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230 ILCS 10/3

    (230 ILCS 10/3) (from Ch. 120, par. 2403)
    Sec. 3. Gambling authorized.
    (a) Riverboat and casino gambling operations and gaming operations pursuant to an organization gaming license, 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. This Act applies to gaming by an organization gaming licensee authorized under the Illinois Horse Racing Act of 1975 to the extent provided in that Act and in this 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. Notwithstanding any provision in this subsection (c) to the contrary, a licensee that receives its license pursuant to subsection (e-5) of Section 7 may conduct riverboat gambling on Lake Michigan from a home dock located on Lake Michigan subject to any limitations contained in Section 7. Notwithstanding any provision in this subsection (c) to the contrary, a licensee may conduct gambling at its home dock facility as provided in Sections 7 and 11. 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.
    (d) Gambling that is conducted in accordance with this Act using slot machines and video games of chance and other electronic gambling games as defined in both this Act and the Illinois Horse Racing Act of 1975 is authorized.
(Source: P.A. 101-31, eff. 6-28-19.)