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Official Game Times

Bets on the full game are considered official once there are only 5 minutes left to finish.

  • NBA: After 43 minutes of play.
  • NCAA or any other league: After 35 minutes of play (including FIBA, NBA Summer League, and WNBA, unless otherwise specified).
  • Any market whose outcome has already been determined will have action, even if the game is suspended after that point.
  • The game must be played on the scheduled date and site. If for any reason the location of the game is changed from the original site, all bets placed prior to the change will be void.

Bets on the 1st half and 2nd half, or quarters, will have action only upon full completion of the half or quarter in question.

If the official time of play is not completed, bets on the spread, total, or money line are treated as no action, and all parlay and teaser bets will be reduced accordingly.

Suspended/Postponed Games (USA Leagues)

For bets on NBA, NCAA, or WNBA to have action, the event must be deemed official before 5 am PT of the following day and at the originally scheduled location.

  • If a game is postponed/suspended after it has already been deemed an official game, bets will be graded according to the official times.
  • When a game is postponed/suspended before it begins, and it will not be played that day, all bets will have no action and be refunded.
  • When a game is in progress and is delayed before it has been deemed official, the game must be resumed and completed 5 am PT of the following for bets to have action.

Regardless of suspensions, all bets placed on markets whose outcomes have already been determined will have action.

This rule does not apply during the playoffs. All postseason bets have action provided that the game is completed within 30 days from the original start date.

Suspended/Postponed Games (International Leagues)

For bets on FIBA (or any other international basketball league outside the USA) to have action, the event must reach official game time within 48 hours and at the originally scheduled location.

  • If a game is postponed/suspended after it has already been deemed an official game, bets will be graded according to the official times.
  • When a game is postponed/suspended before it begins, and it is determined that the game will not be played within 48 hours, none of the bets will have action and the stakes will be refunded.
  • When a game is in progress and is delayed before it has been deemed official, the game must be resumed and completed within 48 hours for bets to have action.
  • Regardless of suspensions, all bets placed on markets whose outcomes have already been determined will have action.
  • If for any reason the location of the game is changed from the original site, all bets placed prior to the change will be void.

This rule does not apply during the playoffs. All postseason bets have action provided that the game is completed within 30 days from the original start date.

Overtime Rules

  • Any scores that happen in the overtime period will count for bets placed on the full game and the second half (this applies to point spread, money line, and total bets).
  • Overtime does not count for 4th quarter bets.
  • These rules apply to all leagues.

Note: In international basketball (FIBA), teams sometimes play two games against each other as part of a playoff/tournament. It is possible that an individual game might end in a tie (the game will not go into an overtime period). In such cases, bets on the money line will have no action. Bets on the spread or total will have action and are graded according to the final score of the game.

Prop General Rules

The General Prop Rules apply to all markets unless stated otherwise in the Specific Prop Rules. If there is any inconsistency between the General Prop Rules and the Specific Prop Rules, the Specific Prop Rules shall prevail.

Alternative Lines and Team totals:

  • For bets to have action when playing this type of bet, the game must be completed within 5 minutes of regulation time, unless the outcome has already been determined, in which case bets have action (even if a game is suspended).
  • Spread/Alternative Totals: Game must reach official game time for bets to have action.
  • Game Team Totals: Game must reach official game time for bets to have action.
  • Bets on First or Second Halves, or Quarters will have action upon full completion of the period in question.

Game props:

  • Game must reach official game time for bets to have action, unless the outcome has already been determined, in which case bets have action even in the case of a game being suspended.

Player Props:

  • Player must take the court and play for bets to have action.
  • Game must reach official game time for bets to have action.
  • If a game is suspended with more than 5 minutes remaining in regulation time, no player proposition bets will have action and stakes will be refunded, unless the outcome has already been determined (for example, if a player has already scored more of the total points assigned to them).
  • If a game is suspended with less than 5 minutes remaining in regulation time, all player proposition bets will have action.

For Official Game Time, please refer to Basketball General Rules.

Future Bets

NBA

  • Bets on odds to win the NBA Championship and odds for the winner of each division.
  • All bets have action regardless of any suspensions or cancellations affecting individual games.

NBA player futures

  • Results are taken from the official statistics of the game.
  • Once confirmed, all bets will stand regardless of any injuries that may occur, including season-end injuries.

NBA regular season winning percentage

  • This is a bet on the Over/Under of a team’s winning percentage during the regular season.
  • The team must play 82 games of the regular season for ‘Season Wins’ bets to have action. These bets do not include playoff games, they are regular season only. All ‘Play-in Tournament’ games do not count towards the regular season totals.
  • The winning percentage displayed at the end of the regular season on www.nba.com will be the official source for grading purposes, and all decisions by Management are final.

NCAA

  • You bet on odds to win the NCAA National Championship.
  • All bets have action regardless of any suspensions or cancellations affecting individual games.