Rules for Betting in our Shops

Updated: May 2019  
 

1. INTRODUCTION

The following rules detail the conditions under which bets will be accepted and settled in our Licensed Betting Offices (LBO’s). Customers should try to familiarise themselves with these rules prior to placing a bet. Any queries regarding these rules should initially be directed at our shop staff, who will attempt to provide assistance.

All transactions and bets are placed with Ladbrokes Betting & Gaming Limited trading under the brand name “Coral”.

By placing a bet with Coral, customers are accepting the following:
  • These rules and the applicable daily payout limits will refer to the particular sport or event on which bets are being placed.
  • The actual sports rules for any markets available are governed by the relevant regulatory authority. A non-exhaustive list of these authorities is available on request or on the Coral website (www.coral.co.uk).
In the event of any rules not covered here, please refer to our on-line rules at www.coral.co.uk alternatively, you may contact our Customer Care team:
  • In writing – One Stratford Place, Westfield Stratford City, Montfichet Road, London, E20 1EJ
  • By Telephone – 0800 169 0299
  • By Email – Customercare@coral.co.uk
We are entitled to share the information we hold on you - which includes personal data and betting history - with the regulator, sports’ governing bodies and other bodies, including the police, in order to investigate fraud, money laundering or sports integrity issues and to comply with our regulatory duties.

We advise all our customers to ensure they fully understand the Rules prior to placing a bet with us. The most up to date version of the Rules can be obtained on our Website, or by contacting our Customer Care Department.

Changes to the Rules

We reserve the right to make changes to the Rules at any time. We will make reasonable efforts to ensure that any significant changes to the Rules will be notified to you either by notices posted in our shops or via a notice on our Website. However, it remains your responsibility to check the Rules from time to time to ensure that you agree with them, and your placing of a bet will be deemed to be acceptance of any changes we may make.


Minimum Age
You must be at least 18 years of age to enter a betting shop, regardless of whether or not you then choose to gamble. In our shops we operate a Think 21 policy and those customers who appear to be under the age of 21 will be asked to produce photographic confirmation of their age. Failure to do so will result in staff refusing entry.

We accept ‘PASS’ accredited identity cards (such as CitizenCard), photocard driving licences, passports, military ID cards and biometric residence permits. Coral carries out age verification checks across all our betting channels and we reserve the right to ask for proof of age from any customer or anyone on our premises at any time.


Warranties
By placing a bet with us you warrant that you:
  • Are at least 18 years of age
  • Are legally capable of entering into binding contracts; and
  • Have not excluded yourself from gambling and we have not excluded you from gambling or entering our shops.
It is a condition of our acceptance of bets from you that, and by offering to place a bet with us you warrant that:
  • You are not prohibited from entering into the bet by any term of your contract of employment or any rule of a sport’s governing body which applies to you
  • You are not aware of any circumstances which would make the placing of the bet a breach of a rule on betting applied by a sport’s governing body
  • Where the bet is placed on the outcome of a race, competition or other event or process or on the likelihood of anything occurring or not occurring, you do not know the outcome of the event
In the event we discover you are under 18 your stake will be returned to you and we shall not be obliged to pay any winnings which might otherwise have been payable in respect of the bet. In the event of any of the other warranties above proving to be false your stake will be forfeit and we shall not be obliged to pay any winnings which might otherwise have been payable in respect of the bet. We may also report the matter to the police and the appropriate regulatory authority.

2. MAXIMUM PAYMENTS

Unless otherwise stipulated on the product itself (e.g. football coupon etc), the maximum daily payout on any bet, or bets, including Ante Post’ is as detailed below. The maximum payout limits apply to individual events. The limits below refer to the total return on the bet, excluding the original stake. If a multiple bet has been placed which involves events with different maximum payout limits, the lowest limit will apply. All maximum payout limits apply to any one customer, or group of customers acting together, who have backed the same combination of selections, including where placed in a series of bets, at a range of prices, over a number of days using different betting accounts and/or across different betting channels. Should we have reason to believe that a number of bets have been placed this way, the total payment of all those bets combined will be limited to one single maximum payout. Coral shall not be liable for any loss of profits, loss of anticipated savings, loss of goods, or any special, indirect, consequential or pure economic loss, costs, damages, charges or expenses. Throughout these Rules, ‘Full Service’ refers to horse and greyhound races for which full details (shows of betting, official off times and results) are broadcast to Coral and viewable in our shops by satellite and terrestrial media.

Horse Racing
Tote bets entered into the Tote On-Course Pool Unlimited
Racing in Great Britain & Ireland covered in our Full Service & Ante Post Bets £1,000,000
Foreign Racing covered in our Full Service with on course prices/Industry SPs £250,000
Foreign Racing covered in our Full Service without on course prices/industry SPs £50,000
Racing in Great Britain & Ireland not covered in our Full Service £50,000
Foreign Racing not covered in our Full Service £25,000
Tote bets not entered into the Tote On-Course Pool at all meetings covered in the Full service £25,000
Tote bets not entered into the Tote On-Course Pool at meetings not covered in the Full Service £10,000
Specials (Winning Distances, Betting Without, etc) £50,000

Greyhound Racing
Tote bets entered into the Tote On-Course Pool Unlimited
Races in Great Britain & Ireland covered in our Full Service & Ante Post Bets £500,000
Races not covered in our Full Service £25,000
International Greyhound Racing £25,000
Tote bets not entered into the Tote On-Course Pool at all meetings covered in the Full Service £10,000
Bets on any other greyhound meeting £2,500
Specials (Trap Challenges, Watch your Trap, etc) £25,000

Football
Grade 1 Football (Includes English/Scottish Premier Leagues, English/Scottish Championships, English/Scottish Leagues 1&2, National Conference, English FA Cup 1st Round onwards, English League Cup, Scottish FA Cup 2nd Round onwards, Internationals, German Bundesliga 1, Spanish La Liga, French Ligue 1, Italian Seria A, Champions League and Europa League group stages onwards) £1,000,000
Grade 2 Football (Includes – MLS, Australian A-League, Dutch Eredivise, Belgium Jupiler League, Turkish Super League, Greek Superleague, Spanish Segunda, Italian Serie B, Portugese Primeira Liga, German Bundesliga II, Danish Supaliga, Copa America, AFCON, CONCACOF Finals, Olympic Football, French 2nd Division, Finnish Veikkausliiga, Norwegian Tippeligaen , Swedish Allsvenskan, FA Cup qualifying rounds, Scottish Cup qualifying rounds and Champions League and Europa League qualifying rounds £250,000
For all other Football competitions and Specials £50,000
Cashout £50,000
Football Jackpot Unlimited

Sports Betting
Golf Majors & Ryder Cup £500,000
All other Golf & Tennis Grand Slams (main singles draws) £250,000
Rugby Union/League, Cricket, Cycling, Tennis, Athletics, Boxing, Darts, Snooker, NFL, NBA, NHL, European Basketball, Motor Sports, GAA £100,000
All Other Sports £25,000

Non-Sports Betting
Irish Lotto and 49's £1,000,000
All Other Lotto Betting £250,000
Coral Hit Six Bingo & Rapido £100,000
Virtual Racing and Virtual Sports £250,000
Politics: UK General Election and US Presidential Elections £250,000
Politics: Other £100,000
All other TV Specials and non-sport events, unless exceptions apply £25,000

Machines
Gaming Terminals £500
Self-Service Betting Terminals Refer to terminals for pay-out limits, rules and terms and conditions

3. ACCEPTANCE & SETTLEMENT OF BETS

3.1 If a bet is placed detailing the race card order (ie: 1st race, 2nd race, etc.) the race order will be verified as per the Racing Post programme of races, with allowances made for obvious printing errors.

3.2 Advertised race times, runners, returns and the results determine bet settlement, with errors and omissions excepted. Reference will be made to the Racing Post programme of races for ‘Through the Card’ type instructions, as it will for first Race, Last Race etc instructions.

3.3 Bets are settled in accordance with the bet specific rules. If a bet is inadvertently accepted with any prices not written by, or endorsed by our staff, the prices will stand providing they are clearly written and were available and correct at the time of bet placement through our EPOS (till) system. Otherwise, settlement will be made at the applicable price available with Coral (whether greater or shorter).  This also covers prices applied by a member of the shop team.

Where no price is available at the time of bet placement, Coral reserves the right to settle Horse and Greyhound bets at SP and sports/special events bets at the next available price.

Please note: ‘Bar’ prices cannot be taken, nor instructions such as ‘First Show’ accepted, prior to the transmission of a show of betting for that race. Any such bets taken in error will be settled at SP.

3.4 Where a result is amended after the weigh-in, for example, as the result of a successful appeal, the amendment will be ignored for settlement purposes.  Where a horse is withdrawn not under starters orders but is still returned Favourite (i.e. no new market is formed), then bets on that Favourite are void. Bets will not transfer to the second Favourite.

3.5 Occasionally special betting opportunities may be available and clarification of any rule not covered in this document may be issued by means of a Press Announcement, via Coral TV and in-shop posters. Where this occurs these should be read as forming part of the Coral rules.

3.6 Coral reserve the right to refuse payment on any bet where the selection and/or instructions cannot be substantiated on our EPoS (till) system.
 

4. EACH WAY BETTING

For all horse and greyhound races (including Virtual racing), Each-Way terms apply to the actual number of runners taking part. Unless otherwise stated the place part of Each-Way bets will be settled as per the following standard place terms:
  • Handicap races with 16 or more runners = 1/4 odds first 4 places
  • Handicap races with 12 to 15 runners = 1/4 odds first 3 places
  • All other races with 8 or more runners = 1/5 odds first 3 places 
  • All races with 5 to 7 runners = 1/4 odds first 2 places
  • All races with 2 to 4 runners = Settled as full stake to win
In other cases, including Horseracing Ante Post, selected ‘feature’ Horseraces, Greyhound, Football and Sports betting events, Each-Way terms will be available as advertised at the time the bet was placed.

Bets placed via the Self-Service Betting Terminals are subject to the rules displayed on the terminal itself which may include differences to the above each-way terms (see Section 64 for further details).
  • For the purposes of calculation, Each-Way Doubles, Trebles and Accumulators are settled ‘win to win and place to place’ unless the instruction ‘Each-Way all Each-Way’ or ‘Equally Divided’ is clearly specified on the betting slip.
If an Each-Way bet is placed for a race or event that is ‘Win’ only, the total stake will be invested for a win.

4.1 ADDITIONAL RULES
  • If bets are struck after the final declarations, the applicable place terms are determined by the number of actual runners rather than the number of declared runners.
  • For Ante Post bets the place terms available at the time the bet was struck will stand regardless of the number of actual runners.

5. RELATED CONTINGENCIES

Related contingencies refer to the betting scenario where, in multiple bet, the outcome of one part of a bet contributes to the outcome of another.

5.1 If a bet made up of doubles, trebles etc. is accepted in error at the individual event prices, the bet will be settled at the combined price available at the time the bet was placed. If a combined price was not available, the stake will be divided equally as singles at the individual event prices available at the time the bet was placed. If a combined price was taken for the same selection in two races/events and the selection does not take part in one of them, the bet will be settled as follows:
  • If the bet was placed before the ‘day of event’ for both races/events, our normal Ante Post rules apply. This means that if the selection does not take part in one of the races/events the bet will be settled as a loser. This applies even if the selection has been successful in the other race/event (normal Ante Post rules apply).
  • If the bet was placed on the ‘day of event’ for one of the races/events and the ‘day of event’ selection does not take part, this will be treated as a non-runner and the bet will become a single for the remaining race/event. The bet will then be settled based on the price and place terms available at the time the bet was placed.
5.2 When prices on selections in different markets in the same event are advertised, these cannot be combined in accumulative bets where the outcome is related. For example: England to be winning 1-0 at half time and England to win the match 2-1 (after 90 minutes). The only exception to this is where special prices are made available, (e.g. scorecast bets on a football match). If such a bet is accepted in error we will attempt to compile a combined price relative to the selections, however where this is not possible the bet will be settled by dividing the stake unit equally where the related outcomes clash.
 

6. DEAD HEATS

6.1 In a dead heat for 1st place the stake money on a winning selection is divided by the number of winners in a dead heat. The full odds will be paid to the divided stake, with the remainder of the stake money being lost. (ie: £10 bet at 6/1 on a horse that dead heats with one other horse for first place is paid at the rate of £5 at 6/1, giving a total return of £35.)

6.2 A similar rule applies to the place part of a bet where as a result of a dead heat more than the required number of selections are placed.

When betting on golf, please be aware that a dead heat is effectively covering two places. (For example: if golfer A wins the tournament with a score of 10 under par, and the next two golfers (golfers B and C) finish on 9 under par, they will have tied for 2nd and 3rd place. This means that the next best score after golfers B and C will have finished in 4th place. Bets placed on golfers B and C will be paid at full place odds).

However, if there is a dead heat for the final officially recognised placed position, which would generally be 5th place, and the terms were 1/4 the odds for the first five places, dead heat rules will apply. For example: Player A wins the tournament, Player B finishes 2nd and Player C finishes 3rd. There is a tie for 4th place between players D, E and F. Any Each Way bets on players D, E and F will be split equally (ie: 1/3 of the stake on each)
 

7. NON-RUNNERS/VOID SELECTIONS

7.1 Unless a bet has been placed under Ante Post terms, when a selection is made void or does not run, the following rules apply:
  • In Single bets the stakes will be returned.
  • In Accumulator bets the stake will run on to the remaining selection(s), with a Double becoming a Single, a Treble becoming Double etc.
  • Unless a specific reference is made in the section relevant to the particular sport, an abandoned or postponed event/match will be deemed void unless it is re-arranged and played within 48 hours of the original start time.
  • If a market has already been settled at the time of abandonment (ie: First Goal scorer), the bet will stand.
  • Any bet accepted in error that is contrary to the provisions as stated above, will be void even if a valid printed receipt has been issued.
7.2 Where a horse is withdrawn before coming under Starters Orders, and after an on course market has been formed, bets are settled in accordance with Tattersall’s Rule 4(c) scale of deductions. The deduction makes an adjustment to prices to reflect the absence from the book of any non-runner(s).

7.3 The following deductions are made to each £1 won and relate to the price of the withdrawn horse at the time the bet was struck (when a Coral price has been applied). However, if two or more horses are withdrawn before coming under Starter’s Orders, the total deduction will be the sum of the individual deductions, up to a maximum of 90p per £1 won. If a single 5p Rule 4 deduction applies to any one betting show or the SP market in the UK or Ireland we will waive it. If the total Rule 4 deductions exceed 5p, then all deductions will be applied. If a Rule 4 applies to a price which falls between the Rule 4 scale listed below, then the lower deduction will always apply, e.g. if the price of the withdrawn horse at the time of bet acceptance was 23/10, then the Rule 4 deduction applied will be 25p.
 
Price Range Rule 4 Deduction
1/9 or shorter 90p
2/11 to 2/17 85p
1/4 to 1/5 80p
3/10 to 2/7 75p
2/5 to 1/3 70p
8/15 to 4/9 65p
8/13 to 4/7 60p
4/5 to 4/6 55p
20/21 to 5/6 50p
Evens to 6/5 45p
5/4 to 6/4 40p
8/5 to 7/4 35p
9/5 to 9/4 30p
12/5 to 3/1 25p
16/5 to 4/1 20p
9/2 to 11/2 15p
6/1 to 9/1 10p
10/1 to 14/1 5p
Over 14/1 No deduction

7.4. If a player or team has taken any part in a sporting event once it has officially started, but fails to complete the event for whatever reason, the bet will be settled as a loser.

7.5 If a player or team listed subsequently withdraws from a sports event, Coral reserves the right to apply a ‘Rule 4 (c)’ equivalent scale of deduction to any bets placed after the time the withdrawal has been announced.
 

8. TIME OF ACCEPTANCE

8.1 Bets can only be placed on the outcome of a future event or race. If Coral mistakenly accepts a bet for an event or race that has already started then the bet will be void and your stake returned, except in the following circumstances. In the case of horse races, if a bet is taken after the start of an event it will still be valid if it is placed before the automatic “no more bets time” recorded by our EPOS system. For horse races the following “no more bets times” will apply after the start depending on the race distance: 
  • 6 Furlongs 200 yards and under - 5 seconds; 
  • 6 Furlongs 201 yards up to 1 mile - 10 seconds; 
  • Over 1 mile up to 1 mile & 7 furlongs - 15 seconds; 
  • Over 1 mile & 7 furlongs - 20 seconds. 
In the case of greyhound and virtual races, where our EPOS systems record an automatic “no more bets time”, if a bet is taken after the start of an event it will still be valid if it is placed before the automatic “no more bets time”. For greyhound races, the automatic “no more bets time” is set at 3 seconds after the start of the race, for virtual races the automatic “no more bets time” is set at 1 second after the start of the race. In the case of football matches, bets will be valid if they are placed within five minutes of kick-off, providing there has been no score in the match or no player has been sent off. If a player has been sent off or there has been a goal, or a penalty has been awarded but not yet taken, then the bet will be void and the stake returned. 

8.2   If the official ‘off time’ of a race or event is not announced, bets are accepted up to the advertised start time only. Any bet that is inadvertently accepted after this time will be void unless the bet was placed before the actual start of the event.

8.3   For numbers betting the following applies:
  • Bets are accepted on all Lotto draws until a “no more bets” message is given. Bets accepted after this message will be void unless it can be confirmed that the bet was accepted prior to the draw actually starting
  • 49s/Rapido and Virtual Events – the “no more bets time” is equal to the actual off time of the event.

9. BETTING IN PLAY

Whilst every effort is made to ensure that the prices quoted are correct, the nature of live betting (ie: constantly changing prices) means that, on occasions, the price may have already changed by the time the bet is placed. Where this occurs or, if for any reason the in shop system encounters transmission difficulties (ie: screen freezes), we will apply the price that was on offer when the bet was placed.
 

10. RIGGING

10.1 If there is evidence of price, race, match or event rigging, Coral reserves the right to make bets void or withhold bet settlement pending the outcome of any subsequent investigation.

10.2 If there is evidence of price rigging in Horse or Greyhound racing Coral may decide to settle bets at SP or make the bets void.

10.3 If there is evidence of rigging or of a series of bets each containing the same selection(s) of bets placed by or for the same individual, or syndicate of individuals, Coral reserves the right to require payment claims to be submitted, in writing, to our Customer Care team.
 

11. ANTE POST BETTING

11.1 Ante Post prices are available on the following sports/events except where stated in the individual sports rules below:
  • Horse racing prior to the final declaration stage.
  • Greyhound events up to and including the semi-final stage. However, if any bets are placed  after the semi-finals (eg: Greyhound Derby), or on a single race event and a price has been taken,  if there is a subsequent non-runner all bets will be settled at SP and bets on the withdrawn greyhound will be void.
  • Sports events (eg: Premier League, World Cup etc.) prior to the start of an event, with the exception of bets on a match, single race event or an individual heat/stage.
  • All special non-sporting events (ie: Reality TV)
11.2 Ante Post bets are accepted on the understanding that stakes will be lost if the selection does not participate. No ‘Tattersall’s’ Rule 4 (c) scale of deduction will be made from winning bets.

11.3 The following Ante Post rules refer to the placement of a bet in relation to ‘competitive action’:
  • Bets placed after the start of a sports event are not classed as being Ante Post.
  • The start of an event is defined as the first time there is any competitive action unless a specific reference is made in the rules for a particular sport.
  • Stakes will be refunded on participants/teams who take no further part after the bet is placed, unless they have been eliminated by competition rules.
  • Stakes are lost on participants or teams who start an event and then withdraw or default.
  • In total tournament/series markets (eg: top series wicket taker, winner of the golden boot etc.) individuals named in the team squad will be considered to have participated whether or not they have taken part in any competitive action.
11.4 The maximum winnings limits for Ante Post bets are determined by the categories listed in Section 2 (Maximum Payments). The following settlement terms apply to Ante Post bets:
  • Ante Post Each Way Doubles, Trebles etc. are settled ‘win to win, place to place’.
  • If no price has been written on the slip for an Ante Post selection, the bet will be settled at the price and place terms applicable at the time of acceptance. The bet will be regarded as an Ante Post bet and will be settled on an ‘all in-run or not’ basis.
  • Place Only and Forecast bets are not accepted at Ante Post odds. If taken in error, place only bets will be void. Forecast bets will be settled on the Computer Straight Forecast (CSF).
  • Where the same selection is backed to win two or more Ante Post events (ie: a horse to win a Derby trial and the Derby) in an Accumulator bet, a special combined price will apply irrespective of any individual prices quoted. Where no special combined price is available, settlement will be based on the first available odds after each leg has been completed.
  • Lucky 15/31/63 and other special bets are not available at Ante Post odds. Any taken in error will remain valid but for settlement purposes the consolation bonus will not apply.
11.5  POSTPONED RACE(S)/MEETINGS - RACE(S) RUN ANOTHER DAY

ALL ANTE-POST BETS PLACED BEFORE FINAL DECLARATION STAGE
Bets will stand if the race is run on a later date at the same venue.

ALL BETS PLACED AFTER FINAL DECLARATION STAGE  
If a bet is placed after the final declarations, but the race is postponed to another day, all bets will be void.

Unless advertised differently Ante Post bets will be declared void in the following circumstances:
  • The race is abandoned and does not take place at a later date at the same track.
  • The race is declared void.
  • The race is moved to a different track.
  • The selection is balloted out.
  • The selection was ineligible for the race at the time the bet was struck (ie: if after all entry stages have been closed, a bet has been struck on a runner who is not in the list of entries).
  • It is not possible for the selection to win at the time the bet was struck (eg: the horse is dead).
  • The Ante Post bet is offered ‘with a run’ which is a specific Ante Post bet where stakes are not lost on a horse which does not run.
11.6 If there is at least one void selection in an Accumulator or combination Ante Post bet, the bet will stand and be settled at the Ante Post price(s) on the remaining selections.

11.7 Ante Post bets are accepted only at the price quoted at the time the bet was placed. Bets will not be accepted at accumulative odds on the same horse to win two or more races. However, on request special odds may be offered for a horse to win two or more races but if the selection does not run in at least one of the races, the bet will be regarded as a loser.

11.8 If no price has been written on the slip for an Ante Post selection, the bet will be settled at the price and place terms applicable at the time of acceptance. The bet will be regarded as an Ante Post bet and will be settled on an ‘all in-run or not’ basis.

11.9 In circumstances where no price has been taken for an Ante Post bet but SP has been clearly written on the slip, the bet will be settled at SP. Stakes will be refunded if the selection is a non-runner.
 

12. INCORRECT SPELLING, PRICING, STAKING & AMBIGUOUS BET INSTRUCTIONS

12.1 INCORRECT TIMINGS
If the selection is doubly-engaged (ie: entered in two races on the same day) the bet is considered to be for the first race in which the selection runs, after the bet was placed.
If two selections are included in an Accumulator or multiple bet and one selection is doubly-engaged, the selection which is doubly engaged will be automatically timed for the race in which does not clash with other entries in the bet.

12.2 INCORRECT INSTRUCTIONS
  • Providing the selection could only possibly refer to one runner, the bet will stand.
  • If the selection appears to combine the names of two or more runners, and if Coral are unable to distinguish between two selections with similar names, in the same race, the stakes will be split.
  • If the first word(s) or letter(s) do not uniquely define a selection, the race time will be referred to.
  • In all other instances, not described above, the selection will be void.
  • Where a selection (name or number) has a price assigned, which was never available, the selection will take precedence for selection purposes irrespective of the race time/meeting written on the betting slip.
12.3 AMBIGUOUS BET INSTRUCTIONS
  • If a bet type has a fixed number of selections (eg: Lucky 15, Yankee etc), but too few selections have been selected, a non-runner(s) will be added. For example, a £1 Yankee with three selections will have one non-runner added to the three selections. This bet will not be considered as overstaked.
  • If a bet type has a fixed number of selections, (eg: Lucky 15, Yankee etc), but too many selections have been, the stake paid will be proportioned over the required number of selections for the applicable bet type. For example, if a Yankee is stipulated with a total of 11 bets but 5 selections, settlement will be for 11/26ths of the total returns from a ‘Super Yankee’. If the bet type does not have a fixed number of selections or is of unequal stakes, the bet will be considered understaked /overstaked. The stake will be proportioned over the whole slip.
  • If bet instructions indicate a ‘through the card’ bet and the stake invested is for fewer races than there are on the programme, the stake will be apportioned to cover all races. Similarly, if the stake invested is for more races than scheduled, the stake will be apportioned over the correct number of races.
  • In multiple bets where two or more selections run in the same race, stakes will be equally divided where the selections clash subject to Section 3.1. For example:
    • £2 Double – Workforce (2.00 Epsom) and See The Stars (2.00 Epsom) would be settled as 2 x £1 Singles on each horse.
    • In a Treble where two of the selections are in the same race, the stake will be split equally into two doubles. For example: a £2 Treble on Workforce (2.00 Epsom), See the Stars (2.00 Epsom) and New Approach (2.30 Epsom) would be settled as:
    • £1 Double on Workforce (2.00 Epsom) and New Approach (2.30 Epsom).
    • £1 Double on See the Stars (2.00 Epsom) and New Approach (2.30 Epsom).
    • If the same selection is nominated twice, all bets will be settled as instructed with one of the duplicated selections becoming a non-runner.
12.4 INCORRECT INSTRUCTIONS
  • If a slip has been understaked, the total returns from the whole of the slip will relate to the amount actually paid and calculated accordingly (ie: the return will be multiplied by the amount paid and divided by the amount that should have been paid).
  • If a slip has been overstaked, the total returns from the whole of the slip will relate to the amount actually paid and calculated accordingly, thereby increasing any return due (ie: the return will be multiplied by the amount paid and divided by the amount that should have been paid). No overstaking will be returned.
  • If there is only one selection on the slip and the stake unit does not correspond to the total amount paid, the total amount paid will determine the stake (eg: a £5 win with a total stake of £10 will be settled as a £10 win. Whereas a £5 Each Way with a total stake of £20 will be settled as a £10 Each Way).
  • If the meeting and/or time but no selection is specified, the bet will be settled on the Favourite in the race. In the event of Joint or Co-Favourites the stake will be split equally.
  • If no instructions are stated against a single selection the bet will be settled as a win Single. However, if two or more selections are involved the bet will be settled as a win Accumulator bet (eg: if there are three selections nominated with a stake of £1, it will be settled as a £1 win Treble. If there are four selections nominated with the instructions £1 win Treble, and a total stake of £1, it will be settled as a £1 win Fourfold).
  • If both or all selections are in the same race, they will be settled as Forecast bets to the appropriate stake (eg: two selections will be settled as one Straight Forecast in the order written). For three or more selections (where the written instruction does not clearly define a Tricast), the amount of stakes will be divided equally to include all Forecast combinations (eg: three selections written will be settled as six straight Forecasts).
  • If a horse or greyhound selection is written, detailing both name and number and the two do not correspond, the name will take precedence over the number.
  • Where a price has been taken on a numbered horse selection or trap number and there can be no doubt as to the race on which the price was available when the bet was accepted, then the bet will be settled for that race, irrespective of the race time/meeting written on the slip.  Where a price has been taken on a selection that is ambiguous, the price will be used to help determine the selection. 
  • Where the bet instructions are for a Forecast Single and there is only one selection written on the slip, it will be settled as a win Single. Where instructions are for a Forecast and the two selections are in different races, the bet will be settled as a win Double if a Straight Forecast is requested and an Each Way double if a Reversed Forecast is requested.
  • One, two or any number of crosses is taken to mean ‘Single Stakes About’, which essentially means that if a bet wins on one race the stake for the next race is deducted from the winnings of the previous bet. If ‘double stakes about’ is required, this must be clearly written on the betting slip. If both selections are in the same race, the ‘any-to-come’ instruction will be ignored.
  • Where an incorrect range for a stats bet is included, the bet will stand for the correct range available for the bet requested (eg: if a market of over 90 points is advertised and a bet is accepted nominating over 80 points, the bet will be settled on the market over 90 points).
  • Where there is a line drawn line on a betting slip, this will be deemed to separate one bet from another bet on the same slip.

13. ERROR REGARDING THE MEETING OR RACE TIME

If racecard numbers, trap numbers or terms such as ‘Favourite’ have been stated on the betting slip, but it is not clear which race is intended, the following rules will apply:

13.1 TIME OF THE SELECTION STATED BUT NO MEETING
  • All single and multiple bets will stand for the meeting which does have a race at the time stated. The stake will be divided equally if there is more than one meeting with a race at that time.
  • Time stated for a meeting that is not taking place – Bets will stand on the time stated. The stake will be divided equally if there is more than one meeting with a race at that time. If there is no race at that time, the bet will be void.

13.2 NO TIME/INCORRECT TIME AND NO MEETING STATED
  • If the bet is a single (including Forecasts, Tricasts etc), it will stand for the next horse, greyhound or virtual race to go off (up to the official off time), which is covered by our Full Service, unless the word ‘Trap’ or ‘T’ indicates that a greyhound race was intended, or unless the selection makes it clear which race was intended.
  • If there is more than one race taking place at the same time then the stake will be divided accordingly. In multiple bets the selection will be void.

13.3 NO TIME/INCORRECT TIME AND THE MEETING NAMED IS NOT TAKING PLACE
  • If the named horse or greyhound meeting is not taking place, the bet will be settled on the next race to run according to the type of meeting named. In multiple bets, the selection will be void.

13.4 NO TIME STATED BUT MEETING NAMED
  • If no time is stated but the meeting is named, all single bets will be settled on the next race to run at the meeting named. In multiple bets the selection will be void unless the sequence of selections detailed on the slip makes the intended time clear.

13.5 INCORRECT TIME BUT MEETING NAMED
  • If the meeting named does not have a race at the time stated, all single bets (including Forecasts, Tricasts, etc) will be settled on the meeting which does have a race at the time stated. 
  • The stake will be divided equally if there is more than one meeting with a race at that time. 
  • If there is no meeting with a race at the time stated, all single bets will be settled on the next race to run at the meeting named. 
  • In multiple bets, the selection will be settled on the meeting which does have a race at the time stated. 
  • If there is more than one meeting with a race at that time, the selection(s) will be void. 
  • If there is no meeting with a race at that time, the selection will be void. This applies unless the sequence of selections detailed on the slip make it clear which time was intended.

13.6 TIME AND MEETING STATED FOR A RACE THAT HAS ALREADY TAKEN PLACE 
  • If the correct time and meeting is stated, but the race has already taken place, the selection will be void.

13.7 PRICE TAKEN IDENTIFIES THE INTENDED RACE
  • If a price on a numbered selection has been taken and the selection and race on which that price was available when the bet was placed can be identified, the bet will stand for that race. This applies irrespective of the race time detailed on the betting slip.
  • In the case of single bets if there is more than one race for which the numbered selection and price can be identified, the stake will be divided accordingly.
  • For multiple bets the selection will be void unless the sequence of selections makes it clear which race was intended.

13.8 ‘THROUGH-THE-CARD’ (TTC) STATED BUT NO MEETING NAMED
  • If the numbered selections stated can be applied to greyhound racing, the bet will be settled on the next meeting due to take place on the full schedule after the bet was accepted. 
  • If no meetings are due to take place on the full schedule, or have already started, the bet will be void.

13.9 GREYHOUND RACE INSTRUCTIONS WHICH CAN APPLY TO DIFFERENT RACES
  • Where instructions such as ‘Last Ten Races’, ‘First Four Races’, or ‘Through The Card’ are detailed on the betting slip, bets will be settled as instructed, even if this involves races outside the full schedule. 
  • This applies unless the staking or time the bet was placed suggests that the bet was intended to only apply to races on the full schedule e.g. if a meeting on the full schedule consists of 10 races and four further races, a ‘Through The Card’ bet which is staked for 10 races will be settled on the full schedule races only.

14. POSTPONEMENTS, CANCELLATIONS AND ABANDONMENTS

14.1 If a race is postponed and run later the same day (ie: before or at 23.59 on the same day in the time zone in which the race is taking place), all bets placed prior to the announced postponement will stand for the re-arranged time.

14.2 Specific rules relating to postponements and abandonment’s will be incorporated within the individual sporting rules. If a bet outcome has already been decided prior to an abandonment or postponement, generally a bet will not be considered void (eg: 1st goal scorer bets will stand if a goal has already been scored).

14.3 If a bet is placed after the final declarations, but the race is postponed to another day, all bets will be void.

14.4 If one or more event(s) is postponed and/or abandoned in an Accumulator Ante Post bet, these event(s) will be considered void. The stake will be transferred to the remaining selections in the bet with the odds adjusted to the odds on the rearranged bet, at the time the original bet was placed (eg: reducing a Treble to a Double or a Double to a Single etc).
 

15. CHANGE OF VENUE

  • If a home teams’ ground is changed to a neutral ground or a previously stated neutral ground is changed to a particular side’s home ground, all bets placed are still valid.
  • Bets will only be void if the home and away team names are erroneously stated in reverse or if the match is switched from the original home side to the original away teams’ ground.

16. NO STARTING PRICE ("SP") RETURNED

  • In circumstances where no SP has not been returned for a horse race, other forms of the official returns will be reviewed in order to make a decision on the SP against which bets will be settled.
  • If there is no SP returned in a greyhound race, all bets on that race will be void.

17. LOTTERY BETS

17.1 Bets are accepted on the outcome of selected Lottos as advertised in shop (for example Irish, Spanish, New York Lottos and 49’s). Bets are not accepted on the UK Lotto or EuroMillions. Bets on Lottos that are exclusively available on the self-service betting terminal in selected shops can only be accepted via the terminal itself (will be deemed void if inadvertently accepted ‘over the counter’). 

17.2 See Section 54 onwards for full Lotto Rules
 

18. PRICE CHANGES

  • All prices are subject to change and may, on occasion, be restricted to certain stake levels as agreed by our trading team. The prices offered via our other business channels, such as the internet, telephone betting service or on-course betting facilities, may be different from those available in our shops.
  • Bets will be accepted only at the price that is applicable to the selection at the time that the bet is processed (ie; a valid receipt has been issued by the EPoS (till) system.

19. HORSE RACING

19.1 RESULTS
All bets placed on UK and Irish horse racing will be settled on ‘First Past the Post’ and the official result. This offer applies to all bets, win and each-way. There is no restriction on staking, and payouts are subject to our advertised payout limits. The exceptions where ‘First Past the Post’ does not apply and bets are only settled according to the official result are:
  • A selection taking the wrong course
  • A selection carrying the wrong weight or the jockey failing to weigh-in
  • Any Ante Post bet
  • A Forecast or Tricast bet
  • A void race
  • Any Tote/Pari-Mutuel bet
  • A selection given as the winner in error by the judge
  • A bet placed on a two-runner race or a special match bet
  • A bet placed in a “without the favourite” or any other special market
  • Aintree Grand National
  • A bet placed on the Favourite Points or Distance markets
Horse racing bets placed on non-UK/Irish meetings are settled on the official result declared by the racecourse judge and confirmed by the ‘Weighed-In’ announcement. If a winner is disqualified after the official result is announced, the disqualification will not affect the settlement of bets. In the case of Greyhound racing, bets are settled on the official result announced at the conclusion of the event. If a winner is disqualified after the official result is announced, the disqualification will not affect the settlement of bets.

In the case of Football and other Sports, bets are settled on the first result published by the official source/governing body or alternatively the official website of the relevant event, immediately after the match/event is finished. Any subsequent corrections or amendments to this result will not apply for settlement purposes. If the result is not immediately available from the official source/ governing body or the official website of the relevant event, or there is significant evidence that the official source/governing body or official website is incorrect, we will use independent sources such as the Press Association to decide settlement. In the absence of any consistent, independent evidence or in the presence of significant conflicting evidence, bets will be settled based on our own statistics.

19.1.2 Speciality Bets
The ‘First Past the Post’ concession does not apply to Daily Challenge bets (including Jockey Challenges, Tipster Challenges, Meeting Challenges, Match bets, Aggregate Winning Distances and Winning Distance specials). In the event of a ‘revised result’, unless otherwise stated, all Daily Challenge bets will be settled according to only the official result on the day of the race, with the exception of Aggregate Winning Distance bets and Winning Distance special bets which will be settled as per the distance betting rules (see Sections 19.16, 19.17).

19.2 HOT SHOW DOUBLES
  • A Win-Only enhanced price is available on two selections in two selected races
  • In the event of a withdrawal during the Industry Show in either of the Hot Show Double races, the enhanced price reverts to the SP on both selections.
  • If one of the selections in the Hot Show Double is withdrawn, the bet becomes a Win Single on the remaining selection and any returns will be settled at SP.

19.3 BETTING WITHOUT FAVOURITE
  • A ‘Betting Without Favourite’ market is available on selected races.  The market includes prices on all selections excluding the Favourite.
  • Standard UK Each Way terms apply to the Betting Without Favourite Market, and they may differ from Each Way terms available on the race itself
  • In the event of a withdrawal, a deduction equivalent to the Tattersall’s Rule 4 (c) scale maybe applicable (see Rule 7.3)

19.4 FAVOURITES
In any race, Favourites will be qualified as follows:
  • The Favourite is the horse quoted in the official SP return at the shortest odds
  • The 2nd Favourite is the horse quoted at the next shortest odds etc.
  • If two horses are quoted at the same odds and if these odds are shorter than those quoted against any other horse, these two horses are the Joint 1st and 2nd Favourites.

19.5 WITHDRAWN FAVOURITE
Where a horse is withdrawn not under starters orders but is still returned Favourite (i.e. no new market is formed), then bets on that Favourite are void. Bets WILL NOT transfer on to the next shortest price horse.  Where a horse comes under starter’s orders but refuses to run, this will be classed as a runner and all bets on that selection will be deemed losers.

19.6 JOINT FAVOURITES
By using the term ‘Favourite’, ‘Second Favourite’ or ‘Third Favourite’, to indicate selections, the stake will be invested on the horse as defined above. If two or more horses, both of whom are Favourites, are selected the stake will be divided and invested equally amongst each of the selected horses. However, if these joint favourites are returned at a price whereby, irrespective of result, the customer could not secure a profit, the Unnamed Favourite will be regarded as a non-runner.

19.7 SP & EACH WAY BETS
SP bets for Unnamed Favourites and/or 2nd or 3rd Unnamed Favourites are accepted as Win only. If Each Way is taken in error, bets will be settled all up to win.

19.8 CONDITIONAL BETS (‘ANY TO COME’ or ‘IF CASH’ BETS)
  • When settling conditional bets the instruction ‘If Lose’ will be read as ‘If Lose or Non-Runner’ and the instruction ‘If Win’ will read as ‘If Win or Non-Runner’.
  • Providing the selections are in different races, ‘Stop at a Winner’ bets are accepted Win or Each Way and will be settled in the order written. A non-runner will not be counted as a winner and the bet will continue until one of the selections either gains a 1st place or Dead-heats for 1st place.
  • In deciding which part of the bet the ‘Any-to-Come‘ is to be taken, a drawn line on the betting slip will be taken to indicate the end of one bet and the start of another.
  • The conditional part of an ‘Any-to-Come’ bet will be executed on the understanding that the total cash in hand, at any stage, will be applied to the settlement in the order of the remaining written instructions.
  • For example, if £5 is staked on the first race selection ‘A’, with ‘ATC’ £10 to be staked on the second selection, but the return from horse ‘A’ is only £9, then £9 is invested on horse ‘B’, as opposed to the £10 as originally requested). Cash in hand from a selection cannot go on to that selection or a selection in the same race. (ie: the horses must be running in different events).
  • If at any stage there is insufficient cash available to execute in full the next part of the ‘Any-to-Come’ instruction, it will be settled proportionately.
  • If in the conditional part of the ‘Any-to-Come’ bet the stake is omitted, the total amount staked on the preceding selection of the series (of bets) or instructions will be invested.
  • All ‘Any-to-Come’ or ‘If Cash’ bets exclude Ante Post selections.

19.9 EARLY PRICE BETTING
An ‘Early Price’ bet is defined as a bet struck with a Coral price taken after the final declarations for the race have been made and before the first live Coral traded or racecourse show offered is displayed. Early Price bets are accepted on the following basis:
  • If the selection does not run, stakes will be returned.
  • In the event of non-runners, bets are liable to Rule 4 (c) scale of deductions (see Rule 7.3).
  • If a bet is placed after the final declarations but the race is postponed to another day, all bets will be void.

19.10 BOARD PRICE BETTING
A board price confirms the odds immediately before the start of the race and is generated via the live Coral traded show or from the racecourse where the race is run as offered. Board price bets are accepted on the following basis:
  • The official price may be amended if there is an official correction to a displayed board price. This requirement for change may be the result of the original price being incorrect, due to invalid information at the time the bet was struck with the customer.
  • Board Prices are accepted on the basis of ‘non-runner money back’ and are liable to Rule 4(c) scale of deductions in the event of any non-runners (see Section 7.2).

19.11 STARTING PRICE ("SP") BETTING
SP bets will be settled at the officially returned starting price (SP) supplied from the racecourse where the race is run. SP bets are accepted on the following basis:
  • All SP bets are accepted on a ‘non-runner-money back’ basis.
  • Rule 4 (c) scale of deductions will only apply to a SP bet where a horse is withdrawn prior to the start of a race and a new course betting market is not formed, prior to the start of the race.
  • If at the time of bet placement, the customer does not confirm that they want the currently available price, the bet will be settled at SP.

19.12 INDUSTRY SHOW PRICES AND INDUSTRY SPs
Industry prices and Industry SPs are predominantly used for International racing in countries where no Board Prices and SPs are available. If Industry prices and Industry SPs for international racing are available, the following rules will apply:
  • Where no price has been taken all bets will be settled in accordance with the Industry SPs.
  • Unnamed Favourites are accepted
  • Straight Forecasts (SFC) are accepted.
  • Tricast dividends will be returned in all handicaps with 8 or more declared runners and may also be returned for selected high profile races that do not fit this criteria.
  • Standard Each-Way terms apply (see Section 4).
  • In the event of any non-runners Rule 4 (c) scale of deductions may apply.
  • Coupling does not apply.

19.13 COUPLING
In some countries horses with the same owner or trainer may be coupled. When betting on coupled horses (PMU/Tote betting), you are on each of the coupled horse for settlement purposes.  The rules differ from country to country in terms of whether settlement applies to Win or Each Way bets. Please see below or ask our staff for details. Bets struck at Coral Show prices, Coral SP’s, Industry prices or Industry SP’s are not affected by the Coupling rules.

19.14 FOREIGN RACING RULES
Coral accepts bets on horse racing and greyhound racing from around the world. Bet acceptance rules differ from country to country. Customer facing screens in shops will display which rules apply for any given event. In general the following rules will apply to bets placed on international horse racing:

Coral Early Prices
Where Coral early prices are offered on international horse racing then standard place terms will apply and in the event of any non-runners Rule 4 (c) scale of deductions may apply

Industry Show Prices And Industry SPs
  • On selected international racing industry shows and SPs will be in operation
  • Where no industry show price or Coral early price has been taken then all bets will be settled at the industry SP as declared by the service provider
  • Bets on unnamed favourites are accepted.
  • Straight Forecast (SFC) in operation
  • Tricast dividends will be returned in all handicaps with 8 or more declared runners and may also be returned for selected high profile races that do not fit this criteria
  • Double result does not apply
  • Standard place terms apply
  • In the event of any non-runners Rule 4 (c) scale of deductions may apply
Coral Show Prices And Coral SPs
  • On selected international racing covered by Coral where industry shows and SPs are not in operation Coral shows and SPs may be implemented
  • Where no Coral show price or Coral early price has been taken then all bets will be settled at the Coral SP
  • Bets on unnamed favourites are accepted
  • Straight Forecast (SFC) in operation
  • Double result does not apply
  • Standard place terms apply
  • In the event of any non-runners Rule 4 (c) scale of deductions may apply
Guide Prices
  • On selected international racing covered by Coral where neither industry nor Coral prices are in operation guide shows may be displayed
  • These guide prices will be clearly labelled as such on customer facing screens.
  • These prices are a guide only and all bets will be settled at the Coral SP derived from these guide shows and local Tote returns
  • Bets on unnamed favourites are not accepted
  • Straight Forecast (SFC) in operation
  • Double result does not apply
  • Standard place terms apply
Pari-Mutuel/Tote Betting
  • On selected international racing customers may place bets in accordance with local PMU/Tote rules. Customers must clearly request PMU/Tote on slips and Coral reserve the right to not offer betting at PMU/Tote returns
  • All bets will be settled as per local rules, including in the event of the coupling of horses
  • Any pari-mutuel bet taken in error on a race where we are not offering pari-mutuel betting will be considered void
  • PMU bets are not accepted on unnamed favourites. If accepted in error these bets will be declared void
  • Singles only. Any multiple bets placed in error will be declared void
  • Double result does not apply
Hong Kong Tote Meetings
  • Prices on screens are for information only, no bets will be accepted at Guide Prices
  • All bets must be placed on Tote slips and will be settled at HKJC dividends
  • Only Win, Place and Trifecta (1st, 2nd & 3rd in correct order) will be accepted
  • Minimum unit stake of £2 for all bets
  • Coupling does not apply
  • Double result does not apply
  • Bets on unnamed favourites are not accepted
  • Singles only. Any multiple bets placed in error will be declared void
19.15 MATCH BETTING
  • Both horses must come ‘under starters orders’, otherwise all bets are void.
  • If only one of the horses completes the course, that horse will be deemed the winner.
  • If neither horse completes the course, bets are void.
  • It is not possible to combine a bet on a horse to win a race with a match bet involving the same horse.
All Match bets are settled according to the official result on the day of the race.

19.16 AGGREGATE WINNING DISTANCE BET – COMBINED AFTERNOON DISTANCES
  • Bets are placed on the aggregate of the winning distances from one race meeting.
  • If the winning distance is under one length the following numerical values will apply:
Distance Value
Nose 0.05
Short Head 0.1
Head 0.2
1/4 Length 0.25
Neck 0.3
1/2 Length 0.5
3/4 length 0.75
  • The maximum winning distance for any Flat race is 12 lengths for a Flat race and 30 lengths for a National Hunt race (including NH Flat races), as detailed below:
  • In the event of only one horse finishing in a race the following distances will apply:
    • 30 lengths for National Hunt races, including National Hunt Flat races.
    • 12 lengths for Flat races.
  • If a meeting has three or more races abandoned or declared void, then all bets will be void unless the winning over band for the market has already been established, in which case ALL bets will stand (win or lose).
  • If only one or two races are abandoned or declared void, bets will be settled with a default distance used for each abandoned or void races:
    • 6 lengths for National Hunt races, including National Hunt Flat races
    • 2 lengths for Flat races
  • In the event of a ‘Walkover’ (ie: only 1 horse starting) the following distances will apply:
    • 12 lengths for National Hunt races, including National Hunt Flat races
    • 5 lengths for Flat races
  • All Distance bets will be settled on the original distance recorded by the winner who was ‘first past the post’. However, if a horse has taken the wrong course or is carrying the incorrect weight it will be ignored for distance betting purpose. The aggregate winning distance will be calculated between the first two runners past the post who have taken the correct course.
  • Bets cannot be combined in multiples where the same meeting is involved (meeting challenge/ jockey challenge and tipster).  We do not accept combined bets involving ‘Follow the Fav’.  If accepted in error bets will be settled as split stake singles.
19.17 HOW FAR WINNING DISTANCE SPECIALS (ie: a selection to win a specified race by a specified over or under number of lengths).
  • All bets will be losers unless the selection wins the race. However, if the selection is a non-runner, all bets will be void, unless it was an Ante Post bet on an ‘all in run or not’ basis.
  • If there are other non-runners in the race, Rule 4 (c) scale of deductions may be applied to the prices for both winning over and under the specified number of lengths.
  • All bets will be settled on a ‘first past the post’ basis. However, if one of the first two horses home has taken the wrong course or is carrying the incorrect weight, the winner will be deemed to be the ‘first horse past the post’ who has taken the correct course. The winning distance will be taken from the first horse to legitimately complete the course back to the second horse to legitimately complete the course.   
  • If the selection dead heats with another runner, bets on the selections to win under the specified distance will be settled as winners at half the initial stake.
19.18 HORSE RACING CHALLENGES
  • These eventualities are no longer available and should a bet be accepted in error, they will be void, win or lose.
19.19 FORECASTS
  • Straight Forecasts are accepted only in races of three or more runners. However, should a bet be accepted in error on a two-runner race, or a race is reduced to two runners, Straight Forecast bets will stand, and be settled as a Single, at SP, on the horse named to finish first.
  • Straight Forecast bets where only one selection is made, or in races where one horse finishes alone, will be settled at SP Singles. If no Straight Forecast dividend is declared, bets will be settled on a dividend based upon the final Coral prices of the winning selections. Should there be no prices or Tote dividend available, forecast bets will be void for settlement purposes.
  • If a selection becomes a non-runner, Forecast bets involving that selection will be settled as a win Single on the other runner.
  • In a Combination Forecast, where a selection becomes a non-runner, the total stake of the bet will be divided equally between the possible Forecast combinations, using the remaining selections and the Forecasts which include the non-runner will be settled as win Singles. For example:
    • £1 CFC on horses A, B and C, where C becomes a non-runner. The bet reverts to a £1 RFC on horses A and B, plus a £2 win on each of horses A and B.
  • Forecasts are accepted in Singles, Doubles and Trebles only. Accumulators are accepted only as part of a Forecast bet special package (eg: Forecast Yankee). If otherwise taken in error they will be settled as Trebles with the stakes equally divided.
  • Unnamed 1st Favourites with a named selection or race card number are accepted in Forecast Single bets. Any such selections included in Forecast Doubles, Trebles and Accumulators (or Tricasts) will be void.
  • Should the 1st Favourite and the named selection be the same, the Forecast will be void.
  • In the case of Joint 1st Favourites the bet will be settled proportionately and if one of the Joint Favourites is the same as the named selection, that part of the bet will be void.
19.20 SHOWCAST
  • Showcast applies to races of 3 to 6 actual runners only.
  • Where a horse is withdrawn from a three runner race, this is no longer a Showcast race.
  • If a Showcast bet is taken on a race that is not a Showcast race, the bet will be settled as a Computer Straight Forecast.
  • Where a horse(s) is withdrawn from a Showcast race, all Showcast bets will be settled to CSF dividend.
  • If a dead heat applies, stakes will be apportioned in the same way as standard dead heat bet.
  • Showcast bets are accepted as singles only.  Any multiple bets accepted in error will be settled as singles, by equally dividing the stake between the number of Showcast bets. 
  • Unnamed Favourites with a named selection are not accepted and if taken in error bets will be void.
19.21 TRICASTS
Tricasts for selections to finish 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the correct order are accepted in races for which an official Tricast dividend is returned.
  • Selections may be named although race card numbers will be taken, providing there can only be one interpretation of the required selections.
  • Tricast bets are accepted on all handicap, nursery and rated stakes handicap races where 8 or more runners are declared and six or more actually run.
  • If there is any ambiguity with one of the written selections and the other two selections are clear the bet will be settled as a Forecast, in the order written.
  • Similarly, if a Tricast bet includes an Unnamed Favourite, this will not be deemed a valid selection and the bet will be settled as a Forecast on the other selections.
  • Tricasts are accepted in Singles only. If a Tricast Double is accepted in error, the total stakes for the doubles will be divided equally as Tricast Singles for the selected races. A similar rule is applied to Tricast Trebles etc.
  • Instructions for permutations must be specific, otherwise the bet will be settled as a Straight Tricast to the stake available. For the purpose of settlement it should be noted that a permutation is a series of straight Tricasts.
  • ‘Any to Come’ or ‘If Cash’ bets are not accepted and, if taken in error, the ATC or ‘If Cash’ instructions will not be actioned.
  • Tricasts will be settled in accordance with the official Tricast dividend.
  • Should selections for a Straight Tricast include a non-runner, the stake will be invested as a Straight Forecast on the remaining two selections in the order written. Should a Tricast include two non-runners the Tricast will be settled as a Single.
  • For Combination Tricasts, the stake will be re-invested, with those parts of the bet containing the non-runner settled as Forecasts, with the non-runner being discounted. For example: £1 CTC 4 selections ABCD where D is a non-runner (total stake = £24), would be settled as 6 x £1 CTC ABC & 6 x £3 CFC ABC.
  • For the purpose of combination bets the stake will be invested as a full cover Combination Forecast Bet. (All possible combinations, so for three selections there will be six possible combinations).
  • If for any reason, a Tricast is taken for a race for which an official Tricast return is not declared, settlement will be made as follows :
  • Where all three selections run, settlement will be made as a Straight Forecast on the selections nominated to finish 1st and 2nd, with the selection of 3rd place being discounted.
19.22 DOUBLY ENGAGED
  • Where a selection has been timed and or meeting stipulated this will determine the race for which the selection was intended.
  • Where no time or meeting stated – the selection will be on for the first race in which the selection runs, after the bet was placed.
19.23 BEST PRICE GUARANTEED RACES (where available)
  • All bets will be settled at the SP if the SP is larger than the Early Price that has been taken. Applies to singles and multiple bets only - stake limits apply ('singles' - maximum stake £100, 'multiples' - dependent on bet type, see promotional advertising for details).   
  • Each Way bets are available in these races and, in the event of any non-runners, a Rule 4 (c) scale of deduction may apply.
  • Where such a Rule 4 deduction is applied to a price taken, the bigger odds will be paid after the Rule 4 deduction has been made.
  • The Best Price Guarantee concession applies to Win and Each-Way markets only and does not apply to any Tote, In-running or Ante Post bets.
  • Where 'standard' consolation bonuses are offered on multiple bets as advertised in participating shops (for example: 'double-the-odds one winner' on a 'Lucky 15'), the 'Best Price Guarantee' concession, where available, will also apply. Where the participating shop is offering 'enhanced' consolation bonuses (for example; 'treble-the-odds one winner' or upwards), the 'Best Price Guarantee' concession, where available, will not apply.
19.24 RESERVES
  • If reserves are contained within the final declaration stage for a race, Early Prices for all the declared runners will be available, including the reserves.
  • If a declared runner is announced as a non-runner, the market will be revised. All bets struck prior to this announcement may be subject to Rule 4 (c) scale of deductions. The Rule 4 deduction will be applied to all bets struck prior to the non-runner being announced, even if the non-runner was one of the reserves.
19.25 TOTE BETS
19.25.1 Acceptance (Retail)
  • Tote bets are accepted via our EPoS (till) system, which allows them to be placed directly into the on-course pool. Any Tote bets processed in this way will not be subject to our Maximum Payment rules.
  • All Tote bets are placed directly into the live Tote pool. If the bets, for whatever reason, do not reach the pool, stakes will be refunded. Coral will NOT be liable for any loss of winnings that a customer would have been eligible for had the bet reached the pool.
  • In the event of a connection failure between any of our shops and the Tote Direct system which results in a bet being accepted initially by Coral but not by Tote Direct for any reason the following rules will apply:
    • Bets are accepted on Win, Place, Exacta, Trifecta, Placepots and Quadpots.
    • Scoop6 or Jackpot bets will not be accepted outside the Tote Direct Pool. If a Scoop6 is taken in error and not entered into the Tote Direct pool, it will be settled as an Each Way Accumulator at SP odds. A jackpot bet taken outside the pool will be settled as a win Accumulator at SP odds.
    • ‘Tote’ must be clearly marked on the slip to enable settlement to be made at these odds.
    • If ‘Tote’ is not written bets will be settled at SP unless otherwise indicated in our rules.
    • Bets at Tote odds are not accepted for Unnamed Favourites at meetings where race-by-race results are not transmitted to our shops. If bets are taken in these circumstances the settlement of such bets will be made at SP in accordance with our rules.
  • Bets are accepted at Tote returns from Horse racing meetings in Great Britain. The bets accepted are for Scoop 6, Jackpots, Placepots, Quadpots, Trifectas, Exactas, Win, Place and any other new bet introduced by the UK Tote.
  • Where the UK Tote offer a pool facility for horse race meetings taking place outside Great Britain and the Republic of Ireland, bets will generally be accepted and local Tote rules will apply.
  • Singles only are accepted for all Tote bets. ‘Tote’ must be clearly marked to enable settlement to be made at these odds. If ‘Tote’ is not written, bets will be settled at SP unless otherwise indicated in our Rules.
19.25.2 Bet Settlement
  • Bets are placed using the official race card numbers. If the official number is misprinted in the race card, the number declared by the racecourse will take precedence.
  • If there is any dispute arising from the horse name or number, bets will be settled on the horse number printed on the captured image of the customer receipt.
  • All Tote bets are settled on the official result on the day of the race.
19.25.3 Tote Dividends
  • Winning dividends are calculated by dividing the total amount of stakes entered into the pool (after deductions) by the number of winning units.
  • If no winning dividend is declared the pool is carried forward to a nominated race(s) or meeting(s).
19.25.4 Unnamed Favourites, Non-Runners & Void Bets
  • For Jackpot, Placepot, Quadpot, and Scoop6 the Unnamed Favourite can be selected.
  • Where there are Joint or Co-Favourites the one with the lowest race card number will be deemed the selection.
  • In bets with more than one leg, non-runners are replaced by the Unnamed Favourite and any other bet containing a non-runner is void.
  • If the Favourite is withdrawn before coming ‘Under Starter’s Orders’ and too late for a new market to be made, the next shortest priced horse will be substituted. If two or more horses are returned at the next shortest price, the one with the lowest race card number will be substituted.
  • If a race is declared void, is not run or becomes a ‘Walkover’ the Jackpot, Placepot, Quadpot and Scoop6 are settled on the remaining legs.
19.25.5 Dead Heats
  • The win pool is divided into equal parts. In the Place pool, if an extra place(s) is created the amount of the pool allocated to that placing will be divided equally between the runners involved in the dead heat.
  • Dead heats for 1st place count as winners in the Jackpot and Scoop6 win pools. Dead heats for places count as winners in the Placepot, Quadpot and Scoop6 place pools.
19.25.6 Tote Place
Tote Place bets are subject to a £2 minimum stake. The place terms are determined by the number of runners, as follows:
  • Up to 4 runners = No Place betting.
  • 5-7 runners = Place betting for 1st and 2nd.
  • 8 or more runners = Place betting for 1st, 2nd and 3rd.
  • Handicap races with more than 16 runners = Place betting for 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th.
19.25.7 Tote Each Way
This is simply a Tote win bet and a Tote place bet placed on the same horse.

19.25.8 Tote Exacta
A Tote Exacta is available on races with three or more runners. The bet involves choosing two selections to finish 1st and 2nd in the correct order.
  • Singles only accepted.
  • Unnamed selections (ie: Favourite) will not be accepted.
  • Bets which include a non-runner will be void.
  • Returns will be paid as per the official declared dividend.
19.25.9 Tote Trifecta
A Tote Trifecta bet involves choosing three selections to finish 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the correct order.
  • Unnamed selections (ie: Favourite) will not be accepted.
  • Bets that include a non-runner, or where the field is reduced to less than five runners, will be void.
  • Returns will be paid as per the official declared dividend.
19.25.10 Tote Placepot & Quadpot
  • The Placepot usually operates on the first six races at a meeting and all 6 selections must be placed for the bet to be successful. Where no dividend is produced we will settle as a place accumulator.
  • The Quadpot usually operates on the last four legs of the Placepot and all 4 selections must be placed for the bet to be successful.
19.25.11 Tote Jackpot
The Tote Jackpot comprises of 6 races pre-selected races across more than one meeting. All 6 winners must be selected to win the Jackpot.

19.25.12 Scoop6
  • Winners must be selected in all six of the Scoop6 races to win a dividend from the Win fund.
  • If the Win fund is not won, the Win portion of the fund pool will be rolled over to the next Scoop6 Win fund, as determined by the Tote.
  • Placed horses must be selected in all six of the Scoop6 races to win a dividend from the Place fund. If there is no outright winner of the Place fund, the respective portion of the pool will be rolled over to the next Scoop6 win fund, as determined by the Tote.
  • Unless otherwise announced, winners of the Scoop6 win dividend qualify to compete in the Bonus Fund the following week. The winner of the Bonus Race, nominated by the Tote, must be selected to win the Bonus Fund dividend.
  • Claimants must register on 0800 0284 418 by 18.00 on the Thursday before the Bonus race to secure entry.
  • Any registered qualifier who does not call will be allocated the Unnamed Favourite. Should a Bonus Race bet selection become a non-runner, registered qualifiers will have the option of up to 30 minutes prior to the advertised ‘off’ of the Bonus Race to make a new selection. Should no new selection be received or should a selection become a non-runner, less than 30 minutes before the advertised ‘off-time’ of the Bonus Race, the SP Favourite will be allocated.

20. GREYHOUND RACING

20.1 MEETINGS COVERED
Bets are accepted on greyhound races covered live in shop on our full service. Open Race bets are accepted at all Greyhound Board of Great Britain & Irish Greyhound Board (GBGB & IGB) tracks but bets on graded racing from tracks not on our full service will be deemed void. Open Race bets not covered in our live service will be accepted up to the advertised start time. Bets accepted in error after the advertised start time will stand if it can be established that the bet was placed before the official off time.

20.2 GREYHOUND FORECASTS
  • Forecast bets will only be accepted in races with at least three runners.
  • If a bet is accepted in error on a race with only two greyhounds, or a race reduced to only two greyhounds, Forecast bets will stand and be settled as Singles, at the SP, on the greyhound selected to finish first.
  • Straight Forecasts are settled in accordance with the Greyhound Computer Forecast returns.
  • If a Forecast contains a named non-runner this will be settled as a win Single on the remaining runner. This would also apply where there is a vacant trap or a reserve greyhound.
  • In a Forecast where a reserve greyhound runs, the Forecast will stand, unless the greyhounds are named.
  • In a Combination Forecast, where a selection becomes a non-runner, the total stake of the bet will be divided equally between the possible Forecast combinations. This will be achieved using the remaining selections with the Forecasts including the non-runner becoming Singles.
  • Where no Forecast dividend is declared, a Coral dividend will be declared on last Coral prices available. Similarly, in a Straight Forecast where one selection is made or in races, in which one greyhound finishes alone, bets will be settled as SP Singles.
20.3 GREYHOUND TRICASTS
  • Tricast bets are only accepted in races where an official Tricast return is declared by the service provider. If no Tricast dividend is returned, bets will be settled as Straight Forecast on the first two selections.
  • Selections must finish 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the correct order in races where an official Tricast dividend is declared.
  • Selections can be named, although Trap numbers will be taken provided there can only be one interpretation of the required selections. In the event of any ambiguity (ie: if the same selection is repeated) but the duplicate solution and other selection win, the bet will settled as a Forecast.
  • Tricasts are accepted in Singles only and if a Tricast Doubles bet is taken in error the total stakes for the doubles will be divided and invested equally as Tricast Singles for the selected races.
  • Where one of the named greyhounds, selected in Tricast, becomes a non-runner and regardless of whether a reserve runs in its place, the bet will become a Forecast on the remaining two selections.
  • In a Tricast where Trap numbers are selected and a reserve greyhound runs, the Tricast will stand.
  • When two named greyhounds become non-runners, regardless of whether reserves run in their places, the Tricast will be settled as a Single on the remaining runner.
  • Instructions for permutations must be specific, otherwise the bet will be settled as a Straight Tricast to the stake invested.
  • ‘Any to Come’ or ‘If Cash’ bets are not accepted. If taken in error the ‘ATC’ or ‘If Cash’ instructions will not be actioned.
  • A Tricast which includes an Unnamed Favourite is not accepted and will be declared void, with stakes returned.
20.4 NAMED GREYHOUNDS
  • Any named greyhound which becomes a non-runner will be void, even if the greyhound is replaced by a reserve running from the same trap number.  Should both the name and trap number be listed we will refer to the trap number for settlement purposes.
  • If a named greyhound runs from a different trap number than the one listed at the time the bet was struck, the bet will stand.
  • Bets for unnamed second or third Favourites in Greyhound races are not acceptable and if taken in error will be void.
20.5 WITHDRAWALS AND RESERVE GREYHOUNDS
If a greyhound is withdrawn from a race, no further Board Prices will be available until a new market has been formed. If an Early or Board Price is taken and a greyhound is then withdrawn, the bet will be settled at SP. If a Trap number is selected then the bet will be settled on the trap regardless of whether or not a reserve is running. However if a price is taken, this price relates to a specific greyhound and if that greyhound has become a non-runner, the bet will be void and the stake will be refunded. If a greyhound’s name is selected and that selection becomes a non-runner the bet will be void and the stake will be refunded.

20.6 RE-SCHEDULED RACES
If a race is re-scheduled to be run later on the same day, bets will be settled as follows:
  • All single bets stand, unless a refund is requested prior to the off of the re-scheduled race
  • Any selections for a re-scheduled race in a multiple bet will stand for that race
  • If the race does not take place all bets will be void
  • If a Board or Early price has been taken on a re-scheduled race, bets will revert to SP
20.7 NO RACE
A ‘no race’ refers to the situation where the dogs are in the traps and the hare is running but the traps fail to open. Stakes will be refunded providing that they are claimed prior to the race being re-run at a later stage during the same meeting.

20.8 GREYHOUND COMPETITION MARKETS
  • If prices have been available to win a competition, bets accepted prior to the draw for the penultimate round (ie: semi-final) will be on an ‘all in run or not’ basis, with non-runners considered losers.
  • If bets are placed at prices issued after the draw for the semi-final but prior to the draw for the final, standard Ante Post rules will not apply. Any non-runners will be settled as void, with a Rule 4 (c) equivalent scale of deduction applied to bets on the remaining greyhounds.
20.9 MATCH BETS
  • Both greyhounds must start the race (ie: both must be in the traps) otherwise, bets are void.
  • Singles and upwards will be accepted.
  • Any Match bet involving a non-runner will be void.
  • If any race is declared a ‘no race’, bets will be void.
  • It is not possible to combine a bet on a greyhound to win a race with a match bet involving the same greyhound.
  • If both greyhounds fail to complete the race, bets are void.
  • Prices will be available until the first show broadcast from the track.
  • If there is a dead heat involving the selections, bets are void.
20.10 MULTI TRAPS
The market involves predicting the aggregate of the multiplied 1st and 2nd placed Trap numbers.
For example: the minimum result would be that Trap 1 beats Trap 2 (1x2 =2) and the maximum result would be that Trap 6 beats Trap 5 (5 x 6=30).
  • In the event of a void race or ‘no race’, 12 points will be awarded.
  • In the event of a dead heat for 1st and/or 2nd place, the average points of the selections involved will be awarded. For example:  if Trap 6 wins and Trap five and four dead heat for 2nd place, 27 points will be awarded.
  • If there are three or more races abandoned all bets will be void unless the result is already determined.
20.11 AGGREGATE WINNING DISTANCES 
The bet is a prediction of the total winning margin (distance between first and second placed greyhounds) of each race at a particular meeting.
  • The Aggregate Winning Distance is not affected by reserves, vacant traps, void races, meetings which are abandoned after they have started, or races where a SP is not returned.
  • This market will be displayed in three bands e.g. Crayford Aggregate Winning Distances - under ‘x’ lengths, between ‘x and y’ lengths, over ‘y’ lengths. 
  • For races won by less than a length, the following is awarded:
Distance Value
Dead-Heat 0 lengths
Short Head 0.1 lengths
Head 0.2 lengths
Neck 0.3 lengths
1/2 length 0.5 lengths
3/4 length 0.75 lengths
The maximum winning distance for a race is 10 lengths. 
  • If a meeting has one or two walkovers, races abandoned or declared void, then bets will be settled with a default distance used for each walkover, abandoned or void race: 2 lengths. 
  • If a meeting has three or more walkovers, races abandoned or declared void, then all bets will be void unless the winning band for the market has already been established, in which case all bets will stand. 
  • Same rules apply as above (single meeting aggregate winning distance: 2 lengths for walkovers/abandoned/void races - 10 lengths maximum awarded per race).
  • If any of the meetings combined has three or more walkovers, races abandoned or declared void, then all bets will be void unless the winning band for the market has already been established, in which case all bets will stand.
20.12 WINNING BY A CERTAIN DISTANCE (Individual Greyhounds)
The market involves predicting a selected greyhound to win by a specified distance.
  • Win Single bets only are accepted.
  • The nominated greyhound must win the race, otherwise the bet is a loser.
  • If there are any non-runners or reserves, bets are void.
20.13 ODDS AND EVENS BETTING
The market involves predicting which group of Trap numbers will win a particular race (ie: Even = Traps 2, 4, and 6. Odds = Traps 1, 3 and 5).
  • Win only bets accepted
  • If there are any non-runners and/or reserves, bets are void.
20.14 TRAP CHALLENGE
The market involves predicting which trap number will provide the most winners at a meeting. This bet is available win only. Multiple bets are accepted as long as the bet is not related. If a related bet is accepted in error, the bet will be voided. The Trap Challenge only applies on races at a meeting that features on the Live Schedule, or races between times specified.
  • The Trap Challenge is not affected by reserves, vacant traps, void races, meetings which are abandoned after
  • they have started, or races where a SP is not returned.
  • If a race finishes as a dead-heat between two greyhounds, each trap will receive a ‘half win’, if it is a three-way dead-heat, each trap will receive a ‘one-third win’ and so on. 
  • If a meeting does not start, all bets on an individual Trap Challenge will be void. 
  • If a meeting has started and a minimum of three races have resulted, the result of the Trap Challenge will stand. 
  • In the event of a meeting (s) being cancelled in a combined meeting trap challenge, bets will be settled on the other meetings providing more than one meeting remains. 
  • In the event that only one meeting remains in a combined trap challenge market, the bet will be voided. 
  • If two or more traps record the same number of wins, dead-heat rules apply. 
This bet is available win only. Multiple bets are accepted as long as the bet is not related. If a related bet is accepted in error, the bet will be voided. The Trap Challenge only applies on races at a meeting that features on the Live Schedule, or races between times specified.

20.15 WATCH YOUR TRAP (also known as 'MONEYBOX')
The result of the Watch your Trap is determined by the trap number to have accumulated the most points during a meeting or combined meetings. 
  • Watch Your Trap is not affected by reserves, vacant traps, void races, meetings which are abandoned after they have started, or races where a SP is not returned. 
  • The following points system, based on the official result, will apply regardless of the number of runners in each race; 3 for a win, 2 for a second and 1 for a third. 
  • If a race contains a dead-heat, each trap will receive a “half win/place” (3 way dead-heat “one third win/place” etc) and the points will be divided equally between them. For example, two selections that dead-heat for first will be awarded 2.5 points each (points for first and second added and divided by two). 
  • Bets are unaffected by reserves, vacant traps, void races or meetings abandoned once they have started. 
  • Where no race(s) take place after a bet is struck the bet is void. 
  • In the event of a meeting not starting all bets containing the meeting are void. 
  • If a meeting has started and a minimum of three races have completed, the result of Watch Your Trap will stand. 
  • In the event of a meeting (s) being cancelled in a combined meeting Watch Your Trap, bets will be settled on the other meetings providing more than one meeting remains. 
  • In the event that only one meeting remains in a combined Watch Your Trap market, the bet will be voided. 
  • If two or more traps record the same number of points at the end of the meeting, dead-heat rules apply. 
  • This bet is available win only. Multiple bets are accepted as long as the bet is not related. 
  • If a related bet is accepted in error, the bet will be voided. 
  • Watch Your Trap only applies on races at a meeting that features on the Live Schedule, or races between times specified.
20.16 SPECIAL MULTIPLES
Where special multiples are available (ie: Doubles, Trebles and upwards) the following rules will apply:
  • Win bets only are accepted. Any Each Way bets taken in error will be settled to win.
  • If any of the featured greyhounds are non-runners all bets will be settled on the remaining selections at SP.
  • If any non-runners or reserves are involved in the selected races, all bets will be settled at SP.
20.17 APPLICABILITY of HORSE RACING RULES
  • Where a rule is not specifically covered in these greyhound rules, the equivalent rule stated in the Horse racing section will apply, where appropriate.
20.18 GREYHOUND WEBSTREAMING
This service is provided for information and entertainment purposes only. Coral will not be responsible for any of the displayed information.

21. FOOTBALL

21.1 GENERAL RULES
  • If a match takes place but is not completed as advertised (e.g. is not a 90 minute match, or is split into 3 periods rather than 2 halves) then all bets on the match will be void.
  • Unless otherwise specifically stated, all football bets are decided on play completed in ‘normal time’ (ie: bets will be settled on the score at the end of the 2nd half. Extra time and penalties do not count
  • If a match has been completed but the result is later deemed void, all bets will be settled on the original result regardless of any subsequently rearranged fixture. 
  • If a match is postponed or cancelled, any bets struck prior to the scheduled start of this match will be deemed void.
  • Unless markets have already been determined all bets will be deemed void if the game is abandoned before the end of the 2nd half.  This rule will apply even if the governing body declare that the result of the shortened match will stand for competition purposes (ie: FIFA award a 2-0 victory to one of the teams).
  • Selections which are involved in matches where there is a change made to their scheduled opponent, or if the venue is changed (ie: the home team plays away, or changes to a neutral venue) will be deemed void.
  • ‘Easy Slips’, coupons and standard betting slips will be settled at the price prevailing at the time of bet placement. This will govern settlement irrespective of the pre-printed odds shown on the coupons.
  • Where plain betting slips are used to place bet(s), without specifying the fixture, the bet will be settled for the match in which the selection plays first.
  • Any bets placed on plain betting slips will not qualify for the bonuses or consolations offered on special/section lists. (The special/section lists refers to the division of football coupons whereby a customer can select a team from each section and if all these selections are winners, a bonus or consolation will be paid).
  • If on a plain betting slip, a team has been selected to beat a different opponent to that which is scheduled (with the exception of ‘Mythical Match’ bets), the bet will stand for selection’s scheduled match or opponent. Where a draw has been nominated, the selection will be void and the bet settled on the remaining selections.
  • The same principle will apply where two teams have the same name.
  • The minimum odds and returns printed at the head of each coupon list are for guidance purposes only and settlement will always be at the current individual match odds quoted for each game. Similarly, the dates, venue and kick-off times for the matches printed on our coupons are for guidance purposes only.
  • Incomplete lines on the ‘Sections List’ of our coupons will stand and settlement will be based on the individual odds quoted for each selection.
  • If a match is played on a neutral ground the team printed on the left will be regarded as the home side and the team printed on the right as the away side.
  • Permutations must be accompanied by clear instructions. Bets with multiple selections without specific instructions, will be settled as Accumulators, subject to any maximum/minimum requirements.
21.2 PROBLEMS WITH BET INSTRUCTIONS
  • Any bet taken in error for a match, tournament or market for which no prices are available will be deemed void.
  • If any selections are unclear or illegible, they will be deemed void.
  • Unless otherwise requested by the customer, all bets which state a particular team to win will be settled on the 90 minute result of the next match they play.
  • Instructions for any bets placed on the ‘outright result’ or ‘to win in extra time’ markets, must be clearly written on the slip at the time of acceptance.
  • Similarly, instructions for Ante Post bets (ie: Manchester United to win the Premier League) must be clearly stated on the bet slip at the time of acceptance, otherwise the bet will be settled on the next match which that particular team play.
  • Settlement of incorrectly staked bets or incorrect instructions will be made in accordance with the rules as stated in the General Betting Rules section.
21.3 FIRST, LAST, ANYTIME PLAYER TO SCORE MARKETS
  • Any player who takes the field between kick-off and the final whistle will be regarded as a participant for First, Last and Anytime scorer bets, subject to the proviso that bets on players who could not have scored the first goal will be void. However, a player who does not take any part in the game will be deemed a non-runner.
  • Own goals do not count in this market, which means if an own goal is scored during the course of the game it will be discounted for settlement of First, Last and Anytime scorer bets.
  • If there is more than one competitor with the same surname and the selection has not been identified by their first name, price or the team where applicable, the competitor with the lowest advertised price will be taken as the selection.
  • Other related markets where the ‘Anytime Player to Score’ rules will apply are:
    • A player to score two or more goals.
    • A player to score three or more goals etc.
  • Should there be any doubt as to whether a bet is intended for First, Last or Anytime goal scorer, the bet will be settled on the First goal scorer market.
21.4 SCORECAST BETS
  • The ‘Scorecast’ market is predicting the First or Last player to score and the Correct Score in the same game. The following rules apply for ‘Scorecast’ markets:
  • First or Last goal scorer must be specified at the time of bet acceptance, or the bet will settled on the First goal scorer.
  • The ‘Scorecast’ price will be different from the Accumulator price for the two outcomes.
  • If a selected player does not take the field before the first goals corer is known he will be considered a non-runner for ‘Scorecast’ settlement, the bet will be settled as a Correct Score Single.
  • If the name of the winning team has been omitted from a ‘Scorecast’ bet, with no qualifying price laid, in all cases the correct scores will stand for the selected First goal scorer’s team (For example: a win Double: Van Persie & 3-2 will be settled on Van Persie to score the first goal and Van Persie’s team to win the match 3-2).
21.5 WINCAST BETS
The ‘Wincast’ requires you to select a player to score at anytime and their team to win in a double. Bets will be settled at the combined odds advertised or displayed on our coupon. Unless otherwise stated extra time does not count.
  • The Wincast price will be different from the accumulator price for the two outcomes.
  • If a selected player takes any part in a match they will be regarded as a runner and bets settled as winners or losers accordingly.
  • If a selected player takes no part in a match then the bet will be settled on the selected team to win the match, at the appropriate price.
  • If a match is abandoned all Wincast bets will be void.
21.6 ACCA STACKER
  • In the event of a void match or matches reducing the selections below the required minimum 5 fold, the additional ‘free selection’ will not be applied to the returns and the bet will be settled as a standard accumulator using the remaining chosen selections.     
  • In the event of the 'Free Selection' being deemed void, there will be no replacement free selection and the bet will be settled in accordance with our standard football accumulator rules.
21.7 MATCH SPECIALS
The following general rules apply for special betting markets and will be available for selected football matches.

21.7.1 Total Bookings
  • The maximum number of points that can be allocated to one player is 35, which equates to a sending off comprising 2 yellow cards (=10 points) + 25 points for the red card.
  • Cards will only count if shown to active players (ie: the player is one of the eleven currently participating in the match, on the pitch) during normal time.
  • This market will be settled according to the match facts as published by the PA.
21.7.2 Total Corners
  • Only corners which are actually taken will count for settlement purposes (ie: a corner given prior to the final whistle but not taken will not count). 
21.7.3 First Team to Score
This market involves predicting which of the two teams will score the 1st goal (or the next goal if in-running) or if no goal will be scored.

21.8 ANTE POST FOOTBALL (League Winners)
  • All bets are settled on the final league placings regardless of the results of any divisional play-offs.
  • Bets on ‘who will win’ a league will be settled on the team which is awarded the trophy.
  • If any team fails to complete all of its fixtures, bets will stand for settlement purposes.
21.9 HEAD TO HEAD MATCH BETS
  • For settlement purpose, only official league games will be taken into account and not play-off games.
  • If two teams finish the season on the same number of points, having completed all their games, final league positions will be determined by goal difference.
  • The team with the highest goal difference will occupy the highest position.
  • If the goal difference is level, the team that has scored the most goals will be considered the winner.
21.10 SEASON HANDICAP BETTING
  • Each team will have allocated a handicap at the start of the season. This handicap will be added to their final points total at the end of the season to determine the winner.
  • Goal difference will not count. In the event of a tie, dead heat rules will apply.
21.11 MANAGER MARKETS
Where Manager Markets are offered (Who will be a named club’s next Manager?) bets will be settled as the next permanent manager announced by the club unless otherwise stated. Interim and caretaker appointments will not count for settlement purposes.

21.12 ADJUDICATION OF RESULTS (including First goal scorers)
Football bets will be settled on the basis of results determined by the initial decision of the Press Association (PA) on the day. Any subsequent changes will be discounted for settlement purposes.  If the PA does not cover a match, settlement will be based on the results as determined by the relevant football association.
 

22. SPORTS

22.1 GENERAL SPORTS RULES
The following rules will apply to all sports betting, except where otherwise specified in the individual sports rules.

22.1.1 Ante Post Rules
Ante Post rules apply for all sports outright betting unless otherwise specified (see Rule 11 for further details):

22.1.2 League Competitions
  • Final league or tournament standings will apply for settlement purposes.
  • If the team or player is excluded or withdraws from a league competition, having already completed one match, bets on that team/player will be settled as losers.
22.1.3 Cup Competitions / Play Offs
  • If a team or player is excluded or withdraws from a knockout tournament, having already completed one match, bets on that team/player will be settled as losers.
  • In the event that nominated teams or players are eliminated in the same round, dead heat rules will apply.
22.1.4 Player Markets
  • Player based markets for team league competitions apply to the regular season only. Unless otherwise specified, play-offs do not count for settlement purposes.
  • Such markets are ‘all-in run or not’ unless otherwise stated.
22.1.5 Abandoned Markets
  • If a tournament has not been completed, bets will be void unless settlement has already been determined
22.1.6 Fixed Price Enhanced Multiples
An enhanced multiple bet is a win single only selection at a fixed price.
  • In the event of a void selection(s), remaining selections will be settled as a SP/Standard Price accumulator bet.
  • In the event of a Dead Heat, selections will be settled as an SP/Standard Price accumulator bet with Dead Heat rules applied.
  • All bets are struck at selection level (eg: Enhanced Jockey Multiples: in the instance a different jockey is declared to ride, the bet will stand on the horses selected not the jockey).
  • For Horse Racing Enhanced Multiple bets, if a different jockey is declared to ride the bet will stand on the horses selected.
  • Where an Enhanced Multiple has selections affected by the withdrawal of another selection(s) in a Racing market, selections may be settled as an SP accumulator bet with a deduction applied in accordance with Rule 4 (c) scale of deductions (see 7.3).
  • Football Enhanced Multiple bets will be settled on 90 mins play (plus injury time). Extra time does not count.
  • US Sports enhanced multiple bets - Overtime and extra innings count.
  • Standard trading rules will be applied to all variants/markets within the enhanced multiple.
22.1.7 Match Betting
Bets are settled on regular play time. Any extra-time or overtime is not included for settlement purposes, unless otherwise stated.
  • If a match is abandoned before regular time is completed, all bets on that match are void, unless otherwise stated in the rules for the specific sport, except for those markets for which a result is already known
  • Bets will stand if a match is postponed and re-scheduled to take place within 48 hours of the original start time, otherwise bets will be void, unless otherwise stated in the rules for the specific sport
  • If the match is no longer playing at the venue advertised, bets will stand. However, this only applies providing the venue has not been changed to the opponent’s ground, or in the case of international matches, as long as the venue remains in the same country, unless otherwise stated in the rules for the specific sport

23. GOLF

23.1 TOURNAMENT OUTRIGHT BETTING
  • Ante Post rules will apply to all golf events until the Monday before the tournament starts.   
  • All bets on a player who fails to tee off in the first round will be void.
  • All bets will be considered losers on players who fail to qualify for a tournament.
  • All bets will be considered losers on any player who withdraws or is disqualified in any round.
  • If a player withdraws from a tournament between rounds and takes no further part after the bet is struck, the bet will be void.
  • For settlement purposes, if a tournament has its scheduled number of holes reduced, the player who receives the trophy (and finishes with the lowest score, including play-off, where applicable) as the winner. The only exception to this is as follows.
    • All outright bets will be made void on tournaments which are played in their entirety on different courses to the ones they were originally scheduled to play on.
  • Bets placed after the completion of the final completed round will be void.
23.2 18-HOLE BETTING (Strokeplay Events)
  • Following the completion of 18 holes the player with the lowest score will be deemed the winner.
  • A price for a tie will be offered for 2 Ball betting.  In 3 Ball betting, if two or more players finish with the same score, dead heat rules will apply.
  • If any player withdraws after the completion of one hole all bets on the withdrawn player will be considered losers.  If any named player fails to complete a hole all bets on that market are void.
  • If there are any changes to the 2/3 ball pairings for that round, bets will be settled on the original pairings/groups.
  • Play-offs will not count for any final round 18-hole match bet.
23.3 FIRST ROUND LEADER
Bets will be settled based only on the actual first round scores recorded.

23.4 72-HOLE MATCH BETTING  
The player who achieves the highest placing at the end of the tournament, including any play-offs will be deemed the winner. This rule still applies if the tournament is reduced from the scheduled number of holes so long as a winner is declared and a trophy awarded at the end of the tournament:
  • If one player misses the cut, the other will be deemed the winner. However, if both players miss the cut, the player with the lowest score will be deemed the winner.
  • If one player is disqualified either prior to the completion of two rounds or after both players have made the cut, the other player will be considered the winner. However, if a player is disqualified during a round after the cut, when his opponent has already missed the cut, the disqualified player will be considered the winner.
  • If a player withdraws from the tournament after the completion of one hole of the first round, all bets on the withdrawn player will be considered losers.  If any named player fails to complete a hole all bets on that market are void.
23.5 GROUP BETTING
This market offers betting opportunities on groups of players.  A deduction equivalent to Tattersalls Rule 4 (c) scale of deductions will be applicable if one of the players fails to participate (see Rule 7.3).

23.6 18/36-HOLE MATCH BETS (Matchplay Events)
  • If a player fails to complete the match (ie: through retirement or injury etc) their opponent will be deemed the winner, providing at least one hole has been completed.
  • If a match does not start or a player withdraws before the completion of one hole, all bets on that match will be void.
  • If the match is not completed due to a withdrawal, concession or disqualification, any bets on Correct Score, Handicap, Winning Margin or other subsidiary markets will be considered void, unless the result has already been determined.
23.7 TEAM BASED EVENTS (ie: RYDER CUP)
If there is a change to the length, format or playing order of the tournament, the following rules may apply to the Ryder Cup or any other form of team based golf:
  • If a tournament is played over a shorter format than previously scheduled, bets on the tournament outright winner or outright player markets will be settled on the officially declared result, except where no more play takes place after the bet has been struck.  However, the following bets will be declared void 
    • Correct scores
    • Handicaps
    • Individual player points
    • Winning margins
  • Irrespective of any changes to the order of play or format and providing the result can be determined all bets on Correct Scores, Winning Margins, Top Players, and other markets, based on the conclusion of the tournament, will stand. However, there are the following exceptions to this rule, where the bet will be voided:
    • No more play takes place after the bet has been struck.
    • Bets on total player points.
  • Bets on a specified session of play (ie: Day 1 winner or Saturday four-balls winner, will be settled as those ties are played regardless of change in the day, time or order in which play takes place).
23.8 TOP 5/10/20
  • Predict a player to finish in the top 5/10/20 places in the tournament. Dead Heat rules will apply.

24. FORMULA ONE

24.1 RACE BETTING
  • Unless otherwise stated, the result at the time of the podium presentation counts in all markets.
  • All drivers who start either the parade lap or the race are considered as runners for all markets.
  • Race or other markets will be settled according to official FIA results regardless of any changes to the times, format and dates of practice, qualifying and/or race sessions, providing the session in question takes place within 30 days of the scheduled date/time.
24.2 CHAMPIONSHIP BETTING
  • Bets will stand on all drivers and constructors, whether they compete or not. Bets will be settled in accordance with the official result as determined by the FIA.
  • Season match bets will be void if either named team or driver fails to take any further part in the season following the bet being placed. Official FIA rankings will determine settlement where point’s totals are identical.
  • In the event that a listed player or team withdraws from a Sports event, we reserve the right to apply a Rule 4 (c) equivalent scale of deduction to any bets placed AFTER the time the withdrawal had been announced.
24.3 MATCH BETS (Race Head-to- Heads or Group Betting)
  • The winner of a race head-to-head will be the driver with the higher finishing position, or the driver who completes most laps. If all named drivers retire on the same lap, bets are void.
  • If any of the listed drivers fail to start either the parade lap or the race, all the bets on that market are void.
24.4 FASTEST QUALIFIER
  • The driver achieving the fastest official qualifying time, in the specified qualifying session, is the winner.
  • Any subsequent demotions do not count for settlement purposes.
  • The official FIA placings will count for settlement purposes if the times are identical.
24.5 FASTEST LAP (During The Actual Race)
The official FIA result at the time of the podium presentation will determine settlement of these bets.

24.6 QUALIFYING MATCH BETS
  • The driver with the faster official qualifying time will be deemed the winner.
  • If either driver fails to start a lap in the official race qualifying session, all bets on that match are void.
24.7 TO BE CLASSIFIED
  • The official FIA classification will be used to determine settlement.
  • Drivers who complete 90% of the number of laps completed by the race winner will be classified by FIA, and will be classified as winners in ‘to be classified’ betting.
24.8 NUMBER OF RACE LEADERS
  • The driver who is in the car occupying the forward most grid position, normally pole position, at the start of the race counts as a race leader.
  • After the race has started, any other driver who completes a lap in first place counts as a race leader.
24.9 FINISH IN THE POINTS/ON THE PODIUM
  • Settlement will be based on the result at the time of the podium presentation. Subsequent disqualifications and/or appeals will not affect bet settlement.
  • Single bets only are accepted on these markets.
24.10 FINISHING POSITION
  • Bets on a driver finishing position in a race will be settled according to the official classifications, or order of retirement if appropriate.
  • If the named driver fails to start either the parade lap or the race, all bets on that market are void.
24.11 KING OF THE ROAD
  • The same driver must achieve ALL of the following in the same race:
    • Winning the qualifying session
    • Completing the fastest lap during the race
    • Winning the actual race
  • If the qualifying session or race does not take place, all bets are void.
24.12 WILL THERE BE A SAFETY CAR?
This market will be settled on the appearance of the safety car on track at any point in the race. (The ‘virtual safety car’ will not count for settlement purposes). If it is used at any point in the race but the safety car does not make an appearance on track then this will be settled as no safety car appearance.   
 

25. RALLYING

25.1 RACE BETTING
Unless otherwise stated the result at the time of the podium presentation counts in all markets. Subsequent disqualifications and amended results do not count.

25.2 CHAMPIONSHIP BETTING
Bets will stand on all drivers and constructors, whether they compete or not.
  • Bets will be settled in accordance with the official result given by the relevant governing body.
  • Season match bets will be void if either named team or driver fails to take any further part in the season following the bet being placed. Official governing body rankings will determine settlement where point’s totals are identical.
 

26. MOTORBIKES

26.1 RACE BETTING
  • The result at the time of the podium presentations (or otherwise announced by the relevant governing body) will count in all markets, unless otherwise stated.
  • All riders in place for the parade lap will be regarded as runners for settlement purposes.
  • If a race is abandoned, without an official result being declared, all bets involving the race result will be void. Ride-offs will not count for settlement purposes.
26.2 QUALIFYING BETTING
  • The winner will be the rider declared by the Governing body of the Sport as having won the qualifying session at the conclusion of qualifying. Any subsequent changes to the grid order will not be taken into account for settlement purposes.
  • Where multiple qualifying sessions are required to determine grid positions (ie: WSBK Superpole), any bets struck after the conclusion of all qualifying sessions will be considered void. If there are two qualifying sessions in the same day and the specific qualifying session (ie: Session 1 or Session 2) is not specified, for betting purposes it will be assumed that the bet is for Session 1. However, if the bet is placed after the start of Session 1 it will be assumed that the bet is for Session 2.
26.3 MATCH BETS
  • The winner of the race match bet, or group betting, will be the driver with the highest finishing position, or the driver who completed the most laps. If all named drivers retire on the same lap, bets are void.
  • If any of the listed riders in a race match or group bet fail to start the parade lap, bets on that market are void.
  • If any of the listed riders fail in a qualifying match or group bet and take no part in the qualifying session, bets on that market are void. Bets are settled on the qualifying rules stipulated above.
26.4 CHAMPIONSHIP BETTING
  • Bets will stand on riders and constructors, whether they compete or not. Bets will be settled in accordance with the official result given by the sport’s governing body.
  • Season match bets will be void if either the named team or rider fails to take any further part in the season, following the bet being placed. Official rankings will determine settlement where point’s totals are identical.

27. SPEEDWAY

  • Bet settlement will be based on the official podium result. Any subsequent disqualifications will not count for settlement purposes.
  • In heat betting, bets will be void unless all four scheduled riders go to the tapes.
  • Unless all scheduled heats have been completed, bets will be void for Handicap, Margin and Correct Scores betting unless a result has already been determined.
  • Bets will be void if a match, or event, is started and subsequently abandoned before any official result is declared.
 

28. OTHER MOTOR SPORT EVENTS

Betting on other motor racing events will, where applicable, be subject to rules equivalent to those above, and adjusted according to the regulations and results of the relevant governing body.
 

29. AMERICAN FOOTBALL (including NFL, NCAA (Nat’l Collegiate Athletics Assoc) and CFL(Canadian Football League).

  • The home team will always be listed second, unless otherwise stated
  • At least 55 minutes of play must be completed from the start of the first quarter for bets to have action (to be valid), unless otherwise stated.
  • Overtime counts for all bets, unless otherwise stated.
  • Abandoned or postponed matches are void unless rearranged and played in the same ‘American Football week’ (ie: Monday to Monday, Pacific time). Bets will also remain valid if they have been determined at the time of abandonment or postponement. However, bets struck in-play, on an abandoned match, will be void unless the result has already been determined.
29.1 CHANGE OF VENUE
  • If a team is designated to play at home and the game is moved to a venue outside of the state, where they reside, bets will be made void.
  • If the venue is changed from an indoor stadium to an outdoor stadium, or vice-versa, all bets are void.
29.2 GOVERNING BODIES
All results will be as per the following official governing bodies: the official game book provided at www.nfl.com. 29.3 MONEY LINES (also known as Match Betting)
  • Both teams are priced to win the full game with no handicaps applied.
  • The selected team must win the game, on the field regardless of any subsequent review.
  • Overtime will count for settlement purposes.
29.4 POINT SPREAD (Handicap Betting)
  • If there is a tie on the handicap, all bets on this market will be made void.
  • Overtime will count for settlement purposes.
29.5 WINNING MARGIN:
  • Predict the team to win the match within the margin of victory.  For the purpose of winning margin bets, overtime will count.
29.6 GAME TOTALS
Prices are available for the actual score to be over or under this quote.
  • The total result is the combined total points for both teams.
  • When the combined scores of both teams exactly matches the totals line, the result is called a ‘push’, where all stakes will be returned.
29.7 QUARTER/HALF BETTING
  • For bets on specific period the period must be played in its entirety for bets to stand, otherwise all bets are void.
  • Overtime will not count for any of these markets.
29.8 HIGHEST SCORING QUARTER
  • For the purposes of Highest Scoring Quarter betting, overtime does not count as part of the 4th quarter
29.9 TOUCHDOWN SCORERS
All players in uniform for the match are considered as ‘runners’.
  • If the match is abandoned having started, all bets will be void. Unless the result is already determined.
  • All reasonable efforts will be made to quote prices, for all participants, in the First, Last, Any time touchdown scorer markets. However, other players who are not listed will count as winners should they score the first, last or anytime touchdown.
29.10 POSITION TO SCORE A TOUCHDOWN
Bets will be settled according to the position the player is officially occupying in the team, irrespective of whether he is temporarily playing out of position

29.11 DOUBLE RESULT
  • Predict the result at half time and at the end of the 4th Quarter. Overtime will not count for the settlement of this market.
 

30. BASEBALL

30.1 LISTED PITCHERS
  • If pitchers are listed, both must start the game and throw at least one pitch each for bets to have ‘action’. If placing a bet using our Telephone Betting service, the caller must confirm the pitcher against which the bet will be based.
  • If either pitcher fails to start the game for whatever reason, the bets will be considered void (‘no action’) and the stakes will be returned.
  • If a pitcher is not named for a team, bets accepted on that team will stand, regardless of the starting pitcher.
30.2 SIDE BETTING
  • If a game is ‘called’ or suspended bets can be settled after at least five innings of play, unless the home team is leading after 4.5 innings of play.
  • If a game is ‘called’ or suspended the winner is determined by the score after the last full innings. However, if the home team scores to tie, or takes the lead at the bottom half of the innings, the winner is determined at the time the game is ‘called’.
  • Stakes will be refunded if the home team ties the game and it is subsequently suspended.
  • All games must start on the scheduled date for bets to have action. If a game has been postponed, or cancelled before its due start time all bets will be void. Similarly, if a game is carried over to a subsequent day, all bets will be void.
30.3 TOTAL & RUNLINE BETTING
  • When betting on Total runs (over/under) or Run lines, the game must go to nine innings (8.5 if the home team is leading) to have action, unless a result has already been determined.   Any extra innings played will count for settlement purposes
 

31. US BASKETBALL

31.1 GENERAL
  • Overtime will count for all bets, unless otherwise stated.
  • At least 43 minutes of play must have been completed for NBA bets to stand, unless otherwise specified.
  • At least 35 minutes of play must have been completed for NCAAB bets to stand, unless otherwise specified.
  • Abandoned or postponed matches are void unless rearranged and played in the same ‘US Basketball week’ (ie: Monday to Monday, Pacific time). Bets will also stand if they have been determined at the time of abandonment or postponement. However, bets struck in-play, on an abandoned match, will be void unless the result has already been determined.
31.2 MONEY LINE
  • Both teams will have prices quoted to win the game, but no handicaps will be applied.
  • Overtime will count for settlement purposes, unless a price for a draw is available.
31.3 HANDICAP
  • Where the scores are level, with the handicap taken into account, a ‘push’ will result, which means the stakes on both teams are refunded unless a draw price had been available.
31.4 GAME TOTALS
For all US basketball games, overtime will be included in the final result to determine bet settlement, unless otherwise specified.

31.5 HALF/QUARTER BETTING
  • All listed periods must be completed for bets to have action in the relevant markets (ie: the 1/4 with most points).
  • Overtime is not included for settlement of any bets on the 4th quarter (or 2nd half).
31.6 HIGHEST SCORING HALF/QUARTER
  • If both halves have the same amount of points, all bets are void.
  • If the quarters have the same amount of points, dead heat rules will apply.
  • All relevant periods must be completed otherwise bets will be void.
  • Extra time does not count for settlement purposes.
31.7 DOUBLE RESULT
  • Predict the result at half time and at the end of the 4th Quarter.  Overtime will not count for the settlement of this market.
31.8 THREE-WAY SPREADS & TOTAL POINTS
  • Where 3-Way Spreads & Total Points markets are offered overtime will not count for settlement purposes.  Bets will be settled in accordance with the result at the end of regular time.
 

32. US ICE HOCKEY (NHL)

32.1 MATCH TIME & VALIDITY
  • All markets will include overtime and shoot-outs unless otherwise specified.
  • If a game is decided by penalty shoot-out, one goal will be added to the winning team’s score, and the game total.
  • All games must start on the scheduled date for bets to have action.
  • All games must complete at least 55 minutes of play for bets to have action.
32.2 MONEY LINE
  • Both teams will have prices quoted to win the game, but no handicaps will be applied.
  • The team selected must win the game in order for the bet to be a winner.
  • Overtime will count for settlement purposes, unless a price for a draw is available.
32.3 PUCK LINE (Handicap betting)
  • If handicap betting odds are quoted, settlement is based on the match result adjusted for the handicap line, available at the time the bet was struck.
  • If scores are level, once the handicap has been included, stakes on both teams will be refunded, unless a draw price has been available.
32.4 GAME TOTALS
Overtime will be included in the final result to determine bet settlement, unless otherwise specified.

 

33. SNOOKER

33.1 MATCH BETS
  • In match betting, the winning bet will be deemed the player who progresses through to the next round, providing one of the players has broken off at the start of the first frame. If there is no break off, all bets are void.
33.2 CORRECT FRAME SCORE
  • The required number of frames to win must have to be played, otherwise all bets will be void.
33.3 HANDICAP BETS
  • The required number of frames to win must have to be played, otherwise all bets will be void.
33.4 FIRST COLOUR POTTED
  • Bets on the first coloured ball potted will be settled according to the first ball legitimately potted (ie: not in the course of a foul stroke.
  • If no colour has been potted before a free ball is awarded then any colour potted as a free ball will not count.
  • If a colour is potted immediately after a free ball, then that colour will be deemed the winner.
  • For bets on one colour to be potted before another these rules will apply. If neither ball is potted during the course of the frame then bets will be void.
33.5 PLAYER TO POT THE 1st BALL
  • Bets on the First Player to Pot a Ball, will be settled according to the first ball legitimately potted (ie: not in the course of a foul stroke).
33.6 TOTAL FRAME POINTS
  • The betting for this market is on the combined number of points scored, by both players, in any given frame. If the frame does not take place, all bets will be void.
33.7 FRAME WINNER
  • The betting on this market is on a player to win a specified frame. The winner will be settled as the player awarded the frame on the official scoreboard. Bets will be void if the frame is not completed.
33.8 RE-RACK
  • If there is a re-rack, bets will be settled on the declared result of the frame after the re-rack. However, if a result has already been determined prior to the re-rack (ie: the first ball potted), this will determine settlement.
33.9 TOTAL FRAMES
  • If the specified number of frames in a match  are not completed  (ie: if best of 11 frames match, the winner must get to six frames,  which means that at least six frames must be played), the total frames bet will become void, unless the result has already been determined.
33.10 HIGHEST BREAK IN A MATCH
  • Bets on which player will make the highest break in a match will stand providing one frame has been completed. However, bets on the point’s value of the highest break will be void if the specified number of frames in the match have not been completed. Dead heat rules apply.
33.11 HIGHEST BREAK IN A TOURNAMENT
  • Dead heat rules apply if two or more players score the same highest break. Bet will be void if the tournament is not completed.
33.12 LEAGUE COMPETITIONS
  • Should a player withdraw from a league competition once it has commenced, bets on that player will be considered losers. The ‘To Finish Bottom’ market will be void unless settlement has already been determined.
33.13 SESSION MARKETS
  • For bets on markets over a specified number of frames (e.g. Frames 5-8 Winner) then all of the specified frames must be played for bets to stand.
33.14 HIGHEST BREAK & WIN THE MATCH
  • This market offers a special price for a player to win the match and to score the highest break in that match.  If the highest break finishes as a tie then all bets will be settled as losers.

34. POOL

34.1 MATCH BETTING
  • In match betting, the winning bet will be deemed the player who progresses through to the next round, providing one of the players has broken off at the start of the first rack. If there is no break off, all bets are void.
34.2 HANDICAP BETTING
  • The required number of racks to win has to be played, otherwise all bets will be void.
34.3 RACK WINNER
  • The betting on this market is on a player to win a specified rack. The winner will be settled as the player awarded the rack on the official scoreboard. Bets will be void if the rack is not completed.
34.4 TOTAL RACKS
  • If the specified number of racks, in a match, are not completed  (ie: if best of 11 racks match, the winner must get to six racks, which means that at least six racks must be played), the total racks bet will become void, unless the result has already been determined.
34.5 TEAM BASED EVENTS (eg: Mosconi Cup)
  • Bets on tournament Outright winner will stand where an official result is declared regardless of any change to the competition format.
  • However, all subsidiary markets (ie: Correct Score, Margin of victory etc) will be void unless a result has already been determined.
  • Similarly, bets on player-based markets will be settled where a result is declared, except where no more play takes place due to abandonment or curtailment of tournament.
 

35. DARTS

35.1 MATCH BETS
  • In match bets, the player progressing to the next round will be considered the winner, providing one of the players has thrown a dart at the start of the first leg. However, if a dart is not thrown, all bets will be void.
35.2 CORRECT SCORES
  • For bets on the Correct Score for a leg or set of darts, the required number of legs or sets to win the match must be completed, otherwise bets will be void.
35.3 NEXT LEG BETTING
  • The player who wins the next specified leg will be deemed the winner. However, if the leg does not take place, all bets will be void.
35.4 NEXT SET BETTING
  • The player who wins the next specified set will be deemed the winner. However, if the set does not take place, all bets will be void.
35.5 HANDICAP BETTING
  • If a match is not completed, all bets will be void.
35.6 WINNING DOUBLE
  • The bull will count as red when betting on colour. The specified leg or match must be completed for bets to stand.
35.7 HIGHEST CHECKOUT (for the set or match)
  • If there is no tie price available, dead heat rules will apply, unless otherwise stated. Bets will be void if the match is not completed.
35.8 HIGHEST CHECKOUT (in the tournament)
  • Dead heat rules apply if two or more players have the same highest checkout. Bet will be void if the tournament is not completed.
35.9 TOTAL/MOST 180’s (in the match)
  • If there is no tie price available, dead heat rules will apply. Bets will be void if the match is not completed, unless settlement of bets is already determined.
35.10 TOTAL/MOST180’s (in the tournament)
  • Dead heat rules apply if two or more players have thrown an equal number of 180’s. Bet will be void if the tournament is not completed.
35.11 LEAGUE COMPETITIONS
  • Should a player withdraw from a league competition (ie: Premier League) before its conclusion, bets on that player will be void, unless settlement has already been determined and any ‘finish bottom’ market will be void.
35.12 KING OF THE OCHE
  • This market applies to the same player winning the match, scoring the most 180's and achieving the highest checkout in the same match.  If any of these markets finish in a tie then all bets will be settled as losers.

36. BOXING

36.1 POSTPONED FIGHTS
  • If a fight is postponed, all bets will be VOID.
36.2 DRAWN FIGHT
  • Draw prices are available for all fights. Therefore, where a draw is the final result all bets on either fighter to win will be losers.
36.3 ROUND BETTING
  • If a fighter fails to answer the bell for a round or is disqualified between rounds, his opponent will be deemed to have won in the previous round (ie: the last round to have action).
36.4 POINTS DECISION
  • If a fight is decided by a technical decision before the full number of rounds has been completed, the winner will be considered to have won in the round that the fight was stopped. In this situation, bets on the winning fighter to win on points will be settled as losers.
36.5 FIGHT RESULT
  • All bets will be settled on the result as declared in the ring. This settlement will not be subject to any revisions or amendments after the contestants have left the ring.
36.6 TOTAL ROUNDS
  • Where a market is offered for a fighter to win in over/under a set number of rounds, then the result will be determined by the total number of completed rounds. Where a half is stated this is defined by halfway point of the round. For example, 1 minute 30 seconds into a 3 minute round. For settlement purposes this halfway point will define the half for over/under betting.
36.7 UNCONFIRMED BOUTS
  • Where prices are available on fights that have not been announced or had a date set, bets will stand until the fight does take place or can be voided on request once confirmation that the fight will not take place has been confirmed.
36.8 METHOD OF VICTORY
  • The official method of victory as announced in the ring, will be used to settle this market. For clarification, a fight decided in one fighter’s favour by the score cards (ie: win on points) will be a decision or a technical decision and a victory awarded by the referee, following a stoppage, will generally be a KO, TKO or disqualification. A technical draw takes place where neither fighter is awarded the victory, either after completion of rounds or because of an early stoppage.
36.9 RELATED SPORTS (to Boxing)
  • The rules of boxing (above) will apply, where applicable, to other ring based combat sports, for example Ultimate Fight Championship (UFC).
  • In Tournament Boxing (ie: Prizefighter), we will endeavour to offer prices on all participants in a tournament, but others may be added.  All quoted competitors and reserves will be counted as runners whether they compete or not.
 

37. RUGBY

37.1 GENERAL RULES
The following general rules apply for both Rugby Union and Rugby League and include both pre-match and in-play betting:
  • Normal time only counts (ie: the score at the end of the 2nd half will be taken as the final result (‘80 minute rule’).
  • If a game is not played on the scheduled date, at the time the bet was struck, all bets will be made void. Similarly, if a game is played at a different venue, abandoned or postponed for any reason, all bets will be void, unless settlement is already determined.
  • Handicap - Gives one team a deficit (a negative handicap) and the other team, in the same market, a start (a positive handicap) at the beginning of a match. At the end of the match, the relevant handicap is added to, or subtracted from the selected teams’ score to determine the result.
  • In the event of a handicap tie, all stakes on the handicap market will be returned unless a tie price was available.

37.2 PENALTY TRIES
  • In the First or Last Try Scorer betting markets penalty tries do not count.
  • If a penalty try is the only try in a game, the ‘no try scorer’ selection will be the winner for that game.
  • In markets where the identity of the try scorer is not required (ie: teams to score first, total tries, first scoring play), penalty tries will count.
37.3 TRY SCORERS
  • All reasonable efforts will be made to quote prices, for all participants, in the First, Last and Anytime try scorer markets. However, other players, who are not listed will count as winners should they score the first, last or anytime try.
37.4 TOTAL POINTS
  • Normal time only counts (ie: the score at the end of the second half will be taken as the final result – the ‘80 minute rule’). However, if a game is abandoned before 80 minutes play has been completed, all bets will be void, unless bet settlement has already been determined.
37.5 PLAYER TOTAL POINTS
  • When betting on total points scored by a named player(s), bets will be void if any of the listed players do not start the match.
37.6 PLAYER TRIES (MATCH BETS)
  • Bets will be void if listed players do not start or if neither player scores, unless a tie price is available.
37.7 POSITION TO SCORE A TRY
  • Bets on this market will be settled according to the position the player is officially occupying in the team, irrespective of whether he is temporarily playing out of position.
37.8 RACE TO XX POINTS
  • If neither team reaches the required points total and a price has not been quoted for ‘neither team’, all bets are void.
 

38. TENNIS

38.1 GENERAL RULES
  • If a player withdraws after one set has been completed the player progressing to the next round will be deemed the winner of the match, all other bets will be void unless a result has already been determined.
  • If less than one set has been completed all bets will be void unless the market has already been determined.
  • If a match does not start (ie: a player withdraws before the start of the match), all bets on that match will be void.
  • If a match is stopped due to failing weather conditions but completed the following day – all bets will stand.
  • If there is a change to the number of sets to be played, bets on the set betting will be considered void, but match bets will stand.
  • If there is a change of surface (ie: from outside to indoor court), all bets will stand.
  • Outright bets will be classified as losers for settlement purposes, if the following circumstances arise:
    • The Outright bet is placed on a player who subsequently withdraws before the tournament draw has taken place.
    • The Outright bet is placed on a player who withdraws at any point after the start of their first match.
  • The full number of sets must be completed on bets relating to Handicap, Total games, specific Set winners and other markets based on the score of the match. If not, these bets will be deemed void unless the result of that market has already been determined.
38.2 NEXT GAME, SET OR POINT BETTING
  • For ‘betting in-running’ prices will normally be available on the next scheduled game to be played. However, if the next scheduled game is a tie-break, all bets on that game will be void.
  • If the specified game or set does not take place or is not completed, all bet will be void
38.3 TIE BREAK – YES/NO
  • This is a bet on whether or not there will be a tie-break in each set. Bets are void unless the set is played to its natural conclusion.
38.4 HANDICAP BETTING
  • If a player is awarded the match due to a withdrawal prior to the full number of sets being completed, all handicap bets on that match will be void unless, at the time of the withdrawal, the result of the handicap betting is already determined.
38.5 TOTAL GAMES
  • If a player is awarded the match due to a withdrawal prior to the full number of sets being completed, all total games bets on that match will be void.
 

39. CYCLING

39.1 PODIUM POSITION COUNT
  • Official results (provided by the UCI) of all tour or individual stage bets will be settled as per the prize or podium presentation. Subsequent alterations to results (ie: following an appeal or an objection), will not count.
 

40. ATHLETICS / SWIMMING

40.1 PODIUM POSITIONS
  • For all athletics events the result at the time of the podium presentation or medal ceremony will determine settlement. Any subsequent disqualifications or alterations, for whatever reasons, will be disregarded for settlement purposes.
40.2 ALL IN COMPLETE OR NOT
  • All bets on athletics events assume that everyone listed is a runner and that all bets are ‘all in compete or not’, unless otherwise stated.
40.3 HEAD TO HEAD, MATCH & GROUP BETTING
  • If all the listed competitors fail to reach the final of the event, the winner will be deemed to be the competitor that reached the latest stage of the competition. If two or more competitors are eliminated in the same round, the winner will be the competitor that recorded the best performance in the round they were eliminated. Dead heat rules may apply.
40.4  MEDAL TABLES
  • Bets on the Championship medal table will be settled following the final event and according to the published list. Any subsequent disqualifications or alterations will be disregarded for settlement purposes.
40.5 POSTPONED/ABANDONED EVENTS
•    Bets will be void if an event is postponed by more than 48 hours. However if an event is postponed during a multi-event championship, for example the Olympics, bets will stand providing the event is completed prior to the closing ceremony.

 

41. CRICKET

41.1 GENERAL RULES
  • All match betting will be settled in accordance with the official competition rules.For all other bets at least one ball must be bowled for bets to stand.If external factors cause the abandonment of a game, and no official result is declared, all bets will be void.
  • If there is a change of venue, bets will stand. However, if the venue is moved to the opponent’s ground or in the case of international matches it is not played in the same country, the bet will be void.
  • If there is a draw in a multi-day match (ie: County Championship) where prices have been available, bets on the draw will be settled as winners. Where prices have not been available for a draw, bets on the match result are void.
  • If the match is a tie, dead heat rules will apply.
41.2 LIMITED OVER MATCHES
  • All bets, including those affected by reduced over matches, will be settled in accordance with the official competition rules. If a match is disrupted by bad weather or other external factors, the bet will be settled using official competition rules. This includes matches affected by a mathematical calculation, such as the Duckworth-Lewis method (DL) or the Jayadevan system (VJD).
  • If a tie occurs in a match where this is permitted by the competition rules, but prices have been available on a tie price, dead heat rules apply unless a bowl off, super-over or equivalent happens. If there is a bowl off or super-over, the match will be settled on the team awarded the win.
  • If a ‘no result’ is declared, bets on either team to win the match will be void.
41.3 TEST MATCHES
  • If there is a tie before the last session on the final day that a test is due to have finished, bets on either team to win will be settled as a dead heat. Any bets placed on the draw will be settled as losers.
41.4 SERIES BETTING
  • Outright bets on a series will stand providing at least one match has been completed.
  • If there is a reduction in the number of matches in a series, either during or prior to its commencement, bets on Series result, Top run-scorer and other markets not directly involving the series score will stand.
  • If there is no further action after a bet has been placed, (ie: series is abandoned) all bets will be void.
  • Bets on the Correct Score for a series will be void if the number of scheduled games are not played.
41.5 TOP BATSMAN - MATCH
  • Top batsman bets only apply to runs made in the first innings, unless otherwise stated.
  • Any player who is not named in the starting 11 will be considered a non-runner.
  • All players named in the starting 11 will be considered runners, whether they bat or not.
  • Every effort will be made to quote prices for all players. However, other players will count as winners if they top score.
  • The following minimum number of overs must be bowled in these forms of cricket:
    • In a test match, a minimum of 50 overs in the innings must be bowled, unless the innings has already been completed.
    • In one day matches, a minimum of 20 overs in the innings must be bowled, unless the innings has already been completed.
    • In Twenty20 matches, a minimum of five overs in the innings must be bowled, unless the innings has already been completed.
41.6 TOP BATSMAN - SERIES
  • Top Series batsman bets will stand regardless of whether a player bats or not, unless otherwise stated.
  • At least one test match must be completed for bets to stand.
  • Every effort will be made to quote prices for all players, however, other batsmen will count as winners if they score the most runs.
41.7 TOP BOWLER/WICKET TAKER
Top Match or Series bowler are similar to those applying to top batsman. Bets are accepted on the basis of ‘all in - bowl or not’.

41.8 BATSMAN MATCH ODDS (Match)
The following rules apply for Batsman Match Odds (match) betting:
  • Both batsmen must reach the crease for bets to stand.
  • All bets will be based on the first innings runs, unless specified otherwise.
41.9 BATSMAN MATCH ODDS (Series)
  • Over a series or tournament, if there is no further action after a bet has been placed (ie: one batsman withdraws due to an injury), bets will be void.
  • One match must be completed otherwise bets are void
  • Tournament totals apply for settlement purposes.
41.10 BOWLER MATCH BETS
The rules applying to top match or series bowler are similar to those applying to top batsman (See Rules 41.8 and 41.9).

41.11 RUNS IN A SPECIFIED NUMBER OF OVERS
This market offers prices on the number of runs scored by the batting side, in a specified number of overs of their innings. The following rules apply:
  • A quoted number of runs is determined and prices available for the runs scored to be over or under the quote.
  • Unless all-out, the specified number of overs must be completed or bets will be void. The exception to this is when bet settlement is already determined.
41.12 MAN OF THE MATCH
  • Bets will be settled on the ‘man of the match’ officially declared by the relevant governing body.
  • If there is more than one ‘Man of the Match’, dead heat rules will apply.
  • If no official ‘man of the match’ is declared, bets will be void.
41.13 TOTAL/MOST BOUNDARIES, FOURS, SIXES, WIDES, RUN OUTS IN A MATCH
Bets will be void if 80% of the scheduled overs of both teams (where appropriate) innings have not been played due to external factors (ie: bad weather) unless bet settlement has already been determined.
  • If a match is decided by a super-over, runs scored during the super-over do not count for settlement purposes.
  • In Test matches these markets apply to first innings only, unless otherwise stated.
41.14 HIGHEST OPENING PARTNERSHIP
Bets will be void if 80% of the scheduled overs of the innings have not been played due to external factors (ie: bad weather), unless bet settlement has already been determined. Dead heat rules apply unless a tie price has been available.

41.15 TOTAL RUNS
41.15.1 Total Number of Runs in an Innings by a Team
  • Bets will be void if 80% of the scheduled overs of the innings have not been played due to external factors (ie: bad weather) unless settlement of the bet has already been determined.
  • In test matches a minimum of 50 overs in the innings must be bowled, unless ‘all out’, otherwise bets will be void.
41.15.2 Total Number of Runs in an Innings, for the Next Wicket
  • If the specified wicket does not fall, bets will be void unless bet settlement has already been determined.
41.15.3 Total Number of Runs in an Innings, for a Partnership
  • Bets will be settled on the cumulative score reached by the two named batsmen, at the end of the partnership, for that innings. This is irrespective of whether the partnership is ended by dismissal, retirement, declaration, weather or end of the allotted overs.
41.15.4 Total Number of Runs in an Innings by a Batsman
  • If a batsman retires hurt, but subsequently returns later to bat, the total number of runs scored by the batsman during the innings will be the final result.
  • If a batsman retires hurt, and does not return to complete his innings, the total number of runs scored before they were forced to retire hurt will be the final result.
  • If a batsman finishes the innings not out, as a result of a declaration or the team reaching its target, his amassed score will be the final result.
  • If a batsman’s innings is restricted because of external factors (ie: bad weather), his final ‘not out’ score will count for settlement purposes.
41.16 SUPER OVERS
  • If a Super Over, or a similar method outside normal play, is part of the competition rules to determine the match winner, the team winning the Super Over will be considered the winners in the match market.
  • Any runs scored in the Super Over do not count for the settlement of run-related markets (ie: Top Batsman, Total Runs etc). Similarly, wickets taken during a bowl-off do not count towards any bowler markets.
41.17 NEXT MAN OUT
  • If either batsman retires hurt, or the batsmen at the crease are different from those quoted, all the bets placed on both batsmen will be declared void and stakes returned.
  • If no further wickets fall, all bets will be declared void and stakes returned.
41.18 METHOD OF DISMISSAL
  • If a specified wicket does not fall, all bets will be void and stakes returned.
  • If, at the time the market is available, either batsman retires hurt bets are void.
41.19 RUNS IN A SPECIFIED OVER
  • For settlement purposes, Extras (ie: wides, no-balls etc) will be included.
  • The over must be completed for bets to stand, unless the result has already been determined.
  • If an innings ends during an over, that over will be deemed complete. However, if the innings is ended due to bad weather, all bets will be void.
41.20 MOST RUNS IN A SPECIFIED NUMBER OF OVERS
  • If both teams scores are the same, dead heat rules will apply.
  • If both teams do not complete the specified number of overs, bets will be void.

42. EUROPEAN/INTERNATIONAL BASKETBALL

42.1 FULL TIME RESULT
  • Overtime is not included for determining the results of European / International basketball markets, except where no price for the draw is offered, in which case markets will be settled at regular time.
  • At least 35 minutes of play must be completed for the result to stand, unless the result of the bet is already determined.
  • If a match is postponed or abandoned for any reason, bets will be void.
  • If there is a change of venue for the match, bets will stand.
42.2 FULLTIME RESULT WITH HANDICAP
  • Bets will be settled on the team to win, after taking into account the handicap.
  • For settlement purposes, overtime will be included.
42.3 HALF TIME HANDICAP
  • Bets will be settled on the team that is leading at half time after taking into account the handicap.
42.4 OVER / UNDER MARKET
  • For settlement purposes over time will be included.
42.5 HALF-TIME RESULT/FULL TIME RESULT (& DRAW PRICE)
  • Bets will be settled on the team winning at half time and the team which wins the match (ie: the full time result).
  • Where two-way betting on the final result is available, without a draw price, bets will be settled on the eventual winner of the match, including any overtime / extra-time played.
42.6 RACE TO 10, 20 & 50 POINTS
  • If a price for ‘Neither’ is not quoted then all bets are void if neither team reaches the specified point’s total.
42.7 HIGHEST SCORING QUARTER/HALF
  • In the event that both halves have the same amount of points, bets will be void.
  • If quarters have the same amount of points, dead heat rules apply.
  • All relevant periods must be completed or bets will be void.
  • Extra time is not included.
42.8 PLAYER SPECIALS – TOTAL POINTS, RE-BOUNDS, ASSISTS, STEALS
  • For these or similar markets, concerning individual player’s match stats, overtime is included.
  • If a player takes no part in the match, bets will be void.
  • For match/group bets on players’ totals, dead heat rules will apply.
42.9 HALF/QUARTERLY BETTING
  • Prices are available on which team will win a specific quarter / half irrespective of the score going into that period.
  • If the score in that period is a tie, bets on both sides are void, except where a price has been available for a draw.
  • Overtime is not included for 2nd half or 4th quarter betting.
  • If a specified period is not completed bets will be void, unless result is already determined.

43. EUROPEAN ICE HOCKEY

43.1 MATCH TIME & VALIDITY
  • All bets will be settled on 60 minutes of play, unless otherwise stated.
  • For settlement purposes extra-time will not count.
  • If a match is not completed for any reason, bets will be void.
43.2 MONEY LINE
  • Both teams will have prices quoted to win the game, including a price for a tie. However, extra-time will not count
43.3 HANDICAP
The following rules apply for Handicap betting:
  • If Handicap betting odds are quoted, bet settlement will be determined by the match result adjusted for the handicap line available at the time the bet was struck.
  • If scores are level after the handicap has been taken into account, a ‘push’ will result and stakes on both teams will be refunded, unless a draw price has been available.
43.4 OVER/UNDER
•    Bet settlement will be based on how many goals are scored in 60 minutes of play. Extra time  does not count.
 

44. HANDBALL

44.1 GENERAL
  • Bet settlement will be based on the completion of 60 minutes play.
  • For bet settlement extra time will not count.
  • If a match is postponed and not played on the scheduled start date, all bets will be void.
44.2 OVER/UNDER
For this market, the result is determined on 60 minutes play only. Extra-time will not count
 

45. VOLLEYBALL

45.1 MATCH BETTING
  • If the match is abandoned before the end of regular time, all bets on the match will be void, unless results are already determined.
  • If a match is postponed and not played on the scheduled start date, all bets will be void.
45.2 SET BETTING
  • If the match is abandoned before the end of regular time, all set betting on the match will be void.

46. GAA – GAELIC FOOTBALL/HURLING

46.1 GENERAL RULES
  • The score at the end of the 2nd half will be considered the final result, unless otherwise specified.
  • If a game is not played within 24 hours of the scheduled date, after the time the bet was struck, it will be made void.
  • If, having started, a game is abandoned or postponed, any bets on markets for which the result has not already been determined will be void.
46.2 FIRST, LAST AND ANYTIME GOAL SCORER
  • Reasonable efforts will be made to quote prices for all participants. However, other players will count as winners should they score.
  • Any bets on a player who is not or has not been on the pitch by the time of the First / Last goal will be void.
46.3 WINNING MARGINS, HANDICAP & TOTAL POINTS
  • Results for these and all related markets will be settled according to the total points scored by each team in the match.
    • For GAA results, goals are listed first and count for three points.
    • For example, a final score of Clare 0-20 v Tipperary 2-13 would make the actual result Clare 20–19 Tipperary.
47. AUSTRALIAN RULES FOOTBALL
  • Where a match and/or handicap bet results in a draw, the stakes on the match result will be returned, unless a draw price has been available.
  • Any bets on a game not played within 24 hours of the scheduled date, at the time the bet was struck, will be declared void.
  • Similarly, any bets on a game played at a different venue will be declared void.
  • If a game is abandoned or postponed, after having started, any bets on markets for which the result has not already been determined will be declared void.

48. OLYMPIC GAMES

48.1 GENERAL RULES
  • Games rules apply for both the summer and winter Olympics. They can also be applied to other multi-event championships, such as the Commonwealth Games.
  • Bet settlement is based on the result at the time of the podium presentation or medal ceremony. Any subsequent disqualifications or alterations, for whatever reason, will be disregarded for settlement purposes.
  • All bets will be ‘all in - compete or not’ unless otherwise stated.
  • Individual Olympic sports for which there are rules specified elsewhere (eg: football, tennis, basketball) will be settled in accordance with those rules.
  • Bets will be void on any match during an Olympic tournament not completed to its full course due to abandonment, or withdrawal of either competitor/team unless specified elsewhere in the rules for that specific sport. Bets stand if a postponed or abandoned event is completed prior to the closing ceremony.
48.2 HEAD-TO-HEAD, MATCH & GROUP BETTING
  • If none of the listed competitors qualify for the event final, bets will be void unless otherwise stated.
48.3 MEDAL TABLES
  • Betting on the Championship medal table will be settled according to the published list, following the final event
  • Any subsequent disqualifications or alterations will not be included.
48.4 POSTPONED/ABANDONED EVENTS
  • Bets on a postponed event will remain valid, providing the event is completed prior to the closing ceremony or the official end to the games.
 

49. SKIING (Alpine skiing, Cross-country skiing or Ski jumping)

49.1 PODIUM POSITIONS
  • For all skiing events the result at the time of the podium presentation or medal ceremony will be used for the purpose of settlement. Any subsequent disqualifications or alterations, for whatever reasons, will be disregarded.
49.2 ALL IN – COMPETE OR NOT
All bets on skiing events assume that everyone listed is a runner and that all bets are ‘all in - compete or not’, unless otherwise stated.

49.3 HEAD-TO-HEAD, MATCH AND GROUP BETTING
  • Bets are void if none of the listed competitors qualify for the final of the event, unless otherwise stated.
49.4 MEDAL TABLES
  • Betting on the championship medal table will be settled, following the final event, according to the published list. Any subsequent disqualifications or alterations will not be included.
49.5 POSTPONED/ABANDONED EVENTS
  • If an event is postponed by more than 48 hours bets will be void. However, if an event is postponed during a multi-event championship (ie: the Olympics), bets will stand providing the event is completed prior to the closing ceremony
 

50. BOWLS

50.1 MATCH BETTING
  • If a match is started but not completed, the player progressing to the next round will be settled as the winner. If a match is awarded to a player without having started, all bets will be void.
  • Any set betting will be void if the required number of sets are not completed.

51. NON-SPORTING EVENTS (SPECIALS BETTING)

51.1 GENERAL RULES
  • Ante Post rules apply for all specials betting (ie: non-sporting events), unless otherwise stated
51.2 REALITY TV
  • If contestants voluntarily or otherwise withdraw from a Reality TV betting event they will be considered losers for outright betting purposes. They will also not be regarded as ‘next eviction’ or similar terminology, in any related market.
  • If a Reality TV betting event is cancelled or withdrawn, without results being declared, outstanding bets on any market, without an official result, will be considered void.
  • Unless an ‘Any Other’ (contestant) market is available as an option, all Reality TV events will be available on the basis of others, on request. Coral will try to add new contestants to the market as soon as possible after they are known.
  • Bets on the next elimination will be settled according to the first person announced as having been eliminated from the show. This rule will also apply where results are announced in no particular order for multiple eliminations. If a scheduled elimination is postponed or cancelled, bets will stand only if the original list of nominated contestants remains the same.  Otherwise all bets will be void
  • The nature of Reality TV means that competition rules can be altered at any time. While Coral will try to ensure that our betting markets accurately list any eligible competitors, customers betting on such markets must accept that market parameters are always subject to change.
51.3 EUROVISION SONG CONTEST
  • All countries taking part in any qualifying stages are runners for settlement purposes.
  • Bets on Eurovision markets cannot be combined into multiples, except between the two semi-finals, or otherwise specified.
  • Match bets or Group bets will be settled only according to the total points achieved by the listed competing nations, and dead heat rules may apply. If any listed country does not take part, bets on that match will be void.
51.4 AWARDS BETTING
  • Only the result announced during the relevant awards show will count for settlement purposes. Any subsequent change to the result will not be taken into account.
51.5 CHRISTMAS SPECIALS
51.5.1 Christmas Snow
  • Bets will be settled as winners only if fresh snow falls and is verified by the location in question in the 24 hours of December 25th.  A previous day's snowfall lying on the ground will not count.  Only bets placed at Coral listed locations will count, otherwise bets will be void. 
  • Single bets only accepted.  Any bets placed combining locations will be settled as equally proportioned singles.
51.5.2  Christmas No.1
  • Bets will be settled according to the official No1 single / album as announced by the BBC in the Friday charts immediately prior to Christmas Day.
51.6 POLITICS
  • Politics rules equivalent to those below apply to betting on any international election or political betting market. Initial officially declared election results will stand and any subsequent legal or constitutional challenges will not affect settlement or markets.
  • Politics bets, combining any election results from the same country will not be allowed.
  • Bets on the General Election winner will be settled on the political party which gains the most seats in parliament, unless otherwise stated.
  • If a market on a political position is available (ie: next Prime Minister or next Speaker), bet settlement will be based on the next person to permanently fill the role. Interim / temporary appointments will not count for settlement purposes.
  • If there is a merger of two or more of the listed parties, or parties / candidates agree to run together prior to an election, bets on markets involving those parties, which have been struck prior to the announcement, will be void.
  • Seat totals for each party will be settled as declared by the BBC, or other nominated national broadcaster, following the declaration of all seats. The Speakers seat will not count for any party’s seat totals.
 

52 SPECIALITY BETS

52.1 CORAL FORECAST PATENT/YANKEE
  • If a Patent/Yankee contains an unnamed favourite, duplicate selection, selections for different races or a selection written in such a way that the name could be misinterpreted, the leg containing the selection will be void.
  • The bonus/consolation is no longer applicable to Forecast Patent or Yankee bets.
52.2. UNION JACK
  • For settling purposes, if the selections are not numbered they will be taken in the order in which they are written.
No bonus will be paid on any bet which contains a duplicate selection, the stipulation ‘Each way all each way’ requested, an Ante Post selection, a perm entry, a non-runner, any selection other than horses and/or dogs or a selection at Tote/PMU odds

52.3 LUCKY 15/ LUCKY 31 / LUCKY 63
  • A consolation bonus is available for a SINGLE win on our ‘Lucky’ bets which applies to bets containing horseracing, greyhounds or a combination of both.  If a different sport is included, and accepted as a selection it will not qualify for the consolation bonus.
  • If one winner is selected the odds will be doubled for the winning selection. This consolation bonus will be paid for the win part of the bet only. This bonus may vary from shop to shop.
  • No bonus will not be paid should a bet include a non-runner, incorrect number of bets or selections, Ante Post selections, the same selection more than once, ‘Each Way all Each Way’ stipulations, perm entries, Tote/PM selections, Lottery selections or any selection other than horses and greyhounds.
  • The bonus for 4, 5 or 6 winners on these bets is no longer applicable.
52.4 ALPHABET
  • Bets are accepted Win or Each Way (Unnamed Favourites Win only) at equal units of stake for horses, greyhounds or a combination of both not precluded by our betting rules.
  • Each bet type must be separately staked and any additional stakes will not qualify for bonus payments.
  • The bonus payment no longer applies.
 

53. CASH OUT

‘Cash Out’ is a facility that allows you to settle Coral shop bets for a specified value before an event has finished.

‘Cash Out’ is available in all Coral shops on selected betting coupons as marked. A receipt will be provided upon bet placement including a ‘Cash Out’ code.
  • Bets should not be placed with the sole intention to ‘Cash Out’, as availability is never guaranteed.
  • We will aim to ensure that the ‘Cash Out’ facility is available at all times. However, we provide no guarantee, and shall not be liable for any losses accrued as a result of any unavailability of the facility (including but not limited to any technical issues). All bets will stand regardless of the availability of the ‘Cash Out’ facility.
  • Customers may check available ‘Cash Out’ options, and request ‘Cash Out’ using the following methods:
    • At a Coral shop by providing their bet receipt.
    • The ‘Cash Out’ Site at https://bettracker.coral.co.uk by entering their  ‘Cash Out’ Code.
    • Logging in to www.coral.co.uk where a Multi-Channel Coral Connect Account has been used to place the original bet.
  • ‘Cash Out’ offers will not be available prior to the start of the first event in any accumulator or the start of individual selections.
  • A ‘Cash Out’ offer is subject to a time delay; price changes or market suspensions during this time may result in a new ‘Cash Out’ offer being made, or in the suspension or removal of the ‘Cash Out’ offer on that selection or market at that time.
  • Customers accept sole responsibility for ensuring that ‘Cash Out’ instructions are correct.
  • ‘Cash Out’ offers are non-negotiable and ‘Cash Out’ acceptance is final.
  • Once a successful ‘Cash Out’ is processed, the bet is settled immediately and deemed final. No further event outcome will contribute to that bet.
  • Bets that qualify for bonuses or enhancements will not have the bonus or enhancement applied in addition to the ‘Cash Out’ offer.
  • Bets where a free bet has been used as part or full payment are not eligible to ‘Cash Out’.
  • Where a pricing error results in an incorrect amount being offered that is subsequently cashed out, then we reserve the right to void the ‘Cash Out’ transaction and the original bet will be settled on the final result with the correct prices applied to the bet.
  • Further terms and conditions regarding Your use the ‘Cash Out’ Site may be viewed at https://bettracker.coral.co.uk
 

54. LOTTO

54.1 GENERAL RULES
  • Numbers bets (ie: Irish Lotto) except on Fixed Odds Betting Terminals can be made using plain slips.
  • Numbers bets, except for Virtual Racing, which are placed on non-numbers specific speciality slips (ie: Lucky 15) will not be eligible for any consolations or bonuses.
  • Understaked bets will be proportionately settled (ie: settled according to the amount of money exchanged rather than the amount of money stated on the slip).
  • If multiple draws are specified on any slip, they will be settled on the next consecutive draws (ie: if four draws are selected, the numbers selected will count for the next four consecutive draws to be completed after the bet has been accepted) unless otherwise specified by the customer on the slip.
  • If there are no bet instructions on the slip (ie: which draw the numbers should apply to) the numbers stated on the slip will be settled as an Accumulator on the next numbers draw, for the specified lotto or 49s product.
  • If more than five numbers are selected, the bet will be selected as a permed five-fold, with the total stake proportionately divided (except for the millions lotto).
  • Where the total numbers chosen exceed five on any bet, it will be settled as a series of ‘fivefold’ bets with the stake apportioned, except for the millions lotto (Irish Lotto, 49s etc) bet.
  • Where it cannot be established whether a bet refers to a Rapido, 49s or Lotto, the bet will be settled on the first of these events to take place after the bet has been accepted.
  • Rapido, 49s or Lotto cannot be combined with any other betting event, nor may two or more numbers draws be combined in an Accumulator bet. However, if an Accumulator bet is taken the stake will be divided equally between the selections and settled as individual bets.
  • If figures on the betting slip cannot be read or are deemed invalid for some reason, it will be considered void with the bet adjusted to the value of the legible figures.
  • In the scenario above, odds will only apply to the valid numbers (ie: if a bet on the ‘3 Numbers Correct’ section comprised two ‘valid’ numbers and a void number this will be settled on the odds applicable to the ‘2 Numbers Correct’ section).
  • If a bet contains a duplicate number, the ‘repeated’ number will be considered void, with the bet odds reduced accordingly.
  • Lotto bets are accepted up to 15 minutes prior to the Main Draw being announced (ie: for an 8:00pm draw bets will be accepted up to 7.45pm) For Rapido, 49s and Virtual Racing bets are accepted up to the official start time broadcast by the service provider. Any bet accepted after this time will be void, unless Coral is satisfied the bet was placed before the draw started.
  • See section 17 for further Lotto rules
54.2 LOTTO & 49s BETS
  • If a named draw is selected and accepted after the applicable days draw has taken place, the bet will be considered void.
  • All bets will be considered to be on the ‘6 Number Draw’, unless otherwise stated. In addition the bonus ball will not count, unless otherwise stated.
  • Odds may vary dependent on shop location.
 

55. IRISH LOTTO BETTING

55.1 GENERAL RULES
The Irish National Lotto draw takes place on Wednesday and Saturday evening (Bets to be placed by 7:45pm).
  • There are three draws each on Wednesday and Saturday evening:
    • The draws on Wednesday and Saturday comprise a Main Draw (Lotto), a Second Draw (Lotto Plus 1) and a Third Draw (Lotto Plus 2). Six numbers plus a bonus number are drawn from balls marked 1-47.
  • If a draw is not specified on the slip bets will be settled on the main draw to take place after bet acceptance (For example, bets placed after the Saturday draws, and prior to Wednesday’s draws, will be settled on the result of Wednesday’s Main Irish Lotto draw. Bets placed after the Wednesday draws, and prior to Saturday’s draws, will be settled on the result of the Saturday Main draw).
  • The bet slip must be clearly marked with second or third draw for those bets to stand on Wednesday or Saturday otherwise settlement will be made on the main draw
  • If the Main, Second or Third draw does not take place on Wednesday or Saturday, the bet will stand for the same event on the next draw to take place for the day specified (ie: bets placed for Wednesday’s second draw will stand for the second draw on the following Wednesday).
55.2 Millionaire Maker
  • For detailed rules refer to 54.1
  • Pick 6 numbers between 1 and 47 (minimum stake £5) for a chance to win
With Bonus Ball Irish Millions (£5 Stake) Without Bonus Ball
£250.00 Match 3 £25.00
£5,000.00 Match 4 £500.00
£500,000.00 Match 5 £10,000.00
  Match 6 £1,000,000.00
55.3 Daily Millions
  • Two draws take place every day
    • These draws comprise a Main Draw and Plus Draw. Six numbers plus a bonus number are drawn from balls marked 1-39
  • If a draw is not specified on the slip bets will be settled on the main draw to take place after bet acceptance. If a bet is placed after that day’s events, settlement will be made on the first draw to take place the following day.
  • The bet slip must be clearly marked with plus draw for those bets to stand on the specified Daily event, if not settlement will be made on the main draw.
  • If a draw does not take place on any one day they will be void.
 

56. SPANISH LOTTO BETTING

56.1 GENERAL RULES
  • There is a draw every Thursday and Saturday, where six numbers plus a bonus number are drawn from balls marked 1-49.
  • If a draw has not been selected (ie: ticked) on the slip the bet will stand on the first draw to take place after the bet has been placed.
  • For example, bets placed after the Saturday draw and prior to the Thursday draw will be settled on the result of Thursday’s Spanish Lotto result, and
  • Bets placed after Thursday’s draw and prior to the Saturday draw will be settled on the result of Saturday’s Spanish Lotto result.
  • If the draw does not take place on either Thursday or Saturday, the bet will stand on the next draw to take place, unless cancelled by mutual consent before the event.
 

57. NEW YORK LOTTO BETTING (WEDNESDAY AND SATURDAY DRAWS)

57.1 GENERAL RULES
  • The draws takes place early every Wednesday and Saturday (which in UK time is Thursday and Sunday morning). Six numbers, plus a bonus number are drawn from balls marked 1-59.
  • Bets placed after the close of business on Saturday and up to the close of business on Wednesday (UK time) will be settled on Thursday’s draw (actually Wednesday’s draw New York time), unless otherwise instructed.
  • Bets placed after the close of business on Wednesday and up to the close of business on Saturday (UK time) will be settled on Sunday’s draw (actually Saturday’s draw New York time) unless otherwise specified.
  • There should only ever be one draw on the same day but if two or more draws take place on the same day, bets will be settled on the first draw.
  • If a draw does not take place, bets will stand for the next available ‘New York Lotto’ draw, unless cancelled by mutual consent.
 

58. 49s

58.1 GENERAL RULES
  • The 49s draw takes place every day. There are two draws - lunchtime and teatime.
  • Six numbers, plus a booster (bonus ball) number, are drawn from balls marked 1-49.
  • If a draw does not take place, bets will stand for the next available 49s draw, unless cancelled by mutual consent.
  • Coral TV will broadcast the event live in the shop.
 

59. RAPIDO

59.1 GENERAL RULES
  • Each ‘Rapido’ draw has 80 numbers (1-80), from which 20 numbers are randomly drawn.
  • Unless otherwise specified, bets will be placed on the next available draw. If a bet is taken in error for a specified draw (ie: it is accepted after the official start time), it will be considered void.
  • If for any reason a draw does not take place, bets will stand for the next available ‘Rapido’ draw on the same day. Bets will not be carried forward to the next day.
  • Bets will only be accepted up to a maximum of 10 numbers and if more are selected the bet will be void, irrespective of whether the bet has won or lost.
  • The bet will always be settled on the actual selections chosen rather than the amount of numbers meant (ie: numbers indicated on the slip).
  • Only one payment will be made per bet (for example, if five numbers are chosen and four are correct, the total return is £20, not £20 + £2 (the stake is included in the return).
  • Returns quoted in promotional posters refer to a £1 unit stake, unless otherwise stated. Stakes of different denominations will be settled in proportion.
 

60. HEALTH LOTTERY BET – TOTE

  • The ‘Health Lottery Bet’ bet is a fixed odds bet offered by Coral on the outcome of a selected Health Lottery Draw for a minimum unit stake of £1. For the avoidance of doubt it is not a direct entry into the respective ‘official’ Health Lottery Draw itself.
  • Customers must be aged 18 or over to enter Coral shops or register online and bet on the outcome of The Health Lottery. No prize will be paid to any customer who is unable to provide appropriate photographic proof of age or another suitable form of identification upon request.
  • To bet on the outcome of the selected draw, customers must complete an official ‘Health Lottery Bet’ betting slip in a Coral shop or via the website application, by selecting 5 separate numbers from 50 balls plus a different ‘Million Pound Number’ from the remaining 45 balls.
  • All bets must be processed over the counter in Coral shops or on the Coral Website where available by 7.45pm. Entries on ‘plain betting slips’ are not accepted in Coral shops and if inadvertently accepted in error will be declared void with stake refunded.
  • In addition to the main Health Lottery Draw which is broadcast on Channel 5 at approximately 9.55pm, the Health Lottery will also complete a number of additional draws that will be shown exclusively on Coral TV.The results of these draws will be available on the Health Lottery website: www.healthlottery.co.uk/promotions (within 2nd Chance Daily Draw section)
  • Customers can place bets on the outcome of these additional draws at the same odds and prize structure as the main draw. Customers must ensure that they clearly mark the appropriate box on the Health Lottery slip to identify for which draw they are placing their bet.
  • Bets are accepted up to 15 minutes before the start of each draw. Any bet accepted after this time will be declared ‘void’ with stake refunded, unless Coral is satisfied that the bet was placed before the draw started.
  • Any winnings will be paid out in accordance with the prize structure as further detailed on the reverse of the Health Lottery Bet betting slip
  • The Million Pound Number only ‘comes into play’ if the first 5 balls drawn (see rule 3) in the selected Health Lottery Draw are successfully matched.
  • If the player then matches their Million Pound Number with the Health Lottery bonus ball, the £100,000 prize is increased to £1,000,000.
  • There is no sharing of prizes in the event of multiple winners. Higher unit stakes are accepted with winnings increased in proportion up to the maximum payout of £1,000,000 per customer, customer group or customers acting together as a syndicate, per draw.
  • Bets on The Health Lottery Bet cannot be combined with any other betting event and if accepted in error will be declared void.
  • All bets are accepted and processed in accordance with our General Sporting & Betting Rules and the Terms & Conditions.
 

61. HEADS or TAILS

61.1 GENERAL RULES
  • Heads or Tails bets can only be placed on ‘Rapido’ draws shown live on Coral TV.
  • The above ‘Rapido’ rules (See Section 58) apply to Heads and Tails.
 

62. VIRTUAL RACING

62.1 GENERAL RULES
Virtual Racing is a computer-generated presentation of a random number draw, in which each number is represented by a different participant (e.g. horse, greyhound, racing car etc). Bets will only be accepted up to the official start time broadcast on Coral TV.
  • Virtual racing bets can be combined with bets on other events. Selections can be taken from different virtual races and be combined in Win and Each Way multiple bets.
  • Place only bets are not accepted.
  • The place part of Each Way bets will be settled in accordance with Section 4 of these rules.
  • A Straight Forecast dividend will be declared for every race.
  • Forecast Doubles and Trebles are accepted.
  • Forecast Accumulators are not accepted, unless they form part of a speciality bet (ie: Forecast Yankee). If taken in error, the Accumulator selection will be settled as Trebles with the stake divided.
  • A Tricast dividend will be declared for all handicap races with 8 or more declared runners.
  • Bonus and consolation payments will apply to virtual horse and greyhound racing placed on our range of speciality slips.
 

63. GAMING MACHINES

63.1 MAXIMUM PAYOUTS
  • The maximum payout on a single game is £500.
63.2 GENERAL RULES
  • The machine games are random generated. The outcome of any game or feature is not necessarily that shown by the displayed odds.
  • In the event of a machine failure, please make the Coral staff aware immediately. They will use our back office PC to validate any outstanding claim.
  • Coral is not responsible for any malfunctions in either the content or the transmission of the data which enables the events to take place. This includes any attempt from an external source to either defraud or otherwise interfere with the terminal.
  • Payment can only be made against balance amounts validated by the back office PC, at the originating branch (ie: the shop where the bet was placed). Coral cannot accept liability for claims not validated in this manner.
    • The terminal, back office PC and central server holds transmission logs for all machines in the shop.
    • The central server is operated by an independent Company.
    • Terminal date, back office PC data or central server data will be considered as the only true record of any bets made, winnings due or outstanding balances.
  • Individual rules are available for each game on the gaming machines. The rules displayed on the machines apply to any scenarios not covered by the above.
  • If there is evidence of fraud or malpractice resulting from a payment claim, Coral reserves the right to withhold payment until such time as the investigation is completed. A decision on payment will be made in accordance with the findings of this investigation.
 

64. SELF SERVICE BETTING TERMINALS

  • The maximum amount that can be won via the betting terminal (“Terminal”) is displayed in the Terminal rules. 
  • Coral Specials do not apply. 
  • The prices and each-way terms offered on the Terminal may differ from those available elsewhere in the shop. 
  • All bets placed on a Terminal will be settled at the decimal odds offered on the Terminal at the time the bet is struck irrespective of whether or not the customer chose to view the odds in fractional or American odds formats (which are provided for customers who prefer those formats to compare relative value). 
  • The only exceptions to this are where there is an option to place a bet at SP on a horse or greyhound race or where an obvious error has occurred in which case the correct odds will be applied to the bet. 
  • Winning bets placed on a Terminal can be collected at any Coral shop. 
  • Returns will be paid to customers on surrender of their receipt. 
  • You agree that you will seek to claim any winnings as soon as possible after a winning bet is settled.

65. CORAL NUMBERS

•    Bets will be valid for the next event, or events (if multiple bets are placed) which commence after the bet is placed. The event is indicated by a draw number which is displayed on the official bar coded receipt. Bets will only be accepted up to five seconds prior to the start of an event.
•    Payout will only be made on presentation of the official bar coded receipt and once made no further claim for payment will be accepted, with the exception of bets placed by Connect where winnings are paid straight back to the wallet.
•    A unique number will be assigned to each draw and bets will be valid for that draw only. If a technical fault prevents the draw from being made (i.e: the event is not transmitted live into any of our shops), all bets will be void.
•    However, if the draw is made but a technical fault means it can’t be transmitted to an individual site, bets will stand for that draw and payment will be made when the result of that draw is confirmed.
•    For Coral Numbers products - the maximum amount a customer can win in respect of any one day’s betting is £100,000, regardless of unit stake.
•    If there is a proven technical malfunction, or outside interference with the system, Coral reserves the right to declare bets void.
 

66. JACKPOT POOLS

66.1 GENERAL
Unless otherwise stated, the following rules apply to all ‘Jackpot Pool’ products offered by Coral. These rules operate in conjunction with our General Sporting & Betting Rules and Terms & Conditions. For pool specific rules, please refer to the respective pool product zone or the reverse of the respective entry slip.

66.2 POOL OPERATION
Football Jackpot is a pool betting product promoted and operated by Coral on 15 pre-selected football matches (‘Pools‘) as advertised and available in Coral Shops and, on the Coral website (coral.co.uk) (‘Coral Website‘) and mobile. The matches are played over the standard weekend period which is normally Saturday to Monday inclusive. Coral may also on occasions choose to operate the Pool for midweek fixtures at its discretion, which will be advertised where appropriate.

66.3 HOW TO PLACE YOUR ENTRY
Each Customer must be aged 18 or over to participate and is required to:
  • Open or hold an account with Coral Interactive
  • Visit Coral‘s Football Jackpot section
  • Make a selection (home win, draw, or away win) for all 15 matches. Permutations are accepted with more than 1 selection per match although this will increase the cost of the entry. To calculate the total cost of a permutation entry, multiply the number of selections on each match together For example, if two results such as ‘home win‘ and ‘draw‘ are selected in three matches and one result in all other matches then this permutation will cost 2 x 2 x 2 = 8 unit stakes (i.e. £8 for £1 stakes)
  • Insert the stake and place the bet. The unit stake and minimum bet is £1. Permutations are accepted in whole £1 units only. Entries or permutations of less than whole £1s such as £1.25, £2.50 are not accepted.
All bets must be placed before the advertised ‘Pool closure‘ time, which is the first scheduled kick-off time of the 15 matches on the Football Jackpot coupon entry slip (which is likely to be 3pm Saturday each week). Any entries inadvertently accepted after the Pool has closed will be declared void with stakes refunded.

All entries must either be submitted on official Coral Shop entry slips or through the Coral Website for acceptance into the Pool.

66.4 HOW TO WIN THE POOL
Customers that correctly select:
  • the match result (home win, draw, or away win) of all 15 matches to win a share of the Jackpot Pool; or
  • the match result of any 14 of the 15 matches to win a 1st consolation dividend; or
  • the match result of any 13 of the 15 matches to win a 2nd consolation dividend;
shall be eligible to receive a share of the prize pool (‘Winners‘).

66.5 SETTLEMENT OF MATCHES
All matches will be settled on the official result after 90 minutes of play, including any ‘injury time‘. Extra time and penalty shoot-outs shall not be included.

66.6 PRIZE FUND CALCULATION
The ‘Jackpot Pool‘ will be available to share amongst Winners in the form of dividend which shall be calculated as follows:
  • Total entries staked (the ‘Gross Pool‘)
  • LESS the Pool deduction of 30%
  • EQUALS 70% of Gross Pool (the ‘Net Pool‘)
  • DIVIDED by number of winning entries (the ‘Prize Share‘)
For illustrative purposes only: if there is a Net Pool of £500,000 then £350,000 will be allocated to the Jackpot Pool. If there are 10 winning entries then each one will receive a Prize Share of £35,000.

In the event of a rollover, where there is no jackpot Winner, only new stakes placed in the next Pool will be subject to a Pool deduction. There will be no further deduction from the rollover of the Jackpot Pool.
  • 70% of the Net Pool will be allocated to winners of the Jackpot Pool
  • 20% of the Net Pool will be allocated to the 1st consolation winners
  • 10% of the Net Pool will be allocated to the 2nd consolation winners
All dividends are rounded to the nearest 10pence (e.g. 1-4p rounded down, 5-9p rounded up).

The minimum dividend regardless of winning entries will be £1.10.

The winner of the Jackpot Pool does not receive any further payment for 14 correct entries. Similarly, a winner of a 1st consolation dividend does not receive any further payment for 13 correct entries.

In the event of a failure for whatever reason, which prevents the declaration of a dividend, the stakes of the Pool(s) concerned may be refunded (except for any rollover added to the pool from the previous week(s), which will rollover to the next available weekend Pool (unless otherwise indicated by Coral).

There is no maximum pay-out as all dividends are subject to the pool liquidity.

66.7 ROLLOVERS
If any of the weekend Jackpot Pools are not won, then those monies will be carried forward to the next available weekend Net pool in their entirety unless otherwise notified. In the event that a midweek or alternative pool is offered which also results in a rollover, details of the Pool to which those monies will be carried forward will be displayed in advance of the corresponding fixtures.

Where a Pool containing English Premier League fixtures has a rollover on the final day of operation in the season, this will rollover to the first weekend of the following season when English Premier League fixtures are scheduled unless otherwise indicated.

66.8 ABANDONED OR POSTPONED MATCHES
If a match is abandoned or postponed from its scheduled date or time but is then rescheduled to take place no later than the advertised kick-off time of the last match on the coupon in chronological order, then provided the match is played to completion at the re-arranged time all selections will stand.

If one or more fixtures are cancelled before the kick-off of the first scheduled match, only monies entered in to that week’s pool will be allocated to the Jackpot Pool. All Rollover funds from previous weeks will be carried forward to the next available ‘Football Jackpot’ pool where all fixtures take place.

In the event of If one or more fixtures are cancelled before the kick-off of the first scheduled match:-
  • The Jackpot Pool will operate on correctly forecasting all available matches for the new funds only (only monies entered in to that week’s pool will be allocated to the Jackpot Pool. All Rollover funds from previous weeks will be carried forward to the next available ‘Football Jackpot’ pool where all fixtures take place.)
  • 1st Consolation will operate on correctly forecasting all remaining matches except 1
  • 2nd Consolation will operate on correctly forecasting all remaining matches except 2
66.8.1 CHANGE OF VENUE
If the venue of any Match is altered from that printed on the entry slip then the following rules will apply:
  • If the match moves to a neutral venue then all selections shall be valid
  • If the match is reversed and the away team on the entry slip becomes the home team or if either of the teams involved alter and play different opponents to those listed then all selections are void and the match will be void for Pool settlement purposes.
66.9 POOL SEEDING
Coral at its discretion may choose to underwrite any pool at any time to a minimum guaranteed return to either a single winner or as a total Jackpot Pool.

66.10 INCORRECTLY COMPLETED ENTRIES
The customer is responsible for ensuring that their entry is submitted correctly as once accepted into the Pool it cannot be cancelled or amended. Any entry inadvertently accepted with too few or too many selections will be included in the total gross prize Pool with no monies refunded.

In circumstances where a technical error results in the acceptance of an incorrectly staked or otherwise unintended entry which is not subsequently paid for at the time of acceptance or before pool closure, we reserve the right to either:
  • implement a manual adjustment to the Gross Pool for the said amount prior to calculating the Net Pool and associated Prize Share, or depending on the individual circumstances,
  • declare the entry void, removing it from the pool and returning the stake actually paid to the customer.
66.11 PAYMENT OF WINNING ENTRIES
Following the completion of the final match(es) in each Pool, Coral will perform all necessary checking and validation to establish winning entries and calculate the respective prize share for each winner.

Unless otherwise stated the Prize Share will be displayed on coral.co.uk as soon as possible after the final leg of the respective pool has been completed and all necessary checking has been concluded.

Winnings will be credited to the customer’s account.

These rules are subject to the provisions of Force Majeure and Events outside Our control as set out in the Terms and Conditions.
 

67. PRIVACY POLICY

We have a number of obligations to our customers with regard to the management of their personal information under the General Data Protection Regulations and Data Protection Act 2018. Our Privacy Statement sets out the way in which we deal with the information that our customers provide to allow us to manage our relationship with them and a copy of this may be found on our Website. See in shop posters for further information.
 

68. RESPONSIBLE GAMBLING

Coral believes in responsible gambling at all times. Gambling should be an exciting pastime and we urge our customers to have fun but not bet beyond their means. More information on our policies in this area and sources of information and help can be obtained by either speaking to a member of staff or picking up a leaflet in shop, or through our Website. We provide customers with a range of options to assist them with responsible gambling, including the facility to set time and spend limits on our gaming machines, plus the option to enter into a self-exclusion agreement. This can be for specified Coral and Ladbrokes shops only (please ask in shop or contact Customer Care on 0800 169 0299), or via the Multi-Operator Self-Exclusion Scheme (MOSES - call 0800 294 2060). If you would like more information on self-exclusion please speak to a member of the shop team or pick up a leaflet. We will request photographic identification in order to process self-exclusions from shops. Whilst the majority of people do gamble within their means, we recognise that for some, gambling may become a problem. GamCare is a registered charity that provides free confidential support and counselling to anyone who is affected by gambling-related difficulties. The GamCare confidential helpline is available on 0808 8020 133, or their website is available at www.gamcare.org.uk. Further help and support is also provided at www.begambleaware.org.


69. FRAUD, WITHOLDING PAYMENT AND OUR RIGHT TO OFFSET LIABILITY

We reserve the right to seek criminal and contractual sanctions against you if you are involved in fraud or dishonest or criminal acts and will make such reports as necessary to the relevant authorities. You will indemnify and will be liable to pay to Coral, on demand, all costs, charges or losses sustained or incurred by Coral (including any direct, indirect or consequential losses, loss of profit and loss of reputation) arising directly or indirectly from your fraud, dishonesty or criminal act. We reserve the right to withhold payment to you where you are suspected of engaging in fraudulent, dishonest or criminal activities and, in particular, if we have evidence that the following has occurred:
  • The integrity of the event (or that of any participant) has been called into question
  • The price(s) or pool has been manipulated
  • Match rigging has taken place
  • You were under 18 years of age when you placed the bet
Evidence of the above may be based on the size, volume or pattern of bets placed with us across any or all of our betting channels. A decision given by the relevant governing body of the sport in question (if any) will be conclusive.


70. ANTI-MONEY LAUNDERING POLICY

Coral has responsibilities to ensure that Anti-Money Laundering & Terrorist Financing Legislation is complied with. In addition all bookmakers licensed by the UK Gambling Commission have a responsibility to ensure customers who may be affected by problem gambling are identified. It is therefore necessary at times to ask individual customers for personal information confirming their identity and source of funds. We shall be entitled at our sole discretion to refuse any bet, payment, or further business from you in the event that this information is not supplied as requested, or is otherwise in our sole opinion deemed insufficient. Please be aware that where a person is suspected of criminal activity their details may be passed on to law enforcement agencies and /or other bookmakers for the purpose of keeping crime out of gambling in accordance with Gambling Commission guidelines.

 

71. ERRORS

Coral makes every effort to ensure that we do not make errors in accepting bets. However, if as a result of human error or system problems a bet is accepted at a price (which includes the odds, handicap provisions, and other Terms & Conditions or details of the bet) that is:
  1. Materially different from those available in the general market at the time the bet was made;
  2. Clearly incorrect given the chance of the event occurring at the time the bet was made;

then Coral will pay winnings at the correct price. To establish the correct price Coral will consider prices available in the general market at the time the bet was made, including the prices offered by our retail competitors. Examples of circumstances where this would apply are:
  1. The price is recorded as 100-1 when the price on offer in the general market is 10-1
  2. The margins for Handicap betting have been reversed.
If a bet is accepted in error by Coral on an event or outcome for which no Coral prices are available the bet will be void and your stake returned.


72 DISPUTES

If you wish to make a query or complaint, as a first step you should as soon as reasonably practicable contact the shop’s Duty Manager for assistance. If you are unable to resolve your query satisfactorily with our manager you should then contact our ‘Customer Care Team’. If you are still unhappy with the solution offered by us, you may refer your complaint to the Independent Betting Adjudication Service (“IBAS”) for a ‘dispute resolution’, whose ruling shall be binding. IBAS rule on disputes about betting and gaming transactions but do not deal with service related issues. Once you have obtained a Coral Customer Care reference number for your dispute, you may contact IBAS by emailing adjudication@ibas-uk.co.uk or by calling 020 7347 5883. If, notwithstanding the above, you issue Court proceedings, Coral reserves the right to apply to stay those proceedings pending determination by IBAS. The query, complaint or dispute is confidential. However, you are allowed to discuss it with your advisers (including lawyers, financial advisers, health professionals and insurers on terms which preserve confidentiality), with any relevant regulatory body (including the Gambling Commission) as is required to enforce the outcome; with IBAS; and if required by law or regulation.

 

73. TRADING DISCLOSURES

Ladbrokes Betting & Gaming Limited (t/a Coral) is licensed and regulated by the UK Gambling Commission for gambling in Great Britain, licence number 000-001611-N-102408-020.

The following information indicates the name of the company carrying on business at the premises and the respective address to which any document relating to the operation of the business should be delivered:

LADBROKES BETTING & GAMING LIMITED (t/a Coral), One Stratford Place, Montfichet Road, London E20 1EJ.