Edited from press releae--
The University of Arizona's Race Track Industry Program (RTIP) announced Aug. 9 the renewal of a service program for the racing industry formerly known as the Mobile Seminar Program.
Now called the Racing Regulation Workshop Program, the day-long sessions offer educational opportunities for new members of racing commissions, or the racing industry, as well as a venue to provide in-depth information to racing veterans who need to keep abreast of the changes in the regulatory environment.
The workshops will be presented by the RTIP at the request of state regulatory bodies, racetracks, and racing organizations.
The workshop program is designed to fulfill a need identified by many organizations involved with the pari-mutuel industry for an opportunity to further educate both new and long-time members about the ever-changing regulatory environment. The workshop program is designed to cover selected topics in-depth as a complement to the issues presented at the Symposium on Racing and Gaming.
Two levels of the program are currently offered. Regulation 101 is a thorough overview of racing's regulatory process and covers the unique aspects of the racing industry that would be impossible for a newcomer to learn elsewhere. A pre-set curriculum is designed to insure that each participant gains a solid foundation of knowledge.
The Regulation 201 curriculum is adaptable to the individual needs of an organization or state. Suggested topics range from torts, to conflict of interest issues, to pari-mutuel distribution systems and issues.
The RTIP is the industry leader in racing education and each December hosts the Symposium on Racing and Gaming, the world's largest multi-breed racing conference in the world with over 900 attendees from 16 countries.