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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

11VAC10-20-290. Pari-mutuel tickets.

A. Generally. A valid pari-mutuel ticket is evidence of a contribution to the pari-mutuel pool operated by the licensee and is evidence of the obligation of the licensee to pay to the holder the portion of the distributable amount of the pari-mutuel pool as is represented by the ticket.

B. Valid pari-mutuel tickets. To be deemed a valid pari-mutuel ticket, the ticket must have been issued by a pari-mutuel ticket machine operated by the licensee and recorded as a ticket entitled to a share of the pari-mutuel pool, and contain imprinted information as to:

1. The name of the licensee;

2. A unique identifying number or code;

3. The name of the track at which the wager is placed;

4. Identification of the terminal at which the ticket was issued;

5. A designation of the racing day for which the wagering transaction was issued;

6. The race number for which the pool was conducted;

7. The types or types of wagers represented;

8. The number or numbers representing the wagering interests for which the wager was made; and

9. The amount or amounts of the contributions to the pari-mutuel pool or pools for which the ticket is evidence.

C. Ticket cancellation. All tickets with a total value of $250 or less on live or simulcast races may be cancelled at any window at any time prior to post time for that race. All tickets exceeding $250 may also be cancelled at any time prior to post time for the race on which the wager was made. However, this cancellation requires the approval of the mutuel manager or his designee. It shall be the responsibility of the mutuel manager or his designee to determine if the approval of the cancellation will considerably alter or manipulate the pari-mutuel pool, and a written report must be submitted to the commission.

D. Invalid claims. There shall be no refunds or payouts for lost or destroyed tickets, or tickets which have been mutilated beyond identification.

E. Identification of tickets. The responsibility for identifying valid pari-mutuel tickets rests with the licensee.

F. Limits on cashing tickets. Payment on valid pari-mutuel tickets, including tickets where refunds are ordered, shall be made only upon presentation and surrender of valid pari-mutuel tickets to the licensee within 180 days after the purchase of the ticket. Failure to present any valid pari-mutuel ticket to the licensee within 180 days after the purchase of the ticket shall constitute a waiver of the right to payment.

Statutory Authority

§ 59.1-369 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR662-01-02 § 3.4, Virginia Register Volume 6, Issue 13, eff. April 25, 1990; Volume 14, Issue 1, eff. October 29, 1997; Volume 18, Issue 20, eff. May 22, 2002.

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