WAGERING GUIDE

When wagering over the internet always check pending wagers to confirm your wagers and ensure that technical transmission problems did not prevent the recording of your wagers.

In the event of "obvious error" resulting from human error or technical malfunction wagers will constitute "no action". The most common type of obvious error is when lines are reversed and the favorite becomes the underdog. Obvious error is defined as an error that an independent, objective, informed and knowledgeable person would recognize as an error. Obvious error is also defined as a line that is reversed from that of other sportsbooks and newspaper publications. For example: If a team is about -3 with sportsbooks, Roxy Line and other newspapers and the line is reversed and the team is about +3.

 

FOOTBALL RULES

  • For wagering purposes, unless otherwise stipulated, Professional and College Football is considered official after 55 minutes of regulation play or at the completion of overtime period(s).
  • Games lasting under 55 minutes constitute "No Action" or "Push/Cancel" and all money is refunded, except when wagering on 1st half lines. If the 1st half has been completed all wagers on the 1st half lines will stand. If the game has been cancelled or suspended before the 1st half has completed all money will be refunded. These same rules apply to 1st quarter wagers.
  • College football overtime procedure:  College Football overtimes commence with a 1st & 10 play at the opponents 25-yard line.  The offensive team keeps possession until they score, commit a turnover, or fail to convert on 4th down. Overtime continues until the score is no longer tied and each team has had an equal number of possessions. All straight (side) wagers, Over/Under (total) wagers, Money Lines, etc. in professional and college football DO include all overtime scoring.
  • Games are graded as soon as the game goes final and is deemed official.
  • Futures, such as Divisional winners, will be graded as soon as the season or tournament is over.
  • Games must take place at the site and on the date scheduled. (unless otherwise specified)
  • Propositions : All teams and players listed in the proposition must start or the wager will be deemed “no action.”

 

BASKETBALL RULES

  • For wagering purposes, a basketball game becomes official after forty-three (43) minutes of play for pros, and thirty-five (35) minutes of play for college.
  • Games lasting under official time constitute "No Action" or "Push/Cancel" and all money is refunded, except when wagering on 1st half lines. If the 1st half has been completed all wagers on the 1st half lines will stand. If the game has been cancelled or suspended before the 1st half has completed all money will be refunded. These same rules apply to 1st quarter wagers.
  • Wagering on the game period spread, moneyline, or total (over/under) DO include all overtime scoring.
  • Half-time (2nd Half) wagering includes any overtime scoring. Fourth Quarter wagering does NOT include overtime scoring.
  • Games must take place at the site and on the date scheduled. (unless otherwise specified)
  • Proposition : All teams and players listed in the proposition must start or the wager will be deemed “no action.”

 

NHL HOCKEY RULES

  • For wagering purposes, a hockey game (pro or college) becomes official after fifty-five (55) minutes of play.
  • Games lasting under official time constitute "No Action" or "Push/Cancel" and all money is refunded.
  • Overtime scores are included on all game wagers.
  • If the game ends in overtime tied and goes to a shootout the winner of the shootout will be credited with one extra goal.
  • Games must take place at the site and on the date scheduled. (unless otherwise specified)
  • Proposition : All teams and players listed in the proposition must start or the wager will be deemed “no action.”

 

BASEBALL RULES

  • When wagering on moneylines, runlines or game totals, both listed (advertised) pitchers must start, otherwise there is "No Action" or "Push/Cancel" on straight wagers, and parlays drop to the next lower level. "Starting Pitcher" is the pitcher who starts the game and throws the first pitch for the team.
  • A baseball game becomes official for moneyline wagering purposes after 4 1/2 innings if home team is winning, or 5 innings if visiting team is winning.
  • If a game is cancelled or suspended, the winner is determined by the score after the last full inning (unless the home team scores to tie, or takes the lead in the bottom half of the inning, in which case the winner is determined by the score at the time the game is called).
  • Money will be refunded if the home team ties the game, and the game is then suspended.
  • Events do not carry over to the following day (unless otherwise specified).
  • For runlines and game totals (over/under), a baseball game becomes official after 8 1/2 innings if home team is winning, or 9 innings if visiting team is winning.
  • If a game goes past 9 innings and is not completed (ie suspended, curfew, rain delay, etc.), there is action on game total and runline wagers.
  • Games must take place at the site and on the date scheduled. (unless otherwise specified)

 

 

SOCCER RULES

  • Wagering on soccer is moneyline with tie. This type of wagering makes sense, since in regular season it is possible for a match to end in a tie. If you wager on a team and the outcome of the match at the end of 90 minutes is a tie, the wager is a loss. If you wager on the tie, and one of the teams wins at the end of 90 minutes, the wager is a loss.
  • All odds are subject to fluctuation and amendment and are based on the result at full-time. The terms full-time, 90 minutes play, and normal time are all used to denote the period of play that includes injury time but not extra time, penalty shoot-outs, etc.
  • Bets will be accepted up to the advertised kick-off time. If a bet is inadvertently accepted which includes a match after its kick-off time, the bet will be considered past-post and voided accordingly. Game date and times posted are for guidance purposes only and are not guaranteed to be 100% accurate.
  • Total Goals Betting - Wagering on game totals (over/under) only include goals scored in regulation time. (First 90 minutes)
  • Outright Betting - Where there are odds quotes for Outright as well as 90 minutes play (ie. Cup Finals, etc.) unless "to win outright" or qualifying price has been laid, all bets are settled on 90 minutes of play.
  • Divisional Betting - In divisional betting, the finishing position of teams at the end of the scheduled programmed of matches will determine placing with no allowance for play-offs or subsequent enquiries by the respective leagues.
  • Postponed Games - If a game is postponed and rescheduled to occur within 48 hours of the original start time, all bets stand. If rescheduled for more than 48 hours later, all single bets are void and wagers refunded while affected multiple bets will be recalculated excluding that leg.
  • Games must take place on the site and dates scheduled. (unless otherwise specified)
  • Abandoned Games - Should a match be abandoned before 90 minutes of play then all bets will be declared void and wagers refunded WITHTHE EXCEPTION OF:
    • bets involving first goal scorer and next goal scorer, provided the first/next goal has been scored before the match is abandoned,
    • bets involving time of first goal, where the time of the first goal has been determined before the match is abandoned.
    • bets involving result at half time (not including half time/full time betting), where the half time result is known.

 

 

BOXING RULES

  • Wagering on a fighter involves Moneyline (Win Price) types of odds.
  • Proposition wagering is often available including total number of rounds, win by knock-out, win by decision.
  • Note that when wagering on win by knock-out, win by decision propositions in the event of a draw with no fighter being declared the winner, all wagers on these kind of propositions are deemed losers.
  • The decision that is declared the night of the fight will be considered final and used when grading wagers. Wagers will not be re-graded if the decision is overturned at a later point in time.
  • Matches must take place at the site and on the dates scheduled. (unless otherwise specified)

 


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