Odds Betting Rules

Odds Sports Betting Rules
 
Table of Contents 
 
Section 1
General Fixed-Odds Sports Rules
 
Section 2
Individual Fixed-Odds Sports Rules
- Football
- Horse Racing
- Greyhounds
- American Football
- Athletics
- Australian Rules
- Badminton
- Baseball
- Basketball
- Boxing
- Cricket
- Cycling
- Darts
- GAA
- Golf 
- Handball
- Ice Hockey
- Motor Racing 
- Pool
- Rugby (League and Union)
- Snooker 
- Tennis 
- Volleyball
- Non-sports
 
 
 
 
SECTION 1: GENERAL FIXED-ODDS SPORTS RULES
 
1. The Result & Dead Heats
1.1 The official result is final for settlement purposes except where specific rules state the contrary. The official result will be determined according to our reasonable opinion, such opinion being formed by reference to all publicly available evidence. Any subsequent corrections or amendments to this result will not apply for settlement purposes. The podium position in Motor Racing and the medal ceremony in Athletics and any similar official ceremony or presentations in other sports are to be treated as the official result. Where in our reasonable judgement no official result is available, the result will be:
(a) determined by an independent authority whose verdict shall be final for all purposes, or
(b) otherwise determined in accordance with our reasonable opinion, such opinion to be formed by reference to all available evidence.
1.2 Bets will provisionally be settled by reference to all available evidence, but if the result which is determined as set out above differs from the result used for provisional settlement, settlement may be retrospectively adjusted so as to reflect the result so determined. 
1.3 Unless other terms are advertised, outright betting will be settled on the player or team that lifts the trophy or, for knockout competitions, on the competitor who qualifies for the next round. This applies as long as the match has started and is not drawn and replayed. If the match is drawn and replayed, Bets will stand and be settled on the result of the replayed match. 
1.4 If a dead-heat between two selections is declared on any event as the official result, unless stated otherwise elsewhere in these fixed-odds rules, half the stake is applied to the selection at full price and the other half is lost. If a dead-heat is declared between more than two selections, the stake is proportioned accordingly. 
 
2. Ante-Post Bets
2.1 Ante-Post bets are accepted on the basis that the Bet will stand whether a selection participates or not. If the selection does not participate in the event named, the Bet will be a loser. Even if the selection was not entered in the event (for example, a horse in a race), as long as there was the possibility that it could have been entered at a later stage, the Bet will stand.  If an event is advertised 'no-runner no Bet' stakes will be refunded on a selection withdrawn prior to the start of an event.  If a selection has taken any part in the event once it has officially started and then fails to complete such an event for whatever reason, your Bet will be settled as a loser.
2.2 Any Bet placed on an Ante-Post selection before the entries have closed will therefore stand. The only circumstances under which the selection will become void are: 
(a) The event is declared void or abandoned; 
(b) In horseracing, a horse is balloted out, eliminated or prevented from running under the relevant Rules of Racing; or
(c) In horseracing and greyhound racing, if the conditions of the race entry are changed prior to the horses or greyhounds coming under starters orders; or 
(d) A Bet on an Ante Post event was placed without taking a price.
2.3 Where the above conditions apply to a selection in an Ante-Post multiple Bet, the selection in question will be treated as a non-runner and the Bet settled at the Ante-Post prices laid on the remaining selections. If an Ante-Post Bet is placed after entries to the event have closed, the Bet will be voided, unless the event takes place on a later date at the same venue with the same rules and entries are not re-opened.
2.4 In the event of a winning Bet being placed on an event in which a different player or team or runner is withdrawn, we may apply the equivalent to a Tattersalls' rule 4(c) to your winnings, based on the price of the selection withdrawn
 
3. Multiple Bets, Enhanced Prices and Related Events 
3.1 We may sometimes offer an enhanced price for multiple bets, such as doubles or trebles.  Any non-runners on such multiple bets will be treated as a void selection. For example, a treble with a non-runner will be settled as a double on the remaining selections. The prices for the remaining selections will be based on the advertised prices for the individual selections at the time the Bet was placed and not the enhanced prices. 
3.2 Multiplied prices do not normally apply for the same selection to win more than one event and the only bets available at the current prices are usually singles. A combined price may be available, however, which will apply to selected doubles, trebles, accumulators, etc. By way of example: 
(a) Chelsea to win the Premiership and the FA Cup; or
(b) Rory McIlroy to win all four Major golf titles.
3.3 If a multiple Bet on related events is accepted in error at the individual event prices, the Bet will be settled at the combined price available at the time the Bet was placed. If a combined price was not available, the stake will be split equally as singles at the individual event prices available at the time the Bet was placed. 
3.4 If a combined price was taken for the same selection in two events and the selection does not take part in one of them, the Bet will be settled as follows: 
(a) Markets offered Ante-Post will be clearly marked and our Ante-Post rules apply (see paragraph 4 above);
(b) If the Bet was placed on the 'day of event' of the first event and the 'day of event' selection does not take part, this selection will be treated as a non-runner and the Bet will become a single/multiple for the remaining Ante-Post event(s). The Bet will then be settled based on the price and place terms available at the time the Bet was placed (normal Ante Post bets apply); 
(c) When prices on different selections in the same event are advertised, these cannot be combined in accumulative bets where the outcome is related. The only exception to this is where special prices are made available from time to time (for example, a scorecast on a football match). If such a Bet is accepted in error, the Bet will be settled by dividing the stake unit equally between related outcomes to create a series of single bets. 
 
4. Match Odds & Handicap Betting 
4.1 When prices for both match odds and handicap betting are advertised, the Bet will be settled on the match odds result unless the handicap price is specifically requested at the time the Bet is placed. Where only handicap betting is available the Bet will be settled as a handicap Bet whether requested or not. 
5. Venue Changes & Abandoned Matches 
5.1 If your selection is no longer playing at the venue advertised your Bet will still stand unless the venue has been changed to the opponent's venue. In the case of international matches the venue must remain in the same country. 
5.2 If a match is abandoned before Full Time, all bets on the match outcome will, unless specifically stated otherwise, be voided unless an official result is declared. Bets on all markets which have been unconditionally determined will stand, for example in football matches, first goalscorer bets will stand if a goal has been scored. Full time is determined by the rules of the specific sport; please refer to any special rules in relation to each sport. 
 
6. Errors
6.1 We make every effort to ensure we do not make an error in accepting a Bet. However, if as a result of human error or system malfunction a Bet is accepted at a price that is clearly and manifestly incorrect given the chance of the event occurring at the time the Bet was made (and therefore materially different to the price available with other GB licensed bookmakers at the time the Bet was made), then we will pay winnings at the correct price.
6.2 We will establish the correct price by reference to other established UK licensed bookmakers at the time the Bet was made.
6.3 By way of illustration, we would apply the terms of this paragraph in the following circumstances:
(a) The price is recorded as 200-1 when the price in the general market is 20-1; or
(b) The margins for handicap betting have been reversed.
7. Match betting 
 
This Bet is based on one selection or more beating another according to the specific conditions advised. If a selection in the match Bet does not take part the Bet will be void. If the selections dead heat, dead heat rules apply. 
 
SECTION 2: INDIVIDUAL SPORTS RULES
 
Football
 
1. Acceptance of bets
1.1 All football bets will be settled on the score at the final whistle at the end of full time. This denotes the period of play after 90 minutes plus any time added by the referee for injuries and other stoppages but does not include scheduled extra time, or penalty shoot-outs, if played. Extra time denotes the period of play which takes place after full time but which does not include any penalty shoot outs. In matches where penalty shoot outs or extra time are due to take place, all bets are settled on the full-time score unless specifically stated otherwise.
1.2 For matches played at neutral venues, the team listed on the left in the match fixture emanating from the relevant governing body of the football competition in question is classed as the 'home' team for settlement purposes. 
 
2. Postponed/re-arranged matches
2.1 If a match is postponed, all single bets will stand if the match takes place within 24 hours of the scheduled kick off time. This will be the case unless the venue of the match is altered.
2.2 When a multiple Bet is concerned, if the game is postponed, the multiple reduces by 1 leg (i.e. a treble becomes a double).
2.3 If a match is abandoned, any bets where the outcome has been decided will be settled (First half winner/first goalscorer). All other bets will be void regardless of the score at the time. Games will be deemed to be abandoned if they do not reach a conclusion by midnight.
3. Goalscorer Bets
3.1 Own goals are ignored for the settlement of all goalscorer bets. Bets on a player who does not take to the pitch will be void. 
3.2 For first goalscorer bets, all bets on a player who takes no part in the match or who comes on as a substitute after the first goal has been scored will be void. If a match is abandoned before the first goal is scored, all bets are void. This includes any 'no goalscorer’ Bet. If the match is abandoned after the first goal is scored, all bets will stand. If the only goal scored before the end of full time is an own goal, then 'no goalscorer’ will be deemed the outcome.
3.3 For last goalscorer best, all bets on a player stand as long as they take to the pitch, regardless of whether they were on the pitch when the last goal was scored. If the only goal scored within 90 minutes is an own goal, then 'no goalscorer' will be deemed to have been the outcome. 
3.4 For anytime, brace or hat-trick goalscorer bets, all bets on a player stand as long as they take to the pitch. In the event of an abandoned match all bets will be void, unless bets on a player to score a brace, hat-trick or at anytime have already been determined. 
3.5 For last team to score, settlement is based upon the team scoring the last goal before the end of full time. Own goals DO count for this market.  For example, if Chelsea are playing Tottenham and the last goal is an own goal by a Tottenham player, Chelsea would be the winner in the 'last team to score' market.
3.6 Any goalscorer multiple bets will be subject to being reduced where a player does not take part or has not been on the pitch when the goal in question is scored.
4.7 In the event of uncertainty about who scored a goal, where possible, the official league source is used. In the event that a goalscorer is changed during the game, all bets will be resettled and accounts adjusted accordingly. Bets such as brace, hat trick or scorecast will be subject to being rebooked at the appropriate price if resettlement occurs.
 
4. Goal Minute Markets
4.1 For settlement purposes the first minute of the game will be from 1 second to 59 seconds, the 2nd minute from 1 minute to 1 minute 59 seconds and so on. For example, if a Bet is placed on the first goal to be scored between 11 and 20 minutes  and the first goal is scored at 20 minutes 03 seconds; the Bet will be a loser as this falls within the 21 to 30 minutes category. 
 
5. Related Bets in One Match
5.1 Two or more individual bets on the same match (e.g. correct score, first player to score etc) cannot be combined in accumulative bets, with the exception of where prices are offered as described in paragraph 4.4(c).
5.2 Where an accumulative Bet as described in 10.1 has been accepted in error it will be settled by splitting the stake into equal single bets on the individual markets. 
 
6. Time of Acceptance of Football Bets
6.1 On markets advertised as 'non-live' we will usually only accept bets before or up to the advertised kick off time. Any bets taken in error can be void. However, we may choose to accept bets on these markets within the first few minutes of a match if there has been no action that would in our reasonable opinion significantly affect the outcome of the Bet. 
 
7. Scorecasts (first player to score and correct score)
7.1 Winning bets will have successfully predicted both the player who will score the first goal in a selected match and also the correct score at the end of full time. 
7.2 In the event that your selected player takes part in the match after the first goal has been scored or does not take part in the game at all, a scorecast Bet will revert to a single Bet on the correct score at the price advertised for that single Bet at the time the Bet was placed. 
7.3 As own goals do not count for first goalscorer purposes, in the event that the first goal is an own goal the scorecast will be settled on the next goalscorer and correct score of the game. If the final score is 1-0 and the goal is an own goal, scorecast bets are settled as a correct score single as above. 
7.4 In the event that a match is abandoned prior to the completion of full time and a goal has been scored, or the first goal was an own goal, scorecast bets will be settled as first goalscorer single bets. If no goal has been scored, all bets will be void. 
 
8. Bookings Markets 
8.1 The settlement of markets involving the incidence of cards shown to players during an individual match will be determined in accordance with General Fixed Odds Sports Rule 1. Any Bet taken on the basis of a wrong score so far will be rebooked at the correct price.
8.2 Bookings markets are settled by reference to cards shown during the first or second half of the match including injury time but excluding extra time. Cards will only count which are shown to players after they take the pitch for the first time and before they leave the pitch for the final time. Cards shown to non-players (e.g. managers or subs) do not count. Any card shown after the full-time whistle has been blown shall be disregarded. If after the final whistle a card shown during a game is rescinded, or reduced to a yellow card from a red card, that will not affect the settlement of any markets involving bookings on the game in question. 
8.3 A player receiving a red card as a consequence of receiving a second yellow card will in all cases be deemed to have been shown one yellow card and one red card.
8.4 For markets involving the time of yellow and red cards, these markets will be settled by reference to the time at which the relevant card is shown.
8.5 For booking index bets a yellow card is 10 points and a red card is 25 points. Settlement is determined by adding the points per card issued before the end of full time. A maximum of 35 points can be awarded to any one player. 
8.6 For 1st team carded, when two cards are shown in the same incident, the market will settle to the player that is shown the card first.
8.7 For 1st player carded, if a player does not play or comes on after the first card, bets will be void. Only cards to players on the pitch count, not subs or managers (unless specified in a special Bet). When two cards are shown in the same incident, the market will settle to the player that is shown the card first.
8.8 For 1st player carded double chance, both players need to start for bets to stand.
8.9 For player to be carded, if the player does not start, bets will be void.
 
9. Number Of Corners 
9.1 The total number of corners taken before the end of full time is used for settlement of such bets. Corners awarded but not taken will not count. If a corner has to be re-taken, only one corner will be counted.
9.2 Bets on all corner markets that are placed when the ‘so far’ is incorrect, will be rebooked at the correct price.
 
10. Penalty Shoot Outs
10.1 All penalty shootout markets apply only to the result of a penalty shootout. Penalties scored before the completion of full time and/or extra time will not count for the purposes of this market. In the event that a match does not go to a penalty shootout, all bets on these markets will be void. This does not include ‘To Qualify’ or ‘Method of Victory’ which will settle on the match or extra time result.
 
 
11. Match Bets Between Two Players
11.1 For match bets between two players (e.g. which player will be booked first, or which player will score more goals) both players must start the match for bets to stand. 
12. Own Goal markets
The official result passed by the Official League source will be deemed final at midnight local time the day the match is played.
 
13. 4th Official added time
20.1 The number of minutes awarded in the match. The number of minutes stipulated will count for settlement, regardless of the time played by the referee.
 
14. Extra Time Betting
14.1 Extra time betting will be based on the scheduled period of play during extra time. 
14.2 All extra time betting markets will start from the beginning of extra time and not include normal time (i.e. the time before the end of full time).
15. Outright Markets
15.1 All bets are settled on the final league placings, regardless of what happens in any divisional play-offs. Bets on 'who will win' a particular league will be settled on the team that lifts the trophy. In the event that a team does not complete all of its fixtures, bets will still stand.
15.2 Any penalties or appeals concluded after the end of the final game of the season will not count towards settlement. 
15.3 Domestic ‘Major trophies’ are: Premier League, FA Cup, EFL Cup, Europa League, Champions League.
15.4 Any bets placed on over/under season points will be settled on points on the pitch, disregarding any points deductions. In the event that a team does not finish the season, bets will be void unless the points tally has been exceeded in which case the Bet will be settled accordingly.
15.5 Settlement of ‘To qualify’ markets will be taken from the result on the pitch. Settlement will not be reversed if a team is subsequently removed from the competition.
15.6 In season match bets (which of two teams will place highest in the league at the end of the season), if teams finish level on points then the tie breaker used by the league in question (for example, goal difference or head-to-head records) will decide the winner.  Should the official result fail to determine which team has placed ahead of the other, then rule 2.4 in respect of dead-heats shall apply.
15.7 In Season Handicap betting, should two teams tie, dead heat rules apply. Goal difference or any other method will NOT be used as a tiebreaker.
15.8 Promotion: This includes promotion through automatic places as well as through any play off competition.
15.9 Relegation: Teams must finished in the designated places to be relegated. Any team removed from the league will not be settled as relegated.
15.10 League Group betting: Which team will finish higher in the league. Final league placings will determine the result of this market.
 
16. Outright Goalscorer
16.1 Bets placed on a player to be the top scorer in a given league are based on games played in the regular season only. Only goals scored in the denoted league shall count.  Any goals scored in subsequent play-off games do not count for betting purposes.  Should a player not participate in at least one match in the named league then bets on that player shall be void.
16.2 Player Season goals
How many goals the nominated player scores in that particular league/competition for the period stated. Official league result will be used for settlement.
16.3 Top team goalscorer: If two players are tied, dead heat rules apply. League goals only and only goals scored for the designated team.
17. Transfer specials
Will the nominated player sign for the club specified in either Summer or January. This could be either loan or permanent transfer. Clients can ask for new clubs to be added but should a team not specified be the result, all bets will stand. Pre contracts or similar agreements DO NOT count for the purpose of market settlement.
18. Manager Specials
18.1 Next manager to go. This market will be settled with the next managerial departure. The reason could be sacked, resigned, mutual, health etc.
18.2 Next permanent manager. Clients can ask for potential new managers and we will endeavour to quote them. Should the new manager not be quoted, all bets will stand. Caretaker and interim managers will not count unless they take charge of 10 competitive matches. A director of football will not count for settlement purposes. Should a management team be appointed, this market will be settled on the basis of who selects the starting XI. If ambiguity remains, the market will be settled with reasonable discretion.
 
19. Minute markets
Bets will be settled as per what minute an event happens in. 02.00 would be the 3rd minute or the game, with 02.59 being the last second of that minute. Corners will be either settled on when they are awarded or taken subject to the particular market rule. Bookings will be settled as when the referee issues the card to the player in question.
 
 
Horse Racing Rules
 
20. Acceptance of Bets & Settlement
20.1 We accept bets on most races staged under rules in Britain and Ireland. We also accept bets on selected major international races on request. 
20.2 All bets will be settled on the official result declared by the racecourse judge. Where a result is amended after the official result (i.e. after the ‘weighed-in’ announcement), for example following a successful appeal, the amendment will be ignored for settlement purposes. If a winner is disqualified after the official result is announced, the disqualification will not affect the settlement of bets. However, if a horse is disqualified for any reason before the official result is announced, all bets on that horse are losing bets. 
20.3 If no official starting price (“SP”) or industry off course starting price is returned, your Bet will be settled at the last Sporting Index price displayed for every runner at the off. Where no betting shows are transmitted bets will be settled at Tote pool odds.
20.4 If a race is cancelled, abandoned or declared void all bets on that race will be void. If a race is postponed but takes place on the original day, all bets on that race will stand. 
20.5 If the surface of an individual race or whole meeting is changed from turf to artificial surface or vice versa, bets placed on that race or any race at that meeting will stand.
20.6 Any Bet placed on a race declared either a walkover or 'void' by the relevant horse racing authority/governing body will be void.
20.7 Any reserves listed in Irish races will be priced up for the purposes of quoting an early price (i.e. before it is clear whether the reserve will take part). Where reserves do not run, then no Rule 4 will be applied. However if a reserve takes the place of a withdrawn horse (therefore becoming an official runner), but is subsequently declared a non-runner, then a Rule 4 (Deductions) may apply. In the event a reserve takes part in a race and it has not been priced up, where a Bet has been accepted at an early price, the Bet will be settled on the result ‘without the reserve runner(s)’. Each way bets settled on the result ‘without the reserve runner(s)’ will be based on the number of runners, excluding reserves, which start the race.
20.8 If two horses have identical names, bets placed by text or telephone must differentiate between each by stating a race time and meeting. Bets accepted by text or by telephone that do not differentiate by stating a race time and meeting will have the stake spilt with an equal amount placed on each horse.
20.9 If a horse is entered for two or more races on the same day, win and each way bets placed on the horse that are timed for the race in which it actually runs will stand. Win and each way bets placed on the horse that are timed for a race in which it does not run will be void.
 
21. Unnamed favourites
21.1 Bets nominating the favourite are accepted where available on certain horse races at SP only. 
21.2 The favourite is the selection returned at the shortest price. In the event of two selections starting joint favourites then stakes are divided equally.
21.3 Unnamed favourites may not be included in forecast or tricast bets.
 
22. Win and Each-Way Singles 
22.1 Win single bets are available on all horse races. You can choose to take Sporting Index’s early price (if available), a show price (i.e. from the racecourse in the minutes leading up to a particular race) or the SP. 
22.2 Each-Way bets (win and place where 50% of the total stake is on the win and 50% on the place) are offered for the majority of horse races. The each-way terms available are governed by the number of runners taking part in a particular race and, unless otherwise stated, are as follows: 
(a) Handicaps, Nursery and Rated Stakes Handicap races of 16 or more runners: 1/4 odds first four places;
(b) Handicaps, Nursery and Rated Stakes Handicap races of 12 to 15 runners: 1/4 odds first three places;
(c) All other races of eight or more runners:1/5 odds first three places;
(d) All races of five, six or seven runners: 1/4 odds first two places; and
(e) Races with fewer than five runners: place money element of an each-way Bet goes on to win element. 
22.3 If you are in any doubt you should check the each-way terms available at the time of placing your Bet.
 
23. Withdrawals/Non-Runners (Tattersalls Rule)
23.1 Where a horse is withdrawn, or adjudged not to have started, and is therefore officially declared a non-runner, stakes on that selection will be refunded (ante-post bets are the exception to this). Bets on the remaining runners in that race will be subject to a deduction based on what are known as ‘Tattersalls Rules 4(c)’ (see 25.2 below). The level of deduction will be determined by the non-runner's price as quoted by us at the time the horse is declared a non-runner. Once industry show prices are available from the relevant racecourse, the deduction will be determined by the show price at the time the horse is withdrawn. Bets on horses in subsequent markets that then have one or more withdrawn horses will have a deduction calculated on the prices applicable to that market at the time of the withdrawal. 
23.2 Tattersalls Rule 4(c) states that following formula will be applied to the price at time of withdrawal to calculate the amount deducted in each £1 from winnings: 
1/9 or shorter - 90p 
2/11 to 2/17 - 85p 
1/4 to 1/5 - 80p 
3/10 to 2/7 - 75p 
2/5 to 1/3 - 70p 
8/15 to 4/9 - 65p 
8/13 to 4/7 - 60p 
4/5 to 4/6 - 55p 
20/21 to 5/6 - 50p 
Evens to 6/5 - 45p 
5/4 to 6/4 - 40p 
13/8 to 7/4 - 35p 
15/8 to 9/4 - 30p 
5/2 to 3/1 - 25p 
10/3 to 4/1 - 20p 
9/2 to 11/2 - 15p 
6/1 to 9/1 - 10p 
10/1 to 14/1 - 5p 
over 14/1 - No deduction 
 
23.3 In the event of there being two or more withdrawals in one event, the total deduction shall not exceed 90p in the pound. 
 
24. Multiple Bets 
24.1 The 'win' and 'place' element of each-way multiple bets are settled separately (that is, win-to-win and place-to-place). 
 
25. Forecast Betting 
25.1 We accept straight forecasts, reversed forecasts, combination forecasts. A ‘straight forecast’ is a Bet where two horses are named to come first and second in the correct order for a particular race. In a ‘reversed forecast’ the two horses are named to come first and second in either order for a particular race. In a ‘combination forecast’ you select three or more horses, with any of these to finish first and second in either order for a particular race. 
25.2 Straight, reversed and combination forecasts are available provided three or more horses run in any one race.
25.3 Forecast bets are settled in accordance with the industry Computer Forecast Returns, except in the event that: 
(a) A Straight Forecast is accepted for a race where no returns are declared in which case it will be void; or 
25.4 Should any forecast contain a non-runner then the total stake will be placed to Win on the other selection, unless a non-runner results in less than 3 actually running in a race; then all forecasts for that race will be void.
25.5 We do not accept 'unnamed favourite' in forecast bets.
 
26. Tricast Betting 
26.1 A tricast is a Bet requiring you to nominate the selections to finish first, second, and third in the correct order for a particular race. We accept horseracing tricast bets on selected races and all tricast bets are settled in accordance with the appropriate industry computer returns, except in the event that: 
(a) Five or fewer horses actually run in a particular race in which case all tricast bets will be void; 
(b) If a tricast Bet is accepted on a race where no tricast dividend is declared, it will be settled as a Computer Straight Forecast on the selections nominated to finish first and second, with the selection nominated to finish third ignored. Combination tricast bets will be settled as a combination Computer Straight Forecast (that is, covering first and second places in any order) with your total stake proportioned accordingly; 
(c) If one non-runner is selected, the tricast will be settled as a Computer Straight Forecast on the remaining two selections. If one non-runner is selected in a combination tricast, the Bet will be settled as a reverse forecast on the other two selections; 
(d) If there are two non-runners then the Bet will be settled as an SP single on the remaining selection.
(e) If fewer than three runners finish the race a tricast return is declared based on those runners that do finish with the field. 
26.2 We do not accept 'unnamed favourite' in tricast bets.
 
27. Match Bets 
27.1 A match Bet involves selecting which of two named runners will finish ahead of the other in a race. Dead heat rules apply. 
27.2 One of the two selections in any match Bet must complete the course for the bets to stand, otherwise match bets are void
 
28. Aggregate Winning Distances
28.1 Aggregate winning distance bets are based on a prediction on the sum of the winning margins (distance between first and second placed horses) of each race at a particular meeting. For example, if a market is offered on "Newmarket Distances" and the seven races at the Newmarket meeting are won by 3 lengths, 1 length, 2 lengths, 1 length, 1 length, 2 lengths and 2 lengths, the total for the meeting would be 12 lengths. 
28.2 For races won by less than a length, the following will be awarded:
Nose  0.05 lengths 
Short head 0.1 lengths 
Head 0.2 lengths 
Neck 0.3 lengths 
½ a length 0.5 lengths
¾ of a length 0.75 lengths
 
30.3 For the avoidance of doubt, the winning distance in a race will be the officially declared distance between the first two horses that have completed the race and followed the correct course. Any subsequent disqualification, stewards' enquiry or amendment shall not affect bets unless it is determined that one or more horses failed to complete the correct course.  If a meeting has a race abandoned or declared void, then all bets on aggregate winning distances will be void. 
28.3 The maximum winning distance for a race run under National Hunt rules (including National Hunt flat races) is 30 lengths. The maximum winning distance for a flat race is 12 lengths. In the event of a walkover, the distance awarded will be 5 lengths for a Flat race and 12 lengths for a National Hunt race.
28.4 We may offer bets on whether or not the total will be over or under a given value or in a certain range or bracket. Winning bets will be those placed on the correct bracket. 
29. Betting Without 
29.1 Betting Without’ bets will be settled with the finishing position of the ‘without’ runners ignored. In the event of a horse being withdrawn, not under starter’s orders, stakes on that selection will be returned. Bets for the remaining horses in the race will be subject to a deduction in accordance with the Rule 4 deductions based on the price in the betting without market of the withdrawn horse at the time of withdrawal. (See Section 4) Dead heat rules apply.
30. Betting vs The Field 
30.1 ’Betting vs The Field’ bets are placed on the named selection(s) v all other horses in the field. No Rule 4 deductions apply. If the named selection(s) are withdrawn from the stated race bets will stand.
31. Favourites v Outsiders 
31.1 ‘Favourites v Outsiders’ bets are placed on the named selection(s) v all other horses in the field. No Rule 4 deductions apply. If the named selection(s) are withdrawn from the stated race bets will stand.
32. Insurance Betting 
2nd Place
34.1 A price will be offered for the horse to win the race. If the horse finishes second, the stake will be returned.
2nd or 3rd Place
34.2 A price will be offered for the horse to win the race. If the horse finishes second or third, the stake will be returned.
2nd, 3rd or 4th Place
34.3 A price will be offered for the horse to win the race. If the horse finished second, third or fourth, the stake will be returned.
 
34.4 In the event of a horse being withdrawn, not under starter’s orders, stakes on that selection will be returned. Bets on the remaining horses in the race will be subject to a deduction in accordance with the Rule 4 deductions based on the price in the insurance market of the withdrawn horse at the time of withdrawal. (See Section 4) Dead heat rules apply.
 
33. Fallers Insurance
33.1 A price will be offered for the horse to win the race. If the horse falls, unseats or is brought down, your stake will be returned. This Bet does not apply to horses that slip up, refuse, pull up, are carried out, run out, hit rails or refuse to race. In the event of a horse being withdrawn, not under starter’s orders, stakes on that selection will be returned. Bets on the remaining horses in the race will be subject to a deduction in accordance with the Rule 4 deductions based on the price in the fallers insurance market of the withdrawn horse at the time of withdrawal. (See Section 4) Dead heat rules apply.
34. Place Betting
34.1 A price will be offered for the horse to finish in the top x places of the race.  In the event of a horse being withdrawn, not under starter’s orders, stakes on that selection will be returned. Bets on the remaining horses in the race will be subject to a deduction, in accordance with the table below, based on the price in the place betting market of the withdrawn horse at the time of withdrawal. Dead heat rules apply.
Price Range 2 Places Offered 3 Places Offered 4 Places Offered
3/10 or shorter 50p 50p 25p
1/3 to 2/5 45p 40p 25p
4/9 to 8/15 40p 35p 20p
4/7 to 8/13 35p 30p 20p
4/6 to 4/5 35p 30p 20p
5/6 to 20/21 30p 25p 15p
Evens to 6/5 30p 20p 15p
5/4 to 6/4 25p 20p 15p
13/8 to 7/4 25p 15p 10p
15/8 to 9/4 20p 15p 10p
5/2 to 3/1 20p 10p 5p
10/3 to 4/1 15p 10p 5p
9/2 to 11/2 10p 5p NONE
6/1 to 9/1 5p NONE NONE
Over 9/1 NONE NONE NONE
 
35. Winner Enhanced
35.1 An enhanced price will be offered for the horse to win the race. This market is Win Only and offers no each-way selections. In the event of a horse being withdrawn, not under starter’s orders, stakes on that selection will be returned. Bets on the remaining horses in the race will be subject to a deduction in accordance with the Rule 4 deductions based on the price in the winner enhanced betting market of the withdrawn horse at the time of withdrawal. (See Section 4) Dead heat rules apply.
36. Horse To Win by Distance
36.1 A price will be offered for a nominated horse to win a specified race by over or under a specified number of lengths. All bets will be losers unless the nominated horse wins the race. However, if the nominated horse is a non-runner then all bets will be void, unless it was an ante-post Bet on an all-in run or not basis; If there are other non-runners in the race, then a rule 4 deduction may be applied to the prices for both the over and under specified numbers of lengths, based on the price in the winner betting market of the withdrawn horse at the time of the withdrawal. (See Section 4) All bets will be settled on a first past the post basis. However, if one of the first two horses home has taken the wrong course then the winner will be deemed to be the first horse past the post who has taken the correct course. The winning distance will then be taken from the first horse to legitimately complete the course back to the second horse to legitimately complete the course. Dead heat rules apply, if the nominated horse dead-heats with another runner then bets on the nominated horse to win under the specified distance will be settled as winners at half the initial stake.
 
Greyhound Rules
 
37. Acceptance of Bets & Settlement
37.1 Bets are accepted for selected greyhound races, usually where live TV pictures are available.
37.2 Clients have two options when placing bets on greyhounds – either by trap number or by dog name. If placing a Bet by trap number, a Bet will be settled on the trap regardless of whether or not a reserve is running. If a Bet is placed by dog name and the dog is a non-runner, the Bet will be void.
37.3 Greyhound bets are settled on the official result announced at the conclusion of the event. If a winner is disqualified after the official result is announced, the disqualification will not affect the settlement of the Bet. 
37.4 If a greyhound is withdrawn from a race, all bets placed on that race prior to the withdrawal will be settled at SP.
37.5 Bets placed on a void race, which is later re-run, will be settled as follows: 
(a) Single bets (including single forecasts and tricasts) - all bets stand;
(b) Early and show prices laid on a no-race will stand for the re-run race unless there is a non runner, in which case all bets will be settled at SP.
 
38. Special bets
38.1 Please see paragraphs  27, 28, 29 with regards to forecast bets, tricast bets and match bets as these rules also apply to greyhounds.
38.2 In the event of any non-runner, match and special bets will be void.
39. Trap challenge
39.1 This is a Bet on which trap will win the most races at a meeting or a specified number of races.
39.2 If a race finishes as a dead heat each trap will receive a "half win" (3 way dead heat "one third win" etc). 
39.3 If two or more traps record the same number of wins dead heat rules apply
39.4 A Trap Challenge at a BAGS meeting will be settled on the results of the BAGS races only
39.5 Trap challenge bets are unaffected by reserves, vacant traps, void races or abandoned meetings (once the meeting has stared).
 
40. Odds or evens
40.1 On a race by race basis it is settled on whether the card number of the winner for that race is odd or even
40.2 Dead heat rules apply.
 
41. Inside v Outside (1,2,3 v 4,5,6)
41.1 On a race by race basis it is settled on whether the card number of the winner for that race is an inside or outside trap.
41.2 Dead heat rules apply.
 
42. Inside v Middle v Outside (1,2 v 3,4 v 5,6)
42.1 On a race by race basis it is settled on whether the card number of the winner for that race is an inside, middle or outside trap.
42.2 Dead heat rules apply.
 
43. Insurance 
2nd place
43.1 A price will be offered for the dog to win the race.  If the dog finishes second, the stake will be returned.
2nd or 3rd place
43.2 A price will be offered for the dog to win the race.  If the dog finishes second or third, the stake will be returned.
 
44. Versus the field
44.1 A match Bet between 1,2 or 3 dogs against the rest of the field.
44.2 Dead heat rules apply.
 
45. Match bets
45.1 A match Bet is based on predicting which dog will achieve the best finishing position.  Bets are settled on the official result.  If both dogs finish in the same position, dead heat rules will apply.
45.2 If one dog in a match fails to complete, the other will be considered to have won the match.  If neither dog finishes, bets will be void.
 
46. Betting without the fav
46.1 ‘Betting without’ bets will be settled with the finishing position of the "without" runner ignored.
 
American Football Rules 
 
47. Acceptance of Bets & Settlement
47.1 We accept single and multiple bets on all National Football League games and selected NCAA games, except doubles consisting of the ‘Handicap’ and ‘Totals’ markets in the same game.
47.2 Bets will be settled on the official result, including overtime, as declared by the by the National Football League or NCAA governing body. 
47.3 If a match is abandoned before the end of a game (including during overtime played) all outright bets will be void, save where a game has been traded in play and a market has been unconditionally determined (for example first touchdown scorer bets will stand if a touchdown has been scored). 
47.4 Player match bets- When a market is offered on one player over another player (i.e Wide Receiver match Bet) both players must be active for bets to stand.
48. Match Betting & Winning Margins
48.1 Where odds for both outright and handicap betting are available, all bets are settled on the outright price, unless the handicap price has been specifically selected.  Overtime counts except for bets specifically on the results at the end of the second quarter and at the end of the fourth quarter. 
48.2 A winning margin Bet is based on predicting the margin of victory by one team in a selected match. Winning margin betting is from scratch. 
49. First Touchdown Scorer
49.1 Bets are accepted on an 'all in, play or not' basis, the exception to this being any bets placed on "inactive/not active" players will be deemed void. A player is considered "inactive/not active" if he is listed as such on the official match gamebook. However bets on players coming under the heading 'did not play' are losing bets.
50. Season Not Completed
In the event that the National Football Conference and American Football Conference seasons are not completed, all bets on the Super Bowl and Conference winners will be void. Bets on the AFC North division, the AFC South division, the AFC West division, the AFC East division, the NFC North division, the NFC South division, the NFC West division and the NFC East division will stand as long as the relevant division games have been completed.
 
Athletics Rules 
 
51. Acceptance of Bets & Settlement
51.1 Bets will be settled on the podium position result regardless of any subsequent disqualifications. If there is no podium ceremony, we will settle bets on the result immediately declared by the governing body of the event irrespective of any subsequent enquiry. 
51.2 Should an athletics event be cancelled prior to the event for any reason, all bets will be void. 
51.3 The total medal tally will be determined by the official result as published by the 
governing body of the event. 
 
Australian Rules
54 Bets Settlement
54.1 Regulation time must be completed for bets to stand unless otherwise stated.  
54.2 Bets will be settled on statistics provided by the official AFL governing body at http://www.afl.com.au
54.3 Where a match is abandoned or postponed and played within 24 hours of the original scheduled date all bets will stand, otherwise bets will be void after a 24 hour period has expired.
55 Match/Handicap Betting
 
55.1 Any match ending regulation time in a draw/tie will have the stake refunded unless the tie/draw is a selection in the market. 
 
55.2 For Handicap betting purposes, all bets are settled on 80 minutes’ play and exclude overtime.
56 Quarter/Half Betting
 
56.1 All bets on Quarter/Half markets will be settled on the regulation time result (including injury time) unless otherwise stated.
 
56.2 In the event of any quarter/half markets not being completed bets will be void unless the specific market outcome has already been determined.
57 Total Match Points
57.1 All bets on total score markets will be settled on the regulation time result (including injury time) unless otherwise stated. The market result is determined by the total score of the game when 6 points is awarded for a Goal and 1 point is awarded for a Behind.
For example, Essendon 10.8 (68) Melbourne 11.4 (70) has a total score of 138.
(’10.8’ 10 Goals = 60pts + 8 Behinds =68 (+) ’11.4’ 11 Goals = 66pts + 4 Behinds =70).
 
 
58 Total Match Goals
58.1 All bets on total goals markets will be settled on the regulation time result (including injury time) unless otherwise stated. The market result is determined by the total goals scored in the game. 
For example, Essendon 10.8 Melbourne 11.4 the total goals equal 21.
 
 
59 Total Match Behinds
59.1 All bets on total points markets will be settled on the regulation time result (including injury time) unless otherwise stated. The market result is determined by the total behinds scored in a game. 
For example, Essendon 10.8 Melbourne 11.4 the total goals equal 12.
Badminton Rules
60 Bets Settlement
60.1 For match betting purposes, if a player withdraws or is disqualified before the start of a match, then all bets will be void. 
In the event of a match starting but not being completed the player progressing to the next round will be deemed as the winner for settlement purposes for the match betting market. One full set needs to be completed for match winner bets to stand. If a retirement occurs before the conclusion of the first set, bets are void on this market.
Baseball Rules
 
61 Bets Settlement & Abandoned Games 
61.1 Bets will be settled according to the official result as declared by the governing body of the event. Any subsequent amendments to the official result will be ignored for settlement purposes.
61.2 If a baseball game is abandoned or postponed before its due start time then all bets shall be void. 
61.3 If abandoned after the match has started the following applies:
(a) If abandoned before four and a half innings played, all bets are void;
(b) If abandoned after four and a half innings have been completed but five innings have not been completed, all bets on the winner market are settled if the home team is winning, otherwise all bets will be void. Total runs and Handicap markets will be void; and
(c) If abandoned after five innings have been completed but eight innings have not been completed, all bets on the winner market are settled as determined by the score at the end of the last completed innings. Total runs and Handicap markets will be void. 
61.4 All match bets will include extra innings if played, unless otherwise stated. 
61.5 Listed pitcher- If either listed pitcher does not start the game and throw at least one pitch, then all bets on the game will be void. It is the client's responsibility to ensure they are aware of any relevant pitcher changes. 
62 Total & Handicap Betting
62.1 When betting on total runs (over/under) or run-lines the game must go to nine innings (complete) (eight and a half if the home team is ahead) to stand.
 
Basketball Rules
 
63 Bets Settlement & Abandoned Games
63.1 Bets will be settled according to the official result as declared by the governing body of the event. Overtime counts for all markets except those that are quarter specific. Any subsequent amendments to the official result will be ignored for settlement purposes. 
63.2 If the game is abandoned for any reason before the scheduled period of play is complete, all bets will be void except for those markets which have been unconditionally determined. 
63.3 When betting on individual players (i.e over/under points) the listed player must take the court at some stage for bets to stand, otherwise they will be void.
 
64 Match Betting & Handicap Betting
64.1 Where odds for both outright and handicap betting are available, all bets are settled on the outright price, unless the handicap or qualifying price has been specifically selected. We may also offer betting on the result at half-time. If the game is tied at the end of the second quarter (i.e. at half-time) then all bets will be void (unless the Bet was a three way selection that included the tie price). 
 
65 Play-off Matches & Final Placings 
65.1 In the event of a play-off game being suspended for any reason and resumed within 24 hours of the original tip off then bets will stand and shall be settled on the official NBA result. Should the game not be resumed within 24 hours then we would apply the terms of 57.2. 
65.2 Conference Winner and Tournament Winner bets will be settled at the end of the play-offs. Conference rankings at the end of the regular season do not count.
 
Boxing Rules
 
66 Bets Settlement & Abandoned/Amended Contests
66.1 The official start of the fight is when the bell is sounded for the beginning of the first round. All bets will be settled according to the official result declared by the event's governing body immediately after the end of the fight. Any subsequent appeals or amendments to the result will not be taken into account for settlement purposes.
66.2 If a fight is postponed and rescheduled to take place within 48 hours of the original start time then all bets will stand. If the fight does not take place within 48 hours then all bets will be void. 
66.3 If one of the contestants is replaced by a substitute, bets on the original bout will be void. 
66.4 If there is a change to scheduled number of rounds, bets based on the number of rounds or referring to a specific round will be void but all other bets will stand.
66.5 Total rounds – Where half a round is stated, 1 minute and 30 seconds of the respective round will define the half which will determine the over/under
 
67 End of the Bout
67.1 If a boxer fails to come out for the next round, bets will be settled on his opponent having won the bout in the previous round. 
67.2 If a fight is stopped before the scheduled number of rounds has been completed, or if a boxer is disqualified, bets will be settled on the round in which the fight was stopped. If a points decision is awarded before the scheduled number of rounds has been completed, bets will be settled on the round in which the fight was stopped.  If a boxer withdraws or is disqualified between rounds or if a boxer fails to answer the bell for a round, then bets will be settled based on the previous round.
67.3 Bets which nominate 'to win on points' will be settled as winners only if the full scheduled number of rounds has been completed. 
 
Cricket Rules
 
68 Match Betting
68.1 Bets will be settled on the official result. All bets on a match will be void if the match is officially declared as a 'no result'. If a match is affected by external factors (such as bad weather) and is not declared as a 'no result', bets will be settled based on the official competition rule according to the event's governing body (this includes matches where the result is determined by the Duckworth-Lewis method, or where the scheduled number of overs is reduced). 
68.2 If a match venue is changed from that advertised, bets will stand as long as the venue has not been changed to the opponent's ground (or in the case of international matches, as long as the venue remains in the same country). 
68.3 If a Test match ends in a tie, dead heat rules will apply and all bets on the draw will be deemed losers. For one day matches (domestic and international), if we have not quoted a price for a tie and the official competition rules do not declare a winner, then dead heat rules will apply.
68.4 If a match is postponed and rescheduled to take place within 24 hours from the original start time, bets on that match will stand unless cancelled by mutual consent. If the replayed match does not take place within 24 hours of the original start time, all bets on the original match will be void. 
 
69 Series Betting
69.1 If a series is abandoned for any reason before the scheduled number of games have taken place, or if the scheduled number of games is curtailed due to weather conditions or other reasons, then the team that is ahead at the completion of the last match played in the series will be deemed the winner for settlement purposes. 
69.2 If a series is abandoned for any reason before the scheduled number of games have taken place, or if the scheduled number of games is curtailed due to weather conditions or other reasons, bets on the series correct score betting will be void. 
69.3 If a series is abandoned for any reason before the scheduled number of games have taken place, or if the scheduled number of games is curtailed due to weather conditions or other reasons, the player that is ahead at the time of the completion of the last match played in the series will be deemed the winner for the purposes of settling top series batsman (run scorer) and top series bowler (wicket taker) bets. 
69.4 Bets on the series top batsman/top bowler are taken 'all in play or not'. 
69.5 If a series is abandoned for any reason before the scheduled number of games has taken place, bets struck after the last completed match shall be void.
 
70 Method of Next Dismissal
70.1 The result of this market is determined by the method of the next dismissal of the team batting. If either batsman retires for any reason after your Bet is placed then the Bet is settled on the next dismissal. If there is no further dismissal after your Bet is placed and before the innings close, then your Bet will be void. 
 
71 Fall of Next Wicket
71.1 The result of this market is determined by the total innings runs a team has scored at the fall of the named wicket (for example ‘5th wicket’). If either batsman retires for any reason then the Bet is settled on the total at the fall of the next wicket. If there is no dismissal before the innings close, due to the team declaring or reaching their target then bets will be settled based on the total number of innings runs at the close of the innings. If the close of the innings is due to bad weather then unless the market has already been settled, the market will be void.
 
72 Top Batsman
72.1 The result of this market is determined on the batsman with the highest individual score in an individual innings. Top batsmen bets for test matches apply only to the first innings of each team. There will be a separate market for each team in the match (i.e. each batsman is only compared against his own team-mates).
72.2 If a batsman retires and does not resume his innings, his score will stand. Bets placed on any player not in the starting eleven will be void. Bets placed on a player in the starting eleven stand, whether they bat or not. If two or more players tie as top batsman, then we will apply our dead heat rules as per paragraph 2.4.
72.3 Top batsman bets will be void if there is insufficient play in the innings as follows: 
(a) In test matches top batsman bets will be void if fewer than 50 overs are bowled in the innings and the team does not declare and is not all out; 
(b) In one day matches (excluding Twenty20 matches) top batsman bets will be void if fewer than 20 overs are bowled in the innings and the team is not all out and has not reached a target to win the match; and
(c) In Twenty20 matches top batsman bets will be void if fewer than five overs are bowled in the innings and the team is not all out and has not reached a target to win the match. 
 
73 Batsman Runs
73.1 The result of this market is determined by the total number of runs scored by a named batsman in the course of an innings.
73.2 Only runs attributed to the named batsman count. Extras (e.g. wides, no-balls, leg-byes, etc.) that occur during the course of that batsman’s innings do not count as runs accrued by that batsman. If a batsman retires hurt but returns to bat later then the total number of runs scored by the batsman during the innings is the final result. If a batsman retires hurt and does not re-emerge to bat during that innings then the score amassed before injury is the final result.
73.3 In limited overs matches, unless settlement has already been determined, batsman runs bets will be void if the match is reduced by any number of overs from its original scheduled duration.
73.4 In test matches, batsman runs bets will settle regardless of the length of an innings.
 
74 Innings Runs
74.1 The result of this market is determined by the total number of runs scored by a team in the course of an innings. 
74.2 In limited overs matches, unless settlement has already been determined, innings runs bets will be void if the match is reduced by any number of overs from its original scheduled duration.
74.3 In test matches, innings runs bets will settle regardless of the length of the innings. 
 
75 Most Team Sixes
75.1 Bets will be void unless there is an official result and this is not a 'no result'
 
76 Player Match Bets
76.1 In both limited overs and test matches, both players must be at the crease at some stage in the match for bets to stand.  The player who scores the most runs between the two denoted in the match Bet shall be deemed the winner.  In the event that both players score the same number of runs, bets will be void.
76.2 In limited overs matches, unless settlement has already been determined, player match bets will be void if the match is reduced by any number of overs from its original scheduled duration.
76.3 In test matches, player match bets will stand regardless of the length of the innings.
 
77 Total Match Markets
77.1 In limited over matches bets on total match markets on:
(a) fours;
(b) sixes;
(c) wides; and
(d) run outs
will be void if there is a reduction of any overs (whether weather related or for any other reason) unless settlement of bets  has  already been determined.
78 Next Over Total Runs
78.1 Extras and penalty runs count. The over must be completed for bets to stand unless settlement of bets has already been determined.
79. Total 1st 6 Overs Runs/Highest 1st 6
79.1 If a team does not complete the stated number of overs for any reason (including due to weather) then bets will be void unless settlement has already been determined.
 
Cycling Rules 
80 Bets Settlement
80.1 All bets will be settled on the result of the podium presentation. If there is no podium presentation, we will settle bets on the  result immediately declared by the official governing body, irrespective of any subsequent enquiry.
81 Race & Stage Winner
81.1 All outright winner or stage winner bets on an individual rider will be void if that rider fails to start the competition or stage. However bets will stand if the rider withdraws once the competition or stage has started. A rule 4 deduction may apply to Outright markets.
81.2 King of the Mountains, Green Jersey, Young Rider & other categories - Bets on these competitions will be settled as per the official final result at the time of the podium presentation on the last day of the tour. Any subsequent disqualifications will be ignored for settlement purposes.
82 Match betting - Stage and General Classification
82.1 At least one of the riders or teams must complete the stage or race for match bets to stand.
82.2 Furthermore, all of the riders or teams referred to in the match Bet must start the stage or race for bets to stand.
82.3 If all riders fail to finish the race or stage, then bets are void.
 
 
Darts Rules 
 
83 Bets Settlement & Abandoned Matches
83.1 If a player does not start a match (i.e. no darts thrown) then all bets on that match will be void. 
83.2 If a match starts (at least one dart is thrown) but is not completed then the player progressing to the next round of the competition will be deemed the match winner and all other bets on the match will be void. 
 
84 Highest Checkout
84.1 If the result is a tie then we will apply our dead heat rules as per paragraph 2.4, unless we have quoted a price for the tie.
 
GAA Rules
85 Bets Settlement
85.1 Bets will be settled in accordance to the official GAA match result and any post-match enquiries that lead to subsequent changes or disqualification after the day of the game will be ignored for Bet settlement purposes.
85.2 Unless specifically stated, all Gaelic Sports bets are settled on regulation time only; this includes injury time and excludes extra time.
85.3 If either team does not play, then bets are void.
86 Abandoned/Postponed Matches
86.1 Any match that is abandoned before the completion of regulation time will be void except for markets where the outcome was determined prior to the abandonment. 
86.2 If the venue of the match is changed then all bets will stand, regardless of the new venue.
86.3 In the case of a game being postponed but played within the following 48 hours all bets will stand. If the game is played outside this 48-hour period then all bets will be void.  
87 Total Markets
87.1 Total Match Score
All bets on total score markets will be settled on the regulation time result (including injury time) unless otherwise stated. The market result is determined by the total score of the game including goals. For example, Dublin 1-17 Mayo 1-17 the total score equals 40pts. (‘1-17’ 1 Goal = 3 Points +17 Points =20).
 
87.2 Total Match Goals
All bets on total goals markets will be settled on the regulation time result (including injury time) unless otherwise stated. The market result is determined by the total goals scored in the game. For example, Dublin 1-17 Mayo 1-17 the total goals equals 2.
 
87.3 Total Match Points
All bets on total points markets will be settled on the regulation time result (including injury time) unless otherwise stated. The market result is determined by the total points scored in the game (not including goals). For example, Dublin 1-17 Mayo 1-17 the points total equals 34pts.
 
 
 
Golf Rules 
 
88 Bets Settlement, Abandoned Tournaments and Player Withdrawals
 
88.1 All bets will be settled on the official result notwithstanding any reduction in the number of rounds played (for example if    there are fewer rounds due to bad weather). Handicap bets will be void if there is a reduction in the number of holes played.
88.2 If a tournament is abandoned, and no official result is declared, all bets, including settled bets, will be void
88.3 If a round is abandoned but is subsequently replayed, all bets placed prior to the start of that round will stand for the replayed round. Any bets placed during an abandoned round will be void.
88.4 If a price on the match being tied was not offered then we will apply our dead heat rules as per paragraph 2.4 above. 
88.5 If a player withdraws before they have teed off in a tournament, then bets on the player will be void. If a player withdraws after they have teed off in a tournament then bets on that player will stand. 
88.6 Tournament, match and group betting will be settled on the player achieving the highest placing at the end of the tournament including any play-off holes played. This will apply, even if both (or all) players 'miss the cut'. 
 
89 Tournament Group, Top Nationality and Outright Betting 
89.1 If one of the players in a market does not tee off in the tournament, then any bets placed on that specific player will be void. We reserve the right to apply the equivalent to a Tattersalls' rule 4(c) (see paragraph 25.2 above) to the remaining players in that market. 
 
90 Tournament Match Betting
90.1 The player with the best finishing position in relation to his opponents in the tournament match Bet shall be deemed the winner. If the players involved have an identical finishing position at the end of the tournament the result will be a tie.  If no tie price has been offered, then dead heat rules will be applied. 
90.2 If Player A withdraws or is disqualified after making the official cut and Player B made the cut then Player B shall be deemed the winner.
90.3 If Player A withdraws or is disqualified, then Player B will be deemed the winner if Player B completes more rounds.
90.4 If Player A and Player B withdraw during the same round the result will be a tie. If no tie price has been offered, then dead heat rules will be applied.
91 Top Position Markets (Top 5, Top 10, Top 20 etc.)
91.1Dead heat rules apply unless otherwise stated
 
92 Ante Post
Any Bet placed before the Monday of a tournament will be deemed ante post.
 
93 Make/Miss Cut
The first official cut will be used to settle this market. Any subsequent cut will be irrelevant. Any player who withdraws or is disqualified prior to the first cut will be deemed to have missed the cut. If a tournament is shortened and there is no cut then all bets will be void. 
 
94 Player Handicap Outright Betting
9If a player tees off and then misses the cut, is disqualified, or withdraws, bets on that player will be settled as losers. Only the scheduled 72 holes count; play-off holes are ignored. If the tournament is reduced to fewer than 72 holes then all bets on the handicap betting market are void. Only the players listed on the handicap list count for betting purposes. In the event of a tie (once the score has been adjusted for the handicap) then we will apply our dead heat rules as per paragraph 2.4. 
 
95 2, 3 & 4 Ball Betting 
95.1 In 2 ball betting a price will be offered for a tie. In 3 & 4 ball betting if the players involved have an identical score at the end of the round, the result will be a tie and dead heat rules will be applied. Bets stand once the players have teed off on their first hole. If a player does not tee off then bets on the 2, 3 or 4 ball they were due to take part in are 
void. If a round is abandoned, bets on that round are void. 
 
Handball
96 Bet Settlement & Abandoned/Postponed games
96.1 Bets will be settled in accordance to the official result as declared by the governing body or Official site of the event. Any subsequent amendment for the official result will be ignored for Bet settlement purposes. Should the official website not be available or there is significant evidence that the official score(s) provider is incorrect, we will use independent evidence to support Bet settlement.
96.2 In the event of a match being abandoned all bets will be void except for markets where the outcome was determined prior to the abandonment.
96.3 In the case of a game being postponed but played within the following 48 hours all bets will stand. If the game is played outside this 48-hour period then all bets will be void.  
 
 
 
Ice Hockey (NHL) 
 
97 Bets Settlement
97.1  All bets will be settled on the official results and statistics provided by the relevant league’s governing body.
97.2   In the NHL, the winner of the Eastern or Western Conference is the team that represents that conference in the Stanley Cup,   not the team that has the best regular season record.
 
98 Pre match markets
98.1 Overtime (including any subsequent shootout) counts for all markets unless stated otherwise. In the event of a shoot out, the winning team are credited with one goal and this counts for all markets where applicable.
 
99 Specific markets
99.1.1 Money Line: At least 15 minutes of official time must elapse in the 3rd period for bets to stand.
99.2 60 minute markets are settled on 60 minutes of play, overtime and shootout goals are not included.
99.3 65 minute markets are inclusive of all overtime and shootout goals where applicable, and the one goal rule applies to these markets. 
99.4 Game Totals/Period Totals/Team Totals: The game total result is the combined goals for both teams inclusive of overtime. At least 15 minutes of official time must elapse in the 3rd period for bets to stand, unless the total is already over. In the event of the totals goals being the exact quote where no exact price is offered, all stakes are refunded. Period goals only apply to that specific period and the entire period must be played. For 3rd period lines, overtime does not count.
99.5 Proposition (‘prop’) markets: Overtime counts for all proposition markets, except for those that are based on specific periods of play. At least 15 minutes of official time must elapse in the 3rd period for bets to stand.
99.6 Puck Line: A puck line is a Bet where a handicap is given to a selection. Settlement of such bets is done the match result adjusted for the handicap line available at the time the Bet is struck. By way of example: Calgary +1.5 v Tampa Bay -1.5; result: Calgary 2-3 Tampa Bay. Calgary wins on the handicap. Overtime counts for all puck lines. 
99.7 Player(s) prop markets: The respective player(s) must start for bets to stand. Overtime counts for all proposition markets, except for those that are based on specific periods of play. At least 15 minutes of official time must elapse in the 3rd period for bets to stand.
 
Ice Hockey (Non-NHL) 
 
100 Bets Settlement
100.1 All non-NHL ice hockey bets will be settled on 60 minutes play unless specifically stated otherwise. Overtime does not count. 
100.2 Should a match be abandoned then all bets will be void, except for those markets which have been unconditionally determined. If an official result is declared, then all bets stand. 
100.3 If a match is not played on the scheduled date all bets will be void. 
 
101 Period Betting - 20 mins only
101.1 Each 20 minute period is treated as a separate 'mini-match' and therefore your selection must score more goals than the other team within the chosen period to win. Any existing score in the match is not carried forward, and so for the purposes of period betting, every period is considered as starting 0-0, as no goals have yet been scored in the period.  For example, if your selected team wins a match 2-0, scoring in the 2nd and 3rd periods, the period scores would be 0-0, 1-0 and 1-0. If you had Bet on the team to win "21st Period Betting - 20 mins only", although your team won the match, the winning selection for Period 1 would actually be "Draw".
 
 
Motor Racing 
 
102 Participation & Abandonment:
102.1 Race weekend participation: For drivers and teams to be counted as having taken part in a race weekend it is only necessary for their participation in one of the ‘Free practice sessions and/or qualifying’.
102.2 Should a car/driver fail to qualify for the race for any reason then bets on their race and qualifying outcomes will be settled as if they are the first (or next if there are multiple non-qualifiers) non-finisher. Any Bets taken on drivers/ teams who take no further part in the race weekend after the bets have been placed will be void. Similarly, if any driver takes no further part in a race then bets struck on markets pertaining to that driver after the driver’s last known participation will be void.
102.3 Session participation: for motor racing ‘participation’ is defined as the driver being in the car wearing a crash helmet once the pit-lane is open for the relevant session. For the race session this will be up to an hour before the specified race start time and includes the installation lap from the pit garages to the start grid and the parade lap. For any situations rendered ambiguous by this definition then it will be taken that any driver or team did participate unless there is clear evidence to the contrary (such as an official press release).
102.4 Race abandonment: If a race is abandoned and no official result is declared by the relevant governing body then all bets on that race will be void. Results announced at the time of the podium presentation will be final. If an official result is declared than that is the result used for purposes of settlement. If the official result pertains to only certain markets then those will be settled and those not officially resulted will be void. 
102.5 Results: Results announced at the time of the podium presentation will be final. Race penalties applied and included in the result at the time of the podium are final. Those applied afterwards are not included in the result.
102.6 Outright markets: Outright Drivers' and Constructors' championship betting will be settled based on the points tally immediately after the podium presentation of the final Grand Prix of the season. This will not be affected by any subsequent enquiries which then take place.
103 Specials
103.1 Classified Finishers : A driver who completes over 90 percent of the race will be classified as a finisher, regardless of whether they were running as the winner took the chequered flag.
103.2 Winning Margin 3-way : The gap between the winner of the race and the second placed driver. Under 5 seconds corresponds to any value between 0 – 4.999 seconds, between 5 and 10 seconds is inclusive of 5.000 seconds and 10.000 seconds, over 10 seconds is 10.001 and upwards.
103.3 Dual Forecast : Both drivers must finish in the first two, in any order, based on results announced at the time of the podium presentation. The ‘Any Other’ selection refers to any other un-named driver finishing in the first two.
103.4 Tricast : All three drivers must finish in the first three, in any order, based on results announced at the time of the podium presentation. The ‘Any Other’ selection refers to any other un-named driver finishing in the first three.
103.5 Match Bets:  Driver match bets are void if only one car takes part in the session, except in the case of Qualifying 2 and Qualifying 3(Qualifying) where they have failed to progress from the previous session. Team match bets are void only if both cars from a particular team fail to take part in the session, except in the case of Qualifying 2 and Qualifying 3 (Qualifying) where they have failed to progress from the previous session. 
Team match bets will be settled on the highest placed driver from the two teams in any given session. FP1, FP2 and FP3 match bets will be void if both selections fail to set a lap time.
Pool Rules
104 Match/Handicap/Total Rack Betting
104.1 In the event of a match beginning but not being fully completed, the player progressing to the next round/awarded a victory in a team competition will be deemed the winner for Bet settlement purposes.
104.2 If the statutory number of racks are not completed bets will be void unless the market outcome has already been determined.
 
Rugby League and Rugby Union 
 
105 Bets Settlement
105.1 All bets are settled on 80 minutes of play. Any extra time does not affect the settlement of a Bet, unless such a Bet is on an extra-time betting market. 
105.2 Where odds for both outright and handicap betting are available, all bets will be settled on the outright price unless the handicap price has been specifically selected. However, where only handicap betting is available all bets will be settled on the advertised handicap price and conditions. 
105.3 If a handicap Bet results in a tie when there was not a price quoted for the tie, then all bets will be void. If a price was quoted for the tie, then bets on both teams will be losing bets and bets on the handicap tie will be winning bets. 
105.4 If a match is abandoned either before it starts or before the end of the second half, then all bets will be void except for those where the outcome has already been unconditionally determined, for example first try scorer where a try has been scored. 
105.5 For first match/first team try scorer markets Penalty tries are ignored for the purposes of first try scorer betting. Bets will be void on any players who have not been on the field before the first try is scored.
105.6 For ‘any time try scorer ‘ market, all bets on players not starting the match (i.e. do not start and/or do not come on as a substitute) will be void. 
105.7 If a match is postponed and rescheduled to take place within 24 hours of the original start time, all bets on that match shall stand.  If a match is no longer to be played at the advertised venue, all bets on that match will stand provided that the venue has not been changed to the opponent's ground (or in the case of international matches, provided the venue remains in the same country). 
 
106 Extra Time Markets
106.1 Extra time in relation to relevant rugby markets only is defined as any scheduled period of play between the end of the second half and the end of the match. Extra time does not include penalty shootouts. All extra time betting markets, start from the beginning of extra time and ignore events in normal time. For example, if the game finishes 21-21 at the end of normal time, and there are 14 points scored in extra time, then the extra time total points market will be settled as 14. 
 
 
Snooker 
 
107 Bets Settlement
107.1 The start of a snooker match is deemed to be at the break for the first frame, even if there is a subsequent re-rack in the first frame.  Any frames that are forfeit due to a player’s late arrival shall count for correct score betting purposes.
107.2 If a player fails to start a tournament or match, all bets on that player, or on matches involving that player, will be void.  We may apply the equivalent to a Tattersalls' rule 4(c) (see paragraph 25.2 above) to the remaining players in the tournament.
107.3 In the event of a re-rack, bets placed before the start of the frame will stand on any markets for which a result has not been determined and will be settled once a result has been determined. Points scored in the re-racked frame before the re-rack do not carry over. Bets placed after the break of the frame (and since any previous re-rack) but before a re-rack will be void. 
107.4 For correct frame and total frame markets, if a match is completed without one player winning sufficient frames to win the match based on the scheduled number of frames (for example, due to the withdrawal or disqualification of a player during a match), then all bets on correct frame and total frame markets will be void.
107.5 For first colour potted markets, balls potted as free balls or on a foul stroke are ignored. The colour must be one of 
yellow, green, brown, blue, pink or black.
107.6 For match betting purposes if one player withdraws or is disqualified after the match has already started, the player progressing to the next round will be considered the winner of the match. All other markets (e.g. correct score betting, handicaps etc) shall be void. 
 
Tennis Rules 
 
108 Bets Settlement
108.1 The first serve of a tennis match is deemed to be when the match starts. 
108.2 Once a player's first match in a tournament has begun, outright tournament bets on that particular player will stand. If the player then withdraws for any reason, outright bets on the player will be settled as losers. 
108.3 In the event of a change to playing surface, venue or change from indoor court to outdoor and vice versa, all bets will stand.
108.4 For match betting purposes, if a player withdraws or is disqualified before the start of a match, then all bets will be void. 
In the event of a match starting but not being completed the player progressing to the next round will be deemed as the winner for settlement purposes for the match betting market. One full set needs to be completed for match winner bets to stand. If a retirement occurs before the conclusion of the first set, bets are void on this market. For bets which include multiple legs, if the first set is not completed, that leg will be voided. In the event that the first set is completed, that leg will be settled in accordance with 108.4.
 
109 Correct Set/Total Set/ Total Game Betting
109.1 If a match is completed without one player winning sufficient sets to win the match based on the scheduled number of sets (for example due to the withdrawal or disqualification of the other player during a match), then all bets on correct set, total set and total game markets will be void. 
109.2 A tie-break counts as one game. 
 
110 Next Game Score 
110.1 Tie breaks do not count for this market, therefore if bets are taken on the outcome of the next game and this next game is a tie-break, then bets will be void. 
110.2 If a game is interrupted but is completed on the day it began, then bets on the score of the game will stand. 
110.3 If a game is not completed for any reason, then bets on the score of the game will be void. 
110.4 There are eight possible results for a game: 
- Server wins to 0 - Receiver wins to 0
- Server wins to 15 - Receiver wins to 15
- Server wins to 30 - Receiver wins to 30
- Server wins to deuce - Receiver wins to deuce 
 
110.5 If a game is completed by the awarding of a penalty point by the umpire, the game shall be deemed to be complete. However if a game is completed by the awarding of a penalty game by the umpire, the game shall be void. 
110.6 Next game score, when available, is restricted to single bets only.
 
111 Handicap Betting
111.1 If a match is completed without one player winning sufficient sets to win the match based on the scheduled number of sets (for example due to the withdrawal or disqualification of a player during a match), then all handicapped bets will be void. 
 
Volleyball Rules
112 Bet Settlement & Abandoned/Postponed games
112.1 Bets will be settled in accordance to the official result as declared by the governing body or Official site of the event. Any subsequent amendment for the official result will be ignored for Bet settlement purposes. Should the official website not be available or there is significant evidence that the official score(s) provider is incorrect, we will use independent evidence to support Bet settlement.
112.2 In the event of a match being abandoned all bets will be void except for markets where the outcome was determined prior to the abandonment.
112.3 In the case of a game being postponed but played within the following 48 hours all bets will stand. If the game is played outside this 48-hour period then all bets will be void.  
113 Venue Change/Point Deductions and Golden Sets 
113.1 If a game venue is changed then all bets will stand providing the home team is officially designated as such at the new venue, otherwise all bets will be void. 
113.2 In the event of referee enforced point deductions, official results will be used for settlement. 
113.3 For competitions where ties have a Golden Set to decide which team progresses (in the event of the tie being level in matches won), then for settlement purposes the Golden Set does not count.
 
Non-Sports 
 
114 General
Markets may be made in events which we do not regularly cover; political events; reality TV shows; other non-sporting events etc.  Situations inevitably will arise which, from time to time, have not been specifically addressed herein. Such markets will be settled in accordance with rules and conditions that will be advised on a market by market basis. In the absence of relevant conditions such markets and situations will be settled on a basis which conforms as closely as is reasonable to these conditions, and by reference to similar markets in regularly covered sports. Our decision as to where parallels may most fairly be drawn shall be final.