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See here for the Sports Rules that apply for bets placed before: 31-10-2023

Football

General

The following rules include reasons for voiding bets.

Bets will be settled based on 90 minutes play according to the match officials, including injury time. Unless otherwise stated, extra time and penalty shoot-outs will not count.

In the case of ambiguity over the official result from the relevant government body, the outcome will be determined using information from independent sources.

If an official fixture lists different team details to those listed on our website (for example, substitutes, age group, gender, etc.), then all bets placed on the affected markets will be void. In all other cases, bets will stand (including instances where a team name is listed without specifying the term 'XI' in the name).

Data provided by Opta will be used to determine the settlement of any markets containing particular statistics, including but not limited to the number of shots, offsides and tackles. Should this information not be available, another independent source will be used.

If any new information comes into the public domain within 72 hours of settlement, then we will (acting reasonably) either:

  • reinstate or resettle in light of this new information; or
  • wait for further information before deciding whether to reinstate or resettle a market.

For matches that are scheduled for a duration other than the standard 90 minutes, bets will be settled based on regular time, including injury time. If a match is played in an unusual format (for example, three or four periods) then all half time markets will be void.

For any bets involving a penalty to be scored, if there is a retake of the first penalty we will settle the market on the result of the retaken penalty. This may include several retakes until the sequence is finished.

There is a small possibility that we will inadvertently offer bets in respect of which it is impossible for the outcome to occur (for example, we continue to offer bets on a player to be the first goalscorer in a match after that player has been substituted). While we have implemented systems which aim to prevent this from occurring, in the small number of circumstances where it does, we will void the bets in question (and return the relevant stakes to customers accordingly).

If a bet is placed after the relevant result or outcome is known, then the bet will be void.

Abandonments, Cancellations and Postponements

If a match is postponed, all undetermined bets will be void provided the match does not start before 23:59 local time (or if we believe that a match will not have started by such time) on its scheduled date.

If a match is rearranged before the scheduled kick-off date (for example, for television scheduling reasons), it will not be regarded as a postponement, and all bets will stand, as long as the rescheduled time is within 72 hours of the original kick-off time and date.

If a match starts but is later abandoned, all undetermined bets will be void provided the match is not played to a finish before 23:59 local time on its scheduled date.

Non-Runners, Withdrawals and Disqualifications

Unless otherwise stated, any player who takes the field for any part of a match will be deemed as a runner for settlement purposes. Only players not in the squad or unused substitutes will be deemed non-runners.

If a team is disqualified or removed from a league or tournament before the relevant competition has started, then all bets involving that team will be void.

Change of Venue

If the venue of a match is other than that indicated on our website, bets will stand provided the match has not been switched to the opponent's home ground, in which case bets on the match will be void. However, in major international tournaments (for example, the World Cup and European Championships), all venues will be deemed neutral. If the scheduled venue of a match is changed, including if the venue changes to a new venue in a different country, all bets will stand.

Video Assistant Referee (VAR)

If the VAR is consulted, the event which led to the referral will be deemed to have occurred at the actual time of its occurrence (rather than the time on which the relevant referral, or decision, was made).

If a bet has been settled and, due to a subsequent VAR decision, it becomes apparent that such settlement was inaccurate, we reserve the right to reverse such settlement (provided that the VAR decision occurred prior to the conclusion of the match or other timeframe relating to the bet).

Bets placed between the occurrence of an incident that led to a VAR review and the related VAR decision will be void unless:

  • the VAR review (and subsequent decision) did not ultimately alter the decision made by the on-field officials, or
  • the VAR review (and subsequent decision) altered the decision made by the on-field officials but did not have any material influence on the bet in question. All bets which were not materially influenced by the VAR review (and subsequent decision) will stand.

In order to eliminate any doubt, we will consider the VAR as having been used if this is understood from the referee's gestures (for example, hand gestures or stopping the match to review the incident themselves) or VAR usage is confirmed by the match report issued by the official governing body who is ultimately responsible for oversight of the applicable match. In cases where it is unclear if the VAR has been used due to missing TV coverage and/or conflicting reports, bets will be settled on the information acquired from feed providers and generally reputable online sources (acting reasonably).

Time of First Goal

The first half is deemed to last 45 minutes, regardless of injury time. Also, for these markets, the ‘0 - 10 Minutes’ selection covers the first 10 minutes of the match, from 0:00 until just before the clock hits 10:00; the same principle applies to each of the other selections in this market.

Draw No Bet

Bets will be void if the regular time (end of 2nd half) result is a draw.

Goalscorer Markets

Bets on players that do not take part in the match will be void. Bets on First Goalscorer markets will be void if the player takes the pitch after the first goal is scored. For other goalscorer markets, players will be deemed a participant in the listed market if they take the pitch at any point in 90 minutes play, including injury time.

For any market relating to a particular specified goalscorer, own goals will not be taken into account. Should an own goal be scored, then bets on the subsequent scorer will be deemed winners. The active goalscorer market will always be representative of the next goal to be scored in the match regardless of the previous goal being an own goal.

Effort will be made to quote all participants but that will not discount a player that is not quoted from being settled a winner.

Each Way First Goalscorer

Bets will be settled on first goal, second goal, third goal, fourth goal and fifth goal only. Players who do not score until after the fifth goal has been scored will be treated as losing selections. If less than five goals are scored in any given match, bets will be settled on those goals that are scored. If no goals are scored, all each way bets will be regarded as losing bets.

If a player enters the field of play after the first goal is scored, both the win and place part of the bet will be void unless the first goal is an own goal (in which case bets will stand). If a player is sent off or substituted before the first goal is scored, bets on that selection will be deemed as losers.

If a player scores the first goal of the match, both their win and place part are winners. If a player scores the second, third, fourth or fifth goal, only their place part is a winner.

A player cannot be placed twice (i.e. if they score the second and third goal, only the second goal is deemed a winner).

Each way bets on No Goalscorer, Last Goalscorer, First Team Goalscorers and Scorecasts are not accepted. If any such bets are taken in error, the full stake will be invested as a win only bet.

Place-only betting is not accepted.

Extra time does not count.

Own goals do not count. In cases where an own goal is one of the first five goals then the sixth goal will be settled as a winner on the place part of the each way bet. If two of the first five goals are own goals then the sixth and seventh goals will be settled as winners on the place part of the each way bet, etc.

Goalscorer Match Bets

Bets will be settled on the player who scores the most goals in their respective match out of the players listed (the listed players may or may not be playing in the same match). The ‘tie’ will be the winning selection should both players score the same number of goals or both players not score. Both players must start their respective matches for bets to stand. Own goals will not count.

Scorecasts

A Scorecast is defined as a First Goalscorer and Correct Score double.

Players either not taking part in the match or taking part after a goal has been scored will cause a Scorecast bet to revert to a single on the Correct Score market at the relevant odds offered at kick-off. Should the initial goal (or goals) be own goals then bets on the subsequent scorer and correct score double will be deemed winners. If the only goals scored in the match are own goals, then bets will be settled as singles on the Correct Score market at the relevant odds offered at kick-off. Should a match be abandoned after a goal has been scored, then all bets will be settled as singles on the First Goalscorer market at the relevant odds offered at kick-off.

Wincasts

A Wincast is defined as a First Goalscorer and Match Odds double.

If a player does not take the field by the time the first goal has been scored, bets will be settled as singles on the Match Odds market at the relevant odds offered at kick-off.

If the initial goal is an own goal, bets on the subsequent scorer and result double will be deemed winners.

Top Goalscorer

All bets will stand irrespective of whether or not the player takes any part in the relevant league, tournament or competition. If there is any dispute as to who has scored a particular goal, we will follow the decision made by the relevant governing body.

Only the goals scored in the relevant league, tournament or competition will count. For example, if a player joins a club mid-season, any goals scored in a different league will not count. However, goals scored for a different club in the same league will count. Own goals will not count.

Any goals scored in play-off matches will not count.

Goals scored in extra time are included, however goals scored in penalty shoot-outs are not included.

Player Not to Score

Bets on players who are not in the starting line-up will be void.

Player in Each Half Markets

Bets will be settled on a nominated player to achieve the stated stipulation in both the first half and second half.

If the nominated player plays no part in the first half of the match, bets will be void.

If the nominated player plays any part of the first half and fails to achieve the stated first half stipulation, bets will be settled as losers regardless of the duration of their participation in either the first or second half.

If the nominated player plays any part of the first half and does achieve the stated stipulation but is subsequently withdrawn before or during half time and plays no part in the second half, bets will be void.

Relegation Markets

If a team is relegated from a league because, at the end of a season, it has finished within the relegation positions which are relevant to that league, bets on that team to be relegated will be settled as winning bets.

If a team is disqualified or removed from the league before the relevant season has started, all bets on the affected market will be void (and a new market will subsequently be added).

If a team is disqualified or removed from the league after the relevant season has started (or a determination is made by the relevant governing body, during the season, that the team will be disqualified or removed from the league following the season's conclusion), all bets on the affected team will be void.

For the avoidance of doubt, if a points deduction is imposed on a team such that it finishes the season within the relegation places which are relevant to the applicable league, bets on that team to be relegated will be settled as winning bets.

Top/Bottom Markets

All teams must complete all their league fixtures for bets on To Finish Bottom to stand. If one or more teams do not complete all their fixtures for any reason, this market will be void. Any fixture that is abandoned, but an official result is awarded, will be classified as a completed fixture, and bets on this market will stand. Any subsequent amendments to league tables after all matches have been completed will not affect settlement of this market.

Anytime Correct Score

This market offers betting on the chosen selection being the score at any time within 90 minutes of the match plus any injury time. Where a match is 0-0 at the end of 90 minutes and injury time, all selections will be losers. Extra time does not count.

Extra Time Markets

For extra time markets, bets apply to 30 minutes of play according to the match officials, plus any injury time. However, penalty shoot-outs are not included. Bets will be settled on the result during the extra time period only. For the purposes of this market, the score shall be deemed to be 0-0 at the start of the extra time period.

All Matches To Have Over 0.5/1.5/2.5 Goals

If one or more of the matches do not go ahead, they will be deemed non-runners, and the original odds will be reduced accordingly.

Definitions

A ‘shot on target’ is defined as any goal attempt that:

  • Goes into the net regardless of intent; or
  • Is a clear attempt to score that would have gone into the net but for being saved by the goalkeeper or is stopped by a player who is the last man with the goalkeeper having no chance of preventing the goal (last line block).

Shots directly hitting the frame of the goal are not counted as shots on target unless the ball goes in and is awarded as a goal. Shots blocked by another player, who is not the last man, are not counted as shots on target.

An ‘assist’ is defined by the final touch (pass, pass-cum-shot or any other touch) leading to the recipient of the ball scoring a goal. If the final touch (as defined above) is deflected by an opposition player, the initiator is only given an assist if the receiving player was the likely intended destination of the touch before the deflection. If a shot on goal is blocked by an opposition player, is saved by a goalkeeper or hits the woodwork, and a goal is scored directly from the rebound, then an assist is awarded. If a player shoots or passes the ball and forces an opposing player to put the ball in their own net (Own Goal), then an assist is awarded to the attacking player. For a penalty or a free-kick, the player winning the penalty or free-kick (by being fouled or causing a handball) is awarded an assist if a goal is directly scored, but not if they take it themselves, in which case no assist is awarded.

RequestABet

If a football match is abandoned after it has started, RequestABet bets will be void unless unconditionally determined at the time of abandonment will be void. However, if the match is rescheduled to be played within three days of its original start date, bets will stand and apply to the rescheduled match.

For bets involving two or more occurrences, those occurrences must take place at separate times for the bet to be successful. For example, a RequestABet bet on a header to be scored and a goal to be scored from outside the penalty area will only be successful if a goal is scored via a header and a separate goal is scored from outside the penalty area.

Any bets involving free-kick goals must be scored directly from a free-kick. For the avoidance of doubt, a goal will be deemed to have been scored directly from a free-kick if the individual who takes the free-kick is awarded the applicable goal (even if the ball touched another player before it crossed the goal line). Penalties do not count as free-kicks.

For bets relating to any competition long specials, in the event of one or more matches not being played, any selections that require an event (goal, etc.) to occur in each match will be settled at reduced odds according to the actual number of matches that were played.

 

The Sportsbook General Rules will apply for any category of bets or markets not referred to in these Specific Sports Rules.