Illinois Compiled Statutes 230 ILCS 15 Raffles and Poker Runs Act. Section 1

    (230 ILCS 15/1) (from Ch. 85, par. 2301)

    Sec. 1. Definitions. For the purposes of this Act the terms defined in this Section have the meanings given them.

    "Net proceeds" means the gross receipts from the conduct of raffles, less reasonable sums expended for prizes, local license fees and other reasonable operating expenses incurred as a result of operating a raffle or poker run.

    "Key location" means the location where the poker run concludes and the prize or prizes are awarded.

    "Poker run" means an event organized by an organization licensed under this Act in which participants travel to multiple predetermined locations, including a key location, drawing a playing card or equivalent item at each location, in order to assemble a facsimile of a poker hand or other numeric score. "Poker run" includes dice runs, marble runs, or other events where the objective is to build the best hand or highest score by obtaining an item at each location.

    "Raffle" means a form of lottery, as defined in Section 28-2(b) of the Criminal Code of 2012, conducted by an organization licensed under this Act, in which:

        (1) the player pays or agrees to pay something of

    value for a chance, represented and differentiated by a number or by a combination of numbers or by some other medium, one or more of which chances is to be designated the winning chance;

        (2) the winning chance is to be determined through a

    drawing or by some other method based on an element of chance by an act or set of acts on the part of persons conducting or connected with the lottery, except that the winning chance shall not be determined by the outcome of a publicly exhibited sporting contest.

(Source: P.A. 97-1150, eff. 1-25-13; 98-644, eff. 6-10-14.)

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