Joseph M. Kelly

In a unique memorandom, the U.S. Dept. of Justice declares poker a game of skill under the Illegal Gambling Business Act, and draws a distinction between "an illegal gambling business" and "illegal gambling itself."

The UIGEA curiously exempted fantasy sports, which strangely did not attract much industry from the gambling community.

The U.S. Department of Justice has been waging a "Cold War" -- long on intimidation but short on prosecutions -- against soft targets within the United States or federal jurisdiction.