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For the purposes of this chapter the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
The word AMUSEMENT means: Any video gaming terminal.
PERSON. Any natural individual that participates in an amusement, including a firm, organization, society, foundation, institution, partnership, association, joint stock company, joint venture, limited liability company, public or private corporation, receiver, executor, trustee or other representative appointed by order of any court, or any other entity recognized by law.
PLAY. Each individual push of the video gaming terminal which initiates the simulation provided by the video gaming terminal. Play shall not include the push of individual wager amounts, selection of types of games on the video gaming terminal or entry of any information or printing of winning receipts.
TERMINAL OPERATOR. Any individual, partnership, corporation, or limited liability company that is licensed under the Video Gaming Act, 230 ILCS 40/1 et seq., and that owns, services, and maintains video gaming terminals for placement in licensed establishments, licensed truck stop establishments, licensed large truck stop establishments, licensed fraternal establishments, or licensed veterans establishments.
VIDEO GAMING TERMINAL. Any electronic video game machine that, upon insertion of cash, electronic cards or vouchers, or any combination thereof, is available to play or simulate the play of a video game, including but not limited to video poker, line up, and blackjack, as authorized by the Illinois Gaming Board utilizing a video display and microprocessors in which the player may receive free games or credits that can be redeemed for cash. The term does not include a machine that directly dispenses coins, cash, or tokens or is for amusement purposes only.
(Ord. 4197, passed 10-18-2021)