Bonding of employees. The commissioner may, if he determines that it is necessary, require any of the department's employees to give bond in such amount as the commissioner may determine. Every such bond when duly executed and approved shall be filed in the office of the Secretary of the State. The cost of any such bond so given as aforesaid shall be part of the necessary expenses of the department.
Conflict of interest. No commissioner or unit head or employee of the department shall directly or indirectly, individually or as a member of a partnership or as a shareholder of a corporation, have any interest whatsoever in dealing in any lottery, racing, fronton, betting enterprise or casino gaming facility or in the ownership or leasing of any property or premises used by or for any lottery, racing, fronton, betting enterprise or casino gaming facility.
No commissioner or unit head shall, directly or indirectly, wager at any off-track betting facility, race track or fronton authorized under this chapter, purchase lottery tickets issued under this chapter or play, directly or indirectly, any authorized game conducted at a casino gaming facility.
The commissioner may adopt regulations in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54 to prohibit any employee of the department from engaging, directly or indirectly, in any form of legalized gambling activity in which such employee is involved because of his or her employment with the department.
History: act included references to frontons; P. The commissioner shall have power generally to do whatever is reasonably necessary for the carrying out of the intent of this chapter; and may call upon other administrative departments of the state government and of municipal governments for such information and assistance as he or she deems necessary to the performance of his or her duties.
The commissioner shall set racing and jai alai meeting dates, except that the commissioner may delegate to designated staff the authority for setting make-up performance dates. The commissioner shall, as far as practicable, avoid conflicts in the dates assigned for racing or the exhibition of the game of jai alai in the state.
They shall have the powers and duties specified in section c. Regulations construed; a winner is determined at the time of lottery drawing and the 45 per cent distribution requirement applies to categories of games in general over time, and not to each lottery drawing. All regulations of the department shall be adopted in the manner provided in chapter The commissioner shall, at least annually, on or before December thirty-first of each year, either 1 publish in convenient pamphlet form all regulations then in force and shall furnish copies of such pamphlets to such persons who desire such pamphlets, or 2 post such regulations on the department's Internet web site.
History: act substituted Secs. The Commissioner of Consumer Protection shall, within available resources, prepare and distribute informational materials designed to inform the public of the programs available for the prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of compulsive gamblers in this state. The commissioner shall require any casino gaming facility and any person or business organization which is licensed to sell lottery tickets, operate an off-track betting system or conduct wagering on racing events or jai alai games, to display such informational materials at the casino gaming facility and each licensed premise, respectively.
See Sec. Annual reports. The annual report shall include a statement of the receipts and disbursements of the department, a statement of the costs of administering the department, a summary of its activities, and any additional information and recommendations which the commissioner may deem of value or which the Governor may request.
Such studies shall be conducted as often as the commissioner deems necessary, except that no studies shall be conducted before the fiscal year ending June 30, , and thereafter studies shall be conducted at least once every ten years. The joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to legalized gambling shall each receive a report concerning each study carried out, stating the findings of the study and the costs of conducting the study.
The Commissioner of Consumer Protection shall submit a report to the Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection and the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to legalized gambling, not later than the fifteenth business day of each month, which report shall set forth a detailed statement of 1 any investigations conducted by the Department of Consumer Protection in the previous month, and 2 such arrest data as the Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection or the committee may require, including, but not limited to, the number of arrests made by the special policemen in the security unit of the Department of Consumer Protection.
History: Jan. Powers of commissioner. The commissioner may conduct any inquiry, investigation or hearing necessary to carry out the provisions of this chapter. The commissioner shall have power to administer oaths and take testimony under oath concerning the matter of inquiry or investigation.
At any hearing ordered, the commissioner or an agent authorized by law to issue such process may subpoena witnesses and require the production of records, papers and documents pertinent to such inquiry. No witness under subpoena issued under the provisions of this section shall be excused from testifying or from producing records, papers or documents on the ground that such testimony or the production of such records or other documentary evidence would tend to incriminate him, but such evidence or the records or papers so produced shall not be used in any criminal proceeding against him.
If any person disobeys such process or, having appeared in obedience thereto, refuses to answer any pertinent question put to him or to produce any records and papers pursuant thereto, the commissioner may apply to the superior court for the judicial district of Hartford or for the judicial district wherein the person resides or wherein the business has been conducted, or to any judge of said court if the same is not in session, setting forth such disobedience to process or refusal to answer.
Said court or such judge shall cite such person to appear before said court or such judge to answer such question or to produce such records and papers and, upon his refusal to do so, shall commit such person to a community correctional center until he testifies, but not for a longer period than sixty days.
Notwithstanding the serving of the term of such commitment by any person, the commissioner may proceed with such inquiry and examination as if the witness had not previously been called upon to testify. Officers who serve subpoenas issued by the commissioner or under his authority and witnesses attending hearings conducted under this section shall receive the same fees and compensation as officers and witnesses in the courts of this state to be paid on vouchers of the department on order of the Comptroller.
The commissioner may delegate the powers granted to him under this section. Statute adequately protects witness against the use of his testimony by federal prosecutors, but is unconstitutional because it violates witness' right against self-incrimination by failing to prohibit the use against the immunized witness of evidence derived from his compelled testimony.
The Commissioner of Consumer Protection shall adopt regulations, in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54, to regulate wagering on sporting events to the extent permitted by state and federal law. Record of proceedings to be public. The commissioner shall provide books in which shall be kept a true, faithful and correct record of all of the department's proceedings, which books shall be open to the public as provided in section Organizational units.
Regulation of state lottery. The Department of Consumer Protection shall adopt regulations, in accordance with chapter 54, for the purpose of assuring the integrity of the state lottery, concerning the regulation of the state lottery under the operation and management of the Connecticut Lottery Corporation.
Such regulations shall include: 1 The licensing of employees of the Connecticut Lottery Corporation and any person or business organization awarded the primary contract by said corporation to provide facilities, components, goods or services which are necessary for the operation of the activities authorized by chapter a; 2 the approval of procedures of the corporation; 3 the time period for complying with the regulations governing said approval of procedures; 4 offerings of lottery games; 5 minimum prize payouts and payments; 6 regulation of lottery sales agents including qualifications for licensure and license suspension and revocation; 7 assurance of the integrity of the state lottery including the computer gaming system, computer internal control and system testing; and 8 limitations on advertising and marketing content to assure public information as to the odds of winning the lottery and the prohibition of sales of tickets to minors.
Subject to the provisions of section a, the commissioner may waive all or part of the penalties provided under this subsection when it is proven to the commissioner's satisfaction that the failure to pay such moneys to the state within the time allowed was due to reasonable cause and was not intentional or due to neglect. Any such delinquent lottery sales agent shall be notified of such delinquency assessment and shall be afforded an opportunity to contest the validity and amount of such assessment before the commissioner who may conduct such hearing.
Upon request of the president of the Connecticut Lottery Corporation, the commissioner may prepare and sign a warrant directed to any state marshal, constable or any collection agent employed by the Connecticut Lottery Corporation for distraint upon any property of such delinquent lottery sales agent within the state, whether personal or real property. An itemized bill shall be attached to the warrant certified by the commissioner as a true statement of the amount due from such lottery sales agent.
Such warrant shall have the same force and effect as an execution issued in accordance with chapter Such warrant shall be levied on any real, personal, tangible or intangible property of such agent and sale made pursuant to such warrant in the same manner and with the same force and effect as a levy and sale pursuant to an execution. History: act amended Subsec. Lottery advertising.
Section a is repealed, effective July 1, Section b is repealed, effective July 1, Any person who forges or counterfeits any ticket made for the purposes of any lottery or pari-mutuel system permitted under this chapter, or who alters any number of such a ticket, or who offers for sale or sells any such forged, counterfeited or altered ticket, knowing it to be such, or who presents any such forged, counterfeited or altered ticket to any person engaged in carrying out this chapter, with intent to defraud the state or any person participating in any such lottery or wagering under any such pari-mutuel system, shall be guilty of a class A misdemeanor.
The president shall independently verify the existence of such emergency and upon making such determination may order a suspension of sales of Powerball tickets in that municipality for a twenty-four-hour period. Such period shall commence on the next succeeding day of Powerball sales. History: June Sp. Such contract of sale shall authorize the purchaser of the system to establish and conduct a system of off-track betting on races held within or without the state pursuant to the provisions of this chapter.
Until the effective date of transfer of ownership of the off-track betting system, the commissioner shall establish and conduct systems of off-track betting on races held within or without the state pursuant to the provisions of this chapter. It is hereby declared that off-track betting on races conducted under the administration or regulatory authority of the department in the manner and subject to the conditions of this chapter shall be lawful notwithstanding the provisions of any other law, general, special or municipal, including any law prohibiting or restricting lotteries, bookmaking or any other kind of gambling, it being the purpose of this chapter to derive from such betting, as authorized by this chapter, a reasonable revenue for the support of state government and to prevent and curb unlawful bookmaking and illegal betting on races.
History: act did not change section; P. Any facility approved prior to December 31, , shall be included within the twenty-four facilities authorized by this subsection. The location of each such facility and the addition of simulcasting capability to any existing off-track betting branch facility that did not previously have such capability 1 shall be approved by the commissioner, and 2 shall be subject to the prior approval of the legislative body of the town in which such facility is located or is proposed to be located.
The department shall report annually to the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to legalized gambling on the status of the establishment or improvement of the off-track betting branch facility pursuant to this subsection.
Proposal to broadcast live racing while simultaneously advertising availability of telephone wagering would not result in creation of new off-track betting facilities and therefore does not violate moratorium. Section b is repealed. Until the effective date of transfer of ownership of the off-track betting system, moneys received at such facilities shall be deposited in a betting fund from which daily payments, in such amount as the commissioner deems suitable, shall be made.
If an operator of an off-track betting facility intends to conduct wagering on dog racing events or jai alai games, such operator 1 shall conduct wagering on dog racing events or jai alai games conducted by any association licensee which offers such racing events or games for off-track betting, provided such operator obtains the written consent of such licensee, and 2 may conduct wagering on out-of-state dog racing events or jai alai games when no such association licensee is conducting such racing events or games, provided such operator has complied with the provisions of subdivision 1 of this subsection.
No operator of an off-track betting facility shall conduct wagering on any dog racing event or jai alai game if such racing event or game is conducted within forty miles of such facility unless such operator has obtained the written consent of the licensee conducting such racing event or game. Compensation for such facilities, components, goods or services shall be deducted from the moneys retained pursuant to subsections c and d of this section in such amount as the commissioner shall determine.
No action shall be brought under this section later than three years from the date of termination of the contract. Such action shall be tried to the court without a jury. Damages recoverable in such action shall not include any amount attributable to anticipated profits but shall be limited to the recovery of actual damages sustained arising out of such contract. All legal defenses except governmental immunity shall be reserved to the state.
Such pari-mutuel wagers shall be combined in such form and manner as the commissioner may determine to be in the best interests of the off-track betting system established pursuant to the provisions of section Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection c or d of this section, the department or any person or business organization operating an off-track betting system and conducting wagering on racing events held without this state, may distribute to the holders of winning tickets who have placed wagers in said combined pools such sums as may be deposited in said combined pari-mutuel pools, less the same percentage of the total deposits of such combined pools as is established at the facility where such racing program is conducted plus the breakage to the dime, as shall be determined by the commissioner.
Section a is repealed, effective June 25, Until the effective date of transfer of ownership of the off-track betting system, and from time to time the commissioner shall estimate, and certify to the Comptroller, that portion of the balance in the betting fund which is in excess of the current needs of the department for the payment of prizes and for the payment of compensation under section Upon receipt of any such certification, the amount so certified shall be transferred from the betting fund to the General Fund.
History: act added reference to Subsecs. Operation of frontons. The department may authorize the operation of frontons in the state for exhibition of the Spanish ball game called jai alai or pelota. The operation of all frontons shall be under the supervision of the department. No person or business organization may conduct a meeting at which racing or the exhibition of jai alai is permitted for any stake, purse or reward or operate the off-track betting system unless such person or business organization is licensed as an association licensee by the commissioner.
Any such licensee authorized to conduct a meeting or operate the off-track betting system shall indemnify and save harmless the state of Connecticut against any and all actions, claims, and demands of whatever kind or nature which the state may sustain or incur by reason or in consequence of issuing such license. No person or business organization may operate any concession at any meeting at which racing or the exhibition of jai alai is permitted or any concession which is allied to an off-track betting facility unless such person or business organization is licensed as a concessionaire licensee by the commissioner.
No person or business organization awarded the primary contract by an association licensee to provide facilities, components, goods or services which are necessary for the operation of the activities authorized by the provisions of section may do so unless such person or business organization is licensed as a vendor licensee by the commissioner. No person or business organization may provide totalizator equipment and services to any association licensee for the operation of a pari-mutuel system unless such person or business organization is licensed as a totalizator licensee by the commissioner.
No business organization, other than a shareholder in a publicly traded corporation, may exercise control in or over an association, a concessionaire, a vendor or a totalizator licensee unless such business organization is licensed as an affiliate licensee by the commissioner. The commissioner shall issue affiliate licenses to qualified business organizations. No person may participate in this state in any activity permitted under this chapter as an employee of an association, concessionaire, vendor, totalizator or affiliate licensee unless such person is licensed as an occupational licensee by the commissioner.
Whether located in or out of this state, no officer, director, partner, trustee or owner of a business organization which obtains a license in accordance with this section may continue in such capacity unless such officer, director, partner, trustee or owner is licensed as an occupational licensee by the commissioner.
An occupational license shall also be obtained by any shareholder, key executive, agent or other person connected with any association, concessionaire, vendor, totalizator or affiliate licensee, who in the judgment of the commissioner will exercise control in or over any such licensee.
Such person shall apply for a license not later than thirty days after the commissioner requests him, in writing, to do so. The commissioner shall complete his investigation of an applicant for an occupational license and notify such applicant of his decision to approve or deny the application within one year after its receipt, or, if the commissioner determines good cause exists for extending such period of investigation and gives the applicant a reasonable opportunity for a hearing, by the date prescribed by the commissioner.
In determining whether to grant a license, the commissioner may require the applicant to submit information as to: Financial standing and credit; moral character; criminal record, if any; previous employment; corporate, partnership or association affiliations; ownership of personal assets; and such other information as it or he deems pertinent to the issuance of such license.
The commissioner may reject for good cause an application for a license. Any license granted under the provisions of this chapter is a revocable privilege and no licensee shall be deemed to have acquired any vested rights based on the issuance of such license. The commissioner, the deputy commissioner, the executive assistant, any unit head or any assistant unit head authorized by the commissioner may suspend or revoke for good cause any license issued by the commissioner after a hearing held in accordance with chapter If any affiliate licensee fails to comply with the provisions of this chapter, the commissioner, after a hearing held in accordance with chapter 54, may revoke or suspend the license of any one or more of the following related licensees: Concessionaire, vendor or totalizator, and may fine any one or more of such licensees in an amount not to exceed two thousand five hundred dollars.
In addition, if any affiliate licensee fails to comply with the provisions of this chapter, the commissioner, after a hearing held in accordance with chapter 54, may revoke or suspend the license of the related association licensee and may fine the related association licensee in an amount not to exceed seventy-five thousand dollars or both. If any license is suspended or revoked, the commissioner shall state the reasons for such suspension or revocation and cause an entry of such reasons to be made on the record books of the department.
Any licensee whose license is suspended or revoked, or any applicant aggrieved by the action of the commissioner concerning an application for a license, may appeal pursuant to section Penalties, hearings and appeals. The commissioner shall adopt regulations governing the operation of the off-track betting system and facilities, tracks, stables, kennels and frontons, including the regulation of betting in connection therewith, to insure the integrity and security of the conduct of meetings and the broadcast of racing events held pursuant to this chapter.
Such regulations shall include provision for the imposition of fines and suspension of licenses for violations thereof. Prior to the adoption of any regulations concerning the treatment of animals at any dog race track, the commissioner shall notify the National Greyhound Association of the contents of such regulations and of its right to request a hearing pursuant to chapter The commissioner shall have the authority to impose a fine of up to 1 seventy-five thousand dollars for any violation of such regulations by a licensee authorized to conduct a meeting or operate the off-track betting system under this section; 2 five thousand dollars for any violation of such regulations by a business organization licensed as an affiliate licensee authorized to exercise control over an association; and 3 two thousand five hundred dollars for any such violation by any other licensee licensed by the commissioner.
The stewards or judges of a meeting acting in accordance with such regulations shall have the authority to impose a fine of up to five hundred dollars for any such violation by such licensee, and the players' manager of a jai alai exhibition acting in accordance with such regulations shall have the authority to recommend to the judges that a fine should be considered for a player who may have violated such regulations.
The commissioner may delegate to the stewards and judges of a meeting the power to suspend the license of any occupational licensee employed in this state by an association licensee for a period not to exceed sixty days for any violation of such regulations. If any license is suspended, such stewards and judges of a meeting shall state the reasons therefor in writing.
All fines imposed pursuant to this section shall be paid over to the General Fund upon receipt by the department. Any person or business organization fined or suspended pursuant to this section shall have a right of appeal to the commissioner for a hearing that shall be conducted pursuant to chapter Any person or business organization aggrieved by a decision of the commissioner following such a hearing shall have a right of appeal pursuant to section The commissioner shall have the power to require that the books and records of any licensee, other than an occupational licensee, shall be maintained in any manner which he may deem best, and that any financial or other statements based on such books and records shall be prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in such form as he shall prescribe.
The commissioner or his designee shall also be authorized to visit, to investigate and to place expert accountants and such other persons as he may deem necessary, in the offices, tracks, frontons, off-track betting facilities or places of business of any such licensee, for the purpose of satisfying himself or herself that the department's regulations are strictly complied with. The commissioner may at any time for good cause require the removal of any employee or official employed by any licensee hereunder.
The commissioner may, on his or her own motion or upon application, exempt any person or business organization from the licensing requirements of this chapter or some or all of the disclosure requirements of chapter b, provided the applicant does not exercise control in or over an integral part of any activity which is authorized under this chapter.
The burden of proving that an exemption should be granted rests solely with the applicant. The commissioner may limit or condition the terms of an exemption and such determination shall be final. Any person aiding or abetting in the operation of an off-track betting system or the conduct of any meeting within this state at which racing or the exhibition of the game of jai alai shall be permitted for any stake, purse or reward, except in accordance with a license duly issued and unsuspended or unrevoked by the commissioner, shall be guilty of a class A misdemeanor.
The majority of the membership of the board of directors of any corporation licensed to operate the off-track betting system or to hold or conduct any meeting within the state of Connecticut at which racing or the exhibition of the game of jai alai shall be permitted for any stake, purse or reward, shall be residents of the state of Connecticut.
Any license granted under this section, other than an association license authorizing the licensee to conduct a meeting or operate the off-track betting system, as described in subsection a of this section, or an affiliate license authorizing the licensee to exercise control in or over an association licensee, as described in subsection e of this section, shall be effective for not more than one year from the date of issuance.
Initial application for and renewal of any license shall be in such form and manner as the commissioner shall prescribe by regulation. Any person or business organization issued a license to conduct dog racing shall establish a pet adoption program for the proper housing and care of retired greyhounds and shall provide financial support for such program and any facility operated to implement such program.
Any person or business organization issued a license to conduct dog racing pursuant to subsection c of section c shall employ persons who, at the time of employment, are recipients of assistance under the state-administered general assistance program, state supplement program, medical assistance program, temporary family assistance program or supplemental nutrition assistance program to fill not less than twenty per cent of the positions created by the conversion of a jai alai fronton to a dog race track if such persons have been trained for such employment by public or publicly funded agencies in coordination with such licensee.
Any person or business organization issued a license to conduct dog racing pursuant to subsection c of section c shall provide an on-site child care center, as described in section 19a, for use by employees of the dog race track. Such licensee shall employ persons who, at the time of employment, are recipients of aid under chapter or to fill not less than fifty per cent of the positions at such child care center if such persons have been trained for such employment by public or publicly funded agencies in coordination with such licensee.
Number of performances. Notwithstanding any other provisions of this chapter to the contrary, any person or business organization issued a license to conduct dog racing may operate on a year-round basis and may conduct such number of performances as it may elect, provided the total number of such performances does not exceed five hundred eighty performances in any calendar year. History: acts included dog racing and jai alai under provisions of section and substituted court of common pleas for superior court in Subsec.
Failure by plaintiff to claim it was denied a license by commission resulted in plaintiff's lack of standing to appeal under section. Within ten days after such statement has been filed, such town clerk shall cause notice of such filing to be published in a newspaper having a circulation in the town wherein the activity is to be conducted.
The question of the approval of the conducting of such activity shall be submitted to the electors of such town at a special election called for the purpose to be held not less than thirty nor more than sixty days after such publication, in conformity with the provisions of section , or at a regular town election if such election is to be held more than sixty but not more than one hundred twenty days after such publication, such question shall be so submitted and the vote shall be taken in the manner prescribed by said section The town clerk shall notify the department of the results of such election.
The disapproval of the conducting of such activity by a majority of those voting on the question shall be a bar to the granting of a license to such applicant to conduct such activity at such location. All costs incurred by a municipality in connection with such referendum shall be paid to said municipality by the person or business organization filing such application for such license.
The provisions of this subsection shall not apply to any licensee authorized to operate the off-track betting system with respect to any off-track betting facility approved prior to June 25, Time limit fixed does not remove requirement under Sec. Licensing moratorium. If the commissioner determines from such random testing that the integrity of dog racing events may be compromised, the commissioner may order the conduct of more frequent testing at one or more dog race tracks for such period of time as the commissioner deems necessary or advisable.
The commissioner shall determine the laboratory responsible for the conduct of such testing and the amount of the fee for such test which shall be based upon the actual cost of such test and which shall be payable on a basis determined by the commissioner.
Each such licensee shall pay such fee directly to such laboratory with respect to racing dogs at its dog race track. The commissioner may implement policies and procedures necessary to carry out the provisions of subsection a of this section while in the process of adopting regulations, provided the commissioner prints notice of intent to adopt the regulations in the Connecticut Law Journal within twenty days after implementation.
Such policies and procedures shall be valid until the time final regulations are effective. The department may permit at racing events, exhibitions of the game of jai alai licensed under the provisions of this chapter or at off-track betting facilities, betting under a pari-mutuel system, so called, including standard pari-mutuel, daily double, exacta, quinella, trifecta, superfecta, twin trifecta, pick four and pick six betting, and such other forms of multiple betting as the department may determine.
The pari-mutuel system, so called, shall not be used or permitted at any location other than the race track at which the racing event is licensed to be conducted or the fronton at which the game of jai alai is licensed to be played or at an off-track betting facility operated by the department or by a licensee authorized to operate the off-track betting system.
A computerized electronic totalizator system, approved by the commissioner, shall be used to conduct pari-mutuel wagering at each racing or jai alai event. A computerized electronic totalizator system approved by the commissioner and, where authorized by subsection b of section a, and approved by the commissioner, a simulcast system shall be used to conduct pari-mutuel wagering and simulcasting of off-track betting race programs at off-track betting facilities.
The commissioner may require any licensee to submit information concerning the daily operation of such totalizator or simulcast system which he deems necessary for the effective administration of this chapter, including records of all wagering transactions, in such form and manner as he shall prescribe. Purses, capital improvements and promotional marketing for dog racing. Each licensee conducting dog racing events shall, on an annual basis, submit to the department certified financial statements verifying the use of such allocations for purses, capital improvements and promotional marketing.
Each licensee conducting horse racing events under the pari-mutuel system shall pay to the state, and there is hereby imposed: 1 A tax on the total money wagered in the pari-mutuel pool on each and every day the licensee conducts racing events, pursuant to the following schedule:.
The commissioner shall by regulation adopted in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54 designate the percentage of the difference between the seventeen per cent specified in subsection c of this section and the tax specified in this subsection, which shall be allocated as prize or purse money for the horses racing at each facility.
Any person desiring to conduct a race meeting may apply to the Commission for an organization license. The application shall be made on a form prescribed and furnished by the Commission and shall include a search waiver. The application shall contain the following information:.
A separate application shall be filed for each race meeting which such person proposes to conduct. The application:. No person shall own any silent or undisclosed interest in any entity requesting an organization license. No organization license shall be issued to any applicant that fails to comply with the provisions of this section.
Applications for organization licenses must be filed with the Commission at a time and place prescribed by the rules and regulations of the Commission. Beginning with organization license applications for the calendar year, the Commission shall develop and use separate application forms for applicants requesting an organization license to conduct horse racing with the pari-mutuel system of wagering and applicants requesting an organization license to conduct horse racing without the pari-mutuel system of wagering.
For use for the calendar year organization licenses, an applicant requesting to conduct horse racing without the pari-mutuel system of wagering shall make application with the Commission on American Quarter Horse Association application forms.
Applications for an organization license to conduct horse racing without the pari-mutuel system of wagering for the calendar year shall be filed with the Commission on or before the 1st day of August, Such fee shall be in the form of a certified check or bank draft payable to the order of the Commission.
Within thirty 30 days after the date specified for filing, the Commission shall examine the applications for compliance with the provisions of the Oklahoma Horse Racing Act and such rules and regulations as may be promulgated by the Commission. If any application does not comply with the provisions of the Oklahoma Horse Racing Act or the rules and regulations promulgated by the Commission, the application may be rejected or the Commission may direct the applicant to comply with the provisions of the Oklahoma Horse Racing Act or the rules and regulations of the Commission within a reasonable time as determined by the Commission.
Upon proof by the applicant of compliance, the Commission may reconsider the application. If it is found to be in compliance with the provisions of the Oklahoma Horse Racing Act and the rules and regulations of the Commission, the Commission may then issue an organization license to the applicant.
The Commission may exercise discretion in the issuing of organization licenses to qualified applicants. The Commission may also determine and grant racing dates different from those requested by the applicants in their applications. The Commission may determine and grant the number of racing days to be allotted to each applicant. When granting organization licenses and allocating dates for race meetings which will, in the judgment of the Commission, be conducive to the best interests of the public and the sport of horse racing, the Commission shall give consideration to:.
The financial liabilities incurred by the organization licensee in the form of real estate mortgages shall not be included in the determination of the bond amount. The Commission shall notify each applicant of the racing dates allotted to such applicant. The notice shall be in writing and sent by registered mail to the applicant at the address stated in the Application. The notice shall be mailed within two 2 business days of the date the allotment is made. After the mailing of such notice of allotment, each applicant shall file with the Commission within ten 10 days an acceptance of such allotment on a form prescribed and furnished by the Commission.
Each organization license shall specify the name of the person to whom it is issued, the dates upon which horse racing is permitted, and the location, place, track, or enclosure where the race meeting is to be held. All horse racing conducted pursuant to the provisions of an organization license is subject to the provisions of the Oklahoma Horse Racing Act and of the rules, regulations and directives promulgated by the Commission, and every organization license issued by the Commission shall contain a statement to that effect.
Any organization licensee may provide, with prior approval by the Commission, that at least one horse race a day may be devoted to the racing of a type of horse which is different from the type of horse being raced in the other races conducted by the organization licensee on that day. When scheduled races are trial heats for futurities or stakes races electronically timed from the starting gates, no organization licensee shall move the starting gates or allow the starting gates to be moved until all trial heats are complete, except in an emergency as determined by the stewards.
Organization licenses may be revoked if the organization licensee or any person owning an interest in the organization licensee:. Any organization license revocation proceeding shall be conducted pursuant to the provisions of Sections through of Title 75 of the Oklahoma Statutes. The fees received by the Commission pursuant to the provisions of this section shall be deposited to the credit of the General Revenue Fund of the State Treasury.
The provisions of the Oklahoma Horse Racing Act and rules promulgated by the Commission shall apply to an organization licensee during the entire calendar year in which the license was issued. June 6, ; Laws , c. June 4, Whenever an organization license to conduct a horse race meeting has been issued, no person shall in any manner become the owner or holder, directly or indirectly, of any shares of stock or certificates or other evidence of ownership of any interest in such organization licensee without first having obtained the approval of the Commission.
The Commission may, after hearing, revoke such organization license granted to any person which shall register on its books in the name of any person its shares of stock or certificates or other evidence of ownership of any interest in such organization licensee without the approval of the Commission having first been obtained, or which shall knowingly permit a person to be directly or indirectly interested in its shares of stock or certificates or other evidence of ownership of any interest in such organization license without reporting the same to the Commission.
Whenever the Commission gives to any person its approval to own or hold the shares of stock or certificates or other evidence of ownership of any interest in any such organization licensee it shall by registered mail notify the secretary of such licensee of such approval. Under no circumstances shall the Commission give such approval to any person who has been convicted of a felony or a crime involving moral turpitude, unless said person has been granted a full and unconditional pardon.
Under no circumstances shall the Commission give such approval to any person who has violated any of the provisions of the racing laws of this state or any other state, or has at any time been denied a license or permit of any kind by the Commission. The Commission shall promulgate rules and regulations setting minimum standards to be met by organization licensees. The failure of an organization licensee which has been awarded racing dates to meet the minimum standards set by the Commission shall result in the mandatory suspension of the organization license by the Commission.
The suspended organization license of the organization shall not be reinstated until the minimum standards are met. Those organization licensees which apply for racing dates shall not be granted organization licenses if they are not in compliance with the minimum standards to be set by the Commission. Prior to commencing construction, remodeling, or alteration of grandstand or other spectator areas, including but not limited to clubs, lounges, and restaurants, plans and specifications shall be presented to the State Fire Marshal for approval.
Prior to commencing construction, remodeling, or alteration of stables, dormitories, barns, and other buildings in the stabling areas, plans and specifications shall be presented to the State Fire Marshal for approval. The State Fire Marshal Commission shall adopt rules and regulations for conducting fire safety inspections on a regular basis at operating tracks.
Pari-mutuel system of wagering authorized - Distribution of funds retained from money wagered - Revenue bond financing of racetrack or facility prohibited. Any organization licensee conducting a race meeting may provide places on the race meeting grounds at which it may conduct and supervise the pari-mutuel system of wagering on the horse races conducted by the organization licensee at the race meeting.
No other place or method of betting, pool making, wagering, or gambling shall be used or permitted by the organization licensee. The pari-mutuel system of wagering shall be permitted only on horse races conducted at a racetrack where such pari-mutuel system of wagering is authorized pursuant to the provisions of the Oklahoma Horse Racing Act. Such amount shall be retained by the organization licensee to be distributed as follows:.
Organization licensees shall keep accurate books and records of all moneys wagered on each day of a race meeting and of the taxes paid pursuant to the provisions of this section. The Oklahoma Tax Commission or an authorized representative shall have access at all reasonable times to such records for the purpose of examining and checking the records and ascertaining whether the proper amount of taxes is being paid.
The Oklahoma Tax Commission shall require verified reports and a statement of the total of all moneys wagered daily at a race meeting and may prescribe forms upon which such reports and statement shall be made. The organization licensee shall provide the Oklahoma Tax Commission with such space and accommodations as may be necessary for the Oklahoma Tax Commission to implement its duties pursuant to the provisions of the Oklahoma Horse Racing Act. No revenue bonds issued by a public trust, as authorized by the provisions of Title 62 of the Oklahoma Statutes, shall be used to finance any racetrack or racing facility.
April 21, ; Laws , c. May 2, Offtrack wagering plans - Conditions - Notification - Licensing - Breakage and unclaimed ticket proceeds. Any organization licensee shall file with the Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission its plan to conduct pari-mutuel wagering at a facility or facilities located outside the organization licensee's racing enclosure. Such pari-mutuel wagering may be conducted at any time as authorized by the Commission.
The conducting of pari-mutuel wagering at a facility outside the organization licensee's enclosure is subject to the following:. Pari-mutuel wagering shall be permitted only in a county which approves or has approved the conducting of pari-mutuel horse racing in that county pursuant to the provisions of Section of this title;. Pari-mutuel wagering conducted by an organization licensee shall not be permitted within thirty 30 miles of another organization licensee's racing enclosure without the express permission granted by the other organization licensee;.
All pari-mutuel wagering facilities located outside any organization licensee's racing enclosure shall be operated in accordance with all applicable rules of the Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission Rules of Racing Pari-Mutuel Edition ;. The organization licensee sending its racing signal to a facility or facilities outside its racing enclosure may combine the pari-mutuel pools of all facilities with those of the organization licensee for the purpose of determining odds and computing payoffs.
The amount of money to be retained and distributed by the organization licensee and to be remitted to the Oklahoma Tax Commission from money wagered pursuant to the provisions of this section shall be the same as set forth in paragraph 1 of subsection B, in subsection D, and in subsection E of Section The distribution for purses at facilities other than an organization licensee's racing enclosures shall be:.
Upon completion of three hundred sixty-five calendar days since the opening of a facility in a county, the thirty-six-month period commences retroactive to the opening of that facility. If the facility does not operate for three hundred sixty-five calendar days, a new facility may be opened and operated, with the thirty-six-month period commencing consistent with this paragraph.
If a facility terminates operation after the three-hundred-sixty-fifth calendar day, all days shall be allotted to subsequent facilities not to exceed one thousand ninety-five 1, calendar days per facility; and. The organization licensee, after the distribution to the Oklahoma Tax Commission pursuant to the provisions of paragraph 4 of this subsection and distributions pursuant to paragraphs 5 and 6 of this subsection, shall retain the balance of the monies wagered.
Notification by an organization licensee to conduct pari-mutuel wagering at a facility or facilities outside of the organization licensee's racing enclosure shall be made annually to the Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission. An organization licensee may make an original notification to conduct pari-mutuel wagering at a facility or facilities outside of the organization licensee's racing enclosure at any time. All persons employed in the actual conduct of pari-mutuel wagering at a facility outside an organization licensee's racing enclosure shall be licensed by the Commission, consistent with Section Breakage and unclaimed ticket proceeds shall be distributed in the manner applicable to the races of the racing program of the organization licensee sending the racing program.
May 14, The Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission may authorize an organization licensee to accept wagers on the results of out-of-state full racing programs for simulcast races as follows:. On days when the organization licensee is conducting live racing, the licensee may accept wagers on out-of-state full racing programs during the hours when it is conducting live racing, and may accept wagers on the results of out-of-state full racing programs during the hours it is not conducting live racing;.
On days when the licensee is conducting live racing, the Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission may authorize the organization licensee to accept wagers on individual out-of-state simulcast races in addition to the out-of-state full racing programs. The authorization provided in subsection A of this section must comply with federal laws including, but not limited to, Chapter 57 of Title 15 of the United States Code.
Wagers on out-of-state races conducted pursuant to the provisions of this section may be placed in a separate pari-mutuel pool or pools, or may be combined with the pari-mutuel pool or pools of the track where the race is run, or may be combined with other organization licensees licensed by the Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission and their wagering facilities located within this state.
Each organization licensee accepting wagers on an out-of-state race shall deduct a percentage of the amount handled which is equal to the percentage deducted from the amount handled by the organization licensee in pari-mutuel pools at the race meeting or meetings held by the organization licensee if the wagers on the out-of-state races are not being combined with the pari-mutuel pool or pools where the race or races are being run.
For the day on which the out-of-state race is offered, each organization licensee shall pay the state share of the organization licensee at the rate applicable to the races of the racing program of the organization licensee.
Breakage and unclaimed ticket proceeds shall be distributed in the manner applicable to the races of the racing program of the organization licensee. Except as otherwise provided by law, the amount remaining from the deduction pursuant to the provisions of subsection D of this section after payment of the state share and the contractual payment to the out-of-state host racing organization, shall be distributed as follows:.
April 19, ; Laws , c. May 14, ; Laws , c. April 29, Any organization licensee that accepts full-card out-of-state simulcast wagering at any time during a calendar year shall be required to televise to all other racetracks licensed by the Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission all of its live races, or the number of days of its live racing which is equivalent to the number of days of live racing conducted at the receiving track, whichever is less.
Pari-mutuel wagering may be conducted on such races at all other racetracks licensed by the Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission and may be allowed at their in-state offtrack pari-mutuel wagering facilities or at any other racetrack or entity in another state or country. Money wagered on such races may be placed in separate or common pools as determined by rules of the Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission.
A written application to televise a race shall contain the details of such race, its agreements and contracts, and shall be submitted to the Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission for its approval prior to the racing event. Such agreement shall comply with all applicable laws of the United States and the laws of this state.
The proceeds of the agreement shall be distributed in the same manner as money wagered pursuant to the provisions of paragraph 1 of subsection B, in subsection D, and in subsection E of Section For the days on which a licensed track within this state does not conduct live racing but conducts pari-mutuel wagering on races televised from another licensed track within this state or on out-of-state races, the conducting of pari-mutuel wagering shall not be considered racing days for the purposes of this title.
When any licensed track within this state conducts pari-mutuel wagering on races televised from another licensed track within this state, the receiving licensee shall not retransmit the sending licensee's signal without the express permission of the sending licensee.
Breakage and unclaimed ticket proceeds shall be distributed in the manner applicable to the races of the racing program of the organization licensees who are sending and receiving the racing program. National Breeders' Cup - Pick seven wagers - Apportionment of wagered funds. Pursuant to rules and regulations of the Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission, an organization licensee shall be permitted to conduct a National Breeders' Cup pick seven.
Any organization licensee authorized by the Commission to accept wagers on the results of the National Breeders' Cup races shall apportion all money wagered on pick seven wagers as follows:. The revenue shall be apportioned monthly to the General Revenue Fund of the state for the support of the state government, to be paid out only pursuant to appropriation by the Legislature;. If an organization licensee offers a reduced price for admission to the race meeting grounds based upon the purchase of a season ticket or pass, the amount of tax collected by the licensee for admission to the race meeting grounds as a result of the purchase of such ticket or pass by any person shall be equal to the amount of tax that would have been collected by the licensee for admission to the race meeting grounds if such person did not hold a season ticket or pass.
On the first business day after the close of the racing day on which the tax was collected, the organization licensee shall remit to the Oklahoma Tax Commission the proceeds from the tax. The proceeds of the tax shall be distributed as follows:. The amount so deducted shall be known as breakage. All breakage proceeds shall be remitted by the organization licensee to the Commission for deposit in the Oklahoma Breeding Development Fund Special Account.
Any individual who claims to be entitled to any part of a pari-mutuel pool conducted by an organization licensee and who fails to receive the money due may file the following with the organization licensee within sixty 60 days after the wager has been made:. A verified claim on a form prescribed and furnished by the Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission setting forth such information as may be necessary to identify the particular pool and the amount claimed therefrom; and.
A substantial portion of the pari-mutuel ticket upon which the claim is based, sufficient to identify the particular racetrack, race, and horse involved, the amount wagered, and whether the ticket was a win, place, or show ticket. Upon proper application by an individual or an organization licensee the Commission shall hear any disputed claim and consider the proof offered in its support. Unless the claimant satisfactorily establishes the right to participate in the pool, the claim shall be rejected.
If the claim is allowed, the organization licensee shall pay the amount of the claim to the claimant upon order of the Commission. All unclaimed ticket proceeds shall be remitted by the organization licensee to the Commission for deposit in the Oklahoma Breeding Development Fund Special Account as follows:.
The payment for unclaimed ticket proceeds shall be accompanied by a completed form as prescribed by the Commission; and. The organization licensee shall remit calendar quarterly payments of all unclaimed ticket proceeds which have been in the organization licensee's possession for no fewer than sixty 60 days after the wager has been made, regardless of whether the wager was from live racing or simulcasting or during or between live race meetings. Race meetings conducted by fair associations - Proportions of wagers retained - Licenses.
Any fair association organized pursuant to the provisions of Title 2 of the Oklahoma Statutes for Agricultural Fair Corporations, the Free Oklahoma State Fair, Free District Fairs, and Agricultural and Industrial Expositions and Fairs or any existing county, district, or state fair as of January 1, , may apply to the Commission for one race meeting each year to be held within the boundaries of the county where the fair association is located.
The Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission may set the number of days and the dates of such race meeting requested by the fair association. A race meeting conducted by a fair association shall not exceed sixteen 16 days during a twenty-eight-consecutive-day period or a fair association shall be permitted to conduct a race meeting of twenty 20 to twenty-two 22 days during a thirty-eight-consecutive-day period.
A race meeting conducted pursuant to the provisions of this section shall be conducted in such a manner that all profits shall accrue to the fair association. Each organization licensee that, pursuant to this section, holds a race meeting at which the pari-mutuel system of wagering is conducted shall retain the following amounts from the monies wagered:.
Wagers conducted pursuant to Section Except as otherwise provided by law, the amount remaining after the deduction made pursuant to the provisions of subsection D of Section Any organization licensed pursuant to this section and conducting pari-mutuel wagering on races being run at another organization licensee within the State of Oklahoma shall retain from the monies being wagered an amount equal to the amount being retained from wagers by the sending track.
The amount of money retained shall be distributed as follows:. The Commission shall issue occupation licenses for personnel of organization licensees licensed pursuant to this section. Each occupation license shall be issued pursuant to Section May 2, ; Laws , c.
The fund shall be a continuing fund, not subject to fiscal year limitations, and shall consist of all monies received by the Commission for deposit in the fund pursuant to Section All monies accruing to the credit of said fund are hereby appropriated and may be budgeted and expended by the Commission for the purposes specified in subsection B of this section. Expenditures from said fund shall be made upon vouchers prescribed by the State Treasurer and issued by the Commission against the Oklahoma Breeding Development Fund Special Account.
Any person entitled to monies from the Oklahoma Breeding Development Fund Special Account as a purse supplement, stake, reward, or award, prior to receiving said monies, shall sign an affidavit stating that the horse involved complies with the requirements for the purse supplement, stake, reward, or award. Any person entitled to monies from the Oklahoma Breeding Development Fund Special Account as a purse supplement, stake, reward, or award "awards" , will forfeit such monies if that person fails to comply with all requirements necessary for earning the awards.
Further, any such person will forfeit such monies if, within one 1 year from the date of the race in which such award was earned, that person does not submit the state voucher for payment or for replacement in the event of an expired voucher, or if that person fails to submit all documentation required by the Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission.
In such event, monies accrued from forfeiture will be returned to the Oklahoma Breeding Development Fund for expenditure by the Commission for the purposes specified in subsection B of this section. No monies shall be expended by the Commission from the Oklahoma Breeding Development Fund Special Account except for any of the following purposes:.
To provide stakes and rewards to be paid to the owners of the winning Oklahoma-bred horses in certain horse races;. To provide stallion awards to the owner of the Oklahoma stallion which is the sire of an Oklahoma-bred horse if such a horse wins any race conducted at a race meeting;. To provide breeders awards to the owner of the Oklahoma-registered mare which is the dam of an Oklahoma-bred horse if such a horse wins any race conducted at a race meeting;. To provide monies for equine research through state institutions accredited for the same;.
To provide monies for use in marketing, promoting and advertising the Oklahoma-Bred Program and the Oklahoma horse racing industry to the people of Oklahoma, the United States and abroad; and. To provide for the administration of the Oklahoma Breeding Development Program. All expenses reimbursed as administrative pursuant to this subsection shall be itemized and audited pursuant to subsection E of this section.
Any monies transferred from the Oklahoma Breeding Development Fund Special Account to the Oklahoma Breeding Development Revolving Fund for administrative reimbursement found to be unsubstantiated, excessive or ineligible for reimbursement by said audit shall be returned to the Oklahoma Breeding Development Fund Special Account within thirty 30 days of the conclusion of the audit.
Provide for the registration of Oklahoma-domiciled mares and stallions and Oklahoma-bred horses. No such horse shall compete in the races limited to Oklahoma-bred horses unless registered with the Commission. The Commission may prescribe such forms as are necessary to determine the eligibility of such horses; provided, breeding stallions shall be eligible for registration in the Oklahoma-bred breeding program until July 1 of the breeding year.
No person shall knowingly prepare or cause preparation of an application for registration of such foals which contains false information;. Establish a schedule of fees for the registration of Oklahoma-domiciled mares and stallions and Oklahoma-bred horses sufficient to provide for all expenses incurred in the administration of the Oklahoma Breeding Development Fund Special Account; and. The Commission may contract with and designate an official registering agency to implement the registration of horses and the payment of awards from the Oklahoma Breeding Development Fund Special Account.
The official registering agency shall operate under the supervision of the Commission and be subject to the rules and regulations of the Commission. The official registering agency shall receive no compensation except fees received for registration of horses. In the event the Commission elects to perform as the official registering agency rather than contracting for such services, the Commission shall deposit all registration fees from the registration of Oklahoma-bred horses into the Oklahoma Breeding Development Fund Special Account.
The expense of the audit shall be paid from said Special Account. The fund shall be a continuing fund, not subject to fiscal year limitations, and shall consist of all monies received by the Commission from transfers made pursuant to paragraph 6 of subsection B of Section All monies accruing to the credit of said fund are hereby appropriated and may be budgeted and expended by the Commission for the purpose of administering the Oklahoma Breeding Development Program, or additions to purses of Oklahoma-bred races, and for no other purpose.
Monies received by and expenditures from said fund shall be subject to an annual audit pursuant to paragraph 6 of subsection B and subsection E of Section At the close of each fiscal year any unencumbered, unobligated, and unexpended monies in the Oklahoma Breeding Development Administration Revolving Fund shall be transferred to the Oklahoma Breeding Development Fund Special Account.
No organization licensee shall knowingly permit any minor to be a patron of the parimutuel system of wagering conducted by the organization licensee. Any person convicted of violating any provision of this subsection shall be guilty of a misdemeanor. May 26, ; Laws , c. No person shall knowingly enter or cause to be entered for competition any horse under any other name than its true name, or out of its proper class, for any purse, prize, premium, stake, or sweepstakes offered to the winner of a contest of speed at any race meeting held by an organization licensee.
The name of any horse, for the purpose of entry for competition in any contest of speed, shall be the name under which the horse has been registered and has publicly performed. Use or conspire to use any battery, buzzer, electrical or mechanical device, or other device other than the ordinary whip for the purpose of stimulating or depressing a horse or affecting its speed at any time; or.
Sponge the nostrils or windpipe of a horse for the purpose of stimulating or depressing a horse or affecting its speed at any time; or. Have in the possession of the person, within the confines of a racetrack, stables, sheds, buildings, or grounds where horses are kept which are eligible to race over a racetrack of any organization licensee, any device other than the ordinary whip which may or can be used for the purpose of stimulating or depressing a horse or affecting its speed at any time; or.
Have in the possession of the person with the intent to sell, give away, or exchange any such devices. Possession of such devices by anyone within the confines of a racetrack, stables, sheds, buildings, or grounds where horses are kept which are eligible to race over the racetracks of any organization licensee shall be prima facie evidence of intention to use such devices.
The Commission shall suspend or revoke the license of any person convicted of violating the provisions of this section. It shall be unlawful for any person to directly or indirectly engage or to conspire with or aid, assist, or abet any other person in the commission of any corrupt act or practice, including but not limited to:. The giving, offering, promising, accepting, soliciting or receiving, directly or indirectly, any gratuity or bribe in any form to any person having duties in relation to any race or race horse or to any trainer, jockey, starter, assistant starter, gatekeeper or agent or to any other person having charge of, or access to, any race horse; or.
The passing or attempting to pass or the cashing or attempting to cash any altered or fraudulent parimutuel ticket; or. The unauthorized sale or the attempt to make an unauthorized sale of any racetrack admission ticket.
If any person who is convicted of violating the provisions of subsection A of this section is licensed pursuant to the provisions of the Oklahoma Horse Racing Act, Section et seq. No person shall directly or indirectly, for any type of compensation including but not limited to fees, dues, or donations, accept anything of value from another to be transmitted or delivered for wager in any parimutuel system of wagering on horse races or collect a wager in any pari-mutuel system of wagering on horse races.
Nothing in this section prohibits wagering transactions authorized pursuant to the provisions of the Oklahoma Horse Racing Act. Fraud regarding prior racing record, pedigree, identity or ownership of registered animal. It shall be unlawful for any person to falsify, conceal, or cover up by any trick, scheme, or device a material fact, or make any false, fictitious, or fraudulent statements or representations, or make or use any false writing or document knowing the same to contain any false, fictitious, or fraudulent statement or entry regarding the prior racing record, pedigree, identity or ownership of a registered animal in any matter related to the breeding, buying, selling, or racing of such animal.
Administration of drugs or medications - Determination by rule - Penalties. Except as provided in subsection B of this section, the Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission is hereby authorized to determine by rule which drugs and medications, if any, may be administered to a horse prior to or during a horse race and to determine by rule the conditions under which such drugs and medications may be used or administered.
All horses participating in a horse race may be administered Furosemide prior to a horse race as authorized by the rules of the Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission. The administration of any drug or medication to a horse prior to or during a horse race which is not permitted by rule of the Commission is prohibited.
The Commission shall suspend or revoke the license of any such guilty party. April 7, ; Laws , c. Gaming areas not subject to certain smoking prohibitions - Requirements. The gaming areas of the premises of an organization licensee and, except for the off-track wagering facilities specified in Section Each gaming or simulcast area in which smoking is permitted shall be fully enclosed, directly exhausted to the outside, under negative air pressure so smoke cannot escape to nonsmoking areas when a door is opened, and no air from a smoking area is recirculated to nonsmoking areas of the building; and.
No exhaust from such gaming or simulcast area shall be located within twenty-five 25 feet of any entrance, exit, or air intake. No parimutuel racetrack shall be licensed in any county unless the majority of the voters of said county, voting at an election held for that purpose, approve the conducting of parimutuel horse racing in said county. A local rodeo committee may accept a local entry for participation in a professionally sanctioned rodeo sponsored by such committee.
No fair association or organization licensed pursuant to Section Notwithstanding the provisions of Sections through of Title 21 of the Oklahoma Statutes, the conducting of and participation in gaming in accordance with the provisions of this act or the model compact set forth in Section of this title is lawful and shall not be subject to any criminal penalties.
Provided further, a licensed manufacturer or distributor licensed pursuant to this act may manufacture, exhibit or store as a lawful activity any machines or devices which are capable of being used to conduct the following types of gaming:. Other gaming which may be lawfully conducted by an Indian tribe in this state. Authorized gaming may only be conducted by an organization licensee on days when the licensee is either conducting live racing or is accepting wagers on simulcast races at the licensee's racing facilities.
In any week, authorized gaming may be conducted for not more than one hundred six total hours, with not more than eighteen 18 hours in any twenty-four-hour period. Authorized gaming may only be conducted by organization licensees at enclosure locations where live racing is conducted.
Under no circumstances shall authorized gaming be conducted by an organization licensee at any facility outside the organization licensee's racing enclosure. No person who would not be eligible to be a patron of a pari-mutuel system of wagering pursuant to the provisions of subsection B of Section In order to encourage the growth, sustenance and development of live horse racing in this state and of the state's agriculture and horse industries, the Commission is hereby authorized to issue licenses to conduct authorized gaming to no more than three 3 organization licensees operating racetrack locations at which horse race meetings with pari-mutuel wagering, as authorized by the Commission pursuant to the provisions of this title, occurred in calendar year , as follows:.
An organization licensee operating a racetrack location at which an organization licensee is licensed to conduct a race meeting pursuant to the provisions of Section Provided, beginning with the third year after an organization licensee is licensed pursuant to this paragraph to operate such player terminals such licensee may be licensed to operate an additional fifty 50 player terminals in a nonsmoking area.
Provided further, beginning with the fifth year after an organization licensee is licensed pursuant to this paragraph to operate such player terminals, such licensee may be licensed to operate a further additional fifty 50 player terminals in a nonsmoking area; and. Two organization licensees operating racetrack locations at which the organization licensees are licensed to conduct race meetings pursuant to the provisions of Section Subject to the limitations on the number of player terminals permitted to each organization licensee, an organization licensee may utilize electronic amusement games as defined in this act, electronic bonanza-style bingo games as defined in this act and electronic instant bingo games as defined in this act, and any type of gaming machine or device that is specifically allowed by law and that an Indian tribe in this state is authorized to utilize pursuant to a compact entered into between the state and the tribe in accordance with the provisions of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act and any other machine or device that an Indian tribe in this state is lawfully permitted to operate pursuant to the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act, referred to collectively as "authorized games".
An organization licensee's utilization of such machines or devices shall be subject to the regulatory control and supervision of the Commission; provided, the Commission shall have no role in oversight and regulation of gaming conducted by a tribe subject to a compact. The Commission shall promulgate rules to regulate the operation and use of authorized gaming by organization licensees. In promulgating such rules, the Commission shall consider the provisions of any compact which authorizes electronic gaming which is specifically authorized by law by an Indian tribe.
For the purpose of paragraphs 1 and 2 of this subsection, the number of player terminals in an authorized game that permits multiple players shall be determined by the maximum number of players that can participate in that game at any given time; provided, however, that nothing in this act prohibits the linking of player terminals for progressive jackpots, so long as the limitations on the number of permitted player terminals at each organization licensee are not exceeded.
Each organization licensee shall keep a record of, and shall report at least quarterly to the Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission, the number of games authorized by this section utilized in the organization licensee's facility, by the name or type of each and its identifying number. No zoning or other local ordinance may be adopted or amended by a political subdivision where an organization licensee conducts live horse racing with the intent to restrict or prohibit an organization licensee's right to conduct authorized gaming at such location.
For purposes of this act, "adjusted gross revenues" means the total receipts received by an organization licensee from the play of all authorized gaming minus all monetary payouts. The Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission shall promulgate rules to regulate, implement and enforce the provisions of this act with regard to the conduct of authorized gaming by organization licensees; provided, regulation and oversight of games covered by a compact and operated by an Indian tribe shall be conducted solely pursuant to the requirements of the compact.
If an organization licensee operates or attempts to operate more player terminals which offer authorized games than it is authorized to offer to the public by this act or the terms of its license, upon written notice from the Commission, such activity shall cease forthwith. Such activity shall constitute a basis upon which the Commission may suspend or revoke the licensee's license.
The Commission shall promulgate any rules and regulations necessary to enforce the provisions of this subsection. This act is game-specific and shall not be construed to allow the operation of any other form of gaming unless specifically allowed by this act. This act shall not permit the operation of slot machines, dice games, roulette wheels, house-banked card games or games where winners are determined by the outcome of a sports contest.
May 25, Occupation gaming licenses - Independent testing laboratory license. The occupation gaming licenses shall be obtained prior to the time such persons engage in their vocations at the gaming facility upon such racetrack grounds at any time during the calendar year for which the Racetrack Gaming Operator License has been issued. No person required to be licensed pursuant to the provisions of this section may participate in any capacity at a gaming facility at a racetrack without a valid license authorizing such participation.
The activities authorized by the occupation gaming licenses issued pursuant to this section are as follows:. Testing laboratories that wish to function as a Commission-approved independent testing laboratory must apply to be issued an Independent Testing Laboratory License. The application must be accompanied by the required application fee and an investigation fee in an amount equal to one-half of the license fee.
Each organization licensee shall remit to the official horsemen's organization representing participating horsemen during the live race meets, on the fifteenth day following the end of the month in which they were retained, an amount equal to one and five-tenths percent 1. Such benevolence program shall provide medical benefits or services to persons associated with the horse racing industry who are in financial need. Subject to the provisions of subsection I of this section, the remainder of the funds generated pursuant to paragraph 2 of subsections A through G of this section shall be distributed by the organization licensee as purses for participating horses as follows:.
All Oklahoma Breeding Development Fund Special Account monies generated pursuant to this section shall not be subject to a reduction pursuant to paragraph 7 of subsection B of Section An organization licensee's annual application for race dates shall include any existing agreement between the organization licensee and the official horsemen's representative for each breed participating in the live racing meeting at that track which sets forth the thresholds whereby the minimum number of races will increase or decrease during that calendar year.
For purposes of this act a "recipient licensee" means an organization licensee operating a racetrack location at which an organization licensee is licensed to conduct a race meeting pursuant to the provisions of Section Such compact shall require that a participating tribe contribute a percentage of its "monthly average take" from electronic amusement games, electronic bonanza-style bingo games and electronic instant bingo games hereinafter referred to collectively as "electronic covered games" as defined in that tribe's Gaming Compact as long as the prohibition against fair associations or organizations licensed pursuant to Section Participating tribes shall make contributions in accordance with the following requirements:.
Each participating tribe shall calculate its monthly average take for electronic covered games for each calendar month of operation of electronic covered games. For purposes of this paragraph, the "monthly average take" shall mean all adjusted gross revenue from electronic covered games at the tribal gaming facilities that are located within a radius of twenty 20 miles from the enclosure of a recipient licensee during the applicable calendar month, divided by the number of electronic covered games operated by the tribe at the gaming facility during the applicable calendar month;.
Each participating tribe shall calculate its pro rata share of the payments required by this subsection, based on the number of electronic covered games in the tribal gaming facilities within the twenty-mile radius described in paragraph 1 of this subsection, during the applicable calendar month "tribal share".
Each participating tribe shall make the following payments no later than the fifteenth day following the end of the applicable calendar month, with the first payment to be due no later than the fifteenth day following the end of the first month in which a participating tribe commences gaming operations pursuant to the compact set out in Section 22 of this act:.
The "purse committees" shall be comprised of the official elected horsemen representatives for each breed as designated in Section 8 of this act. The purse committees shall meet at least sixty 60 days prior to the beginning of a calendar year to provide directions for placement of the purse funds described in subparagraph b of paragraph 3 subsection K of this section with one or more organization licensees for the succeeding calendar year.
In providing such directions the purse committees shall consider and attempt to achieve the following preferences in the order set forth below:. Maintaining the purse structures of the organization licensee closest in geographic proximity to the location where the purse funds described in subparagraph b of paragraph 3 of subsection K of this section were generated at a level that is competitive with the purse structures of similarly situated race tracks, including those in surrounding states, and that will encourage the participation by horsemen in that organization licensee's race meet or meets; and.
Maintaining the purse structures of the remaining organization licensees in the state at a level that will encourage the participation by horsemen in those organization licensees' race meet or meets. The organization licensee that is located in a county with a population of greater than six hundred thousand , according to the most recent federal decennial census shall, for each year it conducts authorized gaming:. Conduct annually a race meeting restricted to Thoroughbred horses that provides no fewer than six hundred races for Thoroughbred horses; and.
Conduct annually a race meeting restricted to Quarter Horse, Paint and Appaloosa horses that provides no fewer than five hundred races for Quarter Horse, Paint and Appaloosa horses within a period of twelve 12 consecutive weeks. Each organization licensee that is located in a county with a population of fewer than four hundred thousand , according to the most recent federal decennial census shall be required, for each year it conducts authorized gaming, to conduct annually no less than two hundred seventy races for Thoroughbred horses, no fewer than two hundred seventy races for Quarter Horses, and no fewer than sixty 60 races for Paint and Appaloosa horses.
An organization licensed pursuant to Section Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection H of Section 4 of this act, the Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission shall approve, upon joint application of the organization licensee and the official horsemen's representative organization that represents the horsemen for a given breed of horses participating in a given race meeting, a reduction or increase in the number of races to be conducted as prescribed in this section.
Any agreed-upon change to the number of races shall include specifying the number of races to be conducted each race day and the calendar days that the races will be conducted. For purposes of any agreement entered into pursuant to this section, a race day shall be not less than seven 7 races nor more than twelve 12 races unless all of the races on a particular day are time trial races.
The organization licensees and the elected horsemen's representative organization shall use their best efforts to establish race meets with the number of races that is reasonable in light of the available purse money, the racing calendar of all organization licensees operating pursuant to this act, and the number of races run at similar facilities in surrounding markets. Notwithstanding anything in this section to the contrary, the requirements set forth in this section shall become effective with the first race meeting that commences at each organization licensee following the initial six 6 months that the organization licensee commences authorized gaming as authorized by this act.
The Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission shall approve the transfer of purse money generated for races for Thoroughbred horses, races for Quarter Horses or races for Paint and Appaloosa horses pursuant to this section, by one organization licensee to another organization licensee, upon joint application of the organization licensee generating the purse money, the organization licensee receiving the transferred purse money, and in the case of a transfer of purse money for Thoroughbred racing, the official horsemen's representative organization that represents participating horsemen at a race meeting in a county with a population exceeding six hundred thousand , persons by an organization licensee licensed pursuant to Section Purse money transferred to one organization licensee from purse money for a particular breed of horse generated by another organization licensee shall only be used to supplement purses for that breed of horse.
The provisions of this section shall not be applicable to any purse money generated pursuant to the provisions of subsection K of Section 4 of this act. Notwithstanding the provisions of Section An organization which is licensed under Section Official representatives of Thoroughbred and non-Thoroughbred horses - Negotiations and covenants - Financial accounting. For purposes of this act, the organization elected by horsemen that was, in , providing representation for participating Thoroughbred horsemen at meets restricted to Thoroughbred horses only shall be the official representative of all Thoroughbreds participating in live race meets conducted by an organization licensee.
The organization elected by horsemen that was, in , providing representation for the breeds participating in mixed-breed racing shall be the official representative of all non-Thoroughbreds participating in live race meets conducted by an organization licensee. Organization licensees shall negotiate and covenant with the official representative for each breed participating at any race meeting as to the conditions for each race meeting, the distribution of commissions and purses not governed by statutory distribution formulae, simulcast transmission and reception, off-track wagering, all matters relating to welfare, benefits and prerogatives of the participants in the meet, and any other matter required as a matter of law or necessity.
During race meets at which there is more than one official representative for horsemen, each official representative association shall designate an equal number of horsemen to serve on a single committee that will periodically meet with the organization licensee to discuss and facilitate track management operations. Any participating horsemen may with written notice filed with the track's horsemen's bookkeeper elect to opt out of representation by the above-referenced organizations.
The official horsemen's representative organizations, and any breed organizations receiving funding as a result of this act, shall provide the Commission annually with a complete financial accounting for the use of all funds received pursuant to this act. The official horsemen's representative organization shall administer the benevolence program for participants in each live race meeting and a complete accounting of those funds along with the guidelines for administration and determination of eligibility for the benevolence program are subject to approval by the Commission.
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|Horse betting rule 404||Commission kickback 1v1 csgo betting be within Department of Revenue Services for administrative purposes only. The council shall select the chairperson of the council from among the members of the council and schedule the first meeting of the council not later than October 1, The legislature horse betting rule 404 also horse betting rule 404 money from the General Revenue Fund for the administration and enforcement of this Act. If an agreement between the racetracks cannot be reached by October 1 of the year preceding the calendar year in which the simulcasting is to occur, the greyhound racetrack may purchase and offer wagering on interstate horse race simulcast signals and shall pay the amounts specified in Section 6. Examinations shall be held at such times and places as may be determined by the Commission. Nothing in this subsection shall prohibit an adult from making a wager on behalf of a minor, provided the money for such wager is not provided by the minor from funds under such minor's control.|
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