State asks judge to end electronic poker at Dejope
Ho-Chunk continuing to offer game despite arbitrator's ruling
MADISON, Wis. — The state of Wisconsin is asking a federal judge to enforce an arbitrator’s ruling that prevents the Ho-Chunk from offering electronic poker at the former Dejope Bingo Hall.
The state said the Ho-Chunk has continued to offer the game despite a ruling from an independent arbitrator last month. The Department of Administration argues the arbitrator’s decision was enforceable immediately. The state argues a compact between it and the tribe calls for the Ho-Chunk to abide by the arbitrator’s decision.
Ho-Chunk Gaming Madison has offered eight electronic poker tables since late in 2010. The State Journal said Dane County voters rejected a referendum in 2004 that would have allowed expanded casino-style gaming.