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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

11VAC10-20-310. Wagering interests.

A. Generally. The licensee shall be responsible for the coupling of horses for wagering purposes in accordance with these regulations and shall provide wagering opportunities in accordance with the success and integrity of horse racing as well as the public interest.

B. Coupled entries. When two or more horses run in a race and are coupled for wagering purposes, a wager on one of the horses shall be a wager on all of them. The horses so coupled are called "an entry."

C. Mutuel field. When the individual horses competing in a race exceed the numbering capacity of the display devices, the highest numbered horses within the capacity of the display devices and all horses of a higher number shall be grouped together and called the "mutuel field," and a wager on one of them shall be a wager on all of them.

D. Pools dependent upon wagering interests. Unless the commission otherwise provides, at the time the pools are opened for wagering, the licensee:

1. Shall offer win wagering on all contests with three or more betting interests.

2. Shall offer place wagering on all contests with four or more betting interests.

3. Shall offer show wagering on all contests with five or more betting interests.

4. May offer quinella wagering on all contests with three or more betting interests.

5. May offer quinella double wagering on all contests with three or more betting interests.

6. May offer exacta wagering on all contests with two or more betting interests.

7. May offer trifecta wagering on all contests with three or more betting interests.

8. May offer superfecta wagering on all contests with four or more betting interests.

9. Shall not offer twin trifecta wagering on any contests with six or less betting interests.

E. Steward's approval. Once pools are opened for wagering, no changes to or cancellations of the betting pools shall be made without prior approval of the stewards.

F. Extraordinary circumstances. In extraordinary circumstances, discretion is vested in the stewards to cancel any trifecta, exacta, quinella, or any other multiple wager pool, and assign multiple wagering pools to other races when the stewards believe it would best maintain in horse racing complete honesty and integrity.

G. Stake races and special events. In the case of stake races, handicaps, futurities, and other special events, the licensee may offer any straight and multiple wagering pools regardless of the number of wagering interest upon submission of a request in writing to the commission and approval from the commission or its executive secretary.

Statutory Authority

§ 59.1-369 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR662-01-02 § 3.6, 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; Volume 23, Issue 18, eff. May 31, 2007.

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