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Is charity rubber-duck race illegal gambling?

Duck Race
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DE PERE, Wis (WSAU-Wheeler News)   A state lawmaker is quacking mad, after the state Justice Department told a community in his district that its charity duck race is illegal gambling. Assembly Republican Andre Jacque of De Pere wants to fix that. He's asking colleagues to co-sign a bill to legalize plastic duck races -- which non-profit groups use as fund-raising raffles. J

acque said the village of Mishicot was recently warned by the Justice Department that its ducks were a vehicle for illegal gambling. He said his bill would create an exception to allow duck races -- similar to what neighboring Minnesota and Michigan do. The bill would legalize races like the "Lucky Ducky Derby" in Menomonee Falls, and the "Ducktona-500" in Sheboygan Falls.

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