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Judge orders Ho-Chunk Gaming Madison to drop video poker

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MADISON (WKOW) --  A federal judge's ruling requires Ho-Chunk Gaming Madison to stop offering video poker.

U.S. District Judge Barbara Crabb determined Thursday the game violates a compact with the state. Crabb said the video poker offered at the Madison facility is classified as a class III game under the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act. Class III games are not permitted under the compact, except under certain conditions, which is not the case at Ho-Chunk Gaming Madison.

The facility will need to stop offering the game 30 days after the conclusion of any appeals filed by the Ho-Chunk Nation or 30 days after the expiration of the Ho-Chunk Nation's deadline for filing an appeal, whichever is later.
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