Betting Rules


Please NOTE: It is in the interests of all our clients to write their own bets and the instructions on their bets. The onus to make their bets clearly understood and unambiguous falls solely on the client. Any failure to do so will result in the following set of rules being used to settle all bets.

ACCEPTANCE OF WAGERS

1st JANUARY, 2011

  1. The following set of rules which cancel all previous editions has been compiled in the interest of our clients for the purpose of resolving complications and thus avoiding disputes.
    • On occasion, we will pay both first past the post and official result on the horse racing in the UK and Ireland only. Please note, this bonus will not apply to ante-post, tote (pari-mutuel or placepots), forecasts or tricasts.
  2. In the event of a complication arising which is not allowed for in our rules, Tattersall’s Rules on Betting will apply.
    • Any dispute over the settlement of a bet which is not covered by these rules will be submitted to the I.B.A.S., regardless of what has happened in the past.
  3. These rules apply to all our offices unless (to allow for local conditions) a notice is displayed to the contrary.
  4. We reserve the right to refuse the whole or part of any commission.
  5. If an error is made by S.I.S. or any member of staff we cannot be held responsible and reserve the right to rectify all such errors.
  6. Every docket must be accounted for on our computerised electrical point of sale system. It is the responsibility of clients, to ensure that the printed receipt correctly represents their bet, as payment will be made on the receipt details, regardless of what is on the docket. Under normal trading conditions we accept no liability for any wager which does not comply with this rule.
  7. Bets on unnamed favourites and races not timed, i.e. usually dog forecasts, will be settled where possible for the following race at the same meeting.
  8. Should a client’s docket be inadvertently returned with the official receipt, that docket will be deemed void win or lose.
  9. To qualify for the bonuses paid to speciality bets (ie Lucky 15s), all selections must be either horses, greyhounds or correct scores. Bonuses will not apply to any other type of selection. ie Tote or Pari-Mutual returns.
  10. Any wagers precluded by our rules, that are accepted in error, will be deemed void win or lose.
  11. Grand Prix and Athletics will be paid on the Podium Positions.
  12. We will endeavour to supply prices for most sporting events or competitions.If a price is not displayed for the event in which a client is interested they should ask a member of staff who will try and ascertain a price. Unless an odds quotation is supplied by a member of staff any bets accepted will be void.

HORSE RACING RULES

1. We pay “first past the post” on all S.P. wagers. Tote and ante-post wagers settled as per Tattersall’s Rules.

2. “First past the post” does not apply:

  • Where a race is declared void.
  • Where a horse has taken the wrong course.
  • Where a horse has carried the wrong weight.
  • Where a judge corrects his decision.

3. Owner’s, Trainer’s or Jockey’s Selected

Wagers are accepted for Owner’s, Trainer’s or Jockey’s selected provided the meeting and race time is stated on the docket. Where this information is not supplied wagers are void unless there is only one meeting, or one horse involved.

Where more than one horse is involved in the same race the horse which starts at the shortest price is the selected. In the event of two or more horses starting at the same price the stake will be equally divided on each horse.

4. DEAD HEATS

In the event of a dead-heat half the stake money is lost and the other half is calculated at the full odds.

5. Where two horses have “dead-heated” and a “run off” takes place this will be considered to be a separate race and for betting purposes does not affect the race in which they “dead-heated”.

6. Favourites

Favourites may be backed, win only, in single or accumulative combinations at S.P. odds. Win bets accepted for favourites at tote odds will be settled at S.P. odds. All place bets on favourites (except special bets) will be void.

The win part of an each way bet on a favourite will stand at S.P. odds.

7. Should more than one horse start equal favourite the stake money shall be equally divided.

8. Except for obvious error, if when selecting favourites a client omits to name the meeting, the wager will be settled for the principal meeting as determined by the “Racing Post”. If the client omits the race time or number, the bet will be settled on the next race, at the named meeting, taking place after the bet was struck.

9. For the purpose of settling favourite wagers race order will be as advertised in the “Racing Post” on the morning of any race meeting, and will not alter even if the order of running is later changed, or if any race should be declared void or result in a walk-over. In the event of our offices not being open (eg Sunday) the race order will be that published in the previous days Racing Post.

10. Postponements

If a meeting or race is postponed to a future day, all wagers with the exception of ante-post will be void.

11. Should a meeting not taking place be written on a docket, that wager will be void, except in “Placepots” where the principal meeting will be substituted.

12. Unreported Meetings

(a) Bets are accepted at unreported meetings up to the advertised time of each race at that meeting subject to our

LIMITS. Bets accepted after the advertised time of a race at an unreported meeting will be void win or lose.

(b) Meetings covered by a ‘Short Service’.

A meeting covered by a ‘short service’ is one at which the only information available are the Results and the Off-times. Bets are accepted at any such meetings, subject to our LIMITS.

13. Under Starter’s Orders

Once a horse comes “under starter’s orders” all wagers accepted for that horse will stand, whether or not that horse competes. Similarly in the case of a re-run race a horse that does not compete the second time is beaten.

14. Price Rigging

Where there is evidence of price rigging either of Tote of S.P. we reserve the right to settle a Tote wager at S.P. or vice versa and in the case of a forecast wager this may be declared void.

15. Second and Third Quotations/Favourites

Second and third quotations/favourites will be determined by the separate prices rather than the number of horses quoted at a price.

For example:

2/1 Horse A Horse A and B are joint first quotations/favourites
2/1 Horse B
7/2 Horse C Horses C and D are joint second quotations/favourites
7/2 Horse D
8/1 Horse E Horse E is the third quotation/favourites

Second and third quotations/favourites will not be laid at dog meetings; any such bets accepted in error will be void.

16. Early Prices and Show Prices

Early prices are normally laid up to 15 minutes before the advertised time of a race or the time of the first show. We reserve the right to rectify any mistake made by our staff.

17. We do not accept bets at opening show. All such bets accepted in error will be setteled at S.P. Returns.

18. Incorrect Stakes or Number of Selections

Where a wager is over or under-staked the stake money will be divided in proportion to the number of permutations required and settled accordingly.

For example: 4 Selections

Instructions: 6 x 10p doubles, 4 x 10p trebles

Stake invested: 40p

This will now be settled as: 6 x 4p doubles.

4 x 4p trebles.

19. Where a wager is over or under-staked and also requests an incorrect number of permutations the stake will be divided in proportion as follows:

First example: 4 Selections

Instructions: 3 x £1 double, £2 treble

Stake: £7

This will now be settled as: 6 x 50p doubles,

4 x £1 trebles.

Second example: Instructions:

15 x £1 doubles

10 x £1 trebles

5 x £1 quads

£5 accumulator

Stake: £16

This will now be settled as: 6 x £1 doubles

4 x £1 trebles, £6 accumulator.

20. For horse, greyhound and virtual races, if no instructions are written on a docket, the stake money will be equally divided over the selections and the wager will be settled as win singles. .

i.e.: 4 Selections £11 stake

Bet will be settled as £2.75 on each selection.

(Bets at all other sports, will be settled as accumulators)

20a. If the stake is different frrom the amount, or instructions, written on the docket: In the case of 1 selection, the monies will be invested as a win single. If 2 or more selections, the money will be invested in proportion according to the written instructions. If no instructions, the stake money will be equally divided and settled on win singles.

21. Timed Selections – Where a selection is doubly engaged, wagers will be settled for the first race in which that selection runs, unless it is especially or virtually timed, if especially timed it will be settled for the timed race only, in the case of two different selections having the same name, wagers not timed will be settled for the first race in which a selection runs. A horse will take preference over a dog and both over a football team, etc. Real horses and dogs will take preference over Virtual Racing.

21a. In the event of a selection being mis-timed, i.e. 2.19 Bristol. when there are races at Hackney 2.19, Bristol 2.24; the bet will be settled on the next race at the written meeting, i.e. Bristol 2.24. If however the written meeting is not taking place the bet will be settled on the race of the written time i.e. 2.19 Hove, where Hove is not on but there is a 2.19 race at Hackey. The bet will be settled on the Hackney 2.19. This rule will also apply to Horse Racing.

22. In accumulative and multiple wagers where two or more different selections compete in the same event the stakes will be equally divided.

23. In accumulative wagers where the same selection is written more than once it will be counted once only.

24. In “lap” wagers where two or more selections compete in the same event the part where they clash will be void.

25. Ambiguous Instructions

(a) If the name of a selection is so mis-spelt that it may be reasonably considered equally to indicate either of two or more selections, or that it is not clear to the management what is intended, that selection will be VOID.

(b) Rule of Intention

We reserve the right to treat any erroneous instruction in a manner that can reasonably be considered to be the original intention; e.g.

1. A forecast on selections in different events will be treated as a double, likewise a double (non multiple bets) on selections in the same event will be treated as a forecast.

2. Selecting Dundee when only Dundee United are playing.

26. All disputes are decided strictly on their merits as determined by our rules, and a plea of precedence will not be entertained.

27. The rules and limits contained in this book also apply (except where specified) to credit betting.

28. In speciality bets such as Lucky 15 and ALL 33′s if the client selects a non-runner, the bet will become an ordinary bet and S.P. Rules and Limits will apply. Unnamed favourites can be included in all special bets.

29. Bets on doubles and trebles, etc., on different contingencies in the same event will be settled with the stakes divided equally, unless special prices are offered.

e.g. West Ham 90 minutes

A West Ham player to score the first goal.

£2 Double

This becomes £1 Single on EACH.

29a. Bets however are accepted on a player to score the first goal and to forecast the correct score in the match. If odds for this type of bet are required please consult a member of staff.

30. Re-Run Races.

A void race later re-run will still be known as the race originally advertised and all bets which have not been refunded before the start of the re-run will stand.

31. All bets at Irish Racing will be settled as per the returns supplied by S.I.S.

32. Speciality Bets

All Speciality Bets A.B.C., etc. are subject to Rule 4 Deductions if there is a Non-Runner in one of the events. If Board Prices are available this will determine the level of Deduction. If there are no Board Prices the price of the Non-Runner in the Racing Post­ will determine the level of Deduction. If one of the named selections is a Non-Runner the bet will revert to the next available price, i.e. if someone selects a Quad of ABCD and B is a Non-Runner the bet will be a treble at the price of ACD. If however there is no price for the bet after the named selection or selections are withdrawn the remaining bet will be settled at S.P. odds. ABCD etc available up to the first show or 15 minutes before the race, whichever is first.

LIMITS

HORSE RACING AND GREYHOUND RACING

1. LIMITS for cash betting are displayed in each office and apply only to that office.

2. A bet where all the selections are taken from meetings which are covered by a ‘FULL SIS SERVICE’ (i.e. Race by race betting and results) will be subject to NO LIMIT up to a maximum payout of £250,000 regardless of stake, except where any or all of those selections run in a race at an Irish meeting which takes place after 6 p.m. when the maximum payout reverts to £25,000 regardless of stake.

3. A bet where any selection is taken from a meeting which is not covered by a ‘FULL SIS SERVICE’ (i.e. Full race by race betting and results) will be subject to a maximum payout of £25,000, regardless of stake. Also a selection taken from any such meeting (as described above) may at the management’s discretion be subject to a LIMIT of 2/1.

4. Bets on Football and other Sporting events will be subject to NO LIMIT up to a maximum payout of £250,000, regardless of stake.

5. Bets on the TOTE or PARI-MUTUEL will be subject to the following LIMITS up to a maximum payout of £250,000.

WIN PLACE

Singles 100/1 33/1

Doubles 400/1 100/1

Trebles, etc. 1000/1 150/1

All Placepot Bets will be subject to a maximum payout of £25,000 or maximum odds of 5000/1 where the payout has not reached the maximum. Any bet where a selection is taken at TOTE ODDS will be subject to TOTE LIMITS.

6. A bet where any selection is unnamed, i.e. favourites second or third quotations, will be subject to the following LIMITS up to a maximum payout of £250,000.

Win only

Singles – No Limit

Doubles – No Limit

Trebles, etc. – 5000/1

7. Computer straight forecast – No Limit up to a max. £250,000

8. Computer Tricast – No Limit up to a max. £250,000

9. Forecast Doubles – No Limit up to a max. £250,000

10. Football – No Limit up to a max. £250,000

11. In all instances (for whatever reason) where there is not a Full SIS Service the maximum payout reverts to £25,000.

12. Sunday Racing will be subject to NO LIMIT up to a maximum payout of £100,000, except where the only selections involved are in Races for which we have opened our Ante-Post books, when there will be No Limit up to £250,000.

FORECAST BETTING

1. Forecast wagers are accepted for races of three or more runners.

2. Except for Tote wagers, forecasts are paid on the basis of “first past the post”.

3. Forecast wagers for English horse or dog races are paid as per the “computer” straight forecast returns.

4. Forecast wagers at Irish racing are paid, where returned, as per the “computer” straight forecast. In the absence of a

“computer” forecast S.P. forecast returns will apply.

Tote forecasts will no longer be accepted at Irish racing, even if specially requested or implied on a betting slip.

5. Where a dual forecast is accepted for a straight forecast race the stake will be equally divided and re-invested as a reverse forecast.

6. We accept S.P. Forecasts as per Rule 4 and when specially advertised.

7. At greyhound racing where a trap number is specified that trap will be the selection irrespective of which dog runs from that trap.

8. Forecast doubles are accepted at Greyhound and Horses.

9. A Tricast, Computer Straight Forecast, or S.P. Forecast which includes an unnamed favourite will be VOID, win or lose.

10. We would encourage clients to name all the selections in a forecast bet. Racecard numbers will be accepted but we would like to point out that unless the exact information is stated (i.e. the correct numbers and the correct time of the race and meeting), the bet will be VOID, win or lose.

11. Unnamed favourites are not accepted in Forecast or Tricast Bets.

12. Should a non-runner be selected in a forecast, stake will be invested as a win single on the remaining selection.

13. Should a non-runner be selected in a tricast, the stake will be invested in a Computer Straight Forecast on the remaining 2 selections in the order written with the N.R. being discounted. Where 2 Non Runners are selected the stake will be invested on the remaining selection as a win single.

14. Should a T/Cast be taken for a race for which no official computer T/C returns are declared the stake will be invested as a Computer Straight F/C on the selections to finish first and second in the order written with the selection for third place being discounted.

15. In the event of a F/C being accepted for a race in which no Computer Straight F/C is returned this will be settled at multiplied odds. For example:

(a) 3/1 winner and 4/1 second = £3 x 5 = £15 Return.

(b) 4/5 winner and 6/4 second = 80p x 21/2 = £2 Return.

EACH-WAY BETTING

Each way Doubles, Trebles and Accumulators will be settled win to win and place to place. The win portion is settled at S.P. odds and the place also at S.P. odds, unless the docket is clearly marked “all Tote”. Each-way betting at S.P. odds will be calculated as follows:

Horse Racing

1. Handicap Races of 16 or more runners – one-quarter odds 1-2-3-4.

2. Handicaps of 12-15 runners – one-quarter odds 1-2-3.

3. All other races of 8 or more runners, one-fifth odds 1-2-3.

4. Races of 6 or 7 runners, one-quarter odds 1-2.

5. Less than 5 runners, place money goes on to win.

Greyhound Racing

6. Races of 5 or 6 runners, one-quarter odds 1-2.

7. Less than 5 runners, win only.

8. Any each-way wagers accepted for races where there are insufficient runners for each-way betting, will be re invested – all win. This applies to all types of each-way bets.

9. When the favourite is odds on, there will be NO LIMIT on the place portion of an each-way bet. This applies to both horses and dogs.

TOTE BETTING

(Including Pari-Mutuel, etc.)

1. Horses may be backed at Tote odds for a win or each-way in single, accumulative or “lap” combinations. Tote Wagers will be settled as per “official result”. All the bets must now be clearly marked “TOTE”.

2. Each-way accumulative wagers are settled Win to Win and Place to Place. Tote and S.P. can be mixed in bets providing instructions are CLEAR.

3. Where multiple place wagers are required, an equal amount of win money must be invested. An equal amount invested as a win single will not constitute the requirements for this type of bet.

4. We do not accept “place only” wagers and in all each-way betting the win portion must be at least equal to the place. Where a wager is accepted in error which does not comply with this rule the stake money will be equally divided and settled as S.P. win Tote place, unless marked otherwise.

5. If for any reason no Tote dividend is returned all Tote bets will be settled at S.P. odds under Tattersall’s official rules.

6. Wagers are not accepted for unnamed favourites at Tote odds.

7. A wager which is written as, for example,

£1 win SAUCY LAD

50p place

will be treated as all S.P. unless clearly marked otherwise.

Tote Placepot/Quadpot Rules.

8. To win the Placepot/Quadpot the client must select a placed horse as defined below in all The Day’s Placepot/Quadpot Races at the Nominated Race Meeting. (a) In races of less than 5 runners – First only. (b) In races of 5, 6 or 7 runners – First or Second.(c) In races of 8 or more runners – First, Second or Third. (d) In Handicap races of sixteen or more runners – First, Second, Third or Fourth. In instances where names are written as well as numbers, the names will be accepted in preference to the numbers.

Non-runners: If a Selection becomes a non-runner or cannot be understood it will be substituted by the Favourite. (e.g.) 1. If the number written does not correspond with the race card numbers. If the written selection is not a runner in the particular leg for which it has been selected by the customer. Where there are Joint or Co-Favourites, the one with the Lowest Race Card Number will be taken.

(e.g.) 2. If the Favourite is also withdrawn, the Shortest Priced Runner will be used. Should there be more than one, the horse with Lowest Race Card Number will be taken. The Tote Placepot/Quadpot will be settled as per official result and not “first past the post”. Dividend declared to a £1 unit. If for any reason, a Placepot/Quadpot dividend is not declared, all Placepot/Quadpot bets will be settled as S.P. place accumulators on a first past the post basis.

ANTE-POST

1. Our books are open on all major ante-post events whether or not we issue our price lists.

2. Ante-post wagers are settled as per the official result.

3. Ante-post (and all fixed odds) wagers are settled at our advertised prices irrespective of what price is stated on a docket, or if no price is stated.

4. When an ante-post event has “heats” or preceding competitions connected with it, clients must state clearly on their docket, whether a “heat” or the final outcome is intended. Where there is doubt as to which competition a selection is intended for, it will be settled for the event which occurs first.

5. Where the same selection is taken for more than one ante-post event special odds may apply.

6. Ante-post wagers are accepted on the basis of “all in run or not” “entered or not” except where a race is declared void or abandoned or where a selection is offered “with a run”.

7. For the purposes of settling wagers with us, Ante-post betting on horse racing, will cease at the close of business two days prior to the event. All bets accepted on the day before or the day of an Ante-post event will be settled at “first past the post” and stakes will be refunded on non-runners. Rule 4 may apply to all bets. Horse racing apart, Ante-post betting will cease at the close of business on the day before an event. Selections withdrawn subsequently will be treated as losers. Any price guarantee offer will only apply to bets struck on the day of a horse race.

8. Foreign Racing

If an industry S.P. is returned, all bets will be settled at the industry S.P., unless our prices or pari-mutuel, is clearly stated on the docket. Bets settled at the industry S.P. or our prices will be first past the post. Pari-mutuel bets must be official results. If no industry S.P. is returned, all bets will be settled at our prices, if we do not price up an event bets will be settled on pari-mutuel returns.

On occasion, a price guide may be given for the foreign racing. As these are guides only, bets cannot be accepted at the guide prices. Favourite bets will be settled at the industry S.P. If no S.P. is returned, favourite bets will be settled at our prices. In the absence of an industry S.P. and our prices, favourite bets must be void.

GREYHOUNDS

  1. All dog bets laid at provincial meetings, Lifford, Drumbo, Dundalk, Dungannon, etc., ‘all in run or not’, such bets must have meeting stated. Dogs must be named at provincial meetings, trap numbers will be void. All bets at provincial meetings and English bags meetings not covered by a full SIS Service must be placed before the advertised off time. All bets accepted after will be void.
    • At greyhound racing where a trap number is specified that trap will be the selection irrespective of which dog runs from that trap.

Greyhound Placer Rules

Simply choose one or more trap numbers to be placed in each of the first 6 or last 6 scheduled BAGS races at any BAGS meeting. Returns are declared to a £1 unit (inclusive to tax).

2. For a Greyhound Placer to be successful, a selection must be placed in each of the six races as defined below

a) In races of 4 or less actual runners – 1 st only

b) in races of 5, 6 or 7 actual runners – 1st or 2nd

c) In races of 8 actual runners -1 st, 2nd or 3rd

3a. Greyhound Placers accepted in error for non-BAGS meetings will be void. Any bet using named selections/timed races which includes selections for races other than the specified races will be void.

b) Where a greyhound meeting contains both BAGS and non-BAGS races, the bet will only stand for the first six and last six of the BAGS races.

4. Unnamed favourites are accepted. Where there are joint or co-favourite the one with the lowest trap number will be taken. Unnamed second or third favourites are not accepted (See Rule 6f).

5. In the case of non-runners when the trap number is nominated the selection is transferred to the reserve in the same trap.

6. In the event of any of the following occurring, the Favourite will be used as the selection in accordance with rule 4 above. a) Where a trap number nominated becomes a non-runner and no reserve dog runs. b) Where there is a vacant trap or a named selection that becomes a non-runner. c) Where the selection has been omitted or cannot be understood. d) Where the trap number nominated does not correspond with any trap number involved in that leg. e) Where the number of selections nominated is fewer than indicated in the ‘No. of selections for perms’ column. f) Where unnamed second or third favourites are selected.

7. Where no meeting is stated, or the meeting nominated is not taking place the bet will stand for the next First or last 6 Greyhound Placer depending on instructions given. If neither “First or last 6″ is indicated the bet will stand for the next Greyhound Placer. If all Greyhound Placers for that day have commenced the bet will be void.

8a. Where a meeting is stated but “First 6″ or “Last 6″ is not indicated, the bet will apply to the next available Greyhound Placer at the meeting. If all Greyhound Placers for that day have commenced the bet will be void. b) Where a meeting is stated and the “Last 6″ is indicated and the meeting has commenced, the bet will apply to the “Last 6″.

9. If both “First 6″ and “Last 6″ are indicated, the stake will be equally divided unless otherwise stated. Where the meeting has commenced, the bet will apply to the last 6 scheduled BAGS races at this meeting. If all Greyhound Placers for the day have commenced the bet will be void.

10. Void races: Where a void race is re-run it counts as the original race time and selections will stand for the rerun race. Where a void race is not re-run that day the returns will be declared on the remaining races.

11. In the event of a dead heat, where an extra place is created, all placed selections will be treated equally, irrespective of whether they are involved in the dead heat or not.

12. lf no-SP’s are returned in a race it will be deemed to be void. (see Rule 10)

13. Greyhound Placer doubles and upwards are not accepted and if taken in error, stakes will be equally divided and settled as singles.

FOOTBALL

  1. The home team is the team printed on the left and the away team is on the right. This also applies when the teams play on neutral ground.
  2. The figure 1 indicates the home team, figure 2 the away team and the letter X signifies a draw.
  3. Bets are accepted up to Kick-Off time. Soccer bets struck within 2 minutes of advertised kick-off will stand, provided no goals have been scored or no players have been sent-off, all later bets will be voided. Should a dispute arise as to when a goal is scored, the time declared in the Daily or Sunday Express will be deemed the time of any goal scored.
    • If however we are betting “In Running” on a match. Bets will be settled at the odds purtaining. When the bet is struck, regardless of what is written on the docket. This will apply until the “In Running” market is closed.
  4. All prices which are published are subject to fluctuation up to kick-off time. Wagers will be settled at the prices when the bet was struck, palpable errors excepted.
  5. The score at the end of 90 minutes play will be taken as the final result. Extra time does not count.
  6. In the event of a match being abandoned, ALL bets on that match will be void, except markets where the result has already been determined, eg. first goal scorer markets where the first goal has been scored or first half winner bets when the first half has been completed. These bets will be settled according to our normal rules.
  7. Should a team play a different opposition to that advertised or should the venue be reversed or should a match be changed from a Home Venue to a Neutral one, Forecasts for that match will be declared Void. This does not apply to friendly fixtures, where bets will stand regardless of any venue change. This rule will also apply to Rugby.
  8. Where more than 5 draws are in a line the bet will be settled by calculating the number of fivefolds in the selections and the stake distributed over these fivefolds e.g. where a customer has a £12 accumulator with 6 draws the bet will be settled as 6 x £2 fivefolds.
  9. Bets on postponed or rearranged matches will stand, if the match is played on or before Monday of the following week. This supercedes all previous rules.
  10. Should a client neglect to enter both Half-Time and Full-Time results entering one line of selections only, that line will be void.
  11. Bets on ordinary dockets are accepted subject to these rules. Prices are available for most football matches. If prices are NOT displayed please consult a member of staff who will ascertain if we are betting on a particular match. Unless an Odds quotation is supplied by a member of staff, any bets accepted will be Void.
  12. If insufficient cash is received to cover the correct total stake on the coupon the whole coupon will be settled in proportion.
  13. If more cash is taken than necessary to give full cover, the excess cash inadvertently accepted will be settled in proportion.
  14. Any match quoted on the coupon, which is played prior to the date(s) for which the coupon applies, is Void.
  15. Newspapers and pools plans are not accepted and where inadvertently accepted will be made Void.
  16. In the event of the Football Pool Panel becoming operative their forecast match results will NOT be valid on our coupon.
  17. In the event of the selections not complying with the rules of the section, the bet will be settled as an accumulator on the Long List.
  18. Should a dispute arise as to who scored the First Goal, the player who is named in the Daily or Sunday Express will be deemed the goal scorer for settlement purposes. Goal Scorers named in Monday’s Daily Express will count for Saturday & Sunday Football. If an own goal is declared the odds are 20/1.
  19. Teams which are odds-on i.e. (10/11 or Less), cannot be taken plus 1 goal. All bets taken in error will be void Win or Lose.
  20. If as the result of a changed opponent or venue, we re-price a match. The onus is on the customer to make themselves aware of the changes. All bets struck after the betting has been revised will stand and be settled at the revised odds.
  21. If for any reason we change the price offered for a match the revised price will be clearly displayed on our screens, along with the time of the price change. All bets struck after the betting has been revised will stand and be settled at the revised odds, regardless of old odds shown on boards or coupons.
  22. Where football bets have been written on a docket, the selected teams will ALWAYS be settled ‘TO WIN’. If a draw is required the ‘DRAW’ must be clearly stated. The stated prices will not necessarily be deemed an indication of intention.
  23. Prices are available for corners on selected matches only. If prices are not displayed please consult a member of staff who will ascertain if we are betting on a particular match. Unless an odds quotation is supplied by a member of staff any bets accepted will be void.
  24. Where we quote odds for 1st goalscorers we will pay 1/4 odds on the selected player to score a goal in 90 minutes play.
  25. On all Easyslip coupons, please mark selections boldly like this
  26. On Traditional coupons, selections must be marked 1, 2 or X in one column only, with the stake written at the foot of the column. Any marks in another column will be void.

SPORTS BETTING

On occasion, we will bet on an event “In Running” all bets struck “In Running” will be settled, at the advertised price of the selection, when the bet is placed. Regardless of what is stated on the docket.

BOXING

  1. Wagers accepted for boxing matches are void in the case of a substitution. In the case of a draw, the match will only be consideredVOID if the draw price is not quoted.
  2. If either boxer fails to “answer the bell” his opponent will be deemed to have won the fight during the previous round, unless the contest has been declared a draw or void.
  3. Where a contest has been declared void, all stakes will be refunded. Where a contest has been declared a draw, then that decision will stand at all times. Where a contest is stopped and the result is determined by points then for betting purposes the contest has gone the distance and “on points” will be successful and bets on inside the distance will be losers.

GOLF

If a tournament does not complete the scheduled number of holes and is declared void, all outright and 72 hole bets will be void. If all the rounds are not completed but a winner is declared, outright bets will stand, tournament group and match bets etc will be void, round by round bets will stand for the completed rounds. Should a player begin a tournament, or round of a tournament and withdraw, all bets on the player are lost. If a player is scheduled to, but does not, begin a round: 2-ball matches will be void. Groups and 3-ball pairings will be subject to rule 4. If for any reason 3-ball pairings are changed to 2-balls, or vice versa, Bets will stand and the player with the lowest score of the revised pairing will be deemed the winner.

TENNIS

Start times are to be used as a guide only. The official start time of matches will be used to settle all bets.

SPORTS EVENTS WITH QUALIFYING ROUNDS

Bets on tournaments with qualifying rounds will be settled on the contestant going through to the next round. Once a match starts the contestant who progresses to the next round, regardless of circumstances will be deemed the winner. If a contest is started, but not completed, only Set/Game score betting is declared void.

HORSE MATCHES

The minimum number of selections in a horse match bet is 3. Any bets with less than 3 must add 1 or 2 extra matches to bring the bet up to 3. When we lay Horse Matches, these will be settled at the “official result” as returned by the Racing Post. Where both horses are marked O or where both horses fail to finish, the match will be void. Non-runner ­ – NO BET. Bets on Horse Matches will only be accepted up to the first show, after which all match bets will be void. All bets on matches other than those matches which we have advertised will be void.

THE 49′s GAME

1. If no instructions are written on the dockets, bets will be settled on the 49′s game and not the lucky numbers (Irish Lotto). 2. Bets are accepted on the “49′s” draw up to the official start time broadcast on SIS. Any bets accepted after this time will be void. 3. If no or an incorrect draw is specified, the bet will be void. 4. Where a 6-fold or a 5-fold is inadvertently included in any bet, it will be settled as 4-folds with the stake proportioned. 5. All bets will be deemed to be on the 6 number draw unless otherwise stated. 6. 49′s bets will not qualify for consolations or bonuses even if placed on a speciality slip. 7. 49′s bets cannot be combined with any other betting events. Nor may 2 or more draws be combined in accumulative bets. 8. Illegible figures will be treated as void with the bet reduced accordingly. Odds will apply for the valid numbers only. 9. Over/Under staked bets will be proportionally settled.

ODDS FOR THE 49′s GAME

6 Number Draw 7 Number Draw
1 correct selection 6/1 11/2
2 correct selections 53/1 38/1
3 correct selections 600/1 329/1
4 correct selections 7999/1 4500/1
5 correct selections 50,000/1 50,000/1

GENERAL RULES “Lucky Numbers Game” (Irish Lotto)

  1. Bets accepted on Monday will apply to the Monday Millions Draw.
  2. Bets accepted on Tuesday or Wednesday will apply to the live draw on rte on Wednesday.
  3. Bets accepted on Thursday, Friday or Saturday will apply to the live draw on rte on Saturday.
  4. All bets will be deemed to be from 6 numbers, unless otherwise stated.
  5. If for any reason a Draw does not take place, Bets will stand for the next Draw unless cancelled by Mutual Consent.
  6. Lucky Numbers Bets must not be coupled with any other Betting Event.
  7. Lucky Numbers in Patents, Yankees, Lucky 15′s, Canadians, and Lucky 31′s are accepted. However, No Bonuses, Consolation Dividends or Double the Odds will apply on any of the above type Bets.
  8. Any Bet exceeding Five Selections will be settled as a Five-Fold with the Last written Number disregarded.
  9. Illegible Selections will be treated as Non-Runners and Odds reduced accordingly.
  10. Maximum Payout to any One Client, Syndicate, or any Series of Bets from the same source is £100,000
  11. There is only 1 draw on Monday. all bets settled on this draw.
  12. There are 3 irish lotto draws on Wednesday and Saturday. All bets will be settled on the main lotto draw unless clearly stated otherwise, irrespective of the order that they are drawn. For the purpose of settling bets: Draw 1 / 1st Draw Main Lotto Draw ie. the Jackpot Draw. Draw 2 / 2nd Draw = Lotto plus 1. Draw 3 / 3rd Draw = Lotto plus 2. Anyone requiring the Lotto plus 1 or Lotto plus 2 must state this clearly on their docket.