Whether politicians are hard at work, or enjoying their free time they seem to end up in the news for any number of reasons. Unfortunate for some of them, the public eye has the ability to ruin them. This is currently the case for Yasser Salah of Egypt.
The “Gambling MP” in Egypt has Lost His Legal Immunity
Whether politicians are hard at work, or enjoying their free time they seem to end up in the news for any number
Salah is a member of the National Democratic Party which is currently ruling the country. As a member of the parliament, there are some freedoms and restrictions that politicians must live to accordingly.
Egyptian gambling law forbids Egyptian politicians from gambling or entering casinos, though there are quite a few located within their country on behalf of the important tourist industry. According to the Constitution parliamentary representatives are also prohibited from having dual citizenship. Salah went against both of these principles when he forged a passport in order to enter a casino and gamble.
As a result of his recklessness, Salah has now lost his legal immunity, a right that all members of parliament enjoy. He lost his immunity as a form of punishment from the Assembly’s legislative assembly.
Most Egyptians steer clear of casinos being that according to Islamic law, one should not gamble. The casinos in Egypt are mostly populated by tourists. In the event that an Egyptian would like to gamble, his or her best bet would be to access an online casino in Egypt.
Internet gambling in Egypt is popular and easily accessible. Online casinos accept any number of currencies and a broad array of languages is available for gaming. Mr. Salah has attracted quite a bit of attention for himself and will need to refrain from gambling until he’s finished and left his position in parliament according to the current laws in Egypt.