Kupier Cowboy: Straight Flush

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Remmi looked at his hand and grimaced. He was already down 2000 credits and couldn’t afford to lose any more. Hell, he thought, I had to spend most of what we made on the Europa job on repairs to the ship and myself. Remmi’s finger twitched; his circuits still weren’t all performing at 100%.

The betting came back around the table to Remmi and he had been re-raised 500. He held the 4 through 7 of spades and a 10 of clubs, a losing hand for sure. He spoke in a cool mechanical voice, “Raise to 1000”. As the betting proceeded around the table he concentrated on his cards. The club went blurry for a second and became an 8 of spades. A straight flush should do the trick. If he had been human he would have smiled.

The betting ended. As Remmi suspected, no one had a hand that would beat his. He laid down his cards, “straight flush boys, guess I win again”. Curses were muttered around the table. All eyes turned to him as the light went on that indicated tampering with the game. Then things got interesting.

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  1. Avatar Azuriris

    Sweet—a bar fight coming up! I like a robot gambler who cheats. Can’t wait for what comes next!

  2. Avatar Ronnie

    Remind me to invest in which ever country starts calling their money credits. In the future money is always referred to as credits. Also, I like the idea of a robot with a gambling problem.

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