Betting Rules

Index

 

General Sports Rules

Limits/Maximum payouts

Competitors with the same name Badminton
Cup/trophy competitions Cricket
Enhanced Price Bets Darts
Injuries GAA
Late bets Golf
Non-runners Greyhounds
Outright, tournament, match & handicap betting Horse Racing
Multiples Lotto
Results and bet settlements Motor Racing
Rigging Other Sports and non sporting events excluding lottery
Score Displays Rugby
Top goalscorer/pointscorer markets Snooker
Unclear instructions Soccer/Football
Venue Changes Tennis
  US Sports
  Virtual Greyhounds
  Virtual Sports

 

Specific Sports Rules - click here for list

 

General Sports Rules

Results and bet settlements

In the case of football and other sports, bets are settled on the official result published by the official governing body immediately after the match/event is finished.

Any subsequent corrections or amendments to this result will not apply for settlement purposes.

Paddy Power reserves the right to apply a dead heat reduction on any event where more winners are declared than were originally specified. Please refer to specific rules for individual events.

All bets are settled strictly on their merits and no plea of precedence will be accepted.

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Non-runners

Sports bets are accepted on a non-runner no bet basis unless stated otherwise; in this case stakes will be refunded on a player or team withdrawn prior to the start of an event. If you have placed a winning bet on a sporting event run on a non-runner no bet basis and a different player or team is withdrawn, suspended or disqualified in that market, we may apply the equivalent to Tattersalls' Rule 4(c) to your winnings, based on the price of the selection withdrawn.

Certain markets will be offered on an all-in compete or not basis and in this case if a player or team is withdrawn (in any way) before they have taken part in the event then your bet is a loser.

In the case of a fixed draw competition where a team/player is withdrawn, suspended or disqualified, we reserve the right to settle any bets on the subsequent prices once the market has been revised without the withdrawn team/player.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 or team has taken any part in the sporting event once it has officially started and then fails to complete for whatever reason, we will settle your bet as a loser.

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Venue Changes

If your team is no longer playing at the venue advertised, your bet will still stand as long as 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).

However, Paddy Power reserves the right to void any bet where we feel that a change of venue has had a significant impact on the prices of the match.

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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.

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Late bets

Bets are accepted up to the off-time of the event or a pre-determined time whichever the earlier.

Any bet inadvertently accepted after the betting has closed or where the event was resolved or at a stage where the customer could have any indication of the outcome 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 after the final event result is known will be voided.

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.

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Multiples

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

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 Same Game Multiple. 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.

‘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.

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Cup/trophy competitions

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

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Top goalscorer/pointscorer markets

Top goalscorer/pointscorer in a competition will be settled in accordance with dead heat rules if players finish on the same number of goals/points scored, regardless of whether an official result is determined by other means by the sports ruling body.

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Outright, tournament, match & handicap betting

When odds for outright, tournament, match and handicap betting are advertised and the customer hasn't indicated clearly their intended market, the bet will be settled on the match betting on the next match to happen involving that team.

Where the price taken indicates the customer's intended market, this will govern the settlement.

Where only handicap betting is available, the bet will be settled as a handicap bet whether selected or not.

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.

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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.

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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.

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Score Displays

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

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Injuries

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.

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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.

 

 

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 limit which will apply to the multiple in its entirety will be either: (i) the lowest limit; or (ii) an amount equal to ten times the total prize fund of the event, whichever is lower.

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.

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Badminton

The maximum that can be won on a Badminton bet depends on the event and market, as set out in the table below:

All events
Match Betting. All other markets not listed.
£10,000 £10,000

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Cricket

The maximum that can be won on a cricket bet depends on the event and market, as set out in the table below:

Test matches, Limited over matches (i.e. matches where the number of overs are limited) between Test Nations, and IPL matches.
All other Cricket Event Types.
Match Betting. All other markets not listed. Match Betting. All other markets not listed.
£250,000 £25,000 £50,000 £5,000

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Darts

The maximum that can be won on a dart bet depends on the event and market, as set out in the table below:

(Post qualification stages) PDC World Darts Championship, PDC Premier League Darts, PDC World Matchplay, PDC World Grand Prix, and Grand Slam of Darts.
All other Darts event types.
Match Betting. All other markets not listed. Match Betting. All other markets not listed.
£100,000 £25,000 £25,000 £5,000

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GAA

The maximum that can be won on a GAA bet depends on the event and market, as set out in the table below:

Senior Mens intercounty only, All Ireland Senior Football Championship, NFL Div 1 & 2, All Ireland Senior Hurling Championship, NHL Div 1, Senior mens Club Hurling and Football All Ireland Finals.
All other GAA event types.
Match Betting, Outright Betting, Main Handicap Market. All other markets not listed. Match Betting, Outright Betting, Main Handicap Market. All other markets not listed.
£250,000 £25,000 £25,000 £5,000

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Golf

The maximum that can be won on a golf bet depends on the event and market, as set out in the table below:

Official PGA/European Tour events with First Prize > £200,000.
All other Golf Event Types.
Outright Betting. All other markets not listed. Outright Betting. All other markets not listed.
£500,000 £25,000 £50,000 £5,000

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Greyhounds

Ante-post bets on greyhounds are subject to a maximum payment of £50,000. The only exception to this is the English Greyhound Derby which has a maximum payout of £100,000.

The maximum payment to any one customer in respect of any one day’s greyhound bets in the UK for which all selections are covered in Full Service is £100,000. Bets accepted at Irish greyhound tracks and UK tracks not covered by Full Service are subject to a maximum payment of £10,000.

Paddy Power only accept bets from Irish greyhound tracks which are covered by Turf TV and Shelbourne Park (Saturday fixture only). Any bets inadvertently processed for Shelbourne Park’s midweek fixtures on Wednesday or Thursday will be deemed Void regardless of the result. The only exception to this is if Paddy Power have their own prices for a particular race/event in Ireland or the event is a midweek heat of the Irish Greyhound Derby.

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Horse Racing

We pay double result on all horse racing selections running in Ireland and the UK which are covered in Full Service. Double result/first past the post bets are subject to the maximum payout limits set out in the table below (Note: applies only to meetings covered by Full Service).

Race Country and Classification Maximum Payout
UK - Classes 1 & 2 £1,000,000
UK - Classes 3 & 4 £250,000
UK - Classes 5, 6 & 7 £100,000
Ireland - all graded, group & listed races £1,000,000
Ireland - premier handicaps & novice races £250,000
Ireland - all other races not listed above £100,000
All countries outside of Ireland and the UK £100,000

 

The above limits apply even where a customer has taken prices, and except in the following cases:

Any bet in Ireland or the UK which includes a selection which is not covered in Full Service (i.e. point to point meeting) or for Virtual Racing, are subject to a maximum payout of £50,000.

Any bet which contains a selection running at a race meeting in any country outside of Ireland and the UK where race results are not covered in Full Service is subject to a maximum payout of £50,000.

Ante post bets are subject to a maximum payment of £250,000.

The maximum payment to any one customer betting on the Tote via Dial-a-Bet in respect of any one day’s UK Jackpot or Placepot bets is £50,000 and £10,000 for Quadpots. Quadpots are also subject to a maximum payment of twice the total Tote pool, or twice the SP place accumulator returns, whichever is the lesser. Where we believe the Tote return has been affected by rigging we reserve the right to settle all Tote bets at the returned SP or its place equivalent.

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Lotto

The maximum that can be won on a lotto bet depends on the event and market, as set out in the table below:

UK & Irish Lotto
All other Lotteries
Main markets. Main markets.
£500,000 £100,000

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Motor Racing

The maximum payout for all motor racing events is £50,000.

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Other Sports and non-sporting events excluding lottery

Sporting Events not listed
Non Sporting Events (such as Politics, music, elections, TV etc)
Main Markets Main Markets
£50,000 £20,000

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Rugby

The maximum that can be won on a rugby bet depends on the event and market, as set out in the table below:

Senior Mens only, World Cup matches post qualification, Six Nations Matches, Rugby Championship Internationals, Lions Tour Test Matches, Test Internationals where both participating teams are ranked in IRB World Top 12 (union), Test matches where both participating teams are ranked in the Top 3 by the RLIP (League), European Champions Cup matches, Pro12, English Premiership and Top 14 Knockout matches, Super 15 knockout matches, Super League and NRL knockout matches and Challenge Cup Final.
All other Rugby Union event types
Match Betting, Main Handicap Market, Outright Betting. All other markets not listed. Match Betting, Main Handicap Market. All other markets not listed.
£250,000 £25,000 £25,000 £5,000

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Snooker

The maximum that can be won on a snooker bet depends on the event and market, as set out in the table below:

Post Qualification only World Snooker Championship, the Masters and UK Championship.
All other snooker events.
Match Betting and Outright Betting. All other markets not listed. Match Betting. All other markets not listed.
£100,000 £20,000 £25,000 £5,000

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Soccer/Football

The maximum that can be won on a football bet depends on the event and market, as set out in the table below:

Senior Mens only post qualification : Champions League, Europa League, World Cup and European Championship, Premier League, English Championship, League 1 & 2, Scottish Prermier and League 1, German Bundesliga, French Ligue 1 and Spanish La Liga.
All other football event types.
Match Betting, Total Goals, Correct Score, First Goalscorer, Asian Handicaps, Handicap Betting. All other markets not listed. Match Betting, Total Goals, Correct Score, Asian Handicaps, Handicap Betting. All other markets not listed.
£1,000,000 £100,000 £50,000 £10,000

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Tennis

The maximum that can be won per customer per match depends on the event and market, as set out in the table below:

Singles events only, Grand Slam Events Post Qualification, ATP Masters Series, WTA Tour Championship , ATP or WTA events post qualification with prize fund > £200,000
All other tennis event types
Match Betting, Set Betting. All other markets not listed. Match Betting. All other markets not listed.
£200,000 £50,000 £25,000 £1,000

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US sports

The maximum that can be won on a US sports bet depends on the event and market, as set out in the table below:

NFL regular season and Playoff matches, NHL, NBA, MLB post season matches.
All other MLB, NBA, NHL, NFL events
Handicap Betting, Match Betting. All other markets not listed. Handicap Betting, Match Betting. All other markets not listed.
£100,000 £20,000 £50,000 £10,000

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Virtual Sports

All virtual sports under the virtual sports tab http://www.paddypower.com/bet/virtualsports are subject to a maximum payout of £20,000.

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Virtual Greyhounds

The maximum payment to any one client in respect of any one day’s virtual greyhounds bets for which all selections are covered in full service by SIS is £50,000.

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Paddy Power Concessions

The maximum payment to any one client in respect of any Paddy Power concession (i.e. Best Price Guaranteed and Lucky 15/31/63 bonuses) is £50,000 per day.

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Rules for Specific Sports

Rules for Specific Sports
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