(230 ILCS 20/1.1)
(from Ch. 120, par. 1051.1)
As used in this Act:
"Pull tabs" and "jar games" means a game
using single-folded or banded tickets or a card, the face of which is
initially covered or otherwise hidden from view in order to conceal a number,
symbol or set of symbols, some of which are winners. Players with winning
tickets receive a prize stated on a promotional display or "flare". Pull
tabs also means a game in which prizes are won by pulling a tab from a
board thereby revealing a number which corresponds to the number for a given
Each winning pull tab or slip shall be predetermined.
"Pull tabs and jar games", as used in this Act, does not include the
following: numbers, policy, bolita or similar games, dice, slot machines,
bookmaking and wagering pools with respect to a sporting event, or that
game commonly known as punch boards, or any other game or activity not
expressly defined in this Section.
"Organization" means a corporation, agency, partnership, association,
firm or other entity consisting of 2 or more persons joined by a common
interest or purpose.
"Non-profit organization" means an organization or institution organized
and conducted on a not-for-profit basis with no personal profit inuring to
anyone as a result of the operation.
"Charitable organization" means an organization or institution organized
and operated to benefit an indefinite number of the public.
"Educational organization" means an organization or institution organized
and operated to provide systematic instruction in useful branches of
learning by methods common to schools and institutions of learning which
compare favorably in their scope and intensity with the course of study
presented in tax-supported schools.
"Religious organization" means any church, congregation, society, or
organization founded for the purpose of religious worship.
"Fraternal organization" means an organization of persons having a common interest that is organized
and operated exclusively to promote the welfare of its members and to
benefit the general public on a continuing and consistent basis, including but
not limited to ethnic organizations.
"Veterans' organization" means an organization comprised of members of
which substantially all are individuals who are veterans or spouses,
widows, or widowers of veterans, the primary purpose of which is to
promote the welfare of its members and to provide assistance to the general
public in such a way as to confer a public benefit.
"Labor organization" means an organization composed of labor unions or
workers organized with the objective of betterment of the conditions of
those engaged in such pursuit and the development of a higher degree of
efficiency in their respective occupations.
"Youth athletic organization" means an organization having as its
exclusive purpose the promotion and provision of athletic activities for
youth aged 18 and under.
"Senior citizens organization" means an organization or association
comprised of members of which substantially all are individuals who are
senior citizens, as defined in the Illinois Act on the Aging, the primary
purpose of which is to promote the welfare of its members.
"Department" means the Department of Revenue.
"Person" means any natural individual, corporation, partnership, limited liability company, organization, licensee under this Act, or volunteer.
"Special permit" means a permit issued to a licensed organization that allows it to conduct pull tabs and jar games at other premises or on other days not exceeding 5 consecutive days.
"Supplier" means any person, firm, or corporation that sells, leases, lends, distributes, or otherwise provides any pull tabs and jar games to any organization licensed to conduct pull tabs and jar games in Illinois.
"Volunteer" means a person recruited by the licensed organization who voluntarily performs services at a pull tabs or jar games event, including participation in the management or operation of a game.
(Source: P.A. 95-228, eff. 8-16-07.)