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SCHEDULE 1

RULES FOR THE CONTROL OF BOOKMAKERS AND THE MANAGEMENT AND CONTROL OF BETTING ROOMS, MADE BY THE KWAZULU-NATAL BOOKMAKERS’ CONTROL COMMITTEE IN TERMS OF REGULATION 10 OF THE HORSE RACING AND BETTING CONTROL REGULATIONS.

ARRANGEMENT OF RULES

SECTION A

DEFINITIONS

  1. Definitions

SECTION B

GENERAL RULES (INCORPORATING HORSERACING, SPORT EVENTS & OTHER CONTINGENCIES)

  1. Application of Rules
  2. Cut-off time to accept and process bets
  3. Collection of winning bets
  4. Reduction of odds on connected bet
  5. Settlement of related Bet
  6. Calculation of key bet
  7. Confidentiality of betting transactions
  8. Void bets and invalid selection
  9. Possibility to win
  10. Acceptance of bets
  11. Error in communication of official fixed price
  12. Settling
  13. Rules for other contingencies

SECTION C

BETTING RULES FOR HORSERACING

  1. Ante post bets
  2. Display of odds
  3. Betting with a run
  4. Deductions
  5. Postponed races
  6. Change of venue or track
  7. Dead heats
  8. Starting prices and tote odds
  9. Place betting at fixed odds
  10. Races re-run

SECTION D

BETTING RULES FOR SPORTING EVENTS (OTHER THAN HORSERACING)

  1. Application of this section
  2. Void bets
  3. Soccer (Football)
  4. Athletics and Swimming
  5. Boxing
  6. Cricket
  7. Golf
  8. Motor racing
  9. Rugby
  10. American Football
  11. Tennis

SECTION E

SPREAD BETTING

  1. Betting rules for spread betting
  2. Sport provisions

SECTION A

DEFINITIONS

  1. In these rules unless the context indicates otherwise –
    • a place bet means a bet on a participant being placed in accordance with the rules of the particular race, sporting event or contingency;
    • all clear means an official announcement confirming a result after which payouts are claimable;
    • ante post bet means  in the case of horseracing, any bet accepted by a bookmaker before the final field is declared; and “ante post bet’’ in the case of  sports, sporting events, other events or contingencies means any bet accepted by a bookmaker prior to seven days before the sport, sporting event, other event or contingency is scheduled to commence;
    • betting in running means a process when quotes or prices on selected events or contestants are updated during the event arising in betting occurring after the official start but before the official end of an event and “in–running” has a corresponding meaning ; ( SEE ANNEXURE D)
    • betting ticket means a document, adequately identifying all information in betting transactions either physically handed to a patron or appearing within the patron’s account information reflected on the wagering system;
    • bookmaker means a person who directly or indirectly lays fixed-odds bets or open bets with members of the public or other bookmakers, or places such bets with other bookmakers or with the holder of a totalisator licence; ‘‘contingency’’ means an event or occurrence of which the outcome is uncertain or unknown to any person until it happens; “connected bet means a multiple bet where the same selection is picked for two or more different events;
    • customer means a person who places a bet with a licensed bookmaker or totalisator operator, and “punter”, and “investor”, and “bettor” have corresponding meanings;
    • deduction means a deduction as calculated in accordance with Annexure A;
    • fixed-odds bet means a bet on one or more contingencies in which odds are agreed at the time the bet is placed;
    • fixed place bet means a place bet at fixed-odds that are agreed upon prior to the event subject to there being no deductions or dead heats;
    • fixed win bet means a win bet at fixed-odds agreed upon prior to the event subject to there being no deductions or dead heats; "full accumulative multiple odds" means the odds of a multiple bet, calculated by multiplying the odds of the first selection plus one, by the odds of the second selection plus one, by the odds of the third selection plus one, and so on for further selections, and the product thereof minus one, as illustrated in the formula as contemplated in Annexure B;
    • group betting means betting on specified groups of players to achieve the lowest individual aggregate, or best placing for the tournament irrespective of how far each player progresses;
    • key bet means a place bet where the selection finishes in either first or second position;
    • late withdrawal means a withdrawal that occurs after the official starting price has been disseminated by the Betdata dissemination facility and the betting could not be revised as a result of the time at which the withdrawal took place;
    • lay a bet means the acceptance by a licensed bookmaker of a bet and “laying a bet” has a corresponding meaning;
    • licensed premises means specific premises that are named or described in a bookmaker's licence;
    • match betting means  betting on specified pairings to achieve the higher placing, or  the lowest individual aggregate score, for the whole tournament, on a selected day or over a number of selected days;
    • match play means any sporting event limited to two participants;
    • match race means a horse race limited to two participants;
    • multiple bet means a bet involving more than one selection in different horse races, sporting events or contingencies, combined to form one bet, and “multiple event bet” or “all to come” have corresponding meanings; "BETDATA dissemination facility" means the provider of an electronic transmission service to subscribers, of betting data, betting information or sounds and images relating to betting upon any contingency; "official fixed price" means the betting price set in respect of a contingency and either disseminated from a race track for public consumption or transmitted by the Betdata dissemination facility to those licensed bookmakers in South Africa who or which subscribe to such Betdata dissemination facility;
    • other contingency means any lawful event or contingency other than horseracing or a sporting contest and "other contingencies" has a corresponding meaning;
    • place a bet means to stake money or a valuable thing in anticipation of financial gain should the bet win;
    • related bet means a bet where the outcome of one part of the bet contributes directly to the outcome of the other;
    • scratching means a participant has been withdrawn from a particular race or event prior to the start thereof, and “withdrawal” has a corresponding meaning;
    • single bet means a selection of a single contestant for a bet in a horse race, sporting event, other event or contingency, and “single event bet” has a corresponding meaning;
    • selection means a choice made by a customer of a contestant or contestants in any horse race, sporting event, other event or contingency, for the purposes of placing a bet;
    • starting price means the official fixed price of the selected contestant at the commencement of the event;
    • starting price win means a bet where the starting price is used when the contestant is placed first in an event;
    • stake means the monetary outlay by the customer in placing a bet;
    • win means the profit portion of a winning bet;
    • win bet means any bet where the person who placed the bet correctly predicted the result of the event or contingency or combination thereof in respect of which the bet was placed;
    • with a run bet means any bet accepted by a bookmaker after the final field is declared in the case of horseracing, and in the case of sports, sporting events, other events or contingencies means any bet accepted by a bookmaker within seven days of the scheduled commencement of the sport, sporting event, other event or contingency and “given a run bet” and “with a run” have corresponding meanings; “wooden spoon bet” means a fixed odds bet on a selection to finish last in a sporting event involving three or more participants

SECTION B

GENERAL RULES

(Incorporating Horse Racing, Sport Events & Other Events and Contingencies)

Application of Rules

  1. The following rules are binding on all bookmakers and customers who place bets with bookmakers in KwaZulu-Natal, in addition to the rights, duties and obligations, imposed on bookmakers in terms of the Regulation of Racing and Betting Ordinance, 1957 (Ordinance No. 28 of 1957) (hereinafter referred to as “the Ordinance”) and the regulations made thereunder.

Cut-off time to accept and process bets

    1. A bookmaker shall, subject to the provisions of the relevant legislation, close all betting on an event on which the bet is sought to be placed within thirty seconds after the event has officially started: Provided that where the event is expected to last less than 30 seconds, betting shall be closed at the commencement of the event.
    2. In the event that a bookmaker makes use of an independent service provider to close all betting on an event on its behalf, the onus shall remain on the bookmaker to ensure that the provisions of sub-rule (1) are complied with.
    3. Any selections placed contrary to sub-rule (1) shall be null and void.

Collection of winning bets

    1. In the event that any money due from any winning bet payable by a bookmaker is not collected within a period of 90 days from the date on which the contingency, in respect of which such bet was placed, or took place, such a bet shall be payable at the discretion of the relevant bookmaker: Provided that the tax on such a bet has been paid.
    2. A bookmaker shall, in a prominent position within that bookmaker's licensed premises or website, if applicable, display a notice, informing the public that winnings in respect of any bet must be claimed within a period of 90 days from the date on which the winnings become payable or such longer period as the bookmaker may allow.

Calculation of Multiple Bets

  1. All multiple bets shall be calculated at the minimum of full accumulative multiple odds.

Settlement of related bet and Reduction of odds on connected bet

    1. Where a bookmaker offers various betting opportunities or selections on the same match, competition, event or contingency, these selections cannot be deliberately combined in a manner in which the bet constitutes a related bet.
    2. Notwithstanding rule 5 -
      1. If a related bet has been accepted by a bookmaker in error, it will be settled
        1. in the case of a related bet consisting of two selections, by splitting the related bet into two single bets and by equally dividing the stake unit amongst the two single bets so created at the applicable odds; and
        2. in the case of a related bet consisting of more than two selections, by splitting the related bet into as many new bets as is necessary to delink the related selections comprising the bet and by equally dividing the stake unit amongst the new bets so created at the applicable full accumulative multiple odds; or
      2. If a connected bet is accepted by a bookmaker, the full accumulative multiple odds on the relevant selections comprising the connected bet may be reduced by an amount agreed by the bookmaker and customer at the time that the bet is struck.

Calculation of key bet

  1. odds for a key bet are calculated as a percentage of the bookmaker’s fixed- odds win price, depending on the number of runners.
  2. In the event of a scratching and the race has four runners or less, the key bets that –
    1. ,do not form part of an all to come, are void; and
    2. are included in the all to come will be recalculated by excluding the key bet leg.
  3. A bookmaker laying a key bet shall display its prices on a betting display indicator or its notice board.

Confidentiality of betting transactions

  1. All betting transactions between a bookmaker and a customer or another bookmaker shall –
    1. be strictly private; and
    2. not be divulged to any third party, other than –
      1. an appointed officer;
      2. an inspector appointed in terms of the relevant legislation;
      3. a police official as defined in section 1 of the Criminal Procedure Act, 1977 (Act No. 51 of 1977); or
      4. a person specially authorised thereto in terms of any legislation,  where this is done in terms of an order of a competent court or where the customer has consented thereto.

Void bets and invalid selection

    1. Where a void bet has been made the stake money shall be returned to the customer.
    2. Where an invalid selection in a single bet has been made, the bet shall be void.
    3. Where a scratched selection in a single bet has been made, the bet shall be void except if the bet was an ante post bet.
    4. Where an invalid selection and subsequent scratching in a multiple bet has been made the –
      1. selection shall be ignored; and
      2. stake shall run onto the other selection in the bet at the price indicated on the ticket issued.
    5. The calculation contemplated in sub-rule (4) shall be at full accumulative multiple odds.

Possibility to win

    1. There must be a possibility for either party to win at the time the bet is made, failing which the bet shall be void.
    2. All bets on contingencies which have already arisen shall be void.

Acceptance of bets

    1. A bookmaker is not compelled to accept any bet or any type of bet.
    2. A bookmaker may not offer a wooden spoon bet on any horse racing event.
    3. A cash bet is concluded once a bookmaker issues a ticket to the customer in exchange for monetary value.
    4. A credit or deposit account bet is concluded by a bookmaker, when a bookmaker indicates to the customer that the bet has been accepted.

Error in communication of official fixed price

  1. All bets struck at an incorrectly disseminated or transmitted official fixed price which had earlier been incorrectly disseminated from the race track, or incorrectly transmitted by the Natal Bookmakers’ Society dissemination facility, and which are subsequently officially corrected, shall be settled at the corrected official fixed price, or at the starting price, whichever is the greater.

Settling

    1. Bookmakers shall pay out winning bets –
      1. in respect of horseracing, after the all clear has been given; or
      2. in respect of other sporting events or contingencies, once the medal ceremony, prize giving or podium presentation has been concluded.
    2. Subsequent disqualification, promotion of competitors, or any other change is irrelevant for the purposes of determining a betting result.
    3. Settling of all other bets not previously paid shall take place on demand, except –
      1. where a bookmaker –
        1. has reason to doubt that a person who is the holder of a winning betting ticket is the person who purchased the said ticket; or
        2. reasonably ought to know that a person who is the holder of a winning betting ticket is not the person who purchased the said ticket, the bookmaker shall require such person to furnish, in support of his or her claim for payment on the ticket, an affidavit setting out the grounds for the claim, and may thereupon withhold payment to such person until the expiry of 90 days calculated from the date upon which the winnings became payable; and
      2. where a person who makes a claim for payment on a winning bet placed with a bookmaker, alleges that the winning betting ticket has been lost or destroyed, the bookmaker concerned shall require such person to furnish, in support of his or her claim for payment on the ticket, an affidavit setting out the grounds for the claim and the factors on which it is alleged the ticket was lost, and may thereupon withhold payment to such person until the expiry of 90 days calculated from the date upon which the winnings became payable.
    4. In the event that a bookmaker makes payment to a person who made a claim for payment and who submitted an affidavit as contemplated in sub-rule (3), the bookmaker shall not make payment to any other subsequent claimant.
    5. The bookmaker shall retain, along with the records required to be retained in terms of the Regulation of Racing and Betting Ordinance, 1957, all affidavits contemplated in sub-rule (3).

Rules for other contingencies

  1. Rules 3 to 13 shall apply, with the necessary changes, to all betting relating to other contingencies, in those circumstances not specifically covered by these rules.

SECTION C

BETTING RULES FOR HORSERACING

Ante post bets

    1. With the exception of starting price win bets, should any selection not run for any reason other than the abandonment of the race itself –
      1. an ante post bet shall be lost and the customer shall forfeit his or her stake; and
      2. ante post bets struck on other horses in the race shall not be subject to any adjustment in betting odds.
    2. Where a race is abandoned, all ante post selections that are still live or undetermined, shall become void.
    3. Should a selected horse in any leg of a multiple event bet be scratched, withdrawn or not accepted prior to the bet becoming void or being won, the bet shall be regarded as lost, notwithstanding the fact that the race is abandoned.

Display of odds

    1. A bookmaker laying ante post bets shall display the betting odds on the betting display indicator, whether on its premises or on a website, and indicate betting odds against the name of each horse in the race.
    2. In all races on which a bookmaker is laying bets, betting odds shall be shown against each horse not officially scratched.
    3. Doubtful starters must be indicated as such.

Betting with a run

    1. Where a single bet is made with a run and the selected horse is scratched, the bet shall become void.
    2. All bets struck with a run on the remaining horses in a race where one or more horses have been scratched, shall be subject to the deductions detailed in Annexure A.
    3. Where a deduction applies to remaining horses in any event of a multiple event bet with a run bet, the -
      1. relevant deduction in terms of rule 18 and Annexure A shall be applied to the horses of the event where the scratching occurred; and
      2. entire bet recalculated in respect of the event from which the horse was scratched.
    4. Any bets with a run, struck after the official announcement of the withdrawal of one or more horses shall not be subject to any deduction, unless there is a further withdrawal or withdrawals.
    5. Where a race is abandoned, all relevant selections with a run shall become void.
    6. In starting price with a run multiple bets, the amount won on win bets shall be calculated and paid at the official starting prices, subject to the provisions of rule 22.

Deductions

    1. Where a horse is withdrawn before or after coming under starter’s orders, all fixed-odds selections on that horse shall be void, and all bets struck at fixed-odds on the remaining horses on the day of the race or with a run shall be subject to deduction.
    2. Any bets struck with a run after the official announcement of the withdrawal of one or more horses shall not be subject to any adjustment unless there are further withdrawals.
    3. Where a horse is withdrawn before or after coming under starter’s orders, all starting price selections on that horse shall be void.
    4. In the event of a late withdrawal all bets struck at starting price on the remaining horses in the race shall be subject to deduction. 
    5. Should two horses be withdrawn simultaneously and both are subject to a deduction on any winning bets, the deductions shall be applied consecutively and not simultaneously.
    6. Any odds that fall between two ranges as contemplated in Annexure A, will default to the lower deduction percentage.

Postponed races

  1. Where a race advertised to be run on a certain date is postponed to any future date – (a) all ante post bets on such race shall stand; (b) within 48 hours after the original advertised date at the same venue, all bets with a run shall stand; (c) more than 48 hours after its initial scheduling, the race shall be deemed to have been abandoned for betting purposes, and bets with a run shall be treated as described in rule 17.

Change of venue or track

  1. Where the venue of a race or track is changed from that originally advertised, the race shall be deemed to be abandoned for the purposes of all betting thereon and bets shall be treated as described in rule 19 mutatis mutandis.

Dead heats

    1. In the case of a dead heat in a match race, the selection shall be void, unless odds were offered on the outcome being a dead heat.
    2. In the case of a two horse dead heat in races other than match races, the customer shall in single win bets or multiple win bets, win the odds to half the stake and lose half the stake.
    3. In the case of a win bet being a multiple bet where –
      1. two races result in dead heats, the customer shall win the odds to one quarter of the stake and lose the other three quarters;
      2. three races result in dead heats, the customer shall win the odds to one eighth of the stake and lose the other seven eighths; or
      3. four races result in dead heats, the customer shall win the odds to one sixteenth of the stake and lose the other fifteen sixteenths.
    4. Notwithstanding the provisions of sub-rule (2), in the case of a three horse dead heat in a multiple win bet, where one race results in a triple dead heat, the customer shall win the odds to one third of the stake and lose the other two thirds of the amount staked.
    5. Notwithstanding rule 24, in this rule, the words "payable places" mean those official places on which a bookmaker offers fixed odds for place betting.
    6. In the event that horses dead heat in any of the official places, that number of places ranked below the place at which the dead heat occurs, corresponding in number to one less than the number of horses which dead heat, are deemed to be vacant places.
    7. If the number of horses involved in a dead heat is equal to or less than the number of vacant places which are also payable places, place bets are unaffected. 
    8. If the number of horses involved in a dead heat is higher than the number of vacant places which are also payable places, the place bets shall be recalculated as follows - 
      1. the stake amount will be divided by the number of horses involved in the dead heat and thereafter multiplied by the unfilled payable places; and
      2. the winning bettor  shall win the odds to the stake calculated in (a), and lose the other portion of the original stake.  

Starting prices

    1. In starting price win bets, the starting price shall be the last official fixed price disseminated either from the Betdata dissemination facility or from the race track as displayed on the betting board indicator at the start of the event.
    2. In the event of a late withdrawal, the starting price shall be the last price disseminated, subject to the adjustment reflected in Annexure A.
    3. In starting price bets, any limits to actual dividends, odds and payouts which apply, shall be prominently displayed and shall be made available at all times by the bookmaker.

Place betting at fixed odds

    1. In place betting at fixed odds –
      1. in races of 6-7 horses, the 1st and 2nd place will be payable; or
      2. in races of 8-13 horses, the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place will be payable:
      3. in races of 14 or more runners the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th places will be payable:
      Provided that if fewer than 6 horses participate no place bets will be paid.
    2. The number of horses reflected in sub rule (1) relate only to carded runners –  Reserve runners do not apply
    3. All place bets are subject to the rules relating to scratching, deductions and dead heats.
    4. A bookmaker laying place bets shall display betting odds on a betting display indicator or on a notice board.

Races re-run

    1. starting price bets shall be calculated and paid at the current price at the time the race is finally run;
    2. with a run selections on any horse, which started on the first occasion and which were subsequently scratched, shall be void and the deductions in terms of rule 18 shall apply; and
    3. ante-post bets shall stand.

SECTION D

BETTING RULES FOR SPORTING EVENTS (OTHER THAN HORSERACING)

Application of this section

    1. In all betting relating to sports, other than horseracing, the rules relating to betting on horses or contestants shall apply mutatis mutandis to all circumstances not covered by the provisions of this section.
    2. Annexure A shall apply to this section.
    3. Betting in-running shall apply to all sports and other contingencies.
    4. For settlement purposes in respect of sports event or contingencies, the medal ceremony, prize giving or podium presentation will count as the official result. 

Void bets

  1. Unless otherwise specified in the rules applying to a specific sport, where a fixed odds bet is placed on an individual or team and such individual or team –
    1. does not participate;
    2. is eliminated prior to the event through injury or sickness; or
    3. is eliminated from the competition due to a technical infringement, excluding mechanical breakdown, crash, fall or injury during the event, such selection is void. 

Soccer (Football)

    1. All soccer bets shall be settled on the score at full time, being 90 minutes played plus the referee’s optional time, unless the bet is struck to win outright, to lift the cup, or to progress to another round of the competition.
    2. Where a bet is struck to win outright, lift the cup or to progress to another round of the competition, there shall be no betting on the draw, as extra time, golden-goal or penalties may be required to decide the outcome. 
    3. Betting odds shall be displayed in respect of both teams and the draw.
    4. Betting odds on the home team should be displayed first, followed by the betting odds on the away team, alternatively it must be clearly indicated which is the home team: Provided that this rule does not apply if the teams are playing at a neutral venue.
    5. If a team plays a different opponent to that which is advertised, or if the venue of a match is the reverse of that displayed, or if the venue is changed to a neutral ground, all selections on that match shall become void.
      1. Should a match start and be abandoned prior to the completion of full time and should an official result be declared by the governing association of the match within 24 hours, relevant bets will be determined on that result, notwithstanding –
        1. any later changes to the result; or
        2. any error:
        Provided that selections which are dependent upon the number of goals scored, including handicap selections, are void.
      2. If a match is officially called off prior to its scheduled completion and an official match result is not declared by the relevant recognised governing body within 24 hours, selections in respect of which a result has not been determined at the time the match is called off are void: Provided that selections in respect of which a result has already been determined at the time the match is called off, stand.
      1. Settlement of first or last player to score bets shall be based on the goal scorer credited with the goal: Provided that own goals do not count.
      2. First player to score selections shall become void if the selected player does not participate or takes the field as a substitute after the first goal has been scored.  
      3. If a match is abandoned first player to score bets will stand: Provided that a goal has been scored.
    6. Selections on any matches that are postponed by more than 24 hours after the advertised date, or where there is a change of venue, shall be void.
    7. Bets are accepted up to kick-off time and any selection inadvertently made after kickoff time shall be void: Provided that bets
      1. to win outright;
      2. to lift the cup; or
      3. to progress to another round of the competition,
      may be struck after full time, as contemplated in rule 28, but prior to kick-off in the case of extra time and prior to the taking of the first penalty, in the case of a penalty shoot-out.
    8. Notwithstanding sub-rule (9), bets may be struck in running and selections may be made in running, provided that the phrase “in-running”, is clearly stated on the ticket.
      1. Bets relating to time will be settled according to the timing of the television broadcaster’s clock.
      2. Where no television broadcaster’s clock is available to use, or the game is not broadcast on television, then all affected bets will be settled according to the information published on the internet or by the Press Association.

Athletics and Swimming

  1. For settlement purposes the podium position or medal ceremony will count as the official result.

Boxing

    1. In the event of a contest being postponed for more than 24 hours or if one of the boxers is substituted, all selections will be void.
    2. Betting odds may be offered for a draw and in the event of a draw, bets on either boxer to win will be losing bets.
    3. If either boxer fails to answer the bell, his or her opponent will be deemed to have won the contest in the previous round.
    4. A points decision is effective on completion of the scheduled number of rounds: Provided that if for any reason a points decision is awarded before the full number of rounds is completed, bets will be settled on the round in which the fight was stopped.
    5. If for any reason the number of rounds scheduled is changed, all round by round selections will be void
    6. Notwithstanding rule 27 (c), where a boxer is disqualified by reason of technical infringement such as low-blows, eye-gouging and head butting, such boxer will be deemed to have lost and all bets shall stand.

Cricket

    1. In the case of limited over matches –
      1. all bets will be settled in accordance with official competition rules including matches where a reduction of overs takes place;
      2. if a match is abandoned due to outside interference and no official result is declared, all selections will be void;
      3. in a weather affected match, where the minimum number of overs necessary to declare a match or result, has not been bowled, all selections on the game will be void, except  for those bets where the contingency bet on, has already been concluded;
      4. bets on matches that are reduced in length but not abandoned, including in- running bets, will stand, provided that the match has been completed and an official result has been declared;
      5. all total runs bets on a single innings will stand regardless of how many overs have been bowled, if an official result is declared;
      6. bets will stand for all postponed matches, if they are played within 24 hours: Provided that, if there is a change of venue or team selection, selections will be declared void;
      7. when a match is tied –
        1. top batsman, top bowler and team total bets shall stand; and
        2. match selections are void unless tie betting is quoted; and
      8. in top batsman and top bowler betting, runs scored by an individual batsman betting, or wickets taken by individual bowlers betting, –
        1. selections on any player not in the starting eleven shall be void;
        2. selections shall become void in a match where at least one ball has not been bowled to both sides;
        3. top batsman and top bowler bets will stand so long as the player is picked to play in the match, irrespective of whether or not he or she bats or bowls;
        4. should a player not bat or not bowl in the match, such players will be deemed to have scored zero runs and to have taken zero wickets, as the case may be;  
        5. head to head bets require at least one ball to have been bowled and a minimum of 25 overs to have been bowled or the relevant innings to have been completed to stand: Provided that in the event of a tie, head to head selections will be void;  
        6. selections on an individual batsman’s runs will be void if he does not face at least one ball;  
        7. dead-heat rules apply for top batsman or bowler and catches betting; and
        8. if a match is abandoned before a bowler can complete his or her allotted overs or take more wickets than the other bowler, selections are void.
    2. In the case of five day matches –
      1. the top batsman and top bowler rules as contemplated in sub-rule (1) apply;
      2. at least one ball must be bowled for bets to stand, otherwise affected selections are void;
      3. if a match is officially abandoned due to outside interference and no official result is declared, then undecided selections on the match are void; and
      4. in the event of a tie, where both teams have completed two innings each and have the same score, dead-heat rules will apply, and bets on the draw will be losing bets.
      1. selections are void if the designated number of matches in the series is not completed, unless a sufficient number of matches have been played to determine the series; and
      2. correct score selections shall be void if the stipulated number of matches is not played.
    3. In the case of series betting, whether in respect of  test cricket or one day cricket–
    4. In a tournament or series, where a bet on an outright winner has been placed and the trophy is shared due to a tie or a no result, dead-heat rules apply: Provided that bets on a team to win a final are void if the match ends in a tie.

Golf

      1. If a tournament is scheduled for 72 holes and play is abandoned for any reason, all selections on the outcome of the tournament are void, unless an official result is declared by the relevant recognised governing body within 48 hours.
      2. If a tournament is abandoned prior to completion of the scheduled number of holes, any selections relevant to holes to have been played after the point at which the tournament was abandoned, are void.
    1. If a tournament is suspended by the recognised governing body and no official result declared under circumstances where the balance of the tournament is intended to be rescheduled, all bets for which the result has not yet been determined stand until a result is declared by the relevant recognised governing body: Provided that, if a result is not declared within seven days of the original scheduled commencement date, all selections for which the result has not yet been determined are void.
      1. All outright bets are settled on the player who wins the trophy and any play-off holes will be taken into account when determining the winner of a tournament.
      2. In the case of place bets where there is a tie after completion of the predetermined number of holes, subject to subrules (1) and (2), the revised payout shall be calculated as follows –
        1. divide the face value of the sports bet, the original payout and the original stake, by the number of competitors involved in the tie, and
        2. multiply the figure obtained in (i) by the number of official placings to be filled by the competitors involved in the tie.
    2. Selections shall be void if any player fails to tee off in the first round and subsequent withdrawals are losers.
    3. Should a player tee off, all outright and match bets relevant to that player stand.
    4. The following applies to make the cut betting  –
      1. for a selection to stand the named player must play either 36 holes or 54 holes, depending upon the point at which the cut is made in that particular tournament; and
      2. a player is deemed to have made the cut if he or she is eligible to play in the round after the cut has been made, even if he or she chooses not to.
    5. The following applies to tournament group betting –
      1. selections shall become void on any player in that group who fails to start the tournament and deduction rules applicable to horse racing as contemplated in rule 18, shall apply on the remaining players in that group; and
      2. dead heat rules applicable to horse racing shall apply if two or more players tie for first place in the group.
    6. The following applies to tournament match betting –
      1. betting odds are quoted for the tie in match betting, where both players achieve the same overall score after 72 holes, irrespective of when the number of holes has been reduced: Provided that it is not fewer than 36 holes and an official result has been declared by the recognised governing body;
      2. if either player fails to participate in the tournament, or if the specific round is abandoned, selections on that match shall be void; 
      3. play-off holes do not count, unless the bet was made specifically to exclude the tie; and
      4. If one player misses the cut, the other is the winner and where both players miss the cut , the player with the lowest score when the cut is made, is  the winner.
    7. If two, three and four balls matches are played –
      1. all bets are settled on the lowest single round score over the specified 18 holes play and all 18 holes must be completed;
      2. if a player starts a round but fails to complete it, all bets on that player will be deemed losers regardless of score;
      3. all selections shall become void if the specified round is abandoned or if any one of the players fails to start the round;
      4. dead-heat rules applicable to horse racing shall apply for three and four ball matches, if more than one player achieves the lowest score, unless the betting odds on a tie are quoted;
      5. the betting odds for a tie will be quoted for two-ball match betting and where a tie occurs all bets on players are losers, unless it clearly states that betting is quoted with no tie;
      6. in the event of a player listed in a three or four-ball match withdrawing before the event has started, all selections on that specific three or four ball match are void;
      7. if for any reason a player withdraws or is disqualified during the tournament after he or she has teed off, all bets will stand on that three or four ball match; and
      8. if two or three players are tied on the same score they will be settled as a dead heat for betting purposes, unless they are involved in a playoff, where the winner of the three or four ball match is the golfer with the lowest finishing score: Provided that if all three or four golfers miss the cut, the player with the lowest score will be the winner.

Motor racing

    1. In the case of championship betting –
      1. bets stand on all drivers whether or not they participate: Provided that drivers must start at least one race;
      2. results will be determined based on the official points standings upon the initial declaration of the official result by the relevant recognised governing body of the final event for championship purposes; and
      3. the championship result will not be affected by any subsequent protests, processes or amendments to placings.
    2. In the case of Grand Prix betting –
      1. for settlement purposes the podium position or medal ceremony immediately after the race shall count as the official result;
      2. the result will not be affected by any subsequent protests, processes or amendments to placing;
      3. in the event that the number of laps in the race is reduced for any reason, bets will stand and the podium finish applied to determine the outcome of the event;
      4. selections will be void on any driver who withdraws from the race prior to the commencement of the warm-up lap;
      5. once the warm-up lap is underway, all contestants are under starter’s orders and all bets stand; and
      6. in the case of head-to-head betting between two drivers or cars, if either or both fails to finish, the outcome will be determined in accordance with which car or driver completes the most laps, even if the number of laps is reduced for any reason: Provided that where both are accredited with completing the same number of laps, dead heat rules apply.
    3. Any selections on the constructors’ title will stand whether they participate or not:
      Provided that one of the constructors’ cars must start at least one race.

Rugby

    1. All rugby bets shall be settled on the score at full time, being 80 minutes play, plus referees optional time, unless the bet is struck to win outright, to lift the cup, or to progress to another round of the competition.
    2. Where a bet is struck to progress to another round of the competition, or to lift the cup, or to win outright, there shall be no betting on the draw, as extra time or penalties may be required to decide the outcome: Provided that where both teams tie after extra time has been played, dead heat rules apply.
    3. Betting odds shall be displayed on both teams as well as the draw if applicable, and it shall be clearly indicated which is the home team. 
    4. Betting odds on a handicap tie, if applicable, will be quoted and if the game is a tie on handicap after 80 minutes, then all bets on either side for the win will be losers.
    5. If a team plays a different opponent to that which is advertised, or if the venue of a match is the reverse of that displayed, all selections on that match shall be void.
    6. Should a match be incomplete, abandoned or postponed, all selections shall be void, unless it is resumed or played within 24 hours of the original scheduled date.
    7. In the case of first try-scorer bets, –
      1. selections shall become void if the selected player does not take part in the starting line-up;
      2. if a match is abandoned first player to score bets shall stand where at least one try has been scored;
      3. where betting odds are offered on a penalty try, all bets on players to score the first try will be losers;
      4. where betting odds on a penalty try are not offered and the first try awarded is a penalty try, then the relevant bet will be determined on the basis of the try following the penalty try; and
      5. bets stand regardless of whether the player who is the subject of the bet or any other player takes or leaves the field or is dismissed from the game. 
    8. Any matches postponed by more than 24 hours after the advertised date or where there is a change of venue will be void. 

American Football

    1. The score at the end of play, including overtime, will be taken as the final result.
    2. Notwithstanding the provisions of sub-rule (1), first half and second half double bets shall be settled at the conclusion of regulation time.

Tennis

    1. A tennis match is deemed to have commenced with the first serve: Provided that if a match ends prematurely due to either player’s retirement or disqualification all match selections are void.
    2. If a match is postponed and rescheduled, all bets stand.
    3. If the match is not played within 24 hours, match selections are void.
    4. Bets stand regardless of any change of venue or court surface.
    5. In the case of sets betting, if the match does not start or is unfinished due to either players’ incapacity or disqualification, the relevant selections are void.
    6. In the event of a change in the total number of sets to be played:
      1. match bets will stand; and
      2. sets betting selections will be void.

SECTION E

SPREAD BETTING

Betting rules for spread betting

  1. In section E, unless the context otherwise indicates, the terms set out shall bear the following meanings –
    • going high means wagering that the result of a certain event will exceed the high point or offer price of the spread quote, and buying and has gone high and bought has a corresponding meaning;
    • going low  means wagering that the result of a certain event will be below the low point or bid price of the spread quote, and or selling and has gone low and sold has a corresponding meaning;
    • make-up means the final settlement price of a spread bet;
    • mid-point means the average of the bid and offer price or the going high and going low price;
    • spread bet means a bet laid by a bookmaker on the contingency that the outcome of a certain event will fall outside a spread margin;
    • spread margin  means the margin, expressed in points, set by a bookmaker of predicted outcomes of a certain event, and bid-offer price has a corresponding meaning; and
    • stop loss means the maximum amount of points on a spread market that can be won or lost, and stop win has a corresponding meaning. 
  2. A spread bet is placed by the customer staking a stated amount of money per point and going high or going low where the amount won or lost is directly related to the fixed amount per point wagered.
  3. Each spread bet shall be subject to the stop loss or stop win set by the bookmaker on each type of spread betting market offered by him or her.
  4. All stop losses or stop wins shall be displayed at all times in the betting room or displayed on the website of a bookmaker and, at the request of the player, shall be read out to the player.
  5. A player shall lose if the outcome of the event falls within the spread margin or the side of spread margin opposite to that on which he or she wagered.
  6. The size of a player’s win shall be determined by taking the lesser of – (a) the number of points difference between that point of the spread margin at which the player wagered and the stop loss or stop win on that side; and (b) the number of points difference between that point of the spread margin at  which the player wagered and the outcome of the event.
  7. The size of the player’s loss shall be determined by taking the lesser of –
    1. the number of points difference between that point of the spread margin opposite to that on which the player wagered and the stop loss or stop win on that side; and
    2. the number of points difference between that point of the spread margin opposite to that on which the player wagered and the outcome of the event.
    1. In certain events the bookmaker may allow the player to close his or her bet by either taking a profit or cutting a loss.
    2. If a player has gone high and he or she takes his or her profit or cuts his or her loss, the size of the player’s win or loss, as the case may be, shall be the difference between –
      1. the high point of the spread margin applicable when the bet was struck; and
      2. the low point of the spread margin applicable at the time that the profit is taken or the loss is cut.
    3. If a player has gone low and he or she takes his or her profit or cuts his loss, the size of the player’s win or loss, shall be the difference between –
      1. the low point of the spread margin applicable when the bet was struck; and
      2. the high point of the spread margin applicable at the time that the profit is taken or the loss is cut.

Sport provisions relating to spread betting

  1. Notwithstanding the provisions of rule 28 to rule 36 the following provisions shall apply to Sports spread betting –
    1. In relation to football –
      1. for any bets on the time of an event, such as first goal or first throw occurring in the match, settlement shall be determined by the official timing of the match where available or  alternatively bets will be settled on market consensus;
      2. a bet on the total number of points that a team will attain during the season shall not be affected by any points deducted after the completion of the season; and
      3. in any bet on the total shirt numbers of the goal scorers in a match, the shirt number of any scorer of an own goal shall be added to the total of shirt numbers of the team which is credited with the goal.
    2. In relation to cricket –
      1. all bets struck on the number of runs to be scored in the first innings of a one-day match shall be void if the side has not completed 90 percent of the original allocated overs, or 90 percent of any reduction of overs, unless the team has been dismissed; and
      2. in respect of a bet on a match between two batsmen, each shall go in to bat, and at least one ball shall be bowled to each for the bet to be valid.
    3. In relation to golf, in a bet on finishing positions where a position is tied, the average of the number of places allocated to the players involved in the tie for such position shall be used: Provided that in a playoff, the winner of the playoff shall be the winner.
    4. In relation to motor racing, any bet involving the winning margin of a Grand Prix race, the margin shall be rounded up or down to the nearest 1000th of a second.
    5. In relation to rugby –
      1. eight points shall be awarded for a penalty try on bets struck on the jersey numbers of try scorers; and
      2. every player shall retain his or her original number for the duration of the match.
    6. In relation to boxing, any bet involving the finishing time of the fight, all rounds shall be three minutes, and the finishing time shall be rounded up or down to the nearest minute.
    7. In relation to horse racing, a bet on finishing positions across a race day shall be void should the race meeting be abandoned.

Annexure A

ODDS OF WITHDRAWN HORSE OR DEDUCTIONS CONTESTANT

22 /1 and bigger No deduction
13/1 to 20/1 5 %
9/1 to 12/1 10 %
6/1 to 8/1 15 %
4/1 to 11/2 20 %
3/1 to 7/2 25 %
22/10 to 28/10 30 %
16/10 to 2/1 35 %
13/10 to 15/10 40 %
11/10 to 12/10 45 %
1/1 50 %
8/10 to 9/10 55 %
6/10 to 7/10 60 %
5/10 65 %
4/10 70 %
1/3 and shorter 80 %

Annexure B

Full Accumulative Multiple Odds : NOTES

  • Note 1)
    Formula for the calculation of Full Accumulative Multiple Odds (F.A.Odds)
    F.A.Odds = (O S1 + 1)(O S2 + 1)(O S3 + 1) – 1
    Where
    O S1 = Odds of the first selection
    O S2 = Odds of the second selection
    O S3 = Odds of the third selection

  • Note 2)
    Example (Maths)
    O S1 = 1/1
    O S2 = 2/1
    O S3 = 4/1
    F.A.Odds = (O S1 + 1)(O S2 + 1)(O S3 + 1) – 1
    = (1+1)(2+1)(4+1) – 1
    = (2)(3)(5) – 1
    = (2x3x5) – 1
    = 30 – 1
    = 29 [29/1]

 

Annexure C

LUCKY NUMBERS RULE

  1. All bets will be settled in accordance to the Lotto Numbers retrieved from the official Lotto Website (www.nationallottery.co.za) for the main Lotto Draw (SA Main Draw) done every Wednesday and Saturday, and the Lotto Plus (SA Plus Draw) done every Wednesday and Saturday, as well as the Powerball (SA Powa Draw) done every Tuesday and Friday. (Names in brackets are our names for respective draws). Bets will be settled in accordance to the lotto bodies around the world
  2. Betting will close half an hour prior to respective draws.
  3. Any bet taken after the official draw will be considered to be null and void.
  4. Bets on Predicting ball numbers (ie. predicting 1-4 correct ball numbers) all Seven balls drawn (ie first six balls plus the Bonus ball) are applicable. This applies to the SA Main Draw and the SA Plus Draw. This rule applies to respective international lotto and PowerBall draws.
  5. Bets on Predicting ball numbers for the SA Powa Draw and International PowerBall (ie predicting 1-4 correct ball numbers) only the first Five balls drawn apply to this bet, the PowerBall is not included.
  6. There is no payout if you select Four Numbers, and only three of these numbers are drawn.
  7. Bonus Ball Bets are applicable to the Bonus Ball Only, and to the PowerBall in the SA Powa Draw and any international PowerBall Draws.
  8. If for any reason a draw does not take place, or no result is announced, bets will stand provided a draw or result is done within 24 hours. If postponed more than 24 hours bets will be null and void.
  9. Lucky Number Bets cannot be combined with any other betting event.
  10. No Tax is deducted from this bet.
  11. Maximum win of R 100 000.00 per ticket permitted. Minimum bet R 5.00

 

The Following Bets and odds are available:

SA Main Draw and SA Plus Draw and any International Lotto Draws

Predict 1 Number 5/1
Predict 2 Numbers 50/1
Predict3 Numbers 350/1
Predict4 Numbers
(includes the Bonus Ball)
2200/1
Bonus Ball Lo-Hi
Lo = 1 to 24
Hi = 26- 49
25 is a losing bet
1/1
Bonus Ball Single
(Predicting BB to be a single digit number)
4/1
Predict Bonus Ball 47/1


SA Powa Draw and any International PowerBall Draws

Predict 1 Number 8/1
Predict 2 Numbers 80/1
Predict3Numbers 725/1
Predict4 Numbers (PowerBall not included) 6500/1
Predict PowerBall 18/1
Double 1+1 170/1
Treble 2+1 1550/1
Quad 3+1 14000/1
(picking 1,2,3 numbers plus the PowerBall)


Lucky numbers results shall be obtained from the following official sources:

SA Lotto www.nationallottery.co.za
SA Lotto Plus www.nationallottery.co.za
SA Powerball www.nationallottery.co.za
UK 49s www.49s.co.uk
Greek Powerball www.opap.gr
Hong Kong Lotto bet.hkjc.com
Spanish Lotto www.elgordo.com

 

Annexure D

In-Running Betting

“Betting In-Running” or “Live In-Running betting” refers to all bets that take place while an event is in progress, i.e. betting that occurs after the official start but before the official end of the event. The odds in respect thereof shall be continuously updated during the event to reflect the current status of the game. In-running betting is only available on certain sports.

 

For all bets placed in-running, the rules before the start will apply except where otherwise offered by a difference in selections, prices or markets offered.

 

Track And Ball reserves the right to suspend (and re-open) in-running betting during the event concerned. No such bets will be accepted when the betting is suspended.

 

Internet - In-running betting odds may be subject to a time delay (which may appear as a browser delay) prior to acceptance. If a price of a bet changes after it is requested but before the bet is accepted, the bet will be re-offered at the new price. A further time delay will apply if a new price is subsequently requested. If the bet is suspended after the price is requested, but prior to acceptance of the bet, the bet will be declined if you attempt to place the bet.

 

Telephone Betting - It is your responsibility to ensure that the details of all bets are correct when the bet is called out by you and thereafter confirmed by the operator. A bet is accepted when the operator verbally confirms the content of the bet and you accept that confirmation. A ticket will then be captured on your Online Account - bets may not be cancelled or changed by you under any circumstance.

 

Where a blatant or palpable error is made in transmission on any event on which there is live betting, bets will be settled at the correct price at the time at which the bets was placed.

 

Where we have reason to believe that a bet was placed after the outcome of an event is known, we reserve the right to void the bet. Where any in-running bet is not completed all bets on that event shall be void except bets where the contingency has already been determined.

 

Track And Ball reserves the right to amend the odds on any bet if that bet was placed during the period when betting should have been suspended for any reason.