Missouri Revised Statutes

Chapter 313
Licensed Gaming Activities

August 28, 2016
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Pari-mutuel wagering--deductions from pool, definitions--payment of tax, amount due--permitted use of breakage and unclaimed winnings--breed incentive moneys not to lapse into general revenue.

313.652. 1. Any organization licensed by the commission to conduct a horse race meeting may provide places in the race meeting grounds or enclosure and may conduct and supervise therein the pari-mutuel system of wagering by patrons of the horse races conducted by such organization licensee at such meeting.

2. No other place or method of betting, pool making, wagering or gambling shall be used or permitted by the race track licensee. Each race track licensee shall deduct the following amounts on all races conducted by it: eighteen percent of the regular mutuel pool, twenty percent of the multiple mutuel pool involving two horses, and twenty-five percent of the multiple mutuel pool involving three or more horses. "Regular mutuel pool" means a separate wagering pool in which an interest is represented by a single ticket evidencing a single wager on one horse. "Multiple mutuel pool" means a separate wagering pool in which an interest is represented by a single wager on two or more horses. For the first one hundred million dollars of the total pari-mutuel pool for the licensed race meeting, each race track licensee shall apply the amounts deducted as follows:

(1) One percent of the regular mutuel pools, one and one-quarter percent of the multiple mutuel pools involving two horses, and one and one-half percent of the multiple mutuel pools involving three or more horses shall be paid to the commission;

(2) Eight percent of the regular mutuel pools, eight and three-quarters percent of the multiple mutuel pools involving two horses, and eleven percent of the multiple mutuel pools involving three or more horses shall be allocated for purse money. The formula for distribution of the purse money shall be determined by an agreement between an organization representing the horsemen and the tracks, the agreement to be subject to the approval of the commission;

(3) One-half of one percent of the regular mutuel pools, three-quarters of one percent of the multiple mutuel pools involving two horses, and one percent of the multiple mutuel pools involving three or more horses shall be used for breeder incentives. The method of payment and distribution of breeder incentives shall be set forth by the commission in rules;

(4) Eight and one-half percent of the regular mutuel pools, nine and one-quarter percent of the multiple mutuel pools involving two horses, and eleven and one-half percent of the multiple mutuel pools involving three or more horses shall be retained by the licensee.

3. For the next fifty million dollars of the total pari-mutuel pool for the licensed race meeting, each race track licensee shall apply the amount deducted as follows:

(1) Two percent of the regular mutuel pools, two percent of the multiple mutuel pools involving two horses, and two percent of the multiple mutuel pools involving three or more horses shall be paid to the commission;

(2) Seven and one-half percent of the regular mutuel pools, eight and one-half percent of the multiple mutuel pools involving two horses, and ten and one-half percent of the multiple mutuel pools involving three or more horses shall be allocated for purse money. The formula for distribution of the purse money shall be determined by an agreement between an organization representing the horsemen and the tracks, the agreement to be subject to the approval of the commission;

(3) One-half of one percent of the regular mutuel pools, three-quarters of one percent of the multiple mutuel pools involving two horses, and one percent of the multiple mutuel pools involving three or more horses shall be used for breeder incentives. The method of payment and distribution of breeder incentives shall be set forth by the commission in rules;

(4) Eight percent of the regular mutuel pools, eight and three-quarters percent of the multiple mutuel pools involving two horses, and eleven and one-half percent of the multiple mutuel pools involving three or more horses shall be retained by the licensee.

4. For all amounts of the total pari-mutuel pool for the licensed race meeting in excess of one hundred fifty million dollars, each race track licensee shall apply the amount deducted as follows:

(1) Four percent of the regular mutuel pools, four percent of the multiple mutuel pools involving two horses, and four percent of the multiple mutuel pools involving three or more horses shall be paid to the commission;

(2) Six and one-half percent of the regular mutuel pools, seven and one-quarter percent of the multiple mutuel pools involving two horses, and nine and one-half percent of the multiple mutuel pools involving three or more horses shall be allocated for purse money. The formula for distribution of the purse money shall be determined by an agreement between an organization representing the horsemen and the tracks, the agreement to be subject to the approval of the commission;

(3) One-half of one percent of the regular mutuel pools, three-quarters of one percent of the multiple mutuel pools involving two horses, and one percent of the multiple mutuel pools involving three or more horses shall be used for breeder incentives. The method of payment and distribution of breeder incentives shall be set forth by the commission in rules;

(4) Seven percent of the regular mutuel pools, eight percent of the multiple mutuel pools involving two horses, and ten and one-half percent of the multiple mutuel pools involving three or more horses shall be retained by the licensee.

5. Each race track licensee shall pay to the commission, within three days after each day of racing, a tax at the rate specified in this section on the total amount of money wagered on all races that day. The payment of the tax shall be accompanied by a statement of the race track licensee, or his duly authorized agent under oath, showing the amount of money wagered that day.

6. Breakage paid in the Missouri horse racing fund shall not be specially allocated for purse money for special races, for breeder and owner awards and for horse racing development; however, breakage may be used for these purposes.

7. Unclaimed winnings paid into the Missouri horse racing fund shall not be specially allocated for purse money for special races, for breeder and owner awards and for horse racing development; however, unclaimed winnings may be used for these purposes.

8. All moneys provided for breeder incentives shall not lapse and interest earned on such moneys shall be credited the account. The provisions of section 33.080 to the contrary notwithstanding, these funds shall not be transferred and placed to the credit of the general revenue fund at the end of each biennium.

(L. 1986 S.B. 521 § 313.800, A.L. 1987 S.B. 384, A.L. 1995 H.B. 574)




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