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58 Pa. Code § 186.3. Permitted simulcasts.

§ 186.3. Permitted simulcasts.

 (a)  The State Horse Racing Commission and the Commission each may, upon request by any corporation licensed under the act, grant permission for simulcasts of horse races to be operated by the licensed corporation at the race track enclosure where a horse race meeting is being conducted during, between, before, or after posted races for that racing day. The simulcasts shall be limited to horse races conducted at facilities outside this Commonwealth. All forms of parimutuel wagering permitted under section 221 of the act (4 P. S. §  325.221) are allowed on races which are simulcast. All simulcasts of horse races from outside this Commonwealth shall also comply with the Interstate Horse Racing Act of 1978, Public Law 95-515, 92 Stat. 1811 (15 U.S.C.A. § §  3001—3007).

 (b)  Simulcasts of thoroughbred horse races by corporations holding licenses from the State Horse Racing Commission may be permitted by the State Horse Racing Commission in accordance with section 216 of the act (4 P. S. §  325.216) and upon such other terms and conditions as the State Horse Racing Commission may require.

 (c)  Simulcasts of harness races by corporations holding licenses from the Commission may be permitted by the Commission in accordance with section 216 of the act (4 P. S. §  325.216) and upon such other terms and conditions as the Commission may require.

 (d)  Cross-simulcasts of harness races by corporations holding licenses from the Commission and cross-simulcasts of thoroughbred races by corporations holding licenses from the Commission will be permitted by the Commission receiving the application under §  186.2 (relating to applications for permission to operate simulcasts) under section 216 of the act (4 P. S. §  325.216) and upon the following additional terms and conditions:

   (1)  A thoroughbred horse race for which a licensed corporation requests permission to operate a cross-simulcast shall have a purse of $200,000 or more.

   (2)  A harness race for which a licensed corporation requests permission to operate a cross-simulcast shall have a purse of $100,000 or more.

   (3)  A licensed corporation may operate only one cross-simulcast race per racing day, and the cross-simulcast shall be in addition to the normal racing card on that day.

   (4)  A licensed corporation will be permitted to operate a maximum of ten cross-simulcasts per calendar year without obtaining the consent required by paragraph (5).

   (5)  In the event a licensed corporation seeks permission to cross-simulcast more than ten races in a calendar year, permission will be granted for the 11th and any succeeding cross-simulcast only if the corporation obtains the consent of the racing association licensed to conduct race meetings at the nearest track in this Commonwealth at which the same type of race as the cross-simulcast is conducted, if that association has a scheduled race meeting on the same day as the cross-simulcast will occur.

   (6)  A licensed corporation which requests permission to cross-simulcast at a race track located within 5 miles of another race track in this Commonwealth at which the same type of race as the cross-simulcast race is conducted will be required to obtain the consent of the association licensed to conduct race meetings at the other track if that association has a scheduled race meeting on the same day as the cross-simulcast will occur.



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