Shop Rules

GENERAL SPORTING & BETTING RULES – SHOP

1. INTRODUCTION

The following rules detail the conditions under which bets will be accepted and settled in our Licensed Betting Offices (LBO's). Customers should try to familiarise themselves with these rules prior to placing a bet. Any queries regarding these rules should initially be directed at our shop staff, who will attempt to provide assistance.

By placing a bet with Coral, customers are accepting the following:

  • These rules and the applicable daily payout limits will refer to the particular sport or event on which bets are being placed.
  • The actual sports rules for any markets available are governed by the relevant regulatory authority. A non-exhaustive list of these authorities is available on request or on the Coral website (www.coral.co.uk).

In the event of any rules not covered here, please refer to our on-line rules at www.coral.co.uk. Alternatively, you may contact our Customer Care team:

  • In writing – One Stratford Place, Westfield Stratford City, Montfichet Road, London, E20 1EJ
  • By Telephone – 0800 169 0299
  • By Email – Customerservices@galacoral.com

2. MAXIMUM PAYMENTS

The maximum winnings classified in the table below apply to all bets placed online, via our Telephone Betting service and in our Licensed Betting Shops (LBO's). A bet is accepted on the following basis:

  • It is the investment of one customer only.
  • If Coral believes that by placing the same combination of selections a group of customers have been acting as a syndicate, they will be regarded as one customer for the purpose of the limits below.
  • The table below highlights the maximum amounts that can be won (excluding stake) by a customer in one day's betting, irrespective of stake.
  • The limitation on winnings will apply even if bets have been placed through more than one channel (ie: online, Telephone Betting service or Licensed Betting Offices).
  • If bets have been placed on different days, the maximum amount that can be won in one day's betting will be determined by the day on which the final race/event is resolved, rather than the day on which each individual bet is placed.
  • Where selections are taken from different sports/events categories, as listed in the table below, and are combined in multiple or accumulator bets, the lowest maximum payout limit will apply.
Single selection bets No Limit
Horse Racing
UK & Irish selections covered by a full Coral TV service £1 million (incl. Ante Post bets)
Racing in UK & Ireland NOT covered by Coral TV (inc: SIS AND TURF TV) £50,000 (incl. Ante Post bets)
Foreign Racing covered by Coral TV with on course prices/Industry SPs (inc: SIS AND TURF TV) £250,000 (incl. Ante Post bets)
Foreign Racing covered by Coral TV without on course prices/Industry SPs (inc: SIS AND TURF TV) £50,000 (incl. Ante Post bets)
Foreign Racing covered by Coral TV without on course prices/Industry SPs (inc: SIS AND TURF TV) £25,000 (incl. Ante Post bets)
Greyhounds
B.A.G.S. AND B.E.G.S. £500,000 (incl. Ante Post bets)
Live on Sky Sports) £500,000 (incl. Ante Post bets)
Other TV (Terrestrial and other satellite) £25,000 (incl. Ante Post bets)
Non B.A.G.S./B.E.G.S. at the following tracks Crayford, Hove, Romford, and Wimbledon £10,000 (incl. Ante Post bets)
A bet containing a selection competing at any other meeting printed in the Racing Post or not, with the exception of English Greyhound Derby where £100,000 limit is applied £2,500 (incl. Ante Post bets)
Tote
When processed direct into Tote Pool via EPoS No Limit
Coral Tote Placepots not processed direct into the Tote Pool via EPoS £25,000
All Win and Each Way bets not processed direct into the Tote Pool via EPoS (A maximum payment of four times the SP also applies) Four times the SP (up to max. of £25,000)
All Exacta bets not processed direct into the Tote Pool via EPoS. (A maximum of 4 x the CSF dividend also applies) Four times the CSF Dividend (up to max of £25,000)
Football
Grade 1 Football (Includes English/Scottish Premier League, English Championship, Leagues 1 & 2, Conference National division, Scottish 1,2,3, English/Scottish cup matches, Internationals, Champions League & Europa Cup post qualifying rounds, Bundesliga, La Liga Primera, Le Championnat and Serie A) £1 Million (incl. Ante Post bets)
Coral Tote Placepots not processed direct into the Tote Pool via EPoS £25,000
Grade 2 Football (Includes Italy Serie B, Germany Bundesliga 2, Spain La Liga Segunda, Holland Eredivisie, Belgium Jupiler, Portugal SuperLiga, Sweden Allsvenskan, Norway Tippeligaen, Denmark Ligaen 1, Finland Veikkausliiga, Turkey Super Ligi, Greece 1st Division, France 2nd Division £250,000 (incl. Ante Post bets)
All Other Football (inc Polish football coupons) £50,000 (incl. Ante Post bets)
Sports
Rugby League/Union, Cycling, Tennis, Athletics, Boxing, Darts, Snooker, US Sports (NFL, NHL, NBA only), European Basketball and Motor Sports. £100,000 (incl. Ante Post bets) Unless otherwise stated)
Golf £250,000 (incl. Ante Post bets)
All other sports £10,000 (incl. Ante Post bets)
Numbers, (including Rapido, Irish, Spanish and New York lotteries and 49's)
All lottos £1 Million (incl. Ante Post bets)
Other
TV Specials and other non-sports events £25,000 (incl. Ante Post bets)
Virtual racing £1 Million
Specials – Jockey Challenges / Track Challenges etc (Trading Team to confirm the payout limit) £50,000 (incl. Ante Post bets)
Machines
Gaming Terminals £500 per event
Coral Plus (including Hit6 Bingo and Texas Hold'em Poker) £10,000 in respect of any one day's betting, regardless of unit stake
Coral Numbers (generally) £100,000 in respect of any one day's betting, regardless of unit stake
Coral Numbers (Coral Lotto Millions only) £100,000 in respect of any one day's betting, regardless of unit stake. £1 million paid where all 6 numbers matched plus the correct ‘month'
Best Gaming Technology (BGT) Self Service Betting Terminals Refer to terminals for payment limits, Rules and Terms & Conditions
Bet in Play Terminals (BIP) Refer to terminals for payment limits, Rules and Terms & Conditions

3. ACCEPTANCE & SETTLEMENT OF BETS

3.1 If a bet is placed detailing the race card order (ie: 1st race, 2nd race, etc.) the race order will be verified as per the Racing Post programme of races, with allowances made for obvious printing errors.

3.2 Advertised race times, runners, returns and the results determine bet settlement, with errors and omissions excepted. Reference will be made to the Racing Post programme of races for ‘Through the Card' type instructions, as it will for first Race, Last Race etc instructions.

3.3 Bets are settled in accordance with the bet specific rules. If a bet is inadvertently accepted with any prices not written by, or endorsed by our staff, the prices will stand providing they are clearly written and were available at the time of bet placement. Otherwise, settlement will be made at the applicable price available with Coral (whether greater or shorter). This also covers prices applied by a member of the shop team.

Where no price is available at the time of bet placement, Coral reserves the right to settle Horse and Greyhound bets at SP and sports/special events bets at the next available price.

Please note: ‘Bar' prices cannot be taken, nor instructions such as ‘First Show' accepted, prior to the transmission of a show of betting for that race. Any such bets taken in error will be settled at SP.

3.4 Where a result is amended after the weigh-in, for example, as the result of a successful appeal, the amendment will be ignored for settlement purposes. Where a horse is withdrawn not under starters orders but is still returned favourite (i.e. no new market is formed), then bets on that favourite are void. Bets will not transfer to the second favourite.

3.5 Occasionally special betting opportunities may be available and clarification of any rule not covered in this document may be issued by means of a Press Announcement, via Coral TV and in-shop posters. Where this occurs these should be read as forming part of the Coral rules.

3.6 Coral reserve the right to refuse payment on any bet where the selection and/or instructions cannot be substantiated on our EPoS system.

4. EACH WAY BETTING

  • Bets are settled to win unless each way is clearly stated.
  • Place only bets are not accepted, the only exceptions being certain speciality bets or at Tote odds placed direct into the Tote pool via our EPoS terminal.
  • If a place stake is in excess of the amount staked to win, the difference will be equally apportioned win and place to the selection.
  • Unless otherwise stated the place part of each way bets for horseracing will be settled as per the standard place terms. The each way terms for bets on other markets will be as displayed on the betting coupon or on the in-shop screen system.

4.1 NON-HANDICAP RACES

  • 2-4 runners = Win Only
  • 5-7 runners = 1/4 odds a place for horses placed 1st and 2nd
  • 8 or more runners = 1/5 the odds a place for horses placed 1st, 2nd and 3rd

4.2 HANDICAP RACES

  • 2-4 runners = Win Only
  • 5-7 runners = 1/4 odds a place for horses placed 1st and 2nd
  • 8 or more runners = 1/5 the odds a place for horses placed 1st, 2nd and 3rd
  • 12-15 runners = 1/4 the odds a place for horses placed 1st, 2nd and 3rd
  • 16 runners or more = 1/4 the odds a place for horses placed 1st, 2nd, 3rd or 4th
  • If there are insufficient finishers for the place terms advertised, only those runners officially placed will be considered as successful selections, and bets on non-finishers will be lost. For other events, settlement will be based on the odds and place terms advertised and applicable when the bet is taken.
  • For the purposes of calculation, each way Doubles, Trebles and Accumulators are settled ‘win to win and place to place' unless the instruction ‘each way all each way' or ‘equally divided' is clearly specified on the betting slip.
  • If an each way bet is placed for a race or event that is ‘win only', the total stake will be invested for a win.

4.3 ADDITIONAL RULES

  • If bets are struck after the final declarations, the applicable place terms are determined by the number of actual runners rather than the number of declared runners.
  • For Ante Post bets the place terms available at the time the bet was struck will stand regardless of the number of actual runners.

5. RELATED CONTINGENCIES

Related contingencies refer to the betting scenario where, in multiple bet, the outcome of one part of a bet contributes to the outcome of another.

5.1 If a bet made up of doubles, trebles etc. is accepted in error at the individual event prices, the bet will be settled at the combined price available at the time the bet was placed. If a combined price was not available, the stake will be divided equally as singles at the individual event prices available at the time the bet was placed. If a combined price was taken for the same selection in two races/events and the selection does not take part in one of them, the bet will be settled as follows:

  • If the bet was placed before the ‘day of event' for both races/events, our normal Ante Post rules apply. This means that if the selection does not take part in one of the races/events the bet will be settled as a loser. This applies even if the selection has been successful in the other race/event (normal Ante Post rules apply).
  • If the bet was placed on the ‘day of event' for one of the races/events and the ‘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 race/event. The bet will then be settled based on the price and place terms available at the time the bet was placed.

5.2 When prices on selections in different markets in the same event are advertised, these cannot be combined in accumulative bets where the outcome is related. For example: England to be winning 1-0 at half time and England to win the match 2-1 (after 90 minutes). The only exception to this is where special prices are made available, (e.g. scorecast bets on a football match). If such a bet is accepted in error, the bet will be settled by dividing the stake unit equally where the related outcomes clash.

6. DEAD HEATS

6.1 In a dead heat for 1st place the stake money on a winning selection is divided by the number of winners in a dead heat. The full odds will be paid to the divided stake, with the remainder of the stake money being lost. (ie: £10 bet at 6/1 on a horse that dead heats with one other horse for first place is paid at the rate of £5 at 6/1, giving a total return of £35.)

6.2 A similar rule applies to the place part of a bet where, as a result of a dead heat, more than the required number of selections are placed.

When betting on golf, please be aware that a dead heat is effectively covering two places. (For example: if golfer A wins the tournament with a score of 10 under par, and the next two golfers (golfers B and C) finish on 9 under par, they will have tied for 2nd and 3rd place. This means that the next best score after golfers B and C will have finished in 4th place. Bets placed on golfers B and C will be paid at full place odds).

However, if there is a dead heat for the final officially recognised placed position, which would generally be 5th place, and the terms were 1/4 the odds for the first five places, dead heat rules will apply. For example: Player A wins the tournament, Player B finishes 2nd and Player C finishes 3rd. There is a tie for 4th place between players D, E and F. Any each way bets on players D, E and F will be split equally (ie: 1/3 of the stake on each)

7. NON RUNNERS/VOID SELECTIONS

7.1 Unless a bet has been placed under Ante Post terms, when a selection is made void or does not run, the following rules apply:

  • In Single bets the stakes will be returned.
  • In Accumulator bets the stake will run on to the remaining selection(s), with a Double becoming a Single, a Treble becoming Double etc.
  • Unless a specific reference is made in the section relevant to the particular sport, an abandoned or postponed event/match will be deemed void unless it is re-arranged and played in the same week (Monday-to-Monday, local time) – for football please refer to rule 21.
  • If a market has already been settled at the time of abandonment (ie: First Goal scorer), the bet will stand.
  • Any bet accepted in error that is contrary to the provisions as stated above, will be void even if a valid printed receipt has been issued.

7.2 Where a horse is withdrawn before coming under Starters Orders, and after an on course market has been formed, bets are settled in accordance with Tattersall's rules. The Tattersall's' Rule 4 deduction scale makes an adjustment to prices to reflect the absence from the book of any non-runner(s).

7.3 The following deductions are made to each £1 won and relate to the price of the withdrawn horse at the time the bet was struck (when a Coral price has been applied). However, if two or more horses are withdrawn before coming under Starter's Orders, the total deduction will be the sum of the individual deductions, up to a maximum of 90p per £1 won.

Tattersalls Rule 4 Deductions
Price Range Rule 4 Deduction   Price Range Rule 4 Deduction
1/9 or shorter 90p   5/4 to 6/4 40p
2/11 to 2/17 85p   8/5 to 7/4 35p
1/4 to 1/5 80p   9/5 to 9/4 30p
3/10 to 2/7 75p   12/5 to 3/1 25p
2/5 to 1/3 70p   16/5 to 4/1 20p
8/15 to 4/9 65p   9/2 to 11/2 15p
8/13 to 4/7 60p   6/1 to 9/1 10p
4/5 to 4/6 55p   10/1 to 14/1 8p
20/21 to 5/6 55p   Over 14/1 No deduction
Evens to 6/5 45p    

7.4. If a player or team has taken any part in a sporting event once it has officially started, but fails to complete the event for whatever reason, the bet will be settled as a loser.

7.5 If a player or team listed subsequently withdraws from a sports event, Coral reserves the right to apply a ‘Rule 4' equivalent deduction to any bets placed after the time the withdrawal has been announced.

8. TIME OF ACCEPTANCE

8.1 If the official ‘off time' of a race or event is not announced, bets are accepted up to the advertised start time only. Any bet that is inadvertently accepted after this time will be void unless the bet was placed before the actual start of the event.

8.2 Bets will be accepted on the football, up to 5 minutes after the actual start, providing there has been no action which could impact on the result or any bet placed on that result. Where we offer betting in play this will determine bet settlement.

8.3 For numbers betting the following applies:

  • Irish/Spanish and New York – bets are to be placed 15 minutes prior to the draw taking place.
  • 49's/Rapido and Virtual Events – the no more bets time is equal to the actual off time of the event

9. BETTING IN PLAY

Whilst every effort is made to ensure that the prices quoted are correct, the nature of live betting (ie: constantly changing prices) means that, on occasions, the price may have already changed by the time the bet is placed. Where this occurs or, if for any reason the in shop system encounters transmission difficulties (ie: screen freezes), we will apply the price that was on offer when the bet was placed.

10. RIGGING

10.1 If there is evidence of price, race, match or event rigging, Coral reserves the right to make bets void or withhold bet settlement pending the outcome of any subsequent investigation.

10.2 If there is evidence of price rigging in Horse or Greyhound racing Coral may decide to settle bets at the Starting Price or make the bets void.

10.3 If there is evidence of rigging or of a series of bets each containing the same selection(s) of bets placed by or for the same individual, or syndicate of individuals, Coral reserves the right to require payment claims to be submitted, in writing, to our Customer Care team.

11. ANTE POST BETTING

11.1 Ante Post prices are available on the following sports/events except where stated in the individual sports rules below:

  • Horse racing prior to the final declaration stage.
  • Greyhound events up to and including the semi-final stage. However, if any bets are placed after the semi-finals (eg: Greyhound Derby), or on a single race event and a price has been taken, if there is a subsequent non-runner all bets will be settled at SP and bets on the withdrawn greyhound will be void.
  • Sports events (eg: Premier League, World Cup etc.) prior to the start of an event, with the exception of bets on a match, single race event or an individual heat/stage.
  • All special non-sporting events (ie: Reality TV)

11.2 Ante Post bets are accepted on the understanding that stakes will be lost if the selection does not participate. No ‘Tattersall's' Rule 4 deductions are made from winning bets.

11.3 The following Ante Post rules refer to the placement of a bet in relation to ‘competitive action':

  • Bets placed after the start of a sports event are not classed as being Ante Post.
  • The start of an event is defined as the first time there is any competitive action unless a specific reference is made in the rules for a particular sport.
  • Stakes will be refunded on participants/teams who take no further part after the bet is placed, unless they have been eliminated by competition rules.
  • A ‘Tattersall's Rule 4' deduction will be applied to winning bets placed after the participants/teams last competitive action and prior to the market being re-formed.
  • Stakes are lost on participants or teams who start an event and then withdraw or default.
  • In total tournament/series markets (eg: top series wicket taker, winner of the golden boot etc.) individuals named in the team squad will be considered to have participated whether or not they have taken part in any competitive action.

11.4 The maximum winnings limits for Ante Post bets are determined by the categories listed in Section 2 (Maximum Payments). The following settlement terms apply to Ante Post bets:

  • Ante Post each way Doubles, Trebles etc. are settled ‘win to win, place to place'.
  • If no price has been written on the slip for an Ante Post selection, the bet will be settled at the price and place terms applicable at the time of acceptance. The bet will be regarded as an Ante Post bet and will be settled on an ‘all in-run or not' basis.
    • In circumstances where no price has been taken but SP has been clearly written on the slip, the bet will be settled as SP win and place terms and stakes will be refunded if the selection is a non-runner.
  • Place Only and Forecast bets are not accepted at Ante Post odds. If taken in error, place only bets will be void. Forecast bets will be settled on the Computer Straight Forecast (CSF).
  • Where the same selection is backed to win two or more Ante Post events (ie: a horse to win a Derby trial and the Derby) in an Accumulator bet, a special combined price will apply irrespective of any individual prices quoted. Where no special combined price is available, settlement will be based on the first available odds after each leg has been completed.
  • Lucky 15/31/63 and other special bets are not available at Ante Post odds. Any taken in error will be remain valid but settled without any bonuses or consolations.

11.5 If a race is postponed but takes place at the same track at a later date, all Ante Post bets will stand. However, unless advertised differently Ante Post bets will be declared void in the following circumstances:

  • The race is abandoned and does not take place at a later date at the same track.
  • The race is declared void.
  • The race is moved to a different track.
  • The selection is balloted out.
  • The selection was ineligible for the race at the time the bet was struck (ie: if after all entry stages have been closed, a bet has been struck on a runner who is not in the list of entries).
  • It is not possible for the selection to win at the time the bet was struck (eg: the horse is dead).
  • The Ante Post bet is offered ‘with a run' which is a specific Ante Post bet where stakes are not lost on a horse which does not run.

11.6 If there is at least one void selection in an Accumulator or combination Ante Post bet, the bet will stand and be settled at the Ante Post price(s) on the remaining selections.

11.7 Ante Post bets are accepted only at the price quoted at the time the bet was placed. Bets will not be accepted at accumulative odds on the same horse to win two or more races. However, on request special odds may be offered for a horse to win two or more races but if the selection does not run in at least one of the races, the bet will be regarded as a loser.

12. INCORRECT SPELLING, PRICING, STAKING & AMBIGUOUS BET INSTRUCTIONS

12.1 INCORRECT TIMINGS

  • If the selection is doubly-engaged (ie: entered in two races on the same day) the bet is considered to be for the first race in which the selection runs, after the bet was placed.
  • If two selections are included in an Accumulator or multiple bet and one selection is doubly-engaged, the selection which is doubly engaged will be automatically timed for the race in which does not clash with other entries in the bet.

12.2 INCORRECT INSTRUCTIONS

  • Providing the selection could only possibly refer to one runner, the bet will stand.
  • If the selection appears to combine the names of two or more runners, and if Coral are unable to distinguish between two selections with similar names, in the same race, the stakes will be split.
  • If the first word(s) or letter(s) do not uniquely define a selection, the race time will be referred to.
  • In all other instances, not described above, the selection will be void.
  • Where a selection (name or number) has a price assigned, which was never available, the selection will take precedence for selection purposes irrespective of the race time/meeting written on the betting slip.

12.3 AMBIGUOUS BET INSTRUCTIONS

  • If a bet type has a fixed number of selections (eg: Lucky 15, Yankee etc), but too few selections have been selected, a non-runner(s) will be added. For example, a £1 Yankee with three selections will have one non-runner added to the three selections. This bet will not be considered as overstaked.
  • If a bet type has a fixed number of selections, (eg: Lucky 15, Yankee etc), but too many selections have been, the stake paid will be proportioned over the required number of selections for the applicable bet type. For example, if a Yankee is stipulated with a total of 11 bets but 5 selections, settlement will be for 11/26ths of the total returns from a ‘Super Yankee'. If the bet type does not have a fixed number of selections or is of unequal stakes, the bet will be considered understaked /overstaked. The stake will be proportioned over the whole slip.
  • If bet instructions indicate a ‘through the card' bet and the stake invested is for fewer races than there are on the programme, the stake will be apportioned to cover all races. Similarly, if the stake invested is for more races than scheduled, the stake will be apportioned over the correct number of races.
  • In multiple bets where two or more selections run in the same race, stakes will be equally divided where the selections clash subject to Section 3.1. For example:
    • £2 Double – Workforce (2.00 Epsom) and See The Stars (2.00 Epsom) would be settled as 2 x £1 Singles on each horse.
    • In a Treble where two of the selections are in the same race, the stake will be split equally into two doubles. For example: a £2 Treble on Workforce (2.00 Epsom), See the Stars (2.00 Epsom) and New Approach (2.30 Epsom) would be settled as:
      • £1 Double on Workforce (2.00 Epsom) and New Approach (2.30 Epsom).
      • £1 Double on See the Stars (2.00 Epsom) and New Approach (2.30 Epsom).
  • If the same selection is nominated twice, all bets will be settled as instructed with one of the duplicated selections becoming a non-runner.

12.4 INCORRECT INSTRUCTIONS

  • If a price has been marked on a slip that contains no selection, or an ambiguously written selection, the price will be referred to in order to determine the selection.
  • If a slip has been understaked, the total returns from the whole of the slip will relate to the amount actually paid and calculated accordingly (ie: the return will be multiplied by the amount paid and divided by the amount that should have been paid).
  • If a slip has been overstaked, the total returns from the whole of the slip will relate to the amount actually paid and calculated accordingly, thereby increasing any return due (ie: the return will be multiplied by the amount paid and divided by the amount that should have been paid). No overstaking will be returned.
  • If there is only one selection on the slip and the stake unit does not correspond to the total amount paid, the total amount paid will determine the stake (eg: a £5 win with a total stake of £10 will be settled as a £10 win. Whereas a £5 each way with a total stake of £20 will be settled as a £10 each way).
  • If the meeting and/or time but no selection is specified, the bet will be settled on the favourite in the race. In the event of joint or co favourites the stake will be split equally.
  • If no instructions are stated against a single selection the bet will be settled as a win Single. However, if two or more selections are involved the bet will be settled as a win Accumulator bet (eg: if there are three selections nominated with a stake of £1, it will be settled as a £1 win Treble. If there are four selections nominated with the instructions £1 win Treble, and a total stake of £1, it will be settled as a £1 win fourfold). If both or all selections are in the same race, they will be settled as Forecast bets to the appropriate stake (eg: two selections will be settled as one straight Forecast in the order written). For three or more selections (where the written instruction does not clearly define a tricast), the amount of stakes will be divided equally to include all Forecast combinations (eg: three selections written will be settled as six straight Forecasts).
  • If both or all selections are in the same race, they will be settled as Forecast bets to the appropriate stake (eg: two selections will be settled as one straight Forecast in the order written). For three or more selections (where the written instruction does not clearly define a tricast), the amount of stakes will be divided equally to include all Forecast combinations (eg: three selections written will be settled as six straight Forecasts).
  • If a horse or greyhound selection is written, detailing both name and number and the two do not correspond, the name will take precedence over the number.
  • Where a price is taken against an early price or a show price on a trap number or numbered horse selection and there can be no doubt as to the race on which the price was available when the bet was accepted, the bet will be settled for that race, irrespective of the race time/meeting written on the slip.
  • Where the bet instructions are for a Forecast Single and there is only one selection written on the slip, it will be settled as a win Single. Where instructions are for a Forecast and the two selections are in different races, the bet will be settled as a win Double if a Straight Forecast is requested and an each way Double if a Reversed Forecast is requested.
  • One, two or any number of crosses is taken to mean ‘Single Stakes About', which essentially means that if a bet wins on one race the stake for the next race is deducted from the winnings of the previous bet. If ‘double stakes about' is required, this must be clearly written on the betting slip. If both selections are in the same race, the ‘any-to-come' instruction will be ignored.
  • Where an incorrect range for a stats bet is included, the bet will stand for the correct range available for the bet requested (eg: if a market of over 90 points is advertised and a bet is accepted nominating over 80 points, the bet will be settled on the market over 90 points).
  • Where there is a line drawn line on a betting slip, this will be deemed to separate one bet from another bet on the same slip.

13. NUMBERED OR UNNAMED SELECTIONS WHERE TIME OR MEETING IS OMMITTED OR INCORRECT

All bets on unnamed selections (ie: favourites and numbered selections) must state the correct time and meeting. If not, the bet or the affected part of the bet will be void. However, the following exceptions will apply:

13.1 MEETING STATED – WRONG TIME

  • If a selection is incorrectly timed it will, be placed on the next race, after the time of acceptance, at that meeting. However, the stated race time will take precedence if it can be related to another Horse or Greyhound race meeting, covered by Coral TV or BAGS/BEGS.
  • In the case of multiple bets, where the time and meeting do not correspond to the selection, and if not covered by the ‘five minute rule' (see below), the race time stated will take precedence and the selection(s) will be settled on the meeting applicable to the race time.

13.1.1 FIVE MINUTE RULE

The ‘five minute rule' is where a meeting has been nominated but an incorrect time has been stated. In this instance, the bet will be settled on the nominated meeting, if there is a race time within five minutes of the time on the bet. For example:

  • if the bet was for the 5.51 at Hall Green but the next race is not actually until 5.58, the bet will be settled on whatever meeting has a race at 5.51.
  • if the bet was for the 5.51 at Hall Green and the next race at Hall Green is actually at 5.54, the bet will be settled on the 5.54 (as it comes within the five minute rule).

13.2 MEETING STATED – NO TIME

  • Bets on Horses, greyhounds or virtual racing will stand for the next advertised race at the meeting nominated, after the bet has been accepted.

13.3 TIME GIVEN – NO MEETING

  • Bets stand for the race timed. However, where a selection is not named (eg: number 7) and the time stated on the bet slip clashes with other races, (Horses, Greyhounds or Virtual races), which have the same advertised race time, and are covered by our full service, the following priority order will be applied to determine settlement:
    • GB Horse race
    • Irish Horse race
    • B.A.G.S. race
    • Overseas Horse race
    • Virtual race
  • If the time stated applies to two British Horse races (or two Irish Horse races etc.) the stake will be divided between both meetings.
  • If the time stated does not correspond with any race, or only relates to a completed race, Single bets including Forecasts and Tricasts will be settled on the next advertised horse, greyhound or virtual race covered by our full service.
  • If the meeting is omitted but the collective race times can only apply to one particular meeting, the bet will stand for that meeting.
  • Where a Greyhound bet stipulates a programme order (ie: ‘through the card'), bets will be settled on the first full BAGS/BEGS meeting to start after the bet has been placed, unless all BAGS/BEGS meetings have already started that day, in which case the entire bet will be void.

13.4 NO MEETING – NO TIME

  • Assuming there is full service coverage, Single bets will be settled on the next Horse, Greyhound or Virtual race that takes place after the bet is accepted.
  • If the word ‘TRAP' or letter ‘T' precedes a numbered selection the bet will be regarded as a Greyhound bet (eg: if the bet states Trap 4, 3.00 at Lingfield and the next Greyhound race is the 3.02 at Hove, the bet will be settled for the 3.02 Greyhound race, even if there is a 3.00 horse race).
  • If bets have been placed on unnamed selections, at a BAGS and/or BEGS meeting scheduled to take place on a day different to the one on which the bet was placed, and this day has not been specified, the bet will be settled on the BAGS and/or BEGS meeting taking place the day the bet was placed.
    • This rule will only apply if that track does not have a subsequent meeting scheduled for that day. However, if two BAGS meetings are scheduled, the stake will be equally divided to cover both meetings, but if the stated race time corresponds to only one meeting, the bet will stand for that one meeting.
  • Greyhound bets for meetings, other than BAGS/BEGS scheduled to run on a day different to the one on which the bet was placed must have the relevant day and date clearly stated on the slip. If this detail is omitted but the timing of the selection can only apply to one meeting on the day the bet was placed, the bet will stand for the races timed, with the nominated meeting being ignored. In all other instances the bet will be void.
  • Where two Greyhound meetings are held at the same track on the same day, the particular meeting for which the bet is intended (morning, afternoon or evening) must be clearly indicated. If it is not clearly indicated, and the staking does not highlight which meeting is intended, the bet will be considered for the first meeting at which all the selections are still to run.
  • Where ‘Single bets' are stated, throughout this rule, it is referring to a win or each way Single, Forecast Single or a Tricast Single. In the case of Tricasts, allowances must be made for whether the race is a Tricast race.

14. POSTPONEMENTS, CANCELLATIONS AND ABANDONMENTS

14.1 If a race is postponed and run later the same day (ie: before or at 23.59 on the same day in the time zone in which the race is taking place), all bets placed prior to the announced postponement will stand for the re-arranged time, unless previously cancelled by mutual consent.

14.2 Specific rules relating to postponements and abandonment's will be incorporated within the individual sporting rules. If a bet outcome has already been decided prior to an abandonment or postponement, generally a bet will not be considered void (eg: 1st goal scorer bets will stand if a goal has already been scored).

14.3 If a bet is placed after the final declarations, but the race is postponed to another day, all bets will be void.

14.4 If one or more event(s) is postponed and/or abandoned in an Accumulator Ante Post bet, these event(s) will be considered void. The stake will be transferred to the remaining selections in the bet with the odds adjusted to the odds on the rearranged bet, at the time the original bet was placed (eg: reducing a Treble to a Double or a Double to a Single etc).

15. CHANGE OF VENUE

  • If a home teams' ground is changed to a neutral ground or a previously stated neutral ground is changed to a particular side's home ground, all bets placed are still valid.
  • Bets will only be void if the home and away team names are erroneously stated in reverse or if the match is switched from the original home side to the original away teams' ground.

16. NO STARTING PRICE RETURNED

  • In circumstances where a Starting Price has not been returned for a horse race, other forms of the official returns will be reviewed in order to make a decision on the SP against which bets will be settled.
  • If there is no SP returned in a greyhound race, all bets on that race will be void.

17. LOTTERY BETS

National and State Lotto numbers are available at fixed odds, under the name ‘LOTTO'. Bets are accepted at fixed odds, set by Coral, and the stake money invested in these bets will not go into the lotto pool or buy a ticket for that lottery. More rules and information relating to ‘LOTTO' are available within the HELP section on our website.

18. PRICE CHANGES

  • All prices are subject to change and may, on occasion, be restricted to certain stake levels as agreed by our trading team. The prices offered via our other business channels, such as on the internet, telephone betting service or our on-course betting facilities, may be different from those available in our shops. Bets will be accepted only at the price that is applicable to the selection at the time that the bet is submitted.
  • Bets will be accepted only at the price that is applicable to the selection at the time that the bet is submitted.

19. HORSE RACING

19.1 DOUBLE RESULTS

Where we offer the ‘Double Result' concession we will pay out both sets of results as detailed below:

  1. The official result from the racecourse once the weighed in signal is received and
  2. The ‘first past the post' result, which is the immediate result after the race has been completed with any subsequent amendments, as a result of stewards' enquiries or objections ignored.

19.1.1 Exceptions

The ‘Double Result' concession will generally apply to all single and multiple bets at UK and Irish racecourses. However, only the official ‘weighed in' result on the day will apply to the following:

  • Ante Post bets
  • Forecast and Tricast bets
  • Void Races
  • Aintree Grand National
  • Selections which have taken the wrong course
  • Races where an incorrect ‘first past the post' result has been announced in error by the judge
  • Selections carrying the wrong weight
  • Selections whose jockey failed to weigh in
  • Tote or Pari-Mutuel (PMU)bets
  • Winning favourites and distance betting markets
  • Betting ‘without the favourite' markets.
  • On Course Markets

19.1.2 Speciality Bets

The ‘Double Result' concession does not apply to Daily Challenge bets (including Jockey Challenges, Tipster Challenges, Meeting Challenges, Match bets, Aggregate Winning Distances and Winning Distance specials). In the event of a ‘revised result', unless otherwise stated, all Daily Challenge bets will be settled according to only the official result on the day of the race, with the exception of Aggregate Winning Distance bets and Winning Distance special bets which will be settled as per the distance betting rules (see Sections 19.12, 19.13, 20.12 and 20.14).

19.1.3 HOT SHOW DOUBLES

  • A Win-Only enhanced price is available on two selections in two selected races
  • In the event of a withdrawal during the Industry Show in either of the Hot Show Double races, the enhanced price reverts to the SP on both selections.
  • If one of the selections in the Hot Show Double is withdrawn, the bet becomes a Win Single on the remaining selection and any returns will be settled at SP.

19.1.4 BETTING WITHOUT FAVOURITE

  • A Betting Without Favourite market is available on selected races. The market includes prices on all selections excluding the favourite.
  • Standard UK Each Way terms apply to the Betting Without Favourite Market, and they may differ from Each Way terms available on the race itself
  • In the event of a withdrawal, a deduction equivalent to Tattersall's Rule 4 maybe applicable (see Rule 7.3 for Rule 4 deductions)

19.2 FAVOURITES

In any race, favourites will be qualified as follows:

  • The favourite is the horse quoted in the official SP return at the shortest odds
  • The 2nd favourite is the horse quoted at the next shortest odds etc.
  • If two horses are quoted at the same odds and if these odds are shorter than those quoted against any other horse, these two horses are the joint first and second favourites.

19.2.1 Joint Favourites

By using the term ‘favourite', ‘second favourite' or ‘third favourite', to indicate selections, the stake will be invested on the horse as defined above. If two or more horses, both of whom are favourites, are selected the stake will be divided and invested equally amongst each of the selected horses. However, if these joint favourites are returned at a price whereby, irrespective of result, the customer could not secure a profit, the unnamed favourite will be regarded as a non-runner.

19.2.2 SP & Each Way Bets

SP bets for unnamed favourites and/or 2nd or 3rd unnamed favourites are accepted as win only. If each way is taken in error, bets will be settled all up to win.

19.3 CONDITIONAL BETS (‘ANY TO COME' or ‘IF CASH' BETS)

  • When settling conditional bets the instruction ‘If Lose' will be read as ‘If Lose or Non-Runner' and the instruction ‘If Win' will read as ‘If Win or Non-Runner'.
  • Providing the selections are in different races, ‘Stop at a Winner' bets are accepted win or each way and will be settled in the order written. A non-runner will not be counted as a winner and the bet will continue until one of the selections either gains a 1st place or Dead-heats for 1st place.
  • In deciding which part of the bet the ‘Any-to-Come‘ is to be taken, a drawn line on the betting slip will be taken to indicate the end of one bet and the start of another.
  • The conditional part of an ‘Any-to-Come' bet will be executed on the understanding that the total cash in hand, at any stage, will be applied to the settlement in the order of the remaining written instructions.
    For example, if £5 is staked on the first race selection ‘A', with ‘ATC' £10 to be staked on the second selection, but the return from horse ‘A' is only £9, then £9 is invested on horse ‘B', as opposed to the £10 as originally requested). Cash in hand from a selection cannot go on to that selection or a selection in the same race. (ie: the horses must be running in different events).
  • If at any stage there is insufficient cash available to execute in full the next part of the ‘Any-to-Come' instruction, it will be settled proportionately.
  • if in the conditional part of the ‘Any-to-Come' bet the stake is omitted, the total amount staked on the preceding selection of the series (of bets) or instructions will be invested.
  • All ‘Any-to-Come' or ‘If Cash' bets exclude Ante Post selections.

19.4 FIRST PAST THE POST BETTING

If a customer requires ‘First Past the Post' betting, this must be clearly marked on the slip prior to acceptance. FPP is available on all UK and International races, where an SP is returned and where the ‘Double Result' concession is not available.

19.4.1 Not Accepted

First Past the Post' betting will not be accepted in the following:

  • Ante Post markets
  • Tote or Pari-Mutuel (PMU) markets
  • Betting without the favourite markets
  • Forecast or Tricast bets
  • Jockey Challenges, Tipster Challenges and Meeting Challenges
  • Match bets

19.4.2 Exceptions

In the following circumstances bets will be settled according to the official result on the day even when ‘first past the post' betting has been requested:

  • One or more horses in the ‘first past the post' result have taken the wrong course
  • One or more horses in the ‘first past the post' result have carried the wrong weight
  • the jockeys of one or more of the horses in the ‘first past the post' result have failed to weigh in
  • An incorrect ‘first past the post' result is announced in error by the judge
  • The race is declared void.

19.5 EARLY PRICE BETTING

An ‘Early Price' bet is defined as a bet struck with a Coral price taken after the final declarations for the race have been made and before the first show of the racecourse board prices are displayed. ‘Early Price' bets are accepted on the following basis:

  • If the selection does not run, stakes will be returned.
  • In the event of non runners, bets are liable to Rule 4 deductions (see Rule 4 deduction table).
  • If a bet is placed after the final declarations but the race is postponed to another day, all bets will be void.

19.6 BOARD PRICE BETTING

A board price confirms the odds immediately before the start of the race and is generated at the racecourse where the race is run. Board price bets are accepted on the following basis:

  • The official price may be amended if there is an official correction to a displayed board price. This requirement for change may be the result of the original price being incorrect, due to invalid information at the time the bet was struck with the customer.
  • Board prices are accepted on the basis of ‘non-runner money back' and are liable to a Rule 4 deduction in the event of any non runners (see Section 7.2).

19.7 STARTING PRICE BETTING

Starting price bets apply to the officially returned starting price (SP) supplied from the racecourse where the race is run. SP bets are accepted on the following basis:

  • All SP bets are accepted on a ‘non-runner-money back' basis.
  • A Rule 4 deduction will only apply to a SP bet where a horse is withdrawn prior to the start of a race and a new course betting market is not formed, prior to the start of the race.
  • If at the time of bet placement, the customer does not confirm that they want the currently available price, the bet will be settled at the SP.

19.8 INDUSTRY SHOW PRICES AND INDUSTRY SPs

Industry prices and Industry SPs are predominantly used for International racing in countries where no Board Prices and SPs are available. If Industry prices and Industry SPs for international racing are available, the following rules will apply:

  • Where no price has been taken all bets will be settled in accordance with the Industry SPs.
  • Unnamed favourites are accepted
  • Straight Forecasts (SFC) are accepted.
  • Tricast dividends will be returned in all handicaps with 8 or more declared runners and may also be returned for selected high profile races that do not fit this criteria.
  • Standard each way terms apply (see Section 4).
  • In the event of any non runners a Rule 4 deduction may apply.
  • Coupling does not apply.

19.9 PARI-MUTUEL BETTING

Pari-mutuel betting (PMU) is an alternative system to fixed price betting. PMU is used in many countries including France, the USA and the UK where a tote pool is in operation

  • The win part will be paid equivalent to the PMU win dividend
  • The place part (of an each way bet) will be paid to the PMU place dividend for that race.
  • All bets will be settled as per local (country) rules, including in the event of the coupling of horses.
  • Prices cannot be taken on any PMU bets.
  • Coral reserve the right not to offer betting at PMU returns.
  • PMU bets are not accepted on unnamed favourites. If accepted in error, these bets will be settled as non runners.

19.10 COUPLING

In some countries Horses with the same owner or trainer may be coupled. When betting on coupled horses (PMU betting only), you are on each of the coupled horse for settlement purposes. The rules differ from country to country in terms of whether settlement applies to win bets or each way bets. Please ask our staff for details. Bets struck at Coral prices, Industry prices or Industry SP's are not affected by the Coupling rules.

19.11 COUPLING

In some countries Horses with the same owner or trainer may be coupled. When betting on coupled horses (PMU betting only), you are on each of the coupled horse for settlement purposes. The rules differ from country to country in terms of whether settlement applies to win bets or each way bets. Please ask our staff for details. Bets struck at Coral prices, Industry prices or Industry SP's are not affected by the Coupling rules.

19.12 INTERNATIONAL RULES

  • Bets will be accepted on foreign racing, providing the runners and/or results are printed in the Racing Post or displayed in our shop.
  • Any bet accepted in error will be void win or lose.
  • For countries not listed (see section 19.12.1) bet settlement will be made as per the notice displayed in our shops and/or by means of press announcement, as will any variation to these rules.
  • Double result does not apply.

19.12.1 Specific Countries

Below are the specific rules for individual countries. On occasions we may operate Industry SPs, Coral Early Prices and/or Coral SPs on certain races or meetings - these will be clearly displayed on shop screens at the time. In these cases bets will be settled according to the rules on Industry SPs or Coral SPs (see Section 19.8 & 19.10).


Australia
  • Prices displayed on our screens are for information only. Where a price is taken in error settlement will be made at Coral SP.
  • Tote bets placed on plain slips will be subject to local Tote rules.
  • Bets placed without a price will be settled at Coral SP.
  • Customer can choose to bet at Tote odds or at Coral SP. Where no preference is written, bets will be settled at Coral SP.
  • UK Each Way terms will apply to Coral SP bets only.
  • Unnamed Favourite bets allowed
  • Forecasts settled on Industry dividends
  • No double result
  • No Coupling
Dubai
  • All bets are settled according to the rules on Industry shows and Industry SP's (see Section 19.8).
  • If a bet is placed in error on a race in Dubai for which neither Industry SP's nor Coral SPs are returned, the bet will be void and stakes returned.
France
  • Where available bets will be settled according to our rules on Industry prices (see Section 19.8). If neither a Coral price nor an Industry Show price has been taken, all bets will be settled at the Industry SP, unless the PMU dividend has been clearly requested.
  • PMU bets are accepted subject to our rules on PMU betting (see Section 19.9). In France coupling applies to PMU bets in the win pool only.
Germany
  • Prices displayed on our screens are for information only. Where a price is taken in error settlement will be made at Coral SP.
  • Tote bets placed on plain slips will be subject to local Tote rules.
  • Bets placed without a price will be settled at Coral SP.
  • Customer can choose to bet at Tote odds or at Coral SP. Where no preference is written, bets will be settled at Coral SP.
  • UK Each Way terms will apply to Coral SP bets only.
South Africa
  • Win and each way bets will be settled in accordance with the South Africa SP system.
  • Unnamed favourites are accepted.
  • Straight Forecasts will be in operation, and Tricast dividends will be returned for all Handicap races with 8 or more declared runners.
  • Show prices are available for all races, and in the event of any non runners Rule 4 may apply. Standard each way terms apply (see Section 4).
South America.
  • Prices displayed on our screens are for information only. Where a price is taken in error settlement will be made at Coral SP.
  • Tote bets placed on plain slips will be subject to local Tote rules.
  • Bets placed without a price will be settled at Coral SP.
  • Customer can choose to bet at Tote odds or at Coral SP. Where no preference is written, bets will be settled at Coral SP.
  • UK Each Way terms will apply to Coral SP bets only.
  • Only a dual forecast will be declared.
Singapore
  • Prices displayed on our screens are for information only. Where a price is taken in error settlement will be made at Coral SP.
  • Tote bets placed on plain slips will be subject to local Tote rules.
  • Bets placed without a price will be settled at Coral SP.
  • Customer can choose to bet at Tote odds or at Coral SP. Where no preference is written, bets will be settled at Coral SP.
  • UK Each Way terms will apply to Coral SP bets only.
  • Only a dual forecast will be declared.
USA
  • Prices displayed on our screens are for information only. Where a price is taken in error settlement will be made at Coral SP.
  • Tote bets placed on plain slips will be subject to local Tote rules.
  • Bets placed without a price will be settled at Coral SP.
  • Customer can choose to bet at Tote odds or at Coral SP. Where no preference is written, bets will be settled at Coral SP.
  • UK Each Way terms will apply to Coral SP bets only.
  • Where a Tote price is to be applied the following place terms apply:
    • Under 7 runners = 2 places will be settled in accordance with the ‘place pool'.
    • Races returning 3 places will be settled in accordance with the ‘show pool'.
  • Where a bet is settled using Coral SP, unnamed favourite bets are not accepted. If accepted in error they will be void.

19.13 MATCH BETTING

  • Both horses must come ‘under starters orders', otherwise all bets are void.
  • If only one of the horses completes the course, that horse will be deemed the winner.
  • If neither horse completes the course, bets are void.
  • It is not possible to combine a bet on a horse to win a race with a match bet involving the same horse. All Match bets are settled according to the official result on the day of the race.

19.14 AGGREGATE WINNING DISTANCE BET

  • Bets are placed on the aggregate of the winning distances from one race meeting.
  • If the winning distance is under one length the following numerical values will apply:
    Distance Value Distance Value
    Nose 0.05 Neck 0.3
    Short Head 0.1 1/2 length 0.5
    Head 0.2 3/4 length 0.75
    1/4 length 0.25

  • The maximum winning distance for any Flat race is 12 lengths for a Flat race and 30 lengths for a National Hunt race (including NH Flat races), as detailed below:
  • In the event of only one horse finishing in a race the following distances will apply:
    • 30 lengths for National Hunt races, including National Hunt Flat races.
    • 12 lengths for Flat races.
  • If a meeting has three or more races abandoned or declared void, then all bets will be void unless the winning over band for the market has already been established, in which case ALL bets will stand (win or lose).
  • If only one or two races are abandoned or declared void, bets will be settled with a default distance used for each abandoned or void races:
    • 6 lengths for National Hunt races, including National Hunt Flat races
    • 2 lengths for Flat races
  • In the event of a ‘Walkover' the following distances will apply:
    • 6 lengths for National Hunt races, including National Hunt Flat races
    • 2 lengths for Flat races
  • All Distance bets will be settled on the original distance recorded by the winner who was ‘first past the post'. However, if a horse has taken the wrong course or is carrying the incorrect weight it will be ignored for distance betting purpose. The aggregate winning distance will be calculated between the first two runners past the post who have taken the correct course.
  • Bets cannot be combined in multiples where the same meeting is involved (meeting challenge/ jockey challenge and tipster). We do not accept combined bets involving ‘Follow the Fav'. If accepted in error bets will be settled as split stake singles.

19.15 WINNING DISTANCE SPECIALS

(ie: a selection to win a specified race by a specified over or under number of lengths).

  • All bets will be losers unless the selection wins the race. However, if the selection is a non-runner, all bets will be void, unless it was an Ante Post bet on an ‘all in run or not' basis.
  • If there are other non runners in the race, a Rule 4 deduction may be applied to the prices for both winning over and under the specified number of lengths.
  • All bets will be settled on a ‘first past the post' basis. However, if one of the first two horses home has taken the wrong course or is carrying the incorrect weight, the winner will be deemed to be the ‘first horse past the post' who has taken the correct course. The winning distance will be taken from the first horse to legitimately complete the course back to the second horse to legitimately complete the course.
  • If the selection dead heats with another runner, bets on the selections to win under the specified distance will be settled as winners at half the initial stake.

19.16 HORSE RACING CHALLENGES

  • These eventualities are no longer available and should a bet be accepted in error, they will be void win or lose.

19.17 FORECASTS

  • Straight Forecasts are accepted only in races of three or more runners. However, should a bet be accepted in error on a two-runner race, or a race be reduced to two runners, Straight Forecast bets will stand, and be settled as a Single, at SP, on the horse named to finish first.
  • Straight Forecast bets where only one selection is made, or in races where one horse finishes alone, will be settled at SP Singles. If no Straight Forecast dividend is declared, bets will be settled on a dividend based upon the final Coral prices of the winning selections. Should there be no prices or Tote dividend available, Forecast bets will be void for settlement purposes.
  • If a selection becomes a non-runner, Forecast bets involving that selection will be settled as a win Single on the other runner.
  • In a Combination Forecast, where a selection becomes a non-runner, the total stake of the bet will be divided equally between the possible Forecast combinations, using the remaining selections and the Forecasts which include the non-runner will be settled as win Singles.
    For example:
    £1 CFC on horses A, B and C, where C becomes a non-runner. The bet reverts to a £1 RFC on horses A and B, plus a £2 win on each of horses A and B.
  • Forecasts are accepted in Singles, Doubles and Trebles only. Accumulators are accepted only as part of a Forecast bet special package (eg: Forecast Yankee). If otherwise taken in error they will be settled as Trebles with the stakes equally divided.
  • Unnamed first favourites with a named selection or race card number are accepted in Forecast Single bets. Any such selections included in Forecast Doubles, Trebles and Accumulators (or Tricasts) will be void.
  • Should the first favourite and the named selection be the same, the Forecast will be void.
  • In the case of joint first favourites the bet will be settled proportionately and if one of the joint favourites is the same as the named selection, that part of the bet will be void.

19.18 SHOWCAST

  • Showcast applies to races of 3 to 6 actual runners only.
  • Where a horse is withdrawn from a three runner race, this is no longer a Showcast race.
  • If a Showcast bet is taken on a race that is not a Showcast race, the bet will be settled as a Computer Straight Forecast.
  • Where a horse(s) is withdrawn from a Showcast race, all Showcast bets will be settled to CSF dividend.
  • If a dead heat applies, stakes will be apportioned in the same way as standard dead heat bet.
  • Showcast bets are accepted as singles only. Any multiple bets accepted in error will be settled as singles, by equally dividing the stake between the number of Showcast bets.
  • Unnamed favourites with a named selection are not accepted and if taken in error bets will be void.

19.19 TRICASTS

Tricasts for selections to finish 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the correct order are accepted in races for which an official Tricast dividend is returned.

  • Selections may be named although race card numbers will be taken, providing there can only be one interpretation of the required selections.
  • Tricast bets are accepted on all handicap, nursery and rated stakes handicap races where 8 or more runners are declared and six or more actually run.
  • If there is any ambiguity with one of the written selections and the other two selections are clear the bet will be settled as a Forecast, in the order written.
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  • Similarly, if a Tricast bet includes an unnamed favourite, this will not be deemed a valid selection and the bet will be settled as a Forecast on the other selections.
  • Tricasts are accepted in Singles only. If a Tricast Double is accepted in error, the total stakes for the doubles will be divided equally as Tricast Singles for the selected races. A similar rule is applied to Tricast Trebles etc.
  • Instructions for permutations must be specific, otherwise the bet will be settled as a Straight Tricast to the stake available. For the purpose of settlement it should be noted that a permutation is a series of straight Tricasts.
  • ‘Any to Come' or ‘If Cash' bets are not accepted and, if taken in error, the ATC or ‘If Cash' instructions will not be actioned.
  • Tricasts will be settled in accordance with the official Tricast dividend.
  • Should selections for a Tricast include a non-runner, the stake will be invested as a Straight Forecast on the remaining two selections in the order written, except for combination purposes (see below), with the non-runner being discounted. Should a Tricast include two non runners the Tricast will be settled as a Single.
  • If for any reason, a Tricast is taken for a race for which an official Tricast return is not declared, settlement will be made as follows :
  • Where all three selections run, settlement will be made as a Straight Forecast on the selections nominated to finish 1st and 2nd, with the selection of 3rd place being discounted.
  • For the purpose of combination bets the stake will be invested as a full cover Combination Forecast Bet. (All possible combinations, so for three selections there will be six possible combinations).

19.20 DOUBLY ENGAGED

  • Where a selection has been timed and or meeting stipulated this will determine the race for which the selection was intended.
  • Where no time or meeting stated – the selection will be on for the first race in which the selection runs, after the bet was placed.

19.21 BEST PRICE GUARANTEED RACES

  • All bets will be settled at the Starting Price (SP) if the SP is larger than the price that has been taken (singles only/maximum stake £100).
  • Each way bets are available in these races and, in the event of any non runners, a Rule 4 deduction may apply.
  • Where Rule 4 is applied to a price taken, the bigger odds will be paid after the Rule 4 deduction has been made.
  • The BPG concession does not apply to any Tote, In-running or Ante Post bets.

19.25 RESERVES

  • If reserves are contained within the final declaration stage for a race, Early Prices for all the declared runners will be available, including the reserves.
  • If a declared runner is announced as a non-runner, the market will be revised. All bets struck prior to this announcement may be subject to a Rule 4 deduction. The Rule 4 deduction will be applied to all bets struck prior to the non-runner being announced, even if the non-runner was one of the reserves.

19.26 TOTE BET ACCEPTANCE (RETAIL)

  • Tote bets are accepted via our EPoS system, which allows them to be placed directly into the on-course pool. Any Tote bets processed in this way will not be subject to our Maximum Payment rules.
  • All Tote bets are placed directly into the live Tote pool. If the bets, for whatever reason, do not reach the pool, stakes will be refunded. Coral will NOT be liable for any loss of winnings that a customer would have been eligible for had the bet reached the pool.
  • In the event of a connection failure between any of our shops and the Tote Direct system which results in a bet being accepted initially by Coral but not by Tote Direct for any reason the following rules will apply:
    • Bets are accepted on Win, Place, Exacta, Trifecta, Placepots and Quadpots.
    • Scoop6 or Jackpot bets will not be accepted outside the Tote Direct Pool. If a Scoop6 is taken in error and not entered into the Tote Direct pool, it will be settled as an each way Accumulator at SP odds. A Jackpot bet taken outside the pool will be settled as a win Accumulator at SP odds.
    • ‘Tote' must be clearly marked on the slip to enable settlement to be made at these odds.
    • If ‘Tote' is not written bets will be settled at SP unless otherwise indicated in our rules.
    • Bets at Tote odds are not accepted for unnamed favourites at meetings where race-by-race results are not transmitted to our shops. If bets are taken in these circumstances the settlement of such bets will be made at SP in accordance with our rules.
  • Bets are accepted at Tote returns from Horse racing meetings in Great Britain. The bets accepted are for Scoop 6, Jackpots, Placepots, Quadpots, Trifectas, Exactas, Win, Place and any other new bet introduced by the UK Tote.
  • Where the UK Tote offer a pool facility for horse race meetings taking place outside Great Britain and the Republic of Ireland, bets will generally be accepted and local Tote rules will apply.
  • Singles only are accepted for all Tote bets. ‘Tote' must be clearly marked to enable settlement to be made at these odds. If ‘Tote' is not written, bets will be settled at SP unless otherwise indicated in our Rules.

19.26.1 Bet Settlement

  • Bets are placed using the official race card numbers. If the official number is misprinted in the race card, the number declared by the racecourse will take precedence.
  • If there is any dispute arising from the horse name or number, bets will be settled on the horse number printed on the captured image of the customer receipt.
  • All Tote bets are settled on the official result on the day of the race.

19.26.2 Tote Dividends

  • Winning dividends are calculated by dividing the total amount of stakes entered into the pool (after deductions) by the number of winning units.
  • If no winning dividend is declared the pool is carried forward to a nominated race(s) or meeting(s).

19.26.3 Unnamed Favourites, Non runners and Void Bets

  • For Jackpot, Placepot, Quadpot, and Scoop6 the unnamed favourite can be selected.
  • Where there are joint or co-favourites the one with the lowest race card number will be deemed the selection.
  • In bets with more than one leg, non runners are replaced by the unnamed favourite and any other bet containing a non-runner is void.
  • If the favourite is withdrawn before coming ‘Under Starter's Orders' and too late for a new market to be made, the next shortest priced horse will be substituted. If two or more horses are returned at the next shortest price, the one with the lowest race card number will be substituted.
  • If a race is declared void, is not run or becomes a ‘Walkover' the Jackpot, Placepot, Quadpot and Scoop6 are settled on the remaining legs.

19.26.4 Dead Heats

  • The win pool is divided into equal parts. In the Place pool, if an extra place(s) is created the amount of the pool allocated to that placing will be divided equally between the runners involved in the dead heat.
  • Dead heats for 1st place count as winners in the Jackpot and Scoop6 win pools. Dead heats for places count as winners in the Placepot, Quadpot and Scoop6 place pools.

19.26.5 Tote Place

Tote Place bets are subject to a £2 minimum stake. The place terms are determined by the number of runners, as follows:

  • Up to 4 runners = No Place betting.
  • 5-7 runners = Place betting for 1st and 2nd.
  • 8 or more runners = Place betting for 1st, 2nd and 3rd.
  • Handicap races with more than 16 runners = Place betting for 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th.

19.26.6 Tote Each Way Bet

This is simply a Tote win bet and a Tote place bet placed on the same horse.

19.26.7 Tote Exacta

A Tote Exacta is available on races with three or more runners. The bet involves choosing two selections to finish 1st and 2nd in the correct order.

  • Singles only accepted.
  • Unnamed selections (ie: favourite) will not be accepted.
  • Bets which include a non-runner will be void.
  • Returns will be paid as per the official declared dividend.

19.26.8 Tote Trifecta

A Tote Trifecta bet involves choosing three selections to finish 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the correct order.

  • Unnamed selections (ie: favourite) will not be accepted.
  • Bets that include a non-runner, or where the field is reduced to less than five runners, will be void.
  • Returns will be paid as per the official declared dividend.

19.26.9 Tote Placepot & Quadpot

  • The Placepot usually operates on the first six races at a meeting and all 6 selections must be placed for the bet to be successful. Where no dividend is produced we will settle as a place accumulator.
  • The Quadpot usually operates on the last four legs of the Placepot and all 4 selections must be placed for the bet to be successful.

19.26.10 Tote Jackpot

The Jackpot usually operates on the first six races at the Jackpot meeting. All six winners must be selected to win the Jackpot fund.

19.26.11 Scoop6

  • Winners must be selected in all six of the Scoop6 races to win a dividend from the Win fund.
  • If the Win fund is not won, the Win portion of the fund pool will be rolled over to the next Scoop6 Win fund, as determined by the Tote.
  • Placed horses must be selected in all six of the Scoop6 races to win a dividend from the Place fund. If there is no outright winner of the Place fund, the respective portion of the pool will be rolled over to the next Scoop6 win fund, as determined by the Tote.
  • Unless otherwise announced, winners of the Scoop6 win dividend qualify to compete in the Bonus Fund the following week. The winner of the Bonus Race, nominated by the Tote, must be selected to win the Bonus Fund dividend.
  • Claimants must register on 0800 0284 418 by 18.00 on the Thursday before the Bonus race to secure entry.
  • Any registered qualifier who does not call will be allocated the unnamed favourite. Should a Bonus Race bet selection become a non-runner, registered qualifiers will have the option of up to 30 minutes prior to the advertised ‘off' of the Bonus Race to make a new selection. Should no new selection be received or should a selection become a non-runner, less than 30 minutes before the advertised ‘off-time' of the Bonus Race, the SP favourite will be allocated.

20. GREYHOUND RACING

20.1 MEETINGS COVERED

  • We accept bets on all SIS covered BAGS/BEGS and Sky meetings with the addition of selected out of town meetings which are available on our website: Coral .Co.uk
  • Any bet taken where the meeting has not been advertised on our website will be deemed void for settlement purposes.

20.2 GREYHOUND FORECASTS

  • Forecast bets will only be accepted in races with at least three runners.
  • If a bet is accepted in error on a race with only two greyhounds, or a race reduced to only two greyhounds, Forecast bets will stand and be settled as Singles, at the Starting Price, on the greyhound selected to finish first.
  • Straight Forecasts are settled in accordance with the Greyhound Computer Forecast returns.
  • If a Forecast contains a named non-runner this will be settled as a win Single on the remaining runner.
  • In a Forecast where a reserve greyhound runs, the Forecast will stand, unless the greyhounds are named.
  • In a Combination Forecast, where a selection becomes a non-runner, the total stake of the bet will be divided equally between the possible Forecast combinations. This will be achieved using the remaining selections with the Forecasts including the non-runner becoming Singles.
  • Where no Forecast dividend is declared, a Coral dividend will be declared on last Coral prices available. Similarly, in a Straight Forecast where one selection is made or in races in which one greyhound finishes alone, bets will be settled as SP Singles.

20.3 GREYHOUND TRICASTS

  • Tricast bets are only accepted in races where an official Tricast return is declared by BAGS/BEGS. If no Tricast dividend is returned, bets will be settled as Straight Forecast on the first two selections.
  • Selections must finish 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the correct order in races where an official Tricast dividend is declared.
  • Selections can be named, although Trap numbers will be taken provided there can only be one interpretation of the required selections. In the event of any ambiguity (ie: if the same selection is repeated) but the duplicate solution and other selection win, the bet will settled as a Forecast.
  • Tricasts are accepted in Singles only and if a Tricast Doubles bet is taken in error the total stakes for the doubles will be divided and invested equally as Tricast Singles for the selected races.
  • Where one of the named greyhounds, selected in Tricast, becomes a non-runner and regardless of whether a reserve runs in its place, the bet will become a Forecast on the remaining two selections.
  • In a Tricast where Trap numbers are selected and a reserve greyhound runs, the Tricast will stand.
  • When two named greyhounds become non runners, regardless of whether reserves run in their places, the Tricast will be settled as a Single on the remaining runner.
  • Instructions for permutations must be specific, otherwise the bet will be settled as a Straight Tricast to the stake invested.
  • ‘Any to Come' or ‘If Cash' bets are not accepted. If taken in error the ‘ATC' or ‘If Cash' instructions will not be actioned.
  • A Tricast which includes an unnamed favourite is not accepted and will be declared void, with stakes returned.

20.4 NAMED GREYHOUNDS

  • Any named greyhound which becomes a non-runner will be void, even if the greyhound is replaced by a reserve running from the same trap number. Should both the name and trap number be listed we will refer to the trap number for settlement purposes.
  • If a named greyhound runs from a different trap number than the one listed at the time the bet was struck, the bet will stand.
  • Bets for unnamed second or third favourites in Greyhound races are not acceptable and if taken in error will be void.

20.5 WITHDRAWN GREYHOUNDS

If a greyhound is withdrawn from a race which has early morning prices, all bets struck prior to the withdrawal will be settled at SP.

20.6 NO RACE

A ‘no race' refers to the situation where the dogs are in the traps and the hare is running but the traps fail to open. Stakes will be refunded providing that they are claimed prior to the race being re-run at a later stage during the same meeting.

20.7 GREYHOUND COMPETITION MARKETS

  • If prices have been available to win a competition, bets accepted prior to the draw for the penultimate round (ie: semi-final) will be on an ‘all in run or not' basis, with non runners considered losers.
  • If bets are placed at prices issued after the draw for the semi-final but prior to the draw for the final, standard Ante Post rules will not apply. Any non runners will be settled as void, with a Rule 4 equivalent deduction applied to bets on the remaining greyhounds.

20.8 MATCH BETS

  • Both greyhounds must start the race (ie: both must be in the traps) otherwise, bets are void.
  • Singles and upwards will be accepted.
  • Any Match bet involving a non-runner will be void.
  • If any race is declared a ‘no race', bets will be void.
  • It is not possible to combine a bet on a greyhound to win a race with a match bet involving the same greyhound.
  • If both greyhounds fail to complete the race, bets are void.
  • Prices will be available until the first show broadcast from the track.
  • If there is a dead heat involving the selections, bets are void.

20.9 MULTI TRAPS

The market involves predicting the aggregate of the multiplied 1st and 2nd placed Trap numbers.

For example: the minimum result would be that Trap 1 beats Trap 2 (=2) and the maximum result would be that Trap 6 beats Trap 5 (=30).

  • In the event of a void race or ‘no race', 12 points will be awarded.
  • In the event of a dead heat for 1st and/or 2nd place, the average points of the selections involved will be awarded. For example: if Trap 6 wins and Trap five and four dead heat for 2nd place, 27 points will be awarded.
  • If there are three or more races abandoned all bets will be void unless the result is already determined.

For example: if Trap 6 wins and Trap five and four dead heat for 2nd place, 27 points will be awarded.

20.10 GREYHOUND WINNING DISTANCES (Individual Meeting)

The market involves predicting the aggregate of the combined winning distance.

  • The maximum distance for any greyhound bet will be 10 lengths, irrespective if the actual distance is greater than this.
  • If there is a void or ‘no race', the distance awarded will be 2 lengths. Winning distances of less than 1 length equate to the same numerical values as detailed in Section 19.12. Maximum distances are also included in Section 19.12.

20.11 WINNING BY A CERTAIN DISTANCE (Individual Greyhounds)

The market involves predicting a selected greyhound to win by a specified distance.

  • Win Single bets only are accepted.
  • The nominated greyhound must win the race, otherwise the bet is a loser.
  • If there are any non runners or reserves, bets are void.

20.12 ODDS AND EVENS BETTING

The market involves predicting which group of Trap numbers will win a particular race (ie: Even = Traps 2, 4, and 6. Odds = Traps 1, 3 and 5).

  • Win only bets accepted
  • If there are any non runners and/or reserves, bets are void.

20.13 TRAP CHALLENGE

The market involves predicting which trap number will provide the most winners at a meeting.

  • Win bets only are accepted.
  • Dead heat rules will apply to all bets.
  • Dead heats in individual races will be treated as one winner each.
  • The result will stand irrespective of any void races, providing a minimum of three races have been completed. This rule also applies to combined Trap Challenge bets (ie: at least three races from each meeting must be completed for bets to stand).
  • Bets accepted on races shown on Coral TV only, unless otherwise advertised.
  • Bets on individual SKY TV Meetings will only include the live 8 races shown on SKY
  • If one of the combined meetings is abandoned and or does not complete the required minimum number of races, the bet will be void.

20.14 WATCH YOUR TRAPS

This bet involves predicting the trap that will achieve the highest number of points at a selected meeting. The following scoring system, based on the official result, will apply regardless of the number of runners in each race: 3 for a win 2 for second 1 for third

  • Bets are unaffected by reserves, vacant traps or void races once they have started. Where no race(s) take place after a bet is struck the bet is void.
  • In the event of the meeting not starting all bets for that meeting are void.
  • If a race finishes as a dead heat, points will be divided. A selection that dead heats 1st will receive 2.5 points, with 3rd receiving 1.
  • If two or more traps record the same number of points at the conclusion of the meeting, dead heat rules will apply with the returns/stakes divided.
  • At least one race must be run after a bet is stuck for it to stand.

20.15 SPECIAL MULTIPLES

Where special multiples are available (ie: Doubles, Trebles and upwards) the following rules will apply:

  • Win bets only are accepted. Any each way bets taken in error will be settled to win.
  • If any of the featured greyhounds are non runners all bets will be settled on the remaining selections at SP.
  • If any non runners or reserves are involved in the selected races, all bets will be settled at SP.

20.16 APPLICABILITY of HORSE RACING RULES

Where a rule is not specifically covered in these greyhound rules, the equivalent rule stated in the Horse racing section will apply, where appropriate.

20.17 GREYHOUND WEBSTREAMING

This service is provided for information and entertainment purposes only. Coral will not be responsible for any of the displayed information.

21. FOOTBALL

21.1 GENERAL RULES

  • Unless otherwise specifically stated, all football bets are decided on play completed in ‘normal time' (ie: bets will be settled on the score at the end of the 2nd half. Extra time and penalties do not count.
  • If a match has been completed but the result is later deemed void, all bets will be settled on the original result regardless of any subsequently rearranged fixture.
  • If a match is postponed or cancelled, any bets struck prior to the scheduled start of this match will be deemed void. The only exception to this will be if the game is subsequently played within two days of the originally scheduled kick-off. (For example: if the game was postponed or cancelled on the Monday at 3:00pm, the bet will still be valid providing the game is started by midnight on the Wednesday of that same week).
  • Unless markets have already been determined all bets will be deemed void if the game is abandoned before the end of the 2nd half. The exception to this rule will be if the game is subsequently completed within 24 hours of its abandonment. This rule will apply even if the governing body declare that the result of the shortened match will stand for competition purposes (ie: FIFA award a 2-0 victory to one of the teams).
  • Selections which are involved in matches where there is a change made to their scheduled opponent, or if the venue is changed (ie: the home team plays away, or changes to a neutral venue) will be deemed void.
  • ‘Easy Slips', coupons and standard betting slips will be settled at the price prevailing at the time of bet placement. This will govern settlement irrespective of the pre-printed odds shown on the coupons.
  • Where plain betting slips are used to place bet(s), without specifying the date of the match, the bet will be settled for the match in which the selection plays first.
  • Any bets placed on plain betting slips will not qualify for the bonuses or consolations offered on special/section lists. (The special/section lists refers to the division of football coupons whereby a customer can select a team from each section and if all these selections are winners, a bonus or consolation will be paid).
  • If on a plain betting slip, a team has been selected to beat a different opponent to that which is scheduled (with the exception of ‘Mythical Match' bets), the bet will stand for selection's scheduled match or opponent. Where a draw has been nominated, the selection will be void and the bet settled on the remaining selections.
  • The same principle will apply where two teams have the same name.
  • The minimum odds and returns printed at the head of each coupon list are for guidance purposes only and settlement will always be at the current individual match odds quoted for each game. Similarly, the dates, venue and kick-off times for the matches printed on our coupons are for guidance purposes only.
  • Incomplete lines on the ‘Sections List' of our coupons will stand and settlement will be based on the individual odds quoted for each selection.
  • If a match is played on a neutral ground the team printed on the left will be regarded as the home side and the team printed on the right as the away side.
  • Permutations must be accompanied by clear instructions. Bets with multiple selections without specific instructions, will be settled as Accumulators, subject to any maximum/minimum requirements.

21.2 PROBLEMS WITH BET INSTRUCTIONS

  • Any bet taken in error for a match, tournament or market for which no prices are available will be deemed void.
  • If any selections are unclear or illegible, they will be deemed void.
  • Unless otherwise requested by the customer, all bets which state a particular team to win will be settled on the 90 minute result of the next match they play.
  • Instructions for any bets placed on the ‘outright result' or ‘to win in extra time' markets, must be clearly written on the slip at the time of acceptance.
  • Similarly, instructions for Ante Post bets (ie: Manchester United to win the Premier League) must be clearly stated on the bet slip at the time of acceptance, otherwise the bet will be settled on the next match which that particular team play.
  • Settlement of incorrectly staked bets or incorrect instructions will be made in accordance with the rules as stated in the General Betting Rules section.

21.3 FIRST, LAST, ANYTIME PLAYER TO SCORE MARKETS

  • Any player who takes the field between kick-off and the final whistle will be regarded as a participant for First, Last and Anytime scorer bets, subject to the proviso that bets on players who could not have scored the first goal will be void. However, a player who does not take any part in the game will be deemed a non-runner.
  • Own goals do not count in this market, which means if an own goal is scored during the course of the game it will be discounted for settlement of First, Last and Anytime scorer bets.
  • If there is more than one competitor with the same surname and the selection has not been identified by either their first name, price or the team where applicable, the competitor with the lowest advertised price will be taken as the selection.
  • Other related markets where the ‘Anytime Player to Score' rules will apply are:
    • A player to score two or more goals.
    • A player to score three or more goals etc.
  • Should there be any doubt as to whether a bet is intended for First, Last or Anytime goal scorer, the bet will be settled on the First goal scorer market.

21.4 SCORECAST BETS

The ‘Scorecast' market is predicting the First or Last player to score and the Correct Score in the same game. The following rules apply for ‘Scorecast' markets:

    • First or Last goal scorer must be specified at the time of bet acceptance, or the bet will settled on the First goal scorer. Own goals do not count for this market.
    • The ‘Scorecast' price will be different from the Accumulator price for the two outcomes.
  • If a selected player does not take the field before the first goals corer is known he will be considered a non-runner for ‘Scorecast' settlement, the bet will be settled as a Correct Score Single.
  • If the name of the winning team has been omitted from a ‘Scorecast' bet, with no qualifying price laid, in all cases the correct scores will stand for the selected First goal scorer's team (For example: a win Double: Van Persie & 3-2 will be settled on Van Persie to score the first goal and Man United to win the match 3-2).

21.5 WINCAST BETS

The ‘Wincast' requires you to select a player to score at anytime and their team to win in a double. Bets will be settled at the combined odds advertised or displayed on our coupon. Unless otherwise stated extra time does not count.

  • The Wincast price will be different from the accumulator price for the two outcomes.
  • If a player does not start a match, or a match is abandoned all ‘Wincast' bets will be void.

21.6 ADJUDICATION OF RESULTS (including First goal scorers)

Football bets will be settled on the basis of results determined by the initial decision of the Press Association (PA) on the day. Any subsequent changes will be discounted for settlement purposes. If the PA do not cover a match, settlement will be based on the results as determined by the relevant football association.

21.7 MATCH SPECIALS

The following general rules apply for special betting markets and will be available for selected football matches.

21.7.1 Total Bookings

  • The maximum number of points that can be allocated to one player is 35, which equates to a sending off comprising 2 yellow cards (=10 points) + 25 points for the red card.
  • Cards will only count if shown to active players (ie: the player is one of the eleven currently participating in the match, on the pitch) during normal time.
  • This market will be settled according to the match facts as published by the PA.

21.7.2 Total Corners

Only corners which are actually taken will count for settlement purposes (ie: a corner given prior to the final whistle, but not taken will not count).

21.7.3 First Team to Score

This market involves predicting which of the two teams will score the 1st goal (or the next goal if in-running) or if no goal will be scored.

21.8 ANTE POST FOOTBALL (League Winners)

  • All bets are settled on the final league placings regardless of the results of any divisional play-offs.
  • Bets on ‘who will win' a league will be settled on the team which is awarded the trophy.
  • If any team fails to complete all of its fixtures, bets will stand for settlement purposes.

21.9 HEAD TO HEAD MATCH BETS

  • For settlement purpose, only official league games will be taken into account and not play-off games.
  • If two teams finish the season on the same number of points, having completed all their games, final league positions will be determined by goal difference.
  • The team with the highest goal difference will occupy the highest position.
  • If the goal difference is level, the team that has scored the most goals will be considered the winner.

21.10 SEASON HANDICAP BETTING

  • Each team will have allocated a handicap at the start of the season. This handicap will be added to their final points total at the end of the season to determine the winner.
  • Goal difference will not count. In the event of a tie, dead heat rules will apply.

21.11 MANAGER MARKETS

Where Manager Markets are offered (Who will be a named club's next Manager?) bets will be settled as the next permanent manager announced by the club unless otherwise stated. Interim and caretaker appointments will not count for settlement purposes.

22. SPORTS

22.1 GENERAL SPORTS RULES

The following rules will apply to all sports betting, except where otherwise specified in the individual sports rules.

22.2 ANTE POST RULES

Ante Post rules apply for all sports outright betting unless otherwise specified (see rule 11 for further details):

22.2.1 League Competitions

  • Final league or tournament standings will apply for settlement purposes.
  • If the team or player is excluded or withdraws from a league competition, having already completed one match, bets on that team/player will be settled as losers.

22.2.2 Cup Competitions/Play Offs

  • If a team or player is excluded or withdraws from a knockout tournament, having already completed one match, bets on that team/player will be settled as losers.
  • In the event that nominated teams or players are eliminated in the same round, dead heat rules will apply.

22.2.3 Player Markets

  • Player based markets for team league competitions apply to the regular season only. Unless otherwise specified, play-offs do not count for settlement purposes.
  • Such markets are ‘all-in run or not' unless otherwise stated.

22.2.4 Abandoned Markets

  • If a tournament has not been completed, bets will be void unless settlement has already been determined

22.3 MATCH BETTING

  • Bets are settled on regular play time. Any extra-time or overtime in not included for settlement purposes, unless otherwise stated.
  • If a match is abandoned before regular time is completed, all bets on that match are void, unless otherwise stated in the rules for the specific sport, except for those markets for which a result is already known.
  • Bets will stand if a match is postponed and re-scheduled to take place within 48 hours of the original start time, otherwise bets will be void, unless otherwise stated in the rules for the specific sport.
  • If the match is no longer playing at the venue advertised, bets will stand. However, this only applies providing 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, unless otherwise stated in the rules for the specific sport.

23. GOLF

23.1 TOURNAMENT OUTRIGHT BETTING

  • All bets on a player who fails to tee off in the first round will be void.
  • All bets will be considered losers on players who fail to qualify for a tournament.
  • All bets will be considered losers on any player who withdraws or is disqualified in any round.
  • If a player withdraws from a tournament between rounds and takes no further part after the bet is struck, the bet will be void.
  • For settlement purposes, if a tournament has its scheduled number of holes reduced, the player who receives the trophy (and finishes with the lowest score, including play-off, where applicable) as the winner. The only exception to this is as follows.
  • All outright bets will be made void on tournaments which are played in their entirety on different courses to the ones they were originally scheduled to play on.
  • Bets placed after the completion of the final completed round will be void.

23.2 18 HOLES BETTING (Strokeplay Events)

  • Following the completion of 18 holes the player with the lowest score will be deemed the winner.
  • A price for a tie will be offered for 2 Ball betting. In 3 Ball betting, if two or more players finish with the same score, dead heat rules will apply.
  • If any player withdraws after the completion of one hole all bets on the withdrawn player will be considered losers. If any named player fails to complete a hole all bets on that market are void.
  • If there are any changes to the 2/3 ball pairings for that round, bets will be settled on the original pairings/groups.
  • Play-offs will not count for any final round 18-hole match bet.

23.3 FIRST ROUND LEADER

Bets will be settled based only on the actual first round scores recorded.

23.4 72-HOLE MATCH BETTING

The player who achieves the highest placing at the end of the tournament, including any play-offs will be deemed the winner. This rule still applies if the tournament is reduced from the scheduled number of holes so long as a winner is declared and a trophy awarded at the end of the tournament:

  • If one player misses the cut, the other will be deemed the winner. However, if both players miss the cut, the player with the lowest score will be deemed the winner.
  • If one player is disqualified either prior to the completion of two rounds or after both players have made the cut, the other player will be considered the winner. However, if a player is disqualified during a round after the cut, when his opponent has already missed the cut, the disqualified player will be considered the winner.
  • If a player withdraws from the tournament after the completion of one hole of the first round, all bets on the withdrawn player will be considered losers. If any named player fails to complete a hole all bets on that market are void.

23.5 GROUP BETTING

This market offers betting opportunities on groups of players A deduction equivalent to Tattersalls Rule 4 (c) will be applicable if one of the players fails to participate (see Rule 7.3 for Rule 4 deductions).

23.6 18/36-HOLE MATCH BETS (Matchplay Events)

  • If a player fails to complete the match (ie: through retirement or injury etc) their opponent will be deemed the winner, providing at least one hole has been completed.
  • If a match does not start or a player withdraws before the completion of one hole, all bets on that match will be void.
  • If the match is not completed due to a withdrawal, concession or disqualification, any bets on Correct Score, Handicap, Winning Margin or other subsidiary markets will be considered void, unless the result has already been determined.

23.7 TEAM BASED EVENTS (ie: RYDER CUP)

If there is a change to the length, format or playing order of the tournament, the following rules may apply to the Ryder Cup or any other form of team based golf:

  • If a tournament is played over a shorter format than previously scheduled, bets on the tournament outright winner or outright player markets will be settled on the officially declared result, except where no more play takes place after the bet has been struck. However, the following bets will be declared void
    • Correct scores
    • Handicaps
    • Individual player points
    • Winning margins
  • Irrespective of any changes to the order of play or format and providing the result can be determined all bets on Correct Scores, Winning Margins, Top Players, and other markets, based on the conclusion of the tournament, will stand. However, there are the following exceptions to this rule, where the bet will be voided:
    • No more play takes place after the bet has been struck.
    • Bets on total player points.
  • Bets on a specified session of play (ie: Day 1 winner or Saturday four-balls winner, will be settled as those ties are played regardless of change in the day, time or order in which play takes place).

24. FORMULA ONE

24.1 RACE BETTING

  • Unless otherwise stated, the result at the time of the podium presentation counts in all markets.
  • All drivers who start either the parade lap or the race are considered as runners for all markets.
  • Race or other markets will be settled according to official FIA results regardless of any changes to the times, format and dates of practice, qualifying and/or race sessions, providing the session in question takes place within 30 days of the scheduled date/time.

24.2 CHAMPIONSHIP BETTING

  • Bets will stand on all drivers and constructors, whether they compete or not. Bets will be settled in accordance with the official result as determined by the FIA.
  • Season match bets will be void if either named team or driver fails to take any further part in the season following the bet being placed. Official FIA rankings will determine settlement where points totals are identical.
  • In the event that a listed player or team withdraws from a Sports event, we reserve the right to apply a Rule 4 equivalent deduction to any bets placed AFTER the time the withdrawal had been announced.

24.3 MATCH BETS (Race Head-to- Heads or Group Betting)

  • The winner of a race head-to-head will be the driver with the higher finishing position, or the driver who completes most laps. If all named drivers retire on the same lap, bets are void.
  • If any of the listed drivers fail to start either the parade lap or the race, all the bets on that market are void.

24.4 FASTEST QUALIFIER

  • The driver achieving the fastest official qualifying time, in the specified qualifying session, is the winner.
  • Any subsequent demotions do not count for settlement purposes.
  • The official FIA placings will count for settlement purposes if the times are identical.

24.5 FASTEST LAP (During The Actual Race)

The official FIA result at the time of the podium presentation will determine settlement of these bets.

24.6 QUALIFYING MATCH BETS

  • The driver with the faster official qualifying time will be deemed the winner.
  • If either driver fails to start a lap in the official race qualifying session, all bets on that match are void.

24.7 TO BE CLASSIFIED

  • The official FIA classification will be used to determine settlement.
  • Drivers who complete 90% of the number of laps completed by the race winner will be classified by FIA, and will be classified as winners in ‘to be classified' betting.

24.8 NUMBER OF RACE LEADERS

  • The driver who is in the car occupying the forward most grid position, normally pole position, at the start of the race counts as a race leader.
  • After the race has started, any other driver who completes a lap in first place counts as a race leader.

24.9 FINISH IN THE POINTS/ON THE PODIUM

  • Settlement will be based on the result at the time of the podium presentation. Subsequent disqualifications and/or appeals will not affect bet settlement.
  • Single bets only are accepted on these markets.

24.10 FINISHING POSITION

  • Bets on a driver finishing position in a race will be settled according to the official classifications, or order of retirement if appropriate.
  • If the named driver fails to start either the parade lap or the race, all bets on that market are void.

24.11 KING OF THE ROAD

  • The same driver must achieve ALL of the following in the same race:
    • Winning the qualifying session
    • Completing the fastest lap during the race
    • Winning the actual race
  • If the qualifying session or race do not take place, all bets are void.

25. RALLYING

25.1 RACE BETTING

Unless otherwise stated the result at the time of the podium presentation counts in all markets. Subsequent disqualifications and amended results do not count.

25.2 CHAMPIONSHIP BETTING

Bets will stand on all drivers and constructors, whether they compete or not.

  • Bets will be settled in accordance with the official result given by the relevant governing body.
  • Season match bets will be void if either named team or driver fails to take any further part in the season following the bet being placed. Official governing body rankings will determine settlement where points totals are identical.

26. MOTORBIKES

26.1 RACE BETTING

  • The result at the time of the podium presentations (or otherwise announced by the relevant governing body) will count in all markets, unless otherwise stated.
  • All riders in place for the parade lap will be regarded as runners for settlement purposes.
  • If a race is abandoned, without an official result being declared, all bets involving the race result will be void. Ride-offs will not count for settlement purposes.

26.2 QUALIFYING BETTING

  • The winner will be the rider declared by the Governing body of the Sport as having won the qualifying session at the conclusion of qualifying. Any subsequent changes to the grid order will not be taken into account for settlement purposes.
  • Where multiple qualifying sessions are required to determine grid positions (ie: WSBK Superpole), any bets struck after the conclusion of all qualifying sessions will be considered void. If there are two qualifying sessions in the same day and the specific qualifying session (ie: Session 1 or Session 2) is not specified, for betting purposes it will be assumed that the bet is for Session 1. However, if the bet is placed after the start of Session 1 it will be assumed that the bet is for Session 2.

26.3 MATCH BETS

  • The winner of the race match bet, or group betting, will be the driver with the highest finishing position, or the driver who completed the most laps. If all named drivers retire on the same lap, bets are void.
  • If any of the listed riders in a race match or group bet fail to start the parade lap, bets on that market are void.
  • If any of the listed riders fail in a qualifying match or group bet and take no part in the qualifying session, bets on that market are void. Bets are settled on the qualifying rules stipulated above.

26.4 CHAMPIONSHIP BETTING

  • Bets will stand on riders and constructors, whether they compete or not. Bets will be settled in accordance with the official result given by the sport's governing body.
  • Season match bets will be void if either the named team or rider fails to take any further part in the season, following the bet being placed. Official rankings will determine settlement where points totals are identical.

27. SPEEDWAY

  • Bet settlement will be based on the official podium result. Any subsequent disqualifications will not count for settlement purposes.
  • In heat betting, bets will be void unless all four scheduled riders go to the tapes.
  • Unless all scheduled heats have been completed, bets will be void for Handicap, Margin and Correct Scores betting.
  • Bets will be void if a match, or event, is started and subsequently abandoned before any official result is declared.

28. OTHER MOTOR SPORT EVENTS

Betting on other motor racing events will, where applicable, be subject to rules equivalent to those above, and adjusted according to the regulations and results of the relevant governing body.

29. AMERICAN FOOTBALL (including NFL, NCAA (Nat'l Collegiate Athletics Assoc) and CFL(Canadian Football League).

  • The home team will always be listed second, unless otherwise stated
  • At least 55 minutes of play must be completed from the start of the first quarter for bets to have action (to be valid), unless otherwise stated.
  • Overtime counts for all bets, unless otherwise stated.
  • Abandoned or postponed matches are void unless rearranged and played in the same ‘American Football week' (ie: Monday to Monday, Pacific time). Bets will also remain valid if they have been determined at the time of abandonment or postponement. However, bets struck in-play, on an abandoned match, will be void unless the result has already been determined.

29.1 CHANGE OF VENUE

  • If a team is designated to play at home and the game is moved to a venue outside of the state, where they reside, bets will be made void.
  • If the venue is changed from an indoor stadium to an outdoor stadium, or vice-versa, all bets are void.

29.2 GOVERNING BODIES

All results will be as per the following official governing bodies: the official game book provided at www.nfl.com.

  • at www.ncaa.org
  • at www.nfleurope.com
  • at www.cfl.ca
  • at www.arenafootball.com

29.3 MONEY LINES (also known as Match Betting)

  • Both teams are priced to win the full game with no handicaps applied.
  • The selected team must win the game, on the field regardless of any subsequent review.
  • Overtime will count for settlement purposes.

29.4 POINT SPREAD (Handicap Betting)

  • If there is a tie on the handicap, all bets on this market will be made void.
  • Overtime will count for settlement purposes.

29.5 WINNING MARGIN

  • Predict the team to win the match within the margin of victory. For the purpose of winning margin bets, overtime will count.

29.6 GAME TOTALS

Prices are available for the actual score to be over or under this quote.

  • The total result is the combined total points for both teams at the end of the 1st, 2nd, 3rd or 4th quarter or specified period of play.
  • When the combined scores of both teams exactly matches the totals line, the result is called a ‘push', where all stakes will be returned.

29.7 2nd HALF LINES

The 2nd half lines include overtime for settlement purposes.

  • The 2nd half must have five minutes or less remaining for bets to stand.

29.8 HIGHEST SCORING QUARTER

For the purposes of Highest Scoring Quarter betting, overtime does not count as part of the 4th quarter.

29.9 TOUCHDOWN SCORERS

All players in uniform for the match are considered as ‘runners'.

  • If the match is abandoned having started, all bets will be void. Unless the result is already determined.
  • All reasonable efforts will be made to quote prices, for all participants, in the First, Last, Any time touchdown scorer markets. However, other players who are not listed will count as winners should they score the first, last or anytime touchdown.

29.10 POSITION TO SCORE A TOUCHDOWN

Bets will be settled according to the position the player is officially occupying in the team, irrespective of whether he is temporarily playing out of position

30. BASEBALL

30.1 LISTED PITCHERS

  • If pitchers are listed, both must start the game and throw at least one pitch each for bets to have ‘action'. If placing a bet using our Telephone Betting service, the caller must confirm the pitcher against which the bet will be based.
  • If either pitcher fails to start the game for whatever reason, the bets will be considered void (‘no action') and the stakes will be returned.
  • If a pitcher is not named for a team, bets accepted on that team will stand, regardless of the starting pitcher.

30.2 SIDE BETTING

  • If a game is ‘called' or suspended bets can be settled after at least five innings of play, unless the home team is leading after 4.5 innings of play.
  • If a game is ‘called' or suspended the winner is determined by the score after the last full innings. However, if the home team scores to tie, or takes the lead at the bottom half of the innings, the winner is determined at the time the game is ‘called'.
  • Stakes will be refunded if the home team ties the game and it is subsequently suspended.
  • All games must start on the scheduled date for bets to have action. If a game has been postponed, or cancelled before its due start time all bets will be void. Similarly, if a game is carried over to a subsequent day, all bets will be void.

30.3 TOTAL & RUNLINE BETTING

When betting on Total runs (over/under) or Run lines, the game must go to nine innings (8.5 if the home team is leading) to have action.

31. US BASKETBALL

31.1 GENERAL

  • Overtime will count for all bets, unless otherwise stated.
  • At least 43 minutes of play must have been completed for NBA bets to stand, unless otherwise specified.
  • At least 35 minutes of play must have been completed for NCAAB bets to stand, unless otherwise specified.
  • Abandoned or postponed matches are void unless rearranged and played in the same ‘US Basketball week' (ie: Monday to Monday, Pacific time). Bets will also stand if they have been determined at the time of abandonment or postponement. However, bets struck in-play, on an abandoned match, will be void unless the result has already been determined.

31.2 MONEY LINE

  • Both teams will have prices quoted to win the game, but no handicaps will be applied.
  • Overtime will count for settlement purposes, unless a price for a draw is available.

31.3 HANDICAP

Where the scores are level, with the handicap taken into account, a ‘push' will result, which means the stakes on both teams are refunded unless a draw price had been available.

31.4 GAME TOTALS

For all US basketball games, overtime will be included in the final result to determine bet settlement, unless otherwise specified.

31.5 HALF/QUARTER BETTING

  • All listed periods must be completed for bets to have action in the relevant markets (ie: the 1/4 with most points).
  • Overtime is not included for settlement of any bets on the 4th quarter (or 2nd half).

31.6 HIGHEST SCORING HALF/QUARTER

  • If both halves have the same amount of points, all bets are void.
  • If the quarters have the same amount of points, dead heat rules will apply.
  • all relevant periods must be completed otherwise bets will be void.
  • Extra time does not count for settlement purposes.

32. US ICE HOCKEY (NHL)

32.1 MATCH TIME & VALIDITY

  • All markets will include overtime and shoot-outs unless otherwise specified.
  • If a game is decided by penalty shoot-out, one goal will be added to the winning team's score, and the game total.
  • All games must start on the scheduled date for bets to have action.
  • All games must complete at least 55 minutes of play for bets to have action.

32.2 MONEY LINE

  • Both teams will have prices quoted to win the game, but no handicaps will be applied.
  • The team selected must win the game in order for the bet to be a winner.
  • Overtime will count for settlement purposes, unless a price for a draw is available.

32.3 PUCK LINE (Handicap betting)

  • if handicap betting odds are quoted, settlement is based on the match result adjusted for the handicap line, available at the time the bet was struck.
  • if scores are level, once the handicap has been included, stakes on both teams will be refunded, unless a draw price has been available.

32.4 GAME TOTALS

Overtime will be included in the final result to determine bet settlement, unless otherwise specified.

33. SNOOKER

33.1 MATCH BETS

In match betting, the winning bet will be deemed the player who progresses through to the next round, providing one of the players has broken off at the start of the first frame. If there is no break off, all bets are void.

33.2 CORRECT FRAME SCORE

The required number of frames to win must have to be played, otherwise all bets will be void.

33.3 HANDICAP BETS

The required number of frames to win must have to be played, otherwise all bets will be void.

33.4 FIRST COLOUR POTTED

Bets on the first player to pot a coloured ball (ie: yellow, green, brown, blue, pink or black, but not red) in any given frame will be settled according to the first coloured ball legitimately potted (ie: not in the course of a foul stroke or the result of a free ball).

33.5 PLAYER TO POT THE 1st BALL

Bets on the First Player to Pot the 1st ball, will be settled according to the first ball legitimately potted (ie: not in the course of a foul stroke or the result of a free ball).

33.6 TOTAL FRAME POINTS

The betting for this market is on the combined number of points scored, by both players, in any given frame. If the frame does not take place, all bets will be void.

33.7 FRAME WINNER

The betting on this market is on a player to win a specified frame. The winner will be settled as the player awarded the frame on the official scoreboard. Bets will be void if the frame is not completed.

33.8 RE-RACK

If there is a re-rack, bets will be settled on the declared result of the frame after the re-rack. However, if a result has already been determined prior to the re-rack (ie: the first ball potted), this will determine settlement.

33.9 TOTAL FRAMES

If the specified number of frames in a match are not completed (ie: if best of 11 frames match, the winner must get to six frames, which means that at least six frames must be played), the total frames bet will become void, unless the result has already been determined.

33.10 HIGHEST BREAK IN A MATCH

Bets on which player will make the highest break in a match will stand providing one frame has been completed. However, bets on the points value of the highest break will be void if the specified number of frames in the match have not been completed. Dead heat rules apply.

33.11 HIGHEST BREAK IN A TOURNAMENT

Dead heat rules apply if two or more players score the same highest break. Bet will be void if the tournament is not completed.

33.12 LEAGUE COMPETITIONS

Should a player withdraw from a league competition once it has commenced, bets on that player will be considered losers. The ‘To Finish Bottom' market will be void unless settlement has already been determined.

34. POOL

34.1 MATCH BETTING

In match betting, the winning bet will be deemed the player who progresses through to the next round, providing one of the players has broken off at the start of the first rack. If there is no break off, all bets are void.

34.2 HANDICAP BETTING

The required number of racks to win have to be played, otherwise all bets will be void.

34.3 RACK WINNER

The betting on this market is on a player to win a specified rack. The winner will be settled as the player awarded the rack on the official scoreboard. Bets will be void if the rack is not completed.

34.4 TOTAL RACKS

If the specified number of racks, in a match, are not completed (ie: if best of 11 racks match, the winner must get to six racks, which means that at least six racks must be played), the total racks bet will become void, unless the result has already been determined.

34.5 TEAM BASED EVENTS (eg: Mosconi Cup)

  • Bets on tournament Outright winner will stand where an official result is declared regardless of any change to the competition format.
  • However, all subsidiary markets (ie: Correct Score, Margin of victory etc) will be void unless a result has already been determined.
  • Similarly, bets on player-based markets will be settled where a result is declared, except where no more play takes place due to abandonment or curtailment of tournament.

35. DARTS

35.1 MATCH BETS

In match bets, the player progressing to the next round will be considered the winner, providing one of the players has thrown a dart at the start of the first leg. However, if a dart is not thrown, all bets will be void.

35.2 CORRECT SCORES

For bets on the Correct Score for a leg or set of darts, the required number of legs or sets to win the match must be completed, otherwise bets will be void.

35.3 NEXT LEG BETTING

The player who wins the next specified leg will be deemed the winner. However, if the leg does not take place, all bets will be void.

35.4 NEXT SET BETTING

The player who wins the next specified set will be deemed the winner. However, if the set does not take place, all bets will be void.

35.5 HANDICAP BETTING

If a match is not completed, all bets will be void.

35.6 WINNING DOUBLE

The bull will count as red when betting on colour. The specified leg or match must be completed for bets to stand.

35.7 HIGHEST CHECKOUT (for the set or match)

If there is no tie price available, dead heat rules will apply, unless otherwise stated. Bets will be void if the match is not completed.

35.8 HIGHEST CHECKOUT (in the tournament)

Dead heat rules apply if two or more players have the same highest checkout. Bet will be void if the tournament is not completed.

35.9 TOTAL/MOST 180's (in the match)

If there is no tie price available, dead heat rules will apply. Bets will be void if the match is not completed, unless settlement of bets is already determined.

35.10 TOTAL/MOST180's (in the tournament)

Dead heat rules apply if two or more players have thrown an equal number of 180's. Bet will be void if the tournament is not completed.

35.11 LEAGUE COMPETITIONS

Should a player withdraw from a league competition (ie: Premier League) before its conclusion, bets on that player will be void, unless settlement has already been determined and any ‘finish bottom' market will be void.

36. BOXING

36.1 POSTPONED FIGHTS

If a fight is postponed, all bets will stand for 30 days from the original fight date, after which they will be void.

36.2 DRAWN FIGHT

Draw prices are available for all fights. Therefore, where a draw is the final result all bets on either fighter to win will be losers.

36.3 ROUND BETTING

If a fighter fails to answer the bell for a round or is disqualified between rounds, his opponent will be deemed to have won in the previous round (ie: the last round to have action).

36.4 POINTS DECISION

If a fight is decided by a points decision before the full number of rounds has been completed, the winner will be considered to have won in the round that the fight was stopped. In this situation, bets on the winning fighter to win on points will be settled as winners. Bets on the knockout will be losers.

36.5 FIGHT RESULT

All bets will be settled on the result as declared in the ring. This settlement will not be subject to any revisions or amendments after the contestants have left the ring.

36.6 TOTAL ROUNDS

Where a market is offered for a fighter to win in over/under a set number of rounds, then the result will be determined by the total number of completed rounds. Where a half is stated this is defined by halfway point of the round. For example, 1 minute 30 seconds into a 3 minute round. For settlement purposes this halfway point will define the half for over/under betting

36.7 UNCONFIRMED BOUTS

Where prices are available on fights that have not been announced or had a date set, bets will stand until the fight does take place or can be voided on request once confirmation that the fight will not take place has been confirmed.

36.8 METHOD OF VICTORY

The official method of victory as announced in the ring, will be used to settle this market. For clarification, a fight decided in one fighter's favour by the score cards (ie: win on points) will be a decision or a technical decision and a victory awarded by the referee, following a stoppage, will generally be a KO, TKO or disqualification. A technical draw takes place where neither fighter is awarded the victory, either after completion of rounds or because of an early stoppage.

36.9 RELATED SPORTS (to Boxing)

The rules of boxing (above) will apply, where applicable, to other ring based combat sports, for example Ultimate Fight Championship (UFC).

In Tournament Boxing (ie: Prizefighter), we will endeavour to offer prices on all participants in a tournament, but others may be added. All quoted competitors and reserves will be counted as runners whether they compete or not.

37. RUGBY

37.1 GENERAL RULES

The following general rules apply for both Rugby Union and Rugby League and include both pre-match and in-play betting:

  • Normal time only counts (ie: the score at the end of the 2nd half will be taken as the final result (‘80 minute rule').
  • If a game is not played on the scheduled date, at the time the bet was struck, all bets will be made void. Similarly, if a game is played at a different venue, abandoned or postponed for any reason, all bets will be void, unless settlement is already determined.
  • Handicap - Gives one team a deficit (a negative handicap) and the other team, in the same market, a start (a positive handicap) at the beginning of a match. At the end of the match, the relevant handicap is added to, or subtracted from the selected teams' score to determine the result.
  • In the event of a handicap tie, all stakes on the handicap market will be returned unless a tie price was available.

37.2 PENALTY TRIES

  • In the First or Last try betting markets penalty tries do not count.
  • If a penalty try is the only try in a game, the ‘no try scorer' selection will be the winner for that game.
  • In markets where the identity of the try scorer is not required (ie: teams to score first, total tries, first scoring play), penalty tries will count.

37.3 TRY SCORERS

All reasonable efforts will be made to quote prices, for all participants, in the First, Last and Anytime try scorer markets. However, other players, who are not listed will count as winners should they score the first, last or anytime try.

37.4 TOTAL POINTS

Normal time only counts (ie: the score at the end of the second half will be taken as the final result – the ‘80 minute rule'). However, if a game is abandoned before 80 minutes play has been completed, all bets will be void, unless bet settlement has already been determined.

37.5 PLAYER TOTAL POINTS

When betting on total points scored by a named player(s), bets will be void if any of the listed players do not start the match.

37.6 PLAYER TRIES (MATCH BETS)

Bets will be void if listed players do not start or if neither player scores, unless a tie price is available.

37.7 POSITION TO SCORE A TRY

Bets on this market will be settled according to the position the player is officially occupying in the team, irrespective of whether he is temporarily playing out of position.

37.8 RACE TO XX POINTS

If neither team reaches the required points total and a price has not been quoted for ‘neither team', all bets are void.

38. TENNIS

38.1 GENERAL RULES

  • If a player withdraws after one set has been completed the player progressing to the next round will be deemed the winner of the match, all other bets will be void unless a result has already been determined.
  • If less than one set has been completed all bets will be void unless the market has already been determined.
  • If a match does not start (ie: a player withdraws before the start of the match), all bets on that match will be void.
  • If a match is stopped due to failing weather conditions but completed the following day – all bets will stand.
  • If there is a change to the number of sets to be played, bets on the set betting will be considered void, but match bets will stand.
  • If there is a change of surface (ie: from outside to indoor court), all bets will stand.
  • Outright bets will be classified as losers for settlement purposes, if the following circumstances arise:
    • The bet is on a player who subsequently withdraws before the tournament draw has taken place.
    • The bet is on a player who withdraws during a match.
  • The full number of sets must be completed on bets relating to Handicap, Total games, specific Set winners and other markets based on the score of the match. If not, these bets will be deemed void unless the result of that market has already been determined.

38.2 NEXT GAME, SET OR POINT BETTING

  • For ‘betting in-running' prices will normally be available on the next scheduled game to be played. However, if the next scheduled game is a tie-break, all bets on that game will be void.
  • If the specified game or set does not take place or is not completed, all bet will be void

38.3 IN RUNNING MATCH BETTING

‘In-running' bets placed on the result of a match will be settled on the player awarded victory or progressing to the next round, irrespective of whether the match is completed. Subsidiary markets (ie: other than the match winner) will be void where a result cannot be determined.

38.4 TIE BREAK – YES/NO

This is a bet on whether or not there will be a tie-break in each set. Bets are void unless the set is played to its natural conclusion.

38.5 IN PLAY HANDICAP BETTING

If a player is awarded the match due to a withdrawal prior to the full number of sets being completed, all handicap bets on that match will be void unless, at the time of the withdrawal, the result of the handicap betting is already determined.

38.6 IN PLAY TOTAL GAMES

If a player is awarded the match due to a withdrawal prior to the full number of sets being completed, all total games bets on that match will be void.

39. CYCLING

39.1 PODIUM POSITION COUNT

Official results (provided by the UCI) of all tour or individual stage bets will be settled as per the prize or podium presentation. Subsequent alterations to results (ie: following an appeal or an objection), will not count.

40. ATHLETICS

40.1 PODIUM POSITIONS

For all athletics events the result at the time of the podium presentation or medal ceremony will determine settlement. Any subsequent disqualifications or alterations, for whatever reasons, will be disregarded for settlement purposes.

40.2 ALL IN COMPLETE OR NOT

All bets on athletics events assume that everyone listed is a runner and that all bets are ‘all in compete or not', unless otherwise stated.

40.3 HEAD-TO-HEAD, MATCH & GROUP BETTING

Unless otherwise stated, bets are void if none of the listed competitors qualify for the final of the event.

40.4 MEDAL TABLES

Bets on the Championship medal table will be settled following the final event and according to the published list. Any subsequent disqualifications or alterations will be disregarded for settlement purposes.

40.5 POSTPONED/ABANDONED EVENTS

Bets will be void if an event is postponed by more than 48 hours. However if an event is postponed during a multi-event championship, for example the Olympics, bets will stand providing the event is completed prior to the closing ceremony.

41. CRICKET

41.1 GENERAL RULES

  • All match betting will be settled in accordance with the official competition rules. For all other bets at least one ball must be bowled for bets to stand. If external factors cause the abandonment of a game, and no official result is declared, all bets will be void.
  • If there is a change of venue, bets will stand. However, if the venue is moved to the opponent's ground or in the case of international matches it is not played in the same country, the bet will be void.
  • If there is a draw in a multi-day match (ie: County Championship) where prices have been available, bets on the draw will be settled as winners. Where prices have not been available for a draw, bets on the match result are void.
  • If the match is a tie, dead heat rules will apply.

41.2 LIMITED OVER MATCHES

  • All bets, including those affected by reduced over matches, will be settled in accordance with the official competition rules. If a match is disrupted by bad weather or other external factors, the bet will be settled using official competition rules. This includes matches affected by a mathematical calculation, such as the Duckworth-Lewis method (DL) or the Jayadevan system (VJD).
  • If a tie occurs in a match where this is permitted by the competition rules, but prices have not been available on a tie price, dead heat rules apply unless a bowl off, super-over or equivalent happens. If there is a bowl off or super-over, the match will be settled on the team awarded the win.
  • If a ‘no result' is declared, bets on either team to win the match will be void.

41.3 TEST MATCHES

  • If there is a tie before the last session on the final day that a test is due to have finished, bets on either team to win will be settled as a dead heat. Any bets placed on the draw will be settled as losers.

41.4 SERIES BETTING

  • Outright bets on a series will stand providing at least one match has been completed.
  • If there is a reduction in the number of matches in a series, either during or prior to its commencement, bets on Series result, Top run-scorer and other markets not directly involving the series score will stand.
  • If there is no further action after a bet has been placed, (ie: series is abandoned) all bets will be void.
  • Bets on the Correct Score for a series will be void if the number of scheduled games are not played.

41.5 TOP BATSMAN - MATCH

  • Top batsman bets only apply to runs made in the first innings, unless otherwise stated.
  • Any player who is not named in the starting 11 will be considered a non-runner.
  • All players named in the starting 11 will be considered runners, whether they bat or not.
  • Every effort will be made to quote prices for all players. However, other players will count as winners if they top score.
  • The following minimum number of overs must be bowled in these forms of cricket:
    • In test matches, a minimum of 50 overs in the innings must be bowled, unless the innings has already been completed.
    • In one day matches, a minimum of 20 overs in the innings must be bowled, unless the innings has already been completed.
    • In Twenty20 matches, a minimum of five overs in the innings must be bowled, unless the innings has already been completed.

41.6 TOP BATSMAN - SERIES

  • Top Series batsman bets will stand regardless of whether a player bats or not, unless otherwise stated.
  • At least one test match must be completed for bets to stand.
  • Every effort will be made to quote prices for all players, however, other batsmen will count as winners if they score the most runs.

41.7 TOP BOWLER/WICKET TAKER

Top Match or Series bowler are similar to those applying to top batsman. Bets are accepted on the basis of ‘all in - bowl or not'.

41.8 BATSMAN MATCH ODDS (Match)

The following rules apply for Batsman Match Odds (match) betting:

  • Both batsmen must reach the crease for bets to stand.
  • All bets will be based on the first innings runs, unless specified otherwise.

41.9 BATSMAN MATCH ODDS (Series)

  • Over a series or tournament, if there is no further action after a bet has been placed (ie: one batsman withdraws due to a injury), bets will be void.
  • One match must be completed otherwise bets are void
  • Tournament totals apply for settlement purposes.

41.10 BOWLER MATCH BETS

The rules applying to top match or series bowler are similar to those applying to top batsman (See Rules 41.8 and 41.9).

41.11 RUNS IN A SPECIFIED NUMBER OF OVERS

This market offers prices on the number of runs scored by the batting side, in a specified number of overs of their innings. The following rules apply Runs in a Specified Number of Overs betting:

  • A quoted number of runs is determined and prices available for the runs scored to be over or under the quote.
  • Unless all-out, the specified number of overs must be completed or bets will be void. The exception to this is when bet settlement is already determined.

41.12 MAN OF THE MATCH

  • Bets will be settled on the ‘man of the match' officially declared by the relevant governing body.
  • If there is more than one ‘Man of the Match', dead heat rules will apply.
  • If no official ‘man of the match' is declared, bets will be void.

41.13 TOTAL/MOST BOUNDARIES, FOURS, SIXES, WIDES, RUN OUTS IN A MATCH

Bets will be void if 80% of the scheduled overs of both teams (where appropriate) innings have not been played due to external factors (ie: bad weather) unless bet settlement has already been determined.

  • If a match is decided by a super-over, runs scored during the super-over do not count for settlement purposes.
  • In Test matches these markets apply to first innings only, unless otherwise stated.

41.14 HIGHEST OPENING PARTNERSHIP

Bets will be void if 80% of the scheduled overs of the innings have not been played due to external factors (ie: bad weather), unless bet settlement has already been determined. Dead heat rules apply unless a tie price has been available.

41.15 TOTAL RUNS

41.15.1 Total Number of Runs in an Innings by a Team

  • Bets will be void if 80% of the scheduled overs of the innings have not been played due to external factors (ie: bad weather) unless settlement of the bet has already been determined.
  • In test matches a minimum of 50 overs in the innings must be bowled, unless ‘all out', otherwise bets will be void.

41.15.2 Total Number of Runs in an Innings, for the Next Wicket

  • If the specified wicket does not fall, bets will be void unless bet settlement has already been determined.

41.15.3 Total Number of Runs in an Innings, for a Partnership

  • Bets will be settled on the cumulative score reached by the two named batsmen, at the end of the partnership, for that innings. This is irrespective of whether the partnership is ended by dismissal, retirement, declaration, weather or end of the allotted overs.

41.15.4 Total Number of Runs in an Innings, by a Batsman

  • If a batsman retires hurt, but subsequently returns later to bat, the total number of runs scored by the batsman during the innings will be the final result.
  • If a batsman retires hurt, and does not return to complete his innings, the total number of runs scored before they were forced to retire hurt will be the final result.
  • If a batsman finishes the innings not out, as a result of a declaration or the team reaching its target, his amassed score will be the final result.
  • If a batsman's innings is restricted because of external factors (ie: bad weather), his final ‘not out' score will count for settlement purposes.

41.16 SUPER OVERS

  • If a Super Over, or a similar method outside normal play, is part of the competition rules to determine the match winner, the team winning the Super Over will be considered the winners in the match market.
  • Any runs scored in the Super Over do not count for the settlement of run-related markets (ie: Top Batsman, Total Runs etc). Similarly, wickets taken during a bowl-off do not count towards any bowler markets.

41.17 NEXT MAN OUT

  • If either batsman retires hurt, or the batsmen at the crease are different from those quoted, all the bets placed on both batsmen will be declared void and stakes returned.
  • If no further wickets fall, all bets will be declared void and stakes returned.

41.18 METHOD OF DISMISSAL

  • If a specified wicket does not fall, all bets will be void and stakes returned.
  • If, at the time the market is available, either batsman retires hurt bets are void.

41.19 RUNS IN A SPECIFIED OVER

  • For settlement purposes, Extras (ie: wides, no-balls etc) will be included.
  • The over must be completed for bets to stand, unless the result has already been determined.
  • If an innings ends during an over, that over will be deemed complete. However, if the innings is ended due to bad weather, all bets will be void.

41.20 MOST RUNS IN A SPECIFIED NUMBER OF OVERS

  • If both teams scores are the same, dead heat rules will apply.
  • If both teams do not complete the specified number of overs, bets will be void.

42. EUROPEAN/INTERNATIONAL BASKETBALL

42.1 FULL TIME RESULT

  • Overtime is not included for determining the results, except where no price for the draw is available.
  • At least 35 minutes of play must be completed for the result to stand, unless the result of the bet is already determined.
  • If a match is postponed or abandoned for any reason, bets will be void.
  • If there is a change of venue for the match, bets will stand.

42.2 FULLTIME RESULT WITH HANDICAP

  • Bets will be settled on the team to win, after taking into account the handicap.
  • For settlement purposes, overtime will be included.

42.3 HALF TIME HANDICAP

  • Bets will be settled on the team that is leading at half time after taking into account the handicap.

42.4 OVER / UNDER MARKET

  • For settlement purposes over time will be included.

42.5 HALF-TIME RESULT/FULL TIME RESULT (& DRAW PRICE)

  • Bets will be settled on the team winning at half time and the team which wins the match (ie: the full time result).
  • Where two-way betting on the final result is available, without a draw price, bets will be settled on the eventual winner of the match, including any overtime / extra-time played.

42.6 RACE TO 10, 20 & 50 POINTS

  • If neither team reaches the specified points total, bets are void.

42.7 HIGHEST SCORING QUARTER/HALF

  • In the event that both halves have the same amount of points, bets will be void.
  • If quarters have the same amount of points, dead heat rules apply.
  • All relevant periods must be completed or bets will be void.
  • Extra time is not included.

42.8 PLAYER SPECIALS – TOTAL POINTS, RE-BOUNDS, ASSISTS, STEALS

  • For these or similar markets, concerning individual player's match stats, overtime is included.
  • If a player takes no part in the match, bets will be void.
  • For match/group bets on players' totals, dead heat rules will apply.

42.9 HALF/QUARTERLY BETTING

  • Prices are available on which team will win a specific quarter / half irrespective of the score going into that period.
  • If the score in that period is a tie, bets on both sides are void, except where a price has been available for a draw.
  • Overtime is not included for 2nd half or 4th quarter betting.
  • If a specified period is not completed bets will be void, unless result is already determined.

43. EUROPEAN ICE HOCKEY

43.1 MATCH TIME & VALIDITY

  • All bets will be settled on 60 minutes of play, unless otherwise stated.
  • For settlement purposes extra-time will not count.
  • If a match is not completed for any reason, bets will be void.

43.2 MONEY LINE

  • Both teams will have prices quoted to win the game, including a price for a tie. However, extra-time will not count

43.3 HANDICAP

The following rules apply for Handicap betting:

  • If Handicap betting odds are quoted, bet settlement will be determined by the match result adjusted for the handicap line available at the time the bet was struck.
  • If scores are level after the handicap has been taken into account, a ‘push' will result and stakes on both teams will be refunded, unless a draw price has been available.

43.4 OVER/UNDER

  • Bet settlement will be based on how many goals are scored in 60 minutes of play. Extra time does not count.

44. HANDBALL

44.1 GENERAL

  • Bet settlement will be based on the completion of 60 minutes play.
  • For bet settlement extra time will not count.
  • If a match is postponed and not played on the scheduled start date, all bets will be void.

44.2 OVER/UNDER

For this market, the result is determined on 60 minutes play only. Extra-time will not count

45. VOLLEYBALL

45.1 MATCH BETTING

  • If the match is abandoned before the end of regular time, all bets on the match will be void, unless results are already determined.
  • If a match is postponed and not played on the scheduled start date, all bets will be void.

45.2 SET BETTING

  • If the match is abandoned before the end of regular time, all set betting on the match will be void.

46. GAA – GAELIC FOOTBALL/HURLING

46.1 GENERAL RULES

  • The score at the end of the 2nd half will be considered the final result, unless otherwise specified.
  • If a game is not played within 24 hours of the scheduled date, after the time the bet was struck, it will be made void.
  • If, having started, a game is abandoned or postponed, any bets on markets for which the result has not already been determined will be void.

46.2 FIRST, LAST AND ANYTIME GOAL SCORER

  • Reasonable efforts will be made to quote prices for all participants. However, other players will count as winners should they score.
  • Any bets on a player who is not or has not been on the pitch by the time of the First / Last goal will be void.

46.3 WINNING MARGINS, HANDICAP & TOTAL POINTS

  • Results for these and all related markets will be settled according to the total points scored by each team in the match.
  • For GAA results, goals are listed first and count for three points. For example, a final score of Clare 0-20 v Tipperary 2-13 would make the actual result Clare 20 – 19 Tipperary.

47. AUSTRALIAN RULES FOOTBALL

  • Where a match and/or handicap bet results in a draw, the stakes on the match result will be returned, unless a draw price has been available.
  • Any bets on a game not played within 24 hours of the scheduled date, at the time the bet was struck, will be declared void.
  • Similarly, any bets on a game played at a different venue will be declared void.
  • If a game is abandoned or postponed, after having started, any bets on markets for which the result has not already been determined will be declared void.

48. OLYMPIC GAMES

48.1 GENERAL RULES

  • Games rules apply for both the summer and winter Olympics. They can also be applied to other multi-event championships, such as the Commonwealth Games.
  • Bet settlement is based on the result at the time of the podium presentation or medal ceremony. Any subsequent disqualifications or alterations, for whatever reason, will be disregarded for settlement purposes.
  • All bets will be ‘all in - compete or not' unless otherwise stated.
  • Individual Olympic sports for which there are rules specified elsewhere (eg: football, tennis, basketball) will be settled in accordance with those rules.
  • Bets will be void on any match during an Olympic tournament not completed to its full course due to abandonment, or withdrawal of either competitor/team unless specified elsewhere in the rules for that specific sport. Bets stand if a postponed or abandoned event is completed prior to the closing ceremony.

48.2 HEAD-TO-HEAD, MATCH & GROUP BETTING

  • If none of the listed competitors qualify for the event final, bets will be void unless otherwise stated.

48.3 MEDAL TABLES

  • Betting on the Championship medal table will be settled according to the published list, following the final event
  • Any subsequent disqualifications or alterations will not be included.

48.4 POSTPONED/ABANDONED EVENTS

  • Bets on a postponed event will remain valid, providing the event is completed prior to the closing ceremony or the official end to the games.

49. SKIING (Alpine skiing, Cross-country skiing or Ski jumping)

49.1 PODIUM POSITIONS

  • For all skiing events the result at the time of the podium presentation or medal ceremony will be used for the purpose of settlement. Any subsequent disqualifications or alterations, for whatever reasons, will be disregarded.

49.2 ALL IN – COMPETE OR NOT

All bets on skiing events assume that everyone listed is a runner and that all bets are ‘all in - compete or not', unless otherwise stated.

49.3 HEAD-TO-HEAD, MATCH AND GROUP BETTING

  • Bets are void if none of the listed competitors qualify for the final of the event, unless otherwise stated.

49.4 MEDAL TABLES

  • Betting on the championship medal table will be settled, following the final event, according to the published list. Any subsequent disqualifications or alterations will not be included.

49.5 POSTPONED/ABANDONED EVENTS

  • If an event is postponed by more than 48 hours bets will be void. However, if an event is postponed during a multi-event championship (ie: the Olympics), bets will stand providing the event is completed prior to the closing ceremony

50. BOWLS

50.1 MATCH BETTING

  • If a match is started but not completed, the player progressing to the next round will be settled as the winner. If a match is awarded to a player without having started, all bets will be void.
  • Any set betting will be void if the required number of sets are not completed.

51. NON-SPORTING EVENTS (SPECIALS BETTING)

51.1 GENERAL RULES

  • Ante Post rules apply for all specials betting (ie: non-sporting events), unless otherwise stated

51.2 REALITY TV

  • If contestants voluntarily or otherwise withdraw from a Reality TV betting event they will be considered losers for outright betting purposes. They will also not be regarded as ‘next eviction' or similar terminology, in any related market.
  • If a Reality TV betting event is cancelled or withdrawn, without results being declared, outstanding bets on any market, without an official result, will be considered void.
  • Unless an ‘Any Other' (contestant) market is available as an option, all Reality TV events will be available on the basis of others, on request. Coral will try to add new contestants to the market as soon as possible after they are known.
  • Bets on the next elimination will be settled according to the first person announced as having been eliminated from the show. This rule will apply even where, for a double elimination (ie: results are announced in no particular order). If a scheduled elimination is postponed or cancelled, bets will stand and be settled at such a time that a result can be determined.
  • The nature of Reality TV means that competition rules can be altered at any time. While Coral will try to ensure that our betting markets accurately list any eligible competitors, customers betting on such markets must accept that market parameters are always subject to change.

51.3 EUROVISION SONG CONTEST

  • All countries taking part in any qualifying stages are runners for settlement purposes.
  • Bets on Eurovision markets cannot be combined into multiples, except between the two semi-finals, or otherwise specified.
  • Match bets or Group bets will be settled only according to the total points achieved by the listed competing nations, and dead heat rules may apply. If any listed country does not take part, bets on that match will be void.

51.4 AWARDS BETTING

  • Only the result announced during the relevant awards show will count for settlement purposes. Any subsequent change to the result will not be taken into account.

51.5 CHRISTMAS SPECIALS

51.5.1 Snow on Christmas Day

  • Bets will be settled as winners if a measurable amount of snow is recorded the Heathrow, London weather centre on December 25th of that year. This measurement must also be confirmed by the Met Office / Weather Centre. Other specified locations for snow fall may also be available for betting. Bets will be accepted as Singles only, unless otherwise stated.

51.5.2 Christmas No.1

  • Bets will be settled according to the official No1 single / album as announced by the BBC in the Sunday charts immediately prior to Christmas Day.

51.6 POLITICS

  • Politics rules equivalent to those below apply to betting on any international election or political betting market. Initial officially declared election results will stand and any subsequent legal or constitutional challenges will not affect settlement or markets.
  • Politics bets, combining any election results from the same country will not be allowed.
  • Bets on the General Election winner will be settled on the political party which gains the most seats in parliament, unless otherwise stated.
  • If a market on a political position is available (ie: next Prime Minister or next Speaker), bet settlement will be based on the next person to permanently fill the role. Interim / temporary appointments will not count for settlement purposes.
  • If there is a merger of two or more of the listed parties, or parties / candidates agree to run together prior to an election, bets on markets involving those parties, which have been struck prior to the announcement, will be void.
  • Seat totals for each party will be settled as declared by the BBC, or other nominated national broadcaster, following the declaration of all seats. The Speakers seat will not count for any party's seat totals.

52. SPECIALITY BETS

52.1 CORAL FORECAST PATENT/YANKEE

The following rules apply to the Coral Forecast Patent and Yankee bet types:

  • A Patent or Yankee will be declared void as a result of the following incorrect instructions:
    • An unnamed favourite
    • A duplicate selection
    • Selections for different races
    • A selection written in such a way that the name could be misinterpreted.

52.1.1 Bonus Payments

  • No bonus or consolation payments will be made on a Forecast Patent or Yankee as a result of the following:
    • A void Forecast
    • Duplicate selections
    • Perm entry

52.2. UNION JACK

The following rules apply to Union Jack bet types:

  • For settling purposes, if the selections are not numbered they will be taken in the order in which they are written.
  • Bets are accepted win or each way from any event, meeting or combination of both, although unnamed favourites are win only.

52.2.1 Bonus Payments

  • No bonus will be paid on any bet which contains the following incorrect instructions:
    • A duplicate selection
    • ‘Each way all each way' requested
    • A selection at Ante Post prices
    • A perm entry
    • Any selection other than horses and/or dogs
    • A selection at Tote/PMU odds
  • Any line containing a non-runner will be regarded as invalid and will be settled as a normal Single/Double.

52.3 LUCKY 15, LUCKY 31, LUCKY 63

The following general rules apply to ‘Lucky' bet types:

  • Concessions and bonuses are available on our ‘Lucky' bets. Bonuses on ‘Lucky' bets only apply to horseracing, greyhounds or a combination of both.
  • If a different sport is included, and accepted as a selection it will not qualify for any bonus or concession.
  • A bonus payment will result if the bet contains one winning selection only.
  • If one winner is selected the odds will be doubled for the winning selection. This consolation/bonus will be paid for the win part of the bet only. The bonus value may vary from shop to shop.
  • Our shop betting rules apply for all circumstances not covered by these rules.

52.3.1 Bonus Payments

Bonuses will not be paid should a bet include:

  • A non-runner
  • An incorrect number of bets or selections
  • A selection at Ante Post prices
  • The same selection more than once
  • The instruction 'each way all each way'
  • A perm entry
  • A selection at Tote/PM odds
  • Any bet placed on a lottery
  • Any selection other than horses and greyhounds

52.4 ALPHABET

The following rules apply to Alphabet bet types:

  • Bets are accepted win or each way (unnamed favourites win only) at equal units of stake for horses, greyhounds or a combination of both not precluded by our betting rules.
  • Each bet type must be separately staked and any additional stakes will not qualify for bonus payments.
  • Coral betting rules apply for all circumstances not covered by the following rules.

53. LOTTO

53.1 GENERAL RULES

  • Numbers bets (ie: Irish Lotto) except on Fixed Odds Betting Terminals can be made using plain slips.
  • Numbers bets, except for Virtual Racing, which are placed on non-numbers specific speciality slips (ie: Lucky 15) will not be eligible for any consolations or bonuses.
  • Understaked bets will be proportionately settled (ie: settled according to the amount of money exchanged rather than the amount of money stated on the slip).
  • If multiple draws are specified on any slip, they will be settled on the next consecutive draws (ie: if four draws are selected, the numbers selected will count for the next four consecutive draws to be completed after the bet has been accepted) unless otherwise specified by the customer on the slip.
  • If there are no bet instructions on the slip (ie: which draw the numbers should apply to) the numbers stated on the slip will be settled as an Accumulator on the next numbers draw, for the specified lotto or 49's product.
  • If more than five numbers are selected, the bet will be selected as a permed five-fold, with the total stake proportionately divided (except for the millions lotto).
  • Where the total numbers chosen exceed five on any bet, it will be settled as a series of ‘fivefold' bets with the stake apportioned, except for the millions lotto (Irish Lotto, 49's etc) bet.
  • Where it cannot be established whether a bet refers to a Rapido, 49's or Lotto, the bet will be settled on the first of these events to take place after the bet has been accepted.
  • Rapido, 49's or Lotto cannot be combined with any other betting event, nor may two or more numbers draws be combined in an Accumulator bet. However, if an Accumulator bet is taken the stake will be divided equally between the selections and settled as individual bets.
  • If figures on the betting slip cannot be read or are deemed invalid for some reason, it will be considered void with the bet adjusted to the value of the legible figures.
  • In the scenario above, odds will only apply to the valid numbers (ie: if a bet on the ‘3 Numbers Correct' section comprised two ‘valid' numbers and a void number this will be settled on the odds applicable to the ‘2 Numbers Correct' section).
  • If a bet contains a duplicate number, the ‘repeated' number will be considered void, with the bet odds reduced accordingly.
  • Lotto bets are accepted up to 15 minutes prior to the Main Draw being announced (ie: for an 8:00pm draw bets will be accepted up to 7.45pm) For Rapido, 49's and Virtual Racing bets are accepted up to the official start time broadcast by SIS. Any bet accepted after this time will be void, unless Coral is satisfied the bet was placed before the draw started.

53.2 LOTTO & 49's BETS

  • If a named draw is selected and accepted after the applicable days draw has taken place, the bet will be considered void.
  • All bets will be considered to be on the ‘6 Number Draw', unless otherwise stated. In addition the bonus ball will not count, unless otherwise stated.

54. IRISH LOTTO BETTING

54.1 GENERAL RULES

  • The Irish National Lotto draw takes place on Wednesday and Saturday evening (Bets to be placed by 7:45pm).
  • There are three draws each on Wednesday and Saturday evening:
    • The draws on Wednesday and Saturday comprise a Main Draw (Lotto), a Second Draw (Lotto Plus 1) and a Third Draw (Lotto Plus 2). Six numbers plus a bonus number are drawn from balls marked 1-45.
  • If a draw is not specified on the slip bets will be settled on the main draw to take place after bet acceptance (For example, bets placed after the Saturday draws, and prior to Wednesday's draws, will be settled on the result of Wednesday's Main Irish Lotto draw. Bets placed after the Wednesday draws, and prior to Saturday's draws, will be settled on the result of the Saturday Main draw).
  • The bet slip must be clearly marked with second or third draw for those bets to stand on Wednesday or Saturday otherwise settlement will be made on the main draw.
  • If the Main, Second or Third draw does not take place on Wednesday or Saturday, the bet will stand for the same event on the next draw to take place for the day specified (ie: bets placed for Wednesday's second draw will stand for the second draw on the following Wednesday).

54.2 MILLIONAIRE MAKER

  • For detailed rules refer to 54.1
  • Pick 6 numbers between 1 and 45 (minimum stake £5) for a chance to win:
With Bonus Ball Irish Millions
(£5 stake)
Without Bonus Ball
£250.00 Match 3 £25.00
£5,000.00 Match 4 £500.00
£500,000.00 Match 5 10,000.00
Match 6 1 mil

54.3 DAILY MILLIONS

  • Two draws take place every day
    • The draws on Wednesday and Saturday comprise a Main Draw (Lotto), a Second Draw (Lotto Plus 1) and a Third Draw (Lotto Plus 2). Six numbers plus a bonus number are drawn from balls marked 1-45.
  • If a draw is not specified on the slip bets will be settled on the main draw to take place after bet acceptance (For example, bets placed after the Saturday draws, and prior to Wednesday's draws, will be settled on the result of Wednesday's Main Irish Lotto draw. Bets placed after the Wednesday draws, and prior to Saturday's draws, will be settled on the result of the Saturday Main draw).
  • The bet slip must be clearly marked with second or third draw for those bets to stand on Wednesday or Saturday otherwise settlement will be made on the main draw.
  • If a draw does not take place on any one day they will be void.

55. SPANISH LOTTO BETTING

55.1 GENERAL RULES

  • There is a draw every Thursday and Saturday, where six numbers plus a bonus number are drawn from balls marked 1-49.
  • If a draw has not been selected (ie: ticked) on the slip the bet will stand on the first draw to take place after the bet has been placed. For example, bets placed after the Saturday draw and prior to the Thursday draw will be settled on the result of Thursday's Spanish Lotto result, and
  • Bets placed after Thursday's draw and prior to the Saturday draw will be settled on the result of Saturday's Spanish Lotto result.
  • If the draw does not take place on either Thursday or Saturday, the bet will stand on the next draw to take place, unless cancelled by mutual consent before the event.

56. NEW YORK LOTTO BETTING (WEDNESDAY AND SATURDAY DRAWS)

56.1 GENERAL RULES

  • The draws takes place early every Wednesday and Saturday (which in UK time is Thursday and Sunday morning). Six numbers, plus a bonus number are drawn from balls marked 1-59.
  • Bets placed after the close of business on Saturday and up to the close of business on Wednesday (UK time) will be settled on Thursday's draw (actually Wednesday's draw New York time), unless otherwise instructed.
  • Bets placed after the close of business on Wednesday and up to the close of business on Saturday (UK time) will be settled on Sunday's draw (actually Saturday's draw New York time) unless otherwise specified.
  • There should only ever be one draw on the same day but if two or more draws take place on the same day, bets will be settled on the first draw.
  • If a draw does not take place, bets will stand for the next available ‘New York Lotto' draw, unless cancelled by mutual consent.

57. 49's

57.1 GENERAL RULES

  • The 49's draw takes place every day. There are two draws - lunchtime and teatime.
  • Six numbers, plus a booster (bonus ball) number, are drawn from balls marked 1-49.
  • If a draw does not take place, bets will stand for the next available 49's draw, unless cancelled by mutual consent.
  • Coral TV will broadcast the event live in the shop.

58. RAPIDO

58.1 GENERAL RULES

  • Each ‘Rapido' draw has 80 numbers (1-80), from which 20 numbers are randomly drawn.
  • Unless otherwise specified, bets will be placed on the next available draw. If a bet is taken in error for a specified draw (ie: it is accepted after the official start time), it will be considered void.
  • If for any reason a draw does not take place, bets will stand for the next available ‘Rapido' draw on the same day. Bets will not be carried forward to the next day.
  • Bets will only be accepted up to a maximum of 10 numbers and if more are selected the bet will be void, irrespective of whether the bet has won or lost.
  • The bet will always be settled on the actual selections chosen rather than the amount of numbers meant (ie: numbers indicated on the slip).
  • Only one payment will be made per bet (For example: if five numbers are chosen and four are correct, the total return is £20, not £20 + £2 (the stake is included in the return).
  • Returns quoted in promotional posters refer to a £1 unit stake, unless otherwise stated. Stakes of different denominations will be settled in proportion.

59 HEALTH LOTTERY BET

  • The ‘Health Lottery Bet' bet is a fixed odds bet offered by Coral on the outcome of a selected Health Lottery Draw for a minimum unit stake of £1. For the avoidance of doubt it is not a direct entry into the respective ‘official' Health Lottery Draw itself.
  • Customers must be aged 18 or over to enter Coral shops or register online and bet on the outcome of The Health Lottery Draws. No prize will be paid to any customer who is unable to provide appropriate photographic proof of age or another suitable form of identification upon request.
  • To bet on the outcome of the selected draw, customers must complete an official ‘Health Lottery Bet' betting slip in a Coral shop or via the website application, by selecting 5 separate numbers from 50 balls plus a different ‘Million Pound Number' from the remaining 45 balls.
  • All bets must be processed over the counter in Coral shops or on the Coral Website where available by 7.45pm. Entries on ‘plain betting slips' are not accepted in Coral shops and if inadvertently accepted in error will be declared void with stake refunded.
  • In addition to the main Health Lottery Draw which is broadcast on Channel 5 at approximately 9.55 pm, the Health Lottery will also complete a number of additional draws that will be shown exclusively on Coral TV. For online customers the results of these draws will be available on the Health Lottery website (within 2nd Chance Daily Draw section)
  • Customers can place bets on the outcome of these additional draws at the same odds and prize structure as the main draw. Customers must ensure that they clearly mark the appropriate box on the Health Lottery slip to identify for which draw they are placing their bet.
  • Bets are accepted up to 15 minutes before the start of each draw . Any bet accepted after this time will be declared ‘void' with stake refunded, unless Coral is satisfied that the bet was placed before the draw started.
  • Any winnings will be paid out in accordance with the prize structure as further detailed on the reverse of the Health Lottery Bet betting slip.
  • The Million Pound Number only ‘comes into play' if the first 5 balls drawn (see rule 3) in the selected Health Lottery Draw are successfully matched.
  • If the player then matches their Million Pound Number with the Health Lottery bonus ball, the £100,000 prize is increased to £1,000,000.
  • There is no sharing of prizes in the event of multiple winners. Higher unit stakes are accepted with winnings increased in proportion up to the maximum payout of £1,000,000 per customer, customer group or customers acting together as a syndicate, per draw.
  • Bets on The Health Lottery Bet cannot be combined with any other betting event and if accepted in error will be declared void.
  • All bets are accepted and processed in accordance with our General Sporting & Betting Rules and the Terms & Conditions.

60. HEADS or TAILS

60.1 GENERAL RULES

  • Heads or Tails bets can only be placed on ‘Rapido' draws shown live on Coral TV.
  • The above ‘Rapido' rules (See Section 58) apply to Heads and Tails.

61. VIRTUAL RACING

61.1 GENERAL RULES

  • Virtual racing (VR) bets can apply to Horse racing or Greyhounds
  • Bets will only be accepted up to the official start time broadcast on Coral TV. No grace period will be applied to any bets accepted on Virtual Racing.
  • Virtual racing bets can be combined with bets on other events. Selections can be taken from different virtual races and be combined in win and each way multiple bets.
  • Place only bets are not accepted.
  • The place part of each way bets will be settled in accordance with Section 4 of these rules.
  • A Straight Forecast dividend will be declared for every race.
  • Forecast Doubles and Trebles are accepted.
  • Forecast Accumulators are not accepted, unless they form part of a speciality bet (ie: Forecast Yankee). If taken in error, the Accumulator selection will be settled as Trebles with the stake divided.
  • A Tricast dividend will be declared for all handicap races with 8 or more declared runners.
  • Bonus and consolation payments will apply to virtual racing placed on our range of speciality slips.

62. GAMING MACHINES

62.1 MAXIMUM PAYOUTS

  • The maximum payout on a single game is £500.

62.2 GENERAL RULES

  • The machine games are random generated. The outcome of any game or feature is not necessarily that shown by the displayed odds.
  • In the event of a machine failure, please make the Coral staff aware immediately. They will use our back office PC to validate any outstanding claim.
  • Coral is not responsible for any malfunctions in either the content or the transmission of the data which enables the events to take place. This includes any attempt from an external source to either defraud or otherwise interfere with the terminal.
  • Payment can only be made against balance amounts validated by the back office PC, at the originating branch (ie: the shop where the bet was placed). Coral cannot accept liability for claims not validated in this manner.
    • The terminal, back office PC and central server holds transmission logs for all machines in the shop.
    • The central server is operated by an independent Company.
    • Terminal date, back office PC data or central server data will be considered as the only true record of any bets made, winnings due or outstanding balances.
  • Individual rules are available for each game on the gaming machines. The rules displayed on the machines apply to any scenarios not covered by the above.
  • If there is evidence of fraud or malpractice resulting from a payment claim, Coral reserves the right to withhold payment until such time as the investigation is completed. A decision on payment will be made in accordance with the findings of this investigation.

63. SELF SEVICE BETTING TERMINALS

  • Customers should be aware that markets, odds, bet settlement promotions, bonuses and consolations on bets placed through Self Service Betting Terminals may differ from those placed ‘over the counter' in our shops.
  • Customers should note that bet settlement will be determined by the individual rules that govern the method of bet acceptance.

64. CORAL NUMBERS AND CORAL PLUS ('Coral Plus' products include Coral TV, Hit 6 Bingo, Global Draw Greyhounds and Texas Hold'em Poker)

  • Rules operate in conjunction with those displayed on the reverse of the respective betting slips.
  • Bets will be valid for the next event, or events (if multiple bets are placed) which commence after the bet is placed. The event is indicated by a draw number which is displayed on the official bar coded receipt. Bets will only be accepted up to five seconds prior to the start of an event.
  • Payout will only be made on presentation of the official bar coded receipt and once made no further claim for payment will be accepted.
  • A unique number will be assigned to each draw and bets will be valid for that draw only. If a technical fault prevents the draw from being made (i.e: the event is not transmitted live into any of our shops), all bets will be void.
  • However, if the draw is made but a technical fault means it can't be transmitted to an individual site, bets will stand for that draw and payment will be made when the result of that draw is confirmed.
  • For Coral Numbers products - the maximum amount a customer can win in respect of any one day's betting is £100,000, regardless of unit stake. The exception to this is ‘Coral Lotto Millions', where the payout is increased to £1 million (irrespective of unit stake), but only in the event of a player matching all 6 numbers plus the selected ‘month'.
  • For Coral Plus products - the maximum amount a customer can win in respect of any one day's betting is £10,000, irrespective of unit stake.
  • If there is a proven technical malfunction, or outside interference with the system, Coral reserves the right to declare bets void.

65. TEXAS HOLD ‘EM POKER

The rules for this product are as per Coral Plus with the following additions:

  • Bets and odds are fixed at the stage at which the bets were placed and will be displayed accordingly on the official bet receipt.
  • If there is a dead heat, where two hands tie for first place, half the stake will be applied to the selection and the full odds paid to the reduced stake, with the remainder of the stake money lost.
  • If more than two hands dead heat, the stake will be proportioned accordingly, depending on the number of winning hands in the dead heat.

66. JACKPOT POOLS

GENERAL

Unless otherwise stated, the following rules apply to all ‘Jackpot Pool' products offered by Coral. These rules operate in conjunction with our General Sporting & Betting Rules and Terms & Conditions. For pool specific rules, please refer to the respective shop zone where each individual pool product is displayed.

POOL OPERATION

Jackpot Pool products are operated by Coral and are available in Coral Shops and/or on the Coral website (coral.co.uk) ("Coral Website") and/or via the Coral mobile application ("Coral Mobile").

Customers must be aged 18 or over to participate.

HOW TO PLACE YOUR ENTRY

The customer is required to:

  • Make their selections by completing the relevant entry slip. Permutations are accepted with more than 1 selection per leg although this will increase the cost of the entry. To calculate the total cost of a permutation entry, multiply the number of selections for each leg together. For example, if two selections are made in three legs and one in all other legs then this permutation will cost 2 x 2 x 2 = 8 unit stakes (i.e. £8 for £1 stakes).
  • Indicate their selection(s) on each leg by striking through the box representing that selection on the front of the entry slip.

The minimum stake per entry is £1. Permutations are accepted in smaller denomination units only where indicated on the specific entry slip.

‘Lucky dip' single line entries are accepted for a minimum stake of £1. If you request a ‘lucky dip' entry, the pool software will select an entry for you into the requested pool at random.

All bets must be placed before the advertised ‘pool closure' time, which will be the time of the first leg in the respective pool. Any entries inadvertently accepted after the pool has closed will be declared void, win or lose, with stakes refunded.

All entries must be submitted on official Coral Shop entry slips or through the Coral Website or Coral Mobile for acceptance into the Pool. Entries written on shop plain slips cannot be entered into the pool and if accepted in error will be settled in accordance with the pool specific rules displayed in the individual product zone.

HOW TO WIN THE POOL

Customers must correctly predict the winner of all the specified legs in the respective pool to win a share of that Jackpot Pool. Consolation dividends will be awarded for ‘near misses' in accordance with the rules displayed in the individual product zone.

SETTLEMENT OF EVENTS

All events will be settled on the official result as broadcast in our shops and displayed on the Coral Website and Coral Mobile.

PRIZE FUND CALCULATION

Unless otherwise stated in the individual product zone rules, the "Jackpot Pool" will be available to share amongst winners in the form of dividend which will be calculated to a £1 unit stake as follows:

  • Total entries staked (the "Gross Pool")
  • LESS the Pool deduction of 30%
  • EQUALS 70% of Gross Pool (the "Net Pool")
  • DIVIDED by number of winning entries (the "Prize Share")

The "Net Pool" is allocated as follows:

  • 70% of the Net Pool will be allocated to winners of the Jackpot Pool
  • 20% of the Net Pool will be allocated to the 1st consolation Winners
  • 10% of the Net Pool will be allocated to the 2nd consolation Winners

For illustrative purposes only: if there is a Net Pool of £500,000 then £350,000 will be allocated to the Jackpot Pool. If there are 10 winning entries then each one will receive a Prize Share of £35,000.

Where the Jackpot Pool is won for less than a full £1 unit stake, the dividend will be declared to a £1 unit stake with the Prize Share(s) calculated pro rata to the unit stake of the respective winning entry. The residual amount will rollover to the next available ‘Football Jackpot' pool.

For illustrative purposes only: in the above example if there are two winning entries qualifying for the £350,000 Jackpot Pool, one a 25p unit stake permutation with the other for 50p, the Winners will receive Prize Shares of £87,500 and £175,000 respectively with the residual £87,500 rolling over to the next available ‘Football Jackpot' pool.

In the event of a rollover, where there is no Jackpot Pool Winner, only new stakes placed in the next pool will be subject to a pool deduction. There will be no further deduction from the rollover of the Jackpot Pool.

All dividends are rounded to the nearest 10p (e.g. 1-4p rounded down, 5-9p rounded up).

The minimum dividend regardless of winning entries will be £1.10.

The Winner of the Jackpot Pool does not receive any further payment for all correct entries less one. Similarly, a Winner of a 1st consolation dividend does not receive any further payment for all correct entries less two.

In the event of a failure for whatever reason, which prevents the declaration of a dividend, the stakes of the pool(s) concerned may be refunded, except for any rollover added to the pool from the previous week(s), which will be carried forward to the next corresponding pool (unless otherwise indicated by Coral).

There is no maximum pay-out as all dividends are subject to the pool liquidity.

ROLLOVERS

If any of the specific Jackpot Pools are not won, then those monies will be carried forward to the next corresponding Jackpot Pool in its entirety unless otherwise notified ("Rollover").

For illustrative purposes only using the same example as above: if there is a rollover of £100,000 and the next corresponding pool has new net stakes of £200,000 (after the 30% pool deduction), the total new Net Pool allocation will be calculated as follows:

  • Jackpot Pool = £100,000 rollover + 70% of £200,000 new net stakes = total £240,000
  • 1st Consolation = 20% of new net stakes = total £40,000
  • 2nd Consolation = 10% of new net stakes = total £20,000

VOID OR ABANDONED LEGS

Please refer to the individual product zone for pool specific settlement rules where one of more legs of the specific pool has been ‘abandoned' and/or deemed ‘void'.

For the ‘FOOTBALL JACKPOT' product, if one or more fixtures are cancelled before the kick-off of the first scheduled match, only monies entered in to that week's pool will be allocated to the Jackpot Pool. All Rollover funds from previous weeks will be carried forward to the next available ‘Football Jackpot' pool where all fixtures take place.

POOL SEEDING

Coral at its discretion may choose to underwrite any pool at any time to a minimum guaranteed return to either a single winner or as a total Jackpot Pool.

INCORRECTLY COMPLETED ENTRIES

The customer is responsible for ensuring that their entry is submitted correctly as once accepted into the respective pool it cannot be cancelled or amended. Any entry inadvertently accepted with too few or too many selections will be included in the total gross prize pool with no monies refunded.

In circumstances where a human or technical error results in the acceptance of an incorrectly completed, staked or otherwise unintended entry which is not subsequently paid for in full at the time of acceptance or before pool closure, we reserve the right to either:

  • implement a manual adjustment to the Gross Pool for the said amount prior to calculating the Net Pool and associated Prize Share; or depending on the individual circumstances,
  • declare the entry void, removing it from the pool and returning the stake actually paid to the customer

PAYMENT OF WINNING ENTRIES

Following the completion of all legs, Coral will perform all necessary checking and validation to establish winning entries and calculate the respective Prize Share for each Winner.

Unless otherwise stated the Prize Share will be displayed in Coral Shops and on coral.co.uk as soon as possible after the final leg of the respective pool has been completed and all necessary checking has been concluded.

Winning entry slips remain valid for payment for an indefinite period, providing the barcoded receipt remains system-identifiable.

Coral reserves the right to pay the whole or part of any prize share to a winner by cheque or bank transfer. As part of this payment process customers may be asked to provide an acceptable proof of identity before any payment is made.