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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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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.
4th Mar '16 8:04:16 AM Morgenthaler
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* The victim of the ''Series/ColdCase'' episode ''The River''. He got so heavily addicted to gambling on card games that he became financially ruined in spite of working as a rather well-paid surgeon.

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* The victim of the ''Series/ColdCase'' episode ''The River''."The River". He got so heavily addicted to gambling on card games that he became financially ruined in spite of working as a rather well-paid surgeon.
4th Mar '16 8:03:36 AM Morgenthaler
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* In an episode of ''BlackBooks'' Bernard Black is introduced to horseracing by Manny, promptly develops a full-blown gambling addiction and loses £20,000 in a poker game. Fortunately Fran turns out to be a bit of a CardSharp and manages to [[ResetButton win it back]].

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* In an episode of ''BlackBooks'' ''Series/BlackBooks'' Bernard Black is introduced to horseracing by Manny, promptly develops a full-blown gambling addiction and loses £20,000 in a poker game. Fortunately Fran turns out to be a bit of a CardSharp and manages to [[ResetButton win it back]].



* Alan Townsend in ''{{Reaper}}''. He can't stop himself from gambling even when he knows that it would void his deal with the Devil and send him straight to Hell.

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* Alan Townsend in ''{{Reaper}}''.''Series/{{Reaper}}''. He can't stop himself from gambling even when he knows that it would void his deal with the Devil and send him straight to Hell.



* ''Series/TheTwilightZone'' 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/TheTwilightZone'' ''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.]]
12th Feb '16 4:32:26 PM Doug86
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* Nozdryov from ''DeadSouls''.

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* Nozdryov from ''DeadSouls''.''Literature/DeadSouls''.
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.]]
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