Thanks for the many kind posts.
To answer a couple of recurring questions:
1) Why not just turn over admin work to others, and leave the site in place?
I feel responsible for all content on my site, and I would still feel that responsibility even if I were not involved in the day to day operations of the boards. Turning over the reins to others doesn't end my involvement.
2) How about selling the message boards?
The message archive is being retained as a key component of the BlackjackInfo site going forward.
3) How about selling the entire site, including the message boards?
I don't think anyone who is suggesting this idea would like my price. I turn down 1 or 2 offers a year, some of which have been considerable.
4) What about chat?
Sorry, chat will go away as well.