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230 ILCS 15/1
(230 ILCS 15/1)
(from Ch. 85, par. 2301)
For the purposes of this Act the terms defined
in this Section have the meanings given them.
"Fire protection agency" means: (1) an agency of this State, unit of local government, or intergovernmental mutual aid entity that is vested by law or intergovernmental agreement with the duty and authority to provide public fire suppression, rescue, or emergency medical services; or (2) an organization that provides support or assistance to an agency of this State, unit of local government, or intergovernmental mutual aid entity that is vested by law or intergovernmental agreement with the duty and authority to provide public fire suppression, rescue, or emergency medical services.
"Key location" means:
(1) For a poker run, the location where the poker run
concludes and the prizes are awarded.
(2) For a raffle, the location where the winning
chances in the raffle are determined.
"Law enforcement agency" means an agency of this State or a unit of local government in this State that is vested by law or ordinance with the duty to maintain public order and to enforce criminal laws or ordinances.
"Net proceeds" means the gross receipts from the conduct of raffles, less
reasonable sums expended for prizes, local license fees and other
operating expenses incurred as a result of operating a raffle or poker run.
"Poker run" means a prize-awarding event organized by an organization licensed under this Act in which participants travel to multiple predetermined locations, including a key location, to play a randomized game based on an element of chance. "Poker run" includes dice runs, marble runs, or other events where the objective is to build the best hand or highest score by obtaining an item or playing a randomized game at each location.
"Raffle" means a form of lottery, as defined in subsection (b) of Section 28-2 of the
Criminal Code of 2012, conducted by an organization licensed under this Act, in which:
(1) the player pays or agrees to pay something of
value for a chance, represented and differentiated by a number or by a combination of numbers or by some other medium, one or more of which chances is to be designated the winning chance; and
(2) the winning chance is to be determined through a
drawing or by some other method based on an element of chance by an act or set of acts on the part of persons conducting or connected with the lottery, except that the winning chance shall not be determined by the outcome of a publicly exhibited sporting contest.
"Raffle" does not include any game designed to simulate: (1) gambling games as defined in the Illinois Gambling Act, (2) any casino game approved for play by the Illinois Gaming Board, (3) any games provided by a video gaming terminal, as defined in the Video Gaming Act, or (4) a savings promotion raffle authorized under Section 5g of the Illinois Banking Act, Section 7008 of the Savings Bank Act, Section 42.7 of the Illinois Credit Union Act, Section 5136B of the National Bank Act, or Section 4 of the Home Owners' Loan Act.
(Source: P.A. 101-109, eff. 7-19-19; 102-558, eff. 8-20-21; 102-689, eff. 12-17-21.)