(230 ILCS 15/3)
(from Ch. 85, par. 2303)
License - Application - Issuance - Restrictions - Persons
ineligible. Licenses issued by the governing body of any county or municipality are
subject to the following restrictions:
(1) No person, firm or corporation shall conduct raffles or chances without
having first obtained a license therefor pursuant to this Act.
(2) The license and application for license must specify the area or areas
within the licensing authority in which raffle chances will be sold or issued,
the time period during which raffle chances will be sold or issued, the
time of determination of winning chances and the location or locations at
which winning chances will be determined.
(3) The license application must contain a sworn statement attesting to
the not-for-profit character of the prospective licensee organization, signed
by the presiding officer and the secretary of that organization.
(4) The application for license shall be prepared in accordance with the
ordinance of the local governmental unit.
(5) A license authorizes the licensee to conduct raffles as defined in
The following are ineligible for any license under this Act:
(a) any person who has been convicted of a felony;
(b) any person who is or has been a professional gambler or gambling promoter;
(c) any person who is not of good moral character;
(d) any firm or corporation in which a person defined in (a), (b) or (c)
has a proprietary, equitable or credit interest, or in which such a person
is active or employed;
(e) any organization in which a person defined in (a), (b) or (c) is an
officer, director, or employee, whether compensated or not;
(f) any organization in which a person defined in (a), (b) or (c) is to
participate in the management or operation of a raffle as defined in this Act.
(Source: P.A. 85-160.)