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191.1.    General requirements.
191.2.    Definitions.

§ 191.1. General requirements.

 (a)  Pari-mutuel wagering utilizes a totalisator system to pool wagers. Totalisator companies or providers shall be duly licensed in accordance with the applicable provisions of the act and Chapter 187 (relating to racing vendors and totalisators—temporary regulations) of these regulations. The totalisator system may be located on property of a licensed racing entity or may, subject to compliance with the provisions of the act and these rules, reside at another location.

 (b)  Wagering subject to approval and compliance with applicable law and rules, may be accepted by separate totalisator systems in this or other jurisdictions, and combined by means of communication between totalisator systems.

 (c)  The Commission may, without specific reference in these rules, utilize a designee for the purposes of licensing, certification, verification, inspection, testing and investigation. A Commission designee may be another Commission or equivalent regulatory authority, a multi-jurisdictional group of regulatory authorities an association of regulatory authorities or auditing, consulting, security, investigation, legal services, or other qualified entities or persons.

 (d)  The Commission may enter into multijurisdiction agreements with other regulatory authorities to facilitate certification of compliance with requirements by, and licensing of, totalisator companies, entities providing services for simulcasting and common pool wagering, secondary pari-mutuel organizations, racing vendors and advance deposit account wagering systems. These agreements shall, at a minimum, ensure certification and licensing requirements comparable to this jurisdiction.

§ 191.2. Definitions.

 The following words and terms, when used in this part, have the following meanings, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:

   Account—An account for account wagering with a specific identifiable record of deposits, wagers and withdrawals established by an account holder and managed by the licensed racing entity or secondary pari-mutuel organization.

   Advance deposit account wagering system—ADW system—A system by which wagers are debited and payouts are credited to an advance deposit account held by a licensed racing entity or by its licensed racing vendor or secondary pari-mutuel organization on behalf of a person.

   Authorized Pari-Mutuel Wagering Entity—APWE—A duly licensed racing entity, a licensed racing vendor or a licensed SPMO which engage in or conduct all forms of pari-mutuel wagering, including licensed advanced deposit wagering.

   Carryover—The non-distributed pool moneys which are retained and added to a corresponding pool in accordance with these regulations.

   Common Pool Wagering—A pari-mutuel wagering pool administered in one jurisdiction which includes legal wagers of a single type placed in more than one jurisdiction on a race or series of races.

   Expired ticket—An outstanding ticket which was not presented for redemption within the required time period for which it was issued in accordance with the Commission’s regulations.

   Independent Real Time Monitoring System—A system approved by the Commission for the purpose of immediate and continuous analysis of wagering and other pari-mutuel systems data to detect suspect wagering transactions or other activity indicating a possible problem relating to the integrity of the pari-mutuel system and which transmits transactional level data to a wagering security database.

   Interstate off-track wager—A legal wager placed or accepted in one state with respect to the outcome of a horse race taking place in another state and includes pari-mutuel wagers, where lawful in each state involved, placed or transmitted by an individual in one state by means of telephone or other electronic media and accepted by an off-track betting system in the same or another state, as well as the combination of any pari-mutuel wagering pools.

   Licensed Racing Entity—Any person that has obtained a license to conduct live Thoroughbred or harness horse race meetings respectively with pari-mutuel wagering from the Commission.

   Live Racing Event Host—A licensed racing entity where live horse racing is conducted and on which pari-mutuel wagering is conducted by secondary pari-mutuel organizations.

   Net amount wagered—The amount wagered reduced by the retention imposed under the laws of the Commonwealth or another jurisdiction.

   On-track wager—A wager with respect to the outcome of a horse race which is placed at the racetrack at which the horse race takes place.

   Pari-Mutuel Cash Voucher—a document or card produced by a pari-mutuel system device on which a stored cash value is represented and the value of which is recorded in and redeemed through the pari-mutuel system.

   Pari-Mutuel Pool Host—A licensed racing entity that operates and controls access of secondary pari-mutuel organizations to, a pari-mutuel pool.

   Pari-Mutuel Ticket—A document printed or record produced by a pari-mutuel system device on which is represented a pari-mutuel wager or wagers that have been authorized and accepted for purposes of participation in a pari-mutuel pool.

   Pari-Mutuel System—The hardware, software and communications equipment used to record wagers, calculate payouts for winning wagers, and transmits wagering transactions and pari-mutuel pool data for display to patrons and to communicate with other pari-mutuel systems linked to facilitate common pool wagering.

   Pari-Mutuel Wagering—A form of wagering, including manual, electronic, computerized and other forms as approved by the Commission, on the outcome of a horse racing event in which all wagers are pooled and held by authorized pari-mutuel wagering entities for distribution of the total amount, less the deductions authorized by law, to holders of winning tickets.

   Payout—The amount of money payable to winning wagers.

   Real Time Transaction Monitoring System—An operating system that can respond to input immediately, within the actual time in the real world during which an event takes place. The system must be able to react to a steady flow of new information without interruption and perform its tasks within the same time constraints as the totalisator system it monitors.

   Simulcast—Live video and audio transmission of a race and pari-mutuel information for the purpose of pari-mutuel wagering at locations other than a licensed association where the race is run.

   Takeout—The total amount of money, excluding breakage, withheld from each pari-mutuel pool, as authorized by section 9335 of the act.

   Totalisator System Standards—Minimum standards for approval and operation of a pari-mutuel wagering system.

   Wagering Transmission Protocol (WTP)—A pari-mutuel wagering system protocol that facilitates transmission of wagering transaction detail to a host totalisator.

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