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ARCHIVED - Third-Party Authorization for Foreign Race Inter-Track Betting–Application Approvals of Telephone Account Betting Methods

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Objective:

Canadian horse racing associations are required to make applications for authorization to conduct Foreign Race Inter-Track Betting, in particular, for Telephone Account Betting methods (FRITB-TAB).

The Canadian Pari-Mutuel Agency (CPMA) approved and implemented an application process whereby one racing association acting as the agent for one or more other racing associations submits a single application for a racing event, rather than each association applying individually.

Implementing this streamlined application process will reduce the burden for racing associations to complete and submit required authorization forms individually.

Target Audience:

All Canadian horse racing associations that offer FRITB-TAB methods of pari-mutuel betting.

Start Date and End Date:

Implemented for the 2010 calendar year; will remain ongoing for each application year.

Responsible Department or Agency:

Canadian Pari-Mutuel Agency (CPMA)

Partners:

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Summary:

In 2010, which was the first year of this initiative, 423 multiple third-party agent applications were received, representing more than 25 per cent of the 1,690 overall submissions. These FRITB-TAB applications are received on a regular and ongoing basis. Each application received is reviewed for completeness and accuracy of information before authorization is provided in writing. In addition, CPMA’s Quality Assurance program reviews a statistically valid random sampling of these forms and reports on an annual basis.

Link:

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For additional information, please contact:

Collin Baird
Telephone: 613-949-0740
Email: Collin.baird@agr.gc.ca