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Greyhound Pool Betting Rules

The following rules apply to all Britbet pool bets on greyhound racing.

The first section below includes some General Rules that apply. Below that there are Individual Pool Rules that apply specifically to each type of bet. If there is any disparity between the General Rules and the Individual Pool Rules, the Individual Pool Rules shall apply.

General Rules:

Introduction:

Britbet Racing LLP (“Britbet”) accepts pool bets on greyhound racing with bets entered into the relevant pool hosted by Britbet. Britbet is the counterparty to these bets. All winning bets will be settled and paid at the published Britbet dividends.

Britbet pools may include bets from various different customer channels, including the racetrack or third party outlets such as betting websites.

All Britbet pool bets are ‘pool’ bets whereby the winning return is calculated by reference to the amount of money staked in the pool and the eventual number of winning bets. There are no maximum limits to the amount of money that can be staked or won on a pool bet as the size of the pool provides a natural limit to the available winnings.

Where there is any disagreement as to the details or status of a bet, the Britbet records will be the primary source of evidence for the details/status of the bet.

Britbet may place bets into its pools for the purpose of providing some liquidity to improve the betting proposition offered to customers. In doing so it shall only use information that is available to other customers.

Racecard numbers and other data shown on racecourse screens are listed as a guide only.

The base currency for Britbet pools is Sterling (GBP). This means that certain data (including but not limited to Pool Units, Pool History, Unit Distribution and Winning Units) will be displayed in Sterling.

These rules may be amended from time to time.

Bet Placement:

No person under the age of 18 may place a bet. Any bets we believe to have been placed by or on behalf of a person under the age of 18 will be void.

It is the customer’s responsibility to check that the bet instructions are correct and to check the betting ticket receipt at the time of bet placement to ensure the details are as expected.

It is the customer’s responsibility to look after betting tickets once bets have been placed.

Customers must check payments (either winnings or change from bets) as claims for errors will not be considered once the customer has left the point of transaction.

The minimum total stake on any bet placed on a greyhound track is £2. Where pools are offered offcourse other minimum stakes may be offered, see point of sale for details.

If any “Each Way” bet is offered, this is effectively 2 bets – one into the Win pool and another bet into the Place pool. The minimum stake for an “Each Way” bet on the track is £2 each way, which is a total spend of £4.

Pool Management:

Britbet may decide, in its sole and absolute discretion, to suspend betting on a pool at any time.

Britbet also reserves the right to void a pool in its entirety or any bet(s) in order to: correct any obvious errors; maintain integrity and fairness in the Britbet pools; or if there has been a change to the format or events within a pool; or if Britbet believes any bet has been placed in contravention of its rules or the rules of a sports governing body or other relevant professional body.

Non-runners:

There are specific rules to cover any non-runner and dead-heat situations. These vary by bet type and details are available below in the Individual Pool Rules.

Britbet will aim to remove any non-runners when it becomes aware from an official source, and will use reasonable endeavours to do this before the off of any race. Where this has not been possible Britbet shall remove the non-runner bets from the pool before settlement.

The cut off for reserves replacing non-runners is typically around 90 minutes before the first race but may vary from meeting to meeting. Any bet placed on a greyhound that is subsequently replaced by a reserve will stand and be settled on that trap number. Customers can request that such bets are void before the off of any applicable race or the first race of any multi-leg bet that includes a reserve replacement.

Bets on the Favourite:

Bets on the unnamed favourite are not permitted on single leg pools e.g. Win, Place, First Two and First Three.

Bets on the unnamed favourite are permitted on multi-leg pools where specified in the Individual Pool Rules e.g. Placer.

Bets on the unnamed favourite are represented by the Industry Starting Price favourite. For joint or co-favourites the non-runner rule shall apply as specified in the Individual Pool Rules.

Result and Settlement:

From the total amount staked, each pool is subject to a deduction retained by Britbet.

The amount deducted from all Britbet greyhound pool bets placed on greyhound tracks is 34%.

Applicable taxes and levies may be deducted from the deductions made by Britbet. Dividends and customer winnings are not subject to any taxes or other deductions.

When calculating pool dividends, the deductions listed above are taken from the total gross pool to derive the net pool. Where there are multiple winning selections (e.g. Place pools) the net pool will be split equally by the number of pools described in the Individual Pool Rules below. The net pool (including any sub pool for multiple winning selections) is then divided by the total stakes on the winning selection to provide the winning dividend.

If the gross pool is guaranteed to a specified sum and there is a shortfall, then Britbet will top up the net pool to the amount that would be achieved if the gross pool (including any carried forward money) had reached the guaranteed sum. In the event of any non-runner(s) in any pool after a pool has been loaded which Britbet deems material, guarantees otherwise applicable to the pool may be withdrawn at Britbet’s discretion.

Dividends for all pools are calculated to a £1 stake rounded down to the nearest 10p or the minimum dividend if applicable. Additional rules cover minimum dividend situations for each bet type and are available below in the Individual Pool Rules.

The pools will be settled according to the official result announced at the time the track gives the result green light status. Subsequent disqualifications, appeals or amendments to the result will be disregarded.
Britbet reserves the right to suspend settlement of any pool until any uncertainty can be resolved to Britbet’s reasonable satisfaction.

If there is a failure, for whatever reason, which prevents the declaration of a dividend on a pool then bets relating to such pools will be void and stakes refundable.

Britbet reserves the right to reverse the settlement of a pool if it has been settled in error (for example, a human or technical error).

Payments:

Britbet reserves the right to pay the whole, or part, of any winnings by BACS. This will be arranged from our Head Office.

Payments from bets placed on track may be collected up to 12 months after purchase. Details of how to claim are printed on the reverse of each bet receipt.

Disputes:

If you have a complaint, please follow these steps:

If you are on a greyhound track speak to a member of staff at the track. They may seek further guidance from their Team Leader, who will aim to resolve the process or escalate as appropriate on the day.

If you are not satisfied with the resolution of the complaint or wish to speak directly to someone at Head Office please contact Britbet Customer Services. Contact can be made via email  support@britbet.com or via letter to Britbet Customer Services, 4th Floor Alaska House, Dunnings Bridge Road, Bootle, L30 4AB. Please provide full details of the complaint to help us to resolve the matter as quickly as possible. Any complaint will then follow the internal Britbet complaints policy (available on request) with the intention of responding to the customer within 30 days of receipt of complaint.

If the matter is not resolved at this stage, you may submit the despite to the Independent Betting Adjudication Service (IBAS). Forms can be found at www.ibas-uk.com or calling 020 7347 5883.

Individual Pool Rules:

WIN

AIM OF THE BET

To select the winning greyhound.

APPLICABLE RACES

The Win pool is operated on all races of 2 or more runners unless otherwise stated.

PLACING BETS

Minimum permitted stakes apply. See the point of sale for details.

CALCULATION OF DIVIDENDS

Dividends are calculated to a £1 stake.

The total of the funds invested, minus the deduction, plus any net funds brought forward forms the net pool. If the net pool is guaranteed to a particular amount, then this amount forms the net pool unless the total of the funds invested, minus the deduction, plus any net funds brought forward is greater than the guarantee.

The net pool is divided by the total stakes on the winner of the race to obtain a calculated dividend. The calculated dividend is then rounded down to the next 10 pence to obtain the payable dividend declared to a £1 stake, with the following exceptions:

(i) If the calculated dividend is less than £1.10, the payable dividend will be £1.10;

(ii) in the case of a dead heat for first place the dividend paid out will be the calculated dividend.

Holders of winning tickets are then paid in proportion to their stakes.

If the winning greyhound is part backed, i.e., there is less than £1 of winning tickets in the pool, the net pool is the calculated dividend. In accordance with the rules above, this is then rounded down to the next 10 pence to obtain the payable dividend to a £1 stake. The balance of the net pool which has not been won will be carried forward to another race as decided by Britbet.

Example 1

Suppose we have a Win pool where the net fund available for distribution after the deduction has been removed is £1,000 and the total amount invested on the winning greyhound is £0.80.

As the winning greyhound is part-backed, then the net pool of £1,000 is the calculated dividend.
The total amount paid out on the winning greyhound is only (0.80 x £1,000) = £800, so the remaining £200 which has not been won will be carried forward to a subsequent Win pool.

If the winning greyhound is not backed, then the entire net pool will be carried forward to another race to be decided by Britbet.

Note that any guarantee is disregarded for the purposes of carry-forwards.

NON-RUNNERS

Any bet placed on a greyhound that is subsequently replaced by a reserve will stand and be settled on that trap number.

Bets ‘stand’ on greyhounds which do not compete after coming under starter’s orders.

Bets are void on greyhounds which become non-runners before coming under starter’s orders, resulting in a vacant trap, and the stakes on such non-runners are refundable.

DEAD HEATS

When two or more greyhound’s dead-heat for first place, the net pool will be divided into as many equal parts as there are dead-heating runners. The part of the net pool allocated to each dead-heating greyhound is divided by the total stakes on that runner to obtain a calculated dividend for each dead heating greyhound. The calculated dividend is then determined in accordance with the calculation of dividends above.

Holders of winning tickets are then paid in proportion to their stakes.

If a dead-heating greyhound is part-backed, i.e., there is less than £1 of tickets in the pool on that greyhound, the net pool assigned to that greyhound is the calculated dividend. In accordance with the rules above, this is then rounded down to the next 10 pence to obtain the payable dividend to a £1 stake. The balance of the net pool assigned to that dead-heating greyhound which has not been won will be carried forward to another Win pool as decided by Britbet.

Example 2

Suppose we have a Win pool where the net fund available for distribution after the deduction has been removed is £1,000 and there is a deadheat for first place between two greyhounds, A and B with the following amounts invested on each:

A £100.00

B £0.90

The net pool is divided into 2 equal parts, and £500 is allocated to each of greyhounds A and B.
The £500 allocated to greyhound A is then divided by the £100 of stakes on that runner, so the calculated dividend for greyhound A is £5.00.

As greyhound B is part-backed, the £500 allocated to that greyhound is the calculated dividend.
The total amount paid out on greyhound B is only (0.90 x £500) = £450, so the remaining £50 which has not been won will be carried forward to a subsequent Win pool.

If a dead-heating greyhound is not backed, the portion of the pool assigned to that dead-heating greyhound will be carried forward to another Win pool.

VOID BETS

If the race is a walkover, has no finishers, is void, or is abandoned and is not re-ran on the same day, any single leg bets will be declared void and all stakes refunded, unless otherwise stated. This is irrespective of whether the race is re-scheduled for a later date or not.

PLACE

AIM OF THE BET

To select a greyhound to be placed.

The finishing positions which constitute a place in any race, unless otherwise stated, are as follows:

4 – 7 runners 2 places

8 runners 3 places

APPLICABLE RACES

The Place pool is operated on all races of 4 or more runners unless otherwise stated.

PLACING BETS

Minimum permitted stakes apply. See the point of sale for details.

CALCULATION OF DIVIDENDS

Dividends are calculated to a £1 stake.

The total of the funds invested, minus the deduction, plus any net funds brought forward forms the net pool. If the net pool is guaranteed to a particular amount, then this amount forms the net pool unless the total of the funds invested, minus the deduction, plus any net funds brought forward is greater than the guarantee.

A net pool is formed for each greyhound that is placed first and second (or first, second and third in eight-greyhound races). The value of the units on the greyhounds that are not placed is equally split between the payout pots (for example 2 payout pots where there are 2 places).

The value of the units on each placed greyhound is added to the payout pot to which it refers, and each of these payout pots is divided by the number of units bet on it.

The calculated dividend is rounded down to the next 10 pence to obtain the payable dividend declared to a £1 stake however if the calculated dividend is less than £1, the payable dividend will be £1 (assuming no dead heat applies). For dead heat rules see below.

Holders of winning tickets are then paid in proportion to their stakes.

If a placed greyhound is part-backed, i.e., there is less than £1 of tickets in the pool on a placed greyhound, then the net pool assigned to that placed greyhound is the calculated dividend. In accordance with the rules above, this is then rounded down to the next 10 pence to obtain the payable dividend to a £1 stake.

The balance of the net pool assigned to that placed greyhound which has not been won will be divided in equal proportion between the remaining placed greyhounds which have been fully backed.

If a placed greyhound is not backed, the portion of the net pool assigned to that placed greyhound will be divided in equal proportion between the remaining placed greyhounds which have been fully backed.
If none of the placed greyhounds are backed, the entire net pool will be carried forward to another race as decided by Britbet.

NON-RUNNERS

Any bet placed on a greyhound that is subsequently replaced by a reserve will stand and be settled on that trap number.

Bets ‘stand’ on greyhounds which do not compete after coming under starter’s orders.
Bets are void on greyhounds which become non-runners before coming under starter’s orders, resulting in a vacant trap, and the stakes on such non-runners are refundable.

REDUCED FIELD SIZE

If the number of runners in any race falls below 4, then the pool will be declared void and all stakes refunded.

INSUFFICIENT FINISHERS

If the official number of finishers is fewer than the number of standard places the race, then only the runners which finish will be deemed to have been placed. The net pool will be divided by the number of finishers rather than being divided by the number of places that were originally payable on the race.

VOID BETS

If the race is a walkover, has no finishers, is void, or is abandoned and is not re-ran on the same day, any single leg bets will be declared void and all stakes refunded, unless otherwise stated.

This is irrespective of whether the race is re-scheduled for a later date or not.

DEAD HEATS

Where there is a dead heat for 1st place between 2 greyhounds, those greyhounds shall be deemed to be the 2 placed greyhounds.

In all cases of greyhound’s dead-heating for 1st or 2nd place resulting in more than 2 places (in a 2 to be placed pool), the dividend shall be calculated as provided.

The value of the units on the greyhounds that are not placed is split between the payout pots on the placed greyhounds and split based on the result as follows:

Example 1

– Where there is an outright winner and 2 greyhounds dead heat for 2nd the units would be split as follows:

• 1st 50%
• Dead Heat 2nd = 25%
• Dead Heat 2nd = 25%

Example 2

– Where there is a triple dead heat for 1st place the units would be split 33.33% on each greyhound.

In addition to the above, the value of the units on each placed greyhound (whether placed outright or in a dead heat) is added to the payout pot to which it refers. Each of these payout pots is then divided by the number of units bet on it.

The calculated dividend is rounded down to the next 10 pence to obtain the payable dividend declared to a £1 stake. However if the calculated dividend is less than £1, there will be no minimum dividend rule applied so the dividend paid out will be the calculated dividend.

 

FIRST TWO

AIM OF THE BET

To select the 1st and 2nd greyhound in the correct order.

APPLICABLE RACES

The First Two pool is operated on races of 3 or more runners unless otherwise stated.

PLACING BETS

Minimum permitted stakes and stake units apply. See the point of sale for details.

CALCULATION OF DIVIDENDS

The total of the funds invested, minus the deduction, plus any net funds brought forward forms the net pool. If the net pool is guaranteed to a particular amount, then this amount forms the net pool unless the total of the funds invested, minus the deduction, plus any net funds brought forward is greater than the guarantee.

The net pool is divided by the total stakes on the winning First Two combination to obtain a calculated dividend. The calculated dividend is then rounded down to the next 10 pence to obtain the payable dividend declared to a £1 stake, with the following exceptions:

(i) If the calculated dividend is less than £1.10, the payable dividend will be £1.10 where there is no dead heat;
(ii) in the case of a dead heat for first or second place the dividend paid out will be the calculated dividend.
Holders of winning tickets are then paid in proportion to their stakes.

If the winning First Two combination is part-backed, i.e., there is less than £1 of winning tickets in the pool, then the net pool is the calculated dividend.

In accordance with the rules above, this is then rounded down to the next 10 pence to obtain the payable dividend to a £1 stake. The balance of the net pool which has not been won will be carried forward to another race as decided by Britbet.

If the winning First Two combination is not backed, then the entire net pool will be carried forward to another race as decided by Britbet.

Note that any guarantee is disregarded for the purposes of carry-forwards.

NON-RUNNERS

Any bet placed on a greyhound that is subsequently replaced by a reserve will stand and be settled on that trap number.

Bets ‘stand’ on greyhounds which do not compete after coming under starter’s orders.

Bets are void on greyhounds which become non-runners before coming under starter’s orders, resulting in a vacant trap, and the stakes on such non-runners are refundable.

REDUCED FIELD SIZE

If the number of runners in any race falls below 3, the pool will be declared void and all stakes refunded.

MULTIPLE SELECTIONS AND PERMUTATIONS

Reverse bets (1st and 2nd in either order) or permutations (two from any number of greyhounds to finish in the first two places) are accepted.

INSUFFICIENT FINISHERS

If only 1 greyhound officially finishes the race, the dividend will be declared on that greyhound with any other.

VOID BETS

If the race is a walkover, has no finishers, is void, or is abandoned and is not re-ran on the same day, any single leg bets will be declared void and all stakes refunded, unless otherwise stated. This is irrespective of whether the race is re-scheduled for a later date or not.

DEAD HEATS

In the event of a dead-heat for first place, such dead heating greyhounds shall be considered as the winning combinations for the purpose of the First Two Pool and the dividends shall be calculated by dividing the Net Pool into as many equal portions as there are winning combinations. Each portion shall then be divided by the number of units on the winning combination to which it refers.

In the event of a dead-heat for second place, the winning greyhound coupled with each of the dead-heating greyhounds shall be considered as the winning combinations for the purpose of the First Two Pool and the dividends shall be calculated by dividing the Net Pool into as many equal portions as there are winning combinations. Each portion shall then be divided by the number of units on the winning combination to which it refers.

If a combination involving dead-heating greyhounds is not fully backed, i.e., there is less than £1 of tickets in the pool on that combination, then the net pool assigned to that combination is the calculated dividend. In accordance with the rules above, this is then rounded down to the next 10 pence to obtain the payable dividend to a £1 stake. The balance of the net pool assigned to that combination which has not been won will be carried forward to another race as decided by Britbet.

If a combination involving dead-heating greyhounds is not backed, the portion of the pool assigned to that dead-heating combination will be carried forward to another First Two pool.

FIRST THREE

AIM OF THE BET

To select the 1st, 2nd and 3rd greyhound in the correct order.

APPLICABLE RACES

The First Three pool is operated in races with 4 or more declared runners unless otherwise stated.

PLACING BETS

Minimum permitted stakes and stake units apply. See the point of sale for details.

CALCULATION OF DIVIDENDS

The total of the funds invested, minus the deduction, plus any net funds brought forward forms the net pool. If the net pool is guaranteed to a particular amount, then this amount forms the net pool unless the total of the funds invested, minus the deduction, plus any net funds brought forward is greater than the guarantee.

The net pool is divided by the total stakes on the winning First Three combination to obtain a calculated dividend. The calculated dividend is then rounded down to the next 10 pence to obtain the payable dividend declared to a £1 stake, with the following exceptions:

(i) If the calculated dividend is less than £1.10, the payable dividend will be £1.10 where there is no dead heat;
(ii) in the case of a dead heat for first or second place the dividend paid out will be the calculated dividend.
Holders of winning tickets are then paid in proportion to their stakes.

If the winning First Three combination is part backed, i.e., there is less than £1 of winning tickets in the pool, then the net pool is the calculated dividend.

In accordance with the rules above, this is then rounded down to the next 10 pence to obtain the payable dividend to a £1 stake. The balance of the net pool which has not been won will be carried forward to another race as decided by Britbet.

If the winning First Three combination is not backed, then the entire net pool will be carried forward to another race as decided by Britbet.

Note that any guarantee is disregarded for the purposes of carry-forwards.

NON-RUNNERS

Any bet placed on a greyhound that is subsequently replaced by a reserve will stand and be settled on that trap number.

Bets ‘stand’ on greyhounds which do not compete after coming under starter’s orders.

Bets are void on greyhounds which become non-runners before coming under starter’s orders, resulting in a vacant trap, and the stakes on such non-runners are refundable.

REDUCED FIELD SIZE

If the number of runners in any race falls below 4, the pool will be declared void and all stakes refunded.

MULTIPLE SELECTIONS AND PERMUTATIONS

‘All-ways’ trifectas (1st, 2nd and 3rd in any order) and permutations (three from any number of greyhounds to finish in the first three places) are accepted.

INSUFFICIENT FINISHERS

If only 2 greyhounds officially finish the race, the dividend will be declared on the first and second in the correct order, with any other runner for third.

If only 1 greyhound officially finishes the race, the dividend will be declared on that greyhound with any other runner for second and any other runner for third.

VOID BETS

If the race is a walkover, has no finishers, is void, or is abandoned and is not re-ran on the same day, any single leg bets will be declared void and all stakes refunded, unless otherwise stated. This is irrespective of whether the race is re-scheduled for a later date or not.

DEAD HEATS

In the event of a dead-heat for first place, such dead-heating greyhounds shall be considered as finishing either first or second (or third in the event of a triple dead-heat). The dividend shall be calculated by dividing the Net Pool into as many portions as there are Winning Combinations. Each portion shall then be divided by the number of units on the Winning Combination to which it refers,
In the event of a dead-heat for second place, the winning greyhound coupled with each of the dead-heating greyhounds shall be deemed Winning Combinations for the purpose of First Three pools and the dividends shall be calculated by dividing the Net Pool into as many portions as there are Winning Combinations. Each portion will then be divided by the number of units on the Winning Combination to which it refers.

In the event of a dead-heat for third place, the first and second greyhounds coupled with each of the dead-heating greyhounds shall be deemed Winning Combinations for the purpose of the First Three Pool and the dividends shall be calculated by dividing the Net Pool into as many equal portions as there are Winning Combinations.

Each portion will then be divided by the number of units on the Winning Combination to which it refers.

If a combination involving dead-heating greyhounds is not fully backed, i.e., there is less than £1 of tickets in the pool on that combination, then the net pool assigned to that combination is the calculated dividend. In accordance with the rules above, this is then rounded down to the next 10 pence to obtain the payable dividend to a £1 stake.

The balance of the net pool assigned to that combination which has not been won will be carried forward to another race as decided by Britbet.

If a combination involving dead-heating greyhounds is not backed, the portion of the pool assigned to that dead-heating combination will be carried forward to another First Three pool.

 

PLACER

AIM OF THE BET

To select a greyhound to be placed in each of six consecutive races at a meeting, unless otherwise stated. The start race for a Placer pool will be decided by Britbet.

The finishing positions which constitute a place in any leg, unless otherwise stated, are as follows:

1 – 3 runners 1st
4 – 7 runners 1st & 2nd
8 runners 1st, 2nd & 3rd

Britbet may choose to run up to two Placer pools per greyhound meeting. These pools will be on different sets of races. The start race of each pool may vary.

PLACING BETS

Minimum permitted stakes and stake units apply. See the point of sale for details.

CALCULATION OF DIVIDENDS

The total of the funds invested, minus the deduction, plus any net funds brought forward forms the net pool. If the net pool is guaranteed to a particular amount, then this amount forms the net pool unless the total of the funds invested, minus the deduction, plus any net funds brought forward is greater than the guarantee.
The net pool is divided by the total winning stakes to obtain a calculated dividend.

The calculated dividend is then rounded down to the next 10 pence to obtain the payable dividend declared to a £1 stake. In any event, the minimum Placer dividend will be £1.10.

Holders of winning tickets are then paid in proportion to their stakes.

If the pool is not fully won, i.e., there is less than £1 of winning tickets in the pool, the net pool is the calculated dividend. In accordance with the rules above, this is then rounded down to the next 10 pence to obtain the payable dividend to a £1 stake. The balance of the net pool which has not been won will be carried forward to another Placer as decided by Britbet.

If there are no winning tickets in the pool, then the entire net pool will be carried forward to another Placer pool as decided by Britbet.

Note that any guarantee is disregarded for the purposes of carry-forwards.

FAVOURITE INVESTMENT

Bets on the unnamed favourite are accepted and are represented by the Industry Starting Price favourite. For joint or co-favourites the non-runner rule below shall apply.

NON-RUNNERS

Any bet placed on a greyhound that is subsequently replaced by a reserve will stand and be settled on that trap number.

Bets ‘stand’ on greyhounds which do not compete after coming under starter’s orders.

Non-runner selections resulting in a vacant tap are not void but are replaced by the Industry Starting Price favourite.

When there are joint or co-favourites, the greyhound with the lowest racecard number will be taken. Should the favourite be withdrawn before coming under starter’s orders but too late for the SP market to be re-formed, the greyhound with the shortest returned starting price will be used but should there be two or more runners at the shortest starting price, the one with the lowest racecard number will be taken. If there are no starting prices returned, the first runner quoted in the Racing Post betting forecast will be substituted. If there is no betting forecast and hence no substitute greyhound can be determined in accordance with any specific rules, then the runner with the highest number of Win pool units in the relevant race will be substituted.

If two or more runners have an equal number of Win pool units then the one with the lowest racecard number will substitute. If no Win pool is operated, then the lowest racecard number will substitute.

WALKOVERS/VOID/ABANDONED RACES/MEETINGS

If any leg of the Placer is a walkover, or is void, or is abandoned, or there is no official result declared for any reason, and is not re-ran on the same day, then the pool will be settled on the remaining legs, i.e., every selection in that leg is deemed to have been successful, provided at least one leg of the bet takes place.

If none of the legs of the Placer take place, the pool will be declared void and all stakes refunded.

Provided at least one leg takes place, a dividend will be declared, subject to Britbet rules.

MULTIPLE SELECTIONS AND PERMUTATIONS

Permutations are permitted. To calculate the number of permutations, customers should multiply together the number of selections in each leg.

INSUFFICIENT FINISHERS

If in any leg the official number of finishers is fewer than the number of standard places, only the runners which finish will be deemed to have been placed.

If in any leg the official result is that there are no finishers, the pool will be settled on the remaining legs, i.e., every selection is deemed to have been successful.

DEAD HEATS

In the event of a dead-heat for any position which constitutes a place in any leg of the bet, all such dead-heating greyhounds are fully placed in that race.

DOUBLE

AIM OF THE BET

To select the winning horse in each of 2 specific consecutive races at the same meeting as nominated by Britbet.

PLACING BETS

Minimum permitted stakes apply. See the point of sale for details.

CALCULATION OF DIVIDENDS

The total of the funds invested, minus the deduction, plus any net funds brought forward forms the net pool. If the net pool is guaranteed to a particular amount, then this amount forms the net pool unless the total of the funds invested, minus the deduction, plus any net funds brought forward is greater than the guarantee.

The net pool is divided by the total winning stakes to obtain a calculated dividend.

The calculated dividend is then rounded down to the next 10 pence to obtain the payable dividend declared to a £1 stake. In any event, the minimum Double dividend will be £1.10.

Holders of winning tickets are then paid in proportion to their stakes.

If the pool is not fully won, i.e., there is less than £1 of winning tickets in the pool, then the net pool is the calculated dividend. In accordance with the rules above, this is then rounded down to the next 10 pence to obtain the payable dividend to a £1 stake.

The balance of the net pool which has not been won will be carried forward to another Double as decided by Britbet.

If there are no winning tickets in the pool, then the entire net pool will be carried forward to the next Double pool, unless otherwise stated.

Note that any guarantee is disregarded for the purposes of carry-forwards.

FAVOURITE INVESTMENT

Bets on the unnamed favourite are accepted and are represented by the Industry Starting Price favourite. For joint or co-favourites the non-runner rule below shall apply.

NON-RUNNERS

Any bet placed on a greyhound that is subsequently replaced by a reserve will stand and be settled on that trap number.

Bets ‘stand’ on greyhounds which do not compete after coming under starter’s orders.

Non-runner selections that result in a vacant trap are not void but are replaced by the Industry Starting Price favourite.

When there are joint or co-favourites, the greyhound with the lowest racecard number will be taken. Should the favourite be withdrawn before coming under starter’s orders but too late for the SP market to be re-formed, the greyhound with the shortest returned starting price will be used but should there be two or more runners at the shortest starting price, the one with the lowest racecard number will be taken. If there are no starting prices returned, the first runner quoted in the Racing Post betting forecast will be substituted. If there is no betting forecast and hence no substitute greyhound can be determined in accordance with any specific rules then the runner with the highest number of Win pool units in the relevant race will be substituted.

If two or more runners have an equal number of Win pool units then the one with the lowest racecard number will substitute. If no Win pool is operated then the lowest racecard number will substitute.

WALKOVERS/VOID/ABANDONED RACES/MEETINGS

If either leg of the Double is a walkover, or is void, or is abandoned, or there is no official result declared for any reason, and is not re-ran on the same day, then the pool will be settled on the remaining leg, i.e. every selection in that leg is deemed to have been successful, provided the other leg of the bet takes place.

If neither of the legs of the Double take place, the pool will be declared void and all stakes refunded.

Provided at least one leg takes place, a dividend will be declared, subject to Britbet rules.

MULTIPLE SELECTIONS AND PERMUTATIONS

Permutations are permitted. To calculate the number of permutations, customers should multiply together the number of selections in each leg.

INSUFFICIENT FINISHERS

If in either leg the official result is that there are no finishers, the pool will be settled on the remaining leg, i.e. every selection is deemed to have been successful.

DEAD HEATS

Dead heats for first place in any leg count as equal winners.

PICK ‘n’ – for example PICK 4 or PICK 6

AIM OF THE BET

To select the winning greyhound in each of six races across one or more meetings as nominated by Britbet.

Multiple Pick ‘n’ pools may run at a single greyhound meeting.

PLACING BETS

Minimum permitted stakes apply. See the point of sale for details.

CALCULATION OF DIVIDENDS

The total of the funds invested, minus the deduction, plus any net funds brought forward forms the net pool. If the net pool is guaranteed to a particular amount, then this amount forms the net pool unless the total of the funds invested, minus the deduction, plus any net funds brought forward is greater than the guarantee.

The net pool is divided by the total winning stakes to obtain a calculated dividend. The calculated dividend is then rounded down to the next 10 pence to obtain the payable dividend declared to a £1 stake. In any event, the minimum Pick ‘n’ dividend will be £1.10.

Holders of winning tickets are then paid in proportion to their stakes.

If the pool is not fully won, i.e. there is less than £1 of winning tickets in the pool, then the net pool is the calculated dividend. In accordance with the rules above, this is then rounded down to the next 10 pence to obtain the payable dividend to a £1 stake. The balance of the net pool which has not been won will be carried forward to the next Pick ‘n’ pool nominated by Britbet.

If there are no winning tickets in the pool, then the entire net pool will be carried forward to the next Pick ‘n’ pool.
Carry forwards will only occur between two Pick ‘n’ pools of equal legs i.e., a Pick 6 pool will only carry forward to another Pick 6 pool.

Note that any guarantee is disregarded for the purposes of carry-forwards.

FAVOURITE INVESTMENT

Bets on the unnamed favourite are accepted and are represented by the Industry Starting Price favourite. For joint or co-favourites the non-runner rule below shall apply.

NON-RUNNERS

Any bet placed on a greyhound that is subsequently replaced by a reserve will stand and be settled on that trap number.

Bets ‘stand’ on greyhounds which do not compete after coming under starter’s orders.
Non-runner selections that result in a vacant trap are not void but are replaced by the Industry Starting Price favourite.

When there are joint or co-favourites, the greyhound with the lowest racecard number will be taken. Should the favourite be withdrawn before coming under starter’s orders but too late for the SP market to be re-formed, the greyhound with the shortest returned starting price will be used but should there be two or more runners at the shortest starting price, the one with the lowest racecard number will be taken.

If there are no starting prices returned, the first runner quoted in the Racing Post betting forecast will be substituted. If there is no betting forecast and hence no substitute greyhound can be determined in accordance with any specific rules, then the runner with the highest number of Win pool units in the relevant race will be substituted.

If two or more runners have an equal number of Win pool units then the one with the lowest racecard number will substitute. If no Win pool is operated, then the lowest racecard number will substitute.

WALKOVERS/VOID/ABANDONED RACES/MEETINGS

If any leg of the Pick ‘n’ is a walkover, or is void, or is abandoned, or there is no official result declared for any reason, and is not re-ran on the same day, then the pool will be settled on the remaining legs, i.e., every selection in that leg is deemed to have been successful, provided at least one leg of the bet takes place.

If none of the legs of the Pick ‘n’ take place, the pool will be declared void and all stakes refunded.

Provided at least one leg takes place, a dividend will be declared, subject to Britbet rules.

MULTIPLE SELECTIONS AND PERMUTATIONS

Permutations are permitted.

To calculate the number of permutations, customers should multiply together the number of selections in each leg.

INSUFFICIENT FINISHERS

If in any leg the official result is that there are no finishers, the pool will be settled on the remaining legs, i.e., every selection is deemed to have been successful.

DEAD HEATS

Dead heats for first place in any leg count as equal winners.