Online/Telebet Sports Rules

ONLINE/TELEBET SPORTS RULES

The following specific terms and conditions (our "Specific Sports Rules") govern Your use of all our sports betting products and services on the website (defined as coral.co.uk, and/or Coral Mobile) and Telebetting service unless otherwise stated. In respect of the website, You should be aware that these terms apply equally irrespective of whether the products are accessed via a desktop browser, mobile browser, mobile, tablet device, or any other digital device. These specific terms and conditions form part of Coral's General Terms & Conditions, which apply to all the products and services we offer and which You have to accept upon registering for any of the online or interactive products or services offered by Coral. To the extent there is any inconsistency between the General Terms and Conditions and any of these Specific Sports Rules, the General Terms and Conditions shall prevail.

Throughout these Specific Sports Rules, any reference to "the Company", "we", "our", or "us" refers to the Coral Company noted in the General Terms and Conditions.

1. INTRODUCTION

1.1 Our Customer Service team will try and provide assistance if you have any queries regarding the rules. However you should ideally try and familiarise yourself with these rules prior to placing a bet with us.

1.2 By placing a bet with us you are accepting the following:

  • these rules, and the applicable daily payout limits, will refer to the particular sport or event on which you are placing your bet;
  • the actual sports' playing rules for which we offer markets are governed by the relevant regulatory authority. A non-exhaustive list of these authorities is available here;
  • the placing of a bet is reliant solely on your judgement and not on any statement from a Coral employee relating to the subject matter of the bet.

2. RESULT

2.1 For settlement purposes the initial official result will be considered final, following an event's closure. Unless a specific sport's rules state otherwise this rule will apply to all events, for example the podium positions in a Grand Prix race or at an athletics event.

  • any subsequent change to results, whether due to disciplinary hearings or otherwise, will be disregarded;
  • if the official result of a sporting event is not available, the result will be determined by us with reference to all accessible evidence.

3. MAXIMUM PAYMENTS

3.1 The maximum winnings classified in the table below apply to all bets placed online, via our telebetting service and in our Coral betting shops. A bet is accepted on the following basis:

  • it is the investment of one customer only, i.e. yourself;
    • if we believe that by placing the same combination of selections a group of customers have been acting as a syndicate, then 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 you 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, i.e. online, telebetting, mobile or Coral betting shops;
  • 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 categories, as listed in the table below and are combined in multiple or accumulative bets, then the lowest maximum payout limit will apply.
  • Bet Type
  • Limit
  • Horse Racing
  • Horse Racing UK & Irish selections covered by Coral TV (inc: SIS and Turf TV)
  • £1 million (inc: Ante Post bets)
  • Racing in UK & Ireland NOT covered by Coral TV (inc: SIS and Turf TV)
  • £50,000 (inc Ante Post bets)
  • Foreign Racing covered by Coral TV (inc: SIS and Turf TV)
  • £250,000 (inc: Ante-Post bets ) Unless otherwise stated
  • Foreign Racing NOT covered by Coral TV (inc: SIS and Turf TV)
  • £25,000 (inc: Ante-Post bets)
  • Any multiple bets which include any decimal win only or place only selections
  • £100,000 (inc: Ante Post bets)
  • Greyhounds
  • B.A.G.S. and B.E.G.S.
  • £500,000 (inc: Ante Post bets)
  • Live on Sky Sports
  • £500,000 (inc: Ante Post bets)
  • Other TV (Terrestrial and other satellite)
  • £25,000 (inc: Ante Post bets)
  • Non B.A.G.S./B.E.G.S. at the following tracks:
    Crayford, Hove, Romford and Wimbledon
  • £10,000 (inc: Ante Post bets)
  • A bet containing a selection competing at any other meeting
  • £2,500 (inc: Ante Post bets)

  • Grade 1 Football
  • English/Scottish Premier League
    English Championship and Leagues 1 & 2
    The Conference National division
    Scottish 1,2,3
    English/Scottish cup matches
    Internationals
    Champions League & Europa Cup post qualifying rounds
    Germany Bundesliga 1
    Spain La Liga Primera
    France Ligue 1
    Italy Serie A
  • £1 Million (inc: Ante Post bets)

  • Grade 2 Football
  • 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
    Greek Super League
    France Ligue 2
  • £250,000 (inc: Ante Post bets)
  • All Other Football (including Polish and Australian football coupons)
  • £100,000 (inc: Ante Post bets)

  • Sports
  • Golf
  • £250,000 (inc: Ante Post bets)
  • Rugby League/Union
    Cycling
    Tennis
    Athletics
    Boxing
    Darts
    Snooker
    US Sports (NFL, NHL, NBA)
    Motor Sports
    Cricket
    Basketball
  • £100,000 (inc: Ante Post bets) unless otherwise stated
  • Other Sports (skiing, handball, volleyball etc)
  • £10,000 (inc: Ante Post bets)
  • Other
  • TV Specials and other non-sport
  • £25,000 (inc: Ante Post bets)
  • Specials Betting (eg Jockey Challenges/ Track Challenges etc)
  • £50,000 (inc: Ante Post bets)

4. EACH-WAY BETTING

4.1 The following rule applies to each-way betting:

  • in an each-way bet, half of the stake goes on the selection to win, and half on the selection to be placed. The place part of the bet will be paid at a fraction of the win price;

4.2. the each-way terms for bets on other events will always be displayed on the website at the top of the betting opportunity or, if placing a bet via our telebet service, you will need to confirm the terms with the operator;

4.3 unless otherwise advertised the each-way terms for horse racing will be settled as per the standard place terms, as below:

  • in races of 5-7 runners we pay ¼ of the win odds for 1st and 2nd places;
  • in non-handicap races of 8 or more runners (or handicaps of 8-11runners) we pay 1/5 of the win odds for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places;
  • in Handicap races of 12-15 runners we pay ¼ of the win odds for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places;
  • in Handicap races of 16 or more runners we pay ¼ of the win odds for 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th places;
  • where there are less than 5 runners, the whole stake goes on the horse to win.

4.4 All each way multiple bets are settled win-to-win, place-to-place. Equally divided each way betting is not available.

4.5 If there are insufficient finishers for the place terms advertised, only those runners officially placed will be considered successful selections and bets on non-finishers will be lost. For other events on which bets are accepted settlement will be based on the odds and place terms advertised and applicable when the bet is taken.

5. GAME/MATCH COMPLETION

5.1 Unless otherwise stated all games/matches must play to the conclusion of scheduled playing time (including injury time) to be considered official. Any extra time will not be considered unless otherwise stated.

6. RELATED CONTINGENCIES

6.1 A related contingency occurs when part of a transaction affects the outcome of the remainder of the bet. If the same selection is taken to win multiple events there may be special prices applicable for doubles, trebles, multiples etc.

e.g   England to be winning 1-0 at half time and England to win the match 2-1 (after 90 mins)
Providing a market was available on the first part of the bet i.e England to be winning 1-0 at half time then a related double price will be calculated. Where no price was available the bet will be settled as split stake singles

Another example of a related contingency would be where Horse A is backed to win the 2000 Guineas and the Derby in a double at individual prices, in this case a special double price available at the time of bet placement will be applied.

7. THE DEAD-HEAT RULE

7.1In a dead heat for first place the stake money on a winning selection is divided by the number of winners in a dead heat. The full odds are then paid to the divided stake with the remainder of the money being lost. For example, a £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.

7.2 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 you should 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 nine under par then they will have tied for second and third place. This means that the next best score after golfers B and C will have finished in fourth 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 fifth place and the terms were ¼ the odds for the first five places then dead heat settlement rules will apply

8. MINIMUM STAKES

8.1 Depending on the betting opportunity the bet slip will highlight the minimum stake for any single or combination bets. There is no maximum stake for a bet, although this will still be subject to the maximum payout relating to the particular betting opportunity.

  • unless otherwise stated the minimum stake per call will be £10 when using our telebetting service.

8.2 You should check that the potential return on any bet does not exceed the maximum payout relating to that bet. To assist you with this, we will display the potential return, where possible, on the Bet Request page of the website. In addition, a Potential Return Calculator is available on the Betting Slip page or, if placing a bet using our telebetting service, you would need to request this information from the operator.

  • if a bet contains a selection at Starting Price, a potential return cannot be calculated;
  • the results produced by our bet calculator are only designed to be a guide to potential returns. We cannot guarantee that the results will be 100% accurate;
  • if inaccurate details are entered this may result in unrealistic returns so please be careful when entering the data.

9. NON-RUNNERS / VOID SELECTIONS

9.1 Unless a bet has been placed under ante-post terms the following rules will apply when a selection is made void or does not run:

  • in single bets the stakes will be returned;
  • in accumulative bets the stake will run on to the remaining selection/s with a double becoming a single, a treble becoming a double etc;
  • unless a specific reference is made in the section relevant to the particular sport , then 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);
  • if a market has already been settled at the time of abandonment then the bet will stand, for example first goal scorer. Any bet accepted in error that is contrary to the provisions as stated above, will be void even if:
    • you have been provided with a valid Bet Identification Number (BIN) online, or
    • the operator has verbally confirmed acceptance for a bet placed via the telephone. placing

9.2 If a horse is withdrawn before coming under Starters Orders, and after a course market has been formed, then bets will be settled in accordance with Tattersall's rules. The Tattersall's Rule 4 deduction scale adjusts prices to reflect the absence from the book of any non-runner. The following deductions are made per pound won and relate to the price of the withdrawn horse at the time the bet was struck. However, if two or more horses are withdrawn before coming under Starter's Orders, then the total deduction will be the sum of the individual deductions, up to a maximum of 90p per pound won.

  • Tattersalls' Rule 4 Deduction Scale
  • a) 1/9 or
  • shorter
  • 90p
  • b) 2/11 to
  • 2/17
  • 85p
  • c) 1/4 to
  • 1/5
  • 80p
  • d) 3/10 to
  • 2/7
  • 75p
  • e) 2/5 to
  • 1/3
  • 70p
  • f) 8/15 to
  • 4/9
  • 65p
  • g) 8/13 to
  • 4/7
  • 60p
  • h) 4/5 to
  • 4/6
  • 55p
  • i) 20/21 to
  • 5/6
  • 50p
  • j) Evens to
  • 6/5
  • 45p
  • k) 5/4 to
  • 6/4
  • 40p
  • l) 8/5 to
  • 7/4
  • 35p
  • m) 9/5 to
  • 9/4
  • 30p
  • n) 12/5 to
  • 3/1
  • 25p
  • o) 16/5 to
  • 4/1
  • 20p
  • p) 9/2 to
  • 11/2
  • 15p
  • q) 6/1 to
  • 9/1
  • 10p
  • r) 10/1 to
  • 14/1
  • 5p
  • s) over
  • 14/1
  • no deduction

9.3. Once a sporting event has officially started and a player or team then takes any part but subsequently fails to complete the event for whatever reason, we will settle your bet as a loser.

9.4 If 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.

9.5 For Coral decimal win only and place only markets a Rule 4 deduction will not apply. Instead a Coral Non-Runner Adjustment (NRA) will be made.

10. TIME OF ACCEPTANCE

10.1 The following rules apply to the timings of online/telebet bet acceptance:

  • we will always try to remove a betting opportunity on an event once it has started. However should an event remain open on the website or on Telebet, this should not be taken as an indication that we are willing to take bets on the event;
  • with the exception of in-running events, bets placed after an event has been started will be declared void;
  • the official start times of events and races will be adhered to with all times displayed on the website being for information purposes only.

11. RIGGING

11.1 If there is evidence of price rigging in horse or greyhound racing we may decide to settle bets at the Starting Price (SP) or make bets void.

11.2 If there is evidence of price, race, match or event rigging we may decide to make bets void or withhold bet settlement pending the outcome of any subsequent investigation.

11.3 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, then we reserve the right to require payment claims to be submitted, in writing, to our Customer Service Team.

12. ANTE POST BETTING

12.1 Ante post prices are offered on the following sports / events except where stated in the individual sport's 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 (for example the greyhound derby) or on a single race event, where a price has been taken, then 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 prior to the start of an event, with the exception of bets on a match, a single race event or an individual heat/stage;
  • all special (non-sporting) events.

12.2 Ante-post bets are accepted on the understanding that stakes will be lost if your selection does not participate. No ‘Tattersalls' Rule 4 deductions are made from winning bets.

12.3 Bets placed after the start of a sports event will not be deemed as Ante-Post, unless a specific reference is made in the rules for a particular sport.

  • stakes are lost on competitors/teams who start an event and then withdraw.
  • stakes will be refunded on competitors/teams who take no further part after the bet is placed, unless they have been eliminated by competition rules in total tournament/series markets, for example 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.

12.4 The maximum winnings' limits for ante-post bets are determined by the categories listed in Section 2 – Maximum Payments. The following payment terms apply to ante-post bets:

  • ante-post each way doubles, trebles etc. are settled win to win, place to place;
  • ante-post bets are settled at the price and place terms applicable at the time of acceptance;
  • place only bets 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;
  • where the same selection is backed to win two or more ante-post events in an accumulative bet a special combined price will apply irrespective of any individual prices quoted. Where no special combined price is available, for example a horse to win a Derby trial and the Derby, 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 settled without the bonuses or consolations.

12.5 If a race is postponed but then takes place at the same track at a later date then 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. For example, if after all entry stages have been closed, a bet has been struck on a runner who is not in the list of entries then the bet will be considered void;
  • it is not possible for the selection to win at the time the bet was struck, for example 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 the non-running horse.

12.6 If there is at least one void selection in an accumulative or combination ante-post bet then the bet will stand and be settled at the ante-post price/s on the remaining selections. The void selection/s will remain void.

12.7 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.

13. POSTPONEMENTS, CANCELLATIONS AND ABANDONMENTS

13.1If a race is postponed and run later the same day, i.e. before or at 23.59 on the same day, in the time zone in which the race is taking place, then all bets placed prior to the announced postponement will stand for the re-arranged time, unless previously cancelled by mutual consent.

13.2 Specific rules relating to postponements and abandonments will be incorporated within the individual sporting rules. If a bet outcome has already been decided prior to an abandonment or postponement then generally a bet will not be considered void. For example, a football bet on the first goal scorer will stand if the goal has already been scored.

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

13.4 If one or more event/s are postponed and/or abandoned in an accumulator ante-post bet then these event/s will be considered void. The stake will then 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. For example, reducing a treble to a double or a double to a single, where one event is cancelled.

14. CHANGE OF VENUE

14.1 The following rules apply to a change of venue:

  • if a home side's 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 incorrectly stated in reverse on our website or if the match is switched from the original home side to the original away side's ground.

15. NO STARTING PRICE RETURNED

15.1If a Starting Price (SP) is not returned for a horse race then having reviewed other forms of official returns on that race we will take 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.

16. LOTTO BETS

16.1National and State Lotto numbers are available at fixed odds, under the name "LOTTO". Bets are accepted at fixed odds, set by ourselves, and the stake money invested in these bets will not go into the lottery pool or buy a ticket for that lottery.

  • more rules and information relating to ‘LOTTO' are available within Terms and Conditions on the website.

17. REFUSAL OF BETS

17.1 We reserve the right to refuse any bet that is submitted to us, without giving a reason.

17.2 If we are willing to accept a part of a bet, or accept a bet but at different odds or terms, we will always propose a revised bet which you can then decide to accept or decline. There will always be a limited time within which you must make this decision and if you do not respond in time the bet will not be placed.

18. PRICE CHANGES

18.1 All of our prices are subject to fluctuation at any time.

18.2 We will only accept bets at the price applicable to the selection at the time that the bet is submitted.

18.3 If you want to view the current odds for any event you should 'refresh' the page on which the odds are displayed. A refresh icon is provided for this purpose on pages displaying horse and greyhound races, where the prices of individual runners are most liable to change.

  • if you are a telephone betting customer you should confirm the latest odds with the operator prior to bet placement.

19. IN-RUNNING BETTING

19.1 Information supplied in conjunction with our in-running betting service, which relates to the score or status of an event, is for indicative purposes only. We do not accept responsibility for the accuracy of this information and cannot be held responsible for any bets placed on the basis of this information.

19.2 We will make reasonable efforts to ensure that the information displayed is as up-to-date as possible. However, when using our in-running services you must accept that potentially relevant information may be delayed which could put you at a disadvantage in relation to us or other customers who have access to more up-to-date information.

19.3 Other methods for communicating live events, such as websites, radio and television may also contain a delay in relaying real-time action which could put you at a disadvantage of others, including ourselves, who have access to real-time information.

20. CONCESSIONS AND BONUSES

We offer bonuses and concessions on the following bets, which are available on our website and telebetting service. These are applicable only to Horse and Greyhound Racing or a combination of both. Any bets that include Ante-Post or Sport selections do not qualify.

20.1 Lucky 15

  • if you select one winner (and three losers) the win part of the odds for that one winner are doubled;
  • if you select four winners then 10% extra is added to the cumulative returns of the win part of the bet.

20.2 Lucky 31

  • if you select one winner (and four losers) the win part of the odds for that one winner are doubled;
  • if you select five winners then 20% extra is added to the cumulative returns of the win part of the bet.

20.3 Lucky 63

  • if you select one winner (and five losers) the win part of the odds for that one winner are doubled;
  • if you select six winners then 25% extra is added to the cumulative returns of the win part of the bet;
  • if you select five winners then 10% extra is added to the cumulative returns of the win part of the bet.

21. SPECIAL BETS

21.1 We will sometimes offer special betting opportunities, for which the rules are not covered specifically in these Rules. In these instances, we will display the additional terms/rules in the text description that relates to the opportunity on the website, and bets will be settled accordingly.

21.2 Fixed Price Enhanced Multiple Bets

  • An enhanced multiple bet is a win single only selection at a fixed price.
  • In the event of a void selection/s, remaining selections will be settled as an SP (starting price)/ Standard Price accumulative bet.
  • In the event of a Dead Heat, selections will be settled as an SP (starting price)/ Standard Price accumulative bet with Dead Heat rules applied.
  • All bets are struck at selection level – e.g. Enhanced Jockey Multiples: in the instance a different jockey is declared to ride, the bet will stand on the horses selected not the Jockey.
  • Horse Racing enhanced multiple bets - If a different jockey is declared to ride, the bet will stand on the horses selected.
  • Where an enhanced multiple has selections affected by the withdrawal of another selection/s in a Racing market, selections may be settled as an SP (starting price) accumulative bet and a rule 4 deduction may be applied. (standard rule 4 deductions apply)
  • Football enhanced multiple bets apply to 90 minutes only – i.e. never include extra time.
  • US Sports enhanced multiple bets – Overtime and extra innings count.
  • Standard trading rules will be applied to all variants/markets within the enhanced multiple.

HORSE RACING

22. HORSE RACING

22.1 DOUBLE RESULTS

22.1.1 UK and Irish horse races are settled on a double result basis. This means that we will pay out on both:

  • the official result from the racecourse on the day at the weighed in signal, and
  • 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.

22.1.2 The double results concession will generally apply to all single and multiple bets at UK and Irish race courses. However, only the official "weighed in" result on the day will apply in the following circumstances:

  • to ante-post bets;
  • to forecast and tricast bets;
  • Aintree Grand National;
  • to selections which have taken the wrong course;
  • in races where an incorrect first past the post result has been announced in error by the judge;
  • to selections carrying the wrong weight;
  • to selections whose jockey failed to weigh in;
  • any Tote or Pari-Mutuel bets;
  • markets were on the winning favourites and distance betting;
  • in betting without the favourites markets.

22.1.3 The double results concession will also not apply to daily challenge bets, which include jockey challenges, tipster challenges, meeting challenges, match bets, aggregate winning distance and winning distance specials. In the event of a double 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 22.13 and 22.14).

22.2 FAVOURITE

22.2.1 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 second favourite is the horse quoted at the next shortest odd, etc.
  • if two horses are quoted at the same odds and if these odds are shorter than those quoted against any other horse then these two horses are the joint first and second favourites.

22.2.2 By using the term "favourite", "second favourite" or "third favourite" to indicate your selection, your stake will be invested on the horse as defined in this section.

22.2.1. If two or more "favourites" horses 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, no profit could accrue to a backer of the favourite, then the unnamed favourite will be regarded as a non-runner.

22.2.3 SP bets for unnamed favourites and/or second or third unnamed favourites are acceptable win only. If each way is taken in error, the bet will be settled all up to win.

22.3 EARLY PRICE BETTING
22.3.1 An early price 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, which can also be referred to as "non-runner money back" ;
  • in the event of non-runners, stakes 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 then all bets will be void.

22.4 BOARD PRICE BETTING

22.4.1 A board price confirms the odds immediately before the start of the race and comes from the racecourse where the race is run. Board prices are accepted on the following basis:

  • we may decide to adjust the bets to the official price 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 you;
  • 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 Rule 4 deduction table).

22.5 STARTING PRICE BETTING

22.5.1 If you do not confirm that you want the currently available price at the time of bet placement the bet will be settled at the starting price (SP). Starting price (SP) bets apply to the officially returned SP from the racecourse where the race is run. SP bets are accepted on the following basis:

  • all starting price bets are accepted on the basis of "non-runner money back";
  • a Rule 4 deduction will only apply to a starting price 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.

22.5.2 Best Price Guaranteed

  • Best Price Guaranteed will be offered as displayed on the website to online UK & Irish horse races bets only on the day of the event unless otherwise stated.
    Where Best Price Guaranteed is offered bets will be settled at the Starting Price (SP) if the SP is bigger than the price originally taken. e.g. Early/Board Price taken 4/1  and S.P is 5/1 we will pay out at the bigger price.  In the event of a Rule 4 applying to a price taken we will pay at the bigger odds after the Rule 4 deduction has been made. Bets placed after off do not qualify.
    Best Price Guaranteed does not apply to Ante-Post racing, Tote, pari-mutuel, enhanced price markets, Price Bomb, Green Tick, betting without, win only, place only markets, match bets and insurance bets. We reserve the right to withdraw this guarantee at any time and to withdraw the BPG offer from a customer account at any time.

22.6 STANDARD PLACE TERMS

22.6.1 Standard place terms are as follows:

  • Non-handicap Races
    • if there are 2-4 runners then it's Win Only;
    • if there are 5-7 runners then it's ¼ the odds a place for horses placed first and second;
    • if there are more than 8 runners then it's 1/5 the odds a place for horses placed first, second and third.
  • Handicap Races
    • if there are 2-4 runners then it's Win Only;
    • if there are 5-7 runners then it's ¼ the odds a place for horses placed first and second;
    • if there are 8-11 runners then it's 1/5 the odds a place for horses placed first, second and third;
    • if there are 12-15 runners then it's ¼ the odds a place for horses placed first, second and third;
    • if there are 16 or more runners then bets will be settled at ¼ the odds a place for horses placed first, second, third or fourth.
  • 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 all ante-post bets the place terms offered at the time the bet was struck will stand regardless of the number of actual runners.

22.7 INDUSTRY SHOW PRICES AND INDUSTRY SPs.
In countries where no board prices and SPs are available industry prices and industry SPs are predominantly used for international racing and where this is the case the following conditions will apply:

  • where no price has been taken then all bets will be settled in accordance with the industry SPs;
  • unnamed favourites are accepted;
  • Straight Forecast (SFC) in operation;
  • 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 place terms apply (see section 22.6);
  • if there are non-runners a rule 4 deduction may apply.

22.8 PARI-MUTUEL BETTING

22.8.1 Pari-mutuel betting (PMU) is an alternative system to fixed price betting. It is a form of betting used in a large number of countries including France, the USA and the UK whereby dividends are returned for the totalisator form of betting (see section 22.21 for the rules of the UK Tote)

22.8.2 The following conditions apply to pari-mutuel betting:

  • we pay the win part of a payout equivalent to the pari-mutuel win dividend;
  • we pay the place part (of an each-way bet) of a payout equivalent to the pari-mutuel place dividend for that race;
  • all bets will be settled as per local rules, including in the event of the coupling of horses;
  • pari-mutuel bets cannot be placed at any prices other than the final declared dividend;
  • any prices displayed on the website prior to the start of the race, that are based on pari-mutuel pools are displayed for information and guide purposes only;
  • we reserve the right not to offer betting at pari-mutuel returns;
  • any pari-mutuel bet taken in error on a race where we are not offering pari-mutuel betting will be considered void;
  • PMU bets are not accepted on unnamed favourites. If accepted in error these bets will be regarded as non-runners.

22.9 INTERNATIONAL RULES

22.9.1 In general, unless otherwise stated, the following will apply to bets struck on international racing:

  • where industry prices are available bets will be settled according to our rules on industry prices (see section 27);
  • where PMU dividends are declared the rules in section 22.8 will apply;
  • where Coral early prices are taken then standard place terms will apply (see section 22.6) and in the event of any non-runners rule 4 may apply.

22.9.2 Below are the specific Rules for Individual Countries

  • Australia – Unless otherwise stated the following racing rules apply to bet settlement in Australia:
    • win and each-way (e/w) bets are settled according to the Australian Starting Price (SP) system. However, if no SP is available bets will be settled on the Australian State Tote win and place dividend;
    • un-named favourites will be accepted if an industry SP is available. However, if only an Australian Tote Dividend is returned then no bets will be accepted on unnamed favourites;
    • the Straight Forecast / Tricast (SFC/TC) dividend is returned as per the Australian State Tote;
    • show prices are available for selected races;
    • unless otherwise stated standard place terms apply. (see section 22.6).
  • Dubai– Unless otherwise stated the following racing rules apply to bet settlement in Dubai:
    • all bets are settled according to the rules on industry shows and industry SP's (see section 22.7);
    • if a bet is placed in error on a race in Dubai for which neither industry SP's nor Coral SPs are returned then the bet will be void and stakes returned.
    • France– Unless otherwise stated the following racing rules apply to bet settlement in France:
    • where industry prices are available bets will be settled according to our rules on industry prices (see section 27); If neither a Coral price nor an industry show price has been taken then 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 22.8). In France coupling applies to PMU bets in the win pool only.
  • Hong Kong/Japan/Singapore - Unless otherwise stated the following rules will apply to the settlement of bets struck on racing from Hong Kong, Japan and Singapore:
    • where available bets will be settled according to our rules on industry prices (see section 22.7);
    • where Coral prices are available but there are no industry SP's returned, bets will be settled at the last available Coral price, where no price has been taken;
    • a Coral forecast dividend will also be returned;
    • standard place terms apply (see section 22.6);
    • bets will be accepted at local pool returns, for stakes of up to £25 in line with our pool betting rules (see section 22.8), but only if no industry SP is returned and no Coral prices are available for races. If a bet is accepted in error for a stake over £25, then any stake over £25 will be returned to the customer irrespective of the result.
  • South Africa – Unless otherwise stated the following racing rules apply to bet settlement in South Africa:
    • win and e/w bets will be settled in accordance with its own SP system;
    • unnamed favourites are accepted;
    • straight Forecast will be in operation, and tricast dividends will be returned for all handicaps 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 place terms apply (see section 22.6).
  • South America - Unless otherwise stated the following rules apply to the settlement of bets struck on racing from South America. Approximate win pool odds will be offered on all covered races. Tote rules will apply at the following tracks:
    • La Plata
      • Win/Show for 1st, 2nd, 3rd places on races with 9 or more runners;
      • Place for 1st and 2nd on races with 6-8 runners;
      • Win only on races with 5 or less runners;
      • Exacta on races with 3 or more runners;
      • Trifecta on races with 8 or more declared runners.
    • Club Hipico
      • Win/Show for 1st, 2nd or 3rd places on races with 11 or more runners;
      • Place for 1st and 2nd places on races with 9 or 10 runners;
      • Win only on races with 8 runners or less;
      • Exacta on races with 3 or more runners;
      • Trifecta on races with 8 or more declared runners.
    • Valparaiso
      • Win/show for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places on races with 8 or more runners;
      • Place for 1st and 2nd on races with 4-7 runners;
      • Exacta on races with 4 or more runners;
      • Trifecta on races with 8 or more declared runners.
    • Couplings will affect the place / show payout in races depending on the number of runners on all South American tracks.
  • USA - All betting on US racing will be directly into the US tote pools, unless industry prices, Coral early morning prices or Coral ante-post prices are available. Unless otherwise stated the following rules apply to the settlement of bets struck on US racing:

Betting into Tote Pools

  • show prices are displayed as a guide only. All bets will be settled in accordance with US Tote dividends;
  • bets on unnamed favourites are not accepted;
  • place only bets and the place part of each-way bets will be settled as follows:
    • ü 1-4 runners Only a win dividend will be returned;
    • ü 5-7 runners Dividends are returned on the 1st and 2nd taken from the US place market returns;
    • ü 8+ runners Dividends are returned on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd taken from the US show market returns;
    • ü place terms are determined by the number of actual runners rather than by the number of declared runners;
  • exacta dividends will be returned in all races with three or more runners;
  • trifecta dividends will be returned for all races in which 8 or more horses were originally declared to run, provided that at least six horses actually do run;
  • local rules apply in the event of the coupling of horses.

Taking Industry Prices

  • where industry shows are available and industry SP's are returned the standard rules for industry SP's apply – see 22.7. Unless a Coral price has been taken or the American Tote dividend has clearly been requested then all bets will be settled in accordance with the industry SP's.

Taking Coral Prices - In races where Coral offer early prices:

  • standard place terms apply;
  • if the Coral price is not taken and industry prices are not being returned then all bets will be settled in accordance with the local Tote returns;
  • if forecast or tricast bets have been requested they will be settled in accordance with the US Tote's exacta/trifecta dividends unless industry prices are returned.

22.10 Match Betting

22.10.1 Where we have selected match bets between two horses, in the same race, then the following conditions apply:

  • both horses must come under starters orders, otherwise all bets are void;
  • if only one of the horses completes the course then that horse is the winner;
  • if neither horse completes the course then 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.

22.11 Aggregate Winning Distance Betting

22.11.1 The following rules apply to this market:

  • 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:
  • Nose = 0.05
  • Short-Head = 0.1
  • Head = 0.2
  • Quarter of a length = 0.25
  • Neck = 0.3
  • Half a length = 0.5
  • Three quarters of a length = 0.75

  • the maximum distance for any one race is 12 lengths for a flat race and 30 lengths for a National Hunt race, which includes National Hunt flat races;
  • in the event of a walkover the following distances will apply:
    • 12 lengths for National Hunt races, including National Hunt flat races;
    • 5 lengths for flat races.
  • in the event of only one horse finishing in a race then the following distances will apply:
    • 30 lengths for a National Hunt race, including National Hunt flat races;
    • 12 lengths for a flat race.
  • 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 it will be ignored for distance betting and the aggregate winning distance will then be calculated between the first two runners past the post who have taken the correct course;
  • Bets will be declared void if all the races on that card are not completed. However, all bets will stand so long as the aggregate distance at the time of the last completed race is already "over".

22.12 Winning Distance Specials

22.12.1 In this market we nominate a horse to win a specified race and you have the opportunity to bet on whether or not this horse will win the race by over or under a specified number of lengths. The following rules will apply to this market:

  • all bets will be losers unless the nominated horse wins the race. However if the nominated horse is a non-runner then 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, then 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, then the winner will be deemed to be the first horse past the post who has taken the correct course. The winning distance will then be taken from the first horse to legitimately complete the course back to the second horse to legitimately complete the course;
  • Dead-heat rules apply. If the nominated horse dead-heats with another runner then bets on the nominated horse to win under the specified distance will be settled as winners at half the initial stake.

22.16 Forecasts

22.16.1 Forecast bets are only accepted in races with at least three runners. The following rules will apply to this bet type:

  • if a forecast bet is accepted in error, or if a race is reduced to only two runners then bets will remain as a "single" on the first named selection at SP;
  • if one horses finishes alone then bets will be settled as a SP odds single;
  • in all other instances (other than the above two points) where a forecast dividend is not declared, then bets will be void;
  • if a horse becomes a non-runner then forecast bets involving that horse 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, including the non-runner, becoming singles.
    • for example, £1 CFC on horses A, B and C, where C becomes a non-runner. The bet then reverts to a £1 RFC – on horses A and B plus a £2 win on each of horses A and B.

22.17 Tricasts

22.17.1 The following rules will apply to this bet:

  • tricasts for selections to finish 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the correct order are acceptable in races for which an official tricast dividend is returned;
  • 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 one of the horses selected in a tricast becomes a non-runner then the bet becomes a forecast on the remaining two selections;
  • if two of the selected horses become non-runners then the bet will be settled as a single;
  • if a tricast bet is accepted in error, where no tricast is declared, then the bet will revert to a straight forecast (SFC) on the first two named selections.

22.18 Doubly Engaged

22.18.1 A bet placed online, on a doubly engaged horse, will only stand if it runs in the race displayed on the website.

22.18.2 For bets placed via the telebetting service, if a specific race is requested then bets will stand on that race but bets will be void should the selection run in an alternative event. Should a specific race not be requested then when the bet is confirmed by the operator for a particular race the onus is on you / the customer to query the race at that time otherwise the bet will stand for the race given.

22.19 Horse Web-Streaming

The horse web-streaming service offered is provided for information and entertainment purposes only. We cannot be held responsible for the accuracy of any of the information transmitted.

22.20 Reserves

22.20.1 If reserves are contained within the final declaration stage for a race, then we will offer an early price for all the declared runners, including the reserves.

22.20.2 If a declared runner is announced as a non-runner, then we will revise the market. All bets struck prior to this announcement will then be subject to a Rule 4 deduction, so long as the price of the non-runner means that a Rule 4 deduction should apply. This 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.

22.21 Tote Betting

22.21.1 BET ACCEPTANCE

The following rules govern the acceptance of bets for Tote pool betting:

  • all Tote bets are placed directly into the live Tote pool. If the bets, for whatever reason, do not reach the pool then you will have your stake refunded but we will NOT be liable for any loss of winnings that you would have been eligible for had the bet reached the pool;
  • we accept bets at tote returns from horse racing meetings in Great Britain. The bets accepted are for Scoop 6, Jackpot, Placepot, Quadpot, Trifecta, Exacta, Super 7, Swinger, 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/country Tote rules will apply;
  • singles only are accepted for all Tote bets.

22.21.2 SETTLEMENT

The following rules govern bet settlement:

  • bets are placed using the official race card numbers. If the official number is misprinted in the race card then the number declared by the racecourse will take precedence;
  • if there is any dispute arising from the horse name/number, bets will be settled on the horse number highlighted on your electronic receipt (in conjunction with the Bet Identification Number);
  • all tote bets are settled on the official result on the day of the race.

2.21.3 DEDUCTIONS

The following rules govern deductions:

  • winning dividends are calculated by dividing the total amount of stakes entered into the pool (less 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.

22.21.4 UNNAMED FAVOURITES, NON-RUNNERS AND VOID RACES

These rules apply as follows:

  • in the Jackpot, Placepot, Quadpot, Super 7 and Scoop 6 the unnamed favourite can be selected;
  • where there are joint or co-favourites the one with the lowest race card number will be taken as 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 favourite to be made, then the next shortest priced horse will be substituted. If two or more horses are returned at the next shortest price, then 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, Super 7 and Scoop 6 are settled on the remaining legs.

22.21.5 DEAD HEATS

The following rules govern dead heats:

  • in the win pool the 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 first place count as winners in the Jackpot, Super 7 and Scoop 6 win pool. Dead heats for places count as winners in the Placepot, Quadpot and Scoop 6 place pool.

22.21.6 Tote Win
Simply pick the winner of the race. Singles only are accepted.

22.21.7 Tote Place

With a minimum bet of £2 you can select a horse to be placed in a race. The place terms are dictated by the number of runners, as follows:

  • up to four runners there is no place betting;
  • for 5-7 runners there is place betting for 1st and 2nd ;
  • for more than 8 runners there is place betting for 1st, 2nd and 3rd ;
  • for a handicap race with more than 16 runners there is place betting for 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th.

22.21.8 Tote Each-Way Bet

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

22.21.9 Tote Exacta
In races with three or more runners you simply need to select the horses to finish 1st and 2nd in the correct order. The following rules will apply

  • singles only accepted;
  • un-named selections, for example the favourite, will not be accepted;
  • bets that include a non-runner will be void.

22.21.10 Tote Trifecta
In races nominated by the totepool you need to select the first, second and third horses in the correct order. The following rules apply:

  • un-named selections, for example the favourite, will not be accepted; bets that include a non-runner, or where the field is reduced to less than five runners, will be voided;
  • returns will be paid as per the official dividend.

22.21.11 Placepot and Quadpot

The following rules apply to the Placepot and Quadpot:

  • the Placepot usually operates on the first six races at a meeting;
    • you need to select six placed selections;
  • the Quadpot usually operates on the last four legs of the Placepot;
    • you need to select four placed selections.

22.21.12 Jackpot

The Jackpot usually operates on the first six races at the Jackpot meeting. The Jackpot requires you to select all six winners.

22.21.13 Totescoop6

The following rules apply to this betting opportunity:

  • winners must be selected in all six of the Totescoop6 races to win a dividend from the win fund;
  • if no-one selects six winners, the respective portion of the win fund pool will be rolled over to the next totescoop6 win fund, as decided by the Tote;
  • placed horses must be selected in all six of the Totescoop6 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 totescoop6 win fund, as decided by the Tote;
  • unless otherwise announced winners of the Scoop6 win dividend qualify to compete in the Bonus Fund the following week, in which you must select the winner of the Bonus Race, nominated by totepool, to win a dividend from the Bonus Fund;
  • claimants must register on 0800 0284 418 by 18:00 on the Thursday before the bonus race. If you don't register you won't be able to compete in the Bonus Fund;
  • 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, then the SP favourite will be allocated.

22.21.14 Swinger

The following rules apply to this bet type:

  • it's available in all races with six or more runners;
  • select two horses in one bet and you will win if they finish either first or second, second and third or first and third;
  • if the number of runners drops to four or five a dividend will only be declared for first and second;
  • if the number of runners drops below three bets will be void.

22.21.15 Super 7

The following rules apply to this bet type:

  • each Super 7 offers the following three separate winning chances:
    • all seven winners = main dividend;
    • any six winners = first consolation;
    • any five winners = second consolation;
  • only one dividend is available per winning line;
  • if the number of races falls below five then any rollovers from previous pools will be carried forward to the next Super7 pool;
  • so long as at least one leg of the Super 7 has been completed then a Super 7 dividend will be declared.

22.22 Enhanced Racing Markets

22.22.1 Win and Each-Way

  • Standard Coral prices will apply to these markets. In the event of non-runners Rule 4 deductions may apply.

22.22.2 Best Price Guaranteed

  • Best Price Guaranteed will be offered as displayed on the website to online UK & Irish horse races bets only on the day of the event unless otherwise stated.
    Where Best Price Guaranteed is offered bets will be settled at the Starting Price (SP) if the SP is bigger than the price originally taken. e.g   Early/Board Price taken 4/1  and S.P is 5/1 we will pay out at the bigger price.  In the event of a Rule 4 applying to a price taken we will pay at the bigger odds after the Rule 4 deduction has been made. Bets placed after off do not qualify.
    Best Price Guaranteed does not apply to Green Tick, Ante-Post racing, Tote, pari-mutuel, betting without, win only, place only markets, match bets and insurance bets. We reserve the right to withdraw this guarantee at any time and to withdraw the BPG offer from a customer account at any time.

22.22.3 Betting Without

  • This is a win only market in which one horse, generally the favourite, has been removed. A selection will be considered a winner if it either wins the race or finishes second to the horse that has been removed from the market.

22.22.4 Win Only

  • This is a win only market, expressed in decimals. The decimal odds will always be equal to or greater than the equivalent Win and Each-Way price. If there are non-runners, a Coral Non-Runner Adjustment (NRA) may apply.

N.B. the Adjustment Calculator allows you to insert hypothetical Win Only odds, which will then generate the NRAs that will always apply. In the event of any query, Customer Services will have access to the Win Only odds at the time of bet acceptance, which will allow you to input the odds into the Adjustment Calculator and confirm that the NRA has been correctly applied.

22.22.5 Place Only

  • This is a win only market, expressed in decimals, in which you are betting on a horse to finish placed. The number of applicable places for each race will be determined by the number of declared runners and whether or not the race is a handicap (see table below). Non-runners will not affect the number of places. The only exception being where all bets will be void if the number of places is less than or equal to the number of runners.
  • Number of Declared Runners
  • Number of Places
  • 3-7
  • 2
  • 8-15
  • 3
  • 16+ (non handicaps)
  • 3
  • 16+ (handicaps)
  • 4

22.22.6 Coral Non-Runner Adjustments (NRAs) in Win Only and Place Only markets

  • Bets placed on the Win Only and Place Only markets, prior to the confirmation of any non-runners, will be subject to a Coral Non-Runner Adjustment, as opposed to a Tattersalls Rule 4 deduction, in the event of subsequent non-runners.
  • For both the Win Only and Place Only adjustments, the size of the bet adjustment will be dictated by the Coral Win Only odds at the time of bet acceptance. Subsequent market fluctuations will not affect the adjustments.
  • In a bet where the Non-Runner Adjustment amounts to less that 2.5%, Coral will waive the NRA.
  • To see how our Non-Runner Adjustment works in practice, go to coral.co.uk/nra.
  • However, if you would like to review more detailed examples of how a Win Only and Place Only NRA are calculated please refer to Appendix 1 (Non-Runner Adjustments) which are found after section 55.

GREYHOUND RACING

23. Greyhounds

23.1 Meetings Covered

Meetings covered differ as follows between online and telebet/shop:

  • bets are accepted online only at those meetings, and on those races, displayed on the website;
  • bets are accepted via the telebetting service or in the shop for any meeting or race where the race card is printed in the Racing Post.

23.2Forecasts

The following conditions apply to this market:

  • 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, then 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;
  • if the forecast is trap to beat a trap and if a reserve runs then the forecast will stand;
  • 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 and the forecasts, including the non-runner, becoming singles;
  • if no forecast is declared we will declare a dividend based on the last Coral prices offered;
  • in computer SFC, if only one selection is made or in races in which one greyhound finishes alone, then bets will be declared as SP singles.

23.3 Tricasts

The following conditions apply to this market:

  • tricast bets are only accepted in races for which an official tricast return is declared by the B.A.G.S. computer tricast return. If no tricast dividend is returned then bets will be settled as CSF;
  • selections should finish first, second and third in the correct order in races where an official tricast return is declared;
  • selections may 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, for example if the same selection is repeated but the duplicate selection and other selection win, then 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 greyhounds, selected in a named 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;
  • if the tricast is trap to beat a trap then if a reserve runs the tricast will stand;
  • when two of the selected greyhounds become non-runners, regardless of whether reserves run in their places, the tricast will be settled as a single;
  • instructions for permutations must be specific otherwise the bet will be settled as a straight tricast to the stake available;
  • "Any to Come" or "If Cash" bets are not acceptable. If accepted in error the ATC or if cash instructions will not be auctioned;
  • a tricast, including an unnamed favourite selection, is not acceptable and will be declared void, with stakes returned;

23.4 Bets on greyhound names - The following conditions apply to this market: All online and telebetting greyhound bets should be placed against the greyhound name, unless the bet is placed on the trap number's market;

  • Any bets on a greyhound who becomes a non-runner will be void, even if the greyhound is replaced by a reserve running from the same trap number;
  • If a greyhound runs from a different trap number than the one listed at the time the bet was struck, then the bet will stand.

23.5 Greyhound competitions-

The following conditions apply to this market:

  • if prices have been offered to win a competition, then bets accepted prior to the draw for the penultimate round (i.e. the 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 then 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.

23.6 Greyhound web streaming - This service is provided for information and entertainment purposes only. We cannot be responsible for any of the displayed information.

23.7 Greyhound withdrawn - If a greyhound is withdrawn from a race which has early morning prices, then all bets struck prior to the withdrawal will be settled at the starting price

23.8 No Race

A no race refers to the situation where the dogs are in the traps and the hare is running but for some reason the traps don't open. When this occurs you can claim your stake money back prior to the re-run race or all bets will stand at SP.

23.9 - 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.

23.10 Match Bets: The following rules apply to this market:

  • both greyhounds must start the race, i.e. both must be in the starting traps, otherwise the bets are void;
  • singles and upwards will be accepted;
  • any match bet involving a non-runner will be void;
  • if any race is deemed a no race then bets will be void;
  • it is not possible to combine a bet on a greyhound to win the race with a match bet involving the same greyhound;
  • if both greyhounds fail to complete the race then bets are void;
  • prices will be available until the first show broadcast from the track;
  • if there is a dead-heat involving the selections then bets are void.

23.11 Multi-Traps

This is a market where you need to predict the aggregate of the first and second placed trap numbers multiplied together. 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). The following rules apply:

  • if there is a void race or no race 12 points will be awarded;
  • if there is a dead heat for first and/or second 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 second place, then 27 points will be awarded;

23.12 Winning Distance (Individual Meeting)

You need to predict the aggregate of the combined winning distance, with the maximum distance awarded for an individual race being 10 lengths irrespective of the actual winning distance. The following rules apply:

  • if there is a void or no race then the distance awarded will be two lengths;
  • winning distances equate to the same numerical values as in the horse racing section, except for maximum distance.

23.13 Odds and Evens Betting

You need to predict what group of trap numbers will win a particular race i.e. either traps one, three or five to win a race = odds and traps two, four or six = evens. The following rules apply:

  • if there are any non-runners and/or reserves then bets are void;
  • win only.

23.14 Winning by a Certain Distance (Individual Race)

This market is for a nominated greyhound to win a race by a specified distance. The following rules apply:

  • the nominated greyhound must win the race otherwise bets are settled as losers;
  • win only and singles only;
  • if there are any non-runners or reserves then bets are void.

23.15 Trap Challenge

You need to predict which trap number will provide the most winners at a meeting. The following rules apply:

  • bets are accepted win only;
  • dead-heat rules 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 so long as a minimum of three races have been completed at either meeting.(ie:at least three races from each meeting must be completed for bets to stand).
  • the result is based on Coral TV races, 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.

23.16 Special Multiples

When we offer special multiples, for example doubles, trebles and upwards, the following rules will apply:

  • 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 then all bets will be settled at SP;
  • bets are win only and any bets taken e/w will be invested all to win.

FOOTBALL

24 Football

24.1 General Rules

The following general rules apply to football betting:

  • unless otherwise specifically stated, all football bets are decided on play completed in "normal time", i.e. bets will be settled on the score at the end of the second half. Extra time and penalties do not count. ("the 90 minute rule");
  • if a match has been completed but the result is later deemed void then all bets will be settled on the original result regardless of any subsequently rearranged fixture;
  • if a match is postponed or cancelled, then 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 3pm the bet will still be valid so long as the game is started by midnight on the Wednesday of that same week;
  • unless markets have already been determined all bets will be void if the game is abandoned before the end of the second 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;
  • selections which are involved in matches where there is a change made to their scheduled opponent, or if the venue is changed (either reversed so the home team plays away, or changed to a neutral venue) will be deemed void. (see General Betting Rules).

24.2 First/Last/Anytime player to score

The following rules apply to this market:

  • any player who takes the field between kick-off and the final whistle will be regarded as a participant for first/last/anytime scorer bets, subject to the proviso that 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 considered a non-runner;
  • own goals do not count in these markets, which means if an own goal is scored during the course of the game it will not be counted for settlement purposes;
  • all reasonable efforts will be made to quote prices for all participants. However, other ("unquoted") players will count as winners should they score at some stage during the game;
  • other related markets where the "anytime player to score" rules will apply are:
    • score one or more goals;
    • score two or more goals;
    • score three or more goals etc etc.

24.3 Scorecast Bets

The following rules apply to this market:

  • a scorecast is a bet on the first or last player to score and the correct score in the same game. You must specify first or last goal scorer at the time of bet placement but if you don't specify first or last the assumption is that it will be on the first. Own goals do not count for this market.
  • the scorecast price will be different from the accumulator price for the two outcomes.
    • prices can be found by using the drop-down boxes on the relevant page/s of the website. One drop-down contains the names of the players, with another drop-down containing the different correct score options.
  • scorecasts are not available to bet in-running;
  • if a selected player does not take the field he will be considered a non-runner for a scorecast bet. Also, for a first goal scorer (scorecast) bet if the selected player takes the field after the first goal has been scored then the bet will be void. The bet will then become a single on the selected correct score, to the full stake value of the scorecast bet;
  • A wincast bet is a forecast on the first or last player to score a goal and the winner of the match. The same rules as above will then apply.

24.4 First/Anytime Assists

The following rules apply to this market:

  • Assists are awarded to the player from the goal scoring team who makes the last touch to the goalscorer.
  • In the event of a penalty or free kick, the player earning the penalty or free kick gets an assist if a goal is scored directly.
  • Own goals do count in assist betting.
  • If there is no assist for the first goal, ‘First Goal Unassisted' will be deemed the winner. Bets will not roll onto the player who assists the second goal.
  • If the match ends 0-0, ‘No Goal' will be deemed the winner.

24.5 Adjudication of results (including first goal scorers & assists)

The following rules apply to this market:

  • football bets will be settled on the basis of results determined by the Press Association's (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.

24.6 Match specials

24.6.1 General - Special betting markets, with their accompanying rules, will be offered for selected football matches. Unless otherwise stated, the "90 minute" rule will apply (i.e. only regular time and any additional injury time will apply). Below are detailed the match specials markets and the applicable rules:

  • Total Goals– This market is for betting on the exact number of goals scored in a game or for betting on less than or more than a specified number of goals in the game;
  • Enhanced Fixed Price Multiple- Should a match involved in this bet not take place i.e postponed then your bet will be settled as a multiple at the individual prices offered on the teams prior to kick off;
  • Bookings – Bets are accepted on a range of booking "totals", based on a scoring system of 10 points for a yellow card and 25 points for a red card;
    • 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 (i.e. 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 published by the press association (PA);
  • Corners – It's only the corners actually taken that count in the corners' markets;
  • Highest Scoring Half – For this market you need to decide which of the two halves will contain more goals, and also if the two halves will be drawn, i.e both halves will contain the same amount of goals;
  • Time of the First Goal – For this market you need to decide the time that the first goal of the game will be scored, within the stated time period. Singles are only accepted on this market;
  • First/next team to score – For this market you need to decide the following:
    • which of the two teams will score the first goal;
    • which of the two teams will score the next goal (if in-running);
    • no goal will be scored;
    • if the first/next goal is an own goal it will be used for settlement purposes;
  • 10-Minute Free-Kick, Corner and Throw-In Betting (can also include bookings, goals and the result at the end of just that 10 minute period) – this market is offered for the number of free kicks, corners and throw-ins, in a 10 minute segment, during a match. The 80 minutes to full-time segment will include any stoppage / injury time at the end of the match.
    • For settlement purposes, a penalty is not classed as a free kick and the actual free kick, corner or throw has to be completed to be counted in the total. In other words simply being awarded a free-kick, etc. will not count for settlement purposes.

24.7 Ante-post football

This is the market/s for bets placed over the course of the season. For example a typical ante-post football bet would be to select the winners of a league. The following rules apply to the market for 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 awarded the trophy;
  • bets will stand on any team that does not complete all its fixtures.

24.8 Head to head match bets:

The following conditions apply to this market:

  • 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, then final league positions will be confirmed by goal difference;
    • The team with the highest goal difference will occupy the highest position;
    • If the goal difference is level then the team that has scored the most goals will be considered the winner.

24.9 Mythical Matches

This is a market in which two teams, who will not be playing against each other, are selected by us. The bet is then for one team to score more goals than the other team in their respective matches. The following conditions apply:

  • A price will be offered for each team and the draw. For example, if the pairing is Arsenal and Tottenham, and Arsenal score two goals in their match and Tottenham only score once in their match, Arsenal will be declared the winner irrespective of their home, away or draw result.

24.10 Season Handicap Betting

Each team will have a handicap applied to their final points total and goal difference will not count in the event of a tie. Dead heat rules will apply.

24.11 Pre-Match / In-Running Markets

For descriptions of all available pre-match/in-running markets please refer to our glossary

24.12 Rapid Fire Football Markets

Rapid fire is an innovative and immediate in-play product offered on selected football matches. A specific betting window to place bets on what the next outcome of the match will be.

Rapid Fire consists of the following markets which will be offered at various intervals during the match:

Next Set Piece
Predict which of the following outcomes - Corner kick, Throw in, Goal kick or Free kick will happen first after the stated time in the market header.

The result of Corner kick, Throw in, Goal kick or Free kick, is determined when the referee blows the whistle or when a ball passes the goal line or side line. Hence if a ball passes the side line for a Throw-In at 34:28 and the Throw-In isn't actually taken until 34:50, the event will be scored at 34:28 when the ball crossed the line. Final decisions by the Referee are final regardless of what replay shows.

What's Next?
The result of Offside, Booking, Corner or Goal, is determined when the referee blows the whistle. If the referee blows the whistle and awards a free kick at 37:00 and then at 37:15 before the free kick is taken he walks over to the player and pulls out a Yellow or Red Card, the Booking will be scored at the time play was stopped at which is 37:00. Offside will not count unless the head referee blows their whistle. If the assistant referee holds their flag up to signal offside at 37:10 but the referee does not stop play until 37:15, it is that time at 37:15 which will count for the Offside.

Rapid Goal

Bet on whether there will be a goal in the next 60 seconds of a Free Kick, Corner or Penalty being taken.

The betting window for a Rapid Goal market will typically be activated shortly after the whistle is blown for a Free Kick in an attacking area, Corner or Penalty, and close a few seconds before the Free Kick, Corner or Penalty is actually taken.

As soon as the Free Kick, Corner or Penalty is taken, an on-screen countdown bar will start counting down from 60, representing the 60 seconds in which a goal must be scored to be considered a "Rapid Goal" and subsequently resulted as a successful bet.

In the event that the referee blows the whistle for a penalty kick during the 60-second Rapid Goal in-play period, the penalty kick will be deemed to have occurred within the 60-second in-play period, regardless of when it is actually performed.

o For example, if (i) the referee blows the whistle for a penalty kick in the 59th second following a Free Kick and Corner (ii) the penalty kick is successful, then, regardless of when the penalty kick was actually performed, the goal will be deemed to have been scored within the 60-second in-play period for purposes of resulting the Rapid Goal bet.

• For result purposes, a goal will be deemed to have been scored the moment the ball completely crosses the goal-line within the confines of the goal posts, provided that the referee ultimately awards the goal. (E.g., if the ball passes the goal-line within the confines of the goal posts within the 60-second Rapid Goal in-play period, but the goal is not awarded because, for example, a foul occurred before the shot, then a goal will not be deemed to have been scored.)

Rapid Fire Market Dynamics

Rapid Fire markets are made available to customers at various intervals in selected matches. The outcome is specific to the stated time during the match as displayed in the market header.

Betting Window; when the market is activated a 40 second countdown timer appears highlighted in green, this is the bet placement period. The countdown timer will change to red to highlight the last 10 seconds of the betting opportunity.

‘'Cooling Off'' Period; following the 40 second betting window the countdown timer will turn green stating a period of ‘no more bets'. The market will display this status for 10 seconds.

In Progress; an "In Progress" message will appear highlighted in blue, following the ‘'Cooling Off'' period, informing that all accepted bets are now active.

Result; once the result is known, the winning selection will be highlighted within the market, this denotes that bets have now been settled. Rapid Fire market will remain suspended until the next time stamped market is activated.

For both Rapid Fire markets, any of the wagering options may be suspended at any point during the 40 second betting window if the trader deems it necessary.

The following rules apply to this market:

Football bets will be settled on the basis of results determined by the Press Association's (PA) initial decision. If the PA do not cover a match, settlement will be based on the results as determined by the relevant football association.

SPORTS

25 General Sports Rules

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

25.2 ANTE-POST RULES

Ante-post rules apply to all sports outright betting unless otherwise specified (see section 12 for details):

League Competitions

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

Cup Competitions / Play Offs

  • if a team/player is excluded or withdraws from a knock-out tournament, having already completed one match, then bets on that team/player will be settled as losers;
  • match bets will be settled as dead-heats if nominated teams/players are eliminated in the same round.

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.

Abandoned Markets

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

25.3 Match Betting

The following rules apply to this market:

  • Bets are settled on regular time. Any extra-time / overtime in not included for settlement purposes, unless otherwise stated;
  • If a match is abandoned before regular time is completed then 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. If this doesn't happen, 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 so long as the venue has not been changed to the opponent's ground, or in the case of international matches, so long as the venue remains in the same country, unless otherwise stated in the rules for the specific sport.

26. GOLF

26.1 Outright Betting

The following rules apply to 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 we will consider 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.

26.2 18 Hole Betting (Strokeplay Events)

The following rules apply to 18 hole match bets:

  • 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.

26.3 First Round Leader

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

26.4 72 Hole Match Betting

The following rules apply to 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, then 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.

26.5 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 9.2 for Rule 4 deductions).

26.6 18/36 Hole Match Bets (Matchplay Events)

The following rules apply to this bet type:

  • if a player fails to complete the match as a result of retirement, injury, etc. his opponent will be deemed the winner, so long as at least one hole has been completed;
  • if a match doesn't start or a player withdraws before the completion of one hole, then all bets on that match will be considered 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.

26.7 Team Based Events, for example the 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 bets on correct scores;
    • handicaps;
    • individual player points; or
    • winning margins will be void.
  • Irrespective of any changes to the order of play or format and so long as a 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, for example Day 1 winner or Saturday fourballs winner will be settled as those ties are played regardless of change in the day, time or order in which play takes place.

26.8 Rapid Fire Golf Markets

General

  1. If the start of a round is delayed, or if play during a round is suspended, all pending bets will remain valid for 24 hours. If the postponement lasts more than 24 hours, however, all pending bets will be cancelled and refunded in full.
  2. All bets will be settled using official tournament results and data.
  3. The "Putting Green" is defined as the area of the golf course in which players are permitted to mark their ball.

Individual Player Markets

  • "Tee shot on Fairway Hit"
    • This bet allows you to bet on whether the selected player's tee shot on the current hole will stop on the fairway (which does not include the first cut of rough).

  • "GIR" (Green In Regulation)
    • This bet allows you to bet on whether the selected player will reach the green in regulation on the current hole. Reaching the green in regulation is defined as reaching the Putting Green at least two strokes under par.

  • "Birdie or Better"
    • This bet allows you to bet on whether the selected player will score one stroke under par or better on the current hole, and may be placed before the player's tee shot.

  • "Exactly Par"
    • This bet allows you to bet on whether the selected player will score exactly par for the current hole, and may be placed before the player's tee shot.

  • "Bogey or Worse"
    • This bet allows you to bet on whether the selected player will score one stroke over par or worse on the current hole, and may be placed before the player's tee shot.

  • One Putt
    • This bet allows you to bet on whether the selected player will take exactly one shot from the Putting Green on the current hole, and may be placed before the player's tee shot.

  • Two Putt
    • This bet allows you to bet on whether the selected player will take exactly two shots from the Putting Green on the current hole, and may be placed before the player's tee shot

NOTE: For the Individual Player Markets, all bets will be refunded if the player in question withdraws before finishing the hole.

Group Markets

  • "Which player will win the hole?"
    • This bet allows you to bet on which player (if any) in a grouping will win the current hole outright. For a player to win a hole outright, he must have a score that is lower than the score(s) of every other player on that hole. If two or all three players are tied for the lowest score on the hole, there is no outright winner, and "No Outright Winner" will be deemed the winning selection.

  • "What will be the combined group score?"
    • This bet allows you to bet on whether the combined total group score of all players on a current hole will be:

      For Par 3s and 4s
      1. "-1 or Better" (one stroke under par or less);
      2. "Par" (exactly par);
      3. "+1" (exactly one stroke over par); or
      4. "+2 or Worse" (two strokes or more over par).

      For Par 5s
      1. "-2 or Better" (two strokes under par or less);
      2. "-1" (exactly one stroke under par);
      3. "Par" (exactly par); or
      4. "+1 or Worse" (one stroke or more over par).

For example, if the current hole is a par 4 and Player A scores a 4, Player B scores a 3 and Player C scores a 5, the combined total score for that hole is exactly par, and all bets on "Par" will be graded as winners.

NOTE: For Group Markets, all bets will be considered live once all of the players in the group have teed off, regardless of whether every player in the group finishes the hole. If all players in the group withdraw before finishing the hole, however, then all Group Market bets will be refunded in full.

Rapid Shot Markets

  • "Birdie"
    • This bet allows you to bet on whether the selected player will score one stroke under par on the current hole, and may be offered at any time during the hole.

  • "Par"
    • This bet allows you to bet on whether the selected player will score exactly par on the current hole, and may be offered at any time during the hole.

  • "Par or Better"
    • This bet allows you to bet on whether the selected player will score par or better on the current hole, and may be offered at any time during the hole.

NOTE: For the Rapid Shot Markets, all bets will be refunded if the player in question withdraws before finishing the hole.

27. FORMULA ONE

27.1 Race Betting

The following rules apply to 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 at the time of the podium presentation regardless of any changes to the times, format and dates of practice, qualifying and/or race sessions. This is provided the session in question takes place within 30 days of the scheduled date/time.

27.2 Championship Betting

The following rules apply to 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 FIA;
  • season match bets will be void if either named team/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.

27.3 Match Bets (Race Head to Heads or Group Betting)

The following rules apply:

  • 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 then bets are void;
  • if any of the listed drivers fail to start either the parade lap or the race, then all the bets on that market are void.

27.4 Fastest Qualifier

The following rules apply:

  • 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;
  • official FIA placings count if times are identical.

27.5 Qualifying Match Bets

The following rules apply:

  • the driver with the faster official qualifying time is considered the winner;
  • if either driver fails to start a lap in the official race qualifying session, then all bets on that match are void.

27.6 To Be Classified
The following rules apply:

  • the official FIA classification will be used when settling this market;
  • 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.

27.7 Number of Race Leaders

The following rules apply:

  • 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.

27.8 Finish In The Points / On The Podium

The following rules apply:

  • settlement is based on the result at the time of the podium presentation. Subsequent disqualifications and/or appeals will not affect bets;
  • single bets only are accepted on these markets.

27.9 Fastest Lap (During The Actual Race)
The official FIA result at the time of the podium presentation for the race counts for settlement purposes

27.10 Finishing Position

The following rules apply:

  • 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, then all bets on that market are void.

27.11 King of the Road

This market applies to the same driver achieving the following in the same race but if the qualifying session or race doesn't take place then all bets are void:

  • winning the qualifying session;
  • winning the actual race; and
  • completing the fastest lap during the race.

28 RALLYING

28.1 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.

28.2 Championship Betting
The following rules apply:

  • 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/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.

29 MOTORBIKES

29.1 Race Betting

The following rules apply:

  • 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.

29.2 Qualifying Betting

The following rules apply:

  • the winner will be the rider declared by the sport's governing body 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, for example WSBK Superpole, then 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 (i.e. session 1 or session 2) is not specified then 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 then it will be assumed that the bet is for session 2.

29.3 Match Bets

The following rules apply:

  • 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, then bets are void;
  • if any of the listed riders in a race match/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 / 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.

29.4 Championship Betting

The following rules apply:

  • 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.

30. SPEEDWAY

30.1 The following general betting rules apply here:

  • 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, margins and correct scores betting;
  • bets will be void if a match, or event, is started and then abandoned before any official result is declared.

31 OTHER MOTORSPORTS 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.

32. AMERICAN FOOTBALL

32.11 The following general rules apply to American Football:

  • 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", which is Monday-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.

32.12 Rapid Fire NFL Rules

    General

    1. Bets placed on any market during the first half that are unresolved by half-time will carry over into the second half.
    2. Bets placed during the game that are unresolved by the end of the game will be cancelled and refunded in full.
    3. Bets placed in connection with any play that is erased (i.e., as a result of a challenge or an accepted penalty) will not be resulted and will remain active.

    Rapid Fire Team Markets

    • Next Touchdown: This market allows you to bet on which team will score the game's next touchdown (offensive, defensive and special team touchdowns all qualify).
    • Next Field Goal : This market allows you to bet on which team will score the game's next field goal. (A field goal attempted and missed does not qualify.)
    • Next Turnover : This market allows you to bet on which team will commit the game's next turnover (i.e., interception, lost fumble, missed field goal or turnover on downs). For purposes of this wager, a safety will not be deemed a turnover. In the event of a safety, all "Next Turnover" wagers will remain active.
    • Next Sack : This market allows you to bet on which team will be credited with the game's next sack. A team is credited for a sack when the quarterback on the opposing team makes an apparent attempt to pass before he (i) is tackled, (ii) steps out of bounds, or (iii) fumbles (regardless of which team recovers), behind or at the line of scrimmage. In the event of any ambiguity, official NFL stats will control.
    • Next Penalty : This market allows you to bet on which team will commit the game's next accepted penalty (i.e., penalties that are declined will not count). Note: if both teams commit penalties on the same play, neither will be deemed to have committed the penalty first and all live "Next Penalty" wagers will remain active.

    Rapid Fire Markets

    • Rapid Fire - Drive Outcome
      • This market allows you to bet on which of four possible drive outcomes will occur: (1) Punt; (2) made Field Goal; (3) Offensive touchdown; or (4) Other.
      • Notes: For Rapid Fire - Drive Outcome bet settlement purposes, the following rules will apply:
        • Any turnover will be scored as "Other."
        • Safeties will be scored as "Other."
        • A blocked punt will be scored as a Punt;
        • An unsuccessful fake punt or a failed punt attempt (such as ball snapped over punter's head or punter dropping the ball) will be scored as "Other" unless the punting team manages to convert a first down, in which case the drive continues and all Drive Outcome bets will remain active;
        • If the clock runs out (either for the first half or end of game) before the drive is complete, all Drive Outcome bets will be refunded.
    • Rapid Fire - Failure
      • This market allows you to bet on which of four game events will occur next: (1) Offensive flag; (2) Defensive Flag; (3) Sack or (4) Time Out.
      • Notes: For Rapid Fire - Failure bet settlement purposes, the following rules will apply:
        • An offensive flag is considered a penalty on the team with possession of the ball.
        • A defensive flag is considered a penalty on the team without possession of the ball.
        • On a kick off, the team kicking off is deemed to be in possession of the ball until a player on the receiving team touches the ball, at which point the receiving team will be considered to be in possession of the ball.
        • Following a fumble or an interception, the team to recover the fumble or make the interception will be deemed to have possession of the ball at the moment of the fumble recovery or interception.
        • A penalty must be accepted to qualify as an offensive or defensive flag.
        • Offsetting penalties will not count as either an offensive or defensive flag.
        • A sack occurs when a quarterback makes an apparent attempt to pass before he (i) is tackled, (ii) steps out of bounds, or (iii) fumbles (regardless of which team recovers), behind or at the line of scrimmage. In the event of any ambiguity, official NFL stats will control.
        • A Time Out will be deemed to have occurred when a time out is charged to a team in accordance with the NFL's official stats. For example, a lost challenge will be considered a time out, but a stoppage of time for injury will not.

    Rapid Play Props

    • Next Play Run or Pass Attempt
      • This market allows you to bet on whether the next play will have a run or pass attempt.
      • Notes: For Play Run or Pass Attempt wager-scoring purposes, the following rules will apply:
        • If a pass is attempted, whether complete, incomplete, or an interception, the play will be graded as a Pass Attempt. In the case of any ambiguity, official NFL stats will control.
        • If a run is attempted, whether for a gain, loss, or no yardage, the play will be graded as a Run Attempt. In the case of any ambiguity, official NFL stats will control.
        • In the event of a sack, the play will not be graded as a Run or a Pass Attempt, and all Next Play Run or Pass Attempt wagers will remain active. A sack occurs when a quarterback makes an apparent attempt to pass before he (i) is tackled, (ii) steps out of bounds, or (iii) fumbles (regardless of which team recovers), behind or at the line of scrimmage. In the event of any ambiguity, official NFL stats will control.
    • First Down Made
      • This market allows you to bet on whether the team currently on offense will gain a first down.
      • Notes: For First Down Made bet settlement purposes, the following rules will apply:
        • A Touchdown will be considered a first down.
        • A made Field Goal will not be considered a first down.
        • All punts will be deemed to mean that the punting team did not gain a first down (even if the punting team forces a turnover on the punt return). Fake or botched punt attempts that result in a first down, however, will be scored as a gained first down.
        • If the offense gains the amount of yards needed for a first down but, on the same play, fumbles the ball and the ball is recovered by the opposing team, the play will not be considered a first down.
        • The First Down Made bet stands for an entire drive – not just the next play. Accordingly, if a First Down Made bet is placed on third down and the offensive team fails to convert on third down but successfully converts on fourth down, all bets on a made first down will be graded as winners.
    • Next Score
      • This market allows you to bet on which type of scoring event will occur next in the game, a Touchdown or a Field Goal. Field goals attempted but missed do not qualify.
    • Points on This Drive
      • This market allows you to bet on whether the offensive team will score points on the current drive (i.e., a defensive touchdown or safety would not qualify).
    • Field Goal Made or Missed
      • This market allows you to bet on whether an upcoming field goal attempt will be successful. A successful field goal attempt is defined as an attempt that directly results in 3 points awarded to the field goal kicking team. Note: The field goal must be attempted for the wager to be scored. Accordingly, in the event of a fake field goal, botched snap, or any other event that results in no actual field goal kick being attempted, all Field Goal Made or Missed bets will be cancelled and refunded in full.

    Next Pass +/- 7.5 yards

    • This market allows you to bet on whether the game's next completed pass will gain more or less than 7.5 yards.
    • Notes: For Next Pass +/- 7.5 yards wager-scoring purposes, the following rules will apply:
      • An interception will be deemed an incomplete pass.
      • All Next Pass +/- 7.5 yards wagers will remain pending until either team has completed a pass.
    • Next Run +/- 3.5 yards
      • This market allows you to bet on whether the game's next run attempt will gain more or less than 3.5 yards. Note: For purposes of this market, a sack (as defined above) will not be considered a run attempt.

32.2 Change of Venue

The following rules apply:

  • if a team is designated to play at home and the game is moved to a venue outside of the state, where they reside, then 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.

32.3 Governing Bodies

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

32.4 Money Lines. (aka Match Betting)

In this market both teams are priced to win the full game with no handicaps applied. When betting on the money line (match bet) your team must win the game, on the field regardless of any subsequent review. For settlement purposes, overtime counts.

32.5 Point Spread (Handicap Betting)

The following rules apply:

  • at the completion of the match, the relevant handicap is added to or subtracted from the selected team's score, to confirm the point spread result;
  • if there is a tie on the handicap, all bets on this market will be made void. For settlement purposes overtime will count.

32.6 Game Totals.
The following rules apply:

  • a total line (total points – over/under) is offered on the predicted total number of points scored;
  • prices are offered 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 first, second, third or fourth quarter or specified period of play.
  • when the combined scores of both teams exactly matches the totals line then the result is called a "push", which means the stakes are returned.

32.7 2nd Half Lines

The following rules apply:

  • for settlement purposes, the second half lines include overtime;
  • the second half must have five minutes or less remaining for bets to stand.

32.8 Highest Scoring Quarter

For the purposes of highest scoring quarter betting, overtime does not count as part of the fourth quarter.

32.9 Touchdown Scorers

The following rules apply:

  • all players in uniform for the match are considered "runners";
  • if the match is abandoned having started then all bets will be void. Unless result is already determined.

32.10 Touchdown Scorers
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 a touchdown "first, last or any time."

32.11Position to Score a Touchdown

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

33. BASEBALL

33.1 Listed pitchers

The following rules apply:

  • 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 telebetting service then the caller must confirm the pitcher against which the bet will be based;
  • if either pitcher fails to start the game for whatever reason, then the bets will be considered void ("no action") and the stakes will be returned;
  • if a pitcher is not named for a team then bets accepted on that team will stand, regardless of the starting pitcher.

33.2 Side betting

The following rules apply:

  • 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, then the winner is determined at the time the game is "called";
  • stakes will be refunded if the home team ties the game and it's then 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 then all bets will be void. Similarly if a game is carried over to a subsequent day then all bets will be void.

33.3 Total & Runline Betting

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

34. US BASKETBALL

34.1 The following general rules apply to US basketball (but not necessarily to Euro basketball)

  • if betting on money line, handicap or total points scored, then the winner of the game will be determined at the end of regular time, including any overtime played, unless otherwise stated;
  • at least 43 minutes of play (each quarter is 12 minutes) must have been completed for NBA bets to have action, unless otherwise specified;
  • at least 35 minutes of play must have been completed for NCAAB bets (they have 2 x 20 mins halves) to have action, unless otherwise specified.

34.2 Money Line

The following rules apply:

  • both teams will have prices quoted to win the game, but no handicaps will be applied;
  • over-time will count for settlement purposes, unless a price for a draw is offered.

34.3 Handicap

The following rules apply:

  • bet settlement will be adjusted for the handicap line available at the time the bet is struck, for example if the handicaps were Chicago (+7) vs Detroit (-7) and the result was Chicago 76-80 Detroit, then Chicago will win with the handicap;
  • where scores are level, with the handicap taken into account, then a "push" will result, which means the stakes on both teams are refunded unless a draw price has been offered.

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

34.5 Half/Quarter Betting

The following rules apply:

  • all listed periods must be completed for bets to have action in the relevant markets, for example the quarter with most points;
  • if betting on the 4th quarter (or 2nd half) overtime is not included.

34.6 Highest Scoring Half/Quarter

The following rules apply:

  • if both halves have the same amount of points then bets are void;
  • if quarters have the same amount of points then dead heat rules apply;
  • all relevant periods must be completed otherwise bets will be void;
  • extra time is not included.

35. US Ice Hockey (NHL)

35.1 Match Time and Validity

The following rules apply:

  • 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.

35.2 Money Line

The following rules:

  • both teams will have prices quoted to win the game, but no handicaps will be applied;
  • the team you bet on must win the game in order for you to win the bet;
  • overtime will count for settlement purposes, unless a price for a draw is offered.

35.3 Puck Line(handicap betting)

The following rules apply:

  • if handicap betting odds are quoted, then 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 then stakes on both teams will be refunded, unless a draw price has been offered.

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

36. Snooker

36.1 Match Bets.

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

36.2 Correct Frame Score.
The required number of frames to win have to be played, otherwise all bets will be void.

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

36.4 First colour potted.
Bets on the first player to pot a coloured ball (one of yellow, green, brown, blue, pink or black) in any given frame will be settled according to the first coloured ball legitimately potted, i.e. not in the course of a foul stroke or the result of a free ball.

36.5 Player to Pot the First Ball

Bets on the first player to pot a ball (i.e. a red ball) will be settled according to the first ball legitimately potted, i.e. not in the course of a foul stroke or the result of a free ball.

36.6 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 then all bets will be void.

36.7 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.

36.8 Re-Rack.

If there is a re-rack then 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, for example the first ball potted, then this bet will be settled.

36.9 Total Frames
If the specified number of frames, in a match, are not completed (For example, if it's a best of 11 frames match, then the winner must get to six frames, which means that at least six frames must be played) then the total frames bet will become void, unless the result has already been determined.

36.10 Highest Break (in a Match)

Bets on which player will make the highest break in a match will stand so long as 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.

36.11 Highest Break (in a Tournament)

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

36.12 League Competition

Should a player withdraw from a league competition once it has commenced, bets on that player will considered losers. The "to finish bottom" market will be void unless settlement has already been determined

37 POOL

37.1 Match Bets.

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

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

37.3 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.

37.4 Total Racks
If the specified number of racks, in a match, are not completed (For example, if it's a best of 11 racks match, then the winner must get to six racks, which means that at least six racks must be played) then the total racks bet will become void, unless the result has already been determined.

37.5 TEAM BASED EVENTS (e.g Mosconi Cup)

The following rules apply:

  • 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 (e.g. 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.

38. DARTS

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

38.2 Correct scores.
When betting on the correct score for a leg or set of darts then the required number of legs or sets to win the match, must be completed, otherwise bets will be void.

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

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

38.5 Handicap betting.
If a match is not completed then all bets will be void.

38.6 Winning double.
The bull counts as red when betting on colour. The specified leg/match must be completed for bets to stand.

38.7 Highest Checkout. (for the set, match)

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

38.8 Highest Checkout for the Tournament

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

38.9 Total/Most 180s FOR THE MATCH

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

38.10 Total/Most 180's FOR 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.

38.11 League Competition

Should a player withdraw from a league competition before its conclusion, for example the Premier League, then bets on that player will be void unless settlement has already been determined and any "finish bottom" market will be voided

39 Boxing

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

39.2 Drawn Fight

We offer a draw price for all fights. However, if there is a draw the bets on either fighter to win will be deemed losers.

39.3 Round Betting.

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

39.4 Points Decision
If a fight is decided (by a points decision) before the full number of rounds has been completed then 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 knock-out will be losers though.

39.5 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.

39.6 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 the 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.

39.7 Unconfirmed Bouts

Where we offer prices 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 we are reasonably satisfied the fight will not take place.

39.8 Method of Victory

The official method of victory, given in the ring, will be used to settle this market. For clarification, a fight decided in one fighter's favour by the score cards (i.e. 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.

39.9 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, for example 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.

40. RUGBY

40.1 General Rules

The following general rules apply to both rugby union and rugby league and include both pre-match and in-play betting:

  • normal time only counts, i.e. the score at the end of the second 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, then all bets will be made void. Similarly, if a game is played at a different venue, abandoned or postponed for any reason any bets will be void, unless settlement is already determined.

40.2 Penalty tries
The following rules apply:

  • in the first or last try betting markets, penalty tries do not count;
  • if a penalty try is the only try in a game then the "no try scorer" selection will be the winner for that game;
  • in markets where the identity of the try scorer is not required, for example teams to score first, total tries, first scoring play, then penalty tries will count.

40.3 Try Scorers
All reasonable efforts will be made to quote prices, for all participants, in the first, last, any time try scorer markets. However, other players who are not listed will count as winners should they score a try "first, last or any time."

40.4 Total Points
Normal time only counts, i.e. the score at the end of the second half will be taken as the final result ("80 minute rule"). However, if a game is abandoned before 80 minutes play have been completed then all bets will be void, unless bet settlement has already been determined.

40.5 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

40.6 Player Tries (Match Bets)

Bets will be void if listed players do not start and bets will also be void if neither player scores, unless a tie price is offered.

40.7 Position to Score a Try

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

41. TENNIS

41.1 General Rules

The following general rules apply to tennis betting markets:

  • 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, for example a player withdraws before the start of the match, then all bets on that match will be void;
  • if there is a change to the number of sets to be played then bets on the set betting will be considered void, but match bets will stand;
  • if there is a change of surface, for example from outside to indoor court, then all bets will stand;
  • outright bets will be classified as losers for settlement purposes, if the following circumstances arise:
    • an outright bet is placed on a player who subsequently withdraws before the tournament draw has taken place; or
    • any outright bets on players who withdraw during a match;
  • the full number of sets will need to 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.

41.2 Next game/set/point betting.

The following rules apply:

  • for betting in-running we will normally offer prices on the next scheduled game to be played. However, if the next scheduled game is a tie-break then all bets on that game will be void;
  • if the specified game or set does not take place or is not completed then all bet will be void.

41.3 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 (i.e. other than the match winner) will be void where a result cannot be determined.

41.4 Tie Break – Yes or 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.

42. CYCLING

42.1 Podium positions 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, for example after an appeal or an objection, will not count.

43. Athletics

43.1 Podium Positions.
For all athletics' events we use the result at the time of the podium presentation or medal ceremony. Any subsequent disqualifications or alterations, for whatever reasons, will be disregarded.

43.2 All In Compete 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.

43.3 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.

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

43.5 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, then bets will stand so long as the event is completed prior to the closing ceremony

44. CRICKET

.44.1 The following General Rules apply to pre-match and in-running cricket betting:

  • 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 an international match it's not played in the same country, then the bet will be void;
  • if there is a draw in a multi-day match where we have offered a price, for example the County Championship, then bets will be settled as winners. Where we have not offered a price for a draw, bets on the match result are void;
  • if the match is a tie the dead heat rules will apply.

44.2 Limited Overs Matches

The following rules apply:

  • all bets, including those affected by reduced overs' matches, will be settled in accordance with the official competition rules. If a match is disrupted by bad weather or other external factors we will settle your bet 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 we have not offered a tie price then dead-heat rules apply unless a bowl off, super-over or equivalent happens. If there is a bowl off or super-over then the match will be settled on the team awarded the win.
  • if no result is declared then bets on either team to win the match will be void.

44.3 Test Matches.

If there is a tie before the final session on the final day is due to have finished then bets will be settled as a dead-heat between both teams. Bets on the draw will be settled as losers.

44.4 Series Betting

The following rules apply:

  • outright bets on a series will stand so long as 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, then 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, for example the series is abandoned, then 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.

43.5 Top Batsman – Match

The following rules apply:

  • 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 for bets to stand unless the innings has already been completed;
    • In one day matches a minimum of 20 overs in the innings must be bowled for bets to stand unless the innings has already been completed.
    • In Twenty20 matches a minimum of five overs in the innings must be bowled for bets to stand unless the innings has already been completed.

44.6 Top Batsman in the Series

The following rules apply:

  • 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, but other batsmen will count as winners if they score the most runs.

44.7 Top Bowler/Wicket Taker

The rules applying to 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.

44.8 Batsman Match Bets. (Match)

The following rules apply:

  • both batsmen must reach the crease for bets to stand;
  • all bets will be based on the first innings, unless specified otherwise.

44.9 Batsman Match Bets (Series)

The following rules apply:

  • over a series or tournament, if there is no further action after a bet has been placed, for example one batsman withdraws due to an injury, then bets will be void;
  • one match must be completed otherwise bets are void;
  • tournament totals apply for settlement purposes.

44.10 Bowler Match bets.

The rules applying to top match or series bowler are similar to those applying to top batsman (see rules 43.8 and 43.9)

44.11 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:

  • a quoted number of runs is given and we offer prices 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.

44.12 Man of the Match

The following rules apply:

  • bets will be settled on the man of the match officially declared by the relevant governing body;
  • if there are joint or multiple men of the match then dead-heat rules apply;
  • if no official man of the match is declared then bets will be void

44.13 Total/ Most Boundaries/ 4's /6's/ Wides/ Run-Outs in match.
The following rules apply:

  • bets will be void if 80% of the scheduled overs of both teams' (where appropriate) innings have not been played due to external factors, such as bad weather, unless bet settlement has already been determined;
  • if a match is decided by a super-over, then runs scored during the super-over do not count for settlement purposes;
  • in a test match these markets apply to first innings only, unless otherwise stated.

44.14 Highest Opening Partnership.
The following rules apply:

  • bets will be void if 80% of the scheduled overs of the innings have not been played due to external factors, such as bad weather, unless bet settlement has already been determined. Dead heat rules apply unless a tie price has been offered

44.15 Total Runs

The following rules apply:

  • 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, such as 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Total Number of Runs in an Innings, by a Batsman
    • if a batsman retires hurt, but then returns later to bat, then 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, then the total number of runs scored before he/she was 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, then his amassed score will be the final result;
    • if a batsman's innings is restricted because of external factors, such as bad weather, then his final "not out" score will count for settlement purposes.

44.16 Super Overs

The following rules apply:

  • if a Super Over, or a similar method outside normal play, is part of the competition rules to determine the match winner, then the team winning the Super Over will be considered the winners in the match market;
  • runs scored in the Super Over do not count for the settlement of run-related markets, for example top batsman, total runs etc. Similarly wickets taken during a bowl-off do not count towards any bowler markets.

44.17 Next Man Out.

The following rules apply:

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

44.18 Method of dismissal.

The following rules apply:

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

44.19 Runs in a specified over.

The following rules apply:

  • extras (for example 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 then that over will be considered complete. However, if the innings is ended due to bad weather then all bets will be void.

44.20 Most Runs in a Specified Number of Overs

  • dead heat rules apply if both teams score the same;
  • bets void if both teams do not complete the specified number of overs.

45 European / International Basketball

45.1 The following rules apply to the Full time result market:

  • overtime is included for determining the results of European / International basketball markets except where a price for the draw is offered in which case markets will be settled at regular time;
  • at least 35 minutes of play must be completed for Euro / International basketball match results 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, then bets will stand.

45.2 The following rules apply to the Full Time result with Handicap market:

  • you will need to select which team will win the match, by taking into account the handicap;
  • Extra time will be included.

45.3 Half Time Handicap

You need to select the team that will be leading on the handicap at half-time.

45.4 Over/Under

You need to predict whether the total number of points scored in a match will be over or under the stated number. Over time will be included unless otherwise stated.

45.5 Half-Time Result / Full Time Result (& Draw Price)

The following rules apply:

  • where we offer two way betting on the final result, without a draw price, then bets will be settled on the eventual winner of the match, including any overtime / extra-time played;
  • you need to predict which team will win the first half and which team will win the match, i.e. the full time result

45.6 Race to 10, 20 & 50 points

You need to predict which team will get to 10, 20 or 50 points first. However, if neither team reaches the specified points total then bets are void.

45.7 Highest Scoring Quarter / Half

The following rules apply:

  • you need to predict which quarter, or half, will have the highest total points;
  • if both halves have the same amount of points then bets will be void;
  • if quarters have the same amount of points then dead-heat rules will apply All relevant periods must be completed or bets will be void;
  • extra-time is not included.

45.8 Player Specials – Total Points / Rebounds / Assists / Steals

The following rules apply:

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

45.9 Half / Quarterly Betting Prices

The following rules apply:

  • prices are offered 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, then bets on both sides are void except where a price has been offered for a draw;
  • overtime is not included for second half or 4th quarter betting;
  • bets void if specified period is not completed unless result is already determined.

46. European Ice-Hockey

46.1 Match Time & Validity

The following general rules apply to European ice-hockey:

  • all bets will be settled on 60 minutes of play, unless otherwise stated;
  • extra-time will not count;
  • if a match is not completed for any reason it will be made void.

46.2 Money Line

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

46.3 Handicap

The following rules apply:

  • if handicap betting odds are quoted, then 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, then a "push" will result and stakes on both teams will be refunded unless a draw price has been offered.

46.4 Over/Under

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

47. Handball

47.1The following general rules apply to handball:

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

47.2 Over/Under

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

47.3 Handicap

Extra time will not count.

48. Volleyball

48.1 Match Betting

The following rules apply:

  • if the match is abandoned before the end of regular time, then 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 then all bets will be void.

48.2 Set Betting

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

49. GAA – GAELICFOOTBALL/HURLING

49.1 The following general rules apply to this market:

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

49.2 First / Last / Anytime Goalscorer.

The following rules will apply:

  • 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 has not got onto the pitch by the time of the first / last goal will be void.

49.3 Winning Margins / Handicaps / Total Points

The following rules apply:

  • 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.

50. Australian Rules Football

50.1 The following general rules apply:

  • where a match and/or handicap bet results in a draw, then stakes on the match result will be returned, unless a draw price has been offered;
  • 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, then any bets on markets for which the result has not already been determined will be declared void.

51. Olympic Games.

51.1 The following general rules apply:

  • games rules apply to 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;
  • all bets will be "all in", compete or not, unless otherwise stated.

51.2 Head-to-Head / Match/Group Betting.
If none of the listed competitors qualify for the event final then bets will be void, unless otherwise stated.

51.3 Medal Tables

The following rules apply:

  • 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.

51.4 Postponed/Abandoned Events

Bets on a postponed event will still remain valid so long as the event is completed prior to the closing ceremony or the official end to the games.

52 Skiing

The following rules apply to all ski based events, such as Alpine skiing, cross-country skiing or ski jumping.

52.1 Podium Positions.
For all skiing events we use the result at the time of the podium presentation or medal ceremony. Any subsequent disqualifications or alterations, for whatever reasons, will be disregarded.

52.2 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.

52.3 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.

52.4 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.

52.5 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, for example the Olympics, then bets will stand so long as the event is completed prior to the closing ceremony

53 Bowls

53.1 Match Betting

The following rules apply:

  • 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 then all bets will be void;
  • any set betting will be void if the required number of sets are not completed.

54 NON-SPORTING EVENTS (SPECIALS BETTING)

54.1 General Rules

Ante-post rules apply to all specials betting, i.e. non-sporting events, unless otherwise stated
54.2 Reality TV

The following rules apply:

  • 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, then outstanding bets on any market, without an official result, will be considered void;
  • unless an "Any Other" (contestant) market is offered as an option, all reality TV events will be offered on the basis of "others on request". We 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 for example, 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 we 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.

54.3 Eurovision Song Contest

The following rules apply:

  • 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, then bets on that match will be void.

54.4 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.

54.5 Christmas Specials

The following rules apply:

  • Snow on Christmas Day- Bets will be settled as winners if a measurable amount of snow is recorded by 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;
  • 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.

54.6 Politics

The following rules apply:

  • 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 we offer a market on a political position, for example next Prime Minister or next Speaker, then 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, then 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 Speaker's seat will not count for any party's seat totals.

Appendix 1 – Non-Runner Adjustments (from the horse-racing section)

a) The method for calculating the Win Only Non-Runner Adjustment is as follows:

  • we scale* our original win only book (at the time of bet placement) back to 100% over-round to attain a "BEFORE" price for each runner
  • we remove the subsequent non-runners from the market
  • we scale the resulting book back to 100% to attain an "AFTER" price for each runner
  • The NRA for each runner is defined to be the % reduction in winnings required to change the BEFORE price to the AFTER price.
  • So NRA = 1-((AFTER price -1) / (BEFORE price -1))
  • To apply the NRA to your original odds – subtract 1 from your original odds and multiply this value by the NRA. Subtract the resulting value from your original odds.
  • To see how our Win Only Non-Runner Adjustment works in practice, please go to coral.co.uk/nra.

*Notes on scaling and over-round: You can work out the % chance of any horse by calculating (1/decimal price) x 100. The over-round of the book is the sum of these percentages. The revised percentage chance of your horse in a 100% scaled book is calculated by: (100/total over-round of the book) x % of your horse.

The revised decimal price of your horse in a 100% book is 1 divided by this figure, with the answer then multiplied by 100.

b) The Place only markets are more complex than the Win Only market as non-runners don't usually affect the place chance of each horse in such a uniform manner. We calculate the place non-runner adjustments by using the following method:

  • We scale the Coral Win Only odds to 100% over-round by the process described in a)
  • We derive ‘standard'** place odds from these 100% win odds to give a "BEFORE PLACE" price for each runner.
  • We remove the Non Runners from the 100% Coral Win Only book (the BEFORE Win Only prices) and rescale the resulting market to 100%.
  • We then derive standard place odds from the resulting prices to give an "AFTER PLACE" price for each horse
  • The Place NRA for each runner is defined to be the % reduction in winnings required to change the BEFORE PLACE price to the AFTER PLACE price.
  • So NRA = 1 - ((AFTER PLACE price -1) / (BEFORE PLACE price -1)).
  • To apply the NRA to your original place odds – subtract 1 from your original odds and multiply this value by the NRA. Subtract the resulting value from your original odds.
  • To see how our Place Non-Runner Adjustment works in practice, please go to coral.co.uk/nra.

**The actual place odds offered vary by race type, length and other factors specific to individual horses. For the purpose of simplifying the NRA the Standard place odds are derived using an averaged approach.

c) Worked Example of a Win Only NRA:

This is a 4 runner race where Coral are offering the following Win Only odds:

  • Horse A 3.75
  • Horse B 3.75
  • Horse C 3.75
  • Horse D 3.75

When scaled to 100%, the BEFORE prices for each horse become

  • Horse A 4.0
  • Horse B 4.0
  • Horse C 4.0
  • Horse D 4.0