Reasons Why Bets Might Be Voided
Void bets are quite common and here are a few of the reasons why one of your bets may be voided.
Mechanical errors are quite common in many sports. Some of the most popular reasons why bets have been voided are floodlights going off during a football match that is taking part in the hours of darkness.
Horse races have been voided because all the jockeys have taken the wrong course. There have also been instances of the stalls opening incorrectly meaning that the race has been run to a conclusion but has been voided afterwards.
The hares in greyhound racing also have a habit of occasionally breaking down, which normally results in the race being voided.
These instances of mechanical breakdown can be annoying if your team, horse, or greyhound was winning at the time but, equally, these void bets can work in your favour if your selection was losing.
If your selection is a non-runner, your bet will also be void when you have placed your bet in any market other than an ante-post market, when your bet will be a loser. Non-runners are commonly found in horse racing, with trainers offering a variety of reasons why they take a horse out, including injury, illness, ground conditions, etc.
You can also get void bets in some football markets. For example, if you’ve backed a player in a goal-scorer market and he does not play, most bookmakers will void your bet. But check the terms & conditions of your bookmaker to confirm this.
In sports such as golf and tennis, if your player withdraws before a tournament begins, your bet may also be void.
If you’ve had an ante-post bet on a sporting event that is postponed and played on a different date to that intended, your bets may also be void. But again, you’ll need to check the terms and conditions of your bookmaker.
You may also find that a bet is voided by a bookmaker because it was taken in error. While you may think that this is the bookmaker’s fault, there are rules in place to protect bookmakers from such errors.
For example, if a bet is taken after the start of an event and something has occurred that will quite clearly change the likely outcome, the bookmaker is entitled to void the bet. Let’s say that a football match has kicked-off and one team has scored. A punter hastily hands a pre-match betting slip over with a bet on the team that is leading, and the cashier takes it because they’re insanely busy.
When the bookmaker sees the time stamp, he’ll be within his rights to void this bet and just give the punter his stake back.
How Do I Know When A Bet Is Void?
If you’ve ever got any doubts as to whether a bet should be void or not, the best way to check is to read the terms and conditions of the bookmaker you placed the bet with. It’s important you do this as bookmakers can have different t&cs.
For example, terms & conditions may vary greatly if you’ve had a bet on a tennis player who is injured during a match and can’t continue.
Some bookies may choose to settle the bet as a loser, regardless of when the injury occurs. But other bookmakers may have a term and condition that states that a minimum of one set must be played before a winner will be paid out. In this instance, you’d get your stake back. Again, these rules can work for or against you.
How Do Void Bets Affect Multiples?
Void bets can affect multiples in different ways. If a bet is void because a selection is a non-runner, then multiples simply have one less selection in them. i.e. a double becomes a single, a treble becomes a double, and a four-fold becomes a treble, etc.
If you’ve placed a lucky 15 on four horses, and one is a non-runner, your bet will change accordingly. You would have had four singles, six doubles, four trebles, and one four-timer. But, if you have three winners and one non-runner, your four-fold will be settled as a treble. You’ll also get a treble with the three winners, while the three trebles with the non-runner in will be settled as doubles. The doubles with two winners will be settled as doubles, while the three doubles with the non-runner in them will become singles. You’ll also have three single winners and get your stake back from the non-runner.
What happens if a bet is void in a multi?
If a bet is void in a multi-bet, the voided selection is typically treated as if it never happened, and the remaining selections in the multi-bet are still valid. The odds for the voided selection are usually adjusted to 1.00 or evens, and the payout for the multi-bet is calculated based on the remaining valid selections.
For example, suppose a bettor places a four-fold accumulator bet on four football matches. If one of the matches is cancelled or postponed, and the bet is declared void, the remaining three selections are still valid. The odds for the voided selection are adjusted to 1.00, and the payout for the accumulator is calculated based on the remaining three selections.
It’s important to note that the specific rules for voided selections in a multi-bet can vary depending on the bookmaker and the specific terms and conditions of the bet. It’s always a good idea to carefully review the terms and conditions of any bet before placing it, and to contact the bookmaker’s customer support if you have any questions or concerns.
What does void mean on bet365?
On Bet365, the term “void” typically refers to a situation where a bet is cancelled and the original stake is returned to the bettor. Void bets are usually the result of an event being cancelled or postponed, or due to a bet being placed on an event that has already taken place.
For example, if a bettor places a bet on a football match that is later cancelled due to bad weather, the bet will be declared void and the original stake will be returned to the bettor’s account. Similarly, if a bettor places a bet on a tennis match that has already taken place, the bet will be voided and the original stake will be returned.
Can you still win a void bet?
No, it is not possible to win a voided bet. When a bet is voided, it means that the bet has been cancelled and the original stake is returned to the bettor. This means that while you won’t lose any money on a voided bet, you also won’t win any money.
For example, if a bettor places a bet on a football match that is later cancelled, the bet will be declared void and the original stake will be returned to the bettor. The bettor will not win any money, but they will also not lose any money.
It’s important to note that the specific rules for voided bets can vary depending on the bookmaker and the specific terms and conditions of the bet.
Is a void bet a loss?
No, a void bet is not a loss. When a bet is voided, it means that the bet has been cancelled and the original stake is returned to the bettor. This means that while you won’t win any money on a voided bet, you also won’t lose any money.