SPORTSBOOK HOUSE WAGERING RULES – RETAIL
GENERAL RULES, TICKETS and WAGERS:
1. Management reserves the right to add, change or delete the House Rules and/or payoff odds subject to regulatory approval of the West Virginia Lottery Commission.
2. Any person under the age of 21 years shall not place wagers or collect winnings from any West Virginia sports book.
3. Prohibited Sportsbook participants also include:
a. any patron on the WV state excluded list
b. Mardi Gras Casino & Resort self-excluded patrons
c. Mardi Gras Casino & Resort banned patrons
d. Mardi Gras Casino & Resort employees
4. West Virginia State Lottery regulations prohibit wagering from outside of the State of West Virginia.
5. Please verify wager accuracy before accepting your bet or leaving the wagering counter. It is the customer’s responsibility to ensure that the odds, and their wager, are correct at the time of placing the bet. Wagering tickets are official and may not always match propositions on the odds display.
a. Once a wager is accepted by both parties, it will not be voided prior to the start of the event except at the discretion of management and with the approval of both parties or in the case of error as defined in section 7 below.
b. Winning sports wagering tickets expire one year after the date of the event.
c. Winning tickets may be mailed in for redemption. See the reverse side of wagering ticket for mail-in collection instructions and address.
d. Kiosk cash vouchers are not redeemable by mail.
e. Mardi Gras Casino & Resort is not responsible for lost, stolen, altered or unreadable wagering tickets. Lost, stolen, and expired ticket claims will be handled as a dispute with the process outlined below.
f. All disputes (see above) and redemptions will be addressed within ten calendar days from the date of receipt. All such disputes and redemptions must be sent by mail, in a self-addressed envelope along with supporting documentation, to the address below:
Mardi Gras Casino & Resort
Sport & Race: Attn: Accounting
1 Greyhound Dr.
Cross Lanes, WV 25313
6. Management will make every effort to ensure the odds displayed on their screen are accurate
a. Computer generated point spreads / odds shall determine winners, losers, ties and payout odds.
b. If posted propositions are not updated simultaneously with computer system changes, an announcement will be made within the Book area of point spread, odds changes, followed by the updating of posted propositions.
c. For the protection of all concerned, management will retain a record of all point spreads and odds in case of technical or human error. .
d. All statistical and other data displayed on the sports book screens, wall boards, scratch sheets, etc. are for the convenience of our patrons only. Maximum care is taken to ensure the accuracy of such information.
7. Mardi Gras Casino & Resort reserves the right to void or amend a wager that is a result of an obvious error with a misstated line or misstated odds of a wager or where the terms offered on a wager are materially different from those available to the general market at the time the wager is placed. This applies to individual wagers or wagers that are part of a multi-event, such as a parlay.
8. Mardi Gras Casino & Resort will accept cash, kiosk cash vouchers, and winning sports wagering tickets as a methods of funding wagers.
9. Mardi Gras Casino & Resort reserves the right to refuse any wager or part of a wager, delete or limit selections prior to the acceptance of a wager, as well as accept a wager at other than posted terms.
10. Minimum and maximum wagers on all sporting events shall be determined by Mardi Gras Casino & Resort.
11. Winning tickets over $50,000 may be delayed for 24 hours to allow verification of the wager and funds.
12. Mardi Gras Casino & Resort reserves the right to add, delete or change the Sportsbook House Wagering Rules (subject to the West Virginia State Lottery approval) and/or payoff odds.
ACTION/OFFICIAL RESULTS/MINIMUM PLAY
1. Games” (team contests) must be played on the date scheduled, to be considered “Action”, unless stipulated otherwise on guest wagering information sheets or odds display. Game start or conclusion times delayed or extended beyond midnight are not recognized as date changes for wagering purposes.
a. For football, all “games” must be played within one week of the date specified.
2. “Events” including golf tournaments, boxing matches, mixed martial arts, tennis matches, auto races, track and field, Olympic and international tournaments or events must be held within 7 days of scheduled date to be considered “Action”, unless stipulated otherwise on guest wagering information sheets or odds display.
3. Management is not responsible for location changes. If a game is moved from original location, then all wagers will be void. If an event is moved from original location, all wagers are “Action”, as long as the winner is officially declared.
4. All (fighting, boxing, mixed martial arts, etc.) wagers including win, go/don’t go (will/won’t go), K.O., decision, draw, etc., will have action regardless of any change in weight class, scheduled length of the bout or championship sanction, unless stipulated otherwise on guest wagering information sheets or odds display. All fighting “pick the round” proposition wagers are “No Action” (Refunded) if the scheduled length of the bout is changed from the distance displayed by the sports book, or on guest wagering information sheets or odds display.
5. All future book wagers (index/odds to win a future contingency, including league, conference, division, championship, or “other events,” etc.) are “Action” as long as a winner/champion is officially declared, regardless of season length or playoff format. All future book bets are “Action” regardless of team relocation, name change, date change or a change in league affiliation unless specified on any printed media or electronic boards.
6. All results are deemed final once the official agency (official sports body, commission, sanctioning organization, etc., recognized agency such as AP) has posted the result. Subsequent inquiries and changes to official result will not affect the bet settlement.
7. For betting purposes, the winner of an event or game will be determined on the date and approximate time of the events conclusion according to house wagering rules. Mardi Gras Casino & Resort does not recognize suspended games, result changes one hour or more after the events conclusion, protests, or overturned decisions, etc.
8. Minimum play requirements for betting purposes (unless stipulated otherwise on guest wagering information sheets or odds display, games are official after):
a. Football (professional and college) - 55 minutes of play.
b. Basketball (professional) – 43 minutes of play.
c. Basketball (college) – 35 minutes of play.
d. Hockey (professional, college, amateur) – 55 minutes of play.
e. Soccer (professional and amateur) - 90 minutes of play.
f. Fighting, Mixed Martial Arts (professional and amateur) – When bell (buzzer etc.) is sounded signifying the start of the opening round the bout is considered official for betting purposes, regardless of the scheduled length. For fighting go/don’t go, KO, decision and draw propositions, see rule # 12 below.
g. Baseball (major league, minor league, college, amateur) – In all nine-inning scheduled games, winners and losers are official after nine innings of play, unless the home team is leading after eight and one-half innings. Postponed or Suspended games must go a minimum of five innings or four and one-half innings if the home team is ahead (also applies to seven-inning scheduled games). If a game goes past five innings and is subsequently Postponed or Suspended, the winner is determined by the score after the last full inning of play; except in a case in which the home team scores to tie or take the lead in the bottom half of the inning in which the game is Postponed or Suspended, the runs do count. For baseball “totals”, run lines, and propositions see rule #13 below.
h. For Tennis, at least one set of the match must be completed. If less than one set is completed, then all wagers will be considered no action. For examples, if a player retires from a game when one set has already been completed, all wagers will stand, with the player progressing to the next round deemed as the winner. Wagers on other markets (i.e. other than match betting markets) will be voided if a player or pairing retires from a game (regardless of whether the retirement occurs during or following the first set) unless, in the case of wagers on other markets, the outcome of the wager had been unequivocally determined prior to the time of the retirement (in which case, the wager shall stand and shall be settled accordingly). If a match is not completed in full then all wagers on Propositions and Live Betting will be deemed “no action” unless the relevant wagering option has already been decided. For example, a wager on the "First Set Winner" will stand if the first set was fully completed before play was suspended.
i. All contests not listed above that involve a predetermined length of play, time limit, distance, etc. that are not reached, yet the event is called final by event officials with a winner declared, shall also be considered official for betting purposes, unless stipulated otherwise on guest wagering information sheets or odds display.
j. All other contests not listed above that involve a scheduled length of play or time limit must play to their conclusion or have five minutes or less than 10% of scheduled playing time remaining when the contest concludes to be considered official for betting purposes.
k. All halftime (1st half and 2nd half), quarter, period, set, etc. wagering propositions must be played to the conclusion of that portion of play to be considered “Action”, and are independent of the game and other propositions. Soccer 1st half or 2nd half wagers must go at least 45 minutes to be considered “Action”.
9. Rules and minimum play requirements on “proposition” bets (statistical, match-up, player performance proposition wagers, “In Play”, (In-Progress, In-Game, etc.) wagers are the same as those for “totals” on that event, unless stipulated otherwise on guest wagering information sheets or odds display.
10. When wagering on “totals” (combined score, over/under) on contests involving a scheduled time limit, all game wagering rules applicable to minimum play requirements shall also apply to all “total” wagers, unless stipulated otherwise on guest wagering information sheets or odds display.
11. Auto Racing, Golf, Tennis:
a. Futures wagers that are originally offered seven (7) days or less from the start of the specified event may allow refunds on specific non-starters. Futures wagers that are originally offered more than seven (7) days from the start of the specified event will be considered “Action”, as long as a winner is officially declared, unless otherwise specified by Mardi Gras Casino & Resort.
b. All participants in event match-up or Player / Driver propositions must start the event, or that proposition is “No Action” and wager will be refunded.
c. Most holes played wins golf match-ups. If holes are equal, then low score wins.
d. If golfers listed in a match-up are involved in a 3 way (or more) playoff, either golfer involved must win the playoff to win that matchup, or proposition is “No Action” and wager will be refunded.
e. All auto race wagers are on drivers only; not on a team or car, unless stipulated otherwise on guest wagering information sheets or odds display.
f. Auto race results will be considered official for wagering purposes one hour after the events conclusion. At that time auto series recognized results and statistics will be used to determine all winners and losers. Subsequent changes will not be recognized.
g. When wagering on auto race over/under cautions, lap leader or lead change propositions, all scheduled laps must be run for “Action”, unless stipulated otherwise on guest wagering information sheets or odds display.
12. In “Fighting”, mixed martial arts, etc. “Go/Don’t Go” (will/won’t go, over/under) proposition wagers, a full round is defined as one in which the bell (buzzer, etc.) has sounded signifying the conclusion of such round. If a fighter is counted out or the bout officially stopped prior to the bell, that round is not considered a full round for wagering purposes. If a half round (one minute and thirty seconds of a three minute round, 2 minute 30 seconds of a five minute round) or other specified time is listed, the official time of the bouts conclusion, as determined by ring officials, will determine proposition winners and losers.
a. On fighting, mixed martial arts “K.O.” proposition wagers, “K.O.” includes knockout, technical knockout, disqualification, or any other stoppage.
b. On fighting, mixed martial arts “Decision” proposition wagers, “Decision” means fight must go to the judge’s scorecards to determine a winner; including technical decision.
c. On fighting, mixed martial arts “Draw” proposition wagers; “Draw” means fight must go to the judges’ scorecards and be declared a draw; including technical draw.
13. When wagering on baseball “totals” (combined score, over/under), the game must go at least the regulation nine innings (eight and one-half if the home team is ahead) for a scheduled nine inning game and seven (six and one-half if the home team is ahead) for a scheduled seven inning game. Thereafter, if a game is Postponed or Suspended the score will be determined after the last full inning; unless the home team scores to tie or take the lead in the bottom half of the subsequent inning in which case the score is determined at the time the game is Postponed. Listed or specified pitchers must start in over/under wager or there is “no action” and wager will be refunded.
a. Rules for baseball propositions, run lines, and all baseball “in-play” wagers are the same as those for baseball totals, unless stipulated otherwise on guest wagering information sheets or odds display.
b. On Baseball 5 Inning wagers, games must go 5 full innings and Both Specified (Listed) Pitchers must start for “Action”. Winners and losers determined at the conclusion of the 5th inning.
14. Baseball wagers are accepted in the following manner:
a. Action – team against team, regardless of the starting pitchers.
b. One Specified Pitcher – A wager on or against one specific pitcher, regardless of other starting pitcher. Specified pitcher must start or wager is deemed “no action” and wager will be refunded.
c. Both Specified (Listed) Pitchers – A wager that specifies both starting pitchers. Any variation constitutes “no action” and wager will be refunded.
d. Note: Each team’s starting pitcher is defined for wagering purposes as the pitcher that throws the initial pitch.
15. In the event of a pitcher(s) change prior to the start of a baseball game, money odds may be adjusted. If one scheduled pitcher starts against an unscheduled pitcher, “Action” and live one “Specified (Listed) Pitcher” wagers will be computed at the opening price established by management with the new pitcher.
16. When wagering on “totals” (over/under), overtime periods, extra innings, etc., are counted in the final score, unless stipulated otherwise on guest wagering information sheets or odds display.
17. On “half-time” wagers, scoring during the second half shall determine winners and losers. Overtime periods are included as part of the second half. On first half, quarter, period, inning wagers, set, etc., scoring during that designated portion of play only, shall determine winners and losers.
18. On “In-Play” (In-Progress, In-Game, etc.) wagers the final score or result shall determine winners and losers, unless stipulated otherwise on guest wagering information sheets or odds display.
19. If on the day of the events conclusion no winner is determined, minimum play requirements are not met or if “no contest” is declared, all wagers on that event will be considered “No Action” for betting purposes and wager will be refunded.
20. Soccer wagers are accepted in the following manner:
a. 90 minute – Wager is on the outcome of a soccer match, determined on the basis of the score at the end of 90 minutes of play and any time the referee adds to compensate for injuries and other stoppages.
i. Wager does not include periods of extra time or penalty shootouts.
b. To Advance – Wager on a team in a soccer match to advance to the next level or round of competition.
i. Wagers will be decided on the basis of the score at the referee’s final whistle at the match’s natural conclusion, whether the match is decided in regular time, extra time or in a penalty shootout.
c. Three Way – A wager in which there are three (3) possible outcomes in a soccer match.
d. 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 teams will be lost.
e. Three Way wagers will be decided on the basis of the score after 90 minutes of play and any time the referee adds to compensate for injuries and other stoppages.
21. Official league chairman, commission, sanctioning organization, etc., recognized statistics one hour after the events conclusion will be used to determine all statistical wagering propositions, player performance proposition wagers and future book wagers.
22. Propositions - Various unique wagers may be offered from time to time. Terms for these wagers may be posted on guest wagering information sheets or odds display.
23. Mardi Gras Casino & Resort assumes absolute responsibility for paying the mandatory .25% Federal Excise Wagering Tax required by law for wagering on sporting events.
(unless stipulated otherwise on guest wagering information sheets or odds display; excluding parlay/teaser cards)
On all football and basketball straight wagers, players lay 11 to win 10 unless stipulated otherwise on guest wagering information sheets or odds display. Wagering ties (with the point spread) are refunds.
Note: In the event of a wagering tie, a two-team parlay reduces to a straight wager. One tie in three-team parlay reduces the wager to a two-team parlay, etc.
Note: Maximum payout of any parlay will not exceed $250,000 and maximum payoffs for parlays are 719/1.
ALL WAGERS will be calculated as follows: This applies to all sports and/or propositions.
Players lay or take money odds. (Money odds are always quoted in terms of $100 for reference).
Example - STRAIGHT WAGERS:
Player wagers $140 to win $100 to return $240.
Steelers -7 –120
Player wagers $100 to win $83.30 to return $183.30.
Player wagers $100 to win $125 to return $225.
ALL PARLAYS -
All parlay payoffs are computed by multiplying the payoff conversion (odds equivalent to one dollar) of the teams in the parlay, by amount wagered.
Ohio State -500
Browns +4 -110
Player wagers $100 on this 5-team parlay. Payoff = $100 multiplied by: 1.50 x 1.80 x 2.25 x 1.20 x 1.91 = Payout of $1,392.40 (Winnings of $1,292.40).
Note: Maximum payouts on all non-parlay card wagers are 719-1.