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Virginia Administrative Code
4/16/2024

Part III. Simulcasting Schedule

11VAC10-40-290. Submission of a simulcasting schedule.

Upon the award of a license, the licensee shall submit to the main office of the commission, not later than 15 days after the award of the license, the proposed simulcasting schedule for each satellite facility for the current year, and if such award is made after the first business day of September, for the next calendar year as well.

Thereafter, the licensee shall submit to the main office of the commission, no later than the first business day of September, the simulcasting schedule for the satellite facility for the following calendar year. The commission may, in its discretion, extend the deadline for submission of such simulcasting schedule.

The commission may grant the licensee leave to amend such simulcasting schedule at such times as the commission deems necessary or appropriate to reflect the broadcast of additional or fewer races.

Statutory Authority

§ 59.1-369 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR662-02-05 § 3.1, eff. March 23, 1994.

11VAC10-40-300. Intrastate simulcasting schedule.

The licensee shall disclose the proposed simulcasting schedule of races, if any, emanating from the licensee's racetrack including:

1. The calendar dates;

2. The days of the week and hours of operation;

3. The total number of races per date;

4. The reason certain dates are sought; and

5. Any other information the licensee deems appropriate in assisting the commission in evaluating the disclosure.

Statutory Authority

§ 59.1-369 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR662-02-05 § 3.2, eff. March 23, 1994.

11VAC10-40-310. Interstate simulcasting schedule.

If the simulcasting dates are requested from a location other than those emanating from the licensee's racetrack, the licensee shall disclose, to the extent known, the simulcast schedule including:

1. The specific dates;

2. The breed of horse;

3. The host track or tracks;

4. The number of races;

5. The number of races per date; and

6. Any other information the licensee deems appropriate in assisting the commission in evaluating the disclosure.

Statutory Authority

§ 59.1-369 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR662-02-05 § 3.3, eff. March 23, 1994.

11VAC10-40-320. Special events.

The licensee may make a request to the commission at any time during the calendar year to include any special events that are not included in the disclosure of the simulcasting schedules.

Statutory Authority

§ 59.1-369 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR662-02-05 § 3.4, eff. March 23, 1994.

11VAC10-40-330. Commission approval.

Within 15 days of receipt of the simulcasting schedules provided for herein, the commission shall accept, reject or modify any request made by a licensee in its interstate simulcasting schedule, intrastate simulcasting schedule or special events. In the absence of commission approval, the executive secretary of the commission may grant temporary approval of the simulcasting schedule or any changes therein, pending ratification by the commission, at its next regularly scheduled meeting.

Statutory Authority

§ 59.1-369 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR662-02-05 § 3.5, eff. March 23, 1994.

11VAC10-40-340. Interruption of simulcast signal.

A. If there is a problem in the transmission of data or the simulcast signal between the racetrack and the satellite facility, it shall be within the discretion of the stewards to:

1. Order the race to be run on schedule;

2. Delay the race until the matter is resolved, if this is possible; or

3. After having delayed the race, if problem is not resolved and further delay is not possible, order the race to be run.

B. If a race is run before the resolution of a problem in the transmission of data or signal between the racetrack and the satellite facility, the stewards shall cause an announcement to be made that any pari-mutuel ticket issued before the running of the race is a valid ticket regardless of the nontransmission of data or the signal.

Statutory Authority

§ 59.1-369 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR662-02-05 § 3.6, eff. March 23, 1994.

11VAC10-40-350. Locking wagering machines.

The mutuel manager shall designate a person at the satellite facility to lock the ticket issuing machines at the start of the race in the event of a failure in the system or through the inadvertence of the stewards.

Statutory Authority

§ 59.1-369 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR662-02-05 § 3.7, eff. March 23, 1994.

11VAC10-40-360. Digital display.

Unless otherwise permitted by the commission, every simulcast will contain in its video content a digital display of actual time of day, the name of the racetrack from where the race emanates, the number of the race being displayed, and any other relevant information available to patrons at the racetrack.

Statutory Authority

§ 59.1-369 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR662-02-05 § 3.8, eff. March 23, 1994.

11VAC10-40-370. Encryption.

The licensee shall maintain security controls over its uplink and communication systems, including encryption of signals unless this requirement is specifically waived by the commission.

Statutory Authority

§ 59.1-369 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR662-02-05 § 3.9, eff. March 23, 1994.

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