(20 ILCS 1605/10) (from Ch. 120, par. 1160)
    Sec. 10. The Department, upon application therefor on forms prescribed by the Department, and upon a determination by the Department that the applicant meets all of the qualifications specified in this Act, shall issue a license as an agent to sell lottery tickets or shares. No license as an agent to sell lottery tickets or shares shall be issued to any person to engage in business exclusively as a lottery sales agent.
    Before issuing such license the Director shall consider (a) the financial responsibility and security of the person and his business or activity, (b) the accessibility of his place of business or activity to the public, (c) the sufficiency of existing licenses to serve the public convenience, (d) the volume of expected sales, and (e) such other factors as he or she may deem appropriate.
    Until September 1, 1987, the provisions of Sections 2a, 4, 5, 5a, 5b, 5c, 5d, 5e, 5f, 5g, 5h, 5i, 5j, 6, 6a, 6b, 6c, 8, 9, 10, 12 and 13.5 of the Retailers' Occupation Tax Act which are not inconsistent with this Act shall apply to the subject matter of this Act to the same extent as if such provisions were included in this Act. For purposes of this Act, references in such incorporated Sections of the Retailers' Occupation Tax Act to retailers, sellers or persons engaged in the business of selling tangible personal property mean persons engaged in selling lottery tickets or shares; references in such incorporated Sections to sales of tangible personal property mean the selling of lottery tickets or shares; and references in such incorporated Sections to certificates of registration mean licenses issued under this Act. The provisions of the Retailers' Occupation Tax Act as heretofore applied to the subject matter of this Act shall not apply with respect to tickets sold by or delivered to lottery sales agents on and after September 1, 1987, but such provisions shall continue to apply with respect to transactions involving the sale and delivery of tickets prior to September 1, 1987.
    All licenses issued by the Department under this Act shall be valid for a period not to exceed 2 years after issuance unless sooner revoked, canceled or suspended as in this Act provided. No license issued under this Act shall be transferable or assignable. Such license shall be conspicuously displayed in the place of business conducted by the licensee in Illinois where lottery tickets or shares are to be sold under such license.
    For purposes of this Section, the term "person" shall be construed to mean and include an individual, association, partnership, corporation, club, trust, estate, society, company, joint stock company, receiver, trustee, referee, any other person acting in a fiduciary or representative capacity who is appointed by a court, or any combination of individuals. "Person" includes any department, commission, agency or instrumentality of the State, including any county, city, village, or township and any agency or instrumentality thereof.
(Source: P.A. 97-464, eff. 10-15-11; 98-499, eff. 8-16-13.)