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230 ILCS 10/8
(230 ILCS 10/8)
(from Ch. 120, par. 2408)
(a) The Board may issue a suppliers license to such persons, firms or
corporations which apply therefor upon the payment of a non-refundable
application fee set by the Board, upon a determination by the Board that
the applicant is eligible for a suppliers license and upon payment of a
$5,000 annual license
fee. At the time of application for a supplier license under this Act, a person that holds a license as a manufacturer, distributor, or supplier under the Video Gaming Act or a supplier license under the Sports Wagering Act shall be entitled to licensure under this Act as a supplier without additional Board investigation or approval, except by vote of the Board; however, the applicant shall pay all fees required for a suppliers license under this Act.
(a-5) Except as provided by Section 8.1, the initial suppliers license shall be issued for 4 years. Thereafter, the license may be renewed for additional 4-year periods unless sooner canceled or terminated.
(b) The holder of a suppliers license is authorized to sell or lease,
and to contract to sell or lease, gambling equipment and supplies to any
licensee involved in the ownership or management of gambling operations.
(c) Gambling supplies and equipment may not be distributed
unless supplies and equipment conform to standards adopted by
rules of the Board.
(d) A person, firm or corporation is ineligible to receive a suppliers
(1) the person has been convicted of a felony under
the laws of this State, any other state, or the United States;
(2) the person has been convicted of any violation of
Article 28 of the Criminal Code of 1961 or the Criminal Code of 2012, or substantially similar laws of any other jurisdiction;
(3) the person has submitted an application for a
license under this Act which contains false information;
(4) the person is a member of the Board;
(5) the entity is one in which a person defined in
(1), (2), (3) or (4), is an officer, director or managerial employee;
(6) the firm or corporation employs a person who
participates in the management or operation of gambling authorized under this Act;
(7) the license of the person, firm or corporation
issued under this Act, or a license to own or operate gambling facilities in any other jurisdiction, has been revoked.
(e) Any person that supplies any equipment, devices, or supplies to a
licensed gambling operation must first obtain a suppliers
license. A supplier shall furnish to the Board a list of all equipment,
devices and supplies offered for sale or lease in connection with gambling
games authorized under this Act. A supplier shall keep books and records
for the furnishing of equipment, devices and supplies to gambling
operations separate and distinct from any other business that the supplier
might operate. A supplier shall file a quarterly return with the Board
listing all sales and leases. A supplier shall permanently affix its name or a distinctive logo or other mark or design element identifying the manufacturer or supplier
to all its equipment, devices, and supplies, except gaming chips without a value impressed, engraved, or imprinted on it, for gambling operations.
The Board may waive this requirement for any specific product or products if it determines that the requirement is not necessary to protect the integrity of the game. Items purchased from a licensed supplier may continue to be used even though the supplier subsequently changes its name, distinctive logo, or other mark or design element; undergoes a change in ownership; or ceases to be licensed as a supplier for any reason. Any supplier's equipment, devices or supplies which are used by any person
in an unauthorized gambling operation shall be forfeited to the State. A holder of an owners license or an organization gaming license may own its own equipment, devices and supplies. Each
holder of an owners license or an organization gaming license under the Act shall file an annual report
listing its inventories of gambling equipment, devices and supplies.
(f) Any person who knowingly makes a false statement on an application
is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor.
(g) Any gambling equipment, devices and supplies provided by any
licensed supplier may either be repaired on the riverboat, in the casino, or at the organization gaming facility or removed from
the riverboat, casino, or organization gaming facility to a facility owned by the holder of an owners
license, organization gaming license, or suppliers license for repair.
(Source: P.A. 101-31, eff. 6-28-19; 102-689, eff. 12-17-21.)