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10th Mar '17 1:05:05 AM SoapheadChurch
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* Tsunade from ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' fits it quite nicely.
** She is so bad at gambling that she considers it a bad omen when she hits a lucky streak.
** And as it turns out, she got it from her grandfather, the First Hokage.

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* Tsunade from ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' fits it quite nicely.
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nicely. She is so bad at gambling that she considers it a bad omen when she hits a lucky streak.
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streak. And as it turns out, she got it from her grandfather, the First Hokage.



* Sakyo of ''Anime/YuYuHakusho'' gambles obsessively as a way of sublimating his psychopathic tendencies into profit. Fortunately for him, he's ''very'' good at it. Unfortunately for everyone else, he eventually gets bored with mundane gambling and decides to gamble with demons.



%%* ''The Gambler'', a novella by Creator/FyodorDostoevsky. Dostoyevsky was himself a gambling addict and wrote the book in just 30 days to pay off a gambling debt. %% Zero Content. Please write up a full example before uncommenting.

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%%* * ''The Gambler'', a novella by Creator/FyodorDostoevsky.Creator/FyodorDostoevsky is the story of a young tutor who gets hopelessly addicted to playing roulette. Dostoyevsky was himself a gambling addict and wrote the book in just 30 days to pay off a gambling debt. %% Zero Content. Please write up a full example before uncommenting.
8th Mar '17 10:40:26 AM GrigorII
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The difference between the ProfessionalGambler and the Gambling Addict is that the Professional Gambler is actually more of a combination of risky investor, actor and mathematician/logician, whereas Gambling Addicts often don't know or care about the odds or strategies to play them for the best possible outcome, nor do they KnowWhenToFoldEm. In fact, the Gambling Addict often picks games that ''can't'' be influenced by acting or by analytical skill, such as roulette, slots, video poker, keno, or lotteries. [[GamblersFallacy They may think they have a "system", though.]] Rather than for any calculable gain, they play for the thrill and the prospect of the win that will come "any day" but likely never does (or does, but they lose it agan); if they try to stop, they will find they cannot because they are hooked on this feeling.

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The difference between the ProfessionalGambler and the Gambling Addict is that the Professional Gambler is actually more of a combination of risky investor, actor and mathematician/logician, whereas Gambling Addicts often don't know or care about the odds or strategies to play them for the best possible outcome, nor do they KnowWhenToFoldEm. In fact, the Gambling Addict often picks games that ''can't'' be influenced by acting or by analytical skill, such as roulette, slots, video poker, keno, or lotteries. [[GamblersFallacy They may think they have a "system", though.]] Rather than for any calculable gain, they play for the thrill and the prospect of the win that will come "any day" but likely never does (or does, but they lose it agan); again); if they try to stop, they will find they cannot because they are hooked on this feeling.
18th Feb '17 3:58:02 AM IceBearBelievesInYou
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* In a CompressedVice example, Sir Roderick becomes one in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Gawayn}}'', even [[LostHimInaCardgame gambling away his squire]].

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* In a CompressedVice example, Sir Roderick becomes one in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Gawayn}}'', even [[LostHimInaCardgame [[LostHimInACardGame gambling away his squire]].
30th Jan '17 11:46:23 AM Archimedes
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** Vault 21 was a Vault composed entirely of gamblers who settled everything through games of chances. As far as Vaults went, they actually managed to sustain their way of life for a long time until the day they encountered [[BornLucky Robert House]], who won the rights to their Vault in a game of Blackjack and converted it into a casino.

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** Vault 21 was a Vault composed entirely of gamblers who settled everything through games of chances. As far as Vaults went, they actually managed to sustain their way of life for a long time until the day they encountered [[TheChessmaster Robert]] [[BornLucky Robert House]], who won the rights to their Vault in a game of Blackjack and converted it into a casino.
19th Jan '17 2:30:03 PM margdean56
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* In ''Literature/RedDwarf: Infinity Welcomes Careful Drivers'', George [=McIntyre=] rakes up huge debts to the Ganymede Mafia owing to his addiction to betting on illegal giant snail fights.

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* In ''Literature/RedDwarf: Infinity Welcomes Careful Drivers'', George [=McIntyre=] rakes racks up huge debts to the Ganymede Mafia owing to his addiction to betting on illegal giant snail fights.



* Viola Constant in ''Literature/LockhartandTeague''.

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* Viola Constant in ''Literature/LockhartandTeague''.''Literature/LockhartAndTeague''.
19th Jan '17 1:01:46 PM Ccook1956
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'''Gambling Bug:''' ''(mockingly)'' "Remember folks, the gambling bug will get you if you don't watch out." And I will too.** An earlier Warner Bros. cartoon, 1938's "Now That Summer Is Gone" has a young squirrel who cannot stop gambling, in spite of his father's orders to stop.

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'''Gambling Bug:''' ''(mockingly)'' "Remember folks, the gambling bug will get you if you don't watch out." And I will too.too.
** An earlier Warner Bros. cartoon, 1938's "Now That Summer Is Gone" has a young squirrel who cannot stop gambling, in spite of his father's orders to stop.
19th Jan '17 1:01:09 PM Ccook1956
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** An earlier Warner Bros. cartoon, 1938's "Now That Summer Is Gone" has a young squirrel who cannot stop gambling, in spite of his father's orders to stop.
'''Gambling Bug:''' ''(mockingly)'' "Remember folks, the gambling bug will get you if you don't watch out." And I will too.

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** An earlier Warner Bros. cartoon, 1938's "Now That Summer Is Gone" has a young squirrel who cannot stop gambling, in spite of his father's orders to stop.
'''Gambling Bug:''' ''(mockingly)'' "Remember folks, the gambling bug will get you if you don't watch out." And I will too.** An earlier Warner Bros. cartoon, 1938's "Now That Summer Is Gone" has a young squirrel who cannot stop gambling, in spite of his father's orders to stop.
19th Jan '17 1:00:25 PM Ccook1956
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** An earlier Warner Bros. cartoon, 1938's "Now That Summer Is Gone" has a young squirrel who cannot stop gambling, in spite of his father's orders to stop.
11th Jan '17 10:22:15 PM unsettling_gaze
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* Viola Constant in ''Literature/LockhartandTeague''.
16th Dec '16 4:37:54 PM SwampAdder
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* ''Literature/SherlockHolmes'': Doctor John Watson, by his own admission. In the later stories, he has his checkbook locked in Holmes' desk so that he can't gamble away more than he can afford.

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* ''Literature/SherlockHolmes'': Doctor John Possibly Dr. Watson, by his own admission. In who admits to spending "about half [his] wound pension" betting on the later stories, he has his checkbook locked in Holmes' desk so that he can't gamble away more than he can afford.races.
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