Iowa Admin. Code r. 491-5.5 - Pari-mutuel uniform requirements
Current through Register Vol. 44, No. 20, April 6, 2022
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491—5.5(99D) Pari-mutuel uniform requirements.
5.5(1) Insect and rodent control. The licensee shall provide systematic and effective insect and rodent control, including control of flies, mosquitoes, fleas, and mice, to all areas of licensee’s premises at all times during a race meeting.
5.5(2) Results boards, totalizators required. Each licensee shall provide and maintain computerized totalizators and electronic boards showing odds, results, and other racing information located in plain view of patrons.
5.5(3) Photo finish camera. A licensee shall provide two electronic photo finish devices with mirror image to photograph the finish of each race and record the time of each racing animal in at least hundredths of a second. The location and operation of the photo finish device must be approved by the commission before its first use in a race. The licensee shall promptly post a photograph, on a monitor, of each photo finish for win, place or show, or for fourth place in superfecta races, in an area accessible to the public. The licensee shall ensure that the photo finish devices are calibrated before the first day of each race meeting and at other times as required by the commission. On request by the commission, the licensee shall provide, without cost, a print of a photo finish to the commission. A photo finish of each race shall be maintained by the licensee for not less than six months after the end of the race meeting, or such other period as may be requested by the commission.
5.5(4) Electric timing device. Any electric timing device used by the licensee shall be approved by the commission.
5.5(5) Official scale. The licensee shall provide and maintain in good working order official scales or other approved weighing devices. The licensee shall provide to the stewards certification of the accuracy of the scales at the beginning of each race meeting or more frequently if requested by the stewards.
5.5(6) Lighting. Each licensee shall provide and maintain adequate illumination in the barn/kennel area, parking area, and racetrack area.
5.5(7) Fencing. The stable and kennel areas should be properly fenced as defined by the commission and admission permitted only in accord with rules of the commission.
5.5(8) Guest passes. The licensee shall develop a policy to be approved by the stewards for the issuance of guest passes for entrance to the kennel or stable area. The guest pass is not an occupational license and does not permit the holder to work in any capacity or in any way confer the benefits of an occupational license to participate in racing. The license holder sponsoring or escorting the guest shall be responsible for the conduct of the guest pass holder.
5.5(9) Stewards. There shall be three stewards for each racing meet, two appointed by the commission and one nominated by the licensee for approval by the commission. The names of licensees’ nominees for steward and biographical information describing the experience and qualifications of the nominees shall be submitted no later than 45 days before commencement of a race meeting. The commission may consider for appointment or approval a person who meets all of the following requirements. The person shall have:
a. Engaged in pari-mutuel racing in a capacity and for a period satisfactory to the commission.
b. Satisfactorily passed an optical examination within one year prior to approval as a steward evidencing corrected 20/20 vision and the ability to distinguish colors correctly.
c. Satisfied the commission that income, other than salary as a steward, is independent of and unrelated to patronage of or employment by any occupational licensee under the supervision of the steward, so as to avoid the appearance of any conflict of interest or suggestion of preferential treatment of an occupational licensee.
5.5(10) Purse information. Each licensee shall provide to the commission at the close of each racing meet the following purse information:
a. The identity of each person or entity to which purse money is paid by the licensee for purses won by racing animals at the facility. This report shall include the name, residential or business address and amount paid to that person or entity. The data should be assembled separately for Iowa and non-Iowa addressees, and aggregates should be presented in descending order of magnitude.
b. The identity of each person or entity to which purse money is paid by the licensee for purses won by Iowa-bred animals at the facility. This report shall include the name, residential or business address and amount paid to that person or entity in supplemental funds for ownership of Iowa-bred animals. The data should be assembled separately for Iowa and non-Iowa addressees, and aggregates should be presented in descending order of magnitude.
5.5(11) Designated wagering area. The designated wagering area is an area of a racetrack, designated by a licensee and approved by the commission, in which a licensee may receive from a person wagers of money on a horse or dog in a race selected by the person making the wagers as designated by the commission. Modification to a previously approved plan must be submitted for approval at least ten days prior to implementation. Exceptions to this rule must be approved in writing by the commission.
5.5(12) Mobile pari-mutuel wagering. Pari-mutuel wagering shall be allowed outside the designated wagering area using mobile pari-mutuel tellers with portable wagering devices and by any other method approved in writing by the commission.
[ARC 2927C, IAB 2/1/17, effective 3/8/17; ARC 3608C, IAB 1/31/18, effective 3/7/18; ARC 4378C, IAB 3/27/19, effective 5/1/19]