State of Illinois
2023 and 2024


Introduced 1/31/2024, by Sen. Bill Cunningham


230 ILCS 5/6  from Ch. 8, par. 37-6
230 ILCS 10/5  from Ch. 120, par. 2405

    Amends the Illinois Horse Racing Act of 1975. Removes language providing that no employee of the Illinois Racing Board, within a period of one year immediately preceding employment, shall have been employed or received compensation or fees for services from a person or entity, or its parent or affiliate, that has engaged in business with the Board, a licensee, or a licensee under the Illinois Gambling Act. Amends the Illinois Gambling Act. Removes language providing that no employee of the Illinois Gaming Board, within a period of one year immediately preceding employment, shall have been employed or received compensation or fees for services from a person or entity, or its parent or affiliate, that has engaged in business with the Board, a licensee, or a licensee under the Illinois Horse Racing Act of 1975.

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1    AN ACT concerning gaming.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The Illinois Horse Racing Act of 1975 is
5amended by changing Section 6 as follows:
6    (230 ILCS 5/6)  (from Ch. 8, par. 37-6)
7    Sec. 6. Restrictions on Board members.
8    (a) No person shall be appointed a member of the Board or
9continue to be a member of the Board if the person or any
10member of their immediate family is a member of the Board of
11Directors, employee, or financially interested in any of the
12following: (i) any licensee or other person who has applied
13for racing dates to the Board, or the operations thereof
14including, but not limited to, concessions, data processing,
15track maintenance, track security, and pari-mutuel operations,
16located, scheduled or doing business within the State of
17Illinois, (ii) any race horse competing at a meeting under the
18Board's jurisdiction, or (iii) any licensee under the Illinois
19Gambling Act.
20    (b) No person shall be a member of the Board who is not of
21good moral character or who has been convicted of, or is under
22indictment for, a felony under the laws of Illinois or any
23other state, or the United States.



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1    (c) No member of the Board or employee shall engage in any
2political activity.
3    For the purposes of this subsection (c):
4    "Political" means any activity in support of or in
5connection with any campaign for State or local elective
6office or any political organization, but does not include
7activities (i) relating to the support or opposition of any
8executive, legislative, or administrative action (as those
9terms are defined in Section 2 of the Lobbyist Registration
10Act), (ii) relating to collective bargaining, or (iii) that
11are otherwise in furtherance of the person's official State
12duties or governmental and public service functions.
13    "Political organization" means a party, committee,
14association, fund, or other organization (whether or not
15incorporated) that is required to file a statement of
16organization with the State Board of Elections or county clerk
17under Section 9-3 of the Election Code, but only with regard to
18those activities that require filing with the State Board of
19Elections or county clerk.
20    (d) Board members and employees may not engage in
21communications or any activity that may cause or have the
22appearance of causing a conflict of interest. A conflict of
23interest exists if a situation influences or creates the
24appearance that it may influence judgment or performance of
25regulatory duties and responsibilities. This prohibition shall
26extend to any act identified by Board action that, in the



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1judgment of the Board, could represent the potential for or
2the appearance of a conflict of interest.
3    (e) Board members and employees may not accept any gift,
4gratuity, service, compensation, travel, lodging, or thing of
5value, with the exception of unsolicited items of an
6incidental nature, from any person, corporation, limited
7liability company, or entity doing business with the Board.
8    (f) A Board member or employee shall not use or attempt to
9use his or her official position to secure, or attempt to
10secure, any privilege, advantage, favor, or influence for
11himself or herself or others. No Board member or employee,
12within a period of one year immediately preceding nomination
13by the Governor or employment, shall have been employed or
14received compensation or fees for services from a person or
15entity, or its parent or affiliate, that has engaged in
16business with the Board, a licensee or a licensee under the
17Illinois Gambling Act. In addition, all Board members and
18employees are subject to the restrictions set forth in Section
195-45 of the State Officials and Employees Ethics Act.
20(Source: P.A. 101-31, eff. 6-28-19.)
21    Section 10. The Illinois Gambling Act is amended by
22changing Section 5 as follows:
23    (230 ILCS 10/5)  (from Ch. 120, par. 2405)
24    Sec. 5. Gaming Board.



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1    (a) (1) There is hereby established the Illinois Gaming
2Board, which shall have the powers and duties specified in
3this Act, and all other powers necessary and proper to fully
4and effectively execute this Act for the purpose of
5administering, regulating, and enforcing the system of
6riverboat and casino gambling established by this Act and
7gaming pursuant to an organization gaming license issued under
8this Act. Its jurisdiction shall extend under this Act to
9every person, association, corporation, partnership and trust
10involved in riverboat and casino gambling operations and
11gaming pursuant to an organization gaming license issued under
12this Act in the State of Illinois.
13    (2) The Board shall consist of 5 members to be appointed by
14the Governor with the advice and consent of the Senate, one of
15whom shall be designated by the Governor to be chairperson.
16Each member shall have a reasonable knowledge of the practice,
17procedure and principles of gambling operations. Each member
18shall either be a resident of Illinois or shall certify that he
19or she will become a resident of Illinois before taking
21    On and after the effective date of this amendatory Act of
22the 101st General Assembly, new appointees to the Board must
23include the following:
24        (A) One member who has received, at a minimum, a
25    bachelor's degree from an accredited school and at least
26    10 years of verifiable experience in the fields of



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1    investigation and law enforcement.
2        (B) One member with experience in auditing and with
3    knowledge of complex corporate structures and
4    transactions.
5        (C) One member who has 5 years' experience as a
6    principal, senior officer, or director of a company or
7    business with either material responsibility for the daily
8    operations and management of the overall company or
9    business or material responsibility for the policy making
10    of the company or business.
11        (D) One member who is an attorney licensed to practice
12    law in Illinois for at least 5 years.
13    Notwithstanding any provision of this subsection (a), the
14requirements of subparagraphs (A) through (D) of this
15paragraph (2) shall not apply to any person reappointed
16pursuant to paragraph (3).
17    No more than 3 members of the Board may be from the same
18political party. No Board member shall, within a period of one
19year immediately preceding nomination, have been employed or
20received compensation or fees for services from a person or
21entity, or its parent or affiliate, that has engaged in
22business with the Board, a licensee, or a licensee under the
23Illinois Horse Racing Act of 1975. Board members must publicly
24disclose all prior affiliations with gaming interests,
25including any compensation, fees, bonuses, salaries, and other
26reimbursement received from a person or entity, or its parent



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1or affiliate, that has engaged in business with the Board, a
2licensee, or a licensee under the Illinois Horse Racing Act of
31975. This disclosure must be made within 30 days after
4nomination but prior to confirmation by the Senate and must be
5made available to the members of the Senate.
6    (3) The terms of office of the Board members shall be 3
7years, except that the terms of office of the initial Board
8members appointed pursuant to this Act will commence from the
9effective date of this Act and run as follows: one for a term
10ending July 1, 1991, 2 for a term ending July 1, 1992, and 2
11for a term ending July 1, 1993. Upon the expiration of the
12foregoing terms, the successors of such members shall serve a
13term for 3 years and until their successors are appointed and
14qualified for like terms. Vacancies in the Board shall be
15filled for the unexpired term in like manner as original
16appointments. Each member of the Board shall be eligible for
17reappointment at the discretion of the Governor with the
18advice and consent of the Senate.
19    (4) Each member of the Board shall receive $300 for each
20day the Board meets and for each day the member conducts any
21hearing pursuant to this Act. Each member of the Board shall
22also be reimbursed for all actual and necessary expenses and
23disbursements incurred in the execution of official duties.
24    (5) No person shall be appointed a member of the Board or
25continue to be a member of the Board who is, or whose spouse,
26child or parent is, a member of the board of directors of, or a



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1person financially interested in, any gambling operation
2subject to the jurisdiction of this Board, or any race track,
3race meeting, racing association or the operations thereof
4subject to the jurisdiction of the Illinois Racing Board. No
5Board member shall hold any other public office. No person
6shall be a member of the Board who is not of good moral
7character or who has been convicted of, or is under indictment
8for, a felony under the laws of Illinois or any other state, or
9the United States.
10    (5.5) No member of the Board shall engage in any political
11activity. For the purposes of this Section, "political" means
12any activity in support of or in connection with any campaign
13for federal, State, or local elective office or any political
14organization, but does not include activities (i) relating to
15the support or opposition of any executive, legislative, or
16administrative action (as those terms are defined in Section 2
17of the Lobbyist Registration Act), (ii) relating to collective
18bargaining, or (iii) that are otherwise in furtherance of the
19person's official State duties or governmental and public
20service functions.
21    (6) Any member of the Board may be removed by the Governor
22for neglect of duty, misfeasance, malfeasance, or nonfeasance
23in office or for engaging in any political activity.
24    (7) Before entering upon the discharge of the duties of
25his office, each member of the Board shall take an oath that he
26will faithfully execute the duties of his office according to



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1the laws of the State and the rules and regulations adopted
2therewith and shall give bond to the State of Illinois,
3approved by the Governor, in the sum of $25,000. Every such
4bond, when duly executed and approved, shall be recorded in
5the office of the Secretary of State. Whenever the Governor
6determines that the bond of any member of the Board has become
7or is likely to become invalid or insufficient, he shall
8require such member forthwith to renew his bond, which is to be
9approved by the Governor. Any member of the Board who fails to
10take oath and give bond within 30 days from the date of his
11appointment, or who fails to renew his bond within 30 days
12after it is demanded by the Governor, shall be guilty of
13neglect of duty and may be removed by the Governor. The cost of
14any bond given by any member of the Board under this Section
15shall be taken to be a part of the necessary expenses of the
17    (7.5) For the examination of all mechanical,
18electromechanical, or electronic table games, slot machines,
19slot accounting systems, sports wagering systems, and other
20electronic gaming equipment, and the field inspection of such
21systems, games, and machines, for compliance with this Act,
22the Board shall utilize the services of independent outside
23testing laboratories that have been accredited in accordance
24with ISO/IEC 17025 by an accreditation body that is a
25signatory to the International Laboratory Accreditation
26Cooperation Mutual Recognition Agreement signifying they are



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1qualified to perform such examinations. Notwithstanding any
2law to the contrary, the Board shall consider the licensing of
3independent outside testing laboratory applicants in
4accordance with procedures established by the Board by rule.
5The Board shall not withhold its approval of an independent
6outside testing laboratory license applicant that has been
7accredited as required under this paragraph (7.5) and is
8licensed in gaming jurisdictions comparable to Illinois. Upon
9the finalization of required rules, the Board shall license
10independent testing laboratories and accept the test reports
11of any licensed testing laboratory of the system's, game's, or
12machine manufacturer's choice, notwithstanding the existence
13of contracts between the Board and any independent testing
15    (8) The Board shall employ such personnel as may be
16necessary to carry out its functions and shall determine the
17salaries of all personnel, except those personnel whose
18salaries are determined under the terms of a collective
19bargaining agreement. No person shall be employed to serve the
20Board who is, or whose spouse, parent or child is, an official
21of, or has a financial interest in or financial relation with,
22any operator engaged in gambling operations within this State
23or any organization engaged in conducting horse racing within
24this State. For the one year immediately preceding employment,
25an employee shall not have been employed or received
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1its parent or affiliate, that has engaged in business with the
2Board, a licensee, or a licensee under the Illinois Horse
3Racing Act of 1975. Any employee violating these prohibitions
4shall be subject to termination of employment.
5    (9) An Administrator shall perform any and all duties that
6the Board shall assign him. The salary of the Administrator
7shall be determined by the Board and, in addition, he shall be
8reimbursed for all actual and necessary expenses incurred by
9him in discharge of his official duties. The Administrator
10shall keep records of all proceedings of the Board and shall
11preserve all records, books, documents and other papers
12belonging to the Board or entrusted to its care. The
13Administrator shall devote his full time to the duties of the
14office and shall not hold any other office or employment.
15    (b) The Board shall have general responsibility for the
16implementation of this Act. Its duties include, without
17limitation, the following:
18        (1) To decide promptly and in reasonable order all
19    license applications. Any party aggrieved by an action of
20    the Board denying, suspending, revoking, restricting or
21    refusing to renew a license may request a hearing before
22    the Board. A request for a hearing must be made to the
23    Board in writing within 5 days after service of notice of
24    the action of the Board. Notice of the action of the Board
25    shall be served either by personal delivery or by
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1    Notice served by certified mail shall be deemed complete
2    on the business day following the date of such mailing.
3    The Board shall conduct any such hearings promptly and in
4    reasonable order;
5        (2) To conduct all hearings pertaining to civil
6    violations of this Act or rules and regulations
7    promulgated hereunder;
8        (3) To promulgate such rules and regulations as in its
9    judgment may be necessary to protect or enhance the
10    credibility and integrity of gambling operations
11    authorized by this Act and the regulatory process
12    hereunder;
13        (4) To provide for the establishment and collection of
14    all license and registration fees and taxes imposed by
15    this Act and the rules and regulations issued pursuant
16    hereto. All such fees and taxes shall be deposited into
17    the State Gaming Fund;
18        (5) To provide for the levy and collection of
19    penalties and fines for the violation of provisions of
20    this Act and the rules and regulations promulgated
21    hereunder. All such fines and penalties shall be deposited
22    into the Education Assistance Fund, created by Public Act
23    86-0018, of the State of Illinois;
24        (6) To be present through its inspectors and agents
25    any time gambling operations are conducted on any
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1    facility for the purpose of certifying the revenue
2    thereof, receiving complaints from the public, and
3    conducting such other investigations into the conduct of
4    the gambling games and the maintenance of the equipment as
5    from time to time the Board may deem necessary and proper;
6        (7) To review and rule upon any complaint by a
7    licensee regarding any investigative procedures of the
8    State which are unnecessarily disruptive of gambling
9    operations. The need to inspect and investigate shall be
10    presumed at all times. The disruption of a licensee's
11    operations shall be proved by clear and convincing
12    evidence, and establish that: (A) the procedures had no
13    reasonable law enforcement purposes, and (B) the
14    procedures were so disruptive as to unreasonably inhibit
15    gambling operations;
16        (8) To hold at least one meeting each quarter of the
17    fiscal year. In addition, special meetings may be called
18    by the Chairman or any 2 Board members upon 72 hours
19    written notice to each member. All Board meetings shall be
20    subject to the Open Meetings Act. Three members of the
21    Board shall constitute a quorum, and 3 votes shall be
22    required for any final determination by the Board. The
23    Board shall keep a complete and accurate record of all its
24    meetings. A majority of the members of the Board shall
25    constitute a quorum for the transaction of any business,
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1    power which this Act requires the Board members to
2    transact, perform or exercise en banc, except that, upon
3    order of the Board, one of the Board members or an
4    administrative law judge designated by the Board may
5    conduct any hearing provided for under this Act or by
6    Board rule and may recommend findings and decisions to the
7    Board. The Board member or administrative law judge
8    conducting such hearing shall have all powers and rights
9    granted to the Board in this Act. The record made at the
10    time of the hearing shall be reviewed by the Board, or a
11    majority thereof, and the findings and decision of the
12    majority of the Board shall constitute the order of the
13    Board in such case;
14        (9) To maintain records which are separate and
15    distinct from the records of any other State board or
16    commission. Such records shall be available for public
17    inspection and shall accurately reflect all Board
18    proceedings;
19        (10) To file a written annual report with the Governor
20    on or before July 1 each year and such additional reports
21    as the Governor may request. The annual report shall
22    include a statement of receipts and disbursements by the
23    Board, actions taken by the Board, and any additional
24    information and recommendations which the Board may deem
25    valuable or which the Governor may request;
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1        (12) (Blank);
2        (13) To assume responsibility for administration and
3    enforcement of the Video Gaming Act;
4        (13.1) To assume responsibility for the administration
5    and enforcement of operations at organization gaming
6    facilities pursuant to this Act and the Illinois Horse
7    Racing Act of 1975;
8        (13.2) To assume responsibility for the administration
9    and enforcement of the Sports Wagering Act; and
10        (14) To adopt, by rule, a code of conduct governing
11    Board members and employees that ensure, to the maximum
12    extent possible, that persons subject to this Code avoid
13    situations, relationships, or associations that may
14    represent or lead to a conflict of interest.
15    Internal controls and changes submitted by licensees must
16be reviewed and either approved or denied with cause within 90
17days after receipt of submission is deemed final by the
18Illinois Gaming Board. In the event an internal control
19submission or change does not meet the standards set by the
20Board, staff of the Board must provide technical assistance to
21the licensee to rectify such deficiencies within 90 days after
22the initial submission and the revised submission must be
23reviewed and approved or denied with cause within 90 days
24after the date the revised submission is deemed final by the
25Board. For the purposes of this paragraph, "with cause" means
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1integrity of gaming. In the event the Board staff has not acted
2within the timeframe, the submission shall be deemed approved.
3    (c) The Board shall have jurisdiction over and shall
4supervise all gambling operations governed by this Act. The
5Board shall have all powers necessary and proper to fully and
6effectively execute the provisions of this Act, including, but
7not limited to, the following:
8        (1) To investigate applicants and determine the
9    eligibility of applicants for licenses and to select among
10    competing applicants the applicants which best serve the
11    interests of the citizens of Illinois.
12        (2) To have jurisdiction and supervision over all
13    riverboat gambling operations authorized under this Act
14    and all persons in places where gambling operations are
15    conducted.
16        (3) To promulgate rules and regulations for the
17    purpose of administering the provisions of this Act and to
18    prescribe rules, regulations and conditions under which
19    all gambling operations subject to this Act shall be
20    conducted. Such rules and regulations are to provide for
21    the prevention of practices detrimental to the public
22    interest and for the best interests of riverboat gambling,
23    including rules and regulations regarding the inspection
24    of organization gaming facilities, casinos, and
25    riverboats, and the review of any permits or licenses
26    necessary to operate a riverboat, casino, or organization



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1    gaming facility under any laws or regulations applicable
2    to riverboats, casinos, or organization gaming facilities
3    and to impose penalties for violations thereof.
4        (4) To enter the office, riverboats, casinos,
5    organization gaming facilities, and other facilities, or
6    other places of business of a licensee, where evidence of
7    the compliance or noncompliance with the provisions of
8    this Act is likely to be found.
9        (5) To investigate alleged violations of this Act or
10    the rules of the Board and to take appropriate
11    disciplinary action against a licensee or a holder of an
12    occupational license for a violation, or institute
13    appropriate legal action for enforcement, or both.
14        (6) To adopt standards for the licensing of all
15    persons and entities under this Act, as well as for
16    electronic or mechanical gambling games, and to establish
17    fees for such licenses.
18        (7) To adopt appropriate standards for all
19    organization gaming facilities, riverboats, casinos, and
20    other facilities authorized under this Act.
21        (8) To require that the records, including financial
22    or other statements of any licensee under this Act, shall
23    be kept in such manner as prescribed by the Board and that
24    any such licensee involved in the ownership or management
25    of gambling operations submit to the Board an annual
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1    stockholders or other persons having a 1% or greater
2    beneficial interest in the gambling activities of each
3    licensee, and any other information the Board deems
4    necessary in order to effectively administer this Act and
5    all rules, regulations, orders and final decisions
6    promulgated under this Act.
7        (9) To conduct hearings, issue subpoenas for the
8    attendance of witnesses and subpoenas duces tecum for the
9    production of books, records and other pertinent documents
10    in accordance with the Illinois Administrative Procedure
11    Act, and to administer oaths and affirmations to the
12    witnesses, when, in the judgment of the Board, it is
13    necessary to administer or enforce this Act or the Board
14    rules.
15        (10) To prescribe a form to be used by any licensee
16    involved in the ownership or management of gambling
17    operations as an application for employment for their
18    employees.
19        (11) To revoke or suspend licenses, as the Board may
20    see fit and in compliance with applicable laws of the
21    State regarding administrative procedures, and to review
22    applications for the renewal of licenses. The Board may
23    suspend an owners license or an organization gaming
24    license without notice or hearing upon a determination
25    that the safety or health of patrons or employees is
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1    under that license. The suspension may remain in effect
2    until the Board determines that the cause for suspension
3    has been abated. The Board may revoke an owners license or
4    organization gaming license upon a determination that the
5    licensee has not made satisfactory progress toward abating
6    the hazard.
7        (12) To eject or exclude or authorize the ejection or
8    exclusion of, any person from gambling facilities where
9    that person is in violation of this Act, rules and
10    regulations thereunder, or final orders of the Board, or
11    where such person's conduct or reputation is such that his
12    or her presence within the gambling facilities may, in the
13    opinion of the Board, call into question the honesty and
14    integrity of the gambling operations or interfere with the
15    orderly conduct thereof; provided that the propriety of
16    such ejection or exclusion is subject to subsequent
17    hearing by the Board.
18        (13) To require all licensees of gambling operations
19    to utilize a cashless wagering system whereby all players'
20    money is converted to tokens, electronic cards, or chips
21    which shall be used only for wagering in the gambling
22    establishment.
23        (14) (Blank).
24        (15) To suspend, revoke or restrict licenses, to
25    require the removal of a licensee or an employee of a
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1    engaging in a fraudulent practice, and to impose civil
2    penalties of up to $5,000 against individuals and up to
3    $10,000 or an amount equal to the daily gross receipts,
4    whichever is larger, against licensees for each violation
5    of any provision of the Act, any rules adopted by the
6    Board, any order of the Board or any other action which, in
7    the Board's discretion, is a detriment or impediment to
8    gambling operations.
9        (16) To hire employees to gather information, conduct
10    investigations and carry out any other tasks contemplated
11    under this Act.
12        (17) To establish minimum levels of insurance to be
13    maintained by licensees.
14        (18) To authorize a licensee to sell or serve
15    alcoholic liquors, wine or beer as defined in the Liquor
16    Control Act of 1934 on board a riverboat or in a casino and
17    to have exclusive authority to establish the hours for
18    sale and consumption of alcoholic liquor on board a
19    riverboat or in a casino, notwithstanding any provision of
20    the Liquor Control Act of 1934 or any local ordinance, and
21    regardless of whether the riverboat makes excursions. The
22    establishment of the hours for sale and consumption of
23    alcoholic liquor on board a riverboat or in a casino is an
24    exclusive power and function of the State. A home rule
25    unit may not establish the hours for sale and consumption
26    of alcoholic liquor on board a riverboat or in a casino.



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1    This subdivision (18) is a denial and limitation of home
2    rule powers and functions under subsection (h) of Section
3    6 of Article VII of the Illinois Constitution.
4        (19) After consultation with the U.S. Army Corps of
5    Engineers, to establish binding emergency orders upon the
6    concurrence of a majority of the members of the Board
7    regarding the navigability of water, relative to
8    excursions, in the event of extreme weather conditions,
9    acts of God or other extreme circumstances.
10        (20) To delegate the execution of any of its powers
11    under this Act for the purpose of administering and
12    enforcing this Act and the rules adopted by the Board.
13        (20.5) To approve any contract entered into on its
14    behalf.
15        (20.6) To appoint investigators to conduct
16    investigations, searches, seizures, arrests, and other
17    duties imposed under this Act, as deemed necessary by the
18    Board. These investigators have and may exercise all of
19    the rights and powers of peace officers, provided that
20    these powers shall be limited to offenses or violations
21    occurring or committed in a casino, in an organization
22    gaming facility, or on a riverboat or dock, as defined in
23    subsections (d) and (f) of Section 4, or as otherwise
24    provided by this Act or any other law.
25        (20.7) To contract with the Illinois State Police for
26    the use of trained and qualified State police officers and



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1    with the Department of Revenue for the use of trained and
2    qualified Department of Revenue investigators to conduct
3    investigations, searches, seizures, arrests, and other
4    duties imposed under this Act and to exercise all of the
5    rights and powers of peace officers, provided that the
6    powers of Department of Revenue investigators under this
7    subdivision (20.7) shall be limited to offenses or
8    violations occurring or committed in a casino, in an
9    organization gaming facility, or on a riverboat or dock,
10    as defined in subsections (d) and (f) of Section 4, or as
11    otherwise provided by this Act or any other law. In the
12    event the Illinois State Police or the Department of
13    Revenue is unable to fill contracted police or
14    investigative positions, the Board may appoint
15    investigators to fill those positions pursuant to
16    subdivision (20.6).
17        (21) To adopt rules concerning the conduct of gaming
18    pursuant to an organization gaming license issued under
19    this Act.
20        (22) To have the same jurisdiction and supervision
21    over casinos and organization gaming facilities as the
22    Board has over riverboats, including, but not limited to,
23    the power to (i) investigate, review, and approve
24    contracts as that power is applied to riverboats, (ii)
25    adopt rules for administering the provisions of this Act,
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1    involved with a casino or organization gaming facility,
2    (iv) investigate alleged violations of this Act by any
3    person involved with a casino or organization gaming
4    facility, and (v) require that records, including
5    financial or other statements of any casino or
6    organization gaming facility, shall be kept in such manner
7    as prescribed by the Board.
8        (23) To take any other action as may be reasonable or
9    appropriate to enforce this Act and the rules adopted by
10    the Board.
11    (d) The Board may seek and shall receive the cooperation
12of the Illinois State Police in conducting background
13investigations of applicants and in fulfilling its
14responsibilities under this Section. Costs incurred by the
15Illinois State Police as a result of such cooperation shall be
16paid by the Board in conformance with the requirements of
17Section 2605-400 of the Illinois State Police Law.
18    (e) The Board must authorize to each investigator and to
19any other employee of the Board exercising the powers of a
20peace officer a distinct badge that, on its face, (i) clearly
21states that the badge is authorized by the Board and (ii)
22contains a unique identifying number. No other badge shall be
23authorized by the Board.
24(Source: P.A. 101-31, eff. 6-28-19; 102-538, eff. 8-20-21;
25102-1129, eff. 2-10-23.)