Department of Treasury  
Michigan Gaming Control Board  
Administrative Rules for Horse Racing General Rules  
Rule Set 2020-38 TY  
Wednesday, December 16, 2020  
09:00 AM  
The public hearing will be held virtually via Microsoft Teams in order to receive public comments while  
complying with statutorily required measures designed to help prevent the spread of Coronavirus  
Disease 2019 (COVID-19).  
Web Link: Phone number: 248-509-0316. When prompted, please enter the  
following conference ID: 239 879 408#  
The Department of Treasury will hold a public hearing to receive public comments on proposed changes  
to the Horse Racing General Rules rule set.  
The rules are designed to promote a safe, responsible, fair, and legal system of horse racing, pari-mutuel  
wagering, and simulcasting in this State. The changes are being made to increase safety, create the  
least burdensome alternative for those required to comply, and provide process clarifications and  
improvements for consistency with industry practices. The rules also include provisions for third-party  
facilitators (TPF). These rules include term definitions, licensing provisions, account operations, and  
penalties for failing to comply, providing false information, or posing a threat to the integrity of racing.  
These rules are promulgated under ยง 7(1) of Horse Racing Law of 1995, as amended, which states the  
racing commissioner may promulgate rules pursuant to the administrative procedures act of 1969 for  
conducting horse racing, pari-mutuel wagering on horse racing results, and simulcasting. MCL 431.307  
(1). These rules become effective immediately upon filing with the Secretary of State These rules will  
take effect Immediately after filing with the Secretary of State. The rules are published on the Michigan  
issue. Copies of the draft rules may also be obtained by mail or electronic transmission at the following  
Department of Treasury  
Michigan Gaming Control Board  
Wendy Harns  
Michigan Gaming Control Board, PO Box 30786, Lansing, Michigan 48909  
Comments on the rules may be made in person at the hearing or by mail or electronic mail until  
12/16/2020 at 05:00PM.  
The public hearing will be conducted in compliance with the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act, in  
accessible buildings with handicap parking available. Anyone needing assistance to take part in the  
hearings due to disability may call 313-456-4205 to make arrangements.