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 stewards 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 parimutuel 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 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 steward and the totalizator 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 steward and the totalizator operator. At tracks where the next previous year's daily average handle was too 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 rate. 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 total so registered on such aggregator shall not be cleared therefrom until such representative has had reasonable opportunity to record them.
Prior History: (R.C. 119.032 review dates:
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, 1/1/09)