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58 Pa. Code § 1001a.1. Definitions.

§ 1001a.1. Definitions.

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

   Casino simulcasting—The simultaneous transmission of live thoroughbred or harness horse race meetings from an in-State sending track, out-of-State sending track or a satellite facility, regardless of licensure status or whether the horse race meetings originate in this Commonwealth or any other state or jurisdiction, to a simulcasting facility in this Commonwealth by satellite devices, television cables, television lines or any other telecommunications technology for the purposes of conducting pari-mutuel wagering.

   Casino simulcasting permit or simulcasting permit—A permit awarded by the Board under section 13F12 of the act (relating to casino simulcasting permit) which authorizes a licensed gaming entity to conduct casino simulcasting.

   Casino simulcasting permit holder—A licensed gaming entity that holds a casino simulcasting permit issued by the Board in accordance with section 13F12 of the act.

   Commission—The State Horse Racing Commission.

   In-State sending track—A racetrack in this Commonwealth which is operated by a licensed racing entity and is permitted to conduct casino simulcasting.

   Licensed gaming entity—A person who has been approved for and issued a Category 2 slot machine license, a Category 3 slot machine license or a Category 4 slot machine licensed in accordance with sections 1304, 1305, 1305.1 and 1325 of the act, and who holds a casino simulcasting permit.

   Licensed racing entity—A person that has obtained a license to conduct live thoroughbred or harness horse race meetings respectively with pari-mutuel wagering from the Commission under 3 Pa.C.S. Chapter 93 (relating to race horse industry reform).

   Out-of-State sending track—An interstate or international racetrack in a state or jurisdiction other than this Commonwealth which is equipped to conduct casino simulcasting and the operator of which is lawfully permitted to conduct horse race meetings and to provide simulcast horse races to slot machine licensees in this Commonwealth.

   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 a licensed racing entity or secondary pari-mutuel wagering organization for distribution of the total amount, less the deductions authorized by law, to holders of winning tickets.

   Simulcast horse race—A thoroughbred or harness horse race meeting conducted at a racetrack, whether within or outside this Commonwealth, which is simultaneously transmitted by an approved telecommunications technology to racetracks or simulcasting facilities in this Commonwealth in accordance with regulations of the Commission.

   Simulcasting facility—An area of a licensed facility established and maintained by a licensed gaming entity for the conduct of casino simulcasting in accordance with this chapter, 3 Pa.C.S. Chapter 93, and regulations of the Board and the Commission.

   Totalisator—A computer system used to pool wagers, record sales, calculate payoffs and display wagering data on a display device that is located at a simulcasting facility.

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