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

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

      Section: 5:5-64: Distribution of parimutuel pools.

          
44. Each holder of a permit shall distribute all sums deposited in any pool where the patron is required to select one horse to the winners thereof, less an amount which in harness races shall not exceed 17\% of the total deposits plus the breaks and which in other races shall not exceed 17\% of the total deposits plus the breaks. In every pool where the patron is required to select two horses, the holder of each permit for either harness or running track shall distribute all sums deposited in each pool to the winners thereof, less an amount which shall not exceed 19\% of the total deposits plus the breaks. In every pool where the patron is required to select three or more horses, every holder of a permit shall distribute all sums deposited in each pool to the winners thereof, less an amount which shall not exceed 25\% of the total deposits plus the breaks. Every permitholder shall distribute to the persons holding winning tickets in any of the aforementioned pools, as a minimum, a sum not exceeding $0.10, calculated on the basis of each dollar deposited in any pool after the deduction of the said 17\%, 19\% or 25\%, as the case may be. Should the amount remaining in the pool be insufficient to pay the winners the minimum, the breakage accruing in that race, or any necessary portion thereof, shall be applied toward making up any such deficiency. The breaks are hereby defined as the odd cents over any multiple of $0.10, calculated on the basis of $1.00 otherwise payable to a patron. Every permitholder engaged in the business of conducting running race meetings under this act, except the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority established pursuant to P.L.1971, c.137 (C.5:10-1 et seq.) or a lessee of the authority, shall distribute as purse money the breaks as herein defined, except as the same shall have been applied toward making up a deficiency in a pool as herein provided. Every permitholder engaged in the business of conducting harness race meetings under this act, except the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority or a lessee of the authority, shall retain for his own uses and purposes 50\% of the breaks as herein defined, except as the same shall have been applied toward making up a deficiency in the pool as herein provided, and shall distribute as purse money the remaining 50\%. The New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority or a lessee of the authority shall retain all breaks as revenue, except as the same shall have been applied toward making up a deficiency in a pool as herein provided.

Every permitholder shall submit to the commission every seventh day of any and every race meeting a report under oath showing the daily and total amount of such breaks, together with such other information as the commission may require. All sums held by any permitholder for payment of outstanding parimutuel tickets not claimed by the person or persons entitled thereto within six months from the time such tickets are issued shall be paid upon the expiration of such six-month holding period as follows:

a. In the case of running and harness races, beginning July 1, 1997 50\% of those sums shall be paid to the racing commission for deposit in the general fund of the State and disposition in accordance with section 4 of P.L.1997, c.29 (C.5:5-68.1);

b. In the case of running races, 50\% of those sums shall be paid to the commission and set aside in the special trust account established pursuant to section 46 b.(1)(e) and section 46 b.(2)(e) of P.L.1940, c.17 (C.5:5-66); and

c. In the case of harness races, 25\% of those sums shall be retained by the permitholder to supplement purses for sire stakes races on which there is parimutuel wagering, and 25\% shall be retained by the permitholder to supplement overnight purses unless otherwise provided by a contractual agreement authorized under section 11 of P.L.2013, c.266 (C.5:5-188).

Where it is shown to the satisfaction of the commission that the reason for the parimutuel tickets being outstanding and unclaimed is the loss, misplacement or theft of said tickets within the confines and control of the parimutuel department of any permitholder, and it is further shown to the satisfaction of the commission that said parimutuel tickets have been cashed by such parimutuel department, the commission may adjust and credit the permitholder's account accordingly and the permitholder shall reimburse any employee who has been held personally accountable and paid for such lost, stolen or misplaced tickets. All outstanding parimutuel ticket money shall be deposited in an account separate and apart from the track's mutuel or general treasury account. The outstanding parimutuel ticket account shall be subject to the rules and regulations prescribed by the Division of New Jersey Racing Commission.

L.1940, c.17, s.44; amended 1944, c.227; 1946, c.169; 1947, c.107, s.1; 1948, c.33, s.1; 1952, c.222, s.1; 1954, c.87, s.1; 1962, c.17, s.3; 1963, c.35, s.3; 1967, c.40, s.2; 1969, c.50, s.1; 1971, c.45, s.1; 1971, c.85, s.4; 1974, c.181, s.1; 1980, c.25, s.2; 1986, c.19, s.1; 1997, c.29, s.1; 2004, c.116, s.1; 2013, c.266, s.1.

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