“They wouldn’t be forced to leave the cruise ship, but… they’ll lose their chance to compete and will have to become spectators,” Qin Chu said.
“Oh, that’s good.” Her heart rested assured when she heard that the losers wouldn’t be forced to leave.
“Girl, don’t you worry. With your freakishly high intelligence, you won’t be one of the fifty to be eliminated.” Zhu Lingling grabbed Huo Mian’s neck and jokingly laughed.
“Girl, I’m worried about you being forced out after getting eliminated.” Huo Mian hopelessly looked at Zhu Lingling.
“Hahaha.” Gao Ran couldn’t stop laughing.
“What the hell are you laughing about, maybe you’ll get eliminated faster than me.” Zhu Lingling glared at Gao Ran.
“Impossible, although my IQ isn’t as high as Huo Mian’s, there’s no way I’ll be one of the fifty. I should at least be able to make it to the second day.” Gao Ran was extremely confident.
“Hmph… load of BS, I’ll watch you die soon.” Zhu Lingling clearly didn’t believe him.
Qin Chu didn’t say much, and after the four finished dinner, they headed straight for Cloud Hall.
Cloud Hall had extremely lavish decorations, not falling short of the casinos in Las Vegas.
The ceiling was a screen simulating a vast blue sky filled with white clouds, giving people the illusion that it was eternally daytime.
“Isn’t this idea copying the casino at the Venetian in Macau? It’s like this there as well.” Zhu Lingling went to Macau with her friends before and had been somewhere like this.
“Mhm, it’s more or less the same. It’s the same owner anyways, so it won’t be much different.” Huo Mian nodded.
After they entered, the servers at the door gave everyone a hundred thousand dollars worth of chips, which meant that the hundred people all had the same amount of money to begin with.
They would sit down to play, and after two hours, the chips would be checked to see who had the most money.
The fifty people with the least money would be eliminated immediately…
“What are we playing? Do you know?” holding onto Qin Chu’s hand, Huo Mian asked in a quiet voice.
“Show hand poker,” Qin Chu’s lips moved and produced three words.
“Oh…” Huo Mian nodded, it was the simple show hand poker, but she had only played it on the computer before.
She never played against real people before, and just thinking about it made her excited…
After, Qin Chu circled the other three and said, “We’ll need to split up in a bit, we can’t stay together. We need to win against other people, it’ll be better the more you win, as you’ll have higher hope of advancing. However, don’t take risks, don’t gamble it all on a single hand. We have two hours, that’s plenty of time. Good luck to you all.”
“Alright, no problem. See you in a bit.” Gao Ran was excited too and couldn’t wait to try.
Gambling was illegal in China, so Gao Ran normally just played computer games. However, the cruise ship was different.
The ship had been moving ever since they got on. By that time, they were already in international waters, well away from the country’s borders.
So, there were no limits as to what they wanted to do. Gao Ran, who had been a good cop all his life, obviously wanted a taste of the gambling life.
After he said that, Qin Chu then looked at Huo Mian with unease. “Honey, there are all sorts of people here. Be careful and don’t go too far, it’d be best if you stay within my sight.”
“I know.” Huo Mian smiled.
The guests were all gathered in Cloud Hall, and as the hosts announced the event’s commencement, most looked for a table to sit down at, while the others held their chips and spectated.
Huo Mian was one of the spectators, and she looked around with red chips in her hand.
However, she accidentally bumped into a person so she quickly apologized, “My bad.”
“Huo Mian, sit and play with me?” Wei Liao smiled and invited her.
Huo Mian didn’t know Wei Liao very well, but she often saw him with Su Yu. One didn’t need to be a genius to guess that they were good friends.
Seeing that Huo Mian remained silent, Wei Liao added, “Or you can sit at Yu’s table, he’ll make sure you advance.”
Huo Mian looked in the direction he was pointing at and saw that Su Yu already sat down one table away from her and had activated his massacre mode.