Greyhound Betting Rules

Greyhound Betting Rules

Greyhounds

All individual race markets will be determined according to official results. Subsequent disqualifications, appeals or amendments to results will be disregarded, and we do not guarantee the accuracy of information shown on the product, and use of it to place bets is entirely at your own risk.

All bets on a given race will be void if a race is abandoned or otherwise declared void. In addition, bets will be void where a race does not take part on its scheduled day. Should a greyhound market remain open on site after the race off time (as defined by SIS), all bets placed after that off time shall be voided, regardless of whether they have won or lost.

Ante-post

In ante-post markets, all bets on an individual greyhound stand whether the greyhound runs or not. All relevant bets will be void where an event is:

  • abandoned and not rescheduled
  • postponed and rescheduled to another venue
  • postponed and rescheduled to another day at the same venue. Entries for the race must be reopened, reverted back to a previous entry or declaration stage, and provided any additional greyhounds are entered or re-entered and such entries or declarations are considered, in our absolute discretion, material to the betting on the race.

For the avoidance of doubt, where a race is postponed and rescheduled to another day at the same venue, relevant bets will stand. This is only applicable where entries/declarations at the time of postponement remain unaltered, or include any non-material addition(s) prior to the rescheduled race.

Starting Prices

‘SP bets’ placed with us will be settled on the official Industry Starting Price and not our ‘SP’. If no official Industry Starting Price or Industry Off Course Starting Price is returned, bets will be settled at the last price quoted by us prior to the off of the race.

Place Terms

Each-way bets (Win and Place) are offered for the majority of races. For all greyhound races (at Early Price, Show Price and SP) the each-way terms are affected by the type of race and the number of runners taking part and these terms are as follows:

RunnersEach-way terms
2-4WIN ONLY
5-71/4 odds, 1,2
8+1/5 odds, 1,2,3
  • The ‘Win’ and ‘Place’ part of each-way multiple bets are settled separately (that is, win-to-win and place-to-place)
  • Once opened, the number of winners in ‘to be placed’ markets may be affected by further non-runners
  • If the number of placed greyhounds is less than the number of potential winners, the winners will only be the placed greyhound or greyhounds
  • If any race is reduced to four runners or less, all each-way bets will be taken as ‘all-to-win’ given that there are no places

Non-Runner Rule

If a greyhound comes under Starter’s Orders but refuses to race, any bets related will be classed as losers.

Stakes will be refunded on greyhound races where a runner is withdrawn, or adjudged not to have started – and therefore been declared a Non-Runner by the starter – with the exception of ante-post bets. If a greyhound is withdrawn, all bets on that named selection will be void. Bets on remaining runners are settled at SP.

Forecast Betting

Straight, reversed and combination forecasts are available on greyhound races provided three or more entries run in any one race.

Forecast bets are settled in accordance with the industry Forecast Dividend, except where stated below:

  • If a Straight Forecast is accepted for a race where no dividend declared, the bet will be settled as a win single on the first selection stated.
  • If you select a Non-Runner in a Forecast bet, the bet will be void. If you select a Non-Runner in a Combination Forecast, all bets featuring the non-runner will be void.

Users are not allowed to include ‘unnamed favourite’ in forecast bets, and if for any reason, no CSF or BAGS/BEGS forecast is returned, bets will be settled by reference to the NSL Straight Forecast Chart.

Tricast Betting

Greyhound Racing tricast bets are accepted on all races provided five or more selections run. If a tricast bet is accepted where less than four runners take part in the race, it will be settled as a Straight Forecast on the selections nominated to finish first and second, with the selection nominated to finish third disreguarded.

Likewise, if a tricast has been accepted for a race where no dividend is declared, it will be settled as a Straight Forecast on the selections nominated to finish first and second. The third selection is ignored for settlement purposes.

Again, if the bet is a combination tricast, every tricast within that combination will be settled as a Straight Forecast, with the third selection ignored for settlement purposes. If one non-runner is selected, the tricast will be settled as a Straight Forecast on the remaining two selections.

Greyhound Racing

General

Bets will be settled based on the official result at the time the track gives the result green light status, either in the form of an announcement or by display. Subsequent disqualifications, appeals or amendments to the result will be disregarded.

Bets will be settled on trap numbers, except those on ante post and Australian licensed markets. Greyhound names are displayed for information purposes only.

If there are no finishers in any race or any race is declared void before the official result is declared, all bets will be void.

If the scheduled venue is changed after the market has been loaded, bets will be void.

Abandonments, Cancellations, Postponements

Ante post bets will be void if the competition is abandoned or the venue is changed. If an event is postponed or rescheduled to another day at the same venue, ante post bets will stand unless entries are reopened, in which case bets will be void.

Non-Runners, Withdrawals and Disqualifications

If a non-runner or reserve runner is declared, bets prior to the update of the market will be void, and all unmatched bets, including ‘keep’ bets, will be cancelled.

Ante post bets on individual greyhounds will stand whether the greyhound runs or not.

Australian-Specific Non-Runner Rules

If a greyhound becomes a notified non-runner after the market is loaded, but prior to the commencement of the race, it will be removed, and all bets on the market, matched prior to the update of the market, will be void.

If following the completion of a race, the stewards declare a greyhound a non-runner, we will resettle the market and will void all bets that were placed on that runner only. We will then apply a reduction factor to all bets placed on the winner (or placegetters in the case of place markets) based on that runner’s weighted average price.

Ante Post Betting

If a greyhound listed in an ante post market dies, we will use the available information to determine the time of the greyhound’s death. We will then, acting reasonably, determine whether the greyhound was a ‘material runner’ in the market. In determining whether a greyhound is a material runner, we will look at the general price of the greyhound immediately before the greyhound’s death, in our market and in the wider betting market. Broadly, we will consider a greyhound to be a ‘material runner’ if it is deemed to have an approximate chance of winning of 8-10% or better.

If we determine that the greyhound was a ‘material runner’, then all bets struck in the market (on all selections) between the time of death and the suspension of the market will be void, and all unmatched bets will be cancelled before the market is reopened.

If we determine that the greyhound was not a ‘material runner’, then just bets struck on the greyhound in question between the time of death and the suspension of the market will be void and unmatched bets will not be cancelled before the market is reopened.

Bets matched on greyhounds after they have forfeited their entry at a particular entry stage or where they have not qualified by the applicable qualifying date will be void unless the race in question has a subsequent supplementary entry stage.

To Be Placed Markets

The number of winners in To Be Placed markets is as set out in the Market Information and is determined with reference to the number of runners known to us when the market is loaded.

Once opened, the number of winners in To Be Placed markets will not be affected by further non-runners. If the number of potential winners is equal to or is greater than the number of runners, all bets in this market will be void.

Winning Distances

Bets will be settled on the sum of the winning distances for all races during a race meeting, unless otherwise stated in the Market Information.

The maximum winning distance in any race is 10 lengths.

If there is only one finisher in any race, the winning distance will be deemed to be 10 lengths.

If a race is cancelled, void or abandoned, the winning distance will be deemed to be two lengths.

Re-run races will be treated as cancelled races.

For distances below half a length, the following scale will be applied: Short-head 0.1; Head 0.2; Neck 0.3.

The sum of all the winning distances will be rounded to the nearest whole number at the end of the meeting (rounded up, if half), and bets will be settled based on this result.

If a whole meeting is abandoned, bets will be void. However, if at least one race has been completed, the remaining races will be allocated two lengths each, and bets will stand.

Trap Challenge Markets

Bets will be settled on which trap results in the most winners during a race meeting unless otherwise stated in the Market Information.

Bets will stand irrespective of non-runners or reserve runners.

If a race results in a dead heat, each trap will receive a half-win, with a three-way dead heat giving a one third-win, and so on.

If two or more trap numbers record the same number of wins, dead heat rules will apply. If a whole meeting is abandoned, bets will be void. However, if at least one race has been completed, bets will stand.

Multi-Trap or Multiplied Trap Numbers

Bets will be settled on the cumulative sum of the winning trap multiplied by the second trap for each race during a race meeting unless otherwise stated in the Market Information. If the cumulative sum is not a whole number, the sum will be rounded up to give the applicable cumulative sum.

Bets will stand irrespective of non-runners or reserve runners.

If a race is cancelled, void or abandoned, or if there is only one finisher in a race, eight runner-greyhound races will be allocated 20 points, and all other races will be allocated 12 points.

If a whole meeting is abandoned, bets are void.

Re-run races will be treated as cancelled races.

If there is a dead heat for the first place between two greyhounds, then to calculate the applicable multi-trap number for that race, the trap numbers for the greyhounds involved in the dead heat will be multiplied by each other to give the applicable multi-trap number.

If there is a dead heat for the first place between three or more greyhounds, then to calculate the applicable multi-trap number for that race, the trap numbers for the greyhounds involved in the dead heat will be added up and divided by the number of greyhounds involved in the dead heat and the resulting number will be multiplied by itself to give the applicable multi-trap number (even if not a whole number). For example, traps 1, 3 and 6 dead heat for first. Add these numbers up gives 10; divide this number by the number of greyhounds in the dead heat (3), which gives a resulting number of 3.33 recurring; multiply 3.33 recurring by itself to give 11.11.

If there is a dead heat for the runner-up between two or more greyhounds, then to calculate the applicable multi-trap number for that race, the trap numbers for the greyhounds involved in the dead heat will be added up and divided by the number of greyhounds involved in the dead heat and the resulting number will be multiplied by the number of the winner to give the applicable multi-trap number (even if not a whole number). For example, trap 1 wins, and traps 3 and 6 dead heat for second. Adding the numbers of the dead heating runners up gives 9; divide this number by the number of greyhounds in the dead heat (2), which gives a resulting number of 4.5; multiple 4.5 by the winning number (1) to give 4.5.

Match Betting

Bets will be settled on the greyhound with the highest finishing position in that race. If neither greyhound finishes the race, bets will be void. If only one of the greyhounds finishes the race, that greyhound will be deemed the winner. If a non-runner or reserve runner is declared, bets will be void.

Match bets for progress in a competition are determined by the greyhound, which qualifies to the furthest round (whether it runs in the further round or not). If the greyhounds concerned fail to qualify in the same round of the competition, bets will be settled as a dead heat, irrespective of their finishing positions in their individual heats.

To Reach the Final and To Qualify Markets

Bets will be settled based on the result after the qualifying stages, and any subsequent disqualification or amendment to the result will not count.

Bets on To Reach the Final will settle on the first six greyhounds who qualify from the semi-finals of the competition, regardless of whether they go on to run in the final or not.

Bets on To Qualify will be settled on the greyhounds that qualify in the relevant heats, regardless of whether they run in the next round or not.

The Exchange General Rules and Market Information will apply in respect of any category of bets or markets not referred to in the Specific Sports Rules. If there is any inconsistency between the Specific Sports Rules and the Exchange General Rules, the Specific Sports Rules shall prevail. If there is any inconsistency between the Market Information and either the Exchange General Rules or the Specific Sports Rules, the Market Information shall prevail.

See here for the Exchange General Rules.

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