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General Sporting Rules


1) Abandoned matches

If a match is abandoned before Full Time* has been played, bets on the match outcome will be void, unless an official result is declared. Bets on all markets which have been unconditionally determined will stand, for example in Football, First Goal Scorer bets will stand if a goal has been scored.

*Full time is determined by the rules of the specific sport, please refer to any special rules or terms in relation to that sport.

2) Cup/Trophy competitions

Unless we advertise other terms, we will settle outright betting on the player or team that lifts the trophy.

3) Knock out competitions

Tournament betting will be settled on the player or team that wins the trophy. We will settle bets in knock out competitions, on the competitor who qualifies for the next round. This applies as long as the match has started and is not drawn and replayed. If the match is drawn and replayed, bets will stand on the replayed match.

4) Non-Runners

Sports bets are accepted 'All in compete or not' and if a player or team is withdrawn before they have taken part in the event (in any way), your bet is a loser. If the event is advertised 'Non-runner no bet', stakes will be refunded on a player or team withdrawn prior to the start of an event. If you have placed a winning bet on a sporting event when a different player or team is withdrawn, we may apply the equivalent to a Tattersalls' rule 4(c) to your winnings, based on the price of the selection withdrawn

5) Outright/Tournament & Handicap Betting

When odds for both Outright/tournament and handicap betting are advertised, the bet will be settled on the Outright/tournament result unless the handicap price is specifically selected at the time the bet was placed. Where only handicap betting is available the bet will be settled as a handicap bet whether selected or not.

6) Player/team withdrawn after the official start

If a player or team has taken any part in the sporting event once it has officially started and then fails to complete for whatever reason, we will settle your bet as a loser on outright markets

7) Related bets

Multiplied odds do not normally apply for the same selection to win more than one event and the only bets available at the current odds are singles. We may have special prices available that apply to selected doubles, trebles, accumulators and so on. For example: 'Warwickshire to win all three English county tournaments' or 'Tiger Woods to win all 4 Major golf titles' please ask us for the special prices available. If we accept in error a bet made up of doubles, trebles etc. at the individual event prices, we will settle your bet at the special price available at the time you placed it. If a special price was not available, we will divide your stake equally as singles at the individual event prices available at the time you placed the bet. If you take a special double price for the same selection in two events and the selection does not take part in one of them, your bet will be settled as follows:

  • If you have placed your bet before the 'day of event' for both events, our normal Ante Post rules apply. This means that if your selection does not take part in one of the events we will settle your bet as a loser. This applies even if your selection has been successful in the other event.
  • If you have placed your bet on the 'day of the event' for one of the events and your 'day of event' selection does not take part, this will be treated as a non-runner and the bet will become a single for the remaining Ante Post event. We will then settle your bet based on the price and place terms available at the time you placed your bet (normal Ante Post bets apply). When we offer prices on different selections in the same event, these cannot be combined in accumulative bets where the outcome is related. The only exception to this is where special prices are made available, e.g. a Scorecast on a football match. If such a bet is accepted in error, we will settle the bet by dividing the stake unit equally where the related outcomes clash.

8) Results

In the case of Football and other Sports, bets are settled on the official result published by the Press Association (PA), immediately after the match/event is finished. If the PA amends their decision after this period, all bets will stand on their original result. If the result is not immediately available from the PA, the result published by the official governing body immediately the match/event is finished will be used for settling purposes. Any subsequent corrections or amendments to this result will not apply for settlement purposes. Please refer to specific rules for individual events.

9) Season Handicap Betting

Season Handicap bets are settled by adding (or subtracting) the handicap start value to the final points total of all selections in the market at the end of the season. In the event of a tie, dead heat rules apply.

10) Venue changes

If your team is no longer playing at the venue advertised, your bet will still stand. This applies as long as the venue has not been changed to the opponent's ground (or in the case of international matches, as long as the venue remains in the same country).

11) In Play Betting

If a match/tournament is curtailed through external factors and there is no further play any bets placed on any-in play market once play has been curtailed will be void. Any bets placed prior to this will be settled in accordance to our normal rules.


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