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Football - Outright Market Rules

Please find below details of our Football rules regarding outright markets. An example of an outright market would be our Promotion or Relegation markets for a given football league

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General Rules

  • The official league table at the conclusion of the final match of the scheduled season will determine the settlement of bets. This will include any point penalties incurred at any stage before the end of the scheduled season. End of season play-offs will not count.
  • Settlement will be determined for all “To Qualify” markets by the final result on the pitch. Settlement will not be reversed if a team is subsequently suspended or removed from a tournament competition.
  • Any penalties or appeals heard after the end of the scheduled season which may subsequently alter the league placings will not count for betting purposes.

League/Cup/Competition Winner

You're betting on: which team will win the stated competition or finish top of the stated competition over the course of the league season

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League Winner Without Team X

You're betting on: which team will finish top over the course of the league season after the stated Team or Teams have been removed from the league table

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Top 4, 6, 10 etc. Finish

You're betting on: which team will finish in the top 4, 6, 10 etc. positions over the course of the league season

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Forecast/Tricast

You're betting on: which teams - and in which exact finishing positions - will the Top 2 (Forecast) or Top 3 (Tricast) of the league table finish in.

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League Handicap Betting

You're betting on: which team will accrue the most points over the course of the season after the stated handicaps have been applied to ALL teams

  • Settlement will be based on the total points on the final league table. If two or more teams finish on the same number of points after the handicap has been applied then dead heat rules will apply. Goal difference will not count.

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Promotion

You're betting on: which team will secure promotion over the course of the season

  • Promotion markets include both automatic promotion positions as well as promotion via any play off structure used for the specified competition

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Relegation/To Stay Up

You're betting on: which team will finish in (or out of for 'To Stay Up' market) the relegation positions over the course of the league season

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To Finish Bottom

You're betting on: which team will finish bottom over the course of the league season

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Furthest to Progress

You're betting on: which team will progress the furthest in the stated competition

  • If teams tie, dead heat rules will apply

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Group Betting (inc. Top Region etc.)

You're betting on: which team from those stated will finish in the highest league position over the course of the league season

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Season Match Betting

You're betting on: which team will finish the higher from the two teams stated (over the course of the league season)

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Top Goalscorer

You're betting on: which player will score the most goals in the stated competition

  • If players are tied, dead heat rules will apply. Any countback or alternative methods (such as counting Assists for example) will not be used to determine settlement.

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Top Team Goalscorer

You're betting on: which player will score the most goals for the stated team

  • If players are tied, dead heat rules will apply. Any countback or alternative methods (such as counting Assists for example) will not be used to determine settlement.
  • All Competition Goals count

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Top Goalscorer/Tournament Winner Double

You're betting on: which player will score the most goals and which team will win the stated competition

  • If more than one player is tied for Top Goalscorer then dead heat rules will apply. Returns on the bet will be derived by a reduction applied to the price taken based on the number of players tied for the award. This will never provide a price lower than the Tournament Winner price taken at the time of the bet being struck.

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Golden Boot (Or Equivalent Award)/Tournament Winner Double

You're betting on: which player will be awarded the Golden Boot (Or Equivalent Award) and which team will win the stated competition

  • The Golden Boot (Or Equivalent) award is given to the player who has scored most goals. If more than one player is tied at this stage ties are broken by another criteria (i.e Assists or Minutes Played) meaning that one player will be solely given the award. Sky Bet will make every effort to state what these tie breakers are but customers are advised to check the rules of the regulating federation before placing a bet.
  • In the event that the award is allocated to more than one player dead heat rules will apply. Returns on the bet will be derived by a reduction applied to the price taken based on the number of players tied for the award. This will never provide a price lower than the Tournament Winner price taken at the time of the bet being struck.

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