§ 136.01  GAMBLING.
   (A)   No person shall within the city limits set up, keep or maintain, or support any gambling house or room, or place used for practice of gaming or playing for money or property, or anything to represent money, or procure or permit any person or persons to frequent or to come together to play for money or other valuable thing, or anything representing money in any such house, room, or other place occupied by him, or shall keep, use or permit to be kept or used in any building or place occupied or controlled by such person, any instrument or device of any character, name or nature used for the purpose of gaming, or shall keep or have in his possession any gaming instrument or device of any kind for the purpose of gaming  therewith.  The  magistrate  where any trial for the violation of any of the provisions of this section may be had, shall order such gaming instrument, table or device to be destroyed.
('68 Code, § 42.18(a))
   (B)   No person shall be an inmate of any gaming house, room or place used for the purpose of gaming within the city, or shall in any way be connected therewith, or shall frequent or visit the same, or be found therein; or shall play for any money or other valuable thing, or for anything representing money at any game with cards, dice, billiards or any other instrument or device or shall bet on any such game when played by others.
('68 Code, § 42.18(b))
   (C)   No person knowingly being the agent or owner of any house, building, or room, hotel, or place for the purpose of gaming, shall suffer or permit such house, building, room or place to be continued as such after knowledge of the fact that the same is so used for a gaming house, or that gaming is permitted therein, and fail to abate such gaming at once upon notice, either verbally or in writing, by the Chief of Police or any police officer.
('68 Code, § 42.18(c))
   (D)   Provided, however, that the game commonly known as “bingo” when conducted in accordance with the provisions of the Illinois Bingo License and Tax Act, “pull tabs” and “jar games” when conducted in accordance with the provisions of the Illinois Pull Tabs and Jar Games Act, “charitable games” when conducted in accordance with the provisions of the Illinois Charitable Games Act, “video gaming” when conducted in accordance with the provisions of the Illinois Video Gaming Act, “raffles” when conducted in accordance with the provisions of the City of Mattoon’s Code of Ordinances, and lotteries when conducted by the State of Illinois in accordance with the Illinois Lottery Law, shall be permitted and shall not be construed as a violation of this section.
(Ord. 2012-5350, passed 4-17-2012)  Penalty, see § 10.99