07th January 2014

BETTING RULES FOR BOYLESPORTS CUSTOMERS PLACING WAGERS ON BOYLESPORTS BETTING WEBSITES AND VIA OUR FON-A-BET SERVICE

The following rules will govern all transactions between Boylesports (Isle of Man) Limited’s (“Boylesports”, “we”, “our” or “us”) and you, the customer, on Boylesports.com (http://www.boylesports.com) (referred to as the “Website”) or (our” Fon-A-Bet Service”) by telephoning (Irish Customers freephone) 1800 44 00 00 and (UK customers freephone) 0800 44 00 00.*

(*Please note that separate betting rules apply to wagers placed in our licensed betting offices in the Republic Of Ireland).

Please note when you open an account with us for the Internet Service or Fon-A-Bet Service (an “Account”), you must accept the terms and conditions of the Agreement applicable to those services advised to you at that time. These are the Boylesports Betting Rules referred to in the Agreement relating to the Website and our Fon-a-Bet service.

 

CONDITIONS OF ACCEPTANCE OF BETS

Our acceptance of bets from you is subject to the following rules.

General Rules

A) In the event of a multiple dead heat, stakes will be divided in proportion to the number of that tie in the multiple dead heat.

B) The onus is on the customer to ensure the correct amount of money is given for each bet, and received back for each successful claim.

C) All Special Offers/Promotions are only available to customers with a registered address from Ireland or The United Kingdom unless otherwise stated. Please see individual special offer/promotion terms & conditions for full details.

D) GREYHOUNDS: Untimed or wrongly timed bets for trap numbers will automatically be settled on the next race immediately after the time of acceptance.

E) Tote betting (Placepots / Jackpots / Quadpots etc.): If for any reason the tote fails to operate at a race meeting all tote bets will be settled at our starting price terms.

F) Under no circumstances will business be conducted with persons who are under 18 years of age. Age verification will be requested if deemed necessary by our staff at any time. Each customer warrants that any proof of age documentation produced to us in complete and authentic. The right is to void any bet with a person less than 18 years of age is retained.

G) Each individual customer must ensure that their own local, national or state laws allow them to place bets with us.

H) We reserve the right to accept or decline the whole or part of any bet that a customer offers to make at our sole discretion, without giving any reason.

I) If we accept a bet after our official betting time has closed, where the event upon which the bet was place has been determined/finished or at a stage where a customer knew or could have had any indication of the outcome then we may void the bet and return the stake to you.

J) We will make every effort to ensure total accuracy in the issuing and publishing of our Prices & Information. However, we will not be held accountable or accept responsibility for any obvious errors or omissions in any of the markets offered and we reserve the right to correct these errors as follows:

  • 1) Where a bet is accepted in error at an incorrect price, then bets will stand at the correct price; we will endeavor to contact the customer before the event commences to offer the choice of cancelling the bet by mutual consent, but should no contact be made then all bets will stand at the correct price.
  • 2) Where a bet is accepted in error containing the incorrect Handicap, Spread or Totals number then all bets will be void, regardless of the result.

    This rule applies to both pre-event and in-running markets.
  • K) If under any of these Rules we declare a bet void we will return the stake to you and that is the only obligation that we have to you in relation to the bet.

    L) In these Rules limits and maximum payouts appear. It is the customer’s sole responsibility to ensure that he or she understands and adheres to these limits, irrespective of bets being accepted by our staff in excess of those limits.

    M) We record telephone calls with our customers to maintain a copy of the transaction which occurs and also to monitor the quality of our employee's delivery of service. The recordings that we capture are kept for approximately 1 month unless there is an issue/event that has been identified which makes it necessary to keep it for longer or where we need to keep a record of the transaction which has taken place and we have no other record. All recordings are stored within a safe facility and are not disclosed to any third party except An Garda Siochana for the purpose of preventing, detecting or investigating criminal offences.

    SPECIFIC RULES APPLICABLE TO BETS

    All bets are subject to the following rules

    We accept bets for all meetings held under the rules of recognised Jockey Clubs, Turf Clubs, and National Hunt Committees worldwide (point to point excluded), the National Greyhound Racing Club(NGRC),  tracks Wimbledon and such other NGRC tracks as may be designated for Bookmakers Afternoon & Evening Greyhound Service  (BAGS & BEGS) from time to time. We accept bets for Irish Greyhound Racing for Shelbourne Park and other Irish greyhound tracks (Excluding Harold's Cross) run by the Irish Greyhound Board (IGB).

    Selections for other sporting events may be accepted by Boylesports if a price is agreed between you and us. In addition, any instructions or terms issued by us by means of a press announcement or a notice posted by us in our betting offices are part of these conditions of acceptance and Rules.  “Conditional” or “any to come” bets are not accepted with the exception of round robin and flag bets.

    We reserve the right to declare void any bet whose bona fides we are not satisfied with, win or lose. 

    A) ANTE POST BETS

    All Ante Post bets are accepted and settled on a Rules of Racing basis only. Ante Post bets are accepted on the basis of ‘all in’, whether the horse or selection participates or not. This means that if the horse or selection does not run or participate in the race/event named, the bet is a loser. This applies even if the selection was not entered in the race, as long as there was the possibility that it could have been entered at a later stage. All Ante-Post prices are subject to fluctuation and Ante-Post bets will be settled at the price ruling at the time of acceptance and must be recorded on the betting slip by our staff. Our right is reserved to correct any palpable or obvious errors. If a bet is placed on an Ante
    Post selection before the entries have closed, the bet will stand. The selection will only become void if:

    • The race/event is abandoned or declared void.
    • In the case of horseracing, a horse is balloted out or eliminated under Jockey Club Rule 125, or prevented from running under Jockey Club Rule 1A.
    • The venue changes.
    • In the case of horseracing and greyhound racing, if the conditions of the race entry are changed prior to the horses or greyhounds coming under starters orders.
    • In the case of horseracing, where the horse had already been withdrawn from the race at the time of acceptance.
    • Specific terms such as “with a run” were offered at the time the bet was placed and the selection is subsequently withdrawn as a non-runner.

    Where the above conditions apply to a selection in an Ante Post multiple bet, the selection in question will be treated as a non-runner and the bet settled at the Ante Post odds laid on the remaining selections. Doubles, trebles & accumulators will be calculated at accumulative odds, except when the same selection is taken to win two or more events, when reduced odds may apply. If a bet on an Ante Post selection was placed after the entries closed, it will become void unless: The race is run on a later date at the same venue; and entries are not re-opened, in which case the bet will stand. However, if the conditions of the race change (e.g. if the race is to be run over a different distance), all affected Ante-Post selections will be void. Each-Way Ante Post bets are settled according to the Each-Way terms advertised at the time the bet was placed. Ante Post selections can be included in most types of bets, including our range of specialty bets. However, any built-in bonuses and consolations specific to certain specialty bets (such as double the odds one winner on a Lucky 15/31/63 bet) will not apply. We do not accept “place only”, “any- to -come” or “if cash” bets at Ante-Post odds.
    In the event of a postponement of a race or event - if the declarations are re-opened - all bets placed before the postponement will be void, win or lose.

    B) RELATED CONTINGENCIES

    Different bets may not be combined where the result of one influences the outcome of another. Example: Liverpool to win the F.A. Cup Semi-final 6/5, Liverpool to win the Cup outright 2/1 - €10 Double on above or similar type bet would be settled as a €5 single on each. However, a special price is available for most combinations of Football results, i.e. 1st Goalscorer plus correct score, etc. If two selections run in the same race are included in a double, treble or accumulator, both win and place stakes will be equally divided between the two. A double will become 2 singles; a treble will become two doubles and so on. If however, either of the selections should be doubly engaged, settlement will be determined by application of the rule “Double Engaged”.

    If the same selection is repeated in a double, treble or accumulator, then a non-runner will be substituted for the repeated selection. Where a horse and greyhound or a virtual horse or greyhound with identical names are engaged to run on the same day, untimed bets for that selection will be settled for the horse race unless it is otherwise indicated that the greyhound or virtual horse is required. Where a selection is given both by name and trap number, the name will take precedence for the purpose of settlement. Untimed or wrongly timed bets on unnamed favourites where the meeting is specified will be automatically settled for the next race after acceptance of the bet at that meeting.

    C) BOARD PRICES AND MORNING PRICES

    At all horse or greyhound meetings when we are receiving a “Course Betting service” we will lay the current quoted price of the selection at the time the bet is accepted.

    Neither a “bar price” nor the instruction “first show” will be accepted; if taken in error the selection will be settled at the starting price. Customers wishing to bet at board or morning prices must stipulate this when handing in the bet, ensuring that the quoted price is marked on the betting slip by our Staff, and countersigned by them, otherwise the bet will be settled at the starting price.

    Where a board or morning price is laid, this will apply to the selection throughout the slip. Should there be an (official) correction of a price or starting price, whichever was wrongly transmitted, all wagers struck at that price will be settled at the corrected price or starting price, whichever is the greater, a similar correction will be made where, due to a mistake by a member of our staff a price has been incorrectly quoted, whether to the customers advantage or not. This rule will similarly apply where morning prices advertised or displayed on the day of an event are marked incorrectly on the betting slip by a member of our Staff. Settlement of the place part of each way bets where a price has been laid (except ante-post) is determined by our Place term Rule A horse race bet laid in accordance with advertised or circulated prices on the day of the race is not an ante-post bet and in the event of any withdrawals such horse(s) will count as non-runners and bets for other horses will be subject to a deduction equivalent to that of Tattersall’s Rule 4, the rate depending upon the advertised or quoted price(s) of the withdrawn horse(s). When a rule 4 deduction applies to an early priced race and the result renders the price less than the returned S.P. price, we will pay at the SP. This applies to singles only.

    *Morning Prices on horses are available or up to the transmission of the 1st show from the course.

    *Morning Prices on Greyhounds are available up to 20 minutes before the advertised off time, or up to the transmitted 1st show whichever occurs earliest. No prices are available on Horse Racing once the race has started.

    D) EACH-WAY BETTING

    An Each-Way bet is made up of 2 parts: the ‘Win’ and the ‘Place’. Each part is an equal stake, e.g. a €/£1

    Each Way bet will have €1 on the ‘Win’ and €/£1 on the ‘Place’ (a total stake of €/£2). The ‘Win’ part of your bet is on your selection to win the event, and the ‘Place’ part is on your selection to finish either first or in one of the pre-determined places. If your selection wins, both the ‘Win’ and ‘Place’ parts of your bet will pay out. But if your selection only places, you will lose the ‘Win’ part of your bet (and lose that part of the stake) but get paid out on the ‘Place’.

    The odds for the ‘Place’ are given as a fraction of the odds for the ‘Win’ and will be displayed to you when you place your bet. Each-Way betting is most common in horse and greyhound racing, and is also usually available in other sports e.g. Football or Golf tournaments. For Horse and Greyhound Racing, the ‘Place’ part of Each Way bets will be given the following Place terms:

    Non-Handicap Races

    2 - 4 Runners Win Only. 5 – 7 Runners 1/4 the Odds 1st, 2nd. 8 or more Runners 1/5 the Odds 1st 2nd & 3rd.

    Handicap Races

    2 - 4 Runners Win Only. 5 - 7 Runners 1/4 the Odds 1st, 2nd. 8 - 11 Runners 1/5 the Odds 1st, 2nd, 3rd.
    12 - 15 Runners 1/4 the Odds 1st, 2nd, 3rd. 16 or more Runners 1/4 the Odds 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th.

    Please note: Horse races with 4 runners or less, there is no place betting available and all the stake will go on to win. For example if you have €/£1 Each Way and there are only 4 runners, the bet will be settled as €/£2 win. Also, Non-Runners in a race can affect the Each-Way terms of your bet. For example, if your bet is placed in an 8 runner race, and a horse later withdraws reducing the field to 7, the Each-Way terms will change from 1/5 odds first 3 places to 1/4 odds on the first 2 places only. For overseas racing where we pay pari-mutuel returns, the each way terms will be as Determined by the local pari-mutuel rules. See overseas racing section.

    E) ENHANCED PRICES FOR MULTIPLE BETS

    In cases where we offer an enhanced price for multiple bets, such as doubles or trebles, any non-runners will be treated as void selections. For example, a treble with a non-runner will be settled as a double on the remaining selections. The prices for the remaining selections will be based on the advertised prices and not the enhanced odds.

    F) MAXIMUM PAYOUTS

    The maximum daily payouts on any bet, or bets, including Ante Post, are as detailed below. The maximum payout limits apply to individual events. The limits below refer to the total return on the bet, excluding the original stake. If a multiple bet has been placed which involves events with different maximum payout limits, the lowest limit will apply. All maximum payout limits apply to any one customer, or group of customers acting together, who have backed the same combination of selections, including where placed in a series of bets, at a range of prices, over a number of days using different betting accounts and/or across different betting channels. Should we have reason to believe that a number of bets have been placed this way, the total payment of all those bets combined will be limited to one single maximum payout.
    Boylesports shall not be liable for any loss of profits, loss of anticipated savings, loss of goods, or any special, indirect, consequential or pure economic loss, costs, damages, charges or expenses.

    Throughout these rules, ‘Full Service’ refers to horse and greyhound races for which full details (shows of betting, official off times and results) are broadcast to Boylesports and viewable in our shops by satellite and terrestrial media. The total maximum payout per customer is determined by us and we may set individual limits for each sport or event at our discretion. It is the responsibility of the customer to ensure they are aware of each of the limits before bet placement. In the event that a customer has an accumulator or multiple legs bet the maximum payout will be applied according to the lowest payout limit on the accumulator or multiple legs. Boylesports may amend or introduce any limits from time to time at its discretion without giving notice.

    IT IS THE CUSTOMERS SOLE RESPONSILBILITY TO ENSURE THAT ANY BET THAT HE OR SHE STRIKE WITH US IS WITHIN THE REALMS OF OUR LIMITS AND COMPLIES WITH THESE RULES

    1) Horse Racing;

    • Any bet settled on a Double Result, ‘First Past the Post or ‘Rules of Racing’ basis (the definitions of which are contained in the following pages) in UK or Ireland is subject to a limit of €500,000. This limit of €500,000 applies even where a customer has taken prices irrespective of the bet being accepted by our staff except in the following circumstances. ‘Rules of Racing’ means the current “Rules of Racing, and Irish National Hunt Steeplechase Rules”, published by the Irish Turf Club on the date that the relevant race is run.

    • Horse Racing not fully covered by SIS, SIS+, Turf TV; Any bet which contains a selection either running at a meeting where race results are not fully covered by Satellite Information Services (SIS), SIS+, Turf TV or any other alternative provider approved by us or engaged in a race whose starting time is after 6pm without full cover, this bet is subject to a limit of €50,000. With the introduction of evening and Sunday opening of our shops, the above limit will only apply to racing which takes place outside these hours.

    • Bets which include a selection for overseas racing covered in our Full Service are subject to a maximum payout of €100,000

    • Any bet which contains a selection running at an overseas meeting where race results are not covered in full service by SIS is subject to a maximum payout of €30,000

    • UK and Irish Placepots, UK Jackpots UK Quadpots; The maximum payment to any one customer in respect of any one day’s aggregate bets in each of the following categories is as follows: UK Placepots Irish Placepots bets €25,000, UK Jackpots €30,000 and UK Quadpots €10,000. The maximum payout to any one customer in respect of any one day’s Quadpots aggregate bets will be twice the total race-course Quadpots pool or twice the S.P. win or place accumulator whichever is the lesser. In the event of a “Carryover”, the maximum payout to any one customer who nominates all successful selections in the UK Jackpot or UK Placepots or Irish Placepot will be twice the S.P. win or place accumulator respectively, subject to a maximum limit of €30,000 for the Jackpot and €25,000 for the Placepots.

    2) Greyhound Racing;

    • Ante-Post Greyhound Racing; Ante-Post Greyhound bets in respect of UK or Irish races are subject to a maximum payout of €50,000 to any one customer.

    • Greyhound Bets UK; The maximum payout to any one customer in respect of any one day’s Greyhound bets in respect of UK races for which all selections are covered in full service by SIS, SIS+, Turf TV or an alternative provider approved by us is €100,000.

    • Greyhound Bets not covered in the Full Service; The maximum amount which can be won on any bet which includes a scheduled BAGS/BEGS greyhound selection(s) run in the UK which is not covered in the full service by SIS, SIS+, Turf TV or alternative provider approved by us is €10,000. Sunday/Evening, any bet which contains a selection(s) running at a Sunday UK BAGS/ or evening BEGS Meeting which is placed in a shop which is not open on the Sunday or the respective evening is subject to a maximum payout of €5,000.

    • Irish Greyhounds: Greyhound bets placed at Shelbourne Park are subject to max payout of €5,000, bets on any other major IGB (Irish Greyhound Board) track will be subject to max payout of €1,000 with the exception of Harold’s Cross where we do not accept bets and any bet taken in error will be void win or lose.

    • A major race in Ireland covered live on SKY, RTE or Setanta; the maximum payout for an Irish major race (i.e. a race in Ireland covered live on SKY, RTE or Setanta) is €25,000 per customer per race. The maximum payout for a race in the UK covered live on SKY, RTE or Setanta is €25,000 per customer per race.

    • Major Irish/UK based Greyhound derby heats etc; Bets will also be accepted for major races selected by us as advertised by us on our screens in the shop, or for which prices are offered by us, i.e. major Irish/UK based greyhound derby heats etc. Bets at such meetings will be subject to a maximum payout of €25,000 per customer per race.

    • Coursing; we offer long odds prices on selected Coursing events throughout the season, singles & multiples are accepted on these events and are subject to a maximum pay-out of €5,000 Per Customer. We also bet Ante-Post Prices on the Coursing Derby & Oaks, any single bets are subject to max payout of €50,000 per customer and any doubles on these events will be subject to a Maximum Payout limit of €20,000 Per Customer.

    3) Football

    • The maximum payout on Football to any one customer on any one day’s business is €500,000, regardless of the number of bets, subject to the following limits

    • UK Football Leagues and Cups; The maximum payout on UK governed English Premier League, Championship, League One, League Two, FA Cup, Carling Cup, Community Shield and Scottish Premier League football bets to any one customer on any one day’s business is €500,000.

    • Welsh and Northern Ireland Football: The max payout on the any Welsh or Northern Ireland Football bets to any one customer on any one day’s business is €10,000.

    • All other UK governed football bets; the maximum payout on all other UK governed football bets is €100,000 to any one customer on any one day’s business.

    • Italy, France, Germany and Spain; the maximum payout on football bets in the top/premier divisions in Italy, France, Germany, and Spain to any one customer on any one day’s business is €250,000.

    • Irish Premier and Division one football; the maximum payout on all Irish Premier and division one football bets to any one customer on any one day’s business is €20,000.

    • All other UEFA governed football bets; the maximum payout on all other UEFA governed football bets to any one customer on any one day’s business is €10,000

    • World Cup Finals; the maximum payout on FIFA governed World Cup finals football bets to any one customer on any one day’s business is €500,000.

    • World Cup Qualifier football bets; the maximum payout on FIFA governed World Cup qualifier football bets to any one customer on any one day’s business is €100,000.

    • UEFA European Championship finals; the maximum payout on UEFA governed European Championship finals football bets to any one customer on any one day’s business is €500,000.

    • UEFA European Championship qualifiers; the maximum payout on UEFA governed European Championship qualifiers bets to any one customer on any one day’s business is €100,000.

    • International Friendlies; the maximum payout on FIFA/UEFA governed International friendly football bets to any one customer on any one day’s business is €20,000.

    • International football; the maximum payout to any one customer on any one day’s business on all other competitive international football bets is €100,000.

    • UEFA Champions’ League group and knockout stage; The maximum payout on UEFA Champions’ League group and knockout stage football bets to any one customer on any one day’s business is €500,000.

    • Europa League group & knockout stage; the maximum payout on UEFA Cup group & knockout stage football bets to any one customer on any one day’s business is €100,000.

    • All other FIFA governed football; the maximum payout on all other FIFA governed football bets to any one customer on any one day’s business is €10,000.

    • All other Irish football; the maximum payout on all other Irish football bets to any one customer on any one day’s business is €10,000.

    • The maximum payout on all friendly match football bets (other than international friendly matches) to any one customer on any one day’s business is €10,000.

    • Any other Football event other than those previously stated; the maximum payout on any other football event other than those previously stated to any one customer on any one day’s business is €10,000.

    4) Numbers

    • Irish, UK, Euro Lottery or 49`s; the maximum payout to any one customer, on any bet or series of bets emanating from the same source in respect of any one Irish, UK, Euro Lottery or 49`s draw is €100,000.

    • Other Lotteries; The maximum payout to any one customer, on any bet or series of bets emanating from the same source in respect of any one draw in the Australian, Canadian, German, Greek and Spanish Lotteries is €50,000

    5) Golf

    • The maximum payout on any bet on any Golf event is €250,000 per customer.

    6) GAA

    • The maximum payout on any bet on any GAA event is €100,000 per customer except for any bet which includes a selection from any GAA club or provincial event in which case the maximum payout is €25,000 per customer per bet.

    7) Snooker

    • The maximum payout on any bet or series of bets on any one day`s business on any Snooker match is €50,000 per customer.

    8) Tennis

    • The maximum payout on any bet or series of bets on any one day’s business on any tennis match is €50,000 per customer.

    9) Other Sports

    • The maximum payout on each of American football, baseball, basketball, cricket, darts, motorsports, rugby league, rugby union, to any one customer on any one day’s business is €100,000

    10) Virtual Racing

    • The maximum payout on virtual racing is €50,000

    11) Non Sporting Events/Racing Events

    • Any bet which includes a selection for a Non-Sport/Racing Event, such as a song contest, political contest, classified by us as Novelty Bets, is subject to a maximum payout of €10,000

    Sporting Events not Specifically Mentioned; the maximum payout on any bet or series of bets on any one day’s business on any sporting event not specifically mentioned in the maximum limits set out in these Rules where we accept any bets is €25,000 per customer.

    * All maximum payouts are Euro or in the currency equivalent as determined by us. Any bet which includes a combination of markets and results in varying maximum payouts will be subject to the lowest maximum payout.

    12) Special Offers and Concessions

    • The maximum payout to any one customer in relation to any Boylesports offer or concession (this includes Best Odds Guaranteed) is €50,000 per customer per day. This applies to bets placed on Boylesports.com, Boylesports Mobile and all White Label partners.

    • Guaranteed prices do not apply to bets placed at ante-post odds, tote bets, combined horse bets or bets on International racing.

    G) PRICE CHANGES

    All prices are subject to change and may, on occasion, be restricted to certain stake levels. The prices offered via our different business channels may vary. For example, our shops may offer slightly different prices from those available at our Call Centre or on our Website.

    H) SETTLEMENT OF BETS

    Horse racing bets are automatically settled on a Double Result basis unless otherwise stated or as detailed in the ‘Double Result’ section. The advertised times of all races, the runners, the returns and the results as published in the Racing Post (or where not published in another national newspaper determined by us) will govern the settlement of all bets, errors and omissions excepted.

    “Through the Card” type instructions will be determined by reference to the published race programme, as will instructions “first race” etc. In the event of no starting prices being returned, all selections for which a price has not been laid, will be declared void and treated as non-runners for the purpose of settlement.

    Unless otherwise advertised by us, bets are accepted only at Starting Price, Board Price, Morning Price or Ante-Post Price. If taken at tote returns in error, win and place singles or accumulative bets will be settled at starting prices. Forecast bets will be settled in accordance with our Rule “Forecasts”. Each way doubles, trebles and accumulators are settled win to win and place to place. When three or more selections are made for a race in a wager involving straight forecasts, settlement will be made as a full combination of those selections, unless each required forecast is written individually. In accumulative wagers where bet contingencies are related, stakes will be divided on those selections which therefore clash. Commissions for a horse or greyhound that runs in a race or a meeting not precluded by our rules will be executed for that race unless the selection is specifically timed by the customer or by our Rule “Double Engaged” for another race for which it holds an engagement. Where there is evidence of “price-rigging” of starting prices, we reserve the right to withhold payment of returns pending the outcome of any subsequent inquiry.

    I) VOID BETS

    If a selection in a single bet is made void the stake will be returned. Void selections in multiple/accumulator bets will be treated as non-runners and the stake will run onto the remaining selections in the bet.

    J) WITHOLDING PAYMENT & OUR RIGHT TO SET OFF LIABILITY

    We reserve the right to withhold payment and to declare bets on an event void if we have evidence that the following has occurred:

    1. The integrity of the event has been called into question
    2. The price(s) or pool has been manipulated
    3. Match rigging has taken place

    Evidence of the above may be based on the size, volume or pattern of bets placed with us across any or all of our betting channels. A decision given by the relevant governing body of the sport in question (if any) will be conclusive. If any customer owes any money to Boylesports for any reason, we have the right to take that into account before making any payments to that customer.

     

    HORSE RACING

    1) Abandoned /Postponed Races or Meetings

    Bets will be void if: The race is abandoned, the race is declared void, Any of the race conditions or entries change. If the overnight declarations do not stand, all bets are void.

    2) Aggregate Winning Distances

    A prediction on the total winning margins (distance between first and second placed horses) of each race at a particular meeting. A fixed odds bet is available on selected Horse Race meetings based on predicting the correct total of the winning distances for all races at that meeting. The following list represents the numeric unit that is used in the calculation for distances less than one length, e.g. Newmarket aggregate winning distances is the sum of the distances between the first and second horses in all races from Newmarket on that day. Six races won by 3 lengths, 1 length, ½ length, 6 lengths, 2 lengths and 1 length would equal a total of 13½ lengths. This market will be displayed in three bands, e.g. Newmarket Aggregate winning distances:

    Under x lengths 13/8, between x and y lengths 6/4, Over y lengths 15/8. For races won by less than a length, the following is awarded: Nose = 0.05 lengths, Short head = 0.1 lengths, Head = 0.2 lengths, Neck = 0.3 lengths, ½ length = 0.5 lengths, ¾ length = 0.75 lengths.

    The maximum winning distance for a National Hunt race is 30 lengths (including National Hunt Flat races). The maximum winning distance for a flat race is 12 lengths. In the event of a walkover, the distance will be 2 lengths for a Flat race and 6 lengths for National Hunt race. If less than 4 races are run bets are void unless the maximum quote has been attained. If 4 or more races are run and a meeting is subsequently abandoned, default distances of 2 lengths (for Flat races) and 6 lengths (for Nat Hunt races) will be awarded to void races. Distances for each race at a meeting are settled on a “First Past the Post” basis. Other applying conditions will be displayed on the day. Any runner subsequently disqualified for taking the wrong course or carrying an incorrect weight will be ignored when the winning distance is calculated. The winning distance in such a race will be settled on the officially declared distance between the first two horses past the post that have followed the correct course and carried the correct weight. This only includes races on the regular card, it does not include charity races or any other race not run under the Rules of Racing.

    3) Amendments after the official result

    Where a result is amended after the official result (i.e. the weigh-in), for example as a result of a successful appeal, the amendment will be ignored for settlement purposes.

    4) Best Odds / Enhanced Prices

    Take the price - including early prices and board prices, singles only- and if the SP returns greater we’ll pay you out at the bigger price. Maximum stakes may apply which also applies to Enhanced Odds. Applies to single bets only. For example, if you take a price of 3/1 and the selection wins with a Starting Price of 4/1, we pay you 4/1. If you take a price of 3/1 and the selection wins with a Starting Price of 2/1, we pay you 3/1. In the event of a Rule 4, we pay you at the bigger odds, after the Rule 4 deduction has been applied. The offer does not include Ante-Post, Tote/Pools, Betting Without markets, To Win/Not to Win, Place Only, Match Bets. Bets placed after the off do not qualify for this offer. Bets must be placed on the day of the event to qualify. Boylesports reserves the right to remove this offer at any time and from individual Customers.

    5) Board Prices Accepted

    You can take the current Board Price on your bet. If a horse is withdrawn from a race, no further Board Prices will be available until a new market has been formed and prices may be subjected to a Rule4. Board Prices are relayed directly from the racecourse and displayed on our screens as part of our internet service

    6) Bonus/Consolations on Patents, Yankees, Super Yankees, Heinz, Super Heinz & Lucky 15/31/63

    Bonus must be clearly marked on all slips. Any bet for races other than those specified will be settled as ordinary multiple bets. All selections must run and win for bonus to apply. Bonus paid in addition to all returns. No bonus will be paid on any bet which contains unnamed favourites. In the event of a dead heat on any bonus bet half the bonus will be paid. No bonus will be paid for the place part of any each-way bet. Only one bonus will apply per bet. No bonuses paid on combination bets or Ante post bets. Bonuses/Consolations apply only to UK, Irish & UAE horseracing, UK/Irish Greyhound Racing and all Virtual Racing. Where a cash bonus is offered

    – Lucky 15, 10% of total return if all 4 selections win.
    – Lucky 31, 20% of total return if all 5 selections win.
    – Lucky 63, 25% of total return if all 6 selections win.

    Consolation

    For all of the above, your win single is settled at “Double odds” if only one winner is selected. This applies to the win part only if it was an Each-Way bet and does not apply to unnamed favourites.

    7) Dead Heats

    In the event of a dead heat customers lose half their stakes and are paid full odds to the other half, e.g. if a customer invests €1.00 on a selection that starts at 20/1 and which Dead-Heats for 1st place, half the stake is lost leaving 50 cents stakes at 20/1. A similar rule applies to place betting where, as a result of a dead heat, more than the required Number of horses are placed. In the event of a multiple dead heat stakes will be divided in proportion.

    8) Doubly Engaged

    An untimed single bet for a selection which is Doubly Engaged will be taken as for the first race in which it runs, unless an ‘if absent’ selection is also given on the slip, when this will be taken as timing the bet for the race where both are engaged. Where a selection is “Doubly engaged” and is timed by the customer, it will be settled as a bet for that timed race only. Where it is untimed, or incorrectly timed, the bet will be on the first race in which the selection runs, after the time that the bet was placed. If two selections, one of which is Doubly Engaged, are included in a double, treble or accumulator and run in the same race the one which is Doubly Engaged will be deemed to be timed for the race in which they do not clash. If both are Doubly Engaged, the selection written first will be timed for the race in which it runs and the other timed for the race in which they do not clash. This does not apply to single bets, which are treated as entirely separate bets.

    9) Early Prices

    Our Early Prices (that is prices offered after the overnight declarations are made) are available daily on selected races up to the first racecourse show.

    10) Favourites Index

    A fixed odds bet is also available at selected meetings and is based on a points system for the finishing positions of favourites in each race. The aim is to correctly predict the total number of points for the finishing positions of favourites in each race at the specified meeting. The ‘Favourites Index’ market relates to the aggregate performance of favourites over the course of a race meeting. The scoring system is as follows:

    • Win = 25 points
    • 2nd = 10 points
    • 3rd = 5 points
    • There are no points for a 4th place finish, regardless of whether four places are returned for each way purposes

    In the case of joint or co favourites, the favourite will be deemed to be the one with the lowest racecard number. If there is a dead heat for any placing, the points for these runners will be added together and divided equally between the number of positions. All bets will be settled on the official result, after the weighed-in signal. If the meeting has 3 or more races abandoned or declared void, then all bets will be void unless a winning market has already been established, in which case all bets stand. When only 1 or 2 races are abandoned or declared void, bets will be settled with a default figure of 10 points applied to each abandoned or void race. In the event of a walkover, bets will be settled with a default figure of 10 points applied to that race. If the favourite is withdrawn at the start of the race and no new market is formed, points will be awarded dependent on the price of the favourite at the time of withdrawal:

    • Evens or less = 15 points
    • 11/10 to 9/2 = 10 points
    • 5/ 1 or bigger

    11) Forecast/Tricast Betting

    A “straight forecast” is a bet where you name two selections to come 1st and 2nd in the correct order for a specified event. A “reversed forecast” is when you name two selections to finish 1st and 2nd in any order for a specific event. A “combination forecast” is when you choose three or more selections in an event, with any of these to finish 1st and 2nd in the race. Straight, reversed and combination forecasts are available on both horseracing and greyhound racing provided 3 or more entries run in any one race.

    Subject to the following rules, forecasts are accepted in singles, doubles and trebles only. Any forecast accumulators accepted in error, which do not comply to the format and conditions above, will be settled as forecast trebles, with the stake involved being equally split over the number of trebles available. If the forecast should contain a non-runner, if the same selection is repeated or if the selections run in different races, the forecast will be declared void and treated as a non-runner for the purpose of settling wagers.

    Forecasts at Tote Returns, if taken in error, will be settled in accordance with the relevant section of this rule. A Forecast including an unnamed favourite selection will be declared void.

    • HORSES: Forecasts will be accepted only in races of three or more runners, and will be settled in accordance with the officially declared S.P. Computer Forecast Returns; in races of less than three the forecast will be declared void. Forecasts at Tote Returns are not accepted and, if taken in error, will be settled at Computer Forecast Returns. Where a customer Nominates a dual forecast in a race for which a straight forecast is declared, the stake will be divided and invested as two straight forecasts. If for any reason, no CSF or BAGS/BEGS Forecast is returned, bets will be settled by reference to the N.S.L. Straight Forecast Chart. Should one runner finish alone, a dividend for the winner with any other runner will be passed by S.I.S.

    • GREYHOUNDS: Forecasts will be accepted only in races of three or more runners and will be settled in accordance with the official BAGS/BEGS Computerised Forecasts. For races where such forecasts are not declared, settlement will be made by reference to the N.S.L. Straight Forecast Chart and in accordance with the rules printed thereon; in races of less than three runners the forecast will be declared void.

    • Forecasts for Irish Racing will be settled in accordance with the officially declared S.P. Computer Forecast Returns. In the event of no forecast dividend being returned, winning forecasts will be settled at multiplied odds; e.g. 2/1 Winner, Second 5/1, 2x5 = 10/1

    12) Tricast Betting

    To select the horses to finish 1st, 2nd and 3rd in correct order, are accepted in singles only in races for which an official Computer Tricast return is declared. Stakes for any tricast double, treble, etc accepted in error will be divided equally to cover each tricast race in tricast singles only. Selections should be named, although race card numbers will be accepted provided there can be only one interpretation of the required selections. In the event of any ambiguity the Tricast will be declared void. Instructions for permutations must be specific; otherwise, the bet will be settled as a Straight Tricast to the stake available. Tricasts will be settled in accordance with the official Computer Tricast return. Should selections for the Tricast include one non-runner; the stake will be invested as a Computer Straight Forecast on the remaining two selections in the order written, with the non-runner being discounted. For the purpose of settlement, in the case of combination tricasts the total stake will be invested as a reversed forecast on the remaining two selections. It should be noted that a permutation is a series of Straight Tricasts. Should selection for a Tricast include two non-runners, the stake will be void. If, for any reason, a Tricast is taken for a race for which an official Computer Tricast return is not declared, where all three selections run, settlement will be made as a Computer Straight Forecast on the selections nominated to finish 1st and 2nd, with the selection for 3rd being discounted. In the event of a combination Tricast, the bet will be settled as a combination forecast. Any tricast which contains an unnamed favourite, that selection will be settled as a non-runner. Tricasts will be settled in accordance with the official computerised return. If two non-runners are selected in a tricast, the bet will be void. If fewer than three runners finish the race a tricast dividend is declared based on those runners that do finish with the field. If a tricast bet is accepted where less than 4 runners take part in the race, it will be settled as a Straight Forecast on the selections nominated to finish 1st and 2nd, with the selection nominated to finish 3rd ignored. Horse Tricast bets are accepted on all Handicap, Nursery and Rated Stakes Handicap races that are included in our full service provided eight or more horses

    How does a non-runner affect my bet?
    If your selection becomes a non-runner;

    Single Bet
    If you have a non-runner, your bet is void and you receive your stake back. Please note, this does not apply if your bet was placed under Ante Post rules, in which case your bet will be settled as a loser.

    Multiple Bets
    If you’ve placed a multiple bet such as a double, treble or Lucky 15, your bet will stand on the remaining selections. So a double becomes a single, a treble becomes a double, and so on.

    Forecast
    If you have a non-runner in a forecast bet, your bet is void and you will receive your stake back. Please note, the bet is not settled as a single on the remaining selection.

    Example 1: €/£1 Forecast A - B, where B is a non-runner, bet will be Void.
    Example 2: A combination forecast (6 bets, total stake €6) A - B - C, where C is a non-runner, will be settled as: A - C = Void, A - B = Stands, B - A = Stands, B - C = Void, C - A = Void, C - B = Void.

    Tricast
    If you have a non-runner in a tricast bet, your bet is settled as a forecast on the remaining selections in the order they were selected.

    Example 1: €1 Tricast A - B - C, where B is a non-runner, will be settled as a €1 forecast A - C. Combination bets follow the same rules, with each combination settled separately.
    Example 2: €1 Combination Tricast A - B - C, where C is a non-runner, will be settled as:
    A - B - C = Stands as A- B, A - C - B = Stands as A - B, B - A - C = Stands as B - A, B - C - A = Stands as B - A, C - A - B = Stands as A - B, C - B - A = Stands as B - A,
    If you have 2 non-runners in a tricast bet, your bet is void and you will receive your stake back. Please note, the bet is not settled as a single on the remaining selection.

    If another selection in an event you have bet on becomes a non-runner
    If a selection other than your own becomes a non-runner, then prices for the remaining selections may need to be reduced to reflect their chances of winning an event. Please refer to our article on Rule 4 Deductions for more information.

    13) First past the Post (FPP)

    All bets placed on UK, Irish and UAE horse racing only will be settled on First Past the Post AND the official result. This offer applies to winning single and multiple bets and the win part of Each-Way bets. There is no restriction on staking, and payouts are subject to our advertised payout limits.

    Exceptions

    The exceptions where First Past the Post does not apply and bets are only settled according to the official result are:

    A selection taking the wrong course, a selection carrying the wrong weight or the jockey failing to weigh-in, any Ante Post bet, a Forecast or Tricast bet, a void race. any Tote/Pari-Mutuel bet, a selection given as the winner in error by the judge, a bet placed on a two-runner race or a special match bet, a bet placed in a “without the favourite” market, any other special market.

    Exceptions

    The exceptions where First Past the Post does not apply and bets are only settled according to the official result are:

    A selection taking the wrong course, a selection carrying the wrong weight or the jockey failing to weigh-in, any Ante Post bet, a Forecast or Tricast bet, a void race. any Tote/Pari-Mutuel bet, a selection given as the winner in error by the judge, a bet placed on a two-runner race or a special match bet, a bet placed in a “without the favourite” market, any other special market.

    Horse racing bets placed on non-UK/Irish UAE meetings are settled on the official result declared by the racecourse judge and confirmed by the ‘Weighed-In’ announcement. If a winner is disqualified after the official result is announced, the disqualification will not affect the settlement of bet.

    HORSE RACING SPECIAL MARKETS

    1) Horses and Hounds

    Horses and hounds are offered on a daily basis and consist of across the card doubles involving a greyhound and horse. Should there be a non-runner or withdrawn selection in either of the races involved with a price of 10/1 or less the bet will revert to a SP double. Should one of the selections be withdrawn the bet will revert to a SP single on the other selection. Prices are not guaranteed on this product but there is an enhancement built in at time of acceptance. This market is settled on Official Result and First Past the Post.

    2) Jollies and Rags

    This market will be offered on selected races in Ireland and the UK daily. This bet is a match bet between selected horses at the front of the market (Jollies) against the rest of the runners in the field (Field/Rags). In the event of a horse being withdrawn all bets will revert to SP, i.e. if a jolly is withdrawn all bets will stand on the other runner(s) listed as Jollies. Bets on the Rags will be also settled at SP. Rule 4s may apply in addition to dead heat rules. This market is settled on First Past The Post Result only.

    3) Not to Win

    This market will be offered on races where there is a short price favourite. The market will allow our customers to bet on the favourite not to win the race, basically if any other horse wins the race they are on a winning bet. Please note that the selected runner must come under starter’s orders for bets to stand and if there were any non-runners or withdrawn horses the bets will revert to SP. This market is settled on First Past The Post Result only.

    4) How Far- Distance Betting - (Horse Specific)

    How far- distance betting is offered on all odds- on horses daily in Ireland and the UK. It consists of 3 options; horse x to win by under x lengths, horse x to win by exactly x lengths and horse x to win by over x lengths. All bets on this market will be void should horse x become a non-runner. All bets will stand on horse x if any other horse is withdrawn but rule 4s may apply. Should horse x not win the race all bets are deemed losers. This market is settled on First Past The Post Result only.

    5) Name The Distance - (The Race)

    Name the distance betting is offered on all races in Ireland and the UK where How Far distance betting is not applicable. This market is similar to how far distance betting except the customer doesn’t need to name the winning horse. Again this market has 3 options as above i.e. the race to be won by under x lengths, the race to be won by exactly x lengths and the race to be won by over x lengths. This market is settled on First Past The Post Result only.

    Therefore the difference between How far distance betting and Name the Winning Distance betting is that in how far distance betting the named horse must win whereas in name the winning distance the bet is solely settled by the distance the race is won by.

    6) Individual Race Distance Band Betting

    We currently offer distance band betting on individual races on all National Hunt races. This product offers our customers a chance to bet on a three way match bet on the winning distance of the race. This bet will appeal to customers who may not like the odds on option of Name The Distance. This product contains three distance bands, namely under x lengths, between x and y lengths and over x lengths. This market is settled on First Past The Post Result only.

    7) Winning Distance

    Betting on the winning distance will be on races only as displayed by us. The winning distance will be that margin, as officially announced between the winning horse and the second. All Winning Distance bets are settled on a “First Past the Post” basis only, i.e. Double Result does not apply. In the event of a withdrawal resulting in a rule 4 of 10c or greater in a race where we offer “distance betting” the Tattersall’s rule 4 amount will be split between the distance options. The following list represents the numeric unit that is used in the calculation for distances less than one length.

    Nose =0.05 lengths, Short Head =0.10 Lengths, Head =0.20 Lengths, Neck =0.30 Lengths, Half Length =0.50 Lengths, and 1 Length =1.00 Length etc. At least one horse must finish for winning distance bets to stand. Singles and upwards.

    8) How Far Will It Win by

    When there are Non Runners that result in a Rule 4 Deduction of 20c or more in a selected how far will it win by race all bets will be settled on the selected Horse to win the Race at SP.

    9) Place Accumulators

    Place Accumulators are offered at all Irish & UK Meetings. This market consists of a price on all SP Favourites to be placed at the meeting. Place-pot rules apply to this market, in the event of joint or co-favourites winning, the horse with the lowest race card number is the winner. Dead heats count in full for this market.

    10) Easy As 1-2-3

    Easy As 1-2-3 is combination of horses to win & be placed. One Selected horse must win, another selected runner must finish in the first 2 places and a final selected runner must finish in the first 3 places. In the event of one of the selected horses becoming a non-runner the bet will be settled at SP. In the event of the place terms altering for the two selected runners to be placed a rule 4 may apply. This market is settled on First Past The Post Result only.

    11) Winner Winner

    Winner Winner is a special which asks the customer to select a winner from each of the day’s meetings in the Ireland & UK only. Prices are not guaranteed on this special. In the event of a non-runner all bets will be settled at SP. Dead Heat & Rule 4’s may apply. This market is settled on the official result of the race.

    12) Nags To Riches

    Nags to riches asks the customer to pick a horse in each race at a certain meeting to be unplaced. Please note that normal placer terms apply for this market. In the event of a nr or withdrawn horse being selected, the longest priced runner at SP odds will be the deemed selection, if there are 2 or more longest priced horses then the lowest racecard number will be the deemed selection. This market is settled on official Result only.

    13) Jump Around

    Jump Around is based around all runners to complete the course in the named race. All stated runners must run for bets to stand. This market will be settled on the official result of the race.

    14) First To Last

    First To Last is offered on selected races daily. This Bet asks customers to select the total distance between the first and last placed horses on the selected race. The options will be in the format of up to and including x lengths and over x lengths. The market will be settled on the official result only. All Runners must complete for bets to stand. In the event of a horse(s) not finishing all bets will be void. **Singles only**

    15) Forecast / Tricast Specials

    Forecast and Tricast Specials will be offered in selected races. Prices will be quoted on the first two in the betting to finish 1st and 2nd in that order for forecasts and for the first three in the betting to finish 1st, 2nd & 3rd in that order for tricasts. Any Other Outcome will also be quoted for this bet. In addition if the forecast/tricast dividend is greater on the stated forecast/tricast the dividend will be guaranteed. This market is settled on Official Result and First Past the Post.

    16) I-Bet 2/3 Places

    Price offered is for the horse to win the race. If the horse finishes second the bet stake is returned. In the event of a horse being withdrawn, not under starter’s orders, stakes on that selection will be returned.

    Bets for the remaining horses in the race will be subject to a deduction in accordance with Tattersall’s Rule 4(c) based on the win price of the withdrawn horse(s) at the time of withdrawal, (see Tattersall’s Rule 4 table) e.g. Horse X priced at 4/1 in the win market and 11/4 in the “I bet 2 Places” market is withdrawn then a Rule 4 deduction of 20c based on the 4/1 win price shall apply to the “I bet 2 Places” market. In the event of a race being reduced to 4 or less runners all bets are void. Normal dead-heat rules apply. Double Result concession does apply to this market

    17) Daily Specials

    Daily Specials are offered daily on topical horses/meetings/jockeys etc. (e.g. Richard Hughes Double, Kempton Double & Afternoon Good Things) they also include the Hot Pots. Prices are guaranteed on all win doubles in these markets but prices are not guaranteed on any place doubles or mixed doubles as per our rule under Boylesports special offers. Across Card Doubles are not guaranteed as there is an enhancement built it and the time of acceptance. Prices on other specials are not guaranteed. (, Mixed Hot Pot, Place Accumulators, Jockey Specials, Easy As 1-2-3, Horse And Hounds, Winner Winner & Boylemania Special) as there is also an enhancement built in at time of acceptance. These markets are settled on Official Result and First Past the Post.

    18) Shoot 6

    The Shoot 6 is a Boylesports specialty bet based on the races advertised by us/known as Scoop 6. Simply choose a horse in each of the six selected scoop 6 races (see press or TV). For a €2 unit stake your Shoot 6 Bet consists of: A €1 SP win accumulator + a 25% bonus if all six selections win, A €1 place accumulator, at the placed dividend as per declared on the Scoop 6.

    Rules:

    Select horses by name, number or favourite, In the event of a race(s) other than the selected Scoop 6 races being selected, bets will revert to an each-way SP accumulator with no bonus, All selections are settled ‘Rules of Racing’.

    19) Nominate Horses to Finish the Course Etc

    All bets are settled in accordance with the official returns in the Racing Post (excluding obvious errors), or in its absence, the Irish Times (excluding obvious errors), or in both of their absence, the Sporting Life (excluding obvious errors). This market will be settled on the official result of the race.

    20) Betting Without

    Where we offer prices on an event without a nominated selection (normally the favourite); for settlement purposes the finishing position of the “without” selection will be ignored. Any each-way terms advertised are settled on the actual number of runners who take part in the race, excluding the “without” selections.

    In markets where we are “Betting Without” a nominated selection, the place terms will be based on the remaining number of runners excluding the nominated selection. Any rule 4 deductions will still apply and be based on the price of the withdrawn runner in that market at the time of withdrawal. “Betting Without” bets are settled ignoring the finishing position of the nominated “Without” runner. Where the nominated “Without” selection is withdrawn before the start of a race, all bets on any of the field in this market stand. If 2 or fewer runners start the race, then bets will be void. This market is settled on Official Result and First Past the Post.

    21) Match Bets and Triple Headers

    Betting is offered to nominate which of two, or more, selections will finish a specified race ahead of the other(s). If one runner does not take part in a match bet then all bets on that match are void. Where all but one, of the nominated horses, fails to complete the course the other horse is automatically the winner. Where all horses in a match fail to complete the course all bets on that match will be void. All bets settled on a F.P.P. basis. Singles and upwards accepted. All bets on the Special Markets must be placed before the off of the race.

     

    No Official Starting Price returns
    In the event of no starting prices being returned, all selections for which a price has not been laid, will be declared void and treated as non-runners for the purpose of settlement.

    Place Only Bets

    Place Only bets are not accepted unless specifically advertised. Any place only bets accepted in error will be void win or lose. In Each Way bets if the amount staked on the place part of the bet is greater than the win part, the excess place stake will be made void. Place Only bets are accepted on specifically advertised races. Where Place Only betting is specifically advertised bets will be settled as follows:

    • The number of places paid will be in accordance with our normal each way place terms for horse racing.

    • All stakes on any non-runners will be refunded, however the number of places paid will alter as a result of any non-runners. Bets on the remaining horses in the race will be subject to a deduction in accordance with the following table:

    Price at time of withdrawal and amount deducted in the € (or equivalent) from winnings:

    In the event of there being two or more withdrawals in one event, the total deduction shall not exceed 90c per €1. In the event that the number of runners is the same or less then the number of places paid, all bets will be void. This market will be settled on the Official Result only. Dead-heat rules apply.

    RESERVES

    If we offer a price on a reserve runner which subsequently runs in the race this runner will count for results purposes on all bets. When/If we price a reserve which is subsequently confirmed a non-runner these withdrawals will not be subject to Rule 4 deductions.

    If we do not offer a price on a reserve which subsequently runs in the race we will treat all bets up to the point of the reserve entering the race as having been placed without the reserve runners. In such instance bets struck up to the point of the reserve entering the race will not be subject to our best price guaranteed offer.

    RULE 4 DEDUCTIONS

    1) What are Rule 4 deductions?

    Rule 4 deductions are made to the Returns you receive back when the horse you have backed wins or is placed. These deductions are only made when one or more horses are withdrawn from the race after you have placed your bet. Rule 4 deductions are normally only made in cases where you have taken a price on your horse. Rule 4 deductions are only made from the Starting Price of a horse when a horse is withdrawn just before the race and there is no time to start or ‘reform’ a new market. Does not apply to Ante Post bets and backers of the withdrawn horse will have their stakes refunded

    2) Why are Rule 4 deductions made?

    Rule 4 deductions are made because when a horse is withdrawn from a race it becomes easier for the other runners to win. Put simply, each horse in the race will have one less to beat so it is more likely that it will win. Therefore an amount of money is taken out of winnings to balance the effect of the withdrawn runner. If bookmakers did not make Rule 4 deductions from winnings then in some cases customers would be able to back all the horses in one race and make money whichever horse won!

    For example, suppose there are three horses in a race. Horse A is 1/3 favourite, horse B is 3/1 and horse C is 12/1. Now suppose horse A is withdrawn and there are no deductions made to the prices of horse B and C. In this case if you placed €1 on horse B and €1 and horse C you would win more than the €/£2 staked whichever horse won. If horse B won you would win €/£4 and if horse C won you would win €13. Therefore Rule 4 deductions are made to take into account the additional advantage a customer has when a horse is withdrawn from a race.

    3) How much are Rule 4 deductions?

    The amount taken from your winnings depends on how likely the horse or horses that were withdrawn from the race were to win. For example, if the favourite in a race is withdrawn it will make it much easier for the second favourite to win. However, if an outsider is taken from the race then it will be still difficult for the second favourite to win as it still needs to beat the favourite. The exact amount taken out of your winnings is based on the last price of the withdrawn selection, in that market, at the time it is withdrawn from the race. This is because the price equates to its chances of winnings. Therefore the shorter its price, the bigger its chance of winning and the larger the Rule 4 deduction is. The table below shows the amount of the deductions based on the price of individual selections. These deductions are the amount of money that is taken from each €/£1 in winnings or returns. Hence if you win €10 and there is a 10c Rule 4 deduction you will only receive €9 winnings.

    Price at withdrawal Deduction Price at withdrawal Deduction

     

    4) What happens if more than one horse is withdrawn from a race?

    More than one Rule 4 deduction can apply if more than one horse is withdrawn from a race. For example, if a horse at 5/4 is withdrawn at 9:30 and a horse at 6/1 is withdrawn at 11:00, then a 40p and 10c deduction (50c in total) will apply to bets placed before 9:30. However if a new market is formed after 9:30 once the 5/4 horse had been withdrawn then only a 10c deduction will apply to bets placed between 9:30 and 11:00. This is because the prices for the market formed after 9:30 will not include the horse that has been withdrawn at 9:30.

    5) Why are they called Rule 4 deductions?

    Rule 4 deductions were originally part of Tattersall’s Rules of Racing. Tattersall’s are one of the organisations which historically helped to organise and codify horse racing in Britain and Ireland. Nowadays Tattersall’s are responsible for auctioning race horses. It is called a ‘Rule 4’ simply because the rule relating to withdrawals and deductions was the fourth in a list of rules which were originally devised to govern racing.

    Special Offers - Boylesports

    If the S.P return is greater than the Special advertised price for “Win” Jockey/ Trainer Doubles, Trebles & Hotpots - we pay S.P. (This does not apply to any Specials including a ‘placed’ selection). Prices on other specials are not guaranteed (Across the Card Doubles, Mixed Hot Pot, Place Accumulators, Jockey Specials, Easy As 1-2-3 , Horse And Hounds , Winner Winner & Boylemania Special) as there is an enhancement built in at time of acceptance. In the event of any non-runner, in any of the races selected for these Specials (irrespective of the time it is passed by SIS), that was quoted at less than 10/1 in a Boylesports Early Price Race or, in the absence of an Early Price, at less than 10/1 in the probable S.P. in the RACING POST, bets will be settled at S.P. Where any of the selections are themselves non-runners, accumulators become trebles at S.P, trebles become doubles at S.P. and doubles become S.P. singles. In the event of any non-runners in races from which a place only has been nominated, our place betting terms will automatically apply, i.e., if we advertise a horse to be placed in the first four and due to non-runners the field is reduced to between 8 and 15 runners inclusive, it will automatically become the first three places only. Likewise if we advertise a horse to be in the first three and the field is reduced to between 5 and 7 runners inclusive, it will automatically become first and second only, and so on. All Boylesports Special Doubles, Trebles, Accumulators or place only specials inadvertently accepted after the first show has been given by S.I.S. will automatically revert to S.P. Jockey Specials stand irrespective of who rides the named selections in the Specials. Boylesports money back specials on Horse Racing are settled on F.P.P basis. In the event of a Dead-Heat in any leg of a Special, offered by Boylesports, all settlement will revert to SP.

    Two runner races

    If a race has 2 runners, all bets are accepted at Early Prices and Board Prices. Forecast bets are not accepted on 2 runner races. If a Forecast bet is accepted in error then it will be made void. If a race is reduced to 2 runners because of non-runners then Rule 4 rules will apply and Forecast/Tricast bets will be made void.

    Walkovers / Void races

    All bets on races declared a walkover or declared ‘void’ will be void, win or lose

    Withdrawals / Non-Runners

    If a horse comes under Starter’s Orders but refuses to race, the bet will be a loser. In all horse races where a runner is withdrawn, or adjudged not to have started - and therefore been declared a Non-Runner by the starter - stakes on that selection will be refunded. (The exception to this being Ante Post bets). Bets on the remaining runners in that race, taken at Early Prices or at Board Prices prior to withdrawal, will be subject to a deduction. This is based on Tattersalls Rule 4(c) (see above) and is dependent on the non-runner’s price at the time it was withdrawn. In reformed markets, the total deduction on the two or more horses - one in the original market and one in the reformed market - will be calculated on the prices applicable in the original market. Bets on horses in subsequent markets that then have one or more withdrawn horses will have a deduction calculated on the prices applicable to that market at the time of the withdrawal. In the event that there is insufficient time to form a new market on the race, S.P. bets may also be subject to a deduction based on Tattersalls Rule 4(c). For bets at Early Prices, the application of Rule 4(c) will be determined by the last Boylesports price available at the time the horse is withdrawn.

     

    OVERSEAS RACING

    All horse racing outside Ireland, U.K and UAE are settled on Rules of Racing basis only. In countries where bookmakers do operate and an official starting price is returned, bets are accepted in accordance with our general rules and any conditional rules applicable to the country concerned, as advertised by Boylesports on its screens or IT system in the LBOs or in national newspapers.

    In countries where we determine that there is no Starting Price market in operation, bets maybe accepted at the following, where available:-

    A) Boylesports Early Prices or SIS Industry shows.

    B) For selected meetings when an SIS/Industry S.P. is in operation and advertised, bets not struck at Early or Board price will be settled at the SIS/Industry SP and not at Pari-mutuel returns. (Bets maybe accepted at Pari-mutuel returns for meetings when an SIS/Industry SP is in operation only if we offer this facility and it is requested by the customer - otherwise bets will be settled at the Industry SP.)

    C) When there is no SIS/Industry SP in operation bets not placed at an Early or Board price will be settled at Pari-Mutuel returns.

     

    1) United Arab Emirates (UAE)

    Customers that do not take a Boylesports price will have bets settled at the industry SP, which is returned by an independent SP reported from odds supplied to SIS by the major bookmakers, SIS will also issue straight forecast dividends.

    2) German Racing

    German betting is passed by SIS; SIS will provide updated betting based on the German tote pool. These prices can be taken by you provided that you ensure that they are verified by a member of our staff before you place your bet. A straight forecast will be returned on all races of 4 or more runners. Please note that all dividends will be to a 1 unit stake. NB tricasts are not accepted on German racing.

    3) French Racing

    Prices on show by us for French racing are a guide only; these prices can be taken by you provided that you ensure that they are verified by a member of our staff before you place your bet. As French racing operate a coupling system, if you take a price on a selected runner, your selection is for that runner only however if you do not take a price and your bet is settled at the Pari-Mutual, your selection will be for either of the coupled runners. A forecast dividend will be returned on all races of 4 or more runners.

    4) Italian Racing

    Prices on show are guide prices only, these prices can be taken by you provided that you ensure that they are verified by a member of our staff before you place your bet. A forecast dividend will be returned on all races of 4 or more runners.

    5) South African Racing

    Bets are accepted on South African Racing. Bets are settled at SP. Each way bets are settled to the same place terms as UK and Irish racing. SIS will provide shows from the course. You can choose to take a Boylesports Early Price or Boylesports Starting Price when betting on selections in these races if available. The Starting Price will be the last available Boylesports Early Price unless there is an industry returned SP. For some international horse races we offer Pari-Mutual betting (PMU). Two PMU markets will be available - to win or to place. It is not possible to place an each way bet on the PMU. Each Way Place terms differ from country to country and all bets will be settled in accordance with each country’s each way terms.

    6) US Racing

    All Bets are settled to the US Pari-mutuel returns except where there is, an Ante Post Price, a Boylesports Early Price Taken or an Industry SP is declared. In the event of an Industry SP being declared you can select either Industry SP or P-M. Where it is not clearly stated all bets will be settled on the Industry SP. Your bets will be settled using the odds as declared by the US tracks as the official results. All odds and potential dividends displayed on our screens prior to a race starting are for guidance only and are provided to us by the racetracks. Boylesports can only accept bet types that are made available by the relevant track and for which the appropriate betting pool has been opened. Boylesports will refund stakes on any race declared a No Contest by the relevant US track. A simple rule is that when there is a dividend for a bet type declared – then you’re on! Boylesports will refund stakes on certain pool bet types when the amount of runners in a race is less than four. All dividends from the track are returned to a $2 unit.

    Some US racing terms

    • Exacta – Select two horses to finish first and second in the correct order. Reverse option allows the horses to finish in any order. This bet will cost twice the unit stake
    • M/L – This stands for Morning Line, which is the press estimate of the odds for each horse
    • MTP – This stands for Minutes To Post. As an extra added feature, we include a countdown, telling you how long it is to go before the start of the next race
    • Place – Select a horse to finish first or second
    • Show – Select a horse to finish first, second or third
    • Win – Select a horse to win a race
    • Trifecta – Select three horse to finish first, second and third in the correct order. Combination option allows the three horses to finish in any order. This will cost six times the unit stake (3 Selections).

    Generic Rules for US Wagering

    Boylesports will pay track odds upon results as declared by the US Host Track. Only bet types offered by the US Host Track on individual races will be accepted by Boylesports. Boylesports will refund all moneys wagered on a race that is declared by the US Host Track to be a “No-Contest”. Boylesports will refund all moneys wagered on races that due to scratched (non-runners) entrants have insufficient wagering interests remaining to fulfil the requirements of the bet type. Win pools, Exacta pools, and first leg of Double pools offered in contests in which the number of betting interests has been reduced to less than two (2). Place pools, Quinella pools, Trifecta pools, offered in contests in which the number of betting interests has been reduced to fewer than three (3). Show pools offered in contests in which the number of betting interests has been reduced to less than four (4). Boylesports will apply the US Host Track’s settlement rules in regard to non-runners, refunds and consolations, these include: Known Non-Runners cannot be selected. Stakes are refunded on Win, Place, Show, wagering where the selection(s) is scratched (non-runner). Stakes are refunded on Exacta, Quinella, Trifecta and wagers that include a scratched (non-runner) selection. In combination) wagers on these bet types, refunds are made on all elements of the multiple wager incorporating the scratched selection(s), wagers stand on elements of multiple wagers devoid of scratched selection(s). Boylesports will apply the individual US Host Track settlement rules in regard to coupled and mutual fields selections. Coupled and mutual fields selections in the US are treated as a single wagering entry in ALL pools. Should any contestant in a coupled entry or mutual field be officially withdrawn or scratched, the remaining contestants in that coupled entry or mutual field shall remain valid betting interests. If all contestants within a coupled entry or mutual field are scratched, then tickets on such betting interests shall be refunded, notwithstanding other provisions of these rules. Boylesports will accept bets up to the closure of wagering at the US Host Track. Bets staked in whole $US.

    7) Australian Racing

    As no official SP is returned for Australian racing we will return an SP in the same manner as the leading Southern Hemisphere fixed odds operators. On this basis our SP return will be equal to the average of the lower two TAB returns from NSW TAB, QLD TAB and VIC TAB.

     

    TOTE BETTING

    ToteJackpot

    Totejackpot bets take place daily at one nominated UK meeting. The aim is to select the winners of all 6 Totejackpot races at the Totejackpot meeting. The Totejackpot races are always races 1 - 6 unless otherwise stated. Bets must be placed before the first Totejackpot race and dividends are declared after the last Totejackpot race. We accept Jackpot bets on UK meetings where a Tote Jackpot is in operation.

    The minimum unit stake is €1.

    • Where there is no Tote Jackpot in operation, bets on the Jackpot will be settled as S.P. accumulators
    • Selections to be indicated by name or race card number or favourite. All favourite selections will be treated as 1st Favourite. In the event of joint-favourites the rules as detailed under Placepots will apply
    • Permutations accepted
    • Second favourites are not accepted in Jackpots, if taken in error bet will be settled as an S.P. accumulator
    • Where there is evidence of Pool Rigging we reserve the right to limit payment to a maximum of twice the S.P. accumulator
    • All Jackpot bets will be settled on a Rules of Racing basis
    • UK Jackpot dividends are declared to a €1.00 unit
    • The UK Jackpot will only operate at one meeting per day
    • Jackpots minimum €1 unit stake
    • Non-runners are substituted by the race favourite*
    • Jackpots are not accepted for Irish Meetings & if accepted in error will be settled as SP Accumulators
    • *Where a selection becomes a non-runner it will be replaced by the Starting Price favourite. Where there are joint favourites, the joint favourite with the lowest racecard number will be taken. Should the favourite be withdrawn before coming under Starters Orders and too late for a new favourite to be made, the horse returned at the next shortest price will be taken. Where two or more horses are returned
    at the next shortest price, the one with the lowest racecard number will be taken.

    TOTE PLACEPOT/QUADPOT

    Tote Placepots / Quadpots

    Placepots are accepted for all U.K. and Irish horse meetings where the Tote Pool is in operation.

    Quadpots are only accepted for U.K. meetings.

    • All Placepots/Quadpots are settled on a Rules of Racing basis
    • Boylesports do not accept Quadpots on Irish Racing, any bet taken in error will be settled as an SP Place Accumulator
    • A selection is required to reach a place in the designated Placepot/Quadpot races at a nominated meeting and will be successful if: In races of 4 or less runners 1st only
    - In races of 5, 6 or 7 runners 1st or 2nd only
    - In races of 8 or more runners 1st, 2nd or 3rd only
    - In handicap races of 16 or more runners 1st, 2nd, 3rd or 4th.
    (Extra/Bonus Places do not count)
    • If the meeting is not specified or an unscheduled meeting is given: - The bet will stand for the day’s principal meeting, unless the selections determine that only one meeting corresponds - In any instance other than above the bet will be void
    • Selections for Placepots are to be made by race card number or by nominating the first favourite (enter “Fav” on slip). All favourite selections will be treated as 1st Favourite. Where there are joint favourites the one with the lowest race card number will be taken as the selection. If the favourite is withdrawn the shortest price runner will be used but should there be two or more at the shortest price then the one with the lowest race card number will be used. If no starting price is returned a favourite selection will be substituted by the horse with the shortest price as per the Racing Post betting guide
    • If a selection is omitted, capable of more than one interpretation, or is a non-runner it will be replaced by the favourite as defined in E above
    • Placepot / Quadpot dividends are declared to a €1.00 unit. In the event that a Placepot / Quadpot dividend is not declared, all bets will be settled as place accumulators at S.P. odds
    • The minimum total stake per slip is 50 cents (with units of 10 cents and multiples thereof accepted for permutations)
    • Where there is evidence of Pool Rigging or unnatural unexplained large pools in the Tote Placepot/Quadpot we reserve the right to limit payment to a maximum of twice the S.P. place accumulator
    Should the favourite be withdrawn before coming under Starters Orders and too late for a new favourite to be made, the horse returned at the next shortest price will be taken. Where two or more horses are returned at the next shortest price, the one with the lowest racecard number will be taken.

    TROTTING:

    All bets are settled according to the declared official result. No subsequent change to the result will affect the settlement of the race in question. All bets on Trotting are accepted at stated prices only. This is true of win only bets and any other betting market. Multiple bets will be settled as standard accumulators:

    • All races of 8 or more runners - 3 places
    • All races of 4, 5, 6 and 7 runners - 2 places
    • Races with less than 4 runners - Place betting will not be offered for races of less than 4 runners. If a race originally has 4 or more runners but there are enough non-runners to reduce the field to less than 4, all bets previously accepted as place only bets will be void and stakes returned

    Match Bets

    Select which of two or three named runners will finish first in a race. Dead heat rules apply unless a tie price is made available (e.g. for a handicap match bet). If one runner does not take part in a match bet then all bets on that match are void. If all participating horses in a Match bet fail to complete the race, all bets are void.

    SINGLES AND UPWARDS

    1) Dead Heats

    “Dead heat” is a term that describes when two or more participants in an event tie. If a “dead-heat” is declared on any event, half the stake is applied to the selection at full odds and the other half is lost. If more than two “dead-heat”, the stake is proportioned accordingly

    2) Win

    If two or more horses dead heat for first place, then each horse in the dead heat is a winner.

    3) Place

    If two horse's dead heat for first place, they fill the first two places. If three horse's dead heat for first place, they fill the first three places, and so on. If two horse's dead heat for second place, they fill the second and third places. If three horses dead heat for second place, they fill the second, third and fourth places.

    4) Disqualified Horses

    If a horse is disqualified for any reason, all bets on that horse are losing bets.

    5) Cancelled or Postponed Races

    If a race is cancelled, all bets on that race will be void. If a race is postponed but takes place on the original day, all bets on that race will stand.

    6) Non Runners

    In the event of a non-runner participant the odds on the remaining runners are reduced in accordance with Tattersalls Rule 4 (c) as outlined below. All bets on a horse declared a non-runner are void and stakes will be refunded.

    * Tattersalls Rule 4 Deductions have been listed above

     

    GREYHOUNDS

    1) Acceptance of Bets

    • Bets are accepted on greyhound races covered live in shop on our full service, the National Greyhound Racing Club(NGRC), tracks Wimbledon and such other NGRC tracks as may be designated for Bookmakers Afternoon & Evening Greyhound Service (BAGS & BEGS) from time to time. We accept bets for Irish Greyhound Racing for Shelbourne Park and other Irish greyhound tracks (Excluding Harold’s Cross) run by the Irish Greyhound Board (IGB).

    • Bets from tracks not covered in our live service will be accepted up to the advertised start time. Bets accepted in error after the advertised start time will stand if it can be established that the bet was placed before the official off time.

    Tricasts may also be made available on certain other races specified by us. Please refer to the Forecast and Tricast sections for specific rules relating to these bets

    2) Ante Post

    Standard Ante Post rules apply with the following addition: Where a reserve greyhound is re-introduced into a competition, all bets remain ‘all in run or not’. If the re-introduced greyhound goes on to win or be placed in the race, all bets stand.

    3) Board Prices Accepted

    Board Prices are relayed directly from the greyhound stadium and are displayed on our screens as part of our service. You can take the current Board Price on your bet provided there are 3 or more runners. If a greyhound is withdrawn from a race, no further Board Prices will be available until a new market has been formed. Where Board prices are not provided, S.P. betting is available.

    4) Coursing

    We offer long odds prices on selected Coursing events throughout the season.

    Singles & Multiples are accepted on these events and are subject to a maximum pay-out of €5,000 per Customer. We also bet Ante-Post Prices on the Coursing Derby & Oaks, any doubles on these events will be subject to a Maximum Payout limit of €20,000 Per Customer. Ante Post Bets - if a Greyhound is withdrawn it is deemed to be a loser. Long Odds Bets will stand when made after the draw provided the Dog is placed in the slips under the slippers control whether or not the dog leaves the slips. If a greyhound listed as a runner is withdrawn from the first round only of an event before it comes under the slippers control bets placed on such greyhound shall be refunded and if the odds on such greyhound immediately before the first course in such round be as set out hereunder the liability of the bookmaker in respect of long odds bets on the winner or placed Greyhounds in the event shall be reduced as follows;

    Odds Deduction on Winnings, Odds on 50 Cent in €, Evens up to 3/1 25 cent in €, 10/3 to 15/2 15 cent in €, 8/1 and over Nil. In the event of more than one dog being withdrawn from the first round of a stake only the shortest priced dog shall be considered for the purposes of such deduction. In the event of a final not being run for any reason payment of ante post and Long Odds bets will be as for a Divide

    .When a ‘divide winner declared’ occurs we will treat it as a dead heat with the backers entitled to receive the full odds to half their stake.

    5) Re-Scheduled Greyhound Races

    Bets placed on a void race, which is re-scheduled to be run later on the same day, will be settled as follows:

    Single bets (including single forecasts and tricasts). All bets stand, unless a refund is requested prior to the off of the re-scheduled race.

    Board Prices and Early Prices - Bets taken at prices on a Void Race will revert to S.P. for the re-scheduled race.

    Multiple Bets - All selections in Void Races within multiple bets will stand for the re-scheduled race. In the event that the race is not re-scheduled, all selections in that race will be treated as non-runners within multiple bets.

    6) Reserve Greyhounds

    Some races contain reserves, which may or may not be priced in our Early Prices Lists. The finishing positions of any of these reserves will count whether they are priced or not. The price of any Reserves which run will be offset against any Rule 4 deduction applicable from the non-runner(s). Where customer makes a selection by Trap Number only, any reserves running will count for settlement purposes. If you place a bet by dog name and the dog is a non-runner, your bet will be void. Where a “No Race” is re-run, all multiple bets that include the “No race” will stand for the re-run. Single bets will stand unless previously cancelled by mutual consent. All bets struck at board price and not cancelled will be settled at S.P. in the re-run race. When a dog is withdrawn, all bets struck at board price prior to withdrawal, and not cancelled, will be settled at starting price.

    7) Trap Challenge

    We offer prices on which trap will win the most races at selected meetings. Trap challenge bets are unaffected by reserves, vacant traps, void races or abandoned meetings (once the meeting has started). If a race finishes as a dead heat, each trap is awarded a win each; likewise if there is a three-way dead heat, each trap will receive a win each. In the event of a meeting not starting, all bets are void. If two or more traps record the same number of wins, dead heat rules apply. In the event of a meeting being cancelled in a multi-meeting trap challenge, bets will be settled on the other meetings providing more than one meeting remains; however multi-meeting trap challenge bets will be void if only one meeting remains in that challenge, as prices for that meeting already exist. This bet is available win only. Multiple bets are accepted as long as the bet is not related. If a related bet is accepted in error, it will be settled by dividing the stake unit equally where the results clash. A Trap Challenge at a BAGS meeting will be settled on the results of the BAGS races only. Any additional races at the meeting will not be included in this bet, unless specifically advertised.

    8) Withdrawals

    If a greyhound is withdrawn from a race, bets placed prior to the withdrawal at Early/Show prices will be settled at S.P.

     

    GREYHOUND SPECIALS

    1) Odds v Evens

    Betting is offered for either an Odd numbered Trap (1, 3, 5) or an Even numbered Trap (2, 4, 6) to win a nominated race. In the event of a withdrawn trap all bets will be void on this market, unless the NR had been declared prior to the opening show. Dead Heat rules apply.

    2) To Finish Last

    Betting is offered to nominate a selection to finish a nominated race in Last place. All bets on this market will be settled on the official result of the race. In the event of any dog(s) not completing the course all bets on this market will be settled on the last selection that completes the course. Dead Heat Rules apply

    3) Name The Winning Distance

    Distance betting is offered on all Bags/Begs races covered during ROI shop opening hours. This market is determined by the Official Winning Distance, between the 1st and 2nd placed dogs, in each race. 3 betting options are offered i.e. Under, Over or Exactly a predetermined distance. (Please note that there may be a time delay in the settlement of this market)

    4) Horses And Hounds

    Horses and hounds are offered on a daily basis and consist of across the card doubles involving a greyhound and horse. Should there be a non-runner or withdrawn selection in either of the races involved with a price of 10/1 or less the bet will revert to a SP double. Should one of the selections be withdrawn the bet will revert to a SP single on the other selection. Prices are not guaranteed on this product but there is an enhancement built in at time of acceptance.

     

    GENERAL SPORTS 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).

     

    FOOTBALL

    1) General

    We reserve the right to correct palpable errors and also to disqualify bets the bona fides of which do not satisfy us and to pursue to a conclusion any enquiries deemed necessary.

    Bets are accepted on football matches where Boylesports offer prices. Where a bet is taken on a match where no prices are on offer all bets on that selection will be void and treated as a non-runner.

    Should a match be brought forward, bets will stand provided they are placed before the kick-off or up to 5 minutes after the match has started as long as a goal has not been scored or a player sent off. Should a match be postponed or re-arranged, bets will only stand if played on the following day, otherwise selections will be void. Sunday matches (and scheduled Monday matches where included on the coupon) are accepted. This rule applies only to the Saturday coupon.

    Bets are accepted up to 5 minutes after kick-off once no goal has been scored or players sent off.  Any bets placed after this time would be void if not placed via available in-running markets. If a bet is placed mistakenly on the wrong list providing it is acceptable on another list, the bet will remain valid. Ninety minutes playing time (including injury time) will decide the result of all matches. Extra time does not count, except where a market specifically allows for this e.g. "To Win Outright" & "To Win on Penalties".

    Perms are accepted provided instructions are clear. Pools panel verdicts are not accepted.

    2) Prices subject to fluctuation

    All prices are subject to fluctuation up to the kick-off. All football bets will be settled using the correct prices at the time the bet is placed.

    3) Abandoned and Void

    If a match is abandoned before 90 minutes playing time has elapsed that match will be void (unless it is restaged during that week, up to and including Sunday, when the 90 minute score will govern settlement) and wagers will stand on the remaining selections in the bet. Individual markets within that match will also be void unless they have been resolved at the time of abandonment, i.e. First player to score if a goal has been scored. Bets originally containing the correct number of selections but including void or postponed matches will stand on the remaining selections in the bet. Should a team play a different opposition to that on the coupon, or should a venue be reversed, forecasts for that match will be declared void. Should a match be changed from a home venue to a neutral one forecasts for that match will stand.

    4) Acceptance of Bets

    All football bets will be settled on 90 minutes play (also referred to as Full-time and normal time). This denotes the period of play which includes time added by the Referee for injuries and other stoppages. This does not include scheduled extra time, or Penalty shoot-outs, if played. In matches where penalty shoot outs or extra time are due to take place, all bets are settled on 90 minutes unless an Outright price is specifically requested and confirmed on the betting slip at the time the bet is placed. For matches played at neutral venues, the team listed on the left are still classed as the ‘home’ team for settlement purposes. A club team playing a European competition is classed as playing at home if the fixture is moved from the team’s usual ground to another ground within their national boundaries, e.g. when
    Arsenal played their Champions League home ties at Wembley. If a match is no longer played at the venue advertised, bets will stand as long as the venue remains in the same country and is not switched to the opponent’s ground. Should this occur, all bets will be void. Where Boylesports have not quoted prices on a match, any single bet on that match will be void and treated as a non-runner in multiple bets.

    5) Cards/Bookings Markets

    A) Tournaments

    The total number of bookings that occur within a specified UEFA or FIFA tournament: the official result from the UEFA or FIFA website will be used for settlement

    B) Matches

    All Cards and Bookings markets below are for 90 minutes only, so any bookings that take place in extra time do not count for betting purposes. Cards cancelled by the referee during the course of the match, cards shown to non-active players and cards shown before kick-off, during the half time interval, or after the final whistle do not count. These bets cannot be combined with any other bets on the same match. Should this bet be accepted in error, it will be settled by equally dividing the stake unit where the related outcomes clash.

    6) Booking Index

    Bets are settled by adding the points per card issued within 90 minutes: Yellow card is 10 points, Red card is 25 points, and a maximum of 35 points can be awarded per player. Typical starting values might be; under 26 points, between 26 and 46 points and over 46 points. These values may fluctuate as the match progresses.

    7) Clean Sheets

    Betting is available on a team to win with a clean sheet (1-0,2-0,3-0 etc) , no clean sheets (1-1,2-1,1-2,4-2 etc) or both teams to keep a clean sheet (0-0) . In the event of a match being abandoned all bets will be void UNLESS both teams have scored at least one goal at the time of abandonment.

    8) Correct Score Betting

    Bets are settled on the final score of a particular match, or on a number of matches, at the end of 90 minutes play.

    9) Divisional Betting

    Bets are settled on the final League positions at the end of the scheduled season, irrespective of what happens in the Divisional play-offs, with bets on ‘who will win’ a League being settled on the team who lift the trophy. Bets will stand on any team that does not complete all of its fixtures.

    10) Double chance

    Bets are settled on the following possible outcomes in a specified football match - e.g. Arsenal versus Chelsea would appear as: Home/Draw - Arsenal to win/Match to end in a draw, Away/Draw – Chelsea to win/Match to end in a draw, Home/Away - Arsenal to win/Chelsea to win, Normal 90 minutes betting rules apply.

    11) Draw No Bet

    A reassessed set of odds betting without the draw are quoted. Should a match end in a draw after 90 minutes playing time, stakes will be returned.

    12) Extra Time betting

    Extra time is defined as any scheduled period of play between the end of normal time (i.e. 90 minutes play plus any time added on for stoppages) and the end of the game. Extra time does not include penalty shoot outs. All extra time betting markets, such as ‘correct score’, or ‘time of first goal’, will start from the beginning of extra time and not include normal time. For example, if the game finishes 2-2 at the end of normal time and there are no goals scored in extra time, the ‘extra time correct score’ market will be settled as ‘0-0’.

    13) 1st Half Result/2nd Half Result

    Customers are asked to predict the result for each separate half in one 90-minute game. For example if Lincoln play Dagenham and lead 1-0 at half time and the game then finishes 1-0 after 90 mins, the result will be settled as Lincoln winning the first half and the draw as the result in the second half.

    14) First Half Corners

    Bets settled on the total corners TAKEN, not awarded. Should a match be abandoned bets will stand if the ‘over’ total has been exceeded otherwise all bets will be void. All bets will stand if a match is abandoned after half time.

    15) Goalscorer Bets

    All goalscorer bets are offered on selected major games as advertised. Bets are settled on the player to score in the match within 90 minutes. We will make every effort to quote prices for all probable players. However, prices for unquoted players will always be available on request and those players will count as winners in the event that they score. If the only goal scored within 90 minutes is an own goal, then ‘no goalscorer’ will be deemed to have been the outcome. If a match is abandoned before the first goal is scored, all bets are void. This includes ‘no goalscorer’ bets as these are offered on the basis of 90 minutes being played in the game. If the match is abandoned after the first goal is scored, all bets will stand. Where there is a dispute concerning who scored the goals in a match, settlement will be based upon the first result declared by the Press Association (PA). Any subsequent amendments made by the PA to their initial decision will not apply. If the result is not immediately available from the PA, then the first results published by the official governing body will be used for settlement purposes. Any subsequent corrections or amendments to the initial result will not apply.

    A) First goalscorer

    Stakes are refunded on any player who takes no part in the match or who comes on as substitute after the first goal has been scored. Own goals do not count for first goalscorer purposes and are ignored for settlement purposes. On some matches the first goalscorer betting may be limited to one specific team.

    B) Last Goalscorer

    All players taking part at any point of the match are deemed to have played for the purposes of Last goalscorer bets, irrespective of whether they were on the pitch at the time the last goal is scored. Own goals do not count.

    C) Score at any time/Score a hat-trick

    All players taking part at any point of the match are deemed to have played for settling purposes. Own goals do not count.

    D) Goalscorer match bets

    When we have a match bet for two players in the same game, both players must start the match for bets to stand. If either player fails to start, all bets are void.

    E) Tournament Goalscorer Match Bets

    Bets stand if at least one player plays and scores. Bets are void if neither player takes part in the tournament or if both players finish on equal goals.

    16) Half-time betting

    Half-time betting is available on certain matches. Bets are settled on the result of the match at the end of the first half (i.e. at the end of 45 minutes, including injury time). Bets will be void if the match is abandoned. Singles and upwards are available.

    17) Half-time/Full-time (Double result forecast betting)

    Half-time/Full-time (Double result forecast) betting is available on most matches where Home/Away/Draw prices are quoted. Bets are settled based on the result of the match at both half-time and full-time (i.e. at the end of 45 minutes and 90 minutes, including injury time). Bets will be void if the match is abandoned prior to the completion of 90 minutes play. Singles and upwards are available.

    18) Handicap betting

    Handicap bets are settled on the basis that one of the teams is given a number of goal(s) or corner(s) start. Bets are settled by adding (or subtracting) the goal(s) or corner(s) start to the 90 minutes result.

    19) Highest Scoring Premiership/F.A. Cup/Champions League Match

    Bets are settled on the highest scoring match from the list quoted on the days stated. Should a match be postponed then a Rule 4 deduction may apply. Abandoned matches will be void with a possible Rule 4 deduction - unless the total goals scored at the time of abandonment have equalled or exceeded the highest total scored of the remaining matches.

    20) Highest scoring game

    Bets on which game will produce the most goals on a given matchday; In the event of a tie, Dead Heat rules apply. Only the named games count for betting purposes. If five or more games are offered and two or more of the games are postponed, then all bets are void. If fewer than five games are offered and one or more of the games are postponed, then all bets are void.

    21) Highest scoring team

    Bet on which team will score the most goals on a given matchday. In the event of a tie, Dead Heat rules apply. Only the named teams count for betting purposes. If five or more games are offered and two or more of the games are postponed, then all bets are void. If fewer than five games are offered and one or more of the games are postponed, then all bets are void.

    How will my football bet on a cup tie be settled?

    All football bets will be settled on 90 minutes play (also referred to as Full-time and normal time). This denotes the period of play which includes time added by the Referee for injuries and other stoppages. This does not include scheduled extra time, or Penalty shoot-outs, if played. In Cup matches where penalty shoot outs or extra time are due to take place, all bets are settled on 90 minutes unless an Outright (i.e. ‘To Qualify’ or ‘Cup Winner’) price is specifically requested and confirmed on the betting slip at the time the bet is placed.

     

    GENERAL FOOTBALL RULES

    1) Last team to score

    Bets are settled on the team to score the last goal in a match. Own Goals DO count for this market, e.g. Chelsea are playing Spurs and the last goal is an own goal by a Chelsea player. Spurs are awarded the goal, so Spurs would be the winner in the ‘Last team to score’ market. Normal 90 minutes betting rules apply.

    2) Man Of The Match - live TV matches

    Man Of The Match markets for matches broadcast live on Sky Sports/ESPN/BT Sports will be settled according to the result declared by Sky Sports/ESPN/BT Sports, unless otherwise stated in the individual market’s terms and conditions.

    3) Marking of Coupon

    Mark Fig.1 for a home team win. Mark Fig.2 for an away team win. Mark ‘X’ for a drawn game. Where a match is played on a neutral venue, for coupon marking purposes, the left hand team will count as the home side.

    4) Money Back Specials

    In certain matches Boylesports will offer a ‘’Money back Special’’ which means Boylesports will refund losing bets up to and including an amount specified by us providing certain events occur (for example Gerrard scores the last goal, 6 or more goals in the match ). Money back specials will only be applied to certain markets as specified by Boylesports, and these may vary with each offer.

    5) Mythical Matches

    Bets are settled on the team who scores the most goals in our mythical match market. Goals conceded by a quoted team do not count as goals. Should one of the mythical team’s matches be abandoned the bets will be void unless the team concerned has already outscored their mythical opponents at the time of abandonment. If both teams involved in a mythical match have their matches abandoned the bet will be void and the bet settled on the remaining selections if applicable. Example - a mythical match might be England vs. Argentina, when England are actually playing Scotland, and Argentina are actually playing Brazil. If England beat Scotland 2-0 and Brazil and Argentina draw 1-1, then the Mythical match score is 2-1 to England. If both teams score the same number of goals, then the ‘draw’ option is the winner.

    6) Next team to score

    Bets are settled on the team to score the next goal in a match. Own goals do count for this market e.g. If Arsenal are playing Spurs and the first goal is an own goal by an Arsenal player then Spurs would be the winner in the first ‘Next team to score’ market. Normal 90 minutes betting rules apply.

    7) Number of corners

    Bets are settled on the total number of corners within 90 minutes. The typical starting values are: Under 10, Between 10 and 12, Over 12. These values may fluctuate as the match progresses. The market is for 90 minutes only, so any corners that take place in extra time do not count for betting purposes. Corners awarded but not taken will not count for settling purposes. This bet cannot be combined with any other bets on the same match. Should this bet be accepted in error, it will be settled by equally dividing the stake unit where the related outcomes clash.

    8) Number of offsides

    The result returned by OPTA will be used for settlement of this market. OPTA Sports Data supply official results to a wide range of media outlets, both in print and online

    9) Penalty markets

    Markets offering odds on penalties being scored or missed will be settled with all selections as losers in the event of no penalty being awarded.

    10) Penalty shoot outs

    The in-play markets “Shootout winner”, “Outcome of Next Penalty”, “Sudden death?” and “Total penalties converted” apply only to the result of a penalty shootout. Penalties scored in normal time and/or extra time will not count for the purposes of this market. A shootout is deemed to have gone to sudden death if both sides have taken 5 penalties each and the score remains level. Sudden death rounds of one kick each are then taken until one team scores and the other team does not. In the event that a match does not go to a penalty shootout, all bets on these four in-play markets will be void.

    11) Postponed/re-arranged matches

     A postponed match is void unless it is re-scheduled to commence within 24 hours of the original start time and this is confirmed within 12 hours of the original start time. In such circumstances where (a) void match(es) is/are included in an accumulator the bet will be settled on the remaining selections.

    12) Matches not Played as Listed

    If a match venue is changed (other than to the away team's ground) then bets already placed will stand providing the home team is still designated as such. If the home and away team for a listed match are reversed (e.g. match is played at the original away team's ground) then bets placed based on the original listing will be void.
    We will endeavour to identify on our Website all matches played at a neutral venue. For matches played at a neutral venue (whether indicated on our site or not), bets will stand regardless of which team is listed as the home team. If an official fixture, lists different team details to those listed on our Website then bets will be void e.g. official fixture specifies in the team name, Reserves/Age Group e.g. Under 21's/Gender e.g. Women. In all other cases bets stand, including instances where we list a team name without specifying the term 'XI' in the name.

    13) Prices subject to fluctuation

    All prices are subject to fluctuation up to the kick-off. All football bets will be settled using the correct prices at the time the bet is placed. Premiership / FA Cup/ Champs League 0-0 Draws. Bets are settled on the total amount of 0-0 draws in the matches quoted on the days stated. Should a match be postponed/abandoned then ALL bets will be void unless the ‘or more’ total has been exceeded in the remaining games played.

    14) Related Bets

    First Player to Score/Correct Score Forecasts are accepted for any match where Correct Scores and First Player to Score betting is available. See special chart for a full list of odds and rules. Other related bets may not be combined where the result of one influences the outcome of another (i.e., Man. Utd. to win in 90 mins and Man. Utd. to win 2-1 is not permitted). Where taken in error such a bet will be settled with equal stakes on each result in proportion to the number of outcomes, e.g. a related treble would be settled as three single bets at one third the total stake for that bet.

    15) Related contingencies in one match

    Where we offer various betting opportunities from the same match (e.g. correct score, first player to score etc) these cannot be combined in accumulative bets where the outcome is related (except where special fixed prices are available for Scorecasts). Where an accumulative bet of this type has been accepted in error it will be settled by equally dividing the stake unit where the related outcomes clash:

    EXAMPLE: A €10 Double:- Manchester United to win in 90 minutes play and Manchester United to win 2-1 is settled as 2 x €5 singles.

    16) Result After XX Minutes

    Betting on who is winning a match at specified times throughout the match. Markets are settled on the score at 14:59 for the 15 minute market; 29:59 for the 30 minute market; 59:59 for the 60 minute market and 74:59 for the 75 minute market.

    17) 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.

    All friendly matches will be resulted as per the official result of the game as decided by the referee regardless of how much time is played.

    18) Rules of Selection – ALL LISTS

    Unless otherwise stated, singles and upwards are accepted on all lists, there is no Limit to the number of selections which may be chosen.

    19) Sections List

    Customers may select Homes, Draws or Aways or combine all three. Customers may either select 1, 2 or 3 result(s) from each section. Any bet not made to these stipulations will be paid as a Long List bet. The minimum odds offered will only apply if the correct number of selections are made with no void matches.

    20) Handicap List

    Selected team is given a 1 or 2 goal start (as indicated on the list). A reassessed set of odds are printed for this list. On this list Homes, Draws or Aways or a combination of all three may be selected. Singles and upwards are accepted.

    21) Scorecasts (first player to score and correct score)

    To win you must successfully forecast both the player who will score the first goal in a selected match and also the correct score after 90 minutes play. Scorecasts are available on all matches where correct score and first player to score odds are available. The Scorecast 0-0 and no goalscorer is settled as a correct score single. If your selected player joins the match after the first goal has been scored or does not take part in the game, Scorecast bets will revert to a single on the correct score. For first goalscorer purposes, own goals do not count, so in this circumstance, the Scorecast will be settled on the next goalscorer and correct score of the game. If the correct score is 1-0 and the goal is an own goal, Scorecast bets are settled as a correct score single. If a match is abandoned prior to the completion of 90 minutes and a goal has been scored, Scorecast bets are settled as first goalscorer singles. If no goal has been scored, all bets are void.

    22) 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.

    23) Season Match Betting

    Season match bets are settled on which of two teams will place highest in the league at the end of the season. If teams finish level on points then the tie breaker used by the league (e.g. goal difference or head-to-head records) will decide the winner.

    24) Settlement of Winners

    Bets are settled at accumulative odds, palpable errors excepted, at the prices displayed at the time the bet is accepted. Odds are subject to fluctuation.

    25) Staking of Bets

    Enter the stake in the box at the base of each column to indicate the investment you require on each line of selections. If you use permutation, the unit stake should be written with the perm instructions alongside your selections, and the box at the base of the column left blank.

    26) Time of acceptance of football bets

    Bets will be accepted up to the advertised kick off time. Bets may also be accepted up to 5 minutes after kick-off time as long as a goal has not been scored, or a player sent off. Any bet accepted after the kick off where we offer betting in running, bets will stand and will be settled on the in vision price at the time of acceptance. In some matches we also offer betting in running prices on the result at 90 minutes. Normally bets are accepted up to the 88th minute, although this may change depending on the circumstances of the match. On certain occasions bets may also be taken during extra-time.

    27) Time of first goal

    For settlement purposes the 1st minute of the game is from 1 second to 59 seconds. The 2nd minute is from 1 minute to 1 minute 59 seconds and so on. For example, if a bet is placed on the first goal to be scored between 1 and 10 minutes and a goal is scored at 10 minutes 49 seconds, the bet is a loser as this falls within the 11 to 20 minutes time frame. If a goal is scored in injury time of the first half, the winning selection will be the 41-50mins bracket. If a goal is scored in injury time of the second half. The winning selection would be the 81-90 mins bracket. If the match is abandoned after the first goal has been scored then all bets will stand. If no goal has been scored all bets will be void.

    28) Time of next home/away goal

    In games played at a neutral venue, the home side will be deemed to be the first named one. For example, if an event is called ‘Holland vs Spain’, then Holland would be the ‘home’ team as they are named first and Spain would be the ‘away’ team. If a goal is scored in injury time of the first half, the winning selection will be the 41-50mins bracket. If a goal is scored in injury time of the second half. The winning selection would be the 81-90mins bracket.

    29) Time of next match goal

    If a goal is scored in injury time of the first half, the winning selection will be the 41-50mins bracket. If a goal is scored in injury time of the second half, the winning selection would be the 81-90mins bracket

    30) Timing of corners and penalty kicks

    For settlement purposes, the timing of any corners and penalty kicks will be based upon the time the kick was taken and not the time at which it was awarded.

    31) Total Corners

    Bets settled on the total corners TAKEN, not awarded. Should a match be abandoned bets will stand if the ‘over’ total has been exceeded otherwise all bets will be void.

    32) Total Goals

    On this list customers can predict how many goals will be scored in the individual games featured. Each match has three possible outcomes: 1 or less goals, exactly 2 goals or 3 or more goals. Should a match be abandoned before 90 minutes playing time has elapsed, that selection will be void unless 3 or more goals have already been scored at the time of abandonment.

    33) Total Premiership / FA Cup/ Champions League Goals

    Bets are settled on the total amount of goals scored in the matches quoted on the days stated. Should a match be postponed then a total of 2 goals will be allotted for that game. If a match is abandoned then either 2 goals or the total goals at the time of abandonment will be awarded (whichever is greater).
    Should there be 3 or more postponed/abandoned premiership games then all bets will be void.

    34) Total Premiership / FA Cup / Champions League Goals ‘Odd or Even’

    Bets are settled on the total amount of goals scored in the matches quoted on the days stated. Should a match be postponed then a total of 2 goals will be allotted for that game. If a match is abandoned then either 2 goals or the total goals at the time of abandonment will be awarded (whichever is greater). If there are 2 or more postponed/abandoned premiership games then all bets will be void.

    35) To win both halves

    The 90 minute match is treated as two separate 45 minute ‘mini-matches’ and therefore your selection must score more goals than the other team in each of the two halves. For example, if your selection scores in the first half of a match and the match finishes 1-0, although the first half was won 1-0, the score in the second 45 minutes was effectively 0-0 and therefore a draw. If this occurs, only the first half is considered to have been ‘won’ and therefore bets would be losers.
    Should a match be abandoned ALL bets will be void.

    36) Top League/Tournament Goalscorer

    Bets placed on a player to be the top scorer in a given league are based on regular season games only. Any goals scored in subsequent play-off games do not count for betting purposes. Once a player is named in the squad and has the opportunity to play in the league that season, bets will stand. Bets placed on a player to be the top scorer in a given tournament will stand as long as the player is named in the squad and has the opportunity to play in the named tournament. If more than one player finishes on the same number of goals, then dead heat rules apply. Goals scored in Extra-Time will count, but goals scored within Penalty Shootouts will not count

    37) Total goals odd or even

    Bets are settled on whether the total number of goals scored within 90 minutes, will be an odd or an even number. Extra-time and penalties do not count. If the total number of goals in a game is zero (i.e. the final score is 0 - 0) then “Even” is considered the winning selection. This bet cannot be combined with any other bets on the same match. Should this bet be accepted in error, it will be settled by equally dividing the stake unit where the related outcomes clash.

    38) Tournament Winner and Top Goalscorer

    Where we offer prices for a team/country to win a tournament outright and a player to be top goalscorer, prices cannot be combined, special prices are available for this. For example a €10 double on England to win World Cup 2014 and Rooney to be top goalscorer, the prices on this would not be multiple odds; a special price for this would be available.

    39) Assist Betting

    A) Assisted Goals

    • Assists are awarded to the player from the goal scoring team, who makes the last touch to the goalscorer.

    • In the event of a penalty or free kick, the player earning the penalty or free kick gets an assist if a goal is directly scored. However, you CANNOT assist your own goal.

    • For any assists disputes, bets will be based on the decision of the Press Association (PA) immediately after the match is finished.

    • Unlike First Goalscorer betting, own goals DO count in Assist Betting.

    B) Unassisted Goals

    • Winner of the First Assist market will be the player who is deemed to have assisted the 1st goal of the game, not the player to have the first assist of the game.

    • If there is no assist for the 1st goal, 'First Goal Unassisted' will be deemed the winner. Bets will not roll onto the player who assists the 2nd Goal.

    • In matches ending 0:0, 'No Goal' will be deemed the winner.

     

    OTHER SPORTS

    AMERICAN FOOTBALL

    We accept singles and upwards bets on all NFL games.
    In 2-Way markets Push rules apply unless otherwise stated. Stakes on single bets are returned, and in multiples the selection is treated as a non-runner.
    Bets will be settled on the official result, including overtime unless specifically stated otherwise, as declared by the relevant governing body:
    www.nfl.com
    www.cfl.ca
    www.ncaa.org

    1) Abandoned/Postponed Matches
    If a match is abandoned before the end of a game (including during overtime) all bets will be void, unless 55 minutes of play has taken place or an official result is ‘called’ by the relevant governing body.
    All other markets will be void except for those which have been unconditionally determined (for example First Touchdown Scorer bets will stand if a touchdown has been scored).
    Postponed matches are void unless rearranged and played in the same NFL weekly schedule (Thursday - Wednesday local venue time).
    In the event of a change of venue, all bets on the original fixture will be void.

    2) Money Line (Match Betting)
    Where odds for both Outright and Handicap betting are available, all bets are settled on the outright price, unless the handicap or qualifying price has been specifically selected. At least 55 minutes of play must take place or an official result ‘called’ for bets on that match to stand.
    Overtime counts except for any markets where the option of ‘Tie’ or ‘Draw’ at the end of regulation time is offered.
    In the event of a tie at the end of overtime all stakes on the money line market will be void unless the option of ‘Tie’ or ‘Draw’ after overtime is offered.

    3) Point Spread/Handicap Betting
    Point spread and handicap bets will be settled according to the official result, adjusted according to the relevant handicap to give the handicap result. The handicap is applied to one team only, for example:
    Chicago +3 @ Green Bay -3, result Chicago 21 v Green Bay 25; Green Bay wins on the handicap.
    Overtime counts for the settlement of match handicap markets.
    For ‘half’ and ‘quarter’specific handicap markets the entire period must be completed for bets to stand.
    Overtime does not count towards 4th Quarter handicap markets but does count towards Second Half handicap markets.
    In the event of a handicap tie stakes will be returned unless the option of ‘Handicap Tie’ was offered in the market.

    4) Total Points betting
    Total points are settled on the combination of both team’s scores, inclusive of any overtime played.
    For ‘quarter’ and ‘half’ specific total points markets the entire period must be completed for bets to stand unless the result has already been determined in the course of play.
    Overtime does not count towards 4th Quarter total points markets but does count towards Second Half total points markets.
    In the event of the total score being equal to the market line a ‘Push’ rule applies and stakes will be returned unless the option of ‘Exactly x Points’ was offered in the market.

    5) Revised Half Time Markets
    Handicap and Total Points markets may be revised at half time for the second half of a game and will include any overtime played.
    In the event of a handicap tie stakes will be returned unless the option of ‘Handicap Tie’ was offered in the market.
    In the event of the total score being equal to the market line a ‘Push’ rule applies and stakes will be returned unless the option of ‘Exactly x Points’ was offered in the market.

    6) Proposition Bets
    In the event of an abandoned game all stakes are returned, unless a result is already determined through the course of play that has taken place.
    Player prop markets involving Quarterbacks require that the player(s) in question must be the starter(s) for bets to have action.
    For all other player prop markets the player(s) in question must be listed as active by nfl.com, for bets to have action.
    Only players listed as inactive by the relevant governing body are void.
    All proposition bets are singles only.

    7) First Offensive Play
    In the event of a false start penalty on the 1st offensive play, bets will stand for the next offensive play that takes place without a false start penalty.

    8 )First Offensive Play Yard Line
    The result is determined by the yard line where the first offensive play from scrimmage takes place.
    In the event of the kick off being returned for a touchdown, bets stand for the first offensive play after the following kick off.
    In the event of a turnover the result is determined on where the 1st offensive play takes place from, with respect to the receiving team’s yard line.

    9) First Turnover & First Team to Commit a Turnover
    For results purposes, only an interception or a fumble counts as a turnover.
    A punt or turnover on downs does not qualify as a turnover for settlement purposes.
    In the event of an abandoned game stakes are returned unless a turnover has already taken place.

    10) First/Last team to Score and First Touchdown Scorer
    In the event of an abandoned game bets stand on scores that have taken place already.
    Overtime counts for these markets.
    1st Touchdown Scorers are all in play or not.
    Touchdown scorers are offered with the option of “others on request”.
    Only players listed as inactive by the relevant governing body are void.

    11) First Penalty
    This is settled on the 1st penalty called, regardless of a team accepting or declining the penalty.

    12)Current/Next Drive Outcome
    Results are settled on the outcome of the respective offensive drive in progress.
    Only offensive statistics count.
    Kick-off returns and punt returns for touchdowns do not count as a drive.
    Only interceptions or fumbles constitute a turnover.
    Turnovers that are returned by the defense for a touchdown will be settled as a turnover.
    All markets are settled on official stats from the relevant governing body.

    13) Winning Margins
    Bets are settled according to the margin of victory in a given match and are calculated from scratch

    14) NFL Weekly Specials
    NFL Weekly Specials are based on time specific markets.
    Weekly specials apply to all games played during the NFL Weekly Schedule.
    Sunday Early Specials apply only to games that kick off at 6pm.
    Sunday Late Specials apply only to games kicking off from 9pm onwards inclusive of any late Sunday night game played.
    Overtime applies to all markets where played for purposes of settlement unless stated otherwise.
    All games must be completed for action.

    15) Highest/Lowest Scoring Team
    Results are based on individual teams total points inclusive of any overtime played.
    All games must complete for action.
    In the event of a tie dead heat rules apply.

    16) Highest/Lowest Scoring Match
    Results are based on total match points inclusive of any overtime played.
    All Games must complete for action.
    In the event of a tie dead heat rules apply.

    17) Total Team/Match Touchdowns
    Results are based on total touchdowns scored for the specific match or team, inclusive of any overtime.

    18) To Win Every Quarter/To Win Both Halves
    A team must win each individual quarter/half for bets to have action.
    In the event of a tie in any quarter or half bets are losers.
    Overtime does not apply to this market.
    Games must be completed for action.

    19) Mythical Matches
    Matches involve two teams playing in the relevant weeks NFL fixtures.
    Results are dependent on teams’ individual scores in their respective fixtures against that of the mythical weekend’s opponent.
    The official governing body determines scores, in the event of a game not fully completed bets are void for that respective mythical match.
    All scores include any overtime played

    20) Grand Salami
    The ‘Grand Salami’ will be decided by adding up all the scores of the games scheduled for that particular day.
    All games must be completed for bets to stand, points scored in overtime are included.

    21) Betting In Running
    For betting in running purposes the above rules apply unless stated otherwise.
    When scores are displayed in running, every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the score and game time; however no liability is accepted for incorrect information displayed.
    Prices quoted in running are for the whole game inclusive of any overtime played. As the markets are in running we reserve the right to close the market at any time.

     

    ATHLETICS

    1) Race and Outright Betting
    All in compete or not.
    In the event of a disqualification, the ‘medals’ ceremony will count as the ‘weigh in’ and this will determine bet settlement.
    In the absence of a medals ceremony bets will be settled on a ‘first past the post’ basis.

    2) Head To Head/Group Betting
    Bets will be void should any/either selection fail to take the start line.
    A competitor disqualified for a false start is classed as having taken the start line.
    If a participant is disqualified or does not finish the event for whatever reason, then this participant will be deemed a "loser".
    If all participants of the Head to Head bet are disqualified then all bets will be void.
    In case of two or more participants finishing in the same position, the 'Dead Heat' rule applies.
    For settlement purposes bets will be settled on podium result/official result on the day of event in question.
    If no podium occurs, any subsequent change of these positions will not affect settlement.

    3) World Record/Time/Medal Table Betting
    Bets will be settled in line with the result from the official IAAF website www.iaaf.org
    Bets are settled on the result immediately declared by the official International Association of Athletics Federation (I.A.A.F.), irrespective of any subsequent enquiry.
    If a track or field event is cancelled for any reason prior to the event, all bets will be void.
    The total medal tally will be determined by the officially published IAAF results.

     

    AUSTRALIAN RULES FOOTBALL

    All Australian rules bets are settled on 80 minutes play unless otherwise stated.
    If the game results in a draw, then stakes will be refunded unless a price is offered for the draw.
    Bets will be settled on official AFL results only.
    If a match is abandoned before 80 minutes are played, all bets on that match are void, except for those markets which have been unconditionally determined.
    If a match is postponed and rescheduled to take place within 48 hours of the original start time, your bet on that match will stand.
    Matches which are switched from the originally advertised venue will stand unless the revised venue is not considered neutral.
    All Outright/Futures markets will be settled from standings provided by the relevant governing body www.afl.com.au

     

    BADMINTON

    A match is deemed to have started with the first serve of the match.
    If the statutory number of games is not completed, all bets placed on the correct game result will be void.
    In the event of a match being awarded to a player before the full number of games has been played, match bets will stand for the official winner.

     

    BANDY

    1) General

    We accept singles and upwards on bandy matches. All bandy bets will be settled on 90 minutes play unless specifically stated otherwise. Overtime does not count. If 90 minutes play is not completed for any reason then all bets will be void, unless an official result is declared. If a match is played in 3 x 30 minutes periods instead of 2 x 45 minute periods, bets will stand and will be settled on 90 minutes play.

    2) Postponed Matches

    If a match is postponed and rescheduled to take place within 48 hours of the original start time, your bet on that match will stand unless cancelled by mutual consent. If the match does not take place within 48 hours your bet will be void.

     

    BASEBALL

    Bets will be settled on the official result, including extra innings unless specifically stated otherwise, as declared by the relevant governing body.
    All games must start on the scheduled date for bets to have action.
    Should a game not start on the day of the officially listed start time, as stated by mlb.com, due to rain delay or similar events then all bets are void.
    The day of the event will be considered the day according to the US time zone in which the game was to be played.
    Unless otherwise stated, listed pitchers must start for bets to stand, and it is the client’s responsibility to ensure they are aware of any relevant pitcher changes.
    For Exhibition, NCAA & International games the team listed as the ‘Home’ team for display purposes does not necessarily bat last, and games may take place at a neutral venue.
    Exhibition, NCAA & International games have no listed pitchers, and all bets stand regardless of who pitches for each team.
    Where applicable the podium presentation will determine the settlement of bets. Subsequent disqualifications and/or appeals will not affect bets.
    Games completed ‘under protest’ will be settled according to the result on the day irrespective of any subsequent appeal.

    1) Matches not played as listed
    If a match venue is changed then bets already placed will stand providing the home team is still designated as such.
    If the home and away team for a listed match are reversed then bets placed based on the original listing will be void.

    2) 4 ½ Inning Rule
    Money Line bets are subject to the 4 ½ inning rule;
    There must be at least 5 full innings of play, unless the team batting second is leading after 4½ innings, for bets to stand.
    If the game is called, or suspended, after this point of the game is reached, then the winner is determined by the score after the last full inning (unless the team batting second scores to tie, or takes the lead in the bottom half of the inning, in which case the winner is determined by the score at the time the game is called).
    For any suspended MLB game that resumes within 72 hours of the suspension, all bets will stand and be settled after the completion of the game.
    If the game is not resumed within 72 hours following the time of suspension, then all bets will be void unless the market result is already determined.
    For any competition which applies a ‘Mercy Rule’ all bets will stand on the score at the time the Mercy Rule is enforced.

    3) 8 ½ Inning Rule
    Total Runs and Run Line bets are subject to the 8 ½ inning rule;
    The game must go at least 9 full innings (or 8½ innings if the team batting second is ahead) for bets to have action.
    For any competition which applies a ‘Mercy Rule’ all bets will stand on the score at the time the Mercy Rule is enforced.

    4) First 5 Innings/Last 4 Innings betting
    Listed pitchers must start for bets to have action.
    All bets will be settled on the result after the first 5 innings of a game have been completed, regardless of whether the full game is completed.
    5 full innings must be completed for total runs bets to stand, unless the total score has already exceeded the quoted total.
    5 full innings must be completed for money line & run line bets to stand, unless the team batting second is ahead, or scores to go ahead, in the 5th inning with any run line applied where appropriate.
    Bets placed on last 4 innings money line and last 4 innings total runs are based on the score from the beginning of the 6th inning until the end of the game.
    Last 4 innings bets are subject to the 8 ½ inning rule and extra innings will count for settlement purposes i.e. in the case of a game going to 12 innings the ‘last 4’ innings markets will be settled according to the score from innings 6 to 12 inclusive.
    Last 4 innings bets have action regardless of pitchers.
    Push rules apply to all First 5/Last 4 innings bets.

    5) Inning x Betting
    Bets on ‘Inning x Run Scored’, ‘Inning x Total Runs’, ‘Inning x Winner’ markets;
    With the exception of the 9th inning, the top and bottom of the specified inning must be completed for bets to have action, unless the result has already been determined during the course of play in the top of the inning.
    ‘Inning 9 Run Scored’ & ‘Inning 9 Total Runs’ markets will be settled according to the official result regardless of whether the team batting last comes to bat in the inning.

    6) Pre-Game Props
    8 ½ inning rule applies unless settlement of bets is already determined.
    Listed pitchers must start for bet to have action.
    Extra innings count unless specified otherwise.

    7) Grand Salami
    The Baseball Grand Salami will be decided by the total runs scored in all MLB games scheduled for that day.
    No Listed Pitchers rule applies to the Grand Salami.
    All scheduled games are subject to the 8½ innings rule applies.
    If any game is cancelled or stopped before the completion of 8½ innings, all wagers on the Grand Salami will be cancelled.

    8) Total Home Runs
    One Home run is scored when the batter is able to circle all the bases in one play, starting and ending at home plate, including inside the park home runs.
    Any runners on base at the time of a home run being hit have no bearing on the ‘total home runs’ market.

    9) Futures Betting Rules
    Regular Season Wins/Match-Ups - Team must complete at least 160 regular season games for bets to have action unless the remaining games during the course of the season do not affect the result.
    To Win Pennant - The team that progresses to the World Series will be deemed the winner of the pennant.

    Series Betting -Bets are void if the statutory number of games (according to the respective governing organisations) are not completed or are changed.

    Outright, Pennant and Divisional Betting - All bets stand regardless of team relocation, team name change, season length or playoff format.

    Wildcard Betting - The team that progresses to the MLB Playoffs via the wild card position will be deemed the winner.

    10) Betting In Running
    For betting in running purposes the above rules apply unless stated otherwise.
    All in running bets stand irrespective of any pitcher changes during the course of the game.
    When scores are displayed in running, every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the score and game time; however no liability is accepted for incorrect information displayed.
    Prices quoted in running are for the whole game inclusive of any extra innings played. As the markets are in running we reserve the right to close the market at any time.

     

    BASKETBALL

    Bets will be settled on the official result, including overtime unless specifically stated otherwise, as declared by the relevant governing body.
    All games must start on the scheduled date for bets to stand; otherwise all bets are void on that game.
    There must be 5 minutes or less of scheduled game time left for bets to have action, unless the specific market outcome is already determined.
    In 2-Way markets Push rules apply unless otherwise stated. Stakes on single bets are returned, and in multiples the selection is treated as a non-runner.
    Where applicable the podium presentation will determine the settlement of bets. Subsequent disqualifications and/or appeals will not affect bets.

    1)Money Line (Match Betting)
    Where odds for both Outright and Handicap betting are available, all bets are settled on the outright price, unless the handicap or qualifying price has been specifically selected.
    Overtime counts except for any markets where the option of ‘Tie’ or ‘Draw’ at the end of regulation time is offered.
    In the event of a tie at the end of overtime all stakes on the money line market will be void unless the option of ‘Tie’ or ‘Draw’ after overtime is offered.

    2) Point Spread/Handicap Betting
    Point spread and handicap bets will be settled according to the official result, adjusted according to the relevant handicap to give the handicap result. The handicap is applied to one team only, for example:
    Chicago +3 @ Miami -3, result Chicago 91 v Miami 95; Miami wins on the handicap.
    Overtime counts for the settlement of match handicap markets.
    For ‘half’ and ‘quarter’ specific handicap markets the entire period must be completed for bets to stand.
    Overtime does not count towards 4th Quarter handicap markets but does count towards Second Half handicap markets.
    In the event of a handicap tie stakes will be returned unless the option of ‘Handicap Tie’ was offered in the market.

    3) Total Points Betting
    Total points are settled on the combination of both team’s scores, inclusive of any overtime played.
    For ‘quarter’ and ‘half’ specific total points markets the entire period must be completed for bets to stand unless the result has already been determined in the course of play.
    Overtime does not count towards 4th Quarter total points markets but does count towards Second Half total points markets and Team Total Points markets.
    In the event of the total score being equal to the market line a ‘Push’ rule applies and stakes will be returned unless the option of ‘Exactly x Points’ was offered in the market.

    4) Revised Half Time Markets
    Handicap and Total Points markets may be revised at half time for the second half of a game and will include any overtime played.
    In the event of a handicap tie stakes will be returned unless the option of ‘Handicap Tie’ was offered in the market.
    In the event of the total score being equal to the market line a ‘Push’ rule applies and stakes will be returned unless the option of ‘Exactly x Points’ was offered in the market.

    5) First/Last Team to Score& First Team to Score a 3 Pointer
    The first team to score a point or, 3 pointer where applicable, in a given game will be deemed the winner of this market. Provided there has been a score/3 pointer, bets will not be voided in the event of a postponement.
    The Last team to score a point in a given game will be deemed the winner of this market. All bets on a game which is postponed before 5 minutes of scheduled game time remain will be void. Overtime counts for settlement purposes.

    6) Match/Team Total Points Odd or Even
    Settled according to the official result provided by the relevant governing body and inclusive of any overtime played.

    7) Highest Scoring Quarter
    Whichever quarter in the game has the highest number of points scored in it will be deemed the winner.
    Should two or three quarters have the same number of points (which are the joint/co highest of the game), dead heat rules will apply.
    Should all four quarters have the same number of points all bets will be void.
    The game must have 5 minutes or less of scheduled game time remaining for bets to stand on this market.
    Overtime does not count for settlement purposes

    8) Player Props
    All settlements are based on results and statistics sourced from the relevant governing body.
    Overtime counts for these markets.
    Only players listed as inactive by the relevant governing body will be void.

    9) Futures Betting Rules
    Division Betting –
    The team which finishes highest in each division shall be deemed the winner of that division. Should there be a tie for first place the NBA tie breaker rules will apply.
    Bets will stand regardless of season length.
    Bets will stand if any team should change its name, re-locate, be suspended from the league or for any other reason be unable to complete the season.
    All divisions are win only.
    Conference Betting –
    The two teams who meet in the NBA Championship will be deemed the winners of the Eastern & Western Conferences.
    Bets will stand regardless of season length.
    Bets will stand if any team should change its name, re-locate, be suspended from the league or for any other reason be unable to complete the season.
    Championship Outright –
    The winner of the NBA Championship will be the winner of the NBA finals between the Eastern and the Western conference champions.
    Bets will stand regardless of season length.
    Bets will stand if any team should change its name, re-locate, be suspended from the league or for any other reason be unable to complete the season.

    10) Race to x Points Markets
    The first team to reach the designated target score will be deemed the winner.
    Where neither team reaches the target score all bets will be void unless the option of ‘Neither’ was offered in the market.

    11) Betting In Running
    For betting in running purposes the above rules apply unless stated otherwise.
    When scores are displayed in running, every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the score and game time; however no liability is accepted for incorrect information displayed.
    Prices quoted in running are for the whole game inclusive of any overtime played. As the markets are in running we reserve the right to close the market at any time.

    American Basketball

    We accept singles on all games. Bets will be settled according to the official result as declared by the basketball governing body. Overtime counts for all markets except those that are quarter specific. Any subsequent amendments to the official result will be ignored for settlement purposes. At least 43 minutes of play must elapse for NBA game bets to stand. If the game is abandoned for any reason before 43 minutes play is completed, then all bets will be void except for those markets which have been unconditionally determined. If an official result is declared then all bets stand. At least 35 minutes of play must elapse for WNBA game bets to stand. If the game is abandoned for any reason before 35 minutes play is completed, then all bets will be void except for those markets which have been unconditionally determined. If an official result is declared then all bets stand. At least 35 minutes of play must elapse for NCAA game bets to stand. If the game is abandoned for any reason before 35 minutes play is completed, then all bets will be void except for those markets which have been unconditionally determined. If an official result is declared then all bets stand.

    1) Match betting or “Money Line”

    Where odds for both outright and handicap betting are available, all bets are settled on the outright price, unless the handicap or qualifying price has been specifically selected. We will also offer betting on the result at half-time. If the game is tied at the end of the second quarter then all bets will be void.

    2) Handicap Betting or “Points Spread”

    This is in the form of half-point and full point handicaps (e.g. +/- 3.5 points, +/- 7 points, etc). In the event of a Handicap tie bets are void on that market.

    3) Playoff Matches

    In the event of a game being suspended for any reason and resumed within 24 hours of the original tip off then bets will stand and shall be settled on the official result. Should the game not be resumed within 24 hours then the 43 / 35 minute rule shall apply

    4) Final placings

    Conference Winner and Tournament Winner bets will be settled at the end of the play-offs. Conference rankings at the end of the regular season do not count.

    5) Seasonal match betting

    Predict which of the two nominated teams will have the better regular season record. Performances in the play-offs do not count

    6) Player-v-player special bets

    Player-v-player special bets (e.g. to score the most points, to get the most rebounds) are offered without the option of the tie. If the result is a tie then all bets on that market will be void.

    7) Group Bets

    Group bets (e.g. which of this group of players will score the most points) can finish with two or more players winning in a dead-heat. In this case dead-heat rules will apply, e.g. if you placed an each way bet and the terms quoted are for the first three places, we will treat two Groups tying for third place as having dead heated for third place. We will then settle with 1/2 stake lost and 1/2 stake settled at full place odds for each-way bets on those Groups.

    8) Postponed match

    If a match is not played on the scheduled date all bets will be void.

    9) Most points

    If any of the players listed in this market fail to start the game, then all bets on the market are void.

    Proposition Markets

    1) Quarter and Half Betting

    4th Quarter and 2nd Half bets include any overtime played. In the event of a Handicap tie all bets are void.

    2) Team Total Points

    These markets include any overtime played and are based only on the relevant teams total. In the event of a tie bets are voided.

    3) Last Score of the Half / Match

    The results of these are based on official stats from NBA.com for last score of the match any overtime played applies for this market.

    4) First Player to score

    This market is all in play or not. Players not nominated are available upon request.

    5) Teasers / Alternative Handicaps

    These markets are minimum doubles, in the event of a handicap tie bets are void for that selection.

    6) Grand Salami

    The ‘Grand Salami’ will be decided by adding up all the scores by the games scheduled for that particular day. All games must be completed for bets to stand, points scored in overtime are included

    7) Player props (assists/points/rebounds)

    Player prop markets are inclusive of any overtime played and are settled on official results supplied by NBA.com. Nominated players must be in the starting five for bets to stand.

    8) In Play

    Overtime counts for all markets except those that are quarter specific.

     

    International/European Basketball

    1) General Rules

    Bets will be settled according to the official result as declared by the European basketball governing body at the end of the game, including any period(s) of over time played. Overtime counts for all markets except those that are quarter specific.
    All other in-play markets include overtime, the exception to this is the betting in-play market match result, which includes the option of the draw, and is settled on the result at the end of regular time. If an official result is declared then all bets stand. Any subsequent amendments to the official result will be ignored for settlement purposes.

    2) Match betting or Money Line

    Where odds for both outright and handicap betting are available, all bets are settled on the outright price, unless the handicap or qualifying price has been specifically selected. We also offer betting on the result at half-time. If the game is tied at the end of the second quarter then all bets will be void.
    Handicap Betting or “Points Spread”:
    This is in the form of half-point and full point handicaps (e.g. +/- 3.5 points, +/- 7 points etc). In the event of a Handicap ties bets are void on that market.

    3) Postponed match

    If a match is not played on the scheduled date all bets will be void.

    4) Player specials

    For NBA games, player specials – e.g. player game points or rebounds – are void if the named player is not in the starting five. However, in European and International basketball – e.g. Euroleague or domestic European leagues – bets are only void if the named player plays absolutely no part in the game. Bets stand as soon as the player takes any part in the game.

     

    BOWLS

    1) Outright Betting
    All in compete or not

    2) Match betting
    In the event of a match starting but not being completed the player progressing to the next round will be deemed the winner.
    In the event of a walkover (e.g. one of the players withdraws before a match starts) all bets on that match will be void.

    3) Set Betting
    The full number of sets required to win the match must be completed.
    If the match is awarded to a player before the full number of sets is completed, set betting will be void.

    4) Abandoned or Postponed Matches
    If a match is abandoned or postponed and rescheduled to take place within 48 hours of the original start time, your bet on that match will stand.
    If the match does not take place within 48 hours, your bet will be void.

     

    BOXING

    The fight is official for betting purposes when the bell is sounded for the beginning of the first round.
    Bets will be settled on the official result announced in the ring; subsequent appeals/amendments do not affect settlement (unless the amendment was made due to human error when announcing the result).
    If a price is offered for a draw and in the event of that occurring, bets on either boxer to win will be deemed losers.
    If a contest is postponed and rescheduled to take place within 30 days of the original start time, bets on that contest will stand unless cancelled by mutual consent.
    If the contest does not take place within 30 days bets will be void.
    If either fighter is replaced with another fighter all bets will be void and stakes returned.

    1) Round Betting/Group Round Betting –
    If a boxer fails to answer the bell, the fight will be deemed to have ended in the previous round.
    If betting is offered on a set number of rounds & the fight takes place to a different number of rounds (e.g we are betting round betting for 12 rounds & fight is over 10 rounds), to win fight bets will stand. However all other markets (round by round, method of victory, total rounds, will the fight go the distance etc.) will be void.

    2) Total Rounds –
    For settlement purposes where half a round is stated then 1 minute 30 seconds of the respective round will define the 'half' to determine under or over, or half the stated round time if it differs from the standard 3 minute round.
    If the number of rounds for a fight is changed after this market has been set then all bets will be void.
    For settlement purposes where half a round is stated then 1 minute 30 seconds of the respective round will define the 'half' to determine under or over. If the number of rounds for a fight is changed after this market has been set then all bets will be void.
    To Go the Distance market - For settlement purposes the official designated number of rounds must be fully completed for bets to be settled as ‘Yes’.
    To Score a Knockdown market - For settlement purposes a knockdown is defined as a fighter being KO'd or receiving a mandatory 8 count. Anything deemed a slip by the referee will not count as a knockdown.

    3) Method of Victory –
    Technical decision - when the fight can’t continue for any reason other than a KO/TKO or Disqualification (e.g. a clash of heads causing a cut), but the required number of rounds have been fought for the fight to be decided upon the judges’ scorecards.
    In the event of a technical decision before the end of the fight all bets will be settled as a win by decision. Round bets will be deemed losers.
    Decision – The decision of the judges’ scorecards after completion of the scheduled rounds including:
    Split Decision (2 judges score fighter A the winner and the 3rd judge scores fighter B the winner)
    Majority Decision (2 judges score fighter A the winner and the 3rd judge scores the contest a draw)
    Unanimous Decision (All 3 judges score fighter A as the winner).
    Knockout/Technical Knockout –
    Knockout (KO) is when the boxer does not stand up after a ten count.
    Technical knockout (TKO) is the three knockdown rule or if the referee steps in when it is decided that a fighter cannot safely continue to fight.
    If a fighter fails to answer a bell for the next round then this will also be deemed a TKO.
    Any corner retirement will be considered a TKO, unless the fight is subsequently decided by the judges' scorecards or is declared a no contest.
    For settlement purposes KO/TKO includes disqualification.
    Draw or Technical Draw –
    A Draw is as decided by the judges’ scorecards on completion of the full scheduled rounds. A Technical Draw occurs if the referee stops the fight for any reason other than Knockout, Technical Knockout, or disqualification, before the start of the 5th Round.

    4) Prize Fighter
    Match bets will be settled on the result announced in the ring.
    If any result is announced incorrectly at ringside but subsequently corrected then bets will be settled on the correct winner.
    Outright bets will be settled on the winning boxer who lifts the trophy.
    Bets stand once a fighter is in the ring and the bell has sounded for the beginning of the first round of the specified fighter’s first competition bout.
    If a substitute is introduced during the tournament all outright bets will stand and an outright price will be quoted for the new boxer.
    All outright bets on boxers who withdraw during the tournament due to injury or cuts (having fought on the card) will be deemed losing bets.
    Outright bets will be void on any boxer who does not start the tournament.
    A deduction may be applied to outright bets where a named fighter is withdrawn before the start of the tournament and an additional contender added.

     

    CRICKET

    Match Betting
    Bets will be settled on the official match result.
    If a match is declared a ‘No Result’, all bets will be void.
    In matches affected by adverse weather where no play is possible, bets will be governed by the official competition rules with the following exception:
    If a match is decided on either a bowl out or the toss of a coin then all bets will be void.
    Where no price is quoted for the tie and the official competition rules do not determine a winner, then Dead-Heat rules will apply, however in competitions where a super over takes place to determine a winner, the winner of the super over will be declared as the winner.
    If a match is cancelled then all bets will be void if it is not replayed within 36 hours of its advertised start time.

    Series Betting
    If a series is postponed or cancelled for any reason before the scheduled number of games has taken place, then the team that is ahead at the time will be deemed the winner for settlement purposes.
    This rule also applies for the settlement of top series run scorer and top series wicket taker bets.
    If a series ends in a tie and no price for the tie is quoted, ‘Dead-Heat’ rules apply.
    Bets on the series correct score will be void if the designated number of matches is not completed.
    Series top batsman or top bowler markets are settled on an all-in play or not basis.

    Top Batsman/Bowler
    Bets placed on any player not in the starting 11 will be void.
    Bets on players who are selected but do not bat or bowl will be settled as losers.
    ‘Dead-Heat’ rules apply.
    If an innings is shortened due to rain or outside interference and the innings is deemed to have been completed then bets will stand.
    In the event of two or more players ending on an equal number of wickets, ‘Dead-Heat’ rules apply.

    Innings Runs
    In Limited over matches if Innings shortened from advertised number then all bets void unless result already determined (i.e. if backed over 230.5 and score is 231 off 35 Overs then bets are settled.

    Run Lines
    In all specific run lines e.g. England 1st 15 overs, England 1st 30 overs, England 1st 100 overs, all of the allotted overs must be bowled for bets to stand unless the batting team is all out, in which case the market will be settled on the final innings score.

    Session Runs
    Extras and penalty runs will be included. 20 overs must be completed for bets to stand.

    Test Matches
    Match betting
    Bets will stand on the official result provided at least one ball has been bowled.
    In the event of a tie ‘Dead-Heat’ rules apply and draw bets will be losers.
    If a match is abandoned due to outside interference, bets will be void.

    Top Batsman/Bowler
    Top batsman bowler bets are for 1st innings only unless otherwise specified.
    Bets placed on any player not in starting 11 will be void.
    Bets on players selected but who do not bat or bowl will be settled as losers.
    A minimum of 25 overs must be bowled unless all out, otherwise bets will be void.
    In the event of two or more players ending on an equal number of wickets then the bowler conceding the least number of runs will be deemed the winner.

    Innings Runs
    A minimum of 25 overs must be bowled unless all out or team declares, otherwise bets will be void.

    Series Betting
    Bets will be void if the designated number of matches is not completed.
    Top Series Batsman/Bowler
    For series batsman/bowler markets total runs scored/wickets taken - all innings will count from matches where an official result is given.
    All In play or not.

    County Championship Matches
    Match Betting
    Unless a price is specifically quoted for a draw, in the event of a draw bets will be void.
    Top batsman / bowler bets are for 1st innings only.
    Bets placed on any player not in starting 11 will be void, bets on players selected but who do not bat or bowl will be losers.
    A minimum of 50 overs must be bowled unless all out, otherwise bets will be void.

    Innings Runs
    A minimum of 25 overs must be bowled unless all out or team declares, otherwise bets will be void.

    Top Batsman/Bowler
    Top batsman bowler bets are for 1st innings only unless otherwise specified.
    Bets placed on any player not in starting 11 will be void.
    Bets on players selected but who do not bat or bowl will be settled as losers.
    A minimum of 25 overs must be bowled unless all out, otherwise bets will be void.
    In the event of two or more players ending on an equal number of wickets then the bowler conceding the least number of runs will be deemed the winner.

    Player Performances
    Points scored as follows – 1pt per run, 20pts per wicket, 10pts per catch and 25pts per stumping.
    Stakes refunded on players not selected.
    In one day matches there must be an official result (Duckworth Lewis counts) unless settlement of bets is already determined.
    Test and County championship matches – whole match counts – minimum of 100 overs to be bowled in match, otherwise bets will be void, unless settlement already determined.
    Twenty20 Matches must be official match result unless settlement of bets already determined.

    Total Sixes/Wides/Run Outs
    If a match is abandoned or overs reduced all bets will be void unless market already determined.

    Century/Fifty In Match
    Bets void if game Duckworth-Lewis affected..

    Highest Opening Partnership
    Both teams must bat.

    Highest Specific Over Score
    Both teams must complete specified Overs or bets void unless all out.

    First Ball
    1st ball must be bowled.

    1st Innings Lead
    Both teams must bat or bets void.

    Handicaps
    Both teams must bat or bets void.

     

    CURLING
    All matches will be settled on the final score, regardless of how many ends have been played.
    This also includes extra ends.
    This applies to match betting, handicap betting and totals markets.

     

    CYCLING

    Individual Stage and Outright Betting
    Participants passing the start line will be deemed runners. In the event of a disqualification, the podium presentation will count as the result for settlement purposes.

    Outright Betting
    All in compete or not.
    In the event of a disqualification, the podium presentation will count as the result for settlement purposes.

    Head To Head / Group Betting
    Bets will be void should any/either selection failing to take the start line.
    The winner will be the selection with the highest position.
    Should BOTH selections fail to complete the race then bets will be deemed void.

    Winning Margin / Time Betting
    Bets will be settled in line with the result from the official race website.
    Should the race not have an official website then www.cyclingnews.com will determine the result.

    Race & Stage winner
    The winner of the race or stage will be settled on the result of the podium presentation.
    If there is no podium presentation, we will settle bets on the result immediately declared by the official governing body, irrespective of any subsequent enquiry.
    All outright winner or stage winner bets on individual riders will be void if a rider fails to start the competition or stage.
    However bets will stand if the rider withdraws once the competition or stage has started.

    King of the Mountains, Green Jersey, Young Rider & other categories
    Bets on these competitions will be settled as per the official final result on the last day of the tour.
    Any subsequent disqualifications will be ignored for settlement purposes.

    Match betting - stage and general classification
    At least one of the riders or teams must complete the stage or race for match bets to stand. Furthermore, all of the riders or teams must start the stage or race for bets to stand.
    If all riders fail to finish the race or stage, then bets are void.

     

    DARTS

    All bets will be settled on the official result as declared by the relevant governing body.

    Outright Betting -
    Outright markets, including Quarter Betting & Nationality of Winner, are offered on a non-runner no bet basis, and may be subject to a Rule 4 deduction in the event of a significant withdrawal.
    If a player takes any part in qualifying for a particular tournament they are deemed a runner for settlement purposes.
    Where an option of each way terms paying four places is offered, the 3rd and 4th places will be settled on the losing semi-finalists.

    Match Betting –
    A match is deemed to have started once the first dart of the first leg is thrown.
    In the event of a match starting but not being completed, including as a result of withdrawal or disqualification, the player progressing to the next round will be deemed the winner.
    For Premier League darts events, match betting may be offered in the form of 3-Way, and 2-Way markets. For settlement purposes the 3-Way market includes the Tie option. Bets will be void in the 2-Way market if the match result is a tie.

    Handicap Betting/Correct Score/Leg Betting/Total Legs –
    In the event of the scheduled number of legs or sets not being completed, being changed, or differing from those offered for betting purposes then all bets are void.
    All bets will be void if match is not completed, including matches not completed as a result of withdrawal or disqualification, unless the specific market outcome is already determined.

    Individual Player Averages –
    All bets will be void if the match is not completed.

    Individual Player Checkouts/Highest Checkout –
    All bets will be void if the match is not completed unless the specific market outcome is already determined.

    First Leg/First Set Markets –
    All bets will be void if the leg/set is not completed unless the specific market outcome is already determined.

    Winning Double –
    For settlement purposes the Bull will count as ‘Red’ in the Winning Double Colour market, and ‘Any Other’ in the Winning Double Value market.

    180’s Betting -
    All bets will be void if the match is not completed unless the specific market outcome is already determined, including Total 180’s, Most 180’s, First 180 & Last 180.

    Premier League Weekly Specials –
    Bets on any of the below listed weekly markets will be void if the scheduled number of matches does not take place  in the specified Premier League Week, unless the outcome has already been determined:
    9 Dart Finish in week (Week 1,2,3etc)/170 Finish in Week/Player with Highest Checkout/Player to Score Most 180’s.

    Tournament Specials –
    Bets on any of the below listed daily markets will be void if the scheduled number of matches does not take place on the specified day of a tournament, unless the outcome has already been determined:
    9 Dart Finish on day (Day 1,2,3 etc)/170 Finish on day/Which game will produce most 180’s on day/Which game will produce highest checkout on day/Total 180’s on day/Player to score highest checkout on day/ Player to Score Most 180’s on day.
    Will Selected Player Record a 9 Dart Finish in a Match - All bets void if match is not completed unless a 9 dart finish already achieved.
    Will Selected Player Record a 9 Dart Finish in the Tournament - Player must throw 1 dart in the tournament for bets to stand.
    Will There Be a 9 Dart Finish in the Tournament - Tournament must be completed. Bets stand regardless of player withdrawals.
    For betting in running purposes the above rules apply unless stated otherwise.
    When scores are displayed in running, every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the score and game time; however no liability is accepted for incorrect information displayed

     

    FLOORBALL

    We accept singles and upwards on floorball matches. All floorball bets will be settled on 60 minutes play unless specifically stated otherwise. If 60 minutes play is not completed for any reason then all bets will be void.

    1) Betting in Play

    All floorball bets in running will be settled on 60 minutes play unless specifically stated otherwise. When scores are displayed in running, every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the score and game situation. However no liability is accepted for incorrect information displayed. If a match is abandoned all bets will be void, except for those markets which have been unconditionally determined. If an official result is declared then all bets stand.

    2) Period Betting - '20 mins only’

    Each 20 minute period is treated as a separate ‘mini-match’ and therefore your selection must score more goals than the other team within the chosen period to win. Any existing score in the match is not carried forward, and so for the purposes of Period Betting, every period is considered as starting 0-0, as no goals have yet been scored in the period. For example, if your selected team wins a match 2-0, scoring in the 1st and 3rd periods, the period scores would be 1-0, 0-0 and 1-0. If you had bet on the team to win “2nd Period Betting - 20 mins only”, although your team won the match, the winning selection for Period 2 would actually be “Draw”.

     

    GAELIC FOOTBALL AND HURLING (GAA)

    All bets will be settled on the official result as declared by the relevant governing body.
    If a match is no longer being played at the venue advertised, bets will stand as long as it takes place within the original county. This applies as long as the venue is not switched to the opponent’s ground or to a venue outside of the original county.

    Abandoned/Postponed Matches –
    All bets on postponed matches will stand provided the match is rearranged and played within 48 hours of the original scheduled start time.
    Where a match is postponed and not played within 48 hours of the original scheduled start time, all bets will be void.
    Should a match be abandoned prior to completion, all markets on that match will be void, unless a definitive result for that market has already been determined prior to abandonment (e.g. First Goalscorer and First Score in Game).
    Any bet reduced by an abandoned, postponed or re-arranged match will stand on the remaining selections.

    Match Betting –
    All bets will be settled on 60/70 minutes play respectively at the prices advertised.
    The term 60/70 minutes play refers to the period of play which includes time added by the match officials for stoppages, but not scheduled extra time if played.
    Any subsequent enquiries into the match result or later match disqualification will be ignored for settlement of match bets which will be settled on that days match result.

    Handicap Betting –
    GAA Handicap betting is in the form of a whole-point handicap (e.g. +/- 3points, +/- 7 points, etc.). Tie prices are also available. The winning selection is determined by adding the handicap to final points score.
    A typical market will be:
    Kerry (+3pts) 5/6 or Dublin (-3pts) 5/6.
    If the final score in this fixture was Kerry 1 goal and 10 points (total points = 13) lose to Dublin 1 goal and 12 points (total points = 15), to determine the handicap result simply add 3pts to Kerry’s final score.
    This leaves the handicap result as Kerry 16 points, Dublin 15 points so “Kerry (+3pts)” would be the winning selection.
    All bets are settled on the official result at the end of normal time (including any injury time).
    Extra time does not count unless specifically stated otherwise

    Half Time/Full Time –
    Bets on this market are settled on the result at half time and the result at the end of normal time (including injury time).
    Extra time does not count.

    Goalscorers (First/Last/Anytime) –
    Bets on this market are settled on the first player to score a goal in the game within normal time (i.e. including injury time but excluding extra time if played).
    If a player comes on after the 1st goal is scored or does not take part in the match he is deemed a non-runner for the First Goalscorer market only.
    Own goals do not count.
    In the case of an own goal being scored first bets will be settled on the 2nd goalscorer.
    In the case of the last goal being an own goal bets will be settled on the previous goal.
    If the only goal scored within normal time is an Own Goal, then No Goalscorer will be deemed to have been the successful outcome.
    If a match is abandoned before the first goal is scored, all bets are void. This includes “No Goalscorer” bets as these are offered on the basis of the entire game being completed.
    If a match is abandoned after the first goal is scored, all bets stand.
    Where there is a dispute concerning who scored the goals in a match, bets will be settled based on the result published by the official governing body immediately after the match is finished.
    Any subsequent corrections or amendments to this result will not apply for settlement purposes.
    We try to offer a price on every player taking part in a particular game to score the first goal. If you wish to bet on a player who is not displayed our list, please ask a member of staff.

    Winning Margin Betting –
    Winning margin betting is from scratch.
    All bets are settled on the final result at the end of normal time (including any injury time). Extra time does not count.
    The result of this market is determined by the winning team’s points superiority. (1 goal = 3 points).
    For example, if the result of a game is Cork 1 goals and 6 points (total points = 9) beat Tyrone 1 goal and 3 points (total points = 6) then Cork have won by 3 points.

    Total Match Points –
    All bets are settled on the final result at the end of normal time (including any injury time).
    Extra time does not count.
    The result of this market is determined by the final points total of the game. (1 goal = 3 points)
    For example, if the result of a game is Cork 1 goal and 11 points (total points = 14) lose to Tyrone 2 goals and 10 points (total points = 16) then the total score in game is 30 points.

    First/Last Scoring Play Markets –
    This market is based on selecting the first scoring play and the team that will score it.
    • Hurling – A point from placed ball means direct from a penalty, free, sideline ball or 65
    • Football – A point from placed ball means direct from a penalty, free, sideline ball or 45
    If a match is abandoned before there is a score, all bets are void.
    If a match is abandoned after the first score has been registered, bets on the First Scoring Play will stand, as there will be a definitive result for the market.
    In any scenario where a game is not completed, the Last Scoring Play market will be void.

    Total Goals/Team Goals-
    Own Goals will count for the settlement of the following markets:
    Team to Score 1st Goal
    Both Teams to Score a Goal
    Total Match Goals

    Player Points –
    Player total points markets will be settled on the stated players total score (1 Goal = 3 Points) during normal time only, including injury time but excluding any extra time if played.

    Tournament Outright Betting -
    All in compete or not.
    In the event of a team starting the competition but withdrawing from it for any reason all bets will stand.
    Any bets accepted in error on matches in which Boylesports have not published or quoted prices on will be deemed void win or lose.
    If two counties are engaged in Hurling and Football and no instructions have been given to identify what the customer selection is (e.g. no prices or sport) then the stakes will be split accordingly.
    Where a county is engaged in senior and minor competitions, bets will be settled on the senior team unless otherwise stated.
    For betting in running purposes the above rules apply unless stated otherwise.
    When scores are displayed in running, every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the score and game time; however no liability is accepted for incorrect information displayed.

     

    GOLF

    All bets will be settled on the official result as declared by the relevant governing body at the time of the trophy presentation. Any subsequent disqualification or amendment to the result will not be considered for settlement purposes.

    Outright Betting –
    The result of any playoff where required is taken into account. Dead-heat rules will apply to the Place part of Each-way bets.
    In the event of a play-off, the result of the play-off will determine the winner of the tournament. If three or more contestants take part, such a play-off has the sole purpose of deciding the winner of the tournament, and the relative finishing positions of unsuccessful contestants is not affected for Outright, Match, or Group bets.
    When more than one player shares the same lowest score in a tournament and there is no play-off, win and place bets will be settled under normal dead heat rules.
    For each way bets dead heat rules apply. For example, if each-way terms quoted for a tournament are for the first 4 places, then 3 players tying for third place will be deemed to have dead-heated for third, fourth and fifth place with 1/3 stake lost and 2/3 stake settled at full place odds for each way bets on those players.
    In a dead heat the stake on a selection is divided by the number of runners involved in the dead heat. The full odds are then paid to the divided stake with the remainder of the stake being lost.
    Outright markets, including Top Nationality, Match & Group Betting, are offered on a non-runner no bet basis, and may be subject to a Rule 4 deduction in the event of a significant withdrawal.
    Should a tournament be shortened, or otherwise affected due to weather conditions the trophy presentation will govern settlement, including tournament groups, matches, place only, top 10 and all other 72-hole markets provided at least 36 holes of the event have been completed.
    Should 36 holes not be completed then all bets on that event will be void except markets that have already been decided i.e. 'first round 3-balls'.
    A player is deemed to have played once they have teed off. In the event of a player withdrawing after having teed off then stakes will be lost on outright, group, match or 18 hole betting.
    Ante-Post bets on any player who takes part in a qualifying tournament but fails to qualify for the main tournament will be classed as losers.
    Should there be no further play by any player after a bet has been struck that bell will be void.

    Match/Group Betting –
    Group Betting markets are offered on a non-runner no bet basis, and may be subject to a Rule 4 deduction in the event of a significant withdrawal, and dead heat rules may apply.
    Tournament match and group betting will be settled on the player achieving the highest placing at the end of the tournament including play-off holes if played.
    This will apply, even if both (or all) players ‘miss the cut’; if one player in a match bet misses the cut then the other player is deemed the winner. If both players miss the cut then the lowest score after the cut has been made will determine settlement.
    If a player in a match bet is disqualified, or withdraws after starting, either prior to the completion of two rounds or after both players have made the cut, then the other player is deemed the winner.

    If a player is disqualified during either the 3rd or 4th rounds, when the other player in the match bet has already missed the cut, then the disqualified player is deemed the winner.
    Official tour site results at the time of trophy presentation are used for settlement purposes (subsequent disqualification or amendment after this time does not count).
    All bets relating to an individual’s specific round(s) will be settled on the number of strokes registered on the score-card as signed by that competitor upon the completion of play.
    If a tournament is affected by adverse weather bets will be settled providing that there is an officially deemed tournament winner and a minimum of 36 holes are completed. The winner will be the player in the lead at the end of the last completed round.

    18 Hole 2 Ball/3 Ball Betting –
    Bets stand once all nominated players tee-off the first hole. If a round is abandoned then bets on that round are void.
    If a player does not tee off, then bets on the 2 or 3 Ball they were due to take part in are void.
    In 2 Ball betting a price will be offered for a tie. In 3 Ball betting if players have an identical score in the round, the result will be a tie between those players and dead heat rules will apply.
    Should a player fail to complete a round or be disqualified he will be deemed a loser.
    For tournaments using the Stableford scoring system the highest points scorer during the round is deemed the winner.

    Current/Next Hole Betting –
    Player Score –
    A player is deemed to have played a specified hole once they have teed off.
    In the event of a player withdrawing after having teed off on a specified hole, bets will be settled as ‘Over Par’.
    If a player withdraws before teeing off on a given hole, bets on that hole will be void.
    2 Ball/3 Ball –
    Bets stand once all nominated players tee-off the designated hole.
    If a player subsequently withdraws during the hole then bets on that player will be settled as a loser.
    Settlement of bets is determined when the players leave the green.

    Matchplay Events –
    If a match does not start (e.g. player injured or disqualified before the start of a match) then all bets on that match will be void.
    Matches must be completed for bets to stand; uncompleted matches will be void.
    Bets on markets that can be settled by using the official tournament and match results (including final match correct score and individual match betting) will be settled using those results. This includes where a match finishes early either by agreement of the players or through injury.
    Match Winner (2-Way) is settled on the winner including any extra holes played.
    Match Result (3-Way) and Winning Margin do not include extra holes if played.
    If the original structure/format of an event changes after the tournament starts we reserve the right to void/apply a Rule 4 to bets on any market that is affected by this change.

    Make/Miss The Cut –
    A tournament cut must be applied for bets to stand.
    In the case of a Tournament where a multiple cut system is in place, settlement will be defined by a player playing or not playing in the next Round following the 1st official cut.
    Players who are disqualified or withdraw before they complete 36 holes are deemed to have missed the cut.
    Players who are disqualified or withdraw subsequent to posting a score equal to or better than the official cut mark (after they have completed 36 holes) will be deemed to have made the cut.

    Hole In One –
    Market relates to a hole in one being recorded in the designated Rounds of a specified tournament.
    In the event of adverse weather affecting the tournament, bets will stand as long as a minimum of 36 holes of a tournament are played.
    In the event of a hole in one being recorded, but 36 holes not being played then the ‘Yes’ option will be deemed the winner.

    To Win a Major –
    The term ‘Major’ refers to the US Open, US Masters (The Masters Tournament), British Open (The Open Championship), and USPGA (PGA Championship) only.

    Race To Dubai/US Money List –
    Bets placed on the Race To Dubai / US Money List, are bets to predict which golfer tops the official money list at the end of the season, all in compete or not.
    In Europe it is called the ‘Race To Dubai’, and in the United States it is called the ‘US Money List’.
    Bets will be determined by the overall winner following the last relevant tournament and will not be affected by any subsequent enquiries or alterations.

     

    HANDBALL

    Bets will be settled on the official result as declared by the relevant governing body.
    Unless otherwise stated all bets will be settled based on the score at the end of regulation time and excluding overtime if played.
    All games must start on the scheduled date for bets to stand; otherwise all bets are void on that game.
    If a match venue is changed, bets already placed will stand providing the home team is still designated as such. If the home and away team for a listed match are reversed, then bets placed based on the original listing will be void.
    Games must go full scheduled playing time for bets to have action unless the specific market outcome is already determined.
    Where applicable the podium presentation will determine the settlement of bets. Subsequent disqualifications and/or appeals will not affect bets.
    In 2-Way markets Push rules apply unless otherwise stated. Stakes on single bets are returned, and in multiples the selection is treated as a non-runner.
    For betting in running purposes the above rules apply unless stated otherwise.
    When scores are displayed in running, every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the score and game time; however no liability is accepted for incorrect information displayed.

     

    HOCKEY

    Where applicable the podium presentation will determine the settlement of bets. Subsequent disqualifications and/or appeals will not affect bets.
    A game must be completed in full for bets to stand, unless settlement of bets is already determined.
    If a match is not played on the scheduled date, all bets will be void.
    If a match venue is changed, bets already placed will stand providing the home team is still designated as such. If the home and away team for a listed match are reversed, then bets placed based on the original listing will be void.
    Overtime (if played) does not count for any market unless stated otherwise.
    In 2-Way markets Push rules apply unless otherwise stated. Stakes on single bets are returned, and in multiples the selection is treated as a non-runner.

     

    ICE HOCKEY

    Bets will be settled on the official result, including overtime unless specifically stated otherwise, as declared by the relevant governing body.
    All games must start on the scheduled date for bets to stand; otherwise all bets are void on that game.
    There must be 5 minutes or less of scheduled game time left for bets to have action, unless the specific market outcome is already determined.
    In 2-Way markets Push rules apply unless otherwise stated. Stakes on single bets are returned, and in multiples the selection is treated as a non-runner.

    North American Fixtures
    All bets include overtime/shootouts unless stated otherwise.
    ‘3 Way’ match betting, and markets specified as ‘60 Minute’ will exclude any overtime or shootout.
    Money Line/Puck Line/Total Goals markets – Include overtime and any subsequent shootout for settlement purposes. In the event of the total being the exact index quoted, bets will result in a push.
    In the event of a game being decided by a shootout, one goal will be added to the winning team's score and the game total.
    Period Betting –Settled on the exact score of the specified period. The relevant period must be completed for bets to have action, unless the specific market outcome is already determined. The 3rd period excludes overtime.
    Highest Scoring Period - Excludes overtime, if two or more periods have the same score, dead-heat rules will apply.
    Player Props: Overtime counts for all player proposition markets. Players must appear on the ice during play for bets to stand. Only goals scored in regulation or overtime count for settlement purposes. Shootout goals do not apply.
    Anytime/First Goalscorers - For the purpose of settlement all skaters who are dressed to play are considered runners. In the event a player does not dress for a game bets will be void. Only goals scored in regulation or overtime count for settlement purposes. Shootout goals do not apply for settlement.
    The ‘Grand Salami’ will be decided by adding up all the scores of the games scheduled for that particular day. All games must be completed for bets to stand, points scored in overtime are included.

    NHL Futures Rules
    Division Betting –
    The team which finishes highest in each division shall be deemed the winner of that division. Should there be a tie for first place the NHL tie breaker rules will apply.
    Bets will stand regardless of season length.
    Bets will stand if any team should change its name, re-locate, be suspended from the league or for any other reason be unable to complete the season.
    All divisions are win only.
    Conference Betting –
    The two teams who meet in the Stanley Cup will be deemed the winners of the Eastern & Western Conferences.
    Bets will stand regardless of season length.
    Bets will stand if any team should change its name, re-locate, be suspended from the league or for any other reason be unable to complete the season.
    Championship Outright –
    The winner of the Stanley Cup will be the winner of the playoff finals between the Eastern and the Western conference champions.
    Bets will stand regardless of season length.
    Bets will stand if any team should change its name, re-locate, be suspended from the league or for any other reason be unable to complete the season.

    International/European/Rest of the World Fixtures
    Unless stated otherwise all bets will be settled based on the score at the end of regulation play and excluding any overtime played.
    2 Way Match Betting, To Lift Trophy, To Qualify - markets will include any overtime played.
    Period Betting –Settled on the exact score of the specified period. The relevant period must be completed for bets to have action, unless the specific market outcome is already determined. The 3rd period excludes overtime.
    Highest Scoring Period - Excludes overtime, if two or more periods have the same score, dead-heat rules will apply.
    Where applicable the podium presentation will determine the settlement of bets. Subsequent disqualifications and/or appeals will not affect bets.
    For betting in running purposes the above rules apply unless stated otherwise.
    When scores are displayed in running, every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the score and game time; however no liability is accepted for incorrect information displayed.

     

    LACROSSE

    Bets will be settled on the official result as declared by the relevant governing body.
    2 way match betting and handicap markets will be settled inclusive of any overtime played.
    3 way match betting will be settled per the result at the end of regulation time and excluding any overtime period.
    All games must start on the scheduled date for bets to stand; otherwise all bets are void on that game.
    If a match venue is changed, bets already placed will stand providing the home team is still designated as such. If the home and away team for a listed match are reversed, then bets placed based on the original listing will be void.
    Games must go full scheduled playing time for bets to have action unless the specific market outcome is already determined.
    Where applicable the podium presentation will determine the settlement of bets. Subsequent disqualifications and/or appeals will not affect bets.

     

    MOTOR CYCLING

    The start of any race is defined as the signal to start the warm-up lap.
    We will settle individual Grand Prix betting on the result of the podium presentation, regardless of any subsequent disqualifications.
    If a race is abandoned and no official result is declared, all bets on that race will be void. Ride offs do not count for settlement purposes.

    Outright Championship Betting
    This will be settled based on the points tally immediately after the podium presentation of the final event of the championship.
    This will not be affected by any enquiries which subsequently take place.

    Qualifying Betting Markets
    Markets on the qualifying performance will be settled according to the positions and times set during the final qualifying session.
    For the purposes of the qualifying markets, any subsequent adjustments of grid positions shall be ignored.

    Match (Head to Head) betting
    If one of the riders does not finish the race, the other rider is considered the winner.
    If neither rider finishes the race, then the rider who completed the most laps is the winner.
    If both riders complete the same number of laps but do not finish the race, all bets are void.

    Group betting
    If one or more of the riders do not finish the race in a group bet, the winner will be the rider who has completed the most laps or finished the first out of the group.

     

    MOTOR RACING

    We will settle individual Grand Prix betting on the result of the podium presentation, regardless of any subsequent disqualifications.
    If a race is abandoned and no official result is declared, all bets on that race will be void.

    Outright Formula 1 Championship Betting (Drivers' and Constructors')
    All in compete or not.
    Bets will be determined by the number of points accumulated immediately following the Final Grand Prix of the season and will not be affected by any subsequent enquiries.

    Individual Race Betting (inc. Grand Prix)
    ‘All-In’ compete or not.
    In the event of a disqualification, the podium presentation will count as the ‘Weigh-In’ and this will determine settlement of bets.
    Subsequent enquiries will not affect the result for settlement purposes.
    The start of the race is defined as the signal to start the warm up lap.
    Any driver on the grid at this time, including any starting from the pit lane, and failing to be classified as finished under the governing body rules will be deemed to be a runner and a non-finisher.

    To Qualify In Pole Position
    All in compete or not.
    Bets will be settled on the driver who is announced as qualifying on pole immediately following the end of the qualifying session.
    Any subsequent demotion or disqualification would not affect the result.

    Fastest Lap
    Bets settled on the driver who is officially declared to have completed the fastest lap of the race.

    Match Betting (Driver v Driver)
    In the event of neither driver finishing, the number of laps completed will determine settlement.
    If both drivers complete the same number of complete laps, bets will be void.
    The start of any race is defined as the signal to start the warm-up lap.
    If one of the drivers does not finish the race, the other driver is considered the winner

     

    NETBALL

    Bets will be settled on the official result as declared by the relevant governing body.
    2 way match betting and handicap markets will be settled inclusive of any overtime played.
    3 way match betting will be settled per the result at the end of regulation time and excluding any overtime period.
    All games must start on the scheduled date for bets to stand; otherwise all bets are void on that game.
    If a match venue is changed, bets already placed will stand providing the home team is still designated as such. If the home and away team for a listed match are reversed, then bets placed based on the original listing will be void.
    Games must go full scheduled playing time for bets to have action unless the specific market outcome is already determined.
    Where applicable the podium presentation will determine the settlement of bets. Subsequent disqualifications and/or appeals will not affect bets.
    In 2-Way markets Push rules apply unless otherwise stated. Stakes on single bets are returned, and in multiples the selection is treated as a non-runner.

     

    OLYMPICS

    Head to head betting
    If both competitors fail to reach the final, bets will be settled as void.

    Final medal placings
    The final medal table declared by the governing body at the end of the event will be used to settle bets on how many medals a competitor or country may win.
    Any subsequent changes to the medal table will not be taken into consideration.

    Results
    All races/events will be settled according to the official IOC result, any subsequent disqualifications will not count for settlement purposes.
    Should the result of an event be amended following an enquiry, competitors awarded Gold, Silver and Bronze at the original medal ceremony will be deemed 1st, 2nd and 3rd respectively for settlement purposes.
    Incomplete events will be settled on the official result for winner markets only.
    Total markets will be void in the event of an incomplete match, unless the result has already been determined.
    If a match ends in a draw and no odds have been offered for that eventuality, 'Dead Heat' rules will apply.
    Count back policy on medals table will apply, after which 'Dead Heat' rules apply.
    Where any sport has it’s own defined set of rules, these will apply in the event of any contradiction to Olympics specific rules.

     

    POKER

    All settlements will be determined by the official tournament rankings.
    If a player withdraws from a tournament before it has started all bets on that player will be void, and a rule 4 deduction may be applied.
    For player match ups both named participants must take part in the specified tournament or bets will be void. The winner is deemed the highest placed competitor in the final official tournament rankings.
    A price will be offered for selected participants to make the Final Table of a specified tournament. If the named participant qualifies for the Final Table but fails to take any further part, then such bets will be deemed to have won

     

    POOL

    Outright Betting –
    All participants in a tournament will be priced to win the tournament outright.
    Non-runner no-bet.
    Outright markets may be subject to a Rule 4 Deduction.

    Match Betting –
    In the event of a match starting but not being completed the player progressing to the next round, or the player awarded the victory (points) in a team competition, will be deemed the winner for settlement purposes.

    Handicap/Rack Betting –
    If the statutory number of racks in a match is not completed then all bets will be void and stakes returned.

    Top Points Scorer/Top Team Points Scorer –
    Dead heat rules apply and bets may be subject to a Rule 4 in the event of a significant withdrawal.

     

    RALLYING

    Bets are accepted on the basis of ‘All in, compete or not’, so if a driver pulls out before the start of the rally, bets on that driver will be settled as a losers.
    We will settle individual Rally betting on the result of the podium presentation, regardless of any subsequent disqualifications.
    If a podium presentation does not take place, all bets will be settled on the official result declared at the end of the race.

    Tournament (Drivers’) Championship
    We will settle outright championship betting based on the number of points immediately after the podium presentation of the final race of the season.
    This will not be affected by any enquiries which subsequently take place.

     

    ROWING

    All bets will stand, irrespective of whether a crew or individual competes or not. If a regatta is cancelled for any reason all bets will be void, except for those markets which have been unconditionally determined. Podium positions will count as the official result, regardless of any subsequent disqualifications. If there is no podium ceremony, results will be determined in accordance with the officially published result.

     

    RUGBY LEAGUE & RUGBY UNION

    Singles & Upwards are accepted on all matches.
    Unless otherwise stated all rugby bets are settled on 80 minutes play, this will include any stoppage time.
    Where odds for both outright and handicap betting are available, all bets will be settled on the outright price unless you have specifically requested handicap at the time your bet was placed.
    However, where only handicap betting is available, all bets will be settled on the advertised Handicap price and conditions.
    Winning margin/correct score betting is from scratch.
    If the match 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).

    Outright Betting
    Outright betting is regular season only unless otherwise stated.
    Each – way terms may be available and will be displayed under the competition title.
    To Finish Bottom will be settled on the team who finish in the bottom position of the stipulated league, upon the completion of the regular season.
    Where a ‘to be relegated’ market is offered, this is settled upon the rules of the specified league.

    Match Betting
    When match odds are quoted for both outright win and handicap betting; unless the handicap or a qualifying price is requested, all bets will be settled as outright win.
    Where only handicap betting is available bets will be settled at the advertised handicap at the price available at the time the bet was struck.

    Handicap Betting
    A points handicap is determined to give the weaker side a start in the match.
    The same figure applies to the stronger side but as a minus figure.
    Prices are offered on the outcome of the match (home/tie/away) where the handicap is either a whole number or half point line.
    At the end of the game the handicap is added to or subtracted from the selected teams score to determine the handicap result.
    Half Time Handicaps may be offered and are treated as normal Handicap betting but are settled on the result at half time.

    Abandoned Matches
    All bets are void with the exception of first try scorer and first scoring play which will stand only if these markets have already produced a result.

    Postponed Matches
    Are void unless re-arranged and played in the same ‘rugby week’ (Monday – Sunday inclusive UK time).

    First/Last Try scorer
    Bets on players not taking part in the match will be void.
    If your player takes the field after a try has been scored, first try scorer bets will be void.
    If your player takes the field at any time prior to the first try being scored then your bets will stand.
    If the first try in a match is a penalty try then all first try scorer bets will remain live and continue until the next try is scored.
    Should a penalty try be the only scoring try/tries of the match then all bets on this market will be deemed void.
    In rugby league, where an ‘interchange’ system is used, bets are accepted ‘all in play or not’.

    Anytime try scorer betting
    Bets will stand if a player takes any part in a game, no matter how long they play for.
    Money will be refunded only if a player does not enter the field of play at any stage.

    Winning Margin
    Predict the winning team and their margin of victory as one combined bet.
    The result is taken from scratch (handicaps do not apply).

    Double Result
    Predict the result at both half time and 80 minutes (end of match / normal time).

    First / Next scoring Play
    Predict the first team to score and how they score as one selection (try, penalty or drop goal) for this market try will include penalty try.

    Total Points
    Predict the total number of points scored in the match.
    If a venue is changed from that advertised all bets on that match are void.
    In the event of a change of opponent from the one advertised all bets for that match are void.

    Extra time betting
    ‘Extra Time’ is defined as any scheduled period of play between the end of normal time (i.e. 80 minutes play plus any time added on at the end of 80 minutes) and the end of the game.
    ‘Extra Time’ does not include penalty shootouts.
    All Extra Time betting markets, such as total points, or time of first try will start from the beginning of extra time and not include normal time.
    For example, if the game finishes 24-24 at the end of normal time, and if there are ten points scored in extra time, then the extra time total points market will be settled as ten points.

    Season match betting
    This market allows you to bet on which side will finish higher in the table during the regular season.
    Performances in the play-offs are not taken in to account for settlement purposes.

     

    SNOOKER

    Outright Betting –
    Outright markets are offered on a Non-runner no bet basis.
    Ante-Post bets on any player who takes part in a qualifying tournament but fails to qualify for the main tournament will be classed as losers.
    Others on request where applicable.
    Each way terms will be displayed; where an option of each way terms paying four places is offered, the 3rd and 4th players will be settled on the losing semi-finalists.
    Outright markets, including Top Nationality & Quarter Winner, may be subject to a Rule 4 deduction in the event of significant withdrawal(s).

    Match Betting –
    A match is deemed to have started with the break for the first frame.
    In the event of a match starting but not being completed the player progressing to the next round or being officially awarded the victory will be deemed the winner for settlement purposes.
    A price will be offered for the draw in matches where a draw is possible.
    In the event of a draw any bets placed on a ‘draw no bet’ market will be void.

    First Frame Markets –
    In the event of the first frame not being completed bets will be void, unless the outcome has already been determined.
    First Colour Potted/To Pot First Ball/To Pot Last Ball - In the event of a re-rack the original frame will count for settlement purposes providing a colour/ball has been potted. Settlement will be determined by official tournament data. Betting does not include foul shots.

    Handicap Betting/Frame Betting/Total Frames/Correct Score –
    If the statutory number of frames in a match are not completed, changed, or different from those offered for betting purposes, bets will be void, unless the outcome has already been determined.
    In the event of a disqualification or retirement bets will be void.
    When betting is updated between sessions of matches, at least one frame of the next session must be played for bets to stand.

    Highest Break/Total Frame Points –
    In the event of a frame being re-racked, any break scored in the frame prior to the re-rack will not count for settlement purposes. In a match situation where the highest break is a tie, if no price is offered for the tie, then bets will be void.

    Player/Match Centuries –
    If the statutory number of frames in a match are not completed, changed, or different from those offered for betting purposes, bets will be void, unless the outcome has already been determined. In the event of a disqualification or retirement bets will be void.

    Leader/Score after x Frames/Race to x Frames –
    The specified number of frames must be completed for bets to stand

    Live Betting Markets –
    First Colour Potted - will be settled on the first colour potted after the first red (white & red balls do not count). In the event of a re-rack, the original frame will determine the winner for settlement purposes provided a colour has been potted. Betting does not include foul shots or a colour potted as a free ball.
    Player To Pot The First Ball - in the event of a re-rack, the original frame will determine the winner for settlement purposes provided a ball has been potted. Betting does not include foul shots.
    xth Frame Winner/xth Frame Handicap - In the event of a frame starting but not being completed then all bets will be void. Bets stand in the event of a re-rack.
    We will often be offering bets on more than one frame at any given time; for example, to win 3rd, 4th and 5th Frame. The frame displayed on the internet bet slip will be the frame that is used for settlement purposes.
    Next Frame Total Points/Next Frame Highest Break –
    In the event of a frame starting but not being completed,all bets will be void unless the outcome has already been determined. Bets stand in the event of a re-rack.
    In the event of a dispute over the total number of points, World Snooker results will be used for settlement purposes. If World Snooker does not display the score, Boylesports decision will be final.
    Next Frame Race to x Points/Next Frame 50+ Break/Next Frame Century Break - In the event of a frame starting but not being completed then all bets will be void, unless the outcome has already been determined. In the event of a re-rack undetermined bets will stand.
    Any other new or existing live markets offered will be resulted in accordance with World Snooker official scoring. If this information is not available, Boylesports decision will be final.
    For betting in running purposes the above rules apply unless stated otherwise.
    When scores are displayed in running, every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the score and game time; however no liability is accepted for incorrect information displayed.

     

    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
    Next President
    This will be settled on the winner as declared after the General Election for President, allowing for any relevant legal or constitutional challenges.
    Electoral College vote shares will be settled on the results declared by individual states rather than the votes cast by electors at the subsequent college.

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

    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

     

    SPEEDWAY

    Bets on Grand Prix events will be settled on the official competition rules.
    We will settle bets on the result of the podium presentation, regardless of any subsequent disqualifications.
    Bets are accepted on the basis of ‘All in, compete or not’, so if a rider pulls out before the start of the meeting, bets on that rider will be settled as losers.

    Outright Championship Betting
    We will settle outright championship betting based on the number of points immediately after the final event of the competition.
    This will not be affected by any subsequent enquiries.

    Individual Meeting betting
    Where odds for both Outright and Handicap betting are available, all bets will be settled on the outright price unless you have specifically requested Handicap at the time your bet was placed.
    However, where only handicap betting is available, all bets will be settled on the advertised handicap price and conditions.

    Winning Margins/Correct score
    Betting is from scratch.
    All 15 heats must be completed for the winning margin / correct score bets to stand.

    Individual Heat betting
    If the four programmed riders do not go to the tapes bets are void.

    Abandoned fixtures
    If a match is abandoned before the meeting is completed, all bets on the match will be void, except where the result to the market has already been determined.
    Ride offs do not count.

     

    SWIMMING

    Bets will be settled on the podium position result, regardless of any subsequent disqualifications. If there is no podium ceremony, we will settle bets on the result immediately declared by the official governing body, irrespective of any subsequent enquiry. If an event is cancelled for any reason prior to the event, all bets will be void. Bets are accepted ‘All in compete or not’ and if a swimmer 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 any swimmer withdrawn prior to the start of an event. The total medal tally will be determined by the officially published results.

     

    TABLE TENNIS

    If a match is abandoned before regular time is played, all bets on that match are void, except for those markets (e.g. race to 10 points or winner of a specific game) that have been unconditionally determined.

    If a match is postponed and rescheduled to take place within 48 hours of the original start time, your bet on the match will stand unless cancelled by mutual consent. However if a match in the Olympics or World Championships is postponed bets will stand providing the match is rescheduled to take place before the closing ceremony. If the match 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). In the event of a match not taking place or if a player/team is given a walkover, bets on that match are void. Where a player / team is withdrawn prior to the start of a tournament, we reserve the right to apply a Rule 4 deduction.

     

    TENNIS

    Bets will be settled on the official result as declared by the relevant governing body.

    Outright Betting –
    Outright markets are offered on a Non-runner no bet basis.
    Once a player has started playing in a tournament, bets will stand on them for outright tournament betting purposes. If they then withdraw for any reason outright bets will be settled as losers.
    Ante-Post bets on any player who takes part in a qualifying tournament but fails to qualify for the main tournament will be classed as losers.
    Others on request where applicable.
    Each way terms will be displayed; where an option of each way terms paying four places is offered, the 3rd and 4th players will be settled on the losing semi-finalists.
    Outright markets, including Top Nationality & Quarter/Half Winner, may be subject to a Rule 4 deduction in the event of significant withdrawal(s).

    Match/Set Betting –
    A tennis match is deemed to have started with the first serve of the match.
    In the event of a match starting but not being completed all match and set betting will be void.
    In the event of a change in the total number of sets played match bets will stand, but set betting will be void e.g. A match originally designated as ‘Best of 5 sets’ reduced to ‘Best of 3 sets because of inclement weather.
    If one player withdraws or is disqualified and the match has not yet started all bets will be void.
    Bets placed after the semi-final stage will be classified as match bets, and in the event of the match starting, but not being completed, will be declared void.
    In the event of any of the following circumstances taking place all bets will stand:
    a change of playing surface; a change of venue; a change from indoor court to outdoor court or vice versa.
    Any bets accepted after a match has started will be deemed void, unless betting in running is available for that match.
    For Correct Set Score markets the full number of sets required to win the match must be completed for bets to stand. Should a player be awarded the match prior to the completion of the requisite number of sets all Correct Set Score bets will be void.

    First Set Winner –
    In the event of the first set not being completed bets will be void.

    Tie Break in First Set/Match –
    First Set market - In the event of the first set not being completed bets will be void, unless the score has reached 6-6 in which case the market will be settled as Yes.
    Match market - In the event of the match starting but not being completed all bets are void unless a tie-break has already occurred, or it is impossible for a tie-break to occur e.g. during the final set of a Wimbledon Match

    Live Betting Markets –
    Game By Game Betting –
    A game is defined as an ordinary game (i.e. not a tie break) which is completed on the same day that it commenced. This bet is available as singles only.
    There are eight possible results for a game:
    Server wins to love, server wins to 15, server wins to 30, and server wins to deuce.
    Receiver wins to love, receiver wins to 15, receiver wins to 30, and receiver wins to deuce.
    If a game is delayed by an interruption for any reason and is completed on the same day, that game shall be deemed to be complete for betting purposes.
    Any bets on games which are not concluded at the end of play for that day will be made void.
    If a game is completed by the awarding of a penalty point by the umpire, the game shall be deemed to be complete.
    If a game is completed by the awarding of a penalty game by the umpire, the game shall be void, and all stakes shall be returned.
    If a player retires from a match while a game is in progress, but before that game has been completed, that game shall be deemed to be incomplete and all stakes shall be returned.

    Set By Set Betting –
    If a player retires from a match while a set is in progress, but before that set has been completed, that set shall be deemed to be incomplete and all stakes shall be returned.

    Total Games/Handicap Games –
    Handicap Games bets are based on the total number of games won by each player in a match e.g. a player with a +3.5 handicap who loses the match 7-6, 7-6, 7-6 would be deemed the winner in the market.
    Total Games bets are based on the total number of games played in the match e.g. over/under 20.5 games.
    If a player is awarded the match due to a withdrawal prior to the full number of sets being completed, all handicap& total games bets on that match will be void unless, at the time of the withdrawal, the result is already determined.
    Any other new or existing live markets offered will be resulted in accordance with the official result as determined by the relevant governing body.If this information is not available, Boylesports decision will be final.
    For betting in running purposes the above rules apply unless stated otherwise.
    When scores are displayed in running, every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the score and game time; however no liability is accepted for incorrect information displayed.

     

    UFC/MMA

    Bets will be settled on the official result as declared by the relevant governing body.
    Should a contest be postponed, bets will stand for 48 hours, inclusive of the original date for the contest.
    In the event of a 'no contest' being declared all bets will be void.
    Should there be a substitution for one of the boxers, bets on the original contest will be void.
    Prices are offered for each fighter to win the fight, and in the event of a draw all bets will be void and stakes returned; this includes a fight which ends in a 'majority draw'.
    Bets will be settled on the official result announced in the ring; subsequent appeals/amendments do not affect settlement (unless the amendment was made due to human error when announcing the result).

    Method of Victory –
    For the purposes of this market a ‘KO’ includes the following:
    Referee stoppage while fighter is standing
    Referee stoppage while fighter is on the canvas
    Stoppage by doctor
    Stoppage by corner
    Fighter retires due to injury
    For the purposes of this market a ‘submission’ includes the following:
    Referee stoppage due to tap out
    Referee stoppage due to technical submission
    Fighter verbal submission (includes verbal submission due to strikes)
    In the event of a draw, disqualification or no contest the market will be void.

    Round Betting -
    If a fighter withdraws or the fight is stopped in the period between rounds, the fight is deemed to have ended in the previous round for the purpose of ‘Round Betting’ settlement.
    e.g.if the fight is stopped by the doctor between rounds 2 and 3, Round 2 will be deemed the winner for betting purposes
    Should the scheduled number of rounds be changed before the fight all ‘Round Betting’ bets will be void.

    KO of the Night/Fight of the Night/Submission of the Night –
    Dead Heat rules will apply if two or more of the named fighters are awarded KO of the Night/Submission of the Night or if two or more of the named fights are awarded Fight of the Night.

     

    VOLLEYBALL

    Bets will be settled on the official result as declared by the relevant governing body.
    All games must start on the scheduled date for bets to stand; otherwise all bets are void on that game.
    If a match venue is changed, bets already placed will stand providing the home team is still designated as such. If the home and away team for a listed match are reversed, then bets placed based on the original listing will be void.
    Games must go full scheduled playing time for bets to have action unless the specific market outcome is already determined.
    For competitions where two legged ties have a Golden Set to decide which team progresses (in the event of the tie being level in matches won), then for settlement purposes the Golden Set does not count.
    Where applicable the podium presentation will determine the settlement of bets. Subsequent disqualifications and/or appeals will not affect bets.
    In 2-Way markets Push rules apply unless otherwise stated. Stakes on single bets are returned, and in multiples the selection is treated as a non-runner.

     

    VIRTUAL SPORTS

    General Rules

    Virtual Sports (i.e. Virtual Events) are a computer generated presentation with a Random Number Generator determining the results. In a/an occasion(s) that an event does not start, the outcome is incomplete, there has been a malfunction, or where a result cannot be determined (for any reason), the race will be voided and refunds will be applied. Malfunction voids all pays and play.


    Virtual Horses:
    The number of Horses can vary in each race.
    Each race will last between 30secs and 45secs.

    Betting Markets and Each Way Terms:
    We offer a number of markets on Virtual Racing including:
    Win or Each Way
    Tricast & Forecast.
    Each Way Terms on 8-11 Runners: 1/5 odds on 1, 2, 3
    Each Way Terms on 12-15 Runners: 1/4 odds on 1, 2, 3
    Each Way Terms on 16 Runners: 1/4 odds on 1, 2, 3, 4

    Virtual Greyhounds:
    There are six dogs in each race.
    Each race will last approximately 30secs.

    Betting Markets and Each Way Terms:
    We offer a number of markets on Virtual Greyhound Racing including:
    Win & Each Way
    Tricast & Forecast
    Each Way Terms on 6 runners: 1/4 odds on 1,2

    Virtual Football:
    2 Teams in each match.
    Each event will last approximately 60 seconds.

    Betting Markets:
    We have a large number of betting markets on offer for Virtual Football including:
    Win, Draw, Win
    Correct Score
    Total Goals
    Double Chance
    Over/Under 2.5 Goals

    These markets are win only.

    Virtual Tennis:
    2 players in each match.
    Each Match will last approximately 60 seconds.

    Betting Markets and Each Way Terms:
    We offer a number of markets on Virtual Tennis including:
    Win
    Correct Score
    Total Points
    These markets are win only.

    Virtual Speedway:
    4 Bikes in each race.
    Each race will last approximately 30 seconds.

    Betting Markets and Each Way Terms:
    We offer only one market:
    Race Winner
    Each Way Betting ¼ 1,2.

    Virtual Motorsports:
    12 Cars in each race.
    Each race will last approximately 60 seconds.

    Betting Markets and Each Way Terms:
    We offer only one market on Virtual Motorsports:
    Race Winner
    Each Way Terms on 12 runners: 1/4 odds on 1,2,3

    Virtual Cycling:
    Up to 9 Bikes in each race.
    Each race will last approximately 60 seconds.

    Betting Markets and Each Way Terms:
    We offer only one market on Virtual cycling:
    Race Winner
    Each Way Terms on 7 runners: ¼ 1,2
    Each Way Terms on 8-9 runners 1/5 odds 1,2,3

     

    WATER POLO

    Bets will be settled on the official result as declared by the relevant governing body.
    All games must start on the scheduled date for bets to stand; otherwise all bets are void on that game.
    If a match venue is changed, bets already placed will stand providing the home team is still designated as such. If the home and away team for a listed match are reversed, then bets placed based on the original listing will be void.
    Games must go full scheduled playing time for bets to have action unless the specific market outcome is already determined.
    2 way match betting and handicap markets will be settled inclusive of any overtime played.
    3 way match betting will be settled per the result at the end of regulation time and excluding any overtime period.
    In 2-Way markets Push rules apply unless otherwise stated. Stakes on single bets are returned, and in multiples the selection is treated as a non-runner.
    Where applicable the podium presentation will determine the settlement of bets. Subsequent disqualifications and/or appeals will not affect bets.

     

    WINTER OLYMPICS

    General Rules
    If a competitor or team does not start a race or tournament then bets placed on that competitor or team are considered to be losing bets.
    Stakes will not be refunded on selections in this case.
    If, for any reason, a Winter Olympic event is postponed or abandoned then all bets on that event will be void unless the event is completed before the closing ceremony of the games.

    Results
    All races/events will be settled according to the official IOC result, any subsequent disqualifications will not count for settlement purposes.
    Should the result of an event be amended following an enquiry, competitors awarded Gold, Silver and Bronze at the original medal ceremony will be deemed 1st,  2nd and 3rd respectively for settlement purposes.
    Where any sport has it’s own defined set of rules, these will apply in the event of any contradiction to Olympics specific rules.

     

    WINTER SPORTS

    These rules cover winter sports such as cross country skiing, alpine skiing, ski jumping and biathlon.
    Podium positions will count as official results, regardless of any subsequent disqualifications.
    If there is no podium ceremony, settlement will be determined in accordance with the official result declared by the governing body at the end of the event.
    If a competitor or team does not start a race or tournament then bets placed on that competitor or team are considered to be losing bets. Stakes will not be refunded on selections in this case.
    The dead heat rule applies to bets on an event where there is more than one winner, or the result is a draw or tie when no draw or tie price has been available.

    Postponed or abandoned events
    If, for any reason, an event (other than an Olympic or World Championship event) is postponed or abandoned all bets on that event will be void unless the event is completed within 48 hours of the original start time, or an official result is declared within 48 hours by the governing body.
    If, for any reason, an Olympic or World Championship event is postponed or abandoned, then all bets on that event will be void unless the event is completed before the closing ceremony of the games.

    Alpine Skiing
    Head to head betting
    If either competitor fails to start, bets are void.
    If neither competitor finishes the race, bets are void.
    If one competitor fails to finish the race, but the other does (including the second run), then the latter is the winner.
    If one competitor fails to finish the race whilst the other fails to qualify for the second run, then the best placed competitor from the first run is the winner.
    If both competitors fail to qualify for the second run, the best placed competitor in the first run is the winner.

    Betting in Running
    Last digit of 1st run time
    Refers to the last digit of the named competitor’s first run time.
    If the competitor does not finish the first run all bets will be void.

    Last digit - final time
    Refers to the last digit of the named competitor’s time.
    If the competitor does not finish the run (Super G and Downhill) all bets will be void.
    If the named competitor does not finish the 2nd leg of the competition (Slalom, Giant Slalom and Super Combined) all bets will be void.

    Head to head
    If both competitors in a head to head fail to finish the competition all bets will be void.

    Ski Jumping
    Head to head betting
    If either competitor fails to start, bets are void.
    If neither competitor finishes the event, bets are void.
    If one competitor fails to finish the event, but the other does (including the second jump), then the latter is the winner.
    If one competitor fails to finish the event whilst the other fails to qualify for the second jump, then the best placed competitor from the first jump is the winner.
    If both competitors fail to qualify for the second jump, the best placed competitor in the first jump is the winner.

    Betting in Running
    If, for any reason, the competition is shortened to less than 2 jumps per competitor, all bets will be void.
    This applies to all betting in running markets.

    Cross Country
    Head to head betting
    If either competitor fails to start, bets are void.
    If neither competitor finishes the event, bets are void.
    If one competitor finishes the race and the other does not, the former is the winner.
    If one competitor fails to finish, whilst the other fails to qualify from the Prologue, the competitor with the best placing in the Prologue is the winner.
    If neither competitor qualifies from the Prologue, the competitor with the best placing in the Prologue is the winner.
    If one competitor fails to finish having got through the Prologue, whilst the other fails to finish the Prologue, the former is the winner.

    Biathlon
    Head to head betting
    If either competitor fails to start, bets are void.
    If neither competitor finishes the event, bets are void.
    If one competitor finishes the race and the other does not, the former is the winner.

     

    PALPABLE ERROR/BANKER RULES

    All Palpable errors will be settled at correct price unless the customer requests the bet to be made void before the start of the event.
    If a bet is struck ‘In Play’ then any palpable errors will be voided and customers informed at earliest possible point.
    The use of a "banker" selection or selections to get round online limits is not permitted.
    Boylesports reserves the right to void any bets when 1 single selection (“a banker”) is combined with other selections to circumvent Boylesports’ online betting limits.

    When this occurs all bets will be voided apart from the first bet struck

    NUMBERS

    Irish Lucky Numbers (Irish Lottery)

    • The maximum amount that can be won by any one person or syndicate or series of bets from the same source is €100,000.

    • Betting is available up to 19:45 on the day of the draw. Any bets placed after this time on the day of the selected draw will be void.

    • Lucky Numbers in Patents, Yankees, Lucky 15’s, Super Yankees, Union Jack, Lucky 31’s are accepted. However, no bonuses or consolation dividends or bonus odds will apply on any of the above type bets.

    • If for any reason a draw does not take place we reserve the right to void all bets/coupons for that draw.

    • In the event of a double draw, all bets will automatically be settled on the first draw unless otherwise clearly specified on the customer’s docket/coupon. A customer wishing to bet on both draws must pay for both draws.

    • Lucky Numbers must not be coupled with any other betting event.

    Euro Lucky Numbers

    • The maximum amount that can be won by any one person or syndicate or series of bets from the same source is €100,000.

    • Betting is available up to 19:30 on the day of the draw. Any bets placed after this time on the day of the selected draw will be void.

    • Euro Lucky Numbers bet is based on the outcome of the Euro-Millions draw which takes place on Tuesday and Friday evenings at 8pm approximately.

    • Customers can include Euro Lucky Numbers in Patents, Yankees, Lucky 15’s etc. However, no bonuses, consolation dividends, or double odds will apply on any of the above type of bets.

    • There are three draws within the one event. The first draw is where five numbers are drawn from balls numbered 1-50.

    • The Lucky Star draw consists of two balls drawn from balls numbered 1-11. The plus draw is five numbers drawn from balls numbered 1-50.

    • If for any reason a draw does not take place we reserve the right to void all bets for that draw.

    • Should a bet be taken in error on a combination of numbers where there are no odds available, the stake will be divided across an individual numbers and settled as a single on each individual number chosen.

    Daily Million

    • The maximum amount that can be won by any one person or syndicate or series of bets from the same source is €100,000.

    • The Daily Million draw takes place on at approximately 8.55 pm every evening and results are announced at 9.59pm on TV3.

    • There are 39 balls in the main and plus draw, with a bonus ball drawn in each draw.

    • Bets are accepted up to 8.40pm any bet accepted after this time will go on the next available Daily Million draw.

    • If for any reason a draw does not take place we reserve the right to void all bets for that draw.

    • Daily Million bets cannot be coupled with any other betting event.

    UK Lucky Numbers

    • The maximum amount that can be won by any one person or syndicate or series of bets from the same source is €100,000.

    • We accept bets on numbers as drawn live on B.B.C. T.V. on Wednesdays and Saturdays

    • Betting is available up to 19:45 on the day of the draw. Any bets placed after this time on the day of the selected draw will be void.

    • Any permutation bet accepted with more than 6 numbers will be made void win or lose.

    • Customers can include UK Lucky Numbers in Patents, Yankees, Lucky 15’s etc. However, no bonuses, consolation dividends, or double odds will apply on any of the above type of bets.

    • If for any reason a draw does not take place we reserve the right to void all bets for that draw.

    • UK Lucky Numbers must not be coupled with any other betting event.

    • When more than one draw takes place on the same night all bets will be settled on the first draw, unless otherwise stated.

    • Our general betting office rules will govern any situations not covered by the above rules.

    International Lottery Bets

    • Maximum payout €50,000 to any one customer

     

    *** Although Boylesports endeavour to cover all eventualities in these rules, they are not exhaustive. Due to the dynamic nature of the betting industry and our commitment to constant development, it is not practical to amend these rules for every new market or Special Offer. In these instances, Terms and Conditions will always be available, either, on display on our In-Shop Screen System, or, on request from any of our Shop Staff. In all instances the onus lies with the customer to confirm any Terms and Conditions prior to placing a bet.***

     

    GLOSSARY OF TERMS
     

    Accumulator: Accumulator bets feature a chosen number of selections with the total winnings from the first successful selection being re-invested on to the next selection; this is repeated all the way through the bet until all selections are exhausted.

    Ante-Post: This is a bet that is placed on future sporting events. In return for the chance of better odds, an ante post price means you will lose your money if your selection does not take part in the event.

    Board-Price: Prices relayed to us from the racecourse during pre race betting.

    Combination Tricast: Selecting three or more horses to finish first, second and third in any order.

    Computer Tricast: The Tricast dividend for the first three finishers that is generated by a computer based on the Starting Prices of all runners in a race.

    Coupled Entry/Horse: One or more selections that have been grouped together for the purposes of betting.

    Dead-Heat: Two or more horses finishing equal in a race and are declared joint winners.

    Double: This is a bet which consists of one bet involving two selections in different events. Both selections must be successful to get a return.

    Doubly-Engaged: Where a selection is entered for more than one race on the same day; most common in horseracing.

    Double Result: If your horse is ‘First Past the Post’ you get paid, however, should your horse be awarded the race or promoted to a place, as a result of a stewards’ enquiry or objection which is announced before the ‘weigh in’ or ‘winner alright’, we will still pay you. Double result does not apply in all circumstances.

    Each-Way: An each-way bet is a bet made up of two equal stakes. One stake is on your selection to win the event; the other is for the selection to be placed according to the correct place terms available for that event.

    Exacta: A bet where you have to predict the first and second placed in the exact order.

    Favourite/1ST Favourite/Unnamed Favourite: The most popular horse/team/selection in a race/event which is quoted at the lowest odds because it is deemed to have the best chance of winning the race/event.

    2ND Favourite (2F): The second favourite is the selection with the second shortest price in an event because it is deemed to have the second best chance of winning the race/event.

    Co-Favourite (CF): This is where three or more selections share the status as favourite (have lowest odds). If there are three co-favourites, the abbreviation will be CF3 (i.e. co-favourites of 3); if there are four co-favourites it will be CF4 (i.e. co-favourites of 4) and so on.

    Co 2ND Favourite (C2F): This is where two or more selections share the second shortest price in a race or event. If there are two co-second favourites, the abbreviation will be C2F2; if there are four co-favourites it will be C2F4 and so on.

    First Past The Post (FPTP): The result first given by the judge and transmitted by SIS,. In the event of the judge or SIS correcting a result, then the first result given in error will not stand and the revised result will be counted as the actual result.

    Forecasts: A bet where you must predict the first and second in a race/event in the exact order.

    Jackpot: TOTE bet requiring a selection of horses to win in the selected six races at a pre determined selected meeting.

    Joint Favourite (JF): This is when two selections cannot be split for favouritism in terms of which one will win the event. The two selections share the shortest price in an event.

    Live Betting: Betting opportunities available after the off time, where prices are constantly updated to reflect the outcome of the event.

    Early Prices: Horseracing prices compiled (after the overnight declarations) prior to the compilation of board prices.

    Multiple Bet: A bet involving more than one selection.

    Non-Runner: A selection in an event originally meant to compete but which has subsequently withdrawn from that said event. If you have placed a single and your selection is marked as a non-runner, your stake will be returned. If you have placed a multiple bet and one or more of your selections are marked as non-runners, your bet will be settled on the remaining selections.

    Objection: A complaint by a jockey and/or trainer against another competitor.

    Off Time: A pre-determined time signaling the beginning of an event and the cessation of betting (other than live betting) on said event.

    Placepot: A TOTE bet requiring a selection of horses to be placed in the first six races at a selected meeting. Placepot bets may not be available at all racecourses.

    SP (Starting Price): SP odds are official odds calculated by taking the average price available in the betting ring (Members’, Rail and Tattersalls’) on the racecourse shortly before the off.

    Tote Returns: Commonly viewed as an alternative to the SP market these are returns from a tote pool (also known as a ‘dividend’). These are calculated by taking the total stake in each pool (after the ‘take-out’) and dividing it by the number of winning tickets. A dividend is declared to a fixed stake, for various win, place and forecast pools.

    Quadpot: A tote bet where the aim is to select a placed horse in all 4 Quadpot races at a selected meeting. Quadpot bets may not be available at all racecourses.

    Related Contingency: When the same selection is taken to win more than one event where the outcome of one event may obviously or inadvertently influence the outcome of the other. The only bet types available at the current odds are singles and accumulative bets cannot be accepted.

    Reverse Exacta: A bet where you have to predict the first two finishers of a race in any order.

    Rules Of Racing: Payout only on the official winner, under the ‘Rules of Racing’.

    Selection: A horse, greyhound, football team etc. that the customer has chosen for their bet.

    Single: A single is one bet on one outcome in one event.

    Starter’s Orders: “Under starter’s orders” or “under orders” refer to the call made by the steward signaling the immanent starting of an event. “They’re off” refers to call made by the steward signaling the beginning of said event.

    Stewards’ Enquiry: Any enquiry carried out by the stewards into any suspected infringements of the rules applicable to an event during an event.

    Straight Tricast: A bet where you have to predict the first three finishers in exact order.

    Tattersalls Rule 4: Deduction from payout as a result of a selection(s) being withdrawn. 

    Treble: A treble consists of one bet involving three selections in different events. All must be successful to get a return.

    Trifecta: A bet where you have to predict the first three finishers in exact order.

    Virtual Racing: A computer simulated horse/dog event where betting opportunities can take place, with the result being determined by a random number generator algorithm.

    Void: A bet which has been declared as invalid. With the exception of fraud and/or chargeback, the stake is normally returned.

    Walkover: An event is determined a “walkover” when only one selection goes to the start of an event.

    Weighed In: A “weighed in” signal is passed when the weight of all jockeys has been checked after the race. It is the duty of the clerk of the scales to confirm the jockey weighs approximately the figure allocated to their mounts. After this weigh in signal has been passed the result cannot be changed from a betting point of view.

    Win: A stake placed on a selection to win an event.

    Company Details: Boylesports (Isle of Man) Ltd. Registered address is First Floor, Millennium House, Victoria Road, Douglas, IM2 4RW, Isle of Man. Boylesports (Isle of Man) Ltd is regulated by the Isle of Man Gambling Supervision Commission. The licence was issued under the Online Gambling Regulation Act 2001 on 31 August 2007.