"Beat the Streak"
MLB.com Beat the Streak is a skill contest
designed to increase consumer awareness of and interest in Major League Baseball and MLB.com, the Official Site of Major League Baseball. This Contest may not be used for any form of gambling.
OK, now we need a two pronged attack.
First, someone with bucks who hopes to cash in on fully legal US poker establishes a site. This site is designed to increase consumer awareness of and interest in poker, the skill game, and PTSG.com
The site is free to join and there is no rake. There is advertising, just like www.padres.com
a site of MLB.com.
The site is free to advertise itself just like MLB.com
If a nice crisp well done poker site similar to MLB.com is established and advertised, the poker players of the US will flock to it.
Any legal challange will necessarily involve MLB.com and a host of similar sites.
Since the DOJ is NOT about to take on MLB, Yahoo, and Microsoft, there should be smooth sailing for the "poker is skill" site.
After a period of time, poker will have been established as a skill game.
Then, the established site says, "we need more income to keep the site running." The site establishes a modest Fee, (rake). The government says, "whoa" that makes you a gambling site."
The site says, "pack it in your a$$, the mere presence of a fee doesn't render the game any less a skill game. The "house" is not in competition with the players, we just need to pay for the electricity."
And, we all play poker happily ever after.