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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. Gambling may be conducted
 9    by  licensed  owners  aboard  riverboats,  subject   to   the
10    following standards:
11             (1)  A   licensee  may  conduct  riverboat  gambling
12        authorized  under  this  Act  regardless  of  whether  it
13        conducts excursion cruises.  A licensee  may  permit  the
14        continuous  ingress  and  egress  of  passengers  for the
15        purpose of gambling.
16             (1.1)  A licensee may not conduct  gambling  between
17        the hours of 3:00 A.M. and 5:00 A.M.
18             (2)  (Blank).
19             (3)  Minimum  and  maximum  wagers on games shall be
20        set by the licensee.
21             (4)  Agents of the Board and the Department of State
22        Police may board and inspect any riverboat  at  any  time
23        for  the purpose of determining whether this Act is being
24        complied with.  Every riverboat, if under way  and  being
25        hailed  by  a  law  enforcement  officer  or agent of the
26        Board, must stop immediately and lay to.
27             (5)  Employees of the Board shall have the right  to
28        be  present  on  the  riverboat or on adjacent facilities
29        under the control of the licensee.
30             (6)  Gambling  equipment  and  supplies  customarily
31        used in conducting riverboat gambling must  be  purchased
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 1        or  leased  only from suppliers licensed for such purpose
 2        under this Act.
 3             (7)  Persons licensed under this Act shall permit no
 4        form of wagering on gambling games except as permitted by
 5        this Act.
 6             (8)  Wagers may  be  received  only  from  a  person
 7        present  on a licensed riverboat.  No person present on a
 8        licensed riverboat shall place  or  attempt  to  place  a
 9        wager  on  behalf of another person who is not present on
10        the riverboat.
11             (9)  Wagering shall not be conducted with  money  or
12        other negotiable currency.
13             (10)  A  person  under age 21 shall not be permitted
14        on an  area  of  a  riverboat  where  gambling  is  being
15        conducted,  except  for a person at least 18 years of age
16        who is an employee of the riverboat  gambling  operation.
17        No  employee  under  age  21  shall  perform any function
18        involved in gambling by the patrons. No person under  age
19        21 shall be permitted to make a wager under this Act.
20             (11)  Gambling  excursion cruises are permitted only
21        when the waterway for which the riverboat is licensed  is
22        navigable,  as  determined  by  the Board in consultation
23        with the U.S. Army Corps  of  Engineers.  This  paragraph
24        (11)  does not limit the ability of a licensee to conduct
25        gambling  authorized  under  this   Act   when   gambling
26        excursion cruises are not permitted.
27             (12)  All  tokens, chips or electronic cards used to
28        make wagers must  be  purchased  from  a  licensed  owner
29        either aboard a riverboat or at an onshore facility which
30        has been approved by the Board and which is located where
31        the  riverboat  docks.  The  tokens,  chips or electronic
32        cards may be purchased by means  of  an  agreement  under
33        which  the  owner  extends  credit  to  the patron.  Such
34        tokens, chips or  electronic  cards  may  be  used  while
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 1        aboard  the  riverboat  only  for  the  purpose of making
 2        wagers on gambling games.
 3             (13)  Notwithstanding any other Section of this Act,
 4        in addition to the other licenses authorized  under  this
 5        Act,  the Board may issue special event licenses allowing
 6        persons  who  are  not  otherwise  licensed  to   conduct
 7        riverboat   gambling   to  conduct  such  gambling  on  a
 8        specified date or series of  dates.   Riverboat  gambling
 9        under  such  a  license may take place on a riverboat not
10        normally used for riverboat gambling.   The  Board  shall
11        establish  standards, fees and fines for, and limitations
12        upon, such licenses, which may differ from the standards,
13        fees, fines and limitations  otherwise  applicable  under
14        this  Act.   All  such  fees  shall be deposited into the
15        State Gaming Fund.  All such  fines  shall  be  deposited
16        into the Education Assistance Fund, created by Public Act
17        86-0018, of the State of Illinois.
18             (14)  In  addition  to  the  above, gambling must be
19        conducted in accordance with all  rules  adopted  by  the
20        Board.
21    (Source: P.A. 91-40, eff. 6-25-99.)

22        Section  99.  Effective date.  This Act takes effect upon
23    becoming law.

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