For ante-post bets, divisional play-offs do not count for the purposes of Divisional each-way betting, ie bets are settled on Final League placings before play-offs. Any subsequent demotions/points deductions after the last game of the season on the basis ‘all in play or not’.
All soccer bets will be settled in accordance with OPTA Index results unless otherwise specified.
Bets are accepted on all football where www.paddypower.com offer prices.
Where a bet is accepted on a match where no prices are on offer then that selection will be treated as a non-runner, but the remainder of any accumulative bet will stand provided there are not fewer than the stipulated minimum number of matches in the bet.
All bets on football are automatically on the basis of 90 minutes play unless otherwise stated. 90 minutes play includes time added on by referee for stoppages. This includes all special markets such as first goalscorer, number of corners, number of goals etc.
Settlement will be at the price prevailing at the time the bet was placed and confirmed. Dates and kick-off times of matches shown on our website are for guidance purposes only. Bets will be accepted up until the advertised kick-off time.
Paddy Power reserves the right to void or stand any bet inadvertently accepted after the betting has closed or where the event was resolved or at a stage where the customer could have any indication of the outcome.
If the venue of a match is other than is indicated on our website the bet will stand provided the match has not been switched to the opponent's ground, in which case the match will be declared void.
An unplayed or postponed match that is not played within 24 hours of the original kick off time (official kick off time as opposed to Paddy Power's time) will be treated as a non-runner for settling purposes.
If an accumulator is reduced by non-runners the bet will stand irrespective of the minimum requirements laid down in these rules.In the event of an abandoned match all bets on special spreads will be void unless the maximum quote has been obtained. For example should a customer back 12 or more corners in a match and that match is abandoned when 13 corners have already been taken then that bet is a winner with all other bets on corners losers. Bets on 'Number of Corners' refers to corners taken and not corners awarded.
The minimum number of selections allowed in any football bet is as advertised or as detailed at the head of each list on our website coupons.
Bets which do not meet the minimum requirements, except as provided elsewhere in these rules, will be void.
Any match which is abandoned before completion of the match (i.e. 90 mins.) will be void unless an official result is declared by those teams' governing body within 24 hours of postponement, in which case that official result will govern win/draw/win settlement. All other markets will be void unless their result is already decided. When an abandoned match(es) reduces the clients bet to below the permitted minimum for a list the bet will stand, with the void match(es) treated as non-runners for settling purposes. This ruling does not apply to bets involving First Goalscorer which will stand provided a goal has been scored prior to abandonment. Bets on Last Goalscorer will be void in the event of abandonment.For the purpose of deciding results on 'Handicap Betting', a number of goals (or half goals) is added to, or subtracted from, the total goals scored by the away team. Settlement of any handicap betting will be at the special odds shown alongside the match(es), using the actual score in the match adjusted for the handicap.
Bets taken on First goalscorer will be void if that player does not take part in the game or if he comes on after the first goal is scored. Bets taken on Last goalscorer will be void if that player does not take part in the game. Every effort is made to quote 1st/last player to score odds for all possible players. However, odds for other players are available on request and will count as winners if they score the first/last goal even if they are not named in our lists.
Bets on last goalscorer will be void if that player does not take part in the game or does not come on as a substitute. In the event of a dispute over the award of a goal for First/Last goalscorer or scorer special purposes, settlement will be in accordance with the result given by Opta Index within 24 hours of the final whistle. Any subsequent changes to the result will be ignored for settlement purposes.
Each-Way 1st Goalscorer Betting
Each way bets will be settled on 1st goal, 2nd goal,3rd goal,4th goal and 5th goal only. Players who do not score until after the 5th goal has been scored will be treated as losing selections. If less than 5 goals are scored in any given match Paddy Power will settle bets on those goals that are scored. If no goals are scored, all each-way bets will be regarded as losing bets. If a player enters the field of play after the 1st goal is scored, both the win and place part of the bet will be voided unless the first goal is an own goal in which case bets will stand. If a player is sent off or substituted before the first goal is scored, bets on that selection are deemed as losers. If a player scores the first goal of the match, both his win and place part are winners.If a player scores the 2nd , 3rd, 4th or 5thgoal, only his place part is a winner.
A player cannot be placed twice i.e. if he scores the 2nd and 3rd goal only the 2nd goal is deemed a winner. Each way bets on no goalscorer, last goalscorer, 1st team goalscorers and scorecasts are not accepted. If any such bets are taken in error then the full stake will be invested as a win-only bet. Place only betting is not accepted. Extra-time does not count. Own goals do not count. In cases where an own goal is one of the first 5 goals then the 6th goal will be settled as a winner on the place part of the each-way bet. If two of the first five goals are own goals then the sixth and seventh goals will be settled as winners on the place part of the each-way bet. If three of the first 5 goals are own goals then the sixth,seventh and eigth goals will be settled as winners on the place part of the each way bet. In all other cases Paddy Power football rules apply. Own goals do not count for settlement of first/last goalscorer bets.
For bets taken on Man of the Match: Any player who takes the field for any part of a match will be considered as a runner for settlement purposes. Only players not in the squad or unused substitutes will be considered non-runners.
For bets on 'Anytime Goalscorer': Players will be considered to be a runner and bets will stand, should he play any part in the match. Goals scored in normal time only count for this market. Goals scored in extra time or in a penalty shoot-out do not count. Own goals do not count.
Betting on Number of Corners/ Number of Goals/ Bookings
These are known as ‘Special Spreads’. Bets on special spreads are only accepted on games for which we advertise them.
Bets on 'Number of Goals' include own goals.
Bets on 'Half-Time Result' are settled on the result of a match at half-time including all injury and stoppage time.
Bets on 'Card Index' are settled as follows: Yellow Card = 10 points; Red Card = 25 points. If a player is shown a yellow card and subsequently sent off this counts as 35 points. Bookings will only count for players taking part in the match. Bookings of managers, coaches or players who are yet to participate in the game (ie. substitutes) do not count.
Market: 'To Be Booked'
For bets on 'Player to be booked': Players will be considered to be a runner and bets will stand should he play any part in the match. Only bookings in normal time (90 mins play) count. Any bookings made during half time will count, however, bookings made after the final whistle do not count. Bookings of players yet to participate in the game (ie. substitutes) do not count.
Market: 'Goal & Booking Special'
Rulings for 'Anytime Goalscorer' and 'Player To Be Booked' will apply. Where either player takes no part in the game, bet will be settled accordingly as a single. Where both players take no part in the game, bets will be void.
Any bookings made during half time will count, however bookings made after the final whistle do not count. Restrictions apply as to what special spread selections can be combined with in accumulative bets. This will be indicated on the website.
For first booking if more than one player being booked in the same incident the first player to be shown a card by the match referee shall be deemed the winner. Both yellow and red cards count for this market.
Man Of The Match
This market is settled in accordance with the Man Of The Match award presented by Sky Television in their main broadcast of a match. No other medium of Sky will be considered for the purposes of settlement e.g. Skysports.com In the event of Sky not presenting a man of the match award in their main broadcast all bets will be void. For settling purposes, any player on the pitch for any length of time throughout the match can be given "Man of the Match". All other soccer betting offered is settled firstly, in accordance with the special rules issued for such events and secondly, by our general on-line betting rules.
(First player to score/correct score doubles) are now available on selected matches. To win you must successfully forecast both the player who will score the first goal in a selected match and also the correct score after 90 minutes play. If a player is selected who comes on after the first goal has been scored or does not take part in the match, the bet will be settled as a correct score single. In the event of a match being abandoned, bets will be void unless a goal has been scored prior to abandonment, when bets will be settled as singles on the selected first goalscorer at the appropriate odds. In the eventuality of all goals in the match being own goals, all bets will be settled as correct score singles at the correct score odds only.
The winning selection is the team that scores more goals than its mythical opponent in their respective next fixtures. If both teams score the same number of goals, the draw is the winning selection. The respective next fixtures of both teams are displayed on the Paddy Power website and/or coupons. If a team’s next fixture is played on a different day from that displayed on the Paddy Power website and/or coupons, all mythical match-bets involving this team will be void. A team’s next fixture must be completed and have its result upheld by the competition’s official governing body (e.g. the F.A. Premier League) in order for mythical match-bets involving this team to stand. In the case of a fixture not starting or being shortened due to external factors (e.g. unplayable conditions, security concerns, technical faults etc) all mythical match-bets involving either of the two competing teams will be void. If a match-official shortens a match for any reason (e.g. foul-play) all mythical match-bets involving either of the two competing teams will be void.
In Running Goalscorer Betting
Own Goals do not count for 1st/2nd etc goalscorer. If any goal is an own goal the result of the following goalscorer market will count for the settlement of the original one. E.g. 2nd goal of the game is an own goal. The scorer of the 3rd goal will be settled as the winner for both the 2nd goalscorer and 3rd goalscorer markets.
A Double Chance bet allows you to cover two of the three possible outcomes in a football match with one bet.
Home Team and Draw - Your bet is a winner if the home team wins or draws the match.
Away Team and Draw - Your bet is a winner if the away team wins or draws the match.
Home Team and Away Team - Your bet is a winner if the home team or the away team wins the match.
Normal 90 minute betting rules apply.
The goal minutes market is the total of the time in minutes of each goal scored. A goal scored in the 10th minute will be settled as 10 - i.e. goal time = 23mins 25secs, this is the 24th min and will be settled as 24.
All in jury time goals will be counted as either 45 for injury time at the end of the first half or 90 for injury time at the end of the second half.
This bet is 90mins only - extra time and penalties do not count.
For team goal minutes own goals count for the team that are awarded the goal.
Insurebet First Goalscorer
Price offered is for the player to score the first goal of the match. If the player fails to score the first goal of the match but does score a goal in the match then the bet stake is returned.
For the purpose of settlement , results will be obtained from www.sportinglife.com.
Own goals can count for settlement purposes in the case where the preceding touch was by a member of the attacking team.
In the case where a penalty is scored , the player to have been fouled for the penalty or to have played the final ball before the penalty was awarded is deemed to be the winner in this market unless that player has also scored the penalty.
Bets taken on 1st assist will be void if that player does not take part in the game or if he comes on after the first goal is scored (and where an assist is awarded for that goal).
If a player enters the field of play after the 1st goal is scored(and where an assist is awarded for that goal), the bet will be voided. If a player is sent off or substituted before the first goal is scored(and where an assist is awarded for that goal), bets on that selection are deemed as losers.
(Player to score/match result doubles)
To win you must successfully forecast both a player to score in a selected match and also the match result after normal time. If a player is selected who takes no part in the match then all bets will be void regardless of the match result. In the event of a match being abandoned, all bets will be void.
Enhanced Odds Specials
Customers may only bet on one enhanced odds offer for any one match, we reserve the right to void bets when customers have placed more than one bet.
An Asian Handicap is a market where a handicap is applied to the match in order to make the prices more equal.
The favourite in a match will have a negative handicap represented with a (-) symbol and will have to win by more goals than the handicap in order to be a winner. The outsider in the match will receive a positive handicap represented with a (+) symbol which will be added to the final score. The handicap will be added to one side only. Half-Time Asian Handicap markets will be settled on the half-time result.
There are three types of Asian Handicap:
i) Whole Ball Handicap (e.g. Team A -0, Team A -1.0, Team A -2.0)
The handicap is applied to the final result of the match and the team with the most goals after the handicap has been applied will be the winner. If the number of goals for each team are level after the handicap has been applied, it will result in a push with the stake being returned.
Team A -2.0, Team B +2.0
- If Team A win by three or more goals then all bets on Team A will be winners and bets on Team B will be losers
- If Team A win by exactly two goals then all bets on the market will be pushed and the bet stake returned on both sides
- If Team A win by exactly one goal, the match ends in a draw or Team B win the match then all bets on Team B will be winners and bets on Team A will be losers
ii) Half Ball Handicaps (e.g. Team A -0.5, Team A -1.5, Team A -2.5)
The handicap is applied to the final result of the match and the team with the most goals after the handicap has been applied will be the winner.
Team A -1.5, Team B +1.5
- If Team A win by two or more goals then all bets on Team A will be winners and bets on Team B will be losers.
- If Team A win by exactly one goal, the match ends in a draw or Team B win the match then all bets on Team B will be winners and bets on Team A will be losers.
iii) Split Ball Handicaps (e.g. Team A -0 & -0.5, Team A -0.5 & -1.0, Team A -1.0 & -1.5)
A split ball handicap is where the level of favouritism is between a half ball and a whole ball. In this case, your stake is being split equally between the whole ball and half ball handicaps.
Team A -1.0 & -1.5, Team B +1.0 & +1.5
If you place a €100 bet on Team A -1.0 & -1.5 then your bet is split into two €50 bets. The first bet is on the Whole Ball Handicap (Team A -1.0) and the second bet is on the Half Ball Handicap (Team A -1.5)
- If Team A win by two or more goals then all bets on Team A will be winners and bets on Team B will be losers.
- If Team A Win by exactly one goal then the stake on Team A -1.0 will be refunded and the stake on Team A -1.5 will be a loser. The stake on Team B +1.0 will be refunded and the stake on Team B +1.5 will be a winner.
- If the match ends in a draw or Team B win the match then all bets on Team B will be winners and bets on Team A will be losers.
Time of Bets
Bets on 'Time of the 1st/last goal', 'Time of 1st corner', 'Time of 1st booking' and interval bets will be settled as the time shown by the major UK T.V. station broadcasting the match. For 'Time of 1st corner' market, the time that the corner is taken will count. For 'Time of 1st booking' market, the time that the player is shown the card will count. In the event of a dispute, the decision of Opta Index will be final. If the match is not covered on British T.V. or by Opta, the verdict of the majority of the following websites will be final: