The Gold Congregation Hall was an extremely well-known casino in the Bloodsin City. Numerous games could be found inside, and customers could bet in stakes of numerous sizes. Gambling was Ugly Gambler’s second nature, and he had a habit of patronizing the numerous casinos once per month. He would spend several days doing so and would only stop after he was bored of winning.
Naturally, he wouldn’t win all the time. He would lose at times, but whenever that happened, the winner would suffer as he would pester the winner endlessly until he won. The only thing praiseworthy about him was his trustworthiness. He would not renege on the occasional loss, and if the other party was the one to renege on the bet, he would pester them endlessly. Even if the other party had a big background, he still wouldn’t let it go.
That day, he had won 18 consecutive hands. One could say that he had won so much everyone was hating on him.
“Come on over and play with me. It’s boring playing with only the dealer,” said Ugly Gambler when he found that n.o.body was willing to gamble with him. Everyone was only following his bets.
Those doing so all knew how good he was. Following his bets would basically guarantee them wins.
The people from the Gold Congregation Hall felt like crying. There were so many casinos in the Bloodsin City, but this demon seemed to have taken a liking to their casino recently.
In the many casinos, Ugly Gambler was most definitely the most unwanted customer. However, there was nothing they could do to him. The people who heard Ugly Gambler’s voice all ran off like they had just heard the voice of a demon, worried that Ugly Gambler would start pestering them.
Ugly Gambler was so furious he started roaring. He wanted to kidnap someone and force them to gamble with him. Then again, that would be quite boring. He was, after all, a self-proclaimed righteous gambler.
“Lord Gambler, I’ll play with you,” a voice rang out.
Everyone looked in the direction the voice came from, curious as to who was brazen enough to bet against Ugly Gambler. Betting against him was no different than bringing trouble to oneself.
A handsome and heroic young man was walking over with an incomparably beautiful woman by his side. They were akin to a couple descended from the heavens, instantly bringing light to the entire Gold Congregation Hall.
Following behind them were two people who were as ugly as Ugly Gambler. One of them had s.h.i.+fty eyes and a hunched back, as though he was carrying a sh.e.l.l. The other person had blisters all over his face, making him look exceedingly revolting. The four made for an odd group, but they also seemed like they came from an extraordinary background.
When Ugly Gambler saw the newcomers, his pupils constricted. A look of astonishment flashed past his eyes, but the astonishment vanished soon. He laughed heartily, “Haha, kid, you came at the right time. I am itching to play more hands. These cowards don’t have the b.a.l.l.s to play with me. It’s getting boring.”
The newcomers were none other than Xiang Shaoyun and Tuoba Wan’er with the toad and the turtle tagging behind them. Xiang Shaoyun did not intend to bring Tuoba Wan’er to such a messy place, but she wanted to see what a casino looked like. Therefore, he had decided to bring her along.
When Xiang Shaoyun arrived before Ugly Gambler with Tuoba Wan’er, he cupped his fists and said, “It has been a while, Lord Gambler. This kid is here today to witness your extraordinary gambling skills.”
“What do you have in mind?” asked Ugly Gambler with his eyes narrowed.
“Our lives,” said Xiang Shaoyun with a firm tone.
A clamor broke out from the gamblers around them.
“Who is this kid? I don’t remember seeing him before. He dares to bet his life against Lord Gambler? How courageous.”
“That’s suicide. Doesn’t he know that Lord Gambler is second to none in terms of gambling?”
“In my opinion, this kid came prepared. He wouldn’t have been so confident otherwise. This is interesting.”
“This kid looks familiar. I feel like I have seen him before, but I can’t remember where.”
All the people present knew about Ugly Gambler’s gambling skills. He would win nine out of ten bets. One could say that he was among the best gamblers in existence. Very few gamblers could compare with him. As for Xiang Shaoyun, he was unknown to them. He was also still young, so they doubted that he would be as good as Ugly Gambler.
“Our lives? Haha. Interesting. I like it,” said Ugly Gambler as he roared with laughter.
He had always been addicted to gambling, and he had even staked his limbs for a bet. However, this was the first time he had ever gotten a chance to stake his life. Instead of fear, he was filled with excitement.
“Let’s start. If I lose, my life is yours to do with as you wish. If I’m lucky enough to win, your life will be mine,” said Xiang Shaoyun with a calm smile.
He had gambled before, but that was something he had done for entertainment during his childhood. In truth, he had bad gambling skills. So, was he being overconfident?
“That doesn’t seem to favor me, but I agree to the bet,” said Ugly Gambler unhesitatingly.
At this time, someone walked out from the rear court of the casino. A sweet voice rang out, “Allow this hall master to house this bet. What do you think?”
The newcomer was an incomparably beautiful woman. She was dressed seductively, and as she sauntered forth, she exuded a boundless charm. This woman was none other than the deputy hall master of the Gold Congregation Hall, Liu Yezi. She was the hall master’s woman.
All the men gulped and stared at her with their eyes wide. She gave them an intense desire to conquer her.
In truth, she was actually a th.o.r.n.y rose. A regular man would not be able to lay even a finger on her. She enjoyed seducing all the men around her, and the hall master never said anything as though he trusted her fully. One could even say that he would indulge in her every desire.
Even Xiang Shaoyun felt heat rising in his body when he laid eyes on her. Fortunately, he had strong willpower and was able to quickly suppress the heat.
“This woman cultivates a charm technique,” transmitted Tuoba Wan’er. She gripped his hand tightly, trying to wake him up.
Xiang Shaoyun smiled and replied, “Noted. With you by my side, she is but a side character.”
His words were not an exaggeration. Liu Yezi might be pretty, but something about her felt tainted. For someone like Xiang Shaoyun who was used to seeing numerous beauties, there was nothing special about her apart from her figure.
A sense of bliss covered Tuoba Wan’er’s heart as she asked herself, Is this how it feels to like someone?
Her being with Xiang Shaoyun was something that had happened by pure coincidence. And now, she was gradually falling for him.
“Now that we have a host, how do you want to bet, kid? Dice? Or something else?” asked Ugly Gambler.
“That’s boring. How about a guessing game?” asked Xiang Shaoyun with a smirk.