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CRIMINAL OFFENSES720 ILCS 5/28-8
(720 ILCS 5/) Criminal Code of 2012.
(720 ILCS 5/28-8)
(from Ch. 38, par. 28-8)
(a) Any person who by gambling shall lose to any other person, any sum
of money or thing of value, amounting to the sum of $50 or more and shall
pay or deliver the same or any part thereof, may sue for and recover the
money or other thing of value, so lost and paid or delivered, in a civil
action against the winner thereof, with costs, in
the circuit court. No person who accepts from another person for transmission,
and transmits, either in his own name or in the name of such other person,
any order for any transaction to be made upon, or who executes any order
given to him by another person, or who executes any transaction for his own
account on, any regular board of trade or commercial, commodity or stock
exchange, shall, under any circumstances, be deemed a "winner" of any
moneys lost by such other person in or through any such transactions.
(b) If within 6 months, such person who under the terms of Subsection
28-8(a) is entitled to initiate action to recover his losses does not in
fact pursue his remedy, any person may initiate a civil action against the
winner. The court or the jury, as the case may be, shall determine the
amount of the loss. After such determination, the court shall enter a
judgment of triple the amount so determined.
(c) Gambling losses as a result of gambling conducted on a video gaming terminal licensed under the Video Gaming Act are not recoverable under this Section.
(Source: P.A. 98-31, eff. 6-24-13.)
720 ILCS 5/28-9
(720 ILCS 5/28-9)
(from Ch. 38, par. 28-9)
At the option of the prosecuting attorney any prosecution under this
Article may be commenced by an information as defined in Section 102-12 of
the Code of Criminal Procedure of 1963.
(Source: P.A. 76-1131
720 ILCS 5/Art. 29
(720 ILCS 5/Art. 29 heading)
BRIBERY IN CONTESTS
720 ILCS 5/29-1
(720 ILCS 5/29-1)
(from Ch. 38, par. 29-1)
(a) Any person who, with intent to influence any person participating in,
officiating or connected with any professional or amateur athletic contest,
sporting event or exhibition, gives, offers or promises any money, bribe or
other thing of value or advantage to induce such participant, official or
other person not to use his best efforts in connection with such contest,
event or exhibition commits a Class 4 felony.
(b) Any person who, with the intent to influence the decision of any
individual, offers or promises any money, bribe or other thing of value or
advantage to induce such individual to attend, refrain from attending or
continue to attend a particular public or private institution of secondary
education or higher education for the purpose of participating or not
participating in interscholastic athletic competition for such
institution commits a Class A misdemeanor. This Section does not apply to the:
(1) offering or awarding
to an individual any type of scholarship, grant or other bona fide
financial aid or employment; (2) offering of any type of financial
assistance by such individual's family; or (3) offering of any item of
de minimis value by such institution's authorities if such item is of the
nature of an item that is commonly provided to any or all students or
(c) Any person who gives any money, goods or other thing of value to
an individual enrolled in an institution of higher education who
participates in interscholastic competition and represents or attempts to represent such
individual in future negotiations for employment with any professional
sports team commits a Class A misdemeanor.
(Source: P.A. 85-665
720 ILCS 5/29-2
(720 ILCS 5/29-2)
(from Ch. 38, par. 29-2)
Accepting a bribe.
Any person participating in, officiating or connected with any
professional or amateur athletic contest, sporting event or exhibition who
accepts or agrees to accept any money, bribe or other thing of value or
advantage with the intent, understanding or agreement that he will not use
his best efforts in connection with such contest, event or exhibition
commits a Class 4 felony.
(Source: P.A. 77-2638.)