3769-12-35 Simulcasting of races.

All simulcast races on which pari mutuel wagering is conducted by a permit holder shall be in accordance with the following conditions and/or restrictions:

(A) All simulcast races must be conducted in full compliance with section 3769.089 of the Revised Code.

(B) Except by special permission of the commission no permit holder may simulcast more than two races per race day.

(C) A copy of the simulcast contract, between a permit holder and the originating track, must be in the commission office prior to the simulcasting of a race by a permit holder, unless otherwise waived by the commission.

(D) When simulcasting any race, other than those races on which there is a common pari-mutuel wagering pool that is processed and priced by other than the permit holder's totalizator system, the permit holder must prominently display the amounts wagered, as well as the wagering odds at the permit holder's track, on each horse participating in the simulcast race(s). After the race has been made official, this display device will also show the pay offs of all wagers accepted on the race. In all races in which there is a common pari-mutuel pool, the permit holder must prominently display the total amount wagered in the common pool at all tracks.

(E) When simulcasting a race the permit holder must provide telephone communications between the stewards' stand, tote room or other approved location at the originating track and the stewards' stand, tote room or other approved located at the permit holders track. The telephone equipment shall be used, for a reasonable time, prior to the scheduled post time, of the race to be simulcasted and until the results of the simulcast race are declared official by the stewards at the originating track.

(F) Wagering on a simulcast race, other than those races on which there is a common pari-mutuel pool that is processed and priced by other than the permit holder's totalizator system, will close and the pari-mutuel machines of the permit holder will be locked by the mutual manager or designee at the permit holder's track at the time the stewards at the originating track indicate the race has started or at the time the mutuel manager or designee at the permit holder's track see the start of the race on television. On those races on which there is a common pari-mutuel pool that is processed and priced by other than the permit holder's totalizator system, the permit holder's mutuel manager or his designated representative shall be responsible for closing wagering if the host track fails to close wagering at the permit holder's facility.

(G) If technical problems cause a loss of either/or the audio or visual signal of a simulcast race, wagering can continue as long as the officials have communication with the host track and wagering is stopped at the proper time when the simulcast race begins.

(H) The violation of any part of this rule shall subject the person and/or permit holder, in violation of the rule, to the penalties provided in rule 3769-2-99 of the Administrative Code.

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 11/21/2013 and 11/21/2018
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3769.03
Rule Amplifies: 3769.03
Prior Effective Dates: 8/1/91, 3/1/96