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(230 ILCS 10/18)
(from Ch. 120, par. 2418)
Prohibited Activities - Penalty.
(a) A person is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor for doing any of the
(1) Conducting gambling where wagering is used or to
be used without a license issued by the Board.
(2) Conducting gambling where wagering is permitted
other than in the manner specified by Section 11.
(b) A person is guilty of a Class B misdemeanor for doing any of the
(1) permitting a person under 21 years to make a
(2) violating paragraph (12) of subsection (a) of
(c) A person wagering or accepting a wager at any location outside the
riverboat is subject to the penalties in paragraphs (1) or (2) of
subsection (a) of Section 28-1 of the Criminal Code of 2012.
(d) A person commits a Class 4 felony and, in addition, shall be barred
for life from riverboats under the jurisdiction of the
Board, if the person does any of the following:
(1) Offers, promises, or gives anything of value or
benefit to a person who is connected with a riverboat owner including, but not limited to, an officer or employee of a licensed owner or holder of an occupational license pursuant to an agreement or arrangement or with the intent that the promise or thing of value or benefit will influence the actions of the person to whom the offer, promise, or gift was made in order to affect or attempt to affect the outcome of a gambling game, or to influence official action of a member of the Board.
(2) Solicits or knowingly accepts or receives a
promise of anything of value or benefit while the person is connected with a riverboat including, but not limited to, an officer or employee of a licensed owner, or holder of an occupational license, pursuant to an understanding or arrangement or with the intent that the promise or thing of value or benefit will influence the actions of the person to affect or attempt to affect the outcome of a gambling game, or to influence official action of a member of the Board.
(3) Uses or possesses with the intent to use a device
(i) In projecting the outcome of the game.
(ii) In keeping track of the cards played.
(iii) In analyzing the probability of the
occurrence of an event relating to the gambling game.
(iv) In analyzing the strategy for playing or
betting to be used in the game except as permitted by the Board.
(4) Cheats at a gambling game.
(5) Manufactures, sells, or distributes any cards,
chips, dice, game or device which is intended to be used to violate any provision of this Act.
(6) Alters or misrepresents the outcome of a gambling
game on which wagers have been made after the outcome is made sure but before it is revealed to the players.
(7) Places a bet after acquiring knowledge, not
available to all players, of the outcome of the gambling game which is subject of the bet or to aid a person in acquiring the knowledge for the purpose of placing a bet contingent on that outcome.
(8) Claims, collects, or takes, or attempts to claim,
collect, or take, money or anything of value in or from the gambling games, with intent to defraud, without having made a wager contingent on winning a gambling game, or claims, collects, or takes an amount of money or thing of value of greater value than the amount won.
(9) Uses counterfeit chips or tokens in a gambling
(10) Possesses any key or device designed for the
purpose of opening, entering, or affecting the operation of a gambling game, drop box, or an electronic or mechanical device connected with the gambling game or for removing coins, tokens, chips or other contents of a gambling game. This paragraph (10) does not apply to a gambling licensee or employee of a gambling licensee acting in furtherance of the employee's employment.
(e) The possession of more than one of the devices described in
subsection (d), paragraphs (3), (5), or (10) permits a rebuttable
presumption that the possessor intended to use the devices for cheating.
(f) A person under the age of 21 who, except as authorized under paragraph (10) of Section 11, enters upon a riverboat commits a petty offense and is subject to a fine of not less than $100 or more than $250 for a first offense and of not less than $200 or more than $500 for a second or subsequent offense.
An action to prosecute any crime occurring on a riverboat
shall be tried in the county of the dock at which the riverboat is based.
(Source: P.A. 96-1392, eff. 1-1-11; 97-1150, eff. 1-25-13.)