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SPECIAL MARKETS; POLITICS; REALITY TV, WEATHER

Politics - General Election
Voter Turnout
Bets will be settled on UK/Ireland wide turnout on polling day. 
Any subsequent delayed votes or re-runs will not count.

Postponed/Re-run Seats
Any seat which requires a re-run for legal or other reasons: The original declared result will stand for betting purposes. 
Any seat which requires a postponement of the vote to a later date and is not held on general election day, will not count for purposes of seat totals or majority betting. 
Bets taken on a seat before any postponement will be void.

Majority Betting UK
For a party to win an overall majority, they are required to win over half of the UK constituencies contested i.e. if 650 seats are contested on Election Day, 326 are required for a majority. 
If the next general election is run under a significantly different electoral system (e.g. not single member FPTP constituencies) seat total bets, majority bets and individual constituency markets will be void. 
Most Seats markets will stand.

Party Leader Markets
Unless otherwise specified, temporary or “caretaker” leaders will not count. 

Constituency Markets 
All markets are for the next General Election, unless otherwise stated. 
Other runners may be added at any time as they declare, or on request. 
Bets on parties or candidates who do not stand will be losers.
Constituency betting is available as singles only.

US Presidential Markets

Winner of the US Presidential Election

This will be settled on who is the President elect after election day. All bets will stand regardless of any subsequent changes to the announced winner before Inauguration Day.

Bets will stand whether a candidate officially runs for office or not.

Bets will be void if the US Presidential Election is decided under an electoral system other than the Electoral College system.

Next President

Bets will be settled on who has been officially been announced as the winner of the Presidential election.

Bets stand whether the candidate officially runs or not.

Party nominees & vice-presidential nominees

These will be settled on the nominees as declared at the Party Conventions in election year.

Bets will stand whether a candidate officially runs for nomination or not.


Primaries & caucuses
All markets will be settled on vote share, unless otherwise specified. 
Results as declared by the individual state parties. 
Subsequent corrections or alterations will not be taken into account.

Reality TV Shows 
Others may be added to the market at any time, when specific rules will be available on line or via our broadcasting. 
This section explains the main rules and conditions for bets placed on TV shows including, but not limited to: ‘Strictly Come Dancing’, ‘Dancing On Ice’, ‘X-Factor’, ‘Big Brother’, ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ and ‘I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here’. 
Bets are available as singles only, unless otherwise stated. 
Bets will be settled on the official results declared by the television broadcaster. 
Evictees, Eliminations, Disqualifications and Walk-outs will be considered losers in the Outright betting markets. 
If a series is cancelled, and no official winner is declared, bets will be settled as a dead heat between the remaining contestants (Those that have not yet been evicted/eliminated). 
Outright bets on contestants already evicted/eliminated will stand as losers. 
If an act/group changes their name, bets stand. 
We reserve the right to void any bets should any markets be affected by late additions or subtractions of contestants, or other external factors, which have an unfair effect on the outcome of the markets.

Evictions/Eliminations
We reserve the right to void all bets placed on an Eviction Market should the eviction method, or initial line up for eviction be changed. 
Others may be added to the market at any time. 
Bets on Next Eviction / Elimination stand regardless of how the public have voted (e.g. whether the public were voting to save the contestant, or for them to be evicted/eliminated). 
If two or more contestants are evicted / eliminated in a specific eviction/elimination market, and the order of the eviction/elimination is clear then bets will be settled accordingly. 
Where the order of an eviction / elimination is not clear dead heat rules will apply. 
Bets on Next Eviction / Elimination markets will be settled on the first named contestant to be evicted / eliminated in a specified week/show, regardless of how many occur that week / show. 
Where one or more listed participants do not take part then a Rule 4 deduction may apply.

Other Markets
A)Match Betting –
The contestant progressing furthest in the competition is deemed the winner. 
In the event that two or more contestants are evicted / eliminated in the same week/show, the first named contestant will be deemed the loser.

B) Bottom 3 /Bottom 2 –
The specified number of contestants must be named in a given week/show for bets to stand. 
Contestants named in the bottom 3 or 2 (depending on the market offered) for a specific week/show are deemed winners. 
In the event of the bottom 3 or 2 not being clear, bets will be void. 
First Act Announced Safe – Bets are settled on the first contestant announced as safe in a specified week/show. 
If it is unclear which act is declared safe first then bets will be void. 
Bets on contestants not performing will be void, and any contestant not performing will not be considered in the market.

C) Top 3 Finish (Outright) –
Settlement is based on results of the whole series/competition. 
Contestants placed in the top three of the competition are deemed winners. 
If the top three results are unclear then dead-heat rules may apply.

Specific Programme Rules
1) Big Brother
Evictees, and those leaving the house of their own accord, will be settled as losers in the outright market. 
Should any such contestant be re-admitted at a later date, they will be considered an original contestant and existing bets on them in the Outright market will stand. 
If a contestant leaves by means other than an eviction prior to a declaration of those up for eviction, they will be considered a non-runner in that week’s Eviction market and a Rule 4 may apply. 
Additional contestants may be added to the market at any time. 
Fake evictions will not be considered as winners in the Next Eviction market, the housemate must leave the house permanently. 
Should the relevant broadcaster not confirm which housemates are nominated or are up for eviction, a market may still be formed.
Bets on this market will stand ‘all-in’. 
Additional housemates may be added to the market at any time.

2) X Factor
Where a contestant enters the competition as a solo artist, and that artist subsequently joins a group, bets on the original solo artist will be settled as losers. 
Where a group of contestants entered into the competition entirely disband and form individual solo acts or other named groups, bets on the original group will be settled as losers. 
If a group changes its members, or alters the number of members, bets stand on the original named group. 
Deadlock - The market is determined as Yes, There Will be Deadlock between judges/No There Will Not be Deadlock between judges in a specified week/show.

3) Strictly Come Dancing / Dancing on Ice
If a celebrity is not able to perform on a particular week or not be able to continue with the competition due to injury, bets on that celebrity will stand. 
Bets are placed on the celebrity regardless of whether their professional dance partner changes. 
Gender of Winner - Settlement is based on the celebrities’ gender.

 

Weather
1) General
All bets on Weather markets are available as singles only. 
If any multiple bet is accepted in error, it will be settled as win singles with the stake equally proportioned. 
In the event of a tie, dead heat rules will apply. 
Settlement will be based upon official statistics from the Irish/British Weather Services, unless otherwise stated in the individual market’s terms and conditions.

2) Christmas Snow
For a bet of a white Christmas for 2013, a snowflake, sleet or a snow grain (together “Snow”) must be officially recorded as having fallen between 00:01hours and 23:59 hours on 25 December 2013 (“Christmas Day”). For these purposes:
• Betting locations refer to the major city airport unless otherwise specified. Should this be impossible due to technical failure or for whatever other reason, the geographically closest officially verifiable source of data will be used instead
• Snow, sleet or any other like substance which fell prior to the commencement of Christmas Day (including that which remains on the ground on Christmas Day), hail or ice pellets (irrespective of the time at which they fall) are excluded from the definition of Snow for the purposes of any Bet; and “officially” means as determined by the Irish/British Weather Service in its absolute discretion
• No multiple bets are accepted on these markets, any bet accepted in error will be settled as win singles with the stake equally proportioned

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