3769-13-03 Totalizator.

No permit shall be issued to an applicant unless a totalizator system approved by the commission is installed for parimutuel wagering. Each permit holder shall provide and maintain in good working order a telephone system connecting the stewards' stand with the office of the pari-mutuel plant and any other stations which the commission and/or the permit holder deem necessary. The permit holder shall also provide a telephone in the judges stand which permits the stewards to contact an off track location without going through a switchboard. Each permit holder shall provide and maintain in good working order a system of bells which shall be rung from the stewards' stand or tote room to signal the close of wagering on all races 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. A button shall also be provided in the stewards' stand and or tote room which, when pressed, will lock ticket-issuing machines and close wagering, for each 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. A judge and the totlizator operator shall be in verbal communication one minute prior to scheduled post time for each 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. The race shall not start if there is no verbal communication between the judge and the totalizator operator. At tracks where the next previous year's daily average handle was two hundred fifty thousand or more, the term "totalizator of approved design" shall be one which displays to the public on a board or television screen, running totals of amounts wagered, in each of the win, place and show pools on each entry in each race. No totalizator may be deemed one of approved design unless it is capable of registering by automatic mechanical, electric or electronic means on central aggregators all wagers made on each horse, entry, or the field, in each of the win, place and show pools, and displaying the totals so registered in such a way as to permit ready tabulation thereof by the commission's representative. The totals so registered on such aggregator shall not be cleared therefrom until such representative has had reasonable opportunity to record them.

Effective: 01/01/2009
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 09/11/2008 and 09/11/2013
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3769.03
Rule Amplifies: 3769.03
Prior Effective Dates: 3/15/66, 1/1/85, 5/21/90, 3/1/96