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

Regulations are current to 2022-05-02 and last amended on 2020-10-22. Previous Versions

PART IIIPari-mutuel Betting Operations (continued)

On-track Account Betting (continued)

  •  (1) An association that operates an on-track account betting system shall hold any money deposited into an account as a custodian or depository for the account holder.

  • (2) No association shall accept an on-track account bet unless there is sufficient money in the account to cover the bet.

  • (3) Subject to section 118, no association shall permit any money to be withdrawn from an account, other than on presentation by the person making the withdrawal of the correct account number and identification code.

  • SOR/99-55, s. 6
  • SOR/2003-218, s. 24
  • SOR/2011-169, s. 43
  •  (1) Where an account holder deposits money into an account, the association shall forthwith credit the account with the amount deposited.

  • (2) Where an account holder makes an on-track account bet, the association shall forthwith debit the account with the amount bet.

  • (3) Where an account holder has a winning on-track account bet, the association shall credit the account with the amount won immediately after the posting of the pay-out prices.

  • (4) If an account holder, or the person acting on their behalf, requests a withdrawal from the holder’s account, the association shall give effect to the request within 48 hours.

  • (5) Where the on-track account betting system does not automatically generate a written statement of account and an account holder provides the correct account number and identification code to the association and requests to be informed in writing of the current balance of the account, the association shall issue the written statement within 48 hours.

  • (6) An association shall ensure that the statement of account referred to in subsection (5) contains all data respecting the on-track account betting conducted by the account holder for the preceding 21 days.

  • (7) Where the terms of the on-track account betting system provide that an association shall pay interest on the money in an account, the association shall

    • (a) credit the interest as a deposit to the account; and

    • (b) identify the interest separately on the statement of account referred to in subsection (5).

  • SOR/99-55, s. 6
  • SOR/2017-8, s. 11
  •  (1) On the request of the account holder, an association shall ensure that the on-track account betting system is capable of providing a visual display of the balance in the account.

  • (2) An on-track account bet is made when the bet has been

    • (a) entered into the on-track account betting system by the account holder;

    • (b) recorded in the account of the account holder by means that allow verification at any time; and

    • (c) confirmed to the account holder.

  • (3) An association shall ensure that the on-track account betting system is designed to provide for the automatic turning off of any visual display.

  • (4) An association shall ensure that the on-track account betting system is designed to discontinue access to the account of an account holder upon the turning off of the visual display referred to in subsection (3).

  • (5) Where a disagreement arises with respect to the making of an on-track account bet, the account holder may request that an association provide the written statement of account referred to in subsection 84.5(5) immediately upon demand.

  • (6) [Repealed, SOR/2011-169, s. 44]

  • SOR/99-55, s. 6
  • SOR/2011-169, s. 44
  • SOR/2017-8, s. 12(F)
  •  (1) An association shall retain all computer-stored and other records relating to on-track account bets for no fewer than 35 days.

  • (2) An association shall make available to an officer on request all records referred to in subsection (1).

  • SOR/99-55, s. 6
  •  (1) An account holder who claims that a statement of account is incorrect shall make the claim to the association within 14 days after the day on which the statement is issued.

  • (2) Where a claim is made under subsection (1), no association shall dispose of any computer-stored or other records relating to that account until authorized to do so by an officer.

  • (3) An association shall process any complaint by an account holder respecting on-track account betting in accordance with section 60.

  • SOR/99-55, s. 6

 An officer may audit an account at any time.

  • SOR/99-55, s. 6
  • SOR/2011-169, s. 45

Theatre Betting

  •  (1) An association that proposes to conduct theatre betting shall apply in writing to the Executive Director for a theatre licence for each betting theatre that the association proposes to operate.

  • (2) An association making an application for a theatre licence shall

    • (a) [Repealed, SOR/2017-8, s. 13]

    • (b) be the holder of a licence issued by the Lieutenant Governor in Council of the province in which the betting theatre is located, or by any other person or authority in the province that may be specified by the Lieutenant Governor in Council, in accordance with paragraph 204(8)(e) of the Act;

    • (c) provide evidence that it owns the betting theatre in respect of which the application is being made or holds a lease on that betting theatre for the period of the proposed betting;

    • (d) submit a description of

      • (i) the methods by which the association will present the information required under sections 25 and 26 to the public,

      • (ii) how the association will transmit pari-mutuel data from the betting theatre to the organization that is conducting the pari-mutuel betting, including an explanation of how the security of the transmission will be ensured, and

      • (iii) the facilities and equipment to be used to conduct the theatre betting.

    • (e) [Repealed, SOR/2011-169, s. 46]

  • (3) If an association has complied with subsections (1) and (2) and has been issued a permit, the Executive Director shall issue a theatre licence to that association for the period of the proposed betting.

  • SOR/92-628, s. 2
  • SOR/93-255, s. 3
  • SOR/2003-218, s. 25
  • SOR/2006-273, s. 3
  • SOR/2011-169, s. 46
  • SOR/2017-8, s. 13

 No association shall operate a betting theatre unless,

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

  • (b) an officer has reviewed the facilities and equipment referred to in subparagraph 85(2)(d)(iii) and authorized them as being suitable for the purpose intended;

  • (c) the association has been issued a theatre licence in respect of that betting theatre;

  • (d) the association posts the theatre licence in that betting theatre;

  • (e) the association displays the Canadian Pari-Mutuel Agency contact information; and

  • (f) the association informs customers on the procedure for submitting complaints.

  • SOR/2011-169, s. 47

 [Repealed, SOR/2011-169, s. 48]

 [Repealed, SOR/2011-169, s. 48]

 [Repealed, SOR/2011-169, s. 48]

Inter-track and Separate Pool Betting

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), an association that proposes to conduct inter-track betting or separate pool betting at its race-course, whether as a pool host or a satellite track, 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 inter-track or separate pool betting and include in the application the following information regarding the conduct of the betting by the associations referred to in paragraph (c):

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

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

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

    • (c) provide the Executive Director with evidence of a signed agreement between the association and another association for the conduct of inter-track betting or separate pool betting, as the case may be.

    • (d) [Repealed, SOR/2011-169, s. 49]

  • (2) An association that proposes to conduct inter-track betting or 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 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 inter-track betting or 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.

  • (4) The Executive Director shall, in writing, authorize an association to conduct inter-track or separate pool betting if

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

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

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

  • SOR/92-628, s. 3
  • SOR/93-255, s. 4(E)
  • SOR/95-262, s. 5
  • SOR/2003-218, ss. 26, 38
  • SOR/2011-169, s. 49
  • SOR/2017-8, s. 14

 [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
 
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