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The operation and conduct of raffles and poker runs are subject to the following restrictions:
A. The entire net proceeds of any raffle or poker run must be exclusively devoted to the lawful purpose of the organization permitted to conduct that game;
B. No person except a bona fide member of the sponsoring organization may participate in the management or operation of the raffle or poker run;
C. No person may receive any remuneration or profit for participating in the management or operation of the raffle or poker run;
D. A licensee may rent a premise on which to determine the winning chance or chances in a raffle only from an organization which is also licensed under this Ordinance. 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;
E. Any McHenry County Raffle License issued pursuant to this Ordinance permits raffle chances to be sold, offered for sale, conveyed, issued, or otherwise transferred for value only within those areas which are both within the borders of the County of McHenry and outside the borders of any municipality, and winning chances may be determined only at those locations specified on the license. Any organization selling, conveying, issuing, or otherwise transferring for value raffle tickets within the borders of McHenry County, but outside the borders of any municipality, must first obtain a McHenry County Raffle license;
F. A playing card or equivalent item may be drawn only within the area specified on the poker run license and winning hands or scores may be determined only at those, locations specified on said license;
G. Each raffle chance shall have printed thereon the following:
1. The cost of said chance;
2. The aggregate retail value of all prizes to be awarded in said raffle;
3. The maximum number of raffle chances to be issued;
4. The date(s), time(s), and location(s) on or at which winning chances will be determined.
H. However, when raffle chances are sold, conveyed, issued, or otherwise transferred only at the time and location at which winning chances will be determined and only to persons then in attendance, the face of the raffle chance need not contain such information;
I. No real property, including land and any buildings thereon, may be the prize in a raffle unless the organization holding the raffle license owns fee simple title as to the entire subject real property;
J. A person under the age of eighteen (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 eighteen (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.
K. If a lessor rents premises where a winning chance 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 County.
Not withstanding the foregoing, any person may make a gift of a chance to any person of any age.
(Ord. O-201505-12-020, § X, passed 5-5-2015)