Howard reveals another Gate Battle will take place against a woman named Queen despite Rio's being exhausted from the last battle. The battle sees Rio and Queen flying up a wind tunnel while shooting targets.
Rio is asked to train a new recruit named Anya Helsing. Anya is quick to point out that Rio owns a "Gate," one of thirteen rare cards that are wagered in battles with other "Gate Holders" to determine the strongest dealer in the world.
Mint Clark goes on holiday with her grandfather to the Howard Resort. While her grandfather enjoys the casino, Mint explores the resort and eventually meets the casino most famous dealer, Rio Rollins Tachibana.