Official betting is settled on the final result of a game as outlined by its official governing body. This includes overtime scores. If a game is abandoned before the start of play, all bets will be voided and stakes returned. However, if the game is rescheduled and played on the same day, bets will stand.
In markets that include two or more players for match bets, all players must start the game to be considered live. This is irrespective of whether they enter the game after its starting time or are deemed inactive. In the event of a draw, all bets will be paid out as per their price.
Betting on your own team
If you’re a fan of one particular NBA or NHL team, then placing a bet on them is likely something you’ll want to do. However, it’s important to remember that you should be able to remove any bias from your betting decision and pick the most likely outcome of the match. If you’re unable to do this, then placing bets on your favourite team could lead to problems if they lose.