N.Y. Racing, Pari-Mutuel Wagering and Breeding Law Section 1001

As used in this article, in addition to the definitions set forth in § 101 (Definitions)section one hundred one of this chapter, the following terms shall have the following meanings:


“Simulcast” means the telecast of live audio and visual signals of running, harness or quarter horse races for the purposes of pari-mutuel wagering;


“Track” means the grounds or enclosures within which horse races are conducted by any person, association or corporation lawfully authorized to conduct such races in accordance with the terms and conditions of this chapter or the laws of another jurisdiction;


“Sending track” means any track from which simulcasts originate;


“Receiving track” means any track where simulcasts originated from another track are displayed;


“Applicant” means any association, corporation or business entity applying for a simulcast license in accordance with the provisions of this article;


“Operator” means any association, corporation or business entity operating a simulcast facility in accordance with the provisions of this article;


“Regional track or tracks” means any or all tracks located within a region defined as an off-track betting region, except that for the purposes of § 1008 (Simulcasts to off-track branch offices)section one thousand eight of this article any track located in New York city, or Nassau, Suffolk and Westchester counties, shall be deemed a regional track for all regions located in district one, as defined in this section;


“Branch office” means an establishment maintained and operated by an off-track betting corporation, where off-track pari-mutuel betting on horse races may be placed in accordance with the terms and conditions of this chapter and rules and regulations issued pursuant thereto;


“Simulcast facility” means those facilities within the state that are authorized pursuant to the provisions of this article to display simulcasts for pari-mutuel wagering purposes;


“Off-track betting region” means those regions as defined in § 519 (Definitions)section five hundred nineteen of this chapter;


“Simulcast theater” means a simulcast facility that is also a public entertainment and wagering facility, which may include any or all of the following: a large-screen television projection and display unit, a display system for odds, pools, and payout prices, areas for viewing and seating, a food and beverage facility, and any other convenience currently provided at racetracks and not inconsistent with local zoning ordinances;


“Simulcast districts” means one or more of the following named districts comprising the counties within which pari-mutuel racing events are conducted as follows: District 1 New York City, Suffolk, Nassau, and Westchester counties District 2 Sullivan county District 3 Saratoga county District 4 Oneida county District 5 Erie, Genesee and Ontario counties m. “Initial out-of-state thoroughbred track” means the track commencing full-card simulcasting to New York prior to any other out-of-state thoroughbred track after 1:00 PM on any calendar day.


“Second out-of-state thoroughbred track” means the track (or subsequent track or tracks where otherwise authorized by this article) conducting full-card simulcasting to New York after the race program from the initial out-of-state thoroughbred track that has commenced simulcasting on any calendar day.


“Mixed meeting” means a race meeting that has a combination of thoroughbred, quarter horse, Appaloosa, paint, and/or Arabian racing on the same race program.


“Account wagering” means a form of pari-mutuel wagering in which a person establishes an account with an account wagering licensee and subsequently communicates via telephone or other electronic media to the account wagering licensee wagering instructions concerning the funds in such person’s account and wagers to be placed on the account owner’s behalf.


“Account wagering licensee” means racing associations, and corporations; franchised corporations, off-track betting corporations, and commission-approved multi-jurisdictional account wagering providers that have been authorized by the commission to offer account wagering.


“Dormant account” means an account wagering account held by an account wagering licensee in which there has been no wagering activity for three years.


“Multi-jurisdictional account wagering provider” means a business entity domiciled in a jurisdiction, other than the state of New York, that does not operate either a simulcast facility that is open to the public within the state of New York or a licensed or franchised racetrack within the state, but which is licensed by such other jurisdiction to offer pari-mutuel account wagering on races such provider simulcasts and other races it offers in its wagering menu to persons located in or out of the jurisdiction issuing such license.

Source: Section 1001 — Definitions, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/PML/1001 (updated Oct. 16, 2020; accessed Jul. 13, 2024).

Jul. 13, 2024

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