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[[Image:Muppets Most Wanted Teaser 22.png|thumb|300px|Gambling on the train.]]
 
[[Image:Muppets Most Wanted Teaser 22.png|thumb|300px|Gambling on the train.]]
 
[[image:Episode109 (18).jpg|thumb|300px|Poker night with the ''Up Late'' crew.]]
 
[[image:Episode109 (18).jpg|thumb|300px|Poker night with the ''Up Late'' crew.]]
'''Gambling''' is the wagering of money or something of material value, often in games of chance. Popular forms of gambling include card games (such as poker and blackjack), eletronic gaming (such as slot machines), and [[:category:Sports|sports]] betting.
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'''Gambling''' is the wagering of money or something of material value, often in games of chance. Popular forms of gambling include card games (such as poker and blackjack), electronic gaming (such as slot machines), and [[:category:Sports|sports]] betting.
   
In the United States, the center of the gambling industry is [[Nevada|Los Vegas, NV]]
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In the United States, the center of the gambling industry is [[Nevada|Los Vegas, NV]].
   
 
==References==
 
==References==
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*In [[Sesame Street News Flash#tortoisehare|a Sesame Street News Flash sketch]], [[Kermit the Frog]] reports from a racetrack on a match between [[Aesop's Fables|the Tortoise and the Hare]]. Before realizing he's on camera, he asks someone off-screen to "put $2 on Goody Two-Shoes in the fourth."
 
*In [[Sesame Street News Flash#tortoisehare|a Sesame Street News Flash sketch]], [[Kermit the Frog]] reports from a racetrack on a match between [[Aesop's Fables|the Tortoise and the Hare]]. Before realizing he's on camera, he asks someone off-screen to "put $2 on Goody Two-Shoes in the fourth."
   
*In a segment in the 1974 special ''[[Out to Lunch]]'', [[Elliott Gould]] plays "the Kookamonga Kid," a gambler who finally meets his match -- [[Cookie Monster]]. They bet with cookies. The Kid wins the game, but Cookie Monster eats all the cookies anyway.
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*In a segment in the 1974 special ''[[Out to Lunch]]'', [[Elliott Gould]] plays "the Cucamonga Kid," a gambler who finally meets his match -- [[Cookie Monster]]. They bet with cookies. The Kid wins the game, but Cookie Monster eats all the cookies anyway.
   
 
*[[Kenny Rogers]] and three Muppets sang the song "[[The Gambler (song)|The Gambler]]" in [[Episode 410: Kenny Rogers|episode 410]] of ''[[The Muppet Show]]''.
 
*[[Kenny Rogers]] and three Muppets sang the song "[[The Gambler (song)|The Gambler]]" in [[Episode 410: Kenny Rogers|episode 410]] of ''[[The Muppet Show]]''.
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* "[[Dog City (special)|Dog City]]" features dogs playing poker, a reference to C. M. Coolidge's painting [[Dogs Playing Poker]].
 
* "[[Dog City (special)|Dog City]]" features dogs playing poker, a reference to C. M. Coolidge's painting [[Dogs Playing Poker]].
   
*[[Pepe the King Prawn]], [[Kermit the Frog]], [[Rizzo the Rat]], and [[Clifford]] play a game of poker in ''[[Muppets from Space]]''. Pepe wins with a pair of twos when RIzzo's four aces are set ablaze by [[Gonzo]].
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*[[Pepe the King Prawn]], [[Kermit the Frog]], [[Rizzo the Rat]], and [[Clifford]] play a game of poker in ''[[Muppets from Space]]''. Pepe wins with a pair of twos when Rizzo's four aces are set ablaze by [[Gonzo]].
   
 
*At one point in ''[[Elmo's World: Wild Wild West!]]'', [[the Noodle Family]] is seen playing poker.
 
*At one point in ''[[Elmo's World: Wild Wild West!]]'', [[the Noodle Family]] is seen playing poker.

Latest revision as of 19:46, January 30, 2019

Dogpainting1

Dogs playing poker

Muppets Most Wanted Teaser 22

Gambling on the train.

Episode109 (18)

Poker night with the Up Late crew.

Gambling is the wagering of money or something of material value, often in games of chance. Popular forms of gambling include card games (such as poker and blackjack), electronic gaming (such as slot machines), and sports betting.

In the United States, the center of the gambling industry is Los Vegas, NV.

ReferencesEdit

  • In a segment in the 1974 special Out to Lunch, Elliott Gould plays "the Cucamonga Kid," a gambler who finally meets his match -- Cookie Monster. They bet with cookies. The Kid wins the game, but Cookie Monster eats all the cookies anyway.

See alsoEdit

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