need to complete Act 2 so you can access The North. High Stakes Poker will allow you to place bets than exceed any limit elsewhere in the game. Before you take part in these games you may want to buy the Elegant Suit from the Tailors shop in Thieves' Landing.

If you're not so good with card games but want to learn you can follow this tutorial and teach yourself how to play.

Mexico, Lucky In Love:
If you're not so good with card games but want to earn this achievement with ease you can try and trick the AI in the mission "Lucky In Love". You will be given this mission by Landon Ricketts as you progress through the story. As you sit down to play the game you will start with 1,000 chips. Go all in with 1,000 chips, at this point some players may bet or fold. Once you win, repeat the same bet again. If you're successful you will win 2,000 chips and the story will continue.

This method doesn't always work the first time. You may need to reload a previous checkpoint or save and try again. If all the players fold you won't win the full 2,000 required.

You will find poker games in the following locations:

  • Armadillo
  • Blackwater
  • Casa Madrugada
  • Chuparosa
  • MacFarline's Ranch
  • Thieves' Landing
Rate this achievementAverage Rating (Based on 71 votes)
User Comments
Comment #1 by Tim1601
Saturday, May 29, 2010 @ 11:05:09 AM

I accidently got this yesterday by bidding 500 chips to make everyone fold...they called it and then folded when I bet 1000 and I won over 2700 chips lol

Comment #2 by chunkylover72
Saturday, May 29, 2010 @ 09:31:56 PM

I got this when I was going through the story by going all in twice on the mission where you have to play poker.

Comment #3 by Tim1601
Saturday, May 29, 2010 @ 09:50:59 PM

Yeah it was in that mission for me too.

Comment #4 by Swizzler
Monday, May 31, 2010 @ 04:57:05 AM

I got this in the mission for Rickets, but I also won 2500 in a game in mexico, you just have to wait for a table with 4 other players.

Comment #5 by RockWhore
Monday, May 31, 2010 @ 08:26:27 AM

Yeah easiest way seems to be on the mission Lucky In Love. I had to replay it twice for it to work but that didn't take long at all, also got a gold medal on the same run.

Comment #6 by jthoul1
Monday, May 31, 2010 @ 10:47:13 PM

samee shit fer me too it was in mexico

Comment #7 by Robin183
Tuesday, June 01, 2010 @ 12:18:44 PM

Got this one in Blackwater at the table outside of the saloon. Full table and they folded most of the time. The last time I got lucky since 2 of them went for All-In too. Had the best cards though and won over 2800 chips.

Comment #8 by shmermel
Tuesday, June 08, 2010 @ 01:28:11 PM

i thought it was easiest in blackwater where everyone has 1000 chips to start

Comment #9 by Serpent330
Thursday, June 10, 2010 @ 08:03:11 PM

I received this acheivement at the poker table in Blackwater; After saving my game upstairs I proceeded down to the table and went all-in on the first hand and got the achievement. If I hadn't gotten it then I was planning on reloading my save game and trying again. However, since I did, I proceeded to eliminate the remaining players to get Scrap #3 for the U.S. Army Outfit.

Comment #10 by Black Watch
Friday, June 11, 2010 @ 02:21:43 PM

I got it on the story mission. Just go all in and more often than not, you will win.

Comment #11 by JohnFE
Friday, June 25, 2010 @ 04:55:28 PM

The highest stakes hold em' table in the game is in Blackwater for a $100.00 buy-in. I just played when there were four people at the table and in a few hands I won over $2,700 in one hand pretty easy.

Comment #12 by Darrynn
Wednesday, July 07, 2010 @ 02:48:47 PM

Yea, Blackwater is the way to go. You can do it story mission in Lucky in love, but you earn it on Blackwater. Do laps around the block until you have at least 3 other players.

Comment #13 by HarryJ210
Saturday, July 10, 2010 @ 03:57:21 AM

Got this on Lucky in Love but would agree it's definitely more rewarding to earn it in Blackwater. Thanks for the guide.

Comment #14 by ChrisDiasCalado
Tuesday, July 20, 2010 @ 04:23:16 PM

I accidently got this too lol
I just went all in and everyone folded

Comment #15 by Pete Mesquite
Tuesday, August 03, 2010 @ 07:27:45 PM

i dont know how to play poker :(

Comment #16 by lhopper17
Tuesday, August 10, 2010 @ 05:41:18 AM

just go all in at the high stakes game and you may get lucky :)

Comment #17 by cmcrouse
Saturday, August 14, 2010 @ 01:16:59 PM

I did the same thing that Ihopper17 did. Plus the payout of the game was better.

Comment #18 by xxGhostbusterSxx
Monday, August 30, 2010 @ 12:06:05 AM

Someone help me i am lost send me a message

Comment #19 by NxDiiS
Friday, October 15, 2010 @ 01:51:55 PM

Elegant Suit + $6,000 + Blackwater = High Roller Achievement

I just went all in a few times and boom.. i got the achievement

Comment #20 by dirtshadow
Saturday, November 13, 2010 @ 04:41:17 PM

I did the mission again to get it XD

Comment #21 by sunlessabc
Monday, December 20, 2010 @ 02:05:35 PM


Comment #22 by gamerfreak5874
Wednesday, December 22, 2010 @ 09:28:37 PM

first u want to get at least 1,0000 dollars, then go to blackwater and join the game , then put all in and hope u get lucky

Comment #23 by CliveDriver
Friday, December 24, 2010 @ 08:17:29 AM

The cheat suit helps a load, I found it easier to get them gambling if I kept bad cards in hand and swapped for a winner at the end :)

Comment #24 by Viper8828
Tuesday, January 11, 2011 @ 04:18:47 AM

everyone in lucky in love keeps folding on me when i check it?!

Comment #25 by Viper8828
Thursday, January 13, 2011 @ 10:43:41 AM

now im getting jipped in blackwater - wearing the suit and i have straights and they are winning with flushes wtf i cant win any hands?!

Comment #26 by MINKISS
Sunday, January 30, 2011 @ 05:15:40 PM

@ #24 the same happens to me i think they patched it so you cant fin that way anymore

Comment #27 by Jamesvonvanderbeek
Wednesday, February 02, 2011 @ 05:00:40 PM

I don't even know where you would play poker.

Comment #28 by wagz82
Sunday, February 06, 2011 @ 06:41:38 PM

I've noticed a bunch of people having a hard time when they're in debt in the game. You can find out by hitting start, go to 'stats' then to 'money' look at the totals. So this trick works for both the achivement and the outfit challenge.

If anything do this:

have the "gentlemen's suit" to get into the high stakes poker in the HOTEL not the saloon in Blackwater. Save at the saloon then go over to the hotel, wait for a good hand and go all in, if you lose hit start and load your previous save. rinse and repeat....should also help you achieve the scrap for the savy merchant to get over $1000 in gambling money.

Comment #29 by Intimidator 65
Friday, February 11, 2011 @ 03:04:57 PM

I got lucky and got this in Lucky in Love. Went all in on the 2nd hand and was called!

Comment #30 by jmeyer2039
Saturday, February 12, 2011 @ 05:55:40 PM

@26 I also suspect a change in a patch. I have tried going all in 12 times now in Lucky in Love. Every single player has folded every single time.

Comment #31 by Michail17
Monday, February 14, 2011 @ 06:17:11 PM

I got this achievement while randomly playing poker online and i forgot to look at my cards and i bet all in and got over 2500 chips.

Comment #32 by A Cannibal Baby
Saturday, February 26, 2011 @ 12:14:32 PM

You can now get this online if you have the liars and cheats pack. me and my friend accidentaly got it while playing poker online in the very last place...:D

Comment #33 by jembree89
Thursday, March 03, 2011 @ 10:08:08 PM

poker. it was easy

Comment #34 by Equite Imperium
Saturday, March 19, 2011 @ 08:59:08 AM

I attempted this several times with the cheating feature, I failed all times.
I then thought to myself... i'll have one more go. So I found a table of 4 and the first
hand won me 2707 chips, result!

Comment #35 by Equite Imperium
Saturday, March 19, 2011 @ 09:01:28 AM

Forgot to mention that I didn't cheat on the last attempt to grab the achievement.

Comment #36 by LeafyGladiator Original
Monday, April 11, 2011 @ 06:07:05 PM

I was playing poker for fun and i didn't think it had a achievement.

Comment #37 by B1gD759438
Sunday, May 01, 2011 @ 02:43:15 PM

Very easy one.

Comment #38 by MustangNights1
Thursday, May 12, 2011 @ 04:38:34 AM

basically this can be hit or miss, try to drag someone all in in blackwater and hope that you have the better cards

Comment #39 by TmosKill
Wednesday, May 25, 2011 @ 10:08:41 AM

I just keep going all in, no luck yet lol

Comment #40 by aventaes
Saturday, May 28, 2011 @ 05:11:05 PM

bleh i suck at poker this is gonna take ages (poker aint something that gets played a lot in belgium)

Comment #41 by MastyC8
Wednesday, June 01, 2011 @ 01:02:34 AM

just go to Blackwater it is the easiest place to do it.

Comment #42 by xBeNoUzE
Saturday, June 04, 2011 @ 12:33:05 PM


Comment #43 by ViewtifulVance
Sunday, June 05, 2011 @ 02:53:48 AM

I feel like you just need to get lucky for this one

Comment #44 by mickyblue1988
Sunday, June 12, 2011 @ 10:34:12 PM

if you love poker, and i do, then this should be fun rather than a grind :)

Comment #45 by Soylent
Tuesday, June 14, 2011 @ 09:55:04 PM

not a big poker player, but this one was pretty easy. No need to bother cheating.

Comment #46 by xX Mckenzie Xx
Tuesday, June 28, 2011 @ 02:44:58 PM

That Achievement Is So Easy!

Comment #47 by overoath
Thursday, June 30, 2011 @ 09:38:41 AM

This may be a stupid question, but I was bought Undead Nightmare but haven't yet played the first one. Are the achievements shared between the 2 games so you can only complete certain ones on the first? Cuz I haven't seen a single poker table with people sitting on it and I've completed the game!

Comment #48 by Vasdefren13
Thursday, June 30, 2011 @ 10:12:07 PM

Yah, Poker is only in the original version, there isn't any that I've found in undead nightmare

Comment #49 by Santosh64
Sunday, July 03, 2011 @ 03:29:48 PM

Easy. Just go to Blackwater. Raise $100 to play and then go "All In".

Comment #50 by Loweydude666
Sunday, July 10, 2011 @ 08:50:36 AM

I got this by accident, in multiplayer. On the final turn, i went all in with a pair of aces and a pair of kings. I won, but only just, seeing as someone got a pair of 2's and a pair of 10's

Comment #51 by chrisf1020
Friday, July 15, 2011 @ 12:00:17 PM

Definately do this one during the quest Lucky in love. Idk how to play poker but I had 2 6's, and I figured that was good, so I went all in and won 2600 chips. :P

Comment #52 by MrMonster14
Wednesday, July 20, 2011 @ 11:15:21 AM

but idk how to play poker...

Comment #53 by Yellow Screams
Wednesday, July 20, 2011 @ 10:42:39 PM

yea youy can win this in multiplayer

Comment #54 by sirL0WEN
Thursday, July 28, 2011 @ 05:12:56 PM

I got it and I still don't know how to play Poker haha

Comment #55 by walcnogard
Tuesday, August 09, 2011 @ 11:51:50 AM

I got this the other day playing in Mexico before my XBox overheated on me. Son of a b---!

Comment #56 by ii Evo v
Saturday, August 13, 2011 @ 01:56:39 PM

Helpful tip: Regardless of what hand you've got, go all in on the first 2 cards you get, there's more chance of them calling but less chance of you winning. Got it in afew try's.

Comment #57 by Aidanrv
Sunday, August 21, 2011 @ 09:20:36 AM

Got this by accident in Blackwater whilst searching for the us army scrap :)

Comment #58 by fhero
Wednesday, August 24, 2011 @ 07:49:18 PM

damn patch i canĀ“t get it in lucky in love!!!!!:(

Comment #59 by LifeGam3r
Sunday, September 25, 2011 @ 11:15:40 AM

Kej for those people who think this is patched: it's not.
I got it in lucky in love today.
I tried it about 20 times and everybody keeps folding, then I went to this page
and read something about a patch, I thought "kej I'll give it one more go"
And went all in for the 21 time, two people went all in too and the achievement
popped up after having the best cards and winning the whole pot.
If you want to do it in lucky in love than just keep trying ;)

Comment #60 by thtlonelyknight
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 @ 12:27:51 PM

finally got this after trying for a couple hours and won against all the people tht think there big shots...8p

Comment #61 by i owned daric w
Thursday, October 27, 2011 @ 04:27:45 PM

One of the easiest achievements ever!

Comment #62 by Lord Fattieman
Saturday, March 10, 2012 @ 12:37:37 AM

Got it haha. Just do as they say, keep going all in & they'll fold eventually. Got it my first try

Comment #63 by LondonzFinest11
Sunday, March 11, 2012 @ 11:23:12 AM


Comment #64 by codomojump
Saturday, March 31, 2012 @ 06:19:44 PM

Blackwater. 4 players. All in. Took 3 hands

Comment #65 by Rbrt555
Monday, May 07, 2012 @ 01:21:09 PM

got it. Thanks

Comment #66 by NCRcourier
Thursday, May 24, 2012 @ 07:31:50 PM

This one is really hard!!

Comment #67 by Discarded Youth
Thursday, July 19, 2012 @ 02:18:19 AM

This seems a little hard to get

Comment #68 by TheRealBlomkin
Friday, July 27, 2012 @ 11:57:45 PM

One of the easiest achievements I've gotten.

Comment #69 by Svectra
Thursday, August 16, 2012 @ 04:40:43 PM

I can never get a good hand in that mission lol, it's impossible!

Comment #70 by ViOLENTxANG3L
Friday, October 19, 2012 @ 12:09:16 AM

can you get this in single player?

Comment #71 by daplumpkin
Monday, October 29, 2012 @ 12:58:31 PM

thx for the help

Comment #72 by Pip 420 YMCMB
Monday, January 07, 2013 @ 11:51:22 PM

hoping that people maybe still check this out but im looking for help on a few of these my gamer tag is my username thanks

Comment #73 by EternalWolf
Sunday, February 03, 2013 @ 06:22:37 AM

As it says on the Rockstar site, an easy way to get this is to play in Blackwater, the buy in is 100 (1000 chips). Then if you cheat when the pot gets high it's piece of cake.

Comment #74 by sleezecheeze
Saturday, February 23, 2013 @ 04:48:37 AM

Got this today. Just play at the table in blackwater and keep going all in. You'll win after 2-3 hands and most of the AI go all in anyway even if they have terrible hands.

Comment #75 by IKV91
Friday, May 03, 2013 @ 08:29:39 AM

I'm willing to help anybody with any achievement/challenges for the price of 20 headshots per achievement/5 per challenge. My gt: IKV91.

Comment #76 by MrLivi
Monday, May 13, 2013 @ 06:28:28 AM

Blackwater is definately the place to play - also wear the fine suit so you can do a wee bit of cheating by switching cards!

Comment #77 by samueldlockhart
Friday, June 14, 2013 @ 10:20:41 AM

I played in the High Stakes table and got it pretty easy with a bit of bluffing!

Comment #78 by JOAOVICTOR251
Saturday, August 10, 2013 @ 02:04:26 PM

someone wanna trade the dlc's? i help in achievements?

Comment #79 by TANGO518
Saturday, August 17, 2013 @ 08:08:32 PM

flash backs to farcry3

Comment #80 by ditisem
Friday, October 09, 2015 @ 11:51:19 PM

In lucky in love you can just go all in twice, if it doesn't work load back the main game and try again. Had it after 2 attempts

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Game Info
Rockstar Games


US May 18, 2010
Europe May 21, 2010

HDD Space Required : 6.73 GB
Backward compatible on Xbox One: Yes
Price: $29.99USD
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