§ 550.001 Short title
§ 550.002 Definitions
§ 550.0115 Permitholder operating license
§ 550.01215 License application; periods of operation; license fees; bond
§ 550.0235 Limitation of civil liability
§ 550.0251 Powers and duties of the Florida Gaming Control Commission
§ 550.0351 Charity racing days
§ 550.0425 Minors attendance at pari-mutuel performances; restrictions
§ 550.054 Application for permit to conduct pari-mutuel wagering
§ 550.0555 Greyhound dogracing permits; relocation within a county; conditions
§ 550.0651 Elections for ratification of permits; municipal prohibitions
§ 550.0745 Summer jai alai permit periods of operation
§ 550.0951 Payment of daily license fee and taxes; penalties
§ 550.09511 Jai alai taxes; abandoned interest in a permit for nonpayment of taxes
§ 550.09512 Harness horse taxes; abandoned interest in a permit for nonpayment of taxes
§ 550.09514 Greyhound dogracing taxes; purse requirements
§ 550.09515 Thoroughbred horse taxes; abandoned interest in a permit for nonpayment of taxes
§ 550.105 Occupational licenses of racetrack employees; fees; denial, suspension, and revocation of license; penalties and fines
§ 550.1155 Authority of stewards, judges, panel of judges, or player’s manager to impose penalties against occupational licensees; disposition of funds collected.
§ 550.125 Uniform reporting system; bond requirement
§ 550.135 Division of moneys derived under this law
§ 550.155 Pari-mutuel pool within track enclosure; takeouts; breaks; penalty for purchasing part of a pari-mutuel pool for or through another in specified circumstances
§ 550.1625 Dogracing; taxes
§ 550.1645 Escheat to state of abandoned interest in or contribution to pari-mutuel pools
§ 550.1646 Credit for unclaimed property remitted to state
§ 550.1647 Greyhound permitholders; unclaimed tickets; breaks
§ 550.175 Petition for election to revoke permit
§ 550.1815 Certain persons prohibited from holding racing or jai alai permits; suspension and revocation
§ 550.235 Conniving to prearrange result of race or jai alai game; using medication or drugs on horse or dog; penalty
§ 550.24055 Use of controlled substances or alcohol prohibited; testing of certain occupational licensees; penalty; evidence of test or action taken and admissibility for criminal prosecution limited
§ 550.2415 Racing of animals under certain conditions prohibited; penalties; exceptions
§ 550.255 Penalty for conducting unauthorized race meeting
§ 550.2614 Distribution of certain funds to a horsemen’s association.
§ 550.26165 Breeders’ awards.
§ 550.2625 Horseracing; minimum purse requirement, Florida breeders’ and owners’ awards.
§ 550.2633 Horseracing; distribution of abandoned interest in or contributions to pari-mutuel pools
§ 550.26352 Breeders’ Cup Meet; pools authorized; conflicts; taxes; credits; transmission of races; rules; application.
§ 550.2704 Jai Alai Tournament of Champions Meet
§ 550.285 Obtaining feed or other supplies for racehorses or greyhound racing dogs with intent to defraud
§ 550.334 Quarter horse racing; substitutions
§ 550.3345 Conversion of quarter horse permit to a limited thoroughbred permit
§ 550.3355 Harness track licenses for summer quarter horse racing
§ 550.3551 Transmission of racing and jai alai information; commingling of pari-mutuel pools
§ 550.3615 Bookmaking on the grounds of a permitholder; penalties; reinstatement; duties of track employees; penalty; exceptions
§ 550.3616 Racing greyhounds or other dogs prohibited; penalty
§ 550.375 Operation of certain harness tracks
§ 550.475 Lease of pari-mutuel facilities by pari-mutuel permitholders
§ 550.495 Totalisator licensing
§ 550.505 Nonwagering permits
§ 550.5251 Florida thoroughbred racing; certain permits; operating days
§ 550.615 Intertrack wagering
§ 550.625 Intertrack wagering; purses; breeders’ awards.
§ 550.6305 Intertrack wagering; guest track payments; accounting rules
§ 550.6308 Limited intertrack wagering license
§ 550.6315 Applicability of s. 565.02(5) to guest tracks
§ 550.6325 Uncashed tickets and breakage tax
§ 550.6335 Surcharge
§ 550.6345 Intertrack wagering; purses when host track is harness racetrack
§ 550.70 Jai alai general provisions; chief court judges required; extension of time to construct fronton; amateur jai alai contests permitted under certain conditions; playing days’ limitations; locking of pari-mutuel machines.
§ 550.71 Operation of ch. 96-364
§ 550.901 Interstate Compact on Licensure of Participants in Pari-mutuel Wagering
§ 550.902 Purposes
§ 550.903 Definitions; Interstate Compact on Licensure of Participants in Pari-mutuel Wagering
§ 550.904 Entry into force
§ 550.905 States eligible to join compact
§ 550.906 Withdrawal from compact; impact on force and effect
§ 550.907 Compact committee
§ 550.908 Powers and duties of compact committee
§ 550.909 Voting requirements
§ 550.910 Administration and management
§ 550.911 Immunity from liability for performance of official responsibilities and duties
§ 550.912 Rights and responsibilities of each party state
§ 550.913 Construction and severability

Terms Used In Florida Statutes > Chapter 550 - Pari-Mutuel Wagering

  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
  • Amortization: Paying off a loan by regular installments.
  • Annuity: A periodic (usually annual) payment of a fixed sum of money for either the life of the recipient or for a fixed number of years. A series of payments under a contract from an insurance company, a trust company, or an individual. Annuity payments are made at regular intervals over a period of more than one full year.
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Appropriation: The provision of funds, through an annual appropriations act or a permanent law, for federal agencies to make payments out of the Treasury for specified purposes. The formal federal spending process consists of two sequential steps: authorization
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Beneficiary: A person who is entitled to receive the benefits or proceeds of a will, trust, insurance policy, retirement plan, annuity, or other contract. Source: OCC
  • bona fide organization that promotes or encourages the adoption of greyhounds: means any organization that provides evidence of compliance with chapter 496 and possesses a valid exemption from federal taxation issued by the Internal Revenue Service. See Florida Statutes 550.1647
  • Breaks: means the portion of a pari-mutuel pool which is computed by rounding down to the nearest multiple of 10 cents and is not distributed to the contributors or withheld by the permitholder as takeout. See Florida Statutes 550.002
  • Broadcast: means the broadcast, transmission, simulcast, or exhibition in any medium or manner by means that may include, but are not limited to, community antenna systems that receive and retransmit television or radio signals by wire, cable, or otherwise to television or radio sets, and cable origination networks or programmers that transmit programming to community antenna televisions or closed-circuit systems by wire, cable, satellite, or otherwise. See Florida Statutes 550.002
  • Capital offense: A crime punishable by death.
  • Charity: An agency, institution, or organization in existence and operating for the benefit of an indefinite number of persons and conducted for educational, religious, scientific, medical, or other beneficent purposes.
  • Commission: means the Florida Gaming Control Commission. See Florida Statutes 550.002
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Contributor: means a person who contributes to a pari-mutuel pool by engaging in any pari-mutuel wager pursuant to this chapter. See Florida Statutes 550.002
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • current race meet: means the conduct of racing or games pursuant to a current year's operating license issued by the commission. See Florida Statutes 550.002
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Electronic funds transfer: The transfer of money between accounts by consumer electronic systems-such as automated teller machines (ATMs) and electronic payment of bills-rather than by check or cash. (Wire transfers, checks, drafts, and paper instruments do not fall into this category.) Source: OCC
  • Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
  • Escheat: Reversion of real or personal property to the state when 1) a person dies without leaving a will and has no heirs, or 2) when the property (such as a bank account) has been inactive for a certain period of time. Source: OCC
  • Event: means a single contest, race, or game within a performance. See Florida Statutes 550.002
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Ex officio: Literally, by virtue of one's office.
  • Federal Reserve System: The central bank of the United States. The Fed, as it is commonly called, regulates the U.S. monetary and financial system. The Federal Reserve System is composed of a central governmental agency in Washington, D.C. (the Board of Governors) and twelve regional Federal Reserve Banks in major cities throughout the United States. Source: OCC
  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • Fiscal year: The fiscal year is the accounting period for the government. For the federal government, this begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2006 begins on October 1, 2005 and ends on September 30, 2006.
  • Fronton: means a building or enclosure that contains a playing court with three walls designed and constructed for playing the sport of jai alai or pelota. See Florida Statutes 550.002
  • Full schedule of live racing or games: means , for a jai alai permitholder, the conduct of a combination of at least 100 live evening or matinee performances during the preceding year; for a permitholder who has a converted permit or filed an application on or before June 1, 1990, for a converted permit, the conduct of a combination of at least 100 live evening and matinee wagering performances during either of the 2 preceding years; for a jai alai permitholder who does not operate slot machines in its pari-mutuel facility, who has conducted at least 100 live performances per year for at least 10 years after December 31, 1992, and whose handle on live jai alai games conducted at its pari-mutuel facility has been less than $4 million per state fiscal year for at least 2 consecutive years after June 30, 1992, the conduct of a combination of at least 40 live evening or matinee performances during the preceding year; for a jai alai permitholder who operates slot machines in its pari-mutuel facility, the conduct of a combination of at least 150 performances during the preceding year; for a harness permitholder, the conduct of at least 100 live regular wagering performances during the preceding year; for a quarter horse permitholder at its facility unless an alternative schedule of at least 20 live regular wagering performances is agreed upon by the permitholder and either the Florida Quarter Horse Racing Association or the horsemen's association representing the majority of the quarter horse owners and trainers at the facility and filed with the commission along with its annual date application, in the 2010-2011 fiscal year, the conduct of at least 20 regular wagering performances, in the 2011-2012 and 2012-2013 fiscal years, the conduct of at least 30 live regular wagering performances, and for every fiscal year after the 2012-2013 fiscal year, the conduct of at least 40 live regular wagering performances; for a quarter horse permitholder leasing another licensed racetrack, the conduct of 160 events at the leased facility; and for a thoroughbred permitholder, the conduct of at least 40 live regular wagering performances during the preceding year. See Florida Statutes 550.002
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
  • Guest track: means a track or fronton receiving or accepting an intertrack wager. See Florida Statutes 550.002
  • Handle: means the aggregate contributions to pari-mutuel pools. See Florida Statutes 550.002
  • Harness racing: means a type of horseracing which is limited to standardbred horses using a pacing or trotting gait in which each horse pulls a two-wheeled cart called a sulky guided by a driver. See Florida Statutes 550.002
  • Horserace permitholder: means any thoroughbred entity permitted under the provisions of this chapter to conduct pari-mutuel wagering meets of thoroughbred racing; any harness entity permitted under this chapter to conduct pari-mutuel wagering meets of harness racing; or any quarter horse entity permitted under this chapter to conduct pari-mutuel wagering meets of quarter horse racing. See Florida Statutes 550.002
  • Host track: means a track or fronton conducting a live or simulcast race or game that is the subject of an intertrack wager. See Florida Statutes 550.002
  • intertrack wagering: means a particular form of pari-mutuel wagering in which wagers are accepted at a permitted, in-state track, fronton, or pari-mutuel facility on a race or game transmitted from and performed live at, or simulcast signal rebroadcast from, another in-state pari-mutuel facility. See Florida Statutes 550.002
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • Legislative Auditing Committee: means a committee or committees designated by joint rule of the Legislature, by the President of the Senate or the Speaker of the House of Representatives, or by agreement between the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives. See Florida Statutes 1.01
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • Market area: means an area within 25 miles of a permitholder's track or fronton. See Florida Statutes 550.002
  • meeting: means the conduct of live racing or jai alai, or wagering on intertrack or simulcast events, for any stake, purse, prize, or premium. See Florida Statutes 550.002
  • minor: includes any person who has not attained the age of 18 years. See Florida Statutes 1.01
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • Mortgagee: The person to whom property is mortgaged and who has loaned the money.
  • Net pool pricing: means a method of calculating prices awarded to winning wagers relative to the contribution, net of takeouts, to a pool by each participating jurisdiction or, as applicable, site. See Florida Statutes 550.002
  • Nolo contendere: No contest-has the same effect as a plea of guilty, as far as the criminal sentence is concerned, but may not be considered as an admission of guilt for any other purpose.
  • oath: includes affirmations. See Florida Statutes 1.01
  • Oath: A promise to tell the truth.
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • Office of Program Policy Analysis and Government Accountability: means an entity designated by joint rule of the Legislature or by agreement between the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives. See Florida Statutes 1.01
  • Operating day: means a continuous period of 24 hours starting with the beginning of the first performance of a race or game, even though the operating day may start during one calendar day and extend past midnight except that no jai alai game may commence after 1:30 a. See Florida Statutes 550.002
  • Pari-mutuel facility: means the grounds or property of a cardroom, racetrack, fronton, or other facility used by a licensed permitholder. See Florida Statutes 550.002
  • pari-mutuel wagering: means a system of betting on races or games in which the winners divide the total amount bet, after deducting management expenses and taxes, in proportion to the sums they have wagered individually and with regard to the odds assigned to particular outcomes. See Florida Statutes 550.002
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • pelota: means a ball game of Spanish origin played on a court with three walls. See Florida Statutes 550.002
  • Performance: means a series of events, races, or games performed consecutively under a single admission charge. See Florida Statutes 550.002
  • permittee: means a holder of a permit to conduct pari-mutuel wagering in this state as authorized in this chapter. See Florida Statutes 550.002
  • person: includes individuals, children, firms, associations, joint adventures, partnerships, estates, trusts, business trusts, syndicates, fiduciaries, corporations, and all other groups or combinations. See Florida Statutes 1.01
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • Plea: In a criminal case, the defendant's statement pleading "guilty" or "not guilty" in answer to the charges, a declaration made in open court.
  • political subdivision: include counties, cities, towns, villages, special tax school districts, special road and bridge districts, bridge districts, and all other districts in this state. See Florida Statutes 1.01
  • Post time: means the time set for the arrival at the starting point of the horses in a race or the beginning of a game in jai alai. See Florida Statutes 550.002
  • Power of attorney: A written instrument which authorizes one person to act as another's agent or attorney. The power of attorney may be for a definite, specific act, or it may be general in nature. The terms of the written power of attorney may specify when it will expire. If not, the power of attorney usually expires when the person granting it dies. Source: OCC
  • Precedent: A court decision in an earlier case with facts and law similar to a dispute currently before a court. Precedent will ordinarily govern the decision of a later similar case, unless a party can show that it was wrongly decided or that it differed in some significant way.
  • Purse: means the cash portion of the prize for which a race or game is contested. See Florida Statutes 550.002
  • Quarter horse: means a breed of horse developed in the western United States which is capable of high speed for a short distance and used in quarter horse racing registered with the American Quarter Horse Association. See Florida Statutes 550.002
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • registered mail: include certified mail with return receipt requested. See Florida Statutes 1.01
  • Regular wagering: means contributions to pari-mutuel pools involving wagering on a single entry in a single race, or a single jai alai player or team in a single game, such as the win pool, the place pool, or the show pool. See Florida Statutes 550.002
  • Remainder: An interest in property that takes effect in the future at a specified time or after the occurrence of some event, such as the death of a life tenant.
  • Restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.
  • Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.
  • Settlement: Parties to a lawsuit resolve their difference without having a trial. Settlements often involve the payment of compensation by one party in satisfaction of the other party's claims.
  • Simulcasting: means broadcasting events occurring live at an in-state location to an out-of-state location, or receiving at an in-state location events occurring live at an out-of-state location, by the transmittal, retransmittal, reception, and rebroadcast of television or radio signals by wire, cable, satellite, microwave, or other electrical or electronic means for receiving or rebroadcasting the events. See Florida Statutes 550.002
  • Standardbred horse: means a pacing or trotting horse that is used in harness racing and that has been registered as a standardbred by the United States Trotting Association or by a foreign registry whose stud book is recognized by the United States Trotting Association. See Florida Statutes 550.002
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • Takeout: means the percentage of the pari-mutuel pools deducted by the permitholder prior to the distribution of the pool. See Florida Statutes 550.002
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Thoroughbred: means a purebred horse whose ancestry can be traced back to one of three foundation sires and whose pedigree is registered in the American Stud Book or in a foreign stud book that is recognized by the Jockey Club and the International Stud Book Committee. See Florida Statutes 550.002
  • Totalisator: means the computer system used to accumulate wagers, record sales, calculate payoffs, and display wagering data on a display device that is located at a pari-mutuel facility. See Florida Statutes 550.002
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • Verdict: The decision of a petit jury or a judge.
  • veteran: means a person who served in the active military, naval, or air service and who was discharged or released under honorable conditions only or who later received an upgraded discharge under honorable conditions, notwithstanding any action by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs on individuals discharged or released with other than honorable discharges. See Florida Statutes 1.01
  • writing: includes handwriting, printing, typewriting, and all other methods and means of forming letters and characters upon paper, stone, wood, or other materials. See Florida Statutes 1.01