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13th May '18 4:51:29 PM foxley
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* Philip Leonides in ''Film/CrookedHouse''. He is living in the family home because his father bailed him out of gambling debts, and returning home was the price he had to pay. He even rolls a dice to decide if he'll answer Charles' questions.
2nd May '18 4:40:41 AM AgProv
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** elsewhere in the Pessimal canon, a hapless addicted gambler realises, in a sudden epiphany, how to make it work for him, and becomes both comfortably rich ''and'' barred from bookies' shops, casinos and racetracks as his notoreity grows. The punter is not meant to win, after all. The addicted gambler discovers he cannot beat the system, after all, in the tale ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/6697660/12/The-Discworld-Tarot the Bet's the thing]]''.

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** elsewhere Elsewhere in the Pessimal canon, a hapless addicted gambler realises, in a sudden epiphany, how to make it work for him, and becomes both comfortably rich ''and'' barred from bookies' shops, casinos and racetracks as his notoreity grows. The punter is not meant to win, after all. The addicted gambler discovers he cannot beat the system, after all, and his actions have a sting in the tale tail, in ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/6697660/12/The-Discworld-Tarot the The Bet's the thing]]''.Thing]]''.
2nd May '18 2:35:45 AM AgProv
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* In his creation of/expansion of the barely canonical "Aceria" [[note]] A portmanteau of CanadaEh and {{Eagleland}}[[/note]] on the ''{{Discworld}}'', Creator/AAPessimal drops the back-story that the [[UsefulNotes/TheNetherlands Sto Kerrigian]] colony in Aceria transferred ownership to Ankh-Morpork not because of a war, but because the King of Ankh-Morpork and the Chief Burger of Sto Kerrig had a gambling addiction that got out of hand. A session of Cripple Mr Onion between the two Heads of State reached the point where they were betting whole ''colonies'' on the turn of a card. Thus, the city and colony of [[FreestateAmsterdam New DamHamster]] became New Ankh-Morpork in seconds, based on a bad hand. [[note]]The Ankh-Morporkian Empire insisted on the new name. The laconic Acerians shortened it to ''[[BigApplesauce New Pork]]''[[/note]].
** elsewhere in the Pessimal canon, a hapless addicted gambler realises, in a sudden epiphany, how to make it work for him, and becomes both comfortably rich ''and'' barred from bookies' shops, casinos and racetracks as his notoreity grows. The punter is not meant to win, after all. The addicted gambler discovers he cannot beat the system, after all, in the tale ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/6697660/12/The-Discworld-Tarot the Bet's the thing]]''.
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30th Apr '18 7:29:22 PM foxley
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* ''Series/{{Harrow}}'': One of Quinn's many nasty habits was gambling, and he owed money all over town. Nichols remarks that there are plenty of loan sharks and ex-friends he owed money to who would make for potential murder suspects, but also that Quinn never borrowed more than a couple of thousand from any one source, and that kind of sum is scarcely worth killing over.
7th Apr '18 10:42:25 PM erforce
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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]]. 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 Creator/GuyRitchie's ''Film/SherlockHolmes2009'' and [[Film/SherlockHolmesAGameOfShadows its sequel]]. This was taken from the original stories.



* ''SavagesCrossing'': Phil is a killer psychopath who bankrupted his family because of his gambling addiction.

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* ''SavagesCrossing'': ''Film/SavagesCrossing'': Phil is a killer psychopath who bankrupted his family because of his gambling addiction.



* Viola Constant in ''Literature/LockhartAndTeague''.

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* %%* Viola Constant in ''Literature/LockhartAndTeague''.
27th Mar '18 6:58:24 AM AmuckCricetine
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** In "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS5E1$pringfield $pringfield]]" Marge Simpson becomes addicted to slot machines when a casino's built in Springfield, and shows this trait occasionally in subsequent episodes.

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** In "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS5E1$pringfield "[[TheSimpsonsS5E10Springfield $pringfield]]" Marge Simpson becomes addicted to slot machines when a casino's built in Springfield, and shows this trait occasionally in subsequent episodes.
27th Mar '18 6:51:27 AM AmuckCricetine
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'': Marge Simpson becomes addicted to slot machines when a casino's built in Springfield, and shows this trait occasionally in subsequent episodes.
** In "Lisa the Greek", Lisa had a nightmare that she might end up becoming one after learning Homer only used her to help him gamble.
* 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 the townsfolk out on this, but Randy just tells him to drop it.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'': ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
** In "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS5E1$pringfield $pringfield]]"
Marge Simpson becomes addicted to slot machines when a casino's built in Springfield, and shows this trait occasionally in subsequent episodes.
** In "Lisa "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS3E14LisaTheGreek Lisa the Greek", Greek]]", Lisa had a nightmare that she might end up becoming one after learning Homer only used her to help him gamble.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' episode "Red "[[Recap/SouthParkS7E7RedMansGreed Red Man's Greed", 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 the townsfolk out on this, but Randy just tells him to drop it.
8th Mar '18 10:05:29 PM BattleMaster
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* Faye Valentine from ''Anime/CowboyBebop''.

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* Faye Valentine from ''Anime/CowboyBebop''. [[spoiler: Since she was woken from [[HumanPopsicle cryosleep]] with amnesia and a huge debt attached to her name, so she sees no point in trying to save money]].
7th Mar '18 12:32:33 PM Xtifr
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Not to be confused with TheGambler. Often leads to being TrappedByGamblingDebts. Gambling Addiction may lead to an AbsurdlyHighStakesGame. If a story arc focuses on a character ''becoming'' this, it's an example of DescentIntoAddiction.

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Not to be confused with TheGambler. Often leads to being TrappedByGamblingDebts. Gambling Addiction may lead to an AbsurdlyHighStakesGame. More likely than most to start a GamblingBrawl when experiencing a losing streak. If a story arc focuses on a character ''becoming'' this, it's an example of DescentIntoAddiction.
22nd Feb '18 7:34:23 AM Morgenthaler
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* David Scatino from Season 2 of ''Series/TheSopranos''.

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* David Scatino from Season 2 of ''Series/TheSopranos''. Even worse for him, the people he gets into bed with are TheMafia. After a few bad poker games they basically take over his whole business and drive him into bankruptcy.
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