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230 ILCS 10/6
(230 ILCS 10/6)
(from Ch. 120, par. 2406)
Application for Owners License.
(a) A qualified person may
apply to the Board for an owners license to
conduct a riverboat gambling operation as provided in this Act. The
application shall be made on forms provided by the Board and shall contain
such information as the Board prescribes, including but not limited to the
identity of the riverboat on which such gambling operation is to be
conducted and the exact location where such riverboat will be docked, a
certification that the riverboat will be registered under this Act at all
times during which gambling operations are conducted on board, detailed
information regarding the ownership and management of the applicant, and
detailed personal information regarding the applicant. Any application for an
owners license to be re-issued on or after June 1, 2003 shall also
include the applicant's license bid in a form prescribed by the Board.
provided on the application shall be used as a basis for a thorough
background investigation which the Board shall conduct with respect to each
applicant. An incomplete application shall be cause for denial of a license
by the Board.
(b) Applicants shall submit with their application all documents,
resolutions, and letters of support from the governing body that represents
the municipality or county wherein the licensee will dock.
(c) Each applicant shall disclose the identity of every person,
association, trust or corporation having a greater than 1% direct or
indirect pecuniary interest in the riverboat gambling operation with
respect to which the license is sought. If the disclosed entity is a
trust, the application shall disclose the names and addresses of the
beneficiaries; if a corporation, the names and
addresses of all stockholders and directors; if a partnership, the names
and addresses of all partners, both general and limited.
(d) An application shall be filed and considered in accordance with the rules of the Board. An
application fee of $50,000 shall be paid at the time of filing
to defray the costs associated with the
background investigation conducted by the Board. If the costs of the
investigation exceed $50,000, the applicant shall pay the additional amount
to the Board. If the costs of the investigation are less than $50,000, the
applicant shall receive a refund of the remaining amount. All
information, records, interviews, reports, statements, memoranda or other
data supplied to or used by the Board in the course of its review or
investigation of an application for a license or a renewal under this Act shall be
privileged, strictly confidential and shall be used only for the purpose of
evaluating an applicant for a license or a renewal. Such information, records, interviews, reports,
statements, memoranda or other data shall not be admissible as evidence,
nor discoverable in any action of any kind in any court or before any
tribunal, board, agency or person, except for any action deemed necessary
by the Board.
(e) The Board shall charge each applicant a fee set by the Department of
State Police to defray the costs associated with the search and
classification of fingerprints obtained by the Board with respect to the
applicant's application. These fees shall be paid into the State Police
(f) The licensed owner shall be the person primarily responsible for the
boat itself. Only one riverboat gambling operation may be authorized
by the Board on any riverboat. The applicant must identify each riverboat
it intends to use and certify that the riverboat: (1) has the authorized
capacity required in this Act; (2) is accessible to persons with disabilities; and
(3) is fully registered and licensed in accordance
with any applicable laws.
(g) A person who knowingly makes a false statement on an application is
guilty of a Class A misdemeanor.
(Source: P.A. 99-143, eff. 7-27-15.)