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17th Jul '17 11:02:56 AM Morgenthaler
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** 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.

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** * 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.
4th Jul '17 7:31:27 AM ashlay
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* ''Manga/{{Kakegurui}}'', whose name literally means "The Compulsive Gambler", and follows a high school girl who exposes cheaters in gambling matches simply so she'll have more opportunities to bet on games of pure chance.
16th Jun '17 6:25:23 PM manepony101
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* In ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIV'', Roman's gambling debt puts himself into trouble with the mafia and being a reason Niko came into the country.


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* Buck Strickland from ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill''.
16th Jun '17 6:09:11 PM manepony101
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* Kankichi Ryotsu from ''Manga/{{Kochikame}}'' with his habits of playing pachinko and betting on horses.
23rd May '17 7:35:26 AM DrOO7
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* ''Series/DrQuinnMedicineWoman''. Oldest son Matthew becomes this after a few lucky games of poker. His reason is actually legitimate--he wants/needs money to provide for himself and his fiancee.
13th Apr '17 5:07:16 PM WillKeaton
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* In ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDragonJakeLong", this is Fu Dog's biggest vice. In the first episode alone he bets on how well Jake does against his arch enemies!

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* In ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDragonJakeLong", ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDragonJakeLong'', this is Fu Dog's biggest vice. In the first episode alone he bets on how well Jake does against his arch enemies!
7th Apr '17 3:49:52 PM nombretomado
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* Given the setting of the movie as an underground {{poker}} world, many of the characters in ''Film/{{Rounders}}''.

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* Given the setting of the movie as an underground {{poker}} TabletopGame/{{poker}} world, many of the characters in ''Film/{{Rounders}}''.
6th Apr '17 10:20:10 PM nombretomado
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* In ''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 ''PokemonSpecial'', ''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.
29th Mar '17 10:18:17 PM SoapheadChurch
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* 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.

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* Sakyo of ''Anime/YuYuHakusho'' gambles obsessively as a way of sublimating his psychopathic tendencies into profit.to more profitable ventures than, say, becoming a serial killer. 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 the lives of people and demons.



%% * Will Herondale from ''Literature/TheInfernalDevices''.
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.
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