Sometimes, during sporting events, strange things can happen. What happens when your tennis bets are compromised during a match where the player retires?
If you’re a sports fan then you already know some of the craziest things can happen at any given moment during any given sporting event. And it makes no difference to anyone if you have a bet on that game. You can’t simply stand up and say “Wait, I take it back!!” Fortunately, there are certain rules and regulations that apply when some of the crazier, more off-the-wall occurrences take place during a sporting event on which you have placed a bet. Provided, that is, you have placed your tennis bets through a reputable source. For the sake of clarity, we will use the word “retire” here to mean “left the game, not to return”.
What Happened and When?
Hopefully, you won’t ever have to worry about this type of scenario but it does happen. If you bet on a tennis match and during that match your player retires, for whatever reason, a settlement of sorts will need to be reached. Should your player retire or withdraw from a match, exactly when they leave the match will determine what type of settlement can be reached. The following are specific, tennis related scenarios and explanation of how those scenarios will affect your settlement.
Retired Before the Beginning of the Match
All bets upon a match that has not yet started and a scheduled player retires there by not being able to participate in the match, shall be void. It doesn’t matter if the bet is on the player who backed out of the match or on the other player – all bets are void.
During the First Set
If during the first set of the match your player, or any player in that match, retires all bets are refunded because all bets (on that match) are void. All set betting bets, regardless of which player a bet is on, are void. And unless a result has been already determined, also void are all other bets.
Once the First Set Has Officially Been Completed
Once the first set of a tennis match upon which you have placed a bet has officially been completed, should a player retire from the match (any point thereafter) bets that have been placed on the player remaining in the match are winners. Bets on the player who has left the game, not to return, are qualified as losing bets. Once again, as stated above, all set betting bets, regardless of which player a bet is on, are void and unless a result has been already determined, also void are all other bets.
If You Bet on a Player to Win in Straight Sets
Some of this may sound redundant (and a bit confusing) but it outlines a particular set of circumstances as they relate to this specific bet. As stated above all bets will be void and refunded if, during the first set of a tennis match one player withdraws, not to return. Once the first set is complete, if a player withdraws from play, unless a result has substantially been determined, all bets are void. For example, if the score of the match is one set for each player, then no player could possibly have won in straight sets so those “straight set bets” would be losers. This is because, since one player already lost a set, a result had already been determined.