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17. Basketball rules

Smarkets general betting rules (1-11) will apply unless superseded by the General Terms or sports specific betting rules.

17.1   General

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

17.2   If a game fails to start on the day as scheduled by the official governing body, all bets are voided.

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

  • At least 43 minutes of play have elapsed in an NBA game or 35 minutes of play have elapsed in any other game.
  • A result is determined by an official governing body.
  • If neither of the above criteria are met, all bets will be voided, except for bets in markets where the outcome has already been unconditionally determined.

17.4   'Outright Winner' markets will be settled as the named winner by the relevant governing body, regardless of any subsequent disqualification or amendment to the result. Dead heat rules apply.

17.5   All bets will stand regardless of the length of the season/playoff series so long as a winner is declared.

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