History Main / LostHimInACardGame

22nd Aug '16 3:38:44 PM eroock
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Most often the card game is [[{{Poker}} poker]], but theoretically any form of game that allows TheBet would work. A comedic form of the AbsurdlyHighStakesGame. Compare the BachelorAuction, which is consensual on the "traded" person's part.

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Most often the card game is [[{{Poker}} [[TabletopGame/{{Poker}} poker]], but theoretically any form of game that allows TheBet would work. A comedic form of the AbsurdlyHighStakesGame. Compare the BachelorAuction, which is consensual on the "traded" person's part.
22nd Aug '16 3:37:03 PM eroock
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->''I won my first wife shooting dice, but I lost her in a poker game.''

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->''I ->''"I won my first wife shooting dice, but I lost her in a poker game.''"''
22nd Aug '16 1:21:40 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oskar_Schindler Oskar Schindler]] won Helen Hirsch, notorious Nazi Amon Goeth's Jewish maid. One night, while playing cards with Goeth, Schindler plied him with plenty of booze and got him very drunk, and persuaded him to gamble with Hirsch as a stake in the game. With--no doubt--a little help from the booze, Schindler [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome stacked the deck and cheated outrageously]] to make sure he had the winning hand. Then, when Goeth tried to welch on his bet, Schindler said something like [[CrowningMomentOfFunny "Now, now, Goeth,]] [[HypocriticalHumor you play fair!"]] and that's how he [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming won her life in a card game]].

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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oskar_Schindler Oskar Schindler]] won Helen Hirsch, notorious Nazi Amon Goeth's Jewish maid. One night, while playing cards with Goeth, Schindler plied him with plenty of booze and got him very drunk, and persuaded him to gamble with Hirsch as a stake in the game. With--no doubt--a little help from the booze, Schindler [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome stacked the deck and cheated outrageously]] outrageously to make sure he had the winning hand. Then, when Goeth tried to welch on his bet, Schindler said something like [[CrowningMomentOfFunny "Now, now, Goeth,]] [[HypocriticalHumor "Now, now, Goeth, you play fair!"]] and that's how he [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming won her life in a card game]].game.
22nd Aug '16 1:21:13 AM Morgenthaler
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* As slaves are the legal property of their master, there is nothing preventing slave-owners from betting their slaves whenever slavery is legalized, as shown in [[http://img.posterlounge.de/images/wbig/gustave-dore-russian-cartoon-1854-349214.jpg this]] cartoon about ImperialRussia.

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* As slaves are the legal property of their master, there is nothing preventing slave-owners from betting their slaves whenever slavery is legalized, as shown in [[http://img.posterlounge.de/images/wbig/gustave-dore-russian-cartoon-1854-349214.jpg this]] cartoon about ImperialRussia. UsefulNotes/ImperialRussia.



* WalterLantz won the rights to cartoon character OswaldTheLuckyRabbit from {{Creator/Universal}} in a card game.

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* WalterLantz Creator/WalterLantz won the rights to cartoon character OswaldTheLuckyRabbit WesternAnimation/OswaldTheLuckyRabbit from {{Creator/Universal}} in a card game.



* The Roman author {{Tacitus}} writes about the Germanics that they would not only willingly gamble away their whole property, wife and children, but even themselves.

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* The Roman author {{Tacitus}} Creator/{{Tacitus}} writes about the Germanics that they would not only willingly gamble away their whole property, wife and children, but even themselves.
29th Jul '16 1:24:24 PM BobTanaka
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* Used as a punchline in ''Abbot and Costello meet the Mummy:''

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* Used as a punchline in ''Abbot and Costello ''Creator/AbbottAndCostello meet the Mummy:''



-->'''Lou:''' "So what'd your father do; win you in a craps game?"

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-->'''Lou:''' "So what'd your father do; win you in a craps crap game?"
12th Jul '16 6:47:44 AM Morgenthaler
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* A sidequest in ''KnightsOfTheOldRepublic II'' involves a man who's lost his girlfriend in a Pazaak game. You can win her the same way; if you do, you learn she doesn't want to go back to him, and actually ''won't'' unless you threaten to sell her to the Hutts. It isn't clear how he could claim ownership to transfer either way, as this took place on a Republic station, but there is a [[TheSyndicate Mafia-like]] presence there so it's plausible she would become a victim of trafficking.
* ''GrandiaIII'' has LovableRogue Alonso trying to win his ship back from the (female) casino owner who won it earlier in a rigged game. When he runs out of material possessions to bet, he bets himself: if he loses, he'll marry the owner (who has been after him for years, but is quite ugly in both face and personality).

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* A sidequest in ''KnightsOfTheOldRepublic II'' ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublicIITheSithLords'' involves a man who's lost his girlfriend in a Pazaak game. You can win her the same way; if you do, you learn she doesn't want to go back to him, and actually ''won't'' unless you threaten to sell her to the Hutts. It isn't clear how he could claim ownership to transfer either way, as this took place on a Republic station, but there is a [[TheSyndicate Mafia-like]] presence there so it's plausible she would become a victim of trafficking.
* ''GrandiaIII'' ''VideoGame/GrandiaIII'' has LovableRogue Alonso trying to win his ship back from the (female) casino owner who won it earlier in a rigged game. When he runs out of material possessions to bet, he bets himself: if he loses, he'll marry the owner (who has been after him for years, but is quite ugly in both face and personality).
11th Jul '16 9:54:35 PM Psychadelico
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* One issue of ''The Simpsons'' comic used this in order to make Smithers Homer's servant. Just for the fun, note that this was Mr. Burn's way of [[BadBoss matching a $5 bet]], because he had used all his [[ZillionDollarBill "pocket change"]] at the laundromat.
6th Jul '16 2:23:07 PM KatanaCat
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/BountyHamster'' episode "Just Deserts", Marion loses Cassie in a card game.
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.
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