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28th Jul '17 6:42:11 AM Monolaf317
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* ''Franchise/AceAttorney'': Phoenix Wright winds up forced to become a variation for a time after losing his license to practice law. When we see him in ''VisualNovel/ApolloJusticeAceAttorney'', he makes a living playing poker, though he doesn't actually gamble any real money on the games he plays, he just gets paid to use his status as an undefeated poker player to attract customers to the restaurant he works at.



* Celestia Ludenberg in ''VisualNovel/{{Danganronpa}}'' earns her scholarship to Hopes Peak Academy for being "The Ultimate Gambler," renowned for cleaning out everyone who she's ever bet against. Since she's also known for being an incredible liar, it's hard to tell which of her stories are true; she still fits the motif quite well however (such as knowing immediately when other students are lying or showing off her vast knowledge of game theory frequently).


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* ''Franchise/AceAttorney'': Phoenix Wright winds up forced to become a variation for a time after losing his license to practice law. When we see him in ''VisualNovel/ApolloJusticeAceAttorney'', he makes a living playing poker, though he doesn't actually gamble any real money on the games he plays, he just gets paid to use his status as an undefeated poker player to attract customers to the restaurant he works at.
* Celestia Ludenberg in ''VisualNovel/{{Danganronpa}}'' earns her scholarship to Hopes Peak Academy for being "The Ultimate Gambler," renowned for cleaning out everyone who she's ever bet against. Since she's also known for being an incredible liar, it's hard to tell which of her stories are true; she still fits the motif quite well however (such as knowing immediately when other students are lying or showing off her vast knowledge of game theory frequently).
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20th Jul '17 6:40:36 PM eowynjedi
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* The Gamblers' Guild in the ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' books. Their Guild House is situated right across the street from the Guild House of the Alchemists, which [[StuffBlowingUp explodes]] often enough to be worth betting on.

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The Gamblers' Guild in the ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' books.of Ankh-Morpork. Their Guild House is situated right across the street from the Guild House of the Alchemists, which [[StuffBlowingUp explodes]] often enough to be worth betting on. (When people ask why they built their guild house across from a building that explodes so often, they reply "did you read the sign above the door?")


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* In ''Literature/HoratioHornblower'', Hornblower is forced to do this after his promotion is cancelled in the Peace of Amiens and the Navy puts him under pay stoppage until he "repays" the salary he drew during that time. He makes himself a "permanent fourth" at whist in a high-class gambling house, where the owner gives him a small stipend for doing so (along with his winnings).
20th Apr '17 11:43:13 AM PrimeEvil
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* ''DoctorWhoExpandedUniverse'': In one of ''Doctor Who Magazine's'' backup strips, the [[EldritchAbomination Celestial Toymaker]] once played poker with a riverboat gambler. The gambler endured defeat after defeat, until he resorted to putting holes in his opponent's cards so as to declare the game forfeit. Imagine his surprise when he found [[RealityWarper holes in ''his'' cards as well!]]
19th Apr '17 11:51:34 AM Jdb1984
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** Han too, winning the Millennium Falcon from Lando.



** Speaking of reality TV, poker pro Jean-Robert Bellande was a contestant on ''{{Survivor}}: China''.

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** Speaking of reality TV, poker pro Jean-Robert Bellande was a contestant on ''{{Survivor}}: China''. Maria Ho and Tiffany Michelle, who were also professional poker players, competed in season 15 of TheAmazingRace
7th Apr '17 3:44:37 PM nombretomado
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A frequent "bit" in Westerns is for someone on the losing end of a {{poker}} game to lose their temper and accuse the pro of cheating--this can start a BarBrawl or a quick shootout.

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A frequent "bit" in Westerns is for someone on the losing end of a {{poker}} TabletopGame/{{poker}} game to lose their temper and accuse the pro of cheating--this can start a BarBrawl or a quick shootout.
6th Oct '16 5:31:58 PM DanaO
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** His own soldiers and officers continue to play with him throughout the series, feeling it's worth the steady loss of money for the reassurance of how phenomenal their commander's luck is.
3rd Sep '16 11:13:58 AM DarkHunter
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* The D'Arby brothers in the third part of ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure''...well, at least Daniel. He partially, and Terence completely, look for another kind of payment as well: ''[[LostHimInACardGame souls]]''. Daniel runs afoul of Jotaro's incredible poker face; Terence runs afoul of Joseph's legendary skill at ''cheating his ass off''.

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* The D'Arby brothers in the third part of ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure''...well, at least Daniel. He Both enjoy gambling, but while Daniel is an expert gambler, Terence isn't so great at it. Their skillsets are opposites as well: where Daniel plays games of chance and cheats whenever he can, Terrence relies more on games of skill and generally plays fair, though they share the mindset that "It's not cheating if you don't get caught". Daniel partially, and Terence completely, look for another kind of payment as well: ''[[LostHimInACardGame souls]]''. Daniel runs afoul of Jotaro's incredible poker face; Terence runs afoul of Joseph's legendary skill at ''cheating his ass off''.
21st Aug '16 12:15:56 PM nombretomado
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* "Cutting Cards", an ECComics story, had two extremely competitive professional gamblers playing ToThePain.

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* "Cutting Cards", an ECComics Creator/ECComics story, had two extremely competitive professional gamblers playing ToThePain.
19th Aug '16 6:42:27 AM Morgenthaler
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* The protagonist of ''{{EV}}'' is a successful gambler, specializing in online poker. A fair number of the supporting cast are also professional gamblers, of varying levels of competency.
* In ''NextTownOver'', Hunter is introduced gambling with a woman of this type, who is indignate, and calls in her guards, to deal with the charge of being a hooker.

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* The protagonist of ''{{EV}}'' ''Webcomic/{{EV}}'' is a successful gambler, specializing in online poker. A fair number of the supporting cast are also professional gamblers, of varying levels of competency.
* In ''NextTownOver'', ''Webcomic/NextTownOver'', Hunter is introduced gambling with a woman of this type, who is indignate, and calls in her guards, to deal with the charge of being a hooker.
7th Aug '16 5:23:35 PM nombretomado
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* Bat Lash, a Western character from TheDCU.

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* Bat Lash, a Western character from TheDCU.Franchise/TheDCU.
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