Post by Ater Nox on Aug 31, 2015 18:01:54 GMT -5
While gambling away your tacos at your favourite Casino table, or a having a drink at bar, you are approached by a serious looking employee. He tells you that you need to follow him out back to see the manager. Before you get the chance to run, he mutters something about 'free tacos'. Enticed, you follow him to the managers office, where various patrons wait to be addressed by the boss.
'Ah, good evening loyal patrons, thank you for agreeing to meet with me.' The manager says. 'Before we begin, Barry, please get everyone here something to drink. What? No no, the cheapest thing you can find.'
'Now, it has come to our attention that a rival gambling company, Mr Gree Dee's Gambling Inc, is trying to muscle in on our turf. With your assistance, the XKI Casino intends to bankrupt them and run them out of town for good.'
A patron from the back speaks up. 'Why don't you just send your goons around to break their knees. Errr, not that you have goons or anything...'
The casino manager takes note of the patrons name, before responding. 'You see my good sir, this is about sending a message to the competition. If anyone tries to start up a rival gambling company without our permission, then we will take them for all they have. And then we'll break their legs.'
'Here is the plan. Mr Gree Dee has decided to sponsor the annual Illegal Cross Country Fish Marathon and has made a deal with the organisers and local government authorities to be the only company allowed to take bets on the event. Luckily for us, it just so happens that a recent review of the Casino's CCV recordings has found the perfect fish for us to enter in the race.'
'Mr Ater Nox here has been pursued to pay the entry fee for Charlie the Bluefin Tuna into the Illegal Cross Country Fish Marathon, and to act as his manager. We will instruct Charlie to perform terribly in the first four stages of the event, before sweeping through to victory in the final one. By taking advantage of the ridiculous odds of Charlie winning the event, we will bankrupt Mr Gree Dee and company.'
A different patron raises his hand. 'So when are you giving us our free tacos?'
The Casino manager bursts out into laughter. 'Oh no, I'm not giving you any free tacos. I'm just informing you of an opportunity, one you can be sure to win.'
A third patron speaks up. 'Why do you even need us to place these bets, surely you have the tacos to do it yourself.'
'Well,' the Casino manager says. 'The authorities look unfavourably on people rigging a sporting event to profit on. This way, the XKI Casino doesn't technically break any laws, or have to pay anyone to look the other way.'
'Now, to ensure you all look like legitimate Illegal Cross Country Fish Marathon enthusiasts, the Casino has set up accounts for all of you with Mr Gree Dee's Gambling Inc. We have provided enough funds in these accounts to make two 100 taco bets each round.'
'Before each stage, make sure you decide which two fish you think will finish that stage in the top three places. Remember though, Charlie will be coming in dead last in the first 4 stages as part of our plan.'
'Finally, we need to ensure Mr Gree Dee doesn't get suspicious when a large group of people start betting on Charlie when the odds get high. As such, you should make your bet early and small.'
Please also send up to 10 tacos to Ater Nox to bet on Charlie winning the overall event.
'The Casino is extremely confident that Charlie will win seeing we have rigged the event and all, but if you aren't game to bet the full 10 tacos we understand. If you choose not to make this 10 taco bet, we might have to remove you from the list of high rollers though...'
'Well, that's it. You're all more than welcome to finish your drinks quickly before security will escort you out.'
Bets on Charlie winning the Marathon:
Fairly kind 10
Ba Wu 10