Gambling has remained one of the most loved forms of entertainment around the world for centuries.
Gamblers are not necessarily criminals or outlaws. In fact, Claude Monet, the founder of French impressionism, won $13,450 in a lottery, Fyodor Dostoevsky, one of the most influential novelists in Russian history, was feeling inspired by the psychology of addiction and the risk of gambling. Political figures like Franklin D Roosevelt, Warren G. Harding, Harry Truman were known for their gambling addictions as well. Rumor has it, Warren Harding lost the White House china in a poker game with staff members.
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The changes in technology reshaped forms of gambling. Now many famous people are gambling online, which makes it hard to track them and their gambling habits.
Celebrities like Pamela Anderson, Ben Affleck, Charlie Sheen, Leonardo Dicaprio are gambling in public, and they are well known for their guilty passion. It is harder to track politicians while gambling. Most of them avoid gambling in public.
It is known that Queen Elizabeth II is fond of not only her dogs but also sports betting, roulette and slot machines.
John McCain, the US senator, loves to visit the Craps table in Las Vegas quite often. Some say, he spends thousands of dollars during one sitting.
Senator Judd Gregg is the luckiest politician. In 2008 he won $800,000 in the lottery.
The wives and children of politicians like to gamble as well. Nora AI-Daher, the wife of Omani Foreign Minister, blew £2 Million in one night. France’s Foreign minister’s son got arrested for spending $3.5 Million on gambling in casinos in Las Vegas.
Some will say gambling is an amateur way to kill boredom. Some will say it’s a risk- taking activity and a way to earn some cash. Politicians don’t have much time to kill or much money to waste. It is probably the risk and adrenaline, forcing them to bet and gamble.