Canada
07
12.2018

Canadian Member of Parliament with gambling addiction to decide his political fate

By Sophie Couard

Canadian MP Raj Grewal has just admitted to a gambling addiction.

While some players win big playing blackjacks, like this one player who won a million-dollar jackpot at Caesar's Windsor, others lose a lot of money through gambling addiction. The same happened to Canadian MP Raj Grewal from Brampton East in the province of Ontario, Canada. This gambling addiction could now be the reason for why he elects to leaves politics.

Personal and medical reasons

Last October, to the surprise of everyone, Canadian MP Raj Grewal announced that he intends to withdraw from politics for both personal and medical reasons. On Friday, November 30th, he announced his sudden decision and revealed that he had an addiction to gambling.

Personal debts of several million Canadian dollars

In early 2016, the politician visited the Casino du Lac Leamy in Gatineau, Quebec. He quickly developed a passion for blackjack and played more and more. He amassed tens of millions of Canadian dollars in debt by borrowing money from his family and friends, so he can keep playing. He said that these debts were now settled.

Raj Grewal

His final decision will be made next year

Although he has just withdrawn from the Liberal Party of Canada, he would like to take more time to make his final decision about his political future.

To focus on his mental health, Raj Grewal also said that he had decided to withdraw from the current, governing Liberal Party of Canada. He has yet to decide whether to retire completely from politics, and so will be taking a little more time before he finally decides on his political future. He would like to announce his decision next year before Parliament resumes its work in the new year.

We hope that this MP will no longer play in casinos if it happens to such an uncontrolled extent. If you are concerned about your gambling behaviour, please contact a free help hotline for addiction counselling. But if you just want to play for fun, you can find many blackjack games in the online casinos DublinBet or Lucky31.

By Sophie Couard
By Sophie Couard - EDITOR

I am a great fan of gambling, I became a croupier to finance my studies. After my high school diploma in economic and social sciences , I obtained a bachelor's degree in economics and then a master in philosophy with a thesis on player behavior. After working in an online casino customer support, I became a writer on FeedBack Casino.