Raffle & Poker Runs License

The right to operate raffles and poker runs in Morton Grove is a privilege and requires a great deal of responsibility and full compliance with the Illinois Raffles and Poker Runs Act (230 ILCS 15/0.01 et. seq.) and Title 4 Chapter 6K of the Village Code. Qualified organizations must obtain a Village license to conduct raffles or poker runs. The following types of raffle and poker runs licenses are available:

Class A - Raffle License  A Class A raffle license shall permit a law enforcement agency or a statewide association that represents law enforcement officials to conduct raffles in the Village; or a qualified organization to conduct a raffle event which may include multiple drawings to award prizes, but all drawings must occur on the same day and at the same location and within the confines of the same raffle event. The maximum retail value of any single raffle prize cannot exceed $2,000 and the maximum aggregate retail value of all raffle prizes for the raffle event cannot exceed $10,000. Raffle chances may only be sold within the corporate limits of Morton Grove and the price charged for each raffle chance issued or sold shall not exceed $100.00. Chances may not be issued or sold for any period longer than 365 days. Only four (4) Class A raffle licenses may be granted to a qualified organization during a calendar year. *
Class B - Raffle License A Class B raffle license shall permit a qualified organization to conduct a single raffle event which may include multiple drawings to award prizes, but all drawings must occur on the same day and at the same location and within the confines of the same raffle event. The maximum retail value of a single raffle prize and the aggregate retail value of all prizes or merchandise awarded in a raffle event shall not exceed the amount of the fidelity bond submitted with the application for a raffle license pursuant to 4-6K-9. If the fidelity bond is waived, the maximum retail value of a single raffle prize may not exceed $2,000 and the aggregate retail value of all prizes or merchandise awarded in a raffle event shall not exceed $10,000. Raffle chances may only be sold within the corporate limits of Morton Grove and the price charged for each raffle chance issued or sold shall not exceed $100.00. Chances may not be issued or sold for any period longer than 365 days.
Class C - Raffle License A Class C raffle license shall permit a qualified organization to conduct up to fifty-two (52) raffle events during a calendar year. Raffle events shall occur not more frequently than weekly and shall occur at specified locations within the Village of Morton Grove. The maximum retail value of a single raffle prize and the aggregate retail value of all prizes or merchandise awarded in a raffle event shall not exceed the amount of the fidelity bond submitted with the application for a raffle license pursuant to 4-6K-9. If the fidelity bond is waived, the maximum retail value of a single raffle prize may not exceed $2,000 and the aggregate retail value of all prizes or merchandise awarded in a raffle event shall not exceed $10,000. Raffle chances may only be sold within the corporate limits of Morton Grove and the price charged for each raffle chance issued or sold shall not exceed $100.00. Chances may not be issued or sold for any period longer than 365 days.
Class A - Poker Runs License A Class A poker runs license shall permit a qualified organization to conduct a poker runs which may include multiple winning hands or high scores, but all winning hands or high scores must occur on the same day and at the same location and within the confines of the same poker runs at specified locations within the Village of Morton Grove. The maximum retail value of a prize of any winning hand or high score cannot exceed $2,000 and the maximum aggregate retail value of all poker runs prizes for the poker runs cannot exceed $10,000. Only four (4) Class A poker runs licenses may be granted to a qualified organization during a calendar year.
Class B - Poker Runs License A Class B poker runs license shall permit a qualified organization to conduct up to fifty­ two (52) poker runs during a calendar year. Poker runs shall occur not more frequently than weekly and at specified locations within the Village of Morton Grove. The maximum retail value of a prize of any winning hand or high score cannot exceed $2,000 and the maximum aggregate retail value of all poker runs prizes for each poker runs cannot exceed $10,000.

 

Qualify for a Class A raffle license or Class poker runs license?
Any qualified organization seeking to obtain a Class A raffle license, or a Class A poker runs license need not file an application with the Village, and such license shall be deemed automatically granted provided the qualified organization is not deemed ineligible for a license pursuant to 4-6K-4. However, a Class A raffle license or Class A poker runs license holder shall comply with all other regulations and requirements of the Act and this Chapter, and shall, upon request of the Raffle and Poker Runs Administrator, provide all records and information to verify it is a qualified organization and has and will conduct all raffles or poker runs in the Village in full compliance with the Act and this Chapter.

 

What types of organizations can receive a Morton Grove Raffle or Poker Runs License?

BUSINESS ORGANIZATIONS (A voluntary organization composed of individuals and businesses who have joined together to advance the commercial, financial, industrial, and civic interests of a community)* CHARITABLE ORGANIZATIONS (An organization or institution organized and operated to benefit an indefinite number of the public.)* EDUCATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS (An organization or institution organized and operated to provide systematic instruction in useful branches of learning by methods common to schools and institutions of learning which compare favorably in their scope and intensity with the course of study presented in tax-supported schools.)*(An organization or institution organized and operated to benefit an indefinite number of the public.)*
FRATERNAL ORGANIZATIONS (An organization of persons having a common interest, the primary interest of which is to both promote the welfare of its members and to provide assistance to the general public in such a way as to lessen the burdens of government by caring for those that otherwise would be cared for by the government.)* LABOR ORGANIZATIONS (An organization composed of workers organized with the objective of betterment of the conditions of those engaged in such pursuit and the development of a higher degree of efficiency in their respective occupations.)* LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES (An agency of Illinois or unit of local government which is vested by law or ordinance with the duty to maintain public order and to enforce criminal laws or ordinances.)
RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATIONS (Any church, congregation, society, or organization founded for the purpose of religious worship.)* VETERANS ORGANIZATIONS (An organization or association comprised of members of whom substantially all are individuals who are veterans or spouses, widows, or widowers of veterans, the primary purpose of which is to promote the welfare of its members and to aid the general public in such a way as to confer a public benefit.)* NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS (An organization or institution organized and conducted on a not-for-profit basis with no personal profit inuring to any one as a result of the operation and determined by the Raffle and Poker Runs Administrator to be organized for the sole purpose of providing financial assistance to an identified individual or group of individuals suffering extreme financial hardship as the result of an illness, disability, accident, or disaster.)


*Religious, charitable, labor, business, fraternal, educational or veteran organization must operate without profit to their members and have been in existence continuously for a period of five (5) years immediately before making application for a raffle license, and during that entire 5-year period must have been engaged in carrying out their objectives.

How to Apply

To apply for the license, please fill out this form. For return instructions and notice of requires fees and attachments, pay special attention to Page 2.

For more information please review Village Code Section 4-6K or contact the Raffle and Poker Runs Administrator at 847-470-5220 or raffles@mortongroveil.org.

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