Moroccan Leader Hopes To Curb Gambling, Son Takes 3rd In WPT Event

Dad may have new source for campaign donations.

As it stands right now, Morocco is a bit of a hotbed for live poker. The North African Kingdom has enjoyed players from all over Europe coming to play in some big time tournaments and enjoying a little R&R in the process.

Turns out though, according to Poker777, that the Justice & Development Party (PJD) and one of their leaders, Mohamed Yatim, is hoping to pass a law that will ban advertisement in relations to all gambling, effectively crippling the poker industry.

It can’t help the cause that Yatim’s son, Salaheddin, just took 3rd in the recent World Poker Tour National event at the Casino de Marrakech for $55,457 earlier this month. This, of course, hasn’t been the first time that a politicians son has had different ideas than daddy does, but for his part, the elder Yatim put family first and came to his son’s defense…kinda.

“despite the fact that some people view it as “haram” (unlawful), poker competitions are legal in regard of the law whilst a discussion on banning them is now underway under the Islamic law”

For another politician’s son enjoying the thrills of poker, we invite you to rematch this classic video:

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