This is nothing compared to what's waiting for you up in the penthouse.Mr. House

Lucky 38 penthouse is a location in the Lucky 38 casino. It is where the Courier first "meets" Mr. House.


The player character enters on the top level of a two-level circular penthouse that occupies the top of the Lucky 38 tower. If Mr. House is still alive, Victor stands next to the elevator, and the player character will find Jane, a friendly robot who will talk about Mr. House and will offer to buy snow globes from the player character for 2,000 caps each.

Down the stairs to the left on the lower level is a terminal with a large display screen where the player character can communicate with Mr. House, if he is still alive, or Yes Man, if his personality has been installed into the mainframe during Wild Card: Change in Management.

To the left of the large terminal and tucked behind a staircase is a terminal on the wall with a Hard lock. This terminal opens the secret door to Mr. House's inner sanctum, allowing access to an elevator to the control room, where the actual Mr. House can be found. The terminal can also be unlocked with the access codes, which the player character gets by obtaining either a Lucky 38 VIP keycard or the platinum chip. Opening the door via the terminal will immediately turn the securitrons hostile and fail The House Always Wins, if that quest is active.

There are some other miscellaneous rooms and furniture, including safe storage containers and a bed the player character can sleep in.


  • If the player character kills Mr. House, Jane will no longer be there, which removes the option of selling snow globes. The achievement can still be unlocked, as the player character just needs to collect all seven to get the achievement, but the snow globes will not leave the inventory and cannot be placed on the stand in the Lucky 38 presidential suite.
  • Almost everything in the Lucky 38 is marked "unowned" and can be taken with no Karma penalty.
  • If one flies above the penthouse with the console command tcl, they will see a door that can't be accessed. In the G.E.C.K., this door is referred to as "HouseInnerSecretDoor."
  • There are three protectrons in a room in the penthouse. They seem to be just statues, and one of them is a Nuka-Cola security protectron.
  • When demonstrating the Mark II software upgrade to the player character during the quest The House Always Wins, Mr. House states that the grenade launcher upgrade is part of the Mark II software. However, if the player character becomes hostile to the penthouse securitrons, they will use grenade launchers against the Courier even if they have not yet provided the platinum chip containing said upgrade to Mr. House.
  • There is an unused worldspace climate intended for this interior called Lucky38WorldSpaceClimate, but it was assigned UrbanWorldSpaceClimate instead.
  • If the player character manages to get themselves outside, they will find that the interior is floating high above a barren desert with nothing of note except a smaller version of Mr. House sitting on the ground.


The Lucky 38 penthouse appears only in Fallout: New Vegas.


PCIcon pc Xbox 360Icon xbox360 On the bookshelf opposite Mr. House, if the Courier takes or moves any of the books a positioning glitch will occur, rendering the player character unable to take any more.[verified]


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