(last updated: 29.10.2020)
Aside from the following special betting rules, the common betting rules apply. The special rules will take precedence over the common rules nevertheless.
1.) Extra Innings: Unless otherwise stated, bets will be settled on the official result including any extra innings.
2.) Playing Time: If the game is abandoned, the results will be deemed official if at least five (5) innings have been played (4 ½ innings, if the home team is leading). The winner is determined by the score after the last full inning (unless the game is abandoned in the bottom half of the inning and the home team is leading, in which case the home team is deemed the winner).
If not otherwise stated this rule applies to all bets.
- “Live betting”: the game must be completed for bets to stand. If the match is abandoned at any time then all bets will be void, except bets that were already decided at the time of abandonment and the money line if at least five (5) innings have been played (4 ½ innings, if the home team is leading).
- Finnish Baseball: two halves must be played for bets to stand.
- Totals: Bets will be settled on the official score after 9 innings (8 ½ innings if the home team is leading). In the event that extra innings are required to complete the game, bets will be settled based on the final official score. If the game is called at an earlier point in time, all bets will be declared void, except when the greatest possible total score that can be bet on has already been reached, in which case all bets stand.
3.) Date: All games must be played on the scheduled calendar day (at venue) and at the scheduled venue. Otherwise all bets on the game will be void.
- European baseball: If a betting event is postponed or cancelled and restarted within 72 hours, the bets count for the restarted betting event.
4.) Run Line: Bets will be settled on the official result after 9 innings (8 ½ innings if the home team is leading) including any needed extra innings.
Early termination: if a game is terminated due to large lead, all run line bets stand (applies to World Baseball Classics, World Cup and Olympic competitions only).
5.) “Grand Salami”/MLB: This bet refers to the total number of runs scored over all the matches played on a given day. Only games played on the day (according to the MLB schedule) count. Should any games be postponed or any games added to the schedule after the initial odds have been posted then all bets will be void. Should any games be abandoned during play, then all bets will be void.
6.) Division Champions: If the season is shortened for any reason then bets will be settled based on the Division Champion declared by the respective governing authority.
7.) In what situation will (player X) find himself at the end of his 1st at bat: Bets will be settled on the action following the nominated batter leaving the home plate. He will either be “Out”, “On Base” or he will score a “Home Run”. Any actions caused by another batters appearance on the home plate do not count for betting purposes.
8.) If a moneyline, total or handicap bet ends in a draw and no odds have been offered for this option, all bets will be void.
9.) Player special bets: the respective player must compete in the game for bets to stand.
10.) Player vs. player match-ups – long-term (e.g. Which player will score the most runs in the regular season? Player A/Player B): If one player is not on the active roster of day one of the regular season, all bets will be void. If either player switches teams, combined statistics count.
11.) How many regular season wins will team X record?: The team must play 160 regular season games for bets to stand.
12.) Series betting: A Series according to this bet is a number of games (usually 3 or 4) which are played in a row by the same teams at the same venue. Series betting refers to the team who wins more matches within the series - in case of a draw (both teams win the same amount of matches) all bets are void.
- Only games finished within the specified time frame for the series count.
- If one team should play another opponent between the scheduled games of the series, this game has no influence on the series betting.
- For all bets to stand, at least one game of the series has to be played.
- If a game during the series is called, this game is considered valid for the series if there is an officially declared winner.
- A suspended game from a previous series is not considered part of the current series.
- If a game is delayed or suspended for any reason but continued and finished within the same day, the game counts for the series.
13.) Hit(s): To achieve a hit, the batter must reach first base before any fielder can either tag him with the ball, throw to another player protecting the base before the batter reaches it, or tag first base while carrying the ball. The hit is scored the moment the batter reaches first base safely; if he is put out while attempting to stretch his hit to a double or triple or home run on the same play, he still gets credit for a hit (according to the last base he reached safely on the play).
If a batter reaches first base because of offensive interference by a preceding runner (including if a preceding runner is hit by a batted ball), he is also credited with a hit.