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Whenever a guy is gambling, you can tell he's winning because there are sexy ladies on either side of him — and the turning of his luck is easily conveyed via a few disapproving glances from the ladies. When they leave, you know what's happened.

These girls may be dressed like tramps, showgirls, or even classy ladies, but they are always good-looking and seem to materialize out of nowhere.


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    Anime & Manga 

    Comic Books 
  • In JLA (1997) #33, Bruce Wayne (actually a White Martian who thinks he's Bruce Wayne) is at a baccarat table in a French casino, with a cluster of gambler groupies behind him. He explains that the goal is to get nine ... and that's also how you play baccarat.

    Film — Live Action 
  • Bet Your Life: When Sonny starts winning at the craps table, two beautiful women attach themselves either side of him. They later lure him up to the penthouse. However, they are actually plants for Joseph who slip tracking devices into his clothes.
  • In the "Let's Face the Music and Dance" sequence in Follow the Fleet, Fred Astaire's character is surrounded by several groupies as he gambles. They quickly snub him when he loses all his money.
  • In Get Shorty, the character Leo is a schlub who faked his death and fled to Vegas with insurance money. While there, he becomes an extraordinarily lucky gambler and is surrounded by these.
  • A Hard Day's Night: At the Le Cercle club, Paul's Grandfather has a gorgeous woman who attaches herself to him during the evening. Fittingly, she's played by Margaret Nolan, who appeared as Dink in Goldfinger.
  • Seen in the first Iron Man movie, when Tony is playing craps (instead of accepting an award, like he was supposed to be).
  • A common sight in the casino scenes of the James Bond films:
    • Diamonds Are Forever. A man is gambling at a Las Vegas casino with a beautiful woman named Plenty O'Toole (Lana Wood) at his side. Unfortunately, he loses all his money, so she dumps him and latches on to Bond.
    • Casino Royale: Bond encourages Vesper (Eva Green) to play this role as a distraction for the other players at the high stakes Casino Royale poker tournament.
  • Jungle: When Yossi has the fantasy of being in a casino, he is flanked by beautiful women: one dressed as a showgirl and one as a socialite.
  • When Finn and Rose go to meet Maz Kanata's contact on the casino planet of Canto Bight in The Last Jedi, a man who is most likely him is shown at a table, flanked by two beautiful women.
  • Happens in Rush Hour when Chris Tucker's character is gambling.

  • Subverted in a Phoenix Force novel. David Carter picks up such a woman while gambling, but she ends up walking off in a snit because he prefers to keep gambling away his winnings instead of going off with her. Then he gets the Avengers Assemble call, throws in all his money and loses that too.

    Live Action TV 
  • Reid picks up one of these in Criminal Minds as he plays video poker in a casino. He shocks her by walking away from his machine and giving her his two thousand dollar winnings when she says something that causes him to realize how to solve the case.
    • In another episode, the killer is a compulsive gambler who believes his luck improves when he kills someone. He gains one of these after his first murder. After his luck fades and she abandons him, he kills her to get another boost.
  • In CSI, two bodies of the week were women of this kind. They were running a con to steal the bankcards and PIN of winning gamblers by hanging all over them at appropriate moments.
  • Danger 5: In "Hitler's Golden Murder Palace" Jackson has two classy girls sitting besides him when he's playing. He wins so much at the casino that he gets Hitler's attention, who challenges him to a one-on-one match.
  • In Greg the Bunny, Warren the Ape and Greg attract arm candy at the blackjack table after Warren learns Greg is a card counter.
  • Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Quark's bar has gorgeous women running the Dabo table (basically roulette IN SPACE!) to distract suckers — er, customers with the sexy. Leeta is the most prominent one, starting off as Ms. Fanservice before eventually getting a fair amount of Character Development.


    Western Animation 
  • The Simpsons: Bart has an Imagine Spot in the episode Round Springfield, where he receives five hundred dollars and imagines him spending it in a casino, where he is, of course, surrounded by attractive women. In his imagination he loses, however, causing everybody to leave him instantly. Yet, despite this Downer Ending Bart still finds this idea cool.
  • Family Guy: During the episode Into Fat Air, Stewie has a similar Imagine Spot being accompanied by a pair of Chorus Girls as he gambles in Las Vegas.