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Content:

1. General Rules
2. Additional Rules
3. Proposition Rules (Player or Team)
4. NFL Futures
5. NFL Divisional Odds To Win
6. NFL Seasonal Wins Rules
7. NCAA Football Championship
8. NCAA Conference Odds To Win
9. NCAA Seasonal Wins Rules
10. NCAA Conference Championship Futures Rules
11. Australian Football Rules

 

1. Bets are considered official after 55 minutes of play. If 55 minutes of play is not completed, a bet on the team is treated as no action, and a parlay bet will be reduced accordingly.

Bets on 1st, 2nd halves and all quarters will be considered action upon completion of the period in question.

Bets on spread, money line, totals for the whole game and all bets on second halves always include overtime scoring.

Bets for 4th quarter do not include overtime scoring.

2. Wagers on both whole game and second-half lines always include overtime scoring. However, wagers on fourth-quarter lines do not include overtime scoring.

3. LIVE fourth-quarter wagering DOES include overtime scoring.

4. For any instances not mentioned here, Las Vegas wagering rules apply.

 

Additional Rules:

5. Wagers on both full-game and second-half lines include overtime scoring.

6. Bets on fourth-quarter lines DO NOT include overtime scoring.

7.NFL Grand Salami is for Sunday’s NFL games only. All Sunday NFL games must go 55 minutes for action.

8. All games must be played on the scheduled date and at the original intended venue for wagers to have action. In the event that either of these are changed then the game will become void and a new wagering market will be created.

9. In the result of a tie, three-or-more-team Vegas Teasers are reduced to the next lowest payoff (i.e. a five-team Vegas Teaser turns into a four-team Vegas Teaser, four-team Vegas Teasers become three-team Vegas Teasers and so on). With two-team Vegas Teasers the following occurs:

Tie and a Win = No Action
Tie and a Tie = No Action
Tie and a Loss = Loss

In all other Teaser bets offered by BetOnline, a tie results in a loss for wagering purposes.

 

Proposition Rules (Player or Team)

1. All players must play in the game for wagers to have action (Including Matchups).

2. For season long props, players must be active (as per the official NFL/NCAAF Game Book) in the first game of the season for wager to have action.

3. For Props involving statistical totals for a single game, the game must go 55 minutes for wagers to have action, regardless whether the total has been reached or not.

4. Quarterback props are based on gross passing yards gained.

5. Field Refers to any player not listed in a prop.

6. Overtime Does Not Count on the Following Props:

  • Double result – Graded as per the results at half-time and end of regulation time.
  • Highest scoring half – Push rule applies.
  • Team with Highest Scoring Quarter – Push rule apply.
  • Highest Scoring Quarter – Dead heat rule applies.

7. Overtime Does Count on the Following Props:

  • Make Field Goal – Winning bets must predict whether the player attempting a field goal is successful or not. This bet is only valid on a field goal attempt where the ball is actually kicked. Fake field goals, bad snaps, penalties or other plays that do not result in an attempted field goal will be deemed void (No Action).
  • Score 3 Unanswered Times – Forecast whether either team will score 3 consecutive times during the game. A Score excludes any PAT’s (point after touchdown or 2 point conversions).
  • Odd or Even Totals – A score of zero or number ending in zero by a team will count as even.
  • Score 1st Wins – Will the team that scores first in the game also win the game?
  • Winning Margin – Predict the scoring band within which the result falls.
  • First Scoring Play – predict whether the first/next scoring play is a touchdown, field goal or safety. PATs (Point After Touchdown) do not count.
  • To Score Last – PATs (Point After Touchdown) do not count.
  • Longest/Shortest Field Goal – Graded as per longest/shortest made unless specified otherwise.
  • Kickoff/Interception/Fumble returned for a Touchdown – Must be returned on the same play to win.

8. For player head to head matchup up prop bets, or single player statistic’s based prop bets, all the quoted players must start or play in at least one play in the game for bets to have action.

9. These rules apply to both NCAA and NFL football.

10. For any instances not mentioned here, Las Vegas wagering rules apply.

 

NFL Futures

NFL Futures championship wagers are considered action. In the case of a shortened season or any other unforeseen event, the winner of these said wagers is determined by the NFL.

Whoever the NFL deems the winner is the winner for wagering purposes. If no winner is determined by NFL then all wagers are considered NO ACTION and all monies are REFUNDED.

 

NFL Divisional Odds To Win

Teams must play at least 16 games in the regular season for wagers to have action. (NFL Tie Break Rules Apply).

In the case of a split season and 16 games are played, the team with the best aggregate record will be deemed the winner. If two or more teams are tied with best aggregate record both teams will be considered winners, and will pay off at 50% OF THE ORIGINAL ODDS.

A divisional tie in a non-split season; the winner is determined by the NFL tiebreaker procedure. Whoever the NFL deems the winner via their tiebreaker rules is the winner for wagering purposes.

 

NFL Seasonal Wins Rules

1. Teams must play 16 games in the regular season for wagers to have action. Only regular-season matches will be acknowledged for season wins totals; this excludes ALL Playoff or Wild Card Games.

2. If teams do not play every regular season game scheduled, then wagers will be deemed “No Action.”

 

NCAA Football Championship

All wagers are action regardless of shortened season, or any other unforeseen event. The winner is the team winning the National Championship, also known as the College Football Championship Game which is the final game in the series of the College Football Playoffs (CFP). If no winner is determined then all wagers are NO ACTION AND ALL MONIES ARE REFUNDED. In the event that CO-CHAMPIONS are declared both teams will be considered winners, and will pay off at 50% OF THE ORIGINAL ODDS.

 

NCAA Conference Odds To Win

All wagers are action, regardless of shortened season or any other unforeseen event. In conferences with a championship game, the winner of that game is declared the conference winner. In conferences not using a championship game, the winner is determined by the team with the best final conference record. In the case of a tie for best record in a conference NOT USING a championship game, both teams will be considered winners, and will pay off at 50% OF THE ORIGINAL ODDS.

 

NCAA Seasonal Wins Rules

1. Only regular season matches will be acknowledged for season wins totals; this excludes both conference championship and bowl games.

2. If teams do not play every regular season game scheduled, then wagers will be deemed “No Action.”

 

NCAA Conference Championship Futures Rules

1. For wagering purposes, the winner of a conference championship game will be crowned the champion of said conference.

2. For divisional odds within a conference, the team taking part in the conference championship game is the winner of its division.

3. NFL Propositions will be graded using the results listed at www.NFL.com.

 

Australian Football Rules

1. In the event of a match being tied after normal time (80 minutes play) and no overtime being declared the match betting result is a ‘push’ and all stakes are refunded.

2. If overtime is declared match betting will be settled on the result in overtime. If that is tied the result will revert to a ‘push’.

3. All other markets are settled on 80 minutes play.

4. Abandoned or postponed games are void unless played within 48 hours.

5. All settlements are based on results and statistics provided by the relevant league’s governing body

6. We reserve the right to suspend any or all betting on a game at any time without notice.

Las Vegas wagering rules will apply to any situations not covered here.

 

If you have any questions about our rules, please contact us. Our Player Services Team will be happy to help you. 

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