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24th Aug '16 12:49:11 AM foxley
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* ''Series/InspectorGeorgeGenly'': The wife of the VictimOfTheWeek in "Gently Among Thieves". Deeply in dept to {{Loan Shark}}s, they come to an 'arrangement' with her that essentially amounts to prostitution.

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* ''Series/InspectorGeorgeGenly'': ''Series/InspectorGeorgeGently'': The wife of the VictimOfTheWeek in "Gently Among Thieves". Deeply in dept to {{Loan Shark}}s, they come to an 'arrangement' with her that essentially amounts to prostitution.
24th Aug '16 12:48:39 AM foxley
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* ''Series/InspectorGeorgeGenly'': The wife of the VictimOfTheWeek in "Gently Among Thieves". Deeply in dept to {{Loan Shark}}s, they come to an 'arrangement' with her that essentially amounts to prostitution.
21st Aug '16 11:16:53 AM Someoneman
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* 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.
12th Jul '16 7:17:30 PM Premonition45
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* Music/{{Motorhead}}: "If you like to gamble I tell you I'm your man..."

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* Music/{{Motorhead}}: "If you like to gamble I tell you Music/{{Motorhead}}'s "Ace of Spades", which practically became their SignatureSong.
-->You know
I'm your man..."born to lose and gambling's for fools.
-->But that's the way I like it baby,
-->I don't wanna live forever!
-->And don't forget the joker!
29th May '16 7:38:20 AM Hanz
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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.
10th May '16 8:48:28 AM DannWoolf
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' episode "Red Man's Greed", Gerald Broflovski loses $37,000 at a NativeAmericanCasino, underwritten by the family's house. Later, when the Native Americans threaten to take over South Park, the townsfolk pool their resources and bet it on a single roulette number in a last-ditch effort to save the town. They win, giving them the money they need and a bit extra on top, but Gerald convinces them to let it all ride on another spin, and they lose everything. Stan calls him out on this, but Gerald just tells him to drop it.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' episode "Red Man's Greed", Gerald Broflovski loses $37,000 at a NativeAmericanCasino, underwritten by the family's house. Later, when the Native Americans threaten to take over South Park, the townsfolk pool their resources and bet it on a single roulette number in a last-ditch effort to save the town. They win, giving them the money they need and a bit extra on top, but Gerald convinces them to let it all ride on another spin, and they lose everything. Stan calls him the townsfolk out on this, but Gerald Randy just tells him to drop it.
3rd May '16 7:50:41 AM Briguy52748
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* ''Series/AllInTheFamily'': In the 1974 episode "Archie the Gambler," Edith reveals that in his younger days, Archie was a hardcore gambler, his habit nearly costing them everything; he had already gambled away his car, and was this close to gambling away their house. In the latter instance, Edith puts her foot down and gives him an ultimatum: Stop gambling now, or I leave and I'm taking our daughter (Gloria, who was only 3 at the time) with me. Archie shapes up ... or -- as evidence strongly shows in this episode -- did he just get better at concealing his gambling?
** In ''Series/ArchieBunkersPlace'', there was an episode called "Barney the Gambler," where Barney is now the hopeless addict, and it is up to Archie -- who does manage to quit gambling for good in the former episode (in fact, several referbacks are made to "Archie the Gambler") -- and Murray to come to Barney's rescue when bookies want to beat Barney to within an inch of his life when he doesn't have the money.
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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* On ''Series/MyNameIsEarl'', ''Series/MyNameIsEarl'':
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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.
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