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Football

General

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

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

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

For markets that relate to particular statistics, including but not limited to the number of bookings given, the number of corners taken, any goalscorer or the time of a particular goal, bets will be settled using information from independent sources.

If any new information comes into the public domain within 48 hours of settlement, then we will (acting reasonably) either:

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

Bets on markets that relate to the number of incidents to occur, such as 'number of corners', will be settled based on the number taken rather than awarded.

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

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

Abandonments, Cancellations and Postponements

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

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

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

Non-Runners, Withdrawals and Disqualifications

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

Change of Venue

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

Material Events

If we do not suspend a market on time for the occurrence of a Material Event (a goal being scored, a penalty being awarded from which a goal is scored or a player being sent off), we reserve the right to void bets matched after the Material Event has occurred. Voiding of these bets may take place during the event or retrospectively once a match is completed.

Video Assistant Referee (VAR)

If a Material Event is cancelled due to a determination made via a Video Assistant Referee (VAR), we will void bets as follows for such Material Event and the cancellation of it:

  • For the cancellation of a goal due to VAR, bets matched between the time of the goal being scored and the time at which the Video Assistant Referee finishes the review will be voided.
  • For the cancellation of a red card due to VAR, bets matched after the time at which the Video Assistant Referee commences the review will be voided.

The voiding of any such bets may take place during the event or retrospectively once a match is completed.

If a Video Assistant Referee review results in the award of a red card or penalty, such Material Event will be deemed to have occurred at the time at which the Video Assistant Referee commences a review relating to such (ultimately awarded) Material Event. In such circumstances, bets matched prior to the time at which the Video Assistant Referee commences a review will not be voided.

For the avoidance of doubt, if the referee decides to award a goal, retrospectively due to VAR, bets matched between the time of the goal being scored and the time at which the VAR review is concluded will be voided unless the VAR review (and subsequent decision) does not ultimately alter the decision made by the on-field officials.

Relegation Markets

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

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

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

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

The relevant season will be deemed to have started once the first league match has been played. For the purposes of this rule, markets relating to individual matches will not be deemed to be ‘affected markets’.

Time of First Goal

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

Top Goalscorer

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

 

The Exchange General Rules and Market Information will apply in respect of any category of bets or markets not referred to in the Specific Sports Rules. If there is any inconsistency between the Specific Sports Rules and the Exchange General Rules, the Specific Sports Rules shall prevail. If there is any inconsistency between the Market Information and either the Exchange General Rules or the Specific Sports Rules, the Market Information shall prevail.

See here for the Exchange General Rules.