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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 11. Gaming
Agency 10. Virginia Racing Commission
Chapter 20. Regulations Pertaining to Horse Racing with Pari-Mutuel Wagering

11VAC10-20-120. Disclosure of safety and security plans.

An application for a license must disclose with regard to the development of its horse racing facility:

1. A description of the local emergency services available to the horse racing facility, including fire fighting, law enforcement and medical emergency services;

2. A description of the security equipment, such as fences, locks, alarms and monitoring equipment, for the horse racing facility, including:

a. Perimeter fence and its construction;

b. Stables;

c. Paddock;

d. Cash room and the vault;

e. Pari-mutuel ticket windows;

f. Totalizator room;

g. Post-race detention barn; and

h. Parking lot.

3. A description of the security procedures to be used:

a. To admit individuals to restricted areas of the horse racing facility;

b. To secure areas where money and mutuel tickets are vaulted, and daily transfers of cash via armored trucks;

c. To provide security for patrons and employees; and

d. Specific plans to discover persons at the facility who have been convicted of a felony, had a license suspended, revoked, or denied by the commission or by the horse racing authority of another jurisdiction or are a threat to the integrity of racing in Virginia.

4. A description of the security personnel to be employed at the facility, giving:

a. Whether personnel will be employees of the licensee or employees of an independent contractor;

b. If the personnel are employed by an independent contractor, describe the organization and qualifications of the contractor as well as meeting applicable state licensing requirements;

c. State the number of individuals to be employed and the area of the racetrack where each will serve;

d. Provide an organizational chart of the security force with a job description of each level; and

e. State whether or not the security personnel are bonded and if so, state amount and conditions of the bond and the name and address of the surety company that issued the bond.

5. A description of the fire safety and emergency procedures, giving:

a. Evacuating the patrons and controlling traffic in an emergency;

b. Inspecting the facility for fire and safety hazards;

c. Restricted smoking areas; and

d. Coordinating the facility's security, fire and safety procedures with the state police, the commission and other local agencies.

6. A description of the first aid facilities available at the horse racing facility during racing hours and the facilities available to employees during nonracing hours;

7. Whether the applicant will be a member of the Thoroughbred Racing Protective Bureau or other security organization; and

8. A description of the internal accounting controls to create cross checks and balances in order to safeguard assets and detect fraud and embezzlement.

Statutory Authority

§ 59.1-369 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR662-01-02 § 2.11, Virginia Register Volume 6, Issue 10, eff. March 14, 1990.

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