§ 135.02  GAMBLING.
   (A)   A person commits gambling when, within the corporate limits of the city, he or she:
      (1)   Knowingly plays a game of chance or skill for money or other thing of value, unless excepted in division (B);
      (2)   Knowingly makes a wager upon the result of any game, contest, or any political nomination, appointment, or election;
      (3)   Knowingly operates, keeps, owns, uses, purchases, exhibits, rents, sells, bargains for the sale or lease of, manufactures, or distributes any gambling device;
      (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 law; or the manufacture, distribution, or possession of video gaming terminals, as defined in the Video Gaming Act, as now exists or as hereafter amended, by manufacturers, distributors, and terminal operators licensed to do so under the Video Gaming Act, as now exists or is hereafter amended;
      (5)   The game commonly known as “bingo,” when conducted in accordance with ILCS Ch. 230, Act 25, §§ 1 et seq., as now exists or is hereafter amended;
      (6)   (a)   Lotteries when conducted by the State of Illinois in accordance with ILCS Ch. 20, Act 1605, §§ 1 et seq., as now exists or is hereafter amended;
         (b)   The purchase of lottery tickets through the internet for a lottery conducted by the State of Illinois under the program established in ILCS Ch. 20, Act 1605, § 7.12, as now exists or is hereafter amended;
      (7)   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 division, an ANTIQUE SLOT MACHINE is one manufactured 25 years ago or earlier;
      (8)   Raffles and poker runs when conducted in accordance with ILCS Ch. 230, Act 15, §§ 1 et seq., as now exists or is hereafter amended;
      (9)   Charitable games when conducted in accordance with ILCS Ch. 230, Act 30, §§ 1 et seq., as now exists or is hereafter amended;
      (10)   Pull tabs and jar games when conducted under ILCS Ch. 230, Act 20, §§ 1 et seq. as now exists or is hereafter amended;
      (11)   Gambling games conducted in accordance with the Riverboat Gaming Act under ILCS Ch. 230, Act 10, §§ 1 et seq., as now exists or is hereafter amended;
      (12)   Video gaming terminal games at a licensed establishment, licensed truck stop establishment, licensed large truck stop establishment, licensed fraternal establishment, or licensed veterans’ establishment when conducted in accordance with the Video Gaming Act, ILCS Ch. 230, Act 40, §§ 1 et seq., as now exists or is hereafter amended;
      (13)   Games of skill or chance where money or other things of value can be won but no payment or purchase is required to participate; and
      (14)   Savings promotion raffles authorized under Section 5g of the Illinois Banking Act, Section 7008 of the Savings Bank Act, Section 42.7 of the Illinois Credit Union Act, Section 5136B of the National Bank Act (12 U.S.C. 25a), or Section 4 of the Home Owners’ Loan Act (12 U.S.C. 1463), as such enactments now exist or may hereafter be amended.
   (C)   Circumstantial evidence.  In prosecutions under division (A) of this section, circumstantial evidence shall have the same validity and weight as in any criminal prosecution.
(Am. Ord. 2019-19, passed 9-9-2019) Penalty, see § 135.99
Statutory reference:
   For similar provisions under state law, see ILCS Ch. 720, Act 5, § 28-1