Register November 2003 No. 575
Chapter Game 24
Subchapter I — Definitions
Subchapter II — In-State Intertrack Wagering
Application for intertrack wagering license and fees.
Duties of a host licensee in conducting intertrack wagering.
Duties of host licensee in accounting and reporting.
Duties of the guest licensee in intertrack wagering.
Intertrack wagering - emergency procedures.
Intertrack wagering - ticket cashing requirements and procedures.
Change of ownership.
Termination of license.
Subchapter III — Interstate Broadcasts or Simulcasting
Interstate broadcasts - Wisconsin racetrack as host track.
Interstate broadcasts - commingled pools.
Approval for simulcast wagering, fees, and charges.
Duties of a Wisconsin host track in conducting simulcast wagering.
Duties of Wisconsin host track in accounting and reporting.
Duties of the Wisconsin guest track in simulcast wagering.
Simulcast wagering - emergency procedures.
Simulcast wagering - ticket cashing requirements and procedures.
Termination of approval.
Interstate broadcasts - emergency procedures.
Off-site totalizator clearance.
Ch. Game 24 Note
Chapter WGC 24 was renumbered chapter Game 24 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 24.01
Game 24.01 Purpose.
The purpose of this chapter is to govern procedures relative to the conduct of intertrack and simulcast wagering.
Game 24.01 History
Cr. Register, April, 1994, No. 460
, eff. 5-1-94; emerg. am. eff. 8-25-95; am. Register, January, 1996, No. 481
, eff. 2-1-96.
Game 24.02 Definitions.
In this chapter:
“Commingled pool" means the combination of wagering data and monies wagered for specific pools of the host track with wagering data and monies wagered for specific pools of guest tracks for the purposes of calculating the odds and the payout prices and allowing for the guest track to adopt the host track's takeout rate.
“Core to core transmission" means the accumulation of wagering data in one racetrack's totalizator system and transmission of this data directly to the totalizator system of another racetrack.
“Decoder" means a device or means, or both, to convert encrypted audiovisual signals or data, or both, into a form recognizable as the original content of the signals.
“Direct private line" means a direct, private telephone line to be used exclusively by the mutuel manager, whose duties are described in s. Game 8.03 (2)
, and totalizator operator or their designees to communicate directly, and shall have no other permissible purpose.
“Downlink" means a receiving antenna coupled with an audiovisual signal receiver compatible with and capable of receiving simultaneous audiovisual signals or data, or both, emanating from a host track, and includes the electronic transfer of received signals from the receiving antenna to TV monitors within the guest track facility.
“Encryption" or “encrypted" means the scrambling or other manipulation of audiovisual signals to mask the original audio and video content of the signals and so cause such signals to be indecipherable and unrecognizable to any person receiving such signal unless the person has a decoder.
“Guest licensee" means the licensee licensed under s. 562.05 (6m)
, Stats., and authorized by the division to receive a broadcast of races for the purpose of conducting pari-mutuel wagering.
“Guest track" means the racetrack or an out-of-state site receiving a broadcast of races from another racetrack for the purpose of conducting pari-mutuel wagering.
“Honor" means to accept a pari-mutuel ticket for the purpose of canceling, refunding, exchanging, or cashing in exchange for a payout.
“Host licensee" means the licensee licensed under s. 562.05 (6m)
, Stats., and authorized by the division to conduct live racing and transmit a broadcast of said races to guest tracks.
“Host track" means the racetrack which is conducting live racing and is the provider of the broadcast of said races to the guest track.
“Minus-pool" means the amount distributable to winners in excess of the net pool.
“Takeout" means the percentage of the pari-mutuel pool deducted by the association which includes pari-mutuel taxes, breakage, etc., prior to distribution of the pool.
“Ticket issuing machine" or “TIM" means a machine which prints hard copies of wagers.
“Totalizator system" means a computer system that accepts, records, issues, and accounts for all wagering information and transactions that occur during a race meeting.
“TOTE" means a term of art referring to a totalizator system.
“Transponder" means leased space segment time of an earth orbit communication satellite.
“Uplink" means an earth station broadcasting facility, whether mobile or fixed, which is used to transmit audiovisual signals or data, or both, on federal communications division-controlled frequencies, and includes any transfer of audiovisual signals from within a racetrack enclosure to the location of the transmitter at the uplink.
Game 24.02 History
Cr. Register, April, 1994, No. 460
, eff. 5-1-94;
correction in (4) made under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 7., Stats., Register, March, 1995, No. 471
; emerg. am. (1), (8) and (16), eff. 8-25-95; am. (1), (8) and (16), Register, January, 1996, No. 481
, eff. 2-1-96.
Game 24.03 Application for intertrack wagering license and fees. Game 24.03(1)(1)
An applicant for an intertrack wagering license under s. 562.05 (1) (e)
, Stats., shall file with the division, at a time determined by the division, an application in the form and manner prescribed by the division, and any exhibits required by the division.