The Courier Who Broke the Bank Achievement

  • The Courier Who Broke the Bank

     

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    Get banned from all the Strip's casinos.

    This achievement will require your LCK stat higher than average. If your LCK stat isn't at least at 7, it would be best to not even attempt this achievement. You can increase your LCK stat at the New Vegas Medical Station, by buying implants from the Doctor there. These implants cost 4000 caps, so be prepared to spend some money.

    If you have a high Luck (8+) you'll want to play Blackjack, as you'll be dealt good hands almost all the time. To help improve your odds using any method, you'll want to be wearing Naughty Nightwear (+1 LCK) and possibly buy the Probability Calculator (+1 LCK) from the New Vegas Clinic.

    You need to win the following amount of money from each Casino:

    • 9,000- Gomorrah
    • 10,000- The Tops
    • 15,000- Ultra Luxe
Comments
  • Looks like the casinos will ban you from the table when you've won around 10k. Easiest way to do this by far is to save before you enter the table, back out and save if you win a good amount, and load if you lose too much.
  • Above method will work, but just remember that there is an "Anti-cheating" feature where if you reload a save you can't gamble for a minute. A minor inconvenience at most.
  • does the luck skill help you win?
  • Luck helps a lot. I have luck 10 and I only lost a couple of times between the three casinos. A good strategy would be to get luck 9 or 10 and the get about 5000 chips. Then go to a blackjack table, bet max (sadly only 200) and keep hitting double down, staying only on 20. You should win almost every time and it takes about 30 minutes to get banned from all of the casinos.
  • Am I the only one that has had this achievement bug? I have 9 luck and wear "Naughty Nightwear" which I believe is +1 luck and +10 speech. I just play blackjack double down a lot and hardly lose. Anyways, I got kicked out of my last casino the "Ultra-Luze" I believe is the name. Anyways waited for cheeb to pop and nothing. I've been banned from the tops, got the high rollers key and all, and at the Gommarah, gave me some combat reinforced armor right before I got banned. Also I have been banned from the Atomic wrangler along with done every quest in there. So I don't know what gives. I would hate to have to re-roll to get this cheeb but looks that way. Oh well...
  • What are all the casinos you have to get banned from?
  • @ TerrorSavage, it says strip casinos, so only those on the strip (Gommorah, Tops, and the Ultra-Luxe). If you bugged the achievement like I did you can re-roll and do it in about 90 minutes. I wrote a mini guide on my 90 minute adventure to get the cheeb. http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/showpost.php?p=3675021&postcount=46
  • only thing you really need to know to get this achievement is: Get Luck 10, when you create your character. (or 9 and and buy a luck rank from New Vegas Medical Clinic for 4000) You only get banned from gambling in the casinos, you can still roam around the casinos, so this is a rather good way to get money when you 1st arrive in to new vegas. If you dont have the 2000 bottle caps needed to enter the strip, go get banned from gambling in atomic wrangler. :) or buy the pass for 500 bottle caps from Freeside from Mick and W/E it was.
  • This one was real easy to get
  • Was the ultra-luxe much harder than the others for anyone else?
  • Ok this sounds interesting, TNX
  • @10 They are all about the same, the Ulta-Luxe is only "Harder" because it has a higher win cap.
  • Very easy. get your luck to 10. Double down on anything 10 and over, stay on 20.
  • to add 1 point to your luck you could also by the naughty nightwear in the secret inventory of Mick and Ralphs
  • Nothing new to add really except obviously a luck of 10 is amazingly helpful but a luck of at least 8 is sufficient, especialy when playing Blackjack.
  • is there any way to get chips if you killed everyone at the ultra lux it will still let me gamble but i need the chips to do it
  • Any way of doing it without a high luck skill? I reckon I'm in for the long haul on this one....
  • Just got it. You seem to have to win more at the Ultra Luxe than at the Tops and Gomorrah - I had to win 15k at UL as opposed to 10k at the others.
  • and @magshen - I found the easiest way to get on the Strip was to complete GI Blues and then ask the King to get me on as a favour. It's an easy quest and you don't have to pay a cap. Result!
  • maybe there's a way to re open the lucky 38, I was walking in the strip and a NCR Trooper said " I hope that they re-open the Lucky 38". Or maybe there will be a dlcc expanding the strip, Who knows?
  • Had to make a new character for this achievement. My third play through to clean up the last achievements. 10 luck you can do this with your eyes closed, even if you get two face cards, and hit double down.. you'll usually get an ace. Simple.
  • i am banned from all these but no achievement. i was wondering if you had to go back back to each one or try to play the tables again b4 the achievement pops.
  • o.k. i found it somewhere else i read that you have to wait for the pit boss to come up to you after each big win other wise it won't count.
  • Ultra Luxe is 15,000, the Tops is 10,000 and Gomarrah is 9,000 caps. have fun =]
  • Having a good luck stat for this is key. I was playing blackjack at the casinos and struggled for ninety minutes to get up 2000 caps (betting the table maximum) through smart odds-on plays. I took advice from this thread and bought the luck add-on and the Naughty Nightwear to improve my luck, returned to the casinos, and was banned from all three of them within 90 minutes total (and walked away 34,000 caps richer). Also, if you don't have perfect luck, knowing when to surrender after the deal to only lose half your bet is a great way to mitigate your losses.
  • Is there still a way to gamble at a casino if the guards are hostile toward you? Do i need to kill all of the Omerta thugs at the Gamorrah or will they eventually go back to friendly/neutral towards me?
  • Good question on the hostility. I think since the Omertas aren't a faction with which you have a reputation, you might be able to smooth things over with them by staying away for a couple of days, and then return to see if they've calmed down. Just remember that if you kill the cashier in the cage, there is no way to cash out or get more chips. If staying away doesn't calm them down, you're going to have to load a previous save.
  • how much do i got to win to get banned? and is there a way to make sure u win?
  • @13ip0lar, great solution) Have this achievement also in about 90 minutes, but without reloadinds, damage taken and even without shooting to anybody. That's great trick to start an easy game (I mean lots of money and reinforced combat armor). @Browny Bram, Gomorrah 9000 The Tops 10000 Ultra-Luxe 15000
  • Is there anyway to get chips at the UltraLuxe if the casier is dead?
  • the ultra luxe is harder cos there is no slot machines which you can get banned from 1 spin if u get lucky
  • with luck 9 and the naughty nightwear (+1 luck), head to the casinos and play ONLY blackjack. double down on any and everything except 20 (which you should stay). repeat this for all the casinos and you'll have the achievement in less than an hour.
  • Luck 6 at the beginning + luck implant + Naughty Nightwear was enough for me to get this achievement. Played the slots at Gomorrah and the Tops. In Ultra-Luxe had to play blackjack since the roulette "avoids" the number you bet. Roulette might work better with luck 9 or 10. I recommend blackjack over roulette though.
  • If you really want to break the bank, start playing blackjack until you get close to the max for each casino(for example, Tops max=10000, stop playing at 9500) and then switch to slots, betting max. With a high luck(I had 9), it shouldn't take long to hit the jackpot. Not sure what the max jackpot is on slots, but the one I hit at the Tops was 16000 caps. I got banned from Gomorrah with 16000 caps and the Tops with 25000 caps .
  • According to the Fallout wiki page, there is an alternate method to obtain this achievement I haven't seen anyone reference yet. Simply use the slot machines and bet the maximum until you run out of chips. If you hit the Jackpot, its around 32,000 caps I believe, which will get you booted from the casino. This strategy however only works for the Gommorrah and The Tops because the Ultra Luxe does not have slot machine. If you run out chips, simply reload your save and blow all them all again. As previously mentioned, I'm pretty sure the LCK stat plays into slots as well.
  • I kinda didn't want to do this...
  • i already have 10 luck on my character, if i buy implant and nightwear, will it go up to 12 or will there be no difference?
  • @37 10 is the max.
  • slots is one of the best ways to get loads of caps i used it in the Atomic Wrangler to and got banned from there! its alos handy to go in there if u wana rush this achievement at the start of the game and get the caps to get into the strip ( if you had low speech like me and cudnt get the passport for 500 caps )I started a new game to get this (put my luck up to 10 ) and got to the Strip really fast just rush through the whole thing until you get there.
  • very easy method (mentioned above by thedude) - set Luck to 10, sprint to Vegas and beat blackjack like a red-headed stepchild
  • EDIT: and double down on anything over 10 cause you almost always win those (this has already been said, i'm just confirming the method)
  • do tou know, you can just shoot all of the guards in the casionos, leave, and when you go back in they will ban you
  • Depending on if you want this achievement fast or not, simply start a new game and on the doctor's tester machine put you're luck all the way to 10 (you need 10 luck for this Achievement) after that i would advise you to mayb to 3-5 missions for XP and put all of you're points on science, that way you can convince the robot at the door of the strip to let you in without paying him and without doing the mission for the kings. You will need around 80 science for this. Then once inside the strip play black jack as it is the easiest to get this Achievement, when playing simply double down on anything 10 or over and you will win for sure. Keep this up till the floor manger of the casino say's something like ''Okay buddy you've had enough time to leave'' then a message will come up saying ''you
  • part 2: ''you have been banned from the casino'' just move on to the next and do the same process. You should get this achievement in about one hour if that. and the missions i mean like the main missions where you get about 1300 xp just do them till you get 80 in science
  • This one is taking forever! Naughty nightwear and all. Might try #35's method.
  • I find double downing on a 10 is stupid >.< I always get boned even with 10 luck. I always double down on 11 because for me it seems to be the only way to get a 10 or face card from doubling down.
  • I totally got cheated out of this achievement. Banned from all casinos. WTF. Slots are the way to go BTW, won 36K at the gomorrah.
  • it's really easy if you have high luck and just keep playing blackjack. when you win around 8-9k save and hit the roulette table and max bet on any specific number i typically pick 17 black as it's my "lucky" number. if your number fails just reload.
  • How long does this take?
  • Im wondering after you get banned will i be able to go back to that table or whatever it may be and play and stuff? And does the luck also help you on the slots??
  • the way im doing this now is make a character with 10 luck and get your 3 globes cemetary the one in the followers and the one in cocktail lounge then steal the wapons from silver rush sell those to the gun runners and then get into vegas ...then give house your globes you will have about 8000 caps from here do the betting i got banned from two casinos in 20 mins and thats from a new save which i spent about 20 mins to get to vegas
  • Just got this with a luck of 7(+) wearing the naughty nightwear, 1st recon beret and the rebreather......lol
  • Got banned from The Tops and Gomorrah...went to the Ultra Luxe to find I couldn't buy any chips...killed too many people...gotta start over...suck
  • 1. Buy 1000 chips 2. Go to blackjack table and save 3. Play blackjack and place maximum bet (200) on each hand, Play 2-3 hands. If you win a lot (400-600) then exit and save. If you lose a lot then simply reload your save before you started playing blackjack. 4. Keep playing and you will eventually get kicked out when your winnings get at 9000 chips or more. Takes about an hour or so for each casino and its by far the easiest way imo.
  • Hey everyone, I've a little problem with this. I got banned from the gomorrah and the ultra luxe and when I wanted to gamble at the tops I couldn't because I was banned there already! Without gambling! WTF!? Is it because I already finished "the house always wins II" where I had a firefight with benny's guys before?
  • @Mudse probably, since the fraction stuff in new vegas can be very annyoing sometimes...
  • and generally, one does not have to push luck to 10, i had 9 and played blackjack in every casino without any idea what i was doing and got the achievement after maybe 20 minutes.
  • Blackjack is probably the easiest way.
  • Slots is the way to go. Just got banned from Gamorrah after hitting the jackpot twice. Took about 15 minutes. Netted just over $16,000 in caps. Now off to The Tops and Ultra Luxe! BTW, my luck is only 6 plus wearing naughty nightwear brings it to 7.
  • I've been banned from all for casino's and the achievement has'nt popped up. It was a new game and just made a break for New Vagas do i need to continue the main quest to unlock it or something???
  • i found this one easy all i did was start the game with a person that was at about 7 luck then as i made my way to the strip i leveled it up using a perks that you get to level up special attributes. then when it was at 10 i grabed the nauty night wear that is sold at mic and ralfs. witch made my luck 11 then went to the strip played some slots first then went to black jack for the rest of the time. didnt take as long as i thought it would.
  • I have the same problem with achievement not unlocking. Been cut off at all casinos on strip and the silver rush and not unlocking. even cashed the chips in. Anyone know whats up?
  • For everyone who has problems with the tops casino, read this: If the tops happens to be your enemies and start to shoot you when you enter. Don`t be afraid. You can still unlock the achievement. What I did was run like fuck upstairs and try to catch up to the lady that gives you chips. If you don`t see her run around the casino(not shooting or attacking anyone) until you find her.(The tops cashier or something.) Ask her for chips and she will top and talk to you and give you chips. Now run down to a blackjack table and start playing. As long as you keep pressing "play blackjack" when the manager stops you to give you things you can keep playing without the guards attacking you. Play until you have 10k and when you get stopped from playing after the 10k run out without attacki
  • continued^^ Play until you have 10k and when you get stopped from playing after the 10k run out without attacking anyone and it will count. I just did this and went on to the Ultra luxe and won there and the achievement unlocked.
  • This achievement is a little bit glitched. For some reason I did not get it on my first playthrough even though I got banned from all three casinos (and even Atomic Wrangler). After that I started a new game with Luck of 10 and rushed to the Strip and got the achievement. Here are some quick tips to make this achievement easy. Have luck of 9 or 10 (or even 7 or 8 but you need to work somewhat more and should have basic understanding of Blackjack). When the to cards you get equals 1-8: Deal normally 9-18: Double Down 19-20: Stay
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  • I got banned from all casino's (No DLCs included): Gomorroh(The Strip) The Ultra Luxe(The Strip) The Tops(The Strip) Atomic Wrangler(Freeside) Vikki and Vance(Primm) I've done them all and won like 50k caps. Good luck ;)
  • this is a pain in the a**
  • i love this achievement
  • this takes forever to get
  • Fuck this achievement. Took me forever.
  • Glitched on me. Got banned from all three by playing blackjack and the achievement never popped.

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