Wild Card: Side Bets

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Wild Card: Side Bets
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Some big decisions await
Quest data
LocationNew Vegas Strip
Given ByYes Man
RewardSupport from various factions during the Second Battle of Hoover Dam
Technical
Editor ID?
Base ID00157322
Related quests
previous:
Wild Card: Ace in the Hole
leads to:
Wild Card: Finishing Touches
Wild Card: Change in Management
Wild Card: You and What Army?
 
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Wild Card: Side Bets is a main quest in Fallout: New Vegas, given by Yes Man.

Synopsis[edit | edit source]

In order to gain support for an Independent Vegas and efforts at the Second Battle of Hoover Dam, the Courier must make contact with the various tribes of the Mojave.

Walkthrough[edit | edit source]

  1. Gain the favor of the Boomers at Nellis Air Force Base. Their favor can be gain by completing Volare! Alternatively, Yes Man can be told to ignore the Boomers altogether.
  2. Deal with the Brotherhood of Steel in the Hidden Valley bunker.
    1. The Brotherhood can be destroyed by use of the self-destruction terminal within the bunker through the use of three keycards carried by Elder McNamara, Head Paladin Hardin and Head Scribe Taggart or by simply hacking the terminal (Science 100 is required), forgoing the need to get the key cards. There is also the option to simple kill every member of the Brotherhood through conventional means.
    2. Alternatively, the Brotherhood of Steel can be convinced to support the New California Republic by negotiating with Elder McNamara after NCR Colonel Moore orders the Brotherhood eradication. After some convincing McNamara will support the NCR to avoid further conflict with them. If Hardin is Elder, negotiations are impossible.
  3. Gain the favor of the Great Khans at Red Rock Canyon.
    1. This done by completing Oh my Papa and convincing Papa Khan to break his allegiance to Caesar.
    2. Alternatively, the Great Khans can be wiped out through conventional means.
  4. Gain the favor of the Omertas inside Gomorrah on the New Vegas Strip by completing How Little We Know.
  5. Fix the White Glove Society's problem with cannibalism, by entering the Ultra-Luxe on the New Vegas Strip and completing Beyond the Beef.
  6. Once contact has been made with all factions, tell Yes Man which one should be ignored and who have offered the support.

Quest stages[edit | edit source]

StageStatusDescription
1 Make contact with the Brotherhood of Steel
2 Visit the White Glove Society at the Ultra-Luxe casino
3 Observe the Omertas at their casino, Gomorrah
4 Go to Red Rock Canyon and make contact with Great Khans
5 Make contact with the boomers at Nellis AFB
6 (Optional) Tell Yes Man that you've decided to ignore the White Glove Society.
7 Inform Yes Man that you've fixed the White Glove Society's cannibalism problem.
8 Inform Yes Man that the Omertas are no longer a threat.
9 (Optional) Return to Yes Man and tell him that the Boomers can be ignored.
10 Tell Yes Man that the Boomers have vowed to support you.
11 Inform Yes Man that you convinced the Great Khans to leave the Mojave.
12 Inform Yes Man that you've convinced the Brotherhood of Steel to help the NCR.

Notes[edit | edit source]

Main quests
Act 1Ain't That a Kick in the Head · Back in the Saddle · By a Campfire on the Trail · They Went That-a-Way · Ring-a-Ding-Ding!
Act 2Wild Card (Wild Card: Ace in the Hole, Change in Management, You and What Army?, Side Bets, Finishing Touches) · The House Always Wins (I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII) · Render Unto Caesar · Et Tumor, Brute? · Things That Go Boom · Kings' Gambit · For the Republic, Part 2 · You'll Know It When It Happens/Arizona Killer
Act 3No Gods, No Masters · All or Nothing · Veni, Vidi, Vici · Eureka!
Side quests
New California RepublicAnywhere I Wander · Back in Your Own Backyard · Bitter Springs Infirmary Blues · Boulder City Showdown · Can You Find It in Your Heart? · Climb Ev'ry Mountain · Don't Tread on the Bear! · Emergency Radio · Eye for an Eye · Flags of Our Foul-Ups · Hard Luck Blues · I Don't Hurt Anymore · I Put a Spell on You · Keep Your Eyes on the Prize · Medical Mystery · No, Not Much · Pressing Matters · Restoring Hope · Return to Sender · That Lucky Old Sun · The White Wash · There Stands the Grass · Three-Card Bounty · We Will All Go Together · You Can Depend on Me
Caesar's LegionBeware the Wrath of Caesar! · Caesar's Favor · Caesar's Foe · Caesar's Hire · Cold, Cold Heart · I Hear You Knocking · The Finger of Suspicion · We Are Legion
The StripBeyond the Beef · Bye Bye Love · Classic Inspiration · How Little We Know · Pheeble Will · Talent Pool · The House Has Gone Bust! · The Moon Comes Over the Tower
Freeside & Outer VegasBirds of a Feather · Bleed Me Dry · Debt Collector · G.I. Blues · High Times · Someone To Watch Over Me · The Coyotes · Wang Dang Atomic Tango
BoomersAnt Misbehavin' · Sunshine Boogie · Volare! · Young Hearts
Great KhansAba Daba Honeymoon · Cry Me a River · Don't Make a Beggar of Me · Oh My Papa
Powder GangBooted · I Fought the Law · Run Goodsprings Run · Why Can't We Be Friends?
Brotherhood of SteelEyesight to the Blind · Still in the Dark · Tend to Your Business
OtherCome Fly With Me · Crazy, Crazy, Crazy · Ghost Town Gunfight · Guess Who I Saw Today · Left My Heart · My Kind of Town · The Legend of the Star and A Valuable Lesson · Unfriendly Persuasion · Wheel of Fortune
Companion questsED-E My Love · For Auld Lang Syne · Heartache by the Number · I Could Make You Care · I Forgot to Remember to Forget · Nothin' But a Hound Dog · One For My Baby
Unmarked questsA Bit of Slap and Tickle · Access Powers · All Fired Up! · Andy and Charlie · Arachnophobia · Arizona Scavenger · Barton the Fink · Bear Necessities · Big Winner (Atomic Wrangler, The Gomorrah, The Tops, Ultra-Luxe, Vikki & Vance) · Bounty Killer (I, II) · Brotherhood Bond (I, II) · Caching in at the Cove · Cajoling a Cudgel · Claws Mended · Claws Out · Dealing with Contreras · Defacing the Humble Stone · Democracy Inaction · Don't Poke at the Bear · Eddie's Emissary · Exhumin' Nature · Flogging a Dead Corpse · Friend of the Followers · Getting a Leg Up from Andy · Gland for Some Home Cooking · Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger · Hat's Entertainment · Help for Halford · Hidden Valley computer virus · Highway to the Danger Zone (I, II) · Honorary Rocketeer · I Love Bananas · Iron and Stealing · Keith's Caravan Charade · Laurifer Gladiator · Lenk's Bad Debts · Lily and Leo · Long-Term Care · Malleable Mini Boomer Minds · Maud's Muggers · Meeting an Equal · Missing a Few Missiles · Not Worth a Hill of Corn and Beans · Of Boomers and Education · Old School Ghoul · A Pair of Dead Desperados (I, II) · Papers, Please · Pistol Packing · Playing on the Old Joana · Poor Meat Never Makes Good Soup · Powder to the People · Power to the People · Proper Burial · Razzle Dazzle! · Reach for the Sky, Mister! · Rest and Resupply · Ringo's Caravan Rules · Rotface's Loose Lips · The Screams of Brahmin · Silus Treatment · Short-Term Treatment · Smooth-Talking Criminal · Strategic Nuclear Moose · Straus Calls · Strip Search · Saving (or Savaging) Sergeant Teddy · Stocking Up · Suits You, Sarah · A Team of Moronic Mercenaries · Team Spirit · The Thorn Mayhem · Thought for the Day · Tourist Traipse · Trudy's Radio Repair · A Trusted Aide · Useless Baubles or Fancy Trinkets? · We Must Stop Beating Like This · We Must Stop Meeting Like This (I, II, III, IV) · Wind-Brahmin Wrangler · You Gotta Break Out a Few Eggs · You Make Me Feel Like a Woman
Cut contentIcon cut.png Cut questsAuto-Inject Quest · Bright and Shiny · Chip Provenance · Debug Topics · Jailhouse Rock · Meat of Champions (quest) · TempMan · The Thorn Mayhem · Underpass Water Purifier · Viva Las Vegas! · Welcome to Fabulous New Vegas
Add-on quests
Dead MoneySierra Madre Grand Opening! · Find Collars (8: "Dog", 12: Christine, 14: Dean Domino) · Fires in the Sky · Strike Up the Band · Mixed Signals · Trigger the Gala Event · Put the Beast Down · Last Luxuries · Curtain Call at the Tampico · Heist of the Centuries · Big Winner, Sierra Madre
Honest HeartsA Family Affair · Arrival at Zion · Bighorners of the Eastern Virgin · Chaos in Zion · Civilized Man's Burden · Crush the White Legs · Deliverer of Sorrows  · Departing Paradise · Flight from Zion · Gathering Storms · Gone Fishin' · Happy Trails Expedition · Prisoners of War · Retake the Bridge · River Monsters · Rite of Passage · Roadside Attraction · Sanctity of the Dead · The Advance Scouts  · The Treacherous Road · The Grand Staircase · Tourist Trap
Old World BluesAll My Friends Have Off Switches · A Brain's Best Friend · Coming Out of Her Shell · Field Research · He Came... And Went · Influencing people · Midnight Science Fiction Feature! · Old World Blues · On The Same Wavelength · Picking Your Brains · Project X-13 · Sonic Emitter Upgrade · Welcome to the Big Empty · What's In A Name? · When Visitors Attack · X-2: Strange Transmissions! · X-8 Data Retrieval Test · X-8: High School Horror! · X-13: Attack of the Infiltrator!
Lonesome RoadThe Reunion · The Silo · The Job · The Launch · The Tunnelers · The Divide · The Courier · The End · The Apocalypse