Betting Rules

Baseball

All games must start on the scheduled date (local time) for bets to have action. If a game has been postponed or cancelled before its due start time then all bets are deemed no action.

Non-MLB baseball - no listed pitchers and all bets are action regardless of who pitches for each team. 8½ innings rule applies although in the event of a 'Mercy Rule' being called, all bets will stand on the score at the time.

In 2-way markets push rules apply unless otherwise stated below. Stakes on single bets are returned, and in multiples/parlays the selection is treated as a non-runner.

MLB wagers
It is the client's responsibility to ensure they are aware of any relevant pitcher changes. For game side/total/run-line betting there are three options to choose from:

Action - team against team regardless of the starting pitcher. Each team's starting pitcher is defined for wagering purposes as the pitcher that throws the initial pitch. Pitchers can be specified when placing wagers.

One specified pitcher - a wager on or against one specific starting pitcher regardless of the other starting pitcher. Specified pitcher must start or wager is deemed no action.

Listed pitchers must start - a wager that specifies both starting pitchers. Any variation constitutes no action. Wagers with ‘One specified pitcher’ and ‘Listed pitchers must start’ that were placed when the named pitcher was originally listed are no action if the listed pitcher is changed and is then re-listed back to the original pitcher.

Wagers placed on the named pitcher, after being re-listed, are action.

In the event of a change in one or both starting pitchers prior to the start of a baseball game then the side/total/run-line betting may be adjusted. If one scheduled starting pitcher starts against an unscheduled starting pitcher, or both starting pitchers were unscheduled, then all 'action' and live 'one specified' pitcher wagers will be computed at the opening price/line established with the new starting pitcher(s).

Double pitching change, where a listed pitcher is changed then re-instated for betting purposes, bets will be treated as a normal pitching change.

4½ innings rule
If a game is 'called', or suspended, winners and losers for betting are official after at least 5 full innings of play unless the home team is leading after 4½ innings. If a game is 'called', or suspended etc, 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). Please note that suspended games do not carry over.

8½ innings rule
Total and run-line betting - The game must go at least 9 full innings (or 8½ innings if the home team is ahead) for bets to have action.

Pre-game lines
All pre-game bets include extra innings unless otherwise stated.

Side betting (Money line) - Subject to 4½ innings rule.

Game totals/run line - Subject to 8½ innings rule.

4½ innings wagering - Bets will be settled based on the score in the middle of the 5th inning (i.e. not at the bottom of the 5th). Listed pitchers must start for bet to have action.

5 innings wagering - All bets will be settled on the result after the first 5 innings of a game have been completed. If the 5 full innings are not completed, bets will have no action regardless of the score. Listed pitchers must start for bet to have action.

Pre-game props including player props
8½ innings rule applies unless settlement of bets is already determined.

Listed pitchers must start for bet to have action. Extra innings count unless specified otherwise.

Double result - Result after 5 full innings, plus result for the whole game.

Game total odd/even - If the combined score is zero then bets will be void.

Team total odd/even - If team score is zero then bets void.

Most bases - These match-ups are a Total Bases match up. Single = 1 Base, Double = 2, Triple = 3, Home Run = 4. Only these count.

Most (total) bases - For these match-ups to have action both players must be in official starting line up. Game must go at least 9 completed innings (or 8½ if the home team is ahead) for bets to have action. Single =1 Base, Double = 2, Triple = 3, Home Run = 4. Only these count. Both listed pitchers (at time of placing wager) must start for bets to have action.

DAILY PROPS
Total runs scored (homes vs away) - Total runs scored quotes an estimated number of runs to be scored in a specified number of that days' games. Lines are offered for the actual score to be over or under this quote. Push rules apply. No Listed Pitchers. All games must go 8½ innings or more for action.

Total runs scored (AL vs NL) and total runs scored (all games) - 8½ innings rule applies, regardless of pitchers.

Highest winning margin - All bets have action, regardless of pitchers and the number of games played/completed.

Highest/lowest score of night - Refers to total number of runs scored by one team. Relevant games must complete at least 5 full innings (regardless of starting pitcher) otherwise bets void.

In-Play
All bets are action regardless of pitching changes. Extra innings count.

Moneyline/total/run-line - 8½ innings rule applies although in the event of a 'Mercy Rule' being called, all bets will stand on the score at the time.

To win innings - Top and bottom of innings must be completed unless home team is winning in the bottom of the innings when game is abandoned.

A score in the innings - Top and bottom of innings must be completed unless a run has already been scored when the game is abandoned.

Team to score next - In the event that the game is abandoned all markets on runs already scored will stand. Bets on the next run at time of abandonment will be no action.

Most hits in the innings - Top and bottom of innings must be completed unless home team already has the most hits in the bottom of the innings when the game is abandoned. Number of hits is officially declared by MLB. Dead-Heat rules apply.

Total Hits in the innings - Number of hits is officially declared by MLB.

Who wins the rest of the match - This market refers to which team will score more points in the remaining time.

FUTURES - General rules
Regular season wins/match-ups - team must complete at least 160 regular season games for bets to have action unless the remaining games during the course of the season do not affect the result.

To win Pennant - the team that progresses to the World Series will be deemed the winner of the pennant.

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

Outright, pennant and divisional betting
All bets stand regardless of team relocation, team name change, season length or play-off format.

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

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