We here at Wicked Chops Poker love spite.
So we’re pleased to see a Louisiana House committee quickly passing pro-poker legislation almost purely out of spite.
Like most states, bars in Louisiana have been running hold’em tournaments, and bar owners are seeing profits spike because of it. But Louisiana law enforcement believes that any profiting off a form of gambling is illegal–although bar owners are not taking a house "rake" from these games.
According to the Advocate, "Triche‚Äôs bill would allow the businesses to hold poker tournaments once a week for people at least 21 years old as long as the owner doesn‚Äôt get a part of the proceeds and doesn‚Äôt charge an entrance fee." Sounds reasonable enough, right?
So here comes a segue for ya…if you think the veto’ing of this bill sounds ridiculous, then