Poker games in debate at Indian casino
January 10, 2011
The legality of electronic poker tables is being questioned at the Ho-Chunk’s
Dejope Gaming bingo hall. Currently state law approves games where patrons bet
against each other and not the gaming facility. Unlike in blackjack and slots
the state believes that poker games and electronic poker tables go against this
The tribe believes that the electronic games are legal since the guests bet
against each other. This is a new game that has been offered to their visitors
and the tribe feels it was done legally. The 8 tables for electronic poker were
placed in a different area of the facility. Away from the other 1,100 electronic
bingo machines that are allowed.
The Ho-Chunk tribe and the state are due to meet in arbitration.
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