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

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

 [Repealed, SOR/2011-169, s. 19]

 [Repealed, SOR/2011-169, s. 19]

 [Repealed, SOR/2011-169, s. 19]

 [Repealed, SOR/2011-169, s. 19]

 [Repealed, SOR/2011-169, s. 19]

 [Repealed, SOR/2011-169, s. 19]

 [Repealed, SOR/2011-169, s. 19]

 [Repealed, SOR/2011-169, s. 19]

 [Repealed, SOR/2011-169, s. 19]

Communication System

 An association shall provide, at every race-course, a telephone or similar device for an officer to communicate with

  • (a) the judges’ stand;

  • (b) the pari-mutuel department; and

  • (c) if applicable, the facilities of the equine drug control program.

  • SOR/2000-163, s. 4;
  • SOR/2003-218, s. 11;
  • SOR/2011-158, s. 4;
  • SOR/2011-169, s. 80.

 [Repealed, SOR/2011-158, s. 4]

 [Repealed, SOR/2011-158, s. 4]

 [Repealed, SOR/2011-158, s. 4]

 [Repealed, SOR/2011-158, s. 4]

 [Repealed, SOR/2011-158, s. 4]

 [Repealed, SOR/2011-169, s. 20]

Access

 An association shall permit an officer unrestricted access at all times to its facilities and equipment and to all books, ledgers, accounts, documents and records of the association that relate to pari-mutuel betting.

PART IIIPari-mutuel Betting Operations

Requirements Respecting Pari-mutuel Betting Operations

  •  (1) No association shall conduct pari-mutuel betting on races that are not held in accordance with the applicable rules of racing.

  • (2) No association shall offer a type of bet that is not expressly authorized under its permit.

  • (3) The Executive Director may set out terms and conditions in the association’s permit governing each type of bet.

  • (4) If a bet is made in foreign currency, the value of the bet for the purposes of calculating the applicable deductions and pay-out prices shall be determined by converting the foreign currency into Canadian currency at one of the following rates, as applicable:

    • (a) if the foreign currency is one for which the Bank of Canada quotes a rate of exchange with Canadian currency, the rate of exchange quoted by the Bank on the day before the day on which the post time of the first race of the racing card is scheduled or, if there is no rate quoted for that day, the most recent rate of exchange quoted by the Bank between those currencies on a day before the day on which the post time of the first race of the racing card is scheduled;

    • (b) if the foreign currency is not one for which the Bank of Canada quotes a rate of exchange with Canadian currency, the rate of exchange quoted between those currencies on the Internet at www.xe.com at 16:00 Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) on the day before the day on which the post time of the first race of the racing card is scheduled or, if that rate is not available, the midpoint rate of exchange quoted between those currencies on the Internet at www.oanda.com at 22:00 Eastern Time on the day before the day on which the post time of the first race of the racing card is scheduled.

  • SOR/93-255, s. 3;
  • SOR/95-262, s. 4;
  • SOR/2017-8, s. 8.
  •  (1) An officer or an association may cancel a type of bet on a race, or on a horse, entry or mutuel field in the race, before betting begins on that race.

  • (2) Subject to subsections (3) and (4), no association shall, after betting has begun on a race, refuse to accept bets on a horse, entry or mutuel field in the race.

  • (3) No association shall conduct pari-mutuel betting on a horse, entry or mutuel field that is

    • (a) a late scratch;

    • (b) added to a race after betting has begun; or

    • (c) removed from the pari-mutuel system for any period of time during which the betting has been opened for that race.

  • (4) No association shall conduct pari-mutuel betting on a race or on a horse, entry or mutuel field in a race if an officer has ordered that betting be stopped.

  • SOR/2011-169, s. 21.
  •  (1) Except as provided in sections 76 to 99, no association shall accept bets or instructions to bet on a race from any person by telephone or by any other means of communication that originates from outside the race-course at which the race is taking place.

  • (2) Except as provided in sections 76 to 84.9, no association shall accept bets or instructions to bet on a race from any person unless that person tenders to the association, for each bet, cash or a voucher issued by the association in exchange for cash.

  • SOR/99-55, s. 2;
  • SOR/2011-169, s. 22.
  •  (1) Subject to subsections (3), 81(2) and 84.6(2), a bet is made when a ticket is issued.

  • (2) Where a person makes a tender in accordance with subsection 53(2), the association shall immediately

    • (a) issue a ticket to the person; or

    • (b) where, for any reason, a ticket cannot be issued, return the cash or voucher to the person.

  • (3) A bet made at a self-service terminal is made when the pari-mutuel system creates an electronic record of the bet.

  • SOR/99-55, s. 3;
  • SOR/2011-169, s. 23.
  •  (1) If betting has begun on a race and a type of bet cannot be issued because of a defective totalizator, an association shall close betting on that type of bet and shall not resume offering that type of bet unless, prior to the race, the defect in the totalizator is rectified.

  • (2) Where, pursuant to subsection (1), a type of bet on a race is closed until such time as the race is run, all bets of that type that were made before betting was closed shall constitute the pool.

  • SOR/2011-169, s. 24.

 Where an association proposes to cancel or cancels any race on a racing card, the association shall immediately notify an officer.

  • SOR/93-255, s. 4(E);
  • SOR/2003-218, s. 38.
  •  (1) No association shall, on request of a person, cancel a bet and provide a refund to that person except in accordance with this section.

  • (2) Subject to subsections (5) and (6), where a person requests the cancellation of a bet, the association shall cancel the bet and provide a refund to the person if the request and cancellation take place before the betting on the race has closed.

  • (3) Where a person who makes a bet claims immediately upon receiving a ticket that the ticket is incorrect, the association shall cancel the bet and provide a refund to the person.

  • (4) Where an officer has reasonable grounds to believe that, on request of a person, the cancellation and refund of a bet made to that person may impact negatively on the integrity of the betting, the officer shall order the association to refuse to cancel and refund the bet.

  • (5) No association shall, on request of a person, cancel a bet and provide a refund to that person where

    • (a) that association has reasonable grounds to believe that the cancellation and refund of the bet may impact negatively on the integrity of the betting; or

    • (b) an officer orders the association to refuse to cancel and refund the bet under subsection (4).

  • (6) In order to prevent the cancellation of a bet from distorting or manipulating information displayed to the public in respect of a pool, a permit issued under subsection 6(1) shall contain the following conditions based on an historical record of the relevant betting patterns of an association and the horse racing industry:

    • (a) a threshold monetary amount of a bet above which an association may not, on request of a person, cancel the bet unless the person provides satisfactory proof of the person’s identity; and

    • (b) time limits, in reference to the betting on a race, outside of which an association may not, on request of a person, cancel a bet.

  • (7) An association shall notify the public of the terms on which a bet may, on request of a person, be cancelled.

  • SOR/99-360, s. 1.
 
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