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    Chapter 12:

      Section: 5:12-194: Establishment of casino simulcasting facility.

4. a. (1) A casino licensee which wishes to conduct casino simulcasting shall establish a simulcasting facility as part of the casino hotel. The simulcasting facility may be adjacent to, but shall not be part of, any room or location in which casino gaming is conducted pursuant to the provisions of P.L.1977, c.110 (C.5:12-1 et seq.). The simulcasting facility shall conform to all requirements concerning square footage, equipment, security measures and related matters which the Division of Gaming Enforcement shall by regulation prescribe. The space required for the establishment of a simulcasting facility shall not reduce the space authorized for casino gaming activities as specified in section 83 of P.L.1977, c.110 (C.5:12-83). The cost of establishing, maintaining and operating a simulcasting facility shall be the sole responsibility of the casino licensee.

(2) Wagering on simulcast horse races shall be conducted only in the simulcasting facility, which shall be open and operated whenever simulcast horse races are being transmitted to the casino hotel during permitted hours of casino operation.

(3) Any authorized game, as defined in section 5 of P.L.1977, c.110 (C.5:12-5), other than slot machines may be conducted in a simulcasting facility subject to the rules and regulations of the Division of Gaming Enforcement.

(4) The security measures for a simulcasting facility shall include the installation by the casino licensee of a closed circuit television system according to specifications approved by the Division of Gaming Enforcement. The Casino Control Commission and the Division of Gaming Enforcement shall have access to the system or its signal in accordance with regulations of the commission.

b. All persons engaged directly in wagering-related activities conducted by a casino licensee in a simulcasting facility, whether employed by the casino licensee or by a person or entity conducting casino simulcasting in the simulcasting facility pursuant to an agreement with the casino licensee and all other employees of the casino licensee or of the person or entity conducting casino simulcasting who are working in the simulcasting facility, shall be licensed or registered in accordance with regulations of the Casino Control Commission or the Division of Gaming Enforcement.

Any employee at the Atlantic City Race Course or Garden State Park on or after June 12, 1992, who loses employment with that racetrack as a direct result of the implementation of casino simulcasting and who has been licensed by the New Jersey Racing Commission for five consecutive years immediately preceding the loss of employment shall be given first preference for employment whenever any comparable position becomes available in any casino simulcasting facility, provided the person is qualified pursuant to this subsection. If a casino licensee enters into an agreement with a person or entity for the conduct of casino simulcasting in its simulcasting facility, the agreement shall include the requirement that such first preference in employment shall be given by the person or entity with respect to employment in the simulcasting facility.

c. A casino licensee which establishes a simulcasting facility and conducts casino simulcasting shall, as a condition of continued operation of casino simulcasting, receive all live races which are transmitted by in-State sending tracks.

d. Agreements between a casino licensee and an in-State or out-of-State sending track for casino simulcasting shall be in writing and shall be filed with the New Jersey Racing Commission and with the Division of Gaming Enforcement in accordance with section 104 of P.L.1977, c.110 (C.5:12-104).

L.1992, c.19, s.4; amended 1993, c.121, s.3; 1996, c.84, s.8; 2011, c.19, s.116; 2011, c.231, s.8.

This section added to the Rutgers Database: 2013-06-10 16:36:30.

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