Soccer

                                        General Rules


1. All markets (except halftime, first half markets, overtime and penalty shoot out) are considered for regular time only unless otherwise stated.

2. If a match is interrupted and continued within 48h after initial kickoff, all open bets will be settled with the final result. Otherwise, all undecided bets are considered void (The bet can be voided, before 48 hours has passed, in agreement between the client and Sportsbet.io).

3. Regular 90 Minutes: Markets are based on the result at the end of a scheduled 90 minutes play unless otherwise stated. This includes any added injury or stoppage time but does not include extra-time, time allocated for a penalty shootout or golden goal.

4. In case of unusual time periods (e.g. 3 periods of 30 minutes each), bets will stand as long as the total statutory time of the match is between 45 minutes and 120 minutes.

5. If the goal will be scored just after the bet was accepted, then the bet will be still valid.

Settlement and cancellation rules

1. If the market remains open when the following events have already taken place: goals, red or yellow-red cards and penalties, we reserve the right to void betting.

2. In the event of a match abandoned before the completion of 90 minutes play all undecided markets will be declared void.

3. If the market was opened with a missing or incorrect red card, we reserve the right to void betting.

4. If odds were offered with an incorrect match time (more than 5 minutes), we reserve the right to void betting.

5. If a wrong score is entered, all markets will be cancelled for the time when the incorrect score was displayed.

6. If a match is interrupted or postponed and is not continued within 48h after initial kick-off date betting will be void.

7. If the team names or category are displayed incorrectly, we reserve the right to void betting. If it is not an obvious mistake in the name then bets will stand.

Match Abandonments - Live

1. Official match abandoned before the completion of 90 minutes play will be void except for those tickets the outcome of which has already been determined at the time of abandonment.

2. Friendly match abandoned before the completion of 80 minutes play will be void except for those tickets the outcome of which has already been determined at the time of abandonment.

Booking Markets

1. Yellow card counts as 1, red card counts as 2. Second yellows are ignored for settlement purposes (e.g. maximum card count per player is 3).

2. Settlement will be made according to all available evidence of cards shown during the regular 90 minutes play.

3. Cards shown after the match are not considered.

4. Cards for non-players (already substituted players, managers, players on bench) are not considered.

Booking Points Markets

1. Yellow card counts as 10 points and red or yellow red cards as 25. The 2nd yellow for one player which leads to a yellow red card is not considered. As a consequence one player cannot cause more than 35 booking points

2. Settlement will be made according to all available evidence for cards shown during the regular 90 minutes play.

3. Cards shown after the match are not considered.

4. Cards for non-players (already substituted players, managers, players on bench)are not considered.

Corner Markets

1. Corners awarded but not taken are not considered.

Next Goalscorer

1. Own goals will not be considered for Next Goalscorer settlement purposes and are ignored.

2. All players who took part in the match since kick off or previous goal are considered as runners.

3. All players who are currently taking part are listed.

4. If for any reason an unlisted player scores a goal all bets on listed players stand.

5. Market will be settled based on TV insert and statistics provided by Press Association unless there is clear evidence that these statistics are not correct.

Anytime Goalscorer

1. Own goals will not be considered for Anytime Goalscorer settlement purposes and are ignored.

2. All players who took part in the match are considered as runners. If for any reason an unlisted player scores a goal all bets on listed players stand. If a player is listed but does not take part in the match, all related bets made on the player will be considered as void.

4. If a match hasn’t finished within 48h after initial kick off all bets are considered void even on players who already scored.

5. Market will be settled based on TV insert and statistics provided by Press Association unless there is clear evidence that these statistics are not correct.

Interval Markets

1. Markets will be settled based on the goal time announced by TV. If this is not available, the time according to the match clock is considered.

2. Goal Markets are settled based on the time the ball crosses the line, and not the time the kick is made.

3. Corner interval markets are settled based on the time the corner kick is taken and not the time the corner is conceded or awarded.

4. Booking interval markets are settled based on the time the card is shown and not the time the infringement is made.

5. Offsides will be settled based on the time when the referee gives the decision. This rule will be applied on any video assistant referee (VAR) situation.

5. Penalty markets will be settled based on the time when the referee gives the decision. This rule will be applied on any video assistant referee (VAR) situation. Penalties awarded but not taken are not considered.

6. For all 5 min/15 min interval markets, related to interval minutes 41-45/31-45, events (goals, corners) in added injury or stoppage time will be accounted for.

7. Event must happen between 0:00 and 09:59 to be classed in the first 10 minutes (e.g. a time period 11 to 20 minutes is 10:00 to 19:59). The designated 10 minute period must be completed for the bet to stand (unless the outcome of the specific market is already determined).

Next Scoring Type

  • Freekick: The goal has to be scored directly from the freekick or corner to qualify as a goal by freekick. Deflected shots count as long as the freekick or corner taker is awarded the goal
  • Penalty: Goal must be scored directly from the penalty. Goals after a rebound of a missed penalty do not count
  • Own Goal: If goal is declared as an own goal
  • Header: The scorers last touch has to be with the head
  • Shot: Goal has to be with any other part of the body than the head and the other types do not apply
  • No Goal

Will A Goal Be Scored Between xx-xx Mins?

  • Any goals in injury time count towards the bet. For example goal scored on 90+ minute added time counts towards the 76 - 90 minutes range.

Asian Handicap

Ordinarily, when you place a bet on soccer results, you’d choose between win, lose or draw. When it comes to full time results, Asian handicaps remove the possibility of a draw. You have two betting options, home or away. We then assign a weighted “handicap” that gives the underdog an advantage and the favourite a handicap.

There are different types of Asian handicap bets ranging from quarter goal to whole goal. These give you an idea of the team advantage over one another but also tell you how your bet is being placed. The result and handicap bet could mean winning your bet entirely, getting your entire stake refunded (Push), winning half and getting half your stake refunded (Half Win), losing half of your stake and the other half refunded (Half Lose) or losing.

Where Asian Handicap bets are placed In-Play, goals that have been awarded prior to bet placement are discounted for settlement purposes. The scoreline is treated as 0-0 at the time of bet placement. The odds of your selection and the choice of lines available will reflect this.

The Asian Handicap will appear on site like this:


Below are some examples of each type of Asian Handicap along with the scenarios of what would have happened with your bet depending on the different possible outcomes.

Asian Handicap 0.5/1.0
If you see this displayed, the game starts with the score of 0.75 (3/4 goal handicap). The underdog team has the advantage of a three-quarter goal.
Example - Newcastle United +0.5/+1 Vs Arsenal FC -0.5/-1


You bet on Newcastle United to win with +0.5/+1 Handicap.

  • If Newcastle United win, you win the bet
  • If the match ends in a draw, you win the bet due to the 0.75 goal advantage
  • If Arsenal FC win the game by one goal, you lose half of your stake and the other half is returned (Half Lose)
  • If Arsenal FC win the game by two or more goals the bet is a losing bet
Alternatively, you bet on Arsenal FC to win with -0.5/-1 Handicap.

  • If Arsenal FC lose, you lose the bet
  • If the match ends in a draw, you lose the bet due to the 0.75 handicap
  • If Arsenal FC win the game by one goal, you get half of your stake returned and the other half paid out at the stated odds (Half Win)
  • If Arsenal FC win the game by two or more goals you win the bet

Asian Handicap -1
In this case, the favourite starts with a single goal handicap. Due to it being a ‘whole’ goal disadvantage there is a possibility of having your whole stake refunded (see example below):
Example - Real Madrid -1 Vs Atletico Madrid +1


You bet on Real Madrid to win with -1 Handicap.

  • If Real Madrid wins by two or more goals, you win the bet (as the -1 handicap has been covered)
  • If Real Madrid wins the game by one goal, your stake is returned
  • If the game is a draw, you lose the bet
  • If Atletico Madrid wins, you lose the bet
Alternatively, you bet on Atletico Madrid to win with +1 Handicap.

  • If Atletico Madrid wins, you win the bet
  • If the match ends in a draw, you win the bet due to the one goal advantage
  • If Atletico Madrid loses by a single goal, you get your stake back (this negates the one goal advantage that was assigned)
  • If Real Madrid wins by two goals or more, you lose the bet (they have covered the one goal advantage)

Asian Handicap 0/0.5
With this Handicap Value, the underdog team has a quarter goal advantage:
Example - Manchester United 0/+0.5 Vs Chelsea FC 0/-0.5


You bet on Manchester United to win with 0/+0.5 Handicap.

  • If Chelsea FC wins the game, you lose the bet
  • If the match ends in a draw, your 0.25 advantage means you get half of your stake returned and the other half paid out at the stated odds (Half Win)
  • If Manchester United wins, you win the bet
Alternatively, you bet on Chelsea FC to win with 0/-0.5 Handicap.

  • If Chelsea FC wins, you win the bet
  • If the match ends in a draw, you -0.25 disadvantage means you lose half of your stake and the other half is returned to you (Half Lose)
  • If Manchester United wins, you lose the bet

Asian Handicap 0.5
With this Handicap Value the underdog starts with a half goal advantage. Betting on this value removes the possibility of stakes (or part of stakes) being returned:
Example - Chelsea +0.5 Vs Liverpool -0.5


You bet on Chelsea to win with 0.5 Handicap.

  • If Chelsea wins, you win the bet
  • If the match ends in a draw, you win the bet due to the 0.5 advantage
  • If Liverpool win, you lose the bet
Alternatively, you bet on Liverpool to win with -0.5 Handicap

  • If Liverpool win, you win the bet
  • If the match ends in a draw, you lose the bet due to the -0.5 handicap
  • If Chelsea Wins, you lose the bet

Additional Information on Asian Handicap
Occasionally the match will be competitive enough to have a ‘0’ value handicap. That is effectively the same market as ‘Draw no Bet’ where picking either team to win will result in your bet winning if the result going your way. In the event of a draw your entire stake will be refunded.
You may also see ‘bigger’ values assigned in some matches such as 1.75, 2.25 etc. These are still quarter and three quarter values and the favourite/underdog have been simply assigned a bigger handicap/advantage. The principle of how these outcomes work is the same as the one’s given in the above examples.

Note: The Asian Handicap placed In-play disregards the current match result. At the time of betting the current result is "reset" and the bet will be settled based only on the result of goals scored from the moment of betting. Note that under these circumstances the market is not settled based on the real outcome of the match. 

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