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92_HB0636 LRB9207300LDpr 1 AN ACT in relation to gambling. 2 Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, 3 represented in the General Assembly: 4 Section 5. The Illinois Horse Racing Act of 1975 is 5 amended by adding Section 34.2 as follows: 6 (230 ILCS 5/34.2 new) 7 Sec. 34.2. Prohibition against post-dated checks. 8 (a) An organization licensee may not conduct or 9 authorize any of the following at its race track or at any of 10 its inter-track locations or inter-track wagering locations 11 nor may any other person conduct any of the following at a 12 race track, inter-track location, or inter-track wagering 13 location: 14 (1) the cashing of any post-dated check; or 15 (2) the cashing of any State or municipal 16 government check. 17 (b) A person who violates this Section commits a Class B 18 misdemeanor. 19 Section 10. The Riverboat Gambling Act is amended by 20 adding Section 13.2 and changing Section 18 as follows: 21 (230 ILCS 10/13.2 new) 22 Sec. 13.2. Prohibition against post-dated checks. 23 (a) An owners licensee or any other person may not: 24 (1) authorize the cashing of any post-dated check 25 on a riverboat or on its dock; or 26 (2) authorize the cashing of any State or municipal 27 government check on a riverboat or on its dock. 28 (230 ILCS 10/18) (from Ch. 120, par. 2418) -2- LRB9207300LDpr 1 Sec. 18. Prohibited Activities - Penalty. 2 (a) A person is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor for 3 doing any of the following: 4 (1) Conducting gambling where wagering is used or 5 to be used without a license issued by the Board. 6 (2) Conducting gambling where wagering is permitted 7 other than in the manner specified by Section 11. 8 (b) A person is guilty of a Class B misdemeanor for 9 doing any of the following: 10 (1) permitting a person under 21 years to make a 11 wager;
or12 (2) violating paragraph (12) of subsection (a) of 13 Section 11 of this Act; or .14 (3) violating Section 13.2 of this Act. 15 (c) A person wagering or accepting a wager at any 16 location outside the riverboat is subject to the penalties in 17 paragraphs (1) or (2) of subsection (a) of Section 28-1 of 18 the Criminal Code of 1961. 19 (d) A person commits a Class 4 felony and, in addition, 20 shall be barred for life from riverboats under the 21 jurisdiction of the Board, if the person does any of the 22 following: 23 (1) Offers, promises, or gives anything of value or 24 benefit to a person who is connected with a riverboat 25 owner including, but not limited to, an officer or 26 employee of a licensed owner or holder of an occupational 27 license pursuant to an agreement or arrangement or with 28 the intent that the promise or thing of value or benefit 29 will influence the actions of the person to whom the 30 offer, promise, or gift was made in order to affect or 31 attempt to affect the outcome of a gambling game, or to 32 influence official action of a member of the Board. 33 (2) Solicits or knowingly accepts or receives a 34 promise of anything of value or benefit while the person -3- LRB9207300LDpr 1 is connected with a riverboat including, but not limited 2 to, an officer or employee of a licensed owner, or holder 3 of an occupational license, pursuant to an understanding 4 or arrangement or with the intent that the promise or 5 thing of value or benefit will influence the actions of 6 the person to affect or attempt to affect the outcome of 7 a gambling game, or to influence official action of a 8 member of the Board. 9 (3) Uses or possesses with the intent to use a 10 device to assist: 11 (i) In projecting the outcome of the game. 12 (ii) In keeping track of the cards played. 13 (iii) In analyzing the probability of the 14 occurrence of an event relating to the gambling 15 game. 16 (iv) In analyzing the strategy for playing or 17 betting to be used in the game except as permitted 18 by the Board. 19 (4) Cheats at a gambling game. 20 (5) Manufactures, sells, or distributes any cards, 21 chips, dice, game or device which is intended to be used 22 to violate any provision of this Act. 23 (6) Alters or misrepresents the outcome of a 24 gambling game on which wagers have been made after the 25 outcome is made sure but before it is revealed to the 26 players. 27 (7) Places a bet after acquiring knowledge, not 28 available to all players, of the outcome of the gambling 29 game which is subject of the bet or to aid a person in 30 acquiring the knowledge for the purpose of placing a bet 31 contingent on that outcome. 32 (8) Claims, collects, or takes, or attempts to 33 claim, collect, or take, money or anything of value in or 34 from the gambling games, with intent to defraud, without -4- LRB9207300LDpr 1 having made a wager contingent on winning a gambling 2 game, or claims, collects, or takes an amount of money or 3 thing of value of greater value than the amount won. 4 (9) Uses counterfeit chips or tokens in a gambling 5 game. 6 (10) Possesses any key or device designed for the 7 purpose of opening, entering, or affecting the operation 8 of a gambling game, drop box, or an electronic or 9 mechanical device connected with the gambling game or for 10 removing coins, tokens, chips or other contents of a 11 gambling game. This paragraph (10) does not apply to a 12 gambling licensee or employee of a gambling licensee 13 acting in furtherance of the employee's employment. 14 (e) The possession of more than one of the devices 15 described in subsection (d), paragraphs (3), (5) or (10) 16 permits a rebuttable presumption that the possessor intended 17 to use the devices for cheating. 18 An action to prosecute any crime occurring on a riverboat 19 shall be tried in the county of the dock at which the 20 riverboat is based. 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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