Game Rules

  1. Introduction
  2. Customer Responsibility
  3. Customer Disputes
  4. Settlement
  5. Voiding Bets
  6. Exceptional Circumstances
  7. Betting during an event
  8. Football Specific Rules
  9. Formula 1 Specific Rules
  10. MLB Specific Rules
  11. Cricket Specific Rules
  12. Tennis Specific Rules
  13. Basketball Specific Rules
  14. Baseball Specific Rules

1. Introduction

  1. BeRivals takes every effort to ensure that betting is carried out in a fair and secure manner.

  2. BeRivals reserves the right to amend these rules as necessary.

  3. BeRivals does not accept responsibility for any errors or omissions with regard to event and market data.

  4. These rules will apply unless superseded by the Terms and Conditions or market-specific rules.

2. Customer Responsibility

  1. It is the customer's responsibility to have read and accepted BeRivals Betting Rules prior to partaking in any market activity. The customer should contact support@BeRivals.com if he or she has any questions or concerns.

3. Customer Disputes

  1. Customers should contact support@BeRivals.com if he or she feels that the BeRivals Betting Rules were not properly enforced. Any disputes will be dealt with in a prompt and professional manner.

  2. In case of a mutual social bet of which the results are not provided by BeRivals, in which multiple users are joining a bet in a pool(hereinafter called “Private Pools’), the ‘bet creator’ (hereinafter called ‘bet manager’) is responsible to close the bet. The other players in the Pool have 72 hours to object against the results which were completed by the ‘bet manager’.

  3. In case of disputes in ‘Private Pools’ BeRivals will determine if the results as completed by the ‘bet manager’ are verifiable. If so, BeRivals will adjust the results if necessary. An administration fee of € 5 is charged for such a correction, which also will lead to a ban of the ‘bet manager’. In case of an ‘unverifiable’ bet BeRivals will contact all participants of the ‘Private Pool’ to request additional information. BeRivals can choose to use this information to make a decision, or can choose to wave this information. BeRivals will in any case charge a € 20 investigation charge for which all participants will equally be responsible.

  4. BeRivals will use official xml data feeds for sports and events when possinle, and all official event rules will apply in determination of the winner of a bet.

4. Settlement

  1. BeRivals will make every effort for bets to be settled as quickly as possible after the outcome has been determined. Where possible, we will rely on the official result publicised by the event's governing body. Otherwise, we will use publicly verifiable sources of information such as Yahoo Sports.

  2. BeRivals reserves the right to delay settlement should the outcome be unclear or controversial.

  3. BeRivals reserves the right to void or resettle markets should new information become available, such as cheating or rules violations.

5. Voiding Bets

  1. BeRivals reserves the right to void any markets where the outcome cannot be reasonably determined.

  2. We reserve the right to void any bet for any reason before or after the event has occurred. This may be due to fraud, technical error or settlement error.

  3. We reserve the right to recover funds that were disbursed in error.

6. Exceptional Circumstances

  1. Abandonments - If the event does not conclude within 36 hours of the scheduled time, all bets are void.

  2. Cancellations - If the event is canceled, all bets are void.

  3. Postponements - If an event is postponed more than 36 hours from the scheduled time, all bets are void.

  4. Change of Opponents - If there is a change in opponents for an event, all bets are void.

  5. Change of Venue - If there is a change in venue, all bets are void.

  6. Periods of Time - If the length of the event is modified, all bets are void.

  7. Dead Heat - In the event that there are more winners than expected, the winnings will be split proportionately.

7. Betting during an event

  1. BeRivals reserves the right to suspend markets as necessary.

  2. All markets will be kept open until the outcome has been reasonably determined.

  3. Unmatched bets will never be canceled without the customer's approval.

  4. Customers should be aware that BeRivals will not suspend markets and cancel unmatched bets when a goal is scored or when the match starts.

  5. Customers should be aware that transmissions described as live from broadcasters, including radio and television, are often delayed.

  6. All unmatched bets on BeRivals are live on the exchange as soon as they arrive at BeRivals.

8. Football Specific Rules

  1. All football markets apply to the standard length of 90 minutes including stoppage time. These markets do not take overtime or penalties into account.

  2. If a football match is not properly completed, canceled or otherwise abandoned, all bets will be void.

  3. Types of Football Markets Offered

    • Win in Points - This market will be settled on which team(s) has(have) won after regular time has expired or if there is a draw. The Account Holder will receive Points for:
    • 10 points: Correct Results.
      05 points: Correct Winner/Tie.
      02 points: Correct amount of goals home team
      02 points: Correct amount of goals away team

      Based on the total amount of points after all events within a Betting Pool have finished, the winning Account Holder(s) will be determined. The spread of the points which will be divided among the winning Account Holders, can be selected by the Account Holder who created the bet.
    • Win by Correct score - This market will be settled on the correct score after regular time has expired.

9. Formula 1 Specific Rules

  1. All bets stand regardless of whether the team/driver race or not.

  2. Winner markets are correct at the time of the podium presentation.

  3. Safety car market will be settled as true if the safety car is deployed at any point during the race.

  4. Lap time markets will be settled on official times as recorded by the FIA and will not be affected by any subsequent penalties or demotions.

  5. Head to head markets refer to the driver which will have the best position either at the end of the race or the end of the season. In the event of a driver pulling out of a race, the remaining driver will win.

  6. Types of Formula 1 Markets Offered

    • Win in Points - This market will be settled on which driver(s) has(have) won. The Account Holder will receive Points for:
      10 points: Correct Winner.
      09 points: Correct Runner Up.
      08 points: Correct #3 Driver
      05 points: Correct #5 - # 10 Drivers

      Based on the total amount of points after all events within a Betting Pool have finished, the winning Account Holder(s) will be determined. The spread of the points which will be divided among the winning Account Holders, can be selected by the Account Holder who created the bet.
    • Win by Correct score - This market will be settled on the correct winner of the Grand Prix race.

10. MLB Specific Rules

  1. Bets will be settled as their outcomes become determined. Later decisions to void markets will not affect earlier settled markets if the outcomes of which are unaffected.

  2. Matches must begin on their scheduled starting date, or be voided. If a match begins but is later abandoned or postponed a result must be declared within three days for outstanding bets to be valid.

  3. Extra innings will be included unless stated otherwise.

  4. At least 9 innings must be completed for bets on ‘Total runs’ or ‘Run line’ markets to be valid.

11. Cricket Specific Rules

  1. Bets will be settled as their outcomes become determined. Later decisions to void markets will not affect earlier settled markets if the outcomes of which are unaffected.

  2. If the result is decided by a bowl-off or a toss of the coin, remaining undetermined markets, including the winner market, will be voided.

  3. If the result of a match is a tie, markets will be voided unless they have a tie as a possible outcome.

  4. A ball must be played for bets to be valid. If no ball is played, outstanding markets will be voided.

  5. When a match is curtailed due to the weather, bets will be settled according to the official result.

  6. Test Matches must conclude within five days of the original scheduled date. If they do not, any outstanding markets will be voided.

  7. If less than 20 overs are bowled in an innings in a test match, any outstanding ‘innings runs’ markets will be voided unless the outcome of that market is already known.

  8. If a test match is abandoned for any reason other than the weather BeRivals will void outstanding bets.

  9. If the Duckworth Lewis method is used to determine the result of a limited overs match, bets on undetermined “Highest 10 over Total’ and ‘Opening Partnership’ will be voided.

  10. A limited overs match having being declared as having “No Result” will result in its undetermined markets being voided.

12. Tennis Specific Rules

  1. If the first set of a match is not completed, all bets related to the match will be voided.

  2. When there is uncertainty about the outcome of an incomplete or cancelled match, BeRivals will settle match bets according to which player or pairing goes through to the next round, or who wins the tournament overall if the match is a final.

  3. Any cancellation, postponement or change to the length of a tournament will void all bets relating to occurrences of certain events within a tournament unless the outcome of those markets has already been determined.

  4. Any change to the scheduled number of games or sets required to win a match, or a retirement or disqualification during a game or set, will void bets on affected game and set markets.

  5. BeRivals will not void bets due to changes in venue or changes in the playing surface.

  6. For tournament winner markets, all bets stand run or not.

13. Basketball Specific Rules

  1. Bets are settled on the official result including overtime unless otherwise stated.

  2. If a game fails to start as scheduled, all bets are voided.

  3. If a game starts but is then abandoned or postponed, all bets stand as long as the following criteria are met within 72 hours of the game starting time:

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    • a) At least 43 minutes of play have elapsed in an NBA game or 35 minutes of play have elapsed in any other game, OR
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    • b) A result is determined by an official governing body.

    If one of the above criteria are not met, all bets are voided, except for bets on markets where a reasonable outcome cannot be determined. In these cases, if scores are tied, dead heat rules apply to bets on the outright game winner market.

14. Baseball Specific Rules

  1. All bets will be voided on all markets unless both named pitchers start in the first innings for their respective teams.