Spreads Sports Betting Rules

1. GENERAL RULES
 
Settlement of our sports spread betting Markets are governed by the following conditions, save where the rules relating to a particular sport, Market or Index provide otherwise.
 
1.1. Interpretation
 
Where there is a conflict between the following conditions and a particular individual sports rule, the individual sports rule prevails.
 
1.2. Event Not Taking Place or on Which There is No Play Following Placing of Bet
 
Any Bet, open or closed, which is: (i) on an event which does not take place; or (ii) on an event which has begun but in which there is no further activity after the Bet is placed, shall be void.
 
1.3. Abandonment
 
Where a Market is traded in-play or at intervals (e.g. a football player performance index updated at half- time) and the underlying event is abandoned, then, if there is a tradeable quote on the Market when play ceases, the Market will be settled at the midpoint of the quote. Where there is no tradeable quote at the time when play ceases, any Bet on the Market, open or closed, shall be void. Markets traded in-play where the result is known at the time of abandonment will be settled on the basis of that result. If Markets are not traded in-play then, in the case of abandonment, all Bets will be void irrespective of whether the Markets have made up or not. Where play ceases at the start of an interval (e.g. half-time) in which a Market is to be updated, and the Market is then updated, the first tradeable quote following the cessation of play is to be treated as the tradeable quote on the Market when play ceases for the purposes of this condition. It should be noted that the effect of abandonment of horse and greyhound race meetings is covered by rules specific to those sports.
 
1.4. Postponement
 
Subject to any specific sports rule to the contrary, where an event which is scheduled to be completed within one day is not completed within 24 hours of the day on which it was scheduled to be completed, all Bets on that event which have not yet made up, whether open or closed, shall be void, unless the Market is being traded in-play or at intervals, in which case the Market will be settled at the midpoint of the first updated quote following the last action to take place in the event. All Bets placed after the last completed action in the event will be void, whether open or closed. 
 
Where an event which is scheduled to be completed over a period of two or more days is not completed within three months of the day on which it was scheduled to be completed, all Bets on that event which have not yet made up, whether open or closed, shall be void, unless the Market is being traded in-play or at intervals, in which case the Market will be settled at the midpoint of the first updated quote following the last action to take place in the event during that three-month period. All Bets placed after the last completed action in the event will be void, whether open or closed. For the avoidance of doubt, where an event is completed on the day scheduled for completion, but at a later time than scheduled, that does not affect the settlement of any Bet on that event. Where an event such as a one-day cricket match is scheduled to be completed within one day, the fact that arrangements might be made in advance for the match to be completed on some other day in the event of rain or some other contingency does not alter the fact that the event is to be treated as being scheduled to be completed within one day.
 
1.5. Participation
 
Any Bet, whether open or closed, shall be void where: (i) the Bet is placed on a participant who takes no part in the subject event; or (ii) the Bet is placed on a participant who takes no further part in the subject event after the Bet is placed. Notwithstanding the foregoing, in the case of entertainment/other indices where participants are evicted or voted out, such participants will continue to be quoted and traded on until the final result of the programme is known. Where a Bet is placed on a participant who proceeds to the next stage of an event by virtue of a walkover, that Bet will be rebooked at the next tradeable price reflecting his progress to that next stage. Where a named participant in an Index is withdrawn prior to the commencement of the event, Bets on other participants in that event will be governed by the spread betting version of Tattersalls’ Rule 4 (see Horse Racing rule (J)), which deals with deductions in the event of non-runners, unless otherwise stated. Changes in the names of any participant that has no impact on the overall structure of the underlying event on which we have based a Market will not affect the standing of any Bets on that Market.
 
1.6. Bets are Placed on Future Events
 
Any Bet placed when the price is based on an inaccurate score ‘so far’ may be re-rated so that it operates as a Bet on the future. This means that, for instance, where a Market is made in football bookings at 24 - 27 on the basis of no bookings at that stage, and where there has in fact been one booking scoring 10 points, any trade at that price is adjusted so that it becomes a trade at 34 - 37. This re-rating will always reflect the real impact of amending an inaccurate score ‘so far’. The above provision is subject to our overriding discretion to void any Bet made on the basis of incorrect information. All Bets should be Bets on future events whose outcome is yet to be determined. If for whatever reason a Bet is placed on an event whose outcome is capable of being known at the time at which the Bet is being placed, the Bet can be voided at our absolute discretion (whether the outcome is in fact known to the client or not). We also reserve the absolute right to void any Bet placed on a Market on an event after that event has begun, unless we are quoting prices on that particular Market in-play, or the Bet is placed during an interval in which the prices have been updated.
 
1.7. The Result
 
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. The podium position in Grand Prix racing and the medal ceremony in athletics and any similar official ceremony or presentation 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:
 
(i) determined by an independent authority whose verdict shall be final for all purposes, or
 
(ii) otherwise determined in accordance with our reasonable opinion, such opinion to be formed by reference to all available evidence.
 
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. Final settlement of Bets will occur as follows:
 
(i) Bets on Markets scheduled to be completed within one day will be finally settled within three days of the day on which the underlying event is completed;
 
(ii) Bets on Markets scheduled to be completed over a period of two or more days will be finally settled as soon as is practicable after the underlying event is completed, and there will be no adjustment to the make-up of any such Market after the final settlement.
 
1.8. Periods of Time
 
Bets on an individual event are Bets on the period originally scheduled for the event including injury time but excluding extra time (but with specific exceptions for rules governing certain American Sports). Where betting takes place in a particular unit of time about the duration of an event or the length of time until an occurrence in that event, all such Bets will be settled as if the occurrence occurred at the end of the unit of time in which it occurred. So if there was betting on the duration of a Boxing fight in minutes, and the fight ended after one minute and seven seconds, the make-up would be two minutes. If an event occurs after scheduled time has elapsed, it will be treated as having occurred at the end of the scheduled period. So if a first half goal were scored once the 45th minute of the game had started, the make-up would be 45 minutes even if the goal was scored in injury time. The blowing of the whistle immediately following the ball crossing the line in Football, or being touched down in Rugby or American Football, will be deemed to be the time of the occurrence of the event, notwithstanding any subsequent referral of the decision by the referee to a third party for confirmation or adjudication, as long as the event is confirmed.
 
1.9. Non-Mainstream Markets; Unusual Situations & Special Markets
 
Markets may be made (i) in Sports which we do not regularly cover; (ii) about political, reality TV shows and other events and results and (iii) may also be offered as ‘Specials’ on individual Sports events on which we would offer our usual range of Markets in the normal course of business. In respect of all of the above, situations inevitably will arise from time to time which have not been specifically addressed herein. Such Markets will be settled in accordance with the conditions published in the Market explanation notes on Our websites which can normally be found by clicking on the i graphic within the Market listings (‘Web Notes’). In the event of an inconsistency betweenthe Web Notes and any relevant conditions contained within the Rules, the Rules shall prevail (although we would encourage you to inform us if you have reason to believe there is any inconsistency between any We0b Note and these Rules). In the absence of relevant conditions within Web Notes 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.
 
1.10. Markets Involving Stipulations
 
Certain Markets involve stipulations which must be met if the Market is to stand, e.g. that a batsman whose runs in a test series are being traded must play two tests. Where the stipulation or stipulations is/are not met, any Bet on that Market shall be void whether open or closed.
 
1.11. Curtailment of Long-Term Markets
 
If any long-term Market is curtailed with no further play possible then the following settlement principles will be applied: (i) where an official result is declared, settlement will be based on the official result; (ii) where an official result is not declared, all Bets that have not made up will be settled at the mid-Market quote available immediately after the last completed game/play of the tournament. Closed Bets will stand, but all Bets, whether open or closed, placed after the last completed action will be void. Where further play is possible, e.g. a league season where one team does not fulfil its fixture commitments, a long-term Market will be considered as curtailed where there is a change to the number of participants or games to be played compared with the structure scheduled when the Market is first advertised. In such circumstances, all participants in the event will be settled at the mid- Market quote available at the time of the announcement of the change. This will include any team removed from a league. Closed Bets will stand, but all Bets, whether open or closed, placed after the last completed action before the curtailment will be void. For the avoidance of doubt, all Bets on a league season will stand where one or more club/team/etc. is subject to a take-over or merger, which may or may not involve a name change, provided their original fixture commitments are fulfilled.
 
1.12. Particular Rules for Particular Markets
 
The above conditions, and the Sports- specific rules which are set out below, may from time to time be displaced by rules and stipulations applied to particular Markets or types of Markets. Where this is the case we will detail such variation in the Web Note.
 
1.13. Disqualification
 
Where a Bet is offered about the performance of participants in an event, and one or more of the participants is disqualified, for the purposes of settlement of the Bet the disqualified participant will be considered to have progressed further in the event than all those eliminated from the event prior to his or her disqualification, and will be deemed to have finished last of those still competing in the event. For the avoidance of doubt, disqualification will be considered to have taken place at the time when the incident occurred which caused disqualification and not at the time of the participant’s removal from the event.
 
1.14. Maximum Shirt Number
 
Where a Bet is offered about the shirt numbers worn by participants in an event who achieve certain distinctions (e.g. scoring a goal or try, or being booked), unless specifically stated otherwise, the maximum shirt number for the purposes of the Bet will be deemed to be 100. Where the number worn is greater than 100, it will be treated as 100. The minimum shirt number shall be deemed to be zero.
 
1.15. Enhanced Match Betting
 
Where a match Bet is offered which awards a certain number of points to a participant for winning the match, and extra points for the margin of victory, the maximum margin of victory will be considered to be that which would be reached if one participant won every constituent of the match, unless stated otherwise in the rules for that particular sport. Maximum make-ups for these enhanced match Bets will be consistent with the individual Sports rules (note that, for some Sports, Match Bet markets will have pre-set Maximum and Minimum make-ups in order to control volatility in extraordinary situations, thereby keeping it in line with what might be considered more usual). Where a player withdraws or is disqualified, settlement will be on the same basis as traditional match Bets on the sport concerned. Where extra play (in holes, sets, legs, frames or other constituent parts) above that originally scheduled is required to determine the winner, the settlement of the match will award the winner the points for winning the match, but no additional points for his margin of victory. For example, an 18-hole golf match Bet awarding 10 points to the winner and 3 points per hole won by which is won on the 21st hole will be settled as a victory by 10 points.
 
1.16. Groups of Matches
 
Where a Market is offered on a group of matches (e.g. homes/aways Market) and one or more matches is cancelled or postponed, then, regardless whether such matches are rescheduled, the price will be adjusted by the mid-Market quote of the cancelled/postponed game(s) at the time of cancellation/ postponement. Should a match be abandoned the mid-Market quote at the time of abandonment (or kick off/half time if not updated in-play) will be used. Where less than 50% of the matches within the group are completed, any Bet on the Market shall be void, whether open or closed unless stipulated otherwise in the applicable Web Note for that Market.
 
1.17. Treating our Customers Fairly
 
In exceptional circumstances where application of the Rules (including any conditions stipulated in the applicable Web Note(s)) creates a scenario that is manifestly unfair to either buyers or sellers in a particular Market, we reserve the right to void all Bets on the original Market and create a new Market. Our decision in this respect shall be final.
 
2. INDIVIDUAL SPORTS RULES
 
2.1. AMERICAN FOOTBALL
 
a) Overtime
 For the purposes of individual matches and groups of games, overtime shall count for total points Markets, Markets involving superiority and Markets involving other statistics. This includes Enhanced Match Bets, and overrides General Rule 1.15.
 
b) Statistics
 Bets involving long-term individual performances or team records and certain short-term Markets will be settled on the definitive statistics of the governing body (e.g. NFL) in line with their rules or as otherwise stipulated at the outset by us.
 
c) Abandoned Games
 If a game traded in-play by us is abandoned at any stage, all Bets, open or closed, will be treated in the same way as football Bets (see Football (o)).
 
d) Performance Markets
 For the purposes of Team Performance Markets, Sporting Index do not consider a muffed punt to be a turnover, regardless of how the event is officially recorded. A fumbled punt return that it is recovered by the kicking team is considered a turnover. The difference being that the receiving team never has possession of a muffed punt so there can be no turnover.
 
e) Player Performance
 Where a Market is offered about the performance of a player or group of players in American Football all listed players must be ‘active’ for bets to stand. 
 
f) Trios and Other Player Performance Markets
 Where a Market awards points based on the performance of a player or group of players in an American Football match, featuring passing/rushing/receiving yardage, touchdowns, turnovers, or other events, the player or all players in the group must play at least one down for bets to stand.
 
g) ‘Stop at a …’ Markets
 All plays will count for these Markets with the exception of extra point/two point conversion attempts and plays that are negated by penalty. A penalty occurring without a play, for example a false start, will also not be included.
 
h) ‘Time of…’ Markets
 For Markets where the event in itself does not stop the game clock, for example time of the first completed pass, time of the first sack, the result will be based on the game clock at the time the event occurs. If there is no game clock showing, we will use our best estimate.
 
i) Missed kicks
 For the purposes of Markets that include points for missed kick, a missed kick will be considered any failed attempt at a kick for points regardless of whether the ball is actually kicked. So a fumbled snap on a field goal attempt would be considered a missed kick even if it is not scored as such in the official stats. Any attempt at a fake kick will not be considered a missed kick.
 
j) Multi Markets
 For all Markets that involve the first half multiplied by the second half, for example multi points, overtime will not count unless stated.
 
k) Total First Downs
 Markets on the number of team or total first downs will be based on first downs achieved while on offense. A first down that came about because of a change of possession will not count.
 
l) Hotshots
 A player must be on the field for at least one play (including special teams plays). If a player does not participate in the game, then all Bets that include that player will be deemed void for ‘name your own’ hotshots Bets or eight points awarded for that player in the default hotshots Market.
 
m) Player Match Bets
 For a player match bet selection, both players must be active and play at least one down for bets to stand. Otherwise the bet shall be void.
 
2.2. BASEBALL
 
a) Extra Innings
Extra innings count for all Markets.
 
b) Pitcher Change
 All Bets on a baseball match will stand in the event of a pitcher change.
 
c) Supremacy
 For supremacy, match supremacy and handicap Bets, the game must last 5 full innings of play unless the home team is leading after 4 and a half innings, and be deemed to be an official result as per official MLB rules, for the Bets to stand.
 
d) Single Game Total Runs, Team Runs, X-Runs and Win Indices
 In relation to Total Runs Markets, nine full innings must be completed, or eight and a half innings if the home team is ahead, for Bets to stand.
 
e) Group Markets
 For Group Markets (e.g. homes/aways), any games not deemed to have an official result as per baseball rule (c) above will be given an allocation based on General Rule 1.16. Where a match is abandoned/ postponed, aggregate runs Markets will be subject to an allocation. The allocation will bethe mid-point of the last available quote of the game runs for the abandoned/postponed game. An abandoned match is any game that has not completed nine full innings, or eight and a half innings if the home team is ahead.
 
f) Pitcher Performance
 For a pitcher performance to stand the named pitcher must start the relevant game otherwise all Bets will be void.
 
g) In-play
If a game traded in-play by us is abandoned at any stage, all Bets, open or closed, will be treated in the same way as football Bets (see Football (o)).
 
h) Date
 All Games must be played on the scheduled date and venue. Otherwise all Bets on the game will be void (Date in the U.S-Canada not U.K).
 
2.3. BASKETBALL
 
a) Overtime
 For the purposes of individual matches and groups of games, overtime shall count for total points Markets, Markets involving superiority and Markets involving other statistics. This includes Enhanced Match Bets, and overrides General Rule 1.15.
 
b) Statistics
Bets involving long-term individual performances or team records and certain short-term Markets will be settled on the definitive statistics of the governing body (e.g. NBA) in line with their rules or as otherwise stipulated at the outset by us.
 
c) Abandoned Games
 If a game traded in-play by us is abandoned at any stage, all Bets, open or closed, will be treated in the same way as football Bets (see Football (o)).
 
d) Player performance bets
For a player performance bet to stand (i.e Points + Rebounds) the listed player must take the court at some stage. If the player does not take the court and is listed ‘inactive’ all bets shall be void.
 
2.4. BOXING
 
a) End of bout
If a boxer fails to answer the bell for a round, then for Round, Total Minutes and Supremacy Markets the bout will be deemed to have finished at the end of the previous round. For example, if a boxer does not answer the bell at the start of the 9th round, for the purposes of Round Betting the fight will have been won in the 8th; the Total Minutes will make up at 24 and for Supremacy there will be four remaining rounds in a 12 round fight i.e. 9th,10th,11th and 12th).
 
b) Technical Decisions
Where the scheduled number of rounds is not completed for reasons other than a KO, TKO or Disqualification, and a technical decision or technical draw has been awarded, the Method of Victory Market will settle in the same manner as if a decision or draw had been awarded over the originally scheduled number of rounds. For the purposes of the Win Index Market, a boxer who wins by technical decision shall be awarded 10 points, while a technical draw will be allocated 5 points.
 
2.5. CRICKET
 
a) Limited Overs Matches – Innings Runs
In a limited overs match where a team’s innings runs are traded in-play and the innings is curtailed or subject to any reduction in overs, then the innings runs Market will be settled at the midpoint of the last available quote before the overs were reduced. If an innings becomes subject to a reduction, but resumes at a later time, a new Market may be formed. If a client wants a position in the new Market they are required to place a new trade. If there are any subsequent reductions in overs, exactly the same rules will continue to apply, i.e. the Market is settled at the midpoint of the last available quote before the overs were reduced and a new Market may be formed. In the unlikely event that there is no tradeable quote at the time when the innings is reduced, or if the Market is not being traded in-play then any Bet on the Market, open or closed, shall be void.
 
b) Limited Overs Matches - Individual Batsmen Runs /25 Ups/50 Ups/ Partnerships
In a limited overs match where an individual batsman, 25 Ups, 50 Ups, or partnership runs are traded in-play and the innings is curtailed or subject to any reduction in overs, then these Markets will be settled at the midpoint of the last available quote before the overs were reduced. If the innings resumes at a later time, a new Market may be formed. If a client wants a position in the new Market they are required to place a new trade. If there are any subsequent reductions in overs, exactly the same rules will continue to apply i.e. the Market is settled at the midpoint of the last available quote before the overs were reduced and a new Market may be formed.
 
In the unlikely event that there is no tradeable quote at the time when the innings is reduced, or if the Market is not being traded in-play any Bet on the Market, open or closed, shall be void.
If a batsman in the relevant partnership runs Market retires hurt, the partnership is treated as continuing between the remaining batsman and the batsman who comes to the wicket. A partnership is treated as being ended by the end of an innings.
 
c) Limited Overs Matches - Supremacy A Bet may be offered about the margin of victory in a match, awarding points for each run or wicket won by. The official result, in runs won by or wickets won by, will determine the make-up of the Market where:
 
(i) the game is completed, even if the scheduled number of overs for either side is reduced; or
 
(ii) the game is abandoned, but an official result is declared by reference to the Duckworth-Lewis method, or such other method as is being applied by the relevant authority, on the basis of whether or not an adjusted target has been attained. Where a game is abandoned with no official result:
 
(i) if the Market is being traded in-play, the make-up will be the midpoint of the quote at the time at which play ceases; or
 
(ii) if the Market is not being traded in-play, all Bets, whether open or closed, shall be void.
 
(iii) In the event of a tie or a draw, supremacy Bets will be settled at zero irrespective of the fact that a tie may result in one team progressing further in a competition.
 
d) Limited Overs Matches - Innings
Increments
A Bet may be offered about the number of runs scored in a certain stage of an innings e.g. first 15 overs in a 50 over match or the first 6 overs in a Twenty20 match. If the innings is abandoned prior to the completion of specified number of overs, the Market will be settled at the midpoint of the quote at the time at which the innings is reduced.
 
In the unlikely event that there is no tradeable quote at the time when the innings is reduced or if the Market is not being traded in-play then any Bet on the Market, open or closed, shall be void.
 
e) Limited Overs Matches 100-50-0 Indices
Where a match ends in a tie, both teams’ 100-50-0 Indices will settle at 50 (whether there is a Super Over or not). Even if a team is declared a winner by nature of the Super Over, it will still settle at 50. 
f) Other Matches - Innings Runs
All Bets, open or closed, on a team’s innings runs shall be void if 50 full overs are not bowled unless one team has won, is dismissed or declares prior to that point.
 
g) Other Matches - Individual Batsmen Runs / Partnerships
All Bets, open or closed, on an individual batsman or partnership runs shall be void if 50 full overs are not bowled unless one team has won, is dismissed or declares prior to that point. Bets on partnership totals make up when the next wicket falls. If a batsman in the relevant partnership retires hurt, the partnership is treated as continuing between the remaining batsman and the batsman who comes to the wicket. A partnership is also treated as being ended by the end of an innings.
 
h) Other Matches - Session Runs
All Bets, open or closed, on a session runs shall be void if 20 full overs are not bowled.
 
i) Other Matches - First Innings Supremacies
1st, 2nd and 3rd innings must all start for Bets to stand (i.e. at least one ball must be bowled in the third innings). The only exception to this rule is if a match is abandoned following the team batting 2nd being bowled out (not declared) but before the start of the 3rd innings.
 
j) All Matches - Individual Player Performance Index
From time to time a performance index may be offered based on the all-round performance of one or more individuals. Any Bet, open or closed, shall be void where the player or (in the case of a match between two players) one of the players in the match takes no part in the match.
 
If an official result is not declared, then all open Bets open or closed will be void unless the Bet has already made up, e.g. a player has fielded and batted prior to the abandonment of play.
 
k) All Matches - Retired Batsmen & Batsmen not Coming to the Crease 
Where a batsman retires and does not take the field again to bat in the same innings, his score for that innings will be settled at the number of runs he has scored.
 
Batsman runs are often quoted on the assumption that he is either opening the innings or next into bat. Where the batsman does not come out to bat and a price is quoted on a false assumption that he would, all Bets during this period on this batsman’s runs will be void.
 
l) All Matches - Markets Not Traded In-play
On certain matches, we will offer a selection of Markets which are not traded in-play. If there is an official result then all Bets on these Markets will stand. If there is no official result then Bets will be void unless that Market has already made up. Examples of such Markets are wides; multi-wides; total sixes; multi- sixes; total fours; multi-fours etc.
 
m) All Matches - Declaration
The act of a declaration does not constitute further action, so Bets placed after the last delivery prior to a declaration shall be void pursuant with General Rule 1.2 (ii).
 
n) All Matches - Batsmen Match Bets Where a Bet consists of a match about the batting performance of two batsmen, both must go in to bat and at least one ball must be bowled (in the relevant innings) after the batsman concerned has gone in to bat (whether to the batsman concerned or not) for any Bet, open or closed, to stand.
 
o) All Matches - Adjustments
Any subsequent official adjustments
to the innings total runs or a batsman’s runs after the innings has finished will be included for the purposes of the relevant Market.
 
p) Long Term Markets
We often apply specific stipulations and allocations to Long Term Markets which can found in the Market explanation notes on Our websites by clicking on the i graphic within the Market listings (Web Notes). It is the client’s responsibility to make himself aware of all rules and stipulations governing long-term cricket Markets before trading, including within Web Notes. Where there are stipulations governing long-term cricket Markets (for example, a player must play at least two tests) and they are not satisfied, all Bets, open or closed, shall be void.
 
If a Bet is struck on a player who takes no further part in a long-term Market, that Bet, whether open or closed, shall be void unless expressly stipulated otherwise when the Market is first framed.
 
Where a limited overs match is abandoned with no official result, but has provision to start afresh on an allocated ‘reserve day or days’, all long-term Markets will be allocated points, runs and wickets based on performances in the last match that starts. However, Markets with allocations for abandoned matches will still be settled as per their allocation if no official result is achieved.
 
q) Official Result (Duckworth-Lewis) The official result, for example for matches determined under the Duckworth-Lewis method or other such mathematical formula, will be determined according to our reasonable opinion, such opinion being formed by reference to all publicly available evidence. The television station which broadcast the underlying event shall be considered the official adjudicator, unless that television station’s opinion differs from all publicly available information in which case www.ESPNcricinfo.com shall be considered the official adjudicator and their decision is final.
 
r) Other Matches - Binary Bets
If the result of a test match is a tie, then all Bets, including those on the result being a draw, will be settled at 0. If the result of a one day or Twenty20 match is a tie, and no winner is declared by the official competition rules, then dead heat rules apply and both binaries will settle at 50. If a winner is declared by competition rules, for example a Super Over or Eliminator Over, then the winner of this will be deemed the winner of the match. This binary will settle at 100, with the losing team’s binary settling at 0.
 
Match Betting In the event of a tied Test Match or County Championship match (i.e. where all innings have been completed and both teams have the same score) the draw will be deemed a loser and settle at 0. Dead heat rules will apply to Bets on each team for the outright result, meaning the Team to win Match markets will both settle at 50.
 
2.6. FOOTBALL
 
a) Individual Matches
Bets on football matches are, unless otherwise stated, for the scheduled 90 minutes plus injury time, but excluding extra time. Extra time Markets may be introduced at the end of the scheduled period. Bets on the amount of time before the first goal is scored will, in the case of a goalless draw, or of the first goal being scored in second half injury time, be settled at 90 minutes. Bets on the time of the last goal, in the event of a goalless draw, will be settled at zero minutes. If the venue of a game is changed, all Bets will stand provided that both the ground from which the game is being moved and the ground to which the game is moved is not the ground of either team involved in the match, in which case all Bets on that individual game shall be void, whether open or closed.
 
b) Shirt Numbers
When a Bet is about the aggregate of the shirt numbers of the goal scorers in a match or matches:
 
(i) if a goal is an own goal, the shirt number of the scorer of the own goal will be counted towards whichever side is credited with the goal; 
 
(ii) in the event of uncertainty about who scored a goal, Sporting index will endeavour to use the Official source. If there is disagreement within the relevant sources, or if the game is not televised at all, the scorer will be determined in accordance with General Rule 1.7.
 
For the purposes of any Bet about shirt numbers, a player will be deemed to wear throughout the game the shirt worn at the start of play (or, in the case of a substitute, when he comes on to the pitch)
 
Any player whose shirt bears no number on his first joining the field of play will be allocated number 12.
 
c) Total Corners, Goal Kicks and Special Markets
On certain games traded in-play, we will offer a Market on the total number of corners taken and/or multi-corners and/ or cross- corners and/or goal kicks and/ or special Markets for that match. For the avoidance of doubt, the settlement of such Markets is governed by General Rule 1.7 (save where otherwise specifically provided).
 
d) Time Markets
Where a Market is to be offered on the time of a particular goal, yellow/ red card, corner or any other event in a match, the make-up will be deemed to be that shown by the TV station broadcasting the match. If the game is being covered by more than one television station and the television stations disagree about the time of the goal or event, or if the game is not televised at all, the time will be determined in accordance with General Rule 1.7.
 
e) Player Bookings (Yellow and Red Cards)
The settlement of Markets involving the incidence of cards shown to players during an individual match will be determined in accordance with General Rule 1.7. Bets may be provisionally settled by reference to all available evidence but if the official result differs from the result used for provisional settlement, settlement will be retrospectively adjusted so as to reflect the official result, provided that the official result is available within the period for final settlement set out in General Rule 1.7. It should be noted that any Bet taken on the basis of a wrong score so far will be re-rated to reflect the actual score so far (see General Rule 1.6).  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. 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) 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. 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.
 
f) Team Performance & Mini Team Performance Index
Where we are quoting a team performance index, the individual components will be determined in accordance with (a), (c), (d) and (e) above.
 
g) Player Performance Index Unless otherwise advised, these Markets will be tracked and scored by our official adjudicator, whose decision will be final. The adjudicator can be found in the webnotes section of the bet. For the purpose of this Market the player must start the match for Bets to stand. All opening or closing Bets placed on a player at half time who does not play in the second half will be void (see General Rule 1.5).
 
h) Hotshots Index
Where a Market awards points for each goal scored by a selected group of players in a football match:
 
(i) own goals by a named player do not count;
 
(ii) in the event of any uncertainty about the identity of a goalscorer the settlement procedure set out in football (b) will apply;
(iii) unless stated otherwise, a specified points allocation will be awarded to
each of the named players who takes no part in the 90 minutes play;
 
(iv) if none of the named players start, Bets on this Market will be voided;
 
(v) in `My Hotshots’ Markets, if any of the named players do not start, the Market will be voided.
 
i) Aggregate Markets
These Markets are offered on a group of matches. Where one or more match is cancelled or postponed, and are not scheduled in the allotted time, the home and away teams will be allocated a respective number of goals for that match according to individual goal supremacy and total goals quotes for the game where offered. Once an individual supremacy and total goals quote for the match has been obtained the teams will be allocated goals by adding the midpoints of the two quotes together and dividing by two. These goals will be allocated to the favourite for the match (regardless of whether the favourite is home or away) with the remainder of goals in the match being allocated to their opponent. Where no individual goal quote is available on the match then the make-up will be pro rated from a Group of Goals total where available. If neither a goal allocation can be derived nor an individual supremacy Market is available, then the Cross Goals Market will be void.
 
j) Winning Distances, Premier League Pontoon, Certs, Mythical Matches, Bananas, Jollies’ Supremacy, Premier League Pools and Premier League Aggregate Shirts (where a postponed/abandoned match is not live).
Where one or more matches is cancelled, postponed or abandoned, regardless of their rescheduling, these Markets will be void. Both teams must play for mythical matches to stand.
 
k) Going For Goals
 
(i) Short Term (Daily / Weekly) Market On a group of matches, where one or more match is cancelled, postponed or abandoned, regardless of their rescheduling, one point per cancelled, postponed or abandoned match will be allocated. Where less than 50% of the matches within the group are completed, any Bet on the Market shall be void, whether open or closed.
 
(ii) Long Term (Season) Market
For long term purposes, the replayed match will be classified as the result for that match. Should a season be curtailed for any reason, the season long `Going For Goals’ Market would be settled in accordance with General Rule 1.11.
 
l) Individual Player Goal Minutes Own goals do not count toward player goal minutes. Unless otherwise stated, a player must start a game for Bets to stand. In the event of uncertainty about who scored the goal, the opinion of the TV station which is broadcasting the event will be applied. 
 
m) Tournament Markets
In the case of Markets made about the total number of occurrences such as goals or yellow cards which occur in a competition or tournament, extra time will be ignored, except where the contrary is clearly stated. For example, totals of World Cup goals, yellow cards and red cards are calculated by reference to the result in normal time in each completed constituent match. This is by way of contrast to index Markets which will be settled according to the ultimate result of the competition and so will be affected by what occurs in extra time.
 
n) Divisional Points
All Season Points Bets will be settled solely according to points gained on the pitch and irrespective of any point deductions. Championship and Relegation Indices will be settled according to the final league placing. Teams removed from a league but not relegated will result in the curtailment of a market, bets being settled at the last available quote and market reformed.
 
o) Abandoned Games
General Rule 1.3 applies and is for convenience set out here: Where a Market is traded in-play or at intervals and the underlying event is abandoned, then, if there is a tradeable quote on the Market when play ceases, the Market will be settled at the midpoint of the quote. Where there is no tradeable quote at the time when play ceases, any Bet on the Market, open or closed, shall be void. Markets traded in-play where the result is known at the time of abandonment (e.g. times of team goals, times of cards) will be settled on the basis of that result. If Markets are not traded in-play then, in the case of abandonment, all Bets will be void irrespective of whether the Markets have made up or not. Where play ceases at the start of an interval (e.g. half time) in which a Market is to be updated, and the Market is then updated, the first tradeable quote following the cessation of play is to be treated as the tradeable quote on the Market when play ceases for the purposes of this condition.
 
p) Postponement
Where a match is postponed, all Bets on that event which have not yet made up, will be void whether open or closed, unless the Market is being traded in- play or at intervals, in which case the Market will be settled at the midpoint of the first updated quote following the last action to take place. All Bets placed after the last completed action in the event will be void, whether open or closed. Bets on football matches are, unless otherwise stated, for the scheduled 90 minutes plus injury time, but excluding extra time. Extra time Markets may be introduced at the end of the scheduled period. Bets on the amount of time before the first goal is scored will, in the case of a goalless draw, or of the first goal being scored in second half injury time, be settled at 90 minutes. Bets on the time of the last goal, in the event of a goalless draw, will be settled at zero minutes. If the venue of a game is changed, all Bets will stand provided that the ground to which the game is moved is not the ground of either team involved in the match, in which case all Bets on that individual game shall be void, whether open or closed. 
 
q) Aggregate Markets containing postponed/abandoned matches
In a given Market where games are aggregated and a match is postponed the following Markets will be void:
 
Aggregate Home Wins (multiplied by 10), Aggregate Away Wins (multiplied by 10), Deadlock (multiplied by 10), Kick on!, Aggregate Red Card (multiplied by 10), Aggregate Home Red Card (multiplied by 10), Aggregate Away Red Card (multiplied by 10), Red Mist.
 
r) Scheduled Kick-off times and Dates For the purposes of Aggregate Football Markets all games must kick off at their scheduled time and date. Mid-point prices of an abandoned/postponed game will be applied and therefore games re-scheduled will not count.
 
s) Curtailment of Long-Term Markets If any long-term market is curtailed with no further play possible then the following settlement principles will be applied:
 
(i) Where an official result is declared, settlement will be based on the official result;
(ii) Where an official result is not declared, all Bets that have not made up will be settled at the mid-market quote available immediately after the last completed game/play of the tournament.
 
Closed Bets will stand, but all Bets, whether open or closed, placed after the last completed action will be void. Where further play is possible, e.g. a league season where one team does not fulfil its fixture commitments, a long-term market will be considered
as curtailed where there is a change to the number of participants or games to be played compared with the structure scheduled when the Market is first advertised.
 
In such circumstances, all participants in the event will be settled at the mid- market quote available at the time of the announcement of the change. This will include any team removed from a league. Closed Bets will stand, but all Bets, whether open or closed, placed after the last completed action before the curtailment will be void. For the avoidance of doubt, all Bets on a league season will stand where one or more club is subject to a take-over or merger, which may or may not involve a name change, provided their original fixture commitments are fulfilled.
 
2.7. GOLF
 
a) Strokeplay Matches of 36 Holes or Fewer
In the event of neither player completing the match, all Bets on the match, whether open or closed shall be void. In the event of a player’s withdrawal or disqualification during his match, a five stroke victory will be awarded to the opposing player. Any penalty will only effect the settlement of a Match Bet, relating to the round it occurs in, if it is announced before the player tees off in his next round. Bets on a match involving a player who, for whatever reason, takes no further part in a tournament following the placing of the Bet shall, whether or open or closed, be void. The maximum Make-Up for Strokeplay Match Bets played over 36 holes or less is 15 shots (Make-Up 55). 
 
b) Matchplay Matches of 36 Holes or Fewer
In the event of neither player completing the match, all Bets on the match whether open, or closed shall be void. In the event of a player’s withdrawal or disqualification during his match, a five-hole victory will be awarded to the opposing player. Any penalty will only effect the settlement of a Match Bet, relating to the round it occurs in, if it is announced before the player tees off in his next round. Bets on a match involving a player who, for whatever reason, takes no further part in a tournament following the placing of the Bet shall, whether or open or closed, be void. The maximum Make-Up for Matchplay Match Bets played over 18 holes is 10 holes and over 36 holes is 19 holes. For the avoidance of doubt, victory for a player in extra holes scores 10 points for the winner but otherwise any required extra holes are irrelevant for the purposes of Matchplay Match Bets unless stated otherwise (see General Rule 1.15, Enhanced Match Betting).
 
c) Strokeplay Matches of more than 36 holes (including Tournament Match Bets)
In the event of a player’s withdrawal or disqualification during the tournament, a ten stroke victory (Make-Up 10) will be awarded to the opposing player, provided the bet has not already been settled. If both players withdraw, or are disqualified during the tournament, then the player who has progressed further in the tournament is deemed to be the winner, where progress is measured by number of rounds completed. The maximum Make-Up for matches over more than 36 holes is 25 shots. If either player misses the cut, both players’ scores will be doubled at that stage (or adjusted, pro-rata, where the number of rounds originally scheduled to be played is other than four, or where the cut(s) is not at the halfway stage of the tournament). Where a Match Bet has been settled at the cut stage, it is not affected in any way by the subsequent performance of a player who has made the cut, even in the event of disqualification. For the avoidance of doubt, this rule will also apply to circumstances where the cut is re-defined after the start of the tournament, which may result in an unequal number of rounds being played by participants in a Match Bet.
 
d) Finishing Positions
A player will be deemed to have finished in the exact position that he/she finished in the field with a maximum make-up of 70. If a player tees off but subsequently withdraws, is disqualified, or retires prior to the cut then that player’s finishing position will make-up at 70, unless otherwise stated. If a player withdraws, is disqualified or retires after the cut then that player’s finishing position makes up at the number of players who made the cut (with a maximum of 70). In the event of a player making the cut and not being allowed to participate in subsequent rounds for whatever reason, then that player’s finishing position will be settled according to the official result (with a maximum of 70). Bets on a player who fails to tee off in his first round shall be void as will all Bets, whether opening or closing, on a player who takes no further part in a tournament following the placing of the Bet. If there is a tie, the Market will be settled at the average finishing position of the tied players (with a maximum of 70). For example, if three players tie for 10th position, the Market will make up at 11 ((10+11+12)/3=11). However, if there is a playoff for first place, that playoff will only count for the purposes of determining the winner. No other ties will be split as a result of that playoff, i.e. in a three-way playoff the eventual winner’s finishing position will be 1, and those of the other two will be 2.5, regardless of when they were eliminated in the playoff. Where a Market is offered on ‘field maximum’ finishing positions, a player will be deemed to have finished in the exact position that player finished in the field with a maximum make-up equal to the number of players in the field, with the same settlement rules for ties as above. If a player withdraws or is disqualified, that player will be deemed to finish last of those remaining in the tournament at the time of withdrawal, or that player at the time of the announcement of the disqualification.
 
e) Tournament Index
If a player quoted in a Tournament Index does not tee off for his first round, we will apply the spread Betting version of Rule 4 outlined in Horse Racing (j), based on the midpoint of that player’s price at the beginning of the first round. A player who, having teed off, fails to complete a round, withdraws, or is disqualified, will be deemed to have finished last of the players in the index still playing in the tournament. A player who makes the two-round cut is always deemed to have beaten a player who misses the two-round cut, whatever his subsequent score. Playoffs will count to split ties for first place only (as in Golf (c) condition above). If one or more rounds have been completed, and the prices have been updated, and a player takes no further part in a tournament owing to withdrawal or disqualification, all Bets struck on that player at the updated prices, whether open or closed, shall be void.
 
f) Reduced Tournament
If a tournament is reduced in length, then all Markets on the tournament relating to the finishing order of the players will be settled by reference to the official result. The Markets relating to the number of times certain events occur during the tournament and tournament match bets will be adjusted pro rata. In the event of the cut being changed from the original set of conditions when a Market was first advertised, the original conditions will apply for settlement for all Markets. All players who made the original cut, but not the re-scheduled cut, will be deemed to have made the cut.
 
g) Abandoned Tournament
If a tournament is abandoned with no official result declared, all bets on that tournament will be void. For the avoidance of doubt, this is includes any bet that may have already been settled or closed.
h) Hotshots
In this Market points are awarded based on the performance of a group of players in a tournament and: (i) all named players must start the tournament for Bets to stand; (ii) in contrast to Golf (c) condition above, where points are awarded for a top 10 finish, a player tying for 10th place would receive the full points allocation; (iii) if a tournament is reduced in length and an official result is declared, then all Bets will be settled with reference to that result. If there is no official result declared, then all Bets will be void.
 
i) Coldshots
In this Market points are awarded based on the performance of a group of players in a tournament and: (i) all named players must start the tournament for Bets to stand; (ii) if a tournament is reduced in length and there is no official cut, notwithstanding there being an official result declared, all bets whether open or closed will be void; (iii) if a tournament is reduced in length, there is an official cut and an official result is declared, then all Bets will be settled with reference to that result. If there is no official result declared, then all Bets will be void.
 
j) Rounds 1, 2, 3 Leaderboards
For the purposes of our Leaderboard Markets, any Bet placed prior to the commencement of Round 1 on any of the future Leaderboard Markets shall stand unless the player fails to start Round 1 (in which case the Bet will be void per General Rule 1.5). However, in the event that a player withdraws having stared Round 1, he will be allocated 0 points for all subsequent Leaderboards.
 
k) Wire-to-Wire Leaderboards
In the event of a tie in any round, dead- heat rules will apply to this Market. Points are cumulative for the whole tournament, so for example, if a player leads from start to finish the make- up would be 220 points. In the event that fewer than four rounds being completed, all bets whether open or closed will be void.
 
2.8. GREYHOUND RACING
 
a) Multiplied Trap Numbers (Barking
Mad)
At specific greyhound meetings, we may offer a Market in the aggregate total of multiplied forecast trap numbers (e.g. Trap 4 beats Trap 6 = 24). In the event of a void race, six-dog races will be allocated 12 points and eight-dog races will be allocated 20 points. Re-run races count as void.
 
b) Trebled Trap Numbers (Bananas) At specific greyhound meetings we may offer a Market in the aggregate total of multiplied tricast trap numbers (e.g. Trap 4 beats Trap 6 (2nd) and Trap 2 (3rd) - 4 x 6 x 2 = 48). In the event of a void race, six-dog races will be allocated 35 points and eight-dog races will be allocated 90 points. Re-run races count as void.
 
c) Favourites Index & Racing Post
Favourites
The Favourites Index works on the principle that a returned favourite is awarded a specified number of points for winning a race and a specified number for finishing second. In the case of joint or co-favourites, the lowest trap number counts for the index. In the case of a void race or where the favourite does not run, the favourite will be awarded the points allocation for second place. Re-run races count as void.
 
d) Abandoned Meetings
The rules for abandoned meetings are substantially the same as those for horse race meetings (see Horse Racing condition (o)).
 
e) Match Betting
Where there is a Bet about the distance between two specified greyhounds
in a race at the finish, the rules are substantially the same as those for horse racing (See Horse Racing (d)), except that the maximum distance shall be 10 lengths. A distance shall also be regarded as 10 lengths. The results as published in the following day’s tabloid edition of the Racing Post newspaper distributed in London (i.e. not the Betting Shop Display edition or www.racingpost.co.uk) will be final for settlement.
 
f) Aggregate Distances
Where there is a Market on aggregate winning distances at a Greyhound meeting, or the televised part of a meeting, the same rules will apply as in Match Betting in condition (e) above. In the case of a void race, a distance of two lengths will be awarded for that race.
 
g) Individual Race Index Where there is a Market on the performance of greyhounds in an individual race, the same rules will apply as in Horse Racing (j). However, where a reserve runs in the place of a non- runner, Rule 4 will be applied and the reserve excluded for the purposes of the race index.
 
h) What a Picture
Where there is a Market based on the photo finishes at a Greyhound meeting, in the case of a void race, 0.3 points will be awarded for that race.
 
i) Hobbs’s Choice
Where there is a Market based on pre-defined selections at a Greyhound meeting, in the case of a void race, 5 points will be allocated and the selection will be deemed to have been placed.
 
j) Trap Challenge
We offer prices on which trap will win the most races at selected meetings. Points are awarded as follows: Winning trap = 50 points, Second = 25pts, Third =10pts. In the event of an individual race being a dead heat for any position an average will be applied. Trap challenge Bets are unaffected by reserves, vacant traps or void races. If the meeting is abandoned, then the Trap Challenge Market will be settled at the midpoint of the last available quote.
 
k) Combined Trap Challenge
In the event of one or more meetings being abandoned, the combined trap challenge will be settled on all races that are completed. If all meetings are abandoned after racing has started, the markets will be settled at the midpoint of the last available price and any bets placed after all the completed races had been run will be voided. If all meetings are abandoned before a race is run, then all bets will be void.
 
l) Stop at a Winner
A prediction on the number of races on a racecard to lapse before the specified trap wins a race. The make-up is 10 times the number of that particular race. In the event of the specified trap not winning a race the make-up will be 10 times one more than the number of races, i.e. 130 on a twelve race card. In the event of a dead-heat then both traps will be deemed to have won that particular race. All Bets are unaffected by reserves or vacant traps. If a race is void then the 10 points for that race will not be allocated to any trap. If the meeting is abandoned, the Market will be settled at the midpoint of the quote at the time of abandonment.
 
2.9. HORSE RACING
 
a) Dead Heats
If two or more horses dead heat for any place, an average will be applied. For example, if, in a Bet involving the starting prices of the winners, two dead heating horses had starting prices of 2/1 and 4/1, the starting price of the winner would be considered to be 3/1. The winning distance in a dead heat would be zero.
 
b) Race Card Numbers
This is a Market about the total of the race card numbers of the winning horses at a race meeting, and the Bet concerns the aggregate of the race card numbers, doubled for convenience. For example, if there were six races and the winning numbers had been 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8, a total of 33, the result would be
66.
 
c) Aggregate Starting Prices
This is a Market about the sum of the starting prices of the winners at a race meeting. Any starting price in excess of 100/1 shall be treated as a starting price of 100/1. Where a starting price is not a whole number, the price will be rounded to the nearest two decimal places (halves going up). For example 100-30, which is 3.3333 recurring-to-1, counts as 3.33. Where no SP is returned the make-up for the race will be 1.
 
d) Match Betting
Where there is a Bet about the distance between two specified horses in a race at the finish (but see under Horse Racing (e) for Bets on aggregate distances) the maximum distances for the purpose of these Bets will be 12 lengths in the case of Flat racing and 15 lengths for National Hunt races. For distances below a length, the following will be applied:
 
Nose 0.05
Short head 0.1
Head 0.2
Short-neck 0.25
Neck 0.3
Half a length 0.5
Three quarters of a length 0.75
 
For the purposes of such Bets the distance between the horses will be the officially declared distance of those horses which have completed the race and followed the correct course. If any horse in a match Bet does not come under starter’s orders, any Bets on that match, whether open or closed, shall be void. If one horse in a match fails to complete, or takes the wrong course, the other will be considered to have won the match by the maximum distance. If both horses fail to complete, or take the wrong course, all Bets on that match, whether open or closed, shall be void. Any subsequent disqualification, stewards’ enquiry or amendment shall affect Bets only if (i) it determines that one or more horses failed to complete the correct course, or (ii) the official distances are amended by the judge. The settlement of Bets will only be affected if such a disqualification or amendment takes place on the day of the race. If no official distances are declared, the distances between the horses will, subject to the maximum distances set out above, be determined by the number of places between them multiplied by two lengths per position.
 
e) Aggregate Distances (1st to 2nd, 2nd to 3rd and 1st to 3rd)
When there is a Market on the aggregate of the winning distances on racing at a particular meeting, the same rules will apply as with match Betting (see Horse Racing (d) condition above), except that the maximum winning distance shall in the case of a Flat race be considered to be 12 lengths and shall in the case of a National Hunt race be considered to be 30 lengths. In the case of a horse finishing alone, or winning by ‘a distance’, the distance will be settled as 12 lengths in a Flat race and 30 lengths in a National Hunt race. For the avoidance of doubt, the winning distance in a race will be the officially declared distance between the first two horses which have completed the race and followed the correct course. Aggregate 2nd to 3rd distances will be determined as per the rules determining aggregate distances. In the case of only one or two horses finishing a race, then the 2nd to 3rd for that race shall be considered to be the maximum (12 for a flat race, 30 for a national hunt race). In the case of only two horses being declared for a race, then the 2nd to 3rd for that race shall also be considered to be the maximum (12 for a flat race, 30 for a national hunt race). 1st to 3rd distances will be the addition of the Aggregate Distances and the 2nd to 3rd distances.
 
f) Favourites Index
This is a Market on the performance of the favourites for a day’s racing at a particular meeting. Unless otherwise stated, the quotation is made on the basis that the horse which is the SP favourite is awarded 25 points if it wins, 10 points if it is second and 5 points if it is third. If there are joint or co-favourites in a race, the horse with the lowest race card number is considered, for the purposes of the Bet, to be the favourite. If the returned favourite (as published in the following day’s tabloid edition of the Racing Post newspaper distributed in London (i.e. not the Betting Shop Display edition or www.racingpost. co.uk)) has not come under starter’s orders then, for the purposes of the Bet if its price at the time of withdrawal is: equal to or greater than 5/1, 5 points will be awarded. Less than 5/1 but greater than evens, 10 points will be awarded. Evens or less, 15 points will be awarded. If the returned favourite (as published in the following day’s tabloid edition of the Racing Post newspaper distributed in London (i.e. not the Betting Shop Display edition or www.racingpost.co.uk)) in the last race on the card does not come under starter’s orders, Bets on the favourites index struck subsequent to the previous race shall be void. In the event of no SP being returned the favourite will be deemed to be the shortest price horse in the tabloid edition of the Racing Post betting forecast to come under starter’s orders.
 
g) Jockey Index
Unless otherwise stated, Bets on the performance of a jockey at a race meeting work on the same principles as those on favourites (see Horse Racing (f) condition above). 25 points are awarded for a winner, 10 points for a runner up, and 5 points for a third. If for any reason the jockey on whom the Bet was made does not ride his intended mount in a race, but the horse still runs, then, for the purposes of the Bet, the horse still counts as if it had been ridden by the ‘intended’ jockey. The intended mount will be taken to be the horse published in the tabloid edition of the Racing Post newspaper distributed in London (i.e. not the Betting Shop Display edition or www.racingpost.co.uk)on the day of the race as to be ridden by the jockey concerned. If the jockey rides any horse which, according to that day’s tabloid edition of the Racing Post, he was not scheduled to ride, that ride does not count for the purpose of Bets on that jockey. If the jockey has a non-runner then, if no betting show has been passed by SIS, if the SP forecast for that horse given by the Racing Post is: equal to or greater than 5/1, 5 points will be awarded. Less than 5/1 but greater than evens, 10 points will be awarded. Evens or less, 15 points will be awarded. If a betting show has been passed by SIS, then points will be awarded as above according to the horse’s price at the time of withdrawal. If the last intended mount of the jockey concerned does not come under starter’s orders, Bets on the jockey index placed subsequent to the previous race in which the jockey concerned had an intended mount shall be void, whether open or closed. The same principles will apply to trainers.
 
h) Heavyweights
This is a Market on the performance of the Racecard Number 1’s for a day’s racing at a particular meeting. Unless otherwise stated, the quotation is made on the basis that the Racecard Number 1’s in each race is awarded 25 points if it wins, 10 points if it is second, and 5 points if it is third. Bets on the performance of Racecard Number 1’s at a race meeting work on the same principles as those on the Favourites Index and Jockey Index (see horse racing conditions (f) and (g) above).
 
i) Featherweights
This is a Market on the performance of the horse at the bottom of the racecard for a day’s racing at a particular meeting. Unless otherwise stated, the quotation is made on the basis that the Featherweights in each race is awarded 25 points if it wins, 10 points if it is second, 5 points if it is third. Bets on the performance of Featherweights at a race meeting work on the same principles as those on the Favourites Index and Jockey Index (see horse racing conditions (f) and (g) above).
 
j) Individual Race Index
A Bet may be offered about the performance of horses in individual races, awarding points according to official finishing positions. If a named horse fails to come under starter’s orders, there will apply the following spread betting version of Tattersalls’ Rule 4 which deals with deductions from bets in the event of a non-runner. We take the midpoint of the horse’s quote at the time of withdrawal and reduce the points awarded by that amount, scaling down the points awarded for each position in the appropriate proportion. Any resulting decimals will be rounded to two decimal places (halves rounded up). So, in an index where 25 points were awarded to the winner, 10 points for second and 5 points for third, if a horse with a midpoint of 8 was withdrawn, the rule works as follows: There were (25+10+5) i.e. 40 points available, and this is reduced by 8, i.e. 20%. The new values for winner, second and third will be reduced by 20%, becoming 20, 8 and 4.
 
k) Stop At A Winner
Where we offer a Market on the earliest race on a card to be won by the favourite, and the make-up is 10 times the number of that race, the make-up in the event of there being no winning favourite will be 10 times one more than the number of races, i.e. 80 on a seven race card. Where there are joint or co-favourites, the horse with the lowest racecard number is considered to be the favourite. A favourite which dead heats for first place is treated as an outright winner, by way of exception to Horse Racing (a). In the event of a void race or the returned favourite being withdrawn, the make-up will be deemed to be the midpoint of our quotation at the time. In this event all Bets struck subsequent to the previous race shall be void, whether open or closed.
 
l) Racing Post Favourites
Where a Bet is offered at a race meeting on the performance of the horses nominated as favourites by that day’s betting forecast in the Racing Post newspaper distributed in London, settlement will be based on the horse nominated as favourite by the tabloid edition of Racing Post (i.e. not the Betting Shop Display edition or www. racingpost.co.uk). In the event of joint or co-favourites being forecast by the Racing Post newspaper, settlement will be based on the first named horse in the Racing Post newspaper betting forecast. This is by exception to Favourites Index rule (f ), which uses the lowest racecard number.
 
m) Multi Mules
This is a Market based on multiplying the card number of the horse finishing first by the card number of the horse finishing second. In the event of only one horse finishing the race, the make up for that race will be zero.
 
n) Aggregate Racing Markets These Markets are offered for our standard horse racing Markets across a specified number of meetings. If any race meeting included in these aggregate Markets becomes abandoned then the allocation for a particular Market to the aggregates will be the mid-point of the last available quote for the individual meeting Market.
 
o) Abandoned Meetings
If a meeting is abandoned after the completion of the first race all Bets will stand, and will be settled as if the number concerned (e.g. race card numbers, aggregate distances, favourites index, jockey index or aggregate starting prices) was the mid- point of the first updated quotation after the conclusion of the last completed race prior to abandonment. In the event of certain races on a card being cancelled, if such races were originally scheduled to take place before the last completed race prior to abandonment, then points for each such race will be allocated as per Horse Racing Rule (p) Void Races. If such races were scheduled to take place after the last completed race prior to abandonment, then no points will be allocated, as the midpoint settlement will reflect the points allocation for those races yet to be run. All Bets, whether open or closed, placed after the end of the last completed race shall be void. If no race is completed all Bets, whether open or closed, shall be void. This rule (o) also applies in respect of our Daily Aggregates Market.
 
p) Void Races
In the event of a race being declared void, the following will be awarded for that race:
 
(i) Racecard numbers: the number of declared runners for that race
(ii) Match Bets: void
(iii) Aggregate distances: 2 lengths on the Flat; 10 lengths for National Hunt (iv) Jockeys: as for jockey non-runner (see condition(g) above)
(v) Favourites, Racing Post Favourites, Heavyweights and Featherweights: as for jockey non-runner (see condition (g) above)
(vi) SPs: half the number of declared runners at the time the race was voided (vii) 2nd to 3rd distances: 2 lengths on the Flat; 10 lengths for National Hunt. (viii) Multi-Mules; half the number of declared runners for that race squared.
 
If there are no finishers in a race, it shall be treated as void.
 
q) Walkovers
Walkovers will be excluded from all Markets unless created by the withdrawal of a horse after we have begun quoting a Market concerning the race in question, in which case the make-ups will be as follows:
 
(i) Racecard numbers: number of horse walking over, doubled
(ii) Favourite: 20 points
 (iii) Starting price: 1 point
(iv) Distances: Flat 5 lengths, National
Hunt 12 lengths
(v) 2nd to 3rd distances: 5 lengths on the Flat; 12 lengths for National Hunt (vi) Multi Mules = 1 point.
 
2.10. ICE HOCKEY
 
a) Overtime
 For the purposes of individual matches and groups of games, overtime shall count for total goals Markets, Markets involving superiority and Markets involving other statistics. This includes Enhanced Match Bets, and overrides General Rule 1.15.
 
b) Statistics
 Bets involving long-term individual performances or team records and certain short-term Markets will be settled on the definitive statistics of the governing body (e.g. NHL) in line with their rules or as otherwise stipulated at the outset by us.
 
c) Abandoned Games
 If a game traded in-play by us is abandoned at any stage, all Bets, open or closed, will be treated in the same way as football Bets (see Football (o)).
d) Player performance bets
For a player performance bet to stand the listed player must take the ice at some stage. If the player does not take the ice and is listed ‘inactive’ all bets shall be void.
 
2.11. MOTOR RACING AND MOTOR SPORT
 
a) Podium Positions
Podium positions are final for settlement of individual race Markets. Time penalties applied to drivers/teams prior to the podium presentation will count towards the result. Any penalties applied after the podium presentation will not count.
 
b) Race Entry & 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’. Should a car/driver fail to qualify for the race for any reason then Bets on their race and qualifying performance 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. 
Race bets struck prior to a driver’s non-participation relating to the driver’s finishing position, such as Multi-fps and Matchbets will settle as though the driver is the next (first if no there were no others so far) race retirement. For the avoidance of doubt any such Bets struck after the driver’s last participation will be void.
In respect of motor racing ‘participation’ is defined as the driver being in the car wearing a crash helmet once the pitlane 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). 
 
c) Curtailment or Abandonment
If a race is curtailed or abandoned and no podium ceremony takes place (i.e. no official result is declared) then all Bets, open and closed, shall be void, unless there is an official result in which case Bets will be settled by reference to that result. In the event of an official result being declared and a reduced points system being awarded (e.g. half points) then that system shall also be used for purposes of long-term Markets.
 
d) Classified Finishers and Other Race Specials
These will be settled with reference to the official results. In the event of an abandoned or curtailed race if no official result is declared then Bets shall be void; if an official result is declared they will be settled accordingly. Winning margins will be settled on the official winning margin as the first and second cars cross the winning line. Any time penalty or disqualification incurred after the race by any drivers who finished the race will not be taken into account for the purposes of this Market. If only one car finishes, winning margin Bets will be settled at the stipulated maximum make-up. A ‘classified finisher’ is one who is deemed to have completed at least 90% of the distance covered by the eventual race winner and is indicated as a classified finisher by being given a classified finishing position in the official results.
 
e) Race Match-Bets
Those cars not classified in the official results are therein awarded a placing within the results in order that they retired from the race. These official results at the time of the podium will be used for purposes of settling race match-Bets and any other relevant markets.
 
f) Qualifying Markets
Markets on qualifying performance will be settled according to the fastest lap times in the relevant qualifying period irrespective of any penalties subsequently applied to form the grid for the race even if those penalties have been awarded prior to the qualifying session.
 
Long-Term Markets:
 
g) Settlement of Championship
Markets
For indices based on the drivers’ and constructors’ championship, settlement will be based on the podium positions at the last race of the season, and nothing occurring thereafter shall affect the settlement of those Markets. If there is a divergence between the official points system and that being used by Sporting Index for purposes of long-term points Markets (for reasons given in items j and k below) then the official system shall be used for championship Markets. If any driver or constructor is penalised or excluded from their relevant championship prior to the podium presentation of the last race of the season then for purposes of championship Markets they shall be settled with reference to the official standings. There is no minimum required number of races that a driver of constructor must enter for Bets on their championship placement to stand.
 
Long-Term Points Markets:
 
h) Settlement of Points Markets
Podium positions for the final race of the season (or last of the stipulated number of races, where applicable), will be used for settlement of drivers’ or constructors’ points, and nothing occurring thereafter shall affect the settlement of those Markets. There may be a minimum required number of races that a driver or constructor must enter for Bets on their championship points to stand and where this is the case any such minimum number will be stipulated in the Web Note applicable to that Market. If a driver fails to enter the minimum necessary number of races then all Bets on their points will be void at the end of the season. Race Entry is as per condition (b) above.
 
i) Abandonment; Long-Term Markets
If any Grand Prix is abandoned, or where no official result is declared, then for the purposes of all long-term Markets:
 
(i) the race in question shall be disregarded, if the number of races completed in the season is not less than the number of races stipulated at the start of the season; or
(ii) the Market shall be adjusted pro rata, if the number of races completed in the season is less than the number of races stipulated at the start of the season.
 
Any drivers or constructors must take part in a minimum number of races for Bets on their points to stand. Participation is defined as being active in at least one qualifying session of the relevant race meeting.
 
j) Points Scoring Systems
The points scoring system to be used during any season will be declared at the start of the season and will remain in place for the purposes of Sporting Index’s long-term points Markets for the duration of that season irrespective of any changes in the FIA scoring system.
 
k) FIA Rulings 
 
i) Rules
All FIA rulings that affect individual drivers/constructors/teams points will also be reflected in our long-term points Markets, unless this relates to a rebasing of the underlying scoring system used by the FIA, consistent with condition (i) above.
 
ii) Exclusion
Any exclusions from FIA points scoring will also be reflected in our points scored and our Markets will reflect the FIA championship standings except where the FIA rebase their scoring system mid- season, consistent with condition (j) above.
 
l) Other Motor Sports
Markets relating to Formula 1, NASCAR, A1, MotoGP, Formula E and Indycar races are treated in accordance with Motor Racing.
 
2.12. RUGBY LEAGUE AND UNION
 
a) Penalty Try
If a penalty try is awarded in a Rugby Union match, the shirt number of the tryscorer will be deemed to be eight. If a penalty try is awarded in a Rugby League match, the shirt number of the tryscorer will be deemed to be that of the player awarded the penalty try (or the player who would have scored the try). In the case of no player being awarded a penalty try in a Rugby League match, the shirt number of the tryscorer will be deemed to be seven.
 
b) Shirt Numbers
For the purposes of any Bet about shirt numbers, a player will be deemed to wear throughout the game the shirt worn at the start of play (or, in the case of a substitute, when he comes on to the pitch). Any player whose shirt number bears no number at the start (or, in the case of a substitute, when he comes on to the pitch) will be considered to be wearing the number allocated to that player on the team sheet. In the event of that player not being mentioned on the team sheet, the player will be allocated the number 16 for rugby union and 14 for rugby league. If any player wears a shirt with letters instead of numbers, the alphabet is taken to correspond with numbers 1 to 26 e.g. A=1, J=10 etc. In the event of any uncertainty about the identity of a tryscorer, the settlement procedure set out in Football (b) will apply.
 
c) Named Tryscorers
Where a Bet is offered about the identity of a specified number of tryscorers in a Rugby match: i) Penalty tries do not count in a Rugby Union match, notwithstanding a broadcaster’s decision to award them to a named player. In a Rugby League match, the penalty try will be credited to the player who has been awarded the penalty try (or the player who would have scored the try). In the case of no player being awarded a penalty try in a Rugby League match, that penalty try will not count. ii) In the event of uncertainty about the identity of a tryscorer, the settlement procedures set out in Football (b) will apply. iii) Unless otherwise stated, a specified point’s allocation will be awarded to each of the named players who take no part in the 80 minutes play, plus injury time.
 
d) Hotshots
For players who do not play any part in a match, an allocation of 8 points per non-participating player will apply to Hotshots, unless otherwise stipulated. If none of the players participate the Market shall be void.
 
e) Rugby Union Player Try Minutes Players must start the match for Bets to stand, i.e. players starting from the bench will not count.
 
f ) Rugby League Player Try Minutes Players do not need to start the match but must play some part of the match for Bets to stand, i.e. players starting from the bench will count provided they come onto the pitch.
 
2.13. SNOOKER
 
a) Official Result (Not In-Running)
If for any reason a match is not played to completion then even if an official result is given all Markets not traded in- running or updated at intervals shall be void. This will include all non in-running Markets even if a result is known prior to the time of abandonment.
 
b) Official Result (In-Running/Interval updated Markets)
If for any reason a match is not played to completion then even if an official result is given all Markets traded in-play or at intervals will be settled at the mid-point of the of the last tradable quote when play ceases, excepting those where a result is known prior to the time of abandonment, which will be settled on the basis of that result.
 
2.14. SPEEDWAY
 
a) Domestic Speedway
All supremacy trades (including any placed in-play) will stand provided an official result is declared and 12 out of a possible 15 heats are run.
 
b) Grand Prix Speedway
Grand Prix outright indices and heat indices will be settled as per the official result. Rule 4’s may apply to outright indices. In heat indices, all four riders must go to the tape for Bets to stand.
If any rider is replaced then all Bets on that heat are void.
 
2.15. TENNIS
 
a) Individual Matches
(i) Duration of match reduced:
If the maximum duration of a match is reduced (but not by reason of the disqualification or retirement of one of the players during the match, such scenario being dealt with in paragraph 
 
(ii) below), e.g. from five sets to three sets, all Bets (including supremacy, total games and set supremacy Bets), whether open or closed, shall be void.
 
(ii) Player retires or is disqualified during match traded in-play: Where the match is traded in-play, the player’s retirement or disqualification will result in the game taken to be abandoned and the relevant in-play Market will be dealt with and settled according to General Rule 1.3.
 
(iii) Player retires or is disqualified during match not traded in-play:
Any match not traded in-play during which a player retires or is disqualified will be settled according to the following rules, which supersede General Rule 1.3. Match supremacy will be settled awarding the unfinished sets needed for victory to the player going through to the next round/winning the match. (For example if a player retires in the first set, his opponent will be deemed to have won a five set match 3-0).
 
All other Markets will be void unless they have already made up (e.g. Stop at an Ace).
 
b) Special Markets
Special Markets may be offered from time to time about performances. Markets are settled in accordance with General Rule 1.7 unless otherwise stated. Where a Market is offered which relates to the number of occurrences of certain events within a tournament, and the tournament is postponed or cancelled, or the length of the tournament is reduced, any Bet on such Markets, whether open or closed, shall be void. 
 
2.16. UFC
 
a) The Result
For final settlement purposes we will refer to the official UFC website (http:// uk.ufc.com/). In the event that a result of a bout is amended, we will not alter our settlement unless the result was changed on the same day that the fight took place. 
 
b) No Contest
In the event of a bout being classed as a ‘No Contest’, then all bets on that bout will be voided.
 
2.17. OTHER SPORTS
 
Any Market for any other sport not listed with its own individual rules will be governed by General Rule 1.9.