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Public Act 095-0765




Public Act 095-0765
HB4178 Enrolled LRB095 14378 AJO 40281 b

    AN ACT concerning business.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business
Practices Act is amended by adding Section 2AAA as follows:
    (815 ILCS 505/2AAA new)
    Sec. 2AAA. Internet gaming service provider; cancellation.
    (a) As used in this Section:
        "Internet gaming service provider" means a person who
    provides a web site that includes information, software,
    data, text, photographs, graphics, sound, or video that may
    be accessed by a consumer for a fee for the purpose of the
    consumer playing a single player or multiplayer game
    through the Internet or that may be downloaded for the
    consumer to play on his or her computer outside of the
    Internet. "Internet gaming service provider" does not
    include online gambling or other gaming where a consumer
    can enter to win money.
    (b) This Section applies only to agreements under which an
Internet gaming service provider provides service to
consumers, for home and personal use, for a stated term that is
automatically renewed for another term unless the consumer
cancels the service.
    (c) An Internet gaming service provider must give a
consumer who is an Illinois resident the following: (1) a
secure method at the Internet gaming service provider's web
site that the consumer may use to cancel the service, which
method shall not require the consumer to make a telephone call
or send U.S. Postal Service mail to effectuate the
cancellation; and (2) instructions that the consumer may follow
to cancel the service at the Internet gaming service provider's
web site.
    (d) This Section does not apply to any entity that merely
provides the host platform on the web site to the Internet
gaming service provider.
    (e) A person who violates this Section commits an unlawful
practice within the meaning of this Act.

Effective Date: 1/1/2009