Hockey Rules

Date/Site Changes

Regular season Hockey games must be played on the scheduled date/location (location is a geographical area or city, but not restricted to a specific arena or venue) to be considered action unless otherwise noted in the specific sports rules section or the inventory game page within the mobile application or web browser application. Please see Hockey One Game Parlay Rules section for One Game Parlay Postponed Match, Cancelled Match and Venue Change Rules.

Minimum Length of Play

For wagering purposes, unless otherwise stipulated in individual Hockey sports wager rules, results are official after 55 minutes of play for US Pro Hockey and 60 minutes of play for non-US Hockey.

Hockey Wagers

Hockey wagers are accepted in the following manner:

Puck Line

A wager in which a bettor “takes” or “lays” a specified number of goals. The team wagered must “cover” the goal line for the wager to be deemed a winner. Unless otherwise specified as “Regular Time” on the individual market, overtime periods are counted in the final score. In the event of a shootout, the winner of the shootout will have one (1) goal added to its score and one goal will be added to the game total, regardless of the number of shootout goals scored

Money Line

A wager in which the bettor “takes” or “lays” a specified price. The team wagered must only win the game for the wager to be deemed a winner. Unless otherwise specified as “Regular Time” on the individual market, overtime periods are counted in the final score. In the event of a shootout, the winner of the shootout will have one (1) goal added to its score and one goal will be added to the game total, regardless of the number of shootout goals scored.

Total Goals (over/under)

Wager on whether the total number of goals scored in a game is over or under a specified number. Unless otherwise specified as “Regular Time” on the individual market, overtime periods are counted in the final score. In the event of a shootout, the winner of the shootout will have one (1) goal added to its score and one goal will be added to the game total, regardless of the number of shootout goals scored.

Periods

Wagers on any specified period will be decided on the basis of goals scored during the specified period only. This wager may be a point spread and/or a money line. All specified periods must be played to their completion or the wager will be cancelled. Once a specified period is completed, that specified period wager will stand regardless of the length of the remainder of the game. Third Period wagers do not include overtime periods.

Team to score first 

Settled on the first score of the game. Bets stand even if game is not completed. Overtime counts.

Team to score last

Settled on the last score of the game. Game must be completed.  Overtime counts.

Highest Scoring Period

Wager on which period will produce the most goals. Dead Heat Rules apply. Game must be completed for bets to stand.

Race to X Goals

Wager on which team/player will reach the specified goals tally first. Should neither team reach the total, and a ‘Neither’ option is not offered, then bets on that market will be cancelled. Please see Hockey One Game Parlay Rules for One Game Parlay Race to X Rule.

Hockey Props

Various unique wagers may be offered from time to time, called proposition bets. When wagering proposition bets, unless stated otherwise, overtime does count for settlement of wagers.

Hockey Player Props

Players do not have to start for action but must play for action. If a player does not take any part in a game then wagers on that player proposition will be cancelled.

Player prop wagers do include overtime, but not shootouts unless otherwise specified.

Hockey Futures

Hockey season long futures are unique wagers which will be offered from time-to- time. For all season long match wagers and division betting, all wagers stand regardless of team relocation, or a change to team name, season length or playoff format. Unless stated otherwise in the market, team(s) must play in all of their scheduled regular season games as determined by the league’s governing body at the start of the season for wagers to have action. If team(s) do not compete in all scheduled games then wagers will be cancelled, except for those wagers which have been unconditionally determined.

Hockey Division and Conference Futures

Division Winner markets will be settled on who finishes top of the relevant division after the conclusion of the Regular Season. If two or more teams have the same Regular Season win record then ties will be broken using the governing body's official rules to determine an outright winner. Conference Winner markets will be settled on team's performance in the playoffs. Regular season records do not count. If there is any change to the post season structure whereby a Conference Finals Series is not possible, or called early, Conference Winner will be settled on the team that advances to the NHL Finals from that Conference. For Playoff Series Winner, the team that advances to the next round is deemed the winner. Wagers for all other markets are cancelled if the required minimum number of games (according to the respective governing organizations) are not completed, or the number of games changes.

Hockey Grand Salami Prop

The Ice Hockey Grand Salami will be decided by adding up all the scores for the games scheduled for that particular day using official league sources. All games must be completed for action. Goals scored in overtime are included.

Hockey Futures List

Division of Winning Team

Wager on which division the winner originates from.

Conference of Winning Team

Wager on which conference the winner originates from.

State of Winning Team

Wager on which state the winner originates from.

Country of Winning Team

Wager on which country the winner originates from.

Name the Finalists

Wager on which two teams will meet in the Championship Series. Should no series take place, all bets are cancelled.

Exact Outcome

Wager on which team will win, and who will they beat in the named series.  Should no series take place, all bets are void.

NHL #1 Seed

Wager on which team will be the #1 seed in a specified conference (Eastern Conference or Western Conference) at the end of the regular season.

Double Chance

Wager on whether either of the two named teams will be declared the winner for the named market.

NHL Division Finishing Position

Wager on the exact position a named team will finish within their division.

Hockey One Game Parlay Rules

Hockey One Game Parlay rules are the same as Hockey rules stated above, with the following exceptions:

Bet Settlement (For One Game Parlay):

All hockey One Game Parlay selections must win (no ties, draws or pushes) for a bet to be deemed a winner. A selection that does not win, unless explicitly specified in the Hockey One Game Parlay Rules, will be settled as a loser. If one or more selections in any bet are resulted as cancelled for any reason (such as a selected player not participating in the match), the entire bet will be resulted as cancelled. For instance, selections on a team to win a match where it is a draw after overtime (or normal time if no overtime is to be played), even where the draw or tie may not have been offered through One Game Parlay, will be settled as losers. This will not be relevant to NHL matches as a winner will be decided either in overtime or shootouts but may be applicable to other hockey leagues or competitions as per their individual competition rules.

Overtime and Shootouts (For One Game Parlay):

All ice hockey matches are settled on the official declared result including any overtime and shootouts. Individual goals scored in a shootout are disregarded and one goal is assigned to the winning team based either on a goal scored in overtime or for winning the shootout. Goals scored during a shootout are not assigned to a player and do not count towards settlement of any player scoring markets.

Player Specific Markets (For One Game Parlay):

All player selections will be considered active if a player enters the ice as an active player at any point of the relevant match, regardless of whether the selection in question references a specific period of the match. If a player never enters the ice during a match, selections specific to that player will be cancelled. For instance, a selection on a certain player to score a goal in the third period would be active (and therefore settled as a loser) if that player played the first two minutes of a match, was injured, and did not return to the match, regardless of having never been on the ice during the third period. However, if that player was injured shortly before the match commenced, was withdrawn from the starting lineup (or bench) and never took to the ice then the selection, and therefore bet, would be cancelled.

Race to X Points (For One Game Parlay):

“Race to X” selections where neither team reaches the selected score will be settled as losers, regardless of whether a “neither team to reach X” selection was available as an alternate selection or not.

Third Period Markets (For One Game Parlay):

All third period market selections include overtime periods if they occur. For example, a total third period goals selection would include the goals scored in both the third period and the winning goal from either overtime or resulting from the shootout. All overtime/shootout rules set forth above apply.

Postponed Matches (For One Game Parlay):

Where a match is postponed or incomplete, and subsequently resumed or played within 24 hours (inclusive) of the original scheduled start time, all bets will stand. All bets placed on matches played which commence more than 24 hours past the originally scheduled start time will be cancelled. Once the 24 hours have expired, all bets are void and stakes will be cancelled.

Cancelled Matches (For One Game Parlay):

If a match is abandoned prior to commencement, it falls within the 24-hour rule for postponed matches as described above. If it is abandoned after commencing but before its natural end point, the following rules apply:

One Game Parlays will be cancelled if they include at least one selection involving a player who has not yet entered the ice as an active player. The rules outlined below are all applied subject to, and subsequent to, the application of this rule.

If every selection within a One Game Parlay on the game is already a winner where the fact of abandonment had no impact on the outcome of each selection, the One Game Parlay in its entirety will be treated as a winner. For example, a 2-leg One Game Parlay containing an over total goals selection and a certain player to record 1.5+ assists, in a game where the required goals have been reached and the player recorded 2 assists before the match was subsequently abandoned, will be treated as a winner. In this case, the abandonment had no impact on either selection. The same would not apply to an under total points selection where a game is abandoned while the total score is still under the chosen number, as the abandonment would impact that outcome.

If a single selection of a One Game Parlay has lost and a match is then abandoned, the One Game Parlay will be treated as a loser, where regardless of the fact of abandonment, the selection(s) in question had been unconditionally determined. For example, a One Game Parlay including a first player to score selection, in a game where a different player scored first and the match was subsequently then abandoned, will be treated as a loser. In this case, the bet had already lost, and this outcome could not be affected in any way by whether the game was subsequently abandoned or not.

If there are no losing selections within a One Game Parlay and at least one cancelled selection at the time of a match abandonment, the One Game Parlay be treated as cancelled. This rule applies where one or more selections are still undecided at abandonment and may have won or lost if the game had been completed as scheduled. For example, a One Game Parlay including an over total points selection, in a game abandoned while the total points are still below the required amount, will be treated as cancelled. In this case, the total points selection was still undecided and may have won or lost but for the abandonment, so the bet will be cancelled.

Venue Changes (For One Game Parlay): 

If the venue of a game is changed from the one advertised, all bets on that game will be cancelled.