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09.10.01 - Maryland Racing Commission - Final Regulations

FINAL ACTION ON REGULATIONS
MARYLAND REGISTER, VOLUME 46, ISSUE 21,
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2019

Title 09 DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Subtitle 10 RACING COMMISSION

09.10.01 Thoroughbred Rules

Business Regulation Article, §11-210, Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Final Action
[19-126-F]

On September 19, 2019, the Maryland Racing Commission adopted new Regulation .90 under COMAR 09.10.01 Thoroughbred Rules. This action, which was proposed for adoption in 46:14 Md. R. 624—625 (July 5, 2019), has been adopted as proposed.

Effective Date: October 21, 2019.

MICHAEL J. ALGEO
Chairman
Maryland Racing Commission

.90 Future Wager.
  A. The Future Wager requires selection of the first-place finisher in a specified contest.
  B. The association shall apply in writing to the Commission for approval to offer the Future Wager on the specified contest and may not offer the wager until Commission approval has been granted. The written application shall include the date and time for the pool to be opened and closed, a description of the system for compiling the pool and calculating odds and payout prices, and the time interval for displaying the odds.
  C. The association or, in the case of interjurisdictional common pool wagering, the Host track shall name the contestants included in each betting interest on which future wagers may be made and shall assign a program number to each betting interest. For purposes of clarity, the foregoing permits the association to offer the type of wager described in this section on a race which is conducted at a racetrack in a different jurisdiction than the association with such jurisdictional racetrack’s permission.
  D. The amount wagered on the betting interest which finishes first in the specified race is deducted from the net pool, the balance remaining being the profit; the profit is divided by the amount wagered on the betting interest finishing first, such quotient being the profit per dollar wagered in the Future Pool on that betting interest.
  E. The net Future Pool shall be distributed as a single price pool to winning wagers in the following precedence, based upon the official order of finish:
    (1) To those whose selection finished first; but if there are no such wagers, then
    (2) To those whose selection finished second; but if there are no such wagers, then
    (3) To those whose selection finished third; but if there are no such wagers, then
    (4) The entire pool shall be refunded on Future Pool wagers for that contest.
  F. If there is a dead heat for first involving:
    (1) Contestants representing the same betting interest, the Future Pool shall be distributed as if no dead heat occurred; or
    (2) Contestants representing two or more betting interests, the Future Pool shall be distributed as a profit split.
  G. No refund shall be issued for Future Wager pool wagers on betting interests that do not start or finish the race. If the association becomes aware or is notified that a betting interest is ineligible or unable to start the race and the pool is still open, the association shall immediately close betting on that betting interest.
  H. The entire Future Wager pool shall be refunded if:
    (1) The situation described at §E(4) of this regulation occurs;
    (2) The specified race is declared no contest by the/stewards having jurisdiction over the specified race;
    (3) The specified race does not occur; or
    (4) For whatever reason, the Future Wager pool cannot be determined and the payout price cannot be calculated.