Football quick guide

Below we have called out some of the most commonly queried rules around football markets. For the full set of football rules, read our rules page here.

90 Minute Betting: 90 minute betting is inclusive of all additional time played by the referee due to injuries and delays during the match. The full time result is the result for this market irrelevant of the number of minutes added on. 

Extra time does not count for settlement purposes unless it has been clearly stated within the market. Example: Team A beats Team B 2-1 after extra time in a cup game. The match ended 1-1 after 90 minutes. The correct winning selection in the win-draw-win market is “Draw”. All bets on Team A will be losers despite them qualifying for the next round. We offer a market “To qualify for the next round” within cup games, this will take every eventuality into account.

For more information on the 90 minute rule, read our article here.

Player not starting: In the event of a player not playing, all bets will be made void IF they do not take any part in the match. If the player comes on they will be treated as a runner for bets upon which they can be successful ie. Anytime Goalscorer, Wincast. If a player has any opportunity to fulfil the bet they are counted as a runner, irrelevant of how long they have played.

For more information around players not starting, read our article here.

Own Goals: If the first goal is an own goal it does not count as a goal for settlement purposes of 1st goalscorer and subsequent markets attached to it. All bets on 1st goalscorer will therefore be settled on the 2nd goal. Own goals will not affect the settlement of any bets placed on correct score or other related markets.

Time Intervals: We offer a wide range of markets based on time intervals in in-running bets. The first minute is 0:00 – 0:59. Example: A goal to be scored up to and including the 27th minute. If the goal is scored after 27:15 it will be counted as a loser as it was scored in the 28th minute.

Postponements: If a match is postponed, or a match starts but is later abandoned, all undetermined bets will be made void as long as the match is not played to a finish before midnight local time on its scheduled date. Fixtures that are rearranged before the scheduled kick off date will not be regarded as postponements and all bets will stand, as long as the rescheduled date is within 72 hours of the original kick off time.

For more information around postponements, read our article here.

Popular Football bets

Scorecasts: A scorecast is a bet on a player to score the first goal along with predicting the correct score. If the player does not start the game and subsequently comes on after the first goal has been scored or takes no part at all the bet will be settled as a correct score single at the price offered on the scoreline at the time of bet placement. Note we do not fully void a scorecast if the player does not partake in the game.

Scorecasts must be placed via a special market listed, not as a correct score and first goalscorer double.

Wincast: This is a bet on a player to score in 90 minutes and the nominated team to win the game. It slightly differs to a scorecast in that it is completely voided if the player does not take part. It is not settled as a single on the team to win.

Half Time/Full Time: You are backing one selection to be leading or for it to be a draw at half time and to win/draw the match. Example: Team A v Team B. The match is 1-1 Half Time and Team A ends up winning the game 2-1 the winning selection will be Draw/Team A.

Accumulators When placing an accumulator you are backing a stipulated number of teams all to win. If one is unsuccessful the bet will be treated as a loser. Accumulator bets are very simple to place. Simply individually select each selection you wish to back, generating them onto the betslip. Once this is done you have to put your stake in the box marked “accum. (1)” under the betting options heading. The one in brackets indicates that only one bet is being placed. The key to placing any multiple is to get every selection onto the betslip before thinking about stakes or bet permutations.

Insurebet First Goalscorer: Within this market you are having a bet on your selection to score first at slightly reduced odds compared to first goalscorer – win or each way. If your selection does not score the first goal but subsequently scores later in the match your stake will be refunded.

Bet Builder: Bet builder allows you to combine multiple bets on the same game, such as over or under goals and corners, both teams to score, correct score, goalscorers, or even who you think could get carded or have a shot on target. All selections must win for the bet to be considered a winner. Even better - up to 4 bet builders on different matches can be combined as a Multi Bet Builder. For more information on Bet Builders read our article here.


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