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Charitable Games Tax and License Fees

Revenues received from the operator license fees and the 3 percent tax on gross proceeds of charitable games are deposited into the Illinois Gaming Law Enforcement (IGLE) Fund. Two-thirds of the amount deposited into the IGLE Fund is appropriated to the Department of Revenue, the Department of the State Police, and the Office of the Attorney General. The remaining one-third is distributed for law enforcement purposes to municipalities and counties annually in proportion to the number of licenses issued to each municipality or county.

Pull Tabs and Jar Games Tax and License Fees

Revenues received from the operator license fees and the 5 percent tax on gross proceeds of pull tabs and jar games are divided equally between the Common School Fund and the Illinois Gaming Law Enforcement (IGLE) Fund. Two-thirds of the amount deposited into the IGLE Fund is appropriated to the Department of Revenue, the Department of the State Police, and the Office of the Attorney General. The remaining one-third is distributed for law enforcement purposes to municipalities and counties annually in proportion to the number of licenses issued in each municipality or county.