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Tote Ireland Racecourse Betting Rules

The information below provides an overview of the rules applying to Tote Ireland bet types.

These rules apply to ‘pool bets’ placed on this racecourse in relation to Irish horseracing.

Britbet Racing LLP (“Britbet”) accepts such bets and acts as counterparty to the bet with the racecourse customer. Britbet will then place a corresponding bet into the equivalent pool offered by Tote Ireland Limited (“Tote Ireland”).

Britbet shall settle bets and pay customers any winnings based on the results and dividends declared by Tote Ireland. Tote Ireland will settle pools based on the Tote Ireland Pool Betting Rules, a summary of which is provided below. The full Tote Ireland rules can be found on the Tote Ireland website (www.thetote.com).

General Rules:

1. No person under the age of 18 may place a bet. Any bets we believe have been placed by, or on behalf of, a person under the age of 18 will be void.
2. Any guaranteed pool sizes offered on the Tote Ireland Pools will be in Euros.
3. Tickets will be given as receipts. Tickets should be checked carefully as errors in placing the bet will not be rectified after ‘the off’.
4. Britbet reserves the right to rectify any errors in accepted bets regardless of the cause.
5. Payments may be collected up to 12 months after purchase. Details of how to claim are printed on each ticket.
6. Britbet reserves the right to pay the whole or part of any winnings by BACS.

Minimum Stakes:

The minimum total stake for each bet is £2. Permutations are accepted in unit stakes of 10p, unless stated otherwise for each bet type.

Complaints Process

– Please follow these steps:
1. Please speak to a member of staff on the racecourse. They may seek further guidance from their Team Leader, who will aim to resolve the process or escalate as appropriate on the day.

2. If you are not satisfied with the resolution of the complaint, please contact Britbet customer services via email at support@Britbet.com or via letter to Britbet, Customer Services, Aintree Racecourse, Princess Royal Stand, Ormskirk Road, Liverpool, L9 5AS. Please provide full details of the complaint to help us to resolve the matter as quickly as possible. Where appropriate Britbet will contact Tote Ireland if required to deal with any complaint. 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 the complaint.

3. If the matter is still not resolved at this stage, you may then submit the dispute to the Independent Betting Adjudication Service (IBAS). We will advise you if the complaint should be made against Britbet or Tote Ireland, which will depend on the circumstances in each case. Forms can be found on the IBAS website.

Individual Bet Rules (summary version):

WIN – 20% takeout rate – Pick the winner of the race
• Bets on non-runners will be void, with stakes refundable.

PLACE – 25% takeout rate – Pick a horse to be placed
• 5 to 7 runners – 2 to be placed
• 8 runners or more – 3 to be placed
• 16 runners or more (handicap races only) – 4 to be placed
• If the number of actual runners falls to less than 5, then all bets will be void.
• Bets on non-runners will be void, with stakes refundable.

EXACTA – 30% takeout rate – Pick the 1st and 2nd in the correct order
• On races with 3 or more runners. If a race has less than 3 runners, all bets will be void.
• Any combination which includes a non-runner will be void and refundable.
• Minimum unit stake £1.

TRIFECTA – 30% takeout rate – Pick the 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the correct order
• On races with 3 or more runners. If a race has less than 3 runners, all bets will be void.
• Any combination which includes a non-runner will be void and refundable.

SUPERFECTA – 30% takeout rate – Pick the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th in the correct order
• On selected races. If a race has less than 4 runners, all bets will be void.
• Any combination which includes a non-runner will be void and refundable.

‘PICK 4’ JACKPOT – 30% takeout rate – Pick the winner of all 4 selected races
• Typically offered on the 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th races at a meeting, unless advertised otherwise.
• Any selection which becomes a non-runner will be changed to the SP favourite. For joint or co-favourites, the horse with the lowest racecard number will be deemed the favourite.
• Minimum unit stake £1.

PICK 6 – 30% takeout rate – Pick the winner of all 6 selected races
• Typically offered on races 1 to 6 at a selected meeting, unless advertised otherwise.
• Any selection which becomes a non-runner will be changed to the SP favourite. For joint or co-favourites, the horse with the lowest racecard number will be deemed the favourite.
• Minimum unit stake £50p.

PLACEPOT – 30% takeout rate – Pick a placed horse in the 6 selected races
• Typically offered on races 1 to 6 at a meeting, unless advertised otherwise.
• The number of ‘winning’ places for each race will be those which have a dividend declared in the Tote Ireland Place market. In races with 2-4 runners, only the winner will count.
• Any selection which becomes a non-runner will be changed to the SP favourite. For joint or co-favourites, the horse with the lowest racecard number will be deemed the favourite.