7871.0020 Approval Of Pari-Mutuel Pools On Televised Racing Days


Published: 2015

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7871.0020 APPROVAL OF PARI-MUTUEL POOLS ON TELEVISED RACING DAYS.


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Subpart 1.

Request.

Upon written request of a Class B licensee, or on its own motion, the commission may approve pari-mutuel pools for televised racing days, including types of betting, number and placement of multiple pools in racing programs offered at the host racetracks, and other issues related to pari-mutuel pools which promote the purposes of Minnesota Statutes, chapter 240, and the rules of the commission.


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Subp. 2.

Basis for approving pari-mutuel pools.

When considering a request for approval of pari-mutuel pools for televised racing days, the commission must consider the success and integrity of racing; the public health, safety, and welfare; public interest, necessity, and convenience; as well as the following factors:

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A.

the types of betting and number and placement of multiple pools in the racing program at the host racetracks;


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B.

the integrity of the licensee and the host racetrack;


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C.

the financial strength of the licensee and the host racetrack;


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D.

the ability of the licensee and the host racetrack to operate a racetrack and conduct horse racing, including licensee's facilities, systems, policymakers, managers, and personnel;


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E.

past compliance of the licensee and the host racetrack with all laws, rules, and orders regarding pari-mutuel horse racing;


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F.

the licensee's market, including area, population, and demographics;


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G.

the performance of the licensee and host racetrack with previously approved pari-mutuel pools;


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H.

the impact approving the pari-mutuel pool will have on the economic viability of the racetrack, including attendance and pari-mutuel handle;


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I.

the quantity and quality of economic activity and employment generated;


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J.

state tax revenues from racing and related economic activity;


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K.

the entertainment and recreation opportunities for Minnesota citizens;


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L.

the variety of racing;


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M.

the quality of racing;


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N.

the availability and quality of horses;


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O.

the development of horse racing;


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P.

the quality of racetrack facilities;


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Q.

security;


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R.

purses;


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S.

benefits to Minnesota breeders and horse owners;


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T.

competition among racetracks and with other providers of entertainment and recreation as well as its effects;


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U.

the social effects;


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V.

community and government support;


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W.

sentiment of horsepersons; and


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X.

any other factors related to pari-mutuel pools which the commission considers crucial to its decision-making as long as the same factors are considered with regard to all requests.



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Subp. 3.

Director of pari-mutuel racing.

The director of pari-mutuel racing may approve variations and changes in pari-mutuel pools and placement of pools in the racing program if requested by the licensee and if all changes meet the criteria contained in subpart 2.