(230 ILCS 15/4) (from Ch. 85, par. 2304)
Sec. 4. Conduct of raffles and poker runs.
(a) The conducting of raffles and poker runs is subject to the following restrictions:
(1) The entire net proceeds of any raffle or poker
run must be exclusively devoted to the lawful purposes of the organization permitted to conduct that game.
(2) No person except a bona fide member of the
sponsoring organization may participate in the management or operation of the raffle or poker run.
(3) No person may receive any remuneration or profit
for participating in the management or operation of the raffle or poker run.
(4) A licensee may rent a premises on which to
determine the winning chance or chances in a raffle only from an organization which is also licensed under this Act. A premises where a poker run is held is not required to obtain a license if the name and location of the premises is listed as a predetermined location on the license issued for the poker run and the premises does not charge for use of the premises.
(5) Raffle chances may be sold or issued only within
the area specified on the license and winning chances may be determined only at those locations specified on the license for a raffle.
(6) A person under the age of 18 years may
participate in the conducting of raffles or chances or poker runs only with the permission of a parent or guardian. A person under the age of 18 years may be within the area where winning chances in a raffle or winning hands or scores in a poker run are being determined only when accompanied by his parent or guardian.
(b) If a lessor rents premises where a winning chance or chances on a raffle or a winning hand or score in a poker run is determined, the lessor shall not be criminally liable if the person who uses the premises for the determining of winning chances does not hold a license issued by the governing body of any county or municipality under the provisions of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 98-644, eff. 6-10-14.)
Last modified: February 18, 2015