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Pari-Mutuel Betting Supervision Regulations (SOR/91-365)

Regulations are current to 2022-09-11 and last amended on 2022-06-21. Previous Versions

PART IIPari-mutuel Systems and Related Facilities (continued)

Race information (continued)

Information on Each Race

  •  (1) An association shall, in respect of each race, provide the public in an easily accessible manner, by purchase or otherwise, with the following information:

    • (a) the date, number and scheduled post time of the race;

    • (b) the distance of the race;

    • (c) the number worn by each horse in the race and, if that number is different from the post position of a horse, the post position of the horse;

    • (d) the name, sex and age of each horse in the race;

    • (e) the name of the trainer, owner and jockey or driver of each horse in the race;

    • (f) the weight assigned to each horse in a running horse race;

    • (g) the eligibility conditions that have to be met by each horse in the race;

    • (h) the amount of purse money or prizes offered for the race;

    • (i) in the case of a race-course that has more than one type of track, the type of track on which the race will be run;

    • (j) the types of bets offered on the race and the rules by which the pay-out price is calculated and distributed;

    • (k) with respect to odds,

      • (i) the approximate odds and final odds on each horse, entry or mutuel field in the race,

      • (ii) during the five minutes before the close of betting, the approximate odds referred to in subparagraph (i), at intervals not exceeding two minutes,

      • (iii) if the odds are 1 to 10 or less and the association displays the odds in terms of a ratio but is incapable of displaying odds of 1 to 10 or less, those odds displayed as “1:9”, the lower odds not needing to be otherwise displayed,

      • (iv) if the odds are higher than 99 to 1 and if the association displays them in terms of

        • (A) a ratio, those odds displayed as “99:1”, the higher odds not needing to be otherwise displayed, or

        • (B) a pay-out price, those odds displayed as “$99.90”, the higher odds not needing to be otherwise displayed;

    • (l) the legal percentages and breakage rules applicable to each pool;

    • (m) the horses that are on the EIPH list;

    • (n) the official result and the winning combination of horses and pay-out prices for every pool, including refunds;

    • (o) the running time of the race;

    • (p) any entries and mutuel fields, late scratches, unfair starts, declarations of horses as non-contestants and dead heats; and

    • (q) the numbers of any scratched horses and any refunds made in accordance with these Regulations.

  • (2) An association that hosts a pool shall make the following information available to each person who requests it:

    • (a) the amount of money bet on each horse and on each winning combination of horses;

    • (b) the total amount of money bet on each pool; and

    • (c) any additional amounts added to the pool, including any overages and underpayments in accordance with sections 65 and 113.

  • SOR/2011-169, s. 18
  • SOR/2017-8, s. 7

Information on Horse’s Past Performance

 An association that conducts 10 or more days of pari-mutuel betting during a year shall in respect of every race held at its race-course provide the public in an easily accessible manner, by purchase or otherwise, with the following information at that race-course no later than one hour before post time of the first race:

  • (a) for each horse in a race, the chart lines of the last five races of that horse, listing the most recent race first and including, for each race,

    • (i) the date,

    • (ii) the name of the race-course,

    • (iii) the size and type of track,

    • (iv) the track condition,

    • (v) the type of race,

    • (vi) the weight assigned to the horse, if applicable,

    • (vii) the information that the horse competed as a free-legged pacer or a trotter wearing hopples, if applicable,

    • (viii) the distance,

    • (ix) the time of the leading horse as reported by the charter at each measured fraction of the track, including the time of the winning horse,

    • (x) the post position of the horse,

    • (xi) the position of the horse, as reported by the charter, at each measured fraction of the track,

    • (xii) the position of the horse, as reported by the charter, in the home stretch and the number of lengths, if any, behind the leading horse,

    • (xiii) the position of the horse in the official result,

    • (xiv) the number of lengths behind the winning horse at the finish of the race as reported by the charter, if applicable,

    • (xv) the time for the horse to complete the race,

    • (xvi) the final odds on the horse, expressed in dollars,

    • (xvii) the name of the jockey or the driver of the horse and, if the surname and initials of two or more of those persons are identical, their full given names,

    • (xviii) the names of the horses that came in first, second and third in the official result,

    • (xix) the reason that the horse was scratched, if applicable,

    • (xx) each instance in which the charter reported that the horse broke gait, was parked-out or was suffering from exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage, and

    • (xxi) the information that the horse was on the EIPH list, if applicable;

  • (b) for each horse in a race, a summary for the current year and the preceding year of the horse’s

    • (i) starts in purse races, including the number of times the horse finished first, second and third in the official result, and

    • (ii) amount of earnings from purse races;

  • (c) for each horse in a race, the type of licence issued by the appropriate Commission to the jockey or driver of the horse;

  • (d) an explanatory note regarding the information referred to in paragraphs (a) to (c);

  • (e) if chart lines are required under paragraph (a) and a horse has not raced five times,

    • (i) the chart lines of as many past races as the horse has raced, and

    • (ii) the horse’s running time in its last official work-out or qualifying race, as the case may be; and

  • (f) if chart lines are required under paragraph (a) and the horse has raced in a foreign jurisdiction, the chart lines presented in a manner that is in accordance with the applicable rules of the jurisdiction in which the race was held.

  • SOR/93-255, s. 3
  • SOR/2011-169, s. 18

 [Repealed, SOR/2011-169, s. 19]

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Communication System

 An association shall provide, at every race-course, a telephone or similar device for an officer to communicate with

  • (a) the judges’ stand;

  • (b) the pari-mutuel department; and

  • (c) if applicable, the facilities of the equine drug control program.

  • SOR/2000-163, s. 4
  • SOR/2003-218, s. 11
  • SOR/2011-158, s. 4
  • SOR/2011-169, s. 80

 [Repealed, SOR/2011-158, s. 4]

 [Repealed, SOR/2011-158, s. 4]

 [Repealed, SOR/2011-158, s. 4]

 [Repealed, SOR/2011-158, s. 4]

 [Repealed, SOR/2011-158, s. 4]

 [Repealed, SOR/2011-169, s. 20]

Access

 An association shall permit an officer unrestricted access at all times to its facilities and equipment and to all books, ledgers, accounts, documents and records of the association that relate to pari-mutuel betting.

PART IIIPari-mutuel Betting Operations

Requirements Respecting Pari-mutuel Betting Operations

  •  (1) No association shall conduct pari-mutuel betting on races that are not held in accordance with the applicable rules of racing.

  • (2) No association shall offer a type of bet that is not expressly authorized under its permit.

  • (3) The Executive Director may set out terms and conditions in the association’s permit governing each type of bet.

  • (4) If a bet is made in foreign currency, the value of the bet for the purposes of calculating the applicable deductions and pay-out prices shall be determined by converting the foreign currency into Canadian currency at one of the following rates, as applicable:

    • (a) if the foreign currency is one for which the Bank of Canada quotes a rate of exchange with Canadian currency, the rate of exchange quoted by the Bank on the day before the day on which the post time of the first race of the racing card is scheduled or, if there is no rate quoted for that day, the most recent rate of exchange quoted by the Bank between those currencies on a day before the day on which the post time of the first race of the racing card is scheduled;

    • (b) if the foreign currency is not one for which the Bank of Canada quotes a rate of exchange with Canadian currency, the rate of exchange quoted between those currencies on the Internet at www.xe.com at 16:00 Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) on the day before the day on which the post time of the first race of the racing card is scheduled or, if that rate is not available, the midpoint rate of exchange quoted between those currencies on the Internet at www.oanda.com at 22:00 Eastern Time on the day before the day on which the post time of the first race of the racing card is scheduled.

  • SOR/93-255, s. 3
  • SOR/95-262, s. 4
  • SOR/2017-8, s. 8
  •  (1) An officer or an association may cancel a type of bet on a race, or on a horse, entry or mutuel field in the race, before betting begins on that race.

  • (2) Subject to subsections (3) and (4), no association shall, after betting has begun on a race, refuse to accept bets on a horse, entry or mutuel field in the race.

  • (3) No association shall conduct pari-mutuel betting on a horse, entry or mutuel field that is

    • (a) a late scratch;

    • (b) added to a race after betting has begun; or

    • (c) removed from the pari-mutuel system for any period of time during which the betting has been opened for that race.

  • (4) No association shall conduct pari-mutuel betting on a race or on a horse, entry or mutuel field in a race if an officer has ordered that betting be stopped.

  • SOR/2011-169, s. 21
  •  (1) Except as provided in sections 76 to 99, no association shall accept bets or instructions to bet on a race from any person by telephone or by any other means of communication that originates from outside the race-course at which the race is taking place.

  • (2) Except as provided in sections 76 to 84.9, no association shall accept bets or instructions to bet on a race from any person unless that person tenders to the association, for each bet, cash or a voucher issued by the association in exchange for cash.

  • SOR/99-55, s. 2
  • SOR/2011-169, s. 22
  •  (1) Subject to subsections (3), 81(2) and 84.6(2), a bet is made when a ticket is issued.

  • (2) Where a person makes a tender in accordance with subsection 53(2), the association shall immediately

    • (a) issue a ticket to the person; or

    • (b) where, for any reason, a ticket cannot be issued, return the cash or voucher to the person.

  • (3) A bet made at a self-service terminal is made when the pari-mutuel system creates an electronic record of the bet.

  • SOR/99-55, s. 3
  • SOR/2011-169, s. 23
  •  (1) If betting has begun on a race and a type of bet cannot be issued because of a defective totalizator, an association shall close betting on that type of bet and shall not resume offering that type of bet unless, prior to the race, the defect in the totalizator is rectified.

  • (2) Where, pursuant to subsection (1), a type of bet on a race is closed until such time as the race is run, all bets of that type that were made before betting was closed shall constitute the pool.

  • SOR/2011-169, s. 24

 Where an association proposes to cancel or cancels any race on a racing card, the association shall immediately notify an officer.

  • SOR/93-255, s. 4(E)
  • SOR/2003-218, s. 38
  •  (1) No association shall, on request of a person, cancel a bet and provide a refund to that person except in accordance with this section.

  • (2) Subject to subsections (5) and (6), where a person requests the cancellation of a bet, the association shall cancel the bet and provide a refund to the person if the request and cancellation take place before the betting on the race has closed.

  • (3) Where a person who makes a bet claims immediately upon receiving a ticket that the ticket is incorrect, the association shall cancel the bet and provide a refund to the person.

  • (4) Where an officer has reasonable grounds to believe that, on request of a person, the cancellation and refund of a bet made to that person may impact negatively on the integrity of the betting, the officer shall order the association to refuse to cancel and refund the bet.

  • (5) No association shall, on request of a person, cancel a bet and provide a refund to that person where

    • (a) that association has reasonable grounds to believe that the cancellation and refund of the bet may impact negatively on the integrity of the betting; or

    • (b) an officer orders the association to refuse to cancel and refund the bet under subsection (4).

  • (6) In order to prevent the cancellation of a bet from distorting or manipulating information displayed to the public in respect of a pool, a permit issued under subsection 6(1) shall contain the following conditions based on an historical record of the relevant betting patterns of an association and the horse racing industry:

    • (a) a threshold monetary amount of a bet above which an association may not, on request of a person, cancel the bet unless the person provides satisfactory proof of the person’s identity; and

    • (b) time limits, in reference to the betting on a race, outside of which an association may not, on request of a person, cancel a bet.

  • (7) An association shall notify the public of the terms on which a bet may, on request of a person, be cancelled.

  • SOR/99-360, s. 1
 
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