Administrative Code

Virginia Administrative Code
4/16/2024

Part I. General Provisions

11VAC10-40-10. Definitions.

The following words and terms, when used in these regulations, shall have the following meaning, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:

"Commission" means the Virginia Racing Commission.

"Licensee" includes any person holding an owner's or operator's license under Article 2 (§ 59.1-375 et seq.) of Chapter 29 of Title 59.1 of the Code of Virginia.

"Satellite facility" means all areas of the property at which simulcast horse racing is received for the purposes of pari-mutuel wagering, and any additional areas designated by the commission.

"Simulcast horse racing" means the simultaneous transmission of the audio or video portion, or both, of horse races from a licensed horse racetrack or satellite facility to another licensed horse racetrack or satellite facility, regardless of state of licensure, whether such races originate within the Commonwealth or any other jurisdiction, by satellite communication devices, television cables, telephone lines, or any other means for the purposes of conducting pari-mutuel wagering.

Statutory Authority

§ 59.1-369 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR662-02-05 § 1.1, eff. March 23, 1994; amended, Virginia Register Volume 31, Issue 25, eff. September 9, 2015.

11VAC10-40-20. Generally.

The commission is authorized to issue licenses for satellite facilities for the promotion, sustenance and growth of a native industry, in a manner consistent with the health, safety and welfare of the people. The operation of satellite facilities shall be conducted so as to maintain horse racing in the Commonwealth of Virginia of the highest quality and free of any corrupt, incompetent, dishonest or unprincipled practices and to maintain in horse racing complete honesty and integrity.

Statutory Authority

§ 59.1-369 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR662-02-05 § 1.2, eff. March 23, 1994.

11VAC10-40-30. Local referendum.

The commission shall not grant a license to own or operate a satellite facility until a referendum approving the question is held in the county or city in which the satellite facility is to be located.

Statutory Authority

§ 59.1-369 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR662-02-05 § 1.3, eff. March 23, 1994.

11VAC10-40-40. Observance of regulations.

The holder of a license to own or operate a satellite facility shall be charged with the same duties and responsibilities as are the holders of unlimited licenses with respect to the observance and enforcement of the act and the regulations of the commission.

Statutory Authority

§ 59.1-369 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR662-02-05 § 1.4, eff. March 23, 1994.

11VAC10-40-50. Interstate Horse Racing Act.

The conduct of simulcast horse racing must comply with the provisions of the Interstate Horse Racing Act of 1978 (15 USC § 3001 et seq.).

Statutory Authority

§ 59.1-369 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR662-02-05 § 1.5, eff. March 23, 1994.

11VAC10-40-60. Majority ownership.

The commission shall require that the majority ownership of satellite facilities be restricted to an entity licensed by the commission that is (i) a significant infrastructure limited licensee or (ii) the nonprofit industry stakeholder organization recognized by the commission if by August 1, 2015, there is no significant infrastructure limited licensee or a pending application for such license. After the issuance of a license to own or operate a satellite facility to the nonprofit industry stakeholder organization, if the commission grants a license to a significant infrastructure limited licensee pursuant to § 59.1-376 of the Code of Virginia, then such limited licensee may own or operate the remaining available satellite facilities authorized in accordance with this section. In no event shall the commission authorize any such entities to own or operate more than a combined total of 10 satellite facilities. Nothing in this chapter shall be deemed to preclude private local ownership or participation in any satellite facility.

Statutory Authority

§ 59.1-369 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR662-02-05 § 1.6, eff. March 23, 1994; amended, Virginia Register Volume 31, Issue 25, eff. September 9, 2015.

11VAC10-40-70. Approval of simulcasting contracts.

Any contractual agreement between a licensee and other entities concerning simulcast horse racing is subject to the approval of the commission.

Statutory Authority

§ 59.1-369 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR662-02-05 § 1.7, eff. March 23, 1994.

11VAC10-40-80. Disclosure of contracts.

Each licensee upon request shall provide to the commission copies of all contracts entered into by the licensee relating to the operation of a satellite facility.

Statutory Authority

§ 59.1-369 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR662-02-05 § 1.8, eff. March 23, 1994.

11VAC10-40-90. Restrictions on wagering.

Wagering on simulcast horse racing shall take place only at a licensed horse racetrack or satellite facility.

Statutory Authority

§ 59.1-369 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR662-02-05 § 1.9, eff. March 23, 1994.

11VAC10-40-100. Permits required.

All racing officials employed in a satellite facility shall apply for permits under the provisions of 11VAC10-50-10 et seq. All participants employed in a satellite facility shall apply for permits under the provisions of 11VAC10-60-10 et seq.

Statutory Authority

§ 59.1-369 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR662-02-05 § 1.10, eff. March 23, 1994.

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