Federal Judge Barbara Crabb recently ruled that the Ho-Chunk Indian tribe must remove its video poker games from its Ho-Chunk Gaming Madison casino in Madison, Wisconsin. Crabb said the games do not fit the requirements of the facility’s gaming compact with the state.
The tribe said the Poker-Pro video games were legal since players bet against each other instead of the house. The Wisconsin Justice Department said the games were had a higher classification than were allowed at Madison and sued to have them removed. Games at the Madison casino have a lower legal classification than games at Indian casinos throughout Wisconsin.
Crabb ordered the games to be removed within 30 days after any appeals are completed.