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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.
28th Oct '15 5:37:30 PM FurryKef
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"Antony" is the more standard spelling
* One of the reasons Marc Anthony was so loyal to Creator/GaiusJuliusCaesar was that the latter covered the former's gambling and prostitute debts that in modern terms [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Antony stacked up to about US$5 million]].
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* One of the reasons Marc Anthony Antony was so loyal to Creator/GaiusJuliusCaesar was that the latter covered the former's gambling and prostitute debts that in modern terms [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Antony stacked up to about US$5 million]].
23rd Sep '15 2:07:42 AM Morgenthaler
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* This is how ''TheCallOfTheWild'' is set in motion: one of the servants of Buck's original owner has a lot of gambling debt to pay off, and steals Buck in order to sell him to mushers for money.
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* This is how ''TheCallOfTheWild'' ''Literature/TheCallOfTheWild'' is set in motion: one of the servants of Buck's original owner has a lot of gambling debt to pay off, and steals Buck in order to sell him to mushers for money.
8th Sep '15 6:55:07 PM Prfnoff
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* In the first ''Radio/HarryNile'' episode, Harry owes a gambling debt to a mob boss and is sent to kill a guy to pay it back.
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* In the first ''Radio/HarryNile'' episode, episode of ''Radio/TheAdventuresOfHarryNile'', Harry owes a gambling debt to a mob boss and is sent to kill a guy to pay it back.
3rd Sep '15 10:40:31 AM nighttrainfm
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Combustion Man is from Avatar, and Goblin used Mark's own powers to make him take part in that riot
* In ''WesterAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'', though not a ''gambling'' debt, Charlie Collins ends up being indebted to the Joker after he cuts off the Joker's car while driving, and the latter decides not to kill him for doing so.
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* In ''WesterAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'', though not a ''gambling'' debt, Charlie Collins ends up being indebted to the Joker after he cuts [[MuggingTheMonster cusses out the Joker]] for cutting him off the Joker's car while driving, and the latter in traffic. Joker "generously" decides not to kill him him, in exchange for doing so.a favour...

* Combustion Man in Spectacular Spiderman. Its even used to pressure him into taking part in a jail riot.
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* Combustion Man Mark Allan in Spectacular Spiderman. Its even used to pressure ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan''. His gambling problem gets him in deep with the Green Goblin's [[MiddleManagementMook middle-management guy]], who coerces him into taking part in a jail riot.an experiment that turns him into the Molten Man.
5th Aug '15 5:39:56 PM TompaDompa
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* Invoked by the heroes in ''Film/CasinoRoyale''. MI6's entire plan was to send Bond in to bust out Le Chiffre, so that he would be forced to come to them for protection from his creditors.
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* Invoked by the heroes in ''Film/CasinoRoyale''.''Film/CasinoRoyale2006''. MI6's entire plan was to send Bond in to bust out Le Chiffre, so that he would be forced to come to them for protection from his creditors.
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