Red Dead Redemption is one of the most famous adventure games developed by Rockstar Games. Like Grand Theft Auto (also developed by Rockstar), the game take place in a free world environment with tons of mini-games, including dueling, playing blackjack, and poker. All the action is set in the Old Wild West.
The multiplayer mode allows matches between a maximum of 6 players; they can be friends or just random people sitting at the table playing Red Dead Online.
Poker and Red Dead Redemption 2
Actually, a mission requires joining a poker match (Who Is Not Without Sin), but actually, your results don’t matter; you can sit and play at the table as long as you want because all you need is to stand up and continue the adventure. After this, you’ll be able to visit other poker locations and play whenever you want.
There are also several gambling challenges related to poker in the game:
- Win five hands
- Bust a player in 3 different locations
- Win 3 hands in a row
In May 2019, Rockstar rolled out an update that included a free-mode to play poker with players from around the world in five locations:
- Saint Denis
- Flatneck Station
You can also cheat playing poker at Red Dead Redemption 2. To do this, you’ll need the Elegant Suit (you can get it by starting a multiplayer game), and in your turn, you can hide a card in your hand after playing another mini-game.
What are the rules of poker in Red Dead Redemption 2?
When you sit down to play at a poker table in Red Dead Redemption 2, the rules will be displayed in a pop-up window, so if you’ve never played before, the game is a great place to learn.
The game played is Texas Hold ’em, and the rules are standard: you’ll get two hole cards, and the goal is to get the best combination of five cards. The best combination is called a straight flush, a combination of five consecutive cards of the same symbol that begins with a ten and ends with an ace.
The great thing about poker is that the best hand doesn’t always win; you can bluff your opponent by pretending you have a strong combination and forcing him to fold. The “poker face” expression was born due to this.
Tips for playing poker in Red Dead Redemption 2
- Your opponents never bluff. If they bet all their chips and your hand is not strong, better fold;
- Almost any bet you have made will be called, so take advantage of it when you have a good hand;
- You can reload your game just before joining the poker game so you can recover your chips if you lose all of them.
Please note that these tips apply only for a regular game, but not for playing against human players.