Pari-Mutuel Betting Supervision Regulations (SOR/91-365)

Regulations are current to 2017-10-13 and last amended on 2017-03-02. Previous Versions

Record of Calculations

  •  (1) An association shall, for each pool offered on each race, make available the following information to an officer, on request:

    • (a) the amount of money bet;

    • (b) the official result and the winning horses or combinations;

    • (c) the pay-out prices;

    • (d) the amount of money bet on each winning horse or combination;

    • (e) the amount of money paid out for each winning horse or combination;

    • (f) the amount of money to be refunded;

    • (g) the amount of the legal percentages;

    • (h) and (i) [Repealed, SOR/2017-8, s. 19]

    • (j) the amount of any cents retained by the association; and

    • (k) the total of the amounts referred to in paragraphs (e) to (g) and (j).

  • (2) An association shall not permit a change to be made to the information referred to in subsection (1) unless the change is authorized in writing by an officer.

  • (3) [Repealed, SOR/2011-169, s. 55]

  • SOR/96-431, s. 2;
  • SOR/2002-247, s. 1(F);
  • SOR/2011-169, s. 55;
  • SOR/2017-8, s. 19.

Record of Tickets

 An association shall maintain an up-to-date record of all outstanding tickets.

  • SOR/2011-169, s. 56.

 An association shall retain any ticket that was cashed after the end of the racing day during which it was issued until its destruction is authorized by an officer.

  • SOR/2011-169, s. 56.

Refunds Generally

  •  (1) An association shall make available for refund the value of all bets made in respect of a pool where

    • (a) the correct number and value of the bets cannot be determined;

    • (b) the correct number and value of the bets made on a horse or combination of horses cannot be determined;

    • (c) the manner of calculating the pay-out price is not prescribed by this Part or attached to the association’s permit; or

    • (d) the bets are cancelled or ordered permanently stopped by an officer.

  • (2) In the case of inter-track betting or separate pool betting, if any of the circumstances described in subsection (1) occur at a satellite track, and a bet has been made, the association shall make available for refund the value of all bets made in respect of the pool at the satellite track.

  • (3) In the case of inter-track betting or separate pool betting, if, at a satellite track, an association is unable to transmit the betting information in respect of a pool, the association shall make available for refund the value of all bets made at the satellite track in respect of that pool.

  • SOR/2003-218, s. 32;
  • SOR/2006-273, s. 4.

 Subject to section 135 and subsection 143(2), an association shall make available for refund

  • (a) the value of all types of bets where

    • (i) a race is cancelled,

    • (ii) a race is declared “no contest” pursuant to the applicable rules of racing,

    • (iii) a race is postponed beyond the racing card for which it was scheduled, or

    • (iv) [Repealed, SOR/99-360, s. 2]

    • (v) the running or the finish of a race cannot properly be judged pursuant to the applicable rules of racing;

  • (b) subject to section 112, the bets made on a horse that is scratched, if the horse

    • (i) is not part of an entry or a mutuel field, or

    • (ii) is part of an entry or a mutuel field and there is no other horse remaining in that entry or mutuel field;

  • (c) all show bets, where the total number of separate betting entities in a race is less than four;

  • (d) all place, quinella or triactor bets, where the total number of separate betting entities in a race is less than three;

  • (e) any win or exactor bet, where the total number of separate betting entities in a race is less than two; and

  • (f) all win, place, show, daily double, consolation double, quinella, exactor and triactor bets, where no winning bets are determined.

  • SOR/98-242, s. 3;
  • SOR/99-360, s. 2;
  • SOR/2003-218, s. 33;
  • SOR/2011-169, s. 57;
  • SOR/2017-8, s. 20.

 [Repealed, SOR/2003-218, s. 34]

 If the first race of a daily double is cancelled or if the second race of a daily double is cancelled before betting is closed on the first race, an association shall make available for refund the daily double bets.

  • SOR/2011-169, s. 58.

 [Repealed, SOR/2017-8, s. 21]

Consolation Double

 If the second race of a daily double is cancelled after betting has been closed, an association shall pay out a consolation double, calculated in accordance with section 136, to the holder of a daily double ticket who selected the winning horse in the first race of that daily double.

  • SOR/2011-169, s. 60.
  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), if a horse is scratched from the second race of a daily double after betting has been closed, an association shall pay out a consolation double, calculated in accordance with subsection 136(1) or 137(4), as the case may be, to the holder of a daily double ticket who selected the winning horse in the first race combined with the horse that is scratched from the second race.

  • (2) Subsection (1) does not apply where a horse that is scratched is part of an entry or a mutuel field and at least one horse of that entry or mutuel field starts in the race.

  • SOR/2011-169, s. 61.

Overpayments and Underpayments

  •  (1) For the purpose of this section, an overpayment is the amount of money paid out to the holder of a winning ticket that is in excess of the correct pay-out price, and an underpayment is the amount of money paid out to the holder of a winning ticket that is less than the correct pay-out price.

  • (2) An association shall not offset an overpayment by an underpayment unless those payments arise from the same cause.

  • (3) [Repealed, SOR/2017-8, s. 22]

  • (4) An association shall add all money resulting from an underpayment to a pari-mutuel pool, not later than one year after the day on which the underpayment was incurred.

  • (5) Where underpayments are added to a pool, they shall be added to the net pool.

  • SOR/93-255, s. 3;
  • SOR/2003-218, s. 35;
  • SOR/2011-169, s. 62;
  • SOR/2017-8, s. 22.

Calculation of Legal Percentages, Pools and Pay-out Prices Generally

  •  (1) [Repealed, SOR/2003-218, s. 36]

  • (2) [Repealed, SOR/2011-169, s. 63]

  • SOR/96-431, s. 3;
  • SOR/2002-247, s. 1(F);
  • SOR/2003-218, s. 36;
  • SOR/2011-169, s. 63.
  •  (1) If a pay-out price is less than $1.05, an association shall, at its expense, pay not less than $1.05 per dollar bet to each holder of a winning bet.

  • (2) Subsection (1) does not apply if the winning bet results from a refund in accordance with sections 106 to 109.

  • SOR/2011-169, s. 64;
  • SOR/2017-8, s. 23.

 [Repealed, SOR/2011-169, s. 64]

 
Date modified: