Nativepoker_1 Chops here.

The National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC), which "oversees all gaming activities on American Indian lands," is considering making poker a Class II game.

Class II games are legal in Alabama.

Thus, poker…lovely, beautiful poker…would be legal in Alabama.

Which is right next to Georgia, were Wicked Chops Poker is.

And this is freaking awesome.

A council member (not sure of what, story isn’t clear) named Eddie Tullis, who is a former tribe chairman for the Poarch Band of Creek Indians, says the tribe, which just signed on with Harrah’s, will build a $120 million gambling facility in Wetumpka, which is just 2 hours and 45 minutes away from Atlanta.

Even better, if these wonderful, giving Indians make poker a Class II game, the tribe WILL MAKE POKER AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY AT ITS ATMORE FACILITY.  IE, there could be poker just a 4 hour drive (which we’d be able to make in 3, easy) from Atlanta as early as next month.

InjunNext month!

If these wonderful savages declare poker as a Class II game, you’re looking at one guy (me, Chops) who will be celebrating Thanksgiving all over again.

Kidding about the savages.  Seriously.  I love you guys.  You rock.


9 Responses

  1. YCO123

    November 30, 2005 5:55 am, Reply

    I can understand driving 3-4 hours for craps, but poker? Can’t you already play in your living room, in your underwear, or anywhere else you can find 6 or 7 other guys in their underwear?

  2. snake

    November 30, 2005 8:34 am, Reply

    especially with strangers.
    i mean chops sitting next to me playing poker in my underwear is one thing. some old smelly southerner with missing teeth, a truck stop hat and sloppy drunk on moonshine is, well, a dream.
    playing in st louis this weekend, it did cross my mind a few times how much i like playing 4 or 5 cash tables at a time and perhaps a sng to boot when playing online and in a casino you’re grinding a way at one table, often slow, often crammed and sometimes completely card dead with the only option to sign up and wait for another table…
    i don’t know what, if any, conclusions i came to…i stopped thinking about it when they kicked me out for indecent exposure …damn boxers had a hole i didnt know about…and my left nut was showing..
    but I do know that I think it’s every bit worth it to fly 5 hours to LA to play the bike and commerce and maybe work in a 4th street poker tour game…or drive a few hours to hit some tables and tourneys in the south.

  3. snake

    November 30, 2005 9:43 am, Reply

    go figure blackspy drops in with meatloaf lyrics
    yeh, like say Jacksonville, Ala would work…i think its like an hour and a half drive….you gain an hour going, lose one coming back (that would make it a wash if you’re doing the math).

  4. YCO123

    November 30, 2005 11:01 am, Reply

    I have the option of driving 60 miles to Atlantic City, walking 7 blocks to an ‘underground’ room, or playing online. I choose the ‘playing online’ option 9 times out of 10. Snake outlined most of the reasons why above. When I want to get shit-canned drunk and play craps for 15 hours straight, obviously he Atlantic City option is nice.

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