BOISE -- A Boise man who prosecutors say helped hide an illegal poker house in a rental property he owns has pleaded guilty to a gambling-related felony and could spend up to three years behind bars.

Skinner Skip Anderson the second entered his plea in U.S. District Court in Boise on Monday.

U.S. District Attorney Wendy Olson says Anderson acknowledged knowing an illegal gambling operation was being run out of a house he owns southwest of downtown Boise.

The 57-year-old is now due to be sentenced in February and could also be hit with a fine of up to $250,000.

The federal government is also trying to seize the rental home where people played cards for money.

Gambling is illegal in Idaho, but there have been several recent arrests.

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