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14th Jan '18 7:31:05 PM Angeldeb82
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* In ''Manga/PokemonSpecial'', we have Gold and the gaming corner in GSC (hints are towards it being an habit; [[CrowningMomentOfFunny and his Togepi "inherits" it]]), and then the CompressedVice version with Platinum Berlitz and the game corner at Sinnoh years later during the DP arc.

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* In ''Manga/PokemonSpecial'', we have Gold and the gaming corner in GSC (hints are towards it being an habit; [[CrowningMomentOfFunny [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments and his Togepi "inherits" it]]), and then the CompressedVice version with Platinum Berlitz and the game corner at Sinnoh years later during the DP arc.



** ...and by 'one episode', we really mean [[EstablishingCharacterMoment the friggin' pilot!]]

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** ...and by 'one episode', we really mean [[EstablishingCharacterMoment the friggin' pilot!]]pilot]]!



* ''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.]]

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* ''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.]]right]].


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* In ''VideoGame/{{Cuphead}}'', the titular character has a gambling problem, the Devil offering him [[AbsurdlyHighStakesGame all the treasure in Hell if he wins]] was too tempting to pass up, and having lost [[NiceJobBreakingItHero ends up getting him and his brother Mugman into quite a mess]].
22nd Dec '17 2:56:59 PM danlansdowne
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* Has become a trend on ''Series/CoronationStreet'', with almost half a dozen examples in as many years.
21st Dec '17 8:16:53 AM Derkhan
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* Cal Hotchkiss in ''Literature/RiverOfTeeth'' is unable to KnowWhenToFoldEm at the cards table. His [[EstablishingCharacterMoment introductory chapter]] involves him getting his left ear cut off for cheating at cards, but the first change he gets to play again after that, he's back to trying to cheat. [[spoiler:It swiftly ends in him getting thrown out the window to be eaten by feral hippos.]]
7th Dec '17 9:45:40 PM MBI
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* Chief Holt from ''Series/BrooklynNineNine'', despite his straight-laced attitude, admits he had a gambling addiction from way back. He claims that he's kicked it, but he does relapse from time to time.
28th Nov '17 11:32:56 AM DrNoPuma
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* ''LetsPlay/HoboBros'': Played for laughs in their playthrough of ''VideoGame/SuperMarioOdyssey''. The bros discover a room, which Kevin dubs "the casino", with a slot machine-like minigame that requires 10 coins to play. Kevin gets so determined to win the minigame that he starts to gamble away all their money, to Luke's protest. When they go back out to collect more coins, Kevin makes it clear that he intends to spend them at "the casino". The episode in which this happens is even titled "Gambling is Bad" as a reference to this scene.
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12th Nov '17 4:25:22 PM KamenRiderOokalf
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* James Garner's character in ''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.]]

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* James Garner's character in ''Film/SupportYourLocalGunfighter'' ''[[Film/SupportYourLocalSheriff 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.]]
2nd Nov '17 8:21:09 PM DrOO7
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* ''Series/ChicagoHope'''s Jack [=McNeil=] spent most of his tenure on the show struggling with his addiction, often relapsing under times of stress.
1st Nov '17 5:23:00 PM foxley
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* In ''Film/CanyonPassage'', George is a compulsive gambler, to the point of it being his FatalFlaw. Logan and Lucy both try to get him to stop, but to no avail. He starts StealingFromTheTill to cover his debts, and ultimately commits murder to prevent his thefts being uncovered.
25th Oct '17 5:00:55 AM JamesAustin
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[[caption-width-right:350:A gambler's heaven and a gambler's hell.]]
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* The main character in ''Film/BadLieutenantPortOfCallNewOrleans'' (among his many other addictions).

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* The main character in ''Film/BadLieutenantPortOfCallNewOrleans'' ''Film/TheBadLieutenantPortOfCallNewOrleans'' (among his many other addictions).
3rd Oct '17 10:02:04 AM nitrokitty
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->''Ah, my bread and butter. Thrill-seeking rich folk with a poor grasp of statistics and probability.''

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->''Ah, my bread and butter. Thrill-seeking butter: thrill-seeking rich folk with a poor grasp of statistics and probability.''
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