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 [Repealed, SOR/2003-218, s. 27]

 [Repealed, SOR/2017-8, s. 15]

 No association that conducts inter-track betting or separate pool betting shall accept bets on a race after the start of the race.

  • SOR/93-255, s. 3;
  • SOR/2011-169, s. 50.

Foreign Race Inter-track Betting and Foreign Race Separate Pool Betting

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), an association that proposes to conduct foreign race inter-track betting or foreign race separate pool betting shall

    • (a) be in possession of an approval issued by the appropriate Commission to conduct 10 or more days of racing for the year;

    • (b) apply each year in writing to the Executive Director for authorization to conduct the foreign race inter-track betting or foreign race separate pool betting and include in the application

      • (i) the name and address of the race-course at which the foreign racing is scheduled to be held,

      • (ii) the name and address of the organization holding the foreign racing and, in the case of foreign race inter-track betting, the organization conducting the foreign betting,

      • (iii) the name and address of the governing body that regulates the foreign racing and, in the case of foreign race inter-track betting, the governing body that regulates the foreign betting,

      • (iv) the types of bets that are proposed to be offered,

      • (v) the legal percentages that are to be deducted from each pool that is proposed to be offered by the association,

      • (vi) the percentage that is to be deducted from each pool that is proposed to be offered by the organization holding the foreign-hosted betting pools, and

      • (vii) in the case of foreign race inter-track betting, a description of how the betting pools are proposed to be operated as combined pools and the applicable rules for each type of bet that is proposed to be offered by the association;

    • (c) provide the Executive Director with evidence of a signed agreement, between the association and the organization conducting the pari-mutuel betting on foreign racing, concerning the conduct of foreign race inter-track betting or foreign race separate pool betting, as the case may be; and

    • (d) provide the Executive Director with details of the communication system that will be used by the association to ensure the accurate and timely exchange of race information between the association and the organization holding the foreign racing and the organization conducting the betting.

    • (e) [Repealed, SOR/2011-169, s. 51]

  • (2) An association that proposes to conduct foreign race inter-track betting or foreign race separate pool betting at its race-course as a pool host or a satellite track, by combining the money bet on pools in a foreign country with the money bet on the corresponding pools at its race-course, shall

    • (a) be in possession of an approval issued by the appropriate Commission to conduct 10 or more days of racing for the year;

    • (b) apply each year in writing to the Executive Director for authorization to conduct the foreign race inter-track betting and include in the application

      • (i) the name and address of the organization conducting the foreign betting and of the governing body that regulates that betting,

      • (ii) the types of bets that are proposed to be offered,

      • (iii) the legal percentages that are to be deducted from each pool that is proposed to be offered by the association,

      • (iv) the percentage that is to be deducted from each pool that is proposed to be offered by the organization, and

      • (v) the method of calculation that is proposed to be used by the association and the organization for each combined pool; and

    • (c) provide the Executive Director with evidence of a signed agreement between the association and the organization conducting the foreign betting.

  • (3) If the association already has an authorization for the previous year to conduct the foreign race inter-track betting or foreign race separate pool betting as a pool host or a satellite track in accordance with subsection (1) or (2), the association may provide the Executive Director with a statement, in writing, confirming that the information submitted in its previous year’s application in respect of that authorization remains unchanged.

  • SOR/92-628, s. 4;
  • SOR/93-255, s. 3;
  • SOR/95-262, s. 6;
  • SOR/2003-218, s. 28;
  • SOR/2011-169, s. 51;
  • SOR/2017-8, s. 16.

 The Executive Director shall, in writing, authorize an association to conduct foreign race inter-track betting or foreign race separate pool betting if

  • (a) the association has been issued a permit;

  • (b) an officer has reviewed the facilities and equipment for conducting the foreign race inter-track betting or foreign race separate pool betting and authorized them as being suitable for the purpose intended; and

  • (c) the association has complied with paragraphs 94(1)(b) to (d) or (2)(b) and (c), as the case may be.

  • SOR/92-126, s. 1;
  • SOR/93-255, s. 3;
  • SOR/95-262, s. 6;
  • SOR/2003-218, s. 29;
  • SOR/2011-169, s. 52;
  • SOR/2017-8, s. 17.

 [Repealed, SOR/2003-218, s. 30]

 An association shall ensure that the numbers that the association assigns to the horses in a foreign race for the purpose of foreign race inter-track betting or foreign race separate pool betting are the same as those assigned to those horses for pari-mutuel betting by the organization that conducts the foreign race, up to the capacity of the association’s totalizator, after which a mutuel field shall be used.

  • SOR/95-262, s. 6.
  •  (1) If there is an inconsistency between the foreign pool host rules relating to the conduct of foreign race inter-track betting and these Regulations, the rules prevail.

  • (2) In the absence of applicable foreign pool host rules relating to the conduct of foreign race inter-track betting, these Regulations apply.

  • SOR/95-262, s. 6;
  • SOR/2011-169, s. 53.

 No association that conducts foreign race inter-track betting or foreign race separate pool betting shall accept bets on a race after the start of the race.

  • SOR/93-255, s. 4(E);
  • SOR/95-262, s. 6;
  • SOR/2003-218, s. 38;
  • SOR/2011-169, s. 53.

PART IVCalculation and Distribution of Pools

Official Result

 A steward or judge, as the case may be, shall

  • (a) as soon as possible after the finish of a race, notify the pari-mutuel department of

    • (i) the unofficial result,

    • (ii) any objection or inquiry and the name of the horse or horses involved, and

    • (iii) the official result; and

  • (b) at the request of an officer, confirm the official result in writing.

Payment to Receiver General

 An association shall make the payment to the Receiver General pursuant to subsection 204(4) of the Act within seven days after receipt of an invoice indicating the dates and racecards for which payment is due.

  • SOR/2003-218, s. 31.

Association’s Percentage

  •  (1) For the purposes of subsection 204(6) of the Act, the maximum percentage that an association may deduct and retain in respect of any pool is 35 per cent of the total amount of money bet through the agency of its pari-mutuel system in respect of that pool.

  • (2) Subject to subsection (2.1), an association may, in respect of any pool, deduct and retain the association’s percentage by

    • (a) deducting a single percentage from the total pool in accordance with the gross pricing method as referred to in paragraph 119(1)(a); or

    • (b) deducting a single percentage or a different percentage from the total pool in accordance with the net pricing method as referred to in paragraph 119(1)(b).

  • (2.1) No association shall deduct and retain any percentage from any pool that exceeds the association’s percentage for the pool that is set out in its permit or authorization under section 90 or 95, as the case may be.

  • (3) If an association proposes to change its percentage, it shall send a written notification of the proposed change to the Executive Director.

  • (4) After receiving the written notification, the Executive Director shall, in writing, inform the association of the effective date of the revised percentage.

  • (5) The association shall not deduct and retain its revised percentage before the effective date.

  • SOR/93-255, s. 3;
  • SOR/95-262, s. 7;
  • SOR/2011-169, s. 54;
  • SOR/2017-8, s. 18.
 
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