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19th Jun '16 7:03:22 PM lavendermintrose
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* A variation of this in ''Manga/BlackButler'' when Ciel and Sebastian meet the spirit of a dead prince in a castle Ciel recently purchased. The prince and Ciel play a game of chess to pass the time, and Ciel reluctantly bets Sebastian, because the prince's dead little brother took a liking to him. [[spoiler: Ciel loses. Although he gets Sebastian back, [[StatusQuoIsGod of course.]]]]

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* A variation of this occurs in ''Manga/BlackButler'' episode 16 of the first anime season of ''Manga/BlackButler'', when Ciel and Sebastian meet the spirit of a dead prince [[UsefulNotes/TheHouseOfPlantagenet Edward V]] in a castle Ciel recently purchased. The prince castle. Prince Edward and Ciel play a game of chess to pass the time, and Ciel reluctantly bets Sebastian, because the prince's dead little Edward's younger brother Richard took a liking to him. [[spoiler: Ciel loses. Although he gets Sebastian back, [[StatusQuoIsGod of course.]]]]
5th Jun '16 1:19:33 PM WillKeaton
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* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'', the freeloader Oscar bets the baby he's supposed to be looking after in a high-stakes poker game after he realizes he's out of chips. The other players refuse to accept this and storm out. Turns out Oscar had a royal flush[[note]]the best possible hand[[/note]], so it's not ''as'' bad as it looks.

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* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'', the freeloader Oscar bets the baby he's supposed to be looking after in a high-stakes poker game after he realizes he's out of chips. The other players refuse to accept this and storm out. Turns out Oscar had a royal flush[[note]]the flush,[[note]]the best possible hand[[/note]], hand,[[/note]] so it's not ''as'' bad as it looks.



* [[http://www.metro.co.uk/weird/article.html?in_article_id=35432&in_page_id=2 Happened in Russia in 2007]]. The wife was so pissed off, she ''left with the winner.'' The two are now HappilyMarried, and probably have the best 'how we met' story out of anyone they know.

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* [[http://www.metro.co.uk/weird/article.html?in_article_id=35432&in_page_id=2 Happened in Russia in 2007]]. 2007.]] The wife was so pissed off, she ''left with the winner.'' The two are now HappilyMarried, and probably have the best 'how we met' story out of anyone they know.
5th Jun '16 1:18:40 PM WillKeaton
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* In Creator/{{Vathara}}'s ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3218251/1/Witchy-Woman Witchy Woman]]'', [[Manga/RurouniKenshin Megumi Takani]] is passed off as a girlfriend belonging to a very unfortunate gambler who had no money with which to settle his debts. Kaoru was not pleased.

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* In Creator/{{Vathara}}'s ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3218251/1/Witchy-Woman Witchy Woman]]'', Woman,]]'' [[Manga/RurouniKenshin Megumi Takani]] is passed off as a girlfriend belonging to a very unfortunate gambler who had no money with which to settle his debts. Kaoru was not pleased.
28th May '16 8:09:33 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* The threat of such is used as motivation for Team Hokage to win in ''The FlameOfRecca'' - In order to participate in the TournamentArc, they have to stake something that the other side wants, so Yanagi volunteers for the job.

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* The threat of such is used as motivation for Team Hokage to win in ''The FlameOfRecca'' Manga/FlameOfRecca'' - In order to participate in the TournamentArc, they have to stake something that the other side wants, so Yanagi volunteers for the job.
8th May '16 5:07:19 PM nombretomado
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* Subverted in ''TheMarvelousMisadventuresOfFlapjack''. K'nuckles bets Flapjack in a card game, and wins, getting another cabin boy as the prize. However, Flapjack is so insulted about this that he leaves and becomes a banker.

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* Subverted in ''TheMarvelousMisadventuresOfFlapjack''.''WesternAnimation/TheMarvelousMisadventuresOfFlapjack''. K'nuckles bets Flapjack in a card game, and wins, getting another cabin boy as the prize. However, Flapjack is so insulted about this that he leaves and becomes a banker.



* In an episode of ''HeyArnold'', the freeloader Oscar bets the baby he's supposed to be looking after in a high-stakes poker game after he realizes he's out of chips. The other players refuse to accept this and storm out. Turns out Oscar had a royal flush[[note]]the best possible hand[[/note]], so it's not ''as'' bad as it looks.

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* In an episode of ''HeyArnold'', ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'', the freeloader Oscar bets the baby he's supposed to be looking after in a high-stakes poker game after he realizes he's out of chips. The other players refuse to accept this and storm out. Turns out Oscar had a royal flush[[note]]the best possible hand[[/note]], so it's not ''as'' bad as it looks.
13th Apr '16 3:10:43 PM zarpaulus
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* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TimonAndPumbaa'' Timon bet Pumbaa in a poker game, and lost him to the owner of a meat processing plant.
2nd Apr '16 2:51:39 PM wootzits
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* In the first season of ''Franchise/{{Jewelpet}}'', the BigBad sets up the Jewel Games where he bets several powerful Jewelpets for the heroes to recover. In exchange, he demands that the main heroine, Rinko, bet herself, as she is the only one capable of wielding the Jewel Stick, which he needs to complete his plans. [[spoiler:He wins her in episode 45, but she escapes one episode later without him managing to carry out his intention.]]

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* In the first season of ''Franchise/{{Jewelpet}}'', ''Anime/{{Jewelpet 2009}}'', the BigBad sets up the Jewel Games where he bets several powerful Jewelpets for the heroes to recover. In exchange, he demands that the main heroine, Rinko, bet herself, as she is the only one capable of wielding the Jewel Stick, which he needs to complete his plans. [[spoiler:He wins her in episode 45, but she escapes one episode later without him managing to carry out his intention.]]
26th Mar '16 7:09:38 PM zarpaulus
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** In Episode V, it is revealed that Lando lost the Millennium Falcon to Han in a similar fashion. The way they talk about that ship, [[CargoShip it could be considered a person.]]
** The card game in question is called sabacc, and actually, you can wager ''anything'' in this game, literally. Han actually won an entire planet in one such game, the one he took Leia to after abducting her in ''The Courtship of Princess Leia''. On another note, Anakin and his mother were originally owned by a Hutt named Gardulla who won them by ''cheating'' in this game (and Gardulla tended to cheat at sabacc ''a lot''). Watto won them from her by betting on another pod race, and he was known to cheat too; the dice cube he used in that previous example was ''loaded'', according to some sources. (Still, [[EvenEvilHasStandards at least he wasn't as cruel as the Hutts tended to be.]])

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** In Episode V, it is revealed that Lando lost the Millennium Falcon to Han in a similar fashion.card game called sabacc. The way they talk about that ship, [[CargoShip it could be considered a person.]]
** The card game in question is called sabacc, and actually, Apparently, you can wager ''anything'' in this game, sabacc, literally. Han actually won an entire planet in one such game, the one he took Leia to after abducting her in ''The Courtship of Princess Leia''. On another note, Anakin and his mother were originally owned by a Hutt named Gardulla who won them by ''cheating'' in this game (and Gardulla tended to cheat at sabacc ''a lot''). Watto won them from her by betting on another pod race, and he was known to cheat too; the dice cube he used in that previous example was ''loaded'', according to some sources. (Still, [[EvenEvilHasStandards at least he wasn't as cruel as the Hutts tended to be.]])
14th Mar '16 2:28:49 AM PaulA
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* ''Last Call'' by Creator/TimPowers is about a poker player who ''thought'' he won a huge pot in a game years ago... only to discover that he traded away his body and soul to the guy organizing the game. And now he's got to win it back before the guy comes to collect...
** In ''Literature/{{Declare}}'' by the same author, the protagonist and traitor Kim Philby gamble for the LoveInterest versus a scroll detailing the secret of eternal life. The game is interrupted, but Philby insists on completing the game when they meet up again in Moscow.

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* ''Last Call'' ''Literature/LastCall'' by Creator/TimPowers is about a poker player who ''thought'' he won a huge pot in a game years ago... only to discover that he traded away his body and soul to the guy organizing the game. And now he's got to win it back before the guy comes to collect...
** * In ''Literature/{{Declare}}'' by the same author, the protagonist and the traitor Kim Philby gamble for the LoveInterest versus a scroll detailing the secret of eternal life. The game is interrupted, but Philby insists on completing the game when they meet up again in Moscow.
15th Feb '16 10:09:22 PM Chaolinspurned
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* In an episode of ''HeyArnold'', the freeloader Oscar bets the baby he's supposed to be looking after in a high-stakes poker game after he realizes he's out of chips. The other players refuse to accept this and storm out. Turns out Oscar had a royal flush, so it's not ''as'' bad as it looks.
** He was betting a baby (that wasn't his). Is as bad as it looks.

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* In an episode of ''HeyArnold'', the freeloader Oscar bets the baby he's supposed to be looking after in a high-stakes poker game after he realizes he's out of chips. The other players refuse to accept this and storm out. Turns out Oscar had a royal flush, flush[[note]]the best possible hand[[/note]], so it's not ''as'' bad as it looks.
** He was betting a baby (that wasn't his). Is as bad as it
looks.
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