Football

(Last updated: 17.05.2016)

Aside from the following special betting rules, the common betting rules apply. The special rules will take precedence over the common rules nevertheless.

1.) Correct score in football: If a correct score occurs that is not an option in our offer, all bets are lost. There is an option for “Others on Request” which means that on customers' request there can be offered odds on scores that do not appear in the original list of scores to bet on.

2.a) 1st Goal in Match: This market will be settled on the player to score the first legal goal. If the game is abandoned at any time, the first legally scored goal counts. If there has no goal been scored at the time of abandonment, all bets will be void. If a player has not entered the field of play before the first goals has been scored, then this player is deemed a “non-runner”. All bets on this player are void.

  • “Own Goal”: If the first goal is an “Own Goal”, this will be the winning option. If the “Own Goal” is scored by a player who is an option to bet on as the “First Player to Score” then the “Own goal” does NOT count for this player which means that all bets on players to be the first to score are “lost”, except bets on players who have not entered the field of play before the first goal has been scored, which means that such players are deemed “non-runners”. All bets on these players are void.
  • “Not in List”: If the first goal is scored by a player who is not in the list of players to bet on, all bets are “lost”, except bets on players who have not entered the field of play before the first goal has been scored, which means that such players are deemed “non-runners”. Bets on these players are void.
  • “Others on Request”: There is an option for “Others on Request” which means that on customers' request there can be offered odds on players that do not appear in the original list of players. If such odds are offered and a player does not enter the field of play before the first goals has been scored, this player is deemed a “non-runner”. All bets on this player are void.

2.b) Last Goal in Match: This market will be settled on the player to score the last legal goal. If the game is abandoned at any time, all bets will be void. If a player doesn't enter the field of play during the match at all, then this player is deemed a "non-runner". All bets on this player are void.

  • “Own Goal”: If the last goal is an “Own Goal”, this will be the winning option. If the “Own Goal” is scored by a player who is an option to bet on as the “Last Player to Score”, the “Own goal” does not count for this player. This means that all bets on specific players to be the last to score are “lost”, except bets on players who have not entered the field of play during the match. Such players are deemed “non-runners”, all bets on these players are void.
  • “Not in List”: If the last goal is scored by a player who is not in the list of players to bet on, all bets are “lost”, except bets on players who have not entered the field of play during the match. Such players are deemed “non-runners”, all bets on these players are void.
  • “Others on Request”: There is an option for “Others on Request” which means that on customers' request there can be offered odds on players that do not appear in the original list of players. If such odds are offered and a player does not enter the field of play during the game, the player is deemed a “non-runner”. All bets on this player are void.

2.c) Goalscorer in the Match: This market will be settled on all players who score a legal goal. If a player doesn't enter the field of play during the game at all, then this player is deemed a "non-runner" - all bets on this player are void. If the game is abandoned at any time, all bets remain valid.

  • Own goals do not count.
  • “Others on Request”: There is an option for “Others on Request” which means that on customers' request there can be offered odds on players that do not appear in the original list of players. If such odds are offered and a player does not enter the field of play during the match, the player is deemed a “non-runner”. All bets on this player are void.

3.) Total number of goals/match or day: This bet includes the penalties taken and own goals scored in the regular time (including added time). Any extra time and penalty shoot-outs are not included in the evaluation unless otherwise stated.

3.a) Total number of goals/tournament: This bet includes the penalties taken and own goals scored in regular time (including added time) and in extra time. Goals scored in penalty shoot-outs do not count unless otherwise stated.

4.) Winner of the tournament: If the team on which the bet was placed fails to qualify, withdraws or is disqualified, all bets placed on the team are regarded lost.

5.) First change of trainer: Bets are open until the first official announcement regarding the change of a trainer. Bets which are placed after the first announcement are invalid.

6.) 1st yellow/red card: In addition to the “Results” of Team A and Team B the option “both at the same time” is also offered. This result arises when play does not continue between the first and second yellow card cautions (or the first and second sending-offs). Example: A player from Team A receives a yellow card for a foul. If a player from Team B retaliates with a revenge foul - before play continues (the free kick is taken) - and also receives a yellow card, then the “both at the same time” result applies.

7.) Halftime betting:

  • 7.a) All bets placed on outcomes to occur during the 1st half apply to the period between the start of the match and the end of the 1st half.
  • 7.b) All bets placed on outcomes to occur during the halftime break apply to the period between the end of the 1st half and the time at which the 2nd half commences.
  • 7.c) All bets placed on outcomes to occur in the 2nd half apply to the period between the start of the 2nd half and the end of the 2nd half.
  • 7.d) The start/end of the half is defined by the referee’s whistle which starts/ends the respective half.
  • 7.e) All cards shown after the final whistle of regular play will not count. All cards shown during the halftime interval will count for any overall match results but not for the individual half's results.

8.) Yellow and red cards:

  • 8.a) For betting purposes all “red” and “yellow” cards shown to any players count (either they are playing or sitting on the bench). Any cards shown to “non-playing” staff do NOT count.
  • 8.b) Yellow and red cards in extra time: cards shown between the final whistle of regular time and the start of extra time do not count.
  • 8.c) "Red" and "yellow" cards shown after the final whistle of regular time do not count for regular time bets.

9.) Team to win both halves: To win this bet a team must win both halves by goals scored in each half only.

10.) Total of shirt numbers for goalscorers: This bet will be settled on the total of the shirt numbers of the goalscorers for each goal scored within regular time (including any added injury time) unless otherwise stated. If a player scores more than one goal, his shirt number is counted for every goal he scored. Own goals do not count for betting purposes.

11.) Player to score most goals in the match: Both players must be in the starting formation of their team when the match starts for bets to stand. If one or both players are not in the starting formation of their team, all bets will be void.

12.) Own goals:

  • 12.a) Teams: For bets referring to teams, own goals always count for the team the goal is awarded to in the match. E.g. if a player of Team A scores an own goal, the goal will be awarded to Team B for betting purposes.
  • 12.b) Goalscorers: for bets referring to goalscorers, own goals do not count for betting purposes.
  • 12.c) For all other bets involving goals, own goals do count for betting purposes unless otherwise stated.

13.) Combined players of which position will score the most goals? This bet will be settled on the positions listed by UEFA/FIFA. Own goals do not count for betting purposes.

14.) How will the first goal be scored? "Free kick" is the winning option if the free kick taker scores directly from the free kick and is named as the goalscorer. Any scored goal that is not an “Own Goal”, a direct “Free Kick”, a “Penalty” or a “Header” is settled as a “Kick”. This means that when the ball enters the net for a legal goal from any part of the body other than the head and is not an “Own Goal”, a direct “Free Kick” or a “Penalty”, it is deemed a “Shot”. This rule also applies to bets on subsequent goals.

15.) Number of yellow/red cards: If a player is sent off for 2 yellow cards, this counts as 2 yellow cards and 1 red card for betting purposes. If the match is abandoned for any reason, all bets will be void unless the highest possible total to bet on has already been reached at the time of abandonment.

16.) For all bets referring to goalscorers in a tournament (e.g. Top Goalscorer, Goalscorer Head-to-Head, ...), goals scored in extra time will be considered for settlement. Penalty shoot-outs do not count unless otherwise stated.

17.) Referee decisions: Any decision made by the referee or the linesmen must be executed to count for betting purposes.

  • Example 1: The referee changes a decision after consulting one of his assistants. Then the decision finally executed counts for betting purposes.
  • Example 2: The ball has been kicked across the side line by a player but the referee ends the half/match before the throw-in is being executed. In this case, the throw-in does not count for betting purposes. This applies to any actions that bets are offered on.

18.) Run of play: This bet will be settled on the first team to take the lead in combination with the final result at the end of regular playing time (including injury time) regardless of how often the lead may change in between.

19.) Fantasy football: The nominated matches must be played on the scheduled dates for bets to stand. If one or both matches are not played on the scheduled date, all bets will be void.

20.) Time periods: For all bets referring to occurrences or results in relation to time periods, bets will be settled on the exact time as shown by the clock of the TV coverage. If results from TV coverage are unavailable or ambiguous, settlements will be based on official statistics and data provided by third-party statistics providers.

20.a) Number of corners in a specific 15-minute period: Bets will be settled on the exact time the corners are given by the referee. If any resulting corner is not taken, it will not count for betting purposes.

21.) Team to be relegated: This bet relates to the teams that occupy the relegation places at the end of the season. All future changes, which may occur for whatever reason, are deemed irrelevant for this bet.

22.) Will (player X) get a yellow card (regular time only)? The respective player must be in the starting formation of his team when the match starts for bets to stand. If the player is not in the starting formation of his team, all bets will be void.

23.) Hat-trick: If one player scores three goals in one match during regular time, this is considered to be a hat-trick for betting purposes.

24.) How many goals will be scored in League X (matches played on Date X)? This bet refers to the total number of goals scored over all the matches on a given day. Only games played on the day (according to the league schedule) count. Should any games be postponed or any games added to the schedule after the initial odds have been posted then all bets will be void. Should any games be abandoned during play, then all bets will be void.

25.) Team to advance to Next Round: If a game offered within a specific round of a competition is postponed, the bet still stands, irrespective of the length of the delay. Rule B1.5 (postponement: "72 hour" rule) does not apply. Despite any interruptions/suspensions of the concerned games, the team that actually is entitled to participate in the next round will be deemed the winner.

26.) Handicap league winner: a new table is created at the end of the season which is based on the official season table – each team will be awarded the number of points which is listed next to the team name in the betting line-up. Bets will be settled based on this table.

27.) Bonus matches: This category contains selected games where special odds are offered - the odds for these bets are higher than those offered for the same games as part of the regular betting line-up. Bets placed in this category must be multi bets consisting of at least three bets, combinations are only possible within this category.

28.) Scorecast (1st goalscorer/correct score): This bet is settled referring to the first goalscorer of the match and the result of the match after regular time. If a player has not entered the field of play before the first goal has been scored, then this player is deemed a “non-runner”. All bets on this player are void.

29.) Betting on assists
All markets (see 30.a, b and c) will be settled on the player to assist the first/the last/ any legal goal according to the respective official statistics. Own goals count.

29.a) Which player will assist the first goal of the match (regular time)?
This market will be settled on the player to assist the first legal goal. If the game is abandoned at any time, the first legally-scored goal counts. If no goal has been scored at the time of abandonment, all bets will be void. If a player has not entered the field of play before the first goal has been scored, this player is deemed a ‘non-runner’. All bets on this player are void.

  • If no assist is attributed to the first legal goal, the betting option ‘No assist for 1st goal’ will be deemed the winner.
  • “Not in list”: if the first goal is assisted by a player who is not in the list of players to bet on, all bets are “lost”, except bets on players who have not entered the field of play before the first goal has been scored, which means that such players are deemed “non-runners”. Bets on these players are void.
  • “Others on request”: there is an option for “Others on request” which means that upon a customer's request, there can be offered odds on players that do not appear on the original list of players. If such odds are offered and a player does not enter the field of play before the first goal has been scored, the player is deemed a “non-runner”. All bets on this player are void.

29.b) Which player will assist the last goal of the game (regular time)?
This market will be settled on the player to assist the last legal goal. If the game is abandoned at any time, all bets will be void. If a player has not entered the field of play during the match at all, this player is deemed a ‘non-runner’. All bets on this player are void.

  • If no assist is attributed to the last legal goal, the betting option ‘No assist for last goal’ will be deemed the winner.
  • “Not in list”: if the last goal is assisted by a player who is not in the list of players to bet on, all bets are “lost”, except bets on players who have not entered the field of play during the game at all, which means that such players are deemed “non-runners”. Bets on these players are void.
  • “Others on request”: There is an option for “Others on request” which means that upon a customer's request, there can be offered odds on players that do not appear on the original list of players. If such odds are offered and a player does not enter the field of play during the game at all, the player is deemed a “non-runner”. All bets on this player are void.

29.c) Which player will assist a goal in the game (regular time)?
This market will be settled on the player to assist any legal goal. If the game is abandoned at any time, all legally scored goals count. If no goal has been scored at the time of abandonment, all bets will be void. If a player has not entered the field of play during the game at all, this player is deemed a ‘non-runner’. All bets on this player are void.

  • “Others on request”: There is an option for “Others on request” which means that upon a customer's request, there can be offered odds on players that do not appear on the original list of players. If such odds are offered and a player does not enter the field of play during the game at all, the player is deemed a “non-runner”. All bets on this player are void.

30.) Rest of the game/Rest of the half (Live betting)
This bet is settled referring to the result of the game between the placement of the bet and the end of regular time. The correct result is the theoretical outcome of the game if the score at the time of bet placement had been 0:0. The current score at the time of bet placement is displayed in the market game (e.g: ‘rest of the game – current result 1:2’). The bet "Rest of the half" is settled accordingly.

31.) Defending Team to have their Crossbar hit first
All hits of posts and crossbars count for this bet, regardless of the post/crossbar being hit in the course of a scored goal or not.

32.) Conference Specials
All bets offered under ‘Conference specials’ refer to the matches of specific leagues that start at specific times (information about the games involved is available directly at the betting event). The outcome of the bets is based on the aggregated results (i.e. goals, cards, penalties …) of the involved home and away teams. In case of abandonements, delays or interruptions, the following rules apply:

  • In case at least one of the involved matches starts more than one hour after the scheduled kick-off, all bets will be void. 
  • In case at least one of the involved matches is abandoned before half time, all bets will be void except for those which are already decided.
  • In case at least one of the involved matches is interrupted and continued more than 60 minutes after the interruption, all bets will be void.

Bets on ‘Which team will score the 1st goal’ will be settled according to which team scores first according to Central European time and irrespective of the time played in each match.

33.) Tournament/group/daily totals: This rule refers to all bets concerning the total number of goals, cards, corners or penalties occurring in a tournament, within a tournament group or on a specific day of a tournament containg the betting options ‘over’ and ‘under’.

For Tournament/ Group/ Daily Totals Yellow Cards, Red Cards, Corners, Penalties only events occurring in regular time (including added time) will count.

All scheduled matches must be completed for the bets to stand, with the exception of all bets that are determined (i.e. the outcome is already decided) which will be settled accordingly regardless of subsequent abandonment of the event/ tournament at any time. For daily totals all bets stand in the event of an interruption/ postponement as long as the match(es) involved start or re-start 72 hours or less after the original start date. Should any games be added to the schedule after the initial odds have been posted then all bets will be void.