Quick Charge Kiosk LLC v. KaulAnnotate this Case
The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the circuit court denying Quick Charge Kiosk, LLC's action seeking a declaration that its kiosks, which enabled customers to pay for an opportunity to win money through a video game based on chance, were not illegal gambling machines, holding that the kiosks met the definition of a gambling machine under Wis. Stat. 945.01(3).
Soon after Quick Charge's kiosks debuted in retail locations, the Attorney General declared that they were illegal gambling machines under section 945.01(3), and therefore, law enforcement seized several kiosks for violating the prohibition on gambling machines. In response, Quick Charge brought this action seeking a declaration that the kiosks were not in violation of any gambling laws. The circuit court declared the kiosks illegal gambling machines, and the court of appeals affirmed. The Supreme Court affirmed, holding that because customers could pay to play a video game that awarded cash prizes based on chance, the kiosks were gambling machines under section 945.01(3)(a).