Overview of Dead Heat Rules on Unibet:
- Dead heat rules are used to determine payouts when two or more participants finish a sports event with the same result.
- The rule applies to several sports and bet types, such as horse racing, golf, and tennis.
- Unibet will use a formula to calculate the payout of a dead heat, where the original odds of the selection are divided by the number of participants involved in the tie, then multiplied by the stake.
- Dead heat rules do not apply to bets where the draw is offered as a betting option, such as football or basketball.
Sports where dead heat rules may come into play:
- Horse racing, where two or more horses cross the finish line at the same time.
- Golf, where players may finish with the same score at the end of a tournament or round.
- Tennis, where players may have the same score in a set or match tie-break.
Example of dead heat rules in PGA golf:
Let's say a bettor placed a $10 wager on Dustin Johnson to win the Masters golf tournament at 10/1 odds. At the end of the event, Johnson and two other golfers finished with the same score, resulting in a dead heat.
Unibet would apply the dead heat rule by dividing the original odds of 10/1 by the three golfers involved in the tie. The new odds would be 3.33/1 (10/3). The bettor's payout would then be calculated by multiplying the stake ($10) by the new odds (3.33/1), resulting in a total payout of $43.33 ($33.33 profit + $10 stake).