Register November 2003 No. 575
Chapter Game 10
Game 10.01   Purpose.
Game 10.02   Definitions.
Game 10.03   System failure.
Game 10.04   Procedures and reports required of associations.
Game 10.05   Mutuel tickets.
Game 10.06   Mutuel facilities; tickets; specification requirements and procedures.
Game 10.07   Totalizator system: system requirements.
Game 10.08   Totalizator system: procedural requirements.
Game 10.09   Totalizator system licensees.
Ch. Game 10 Note Note: Chapter RACE 10 was renumbered chapter WGC 10 and corrections made under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 1. and 6., Stats., Register, March, 1995, No. 471.
Ch. Game 10 Note Note: Chapter WGC 10 was renumbered chapter Game 10 under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 1., Stats., and corrections made under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 6. and 7., Stats., Register November 2003 No. 575.
Game 10.01 Game 10.01Purpose. This section governs supervision of the pari-mutuel wagering system, collection of taxes prescribed in the act and protection of the wagering public.
Game 10.01 History History: Cr. Register, March, 1990, No. 411, eff. 4-1-90.
Game 10.02 Game 10.02Definitions.
Game 10.02(1) (1) “ Canceled ticket" means a ticket which represents a wager which has been canceled and withdrawn from the pari-mutuel pools.
Game 10.02(2) (2) “Cashed ticket" means any pari-mutuel ticket which is refunded or which is presented for payment of a winning wager and is paid.
Game 10.02(3) (3) “Cashier accounting" means the record of teller activity by transaction and time of transaction.
Game 10.02(4) (4) “Central processing unit" or “CPU" means the main computer which controls and stores both programs and data.
Game 10.02(5) (5) “Computer log library" means a record of all operator initiated actions of the transaction processor.
Game 10.02(6) (6) “Console" means the totalizator status monitor which displays current race pool status information.
Game 10.02(7) (7) “Issued ticket" means a wager for which the ticket issuing machine produced a hard copy.
Game 10.02(7m) (7m) “Magnetic tape" means all magnetic media.
Game 10.02(8) (8) “Refunded ticket" means a ticket which has been refunded for the value of a wager that is no longer valid.
Game 10.02(9) (9) “Ticket issuing machine" or “TIM" means a machine which prints hard copies of wagers.
Game 10.02(10) (10) “Totalizator system licensee" means any person, corporation or company which operates totalizator equipment and is licensed by the division.
Game 10.02(11) (11) “Tote room" means the room at a race track in which the totalizator system's computer is housed.
Game 10.02(12) (12) “Utilities" means the programs that are provided by computer vendors to perform tasks such as duplication of program tapes, modification of master files, and access to passwords.
Game 10.02 History History: Cr. Register, March, 1990, No. 411, eff. 4-1-90; cr. (7m), Register, July, 1990, No. 415, eff. 8-1-90.
Game 10.03 Game 10.03System failure. If, for any reason, during the course of a racing program the totalizator system is unable to record wagers received from the public or guarantee the integrity of the pari-mutuel pools, the totalizator system licensee shall advise the mutuel manager who shall then immediately notify the stewards. The totalizator system licensee shall keep the stewards advised of its efforts to correct the problem and, if said licensee is unable to correct the problem, it shall so advise the stewards. After consultation with the association, the stewards may order the cancellation of wagering for the race or program and the refund of the affected wagers. The stewards, after consultation with the association may permit some or all of the remaining races to be contested as wagerless exhibitions, after taking into consideration factors including, but not limited to, the purses, the amount of wagering, and the time required to make repairs to the totalizator system.
Game 10.03 History History: Cr. Register, March, 1990, No. 411, eff. 4-1-90; am. (3) (c), Register, July, 1990, No. 415, eff. 8-1-90; CR 03-070: r. (1), (2), (3) and (5), renum. (4) to be Game 10.03 and am. Register November 2003 No. 575, eff. 12-1-03.
Game 10.04 Game 10.04Procedures and reports required of associations.
Game 10.04(1)(1)Cashed tickets. Each association shall maintain facilities and enforce procedures which ensure the security of cashed tickets and the integrity of outstanding ticket records. Such security requirements shall include, but not be limited to, the following:
Game 10.04(1)(a) (a) Access of all totalizator employees to cashed tickets storage areas shall be prohibited;
Game 10.04(1)(b) (b) Cashed tickets shall be maintained in a 2 hour fire resistant facility unless other comparable fire protection is installed and operable;
Game 10.04(1)(c) (c) Cashed and canceled tickets shall be maintained until 60 days after the payment of any outs money due the state for the race meet for which the ticket was purchased, unless the division directs, in writing, that the association continue to retain the tickets specified for the purpose of conducting an investigation or audit;
Game 10.04(1)(d) (d) Cashed ticket storage facilities shall be secured by a locking system;
Game 10.04(1)(e) (e) Only the mutuel manager or designee shall have access to cashed ticket storage areas for outstanding ticket records and uncashed ticket records; and
Game 10.04(1)(f) (f) Access to magnetic log tapes or comparable medium and the computer log library tapes by the mutuel manager and employees of the mutuel department shall be prohibited. The possession of magnetic log tapes and computer log library tapes shall be retained by associations for a period of 6 months from the end of the race meet.
Game 10.04(2) (2)Summary of operators. The mutuel manager of the association shall prepare a summary of the pari-mutuel operations report for each racing program to be submitted to the division auditor daily. This shall serve as the original record of wagering activities at the racetrack.
Game 10.04 History History: Cr. Register, March, 1990, No. 411, eff. 4-1-90; am. (1) (f), Register, July, 1990, No. 415, eff. 8-1-90; CR 03-070: am. (1) (c) Register November 2003 No. 575, eff. 12-1-03.
Game 10.05 Game 10.05Mutuel tickets.
Game 10.05(1) (1)Marking of tickets. To prevent re-entry in the pari-mutuel system for duplicate cashing, the association shall cause each cashed or refunded ticket to be marked in a manner which will not destroy the identity of the ticket but will indicate that it has been cashed, or so indicated by computer imprint.
Game 10.05(2) (2)Status of outs account. The association shall make available to the division auditor each racing program a computer print-out of outstanding tickets cashed during the previous racing program and, at the request of the division auditor, produce, subject to the limitation in s. Game 10.04 (1) (c), the actual tickets requested which were cashed during a particular program.
Game 10.05(4) (4)Records of refunds and cancellations. The seller or cashier or both shall retain and account for all refunded or canceled tickets. These refunded or canceled tickets will be retained by the association, in the manner prescribed in s. Game 10.04 (1). In the case of a request for an extension, as detailed in s. Game 10.04 (1), the tickets shall be retained until all audit tests have been completed and the administrator issues a letter allowing for the disposal of such tickets and records. If a refunded or canceled ticket is not available for inspection then sufficient supporting documentation, in the form of a seller cashier history shall be available upon request. In no event shall a refunded mutuel ticket which has been removed from the totalizator system by a key commission entry be accepted by the division auditor as a record of payment unless the actual hard copy ticket is presented during the audit.
Game 10.05(5) (5)Computer print-outs. Each association shall make available to the division auditor for inspection and review all computer printouts generated by the totalizator system and shall upon request supply the division auditor with copies of such printouts.
Game 10.05(6) (6)Additional method of calculation. If any written method of calculation or check-up, in addition to the computer printouts specified in sub. (5) is used or undertaken by the association, exact copies of all such calculations or check-ups shall be delivered by the association to the division auditor as soon as possible after each race.
Game 10.05 History History: Cr. Register, March, 1990, No. 411, eff. 4-1-90; am. (2), Register, July, 1990, No. 415, eff. 8-1-90; corrections in (2) and (4) made under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 7., Stats., Register, March, 1995, No. 471; CR 03-070: r. (3) Register November 2003 No. 575, eff. 12-1-03.
Game 10.06 Game 10.06Mutuel facilities; tickets; specification requirements and procedures.
Game 10.06(1) (1)No reduction in capacity. An association shall not change a totalizator system if the change will reduce the functional capacity of the system without prior division approval.
Game 10.06 Note Note: An example of a decrease in functional capacity is going from a cash/sell system to a sell only system.
Game 10.06(2) (2)Totalizators. Each association shall use ticket issuing machines, linked to a computer based totalizator system, that shall:
Game 10.06(2)(a) (a) Record the progressive, aggregate, and final total in dollars wagered in each pool and on each entry or mutuel field;
Game 10.06(2)(b) (b) Compute the approximate and final odds in the win pool for each entry in each race at intervals not greater than 60 seconds and relay those odds to the infield display board and to other display devices;
Game 10.06(2)(c) (c) Compute commissions and breaks;
Game 10.06(2)(d) (d) Compute the payout prices.
Published under s. 35.93, Stats. Updated on the first day of each month. Entire code is always current. The Register date on each page is the date the chapter was last published.