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17th May '16 4:56:03 PM Morgenthaler
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* One of Garibaldi's men is compromised this way in an early episode of ''Series/BabylonFive''. Garibaldi is GenreSavvy enough to have him taken off duty to avoid the usual results of this trope. Then when he suddenly comes up with enough cash to repay his debts and be placed back on duty, Garibaldi is GenreSavvy enough to see why ''that'' should be a red flag.

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* One of Garibaldi's men is compromised this way in an early episode of ''Series/BabylonFive''. Garibaldi is GenreSavvy smart enough to have him taken off duty to avoid the usual results of this trope. this. Then when he suddenly comes up with enough cash to repay his debts and be placed back on duty, Garibaldi is GenreSavvy smart enough to see why ''that'' should be a red flag.
10th May '16 12:55:43 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/TheFlintstonesInVivaRockVegas'': [[RichSuitorPoorSuitor Chip Rockfeller and Fred Flintstone]] were rivals for Wilma's affections. Rockfeller lured Fred into a casino of his, where Fred got a debt of 1.4 million clams. Rockfeller then offered to cancel the debt if Fred agreed to get out of Wilma's life forever. When Fred refused, Rockfeller stole Wilma's pearl necklace and framed Fred, claiming Fred intended to sell the necklace to pay his debt. Ironic because he himself was trying to repay his debt to LoanSharks.

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* ''Film/TheFlintstonesInVivaRockVegas'': [[RichSuitorPoorSuitor Chip Rockfeller and Fred Flintstone]] were rivals for Wilma's affections. Rockfeller lured Fred into a casino of his, where Fred got a debt of 1.4 million clams. Rockfeller then offered to cancel the debt if Fred agreed to get out of Wilma's life forever. When Fred refused, Rockfeller stole Wilma's pearl necklace and framed Fred, claiming Fred intended to sell the necklace to pay his debt. Ironic because he himself was trying to repay his debt to LoanSharks.{{Loan Shark}}s.
10th May '16 12:55:21 AM Morgenthaler
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23rd Mar '16 7:40:47 PM TheUnknownUploader
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* ''WesternAnimation/AquaTeenHungerForce'' episode "Bookie" is all about this happening to Shake.
26th Feb '16 3:21:43 AM foxley
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* ''Series/TheDoctorBlakeMysteries'': In "Against the Odds", a jockey is seriously in debt to a bookie. The bookie agrees to wipe the slate if the jockey - who is riding the favourite in the Ballarat Cup - [[FixingTheGame throws the race]].
2nd Feb '16 3:29:32 AM migmit
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* In ''Film/HussarBallad'' that's the reason for lieutenant Rzhevsky to visit the main character's house. His uncle covered his card debt, but insisted that Rzhevsky finally marries.
23rd Jan '16 9:57:00 AM nombretomado
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* This is how Sheridan winds up [[spoiler:kidnapping children, including one lethally bad choice]] in the StephenKing story ''[[Literature/NightmaresAndDreamscapes Popsy]]''.

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* This is how Sheridan winds up [[spoiler:kidnapping children, including one lethally bad choice]] in the StephenKing Creator/StephenKing story ''[[Literature/NightmaresAndDreamscapes Popsy]]''.
19th Dec '15 6:57:31 AM Berrenta
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--> -- '''Robert Lutece''', ''VideoGame/BioShockInfinite''

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--> -- -->-- '''Robert Lutece''', ''VideoGame/BioShockInfinite''



* Gambling debts are what got Booker [=DeWitt=] involved in the plot of ''Videogame/BioshockInfinite''. This article's header, "Bring us [[MacGuffinGirl the girl]] and wipe away the debt," is one of the game's [[ArcWords Arc Phrases]], although [[spoiler: it's not actually referring to what he's doing in the present day.]]

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* Gambling debts are what got Booker [=DeWitt=] involved in the plot of ''Videogame/BioshockInfinite''. This article's header, "Bring us [[MacGuffinGirl [[LivingMacGuffin the girl]] and wipe away the debt," is one of the game's [[ArcWords Arc Phrases]], although [[spoiler: it's not actually referring to what he's doing in the present day.]]
16th Dec '15 1:31:50 AM Shadowgazer
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* ''Disney/OliverAndCompany'': If one notices at the end Fagin the hobo makes a bet with Winston and after losing it, tries to walk away, implying that this was how he got involved with LoanShark Sykes.



* ''Film/TheFlintstonesInVivaRockVegas'': [[RichSuitorPoorSuitor Chip Rockfeller and Fred Flintstone]] were rivals for Wilma's affections. Rockfeller lured Fred into a casino of his, where Fred got a debt of 1.4 million clams. Rockfeller then offered to cancel the debt if Fred agreed to get out of Wilma's life forever. When Fred refused, Rockfeller stole Wilma's pearl necklace and framed Fred, claiming Fred intended to sell the necklace to pay his debt.

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* ''Film/TheFlintstonesInVivaRockVegas'': [[RichSuitorPoorSuitor Chip Rockfeller and Fred Flintstone]] were rivals for Wilma's affections. Rockfeller lured Fred into a casino of his, where Fred got a debt of 1.4 million clams. Rockfeller then offered to cancel the debt if Fred agreed to get out of Wilma's life forever. When Fred refused, Rockfeller stole Wilma's pearl necklace and framed Fred, claiming Fred intended to sell the necklace to pay his debt. Ironic because he himself was trying to repay his debt to LoanSharks.
14th Nov '15 1:24:22 PM Temmere
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* In ''The Killing of a Chinese Bookie'', main character Cosmo Vittelli celebrates finally paying off his strip club by getting into a poker game that ends up putting him in debt to the mob. They say he can pay off the debt by killing a rival Chinese bookie.
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