Illinois Compiled Statutes 230 ILCS 10 Riverboat Gambling Act. Section 11

    (230 ILCS 10/11) (from Ch. 120, par. 2411)

    Sec. 11. Conduct of gambling. Gambling may be conducted by licensed owners or licensed managers on behalf of the State aboard riverboats, subject to the following standards:

        (1) A licensee may conduct riverboat gambling

    authorized under this Act regardless of whether it conducts excursion cruises. A licensee may permit the continuous ingress and egress of passengers on a riverboat not used for excursion cruises for the purpose of gambling. Excursion cruises shall not exceed 4 hours for a round trip. However, the Board may grant express approval for an extended cruise on a case-by-case basis.

        (2) (Blank).

        (3) Minimum and maximum wagers on games shall be set

    by the licensee.

        (4) Agents of the Board and the Department of State

    Police may board and inspect any riverboat at any time for the purpose of determining whether this Act is being complied with. Every riverboat, if under way and being hailed by a law enforcement officer or agent of the Board, must stop immediately and lay to.

        (5) Employees of the Board shall have the right to be

    present on the riverboat or on adjacent facilities under the control of the licensee.

        (6) Gambling equipment and supplies customarily used

    in conducting riverboat gambling must be purchased or leased only from suppliers licensed for such purpose under this Act. The Board may approve the transfer, sale, or lease of gambling equipment and supplies by a licensed owner from or to an affiliate of the licensed owner as long as the gambling equipment and supplies were initially acquired from a supplier licensed in Illinois.

        (7) Persons licensed under this Act shall permit no

    form of wagering on gambling games except as permitted by this Act.

        (8) Wagers may be received only from a person present

    on a licensed riverboat. No person present on a licensed riverboat shall place or attempt to place a wager on behalf of another person who is not present on the riverboat.

        (9) Wagering shall not be conducted with money or

    other negotiable currency.

        (10) A person under age 21 shall not be permitted on

    an area of a riverboat where gambling is being conducted, except for a person at least 18 years of age who is an employee of the riverboat gambling operation. No employee under age 21 shall perform any function involved in gambling by the patrons. No person under age 21 shall be permitted to make a wager under this Act, and any winnings that are a result of a wager by a person under age 21, whether or not paid by a licensee, shall be treated as winnings for the privilege tax purposes, confiscated, and forfeited to the State and deposited into the Education Assistance Fund.

        (11) Gambling excursion cruises are permitted only

    when the waterway for which the riverboat is licensed is navigable, as determined by the Board in consultation with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. This paragraph (11) does not limit the ability of a licensee to conduct gambling authorized under this Act when gambling excursion cruises are not permitted.

        (12) All tokens, chips or electronic cards used to

    make wagers must be purchased from a licensed owner or manager either aboard a riverboat or at an onshore facility which has been approved by the Board and which is located where the riverboat docks. The tokens, chips or electronic cards may be purchased by means of an agreement under which the owner or manager extends credit to the patron. Such tokens, chips or electronic cards may be used while aboard the riverboat only for the purpose of making wagers on gambling games.

        (13) Notwithstanding any other Section of this Act,

    in addition to the other licenses authorized under this Act, the Board may issue special event licenses allowing persons who are not otherwise licensed to conduct riverboat gambling to conduct such gambling on a specified date or series of dates. Riverboat gambling under such a license may take place on a riverboat not normally used for riverboat gambling. The Board shall establish standards, fees and fines for, and limitations upon, such licenses, which may differ from the standards, fees, fines and limitations otherwise applicable under this Act. All such fees shall be deposited into the State Gaming Fund. All such fines shall be deposited into the Education Assistance Fund, created by Public Act 86-0018, of the State of Illinois.

        (14) In addition to the above, gambling must be

    conducted in accordance with all rules adopted by the Board.

(Source: P.A. 96-1392, eff. 1-1-11.)

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