(230 ILCS 30/1.1)
(from Ch. 120, par. 1121.1)
Legislative findings and intent.
(a) The General Assembly finds that:
(1) not-for-profit charitable organizations provide important and
necessary services to the people of the State of Illinois with respect to
educational and social services; and
(2) there is a need to provide methods of fund raising to such
not-for-profit organizations so as to enable them to meet their stated
charitable and social purposes.
(b) The General Assembly also finds that:
(1) uniform regulation for the conduct of standardized games of chance is in the
best interests of not-for-profit organizations and the people of the State
of Illinois; and
(2) authorization for such not-for-profit organizations to conduct
charitable games as provided in this Act is in the best interests of and
will benefit the people of the State of Illinois.
(c) It is the purpose and intent of this Act:
(1) to permit not-for-profit organizations to conduct charitable games
only in compliance with the provisions of this Act; and
(2) to reaffirm that gambling in Illinois, for non-charitable purposes,
is not to be allowed.
(Source: P.A. 84-1303.)