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(230 ILCS 15/3)
(from Ch. 85, par. 2303)
License; application; issuance; restrictions; persons ineligible.
Licenses issued by the governing body of any county or municipality are
subject to the following restrictions:
(1) No person, firm, or corporation shall conduct
raffles or chances or poker runs without having first obtained a license therefor pursuant to this Act.
(2) The license and application for license must
specify the location or locations at which winning chances in the raffle will be determined, the time period during which raffle chances will be sold or issued or a poker run will be conducted, the time or times of determination of winning chances, and the location or locations at which winning chances will be determined.
(3) The license application must contain a sworn
statement attesting to the not-for-profit character of the prospective licensee organization, signed by the presiding officer and the secretary of that organization.
(4) The application for license shall be prepared in
accordance with the ordinance of the local governmental unit.
(5) A license authorizes the licensee to conduct
raffles or poker runs as defined in this Act.
The following are ineligible for any license under this Act:
(a) any person whose felony conviction will impair
the person's ability to engage in the licensed position;
(b) any person who is or has been a professional
gambler or professional gambling promoter;
(c) any person who is not of good moral character;
(d) any organization in which a person defined in
item (a), (b), or (c) has a proprietary, equitable, or credit interest, or in which such a person is active or employed;
(e) any organization in which a person defined in
item (a), (b), or (c) is an officer, director, or employee, whether compensated or not; and
(f) any organization in which a person defined in
item (a), (b), or (c) is to participate in the management or operation of a raffle as defined in this Act.
(Source: P.A. 101-109, eff. 7-19-19; 102-558, eff. 8-20-21.)