Poker players challenge Obama, Congress to $1M game

President Obama or any member of Congress should put their money where their mouths are before regulating internet gambling, one industry website said this week.

BluefirePoker.com, an online gambling site, challenged Obama and any member of Congress to a $1 million poker showdown to help prove the game is one of skill and not luck -- an issue at the crux of the debate over regulating online gambling.

Obama or the lawmaker would have to put up only one dollar while the site would spot the million. Proceeds would go to charity, and would be against any of the website's six professional players.

The group is taking aim at provisions in the 2006 Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act, which prohibits bank transfers to online gambling websites.