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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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[[folder:Film]][[folder:Comic Strips]] * Rudy, in ''ComicStrip/TheWorldOfLilyWong.'' [[/folder]] [[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]

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8th Jan '16 4:22:46 PM nombretomado
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* Although its based on market arbitraging, and not gambling for pleasure, ''SpiceAndWolf'''s Lawrence Craft often takes risks for profit, and makes quite a good living from it. When he hits an extreme debt, he does consider the method of gambling for pleasure as a means to pay it off.
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* Although its based on market arbitraging, and not gambling for pleasure, ''SpiceAndWolf'''s ''LightNovel/SpiceAndWolf'''s Lawrence Craft often takes risks for profit, and makes quite a good living from it. When he hits an extreme debt, he does consider the method of gambling for pleasure as a means to pay it off.
8th Jan '16 12:16:43 PM DaibhidC
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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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* Nell's grandfather in ''Literature/{{Dickensian}}'', as in ''The Old Curiosity Shop'', although the moneylender he's in hock to is [[Literature/AChristmasCarol Jacob Marley]].
4th Jan '16 7:38:52 AM erforce
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->'' "You can't lose if you don't play."'' -->--'''Marla Daniels''', ''Series/TheWire''
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->'' "You ->''"You can't lose if you don't play."'' -->--'''Marla -->-- '''Marla Daniels''', ''Series/TheWire''

* Dr. John Watson is heavily implied to be one in the 2009 Guy Ritchie ''Film/SherlockHolmes'' film and its sequel. This was taken from the original stories.
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* Dr. John Watson is heavily implied to be one in the 2009 Guy Ritchie ''Film/SherlockHolmes'' film and [[Film/SherlockHolmesAGameOfShadows its sequel.sequel]]. This was taken from the original stories.

* KennyRogers' signature song "The Gambler" details the train-rider narrator having a conversation with a man of this sort. * The classic song "House of the Rising Son" has the male singer relating his depressing life and his slide into gambling addiction and habit of picking up prostitutes at the eponymous house of ill repute in New Orleans.
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* KennyRogers' Music/KennyRogers' signature song "The Gambler" details the train-rider narrator having a conversation with a man of this sort. * The classic song "House of the Rising Son" Sun" has the male singer relating his depressing life and his slide into gambling addiction and habit of picking up prostitutes at the eponymous house of ill repute in New Orleans.

* In ''VideoGame/DragonQuestIV'', Maya's gambling addiction leads her to spend all of her sister Meena's [[{{Fortuneteller}} fortune-telling]] profits at Endor's casino, leaving them stranded in the city until TheHero arrives to recruit them for his quest.
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* In ''VideoGame/DragonQuestIV'', Maya's gambling addiction leads her to spend all of her sister Meena's [[{{Fortuneteller}} [[Fortuneteller fortune-telling]] profits at Endor's casino, leaving them stranded in the city until TheHero arrives to recruit them for his quest.
6th Nov '15 2:33:50 PM nielas
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* In ''Film/MichaelClayton'', Michael has a gambling problem that he tries to keep under control by never gambling more money than he has. He gets into trouble with a loan shark because he invested all his money in his brother's restaurant so he had to borrow more to keep up his gambling habit. It is also implied that his gambling addiction is the reason he works as TheFixer for a shady law firm as it is the only way he can earn enough to keep gambling.
26th Oct '15 6:25:17 PM Smiffy
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* ''SavagesCrossing'': Phil is a killer psychopath who bankrupted his family because of his gambling addiction.
18th Aug '15 3:33:42 PM Prfnoff
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* Kaiji from ''{{Kaiji}}'' is also suffering from this after the end of the first season.He still hadn't learned his lesson.
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* Kaiji from ''{{Kaiji}}'' ''Manga/{{Kaiji}}'' is also suffering from this after the end of the first season.season. He still hadn't learned his lesson.

* Eisuke Kitamura in ''SteppingOnRoses'' (aka ''Hadashi De Bara Wo Fume''), much to the chagrin of the protagonist, his sister Sumi. This combined with his habit of [[ImTakingHerHomeWithMe constantly bringing orphaned children]] home with him has the family up to their ears in debt at the beginning of the series.
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* Eisuke Kitamura in ''SteppingOnRoses'' ''Manga/SteppingOnRoses'' (aka ''Hadashi De Bara Wo Fume''), much to the chagrin of the protagonist, his sister Sumi. This combined with his habit of [[ImTakingHerHomeWithMe constantly bringing orphaned children]] home with him has the family up to their ears in debt at the beginning of the series.
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