For the purpose 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 machines 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, unless said device meets the requirements set forth in § 132.02(D) of this chapter. A GAMBLING DEVICE does not include the following, as more specifically defined in 720 ILCS 5/28-2(a)(1) through (a)(4):
      (1)   Coin-in-the-slot operated mechanical devices;
      (2)   Vending machines;
      (3)   Crane games; and
      (4)   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.
(2010 Code, § 135.01) (Ord. 12-08-01, passed - -2012)
Statutory reference:
   Related provisions, see 720 ILCS 5/28-2