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Ho-Chunk Nation to shut down poker room after losing lawsuit


A view of the gaming floor at the Ho-Chunk Gaming facility in Madison, Wisconsin. Photo from Facebook

The Ho-Chunk Nation of will shut down its electronic poker room after losing a lawsuit with the state of Wisconsin.

The tribe installed PokerPro at the Ho-Chunk Gaming Madison. A federal judge ruled that the machines fall Into the Class III category and are prohibited because the tribe's compact doesn't authorize Class III games at that particular location.

The tribe now plans to remove the machines byNovember 15, Isthmus reports. The tribe, however, is still pursuing an appeal of the judge's decision.

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