Village of Coal City, IL
Grundy County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Coal City. Amendments noted where applicable.]
For purposes of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning:
GAMBLING DEVICE
Any clock, tape machine, slot machine, or other machine or device for the reception of money or other thing of value on chance or skill, or upon the action of which money or other thing of value is staked, hazarded, bet, won, or lost; or any mechanism, furniture, fixture, equipment, or other device designed primarily for use in a gambling place. "Gambling device" does not include the following, as more specifically defined in ILCS Ch. 720, Act 5, § 28-2(a)(1) through (a)(4):
A. 
Coin-in-the-slot operated mechanical devices.
B. 
Vending machines.
C. 
Crane games.
D. 
Redemption machines.
LOTTERY
Any scheme or procedure whereby one or more prizes are distributed by chance among persons who have paid or promised consideration for a chance to win such prizes, whether such scheme or procedure is called a lottery, raffle, gift, sale, or some other name.
POLICY GAME
Any scheme or procedure whereby a person promises or guarantees by any instrument, bill, certificate, writing, token, or other device that any particular number, character, ticket, or certificate shall in the event of any contingency in the nature of a lottery entitle the purchaser or holder to receive money, property, or evidence of debt.
(ILCS Ch. 720, Act 5, § 28-2)
A. 
A person commits gambling when, within the corporate limits of the Village, he or she knowingly:
[Amended 7-27-2016 by Ord. No. 16-16]
(1) 
Plays a game of chance or skill for money or other thing of value, unless excepted in Subsection B;
(2) 
Makes a wager upon the result of any game, contest, or any political nomination, appointment, or election;
(3) 
Operates, keeps, owns, uses, purchases, exhibits, rents, sells, bargains for the sale or lease of, manufactures, or distributes any gambling device;
(4) 
Contracts to have or give himself or herself or another the option to buy or sell, or contracts to buy or sell, at a future time, any grain or other commodity whatsoever, or any stock or security of any company, as described in ILCS Ch. 720, Act 5, § 28-1(a)(4);
(5) 
Owns or possesses any book, instrument, or apparatus by means of which bets or wagers have been, or are, recorded or registered, or knowingly possesses any money which he or she has received in the course of a bet or wager;
(6) 
Sells pools upon the result of any game or contest of skill or chance, political nomination, appointment, or election;
(7) 
Sets up or promotes any lottery or sells, offers to sell, or transfers any ticket or share for any lottery;
(8) 
Sets up or promotes any policy game or sells, offers to sell, or knowingly possesses or transfers any policy ticket, slip, record, document, or other similar device;
(9) 
Drafts, prints, or publishes any lottery ticket or share, or any policy ticket, slip, record, document or similar device, except for such activity related to lotteries, bingo games, and raffles authorized by and conducted in accordance with the laws of Illinois or any other state or foreign government;
(10) 
Advertises any lottery or policy game, except for such activity related to lotteries, bingo games, and raffles authorized by and conducted in accordance with the laws of Illinois or any other state;
(11) 
Transmits information as to wagers, betting odds, or changes in betting odds by telephone, telegraph, radio, semaphore, or similar means; or knowingly installs or maintains equipment for the transmission or receipt of such information; except that nothing in this subsection prohibits transmission or receipt of such information for use in news reporting of sporting events or contests; or
(12) 
Establishes, maintains, or operates an Internet site that permits a person to play a game of chance or skill for money or other thing of value by means of the Internet or to make a wager upon the result of any game, contest, political nomination, appointment, or election by means of the Internet. This Subsection A(12) does not apply to activities referenced in Subsection B(6) and (7) of this section.
B. 
Participants in any of the following activities shall not be convicted of gambling:
(1) 
Agreements to compensate for loss caused by the happening of chance, including without limitation contracts of indemnity or guaranty and life or health or accident insurance;
(2) 
Offers of prizes, awards, or compensation to the actual contestants in any bona fide contest for the determination of skill, speed, strength, or endurance or to the owners of animals or vehicles entered in such contest;
(3) 
Pari-mutuel betting as authorized by the law of this state;
(4) 
Manufacture of gambling devices, including the acquisition of essential parts therefor and the assembly thereof, for transportation in interstate or foreign commerce to any place outside this state when such transportation is not prohibited by any applicable federal law;
(5) 
The game commonly known as "bingo," when conducted in accordance with ILCS Ch. 230, Act 25, § 1 et seq.;
(6) 
Lotteries when conducted by the state in accordance with ILCS Ch. 20, Act 1605, § 1 et seq.;
(7) 
The purchase of lottery tickets through the Internet for a lottery conducted by the State of Illinois under the program established in Section 7.12 of the Illinois Lottery Law;
[Added 7-27-2016 by Ord. No. 16-16]
(8) 
Possession of an antique slot machine that is neither used nor intended to be used in the operation or promotion of any unlawful gambling activity or enterprise. For the purpose of this subsection, an antique slot machine is one manufactured 25 years ago or earlier;
(9) 
Raffles when conducted in accordance with ILCS Ch. 230, Act 15, § 1 et seq.;
(10) 
Charitable games when conducted in accordance with ILCS Ch. 230, Act 30, § 1 et seq.;
(11) 
Pull tabs and jar games when conducted under ILCS Ch. 230, Act 20, § 1 et seq.;
(12) 
Gambling games conducted on riverboats when authorized under ILCS Ch. 230, Act 10, § 1 et seq.;
(13) 
Video gaming terminal games at a licensed establishment, licensed truck stop establishment, licensed fraternal establishment, or licensed veterans establishment when conducted in accordance with the Video Gaming Act;[1] and
[1]
Editor's Note: See 230 ILCS 40/1 et seq.
(14) 
Games of skill or chance where money or other things of value can be won but no payment or purchase is required to participate.
C. 
Circumstantial evidence. In prosecutions under Subsection A of this section, circumstantial evidence shall have the same validity and weight as in any criminal prosecution.
(ILCS Ch. 720, Act 5, § 28-1)
A. 
For purposes of this section, a "gambling place" is any real estate, vehicle, boat, or any other property whatsoever used for the purposes of gambling other than gambling conducted in the manner authorized by the Riverboat Gambling Act (230 ILCS 10/1 et seq.) or the Video Gaming Act (230 ILCS 40/1 et seq.). No person shall knowingly permit any premises or property owned or occupied by him or her or under his or her control to be used as a gambling place.
[Amended 7-27-2016 by Ord. No. 16-16]
B. 
When any premises is determined by the Circuit Court to be a gambling place:
(1) 
The premises are hereby declared to be a public nuisance and may be proceeded against as such; and
(2) 
The premises of any person who knowingly permits thereon a violation of any section of this chapter shall be held liable for and may be sold to pay any unsatisfied judgment that may be recovered and any unsatisfied fine that may be levied under any section of this chapter.
(ILCS Ch. 720, Act 5, § 28-3)
A. 
Every device designed for gambling which is incapable of lawful use or every device used unlawfully for gambling shall be considered a gambling device and shall be subject to seizure, confiscation, and destruction by Village authorities. As used in this section, a "gambling device" includes any slot machine and includes any machine or device constructed for the reception of money or other thing of value and so constructed as to return or cause someone to return on chance to the player thereof money, property, or a right to receive money or property. With the exception of any device designed for gambling which is incapable of lawful use, no gambling device shall be forfeited or destroyed unless an individual with a property interest in the device knows of the unlawful use thereof.
B. 
Every gambling device shall be seized and forfeited as contraband to the county wherein the seizure occurs. Any money or other thing of value integrally related to acts of gambling shall be seized and forfeited as contraband to the county wherein the seizure occurs.
C. 
Any gambling device displayed for sale to a riverboat gambling operation or used to train occupational licensees of a riverboat gambling operation as authorized under the Riverboat Gambling Act (230 ILCS 10/1 et seq.) is exempt from seizure under this section.
[Added 7-27-2016 by Ord. No. 16-16]
D. 
Any gambling equipment, devices and supplies provided by a licensed supplier in accordance with the Riverboat Gambling Act which are removed from the riverboat for repair are exempt from seizure under this section.
[Added 7-27-2016 by Ord. No. 16-16]
[ILCS Ch. 720, Act 5, § 28-5(a), (b)]
[Added 11-12-2012 by Ord. No. 12-26]
A. 
An annual fee of $25 is hereby imposed on each video gaming terminal operated within the Village. An establishment licensed by the Illinois Gaming Board to operate video gaming terminals shall supply information about the location and operation of such video gaming terminals on a form supplied by the Village, shall provide a copy of the licensee's application to the Illinois Gaming Board and a copy of the license issued by the Illinois Gaming Board, and shall pay the fee each year on or before May 1 in conjunction with the licensee's application for or renewal of a liquor license.
B. 
Video gaming terminals must be located in an area restricted to persons over 21 years of age, the entrance to which is within the view of at least one employee of the establishment who is over 21 years of age. Any licensed establishment that allows persons under 21 years of age to enter must segregate video gaming terminals in a separate area inaccessible to minors.
C. 
All video gaming terminals must be located in an area of the licensed establishment with restricted visibility from areas outside the business.
D. 
An owner, manager or employee over the age of 21 shall be present during all hours of operation when video gaming terminals are available for use by the public.
E. 
The licensed establishment shall prevent access to video gaming terminals by persons who are visibly intoxicated.
F. 
The Village and its agents shall have unrestricted access to enter the licensed establishment to determine compliance with this section and the Illinois Video Gaming Act (230 ILCS 40/1 et seq.).
[Added 7-27-2016 by Ord. No. 16-16]
Whoever violates any provisions of this chapter for which no other penalty is specified shall be subject to the penalty set forth in § 10-99 of the Code.