Chapter 37.1: Suppressing Tian Nineteen
Tian Nineteen was sure the set of cards he and Shen Lang had was without any marks. It was impossible to cheat, yet Shen Lang won each time. What sort of luck was this? Why?
But this wasn’t the case. The point is, the white lotus had yet to look at his cards, only betting and betting willfully.
Who gave him so many guts? Who gave him so much courage?
This was Tian Nineteen’s casino, his field of mastery. How could allow himself to be robbed in mere daylight?!
Tian Nineteen did not know Shen Lang’s win was a guarantee. He could see the card clearly. Winning was a breeze.
The gamblers nearby looked with infatuated eyes, with excitement! It was impressive! They’d never seen such a wonderful scene. Of course, a few wins in a row was normal. They’d seen cases like these a dozen times because anything could happen in a gambling house. But Shen Lang’s case was unheard of. He won eight times in a row with over 10,000 gold coins!
His performance was an incredible feat!
Finally, when Shen Lang won the 9th round, Tian Nineteen nearly collapsed. He burst out in cold sweat, his hands completely stiff.
‘How could this happen? I am the god of gambling in Xianwu! How could I lose?!’
“I’m dead… I’m so dead…” Tian Nineteen croaked.
Shen Lang would leave with 13,000 gold coins. If he were to include the previous wins and deducted the borrowed 1,000 gold coins, Shen Lang had won 16,000 gold coins!
Isn’t the white lotus deceiving people too much? Tian Nineteen hadn’t won a single copper coin, let alone 16,000 gold coins! This was an astronomical figure. His father would surely skin him alive!
“I… I suddenly feel a little dizzy. If you’ll excuse me…” Tian Nineteen’s voice trembled.
He could not afford to lose again. Originally, he had nothing to lose and could afford to start a new round. But unknowingly, he had lost 16,000 gold coins, the gambling house’s net profit for the year.
If he were to lose again, he can forget his life!
Tian Nineteen turned around and ran to the Xu Family House, almost staggering and almost fainting. He needed to notify his father at once. If the situation gets out of control, everything will be over!
Just after Tian Nineteen made his leave, the disaster in the gambling house began.
Shen Lang swept through every gambling table. Every man, shopkeeper, and master of gambling trembled all over. They’d never seen anything like this. It was crazy exciting!
Shen Lang looked at them and said, “What are you doing standing there for? Follow me!”
With flashing eyes, the gamblers went crazy and betted alongside Shen Lang. Whatever Shen Lang betted on, they also betted on.
The end of the gambling house was near!
First, it was Shen Lang sweeping through the gambling house alone, and now the whole gamblers were in it together to win.
The only thing they had to lose was the gambling house itself.
“Ah…” The master of another gambling table could no longer bear the pressure. He covered his heart and fainted directly with smokes of foam erupting from his mouth.
“The god of gambling… the god of gambling… the god of gambling…”
“Long live Young Master Shen… long live…”
The gambling house boiled with passion while Shen Lang became the hero to hundreds of gamblers.
Originally, whether it was Tian Nineteen or the managers they could directly suspend all gambling or temporarily close the gambling house, but with Tian Nineteen scared out of his wits and running straight to Tian Heng, it became too late to close the gambling house.
And so with that, Shen Lang and the gamblers washed away the riches of the gambling house.
In the courtyard of the House of Xu, Tian Heng could be found laughing freely.
“Ha-ha…! Did you hear? Yesterday, Shen Lang said to my face to break my son, Tian Thirteen’s legs and my own arms! Don’t you find this ridiculous?!”
“Shen Lang?” asked the master of the Xu Family. “The son-in-law can’t tell the difference between heaven and earth after joining the Jin Family?”
“I don’t dare to touch him after he became the Count’s son-in-law, but I won’t allow him to make a fool out of me. To break Tian Thirteen’s legs and my arms will only be a pipe dream. Besides, the present situation in politics is unclear. If the Emperor wants to seize the power of the old aristocracy, the Earl of Xuanwu City should not meddle in local government affairs. He can’t do much as long as I do not commit a crime in the Earl’s territories.”
Tian Heng spoke a little too much, grumbling all his problems. Were it not for the white lotus’ big backing, he would have loved to crush that little white head of his! But alas’, he could no longer do so the moment he entered Count’s family.
“When he entered the House of Jin, I dare to commit any harm against him even if I have the urge to kill him, but I never did I once expect that this waste would take the initiative to come knocking on my door and announcing the end of my gambling house.”
“He did that?” said the Xu Family master.
Tian Heng slapped his thighs. “What is my gambling house? It’s like an empire! Not to mention, my people are all masters in gambling. The moment Shen Lang enters my gambling house is the moment he’ll lose thousands of gold coins and I’ll see to it that I make him pay!”
The Xu Family master nodded. “Once he loses more than 10,000 gold coins, the Count will take the initiative to expel him from the House of Jin and sever all relationships and connections with him.”
‘Or beat him to death!” Tian Heng chuckled. “In any case, Shen Lang’s a lump of dead meat and is only seeking his early death.”
“That’s right. A waste is a waste that can do nothing but seek death. Let’s wait for the Count’s decision before we––”
At this very moment, a young man with pale and colorless skin rushed in quickly. The young man suddenly knelt in front of Tiang Heng and shuddered. “Righteous Father, Righteous Father, something has happened!”