I don't call this midnight rule making "graceful" nor "productive" (story below copied shamelessly from Wicked Chops):
My favorite line from the Reuters synopsis of the new law...
"For purposes of the rule, unlawful Internet gambling generally would cover the making of a bet or
wager that involves use of the Internet and that is unlawful under any
applicable federal or state law in the jurisdiction where the bet or wager is
initiated, received or otherwise made," the Treasury said.
Lawyers eat ambiguity for breakfast, enjoy the pancakes and sausage folks.
And to the banking industry, you should have shouted a little louder and maybe now should catch the ear of the president-elect to end this.
Bodoggie info below, Evelyn Ng will be there, my participation more cloudy:
Think you have what it takes to knock out a poker superstar?
On Thursday November 13th, 2008 poker sensation, Evelyn Ng will compete in the Bodog Blogger Tournament Series.
There will be a bounty on her head for T$109 to play in Bodog's $100K Guaranteed Tournament occurring each Sunday at 4 PM.
If Evelyn wins this tournament, the T$109 credit to play in Bodog's $100K Guaranteed Tournament will go to the poker blogger that places 1st runner up.
This blogger tournament series is open to poker bloggers worldwide and runs on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 9:05 PM ET.
More details are available at the official blogger series site at http://www.bodogbloggertournament.com/
Learn more about professional poker player Evelyn Ng at http://poker.bodoglife.com/team-bodog/evelyn-ng.html