Betting Rules

 

 

General Sports Rules

1. Markets not suspending at the time of the 'off'

Where the Specific Sports Rules do not specify how the market is settled, when not suspending at the time of the ‘off’, the following rules apply:

A.In relation to markets which are scheduled to be turned in-play, Paddy Power aims to use its reasonable endeavours to turn such markets in-play at the time of the 'off'. However, Paddy Power does not guarantee that such markets will be suspended and turned in-play at the time of the 'off'.

B.If a market is scheduled to be turned in-play but Paddy Power fails to suspend the market at the time of the 'off' and the market is not turned in-play at any time during the event, all bets after the scheduled time of the 'off' will be void (in the case of horseracing and greyhound racing, bets will be void from the official rather than the scheduled 'off' time) UNLESS it can be established that the bet was placed before the official off time or the actual time of the off. If the event does not have a scheduled 'off' time, Paddy Power will use its reasonable endeavours to ascertain the time of the actual 'off' and all bets after the time of the 'off' determined by Paddy Power will be void.

C.If a market is scheduled to be turned in-play but Paddy Power fails to suspend the market at the time of the 'off', but the market is turned in-play at a later time during the event, all bets after the time of the 'off' will stand. However, the price may be adjusted by Paddy Power and the bets may be settled in accordance with the correct price at the time on which the relevant bet was placed (such price to be determined by Paddy Power, acting reasonably).

For the purposes of in-play betting, customers should be aware that transmissions described as "live" by some broadcasters may actually be delayed or pre-recorded. The extent of any delay may vary depending on the set-up through which they are receiving pictures or data. Please also be aware that, for operational reasons, bet requests made in-play may take slightly longer to process.

If Paddy Power accepts a bet on a market for which the outcome has already been determined, then that bet shall be deemed void (and no winnings shall be payable in respect of it).

2. Results and Market Settlement

2.1 General

Where the Specific Sports Rules do not specify how and on what basis a market will be settled, markets will be settled on the official result of the relevant governing body regardless of any subsequent disqualification or amendment to the result (except if an amendment is announced within 24 hours of the initial settlement of the relevant market in order to correct an error in reporting the result).

If no official result of a relevant governing body is available, the result will be determined by Paddy Power (acting reasonably) using information from independent sources. In such cases, if any new information comes into the public domain within 48 hours of settlement, then Paddy Power shall (acting reasonably) determine whether the market should be resettled considering this new information.

2.2 Resettlements & Errors

Markets are generally settled shortly after the end of the event in question. Paddy Power may settle (or part-settle) some markets before the official result is declared purely as a customer service benefit. However, Paddy Power reserves the right to amend the settlement of the market if:

I.the official result is different to the result on which Paddy Power initially settled the market (for example, a horseracing result being changed by the relevant governing body shortly after a race); or

II.If the whole market is eventually voided (e.g. for an abandoned event).

Paddy Power makes every effort to ensure that it does not make any errors when accepting bets. However, if technical or system problems or human error occurs, a bet is accepted that is at odds (which includes handicap provisions or similar) and/or is on terms that are either:

A.Materially different from those available in the general betting market at the time the bet was made; or

B.Clearly incorrect given the chance of the event occurring at the time the bet was made including, in either case, because the bet was placed after the start of an event, because the market was not displaying or reflecting in-play status, or because of any other reason, then all bets will stand HOWEVER Paddy Power will settle winning bets at the correct price.

In the event "each way" is offered in a market when the pricing of the market clearly indicates that it should not have been, Paddy Power reserves the right to settle this bet as "win only". Should the selection be part of an Each Way multiple, the entire multiple will be settled "win only".

If Paddy Power resettles a market, this may lead to amendments being made to a customer's balance to reflect changes in market settlement.

2.3 Non - Runners & Injuries

Unless stated otherwise, sports bets are accepted on a "non-runner, no bet" basis. This means that stakes will be refunded on a player, team or other competitor that is withdrawn prior to the start of an event. If you have placed a bet on a sporting event run on a "non-runner, no bet" basis and a player, team or other competitor (on which you did not place your bet) is withdrawn, suspended or disqualified from that event, we may apply the equivalent to Tattersalls' Rule 4(c) to your winnings (based on the price of the player, team or other competitor that is withdrawn). Markets offered on an 'all-in compete or not' basis, as distinct from 'non-runner no bet', will be settled on the official result regardless of any eventual non-participation.

If an event is specified as "fixed draw" and a team, player or other competitor is withdrawn, suspended or disqualified from that event, we reserve the right to settle any bets on the subsequent prices once the market has been revised without the withdrawn team/player.

If a player, team or other competitor has taken any part in a sporting event once it has officially started and then fails to complete that event for any reason, any bet placed on that player, team or other competitor will be deemed live (i.e. bets on that player, team or other competitor will not be voided).

In the event of any injury news being announced in a market where the number of games or price of runners remaining can significantly affect the prices, e.g. top goalscorer/top runscorer, we reserve the right to either void bets, apply a Rule 4 deduction or revert bets to the next price offered after the market has been revised due to that injury news.

This could apply to bets placed between the release of the injury news and the revision of the market in question.

2.4 Selections Not Offered

Paddy Power always endeavours to keep it’s markets updated (such that potential winning selections for each market are always offered). However, should the team/individual/participant which ultimately wins be unavailable for any reason, bets on other selections in the applicable market will stand (and will be settled in accordance with these, and any other applicable, settlement rules).

3. Abandonments, Cancellations, Postponements

Some markets have different rules, and these are listed in the Specific Sports Rules. However, where a market has no rules in the Specific Sports Rules in relation to an abandonment, cancellation and/or postponement the following shall apply.

In relation to any match, fixture, game, individual event, race or similar (examples listed below): If the event is not completed within 72 hours after the scheduled completion date, then all bets on markets for this event will be void, except for bets on any markets that have been unconditionally determined.

In relation to any tournament, competition or similar (examples listed below): If the event is not completed within 24 hours following the scheduled completion date of the event, then any markets relating to the event will be settled in accordance with the official ruling of the relevant governing body, providing such a decision is given within 90 days after the scheduled completion date. If no official ruling is announced in this 90-day period, then bets on any market relating to this event will be void, except for bets on any markets which have been unconditionally determined. If a market is to be voided but has been part-settled as a courtesy to Paddy Power customers, then such part-settled bets will be reversed and all bets on the market will be void.

If there is no further sporting action in any market that does not contain the selection ˜"draw" or ˜"tie", all bets placed after this conclusion of action will be voided.

Paddy Power will decide (acting reasonably) whether a market relates to a match (or similar) or a tournament (or similar). However, by way of example, the following shall apply:

Europa League outright = tournament

Champions’ League Group outright = tournament

Top Premiership goalscorer = tournament

72-hole Golf Match bet = match

Ryder Cup outright = tournament

Golf tournament outright = tournament

Tennis Tournament outright = tournament

5-day Cricket Test Match = match

Ashes Series outright winner = tournament

Motor Race (e.g. Grand Prix) = match

4. Change of Venue

Some markets have different rules, and these are listed in the Specific Sports Rules. However, if change of venue is not dealt with in the Specific Sports Rules then the following shall apply:

For any team sport: if the scheduled venue is changed after a bet is placed, all bets will be void only if the new venue is a home ground of the original away team (or in the case of international matches, only if the venue changes to a venue in a different country).

For all categories or markets other than team sports: if the scheduled venue is changed after a bet is placed, all bets will stand.

If there is a change in the type of scheduled surface (e.g. a hockey match switching from grass to astro-turf) after a bet is placed, all bets will stand.

5. Periods of time

Some markets have different rules, and these are listed in the Specific Sports Rules. However, if not dealt with in the Specific Sports Rules then the following shall apply.

If the scheduled duration of an event is changed after a bet is placed but before the start of the event, then all bets will be void.

Some markets refer to the length of time until an occurrence in the event (e.g. time of first goal). If an event happens in stoppage or injury time after any regular time period, then it will be deemed to have occurred at the end of the regular time period. For example, if a goal is scored in the first half stoppage-time in a soccer match it will be deemed to have occurred on 45 minutes.

All bets apply to the relevant full "regular time" period including stoppage time. Any extra-time and/or penalty shoot-out is not included.

References within these Rules and Regulations to a particular number of "days" shall mean the end of the day local time after the expiry of the specified number of days. For example, if a rugby match is scheduled for the 1st of December, then the rule that allows the match to be completed within three days after the scheduled completion date would mean that the deadline for completion of that match would be 23.59:59 on the 4th of December.

6. To qualify markets

Some markets have different rules, and these are listed in the Specific Sports Rules. However, if not dealt with in the Specific Sports Rules then the following shall apply.

Any 'to qualify' market (e.g. "to reach the final" markets) will be determined by the competitor or team that progresses, whether or not they take part in the next round or event for which they have qualified. Markets will be settled after the qualifying stage and any subsequent disqualification or amendment to the result will not count.

7. Dead Heats

Unless stated otherwise in the Specific Sports Rules the Dead Heat Rule applies to bets on a market where there are more winners than expected.

Dead heat is a term that describes when two or more selections in an event tie. If a "dead-heat" between two selections is declared on any event, half the stake is applied to the selection at full odds and the other half is lost. If more than two "dead-heats" are declared, the stake is proportioned accordingly.

8. Handicap Markets

Unless stated otherwise in any rules relating to specific sports, handicap markets are determined by adjusting the score of the selected team by the applicable handicap which is offered in respect of that team. For example, if Team A + 10 is selected, 10 points will, for settlement purposes, be added to the score of Team A. Where the draw is selected in a handicap market, the relevant bet will be determined by adjusting the home team's score by the applicable handicap (for example, if draw - 6 is offered, 6 points will, for settlement purposes, be deducted from the home team's final score and if, following such deduction, both teams' scores are the same, the bet will be deemed to have been successful).

Where a blatant error is made in handicap set up i.e. handicap reads as - instead of + and vice versa, on any of our events, either in Live Betting or before the start, - we reserve the right to settle bets at the correct handicap at the time at which the bet was placed.

9. Rules for tote betting

From time to time Paddy Power may offer the facility for customers to place Tote bets. In such circumstances Paddy Power will place these bets directly into the relevant pools and the rules as applied by the relevant Tote (for example, the UK Tote, Irish Tote or relevant US racetrack Tote) will apply.

10. Cashout

Cash Out is a feature which is offered on selected bet types across Sportsbook bets placed with Paddy Power online, and in our Paddy Power retail shops on the self-service betting terminals (SSBT’s). Cash Out allows you to amend your original bet and lock in a profit or a loss by settling your bet (or a portion of your bet) early, without having to wait for the event to finish.  Cash Out can be triggered via the My Bets section of the PP app for online bets and eligible SSBT bets placed with a Paddy Power Play Card . SSBT bets can also be cashed out via the PP Onside app, or at the betting terminal in shop.

Your request to Cash Out is not guaranteed to be accepted and may be unsuccessful if, for example, the market suspends the odds move before your request has been processed, due to an unforeseen technical issue, or if the third-party provider who covers the sporting event has not been able to continue coverage as originally agreed. Paddy Power reserve the right to suspend or disable the Cash Out feature at any time.

If your Cash Out request is successful, a "success" message will be shown and your bet (or the relevant portion of your bet) will be settled immediately and any winnings returned to your account equal to the amount shown on the Cash Out button. Note that this includes the original stake (or portion of your stake) and the total amount returned to your account will be the amount shown on the Cash Out button. For a full Cash Out, the bet is settled, and any subsequent events will have no impact on the amount returned to your account. For a partial Cash Out, part of your bet is settled, and any subsequent events will only impact on the portion of your bet which you have not Cashed Out.  Partial cash-out is not available on bets placed on SSBTs.

Live Betting Rules apply on all live bets where Cash Out is available.

Using Cash Out may mean you will opt out of and no longer be eligible for a particular promotion. See the terms and conditions of the promotion for further details.

On bets when an online free bet has been used, cash out will be unavailable until the value of your cash out is higher than the value of your free bet. Free bets placed on the SSBTs are not eligible for cash-out.

Paddy Power reserves the right to reverse the settlement of a Cash Out if the bet or a market is settled in error (for example, a human or technical error). If Paddy Power resettles a bet, this may lead to amendments being made to a customer's balance to reflect changes in bet settlement.

For horse racing, Paddy Power reserves the right to cancel a cash-out settlement when the selection that has been cashed out on becomes a non-runner subsequent to the bet being cashed out. In this occurrence as the bet placed was on a non-runner the bet will be void and the bet stake will be refunded.

11. Enhanced Price Bets

Any bets for which we offer enhanced prices will be settled on the basis of normal time and injury time (i.e. excluding any extra time, penalties or similar) unless otherwise specified in the relevant bet or bet rules.

Unless otherwise stated, bets for which enhanced prices are offered will be governed by Paddy Power's usual settlement rules.

We reserve the right to void any bet with an enhanced price if:

I.The enhanced price was intended to apply to pre-match bets only and

II.We erroneously accepted the bet, at its enhanced price, after the relevant event started.

In the event of a clear and obvious wording or pricing error for an enhanced bet, we will (in accordance with our usual settlement rules) aim to settle the bet at the price at which we intended to offer, and/or pursuant to the wording which was clearly intended to relate to, the relevant bet.

For Power Prices that include multiple players, in the event that one or more player(s) listed does not take part, we reserve the right to settle the bet based on the odds of the remaining players.

For Power Prices that include multiple Matches, in the event that one or more Match(es) doesn’t take place, we reserve the right to settle the bet based on the odds of the remaining Matches.

12. Competitors with the same name

Where there is more than one competitor with the same surname and the selection has not been identified by either first name, team (where applicable), or qualifying price the competitor with the lowest advertised price will be taken as the selection.

In the event of one or more competitors being quoted at the lowest advertised price then the stake will be divided between them.

13. Late bets

Bets are accepted up to the off-time of the event or a pre-determined time whichever the is earlier. Should there be a dispute over the off-time of an event/market where an official starting time is not given by that sports governing body, then the time that Paddy Power determines the event to have started will govern settlement of all bets.

Any bet inadvertently accepted after the off-time, pre-determined time or at any stage where the customer could have any indication of the outcome of the event will be settled at the correct price at the time the bet was placed.

The correct price will be determined by Paddy Power's trading department.

Bets placed on events where the final event result has already been determined will be voided.

14. Multiples

Paddy Power currently offers two types of multiple bet: ‘Fixed Odds Multiples’ and ‘Bet Builders’.

A multiple bet consists of a number of legs. A leg is defined as one or more chosen selection in any individual event market.

Paddy Power reserves the right in its sole discretion not to accept certain multiple bets or to scale back stakes.

All multiple bets placed are subject to the settlement rules that apply to each individual sport that relates to any leg of any multiple bet.

If any selection in any leg is a non-runner or otherwise void under our applicable settlement rules (e.g. an abandoned match) then all bets on that individual leg will be void and the Multiple bet shall be adjusted accordingly. For example, a treble including one void leg will become a double. If that voided leg means that an individual bet within a multiple becomes a single bet, then this single bet will stand.

Multiple bets combining different selections within the same event are not accepted when there are related contingencies (i.e. where the outcome of one event is likely to affect the odds on the outcome of another event) except where those selections are chosen as part of a Bet Builder. The rejection of related contingency bets may happen automatically at the bet placement stage. However, if such a bet is taken in error, Paddy Power may settle the individual bet combinations which include two or more of the related contingency selections, as single bets.

Each-way and win-only markets cannot be combined as part of a multiple bet. Should Paddy Power accept a multiple bet of this type in error, all each-way bets which are included within the multiple will be classed as win-only bets for settlement purposes.

‘Lucky 15/31/63’ bet types - this multiple bet includes singles and upwards on 4, 5 or 6 selections respectively. The following bullet-points set out the number of bets that each Lucky bet type contains:

    -    Lucky 15 (4 selections) comprises: 4 Singles, 6 Doubles, 4 Trebles and 1 Fourfold.

    -    Lucky 31 (5 selections) comprises: 5 Singles, 10 Doubles, 10 Trebles, 5 Fourfolds and 1 Fivefold.

    -    Lucky 63 (6 selections) comprises: 6 Singles, 15 Doubles, 20 Trebles, 15 Fourfolds, 6 Fivefolds and 1 Sixfold.

15. Cup/trophy competitions

Unless we advertise other terms, we will settle outright betting on the player or team that lifts the trophy.

16. Unclear instructions

The onus is on the customer to clearly communicate their intended bet.

Where a customer's bet instructions are ambiguous, Paddy Power reserves the right to settle the bet as we interpret it.

If a price is taken then this will determine the customers intended selection.

We also reserve the right to split the stakes equally between the various possibilities in the case of an unclear instruction.

17. Rigging

Where there is evidence of price, race, match or event rigging, we reserve the right to withhold payment, pending the outcome of any subsequent investigation and ultimately to declare bets on that event as void.

Where evidence of rigging exists or where there is evidence of a series of bets each containing the same selection(s), having been placed by or for the same individual or by a syndicate of individuals, we reserve the right to require claims for payment to be submitted in writing to our customer service department.

In order to prevent fraud, cheating and money laundering we may disclose your information and betting and gaming history to third parties including, but not limited to, any relevant regulator, gaming and sporting bodies, financial institutions and law enforcement agencies or any other body that deals with the investigation of alleged offences.

18. Score Displays

Score displays are indicative only and no responsibility will be accepted by Paddy Power for bets placed on their basis.

19. Miscellaneous

Paddy Power reserves the right to amend the Sportsbook Rules at any time. Any such revision will be binding and effective immediately on the posting out to customers of such rule changes and any bets accepted after the rule changes have been posted shall be governed by the new Sportsbook Rules.

All information supplied by Paddy Power is done so in good faith. However, Paddy Power cannot accept liability for any errors or omissions in respect of any information, such as the posting of prices, runners, times, scores, results or general statistics.

Any results or scores of which you may be advised by a Paddy Power employee or agent (for example during betting in-play) are provided for guidance purposes only.

Paddy Power Sportsbook promotions are available at the discretion of Paddy Power and Paddy Power reserves the right to restrict the availability of a promotion to any person at its absolute discretion.

What is the maximum payout?

It is the duty of all customers to stay within the limits mentioned hereafter. The limits apply to both single and multiple type bets.Where a multiple bet (i.e. any bet other than a single bet) has been placed which involves events with different maximum payout limits then the lowest applicable maximum payout limit will apply to the whole of the multiple bet.

All bets are subject to a maximum payment to any one customer, (or as set out below, any group of related customers) in any one day irrespective of stakes, odds or number of winning lines as listed below. Other than as set out below, a bet is accepted on the basis that it is the investment of one customer.

All maximum payout limits apply to any one customer, or group of customers acting together, who have placed bets containing the same 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.

"Full Service" means where full details (betting, official off-times and results) are advertised by SIS or TurfTV for horse races or greyhound races.

The onus of responsibility rests firmly with the customer to ensure that he/she stays within the limits outlined below.

We reserve the right, in our discretion, to apply the limits.

Maximum payout values below are stated in GBP Sterling (£). Currency equivalents apply using the GBP local currency exchange rate on the day of settlement of the bet, save for Euros where the maximum payout will be the same as the amount stated in GBP Sterling (£).

Sport Competition/Event Type Market Maximum Payout
American Football NFL All £250,000
Aussie Rules All All £100,000
Baseball All All £250,000
Basketball NBA + Euroleague All £250,000
Basketball Other All £100,000
Bowls All All £25,000
Boxing Grade A Fights All £250,000
Boxing Other All £25,000
Cricket All All £250,000
Cycling All All £25,000
Darts All PDC Events All £250,000
Darts Other All £25,000
Esports All All £25,000
Golf Majors, Ryder Cup, PGA/DPWT/LIV All £500,000
Golf Other Golf All £100,000
Greyhound Racing UK Racing All Markets £100,000
Greyhound Racing Irish Racing & UK Racing not covered in Full Service All Markets £10,000
Greyhound Racing Future Racing - English Greyhound Derby All Markets £100,000
Greyhound Racing Future Racing - All other event types All Markets £50,000
Greyhound Racing Virtual Greyhounds All Markets £50,000
Handball All All £25,000
Horse Racing UK - Classes 1 & 2 Conventional "To Win the Race" Market £1,000,000
Horse Racing UK - Classes 3 & 4 Conventional "To Win the Race" Market £250,000
Horse Racing UK - Classes 5, 6 & 7 Conventional "To Win the Race" Market £100,000
Horse Racing Ireland - all graded, group & listed races Conventional "To Win the Race" Market £1,000,000
Horse Racing Ireland - premier handicaps & novice races Conventional "To Win the Race" Market £250,000
Horse Racing Ireland - all other races not listed above Conventional "To Win the Race" Market £100,000
Horse Racing All countries outside of Ireland and the UK Conventional "To Win the Race" Market £100,000
Horse Racing UK and Ireland where selections are not covered in Full Service All Markets £50,000
Horse Racing Any country outside of the UK and Ireland where race results are not covered in Full Service All Markets £50,000
Horse Racing Virtual Racing All Markets £50,000
Horse Racing Future Racing All Markets £250,000
Horse Racing All Horse Racing Any bet containing a Horse Racing or Greyhound market other than the conventional "To Win the Race" market £50,000
Horse Racing Tote Placepot or Jackpot £50,000
Horse Racing Tote Quadpot £10,000
Ice Hockey All All £250,000
Lotteries All All £500,000
UFC/MMA All All £100,000
Motor Racing Formula 1 All £100,000
Motor Racing Other All £50,000
Novelty All All £25,000
Politics All All £25,000
Rugby League All All £250,000
Rugby Union All All £250,000
Snooker All All £100,000
Soccer Elite Football All £1,000,000
Soccer Other All £250,000
Soccer Transfer/Manager Specials All £25,000
Tennis Grand Slams, ATP/WTA Tours, Davis Cup All £250,000
Tennis Other All £25,000
Virtual Sports All All £100,000
Volleyball All All £25,000
Football Competitions
Elite Football: English Premier League, English FA Cup and EFL Cup
English Championship, League 1, League 2, Scottish Premiership
FIFA World Cup, Uefa European Championships (not incl. qualifiers)
Uefa Champions League, Europa League, Conference League (not incl. qualifiers)

Paddy Power Concessions

The maximum payment to any one client in respect of any Paddy Power concession (i.e. Lucky 15/31/63 bonuses) is £1,000 per day.

The maximum payment to any one client in respect of Best Odds Guaranteed is £1,000 per day.

Overall Maximum Daily Payout Limit:

Subject to any lower limits that may apply in respect of any particular event (as set out above), the overall maximum daily payout limit to any customer for all winning bets placed on the Sportsbook, Fixed Odds and Multiples products combined is £1,000,000 (or the currency equivalent). If you place winning bets on those products that exceed this daily limit, your winnings will be reduced to £1,000,000 and the remainder of your winnings in excess of £1,000,000 will be forfeited by you.

Rules for Specific Sports

American Football Rules

www.nfl.com
www.cfl.ca
www.ncaa.org

Overview of Specific Markets

Live Betting

Proposition bets

Quarter and half markets

Double Result (half time/full time)

Handicap Betting

Match betting

Total points

First offensive play yard line

First turnover and first team to commit a turnover

First offensive play

First team/last team to score and first touchdown scorer

First penalty

Odd/Even Markets

#WhatOddsPaddy – American Football

NFL Draft

College Football and CFL Specific Rules

American Horse Racing Rules

The first thing to remember when you are betting with us on US Racing is that dividends reported from US tracks are to a $2 stake. What this essentially means is that to get your returns you need to divide the reported dividend by two and then multiply it by your stake.

A Handy Example

You place £10 on Paddy's Boy in Race 10 at Santa Anita and it romps home. You patiently wait for the dividend to come through as you know that US Racing cannot be settled until after the official result is known. At last you see a dividend of 10.6 - to find out your returns divide this by 2 and multiply by your stake:

10.6/2 = 5.3 x 10 = Returns of £53.

What else do I need to know?

Place/Show betting

So you think your horse has a chance but it may not win and you decide that place betting is the way to go. With US racing this is slightly different to what you might be used to. You need to look at the number of runners in the race:

1-4 runners - Win Only

5-7 runners - Place pool

8+ runners - Show pool

When you look at the results from a US track you will see a Win dividend, a Place Pool dividend and a Show Pool Dividend. If you have placed a Place/Show bet on the race and your horse has placed then if the race contains 5-7 runners you will be paid on the Place pool dividend (remember to divide that dividend by two) and if the race contains eight or more runners then you will be paid the Show Pool dividend.

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One more thing you might not be aware of

Coupled Horses

In American racing, horses can be "coupled" from having the same owner. This means that out of both horses, whichever result is better counts as the result for both horses in all US Tote markets. This only applies to Tote markets. Any bets on any markets where we offer our own Fixed Odds price (including if you opt to take the Paddy Power SP) will be settled on the official result without coupling. In the majority of cases, the individual Fixed Odds prices will be greater than the "coupled" return.

Athletics Rules

1. All athletics events are subject to Rule 4 (unless otherwise stated). Rule 4 deductions will be applied at the price the withdrawn athlete was at the time the bet was placed. (Please see Rule 4 table here) The final medals table will be used to settle bets on how many medals a country may win. Any subsequent changes to the medals table will not be taken into consideration.

2. In the event of a disqualification, the medals/podium ceremony will count as the final result and determine settlement of bets. In the absence of a medals ceremony bets will be settled on a first past the post basis.

3. For the Olympic Games all events will be settled on the official IOC results.

4. For all other athletics all events will be settled on the official IAAF results

5. If an event is postponed and rescheduled to occur within 24 hours of the original start time, all bets will stand. If it is rescheduled for more than 24 hours later bets will be void.

6. Match group betting: Bets will be settled on the highest finisher in the final of the relevant event and is decided on official Olympic/IAAF results. If either or both athletes do not make the final the winner will be deemed to be the athlete who progressed furthest by round a nd if still undecided then by time achieved the round in which both were eliminated. All bets are void if any athlete in a match/group bet fails to compete.

Australian Football Rules

1. Payouts will be based on the official declared result. Regular season Home and Away matches are settled at 'Normal Time' with no extra time played. In the event of a 'draw' where no draw option is offered Paddy Power will apply the 'dead heat rule' and all bets will be paid at half face value of the ticket. In the instance of the AFL Grand Final, where no overtime is played, all Head to Head betting is settled in accordance with the 'dead heat rule'. NAB Cup, AFL Finals and any other Competition which includes extra time will be paid on the completion of extra time.

2. Where the draw option is offered, the bet is decided on the result at the end of normal time (i.e. extra time - an extension of normal time is not included). For Margin betting, the Draw option is always offered, although in other betting options where the draw option is not offered.

3. Where a match is abandoned or postponed, and played within 7 days of the original scheduled date, all bets stand. Once the 7 days have expired, all single bets are void and wagers will be refunded while affected MultiBets will be recalculated excluding that event or leg.

4. If the scheduled venue is changed after a bet is placed, all bets will stand provided the match is not postponed by more than 7 days from the original scheduled date.

5. For match winners and goal kicking options, statistics used by the AFL website (www.afl.com.au) will be the statistics used for payout purposes. For 1st Goal Scorer (Game/1st Quarter only), if the selected player is not in the starting 22 all wages on that selection will be refunded. All wages for 1st Goal Scorer on any other quarter stand, regardless of the nominated player being selected as the Substitute for their respective team. Bets refunded if no goal scored within the nominated qrt. For bets on first goalscorer of the match, goal doesn't need to be scored in 1st quarter.

6. Any Team which has Points Deducted due to breaches of rules and regulations will be Deemed A Starter for resulting purposes. Any loss of Premierships after the completion of the Grand Final will be deemed null and void and all bets will stand.'

7. Top4/Top8 :For Betting purposes Any Team which has Points Deducted due to breaches of rules and regulations will be Deemed A Starter for resulting purpose i.e. All In Any decision made by the AFL regarding penalties is final.

8. Wooden Spoon is paid on the team which has the least wins for the season including byes. In the event of more than one team having the same number of wins the position will be determined by For and Against. Points deducted because of breaches of rules and regulations are excluded for resulting purposes. All In. Win Only

9. Miss 4/Miss 8 : For betting purposes Any Team which has Points Deducted due to breaches of rules and regulations will be 'Deemed A Starter'. If at the time a breach is announced, the loss of points means only one eventually can occur (ie Miss the 8 must occur) then all bets on that competitor are void and monies refunded. All decisions made by the AFL regarding penalties are final.

10. For the Premier State market, payouts will be determined by the home state of the team that wins the Grand Final.

11. For Brownlow and Coleman Medal markets, Win and Place will be paid on first, second and third. In the event of a tie between two or more players, then Dead Heat Rule applies. Coleman Medal is Awarded to the player who kicks the most goals in the 2021 AFL regular season.

12. We reserve the right to suspend any or all betting on a game at any time without notice.

Time of first goal - Pay on the time of First goal. As per official AFL website. Time of goal is resulted on the running clock, time on is included.

13. Most Disposals (Group) Most SuperCoach Points (Group) and Most Goals - Bets refunded if player not in the starting 22. If player named as sub then bets still stand.

Any player Head to Heads i.e. Most Disposal/Most Goals/Most SuperCoach Points - All bets void if one or both of the players are not in the starting 22 or named as a sub.

SuperCoach markets - Results as per "Herald Sun SuperCoach Points".

Club Best and Fairests - Payout on the Official Club Best and Fairest. Betting will close at conclusion of round 14.

Total Points for round - Over or Under Total Points for all games: If any match is abandoned or postponed by 7 days, then a reduction may be applied.

Home/Away - Pick the Total and Winning Margin of Home Teams v Away Teams : If any match is abandoned or postponed by 7 days, then a reduction may be applied."

Badminton Rules

General Rules

Correct Score

Match Handicap Betting, Match Point Handicap, Total Games; Total Points

Current Game Winner, Game Handicap Betting, Current Game Correct Score, Current Game Total Points, Current Game Extra Points, Current Game Lead after x Pts & Current Game Race to x Pts:

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