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58 Pa. Code § 1001a.18. Transmission and display of live races.

§ 1001a.18. Transmission and display of live races.

 (a)  Video display monitors shall be installed in approved areas of a licensed facility to deliver simulcast horse race meetings to patrons on video walls or other video display technology.

 (b)  A casino simulcasting permit holder shall offer all of the following to patrons at a simulcasting facility:

   (1)  Audio and video coverage of every race upon which patrons of the simulcasting facility are permitted to wager.

   (2)  Video coverage of race-related information for every race upon which patrons of the simulcasting facility are permitted to wager.

 (c)  A simulcasting facility shall be equipped with a system permitting the reception of transmissions of races and race-related information without interference or interception.

 (d)  All simulcast signals shall be encoded, and a casino simulcasting permit holder may not send the signals anywhere other than the licensed facility authorized in the act or this chapter.

 (e)  A casino simulcasting permit holder shall develop and implement a security system to protect the equipment being used to receive transmissions of races and race-related information from tampering.

 (f)  If the reception of the video coverage of a race is interrupted, the audio coverage of the race must continue to be presented.

 (g)  If the reception of the audio coverage of the race is interrupted, the video coverage of the race must continue to be displayed.

 (h)  If the reception of the audio and video coverage of a race is interrupted during the running of the race, wagering being conducted on future races at the simulcasting facility shall cease until the transmissions are restored. If the interruption of audio or video coverage, or both, prevents the display of a race at the simulcasting facility, a replay of the interrupted race must be displayed at the simulcasting facility as soon after the restoration as possible.

 (i)  At least 30 minutes prior to the beginning of wagering at the simulcasting facility, a test of the equipment used to receive and display races and race-related information at the simulcasting facility shall be conducted to ensure that the system is operating properly.

 (j)  A licensed racing entity which operates interstate or international simulcasting of horse race meetings in this Commonwealth shall have discretion to transmit all or some of the live races conducted at the racetrack to the licensed facility of a licensed gaming entity which has established a simulcasting facility. A race which is transmitted from an in-State sending track may be transmitted to all licensed gaming entities which have established simulcasting facilities.

 (k)  A licensed gaming entity which establishes a simulcasting facility and conducts casino simulcasting shall, as a condition of continued operation of casino simulcasting, receive all live races which are transmitted by in-State sending tracks.

 (l)  Casino simulcasting shall be limited to the transmission and display of thoroughbred horse racing and standardbred harness racing permitted under 3 Pa.C.S. Chapter 93 (relating to race horse industry reform).

 (m)  The Board and the Commission shall have access to the simulcast system or its signal.



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