1.  Live racing.  The distribution of the commission on live racing is calculated as percentages of the handle and distributed as follows.  
A. On exotic wagers:  

(1) The state share is 2.248%;  
(2) The Sire Stakes Fund share is 1.551%;  
(3) The Stipend Fund share is 1.169%;  
(4) The purse supplement share is 0.99%;  
(5) The Harness Racing Promotional Fund share is 0.25%;  
(6) The horsemen’s purse share is 3.315%; and  
(7) The track share is 16.477%.   [PL 1997, c. 528, §46 (NEW).]
B. On regular wagers:  

(1) The state share is 0.493%;  
(2) The Sire Stakes Fund share is 0.072%;  
(3) The Stipend Fund share is 1.186%;  
(4) The purse supplement share is 0.986%;  
(5) The Harness Racing Promotional Fund share is 0.25%;  
(6) The horsemen’s purse share is 0.526%; and  
(7) The track share is 14.487%.   [PL 1997, c. 528, §46 (NEW).]

[PL 1997, c. 528, §46 (NEW).]

Terms Used In Maine Revised Statutes Title 8 Sec. 286

  • Commercial track: means any harness horse racing track that is a for-profit business and is licensed under this chapter to conduct harness horse racing with pari-mutuel wagering that is not associated with an agricultural fair as defined in Title 7, section 81 and that:  
A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 8 Sec. 275-A
  • Exotic wagers: means wagers in which the bettor selects 2 or more horses in one or more races in a single wager. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 8 Sec. 275-A
  • Municipality: includes cities, towns and plantations, except that "municipality" does not include plantations in Title 10, chapter 110, subchapter IV; or Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • Net commission: means the total commission less 4% of the amount wagered. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 8 Sec. 275-A
  • Off-track betting facility: means a facility other than a racetrack at which a person is licensed to conduct pari-mutuel wagering on simulcast racing. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 8 Sec. 275-A
  • Regular wagers: means wagers other than exotic wagers. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 8 Sec. 275-A
  • 2.  Off-track betting facility intrastate simulcasting.  The distribution of the commission on simulcasting of races originating at a racetrack in the State by an off-track betting facility is calculated as percentages of the handle and distributed as follows.  
    A. On exotic wagers:  

    (1) The state share is 2.248% for an off-track betting facility located in the same municipality as a commercial track and 2.578% for all other facilities;  
    (2) The Sire Stakes Fund share is 1.551%;  
    (3) The Stipend Fund share is 1.169%;  
    (4) The Harness Racing Promotional Fund share is 0.25%;  
    (5) The horsemen’s purse share is 7.871%;  
    (6) The track share is 7.922%; and  
    (7) The off-track betting facility share is 4.659%.   [PL 1997, c. 528, §46 (NEW).]
    B. On regular wagers:  

    (1) The state share is 0.493% for an off-track betting facility located in the same municipality as a commercial track and 0.823% for all other facilities;  
    (2) The Sire Stakes Fund share is 0.072%;  
    (3) The Stipend Fund share is 1.186%;  
    (4) The Harness Racing Promotional Fund share is 0.25%;  
    (5) The horsemen’s purse share is 5.062%;  
    (6) The track share is 7.899%; and  
    (7) The off-track betting facility share is 2.718%.   [PL 1997, c. 528, §46 (NEW).]

    [PL 1997, c. 528, §46 (NEW).]

    3.  Track intrastate simulcasting.  The distribution of the commission on simulcasting of races originating at a racetrack in the State by another racetrack in the State is calculated as percentages of the handle and distributed as follows.  
    A. On exotic wagers:  

    (1) The state share is 2.248%;  
    (2) The Sire Stakes Fund share is 1.551%;  
    (3) The Stipend Fund share is 1.169%;  
    (4) The purse supplement share is 0.99%;  
    (5) The Harness Racing Promotional Fund share is 0.25%;  
    (6) The horsemen’s purse share is 4.305%; and  
    (7) The track share is 15.487%.   [PL 1997, c. 528, §46 (NEW).]
    B. On regular wagers:  

    (1) The state share is 0.493%;  
    (2) The Sire Stakes Fund share is 0.072%;  
    (3) The Stipend Fund share is 1.186%;  
    (4) The purse supplement share is 0.986%;  
    (5) The Harness Racing Promotional Fund share is 0.25%;  
    (6) The horsemen’s purse share is 1.512%; and  
    (7) The track share is 13.501%.   [PL 1997, c. 528, §46 (NEW).]

    [PL 1997, c. 528, §46 (NEW).]

    4.  Off-track betting facility interstate simulcasting with commingled pools.  The distribution of the commission on simulcasting of races with commingled pools originating at a racetrack in another state by an off-track betting facility is calculated as a percentage of the commission with respect to the State’s share and as percentages of the net commission with respect to all other participants’ shares and is distributed as follows.  
    A. On exotic wagers:  

    (1) The state share is 8.647% for an off-track betting facility located in the same municipality as a commercial track and 9.801% for all other facilities;  
    (2) The Sire Stakes Fund share is 5.965%;  
    (3) The Stipend Fund share is 4.494%;  
    (4) The purse supplement share is 16.558%;  
    (5) The Harness Racing Promotional Fund share is 0.962%;  
    (6) The off-track betting facility share is all amounts not otherwise assigned; and  
    (7) The off-track betting facility simulcast fund share is 12.951%.   [PL 2015, c. 200, §3 (AMD).]
    B. On regular wagers:  

    (1) The state share is 2.739% for an off-track betting facility located in the same municipality as a commercial track and 4.405% for all other facilities;  
    (2) The Sire Stakes Fund share is 0.400%;  
    (3) The Stipend Fund share is 6.590%;  
    (4) The purse supplement share is 8.399%;  
    (5) The Harness Racing Promotional Fund share is 1.389%;  
    (6) The off-track betting facility share is all amounts not otherwise assigned; and  
    (7) The off-track betting facility simulcast fund share is 18.627%.   [PL 2015, c. 200, §3 (AMD).]

    [PL 2015, c. 200, §3 (AMD).]

    5.  Track interstate simulcasting with commingled pools.  The distribution of the commission on simulcasting of races with commingled pools originating at a racetrack in another state by a racetrack in the State is calculated as percentages of the commission and distributed as follows.  
    A. On exotic wagers:  

    (1) The state share is 8.647%;  
    (2) The Sire Stakes Fund share is 5.965%;  
    (3) The Stipend Fund share is 4.494%;  
    (4) The purse supplement share is 3.809%;  
    (5) The Harness Racing Promotional Fund share is 0.962%;  
    (6) The horsemen’s purse share is 16.558%; and  
    (7) The track share is 59.565%.   [PL 1997, c. 528, §46 (NEW).]
    B. On regular wagers:  

    (1) The state share is 2.739%;  
    (2) The Sire Stakes Fund share is 0.400%;  
    (3) The Stipend Fund share is 6.590%;  
    (4) The purse supplement share is 5.479%;  
    (5) The Harness Racing Promotional Fund share is 1.389%;  
    (6) The horsemen’s purse share is 8.399%; and  
    (7) The track share is 75.004%.   [PL 1997, c. 528, §46 (NEW).]

    [PL 1997, c. 528, §46 (NEW).]

    6.  Off-track betting facility interstate simulcasting with noncommingled pools.  The distribution of the commission on simulcasting of races with noncommingled pools originating at a racetrack in another state by an off-track betting facility is calculated as percentages of the handle and distributed as follows.  
    A. On exotic wagers:  

    (1) The state share is 2.248%;  
    (2) The Sire Stakes Fund share is 1.551%;  
    (3) The Stipend Fund share is 1.169%;  
    (4) The purse supplement share is 4.305%;  
    (5) The Harness Racing Promotional Fund share is 0.250%;  
    (6) The off-track betting facility share is 13.110%; and  
    (7) The off-track betting facility simulcast fund share is 3.367%.   [PL 1997, c. 528, §46 (NEW).]
    B. On regular wagers:  

    (1) The state share is 0.493%;  
    (2) The Sire Stakes Fund share is 0.072%;  
    (3) The Stipend Fund share is 1.186%;  
    (4) The purse supplement share is 1.512%;  
    (5) The Harness Racing Promotional Fund share is 0.250%;  
    (6) The off-track betting facility share is 11.134%; and  
    (7) The off-track betting facility simulcast fund share is 3.353%.   [PL 1997, c. 528, §46 (NEW).]

    [PL 1997, c. 528, §46 (NEW).]

    7.  Track interstate simulcasting with noncommingled pools.  The distribution of the commission on simulcasting of races with noncommingled pools originating at a racetrack in another state by a racetrack in the State is calculated as percentages of the handle and distributed as follows.  
    A. On exotic wagers:  

    (1) The state share is 2.248%;  
    (2) The Sire Stakes Fund share is 1.551%;  
    (3) The Stipend Fund share is 1.169%;  
    (4) The purse supplement share is 0.990%;  
    (5) The Harness Racing Promotional Fund share is 0.250%;  
    (6) The horsemen’s purse share is 4.305%; and  
    (7) The track share is 15.487%.   [PL 1997, c. 528, §46 (NEW).]
    B. On regular wagers:  

    (1) The state share is 0.493%;  
    (2) The Sire Stakes Fund share is 0.072%;  
    (3) The Stipend Fund share is 1.186%;  
    (4) The purse supplement share is 0.986%;  
    (5) The Harness Racing Promotional Fund share is 0.250%;  
    (6) The horsemen’s purse share is 1.512%; and  
    (7) The track share is 13.501%.   [PL 1997, c. 528, §46 (NEW).]

    [PL 1997, c. 528, §46 (NEW).]

    8.  Payment from Stipend Fund.  Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the amounts payable to the Stipend Fund under this section from an off-track betting facility newly licensed after January 1, 2020 must be divided among all agricultural fair licensees based upon the number of days raced in conjunction with the annual agricultural fairs of the licensees.  

    [PL 2019, c. 626, §12 (NEW).]

    SECTION HISTORY

    PL 1997, c. 528, §46 (NEW). PL 2015, c. 200, §3 (AMD). PL 2019, c. 626, §12 (AMD).