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New Jersey Statutes, Title: 5, AMUSEMENTS, PUBLIC EXHIBITIONS AND MEETINGS

    Chapter 5: New Jersey Racing Commission, powers, duties; definitons.

      Section: 5:5-129: Definitions relative to horse racing and off-track wagering.

          
3. As used in this act:

"Account holder" means a resident of this State over age 18 who establishes an account pursuant to this act through which account wagers are placed.

"Account wagering" means a form of parimutuel wagering in which an account holder may deposit money in an account with the account wagering licensee and then use the account balance to pay for parimutuel wagers by the account holder.

"Account wagering licensee" means the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority or its assignee, provided that the commission has granted its approval for the authority to establish an account wagering system as provided for in this act.

"Account wagering system" means the system through which account wagers are processed by the account wagering licensee pursuant to this act.

"Applicant" means the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority or another entity that submits an application to the commission for a license to establish and conduct an off-track wagering facility pursuant to this act.

"Authority" means the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority created by section 4 of P.L.1971, c.137 (C.5:10-4).

"Backstretch Benevolency" means the Backstretch Benevolency Programs Fund established pursuant to section 1 of P.L.1993, c.15 (C.5:5-44.8).

"Breeders and Stallions" means the distribution from the special trust account created pursuant to section 46 a. (2) of P.L.1940, c.17 (C.5:5-66) for the purposes of subparagraph (c) of that citation.

"Breeding and Development" means the New Jersey Horse Breeding and Development Account established pursuant to section 5 of P.L.1967, c.40 (C.5:5-88).

"Commission" means the New Jersey Racing Commission created by section 1 of P.L.1940, c.17 (C.5:5-22).

"Executive Director" means the Executive Director of the commission.

"Health and Welfare" means moneys distributed to the Standardbred Breeders' and Owners' Association for the administration of a health benefits program pursuant to section 46 a. (5) of P.L.1940, c.17 (C.5:5-66).

"In-State host track" means a racetrack within this State which is operated by a permit holder which conducts a horse race upon which account wagers are placed pursuant to this act.

"In-State sending track" means a racetrack within this State which is operated by a permit holder and is equipped to conduct off-track simulcasting.

"In-State track" means an in-State host track or an in-State sending track.

"Interstate common pool" means the parimutuel pool established within this State or in another state or foreign nation within which is combined parimutuel pools of one or more receiving tracks located in one or more states or foreign nations upon a race at an out-of-State sending track or out-of-State host track for the purpose of establishing payoff prices in the various jurisdictions.

"Jockey's Health and Welfare" means a health and welfare trust established by the organization certified by the New Jersey Racing Commission as representing a majority of the active licensed thoroughbred jockeys in New Jersey for the purpose of providing health and welfare benefits to active, disabled and retired New Jersey jockeys and their dependents based upon reasonable criteria by that organization.

"New Jersey Racing Industry Special Fund" means the fund established pursuant to section 27 of this act.

"New Jersey Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association" means the association representing the majority of New Jersey thoroughbred owners and trainers responsible for receiving and distributing funds for programs designed to aid thoroughbred horsemen.

"Off-track simulcasting" means the simultaneous audio or visual transmission of horse races conducted at in-State and out-of-State racetracks to off-track wagering facilities and parimutuel wagering at those off-track wagering facilities on the results of those races.

"Off-track wagering" means parimutuel wagering at an off-track wagering facility as authorized under this act.

"Off-track wagering facility" means a licensed facility, other than a racetrack, at which parimutuel wagering is conducted pursuant to this act.

"Off-track wagering licensee" means the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority or its assignee, or another entity to which the commission has granted its approval to conduct an off-track wagering facility as provided for in this act.

"Out-of-State host track" means a racetrack in a jurisdiction other than the State of New Jersey, the operator of which is lawfully permitted to conduct a horse race meeting and which conducts horse races upon which account wagers may be placed pursuant to this act.

"Out-of-State sending track" means a racetrack in a jurisdiction other than the State of New Jersey which is equipped to conduct off-track simulcasting and the operator of which is lawfully permitted to conduct a horse race meeting and to provide simulcast horse races to off-track wagering facilities in this State.

"Out-of-State track" means an out-of-State host track or an out-of-State sending track.

"Outstanding parimutuel ticket" means a winning parimutuel ticket which is not claimed within six months of sale.

"Parimutuel" means any system whereby wagers with respect to the outcome of a horse race are placed with, or in, a wagering pool conducted by an authorized person, and in which the participants are wagering with each other and not against the person conducting the wagering pool.

"Participation agreement" means the written contract entered into prior to the effective date of P.L.2011, c.26, that provides for the establishment or implementation of either (a) an off-track wagering facility or facilities or (b) an account wagering system. Each such contract shall set forth the manner in which the off-track wagering facility or facilities or the account wagering system shall be managed, operated and capitalized, as well as how expenses and revenues shall be allocated and distributed by and among the authority and the other eligible participants subject to the agreement.

"Permit holder" means the holder of an annual permit to conduct a horse race meeting issued by the commission.

"Racetrack" means the physical facility where a permit holder conducts a horse race meeting with parimutuel wagering.

"Racing costs" means the prospective and actual costs for all licensing, investigation, operation, regulation, supervision and enforcement activities and functions performed by the commission.

"Simulcast horse races" means horse races conducted at an in-State sending track or an out-of-State sending track, as the case may be, and transmitted simultaneously by picture to a receiving track or an off-track wagering facility.

"Sire Stakes" means the Sire Stakes Program established pursuant to section 1 of P.L.1971, c.85 (C.5:5-91).

"Standardbred Drivers' Health and Welfare" means a health and welfare trust established by the Standardbred Breeders' and Owners' Association of New Jersey for the purpose of providing health and welfare benefits to active, disabled and retired New Jersey standardbred drivers and their dependents based upon reasonable criteria by that organization.

"Takeout" means that portion of a wager which is deducted from or not included in the parimutuel pool, and which is distributed other than to persons placing wagers.

"Thoroughbred Breeders and Stallions" means the special trust account created pursuant to section 46 b.(1)(e) of P.L.1940, c.17 (C.5:5-66).

L.2001, c.199, s.3; amended 2004, c.116, s.4; 2011, c.26, s.2.



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