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With the enormous amount of events to bet on at Sportbet, it is important to understand that each sport can be unique when it comes to wagering. The following highlights wagering rules for the particular sports available to bet on at Sportbet Sportsbook.

Sports wagers may range from a minimum of $0.50 to a maximum of $5,000. Sportbet reserves the right to reduce or exceed these limits at any time on any wager.

The maximum payout on a parlay, teaser, IF wager, or RIF chain is $500,000. With prior Management approval, accounts may be tagged for unlimited parlay payouts on all selections. By choosing this option, the account will not be eligible for any bonuses or free payouts.

Proposition bets must have all participants involved play for action in the wager. Routine starting players must start the game for action.

Special propositional wagering offerings available for events or shows, not related to statistics in game logs, related to the Super Bowl, NBA Championship, World Series, or any other sporting or non-sporting major event will be graded upon Management's discretion based on digital recordings made of live television broadcasts.

Non-runners in match-ups between a player and "the field" in any tournament will be graded no action unless otherwise specified.

Participants failing to compete in the next round of a tennis or golf event will have all wagers to reach or win subsequent rounds, graded NO ACTION.

Wagers made immediately after a player withdrawal for any reason, on markets dramatically affected by this action, will be reviewed by management. This type of play can result in permanent account suspension.

Immediately upon discovery, wagers placed on an event with an obvious erroneous line, will be graded no action or voided. It is the sole discretion of Sportbet regarding the partial/complete voiding of parlays, teasers, and IF wagers when a play includes a selection with a line error. Line errors include (but are not limited to) backwards lines, price errors; typos, misspellings or incorrect wordings that affect the essence of the line intended; incorrect team/players listed in match ups, etc.

If a wager with an erroneous line is not voided before the game/play begins, Management reserves the right to remedy the odds to a fair market price which would have been available at the time the wager was placed. This price remedy may be applied during or after an event. Only the odds will be corrected on an erroneous line; the risk amount, applicable spread and total will always remain unchanged. A player will never benefit from betting on a clear erroneous line. Repeat offenders will not be tolerated.

Any wagering matchup listed with erroneous wording that makes it possible for neither option to win, will be automatically graded no action. Matchup lines in which both options can be winners simultaneously will be graded no action as well.

At managerial discretion, correlated plays will be voided or split into separate straight wagers with the risk amount divided equally. Plays on correlated events include: multiple selections on the same team/player in the same event, multiple selections against the same team/player in the same event, or any other combination where one event directly affects further selections in the play, including Live In-Play wagers. Players will never be given the benefit if there is any doubt regarding intentions of correlated plays and winnings will be voided. No warnings will be given.

If there is evidence of any type of rigging (tournament, match, event or price manipulation), Management reserves the right to void wagers or grade markets no action, pending the resolution of any investigation opened on suspicious betting activity. If we believe a customer deliberately participated in a dishonest action of this nature, we reserve the right to void wagers or withhold payments on any suspicious wagers.

We are committed to ensuring the integrity of all sports and to participating in efforts to identify and eradicate match fixing.  As such, notwithstanding any other website rules, or any provision of our Privacy Policy, by placing a wager on Sportbet’ websites, you expressly acknowledge and agree that we, in our sole discretion and at all times, reserve the right to report Irregular Betting Activity to sports federations, agencies, commissions or associations (or their respective agents) as we deem appropriate, with the objective to enable identification of unusual activity and avoid being an enabler of fraudulent actions that could harm our reputation and the transparency of the sports we offer markets on.

Examples of a "lead change" in basketball and all other sports

1) TeamA trails TeamB by 1 point. TeamA scores a two point basket.

2) TeamA trails TeamB by 2 points. TeamA scores a two point basket. Then TeamA scores another two point basket.

Examples that are NOT a “lead change” in basketball (same math applies to all other sports)

1) TeamA trails TeamB by 2 points. TeamA scores a two point basket. Then TeamB scores a two point basket.

2) Score of the game is 0-0. TeamA scores a two point basket.

Kickoff dates and times displayed on our website are a reference only and are not guaranteed to be accurate.  Starting times of the events available for wagering are listed in US Eastern Time (ET).

A selection made after an event begins based on occurrences that have developed while in-play, is considered a "past-post".  This applies for all regular game lines or when play resumes in live wagering.  All events intended for in-play offering will be noted as such on the wagering option.

Past-posting is considered stealing and will be dealt with in the harshest manner possible. A player will never benefit from betting on events with time errors. Repeat offenders will NOT be tolerated.

Only points scored AFTER half-time count on 2nd half wagers.

All team sporting events must be played on the dates scheduled unless otherwise specified. If an event is suspended/abandoned, postponed and/or rescheduled, that event will automatically become NO ACTION.

If the venue for a sporting event, other than boxing/MMA, is changed, all wagers placed based on the original venue will be voided and stakes refunded.

Regardless of team name changes or relocation, all teams have action in futures wagers.

All future wagers are graded once officially declared and listed in the corresponding governing body's website.

Tennis, golf, boxing, and auto racing must be completed within one week of the scheduled event date to have action (unless otherwise noted).

The winner of an event or game will be determined on the date of the event or game's conclusion according to house rules. Sportbet does not recognize suspended games, protests, overturned decisions, etc., for wagering purposes.

Most events are graded immediately upon completion. Other events require extensive research and language translation to determine a final score. Use Live Help to report any score of an event you need to have graded. Please include a link or source of the score so we can process your wager(s) immediately. Please note we use official sites for grading purposes of most of the markets we offer.

Total season wins are graded for each team on the date the outcome has been determined. If a team does not play all scheduled games, and those games could make a difference in the outcome, then the selection is "no action".

Total season wins lines which annotation display a minimum number of games for action, will be graded the date the outcome is determined as long as there is no suggestion that such team will not play all scheduled games or that the season will be shortened.

The home team is listed as the bottom team unless otherwise specified. Neutral site games may have the teams listed in any random order. Switching of teams in the listings is no grounds for the voiding of any selections.

In the event an account reaches a negative balance due to the re-grade of an event, all in-progress pending wagers will stand and be honored. Since winning wagers in this instance will be honored, immediate settlement of losing wagers is also expected.

Customers are responsible for settling all negative accounts.  "Ignorance", "I wouldn't have made that last bet if I knew my balance would have been negative", or "It's not my fault the wager was graded wrong", will not be accepted as excuses for non-settlement of negative balances.

Sportbet reserves the right to void any bets, which are not in progress, retroactively from the last wager entered, until a player balance is no longer negative. Players will be notified via e-mail prior to an event starting of any such decisions.

Limits on each wagering option are reset within a few minutes of a wager being posted. Limits also reset immediately when the line on the selection has moved. Management reserves the right to refuse or limit any wager. Use of multiple accounts to circumvent online limits is prohibited.

In a "dead heat", two or more competitors are joint winners in a race or contest. For wagering purposes, the wagered amount on a selection is divided by the number of competitors involved in the dead heat (divided stake) and multiplied by the number of paying positions in question. The divided stake gets paid the full odds of the original selection. The remainder of the stake is a loser.

 

Dead Heat Example:

Straight Bet selected on Ogivly TOP 10 +350, for $100.

Scenario #1: Two golfers – including Ogivly – tie for 10th place.

The risk amount ($100) is divided by 2 as there are only 2 golfers sharing one same paying position (10th place).  In this case, half of the stake ($50) gets paid full odds, and the other half ($50 as well) is lost. $50 on Ogivly +350 wins $175, for a total credit of $225.

A bet on any other golfer for TOP 10 that is not tied in 10th place, but yet a winner, will pay full odds for the whole amount wagered.

Scenario #2: Five golfers – including Ogivly – tie for 10th place.

The risk amount ($100) is divided by the number of competitors involved in the "dead heat" (5 golfers) = $20 (divided stake) and multiplied by the number of paying positions (there is only one paying position as it is the last place in which 5 golfers are tied).  The remainder $80 of the risk amount are lost.

The divided stake gets paid full odds of the wager as if originally the bet was only for $20.  $20 on Ogivly +350 pays $70 to win, for a total credit of $90.

A bet on any other golfer for TOP 10 that is not tied in 10th place, but yet a winner, will pay full odds for the whole amount wagered.

Scenario #3: Five golfers – including Ogivly – tie for 8th place.

The risk amount ($100) is divided by the number of competitors involved in the "dead heat" (5 golfers) = $20 (divided stake) and multiplied by the number of paying positions (3: 8th, 9th & 10th) = $60.  The wager amount to be paid at full odds is $60. The remainder $40 of the risk amount are lost.

$60 on Ogivly + 350 pays $210 to win, for a total credit of $270.

A bet on any other golfer for TOP 10 that is not tied in 8th place, but yet a winner, will pay full odds for the whole amount wagered.

By placing a wager using Sportbet Internet software, the customer agrees to all of the Rules and Polices posted on this Website.

You must be at least 18 years old to set up an account, place bets, or collect winnings.

All rules, regulations, and payoffs contained herein are subject to change and revision by Sportbet without prior notice. Standard Las Vegas rules apply to any rule or wager not covered by the rules and regulations herein.