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 1        AN ACT to amend the Riverboat Gambling  Act  by  changing
 2    Section 11.

 3        Be  it  enacted  by  the People of the State of Illinois,
 4    represented in the General Assembly:

 5        Section 5.  The Riverboat  Gambling  Act  is  amended  by
 6    changing Section 11 as follows:

 7        (230 ILCS 10/11) (from Ch. 120, par. 2411)
 8        Sec. 11.  Conduct of gambling.
 9        (a)  Gambling  may be conducted by licensed owners aboard
10    riverboats, subject to the following standards:
11             (1)  No gambling may be conducted while a  riverboat
12        is docked.
13             (2)  Riverboat  cruises may not exceed 4 hours for a
14        round trip, with the exception of any  extended  cruises,
15        each of which shall be expressly approved by the Board.
16             (3)  Minimum  and  maximum  wagers on games shall be
17        set by the licensee.
18             (4)  Agents of the Board and the Department of State
19        Police may board and inspect any riverboat  at  any  time
20        for  the purpose of determining whether this Act is being
21        complied with.  Every riverboat, if under way  and  being
22        hailed  by  a  law  enforcement  officer  or agent of the
23        Board, must stop immediately and lay to.
24             (5)  Employees of the Board shall have the right  to
25        be  present  on  the  riverboat or on adjacent facilities
26        under the control of the licensee.
27             (6)  Gambling  equipment  and  supplies  customarily
28        used in conducting riverboat gambling must  be  purchased
29        or  leased  only from suppliers licensed for such purpose
30        under this Act.
31             (7)  Persons licensed under this Act shall permit no
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 1        form of wagering on gambling games except as permitted by
 2        this Act.
 3             (8)  Wagers may  be  received  only  from  a  person
 4        present  on a licensed riverboat.  No person present on a
 5        licensed riverboat shall place  or  attempt  to  place  a
 6        wager  on  behalf of another person who is not present on
 7        the riverboat.
 8             (9)  Wagering shall not be conducted with  money  or
 9        other negotiable currency.
10             (10)  A  person  under age 21 shall not be permitted
11        on an  area  of  a  riverboat  where  gambling  is  being
12        conducted,  except  for a person at least 18 years of age
13        who is an employee of the riverboat  gambling  operation.
14        No  employee  under  age  21  shall  perform any function
15        involved in gambling by the patrons. No person under  age
16        21 shall be permitted to make a wager under this Act.
17             (11)  Gambling  excursion cruises are permitted only
18        when the navigable stream  for  which  the  riverboat  is
19        licensed  is  navigable,  as  determined  by the Board in
20        consultation with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
21             (12)  All tokens, chips or electronic cards used  to
22        make  wagers  must  be  purchased  from  a licensed owner
23        either aboard a riverboat or at an onshore facility which
24        has been approved by the Board and which is located where
25        the riverboat docks.  The  tokens,  chips  or  electronic
26        cards  may  be  purchased  by means of an agreement under
27        which the owner  extends  credit  to  the  patron.   Such
28        tokens,  chips  or  electronic  cards  may  be used while
29        aboard the riverboat  only  for  the  purpose  of  making
30        wagers on gambling games.
31             (13)  Notwithstanding any other Section of this Act,
32        in  addition  to the other licenses authorized under this
33        Act, the Board may issue special event licenses  allowing
34        persons   who  are  not  otherwise  licensed  to  conduct
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 1        riverboat  gambling  to  conduct  such  gambling   on   a
 2        specified  date  or  series of dates.  Riverboat gambling
 3        under such a license may take place on  a  riverboat  not
 4        normally  used  for  riverboat gambling.  The Board shall
 5        establish standards, fees and fines for, and  limitations
 6        upon, such licenses, which may differ from the standards,
 7        fees,  fines  and  limitations otherwise applicable under
 8        this Act.  All such fees  shall  be  deposited  into  the
 9        State  Gaming  Fund.   All  such fines shall be deposited
10        into the Education Assistance Fund, created by Public Act
11        86-0018, of the State of Illinois.
12             (14)  In addition to the  above,  gambling  must  be
13        conducted  in  accordance  with  all rules adopted by the
14        Board.
15             (15)  For the purpose of this paragraph,  the  terms
16        "terminal",   "access   device"   and   "electronic  fund
17        transfer" have the meaning as defined in  the  Electronic
18        Fund  Transfer  Act.  "Credit card" and "debit card" have
19        the meaning as defined in the Illinois  Credit  Card  and
20        Debit Card Act.
21             No  licensed owner or contractor of a licensed owner
22        that provides services to the licensed owner at the  dock
23        or adjacent to a dock of a licensed owner shall permit or
24        cause  to have installed on a riverboat or on the dock or
25        adjacent to a dock a  terminal  that  accepts  an  access
26        device,  credit  card,  or  debit card for the electronic
27        transfer of funds.
28             No licensed owner or contractor of a licensed  owner
29        that  provides services to the licensed owner at the dock
30        or adjacent to a dock of a licensed owner shall  provide,
31        offer,  or  make  available check cashing services to any
32        person on the riverboat, the dock, or adjacent to a dock,
33        or  issue  to  any  person  debt  warrants   or   coupons
34        redeemable for cash or tokens.
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 1    (Source: P.A. 86-1029; 86-1389; 87-826.)

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