Basketball Rules

Date/Site Changes

Regular season Basketball games must be played on the scheduled date/location (location is a geographical area or city, but not restricted to a specific arena or venue) to be considered action unless otherwise noted in the specific sports rules section or the inventory game page within the mobile application or web browser application.

Length of Play

For wagering purposes, unless otherwise stipulated in individual Basketball sports wager rules, US pro basketball results are official after 43 minutes of play. College Basketball, WNBA, NBA Summer League and European Basketball are official after 35 minutes of play.

Basketball Wagers

Basketball wagers are accepted in the following manner:

  1. Point Spread – A wager in which a bettor “takes” or “lays” a specified number of points. The team wagered must “cover” the point line for the wager to be deemed a winner.
    1. Unless otherwise specified as “Regular Time” on the individual market, overtime periods are counted in the final score.
  2. Money Line – A wager in which the bettor “takes” or “lays” a specified price. The team wagered must win the game for the wager to be deemed a winner.
    1. Unless otherwise specified as “Regular Time” on the individual market, overtime periods are counted in the final score.
  3. Total Points (over/under) – A wager on whether the total number of points scored in a game is over or under a specified number.
    1. Unless otherwise specified as “Regular Time” on the individual market, overtime periods are counted in the final score.
  4. First Half – Wagers on the first half will be decided by the score at the end of the first half.
    1. If a game does not go the entire first half, all first half wagers will be refunded.
    2. Once the first half has been completed, all wagers on the first half will stand regardless of the length of the remainder of the game.
  5. Second Half (halftime) – Wagers on the second half will be decided on the basis of points scored in the second half.
    1. If the entire second half is not played to its completion, all Second Half wagers will be refunded.
    2. Overtime periods are counted in the Second Half score and considered official regardless of the length or suspension of the overtime period.
  6. Quarters – Wagers on any specified quarter will be decided on the basis of points scored in that specified quarter only.
    1. All specified quarters must be played to their completion or the wager will be refunded.
    2. Once a specified quarter is completed, that specified quarter wager will stand regardless of the length of the remainder of the game.
    3. Fourth quarter wagers do not include overtime periods unless otherwise stated.
  7. Team to score first - Settled on the first score of the game.
    1. Bets stand even if game is not completed. Overtime counts.
  8. Team to score last - Settled on the last team to score.
    1. Game must be completed.
    2. Overtime counts.
  9. Highest Scoring Quarter - Bet on which quarter will produce the most points.
    1. Dead heat rules apply.
    2. Game must be completed for bets to stand.
  10. Race to x points - Winner being the team who reaches the specified points tally first.
    1. Should neither team reach the total, and a ‘Neither’ option is not offered, then bets on that market will be void.
  11. In the event of a wagering tie, the straight wager is considered “no action” and wager is refunded. Parlays reduce to the next lowest amount of selections.

Basketball Props

Various unique wagers may be offered from time to time, called proposition bets. When wagering proposition bets, unless stated, overtime does count for settlement of wagers.

 

Basketball Player Props

Players do not have to start for action but must play for action. If a player does not take any part in a game then wagers on that player proposition will be refunded.

Basketball Futures

Basketball season long futures are unique wagers which will be offered from time-to-time. For all season long match wagers and division betting, all wagers stand regardless of team relocation, or a change to team name, season length or playoff format.  Unless stated otherwise, team(s) must play in all of their scheduled regular season games for wagers to have action.

Basketball Division and Conference Futures

Division Winner markets will be settled on who finishes top of the relevant division after the conclusion of the Regular Season. If 2 or more teams have the same Regular Season win record then ties will be broken using the governing body's official rules to determine an outright winner. If no tie option was made available for any match bet wager, wagers will be a push should the teams tie and stakes refunded. Conference Winner markets will be settled on team's performance in the playoffs. Regular season records do not count. If there is any change to the post season structure whereby a Conference Finals Series is not possible, or called early, Conference Winner will be settled on the team that advances to the NBA Finals from that Conference. NCAA Conference Tournament Winner will be determined by the team winning the Championship game regardless of any post-season suspension.

For Playoff Series Winner, the team that advances to the next round is deemed the winner. Wagers for all other markets are void if the required minimum number of games (according to the respective governing organizations) are not completed, or the number of games changes.

Basketball Grand Salami Prop

The Basketball Grand Salami will be decided by adding up all the scores for the games scheduled for that particular day. All games must be completed for action. Points scored in overtime are included.

Basketball Futures List

Division of Winning Team

Wager on which division the winner originates from.

Conference of Winning Team

Wager on which conference the winner originates from.

State of Winning Team

Wager on which state the winner originates from.

Name The Finalists

Which two teams will meet in the Championship Series. Should no series take place, all bets are void.

Exact Outcome

Which team will win, and who will they beat in the named series.  Should no series take place, all bets are void.

Double Chance

Wager on whether either of the two named teams be declared the winner for the named market.

Head to Head Regular Season Team Wins

Wager on the number of regular seasons wins made by one team vs. another team.

NBA Divisional Odds

Wager on which team will win the division

NBA Division Finishing Position

Wager on the exact position a named team will finish within their division. Teams must compete in at least 40 Regular season games for bets to stand.

NBA Conference Odds

Wager on which team will win the conference

NBA Championship Odds

Wager on which team will win the Championship

NBA Regular Season Award Winners (MVP, Rookie of the Year, Most Improved)

Wager on which player will win the MVP, Rookies of the Year, and Most Improved titles

NBA Regular Season Wins

Wager on how many regular season wins are achieved by a team

NBA #1 Seed

Team to be the #1 seed at the end of the regular season. Teams must compete in at least 60 Regular season games for bets to stand.

NBA Regular Season Team Win Percentage

Team(s) must complete at least 40 regular season games for wagers to have action.

Regular Season Team Total Wins O/U

NBA team(s) must complete all 82 scheduled regular season games for wagers to have action, unless the outcome has been determined.

College team(s) must compete a minimum of 28 scheduled regular season games for wagers to have action, unless the outcome has been determined.

WNBA Team(s) must complete a minimum of 34 scheduled regular season games for wagers to have action, unless the outcome has been determined.

NBA Regular Season Player Totals O/U

Wager on the number of regular season Points, Rebounds, Assists, Steals, Blocks by a named player. Player’s team must compete in all 82 scheduled regular season games for wagers to have action, unless the outcome has been determined.

NBA Regular Season Player Averages

Wager on the average number of regular season Points, Rebounds, Assists, Steals, Blocks by a named player. To qualify a player must have played in 70% of their team’s games.

College Basketball Tournament Winner

Wager on which team wins the College Basketball Tournament

College Basketball Tournament Regional Winner

Wager on which team wins the College Basketball Tournament Region

College Basketball Conference Tournament Winner

Wager on which teams win the College Basketball Conference

College Basketball Tournament Wins

Wager on how many wins a team will have in the College Basketball Tournament

College Basketball Head to Head Tournament Wins

Wager on which team will have more wins in the College Basketball Tournament

College Basketball Conference Wins

Wager on how many wins a team will have in their College Basketball Conference Tournament

In the event of a wagering tie, the straight wager is considered "no actions" and the wager is refunded. Parlays reduce to the next lowest amount of selections.