The gambler Percunius Wadsworth Wellington shows up at Hawkhaven saying he's been robbed by the Mob. Poker-face has a new game at the Starship Casino and wasn't happy that Wellington won big before Poker-face rigged it. But the Silverhawks can't do anything to help him - the Starship Casino lies beyond the Lightyear Limit - the end of their jurisdiction. Copper Kidd volunteers to take him home but decides to help him win back his money instead. Stargazer orders the other Silverhawks to stop him because Earth would disband them if he beat the Mob and what the Mob would do to him isn't worth mentioning!