Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Holdem for Habitat

It seems that the break in has brought up other problems now.

I received a call from the Justice Department Charity investigation section today. The reports on the break in caused them to pick up the story on the Internet.

It seems that Texas Holdem has recently been included in their umbrella of Monte Carlo events and our event as they see it now might be illegal by Oregon law standards.

So, till we have figured this one out, I am shutting down the event. I might need a little help on this one since I cant see how I can start it back up with out the rubber stamp of the Justice Dept.

I feel real crummy about this one but I cant fault the investigator. He is just trying to do his job. Maybe one of our new state reps might want to try and adjust some of the laws.

No one received money in the tourney but the issue seems to be the paying to play. What discourages me is that you come up with an idea to help someone and some lawmaker makes a law that stops it.

I will try and keep you posted.


Anonymous said...

Sounds pretty bogus since it's more of a deal where we "donate $5 to Habitat" to play for the evening and you donate a dinner as the prize.

Hopefully, we can continue and a bummer because I was planning on being there on Monday.

So, keep me posted Lyle.

diner life said...

I understand how you feel. It is both the play to pay part and the prize that causes us problems.

We are working on a possible way to keep going for the time being and then maybe we can get some state legislater to help change the law to fit us.

Come on Monday anyway because we probably will be playing a free game and discussion of the future of the event.

Things are looking a little better this morning and as soon as the Justice Dept gets back to me, I will let you all know.