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21st Apr '16 6:07:25 PM TheGreenHerring
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* In ''Film/{{Heat}}'', Chris Shiherlis, a member of [[VillainProtagonist Neil McCauley]]'s crew, spends all of his reward money from their heists gambling in UsefulNotes/LasVegas and betting on the UsefulNotes/SuperBowl. It's why his marriage is falling apart.
20th Apr '16 12:03:13 AM freesefan
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* ''[[Literature/TheCrossing2015 The Crossing]]'': A celebrity plastic surgeon has been forbidden access to his money due to a severe gambling problem. This forces him to do stuff like hand over valuable watches to the people who are blackmailing him. The handover of the watch then leads to five murders.
4th Mar '16 8:08:21 AM Morgenthaler
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* On ''Series/MyNameIsEarl'', Earl is asked to help Kenny become more RatedMForManly following a breakup. One of the things they do is gambling, and Kenny develops an addiction and loses all his possessions. Earl is not much better, either; he too becomes addicted, and his compulsive gambling indirectly causes his friend [[TheIllegal Catalina]] to be deported. Kenny eventually seeks treatment at a support group. Earl doesn't, but he really hasn't gambled since.

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Earl is asked to help Kenny become more RatedMForManly following a breakup. One of the things they do is gambling, and Kenny develops an addiction and loses all his possessions. Earl is not much better, either; he too becomes addicted, and his compulsive gambling indirectly causes his friend [[TheIllegal Catalina]] to be deported. Kenny eventually seeks treatment at a support group. Earl doesn't, but he really hasn't gambled since.
4th Mar '16 8:04:16 AM Morgenthaler
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* The victim of the ''Series/ColdCase'' episode ''The River''. He got so heavily addicted to gambling on card games that he became financially ruined in spite of working as a rather well-paid surgeon.

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* The victim of the ''Series/ColdCase'' episode ''The River''."The River". He got so heavily addicted to gambling on card games that he became financially ruined in spite of working as a rather well-paid surgeon.
4th Mar '16 8:03:36 AM Morgenthaler
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* In an episode of ''BlackBooks'' Bernard Black is introduced to horseracing by Manny, promptly develops a full-blown gambling addiction and loses £20,000 in a poker game. Fortunately Fran turns out to be a bit of a CardSharp and manages to [[ResetButton win it back]].

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* In an episode of ''BlackBooks'' ''Series/BlackBooks'' Bernard Black is introduced to horseracing by Manny, promptly develops a full-blown gambling addiction and loses £20,000 in a poker game. Fortunately Fran turns out to be a bit of a CardSharp and manages to [[ResetButton win it back]].



* Alan Townsend in ''{{Reaper}}''. He can't stop himself from gambling even when he knows that it would void his deal with the Devil and send him straight to Hell.

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* Alan Townsend in ''{{Reaper}}''.''Series/{{Reaper}}''. He can't stop himself from gambling even when he knows that it would void his deal with the Devil and send him straight to Hell.



* ''Series/TheTwilightZone'' episode "The Fever" featuring a man who abhors gambling travels to Las Vegas with his wife (who won a contest) and is forced by a drunk to put a dollar token into a slot machine, and winds up winning some money. Despite his efforts to run away from the slots, he hears the slot machine literally calling his name, and winds up addicted to the point where he thinks it's alive, and [[KarmicTwistEnding he might be right.]]

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* ''Series/TheTwilightZone'' ''Series/TheTwilightZone1959'' episode "The Fever" featuring a man who abhors gambling travels to Las Vegas with his wife (who won a contest) and is forced by a drunk to put a dollar token into a slot machine, and winds up winning some money. Despite his efforts to run away from the slots, he hears the slot machine literally calling his name, and winds up addicted to the point where he thinks it's alive, and [[KarmicTwistEnding he might be right.]]
12th Feb '16 4:32:26 PM Doug86
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* Nozdryov from ''DeadSouls''.

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* Nozdryov from ''DeadSouls''.''Literature/DeadSouls''.
8th Feb '16 2:30:25 AM Geoduck
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* James Garner's character in ''Support Your Local Gunfighter'' cannot keep or win a dime for all his gambling. [[spoiler: Until the very last bet he makes and wins, making him and his new bride extremely wealthy.]]

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* James Garner's character in ''Support Your Local Gunfighter'' ''Film/SupportYourLocalGunfighter'' cannot keep or win a dime for all his gambling. [[spoiler: Until the very last bet he makes and wins, making him and his new bride extremely wealthy.]]
19th Jan '16 2:52:25 AM M84
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* Shows up as a negative quirk in ''Videogame/DarkestDungeon''. Characters who develop a gambling addiction can only reduce Stress by gambling. If the Caretaker happens to be taking up that slot...

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* Shows up as a negative quirk in ''Videogame/DarkestDungeon''. Characters who develop a gambling addiction can only reduce Stress by gambling. If the Caretaker happens to be taking up that slot...
19th Jan '16 2:52:12 AM M84
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* Shows up as a negative quirk in ''Videogame/DarkestDungeon''. Characters who develop a gambling addiction can only reduce Stress by gambling. If the Caretaker happens to be taking up that slot...
16th Jan '16 3:39:33 PM StFan
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* The [[IronicNickname ironically-named]] Lucky Smurf in ''TheSmurfs'' comic book story "The Gambling Smurfs". He hardly ever seems to win at gambling, but he'll never stop betting on something.
* Rudy, in ''TheWorldOfLilyWong.''
* GoldenAge GreenLantern villain the Gambler comes from a long line of gambling addicts.

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* The [[IronicNickname ironically-named]] Lucky Smurf in ''TheSmurfs'' ''ComicBook/TheSmurfs'' comic book story "The Gambling Smurfs". He hardly ever seems to win at gambling, but he'll never stop betting on something.
* Rudy, in ''TheWorldOfLilyWong.''
* GoldenAge GreenLantern ''ComicBook/GreenLantern'' villain the Gambler comes from a long line of gambling addicts.



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* Rudy, in ''ComicStrip/TheWorldOfLilyWong.''
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