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Gamblers: Characters to bet on

Percival Chen, the main character in The Headmaster's Wager has some flaws that get him into tough situations - one of which is his compulsive gambling. If Percival's experience interested you, you might like to read more about gambling and other characters who deal with addictions.

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The odds

Stewart O'Nan. -- |

Problem gambling in Canada

Lorne Tepperman and Kristy Wanner. -- |

The flying man

Roopa Farooki. -- |

Casino Royale

by Ian Fleming. |

Sucker bet

James Swain. |

The quiet girl

Peter H²eg ; translated from the Danish by Nadia Christensen. |

Bust

Adam Resnick ; with Todd Gold. |

Born to lose

Bill Lee. |