REGULATION OF RACING AND ON-TRACK PARI-MUTUEL WAGERING
Humane treatment of animals.
Conflicts of interest.
Qualifications of administrator, other employes and stewards.
Employes at racetrack.
Registration of greyhounds.
Simulcasting races; intertrack wagering.
Minors on racetracks; wagering prohibited.
Types of pools, payouts and allocations of amounts wagered.
Horses foaled in this state; three-year-old horses.
County fair advancement grants.
Medication of or tampering with race animals.
Prohibition on race dogs trained by live lures or bait.
Humane killing of dogs.
Prohibited wagering activities.
Prohibited race activities.
Department of justice enforcement authority.
Ch. 562 Cross-reference
See definitions in s. 561.01
Humane treatment of animals.
It is the intent of the legislature that animals which participate in races in this state on which pari-mutuel wagering is conducted and animals which are bred and trained in this state for racing shall be treated humanely, both on and off racetracks, throughout the lives of the animals.
History: 1987 a. 354
; 1989 a. 31
In this chapter:
"Administrator" means the administrator of the racing division.
"Breakage" means the odd cents by which the amount payable on each dollar wagered on a race exceeds a multiple of 10 cents.
"Business day" means a business day, as defined in s. 421.301 (6)
, that is not a legal holiday under s. 895.20
or a federal legal holiday.
"Fair" means any fair conducted by a county or an agricultural society, association or board receiving aid under s. 93.23
"Host track" means a racetrack that conducts a race on which intertrack wagering is conducted.
"Intertrack wager" means a wager that is placed or accepted at a racetrack on a race that is conducted at, and simultaneously televised to the racetrack from, another racetrack.
"Licensee" means any person holding a license.
"Multiple pools" means any pool of wagers on one or more races other than a pool of wagers in which each wager represents a wager to win, place or show.
"Out-of-state legal wagering entity" means a person who owns or operates a place located outside this state at which wagering on a race that is conducted in this state is authorized under the laws of the state or country in which the place is located.
"Out-of-state racetrack" means a place outside this state at which a race is authorized by law to be held and at which pari-mutuel wagering on the race is authorized by law to be conducted.
"Pari-mutuel" means a wagering system in which all persons who wager on any animal which finishes in any position for which wagers are taken in a race share the total amount wagered on the race minus any deductions from the wagers on that race required under s. 562.065
"Race day" means any day on which a race is conducted.
"Race meeting" means the period during a calendar year for which a person has been issued a license under s. 562.05 (1) (b)
"Race performance" means a schedule of races of either a matinee or night program that are conducted on a race day.
"Racing" means the conduct of a race.
Racing operations. 562.02(1)(a)
Regulate racing and on-track pari-mutuel wagering in this state and shall promulgate all rules necessary to administer this chapter. The board shall do everything necessary to ensure that the public interest is protected in relation to racing.
Administer the issuance of licenses. The board may not issue any license under s. 562.05 (1) (a)
without a hearing. The board shall determine which occupations related to racing require licensing, except that the board shall require licenses for the following:
Occupations of participants in horse racing, including horse owners or lessees, horse trainers and their assistants, jockeys or drivers, exercise riders and grooms.
Occupations of participants in dog racing, including dog owners or lessees, dog trainers and their assistants, kennel masters and kennel helpers.