562.05(6) (6) Every application for a license to own and operate a racetrack or for a license to sponsor and manage a race shall include a statement setting forth the assets and liabilities of the applicant.
562.05(6m) (6m)
562.05(6m)(a)1.1. An application for an intertrack wagering license shall identify each licensee under sub. (1) (b) on whose races the applicant proposes to conduct intertrack wagering and, except as provided in subd. 2., shall be accompanied by a statement, signed by each licensee that is identified in the application, giving consent to the applicant to conduct intertrack wagering on all races that are simulcast by the licensee during the licensee's race meeting.
562.05(6m)(a)2. 2. A licensee under sub. (1) (b) who signs a statement specified in subd. 1. is considered to have given consent to all applicants for intertrack wagering licenses to conducting intertrack wagering on all races that are simulcast by the licensee during the licensee's race meeting, and no similar statements signed by that licensee need be filed by other applicants for intertrack wagering licenses who propose to conduct intertrack wagering on those races.
562.05(6m)(b) (b) The department may not issue an intertrack wagering license unless the department determines that all of the following conditions are met:
562.05(6m)(b)1. 1. The applicant is licensed under sub. (1) (a) or (b).
562.05(6m)(b)2. 2. At least 250 race performances were conducted at the racetrack for which the applicant is licensed under sub. (1) (a) or (b) during the calendar year immediately preceding the year in which the applicant proposes to conduct intertrack wagering. The department may waive the requirement in this subdivision if the department determines that the waiver is in the public interest.
562.05(6m)(b)4. 4. The granting of the intertrack wagering license will not adversely affect the public health, welfare or safety.
562.05(6m)(c) (c) In considering whether to grant an intertrack wagering license, the department shall give due consideration to the best interests of the public and to maximizing revenue to the state.
562.05(6m)(d) (d) On each intertrack wagering license that the department issues, the department shall identify the racetrack at which intertrack wagering may be conducted, the times and number of days or specific dates, as determined by the department, during which intertrack wagering may be conducted, and the host track from which the simulcast of each race performance on which intertrack wagering may be conducted shall originate.
562.05(7) (7)
562.05(7)(a)(a) Except as provided under par. (ag), before the department issues a license under this section, the department, with the assistance of the department of justice, shall conduct a background investigation of the applicant for the license and of any of the following related to the applicant:
562.05(7)(a)1. 1. A partnership and each partner of the partnership.
562.05(7)(a)1L. 1L. A limited liability company and each of its members.
562.05(7)(a)2. 2. An association and each officer and director of the association.
562.05(7)(a)3. 3. A corporation, each officer or director of the corporation and each owner, directly or indirectly, of any equity security or other ownership interest in the corporation.
562.05(7)(ag) (ag) Paragraph (a) applies to any person required under s. 562.02 (1) (am) to have a license except for any person determined by the department under s. 562.02 (1) (am) to require a license. Before the department issues a license to any person determined by the department under s. 562.02 (1) (am) to require a license, the department may, with the assistance of the department of justice, conduct a background investigation of the applicant for that license and of any of the following related to the applicant:
562.05(7)(ag)1. 1. A partnership and each partner of the partnership.
562.05(7)(ag)1L. 1L. A limited liability company and each of its members.
562.05(7)(ag)2. 2. An association and each officer and director of the association.
562.05(7)(ag)3. 3. A corporation, each officer or director of the corporation and each owner, directly or indirectly, of any equity security or other ownership interest in the corporation.
562.05(7)(am)1.1. The department shall require each person who is subject to an investigation under par. (a) and who is an individual to provide his or her social security number, unless the person is an individual who does not have a social security number and the person submits a statement made or subscribed under oath or affirmation as required under sub. (1e).
562.05(7)(am)2. 2. The department shall require each person who is subject to an investigation under par. (a) and who is not an individual to provide the person's federal employer identification number.
562.05(7)(b) (b) The department shall require any person subject to an investigation under par. (a) to be photographed and fingerprinted on 2 fingerprint cards each bearing a complete set of that person's fingerprints. The department of justice may provide for the submission of the fingerprint cards to the federal bureau of investigation for the purpose of verifying the identity of that person and obtaining any record of that person's criminal arrests and convictions.
562.05(7)(bg) (bg) The department may require any person subject to an investigation under par. (ag) to be photographed and fingerprinted on 2 fingerprint cards each bearing a complete set of that person's fingerprints. The department of justice may provide for the submission of the fingerprint cards to the federal bureau of investigation for the purpose of verifying the identity of that person and obtaining any record of that person's criminal arrests and convictions.
562.05(8) (8)
562.05(8)(a)(a) The department may revoke or suspend a license for good cause after notice and hearing under s. 227.44.
562.05(8)(b) (b) The department shall permanently revoke the license of any licensee whom the department determines under par. (a) has administered a medication or foreign substance to an animal in violation of s. 562.09 (1).
562.05(8)(c) (c) The department shall permanently revoke the license of any licensee who violates s. 562.105.
562.05(8)(d) (d) If required in a memorandum of understanding entered into under s. 49.857, the department shall suspend or restrict or not renew the license of any person who is delinquent in making court-ordered payments of child or family support, maintenance, birth expenses, medical expenses or other expenses related to the support of a child or former spouse or who has failed to comply, after appropriate notice, with a subpoena or warrant issued by the department of children and families or a county child support agency under s. 59.53 (5) and relating to paternity or child support proceedings.
562.05(8)(e) (e) The department shall revoke or not renew the license of any person who has been certified by the department of revenue under s. 73.0301 to be liable for delinquent taxes. Any person for whom a license is revoked or not renewed under this paragraph for delinquent taxes is entitled to a notice under s. 73.0301 (2) (b) 1. b. and a hearing under s. 73.0301 (5) (a) but is not entitled to any other notice or hearing under this section.
562.05(8)(f) (f) The department shall revoke or not renew the license of any person who has been certified by the department of workforce development under s. 108.227 to be liable for delinquent unemployment insurance contributions. Any person for whom a license is revoked or not renewed under this paragraph for delinquent unemployment insurance contributions is entitled to a notice under s. 108.227 (2) (b) 1. b. and a hearing under s. 108.227 (5) (a) but is not entitled to any other notice or hearing under this section.
562.05(8m) (8m)
562.05(8m)(a)(a) If the applicant for any license is an individual, the department shall disclose his or her social security number to the department of children and families for the purpose of administering s. 49.22, to the department of revenue for the purpose of requesting certifications under s. 73.0301, and to the department of workforce development for the purpose of requesting certifications under s. 108.227.
562.05(8m)(b) (b) If the applicant for any license is not an individual, the department shall disclose the person's federal employer identification number to the department of revenue for the purpose of requesting certifications under s. 73.0301 and to the department of workforce development for the purpose of requesting certifications under s. 108.227.
562.05(9) (9)
562.05(9)(a)(a) Every license issued under sub. (1) (b) or (c) shall set forth the time and number of days, or the specific dates, during which racing may be conducted under that license, as determined by the department.
562.05(9)(b) (b) A license under sub. (1) (c) may authorize horse races on days on which the fair is conducted and for 2 additional periods not to exceed 5 days each. Either or both of the additional periods may be consecutive with the days on which the fair is conducted. In assigning race days and race times under this paragraph, the department shall consider the competitive effects on licensees under sub. (1) (a) and (b).
562.05(10) (10) The department shall revoke the license issued under sub. (1) (a) of any person who accepts any public money to construct or operate a racetrack in Wisconsin. This subsection does not apply to any racetrack operated in conjunction with a county fair.
562.05(11) (11) In this section, "public money" means any direct or indirect gift, grant, financial assistance or guarantee by or from the federal government, state, any political subdivision of the state, or any authority or corporation authorized by the state to borrow funds for a public purpose.
562.05 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also Game, Wis. adm. code.
562.05 AnnotationResidency under (3w) (a) discussed. 80 Atty. Gen. 124.
562.052 562.052 Employees at racetrack. At least 85% of the individuals employed by a licensee under s. 562.05 (1) (a) to (c), or by a person providing services under a contract with such a licensee, who work at the racetrack where races are held pursuant to the license shall have been residents of this state for at least one year immediately before their employment at the racetrack.
562.052 History History: 1987 a. 354.
562.056 562.056 Registration of greyhounds. No dog which is of the greyhound breed may be entered in a race on which pari-mutuel wagering is conducted unless the dog is registered with the National Greyhound Association of Abilene, Kansas.
562.056 History History: 1987 a. 354; 1989 a. 31.
562.057 562.057 Simulcasting races; intertrack wagering.
562.057(1)(1) An intertrack wagering licensee may accept wagers on races that are conducted at 2 or more host tracks during the same race day with the approval of the department.
562.057(3) (3) An intertrack wagering licensee is solely responsible for maintaining the pari-mutuel pools on the races on which the intertrack wagering licensee conducts intertrack wagering and for making all payouts on intertrack wagers. Each race performance on which intertrack wagering is conducted is considered a separate race day for purposes of ss. 562.065 and 562.08.
562.057(4) (4) Subject to sub. (4m), the department may permit a licensee under s. 562.05 (1) (b) to receive simulcast races from out-of-state racetracks, to conduct pari-mutuel wagering on those races and to commingle the licensee's wagering pools on those races with those of any out-of-state racetrack from which the licensee is permitted to receive simulcast races. The department may permit a licensee under s. 562.05 (1) (b) to simulcast races to any out-of-state legal wagering entity, and to commingle the licensee's wagering pools on those races with those of any out-of-state legal wagering entity to which the licensee is permitted to simulcast those races.
562.057(4m) (4m) The department may not permit a licensee under s. 562.05 (1) (b) to receive simulcast races under sub. (4) unless the department determines that all of the following conditions are met:
562.057(4m)(a)1.1. For a racetrack at which $25,000,000 or more was wagered during the calendar year immediately preceding the year in which the applicant proposes to conduct wagering on simulcast races, at least 250 race performances were conducted at the racetrack during that period.
562.057(4m)(a)2. 2. For a racetrack at which less than $25,000,000 was wagered during the calendar year immediately preceding the year in which the applicant proposes to conduct wagering on simulcast races, at least 200 race performances were conducted at the racetrack during that period.
562.057(4m)(c) (c) The conduct of wagering on simulcast races will not adversely affect the public health, welfare or safety.
562.057(5) (5) The department shall promulgate rules administering sub. (4).
562.057 Annotation This section, which permits licensed racetracks to simulcast races conducted at other racetracks, does not violate the article IV, section 24 (5), requirement of "on-track" betting. 77 Atty. Gen. 299.
562.06 562.06 Minors on racetracks; wagering prohibited.
562.06(1)(1) Admission. Except as provided under subs. (2) and (3), no person under the age of 18 years may be admitted to a racetrack, or a track located at a fair where there is racing, unless accompanied by a parent, grandparent, greatgrandparent, guardian or spouse who is at least 18 years of age, or unless accompanied by another person at least 18 years of age with the written permission of the minor's parent or guardian.
562.06(2) (2)Employment. No person under the age of 16 years may be employed at a racetrack not at a fair. No person under the age of 16 years may be employed in any employment at a fair in any pari-mutuel wagering activity.
562.06(3) (3)Child care. Nothing in this section prohibits a licensee from operating a child care area at a track if the child care area is licensed by the department of children and families under s. 48.65.
562.06(4) (4)Placing a wager. No person under the age of 18 years may make a wager in any race or receive any payout on a wager.
562.06(5) (5)Accepting a wager; making a payout. No licensee may knowingly accept a wager from any person under the age of 18 years or make any payout on a wager to any person under the age of 18 years.
562.065 562.065 Types of pools, payouts and allocations of amounts wagered.
562.065(1)(1) Types of pools; purses. The department shall promulgate rules governing types of pari-mutuel pools that are permitted on races and the payment and allocation of purses for races.
562.065(2) (2)Minimum wagers and payouts. The minimum wager which may be accepted by a licensee is $2. The minimum payout that a licensee may make on a wager is $2.20 on a $2 wager. A licensee may accept a $1 minimum wager on the outcome of a race having 3 or more wagering interests if the total amount wagered is at least $2.
562.065(3) (3)Allocations.
562.065(3)(a)(a) Deduction. From the total amount wagered on all animals selected to win, place or show in a race, a licensee under s. 562.05 (1) (b) and (c) shall deduct 17% or an amount approved by the department under s. 562.02 (1) (k) up to 20% and pay the balance, minus breakage, to winning ticket holders, except that for a multiple pool, the licensee shall deduct 23% or an amount approved by the department under s. 562.02 (1) (k) up to 25% and pay the balance, minus breakage, to winning ticket holders. Nothing in this paragraph prohibits the licensee from retaining amounts wagered in multiple pools which are required to be paid to winning ticket holders if there are no winning ticket holders, for the sole purpose of paying these amounts to winning ticket holders of subsequent races.
562.065(3)(b) (b) Purses.
562.065(3)(b)1.1. For horse races, from the total amount deducted under par. (a) on each race day, the licensee under s. 562.05 (1) (b) shall use at least an amount equal to 8% of the total amount wagered on each race day for purses for races held on that race day, except as provided in s. 562.057 (4). The licensee shall pay purses directly to the owner of a horse or, if a horse is leased, the licensee shall pay the purse directly to the lessor and lessee of the horse as agreed in a written lease agreement on file with the licensee.
562.065(3)(b)2. 2. For dog races, from the total amount deducted under par. (a) on each race day, the licensee under s. 562.05 (1) (b) shall use at least an amount equal to 4.5% of the total amount wagered on each race day for purses, except as provided in s. 562.057 (4). Purses shall be paid on or before Thursday of the calendar week immediately following the race day on which the purses are won. The licensee shall pay purses directly to the owner of a dog or, if a dog is leased, the licensee shall pay the purse directly to the lessor and lessee of the dog as agreed in a written lease agreement on file with the licensee.
562.065(3)(b)3. 3. In addition to the amounts required under subds. 1. and 2., if a licensee deducts under par. (a) more than 17% from the total amount wagered on all animals selected to win, place or show in a race or more than 23% from the total amount wagered on all animals for a multiple pool in a race, the licensee shall use for purses at least an amount that equals 4.5% of any amount that the licensee deducts as a result of increasing the deduction under par. (a) beyond the 17% and 23% levels.
562.065(3)(c) (c) Pari-mutuel tax.
562.065(3)(c)1.1. For horse races, from the total amount deducted under par. (a) on each race day, a licensee under s. 562.05 (1) (b) shall deposit with the department the following amounts:
562.065(3)(c)1.a. a. One percent of the total amount wagered on that race day if the total amount wagered on all previous race days during the year is more than $50,000,000 but not more than $100,000,000.
562.065(3)(c)1.b. b. Two percent of the total amount wagered on that race day if the total amount wagered on all previous race days during the year is more than $100,000,000 but not more than $150,000,000.
562.065(3)(c)1.c. c. Three percent of the total amount wagered on that race day if the total amount wagered on all previous race days during the year is more than $150,000,000.
562.065(3)(c)2g. 2g. For dog races, from the total amount deducted under par. (a) on each race day that is on or after January 1, 1993, a licensee under s. 562.05 (1) (b) shall deposit with the department the following amounts:
562.065(3)(c)2g.a. a. Two percent of the total amount wagered on that race day if the total amount wagered on all previous race days during the year is not more than $25,000,000.
562.065(3)(c)2g.b. b. Two and two-thirds percent of the total amount wagered on that race day if the total amount wagered on all previous race days during the year is more than $25,000,000 but not more than $100,000,000.
562.065(3)(c)2g.c. c. Four and two-thirds percent of the total amount wagered on that race day if the total amount wagered on all previous race days during the year is more than $100,000,000 but not more than $150,000,000.
562.065(3)(c)2g.d. d. Six and two-thirds percent of the total amount wagered on that race day if the total amount wagered on all previous race days during the year is more than $150,000,000 but not more than $200,000,000.
562.065(3)(c)2g.e. e. Seven and two-thirds percent of the total amount wagered on that race day if the total amount wagered on all previous race days during the year is more than $200,000,000 but not more than $250,000,000.
562.065(3)(c)2g.f. f. Eight and two-thirds percent of the total amount wagered on that race day if the total amount wagered on all previous race days during the year is more than $250,000,000.
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2011-12 Wisconsin Statutes updated through 2013 Wis. Act 380 and all Supreme Court Orders entered before Sept. 3, 2014. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after Sept. 3, 2014 are designated by NOTES. (Published 9-3-14)