(230 ILCS 5/15.2)
(from Ch. 8, par. 37-15.2)
(a) No pari-mutuel clerk, parking attendant or security
guard employed by a
licensee at a wagering facility shall commit any of the following acts:
theft; fraud; wagering during the course of employment; touting;
bookmaking; or any other act which is detrimental to the best interests of
racing in Illinois. For purposes of this Section:
(1) "Theft" means the act of knowingly:
(A) obtaining or exerting unauthorized control
over State revenue or revenue of a licensee; or
(B) by deception obtaining control over patron
(2) "Fraud" means the act of knowingly providing
false, misleading or deceptive information to a federal, State or local governmental body.
(3) "Wagering" means the act of placing a wager at a
wagering facility on the outcome of a horse race under the jurisdiction of the Board by a pari-mutuel clerk during the course of employment.
(4) "Touting" means the act of soliciting anything of
value in exchange for information regarding the outcome of a horse race on which wagers are made at a wagering facility under the jurisdiction of the Board.
(5) "Bookmaking" means the act of accepting a wager
from an individual with the intent to withhold the wager from being placed by the individual at a wagering facility.
(b) A licensee, or occupation licensee upon receiving information that a
pari-mutuel clerk, parking attendant or security guard in his employ
has been accused of committing any act prohibited by subsection (a) of this
(1) give immediate written notice of such accusation
to the stewards of the race meeting and to the accused pari-mutuel clerk, parking attendant or security guard, and
(2) give written notice of such accusation within a
reasonable time to the Board.
The Board may impose a civil penalty authorized by subsection (l) of
Section 9 of this Act against a licensee or
occupation licensee who fails to give
any notice required by this subsection.
(c) Upon receiving the notice required by subsection (b) of this
Section the stewards shall conduct an inquiry into the matter.
If the stewards determine that the accused has committed any of the acts
prohibited by subsection (a) of this Section, they may exclude the accused
or declare that person ineligible for employment at any pari-mutuel race
meeting or wagering facility under the jurisdiction of the
Board. A person so excluded or declared ineligible for employment may
request a hearing before the Board as provided in Section 16 of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 89-16, eff. 5-30-95.)