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230 ILCS 30/12
(230 ILCS 30/12)
(from Ch. 120, par. 1132)
(1) Any person who conducts or knowingly participates in an
unlicensed charitable game commits the offense of gambling in violation of
Section 28-1 of the Criminal Code of 2012. Any person who
violates any provision of this Act, or any person who fails to file a
charitable games return or who
files a fraudulent return
or application under this Act, or any person who willfully
violates any rule or regulation of the Department for the
and enforcement of this Act, or any officer or agent of an organization
licensed under this Act who signs a fraudulent return or application filed
on behalf of
such an organization, is guilty of a Class
A misdemeanor. Any second or subsequent violation of this Act constitutes
a Class 4 felony.
(2) Any organization that illegally conducts charitable games, 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 from those unlicensed games, as well as confiscation and forfeiture of all charitable games equipment used in the conduct of those unlicensed games.
(3) Any organization licensed to conduct charitable games that allows any form of illegal gambling to be conducted on the premises where charitable games are 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 charitable games and any illegal game that may have been conducted, as well as confiscation and forfeiture of all charitable games equipment used in the conduct of any unlicensed or illegal games.
(4) Any person who violates any provision of this Act or knowingly violates any rule of the Department for the administration of this Act, in addition to other penalties provided, shall be subject to a civil penalty not to exceed $250 for each separate violation.
(5) No person shall sell, lease, or distribute for compensation within this State, or possess with intent to sell, lease, or distribute for compensation within this State, any chips, representations of money, wheels, or any devices or equipment designed for use or used in the play of charitable games without first having obtained a license to do so from the Department of Revenue. Any person that knowingly violates this paragraph is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor, the fine for which shall not exceed $50,000.
(Source: P.A. 97-1150, eff. 1-25-13.)