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GAMING
(230 ILCS 10/) Riverboat Gambling Act.

230 ILCS 10/1

    (230 ILCS 10/1) (from Ch. 120, par. 2401)
    Sec. 1. Short title. This Act shall be known and may be cited as the Riverboat Gambling Act.
(Source: P.A. 86-1029.)

230 ILCS 10/2

    (230 ILCS 10/2) (from Ch. 120, par. 2402)
    Sec. 2. Legislative Intent.
    (a) This Act is intended to benefit the people of the State of Illinois by assisting economic development and promoting Illinois tourism and by increasing the amount of revenues available to the State to assist and support education.
    (b) While authorization of riverboat gambling will enhance investment, development and tourism in Illinois, it is recognized that it will do so successfully only if public confidence and trust in the credibility and integrity of the gambling operations and the regulatory process is maintained. Therefore, regulatory provisions of this Act are designed to strictly regulate the facilities, persons, associations and practices related to gambling operations pursuant to the police powers of the State, including comprehensive law enforcement supervision.
    (c) The Illinois Gaming Board established under this Act should, as soon as possible, inform each applicant for an owners license of the Board's intent to grant or deny a license.
(Source: P.A. 93-28, eff. 6-20-03.)

230 ILCS 10/3

    (230 ILCS 10/3) (from Ch. 120, par. 2403)
    Sec. 3. Riverboat Gambling Authorized.
    (a) Riverboat gambling operations and the system of wagering incorporated therein, as defined in this Act, are hereby authorized to the extent that they are carried out in accordance with the provisions of this Act.
    (b) This Act does not apply to the pari-mutuel system of wagering used or intended to be used in connection with the horse-race meetings as authorized under the Illinois Horse Racing Act of 1975, lottery games authorized under the Illinois Lottery Law, bingo authorized under the Bingo License and Tax Act, charitable games authorized under the Charitable Games Act or pull tabs and jar games conducted under the Illinois Pull Tabs and Jar Games Act.
    (c) Riverboat gambling conducted pursuant to this Act may be authorized upon any water within the State of Illinois or any water other than Lake Michigan which constitutes a boundary of the State of Illinois. A licensee may conduct riverboat gambling authorized under this Act regardless of whether it conducts excursion cruises. A licensee may permit the continuous ingress and egress of passengers for the purpose of gambling.
(Source: P.A. 91-40, eff. 6-25-99.)

230 ILCS 10/4

    (230 ILCS 10/4) (from Ch. 120, par. 2404)
    Sec. 4. Definitions. As used in this Act:
    (a) "Board" means the Illinois Gaming Board.
    (b) "Occupational license" means a license issued by the Board to a person or entity to perform an occupation which the Board has identified as requiring a license to engage in riverboat gambling in Illinois.
    (c) "Gambling game" includes, but is not limited to, baccarat, twenty-one, poker, craps, slot machine, video game of chance, roulette wheel, klondike table, punchboard, faro layout, keno layout, numbers ticket, push card, jar ticket, or pull tab which is authorized by the Board as a wagering device under this Act.
    (d) "Riverboat" means a self-propelled excursion boat, a permanently moored barge, or permanently moored barges that are permanently fixed together to operate as one vessel, on which lawful gambling is authorized and licensed as provided in this Act.
    (e) "Managers license" means a license issued by the Board to a person or entity to manage gambling operations conducted by the State pursuant to Section 7.3.
    (f) "Dock" means the location where a riverboat moors for the purpose of embarking passengers for and disembarking passengers from the riverboat.
    (g) "Gross receipts" means the total amount of money exchanged for the purchase of chips, tokens or electronic cards by riverboat patrons.
    (h) "Adjusted gross receipts" means the gross receipts less winnings paid to wagerers.
    (i) "Cheat" means to alter the selection of criteria which determine the result of a gambling game or the amount or frequency of payment in a gambling game.
    (j) (Blank).
    (k) "Gambling operation" means the conduct of authorized gambling games upon a riverboat.
    (l) "License bid" means the lump sum amount of money that an applicant bids and agrees to pay the State in return for an owners license that is re-issued on or after July 1, 2003.
    (m) The terms "minority person", "female", and "person with a disability" shall have the same meaning as defined in Section 2 of the Business Enterprise for Minorities, Females, and Persons with Disabilities Act.
(Source: P.A. 95-331, eff. 8-21-07; 96-1392, eff. 1-1-11.)

230 ILCS 10/5

    (230 ILCS 10/5) (from Ch. 120, par. 2405)
    Sec. 5. Gaming Board.
    (a) (1) There is hereby established the Illinois Gaming Board, which shall have the powers and duties specified in this Act, and all other powers necessary and proper to fully and effectively execute this Act for the purpose of administering, regulating, and enforcing the system of riverboat gambling established by this Act. Its jurisdiction shall extend under this Act to every person, association, corporation, partnership and trust involved in riverboat gambling operations in the State of Illinois.
    (2) The Board shall consist of 5 members to be appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of the Senate, one of whom shall be designated by the Governor to be chairman. Each member shall have a reasonable knowledge of the practice, procedure and principles of gambling operations. Each member shall either be a resident of Illinois or shall certify that he will become a resident of Illinois before taking office. At least one member shall be experienced in law enforcement and criminal investigation, at least one member shall be a certified public accountant experienced in accounting and auditing, and at least one member shall be a lawyer licensed to practice law in Illinois.
    (3) The terms of office of the Board members shall be 3 years, except that the terms of office of the initial Board members appointed pursuant to this Act will commence from the effective date of this Act and run as follows: one for a term ending July 1, 1991, 2 for a term ending July 1, 1992, and 2 for a term ending July 1, 1993. Upon the expiration of the foregoing terms, the successors of such members shall serve a term for 3 years and until their successors are appointed and qualified for like terms. Vacancies in the Board shall be filled for the unexpired term in like manner as original appointments. Each member of the Board shall be eligible for reappointment at the discretion of the Governor with the advice and consent of the Senate.
    (4) Each member of the Board shall receive $300 for each day the Board meets and for each day the member conducts any hearing pursuant to this Act. Each member of the Board shall also be reimbursed for all actual and necessary expenses and disbursements incurred in the execution of official duties.
    (5) No person shall be appointed a member of the Board or continue to be a member of the Board who is, or whose spouse, child or parent is, a member of the board of directors of, or a person financially interested in, any gambling operation subject to the jurisdiction of this Board, or any race track, race meeting, racing association or the operations thereof subject to the jurisdiction of the Illinois Racing Board. No Board member shall hold any other public office. No person shall be a member of the Board who is not of good moral character or who has been convicted of, or is under indictment for, a felony under the laws of Illinois or any other state, or the United States.
    (5.5) No member of the Board shall engage in any political activity. For the purposes of this Section, "political" means any activity in support of or in connection with any campaign for federal, State, or local elective office or any political organization, but does not include activities (i) relating to the support or opposition of any executive, legislative, or administrative action (as those terms are defined in Section 2 of the Lobbyist Registration Act), (ii) relating to collective bargaining, or (iii) that are otherwise in furtherance of the person's official State duties or governmental and public service functions.
    (6) Any member of the Board may be removed by the Governor for neglect of duty, misfeasance, malfeasance, or nonfeasance in office or for engaging in any political activity.
    (7) Before entering upon the discharge of the duties of his office, each member of the Board shall take an oath that he will faithfully execute the duties of his office according to the laws of the State and the rules and regulations adopted therewith and shall give bond to the State of Illinois, approved by the Governor, in the sum of $25,000. Every such bond, when duly executed and approved, shall be recorded in the office of the Secretary of State. Whenever the Governor determines that the bond of any member of the Board has become or is likely to become invalid or insufficient, he shall require such member forthwith to renew his bond, which is to be approved by the Governor. Any member of the Board who fails to take oath and give bond within 30 days from the date of his appointment, or who fails to renew his bond within 30 days after it is demanded by the Governor, shall be guilty of neglect of duty and may be removed by the Governor. The cost of any bond given by any member of the Board under this Section shall be taken to be a part of the necessary expenses of the Board.
    (7.5) For the examination of all mechanical, electromechanical, or electronic table games, slot machines, slot accounting systems, and other electronic gaming equipment for compliance with this Act, the Board may utilize the services of one or more independent outside testing laboratories that have been accredited by a national accreditation body and that, in the judgment of the Board, are qualified to perform such examinations.
    (8) The Board shall employ such personnel as may be necessary to carry out its functions and shall determine the salaries of all personnel, except those personnel whose salaries are determined under the terms of a collective bargaining agreement. No person shall be employed to serve the Board who is, or whose spouse, parent or child is, an official of, or has a financial interest in or financial relation with, any operator engaged in gambling operations within this State or any organization engaged in conducting horse racing within this State. Any employee violating these prohibitions shall be subject to termination of employment.
    (9) An Administrator shall perform any and all duties that the Board shall assign him. The salary of the Administrator shall be determined by the Board and, in addition, he shall be reimbursed for all actual and necessary expenses incurred by him in discharge of his official duties. The Administrator shall keep records of all proceedings of the Board and shall preserve all records, books, documents and other papers belonging to the Board or entrusted to its care. The Administrator shall devote his full time to the duties of the office and shall not hold any other office or employment.
    (b) The Board shall have general responsibility for the implementation of this Act. Its duties include, without limitation, the following:
        (1) To decide promptly and in reasonable order all
    
license applications. Any party aggrieved by an action of the Board denying, suspending, revoking, restricting or refusing to renew a license may request a hearing before the Board. A request for a hearing must be made to the Board in writing within 5 days after service of notice of the action of the Board. Notice of the action of the Board shall be served either by personal delivery or by certified mail, postage prepaid, to the aggrieved party. Notice served by certified mail shall be deemed complete on the business day following the date of such mailing. The Board shall conduct all requested hearings promptly and in reasonable order;
        (2) To conduct all hearings pertaining to civil
    
violations of this Act or rules and regulations promulgated hereunder;
        (3) To promulgate such rules and regulations as in
    
its judgment may be necessary to protect or enhance the credibility and integrity of gambling operations authorized by this Act and the regulatory process hereunder;
        (4) To provide for the establishment and collection
    
of all license and registration fees and taxes imposed by this Act and the rules and regulations issued pursuant hereto. All such fees and taxes shall be deposited into the State Gaming Fund;
        (5) To provide for the levy and collection of
    
penalties and fines for the violation of provisions of this Act and the rules and regulations promulgated hereunder. All such fines and penalties shall be deposited into the Education Assistance Fund, created by Public Act 86-0018, of the State of Illinois;
        (6) To be present through its inspectors and agents
    
any time gambling operations are conducted on any riverboat for the purpose of certifying the revenue thereof, receiving complaints from the public, and conducting such other investigations into the conduct of the gambling games and the maintenance of the equipment as from time to time the Board may deem necessary and proper;
        (7) To review and rule upon any complaint by a
    
licensee regarding any investigative procedures of the State which are unnecessarily disruptive of gambling operations. The need to inspect and investigate shall be presumed at all times. The disruption of a licensee's operations shall be proved by clear and convincing evidence, and establish that: (A) the procedures had no reasonable law enforcement purposes, and (B) the procedures were so disruptive as to unreasonably inhibit gambling operations;
        (8) To hold at least one meeting each quarter of the
    
fiscal year. In addition, special meetings may be called by the Chairman or any 2 Board members upon 72 hours written notice to each member. All Board meetings shall be subject to the Open Meetings Act. Three members of the Board shall constitute a quorum, and 3 votes shall be required for any final determination by the Board. The Board shall keep a complete and accurate record of all its meetings. A majority of the members of the Board shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of any business, for the performance of any duty, or for the exercise of any power which this Act requires the Board members to transact, perform or exercise en banc, except that, upon order of the Board, one of the Board members or an administrative law judge designated by the Board may conduct any hearing provided for under this Act or by Board rule and may recommend findings and decisions to the Board. The Board member or administrative law judge conducting such hearing shall have all powers and rights granted to the Board in this Act. The record made at the time of the hearing shall be reviewed by the Board, or a majority thereof, and the findings and decision of the majority of the Board shall constitute the order of the Board in such case;
        (9) To maintain records which are separate and
    
distinct from the records of any other State board or commission. Such records shall be available for public inspection and shall accurately reflect all Board proceedings;
        (10) To file a written annual report with the
    
Governor on or before March 1 each year and such additional reports as the Governor may request. The annual report shall include a statement of receipts and disbursements by the Board, actions taken by the Board, and any additional information and recommendations which the Board may deem valuable or which the Governor may request;
        (11) (Blank);
        (12) (Blank);
        (13) To assume responsibility for administration and
    
enforcement of the Video Gaming Act; and
        (14) To adopt, by rule, a code of conduct governing
    
Board members and employees that ensure, to the maximum extent possible, that persons subject to this Code avoid situations, relationships, or associations that may represent or lead to a conflict of interest.
    (c) The Board shall have jurisdiction over and shall supervise all gambling operations governed by this Act. The Board shall have all powers necessary and proper to fully and effectively execute the provisions of this Act, including, but not limited to, the following:
        (1) To investigate applicants and determine the
    
eligibility of applicants for licenses and to select among competing applicants the applicants which best serve the interests of the citizens of Illinois.
        (2) To have jurisdiction and supervision over all
    
riverboat gambling operations in this State and all persons on riverboats where gambling operations are conducted.
        (3) To promulgate rules and regulations for the
    
purpose of administering the provisions of this Act and to prescribe rules, regulations and conditions under which all riverboat gambling in the State shall be conducted. Such rules and regulations are to provide for the prevention of practices detrimental to the public interest and for the best interests of riverboat gambling, including rules and regulations regarding the inspection of such riverboats and the review of any permits or licenses necessary to operate a riverboat under any laws or regulations applicable to riverboats, and to impose penalties for violations thereof.
        (4) To enter the office, riverboats, facilities, or
    
other places of business of a licensee, where evidence of the compliance or noncompliance with the provisions of this Act is likely to be found.
        (5) To investigate alleged violations of this Act or
    
the rules of the Board and to take appropriate disciplinary action against a licensee or a holder of an occupational license for a violation, or institute appropriate legal action for enforcement, or both.
        (6) To adopt standards for the licensing of all
    
persons under this Act, as well as for electronic or mechanical gambling games, and to establish fees for such licenses.
        (7) To adopt appropriate standards for all riverboats
    
and facilities.
        (8) To require that the records, including financial
    
or other statements of any licensee under this Act, shall be kept in such manner as prescribed by the Board and that any such licensee involved in the ownership or management of gambling operations submit to the Board an annual balance sheet and profit and loss statement, list of the stockholders or other persons having a 1% or greater beneficial interest in the gambling activities of each licensee, and any other information the Board deems necessary in order to effectively administer this Act and all rules, regulations, orders and final decisions promulgated under this Act.
        (9) To conduct hearings, issue subpoenas for the
    
attendance of witnesses and subpoenas duces tecum for the production of books, records and other pertinent documents in accordance with the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act, and to administer oaths and affirmations to the witnesses, when, in the judgment of the Board, it is necessary to administer or enforce this Act or the Board rules.
        (10) To prescribe a form to be used by any licensee
    
involved in the ownership or management of gambling operations as an application for employment for their employees.
        (11) To revoke or suspend licenses, as the Board may
    
see fit and in compliance with applicable laws of the State regarding administrative procedures, and to review applications for the renewal of licenses. The Board may suspend an owners license, without notice or hearing upon a determination that the safety or health of patrons or employees is jeopardized by continuing a riverboat's operation. The suspension may remain in effect until the Board determines that the cause for suspension has been abated. The Board may revoke the owners license upon a determination that the owner has not made satisfactory progress toward abating the hazard.
        (12) To eject or exclude or authorize the ejection or
    
exclusion of, any person from riverboat gambling facilities where such person is in violation of this Act, rules and regulations thereunder, or final orders of the Board, or where such person's conduct or reputation is such that his presence within the riverboat gambling facilities may, in the opinion of the Board, call into question the honesty and integrity of the gambling operations or interfere with orderly conduct thereof; provided that the propriety of such ejection or exclusion is subject to subsequent hearing by the Board.
        (13) To require all licensees of gambling operations
    
to utilize a cashless wagering system whereby all players' money is converted to tokens, electronic cards, or chips which shall be used only for wagering in the gambling establishment.
        (14) (Blank).
        (15) To suspend, revoke or restrict licenses, to
    
require the removal of a licensee or an employee of a licensee for a violation of this Act or a Board rule or for engaging in a fraudulent practice, and to impose civil penalties of up to $5,000 against individuals and up to $10,000 or an amount equal to the daily gross receipts, whichever is larger, against licensees for each violation of any provision of the Act, any rules adopted by the Board, any order of the Board or any other action which, in the Board's discretion, is a detriment or impediment to riverboat gambling operations.
        (16) To hire employees to gather information, conduct
    
investigations and carry out any other tasks contemplated under this Act.
        (17) To establish minimum levels of insurance to be
    
maintained by licensees.
        (18) To authorize a licensee to sell or serve
    
alcoholic liquors, wine or beer as defined in the Liquor Control Act of 1934 on board a riverboat and to have exclusive authority to establish the hours for sale and consumption of alcoholic liquor on board a riverboat, notwithstanding any provision of the Liquor Control Act of 1934 or any local ordinance, and regardless of whether the riverboat makes excursions. The establishment of the hours for sale and consumption of alcoholic liquor on board a riverboat is an exclusive power and function of the State. A home rule unit may not establish the hours for sale and consumption of alcoholic liquor on board a riverboat. This amendatory Act of 1991 is a denial and limitation of home rule powers and functions under subsection (h) of Section 6 of Article VII of the Illinois Constitution.
        (19) After consultation with the U.S. Army Corps of
    
Engineers, to establish binding emergency orders upon the concurrence of a majority of the members of the Board regarding the navigability of water, relative to excursions, in the event of extreme weather conditions, acts of God or other extreme circumstances.
        (20) To delegate the execution of any of its powers
    
under this Act for the purpose of administering and enforcing this Act and its rules and regulations hereunder.
        (20.5) To approve any contract entered into on its
    
behalf.
        (20.6) To appoint investigators to conduct
    
investigations, searches, seizures, arrests, and other duties imposed under this Act, as deemed necessary by the Board. These investigators have and may exercise all of the rights and powers of peace officers, provided that these powers shall be limited to offenses or violations occurring or committed on a riverboat or dock, as defined in subsections (d) and (f) of Section 4, or as otherwise provided by this Act or any other law.
        (20.7) To contract with the Department of State
    
Police for the use of trained and qualified State police officers and with the Department of Revenue for the use of trained and qualified Department of Revenue investigators to conduct investigations, searches, seizures, arrests, and other duties imposed under this Act and to exercise all of the rights and powers of peace officers, provided that the powers of Department of Revenue investigators under this subdivision (20.7) shall be limited to offenses or violations occurring or committed on a riverboat or dock, as defined in subsections (d) and (f) of Section 4, or as otherwise provided by this Act or any other law. In the event the Department of State Police or the Department of Revenue is unable to fill contracted police or investigative positions, the Board may appoint investigators to fill those positions pursuant to subdivision (20.6).
        (21) To take any other action as may be reasonable or
    
appropriate to enforce this Act and rules and regulations hereunder.
    (d) The Board may seek and shall receive the cooperation of the Department of State Police in conducting background investigations of applicants and in fulfilling its responsibilities under this Section. Costs incurred by the Department of State Police as a result of such cooperation shall be paid by the Board in conformance with the requirements of Section 2605-400 of the Department of State Police Law (20 ILCS 2605/2605-400).
    (e) The Board must authorize to each investigator and to any other employee of the Board exercising the powers of a peace officer a distinct badge that, on its face, (i) clearly states that the badge is authorized by the Board and (ii) contains a unique identifying number. No other badge shall be authorized by the Board.
(Source: P.A. 98-377, eff. 1-1-14; 98-582, eff. 8-27-13.)

230 ILCS 10/5.1

    (230 ILCS 10/5.1) (from Ch. 120, par. 2405.1)
    Sec. 5.1. Disclosure of records.
    (a) Notwithstanding any applicable statutory provision to the contrary, the Board shall, on written request from any person, provide information furnished by an applicant or licensee concerning the applicant or licensee, his products, services or gambling enterprises and his business holdings, as follows:
        (1) The name, business address and business telephone
    
number of any applicant or licensee.
        (2) An identification of any applicant or licensee
    
including, if an applicant or licensee is not an individual, the state of incorporation or registration, the corporate officers, and the identity of all shareholders or participants. If an applicant or licensee has a pending registration statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, only the names of those persons or entities holding interest of 5% or more must be provided.
        (3) An identification of any business, including, if
    
applicable, the state of incorporation or registration, in which an applicant or licensee or an applicant's or licensee's spouse or children has an equity interest of more than 1%. If an applicant or licensee is a corporation, partnership or other business entity, the applicant or licensee shall identify any other corporation, partnership or business entity in which it has an equity interest of 1% or more, including, if applicable, the state of incorporation or registration. This information need not be provided by a corporation, partnership or other business entity that has a pending registration statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
        (4) Whether an applicant or licensee has been
    
indicted, convicted, pleaded guilty or nolo contendere, or forfeited bail concerning any criminal offense under the laws of any jurisdiction, either felony or misdemeanor (except for traffic violations), including the date, the name and location of the court, arresting agency and prosecuting agency, the case number, the offense, the disposition and the location and length of incarceration.
        (5) Whether an applicant or licensee has had any
    
license or certificate issued by a licensing authority in Illinois or any other jurisdiction denied, restricted, suspended, revoked or not renewed and a statement describing the facts and circumstances concerning the denial, restriction, suspension, revocation or non-renewal, including the licensing authority, the date each such action was taken, and the reason for each such action.
        (6) Whether an applicant or licensee has ever filed
    
or had filed against it a proceeding in bankruptcy or has ever been involved in any formal process to adjust, defer, suspend or otherwise work out the payment of any debt including the date of filing, the name and location of the court, the case and number of the disposition.
        (7) Whether an applicant or licensee has filed, or
    
been served with a complaint or other notice filed with any public body, regarding the delinquency in the payment of, or a dispute over the filings concerning the payment of, any tax required under federal, State or local law, including the amount, type of tax, the taxing agency and time periods involved.
        (8) A statement listing the names and titles of all
    
public officials or officers of any unit of government, and relatives of said public officials or officers who, directly or indirectly, own any financial interest in, have any beneficial interest in, are the creditors of or hold any debt instrument issued by, or hold or have any interest in any contractual or service relationship with, an applicant or licensee.
        (9) Whether an applicant or licensee has made,
    
directly or indirectly, any political contribution, or any loans, donations or other payments, to any candidate or office holder, within 5 years from the date of filing the application, including the amount and the method of payment.
        (10) The name and business telephone number of the
    
counsel representing an applicant or licensee in matters before the Board.
        (11) A description of any proposed or approved
    
riverboat gaming operation, including the type of boat, home dock location, expected economic benefit to the community, anticipated or actual number of employees, any statement from an applicant or licensee regarding compliance with federal and State affirmative action guidelines, projected or actual admissions and projected or actual adjusted gross gaming receipts.
        (12) A description of the product or service to be
    
supplied by an applicant for a supplier's license.
    (b) Notwithstanding any applicable statutory provision to the contrary, the Board shall, on written request from any person, also provide the following information:
        (1) The amount of the wagering tax and admission tax
    
paid daily to the State of Illinois by the holder of an owner's license.
        (2) Whenever the Board finds an applicant for an
    
owner's license unsuitable for licensing, a copy of the written letter outlining the reasons for the denial.
        (3) Whenever the Board has refused to grant leave for
    
an applicant to withdraw his application, a copy of the letter outlining the reasons for the refusal.
    (c) Subject to the above provisions, the Board shall not disclose any information which would be barred by:
        (1) Section 7 of the Freedom of Information Act; or
        (2) The statutes, rules, regulations or
    
intergovernmental agreements of any jurisdiction.
    (d) The Board may assess fees for the copying of information in accordance with Section 6 of the Freedom of Information Act.
(Source: P.A. 96-1392, eff. 1-1-11.)

230 ILCS 10/5.2

    (230 ILCS 10/5.2)
    Sec. 5.2. Separation from Department of Revenue. As of July 1, 2009, all of the powers, duties, assets, liabilities, employees, contracts, property, records, pending business, and unexpended appropriations of the Department of Revenue related to the administration and enforcement of this Act are transferred to the Illinois Gaming Board.
    The status and rights of the transferred employees, and the rights of the State of Illinois and its agencies, under the Personnel Code and applicable collective bargaining agreements or under any pension, retirement, or annuity plan are not affected (except as provided in Sections 14-110 and 18-127 of the Illinois Pension Code) by that transfer or by any other provision of this amendatory Act of the 96th General Assembly.
    This Section is declarative of existing law.
(Source: P.A. 96-1392, eff. 1-1-11.)

230 ILCS 10/6

    (230 ILCS 10/6) (from Ch. 120, par. 2406)
    Sec. 6. 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. Information 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 Services Fund.
    (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 disabled persons; 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. 96-1392, eff. 1-1-11.)

230 ILCS 10/7

    (230 ILCS 10/7) (from Ch. 120, par. 2407)
    Sec. 7. Owners Licenses.
    (a) The Board shall issue owners licenses to persons, firms or corporations which apply for such licenses upon payment to the Board of the non-refundable license fee set by the Board, upon payment of a $25,000 license fee for the first year of operation and a $5,000 license fee for each succeeding year and upon a determination by the Board that the applicant is eligible for an owners license pursuant to this Act and the rules of the Board. From the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 95th General Assembly until (i) 3 years after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 95th General Assembly, (ii) the date any organization licensee begins to operate a slot machine or video game of chance under the Illinois Horse Racing Act of 1975 or this Act, (iii) the date that payments begin under subsection (c-5) of Section 13 of the Act, or (iv) the wagering tax imposed under Section 13 of this Act is increased by law to reflect a tax rate that is at least as stringent or more stringent than the tax rate contained in subsection (a-3) of Section 13, whichever occurs first, as a condition of licensure and as an alternative source of payment for those funds payable under subsection (c-5) of Section 13 of the Riverboat Gambling Act, any owners licensee that holds or receives its owners license on or after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 94th General Assembly, other than an owners licensee operating a riverboat with adjusted gross receipts in calendar year 2004 of less than $200,000,000, must pay into the Horse Racing Equity Trust Fund, in addition to any other payments required under this Act, an amount equal to 3% of the adjusted gross receipts received by the owners licensee. The payments required under this Section shall be made by the owners licensee to the State Treasurer no later than 3:00 o'clock p.m. of the day after the day when the adjusted gross receipts were received by the owners licensee. A person, firm or corporation is ineligible to receive an owners license if:
        (1) the person has been convicted of a felony under
    
the laws of this State, any other state, or the United States;
        (2) the person has been convicted of any violation of
    
Article 28 of the Criminal Code of 1961 or the Criminal Code of 2012, or substantially similar laws of any other jurisdiction;
        (3) the person has submitted an application for a
    
license under this Act which contains false information;
        (4) the person is a member of the Board;
        (5) a person defined in (1), (2), (3) or (4) is an
    
officer, director or managerial employee of the firm or corporation;
        (6) the firm or corporation employs a person defined
    
in (1), (2), (3) or (4) who participates in the management or operation of gambling operations authorized under this Act;
        (7) (blank); or
        (8) a license of the person, firm or corporation
    
issued under this Act, or a license to own or operate gambling facilities in any other jurisdiction, has been revoked.
    The Board is expressly prohibited from making changes to the requirement that licensees make payment into the Horse Racing Equity Trust Fund without the express authority of the Illinois General Assembly and making any other rule to implement or interpret this amendatory Act of the 95th General Assembly. For the purposes of this paragraph, "rules" is given the meaning given to that term in Section 1-70 of the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act.
    (b) In determining whether to grant an owners license to an applicant, the Board shall consider:
        (1) the character, reputation, experience and
    
financial integrity of the applicants and of any other or separate person that either:
            (A) controls, directly or indirectly, such
        
applicant, or
            (B) is controlled, directly or indirectly, by
        
such applicant or by a person which controls, directly or indirectly, such applicant;
        (2) the facilities or proposed facilities for the
    
conduct of riverboat gambling;
        (3) the highest prospective total revenue to be
    
derived by the State from the conduct of riverboat gambling;
        (4) the extent to which the ownership of the
    
applicant reflects the diversity of the State by including minority persons, females, and persons with a disability and the good faith affirmative action plan of each applicant to recruit, train and upgrade minority persons, females, and persons with a disability in all employment classifications;
        (5) the financial ability of the applicant to
    
purchase and maintain adequate liability and casualty insurance;
        (6) whether the applicant has adequate capitalization
    
to provide and maintain, for the duration of a license, a riverboat;
        (7) the extent to which the applicant exceeds or
    
meets other standards for the issuance of an owners license which the Board may adopt by rule; and
        (8) The amount of the applicant's license bid.
    (c) Each owners license shall specify the place where riverboats shall operate and dock.
    (d) Each applicant shall submit with his application, on forms provided by the Board, 2 sets of his fingerprints.
    (e) The Board may issue up to 10 licenses authorizing the holders of such licenses to own riverboats. In the application for an owners license, the applicant shall state the dock at which the riverboat is based and the water on which the riverboat will be located. The Board shall issue 5 licenses to become effective not earlier than January 1, 1991. Three of such licenses shall authorize riverboat gambling on the Mississippi River, or, with approval by the municipality in which the riverboat was docked on August 7, 2003 and with Board approval, be authorized to relocate to a new location, in a municipality that (1) borders on the Mississippi River or is within 5 miles of the city limits of a municipality that borders on the Mississippi River and (2), on August 7, 2003, had a riverboat conducting riverboat gambling operations pursuant to a license issued under this Act; one of which shall authorize riverboat gambling from a home dock in the city of East St. Louis. One other license shall authorize riverboat gambling on the Illinois River south of Marshall County. The Board shall issue one additional license to become effective not earlier than March 1, 1992, which shall authorize riverboat gambling on the Des Plaines River in Will County. The Board may issue 4 additional licenses to become effective not earlier than March 1, 1992. In determining the water upon which riverboats will operate, the Board shall consider the economic benefit which riverboat gambling confers on the State, and shall seek to assure that all regions of the State share in the economic benefits of riverboat gambling.
    In granting all licenses, the Board may give favorable consideration to economically depressed areas of the State, to applicants presenting plans which provide for significant economic development over a large geographic area, and to applicants who currently operate non-gambling riverboats in Illinois. The Board shall review all applications for owners licenses, and shall inform each applicant of the Board's decision. The Board may grant an owners license to an applicant that has not submitted the highest license bid, but if it does not select the highest bidder, the Board shall issue a written decision explaining why another applicant was selected and identifying the factors set forth in this Section that favored the winning bidder.
    In addition to any other revocation powers granted to the Board under this Act, the Board may revoke the owners license of a licensee which fails to begin conducting gambling within 15 months of receipt of the Board's approval of the application if the Board determines that license revocation is in the best interests of the State.
    (f) The first 10 owners licenses issued under this Act shall permit the holder to own up to 2 riverboats and equipment thereon for a period of 3 years after the effective date of the license. Holders of the first 10 owners licenses must pay the annual license fee for each of the 3 years during which they are authorized to own riverboats.
    (g) Upon the termination, expiration, or revocation of each of the first 10 licenses, which shall be issued for a 3 year period, all licenses are renewable annually upon payment of the fee and a determination by the Board that the licensee continues to meet all of the requirements of this Act and the Board's rules. However, for licenses renewed on or after May 1, 1998, renewal shall be for a period of 4 years, unless the Board sets a shorter period.
    (h) An owners license shall entitle the licensee to own up to 2 riverboats. A licensee shall limit the number of gambling participants to 1,200 for any such owners license. A licensee may operate both of its riverboats concurrently, provided that the total number of gambling participants on both riverboats does not exceed 1,200. Riverboats licensed to operate on the Mississippi River and the Illinois River south of Marshall County shall have an authorized capacity of at least 500 persons. Any other riverboat licensed under this Act shall have an authorized capacity of at least 400 persons.
    (i) A licensed owner is authorized to apply to the Board for and, if approved therefor, to receive all licenses from the Board necessary for the operation of a riverboat, including a liquor license, a license to prepare and serve food for human consumption, and other necessary licenses. All use, occupation and excise taxes which apply to the sale of food and beverages in this State and all taxes imposed on the sale or use of tangible personal property apply to such sales aboard the riverboat.
    (j) The Board may issue or re-issue a license authorizing a riverboat to dock in a municipality or approve a relocation under Section 11.2 only if, prior to the issuance or re-issuance of the license or approval, the governing body of the municipality in which the riverboat will dock has by a majority vote approved the docking of riverboats in the municipality. The Board may issue or re-issue a license authorizing a riverboat to dock in areas of a county outside any municipality or approve a relocation under Section 11.2 only if, prior to the issuance or re-issuance of the license or approval, the governing body of the county has by a majority vote approved of the docking of riverboats within such areas.
(Source: P.A. 96-1392, eff. 1-1-11; 97-1150, eff. 1-25-13.)

230 ILCS 10/7.1

    (230 ILCS 10/7.1)
    Sec. 7.1. Re-issuance of revoked or non-renewed owners licenses.
    (a) If an owners license terminates or expires without renewal or the Board revokes or determines not to renew an owners license (including, without limitation, an owners license for a licensee that was not conducting riverboat gambling operations on January 1, 1998) and that revocation or determination is final, the Board may re-issue such license to a qualified applicant pursuant to an open and competitive bidding process, as set forth in Section 7.5, and subject to the maximum number of authorized licenses set forth in Section 7(e).
    (b) To be a qualified applicant, a person, firm, or corporation cannot be ineligible to receive an owners license under Section 7(a) and must submit an application for an owners license that complies with Section 6. Each such applicant must also submit evidence to the Board that minority persons and females hold ownership interests in the applicant of at least 16% and 4% respectively.
    (c) Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in Section 7(e), an applicant may apply to the Board for approval of relocation of a re-issued license to a new home dock location authorized under Section 3(c) upon receipt of the approval from the municipality or county, as the case may be, pursuant to Section 7(j).
    (d) In determining whether to grant a re-issued owners license to an applicant, the Board shall consider all of the factors set forth in Sections 7(b) and (e) as well as the amount of the applicant's license bid. The Board may grant the re-issued owners license to an applicant that has not submitted the highest license bid, but if it does not select the highest bidder, the Board shall issue a written decision explaining why another applicant was selected and identifying the factors set forth in Sections 7(b) and (e) that favored the winning bidder.
    (e) Re-issued owners licenses shall be subject to annual license fees as provided for in Section 7(a) and shall be governed by the provisions of Sections 7(f), (g), (h), and (i).
(Source: P.A. 93-28, eff. 6-20-03.)

230 ILCS 10/7.2

    (230 ILCS 10/7.2)
    Sec. 7.2. Temporary operating permits. Any person operating under a temporary operating permit issued pursuant to 86 Ill. Admin. Code 3000.230 shall be deemed to be operating under the authority of an owner's license for purposes of Section 13 of this Act. This Section shall not affect in any way the licensure requirements of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 93-28, eff. 6-20-03.)

230 ILCS 10/7.3

    (230 ILCS 10/7.3)
    Sec. 7.3. State conduct of gambling operations.
    (a) If, after reviewing each application for a re-issued license, the Board determines that the highest prospective total revenue to the State would be derived from State conduct of the gambling operation in lieu of re-issuing the license, the Board shall inform each applicant of its decision. The Board shall thereafter have the authority, without obtaining an owners license, to conduct riverboat gambling operations as previously authorized by the terminated, expired, revoked, or nonrenewed license through a licensed manager selected pursuant to an open and competitive bidding process as set forth in Section 7.5 and as provided in Section 7.4.
    (b) The Board may locate any riverboat on which a gambling operation is conducted by the State in any home dock location authorized by Section 3(c) upon receipt of approval from a majority vote of the governing body of the municipality or county, as the case may be, in which the riverboat will dock.
    (c) The Board shall have jurisdiction over and shall supervise all gambling operations conducted by the State provided for in this Act and shall have all powers necessary and proper to fully and effectively execute the provisions of this Act relating to gambling operations conducted by the State.
    (d) The maximum number of owners licenses authorized under Section 7(e) shall be reduced by one for each instance in which the Board authorizes the State to conduct a riverboat gambling operation under subsection (a) in lieu of re-issuing a license to an applicant under Section 7.1.
(Source: P.A. 93-28, eff. 6-20-03.)

230 ILCS 10/7.4

    (230 ILCS 10/7.4)
    Sec. 7.4. Managers licenses.
    (a) A qualified person may apply to the Board for a managers license to operate and manage any gambling operation conducted by the State. 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 information required in Sections 6(a), (b), and (c) and information relating to the applicant's proposed price to manage State gambling operations and to provide the riverboat, gambling equipment, and supplies necessary to conduct State gambling operations.
    (b) Each applicant must submit evidence to the Board that minority persons and females hold ownership interests in the applicant of at least 16% and 4%, respectively.
    (c) A person, firm, or corporation is ineligible to receive a managers license if:
        (1) the person has been convicted of a felony under
    
the laws of this State, any other state, or the United States;
        (2) the person has been convicted of any violation of
    
Article 28 of the Criminal Code of 1961 or the Criminal Code of 2012, or substantially similar laws of any other jurisdiction;
        (3) the person has submitted an application for a
    
license under this Act which contains false information;
        (4) the person is a member of the Board;
        (5) a person defined in (1), (2), (3), or (4) is an
    
officer, director, or managerial employee of the firm or corporation;
        (6) the firm or corporation employs a person defined
    
in (1), (2), (3), or (4) who participates in the management or operation of gambling operations authorized under this Act; or
        (7) a license of the person, firm, or corporation
    
issued under this Act, or a license to own or operate gambling facilities in any other jurisdiction, has been revoked.
    (d) Each applicant shall submit with his or her application, on forms prescribed by the Board, 2 sets of his or her fingerprints.
    (e) The Board shall charge each applicant a fee, set by the Board, to defray the costs associated with the background investigation conducted by the Board.
    (f) A person who knowingly makes a false statement on an application is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor.
    (g) The managers license shall be for a term not to exceed 10 years, shall be renewable at the Board's option, and shall contain such terms and provisions as the Board deems necessary to protect or enhance the credibility and integrity of State gambling operations, achieve the highest prospective total revenue to the State, and otherwise serve the interests of the citizens of Illinois.
    (h) Issuance of a managers license shall be subject to an open and competitive bidding process. The Board may select an applicant other than the lowest bidder by price. If it does not select the lowest bidder, the Board shall issue a notice of who the lowest bidder was and a written decision as to why another bidder was selected.
(Source: P.A. 97-1150, eff. 1-25-13.)

230 ILCS 10/7.5

    (230 ILCS 10/7.5)
    Sec. 7.5. Competitive Bidding. When the Board determines that it will re-issue an owners license pursuant to an open and competitive bidding process, as set forth in Section 7.1, or that it will issue a managers license pursuant to an open and competitive bidding process, as set forth in Section 7.4, the open and competitive bidding process shall adhere to the following procedures:
    (1) The Board shall make applications for owners and managers licenses available to the public and allow a reasonable time for applicants to submit applications to the Board.
    (2) During the filing period for owners or managers license applications, the Board may retain the services of an investment banking firm to assist the Board in conducting the open and competitive bidding process.
    (3) After receiving all of the bid proposals, the Board shall open all of the proposals in a public forum and disclose the prospective owners or managers names, venture partners, if any, and, in the case of applicants for owners licenses, the locations of the proposed development sites.
    (4) The Board shall summarize the terms of the proposals and may make this summary available to the public.
    (5) The Board shall evaluate the proposals within a reasonable time and select no more than 3 final applicants to make presentations of their proposals to the Board.
    (6) The final applicants shall make their presentations to the Board on the same day during an open session of the Board.
    (7) As soon as practicable after the public presentations by the final applicants, the Board, in its discretion, may conduct further negotiations among the 3 final applicants. During such negotiations, each final applicant may increase its license bid or otherwise enhance its bid proposal. At the conclusion of such negotiations, the Board shall select the winning proposal. In the case of negotiations for an owners license, the Board may, at the conclusion of such negotiations, make the determination allowed under Section 7.3(a).
    (8) Upon selection of a winning bid, the Board shall evaluate the winning bid within a reasonable period of time for licensee suitability in accordance with all applicable statutory and regulatory criteria.
    (9) If the winning bidder is unable or otherwise fails to consummate the transaction, (including if the Board determines that the winning bidder does not satisfy the suitability requirements), the Board may, on the same criteria, select from the remaining bidders or make the determination allowed under Section 7.3(a).
(Source: P.A. 93-28, eff. 6-20-03.)

230 ILCS 10/7.6

    (230 ILCS 10/7.6)
    Sec. 7.6. Business enterprise program.
    (a) For the purposes of this Section, the terms "minority", "minority owned business", "female", "female owned business", "person with a disability", and "business owned by a person with a disability" have the meaning ascribed to them in the Business Enterprise for Minorities, Females, and Persons with Disabilities Act.
    (b) The Board shall, by rule, establish goals for the award of contracts by each owners licensee to businesses owned by minorities, females, and persons with disabilities, expressed as percentages of an owners licensee's total dollar amount of contracts awarded during each calendar year. Each owners licensee must make every effort to meet the goals established by the Board pursuant to this Section. When setting the goals for the award of contracts, the Board shall not include contracts where: (1) any purchasing mandates would be dependent upon the availability of minority owned businesses, female owned businesses, and businesses owned by persons with disabilities ready, willing, and able with capacity to provide quality goods and services to a gaming operation at reasonable prices; (2) there are no or a limited number of licensed suppliers as defined by this Act for the goods or services provided to the licensee; (3) the licensee or its parent company owns a company that provides the goods or services; or (4) the goods or services are provided to the licensee by a publicly traded company.
    (c) Each owners licensee shall file with the Board an annual report of its utilization of minority owned businesses, female owned businesses, and businesses owned by persons with disabilities during the preceding calendar year. The reports shall include a self-evaluation of the efforts of the owners licensee to meet its goals under this Section.
    (d) The owners licensee shall have the right to request a waiver from the requirements of this Section. The Board shall grant the waiver where the owners licensee demonstrates that there has been made a good faith effort to comply with the goals for participation by minority owned businesses, female owned businesses, and businesses owned by persons with disabilities.
    (e) If the Board determines that its goals and policies are not being met by any owners licensee, then the Board may:
        (1) adopt remedies for such violations; and
        (2) recommend that the owners licensee provide
    
additional opportunities for participation by minority owned businesses, female owned businesses, and businesses owned by persons with disabilities; such recommendations may include, but shall not be limited to:
            (A) assurances of stronger and better focused
        
solicitation efforts to obtain more minority owned businesses, female owned businesses, and businesses owned by persons with disabilities as potential sources of supply;
            (B) division of job or project requirements, when
        
economically feasible, into tasks or quantities to permit participation of minority owned businesses, female owned businesses, and businesses owned by persons with disabilities;
            (C) elimination of extended experience or
        
capitalization requirements, when programmatically feasible, to permit participation of minority owned businesses, female owned businesses, and businesses owned by persons with disabilities;
            (D) identification of specific proposed contracts
        
as particularly attractive or appropriate for participation by minority owned businesses, female owned businesses, and businesses owned by persons with disabilities, such identification to result from and be coupled with the efforts of items (A) through (C); and
            (E) implementation of regulations established
        
for the use of the sheltered market process.
    (f) The Board shall file, no later than March 1 of each year, an annual report that shall detail the level of achievement toward the goals specified in this Section over the 3 most recent fiscal years. The annual report shall include, but need not be limited to:
        (1) a summary detailing expenditures subject to
    
the goals, the actual goals specified, and the goals attained by each owners licensee; and
        (2) an analysis of the level of overall goal
    
achievement concerning purchases from minority owned businesses, female owned businesses, and businesses owned by persons with disabilities.
(Source: P.A. 98-490, eff. 8-16-13.)

230 ILCS 10/8

    (230 ILCS 10/8) (from Ch. 120, par. 2408)
    (Text of Section from P.A. 97-1150)
    Sec. 8. Suppliers licenses.
    (a) The Board may issue a suppliers license to such persons, firms or corporations which apply therefor upon the payment of a non-refundable application fee set by the Board, upon a determination by the Board that the applicant is eligible for a suppliers license and upon payment of a $5,000 annual license fee.
    (b) The holder of a suppliers license is authorized to sell or lease, and to contract to sell or lease, gambling equipment and supplies to any licensee involved in the ownership or management of gambling operations.
    (c) Gambling supplies and equipment may not be distributed unless supplies and equipment conform to standards adopted by rules of the Board.
    (d) A person, firm or corporation is ineligible to receive a suppliers license if:
        (1) the person has been convicted of a felony under
    
the laws of this State, any other state, or the United States;
        (2) the person has been convicted of any violation of
    
Article 28 of the Criminal Code of 1961 or the Criminal Code of 2012, or substantially similar laws of any other jurisdiction;
        (3) the person has submitted an application for a
    
license under this Act which contains false information;
        (4) the person is a member of the Board;
        (5) the firm or corporation is one in which a person
    
defined in (1), (2), (3) or (4), is an officer, director or managerial employee;
        (6) the firm or corporation employs a person who
    
participates in the management or operation of riverboat gambling authorized under this Act;
        (7) the license of the person, firm or corporation
    
issued under this Act, or a license to own or operate gambling facilities in any other jurisdiction, has been revoked.
    (e) Any person that supplies any equipment, devices, or supplies to a licensed riverboat gambling operation must first obtain a suppliers license. A supplier shall furnish to the Board a list of all equipment, devices and supplies offered for sale or lease in connection with gambling games authorized under this Act. A supplier shall keep books and records for the furnishing of equipment, devices and supplies to gambling operations separate and distinct from any other business that the supplier might operate. A supplier shall file a quarterly return with the Board listing all sales and leases. A supplier shall permanently affix its name to all its equipment, devices, and supplies for gambling operations. Any supplier's equipment, devices or supplies which are used by any person in an unauthorized gambling operation shall be forfeited to the State. A licensed owner may own its own equipment, devices and supplies. Each holder of an owners license under the Act shall file an annual report listing its inventories of gambling equipment, devices and supplies.
    (f) Any person who knowingly makes a false statement on an application is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor.
    (g) Any gambling equipment, devices and supplies provided by any licensed supplier may either be repaired on the riverboat or removed from the riverboat to an on-shore facility owned by the holder of an owners license for repair.
(Source: P.A. 97-1150, eff. 1-25-13.)
 
    (Text of Section from P.A. 98-12)
    Sec. 8. Suppliers licenses.
    (a) The Board may issue a suppliers license to such persons, firms or corporations which apply therefor upon the payment of a non-refundable application fee set by the Board, upon a determination by the Board that the applicant is eligible for a suppliers license and upon payment of a $5,000 annual license fee.
    (b) The holder of a suppliers license is authorized to sell or lease, and to contract to sell or lease, gambling equipment and supplies to any licensee involved in the ownership or management of gambling operations.
    (c) Gambling supplies and equipment may not be distributed unless supplies and equipment conform to standards adopted by rules of the Board.
    (d) A person, firm or corporation is ineligible to receive a suppliers license if:
        (1) the person has been convicted of a felony under
    
the laws of this State, any other state, or the United States;
        (2) the person has been convicted of any violation of
    
Article 28 of the Criminal Code of 1961, or substantially similar laws of any other jurisdiction;
        (3) the person has submitted an application for a
    
license under this Act which contains false information;
        (4) the person is a member of the Board;
        (5) the firm or corporation is one in which a person
    
defined in (1), (2), (3) or (4), is an officer, director or managerial employee;
        (6) the firm or corporation employs a person who
    
participates in the management or operation of riverboat gambling authorized under this Act;
        (7) the license of the person, firm or corporation
    
issued under this Act, or a license to own or operate gambling facilities in any other jurisdiction, has been revoked.
    (e) Any person that supplies any equipment, devices, or supplies to a licensed riverboat gambling operation must first obtain a suppliers license. A supplier shall furnish to the Board a list of all equipment, devices and supplies offered for sale or lease in connection with gambling games authorized under this Act. A supplier shall keep books and records for the furnishing of equipment, devices and supplies to gambling operations separate and distinct from any other business that the supplier might operate. A supplier shall file a quarterly return with the Board listing all sales and leases. A supplier shall permanently affix its name or a distinctive logo or other mark or design element identifying the manufacturer or supplier to all its equipment, devices, and supplies, except gaming chips without a value impressed, engraved, or imprinted on it, for gambling operations. The Board may waive this requirement for any specific product or products if it determines that the requirement is not necessary to protect the integrity of the game. Items purchased from a licensed supplier may continue to be used even though the supplier subsequently changes its name, distinctive logo, or other mark or design element; undergoes a change in ownership; or ceases to be licensed as a supplier for any reason. Any supplier's equipment, devices or supplies which are used by any person in an unauthorized gambling operation shall be forfeited to the State. A licensed owner may own its own equipment, devices and supplies. Each holder of an owners license under the Act shall file an annual report listing its inventories of gambling equipment, devices and supplies.
    (f) Any person who knowingly makes a false statement on an application is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor.
    (g) Any gambling equipment, devices and supplies provided by any licensed supplier may either be repaired on the riverboat or removed from the riverboat to an on-shore facility owned by the holder of an owners license for repair.
(Source: P.A. 98-12, eff. 5-10-13.)

230 ILCS 10/9

    (230 ILCS 10/9) (from Ch. 120, par. 2409)
    Sec. 9. Occupational licenses.
    (a) The Board may issue an occupational license to an applicant upon the payment of a non-refundable fee set by the Board, upon a determination by the Board that the applicant is eligible for an occupational license and upon payment of an annual license fee in an amount to be established. To be eligible for an occupational license, an applicant must:
        (1) be at least 21 years of age if the applicant will
    
perform any function involved in gaming by patrons. Any applicant seeking an occupational license for a non-gaming function shall be at least 18 years of age;
        (2) not have been convicted of a felony offense, a
    
violation of Article 28 of the Criminal Code of 1961 or the Criminal Code of 2012, or a similar statute of any other jurisdiction;
        (2.5) not have been convicted of a crime, other than
    
a crime described in item (2) of this subsection (a), involving dishonesty or moral turpitude, except that the Board may, in its discretion, issue an occupational license to a person who has been convicted of a crime described in this item (2.5) more than 10 years prior to his or her application and has not subsequently been convicted of any other crime;
        (3) have demonstrated a level of skill or knowledge
    
which the Board determines to be necessary in order to operate gambling aboard a riverboat; and
        (4) have met standards for the holding of an
    
occupational license as adopted by rules of the Board. Such rules shall provide that any person or entity seeking an occupational license to manage gambling operations hereunder shall be subject to background inquiries and further requirements similar to those required of applicants for an owners license. Furthermore, such rules shall provide that each such entity shall be permitted to manage gambling operations for only one licensed owner.
    (b) Each application for an occupational license shall be on forms prescribed by the Board and shall contain all information required by the Board. The applicant shall set forth in the application: whether he has been issued prior gambling related licenses; whether he has been licensed in any other state under any other name, and, if so, such name and his age; and whether or not a permit or license issued to him in any other state has been suspended, restricted or revoked, and, if so, for what period of time.
    (c) Each applicant shall submit with his application, on forms provided by the Board, 2 sets of his fingerprints. 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 Services Fund.
    (d) The Board may in its discretion refuse an occupational license to any person: (1) who is unqualified to perform the duties required of such applicant; (2) who fails to disclose or states falsely any information called for in the application; (3) who has been found guilty of a violation of this Act or whose prior gambling related license or application therefor has been suspended, restricted, revoked or denied for just cause in any other state; or (4) for any other just cause.
    (e) The Board may suspend, revoke or restrict any occupational licensee: (1) for violation of any provision of this Act; (2) for violation of any of the rules and regulations of the Board; (3) for any cause which, if known to the Board, would have disqualified the applicant from receiving such license; or (4) for default in the payment of any obligation or debt due to the State of Illinois; or (5) for any other just cause.
    (f) A person who knowingly makes a false statement on an application is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor.
    (g) Any license issued pursuant to this Section shall be valid for a period of one year from the date of issuance.
    (h) Nothing in this Act shall be interpreted to prohibit a licensed owner from entering into an agreement with a public community college or a school approved under the Private Business and Vocational Schools Act of 2012 for the training of any occupational licensee. Any training offered by such a school shall be in accordance with a written agreement between the licensed owner and the school.
    (i) Any training provided for occupational licensees may be conducted either on the riverboat or at a school with which a licensed owner has entered into an agreement pursuant to subsection (h).
(Source: P.A. 96-1392, eff. 1-1-11; 97-650, eff. 2-1-12; 97-1150, eff. 1-25-13.)

230 ILCS 10/10

    (230 ILCS 10/10) (from Ch. 120, par. 2410)
    Sec. 10. Bond of licensee. Before an owners license is issued or re-issued or a managers license is issued, the licensee shall post a bond in the sum of $200,000 to the State of Illinois. The bond shall be used to guarantee that the licensee faithfully makes the payments, keeps his books and records and makes reports, and conducts his games of chance in conformity with this Act and the rules adopted by the Board. The bond shall not be canceled by a surety on less than 30 days notice in writing to the Board. If a bond is canceled and the licensee fails to file a new bond with the Board in the required amount on or before the effective date of cancellation, the licensee's license shall be revoked. The total and aggregate liability of the surety on the bond is limited to the amount specified in the bond.
(Source: P.A. 93-28, eff. 6-20-03.)

230 ILCS 10/11

    (230 ILCS 10/11) (from Ch. 120, par. 2411)
    Sec. 11. Conduct of gambling. Gambling may be conducted by licensed owners or licensed managers on behalf of the State aboard riverboats, subject to the following standards:
        (1) A licensee may conduct riverboat gambling
    
authorized under this Act regardless of whether it conducts excursion cruises. A licensee may permit the continuous ingress and egress of passengers on a riverboat not used for excursion cruises for the purpose of gambling. Excursion cruises shall not exceed 4 hours for a round trip. However, the Board may grant express approval for an extended cruise on a case-by-case basis.
        (2) (Blank).
        (3) Minimum and maximum wagers on games shall be set
    
by the licensee.
        (4) Agents of the Board and the Department of State
    
Police may board and inspect any riverboat at any time for the purpose of determining whether this Act is being complied with. Every riverboat, if under way and being hailed by a law enforcement officer or agent of the Board, must stop immediately and lay to.
        (5) Employees of the Board shall have the right to be
    
present on the riverboat or on adjacent facilities under the control of the licensee.
        (6) Gambling equipment and supplies customarily used
    
in conducting riverboat gambling must be purchased or leased only from suppliers licensed for such purpose under this Act. The Board may approve the transfer, sale, or lease of gambling equipment and supplies by a licensed owner from or to an affiliate of the licensed owner as long as the gambling equipment and supplies were initially acquired from a supplier licensed in Illinois.
        (7) Persons licensed under this Act shall permit no
    
form of wagering on gambling games except as permitted by this Act.
        (8) Wagers may be received only from a person present
    
on a licensed riverboat. No person present on a licensed riverboat shall place or attempt to place a wager on behalf of another person who is not present on the riverboat.
        (9) Wagering shall not be conducted with money or
    
other negotiable currency.
        (10) A person under age 21 shall not be permitted on
    
an area of a riverboat where gambling is being conducted, except for a person at least 18 years of age who is an employee of the riverboat gambling operation. No employee under age 21 shall perform any function involved in gambling by the patrons. No person under age 21 shall be permitted to make a wager under this Act, and any winnings that are a result of a wager by a person under age 21, whether or not paid by a licensee, shall be treated as winnings for the privilege tax purposes, confiscated, and forfeited to the State and deposited into the Education Assistance Fund.
        (11) Gambling excursion cruises are permitted only
    
when the waterway for which the riverboat is licensed is navigable, as determined by the Board in consultation with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. This paragraph (11) does not limit the ability of a licensee to conduct gambling authorized under this Act when gambling excursion cruises are not permitted.
        (12) All tokens, chips or electronic cards used to
    
make wagers must be purchased from a licensed owner or manager either aboard a riverboat or at an onshore facility which has been approved by the Board and which is located where the riverboat docks. The tokens, chips or electronic cards may be purchased by means of an agreement under which the owner or manager extends credit to the patron. Such tokens, chips or electronic cards may be used while aboard the riverboat only for the purpose of making wagers on gambling games.
        (13) Notwithstanding any other Section of this Act,
    
in addition to the other licenses authorized under this Act, the Board may issue special event licenses allowing persons who are not otherwise licensed to conduct riverboat gambling to conduct such gambling on a specified date or series of dates. Riverboat gambling under such a license may take place on a riverboat not normally used for riverboat gambling. The Board shall establish standards, fees and fines for, and limitations upon, such licenses, which may differ from the standards, fees, fines and limitations otherwise applicable under this Act. All such fees shall be deposited into the State Gaming Fund. All such fines shall be deposited into the Education Assistance Fund, created by Public Act 86-0018, of the State of Illinois.
        (14) In addition to the above, gambling must be
    
conducted in accordance with all rules adopted by the Board.
(Source: P.A. 96-1392, eff. 1-1-11.)

230 ILCS 10/11.1

    (230 ILCS 10/11.1) (from Ch. 120, par. 2411.1)
    Sec. 11.1. Collection of amounts owing under credit agreements. Notwithstanding any applicable statutory provision to the contrary, a licensed owner or manager who extends credit to a riverboat gambling patron pursuant to Section 11 (a) (12) of this Act is expressly authorized to institute a cause of action to collect any amounts due and owing under the extension of credit, as well as the owner's or manager's costs, expenses and reasonable attorney's fees incurred in collection.
(Source: P.A. 93-28, eff. 6-20-03.)

230 ILCS 10/11.2

    (230 ILCS 10/11.2)
    Sec. 11.2. Relocation of riverboat home dock.
    (a) A licensee that was not conducting riverboat gambling on January 1, 1998 may apply to the Board for renewal and approval of relocation to a new home dock location authorized under Section 3(c) and the Board shall grant the application and approval upon receipt by the licensee of approval from the new municipality or county, as the case may be, in which the licensee wishes to relocate pursuant to Section 7(j).
    (b) Any licensee that relocates its home dock pursuant to this Section shall attain a level of at least 20% minority person and female ownership, at least 16% and 4% respectively, within a time period prescribed by the Board, but not to exceed 12 months from the date the licensee begins conducting gambling at the new home dock location. The 12-month period shall be extended by the amount of time necessary to conduct a background investigation pursuant to Section 6. For the purposes of this Section, the terms "female" and "minority person" have the meanings provided in Section 2 of the Business Enterprise for Minorities, Females, and Persons with Disabilities Act.
(Source: P.A. 91-40, eff. 6-25-99.)

230 ILCS 10/12

    (230 ILCS 10/12) (from Ch. 120, par. 2412)
    Sec. 12. Admission tax; fees.
    (a) A tax is hereby imposed upon admissions to riverboats operated by licensed owners authorized pursuant to this Act. Until July 1, 2002, the rate is $2 per person admitted. From July 1, 2002 until July 1, 2003, the rate is $3 per person admitted. From July 1, 2003 until August 23, 2005 (the effective date of Public Act 94-673), for a licensee that admitted 1,000,000 persons or fewer in the previous calendar year, the rate is $3 per person admitted; for a licensee that admitted more than 1,000,000 but no more than 2,300,000 persons in the previous calendar year, the rate is $4 per person admitted; and for a licensee that admitted more than 2,300,000 persons in the previous calendar year, the rate is $5 per person admitted. Beginning on August 23, 2005 (the effective date of Public Act 94-673), for a licensee that admitted 1,000,000 persons or fewer in calendar year 2004, the rate is $2 per person admitted, and for all other licensees, including licensees that were not conducting gambling operations in 2004, the rate is $3 per person admitted. This admission tax is imposed upon the licensed owner conducting gambling.
        (1) The admission tax shall be paid for each
    
admission, except that a person who exits a riverboat gambling facility and reenters that riverboat gambling facility within the same gaming day shall be subject only to the initial admission tax.
        (2) (Blank).
        (3) The riverboat licensee may issue tax-free passes
    
to actual and necessary officials and employees of the licensee or other persons actually working on the riverboat.
        (4) The number and issuance of tax-free passes is
    
subject to the rules of the Board, and a list of all persons to whom the tax-free passes are issued shall be filed with the Board.
    (a-5) A fee is hereby imposed upon admissions operated by licensed managers on behalf of the State pursuant to Section 7.3 at the rates provided in this subsection (a-5). For a licensee that admitted 1,000,000 persons or fewer in the previous calendar year, the rate is $3 per person admitted; for a licensee that admitted more than 1,000,000 but no more than 2,300,000 persons in the previous calendar year, the rate is $4 per person admitted; and for a licensee that admitted more than 2,300,000 persons in the previous calendar year, the rate is $5 per person admitted.
        (1) The admission fee shall be paid for each
    
admission.
        (2) (Blank).
        (3) The licensed manager may issue fee-free passes to
    
actual and necessary officials and employees of the manager or other persons actually working on the riverboat.
        (4) The number and issuance of fee-free passes is
    
subject to the rules of the Board, and a list of all persons to whom the fee-free passes are issued shall be filed with the Board.
    (b) From the tax imposed under subsection (a) and the fee imposed under subsection (a-5), a municipality shall receive from the State $1 for each person embarking on a riverboat docked within the municipality, and a county shall receive $1 for each person embarking on a riverboat docked within the county but outside the boundaries of any municipality. The municipality's or county's share shall be collected by the Board on behalf of the State and remitted quarterly by the State, subject to appropriation, to the treasurer of the unit of local government for deposit in the general fund.
    (c) The licensed owner shall pay the entire admission tax to the Board and the licensed manager shall pay the entire admission fee to the Board. Such payments shall be made daily. Accompanying each payment shall be a return on forms provided by the Board which shall include other information regarding admissions as the Board may require. Failure to submit either the payment or the return within the specified time may result in suspension or revocation of the owners or managers license.
    (d) The Board shall administer and collect the admission tax imposed by this Section, to the extent practicable, in a manner consistent with the provisions of Sections 4, 5, 5a, 5b, 5c, 5d, 5e, 5f, 5g, 5i, 5j, 6, 6a, 6b, 6c, 8, 9 and 10 of the Retailers' Occupation Tax Act and Section 3-7 of the Uniform Penalty and Interest Act.
(Source: P.A. 95-663, eff. 10-11-07; 96-1392, eff. 1-1-11.)

230 ILCS 10/13

    (230 ILCS 10/13) (from Ch. 120, par. 2413)
    Sec. 13. Wagering tax; rate; distribution.
    (a) Until January 1, 1998, a tax is imposed on the adjusted gross receipts received from gambling games authorized under this Act at the rate of 20%.
    (a-1) From January 1, 1998 until July 1, 2002, a privilege tax is imposed on persons engaged in the business of conducting riverboat gambling operations, based on the adjusted gross receipts received by a licensed owner from gambling games authorized under this Act at the following rates:
        15% of annual adjusted gross receipts up to and
    
including $25,000,000;
        20% of annual adjusted gross receipts in excess of
    
$25,000,000 but not exceeding $50,000,000;
        25% of annual adjusted gross receipts in excess of
    
$50,000,000 but not exceeding $75,000,000;
        30% of annual adjusted gross receipts in excess of
    
$75,000,000 but not exceeding $100,000,000;
        35% of annual adjusted gross receipts in excess of
    
$100,000,000.
    (a-2) From July 1, 2002 until July 1, 2003, a privilege tax is imposed on persons engaged in the business of conducting riverboat gambling operations, other than licensed managers conducting riverboat gambling operations on behalf of the State, based on the adjusted gross receipts received by a licensed owner from gambling games authorized under this Act at the following rates:
        15% of annual adjusted gross receipts up to and
    
including $25,000,000;
        22.5% of annual adjusted gross receipts in excess of
    
$25,000,000 but not exceeding $50,000,000;
        27.5% of annual adjusted gross receipts in excess of
    
$50,000,000 but not exceeding $75,000,000;
        32.5% of annual adjusted gross receipts in excess of
    
$75,000,000 but not exceeding $100,000,000;
        37.5% of annual adjusted gross receipts in excess of
    
$100,000,000 but not exceeding $150,000,000;
        45% of annual adjusted gross receipts in excess of
    
$150,000,000 but not exceeding $200,000,000;
        50% of annual adjusted gross receipts in excess of
    
$200,000,000.
    (a-3) Beginning July 1, 2003, a privilege tax is imposed on persons engaged in the business of conducting riverboat gambling operations, other than licensed managers conducting riverboat gambling operations on behalf of the State, based on the adjusted gross receipts received by a licensed owner from gambling games authorized under this Act at the following rates:
        15% of annual adjusted gross receipts up to and
    
including $25,000,000;
        27.5% of annual adjusted gross receipts in excess of
    
$25,000,000 but not exceeding $37,500,000;
        32.5% of annual adjusted gross receipts in excess of
    
$37,500,000 but not exceeding $50,000,000;
        37.5% of annual adjusted gross receipts in excess of
    
$50,000,000 but not exceeding $75,000,000;
        45% of annual adjusted gross receipts in excess of
    
$75,000,000 but not exceeding $100,000,000;
        50% of annual adjusted gross receipts in excess of
    
$100,000,000 but not exceeding $250,000,000;
        70% of annual adjusted gross receipts in excess of
    
$250,000,000.
    An amount equal to the amount of wagering taxes collected under this subsection (a-3) that are in addition to the amount of wagering taxes that would have been collected if the wagering tax rates under subsection (a-2) were in effect shall be paid into the Common School Fund.
    The privilege tax imposed under this subsection (a-3) shall no longer be imposed beginning on the earlier of (i) July 1, 2005; (ii) the first date after June 20, 2003 that riverboat gambling operations are conducted pursuant to a dormant license; or (iii) the first day that riverboat gambling operations are conducted under the authority of an owners license that is in addition to the 10 owners licenses initially authorized under this Act. For the purposes of this subsection (a-3), the term "dormant license" means an owners license that is authorized by this Act under which no riverboat gambling operations are being conducted on June 20, 2003.
    (a-4) Beginning on the first day on which the tax imposed under subsection (a-3) is no longer imposed, a privilege tax is imposed on persons engaged in the business of conducting riverboat gambling operations, other than licensed managers conducting riverboat gambling operations on behalf of the State, based on the adjusted gross receipts received by a licensed owner from gambling games authorized under this Act at the following rates:
        15% of annual adjusted gross receipts up to and
    
including $25,000,000;
        22.5% of annual adjusted gross receipts in excess of
    
$25,000,000 but not exceeding $50,000,000;
        27.5% of annual adjusted gross receipts in excess of
    
$50,000,000 but not exceeding $75,000,000;
        32.5% of annual adjusted gross receipts in excess of
    
$75,000,000 but not exceeding $100,000,000;
        37.5% of annual adjusted gross receipts in excess of
    
$100,000,000 but not exceeding $150,000,000;
        45% of annual adjusted gross receipts in excess of
    
$150,000,000 but not exceeding $200,000,000;
        50% of annual adjusted gross receipts in excess of
    
$200,000,000.
    (a-8) Riverboat gambling operations conducted by a licensed manager on behalf of the State are not subject to the tax imposed under this Section.
    (a-10) The taxes imposed by this Section shall be paid by the licensed owner to the Board not later than 5:00 o'clock p.m. of the day after the day when the wagers were made.
    (a-15) If the privilege tax imposed under subsection (a-3) is no longer imposed pursuant to item (i) of the last paragraph of subsection (a-3), then by June 15 of each year, each owners licensee, other than an owners licensee that admitted 1,000,000 persons or fewer in calendar year 2004, must, in addition to the payment of all amounts otherwise due under this Section, pay to the Board a reconciliation payment in the amount, if any, by which the licensed owner's base amount exceeds the amount of net privilege tax paid by the licensed owner to the Board in the then current State fiscal year. A licensed owner's net privilege tax obligation due for the balance of the State fiscal year shall be reduced up to the total of the amount paid by the licensed owner in its June 15 reconciliation payment. The obligation imposed by this subsection (a-15) is binding on any person, firm, corporation, or other entity that acquires an ownership interest in any such owners license. The obligation imposed under this subsection (a-15) terminates on the earliest of: (i) July 1, 2007, (ii) the first day after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 94th General Assembly that riverboat gambling operations are conducted pursuant to a dormant license, (iii) the first day that riverboat gambling operations are conducted under the authority of an owners license that is in addition to the 10 owners licenses initially authorized under this Act, or (iv) the first day that a licensee under the Illinois Horse Racing Act of 1975 conducts gaming operations with slot machines or other electronic gaming devices. The Board must reduce the obligation imposed under this subsection (a-15) by an amount the Board deems reasonable for any of the following reasons: (A) an act or acts of God, (B) an act of bioterrorism or terrorism or a bioterrorism or terrorism threat that was investigated by a law enforcement agency, or (C) a condition beyond the control of the owners licensee that does not result from any act or omission by the owners licensee or any of its agents and that poses a hazardous threat to the health and safety of patrons. If an owners licensee pays an amount in excess of its liability under this Section, the Board shall apply the overpayment to future payments required under this Section.
    For purposes of this subsection (a-15):
    "Act of God" means an incident caused by the operation of an extraordinary force that cannot be foreseen, that cannot be avoided by the exercise of due care, and for which no person can be held liable.
    "Base amount" means the following:
        For a riverboat in Alton, $31,000,000.
        For a riverboat in East Peoria, $43,000,000.
        For the Empress riverboat in Joliet, $86,000,000.
        For a riverboat in Metropolis, $45,000,000.
        For the Harrah's riverboat in Joliet, $114,000,000.
        For a riverboat in Aurora, $86,000,000.
        For a riverboat in East St. Louis, $48,500,000.
        For a riverboat in Elgin, $198,000,000.
    "Dormant license" has the meaning ascribed to it in subsection (a-3).
    "Net privilege tax" means all privilege taxes paid by a licensed owner to the Board under this Section, less all payments made from the State Gaming Fund pursuant to subsection (b) of this Section.
    The changes made to this subsection (a-15) by Public Act 94-839 are intended to restate and clarify the intent of Public Act 94-673 with respect to the amount of the payments required to be made under this subsection by an owners licensee to the Board.
    (b) Until January 1, 1998, 25% of the tax revenue deposited in the State Gaming Fund under this Section shall be paid, subject to appropriation by the General Assembly, to the unit of local government which is designated as the home dock of the riverboat. Beginning January 1, 1998, from the tax revenue deposited in the State Gaming Fund under this Section, an amount equal to 5% of adjusted gross receipts generated by a riverboat shall be paid monthly, subject to appropriation by the General Assembly, to the unit of local government that is designated as the home dock of the riverboat. From the tax revenue deposited in the State Gaming Fund pursuant to riverboat gambling operations conducted by a licensed manager on behalf of the State, an amount equal to 5% of adjusted gross receipts generated pursuant to those riverboat gambling operations shall be paid monthly, subject to appropriation by the General Assembly, to the unit of local government that is designated as the home dock of the riverboat upon which those riverboat gambling operations are conducted.
    (c) Appropriations, as approved by the General Assembly, may be made from the State Gaming Fund to the Board (i) for the administration and enforcement of this Act and the Video Gaming Act, (ii) for distribution to the Department of State Police and to the Department of Revenue for the enforcement of this Act, and (iii) to the Department of Human Services for the administration of programs to treat problem gambling.
    (c-5) Before May 26, 2006 (the effective date of Public Act 94-804) and beginning on the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 95th General Assembly, unless any organization licensee under the Illinois Horse Racing Act of 1975 begins to operate a slot machine or video game of chance under the Illinois Horse Racing Act of 1975 or this Act, after the payments required under subsections (b) and (c) have been made, an amount equal to 15% of the adjusted gross receipts of (1) an owners licensee that relocates pursuant to Section 11.2, (2) an owners licensee conducting riverboat gambling operations pursuant to an owners license that is initially issued after June 25, 1999, or (3) the first riverboat gambling operations conducted by a licensed manager on behalf of the State under Section 7.3, whichever comes first, shall be paid from the State Gaming Fund into the Horse Racing Equity Fund.
    (c-10) Each year the General Assembly shall appropriate from the General Revenue Fund to the Education Assistance Fund an amount equal to the amount paid into the Horse Racing Equity Fund pursuant to subsection (c-5) in the prior calendar year.
    (c-15) After the payments required under subsections (b), (c), and (c-5) have been made, an amount equal to 2% of the adjusted gross receipts of (1) an owners licensee that relocates pursuant to Section 11.2, (2) an owners licensee conducting riverboat gambling operations pursuant to an owners license that is initially issued after June 25, 1999, or (3) the first riverboat gambling operations conducted by a licensed manager on behalf of the State under Section 7.3, whichever comes first, shall be paid, subject to appropriation from the General Assembly, from the State Gaming Fund to each home rule county with a population of over 3,000,000 inhabitants for the purpose of enhancing the county's criminal justice system.
    (c-20) Each year the General Assembly shall appropriate from the General Revenue Fund to the Education Assistance Fund an amount equal to the amount paid to each home rule county with a population of over 3,000,000 inhabitants pursuant to subsection (c-15) in the prior calendar year.
    (c-25) On July 1, 2013 and each July 1 thereafter, $1,600,000 shall be transferred from the State Gaming Fund to the Chicago State University Education Improvement Fund.
    (c-30) On July 1, 2013 or as soon as possible thereafter, $92,000,000 shall be transferred from the State Gaming Fund to the School Infrastructure Fund and $23,000,000 shall be transferred from the State Gaming Fund to the Horse Racing Equity Fund.
    (c-35) Beginning on July 1, 2013, in addition to any amount transferred under subsection (c-30) of this Section, $5,530,000 shall be transferred monthly from the State Gaming Fund to the School Infrastructure Fund.
    (d) From time to time, the Board shall transfer the remainder of the funds generated by this Act into the Education Assistance Fund, created by Public Act 86-0018, of the State of Illinois.
    (e) Nothing in this Act shall prohibit the unit of local government designated as the home dock of the riverboat from entering into agreements with other units of local government in this State or in other states to share its portion of the tax revenue.
    (f) To the extent practicable, the Board shall administer and collect the wagering taxes imposed by this Section in a manner consistent with the provisions of Sections 4, 5, 5a, 5b, 5c, 5d, 5e, 5f, 5g, 5i, 5j, 6, 6a, 6b, 6c, 8, 9, and 10 of the Retailers' Occupation Tax Act and Section 3-7 of the Uniform Penalty and Interest Act.
(Source: P.A. 98-18, eff. 6-7-13.)

230 ILCS 10/13.05

    (230 ILCS 10/13.05)
    Sec. 13.05. Withholding of delinquent child support.
    (a) From winnings required to be reported to the Internal Revenue Service on Form W-2G, an owners licensee or a licensee that operates one or more facilities or gaming locations at which lawful gambling is authorized as provided in this Act shall withhold up to the full amount of winnings necessary to pay the winner's past due child support amount as certified by the Department of Healthcare and Family Services under Section 10-17.15 of the Illinois Public Aid Code. Amounts withheld shall be paid to the Department of Healthcare and Family Services by the owners licensee or casino operator licensee, as applicable.
    (b) For withholding of winnings, the licensee shall be entitled to an administrative fee not to exceed the lesser of 4% of the total amount of cash winnings paid to the gambling winner or $150.
    (c) In no event may the total amount withheld from the cash payout, including the administrative fee, exceed the total cash winnings claimed by the obligor. If the cash payout claimed is greater than the amount sufficient to satisfy the obligor's delinquent child support payments, the licensee shall pay the obligor the remaining balance of the payout, less the administrative fee authorized by subsection (b) of this Section, at the time it is claimed.
    (d) A licensee who in good faith complies with the requirements of this Section shall not be liable to the gaming winner or any other individual or entity.
    (e) Upon request of a licensed owner under this Act, an agent of the Board (such as a gaming special agent employed by the Board, a State police officer, or a revenue agent) shall be responsible for notifying the person identified as being delinquent in child support payments that the licensed owner is required by law to withhold all or a portion of his or her winnings. If given, this notification must be provided at the time the winnings are withheld.
    (f) The provisions of this Section shall be operative on and after the date that rules are adopted by the Department of Healthcare and Family Services pursuant to Section 10-17.15 of the Illinois Public Aid Code.
    (g) The delinquent child support required to be withheld under this Section and the administrative fee under subsection (b) of this Section have priority over any secured or unsecured claim on cash winnings, except claims for federal or State taxes that are required to be withheld under federal or State law.
(Source: P.A. 98-318, eff. 8-12-13.)

230 ILCS 10/13.1

    (230 ILCS 10/13.1)
    Sec. 13.1. Compulsive gambling.
    (a) Each licensed owner shall post signs with a statement regarding obtaining assistance with gambling problems, the text of which shall be determined by rule by the Department of Human Services, at the following locations in each facility at which gambling is conducted by the licensed owner:
        (i) Each entrance and exit.
        (ii) Near each credit location.
    The signs shall be provided by the Department of Human Services.
    (b) Each licensed owner shall print a statement regarding obtaining assistance with gambling problems, the text of which shall be determined by rule by the Department of Human Services, on all paper stock that the licensed owner provides to the general public.
(Source: P.A. 89-374, eff. 1-1-96; 89-507, eff. 7-1-97.)

230 ILCS 10/13.2

    (230 ILCS 10/13.2)
    Sec. 13.2. Withholding of delinquent child support; signs; statement.
    (a) Each licensed owner may post signs with a statement regarding withholding of delinquent child support, the text of which shall be determined by rule by the Department of Healthcare and Family Services, at the following locations in each facility at which gambling is conducted by the licensed owner:
        (1) Each entrance and exit.
        (2) Near each credit location.
        (3) At each cashier's cage.
    The signs shall be provided by the Department of Healthcare and Family Services.
    (b) Each licensed owner may print a statement regarding withholding of delinquent child support, the text of which shall be determined by rule by the Department of Healthcare and Family Services, on all paper stock that the license owner provides to the general public.
(Source: P.A. 98-318, eff. 8-12-13.)

230 ILCS 10/14

    (230 ILCS 10/14) (from Ch. 120, par. 2414)
    Sec. 14. Licensees - Records - Reports - Supervision.
    (a) A licensed owner shall keep his books and records so as to clearly show the following:
    (1) The amount received daily from admission fees.
    (2) The total amount of gross receipts.
    (3) The total amount of the adjusted gross receipts.
    (b) The licensed owner shall furnish to the Board reports and information as the Board may require with respect to its activities on forms designed and supplied for such purpose by the Board.
    (c) The books and records kept by a licensed owner as provided by this Section are public records and the examination, publication, and dissemination of the books and records are governed by the provisions of The Freedom of Information Act.
(Source: P.A. 86-1029.)

230 ILCS 10/15

    (230 ILCS 10/15) (from Ch. 120, par. 2415)
    Sec. 15. Audit of Licensee Operations. Annually, the licensed owner or manager shall transmit to the Board an audit of the financial transactions and condition of the licensee's total operations. Additionally, within 90 days after the end of each quarter of each fiscal year, the licensed owner or manager shall transmit to the Board a compliance report on engagement procedures determined by the Board. All audits and compliance engagements shall be conducted by certified public accountants selected by the Board. Each certified public accountant must be registered in the State of Illinois under the Illinois Public Accounting Act. The compensation for each certified public accountant shall be paid directly by the licensed owner or manager to the certified public accountant.
(Source: P.A. 96-1392, eff. 1-1-11.)

230 ILCS 10/16

    (230 ILCS 10/16) (from Ch. 120, par. 2416)
    Sec. 16. Annual Report of Board. The Board shall make an annual report to the Governor, for the period ending December 31 of each year. Included in the report shall be an account of the Board actions, its financial position and results of operation under this Act, the practical results attained under this Act and any recommendations for legislation which the Board deems advisable.
(Source: P.A. 86-1029.)

230 ILCS 10/17

    (230 ILCS 10/17) (from Ch. 120, par. 2417)
    Sec. 17. Administrative Procedures. The Illinois Administrative Procedure Act shall apply to all administrative rules and procedures of the Board under this Act or the Video Gaming Act, except that: (1) subsection (b) of Section 5-10 of the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act does not apply to final orders, decisions and opinions of the Board; (2) subsection (a) of Section 5-10 of the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act does not apply to forms established by the Board for use under this Act or the Video Gaming Act; (3) the provisions of Section 10-45 of the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act regarding proposals for decision are excluded under this Act or the Video Gaming Act; and (4) the provisions of subsection (d) of Section 10-65 of the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act do not apply so as to prevent summary suspension of any license pending revocation or other action, which suspension shall remain in effect unless modified by the Board or unless the Board's decision is reversed on the merits upon judicial review.
(Source: P.A. 96-34, eff. 7-13-09.)

230 ILCS 10/17.1

    (230 ILCS 10/17.1) (from Ch. 120, par. 2417.1)
    Sec. 17.1. Judicial Review.
    (a) Jurisdiction and venue for the judicial review of a final order of the Board relating to owners, suppliers or special event licenses is vested in the Appellate Court of the judicial district in which Sangamon County is located. A petition for judicial review of a final order of the Board must be filed in the Appellate Court, within 35 days from the date that a copy of the decision sought to be reviewed was served upon the party affected by the decision.
    (b) Judicial review of all other final orders of the Board shall be conducted in accordance with the Administrative Review Law.
(Source: P.A. 88-1.)

230 ILCS 10/18

    (230 ILCS 10/18) (from Ch. 120, par. 2418)
    Sec. 18. Prohibited Activities - Penalty.
    (a) A person is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor for doing any of the following:
        (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 following:
        (1) permitting a person under 21 years to make a
    
wager; or
        (2) violating paragraph (12) of subsection (a) of
    
Section 11 of this Act.
    (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
    
to assist:
            (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
    
game.
        (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.)

230 ILCS 10/18.1

    (230 ILCS 10/18.1)
    Sec. 18.1. Distribution of certain fines. If a fine is imposed on an owner licensee for knowingly sending marketing or promotional materials to any person placed on the self-exclusion list, then the Board shall distribute an amount equal to 15% of the fine imposed to the unit of local government in which the riverboat is located for the purpose of awarding grants to non-profit entities that assist gambling addicts.
(Source: P.A. 96-224, eff. 8-11-09.)

230 ILCS 10/19

    (230 ILCS 10/19) (from Ch. 120, par. 2419)
    Sec. 19. Forfeiture of property.
    (a) Except as provided in subsection (b), any riverboat used for the conduct of gambling games in violation of this Act shall be considered a gambling place in violation of Section 28-3 of the Criminal Code of 2012. Every gambling device found on a riverboat operating gambling games in violation of this Act shall be subject to seizure, confiscation and destruction as provided in Section 28-5 of the Criminal Code of 2012.
    (b) It is not a violation of this Act for a riverboat or other watercraft which is licensed for gaming by a contiguous state to dock on the shores of this State if the municipality having jurisdiction of the shores, or the county in the case of unincorporated areas, has granted permission for docking and no gaming is conducted on the riverboat or other watercraft while it is docked on the shores of this State. No gambling device shall be subject to seizure, confiscation or destruction if the gambling device is located on a riverboat or other watercraft which is licensed for gaming by a contiguous state and which is docked on the shores of this State if the municipality having jurisdiction of the shores, or the county in the case of unincorporated areas, has granted permission for docking and no gaming is conducted on the riverboat or other watercraft while it is docked on the shores of this State.
(Source: P.A. 97-1150, eff. 1-25-13.)

230 ILCS 10/20

    (230 ILCS 10/20) (from Ch. 120, par. 2420)
    Sec. 20. Prohibited activities - civil penalties. Any person who conducts a gambling operation without first obtaining a license to do so, or who continues to conduct such games after revocation of his license, or any licensee who conducts or allows to be conducted any unauthorized gambling games on a riverboat where it is authorized to conduct its riverboat gambling operation, in addition to other penalties provided, shall be subject to a civil penalty equal to the amount of gross receipts derived from wagering on the gambling games, whether unauthorized or authorized, conducted on that day as well as confiscation and forfeiture of all gambling game equipment used in the conduct of unauthorized gambling games.
(Source: P.A. 86-1029.)

230 ILCS 10/21

    (230 ILCS 10/21) (from Ch. 120, par. 2421)
    Sec. 21. Limitation on taxation of licensees. Licensees shall not be subjected to any excise tax, license tax, permit tax, privilege tax, occupation tax or excursion tax which is imposed exclusively upon the licensee by the State or any political subdivision thereof, except as provided in this Act.
(Source: P.A. 86-1029.)

230 ILCS 10/22

    (230 ILCS 10/22) (from Ch. 120, par. 2422)
    Sec. 22. Criminal history record information. Whenever the Board is authorized or required by law to consider some aspect of criminal history record information for the purpose of carrying out its statutory powers and responsibilities, the Board shall, in the form and manner required by the Department of State Police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, cause to be conducted a criminal history record investigation to obtain any information currently or thereafter contained in the files of the Department of State Police or the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Each applicant for occupational licensing under Section 9 or key person as defined by the Board in administrative rules shall submit his or her fingerprints to the Department of State Police in the form and manner prescribed by the Department of State Police. These fingerprints shall be checked against the fingerprint records now and hereafter filed in the Department of State Police and Federal Bureau of Investigation criminal history records databases. The Department of State Police shall charge a fee for conducting the criminal history records check, which shall be deposited in the State Police Services Fund and shall not exceed the actual cost of the records check. The Department of State Police shall provide, on the Board's request, information concerning any criminal charges, and their disposition, currently or thereafter filed against an applicant for or holder of an occupational license. Information obtained as a result of an investigation under this Section shall be used in determining eligibility for an occupational license under Section 9. Upon request and payment of fees in conformance with the requirements of Section 2605-400 of the Department of State Police Law (20 ILCS 2605/2605-400), the Department of State Police is authorized to furnish, pursuant to positive identification, such information contained in State files as is necessary to fulfill the request.
(Source: P.A. 93-418, eff. 1-1-04.)

230 ILCS 10/23

    (230 ILCS 10/23) (from Ch. 120, par. 2423)
    Sec. 23. The State Gaming Fund. On or after the effective date of this Act, except as provided for payments into the Horse Racing Equity Trust Fund under subsection (a) of Section 7, all of the fees and taxes collected pursuant to this Act shall be deposited into the State Gaming Fund, a special fund in the State Treasury, which is hereby created. The adjusted gross receipts of any riverboat gambling operations conducted by a licensed manager on behalf of the State remaining after the payment of the fees and expenses of the licensed manager shall be deposited into the State Gaming Fund. Fines and penalties collected pursuant to this Act shall be deposited into the Education Assistance Fund, created by Public Act 86-0018, of the State of Illinois.
(Source: P.A. 93-28, eff. 6-20-03; 94-804, eff. 5-26-06.)

230 ILCS 10/24

    (230 ILCS 10/24)
    Sec. 24. Applicability of Illinois Riverboat Gambling Act. The provisions of the Illinois Riverboat Gambling Act, and all rules promulgated thereunder, shall apply to the Video Gaming Act, except where there is a conflict between the 2 Acts.
(Source: P.A. 96-37, eff. 7-13-09.)