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

Regulations are current to 2022-06-20 and last amended on 2020-10-22. Previous Versions

PART IIIPari-mutuel Betting Operations (continued)

Foreign Race Inter-track Betting and Foreign Race Separate Pool Betting (continued)

 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 [Repealed, SOR/2003-218, s. 30]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

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]

 An association shall immediately pay the pay-out price to the holder of a winning ticket when the ticket is surrendered at a location identified by the association.

  • SOR/2011-169, s. 65
  • SOR/2017-8, s. 24

 If an association posts an incorrect pay-out price, as soon as it becomes aware that an error has been made, it shall

  • (a) post the correct pay-out price;

  • (b) inform the public of the change in the posted pay-out price; and

  • (c) pay the correct pay-out price, including correcting all account-based bets.

  • SOR/2003-218, s. 37
  • SOR/2011-169, s. 66
  •  (1) In calculating the pay-out price of any pool, including any pool that is a combination of corresponding pools, in foreign race inter-track betting, foreign race separate pool betting, inter-track betting or separate pool betting, an association may

    • (a) use the gross pricing method, where a single set of legal percentages is deducted from the total pool to determine the net pool; or

    • (b) use the net pricing method where a single set of legal percentages or different sets of legal percentages are deducted from the total pool to determine the net pool.

  • (2) In calculating the pay-out price of any pool, an association shall

    • (a) add the value of all bets made on that pool to determine the pool;

    • (b) subtract from the result obtained under paragraph (a) the amount of any bets made that the association is required to make available for refund; and

    • (c) deduct the legal percentages from the result obtained under paragraph (b) to calculate the net pool in accordance with subsection (1).

  • (3) Subject to subsections (5) and (6), for the calculation of the pay-out price of any pool, an association using the gross pricing method shall make the applicable calculations set out in sections 120 to 143.

  • (4) Subject to subsections (5) and (6), for the calculation of the pay-out price of any pool, an association using the net pricing method shall make the applicable calculations set out in sections 120 to 143 and

    • (a) the value of the bets made on the winning horse, horses or combination, as the case may be, shall be the net value, determined by multiplying the value of those bets by the association’s net factor that is applicable to those bets; and

    • (b) the value of the pay-out price for each bet made on the winning horse shall be determined by multiplying the price that results from the applicable calculation done in accordance with sections 120 to 143, before the price is converted to a multiple of $.05 pursuant to subsection 204(6) of the Act, by the association’s net factor that is applicable to each winning bet.

  • (5) Where the calculation of the pay-out price of any pool involves two or more horses of an entry or mutuel field, an association shall, in calculating that pay-out price

    • (a) for the purpose of apportioning the calculating pool, divide the calculating pool among all the horses entitled to it, treating, in the division, the horses of the entry or mutuel field so entitled as if they were separate horses; and

    • (b) for the purpose of determining the share of the calculating pool applicable to the entry or mutuel field, combine the portions of the calculating pool to which the horses of the entry or mutuel field referred to in paragraph (a) are entitled.

  • (6) Where the calculation of the pay-out price of a win, place or show pool involves any horse that finishes in a dead heat in any of the first three positions in the official result, an association shall, for the purpose of reflecting the dead heat in the calculation of the applicable pay-out price, divide the portion of the calculating pool applicable to the dead heat equally among the horses that finished in the dead heat on which bets were made.

  • SOR/95-262, s. 8
  • SOR/2006-273, s. 5(E)
  • SOR/2011-169, s. 67
 
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