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.
- Gender inverted in Kakegurui: The Gambling Addict Yumeko Jabami can almost always be seen with her fairly attractive male classmate Ryouta Suzui by her side.
- Elvis from Rio -Rainbow Gate!- has a group of girls impressed by his Awesomeness by Analysis skills. When he loses to Rio at the end of the episode, the girls leave him behind.
- In Grant Morrison's JLA #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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- In Greg the Bunny, Warren the Ape and Greg attract arm candy at the blackjack table after Warren learns Greg is a card counter.
- 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.