Winter Sports Betting Rules

Winter Sports Betting Rules

Winter Sports Rules

The following rules apply to the winter sports listed below:

  • Alpine Skiing
  • Biathlon
  • Bobsleigh
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Figure Skating
  • Freestyle Skiing
  • Luge
  • Nordic Combined
  • Short Track Speed Skating
  • Skeleton
  • Ski Jumping
  • Snowboard
  • Speed Skating

Postponements

If a specific event (determined as: after a final competitor list is known) is suspended or postponed bets remain valid provided that the event is completed on the same run/same venue within 72 hours (with exception of Winter Olympic and World Championship events). For Winter Olympics and World Championships bets will stand for whenever the event is rearranged. If the event takes place on a different run/venue bets will be made void and stakes returned.

Outright Betting (including event winner, top 3/6/10, to win gold/any medal)

Unless otherwise stated, betting is on an ‘all-in run or not’ basis. (No refunds for non-starters). Podium positions and all other results will be determined by the official prize giving/medal ceremony immediately after the event and will not be affected by any subsequent enquiries. All events will be settled as per official governing body (FIS/IBU/International Olympic Committee (IOC) results). If a 2 round event is not fully completed but a result declared by the FIS then bets will be settled as per the official results sheet. If no result is declared then all bets will be made void. Dead heat rules apply.

We occasionally offer outright betting markets for a race or stage where there is a ‘yes/no’ option for a named athlete to win/finish in top 3. In the event of a dead heat on these markets – where both sides could be deemed as winners – markets will be declared void.

Group Betting (including the top athlete from any given nation, for example: ‘German athlete’)

If one or more participants fail to take part in a specified event then bets will be void. Dead-heat rules apply.

Head to Head Betting (Match Betting)

Downhill and Super G: Both skiers must leave the start gate for bets to stand. If both skiers fail to finish, all bets will be void.

Slalom and Giant Slalom: Both skiers must leave the start gate for the bet to stand. If neither competitor/team finishes in an event with two or more runs, the number of runs completed will determine the winner. The person with the highest placed finish in the first run will be deemed the winner. If both competitors fail to finish the first run then all bets will be made void.

Ski Jumping: Both Ski Jumpers must leave the start gate for bets to stand. If neither competitor completes the first jump bets are void. If only one competitor finishes the event this competitor is deemed the winner. If both competitors fail to qualify for the second jump the best placed competitor in the first jump is the winner.
 
Cross Country Skiing: If either competitor/team fails to start bets are void. If neither competitor/team finishes the race bets are void. If only one competitor finishes this competitor is deemed the winner. If one competitor gets through the prologue whilst the other fails the competitor who got through the prologue is the winner.

All other Winter Sports Head to Heads: Both participants/teams quoted in the head to head must leave the start line for bets to stand.

Winning Margin

Bets will be settled on the official interval listed by the event’s governing body.

Nationality of Winner

This is determined by the country the winner competes for (not the country they were born in if there is a difference).

Winter Sports (including Winter Olympic Sports)

General

If there is a presentation ceremony, bets will be settled in accordance with the official result of the relevant governing body at the time of the ceremony.

If there is no presentation ceremony, bets will be settled in accordance with the official result of the relevant governing body immediately after the event.

The above applies 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).

All bets that are identified as late in accordance with the relevant official website start times will be void.

Abandonments, Cancellations and Postponements

If an event is abandoned, cancelled or postponed, all bets will be void unless the event is completed at the same venue within 48 hours of the originally scheduled completion date.

Outright Markets

Outright markets relate to the winner of the overall event and not to individual qualifiers or heats.

Head-to-Head Markets

Outcomes will be determined in accordance with the official result of the relevant governing body. If either or both competitors do not make the final, the winner will be deemed to be the competitor who progressed furthest by round, and if still undecided, then by time achieved in the round in which both were eliminated. All bets are void if any competitor in a match/group bet fails to compete.

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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