(230 ILCS 30/4)
(from Ch. 120, par. 1124)
Licensing for the conducting of
charitable games is subject to the following restrictions:
(1) The license application, when submitted to the
Department of Revenue, must contain a sworn statement attesting to the not-for-profit character of the prospective licensee organization, signed by a person listed on the application as an owner, officer, or other person in charge of the necessary day-to-day operations. The application shall contain the name of the person in charge of and primarily responsible for the conduct of the charitable games. The person so designated shall be present on the premises continuously during charitable games.
(2) The license application shall be prepared by the
prospective licensee organization or its duly authorized representative in accordance with the rules of the Department of Revenue.
(2.1) The organization shall maintain among its books
and records a list of the names, addresses, social security numbers, and dates of birth of all persons who will participate in the management or operation of the games, along with a sworn statement made under penalties of perjury, signed by a person listed on the application as an owner, officer, or other person in charge of the necessary day-to-day operations, that the persons listed as participating in the management or operation of the games are bona fide members, volunteers as defined in Section 2, or employees of the applicant, that these persons have not participated in the management or operation of more than 4 charitable games events conducted by any licensee in the calendar year, and that these persons will receive no remuneration or compensation, directly or indirectly from any source, for participating in the management or operation of the games. Any amendments to this listing must contain an identical sworn statement.
(3) Each license shall state the date, hours and at
what locations the licensee is permitted to conduct charitable games.
(4) Each licensee shall file a copy of the license
with each police department or, if in unincorporated areas, each sheriff's office whose jurisdiction includes the premises on which the charitable games are authorized under the license.
(5) The licensee shall prominently display the
license in the area where the licensee is to conduct charitable games. The licensee shall likewise display, in the form and manner prescribed by the Department, the provisions of Section 9 of this Act.
(7) Each licensee shall obtain and maintain a bond
for the benefit of participants in games conducted by the licensee to insure payment to the winners of such games. Such bond discretionary by the Department and shall be in an amount established by rule by the Department of Revenue. In a county with fewer than 60,000 inhabitants, the Department may waive the bond requirement upon a showing by a licensee that it has sufficient funds on deposit to insure payment to the winners of such games.
(8) A license is not assignable or transferable.
(9) Unless the premises for conducting charitable
games are provided by a municipality, the Department shall not issue a license permitting a person, firm or corporation to sponsor a charitable games night if the premises for the conduct of the charitable games has been previously used for 8 charitable games nights during the previous 12 months.
(10) Auxiliary organizations of a licensee shall not
be eligible for a license to conduct charitable games, except for auxiliary organizations of veterans organizations as authorized in Section 2.
(11) Charitable games must be conducted in accordance
with local building and fire code requirements.
(12) The licensee shall consent to allowing the
Department's employees to be present on the premises wherein the charitable games are conducted and to inspect or test equipment, devices and supplies used in the conduct of the game.
Nothing in this Section shall be construed to prohibit a licensee that
conducts charitable games on its own premises from also obtaining a
providers' license in accordance with Section 5.1.
The maximum number of charitable games events that may be held in any one
premises is limited to 8 charitable games events per calendar year.
(Source: P.A. 94-986, eff. 6-30-06; 95-228, eff. 8-16-07.)