The Ultra-Luxe is a luxurious pre-War resort featuring the finest quality accommodations and a world-class restaurant, the Gourmand. Before the Great War, a mob shootout took place in the casino on July 13, 2072. After the war, Mr. House recruited nearby tribes to move to New Vegas and operate the casinos, of one which became the Ultra-Luxe's White Glove Society.
Members of the White Glove Society are well-dressed and well-spoken. The casino's prime attractions are its restaurant, the Gourmand and a cocktail lounge, Top Shelf. Roulette and Blackjack are offered.
As with any Strip casino, the Ultra-Luxe requires the player character to surrender weapons upon entry. Certain holdout weapons can be brought into the casino by choosing the option beginning with (keep holdout weapons). If the player character's Sneak skill is 50 or above, this option includes additional weapons.
Lobby and casino
The lobby, casino floor, and Top Shelf cocktail lounge are accessible past the front doors. Mortimer is located at the reception desk. The door to the cashier has an Average lock. There are three metal boxes within the cashier area at the bottom of a shelf that holds weapons and those of companions.
The basement kitchens of the Ultra-Luxe are accessible from the members-only area, where the door is unlocked, and by way of the Gourmand, behind a door with an Easy lock. The basement itself consists of a number of rooms, including Philippe's workspace, the pantry, the locked freezer containing Ted Gunderson, an elevator, and a wine room, containing a bottle of wine the player character can spike with sedatives as part of the quest Beyond the Beef.
The basement hallways are regularly patrolled by a small group of three White Glove Society members, who will initially be seen at the bottom of the first set of stairs "roasting" brahmin with flamers. They will confront the player character if they are caught in the basement without honorary White Glove Society membership or a White Glove Society disguise, and will turn hostile if the player cannot pass a Speech or Repair check.
Members only area
The Ultra-Luxe members-only area consists of a large dining room, adjoining prep room, reception area, closet, and 10-12 members of the White Glove Society, some of which are armed with dress canes and described as bouncers. The bouncers will be hostile towards the player character unless they have been inducted as an honorary member of the White Glove Society by Marjorie, and subsequently been given a key to the room. An alternative is to obtain a key and White Glove mask, and wear this disguise before entering the members-only area. An unlocked door in the prep area leads to the Ultra-Luxe's kitchens.
An indoor swimming pool converted into a bathhouse. It contains the steam room where the player character can meet the investigator's contact during the Beyond the Beef quest.
Bon Vivant suite
Access to the Bon Vivant suite is given to the player character for winning 11,250 chips in the casino. It is located in the hotel room area and is not to be mistaken for the penthouse suite in which Gunderson is staying. The room is average for the Ultra-Luxe and includes two beds that the Courier may sleep in. Most of the room's contents are set as "owned" and register as stealing if opened or taken.
Heck Gunderson is staying in this room, and has left several of his bodyguards here to watch the place. They will be hostile to the player character, so killing them or sneaking past them is required to loot the suite.
- The Ultra-Luxe offers Blackjack and Roulette.
- The Ultra-Luxe pays 3:2 on blackjack, and the dealer must stand on all 17s.
- Rewards and ban
Should the player acquire enough chips, the floor manager will offer increasingly valuable gifts, culminating in access to the Bon Vivant suite.
- 3,750+ chips = Atomic cocktail
- 7,500+ chips = Brahmin Wellington
- 11,250+ chips = Bon Vivant suite key
After the player character earns 15,000+ chips, they are permanently banned from playing games at the Ultra-Luxe. They can still use its other functions, such as the restaurant and cashing out their chips, but they cannot win any more chips.
- Brahmin Wellington recipe - On the counter in Philippe's kitchen.
- Sleepwear, which is a unique variant of sexy sleepwear - In the bathroom of the penthouse suite in an open-topped bin.
- Tuxedo hat - On Mortimer's corpse or reverse-pickpocketed.
- 94 white plates, 53 drinking glasses, 48 coffee mugs, 18 empty Sunset Sarsaparilla bottles in the kitchens.
- The first time approaching the Ultra-Luxe, NCR MPs are dancing in the fountain in front of the casino. They are surrounded by two securitrons and other NCR MPs, who tell them to get out of the fountain. Meanwhile, a loose brahmin may run across the street while being chased by an NCR trooper.
- The Ultra-Luxe has its own radio signal, titled "Ultra-Luxe radio signal" that can be seen entering the casino for the first time, but the station cannot be accessed through the Pip-Boy.
- The White Glove Society is the only place on the strip (excluding NCR) where reputation can be changed outside of the Strip.
- The cashier, like all other Strip cashiers, does not respawn when killed, making it impossible to cash in chips or buy new ones. The same is true for the bartenders.
- In the lobby and the Gourmand, some seats are marked as owned, though sitting on these will not count as a crime.
- The Ultra-Luxe floor manager is a generically named member of the White Glove Society.
- On a newspaper in Gomorrah, the Ultra-Luxe is referred to as the "Ultra Lux."
- The formal wear attire allows the player character to wear it without the faction affiliation of the White Glove Society attire.
- If the White Glove greeter is killed, he is one of the few staff members that respawn, but there is a short window of time (4 days, or 96 hours in "game time") before he respawns where the Ultra-Luxe can be entered without being greeted and still be able to keep all weapons without the weapons check.
- Behind the counter in the casino area are three bottles of Sunset Sarsaparilla which cannot be obtained.
- If the player character heads back to the kitchen where the beef flamers would normally be, there will be a large cleaver on a surgical table. However, the cleaver cannot be added to the inventory.
- The Courier could potentially lock themselves in the pantry using the terminal. There is subsequently no way out since the lock on the door can't be picked.
Behind the scenes
The music in the lobby and casino consists of the following tracks:
- Concerto For 2 Violins in D Minor - 2: Allegro ma non tanto - Johannes Sebastian Bach
- Concerto Grosso no. 10 in B Minor - 1: Allegro - Antonio Vivaldi
- Concerto Grosso no. 10 in B Minor - 3: Allegro - Antonio Vivaldi
- "Flower Duet" From Lakmé - Léo Delibes
- Four Seasons No. 4, Winter - 2: Largo - Antonio Vivaldi
- Piano Concerto No. 21 in C Major - 2: Andante - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
- "Spring Song" (Op 62, No 6) - Felix Mendelssohn
- Sometimes the White Gloves with the flamers in the kitchen temporarily have an unlimited amount of flamer fuel, not stopping to reload, it is also possible even after they are killed the noise of a flamer can still be heard in the vicinity.[verified]
- When in the Ultra-Luxe White Glove exclusive room sometimes White Glove members will be dead although it shows "Talk White Glove" you can look into their inventory.[verified]
- Very rarely, when playing blackjack or roulette, a common gambler will forcibly take the place of a White Glove that is a dealer.[verified]
- The script which returns items to you and your companion(s) as you leave the Ultra-Luxe does not check to ensure it is returning items to the correct companion, or even any companion at all. In the worst case this can result in all items previously held by your companion being removed from the game entirely.[verified]
- When cashing in chips for NCR or Legion money, the cashier will take the chips but will not give any NCR or Legion money in return. This bug occurs every time (it is not random) and results in a permanent loss of money.[verified]
- If you enter the Ultra-Luxe lobby with Rex as a companion, he may begin growling and run off and attack a non-player. This can cause the White Gloves to attack you. If this happens, reload the auto save triggered by entering the Ultra-Luxe and quickly tell Rex to wait.[verified]
- The female croupier who is running the roulette game on the east side of the casino floor may become unconscious when entering the casino area from the Strip. After a few seconds she will stand up and return to her original position behind the table.[verified]
- After completing Beyond the Beef, if you enter the penthouse, Mr. Gunderson's guards may not attack you. The marker on the compass will consistently flash to red and if you move they may start running around.[verified]
- Tops promoter gets stuck inside the casino near the front entrance. He does not move from there and doesn't return to the Tops casino.[verified] Rarely, the
- brahmin skulls which can be stolen. However, for one of them, there is a prompt but it has no name and cannot be stolen. It can be still moved around.[verified] In the kitchen, next to the White Gloves with Flamers, there are
- Although not technically a bug, entering the Members Only area without a disguise or "honorary membership" instantly flags the player as an enemy of the White Glove Society, effectively making the entire faction combat-hostile on sight. If the player does not have a recent save available to avoid the issue, the console command "ClearFactionPlayerEnemyFlag 00116f10" can be used to reset this variable.[verified]
- Sometimes when swimming in the pool located in the Ultra-Luxe Bathroom, your hair would become invisible.[verified]
- Sometimes, the members of the White Gloves don't make any sound during dialogues.[verified]
- Ultra-Luxe front sign
- Shanghai Sally: Casino Shootout
- Fallout: New Vegas Official Game Guide Collector's Edition pp. 345-348: "[2D.05] Ultra-Luxe Casino
The Ultra-Luxe is an establishment of ineradicable refinement that delicately conceals its operators' more questionable tendencies. Run by the Sawneys, the Ultra-Luxe pampers its clients and provides The Strip's most elite casino experience. A dress code is strictly enforced. All of the staff and family members are well-dressed, well-spoken, and well-behaved. The casino's prime attractions are its meat-oriented restaurant, The Gourmand, its cocktail lounge, Top Shell, and its art gallery. Roulette and blackjack are the only games offered."
(Fallout: New Vegas Official Game Guide Collector's Edition Tour of the Mojave Wasteland)
- The Courier: "Were you aware that the White Glove Society used to be cannibals?"
Robert House: " They've been good to their word. Put together one hell of a resort hotel, too. From what I hear, I'd want to eat at the Gourmand every night... if I were ambulatory."
(Robert House's dialogue)