TITLE 41
Sports, Racing, and Athletics

CHAPTER 41-4
Mutuel Betting and License Fees

SECTION 41-4-4


§ 41-4-4 Licensee's commission under pari-mutuel system.

(a) Each licensee under the pari-mutuel system may retain as the licensee's commission:

(1) Not to exceed sixteen percent (16%) of the total amount of money wagered on so called straight (win, place, or show) wagering on events; and

(2) Not to exceed eighteen percent (18%) of the total amount of money wagered on so called exotic or multiple forms of wagering on such events, and one half (1/2) of the breakage to the dime resulting from the wagering.

(b) Each licensee conducting a harness horse racing meeting under the pari mutuel system may retain as the licensee's commission:

(1) Not to exceed eleven and one half percent (11.5%) of so much of the total amount of money wagered daily on such events as does not exceed four hundred thousand dollars ($400,000); ten and one quarter percent (10.25%) of so much thereof as exceeds four hundred thousand dollars ($400,000), but does not exceed four hundred and fifty thousand dollars ($450,000); nine and three quarters percent (9.75%) of so much thereof as exceeds four hundred and fifty thousand dollars ($450,000), but does not exceed five hundred thousand dollars ($500,000); and seven percent (7%) of so much of the total amount of money wagered on such events as exceeds five hundred thousand dollars ($500,000); and

(2) One half (1/2) of the breakage to the dime resulting from the wagering.

(c) Each licensee conducting dog racing events under the pari-mutuel system may retain as the licensee's commission an amount not to exceed:

(1) Eleven and one-half percent (11.5%) of the first one hundred and fifty thousand dollars ($150,000) of money wagered daily; plus eight percent (8%) on amounts wagered from one hundred and fifty thousand dollars ($150,000) to two hundred and fifty thousand dollars ($250,000); plus six and three quarters percent (6.75%) on amounts wagered from two hundred and fifty thousand dollars ($250,000) to three hundred and seventy-five thousand dollars ($375,000); plus six and one quarter percent (6.25%) on amounts wagered over three hundred and seventy-five thousand dollars ($375,000); and

(2) One half (1/2) of the breakage to the dime resulting from the wagering.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1934, ch. 2086, § 12; G.L. 1938, ch. 12, § 12; P.L. 1942, ch. 1212, art. 11, § 1; P.L. 1944, ch. 1449, § 1; P.L. 1945, ch. 1567, art. 4, § 1; P.L. 1946, ch. 1718, § 1; P.L. 1947, ch. 1887, art. 8, § 1; P.L. 1951, ch. 2733, art. 3, § 1; P.L. 1952, ch. 3026, art. 3, § 1; P.L. 1953, ch. 3150, art. 3, § 1; P.L. 1954, ch. 3254, art. 3, § 1; P.L. 1955, ch. 3521, art. 3, § 1; P.L. 1956, ch. 3739, art. 3, § 1; G.L. 1956, § 41-4-4; R.P.L. 1957, ch. 44, art. 3, § 1; P.L. 1958, ch. 17, art. 6, § 1; P.L. 1964, ch. 242, art. 6, § 1; P.L. 1968, ch. 114, § 2; P.L. 1971, ch. 222, § 1; P.L. 1972, ch. 49, § 1; P.L. 1977, ch. 147, § 1.)