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AN ACT concerning gaming.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
The Video Gaming
Act is amended by changing
Section 35 as follows:
(230 ILCS 40/35)
Display of license; confiscation; violation as
video gaming terminal shall be licensed by the
Board before placement
or operation on the premises of a
licensed establishment, licensed truck stop
fraternal establishment, or licensed veterans
establishment. The license of
each video gaming terminal shall
at the location where the video gaming terminal
is operated. Failure to do so
is a petty offense with a fine
not to exceed $100.
Any licensed establishment, licensed truck
stop establishment, licensed
fraternal establishment, or
used for the conduct of
gambling games in violation of this Act shall be
gambling place in violation of Section 28-3 of the Criminal
Code of 2012. Every gambling device found in
establishment, licensed truck stop establishment, licensed
establishment, or licensed
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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.
issued under the Liquor Control Act
of 1934 to any owner or
operator of a licensed establishment, licensed truck
fraternal establishment, or licensed
veterans establishment that operates or
permits the operation
of a video gaming terminal within its establishment in
violation of this Act shall be immediately revoked.
may own, operate, have in his or her possession or custody or
his or her control, or permit to be kept in any place
under his or her
possession or control, any
device that awards
credits and contains a circuit, meter, or switch capable of
removing and recording the removal of credits when the award of
dependent upon chance.
Nothing in this Section shall be deemed to prohibit the use
of a game device only if the game device is used in an activity
that is not gambling under subsection (b) of Section 28-1 of
the Criminal Code of 2012.
A violation of this Section is a Class 4 felony. All
devices that are owned, operated, or possessed in violation of
this Section are
hereby declared to be public nuisances and
shall be subject to seizure,
confiscation, and destruction as
provided in Section 28-5 of the Criminal Code
The provisions of this Section do not apply to devices or
game terminals licensed pursuant to this Act.
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A video gaming terminal operated for amusement only and bearing
a valid amusement tax sticker shall not be subject to this
Section until 30 days after the Board establishes that the
central communications system is functional.
(b) (1) The odds of winning each video game shall be posted
on or near each video gaming terminal. The manner in which the
odds are calculated and how they are posted shall be determined
by the Board by rule.
(2) No video gaming terminal licensed under this Act may be
played except during the legal hours of operation allowed for
the consumption of alcoholic beverages at the licensed
establishment, licensed fraternal establishment, or licensed
veterans establishment. A licensed establishment, licensed
fraternal establishment, or licensed veterans establishment
that violates this subsection is subject to termination of its
license by the Board.
(Source: P.A. 96-34, eff. 7-13-09; 96-37, eff. 7-13-09;
96-1410, eff. 7-30-10; 97-1150, eff. 1-25-13.)