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Odds Rules

Point Spread / Handicap

"Point Spread" or "Handicap" Markets/Bet Offers are where it is possible to bet on whether the chosen outcome will be victorious once the listed handicap is added or subtracted to the game to which the bet refers to. In the circumstances where the result after the adjustment of the handicap line is exactly equal to the betting line, then all bets on this offer will be declared void. Example: a bet on -3.0 points will be declared void if the team chosen wins the match by exactly 3 goals difference. Any reference in this section to the term "margin" is intended to be understood as the outcome emerging from the subtraction of the points scored by the 2 opponents.

Unless otherwise stated all handicaps listed on DraftKings site are to be calculated based on the result from the start of the listed period to the end of the specified period. It is however customary that for certain handicap odds in specific sports (Asian Handicap in Soccer), only the outcomes obtained from the time of bet placement until the end of the listed timeframe will be taken into consideration, thus disregarding any points scored before the time the bet was placed and accepted. Any odds with these characteristics will be clearly displayed on site and highlighted in the user’s Bet History with the score at the time of bet placement.

2-way Point Spread / Handicap Example: Team A (-7.5) vs Team B (+7.5)

  • Team A is given a -7.5 point handicap in the game. For the bet to be won, Team A must win the game with a margin equal or greater than the listed handicap (ie. 8 points or more).
  • Team B is given a +7.5 point advantage in the match. For the bet to be won, Team B must either win the game, tie the game, or not lose with a margin equal or greater than their listed advantage (ie. lose with a 7 point or less margin).

The "Point Spread" or "Handicap" can also be referred to as the "Puck Line" in Hockey or "Run Line" in Baseball.

Money Line

The "Money Line" is a 2 selection odds based on the outcome of the game listed. The Money Line is inclusive of Overtime and is simply the selection of who will win the game or event.

Total Points/Goals/Runs

The “Total Points/Goals/Runs” is a 2 selection odds based on the total number of points scored in a game or event by the competitors. The "Total" is set at a specific line with outcomes listed as either Over or Under the listed amount. As with Point Spread/Handicap betting, in those circumstances where the result of the game or event Total point scored is exactly equal to the betting line, then all bets on this offer will be declared void. Example: an offer where the betting line is 128.0 points and the match ends with the result 64-6 will be declared void.

“Totals” can also be set on any number of predefined occurrences (e.g. goals, points, corners, rebounds, penalty minutes, etc.).

Match Betting

"Match Betting" aka Win-Draw-Win or 60 Minute Line in Hockey is where it is possible to bet on the (partial or definite) outcome of a match or event. The options are: Home Team, Tie/Draw or Away Team. Bets on this are settled at the final whistle or conclusion of 'Regulation Time'.

Outrights / Futures

"Outrights", "Futures" or "Place" betting is when you choose from a list of alternatives and bet on where a participant wins or places within a specified position in the classification of the listed event/competition. Should two or more participants share finishing positions, the settlement will follow the ‘Dead Heat Reduction Rules’.

Win/Place / Each Way

A “Win/Place” or “Each Way” bet (aka EW) refers to a bet where the chosen selection must either win or place within the payout terms. The bet is divided in two parts (the “Win” part and the “Place” part) of an equal stake or wager. Settlement of such bets will take into account the applicable rules governing the "Win" and "Place" bets, namely the Sport-specific rules as well as any applicable ‘Dead Heat Reductions’.

Virtual / Fantasy Match Ups

Fantasy/Virtual Matches or Head to Heads are implicit matchups where the performances of two or more opponents which are not directly confronting each other in the same event are compared. Settlements will be based on the number of times each participant records a predefined occurrence (e.g. goals) in the respective match. The following criteria will be used to determine the settlement of these type of offerings:

  1. Unless specifically stated the bets refer to the next official event (as applicable) that the listed participants/teams are scheduled to take part in.
  2. All relative events must be completed on the same day/session which the event is scheduled to be completed for bets to stand. In the case that outcomes of which has been decided prior to the abandonment and could not possibly be changed regardless of future events, which will be settled according to the decided outcome.
  3. Results for these offers will only take into account occurrences deriving from the actual play. Results attributable to walk-overs as well as other decisions as specified in clauses 2, 3 and 4 of Result Settlement will not be taken into consideration.
  4. Should the aforementioned criteria be inconclusive in determining the outcome for these offers, the following criteria will be progressively referenced to in order to settle the offering:
    1. the applicable Sport-specific rules
    2. Result Settlement rules
  5. Bets will be settled as void should it still be impossible to determine a winning outcome

Grand Salami

"Grand Salami" is where it is possible to bet on the total number of listed occurrences (Example: Total Goals, Total Runs) happening in a collection of matches/events on a specified round/day/match day. All relative matches/events must be completed for bets to stand except for those the outcomes of which have been decided prior to the abandonment and could not possibly be changed regardless of future events, which will be settled according to the decided outcome.

Player Props - Over/Under

Over/Under bets on classification of participants in performances/events must be interpreted as follows: "Over" means a worse or lower position while "Under" means a better or higher position. Example: A bet on a player's classification in a tournament with an Over/Under line 2.5 will be settled as Under if the player classifies first or second. All other placements will be settled as Over.

Player Props - Head to Head

Head to Head bet offers on classification of participants in performances/events will list the specified stat category in the betting offer. Settlement of such odds will match official scoring statistics of the sport, league or governing body from which the event takes place.

Correct Score

"Correct Score" (aka Result Betting) is where it is possible to bet on the (partial or definite) exact score of a match or event.

Winning Margin

"Winning Margin" (aka Result Betting) is where it is possible to bet on the final result of a game or event and select the correct ‘band’ of points between the winning team and losing team. For example, if you think the Patriots will win, but the game will be close, pick the New England Patriots 1-6 Points Winning Margin (where the Patriots winning by 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6 points results in a winning selection).

Odd/Even

"Odd/Even" is where it is possible to bet on the (partial or definite) amount of a predefined occurrence (e.g. goals, points, corners, rebounds, penalty minutes, etc.)."Odd" is 1,3,5 etc.; "Even" is 0,2,4 etc.

Head-to-Head or 3-Way

A "Head to Head" or "3-Way " is a competition between two or three participants/outcomes, originating from either an officially organised event, or else, as virtually defined by DraftKings.

Half Time/Full Time

"Half time/Full time" is where it is possible to bet on the result in half time as well as the final outcome of an event... E.g. if at Half time the score is 45-45 and the match ends 103-101, the winning outcome is Tie / Away Team (the team scoring 103). The bet is void if the regular time of the match is played in a different time format than those listed in the bet (i.e. other than two halves). For Baseball, Half Time is defined as the first 5 innings of a game. Similarly, Period Betting for hockey is available (ie 1st Period Result and 60 Minute Result).

Draw No Bet

"Draw No Bet" is where it is possible to bet on either the home team or the away team. It is also common practice to refer to "Draw No Bet" in cases where no draw odds are offered. Should the specific match contain no winner (e.g. match ends as a draw), or the particular occurrence not happen (e.g. First Goal, Draw No Bet and match ends 0-0) the stakes will be refunded.

Double Chance

"Double Chance" is where it is possible to bet simultaneously on two (partial or definite) outcomes of a match or event, where 3 outcomes are possible (ie a 90 minute soccer match). The options are: Home/Draw, Home/Away and Draw/Away.

Quarter / Half / Period Bets

Bets on "Quarter / Half / Period X" refer to the result achieved in the relevant timeframe. This does not include any other points tallied from other parts of the event. Bets will be voided if the match is played in any other format but the one stipulated in the offer.

End of Quarter / Half / Period Result

Bets on "Result at end of Quarter / Half / Period X" refer to the result of the match/event after termination of the stipulated timeframe and will take into account all other points/goals/events tallied from previous parts of the event/match.

Race to ‘X’ Bets

Bets on "Race to X Points / Race to X Goals..." and similar offers refer to the team/participant reaching the earliest the particular tally of points/goals/events. If the offer lists a timeframe (or any other period restriction) it will not include any other points/goals/events tallied from other parts of the event/match which are not related to the mentioned timeframe. Should the listed score not be reached within the stipulated timeframe (if any), all bets will be declared void, unless otherwise stated.

First/Next Occurrence Bets

Bets on "Winner of Point X / Scorer of Goal X" and similar offers refer to the team/participant scoring/winning the listed occurrence. For the settlement of these offers, no reference to events happening prior to the listed occurrence will be taken into consideration. Should the listed event not be scored/won within the stipulated timeframe (if any), all bets will be declared void, unless otherwise stated.

Bets referring to the happening of a particular occurrence in a pre-defined time order, such as “First Card”, or “Next Team to receive penalty minutes” will be settled as void should it not be possible, without any reasonable doubt, to decide the winning outcome, for example in case of players from different teams which are shown a card in the same interruption of play.

"Team to score first and win" refers to the listed team scoring the first goal in the match and going on to win the match. Should there be no goals in the match all bets will be settled as void.

To Win from Behind

"Team to win from behind" refers to the listed team winning the match after having been at least 1 goal down at any point in the match.

MVP, MOP, Etc

Settlement of bets on offers such as "Man of the Match", "Most Valuable Player" etc. will be based on the competition's organisers’ decision, unless otherwise stated.

Winning Goal

Settlement of bets which make reference to terms such as "decisive goal" will be settled based on the scorer of the goal that at the end of the match/tie (as applicable) proves to be the one that has produced an unassailable lead, following which any further goals would prove to be irrelevant towards the final outcome. For a bet to be settled as "YES" the listed player's team must be declared winner of that particular match (in case of one match) or progressing to the next round/winning the competition. Goals scored in Regular Time and Extra Time count but not Penalty Shoot outs.

Enhanced Offers / Bet of the Day

From time to time DraftKings might decide to publish offerings referring either to the single performance of a participant/team; or offerings which combine the potential outcomes of 2 or more teams/participants (ex. Enhanced multiples), at higher odds than those normally available, also known as ‘Bet of the Day’. DraftKings reserves the right to withdraw such offers, edit the respective odds and effect any further changes [the Operator] might deem necessary at its sole discretion.

Settlement of these offers will be based on the following criteria:

  1. Unless specifically stated the bets refer to the next official match/event/round (as applicable) that the listed participants/teams are scheduled to take part in.
  2. All relative events must be completed within the same day/session (as applicable) as listed in conjunction with the offer. Should this not be the case, stakes placed on the offer will be fully refunded except for those offers the outcomes of which has been decided prior to the abandonment and could not possibly be changed regardless of future events, which will be settled according to the decided outcome.
  3. Results for these offers will only take into account occurrences deriving from the actual play.
  4. All connotations related to the bet must be fully and unquestionably complied with for the bet to be deemed as winning, regardless of any possible conflict with the sport-specific rules, or with any potential interpretation based on previous or current presentation of offers related to events in that particular sport and the way these are normally presented in DraftKings Sportsbook. Bets will be settled as void should it still be impossible to determine a winning outcome.
  5. While all necessary precaution has been taken by DraftKings to ensure a superior user experience, it is to be understood that markets might fluctuate in such a way that at any given point in time these do not present an enhanced value comparable to related odds currently present on site.

Mythical 2/3 Ball

‘Mythical 2/3 Balls’ are a type of Golf bet which allows you to bet between 2 or 3 golfers who are not in direct competition.

Correlated Parlays

For selected events, and without prejudice to Sportsbook Game Conditions, Paragraph 5, Clause 4, DraftKings will allow users to place bets combining outcomes and occurrences from the same event (aka intra-event combinations), either through pre-established combinations present in its Sportsbook or through the BetBuilder functionality. Unless otherwise stated, either in conjunction with the bet offer or in the Sport-specific rules, settlement will be based as per the rules governing the particular sport the bet refers to. All listed occurrences must be fully accomplished for the bet to be considered as winning and any ties will be considered as a LOST outcome, unless otherwise stated within the offer (Example: A bet on Team X to win and a player on Team X to score more than 2 touchdowns will be considered as LOST should the listed team win and the player score exactly 2 touchdowns). Should any part of an intra-event combination be settled as “VOID” in accordance with the respective Sport-Specific rules (Example: the intra-event combination included a bet on Player X to score but the listed player did not start the game when the Sport-Specific rules required them to), the related selections emanating from the same event will also be settled with odds 1.00. In cases of abandoned events, all pending bets will be settled as void with the exception of those the outcome of which has already been decided and no further play could produce a different outcome.

Teaser+

“Teaser+” allows the user the possibility to allocate the same pre-set amount of points to all outcomes present in a parlay containing Spreads, Totals or a combination of both. Example: User combines NFL Team X +6.5 points in a parlay with Over 41 points in the NFL game between Team Y and Team Z. By choosing the “Teaser+ Football 6 points” option, the lines and odds get recalculated into a parlay featuring Team X +12.5 points (previously +6.5), combined with Over 35 points (previously Over 41). Should any part of a “Teaser+” bet be settled as void (push), that particular selection will be excluded from the parlay and the computation of odds/payout will be re-adjusted accordingly.

Rest of the game

Bets referring to “Rest of the game” or similar will consider only outcomes and occurrences obtained from the time of bet placement until the end of the listed timeframe, thus disregarding any occurrences registered before the time the bet was placed and accepted.

Bets on specific timeframes/intervals

Bets on specific timeframes/intervals (example: Game result between 60:00-89:59), will consider only outcomes and occurrences accumulated during the specified timeframe/interval. Settlement will not take into account any other points/goals/events tallied from other parts of the event/game outside the specified timeframe/interval, including stoppage/injury time, unless specified.