When you’re betting on a game, there are several rules that you need to be aware of. First and foremost, you must know that your bet will not be settled if the game ends in a tie. Second, if the match is abandoned before halftime or after the final whistle, you’ll lose your entire bet.
In addition, bets on the number of goals scored will be settled if either team scores a goal. However, if neither team scores, the bet stands. Also, bets on the number of goals will be settled if either team scores a goal during the specified period of play. This rule does not apply to friendly matches.
In sports betting, you need to understand that your bet will be settled on the official result published by the governing body. This is known as the ‘weigh in’ signal or the ‘podium presentation’. Moreover, subsequent corrections to the official result will not affect your bet. You should also be aware of the dead heat reduction, which may apply in certain cases.
Betting rules differ for each game. In football, for example, you must follow the rules for point spread bets. In basketball betting, the same rules apply, but bets on tennis and golf will not be settled. In baseball, bettors must also understand that a certain number of innings must be completed for a team to win. This will determine if you win the bet.
Another important rule in sports betting is to place your bets on matches that have started on time. This is because a bet will be settled according to the results after 60 minutes of play. In case of a mercy rule call, you should use the result from the last mercy call. A game can also be postponed, abandoned, rescheduled, or abandoned. If the match has been postponed or is delayed for some reason, your bet will be void. Furthermore, if the kick-off time is incorrect, the bet will be void.
Another important rule is to remember that if one leg in your multiple bet does not run, the other leg will be treated as a non-runner. If you lose a leg, you can bet again on the remaining leg or legs at the final price advertised for the game. But in case of a treble, your bet will be settled on the outcome of the remaining two selections.
While these are general rules, you should also familiarize yourself with the particular sports and bets you’re interested in. By learning the rules of the sport you’re betting on, you’ll have fewer surprises and avoid confusion. You can also read about the terms and conditions of the sportsbook you’re betting with.
In boxing, you can bet on the number of rounds a fight will last. Most sportsbooks only settle wagers after all three rounds are completed. In addition, if a fighter withdrew in between rounds, his bet will be void. In some cases, the number of rounds may change prior to the fight and will make the number of rounds unpredictable.