I have an idea but it would be awesome if I got donations for it.
I think the gambling industry could use bitcoins because right now it is a super pain to deposit money into gambling sites due to U.S. federal regulations. It is very difficult to deposit via Mastercard or Visa since most banks won't process it. So to counter this the gambling industry has setup backdoor payment systems such as NetTeller, Bank Wire, Click2Pay, eWalletXpress, MyPayLinkQ, shady banks, etc to get users to easily deposit money.
My proposal is this:
I (or someone in this forum) will contact all major gambling and sports betting sites, such as Bodog.com, sportfanatik.com, betonsports.com, etc. via email, snail mail, and eventually phone call to work with them to use bitcoins. We need one project lead in this, and the help of forum members just in case they have questions. I could be this lead.
I will set up a spreadsheet with all the companies to show which have been contacted and which are interested.
What do you guys think?
I, personally, think that we are poking the wrong people way too early in the game... I mean, we are giving the tools to those who:
1) most desire to be able to prevent taxation and control from the governments
2) pay a large bill to said governments every year
If we are trying to get the attention of the legislators, on the other hand, that it's the right way to do it imo.