In these rules, unless inconsistent with the context, the singular shall include the plural and vice versa, the male shall include the female and the following terms shall have the meaning set against them respectively.
1.1 "bearer" means the person who presents a valid ticket for payment.
1.2 "bet" means the selection of the number of horses required to qualify for a dividend under the rules pertaining to a particular form of betting in such a manner that the gross pool is incremented in respect of any one runner or combination of runners.
1.3 "branded ticket" means any ticket bearing a vertical figure or vertical figures generated by the electronic equipment of the Company and being either a cancelled or a refunded or a paid ticket.
1.4 "cancelled ticket” means a ticket which is registered as a cancelled ticket in the computer record of the Company.
1.5 "closing of bets" means the time at which the Company stops to accept bets in relation to a specific race, namely at the start of the race under the Rules of Racing.
1.6 "Company" means Automatic Systems Ltd.
1.7 "dividend" means the amount declared to be payable to bearer of winning tickets in respect of each unit bet calculated in accordance with these rules as they apply to each form of betting.
1.8 “Emergency Acceptor” means a horse designated as an Emergency Acceptor in accordance with the Rules of Racing.
1.9 "employee" means a person employed, whether in a permanent or temporary capacity by the Company or its agent.
1.10 “Gambling Regulatory Authority (GRA)” means a body established by the Gambling Regulatory Authority Act 2007 to provide a legal framework for the regulation of betting in Mauritius.
1.11 "gross pool" means the gross stakes in respect of a specific form of betting.
1.12 “gross stake” means the gross amount placed as bets, including any re-investment less refunds or cancelled bets.
1.13 ‘’horse racing organiser’’ means a public limited company set up and licensed by the Gambling Regulatory Authority with the object of organising horse races in Mauritius.
1.14 ‘’horse racing division’’ means Horse Racing Division established under section 15A of the Gambling Regulatory Authority Act.
1.15 "investment" means the gross pool invested on a particular horse or horses in accordance with the provisions of these rules.
1.16 "issue" means (in respect of a ticket) that such ticket is issued in accordance with the provisions of these rules.
1.17 "leg" means each nominated race in those forms of betting where selections are required in more than one race. Each nominated race is termed a "leg".
1.18 "net pool" means the gross pool less approved deductions.
1.19 "official" means a person acting as such, whether in a permanent or temporary capacity, on behalf of the horse racing organiser.
1.20 "paid ticket” means a ticket which is registered as a paid ticket in the computer record of the Company.
1.21 "placed horses" means In respect of each type of betting, the horses occupying the places which qualify for a dividend or dividends in accordance with these rules.
1.22 "punter" means any person who places a bet pursuant to these rules.
1.23 "race card" means the official program issued by the Horse Racing Division of the Gambling Regulatory Authority for a specific race meeting.
1.24 "Stipendiary steward" means a person to whom responsibility is assigned by the Horse Racing Division for detecting and sanctioning any malpractice in horse racing and is whose responsibility and duties are subject to the Gambling Regulatory Authority Act, Directions, Regulations issued by the Gambling Regulatory Authority and Rules of Racing.
1.25 "refunded ticket” means a ticket which is registered as a refunded ticket in the computer record of the Company.
1.26 "refund " means has the meaning assigned to it in rule 2.3.
1.27 "rules" means the rules herein contained and as amended from time to time with the approval of the Gambling Regulatory Authority Board.
1.28 “Rules of Racing” means the Rules of Racing as may be issued by the Horse Racing Division governing the organisation, conduct, regulation, control, supervision and management of horse racing.
1.29 "runner" means a horse declared to have started in a race in accordance with the Rules of Racing.
1.30 "scratched selection” means a selection of bets comprising one or more horses which have been withdrawn.
1.31 "stake" means the act of placing a bet in monetary terms on a particular horse or horses in accordance with the provisions of these rules.
1.32 "ticket" means the official betting ticket issued, subject to the provisions of these rules, by the Company.
1.33 "Totalisator favourite" means in respect of the horse on which the highest number of units on WIN bets have been placed at closing of bets. Should two or more horses have exactly the same number of units placed on them, joint favourites shall be declared.
1.34 "unclaimed funds" means unclaimed dividends, unclaimed refunds, any amount unpaid in respect of lost or mutilated tickets and any amount remaining after payment of dividends, government tax and Company’s commission in accordance with rule 2.2.1.
1.35 "valid ticket” means the official betting ticket issued by the Company not being a branded ticket or a cancelled ticket or a refunded ticket or a paid ticket and bearing the number generated by the electronic equipment, the horse number, the race number and the bet type.
1.36 "withdrawal" means a horse declared a non-runner in a race in accordance with the Rules of Racing.