(230 ILCS 25/1) (from Ch. 120, par. 1101)
    Sec. 1. The Department of Revenue shall, upon application therefor on forms prescribed by the Department, and upon the payment of a nonrefundable annual fee of $200, and upon a determination by the Department that the applicant meets all of the qualifications specified in this Act, issue a bingo license for the conducting of bingo to any of the following: any bona fide religious, charitable, labor, fraternal, youth athletic, senior citizen, educational or veterans' organization organized in Illinois which operates without profit to its members, which has been in existence in Illinois continuously for a period of 5 years immediately before making application for a license and which has had during that entire 5 year period a bona fide membership engaged in carrying out its objects. However, the 5 year requirement shall be reduced to 2 years, as applied to a local organization which is affiliated with and chartered by a national organization which meets the 5 year requirement.
    Each license shall be in effect for one year from its date of issuance unless extended, suspended, or revoked by Department action before that date. The Department may provide by rule for an extension of any bingo license issued under this Act. Any extension provided shall not exceed one year. A licensee may hold only one license to conduct bingo and that license is valid for only one location. The Department may authorize by rule the filing by electronic means of any application, license, permit, return, or registration required under this Act. All taxes and fees imposed by this Act, unless otherwise specified, shall be paid into the General Revenue Fund of the State Treasury.
(Source: P.A. 95-228, eff. 8-16-07.)