3769-3-34 Place pick (n) pools.

(A) The place pick (n) requires selection of the first or second-place finisher in each of a designated number of contests. The association must obtain written approval from the Commission concerning the scheduling of place pick (n) contests, the designation of one of the methods prescribed in Part (2), the distinctive name identifying the pool and the amount of any cap to be set on the carryover. Any changes to the approved place pick (n) format require prior approval from the Commission.

(B) The place pick (n) pool shall be apportioned under one of the following methods:

(1) Method one, place pick (n) with carryover: The net place pick (n) pool and carryover, if any, shall be distributed as a single price pool to those who selected the first or second-place finisher in each of the place pick (n) contests, based upon the official order of finish. If there are no such wagers, then a designated percentage of the net pool shall be distributed as a single price pool to those who selected the first or second-place finisher in the greatest number of place pick (n) contests; and the remainder shall be added to the carryover.

(2) Method two, place pick (n) with minor pool and carryover: The major share of the net place pick (n) pool and the carryover, if any, shall be distributed to those who selected the first or second-place finisher in each of the place pick (n) contests, based upon the official order of finish. The minor share of the net place pick (n) pool shall be distributed to those who selected the first or second-place finisher in the second greatest number of place pick (n) contests, based upon the official order of finish. If there are no wagers selecting the first or second-place finisher of all place pick (n) contests, the minor share of the net place pick (n) pool shall be distributed as a single price pool to those who selected the first or second-place finisher in the greatest number of place pick (n) contests; and the major share shall be added to the carryover.

(3) Method three, place pick (n) with no minor pool and no carryover: The net place pick (n) pool shall be distributed as a single price pool to those who selected the first or second-place finisher in the greatest number of place pick (n) contests, based upon the official order of finish. If there are no winning wagers, the pool is refunded.

(4) Method four, place pick (n) with minor pool and no carryover: The major share of the net place pick (n) pool shall be distributed to those who selected the first or second-place finisher in the greatest number of place pick (n) contests, based upon the official order of finish. The minor share of the net place pick (n) pool shall be distributed to those who selected the first or second-place finisher in the second greatest number of place pick (n) contests, based upon the official order of finish. If there are no wagers selecting the first or second-place finisher in a second greatest number of place pick (n) contests, the minor share of the net place pick (n) pool shall be combined with the major share for distribution as a single price pool to those who selected the first or second-place finisher in the greatest number of place pick (n) contests. If the greatest number of first or second-place finishers selected is one, the major and minor shares are combined for distribution as a single price pool. If there are no winning wagers, the pool is refunded.

(5) Method five, place pick (n) with minor pool and no carryover: The major share of net place pick (n) pool shall be distributed to those who selected the first or second-place finisher in each of the place pick (n) contests, based upon the official order of finish. The minor share of the net place pick (n) pool shall be distributed to those who selected the first or second-place finisher in the second greatest number of place pick (n) contests, based upon the official order of finish. If there are no wagers selecting the first or second-place finisher in all place pick (n) contests, the entire net place pick (n) pool shall be distributed as a single price pool to those who selected the first or second-place finisher in the greatest number of place pick (n) contests. If there are no wagers selecting the first or second-place finisher in a second greatest number of place pick (n) contests, the minor share of the net place pick (n) pool shall be combined with the major share for distribution as a single price pool to those who selected the first or second-place finisher in each of the place pick (n) contests. If there are no winning wagers, the pool is refunded.

(C) If there is a dead heat for first in any of the place pick (n) contests involving:

(1) Contestants representing the same betting interest, the place pick (n) pool shall be distributed as if no dead heat occurred.

(2) Contestants representing two or more betting interests, the place pick (n) pool shall be distributed as a single price pool with a winning wager including each betting interest participating in the dead heat.

(D) If there is a dead heat for second in any of the place pick (n) contests involving:

(1) Contestants representing the same betting interest, the place pick (n) pool shall be distributed as if no dead heat occurred.

(2) Contestants representing two or more betting interests, the place pick (n) pool shall be distributed as a single price pool with a winning wager including the betting interest which finished first or any betting interest involved in the dead heat for second.

(E) Should a betting interest in any of the place pick (n) contests be scratched, the actual favorite, as evidenced by total amounts wagered in the win pool at the host association for the contest at the close of wagering on that contest, shall be substituted for the scratched betting interest for all purposes, including pool calculations. In the event that the win pool total for two or more favorites is identical, the substitute selection shall be the betting interest with the lowest program number. The totalizator shall produce reports showing each of the wagering combinations with substituted betting interests which became winners as a result of the substitution, in addition to the normal winning combination.

(F) The place pick (n) pool shall be cancelled and all place pick (n) wagers for the individual performance shall be refunded if:

(1) At least two contests included as part of a place pick three are cancelled or declared "no contest".

(2) At least three contests included as part of a place pick four, place pick five or place pick six are cancelled or declared "no contest".

(3) At least four contests included as part of a place pick seven, place pick eight or place pick nine are cancelled or declared "no contest".

(4) At least five contests included as part of a place pick ten are cancelled or declared "no contest".

(G) If at least one contest included as part of a place pick (n) is cancelled or declared "no contest," but not more than the number specified in subsection 6 of this rule, the net pool shall be distributed as a single price pool to those whose selection finished first or second in the greatest number of place pick (n) contests for that performance. Such distribution shall include the portion ordinarily retained for the place pick (n) carryover but not the carryover from previous performances.

(H) The place pick (n) carryover may be capped at a designated level approved by the commission so that if, at the close of any performance, the amount in the place pick (n) carryover equals or exceeds the designated cap, the place pick (n) carryover will be frozen until it is won or distributed under other provisions of this rule. After the place pick (n) carryover is frozen, one hundred percent of the net pool, part of which ordinarily would be added to the place pick (n) carryover, shall be distributed to those whose selection finished first or second in the greatest number of place pick (n) contests for that performance.

(I) A written request for permission to distribute the place pick (n) carryover on a specific performance may be submitted to the commission. The request must contain justification for the distribution, an explanation of the benefit to be derived, and the intended date and performance for the distribution.

(J) Should the place pick (n) carryover be designated for distribution on a specified date and performance in which there are no wagers selecting the first or second-place finisher in each of the place pick (n) contests, the entire pool shall be distributed as a single price pool to those whose selection finished first or second in the greatest number of place pick (n) contests. The place pick (n) carryover shall be designated for distribution on a specified date and performance under any of the following circumstances:

(1) Upon written approval from the commission as provided in paragraph (F) of this rule.

(2) Upon written approval from the commission when there is a change in the carryover cap, a change from one type of place pick (n) wagering to another, or when the place pick (n) is discontinued.

(3) On the closing performance of the meet or split meet.

(K) If, for any reason, the place pick (n) carryover must be held over to the corresponding place pick (n) pool of a subsequent meet, the carryover shall be deposited in an interest-bearing account approved by the commission. The place pick (n) carryover plus accrued interest shall then be added to the net place pick (n) pool of the following meet on a date and performance so designated by the commission.

(L) With the written approval of the commission, the association may contribute to the place pick (n) carryover a sum of money up to the amount of any designated cap.

(M) Providing information to any person regarding covered combinations, amounts wagered on specific combinations, number of tickets sold, or number of live tickets remaining is strictly prohibited. This shall not prohibit necessary communication between totalizator and pari-mutuel department employees for processing of pool data.

(N) The association may suspend previously-approved place pick (n) wagering with the prior approval of the commission. Any carryover shall be held until the suspended place pick (n) wagering is reinstated. An association may request approval of a place pick (n) wager or separate wagering pool for specific performances.

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 11/29/2013 and 09/11/2018
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3769.03
Rule Amplifies: 3769.03
Prior Effective Dates: 1/1/09