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Game 24.02(8) (8) "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.
Game 24.02(9) (9) "Honor" means to accept a pari-mutuel ticket for the purpose of canceling, refunding, exchanging, or cashing in exchange for a payout.
Game 24.02(10) (10) "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.
Game 24.02(11) (11) "Host track" means the racetrack which is conducting live racing and is the provider of the broadcast of said races to the guest track.
Game 24.02(12) (12) "Minus-pool" means the amount distributable to winners in excess of the net pool.
Game 24.02(13) (13) "Racetrack" means any racetrack licensed under s. 562.05 (1) (b), Stats.
Game 24.02(14) (14) "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.
Game 24.02(15) (15) "Ticket issuing machine" or "TIM" means a machine which prints hard copies of wagers.
Game 24.02(16) (16) "Totalizator system" means a computer system that accepts, records, issues, and accounts for all wagering information and transactions that occur during a race meeting.
Game 24.02(17) (17) "TOTE" means a term of art referring to a totalizator system.
Game 24.02(18) (18) "Transponder" means leased space segment time of an earth orbit communication satellite.
Game 24.02(19) (19) "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 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.
subch. II of ch. Game 24 Subchapter II — In-State Intertrack Wagering
Game 24.03 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.
Game 24.03 Note Note: The forms may be obtained at the division's office at 150 E. Gilman, Room 1000, Madison WI 53703.
Game 24.03(2) (2) The applicant shall submit with the application a cashier's check or certified check in the amount as set forth in sub. (3), payable to the division, as a non- refundable application fee.
Game 24.03(3) (3) The application fee for an intertrack license shall be $2,500.00.
Game 24.03(4) (4) A license fee of $50.00 shall be assessed for each race performance on which intertrack wagering is not offered as an adjunct to a live on-track performance. There shall be no fee when intertrack wagering is offered as an adjunct to a live on-track performance. This fee shall be paid within 10 days after receipt of approval by the division.
Game 24.03(5) (5) The division shall grant a license for intertrack wagering under s. 562.05 (1) (a) or (b), Stats., only when intertrack wagering is offered as an adjunct to, and not in a manner that will supplant wagering on live on-track racing at that racetrack, and intertrack wagering will not be the primary source of wagering revenue at that racetrack.
Game 24.03 History History: Cr. Register, April, 1994, No. 460, eff. 5-1-94.
Game 24.04 Game 24.04 Duties of a host licensee in conducting intertrack wagering.
Game 24.04(1)(1) The host licensee shall do all of the following:
Game 24.04(1)(a) (a) Conduct intertrack wagering via core to core or machine (TIM) to tote transmissions with the guest track.
Game 24.04(1)(b) (b) Be responsible for the content of its broadcast and shall use all reasonable effort to present a broadcast which offers the viewers an accurate depiction of its racing program, a display of wagering information, and a continuity of programming between racing events. All equipment to be utilized in the generation, transmission, reception, or in any way affecting the audiovisual signal for which ratings are supplied shall be rated as broadcast quality by the federal communications commission.
Game 24.04(1)(c) (c) Provide:
Game 24.04(1)(c)1. 1. An uplink system or other systems or devices approved by the division;
Game 24.04(1)(c)2. 2. A transponder or other systems or devices approved by the division;
Game 24.04(1)(c)3. 3. Such security controls over its communication system, as approved by the division, as are necessary to protect the security of the signals, protect the best interests of the public and to maximize revenues to the state as approved by the division;
Game 24.04(1)(d) (d) Encrypt every audiovisual signal transmitted via satellite using a time displacement decoding algorithm encryption system which has been approved by the division or an equivalent encryption system approved by the division. Any method of transmitting audiovisual signals may not be used until approved by the division.
Game 24.04(1)(e) (e) Maintain a facsimile machine located in the totalizator room. Except as provided under par. (f), any changes in the host track racing program shall be transmitted by facsimile machine, by the mutuel manager. All information shall be faxed on report forms approved by the division.
Game 24.04(1)(f) (f) Maintain a direct private line telephone in the totalizator room between each host track and guest track. Such direct private line telephone communication will be used to relay information during instances when facsimile transmission is not possible, or when facsimile transmission is not timely due to urgency of communication. Any direct private line telephone communication shall be confirmed in writing by the mutuel manager or designee within 24 hours of the end of the program. A copy shall be provided to the division auditor, pursuant ss. Game 8.17 and 10.03. There shall be a recording device installed on the direct private line telephone at the host track.
Game 24.04(1)(g) (g) Ensure that the primary means of wagering data transmission is through a dedicated digital data line or a line of sufficient speed as approved by the division. There shall be backup data lines in the event of primary line failure. Such backup lines may be dial-up lines. In all such circumstances when a dial-up line is used as a backup method of transmission, a report shall be filed with the division auditor within 48 hours. Such report shall contain the date and time of the occurrence, the duration, the steps that were taken to correct it, and, if known, the reason for the failure.
Game 24.04(1)(h) (h) Communicate from the host track mutuel manager to all guest track mutuel managers or their designee immediately upon receipt of the information wagering format changes or other information relative to the races or wagering thereon. Host track and guest track mutuel managers shall notify totalizator managers, division auditors, and the public upon receipt of the information.
Game 24.04(1)(i) (i) Not delay post times for purposes of accumulating wagers from guest track locations, with the exception of an emergency which requires a manual merge of wagering data as described in s. Game 24.07 (2) (a). Post times for a race displayed at host track locations and guest track locations shall be the same.
Game 24.04(1)(j) (j) Keep at least one television monitor exclusively for reviewing the signal received by its guest track facilities during an intertrack performance. Said television monitor shall be monitored in a manner which shall be established by guest track facility.
Game 24.04(1)(k) (k) Issue the stop bet command at the moment the lure begins its movement.
Game 24.04(2) (2) The audiovisual contractor or host track shall ensure that every audiovisual signal shall contain the following in its video content:
Game 24.04(2)(a) (a) The date;
Game 24.04(2)(b) (b) A digital display of the actual time of day;
Game 24.04(2)(c) (c) The name of the racetrack from which it emanates;
Game 24.04(2)(d) (d) The minutes to post for each race;
Game 24.04(2)(e) (e) The number of the race being displayed; and
Game 24.04(2)(f) (f) An indication that a race being shown is a replay of a previously run race, if it is a replay.
Game 24.04(3) (3) The audiovisual contractor or host track shall not earlier than one hour and not later than 15 minutes prior to the commencement of transmission of a race, perform a test program of its transmitter, encryption, decoding, data communication, or other systems or devices approved by the division, to assure proper operation of the broadcast system. Any irregularity shall be reported immediately to the division auditor, pursuant to ss. Game 8.17 and 10.03.
Game 24.04 History History: Cr. Register, April, 1994, No. 460, eff. 5-1-94; correction in (1) (f), (i) and (3), made under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 7., Stats., Register, March, 1995, No. 471; emerg. am. (2) (c), eff. 8-25-95; am. (2) (c), Register, January, 1996, No. 481, eff. 2-1-96; correction in (1) (e) made under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 7., Stats., Register, July, 1996, No. 487.
Game 24.05 Game 24.05 Duties of host licensee in accounting and reporting. The host licensee shall do all of the following:
Game 24.05(1) (1) For purposes of distribution of the wagering pools: breakage pools and minus pools shall be allocated pro-rata based on the percentage of winning dollars wagered at each location for each entry, pool and race, pursuant to s. 562.065 (3) (e), Stats., and s. Game 8.07.
Game 24.05(2) (2) In order to facilitate the transfer of money between host licensees and guest licensees, each host track shall perform a daily reconciliation of their racing accounts and all amounts due to or from guest tracks. The frequency of transfer of monies between host tracks and guest tracks shall be as specified by contract, but shall occur at least weekly. A weekly report of the accounts payable and receivable incurred from intertrack pari-mutuel activity shall be submitted to the division auditor by the host track listing the balance of the host track and all guest tracks that are commingling pools with the host track. The forms used to keep a running balance for each racetrack shall be approved by the division.
Game 24.05 History History: Cr. Register, April, 1994, No. 460, eff. 5-1-94; correction in (1) made under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 7., Stats., Register, March, 1995, No. 471; emerg. am. (2), eff. 8-25-95; am. (2), Register, January, 1996, No. 481, eff. 2-1-96.
Game 24.06 Game 24.06Duties of the guest licensee in intertrack wagering. The guest licensee shall do all of the following:
Game 24.06(1) (1) Conduct intertrack wagering via core to core or machine (TIM) to tote transmissions with the host track.
Game 24.06(2) (2) The totalizator operator shall discontinue intertrack wagers upon the issuance of the stop bet command issued by the host track steward, or if the stop bet command is not received, at the time the lure begins its movement. All guest tracks shall signal the cessation of wagering by sounding an off bell.
Game 24.06(3) (3) Only offer pools which are the same as those offered by the host licensee, but the guest licensee is not required to offer all pools offered by the host licensee. Guest licensees may elect to exclude pools offered by the host licensee upon contractual agreement between the guest licensee and the host licensee. The host track shall also determine the minimum ticket price that is available for each pool.
Game 24.06(4) (4) Cycle of frequency of the change of odds displayed on the display devices at intervals of not more than 60 seconds. An explanation shall be provided in the racing program indicating that odds and other wagering information may be delayed due to the accumulation and transfer of intertrack wagering data.
Game 24.06(5) (5) In order to facilitate the transfer of money between host tracks and guest tracks, perform a daily reconciliation of its racing accounts and all amounts due to or from the host track. The frequency of the transfer of monies between host tracks and guest tracks shall be as specified by contract, but shall occur at least weekly.
Game 24.06(6) (6) Ensure that tickets sold at guest tracks conform to the requirements of s. Game 10.06 (7), and be identified as intertrack wagers.
Game 24.06(7) (7) Not earlier than one hour and not later than 15 minutes prior to the commencement of transmission of a race, perform a test program of its transmitter, encryption, decoding, or other systems or devices approved by the division, data communication to assure proper operation of the broadcast system. Any irregularity shall be reported immediately to the division auditor, pursuant to ss. Game 8.17 and 10.03.
Game 24.06(8) (8) Provide sufficient television monitors in each totalizator room at the guest track to provide key totalizator employees a view of all animals starting in each race at any host track.
Game 24.06(9) (9) Maintain a facsimile machine located in the totalizator room. In the event that a manual transmission of data is necessary the facsimile machine shall be the priority method of receiving any changes in the host track racing program, or any wagering data.
Game 24.06(10) (10) Maintain a direct private line telephone with the host track located in the totalizator room. Such direct private line telephone communication will be used to receive information during instances when facsimile transmission is not possible, or when facsimile transmission is not timely due to urgency of communication. Any direct private line telephone communication shall be confirmed in writing by the mutuel manager or designee within 24 hours of the end of the program. A copy shall be provided to the division auditor.
Game 24.06(11) (11) Display the same post time as the host track for all intertrack races.
Game 24.06(12) (12) Provide:
Game 24.06(12)(a) (a) If satellite transmission is utilized, a downlink system which does not interfere with the closed circuit television system utilized by the guest track association for patron information;
Game 24.06(12)(b) (b) Such security controls over its communication system, as approved by the division, as are necessary to protect the security of the signals, protect the best interests of the public and to maximize revenues to the state as approved by the division;
Game 24.06(12)(c) (c) One or more information windows to address patron complaints, questions, inquiries, and which shall contain a copy of the division's administrative rules for patron review.
Game 24.06(13) (13) All monies retained by a guest track from intertrack wagering pools as purse monies shall be deposited weekly in an interest-bearing account. All proceeds from the account, including interest, shall be distributed as purses as approved by the division.
Game 24.06 History History: Cr. Register, April, 1994, No. 460, eff. 5-1-94; correction in (6) and (7) made under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 7., Stats., Register, March, 1995, No. 471.
Game 24.07 Game 24.07 Intertrack wagering - emergency procedures. The following emergency procedures are established:
Game 24.07(1) (1) Prior to the commencement of wagering on the first race on an intertrack wagering program, both the audio and video signals must be present at the guest track in order for intertrack wagering at the guest track to be conducted. In the event of a loss of either the audio or visual signal , during the race performance, wagering may continue only until the scheduled post-time of the current race at the host track. If both the audio and visual signals are lost, wagering shall immediately cease at the guest track and may not resume until both the audio and visual signal are restored. Any advance bets made, provided there has not been an accompanying data transmission failure, must be treated as valid bets and paid out accordingly.
Game 24.07(2) (2) In the event of an impairment of the ability of a totalizator to record, classify, or accumulate wagering data or to do calculations, or if wagering data is lost, the following procedures shall apply:
Game 24.07(2)(a) (a) In the event the guest licensee's totalizator system fails, all money wagered on the race that was entered into the host track's pools from that guest licensee's totalizator system prior to the time of failure shall remain in the host track's pools only if the guest licensee's totalizator system is reestablished by the start of the race. If the guest licensee's totalizator system is not reestablished by the start of the race, then all money wagered on the race at that guest licensee shall be refunded. In the event money wagered on the race did not enter into the host track's pools and such pool data is available in the guest track totalizator system, a manual merge with the host track's pools shall be performed.
Game 24.07(2)(b) (b) In the event the host track's totalizator system fails, all wagering at the host track and guest track and all transmission of data from the guest track to the host track's totalizator system shall cease until the host track system is fully operational.
Game 24.07(2)(b)1. 1. If the host track's totalizator system becomes operational before the start of the race and wagering data is available, transmission of data from guest tracks and wagering shall resume at all racetracks until the stop bet command is issued by the host track.
Game 24.07(2)(b)2. 2. If the host track's totalizator system is not operational before the start of the race and wagering data is lost, all wagers at all racetracks on the affected races shall be refunded.
Game 24.07 History History: Cr. Register, April, 1994, No. 460, eff. 5-1-94; emerg. am. (1) (intro.), (b) 1. and 2., eff. 8-25-95; am. (1), (2) (b) 1. and 2., Register, January, 1996, No. 481, eff. 2-1-96.
Game 24.08 Game 24.08 Intertrack wagering - ticket cashing requirements and procedures. Each guest licensee shall do all of the following:
Game 24.08(1) (1) Tickets issued for intertrack wagers shall be honored in conformity with requirements of ch. Game 10. In addition to the specifications of that chapter, the following requirements shall apply:
Game 24.08(1)(a) (a) In core to core transmission tickets purchased at a guest track shall be cashed by the guest track only.
Game 24.08(2) (2) Publicly display or explain in the official daily race program information regarding the amount of time patrons have to cash intertrack winning tickets at the guest track location, and the location and method of remitting winning tickets for cashing after the time has expired at the guest track location.
Game 24.08(3) (3) There may be no cancellations of wagers at any racetrack other than that where the ticket is purchased.
Game 24.08 History History: Cr. Register, April, 1994, No. 460, eff. 5-1-94; correction in (1) (intro.) made under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 7., Stats., Register, March, 1995, No. 471; emerg. am. (2), eff. 8-25-95; am. (2), Register, January, 1996, No. 481, eff. 2-1-96.
Game 24.09 Game 24.09 Change of ownership. Intertrack wagering licenses are personal in nature and may not be sold or otherwise transferred unless the division has granted prior written approval for such a change of ownership or transfer.
Game 24.09 History History: Cr. Register, April, 1994, No. 460, eff. 5-1-94.
Game 24.095 Game 24.095 Termination of license. Any license issued under this chapter shall terminate if the holder of the license is no longer licensed under s. 562.05 (1) (b), Stats.
Game 24.095 History 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 24.10 Game 24.10 Duration. Intertrack wagering licenses shall expire on the last date for which permission to conduct intertrack wagering has been approved by the division.
Game 24.10 History History: Cr. Register, April, 1994, No. 460, eff. 5-1-94.
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