In Delaware county, poker was allowed because it was considered a game of skill much like a golf tournament. But the Indiana legislature and our rat bastard governer Mitch Daniels trumped the local laws and deemed any card game not played at a licensed casino to be illegal gambling. Mitch gets plenty of perks from the casino lobbyists who don't want the competition.
The Hold 'Em House closed last night when the new law went into effect. It was fun getting the 80 or so regulars together for one last big tournament. It was tough walking out the door for the last time.