Hockey Rules

Date/Site Changes

Regular season Hockey 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.

Minimum Length of Play

For wagering purposes, unless otherwise stipulated in individual Hockey sports wager rules, results are official after 55 minutes of play for US Pro Hockey and 60 minutes of play for non-US Hockey.

Hockey Wagers

Hockey wagers are accepted in the following manner:

  1. Puck Line – A wager in which a bettor “takes” or “lays” a specified number of goals. The team wagered must “cover” the goal 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. In the event of a shootout, the winner of the shootout will have one (1) goal added to its score and one goal will be added to the game total, regardless of the number of shootout goals scored
  2. Money Line – A wager in which the bettor “takes” or “lays” a specified price. The team wagered must only 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.
    2. In the event of a shootout, the winner of the shootout will have one (1) goal added to its score and one goal will be added to the game total, regardless of the number of shootout goals scored.
  3. Total Goals (over/under) – A wager on whether the total number of goals 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.
    2. In the event of a shootout, the winner of the shootout will have one (1) goal added to its score and one goal will be added to the game total, regardless of the number of shootout goals scored.
  4. Periods – Wagers on any specified period will be decided on the basis of goals scored during the specified period only. This wager may be a point spread and/or a money line.
    1. All specified periods must be played to their completion or the wager will be refunded.
    2. Once a specified period is completed, that specified period wager will stand regardless of the length of the remainder of the game.
    3. Third Period wagers do not include overtime periods.
  5. Team to score first
    1. Settled on the first score of the game.
    2. Bets stand even if game is not completed.
    3. Overtime counts.
  6. Highest Scoring Period - A wager on which period will produce the most goals.
    1. Dead heat rules apply.
    2. Game must be completed for bets to stand.
  7. Race to x goals - Winner being the team who reaches the specified goals tally first.
    1. Should neither team reach the total, and a ‘Neither’ option is not offered, then bets on that market will be void.

Hockey 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.

Hockey 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.

Player prop wagers do include overtime, but not shootouts unless otherwise specified.

Hockey Futures

Hockey 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.

Hockey 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 two 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. 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 NHL Finals from that Conference. 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.

Hockey Grand Salami Prop

The Ice Hockey Grand Salami will be decided by adding up all the scores for the games scheduled for that particular day using official league sources. All games must be completed for action. Goals scored in overtime are included.

Hockey 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.

Country of Winning Team

Wager on which country 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.

#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.

Double Chance

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

NHL 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.