2017 ORS 462.710¹
Application
  • contents
  • conditions
  • revocation of authority

(1) Any race meet licensee may make written application to the Oregon Racing Commission to conduct off-race course mutuel wagering:

(a) On races held at the licensee’s race course; or

(b) On races held at race courses outside this state.

(2) The application shall be in such form, shall contain such information and shall be submitted at such time and in such manner as the commission may require. Information required by the commission may include, but is not limited to, a description of the facilities, equipment and method of operation whereby the applicant proposes to conduct off-race course mutuel wagering activities.

(3) The commission shall authorize off-race course mutuel wagering upon such terms and conditions regarding the time, location and manner of operation as the commission considers appropriate. The commission may not authorize more than 20 locations for off-race course mutuel wagering to be in operation at any one time and shall permit off-race course mutuel wagering only at an authorized location. The commission may not authorize the conduct of off-race course mutuel wagering at any time or place or in any manner that the commission determines would have substantial adverse impact upon mutuel wagering on races held at a race course in this state. The commission may not authorize a race meet licensee to conduct off-race course mutuel wagering within the boundaries of any city or county that has adopted an ordinance prohibiting the conduct of that activity within the city or county. The commission may not authorize a race meet licensee to conduct off-race course mutuel wagering in any county with a population of less than 250,000 at a location that is within 40 miles of any other location where another race meet licensee is conducting a live race meet without written consent of the live race meet licensee.

(4) In addition to other grounds provided in this chapter, the commission may refuse to issue or renew or may revoke or suspend the license of any race meet licensee, or any employee thereof, for failure to comply with ORS 462.700 (Authorization) to 462.740 (Rules) or commission rules.

(5) If a race meet licensee proposes to conduct off-race course mutuel wagering at a physical facility separate from the race course:

(a) Individuals working at the separate facility must obtain a license for such employment from the commission if the individuals are performing duties for which a license would be required if the duties were performed at a race course. The fee for any such license shall be the same as the fee for the license required if the individual were working at a race course.

(b) ORS 462.080 (Exclusion of certain persons from race courses), 462.190 (Restrictions on minors) and 462.195 (Written statement of age from purchaser of mutuel wagering ticket or receipt) apply to the race meet licensee and to individuals at the facility in the same manner as if the mutuel wagering activity were being conducted at a race course.

(6) In addition to other requirements of ORS 462.700 (Authorization) to 462.740 (Rules), the commission may authorize a race meet licensee to conduct off-race course mutuel wagering on a particular race that is held at a race course outside this state subject to the following conditions:

(a) The commission may authorize only one race meet licensee, that is the holder of a license under ORS 462.062 (Fees and other payments by licensees of horse race meets not subject to ORS 462.057) or 462.067 (License and other fees for race meets not subject to ORS 462.057 and 462.062), to conduct off-race course mutuel wagering on the race.

(b) The commission may authorize such off-race course mutuel wagering to be conducted at the licensee’s race course and any off-race course wagering site approved by the commission.

(c) The commission may authorize a race meet licensee to conduct off-race course mutuel wagering on either horse races or greyhound races, except that:

(A) A horse race meet licensee may conduct off-race course mutuel wagering on greyhound races only if there is no active greyhound race meet licensee; and

(B) A greyhound race meet licensee may conduct off-race course mutuel wagering on horse races only if there is no active horse race meet licensee.

(d) If a licensee applies for authority to conduct mutuel wagering on horse races held at race courses outside this state, the commission may require that the licensee provide such evidence as the commission considers appropriate regarding the ability of the licensee to comply with the Interstate Horseracing Act of 1978, 15 U.S.C. 3001 to 3007, as amended. [1987 c.913 §3; 1989 c.358 §1; 1993 c.682 §8; 1997 c.865 §12; 2001 c.104 §199; 2005 c.72 §4]

Chapter 462

Atty. Gen. Opinions

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1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 462—Racing, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors462.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 462, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano462.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent.