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(230 ILCS 25/5)
(from Ch. 120, par. 1105)
(a) Any person who conducts or knowingly participates in an
unlicensed bingo game commits the offense of gambling in violation of
Section 28-1 of the Criminal Code of 2012. Any person who
violates any other provision of this Act, or any person who
knowingly fails to file a bingo return or who knowingly files a fraudulent
application or return
under this Act, or any person who wilfully
violates any rule or regulation of the Department for the administration
and enforcement of this Act, or any officer or agent of an organization
licensed under this Act who signs a fraudulent application or return filed on behalf of
such an organization, is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor.
(b) Any organization that illegally conducts bingo, in addition to other penalties provided for in this Act, shall be subject to a civil penalty
equal to the gross proceeds derived from those
unlicensed games, as well as confiscation and forfeiture of all bingo equipment
used in the conduct of those unlicensed games.
(c) Any organization licensed to conduct bingo which allows any form of illegal gambling to be conducted on the premises where bingo is being conducted, in addition to other penalties provided for in this Act, shall be subject to a civil penalty equal to the amount of gross proceeds derived on that day from bingo and any illegal game that may have been conducted, as well as confiscation and forfeiture of all bingo equipment used in the conduct of any unlicensed or illegal games.
(d) Any person or organization, in addition to other penalties provided for in this Act, shall be subject to a civil penalty not to exceed $5,000 for any of the following violations:
(1) Providing premises for the conduct of bingo
without first obtaining a license or a special permit to do so.
(2) Allowing unlicensed organizations to conduct
(3) Allowing any form of illegal gambling to be
conducted on the premises where bingo is being conducted.
(Source: P.A. 97-1150, eff. 1-25-13.)