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230 ILCS 10/4
(230 ILCS 10/4)
(from Ch. 120, par. 2404)
As used in this Act:
"Board" means the Illinois Gaming Board.
"Occupational license" means a license issued by the Board to a
person or entity to perform an occupation which the Board has identified as
requiring a license to engage in riverboat gambling, casino gambling, or gaming pursuant to an organization gaming license issued under this Act in Illinois.
"Gambling game" includes, but is not limited to, baccarat,
twenty-one, poker, craps, slot machine, video game of chance, roulette
wheel, klondike table, punchboard, faro layout, keno layout, numbers
ticket, push card, jar ticket, or pull tab which is authorized by the Board
as a wagering device under this Act.
"Riverboat" means a self-propelled excursion boat, a
permanently moored barge, or permanently moored barges that are permanently
fixed together to operate as one vessel, on which lawful gambling is
authorized and licensed as
provided in this Act.
"Slot machine" means any mechanical, electrical, or other device, contrivance, or machine that is authorized by the Board as a wagering device under this Act which, upon insertion of a coin, currency, token, or similar object therein, or upon payment of any consideration whatsoever, is available to play or operate, the play or operation of which may deliver or entitle the person playing or operating the machine to receive cash, premiums, merchandise, tokens, or anything of value whatsoever, whether the payoff is made automatically from the machine or in any other manner whatsoever. A slot machine:
(1) may utilize spinning reels or video displays or
(2) may or may not dispense coins, tickets, or tokens
(3) may use an electronic credit system for receiving
wagers and making payouts; and
(4) may simulate a table game.
"Slot machine" does not include table games authorized by the Board as a wagering device under this Act.
"Managers license" means a license issued by the Board to a person or
to manage gambling operations conducted by the State pursuant to Section 7.3.
"Dock" means the location where a riverboat moors for the purpose of
embarking passengers for and disembarking passengers from the riverboat.
"Gross receipts" means the total amount of money exchanged for the
purchase of chips, tokens, or electronic cards by riverboat patrons.
"Adjusted gross receipts" means the gross receipts less
winnings paid to wagerers.
"Cheat" means to alter the selection of criteria which determine the
result of a gambling game or the amount or frequency of payment in a gambling
"Gambling operation" means the conduct of gambling games authorized under this Act
upon a riverboat or in a casino or authorized under this Act and the Illinois Horse Racing Act of 1975 at an organization gaming facility.
"License bid" means the lump sum amount of money that an applicant
bids and agrees to pay the State in return for an owners license that is issued or
re-issued on or after July 1, 2003.
"Table game" means a live gaming apparatus upon which gaming is conducted or that determines an outcome that is the object of a wager, including, but not limited to, baccarat, twenty-one, blackjack, poker, craps, roulette wheel, klondike table, punchboard, faro layout, keno layout, numbers ticket, push card, jar ticket, pull tab, or other similar games that are authorized by the Board as a wagering device under this Act. "Table game" does not include slot machines or video games of chance.
The terms "minority person", "woman", and "person with a disability" shall have the same meaning
Section 2 of the Business Enterprise for Minorities, Women, and Persons with
"Casino" means a facility at which lawful gambling is authorized as provided in this Act.
"Owners license" means a license to conduct riverboat or casino gambling operations, but does not include an organization gaming license.
"Licensed owner" means a person who holds an owners license.
"Organization gaming facility" means that portion of an
organization licensee's racetrack facilities at which gaming authorized under Section 7.7 is conducted.
"Organization gaming license" means a license issued by the
Illinois Gaming Board under Section 7.7 of this Act authorizing gaming pursuant to that Section at an organization gaming
"Organization gaming licensee" means an entity that holds
an organization gaming license.
"Organization licensee" means an entity authorized by the Illinois Racing Board to conduct pari-mutuel wagering in accordance with the Illinois Horse Racing Act of 1975. With respect only to gaming pursuant to an organization gaming license, "organization licensee" includes the authorization for gaming created under subsection (a) of Section 56 of the Illinois Horse Racing Act of 1975.
(Source: P.A. 100-391, eff. 8-25-17; 101-31, eff. 6-28-19.)