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Public Act 095-0676




Public Act 095-0676
SB1011 Enrolled LRB095 05877 RLC 25968 b

    AN ACT concerning criminal law.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The Criminal Code of 1961 is amended by changing
Section 28-2 as follows:
    (720 ILCS 5/28-2)  (from Ch. 38, par. 28-2)
    Sec. 28-2. Definitions.
    (a) A "gambling device" is any clock, tape machine, slot
machine or other machines or device for the reception of money
or other thing of value on chance or skill or upon the action
of which money or other thing of value is staked, hazarded,
bet, won or lost; or any mechanism, furniture, fixture,
equipment or other device designed primarily for use in a
gambling place. A "gambling device" does not include:
        (1) A coin-in-the-slot operated mechanical device
    played for amusement which rewards the player with the
    right to replay such mechanical device, which device is so
    constructed or devised as to make such result of the
    operation thereof depend in part upon the skill of the
    player and which returns to the player thereof no money,
    property or right to receive money or property.
        (2) Vending machines by which full and adequate return
    is made for the money invested and in which there is no
    element of chance or hazard.
        (3) A crane game. For the purposes of this paragraph
    (3), a "crane game" is an amusement device involving skill,
    if it rewards the player exclusively with merchandise
    contained within the amusement device proper and limited to
    toys, novelties and prizes other than currency, each having
    a wholesale value which is not more than $25 7 times the
    cost charged to play the amusement device once or $5,
    whichever is less.
        (4) A redemption machine. For the purposes of this
    paragraph (4), a "redemption machine" is a single-player or
    multi-player amusement device involving a game, the object
    of which is throwing, rolling, bowling, shooting, placing,
    or propelling a ball or other object into, upon, or against
    a hole or other target, provided that all of the following
    conditions are met:
            (A) The outcome of the game is predominantly
        determined by the skill of the player.
            (B) The award of the prize is based solely upon the
        player's achieving the object of the game or otherwise
        upon the player's score.
            (C) Only merchandise prizes are awarded.
            (D) The average wholesale value of prizes awarded
        in lieu of tickets or tokens for single play of the
        device does not exceed $25 the lesser of $5 or 7 times
        the cost charged for a single play of the device.
            (E) The redemption value of tickets, tokens, and
        other representations of value, which may be
        accumulated by players to redeem prizes of greater
        value, does not exceed the amount charged for a single
        play of the device.
    (a-5) "Internet" means an interactive computer service or
system or an information service, system, or access software
provider that provides or enables computer access by multiple
users to a computer server, and includes, but is not limited
to, an information service, system, or access software provider
that provides access to a network system commonly known as the
Internet, or any comparable system or service and also
includes, but is not limited to, a World Wide Web page,
newsgroup, message board, mailing list, or chat area on any
interactive computer service or system or other online service.
    (a-6) "Access" and "computer" have the meanings ascribed to
them in Section 16D-2 of this Code.
    (b) A "lottery" is any scheme or procedure whereby one or
more prizes are distributed by chance among persons who have
paid or promised consideration for a chance to win such prizes,
whether such scheme or procedure is called a lottery, raffle,
gift, sale or some other name.
    (c) A "policy game" is any scheme or procedure whereby a
person promises or guarantees by any instrument, bill,
certificate, writing, token or other device that any particular
number, character, ticket or certificate shall in the event of
any contingency in the nature of a lottery entitle the
purchaser or holder to receive money, property or evidence of
(Source: P.A. 91-257, eff. 1-1-00.)

Effective Date: 6/1/2008