2014 California Code
Business and Professions Code - BPC
DIVISION 8 - SPECIAL BUSINESS REGULATIONS
CHAPTER 4 - Horse Racing
ARTICLE 9 - Wagering
(a) Notwithstanding Section 19610, every thoroughbred association or fair that conducts a live race meeting shall deduct an additional 2 percent of the total amount handled on exotic wagers requiring the selection of two wagering interests, and 3 percent of the total amount handled on exotic wagers requiring the selection of three or more wagering interests.
(b) The funds collected pursuant to subdivision (a) from wagers placed within the inclosure of a thoroughbred association or fair conducting a race meeting, at satellite locations within this state, and from account wagers originating within this state, shall be distributed to the purse account of the meet conducting racing in the zone in which the wager was placed, and distributed in accordance with subdivision (d).
(c) Any thoroughbred racing association or fair, when it authorizes betting systems located outside this state to accept wagers on a race, shall retain from the total amount received by the association or fair from the out-of-state betting system, the incremental amount received as a result of the takeout specified in subdivision (a) for distribution as overnight purses in accordance with subdivision (d) without regard to the provisions of paragraph (1) of subdivision (b) of Section 19602. The method utilized to determine the incremental amount received as a result of the takeout increase specified in subdivision (a) shall be established by agreement between the various affected thoroughbred racing associations and fairs and the applicable horsemen’s organization. Should the thoroughbred racing association or fair and the applicable horsemen’s organization be unable to reach an agreement as to the method of making such determination, the board shall determine the appropriate allocation method after a hearing on the matter.
(d) The amounts collected pursuant to subdivisions (b) and (c) shall be utilized solely to augment and not supplant overnight purses. Within 90 days after the conclusion of a given meet, the thoroughbred association or fair receiving funds pursuant to subdivisions (b) and (c) shall report to the board the manner in which the funds were used to augment and not supplant overnight purses at that meet.
(e) The board shall have the authority to postpone or revoke the implementation of the takeout increase specified in subdivision (a) if the board determines that the incremental amount that results from the negotiations with the out-of-state betting systems is incrementally insufficient.
(Added by Stats. 2010, Ch. 283, Sec. 2. Effective January 1, 2011.)
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