Record #: O2018-6347   
Type: Ordinance Status: Failed to Pass
Intro date: 7/25/2018 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on License and Consumer Protection
Final action:
Title: Amendment of Municipal Code Chapters 4-156 and 8-12 to further regulate automatic amusement and illegal sweepstakes devices
Sponsors: O'Connor, Patrick, Laurino, Margaret, Reilly, Brendan, Napolitano, Anthony V., Solis, Daniel, Burke, Edward M., Burnett, Jr., Walter, Beale, Anthony, Harris, Michelle A., Hairston, Leslie A., Dowell, Pat, Reboyras, Ariel, Maldonado, Roberto, Tunney, Thomas, Pawar, Ameya, O'Shea, Matthew J., Sawyer, Roderick T., Hopkins, Brian , Austin, Carrie M., Taliaferro, Chris, Santiago, Milagros, Mitts, Emma, Munoz, Ricardo, Arena, John, Cappleman, James, Quinn, Marty, Curtis, Derrick G., Waguespack, Scott, Foulkes, Toni, Moore, David H., Moore, Joseph, Sadlowski Garza, Susan, Lopez, Raymond A., Cardenas, George A.
Topic: MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 4 - Businesses, Occupations & Consumer Protection - Ch. 156 Amusements, MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 8 - Offenses Affecting Public Peace, Morals & Welfare - Ch. 12 Gambling
Attachments: 1. O2018-6347.pdf, 2. O2018-6347 (V1).pdf
Related files: R2019-362


SECTION 1. Section 4-156-150 ofthe Municipal Code of Chicago is hereby amended by deleting the language struck-through and inserting the language underscored, as follows:

4-156-150 Definitions.

As used in this chapter:

"Automatic amusement device" means any machine, which, upon the insertion of a coin, slug, token, card or similar object, or upon any other payment method, may be operated by the public generally for use as a game, entertainment or amusement, whether or not registering a score, and includes but is not limited to such devices as jukeboxes, marble machines, pinball machines, movie and video booths or stands^ and all games, operations or transactions similar thereto under whatever name by which they may be indicated. Bingo devices are deemed gambling devices and are therefore prohibited for use except as provided by state law. If a machine consists of more than one game monitor which permits individuals to play separate games simultaneously, each separate game monitor shall be deemed an automatic amusement device. "Automatic amusement device'' includes a machine described above containing a free play option or other means to play the machine without payment, and the presence of such option or means is not a defense to a violation of this chapter.

"Illegal amusement device" means an automatic amusement device that: includes a knock-off circuit; or allows more than ten replays or free games, or maintains a count of payoffs or the number of times a person has won a game played on the device; or maintains a tally of players' scores other than the tally displayed to players; or fails to display in the required manner a tax emblem required by this chapter; or has been used for illegal gambling, or is an illegal sweepstakes device. "Illegal amusement device" does not include a device, other than an illegal sweepstakes device, that properly displays a required tax emblem, that is not use...

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