562.001   Humane treatment of animals.
562.01   Definitions.
562.017   Racing security.
562.02   Racing operations.
562.025   Conflicts of interest.
562.03   Administrator.
562.04   Racing officials.
562.045   Qualifications of administrator, other employees and stewards.
562.05   Licenses.
562.052   Employees at racetrack.
562.056   Registration of greyhounds.
562.057   Simulcasting races; intertrack wagering.
562.06   Minors on racetracks; wagering prohibited.
562.065   Types of pools, payouts and allocations of amounts wagered.
562.075   Horses foaled in this state; three-year-old horses.
562.08   Admissions tax.
562.09   Medication of or tampering with race animals.
562.10   Prohibition on race dogs trained by live lures or bait.
562.105   Humane killing of dogs.
562.11   Prohibited wagering activities.
562.12   Prohibited race activities.
562.124   Snowmobile racing.
562.125   Department of justice enforcement authority.
562.13   Penalties.
562.001 562.001 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.
562.001 History History: 1987 a. 354; 1989 a. 31.
562.01 562.01 Definitions. Except as provided in s. 562.124, in this chapter:
562.01(1) (1)“Administrator" means the administrator of the division of gaming.
562.01(1m) (1m)“Animal" means a horse or dog.
562.01(3) (3)“Breakage" means the odd cents by which the amount payable on each dollar wagered on a race exceeds a multiple of 10 cents.
562.01(3m) (3m)“Business day" means a business day, as defined in s. 421.301 (6), that is not a legal holiday under s. 995.20 or a federal legal holiday.
562.01(4) (4)“Department" means the department of administration.
562.01(4m) (4m)“Division of gaming" means the division of gaming in the department.
562.01(5) (5)“Fair" means any fair conducted by a county or an agricultural society, association or board receiving aid under s. 93.23.
562.01(5e) (5e)“Host track" means a racetrack that conducts a race on which intertrack wagering is conducted.
562.01(5m) (5m)“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.
562.01(5s) (5s)“Intertrack wagering licensee" means a person who is licensed under s. 562.05 (1) (e).
562.01(6) (6)“License" means a license issued under s. 562.05.
562.01(7) (7)“Licensee" means any person holding a license.
562.01(8) (8)“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.
562.01(8g) (8g)“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.
562.01(8m) (8m)“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.
562.01(9) (9)“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.
562.01(10) (10)“Race" means any animal race licensed under s. 562.05 (1).
562.01(11) (11)“Race day" means any day on which a race is conducted.
562.01(11g) (11g)“Race meeting" means the period during a calendar year for which a person has been issued a license under s. 562.05 (1) (b).
562.01(11r) (11r)“Race performance" means a schedule of races of either a matinee or night program that are conducted on a race day.
562.01(12) (12)“Racetrack" means any racetrack licensed under s. 562.05 (1).
562.01(13) (13)“Racing" means the conduct of a race.
562.01(14) (14)“Steward" means any person appointed, contracted for or approved by the department under s. 562.02 (1) (fm).
562.017 562.017 Racing security. The department may do any of the following:
562.017(1) (1)Provide all of the security services for the racing operations under this chapter.
562.017(2) (2)Monitor the regulatory compliance of racing operations under this chapter.
562.017(3) (3)Audit the racing operations under this chapter.
562.017(4) (4)Investigate suspected violations of this chapter.
2021-22 Wisconsin Statutes updated through 2023 Wis. Act 240 and through all Supreme Court and Controlled Substances Board Orders filed before and in effect on May 30, 2024. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after May 30, 2024, are designated by NOTES. (Published 5-30-24)