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4th Oct '17 7:02:52 AM OmegalphaAI
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* The entire plot of ''VideoGame/Cuphead'' is kicked off when the titular character loses a bet at the Devil's casino. To save their souls, Cuphead and Mugman have to go out and collect the soul contracts of the Devil's other debtors who refuse to pay.

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* The entire plot of ''VideoGame/Cuphead'' ''VideoGame/{{Cuphead}}'' is kicked off when the titular character loses a bet at the Devil's casino. To save their souls, Cuphead and Mugman have to go out and collect the soul contracts of the Devil's other debtors who refuse to pay.haven't paid their dues.
4th Oct '17 6:59:13 AM OmegalphaAI
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* The entire plot of ''VideoGame/Cuphead'' is kicked off when the titular character loses a bet at the Devil's casino. To save their souls, Cuphead and Mugman have to go out and collect the soul contracts of the Devil's other debtors who refuse to pay.
3rd Aug '17 3:55:51 PM DarthNANAME
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* A variation in ''VideoGame/Hitman2016''. The final target of Season One is a former assassin turned board director who, despite presumably having a high paying job on top of a comfortable pension, is constantly short on money thanks to his crippling gambling addiction. Because of this, when he suddenly needs a major expensive surgery using an impossible to get transplant organ to save his life, he was forced to [[spoiler:sell out the ICA to Providence]] in exchange for the surgery, which results in Agent 47 sent after him to claim retribution.
26th Jul '17 5:42:12 AM nighttrainfm
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* In ''The Dry'' by Jane Harper, this turns out to be the motive of [[spoiler: the actual murderer, complete with toughs threatening his family with a nail gun. When a colleague finds him committing fraud to pay them, he kills her whole family and makes it look like a PaterFamilicide.]]
5th Jun '17 8:34:08 AM Uyyy
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* Ludovic Bagman in ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheGobletOfFire'' is suspiciously generous to Harry during the Triwizard Tournamet, always offering him tips and pointers and giving him consistently high marks. At the end it's revealed [[spoiler: he's in massive debt to goblins and was trying to help Harry because he put a massive bet on him to win the tournament.]] It doesn't work because [[spoiler: the goblins argue that Harry drew even with Cedric Diggory ([[SacrificialLion never mind the latter ending up dead]], so Bagman goes on the run [[LongBusTrip and is never seen again]].

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* Ludovic Bagman in ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheGobletOfFire'' is suspiciously generous to Harry during the Triwizard Tournamet, always offering him tips and pointers and giving him consistently high marks. At the end it's revealed [[spoiler: he's in massive debt to goblins and was trying to help Harry because he put a massive bet on him to win the tournament.]] It doesn't work because [[spoiler: the goblins argue that Harry drew even with Cedric Diggory ([[SacrificialLion never mind the latter ending up dead]], dead]]]], so Bagman goes on the run [[LongBusTrip and is never seen again]].
5th Jun '17 8:33:41 AM Uyyy
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%% (ZCE) * Ludovic Bagman in ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheGobletOfFire''.

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%% (ZCE) * Ludovic Bagman in ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheGobletOfFire''.''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheGobletOfFire'' is suspiciously generous to Harry during the Triwizard Tournamet, always offering him tips and pointers and giving him consistently high marks. At the end it's revealed [[spoiler: he's in massive debt to goblins and was trying to help Harry because he put a massive bet on him to win the tournament.]] It doesn't work because [[spoiler: the goblins argue that Harry drew even with Cedric Diggory ([[SacrificialLion never mind the latter ending up dead]], so Bagman goes on the run [[LongBusTrip and is never seen again]].
28th May '17 3:08:18 PM nombretomado
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* [[{{Warhammer}} Black Library]] novel ''Hammers of Ulric'' has Anspach the Templar and his debts to the head of the criminal organization in Middenheim.

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* [[{{Warhammer}} [[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}} Black Library]] novel ''Hammers of Ulric'' has Anspach the Templar and his debts to the head of the criminal organization in Middenheim.
12th Mar '17 2:47:42 PM Xtifr
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* One of the reasons Marc 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]].

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* One of the reasons Marc Antony was so loyal to Creator/GaiusJuliusCaesar UsefulNotes/JuliusCaesar 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]].
26th Dec '16 6:00:09 PM faunas
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* If you (plan on) profit(ing) from it, loaning money or other stuff (at any interest rate) for gambling puropses is a form of usury in UsefulNotes/{{Portugal}}, [[http://www.pgdlisboa.pt/leis/lei_mostra_articulado.php?artigo_id=242A0114&nid=242&tabela=leis&pagina=1&ficha=1&so_miolo=&nversao=#artigo punishable by]] [[http://www.pgdlisboa.pt/leis/lei_mostra_articulado.php?artigo_id=109A0226&nid=109&tabela=leis&pagina=1&ficha=1&so_miolo=&nversao=#artigo up to two years in prison]] (or five if you turn usury into a way of life, demand a bill of exchange or simulate a contract, or consciously cause, by way of usury, the patrimonial ruin of the victim).

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* If you (plan on) profit(ing) from it, loaning money or other stuff (at any interest rate) for gambling puropses purposes is a form of usury in UsefulNotes/{{Portugal}}, [[http://www.pgdlisboa.pt/leis/lei_mostra_articulado.php?artigo_id=242A0114&nid=242&tabela=leis&pagina=1&ficha=1&so_miolo=&nversao=#artigo punishable by]] [[http://www.pgdlisboa.pt/leis/lei_mostra_articulado.php?artigo_id=109A0226&nid=109&tabela=leis&pagina=1&ficha=1&so_miolo=&nversao=#artigo up to two years in prison]] (or five if you turn usury into a way of life, demand a bill of exchange or simulate a contract, or consciously cause, by way of usury, the patrimonial ruin of the victim).
26th Dec '16 5:58:26 PM faunas
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* If you plan on profiting from it, loaning money or other stuff (at any interest rate) for gambling puropses is a form of usury in UsefulNotes/{{Portugal}}, [[http://bdjur.almedina.net/item.php?field=node_id&value=1695385 punishable by]] [[http://bdjur.almedina.net/citem.php?field=item_id&value=1172823 up to two years in prison]].

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* If you plan on profiting (plan on) profit(ing) from it, loaning money or other stuff (at any interest rate) for gambling puropses is a form of usury in UsefulNotes/{{Portugal}}, [[http://bdjur.almedina.net/item.php?field=node_id&value=1695385 [[http://www.pgdlisboa.pt/leis/lei_mostra_articulado.php?artigo_id=242A0114&nid=242&tabela=leis&pagina=1&ficha=1&so_miolo=&nversao=#artigo punishable by]] [[http://bdjur.almedina.net/citem.php?field=item_id&value=1172823 [[http://www.pgdlisboa.pt/leis/lei_mostra_articulado.php?artigo_id=109A0226&nid=109&tabela=leis&pagina=1&ficha=1&so_miolo=&nversao=#artigo up to two years in prison]].prison]] (or five if you turn usury into a way of life, demand a bill of exchange or simulate a contract, or consciously cause, by way of usury, the patrimonial ruin of the victim).
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