N.Y. Racing, Pari-Mutuel Wagering and Breeding Law Section 234
Place and manner of conducting pari-mutuel betting


Any corporation licensed or franchised to conduct pari-mutuel betting at a horse race meeting shall provide a place or places within the race meeting grounds or enclosure at which such licensee or franchisee shall conduct the pari-mutuel system of betting by its patrons on the results of the horse races at such meeting. Such place or places shall be provided with necessary equipment for issuing or vending pari-mutuel tickets, and adding machine equipment and a device capable of accurate and speedy determination of the amount of money in each pool and on each horse and the amount of award or dividend to winning patrons and displaying the same to its patrons. Such place shall also be equipped with automatic or hand-operated machinery for displaying on a mutuel indicator in plain view of the public, the total amount of sales separately for straight, place and show on every race and on each horse in such race. The machine or mutuel indicator shall also display the approximate straight odds on each horse in any race; the value of a two-dollar winning mutuel ticket, straight, place and show, on the first three horses in any race; the elapsed time of the race; the value of a two-dollar daily double ticket, if a daily double be conducted; and any other information that may be necessary for the guidance of the general public that the commission may require. All such machines and equipment must be approved by the commission and the department of taxation and finance before being used, but the commission shall not require the installation of any particular make of mechanical or electrical equipment.

Source: Section 234 — Place and manner of conducting pari-mutuel betting, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/PML/234 (updated Oct. 16, 2020; accessed Jul. 13, 2024).

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Incorporation
202
Restriction upon commencement of business
202‑A
Liability of the directors of a franchised corporation
202‑B
No debt of the state
203
Right to hold race meetings and races
204
Certificate of payment of stock
205
License for running races and steeplechase meetings
206
Franchise for running races and steeplechase meetings
207
Board of directors of a franchised corporation
208
Conditions of franchise award
209
Examination of the books and accounts by the state comptroller
210
Franchise termination
210‑A
Relinquishment of franchise
211
Fair association, when entitled to privileges
212
Franchise oversight board
213
Project labor agreements
214
Acquisition of racing facilities
216
Disposition of racing facilities or certain assets
217
Revocation of licenses
218
Stewards at race meetings
219
Advertising or promotional material
220
Licenses for participants and employees at race meetings
220‑A
Corporations continued
221
New York Jockey Injury Compensation Fund, Inc
221‑A
Health insurance for jockeys
221‑B
Health insurance for trainers
222
Notice to be posted upon grounds
223
Special police officers
224
Penalty for unlawful racing and betting
225
Registration of race horses
226
Increased or additional entrance fees
228
Pension plans for backstretch employees
229
Backstretch employees drug and alcohol rehabilitation eligibility
230
Membership in a national thoroughbred racing association
231
Pari-mutuel betting on horse races legalized
232
License to conduct pari-mutuel betting at race meetings for running races or steeplechases
233
Bond required of corporation conducting pari-mutuel betting
234
Place and manner of conducting pari-mutuel betting
235
Rules for the conduct of pari-mutuel betting
236
Disposition of pari-mutuel pools
237
Capital improvements
238
Disposition of pari-mutuel pools of the franchised corporation
239
Books and records of pari-mutuel betting
240
Yearly audit
241
Disposition of unpaid money due on account of pari-mutuel tickets not presented
242
Races for horses bred in the state
243
Free or reduced fee passes, cards or badges
244
Revocation of license or franchise
245
Hearing on refusal or revocation of license or franchise
246
Approval of plans of corporation
247
Racing zones
248
Racing season
249
Pari-mutuel employees to be citizens and residents
250
Power of commission to impose penalties
251
Definitions
252
New York state thoroughbred breeding and development fund
253
Powers of the fund
254
Resources of fund
255
Annual audit
256
Annual report
257
Actions against fund

Accessed:
Jul. 13, 2024

Last modified:
Oct. 16, 2020

§ 234’s source at nysenate​.gov

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