BETTING RULES

1. Errors

(1) Where due to a mutual error the parties to a bet are not ad idem (in agreement) as to the odds at which the bet is struck, the amount of the bet or the contingency on which the bet is placed, that bet shall be void.

Where due to a unilateral (one-sided) error the parties to a bet are not ad idem (in agreement) as to the amount of the bet or the contingency or selection on which the bet is placed, the bet may be cancelled or renegotiated by the party that did not make the error.

  1. a) where BestBet360 has reason to doubt that a person who is the holder of a winning betting ticket is the person who purchased the said ticket, or where BestBet360 knows or reasonably ought to know that a person who is the holder of a winning betting ticket is not the person who purchased the said ticket, he shall require such person to furnish, in support of his or her claim for payment on the ticket, an affidavit setting out the grounds of the claim, and may thereupon withhold payment to such person until the expiry of 90 days calculated from the date upon which the winnings became payable.

 

(b) where a person who makes a claim for payment on a winning bet taken with BestBet360, alleges that the winning betting ticket has been lost or destroyed, then BestBet360 shall require such person to furnish, in support of his or her claim for payment on the ticket, an affidavit setting out the grounds of the claim and the factors on which it is alleged the ticket was lost, and may thereupon withhold payment to such person until the expiry of 90 days calculated from the date upon which the winnings became payable; and

(c)     BestBet360 shall retain all affidavits contemplated in terms of paragraphs (a) and (b).

 

2. Void bets

            Unless otherwise specified in the rules applying to a specific sport, where a fixed odds bet is taken on an individual or team and such individual or team –

  1. is a “no show”;
  2. is eliminated prior to the event through injury or sickness;
  3. is eliminated from the competition due to a technical infringement, excluding mechanical breakdown, crash, fall or injury during the event;

such a bet  will be void. 

 

3. Soccer (Football)

      The following shall apply to soccer (football) –

  • All soccer bets shall be settled on the score at full time (90 minutes played plus referee’s optional time). Extra-time, golden-goal and penalties do not count.
  • In the event of extra time, a new market will be created.
  • Where a bet is struck ”to win outright”, “lift the cup” or “to progress” there shall be no betting on the draw, as extra time, golden-goal or penalties may be required to decide the outcome. 
  • Prices shall be displayed on both teams as well as the draw. The price on the home team should be displayed first and then the price on the away team or it must be clearly indicated which is the home team.
  • If a team plays a different opponent to that which is advertised, or if the venue of a match is the reverse of that displayed, or if the venue is changed to a neutral ground, all bets on that match shall become void. Multiple bets which include that match shall stand with that match being treated as void.
  • (a) Where various betting opportunities are offered for the same match (e.g. correct score, first player to score, half-time or full-time result forecast) these cannot be combined in multiple bets where the outcome is related or where the result of one part of the bet contributes or assists in determining the outcome of another part of the bet.  Where a multiple bet of this type has been accepted in error, it shall be settled by equally dividing the stake unit where the related outcomes clash; for example: Chelsea to win with the exact score 3-0 (10/1) and Chelsea to win in 90 minutes (1/1) is a related bet and therefore any bets placed on this double would be amended and the stake on the double split between the two individual bets; i.e. if N200 was placed on the double, the bet would be amended to read N100 on Chelsea to win 3-0 (1000/100) and N100 on Chelsea to win in 90 minutes (100/100).

(b) Where various betting opportunities are offered for the same tournament (e.g. pick the finalists, teams to or not to proceed to further stages of the tournament, a team to win a group) these cannot be combined in multiple bets where the outcome is related. When an multiple bet of this type has been accepted in error, it will be settled by equally dividing the stake unit where the related outcomes clash.

(7) (a) Should a match start and be abandoned prior to the completion of full time and an official result is declared by the governing association of the match or event within 24 hours, relevant bets will be determined on that result, notwithstanding any later changes to the result and/or error. However, in these circumstances, bets which are dependent upon the number of goals scored (including handicap bets) are void.

(b) If a soccer match is officially called off prior to its scheduled completion and an official match result is not declared by the relevant recognised governing body, bets not determined at the time the match is concluded are deemed void and cancelled. This does not apply to bets already determined at the conclusion of the match (e.g. first goal scorer).

(8) (a) Settlement of “first or last player to score” bets shall be based on the goal scorer credited with the goal. Own goals do not count.

(b) “First player to score” bets shall become void if the selected player does not take part or takes the field as a substitute after the first goal has been scored. 

(c) If a match is abandoned “first player to score” bets will stand provided a goal has been scored.

(d) In “first goalscorer” bets and “any other goalscorer” bets, it means any player besides those quoted (having betting next to their name) in the event. Only players NOT quoted in this event will be taken into account for the “any other player” bets.

 

  • Bets on any matches that are postponed and not played as per the date on the ticket issed by BestBet360, or where there is a change of venue, shall become void.
  • Bets are accepted up to kick-off time. Any bet inadvertently taken where the kick-off time was earlier than when the bet was accepted will be void.
  • Bets struck “in running” must clearly state “in-running” on the ticket.
  • (a) Bets relating to time will be settled according to the timing of the broadcaster’s clock.

(b) Where no clock is available to use, or the game is not on television, then all related bets will be settled according to the information published on the internet or by the Press Association.

 

  • All “soccer specials” are offered as one bet and should any part of the special not be determined for whatever reason, then the whole bet is void as the option was offered as one bet (e.g. Ryan Giggs to score the first goal and Manchester United to win – if Giggs does not play then the bet is void).

4. Boxing

      The following shall apply to boxing –

  • In the event of a contest being postponed for more than 24 hours or should there be a substitution for one of the boxers, all bets will be void.
  • A price may be offered for a draw and in the event of that occurring; bets on either boxer to win will be losing bets.
  • If either boxer fails to answer the bell, his opponent will be deemed to have won the contest in the previous round for betting purposes.
  • A points decision is effective on completion of the scheduled number of rounds. Where for any reason a points decision is awarded before the full number of rounds is completed, bets will be settled on the round in which the fight was stopped.
  • If for any reason the number of rounds scheduled is changed, all “round by round” bets will be void.
  • Notwithstanding rule 27 (c), where a boxer is disqualified by reason of technical infringement such a low-blows, eye-gouging and head butting, such boxer will be deemed to have lost and all bets shall stand.

 

5. Cricket

The following shall apply to cricket –

(1) Limited Overs (one day matches)

 (a) In any limited-overs match, all bets will be settled in accordance with official competition rules including matches where a reduction of overs takes place.

(b) If a match is abandoned due to outside interference and no official result is declared, all bets will be void.

(c) In a weather affected match, where the minimum number of overs necessary to declare a match or result, has not been bowled, all bets on the game will be void, except those bets where the contingency bet on has already been concluded.

(d) Bets on matches that are reduced in length but not abandoned, including “in-running” bets, will stand provided that the match has been completed and an official result declared. This applies whether the result is determined by the Duckworth/Lewis method or any other form of calculation used to determine the official result.

(e) All total runs bets on a single innings will stand regardless of how many overs have been bowled so long as an official result is declared.

(f) Bets will stand for all postponed matches so long as they are played within 24 hours. If there is a change of venue or team selection, bets will be declared void.

(g) When a match is tied –

  • top batsman, bowler and total bets shall stand;
  • match bets are void unless tie betting is quoted.

(h) In “top batsman” and “top bowler” betting, and “runs scored by an individual batsman” or “wickets taken by individual bowlers” –

  • bets on any player not in the starting eleven shall be void;
  • bets shall become void in a match where at least one ball has not been bowled to

both sides;

  • top batsman and bowler bets will stand so long as the player is picked to play in the

match irrespective of whether he bats/bowls or not and such players will be deemed to

have scored zero runs and taken zero wickets respectively;

  • head to head bets in this sub rule require at least one ball to have been bowled and a minimum of 25 overs to have been bowled or the relevant innings to have been completed to stand. Ties will be void;
  • bets on an individual batsman’s runs will be void if he does not face at least one

ball;

  • dead-heat rules apply for “top batsman/bowler” and “catches” betting;

(vii) if a match is abandoned before a bowler can complete his allotted overs or take more wickets than the other bowler then bets are void

 

(2)             Five day matches –

(a) Top batsman/bowler rules apply as for limited overs matches.

(b) At least one ball must be bowled for bets to stand, otherwise affected bets are void.

(c) If a match is officially abandoned due to outside interference and no official result is declared, then undecided bets on the match are void.

(d)       In the event of a tie, i.e: both teams have completed two innings each and have the same score, dead-heat rules will apply, and bets on the draw will be losing bets.

 

(3) Series betting: test or one day–

(a) Bets are void if the designated number of matches in the series is not completed, unless a sufficient number of matches have been played to determine the series.

(b) Correct score bets shall become void if the stipulated number of matches is not played.

 

(4)     Tournament or Series

In a tournament or series, where a bet on an outright winner has been taken and the trophy is shared due to a tie or a no result, dead-heat rules apply. However, bets on a team to win a final are void if the match ends in a tie.

 

 

6. Tennis

      The following shall apply to betting on tennis –

(1) A tennis match is deemed to have commenced with the first serve. However, if a match ends prematurely due to either player’s retirement or disqualification all match bets are void.

 

(2) If a match is postponed and rescheduled, all bets stand. If the match is not played within 24 hours, match bets are void.

 

(3) Bets stand regardless of any change of venue or court surface.

 

(4) For sets betting, if the match does not start or is unfinished due to either players’ incapacity or disqualification, the bets are void.

 

(5) In the event of a change in the total number of sets played, match bets will stand but set betting will be void.

 

(6) Ante post bets struck on an outright winner for any Grand Slam or Championship title will be subject to a three-day run and deduction rule, i.e. if a tournament starts on a Monday, bets taken from and including the Friday before the commencement of the tournament, should the player withdraw from that time (the Friday) until the Monday it commences and the balance of the field subject to existing horse-racing deduction rules.  Any bets taken before the Friday (i.e. prior to three days before the scheduled start of the tournament) will be deemed losers should a player withdraw for any reason whatsoever.

 

 

7. Sport provisions

      Notwithstanding the provisions of rule 1 to rule 6 the following provisions shall apply to Sports spread betting –

(1) In the case of football –

  1. (a) For any bets on the time of an event (such as first goal, first throw) occurring in the match, settlement shall be determined by the official timing of the match where available, alternatively bets will be settled on market consensus.

(b)  A bet on the total number of points that a team will attain during the season shall not be affected by any points deducted after the completion of the season; and

  1. (c) In any bet on the total shirt numbers of the goal scorers in a match, the shirt number of any scorer of an own goal shall be added to the total of shirt numbers of the team which is credited with the goal.

 

  • In the case of cricket –
  • All bets struck on the number of runs to be scored in the first innings of a one-day match shall be void if the side has not completed 90% of the original allocated overs or 90% of any reduction of overs, unless the team has been dismissed; and

 

(b) In respect of a bet on a match between two batsmen, each shall go in to bat, and at least one ball shall be bowled to each for the bet to be valid.

 

  • In the case of golf, in a bet on finishing positions where a position is tied, the average of the number of places allocated to the players involved in the tie for such position shall be used: Provided that in a playoff, the winner of the playoff shall be the winner.

 

  • In the case of motor racing in any bet involving the winning margin of a Grand Prix race, that margin shall be rounded up or down to the nearest 1000th of a second.

 

  • In the case of rugby –
    • Eight points shall be awarded for a penalty try on bets struck on the jersey numbers of try scorers; and

 

  • Every player shall retain his original number for the duration of the match.

 

  • In the case of boxing in any bet involving the finishing time of the fight, all rounds shall be three minutes, and the finishing time shall be rounded up or down to the nearest minute.