Prohibited wagering activities.
No person may:
Place any wager on a race at any location except at a racetrack.
Facilitate off-track wagers or conduct an operation through which off-track wagers are transmitted to a racetrack. The acceptance of an intertrack wager at a racetrack that does not meet the criteria specified under s. 562.05 (6m) (b) 2.
is considered to be the acceptance of an off-track wager and the facilitation of an off-track wager.
Possess a counterfeit, altered or fraudulent wagering ticket on a race with intent to defraud.
Counterfeit, alter or forge a wagering ticket on any race or pass such a ticket with intent to defraud.
Prohibited race activities.
No person may:
Race an animal under a name other than its registered name or out of the animal's proper class, as determined by the department by rule.
Accept anything of value to alter or attempt to alter the outcome of a race.
Bribe or extort, or attempt to bribe or extort, any member, employee or agent of the department or any other person having charge of or access to an animal on a racetrack.
In this section, “pari-mutuel" means a wagering system in which all persons who wager on any snowmobile that 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 rules promulgated under sub. (2)
The department may authorize on-track pari-mutuel wagering on snowmobile racing at times and places, as determined by the department, that do not conflict with animal racing authorized by this chapter.
If the department authorizes on-track pari-mutuel wagering on snowmobile racing under sub. (1m)
, the department shall regulate the pari-mutuel wagering and shall promulgate all rules necessary to administer this section. The department may promulgate rules that require persons who conduct snowmobile racing to be licensed by the department and the department may charge a fee to any person licensed under this subsection to cover the costs of the department in regulating on-track pari-mutuel wagering on snowmobile racing. Through its rules, the department shall do everything necessary to ensure the public interest and protect the integrity of the sport of snowmobile racing. If the department charges a fee to a person licensed under this subsection, the department shall deposit the moneys received into the appropriation accounts under ss. 20.455 (2) (g)
and 20.505 (8) (g)
The department shall confer with representatives of the United States snowmobile association in developing rules to protect the integrity of the sport of snowmobile racing.
If the department authorizes on-track pari-mutuel wagering on snowmobile racing, the department shall prepare and submit to the chief clerk of each house of the legislature under s. 13.172 (2)
a report on whether any additional civil or criminal penalties are necessary to enforce its rules.
Department of justice enforcement authority. 562.125(1)(1)
The department of justice may investigate any activities by the department and the department's employees and contractors, or by the licensees and their employees and contractors, which affect the operation or administration of racing and on-track pari-mutuel wagering, and shall report suspected violations of state or federal law to the appropriate prosecuting authority.
For the purpose of an investigation under sub. (1)
, the attorney general may issue a subpoena to compel the production of any books, papers, correspondence, memoranda, agreements or other documents or records which the attorney general deems relevant or material to the investigation. Section 885.12
shall apply to any failure to obey a subpoena under this subsection.
The attorney general and district attorneys have concurrent jurisdiction to commence prosecutions for alleged violations of this chapter.
Except as provided in subs. (2)
, whoever violates this chapter or any rules promulgated under this chapter shall forfeit not more than $10,000.
Whoever does any of the following may be fined not more than $10,000 or imprisoned for not more than 9 months or both:
Makes a false statement in any application for a license.
Intentionally makes a false statement or material omission in an application for employment with the department.