Wisconsin Rubber Duck Bill Waits For Governor's Signature

Duck Derbies are very popular in Wisconsin. Because they involve placing bets on rubber duckies dropped into a fast-moving river, they are technically illegal. Wisconsin lawmakers have passed a bill exempting rubber duck high-rollers from a ban on gambling.

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Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne. Duck Derbies are very popular in Wisconsin. And because they involve placing bets on rubber duckies dropped into a fast-moving river, they are technically illegal, though not for long. Wisconsin lawmakers passed a bill yesterday exempting rubber duck high-rollers from a ban on gambling. Participants in the Ducktona 500 in Cheboygan Falls can now breathe easy as they put a few dollars on Lucky Duck number seven. It's MORNING EDITION.

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