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Wisconsin bill would legalize duck races


MADISON (WKOW) -- A Wisconsin lawmaker is proposing to legalize plastic duck races.

State Rep. Andre Jacque circulated a proposal Thursday to legalize the races. 

Non-profit organizations commonly race the little plastic ducks with numbers on the bottom as fundraisers. Participants usually buy a raffle ticket corresponding with a duck's number. The first to float across the finish line wins.

Rep. Jacque says the village of Mishicot was warned by the state Department of Justice that its annual rubber duck race amounts to illegal gambling. His bill creates an exemption for duck races, similar to laws in Minnesota and Michigan.

Rubber duck races in Wisconsin include the "Ducktona 500" in Sheboygan Falls and the "Lucky Ducky Derby" in Menomonee Falls.


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