The First Interstellar Energy Gambler - Chapter 132.2
The Stone Gambling Tournament was a large-scale national event organized by the Empire. Therefore, a unified accommodation area had been specially established for the contestants, and military personnel had been arranged to conduct 24-hour uninterrupted patrols to ensure their safety.
The suspended vehicle soon came to the contestants’ accommodation area, all of which were identical small high-rise buildings. Each person has a luxury suite with one bedroom and one living room, which were comfortable and clean. Lin Luo and the others had already selected a room on the StarNet before they came to Cantley, so they all lived on the same floor and would be able to conveniently enter and leave together.
“Everyone, the rooms are ready for you, and you can directly unlock them with your registered biometric information. Every building has a dedicated person to provide services 24 hours a day. If you need anything, just turn on the communicator in the room. If you need to use a car, you can make an appointment with the staff ten minutes in advance, and a large number of suspended vehicles are prepared in the accommodation area on standby at any time.” The staff said after taking them to the floor of their rooms.
“Okay, thank you.”
“You’re welcome. I wish you all good results in the competition.”
After the staff had left, everyone verified their biometric information and entered their respective rooms. After a long space shuttle flight, they need to take a hot shower and have a good rest in order to prepare for the tournament.
Once the competition started, the points of all participants would be cleared and the competition would be divided into groups according to different ranks from low to high. The content of each rank’s game was different. The low rank matches were relatively easier, while the high rank matches would be more difficult.
The competition would start from the beginner rank first. The players of the beginner rank had to choose two gambling stones from the gambling stones provided and cut them every day. Those whos bets went completely bust would lose their qualifications and could either choose to pack up and leave, or move out of the player’s accommodation area and stay on Cantley as a spectator. If a bet rose, then the contestant would be able to continue to stay in the game, and the points from the win would be awarded to them directly according to the quality of the jade they cut.
The beginner rank competition was set to last for three days. After the three days were up, the ten players with the highest scores would advance to the finals.
These ten people would be paired off against each other to compete in stone gambling battles after which the losing five players would be eliminated directly. The remaining five players would be eligible to participate in the next level of the tournament. They would also be ranked according to the points of the match, and the highest scorer would automatically advance to the next round of the tournament without competing further. Meanwhile the remaining four players would go through another set of placement matches to determine the champion, runner-up and third place. However, the beginner rank competition wasn’t very interesting. For the audience, it was like watching a game held between stone gambling enthusiasts for entertainment purposes.
The competition rules of the intermediate rank were similar to those of the elementary rank, but the requirements were higher. Once one of the two pieces of jadeite failed, the competitor would be disqualified directly, so the elimination rate was higher.
The difficulty of the upper three ranks was even higher. After all, the level of the people in those ranks was different from that of ordinary stone gamblers. Each person in the advanced rank group needed to choose five pieces a day, and they had to have more than two pieces bet up, otherwise they would be immediately eliminated. The promotion rule for the professional rank was five pieces out of four, and for the master level they had to have all five pieces bet up.
All the jadeite in the gambling area was directly provided by the jadeite supplier. Each piece of jadeite was marked with a multi-dimensional code. The contestants only needed to scan the code of the piece they wanted with the code scanner issued to them by the competition, confirm the price, then buy it. There were about several million pieces of jadeite in the gambling area, all of which were stacked randomly, and the positions were adjusted every day to eliminate all possibility cheating.
For a bet to be called a collapse didn’t necessarily have to mean that there was no jade in the jadeite. If a contestant were to buy jadeite that was too expensive but wasn’t able to cut out jade from it that exceeded the starting price of the jadeite, is would also considered a collapse of the bet.
Such rules of the tournament could be considered to be ruthless.
But it was this strictness that made the event one worth seeing.
In addition, the Stone Gambling Tournament also set up a betting shop so that the audience could bet on their favorite players to see who could win the final championship. If a person were to guess right they could win a lot of money, which was one of the reasons why the Stone Gambling Tournament could make people so crazy.
Of course, a player with a very high sense of presence like Lin Luo’s odds would will be relatively low, so someone betting on him may need to invest up to ten thousand credit points to earn a paltry dozens to hundreds of credit points back in return.
In fact, Lin Luo and the others didn’t have to come to the tournament so early as they were all players in the upper tiers of the competition. If they had wanted to, they could have even waited for half a month to come over. However, they weren’t just contestants, but were also employees of PengCheng Energy Company. PengCheng had become the industry leader over the last year and required a huge amount of jadeite. The scale of the Stone Gambling Tournament was much larger than that of any other stone gambling market. They needed to take this chance to bring back some better quality jade. No matter whether they bought the jadeite and cut it themselves or just bought jade, they couldn’t let the opportunity slip by.
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