Finally Red Dead Online has left the Beta, introducing new activities such as Poker. In this mini-guide, we will give you some useful tips to win at Poker and make money in the Red Dead Redemption 2 online mode.
Now you can find tables to play Poker at Blackwater, Saint-Denis, Tumbleweed, Valentine and Flatneck Station. Each table can accommodate up to 6 players, with the possibility of inviting a friend for a private match.
Red Dead Online Poker games follow the rules of Texas hold’em variant, with two cards in each player’s hand and the five cards in the center of the table. The objective of the game, of course, is to win the pot by beating all opponents. You will succeed in two ways: having the best combination of table cards in your hands, or bluffing with your bets to convince your opponents to leave the game. Here are some useful tips to play your cards better, win games and make money.
Tricks and strategies to win at Poker in Red Dead Online
Study the opponent’s bets
Always keep an eye on the players who bet before you, in order to get an idea of the cards in their possession. If opponents tend to knock or never raise, for example, it is very likely that they have no points and no high cards in their hands. So take advantage of the situation to your advantage: if you have a good point, keep a low profile in bets and raises, so as to get as many opponents as possible to the showdown. If you have nothing, you can try bluffing by aiming high, pushing other players to let go. But be careful not to risk when an opponent follows you, as he may have a point: in this case you should give up your hand as soon as possible.
Play aggressively, without exaggerating
If you have the first bet, try to start the pot by a fairly high amount, betting a fair amount of dollars. Even during raises, try to shell out some extra money compared to the opponents ahead of you on the table, but don’t overdo it. By aiming too high, in fact, the other players will tend to leave the hand, unless we have some good cards. So use this strategy based on your willingness to get to the final showdown.
All-in at the right time
Making the best use of the all-in can allow you to win games and make money, especially if you are among the richest players sitting at the table. At the bottom left of the screen is the amount of fish available to each player. When opponents don’t have enough dollars to follow you, you can start all-in to keep them from getting to the final showdown. If instead you are in possession of a good hand and an opponent continues to follow you, you can do it well by aiming for the all-in.
In all its variations, Poker is largely a psychological game. Since in Red Dead Online you will compete with other players in the flesh around the world, to get the best of the green table you will have to prepare yourself to be unpredictable, following your instincts. In some cases, it will be better to rely on the good cards of your hand, while in other circumstances it will be more convenient to bluff. Always remember that this reasoning also applies to inverted parts: on the other hand, adversaries will tend to be unpredictable and confuse you with their bets. Never trust anyone.