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Davis309

Gambler Challenge 8

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Having trouble with Gambler Challenge 8, "Win 3 hands of Blackjack with 3 hits or more". I've been at it for 4+ hours and only got it done once. Four times in a row I've hit 3 times and stood on fairly respectable numbers but all four times the dealer stood on 20 and I either pushed or lost. What's the deal with this? Any advice?

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guardian1816

sh*t is rigged bro...keep at it and eventually the game will decide to let you have it.   Took me a retarded long time....just wait for the next one 😃

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Davis309
1 minute ago, guardian1816 said:

sh*t is rigged bro...keep at it and eventually the game will decide to let you have it.   Took me a retarded long time....just wait for the next one 😃

Man that sucks, also found out splits don't help if one of the hands bust. I hit 3 times on a split and one of my hands busted while the other landed on 21 and it didn't give the challenge to me. Still at 1/3, was hoping for some sort of trick to help me get this done. 😫

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guardian1816
1 minute ago, Davis309 said:

Man that sucks, also found out splits don't help if one of the hands bust. I hit 3 times on a split and one of my hands busted while the other landed on 21 and it didn't give the challenge to me. Still at 1/3, was hoping for some sort of trick to help me get this done. 😫

There is none...after this you get to win 3 hands of dominoes in a row.....I played dominoes for 7 hours straight so far and ive gotten close but the RNG gods hate me....or its actually programmed to be a royal pain in the ass

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Davis309
1 minute ago, guardian1816 said:

There is none...after this you get to win 3 hands of dominoes in a row.....I played dominoes for 7 hours straight so far and ive gotten close but the RNG gods hate me....or its actually programmed to be a royal pain in the ass

Welp. forget this then. Thanks for the advice.

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Nah Tso Gud

I think the Blackjack one took me less than an hour.

 

That was with getting screwed over on a push on a 21 and 20 too.

 

I varied my bets pretty well, maybe that had something to do with it...

 

I just say keep hitting on everything... you have a 15 and the dealer is showing a 4? Hit until bust or 3 cards. It's not much money.

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paddymcg
On 11/8/2018 at 3:13 AM, guardian1816 said:

There is none...after this you get to win 3 hands of dominoes in a row.....I played dominoes for 7 hours straight so far and ive gotten close but the RNG gods hate me....or its actually programmed to be a royal pain in the ass

I've heard it said before that for the dominos challenge you can leave if you're about to lose the round and it doesn't break the streak.

 

I can't confirm though as I'm still on number 8. I got it 3 times yesterday but the dealer beat me twice. I felt like the game was mocking me at times because the guy sitting next to me hit 3 times and won and even the dealer managed to draw 3 cards at one stage.

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Davis309
On ‎11‎/‎7‎/‎2018 at 10:39 PM, Nah Tso Gud said:

I think the Blackjack one took me less than an hour.

 

That was with getting screwed over on a push on a 21 and 20 too.

 

I varied my bets pretty well, maybe that had something to do with it...

 

I just say keep hitting on everything... you have a 15 and the dealer is showing a 4? Hit until bust or 3 cards. It's not much money.

so far I'm 6 or 7 hours into the blackjack challenge and at 1/3, I hit every time until I get to 3 hits no matter what the number is, losing 2 cents isn't a bother to me. I've either pushed or lost about 6 hands or more now with 3 hits on them. I guess I'll try varying my bets..

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Jmac

I got the Blackjack, Dominoes, and Poker challenges (8, 9, 10) all done in under a couple of hours.  The Blackjack one I expected to take a long time, but probably completed it in about half an hour or so and only lost $0.16 (all $0.02 bets in Rhodes).  Dominoes took about an hour at Emerald Ranch.  Poker probably around half an hour in Valentine.

 

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Shadowfennekin

I can't even get past the first blackjack challenge.... an hour and not a single hand won.

Wish you could skip turns like in poker

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LeftTurnus

I got one to hit playing in Van Horn then hit a wall.

Moved to Rhodes to continue and got the other two. Took about 5 hours overall. I did some things in-between. Was definitely grindy to say the least...

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Qbert

It took awhile for the 3 card charlie as well, in fact I went from like a good weight to underweight and my horse became malnourished because I watched many a sunrise from the table. Luckily I was only betting 2© a bet so it wasn't a wallet breaker. I just wish I had the dominoes challenge started back when I was playing it with tilly back at camp

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ibsmokin

Dominoes isn’t hard. Play at emerald against one opponent. Makes a difference. Just make a save after every win. If they start beating you in points just back out and start a new game. It won’t f*ck up progress. I had never played before doing these challenges and it only took me maybe 45 minutes. Half hour of that was winning the first game. Then I crushed him no problem. Just try and work both sides of the game so you always have a move and get rid of all high tiles as fast as you can so if they do win the round you don’t give up many points. My best round I picked up 41 points. 

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LFC_Buc

I’ve been playing 3hrs solid for 1 win. Lost count of the times I hit 18 after 5 Cards only for the dealer to hit 19 or 20. This really is a shocker to do but will get it cause quitting isn’t in my nature.

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Jimbatron
Posted (edited)

I feel your pain, having done it twice now on my two 100% play throughs.

 

It's completely down to luck. That said, you'll get it quicker if you don't mind losing hands and play like a complete burk, i.e. hit on daft numbers like 19 and 20. In my last one I actually got it by hitting on 20 with four cards and drawing an ace. But it's going to happen roughly 1/13 times (depending on what cards are face up already).

 

I had a go at doing the maths here:

You should be able to win with a 5 card trick once in every 33 hands. I got it on my attempts in an hour and a half of playing or there abouts which feels consistent (1 hand per minute, got to wait for cards to be deal, other players to play etc). Obviously if you are unlucky it will take a bit longer.

 

 

I recommend playing when hungover/tired/unproductive and you're unlikely to get anything more challenging completed in game or in real life!

 

For Dominoes in Challenge 9 play at Emerald Ranch against one players. Maintain a mix of numbers in your hand where possible and try to leave your opponent with numbers they won't be able to go off. For example, if you leave them with a 2 and a 5 at the ends, and they draw a tile, as soon as they pick one that allows them to go, they place it. Which means they still have no 2s and 5s... you get the idea.

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TexasOdysseus

The gambling challenges in this game are really a biotch. I'm struggling with them too.

 

For anyone here who plays poker or blackjack, you kind of have to suspend your knowledge a bit and defy the mathematical inclinations you would normally make your decisions on.

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Tonesta

I my first playthrough I did everything else - all the missions, all the Strangers, all the collectibles, all the bounties/legendary animals & fish/gang hideouts, all the necessary compendium items and all the other miscellaneous stuff for total completion.

 

But I could not bring myself to get through Gambler Challenge #8.....I sat down at a Blackjack table on 2 or 3 occasions, only to stand up again after only a few hands when I remembered the pointlessness and idiocy of the challenge, and how it encourages you to play terrible blackjack.

 

So I finished with ~98.5% (because I knew I wasn't going to finish GC8, I didn't bother with a few of the other more tedious challenges either). And I've now come to terms with it and am fine leaving it there!

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Jimbatron
18 hours ago, TexasOdysseus said:

The gambling challenges in this game are really a biotch. I'm struggling with them too.

 

For anyone here who plays poker or blackjack, you kind of have to suspend your knowledge a bit and defy the mathematical inclinations you would normally make your decisions on.

That’s the part that annoys me. If you play sensibly it will take you longer to get these challenges - to accelerate it you’re trying to force a rare event.

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LFC_Buc

Well I’ve now completed all 10. Was very lucky I got from 1/3 on Gambler 8 to finishing all in about an hour of playing. Am so relieved, now onto the Hunting quests

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Jimbatron
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18 hours ago, LFC_Buc said:

Well I’ve now completed all 10. Was very lucky I got from 1/3 on Gambler 8 to finishing all in about an hour of playing. Am so relieved, now onto the Hunting quests

If you struggle to find some I put together a guide here to 100% which has locations for all hunting requests.

 

I’ve noticed some YouTube guides recommending what I believe to be suboptimal locations. For instance you can find a robin at several different places but there are always loads at the banks of the Upper Montana river.

Edited by Jimbatron

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LFC_Buc
4 hours ago, Jimbatron said:

If you struggle to find some I put together a guide here to 100% which has locations for all hunting requests.

 

I’ve noticed some YouTube guides recommending what I believe to be suboptimal locations. For instance you can find a robin at several different places but there are always loads at the banks of the Upper Montana river.

 

Thanks for this it will come in handy. I already have the Robin it’s the Chipmunk causing me a headache,can’t find one anywhere.

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Jimbatron
4 hours ago, LFC_Buc said:

 

Thanks for this it will come in handy. I already have the Robin it’s the Chipmunk causing me a headache,can’t find one anywhere.

As in the guide I had a lot of luck finding them between fort Riggs and Riggs station. Late afternoon to early evening. Then the same area at night for the opossum.

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LFC_Buc
44 minutes ago, Jimbatron said:

As in the guide I had a lot of luck finding them between fort Riggs and Riggs station. Late afternoon to early evening. Then the same area at night for the opossum.

Ok ty I will try there and thx for the guide.

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Bakamomo
Posted (edited)

I dreaded having to complete gambler 8 and 9 and saved them for last.

But I managed to do 8 in about half an hour in Rhodes. Stood up when I got dealt bad hands (over 9-10) and saved after every win (read somewhere that you can also sit next to the dealer to see your cards faster but did not do that.) 

And I actually enjoyed (!) 9. Did it in one run against one opponent at Emerald Station (just try to get rid of doubles first, then blanks and try to keep as many options as possible - do not complicate things by going for points). If there are more opponents than one, lasso them, leave and return (do not hogtie). 

Edited by Bakamomo

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t-p-d-a

my time was 2h and 31m, non stop, without Save/Load in Rhodes. I had four times "3 hits" but one time the banker won. I wachted a movie on my laptop during playing BlackJack on PS4. I read alot of this challenge. Some people did that with 90min, other 2h... it's just luck and really random. I don't think so Save/Load helps...

 

I didn't know how many cards in the games. 1x 52cards or 2x 52cards but the lower cards (A - 5) are in percent 38,5%, the higher cards are more 61,5%

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MarlboroMan1995

I got so lucky with challenge #8. Just completed it other day. Probably took me between 20-30 min. tops. However, dominos on #9 took a bit. I had a score of around 30, and had won two consecutive games at emerald station and had to draw all the dominos and lost. 

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