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New Jersey Statutes, Title: 5, AMUSEMENTS, PUBLIC EXHIBITIONS AND MEETINGS
Chapter 5: New Jersey Racing Commission, powers, duties; definitons.
Section: 5:5-64.1: Harness race pools
1. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 44 of P.L.1940, c.17 (C.5:5-64) or any other law to the contrary, a holder of a permit to conduct harness race meetings, who operates a racetrack at which harness race meetings were conducted during calendar year 1984, but which were suspended for 30 days or more during that calendar year because of fire, and a holder of a permit to conduct harness race meetings, who conducted harness race meetings at the aforementioned racetrack during 1984 and who continues to conduct harness race meetings at that racetrack, 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 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 the permit 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, the holder of the 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. The 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 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. The permitholder 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 a pool as herein provided, and shall distribute as purse money the remaining 50\%. The 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 the breaks, together with such other information as the commission may require. All sums held by the permitholder for payment of outstanding parimutuel tickets, not claimed by the 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. beginning July 1, 1997 50\% 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. 25\% shall be retained by the permitholder to supplement purses for sire stakes races on which there is parimutuel wagering; and c. 25\% shall be retained by the permitholder to supplement overnight purses.
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 the tickets within the confines and control of the parimutuel department of the permitholder, and it is further shown to the satisfaction of the commission that the parimutuel tickets have been cashed by the 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.1984, c.236, s.1; amended 1986, c.19, s.2; 1997, c.29, s.2; expired December 31, 2000 per 1984, c.236, s.3 (eff. date, as amended by 1993, c.323.
This section added to the Rutgers Database: 2013-06-10 16:36:30.
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