Rules

GENERAL

  • The rules at Bookiebuddy conform very closely to those found at Las Vegas Sportsbooks, and are used to protect both our company and you, the bettor.
  • All customer betting accounts at Bookiebuddy are private and confidential.
  • All Clients must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Bookiebuddy reserves the right to refuse a wager at any time, from any client without cause.
  • All rules, regulations, and payoffs listed in this publication are subject to change without prior written notice.
  • Each client is required to identify himself by his betting account number and password on communication and each login to Bookiebuddy. The client has sole responsibility for his specific password and account number .
  • Account balances will reflect any wagers on future propositions or pending wagers.
  • Customers at Bookiebuddy cannot risk more money than is available in their account.
  • No wagers can be cancelled once the player confirms them. The only manner in which a client can cancel a wager is to wager on the opposite side of the contest in which he initially wagered.
  • On over/under wagers, over-time periods are included in the final score.
  • When wagering on half-time lines, the over-time period(s) are included as a part of the second half.
  • All minimums, maximums, and betting payout prices are subject to change without prior written notice.
  • With regard to suspended games, protest games, or overturned decisions, Bookiebuddy follows Las Vegas gaming rules for wagering purposes. Otherwise Bookiebuddy does not recognize suspended games, protests and overturned decisions for wagering purposes.
  • All sporting events must be played on date unless otherwise specified. If an event is postponed and/or rescheduled or a change of venue, the event will automatically constitute "no action," which means all monies for that event will be refunded (Unless sport specific rules state otherwise). All parlays/exotics will be recalculated excluding that leg of the parlay, using payout charts for that sport/betting option.
  • All betting payoffs are calculated on the odds in effect at the time of the wager.
  • It is prohibited to parlay the same team with both the pointspread and the money line. Multiple bets are not accepted where the outcome of one part of the bet contributes to the outcome of another (correlated plays).
  • Bookiebuddy is not responsible for clients who disclose their password and account number to other parties.
  • The winner of an event, or game, will be determined on the date the event is concluded.
  • All wagers are in U.S. dollars.
  • In the case of an obvious error on the posted line, scheduled time, or maximum wager, any wagers will be deemed a "no action" wager, and all money will be credited accordingly.
  • Bookiebuddy reserves the right to take away any bonus, any time, without explanation.
  • Dates and kick-off time of events shown are for guidance purposes only. Bets will be accepted up to the advertised kick-off time. For any reason a bet is inadvertently accepted after an event or match has started, the selection(s) affected will be made void.
  • All futures wagers are accepted as "All In", Run or Not Run, Entered or Not Entered. Stakes are lost on a future bet if a selection does not take part. In the event of a tie where 3 or more competitors are offered in one betting option, the payout will be divided by the number of players/competitors tied.
  • Only one account is allowed per person. Multiple accounts will be voided

Winners and losers are official after:

  • Soccer 90 minutes of play - Overtime and/or Penalty shots are not included
  • Football - NCAA & NFL - 55 minutes of play
  • Basketball - NBA - 43 minutes of play
  • Basketball - NCAA - 35 minutes of play
  • Hockey - NHL - 55 minutes of play
  • All other sporting events - 55 minutes of play
  • Overtime periods, quarters or extra innings are counted in the final score when wagering on totals, money line and spread betting unless specified and with the exception of soccer lines including a quote for a draw.
  • On 2H wagers, overtime periods are included as part of the second half.
  • All period and quarter wagers placed are for that specific period or quarter only. All overtime wagers
  • Other sports: All other contests that involve a scheduled length of play time or time limit must play to their conclusion or have five minutes or less of scheduled playing time remaining when the contest concludes to be considered official for betting purposes.

CLAIMS

  • Account balances must be verified by the player on each Internet log-on prior to wagering. When you verify and accept your betting account balance, you agree that all previous transactions are correct and you do not have any claims. Claims or disputes must be settled at this time. For disputes, claims, additional account information, or to report account discrepancies, contact staff@bookiebuddy.com or Live Chat.
  • All Internet betting transactions are logged and backed-up regularly. In all cases of dispute, both management and the player agree that the log backup shall serve as the final authority in the dispute and that all wagers will be adjusted accordingly. Claims must be lodged within three days from the date the wager was made. No claims will be honored after this three-day period. Players are responsible for verifying the accuracy of all account transactions.
  • Any manipulation of prices and or spread may result in the ticket being marked a loser.

Deposit Bonus and Rollovers

  • The term "rollover" simply means you must wager the specified amount at least that many times before requesting a payout. For example, if you deposit $50 and receive a 10% Re-Up Bonus with a 4 times rollover requirement, you would only need a minimum of $200 ($50 x 4) in action prior to requesting a payout. Once you have accepted a freeplay bonus, you cannot request a payout before the rollover requirement is fulfilled.
  • When calculating the betting action required to fulfill a rollover, the lower of the two values (to risk / to win) is always used. For example, if you bet $20 on Team A to win $30, and you bet $20 on Team B to win $10, and you bet $10 on Team C to win $5, the total betting action applied toward fulfilling the rollover requirement would be $35 ($20 + $10 + $5). Following the guidelines in this example, you would only need to place $115 more in betting action before requesting a payout. Only bets made on odds from 1.5 (-200) to 4.0 (+300) will count towards the Rollover, unless otherwise specified.
  • Bets that push count for the rollover.

Baseball

General:

  1. When wagering on total runs (over/under) the game must go 9 innings (8.5 if the home team is ahead) to have action. If a game is called or suspended in extra innings, the score will be determined after the last full inning unless the home team scores to tie, or takes the lead in the bottom half of the inning, in which case the score is determined at the time the game is called.
  2. Wagers on total runs will be refunded if a pitcher change occurs prior to both listed pitchers throwing at least one pitch.
  3. Rules for Run Line and Alternate Run Line wagers are the same as those for baseball totals.
  4. The result of a game is official after 5 innings of play unless the home team is leading after 4.5 innings. If a game is called or suspended, the winner is determined by the score after the last full inning unless the home team scores to tie, or takes the lead in the bottom half of the inning, in which case the winner is determined by the score at the time the game is called. Monies will be refunded if the home team ties the game and it is then suspended. Events will not carry over to the following day unless otherwise specified.
  5. Bookiebuddy does not recognize postponed games, protests or overturned decisions for wagering purposes. All baseball wagers must go the day written, otherwise there is no action and all monies are refunded.

Money-line wagers on baseball will be accepted in the following manner:

  • Action - team against team, regardless of the starting pitchers.
  • Listed Pitchers - if both starting pitchers are not exactly as specified at the time of the bet, the wager will be deemed "no action".
  • One Listed Pitcher - this is a wager on or against one specified pitcher, regardless of the other starting pitcher. If the specified pitcher does not start, the wager is deemed "no action". (examples: "the Red Sox versus Helling" indicates a wager against Helling. "Helling against the Red Sox" indicates a wager on Helling).
  1. A pitcher is deemed a starter after throwing the first pitch to the opponent's first batter.
  2. Wagers on totals and run-lines must always specify both pitchers listed.
  3. Double Headers: Double header games are denoted as Game1 or Game2. Members may list pitchers in a double header, however, wagers are taken on games, not pitchers. If a scheduled pitcher does not go in his scheduled game of a double header but in the other game, wagers are graded based on the Game, not on the pitcher.
  4. A baseball team must play at least 160 games for wagers on its season wins to have action. First-Half Wagers (5 innings):
  1. All wagers on baseball first halfs (5 innings) will be decided on the basis of the score at the end of five full innings
  2. If a game does not go five full innings, all first-half wagers (5 innings) will be canceled.
  3. Once 5 full innings have been completed, all wagers on the first half (5 innings) will stand.
  4. All first-half wagers (5 innings) must list both pitchers. If either listed pitcher does not start, wagers on the first half (5 innings) will be canceled.

Baseball Grand Salami:

  1. The Baseball Grand Salami will be decided by the total runs scored in all major-league games scheduled for that day.
  2. All scheduled games must go at least 9 innings (8.5 if the home team is winning). If any scheduled game is canceled or stopped before the completion of 8.5 innings, all wagers on the Baseball Grand Salami will be canceled.
  3. . No pitchers will be listed for the Grand Salami; all wagers will have action regardless of the starting pitchers.

SPECIFIC SPORT RULES FOR WAGERING:

Auto racing events

Postponements:
  1. If a race or qualifier is postponed for any reason, all wagers will remain valid for 48 hours. If the postponement lasts more than 48 hours, all wagers will be canceled and the monies refunded.
NASCAR Races:
  1. The Official NASCAR winner of the race shall be the winner of the race for wagering purposes; this includes all races which are halted prematurely for any reason.
  2. In head-to-head matchups, both drivers must start the race in order for the wager to be considered "action".
  3. If a starting driver who has completed at least one lap is replaced during the race by another driver for any reason, the starting driver will be awarded the finishing driver's position at the end of the race.
    Example: Driver JONES starts the race, completes 8 laps, but leaves the race due to injury, and then replacement driver SMITH finishes the race and places 10th.In the race standings, driver JONES would be credited with a 10th place finish.
  4. Disqualifications that occur more than 30 minutes after the race has ended are not recognized for wagering purposes. NASCAR Qualifiers:
  1. For qualifying matchups, only the times posted during the qualifying session are used.
  2. If a driver starts a lap but does not post a time, the driver is deemed to finish last, losing to all drivers who post a time. If more than one driver starts a lap but does not post a time, all such drivers are tied.
  3. If a driver does not cross the start line, all wagers that specify that driver are considered "no action".
  4. Disqualifications that occur more than 30 minutes after the qualifying session has ended are not recognized for wagering purposes.
  5. If the two drivers in a wagering matchup post the same time to the nearest thousandth of a second, the matchup will be graded as No Action and all monies refunded. In this situation, the starting positions assigned by NASCAR are not relevant for wagering purposes.
  6. Wagering lines on qualifying matchups will be considered closed at the start of the first practice. Any wagers made after the start of the first practice session will be graded as No Action and all monies refunded.
Formula 1:
  1. Wagers on a driver will be in effect if, and only if, the driver lines up on the official starting grid after the warm-up lap.
  2. The podium positions will be used to determine 1st, 2nd and 3rd for betting purposes.
  3. In head-to-head matchups, both drivers must start the race in order for the wager to be considered "action".
  4. In two-way matchups, if both drivers fail to complete the race, the driver completing the most laps will be deemed the winner. If both drivers retire on the same lap, wagers will be settled on the official FIA classification at the time of the podium presentation.
  5. If a driver fails to take part in the qualifying session then all bets on that driver will be void. This event will be settled on official times as recorded by the FIA and will not be affected by any subsequent penalties or demotions.

Basketball

Minimum Time for Action:

  1. NBA games must go at least 43 minutes to have action. For all other basketball leagues, games must go at least 35 minutes unless otherwise specified.
  2. For wagers on periods (quarters and halfs) the minimum time is considered to be the duration of the period. If the entire game is not completed, wagers on quarters and halfs will have action if the relevant period was completed.
  3. For wagering purposes, winners and losers are determined by the final score (including overtime), provided that the game has gone the minimum time as specified above. If a game is suspended after the minimum time has been played and not resumed the same day, then regardless of whether the game is completed at a later date, the score when the game is halted will determine the betting results.
  4. If play is suspended before the minimum time has been reached and not resumed the same day, all bets will be scored as 'no action' and all monies refunded.
  5. Any props wager involving a player statistic will be scored as 'no action', if that player does not play at least 1 minute.

Additional Rules:

  1. All wagers on the game and all wagers on the second half will include overtime scoring.
  2. For props wagers, unless stated otherwise, the second half includes overtime.
  3. A "Double Double" for purposes of Basketball props means ten or more in at least two of the following categories: Points, Rebounds, Assists, Blocks or Steals.
  4. Wagers on fourth quarters do not include overtime scoring.
  5. Unless noted before a contest, all events must be played on the scheduled date and at the scheduled site to have action.
  6. These rules apply to both college and professional basketball.
  7. NBA results are graded using stats from NBA.com.
  8. For NBA Player props, Player performance = +2 per Point Scored, +3 per Rebound, +3 per Assist, +5 per Steal, +5 per Block, -2 per MISSED FG, -3 per MISSED FT, -3 per Personal Foul, -5 per Turnover.
  9. NCAA Basketball results are graded using stats from espn.com.
  10. A NBA basketball team must play all 82 games for wagers on its season wins to have action.
  11. Las Vegas wagering rules will apply to any situations not covered herein.

BOXING/MMA

  1. When the bell sounds to begin the first round, the bout will be considered official for betting purposes, regardless of the scheduled length or title.
  2. If the scheduled length of the match is changed, all prior wagers on the number of rounds the bout will last will be graded as 'No Action'.
  3. Each round is three minutes in duration; a half-round is defined as ninety seconds.
  4. For wagering purposes, the disqualification of a boxer during a match will be counted as a knockout by his opponent.
  5. If the wagering offer on a match includes the draw as a third option and the match ends in a draw, wagers on the draw will be paid, while wagers on both fighters will be lost. If the wagering offer includes only the two boxers, with the draw either not offered or offered as a separate proposition, and the match ends in a draw, wagers on either fighter will be refunded.
  6. Unless otherwise specified, matches must go within thirty days of the scheduled date for wagers to have action.
  7. Las Vegas wagering rules will be used for any situation not covered herein.

Football

Minimum Time for Action:

  1. For wagering purposes, winners and losers are determined by the final score (including overtime), provided that the game has gone at least 55 minutes.
  2. If a game is suspended after 55 minutes and not resumed the same day, then regardless of whether the game is completed at a later date, the score when the game is halted will determine the betting results.
  3. If play is suspended before the completion of 55 minutes and not resumed the same day, all bets will be scored as "no action" and all monies refunded.

Additional Rules:

  1. All wagers on the game and all wagers on the second half will include overtime scoring.
  2. Wagers on fourth quarters will not include overtime scoring.
  3. Unless noted before a contest, all events must be played on the scheduled date and at the scheduled site to have action.
  4. The NFL "Away Points/Home Points" wagering proposition includes all games played in a given NFL week which includes all games played from Thursday to Monday.
  5. NFL Propositions will be graded using the results listed at www.NFL.com.
  6. Arena Football Propositions will be graded using the results listed at www.Arenafootball.com.
  7. For all Football Propositions involving statistics for a player, that player must have at least one passing attempt (QB) or rushing attempt (RB), or the wager will be considered No Action.
  8. In Canadian Football, a "single" is defined as any one-point scoring play, excluding PATs (Points After Touchdown).
  9. For wagering purposes, defensive points do not include PATs (Points After Touchdowns).
  10. Las Vegas wagering rules will apply to any situations not covered herein.

College Football Season Wins Rules:

  1. Bowl Games and Conference Championship Games are NOT used towards teams season wins total - Regular Season Games ONLY.
  2. Teams must play every scheduled regular season game for action.

NCAA Football Conference Championship Futures Rules:

  1. If the conference has an official championship game, the winner of the championship game is deemed to have won that conference.
  2. If the conference has co-champions, the first team picked by the BCS is graded as a winner, and all other teams are losers. If a conference has co-champions, and no team is picked by the BCS, ALL team wagers will be graded as "No action" and refunded.
  3. For divisional odds within conferences, the team participating in the conference championship game will be considered to have won that division.

Golf

General:

  1. If the start of a round is delayed, or if play during a round is suspended, all pending wagers will remain valid for 48 hours. If the postponement lasts more than 48 hours, all pending wagers will be canceled and the monies refunded.
  2. Wagers on a golfer who does not play in the tournament are graded as No Action, and all monies refunded.
  3. A golfer is deemed to have played once he or she has teed off. In the event of a player withdrawing after having teed off, wagers on that player will be lost.
  4. Wagers will be settled using the official tournament and match results (including final match correct score and individual match betting). This includes a match which finishes early, either by agreement of the players or because of injury.

Outright Betting (Tournament Winner):

  1. 1. The "Field" includes all players not offered by name.
  2. All outright bets are settled on the player winning the trophy. The result of play-offs is taken into account.
  3. If a tournament does not go the specified number of completed holes (usually 72) and is shortened by the tournament officials, the leader at the end of the number of holes specified by the officials will be the winner, unless there is no further play or only part of a round completed after a bet has been placed, in which case that bet will be canceled.
  4. In the event that two or more golfers are tied for the lead at the end of regulation play, a sudden death playoff is normally used to determine the winner of the tournament. In this case, the winner of the playoff is the winner for betting purposes. All other golfers in the playoff will be graded as second-place finishers.
  5. In the event of a tie for a finishing position, the tied position will count; for example, if five players tie for eighth place, all five will be considered to have finished eighth.
  6. In some tournaments, tournament officials may have the individuals play a specified number of playoff holes to determine the tournament winner. In this case, the golfer with the lowest score after completing the specified number of holes will be declared the winner, and all other golfers in the playoff will be graded as second-place finishers.

Golf Matchups:

  1. In head-to-head matchups, both golfers must tee off in order to have action.
  2. Players are paired for betting purposes only. The player with the lower score over the entire tournament is the matchup winner.
  3. Settlement will be on the player achieving the highest placing at the end of the tournament. If the number of rounds played is reduced, as in the case of bad weather, bets stand providing that an official tournament winner is declared.
  4. If one player misses the cut, the other player is deemed the winner. If both players miss the cut, the lowest score after the cut has been made will determine the winner.
  5. If a player is disqualified or withdraws after starting, either prior to the completion of two rounds or after both players have made the cut, the other player is deemed the winner.
  6. If a player is disqualified during either the 3rd or 4th rounds, when the other player in the match bet has already missed the cut, the disqualified player will be considered the winner.

To Miss/Make The Cut:

For some tournaments we may offer prices for players to make the cut (take part in the final rounds), or miss the cut (fail to qualify for the final rounds).

18 Hole Wagering:

The winner will be the player with the lowest score over 18 holes. If scores are level after 18 holes, all wagers will be canceled. Play-offs do not count.

Finishing Position of a Named Player:

In the event of a tie for a finishing position, the tied position will count, eg. a tie with 5 other players for 8th place will count as a finishing position of 8.

Individual Player's Round Score:

All bets will be canceled if the player does not complete the round.

Group Betting:

  1. The winner will be the player with the lowest score at the end of the tournament (or after the cut if all players miss the cut), playoff included.
  2. In the event of a tie, the winner will be the player with the lowest score for the final round. If a tie still exists the stake money on a player is divided by the number of players involved in the tie. The full odds are then paid to the divided stake, with the remainder of the stake money being lost.
  3. If a player does not tee off all bets on that group will be void and monies refunded.

Hockey

  1. Minimum time for action: Games must go a minimum of 55 minutes for action. If a game is suspended before 55 complete minutes are played, all bets on the outcome of the game are refunded.
  2. Minimum time for action on Periods: The specific period must be played in its entirety for bets to stand. Otherwise, all bets on the period are refunded.
  3. Goals in overtime or the shootout do not count toward bets on the 3rd period.
  4. "Home Goals vs Away Goals" and Grand Salami: The "Home Goals vs Away Goals" and Grand Salami will be decided by the total goals scored in all games scheduled in the given league for the given day. All scheduled games must play three full periods. If any scheduled game is canceled or stopped before three full periods are played, all wagers on the "Home Goals vs Away Goals" and the Grand Salami will be canceled.
  5. Player Propositions: For Total Player Points, both goals and assists are included. Only goals or assists scored during regulation time are counted. For grading purposes, goals scored during overtime and Penalty Shootouts are NOT included.

Tennis

Retirement or Disqualification:

1. Head to Head Matchups:
If any player Retires during a match, all bets will be No Action.
2. First Set Betting:
If the first set is not completed because of a player retirement or disqualification, all wagers will be considered void. Such wagers will be canceled and the monies refunded.
3. Sets Betting:
If a tennis match is not completed because of a player retirement or disqualification, all Set wagers will be considered void. Such wagers will be canceled and the monies refunded.
4. Handicap and Total Games Betting:
If a tennis match is not completed because of a player retirement or disqualification, all Handicap and Total Games bets will be considered void. Such wagers will be canceled and the monies refunded.
5. Prop Betting:
If a tennis match is not completed because of a player retirement or disqualification, all Prop wagers will be considered void. Such wagers will be canceled and the monies refunded, with some exceptions pertaining to the completion of an individual set.
Example:
o To Win 1st Set (Must Complete 1st Set)
o Correct Score of 1st Set (Must complete 1st Set)
For unique props on individual match, the official tournament website statistics will be used for grading purposes.
Example:
Total Aces by Roddick vs. Federer in Australian Open semi-final. www.ausopen.org would be used for grading that prop.

Delay or Suspension:

  1. . If a tennis match is completed, all wagers stand as written. A delay in the start of a match will not affect the standing of wagers, nor will a suspension, as long as play is resumed and the match completed. If a match is rescheduled due to scheduling and weather problems bad light etc, then all wagers will have action and all wagers will stand.
  2. In the event a match does not go the specified number of sets, and the match is shortened by tournament officials, the leader determined to be official by tournament officials shall be the winner.
Example: A match is scheduled for 5 sets, but only 3 sets can be played because of weather. The leader at the end of 3 sets would be declared the winner of the match.
Futures (Ante post) Betting:
All futures (Ante post) bets have action. Should a player withdraw before a tournament begins, bets on that player to win the tournament lose.