Dubai Betting Rules

1. Win - The purpose is to select the winner of a specified race.
1.1 The bracketing of horses shall not apply to this pool.
1.2 The dividend shall be determined by dividing the net pool by the number of unit bets on  the winning horse.
1.3 Notwithstanding the provisions of the rule 1.2 above in relation to division of dividend,  whenever two or more horses dead heat the dividend payable shall be calculated in the following manner:
1.4 The net pool shall be divided into as many equal portions as there are dead heaters and each resultant portion shall then be divided by the number of unit bets wagered on the individual dead heaters.
1.5 In the event of there being no winning ticket on one of the dead heaters that portion of the net pool shall be carried forward and dealt with in terms of the rule 1.6 below relating to Carry Forward.
1.6 In the event of there being no ticket on the winning horse the net pool shall be carried forward and added to a net win pool selected at the sole discretion of the Operator’s Management, provided that such carry forward is made within one month of the original pool.

2. Place - The purpose is to select a horse placed first, second, third or fourth in a specified race, subject to the provisions of 2.3
2.1. 5 Runners or less: Place will be refunded.                                                                         
2.2. 6 - 20 Runners: 3 places will be declared.
2.3. Calculation of Dividend: The net pool shall be divided into as many equal portions as there are placed horses in terms of Rule 2.1. The portions shall be divided respectively by the number of unit bets on each of the placed horses and the results so obtained shall be the dividend payable subject to the provisions of  2.4 below.
2.4 Dead Heat:
2.4.1. For the purpose of the calculation of dividends, horses dead heating for first place shall be deemed to have filled the first and second places, horses dead heating for second place to have filled the second and third places, horses dead heating for third to have filled third and fourth places and horses dead heating for fourth to have filled fourth place jointly.
2.4.2. Whenever a dead heat between two horses results in the payment of more place dividends than is provided for in Rule 2 above, the dividends payable shall be calculated as follows:
2.4.2.1. The net pool shall be divided into so many equal portions as, but for the dead heat, there would have been places in terms of Rule 2.
2.4.2.2. The dividends on the horses not involved in the dead heat shall be calculated as provided for in Rule 2.3.
2.4.2.3. The remaining portion shall be divided into two equal parts, which shall respectively be divided by the number of unit bets on each of the horses in the dead heat.
2.4.2.4. Should there be three horses in a dead heat, the dividends payable in respect of the dead heating horses shall be calculated as provided for in Rule 2.4.2 save that the money available for distribution among holders of tickets on the dead heating horses shall be divided into three equal parts.
2.5. Carry Forward: In the event of there being no ticket on any of the placed horses, the net pool shall be carried forward and added to a net place pool selected at the sole discretion of the Operator’s Management, provided that such carry forward is made within one month of the original pool.

3. Exacta - The purpose of the Exacta is to select two horses to finish first and second in that order in a race designated in the official race card as an Exacta Pool race.
3.1 The bracketing of horses shall not apply to this pool.
3.2 The dividend shall be determined by dividing the net pool by the number of unit bets on the winning horse combinations.
3.3 Dead Heat: Notwithstanding the provisions of the above rule, whenever two or more horses dead heat the dividends payable shall be calculated in the following manner:
3.3.1 The net pool shall be divided into as many equal portions as there are possible dead heat combinations and each resultant portion shall then be divided by the number of unit bets wagered on those winning combinations. Provided further that should there be no unit bets on any of the possible winning combinations, that portion of the net pool shall be carried forward and dealt with in terms of the below rule.
3.4 Carry forward: in the event of there being no ticket on any of the winning combinations the net pool shall be carried forward and added to a net exacta pool selected at the sole discretion of the Operator’s Management, provided that such carry forward is made within one month of the original pool.


4. Trifecta - The purpose of the Trifecta is to select three horses to finish first, second and third in that order in a race designated in the official race card as a Trifecta Pool race and shall operate where there are three or more runners.
4.1 The bracketing of horses shall not apply to this pool.
4.2 There shall be 5 types of entry, namely:
4.2.1 A single entry where only 3 horses must be selected to finish in the exact order of selection.
4.2.2 A box entry where three or more horses may be selected to finish in the first three positions, irrespective of their order.
4.2.3 A Single Floating Banker Entry where one horse must be selected to run either first, second or third with three or more horses selected to fill the remaining two positions.
4.2.4 A Double Floating Banker Entry where two horses must be selected to fill any two of the first three positions with two or more horses selected to fill the remaining position.
4.2.5 A Multiple Entry where one or more horses must be selected for each of the first three positions.
4.3 Calculation of Dividend:
4.3.1 The dividend shall be determined by dividing the net pool by the total number of unit and fractional unit bets on the winning combination/s.
4.3.2 In the event that there are no full unit winning bets on a Trifecta pool, and at the same time, the sum of the percentage of bets purchased of all fractional winners is less than 100% of the unit of betting, then the dividend shall be determined for a full unit of betting and the balance of the dividend, i.e. not apportioned to the fractional winners, shall be either carried over in terms of the 4.7 rule below relating to Carry Forward or apportioned in terms of Rule 4.3.2.
4.4 Dead Heat: Notwithstanding the provisions of Rule 4.3, whenever two or more horses dead heat, the dividend payable shall be calculated in the following manner:
4.4.1 In the event of a dead heat resulting in more than one winning combination, the net pool shall be divided into as many equal portions as there are winning combinations, and each such portion shall then be divided by the number of unit bets on each of the combinations.
4.4.2 In the event of a dead heat for the First place between two horses they shall be deemed to have run First and Second, Second and First. There shall therefore be two winning combinations. Should three or more horses dead heat for First place there shall be as many winning combinations as there are possible combinations.
4.4.3 In the event of a dead heat for Second place between two horses they shall be deemed to have run Second and Third, Third and Second. There shall therefore be two winning combinations. Should three or more horses dead heat for Second place there shall be as many winning combinations as there are possible combinations.
4.4.4 In the event of two or more horses dead heating for Third place there shall be as many winning combinations as there are dead heaters.
4.4.5 Should there be no unit bets on one or more of the winning combinations as provided for under Rule 4.4.1 that portion of the net pool shall be carried forward and dealt with in terms of Rule 4.7.
4.5 Less than three runners finishing: In the event of three or more horses starting a race and less than three horses finishing the race for any reason whatsoever, a dividend shall be declared on the first and second placed horses with the field as the third place, or if only one horse finishes, a dividend shall be declared on that horse with the field for second place and the field for third place.
4.6 Refunds:
4.6.1 In the event of a selected horse being scratched, a refund of the money wagered, relating to that horse shall be made.
4.6.2 In the event of a Trifecta pool race being cancelled or abandoned for any reason whatsoever a full refund shall be made.
4.7 Carry Forward : In the event of there being no ticket on any of the winning combinations, the net pool shall be carried forward and added to a net trifecta pool selected at the sole discretion of the Operator’s Management, provided that such carry forward is made within one month of the original pool.

6. Pick6
PICK 6 only offered on 2, 9, 14 and 30 March 2013 meetings.
6.1 PURPOSE: The purpose of the Pick 6 is to select the winners of each of the legs constituting the Pick 6, as designated in the official race card.  The legs of the Pick 6 shall be the last 6 races carded for designated meetings held at Meydan racecourse.
6.2. UNIT OF BETTING AND MINIMUM BET: The unit of betting shall be ZAR1 and the minimum unit ZAR6.
6.3. BRACKETING OF HORSES: The bracketing of horses shall not apply to the        Pick 6 pool.
6.4. RESERVE RUNNER: The carded number of any Reserve runner replacing a scratched horse remains unaltered and consequently field selections should include all horses carded. Rule 1.5 applies to scratchings.
6.5. SCRATCHINGS:
6.5.1. If any horse is scratched from any leg the holder of any ticket on which such horse has been selected, shall be deemed to have selected the totalisator favourite in such leg.
6.5.2. No refunds shall be given in respect of scratched horses.
6.5.3. In the event of joint totalisator favourites being declared in a particular race, a scratched horse to be substituted by the totalisator favourite in terms of Rule 6.5.1 shall be substituted with the joint totalisator favourite, which is highest placed in the order of finishing of that race.
6.5.4. In the event of joint totalisator favourites dead heating for first place, a scratched horse to be substituted in terms of Rule 1.5.1 shall be substituted with the joint totalisator favourite bearing the lower race card number.
6.6. CALCULATION OF DIVIDEND:
6.6.1. The dividend shall be determined by dividing the net pool by the total number of unit bets on the winning combination. The net pool shall be divided in a major share (70%) and a minor share (30%) portion. 
6.6.2. The major share of the net Pick 6 pool shall be distributed to the ticket holders that selected the first-place finisher in each of the 6 legs, based upon the official order of finish, and the minor share of the net Pick 6 pool shall be distributed to ticket holders whose selection finished first in the second greatest number of Pick 6 races.
6.6.2. If there are no wagers selecting the first place finisher in each of the Pick 6 legs then both the major and minor shares will be combined and shall be distributed to ticket holders whose selection finished first in the greatest number of Pick 6 races.
6.7. ABANDONED OR CANCELLED LEGS: If, for any reason whatsoever, a Pick 6 race is abandoned or cancelled, all selections in any abandoned or cancelled legs shall be deemed to be winning selections.
6.8. REFUNDS: No refunds shall be made in respect of any Pick 6 ticket, except in instances where a race meeting is cancelled or abandoned before the first leg of the Pick 6 pool.
6.9 DEAD HEAT: In the event of a dead heat between two or more horses in any leg for the first place in the pick 6 pool all horses in the dead heat for first place shall be considered winning horses to calculate the pool.
6.10. CARRY FORWARD: In the event of there being no ticket on any of the winning combinations, the net pool shall be carried forward and added to a net Pick 6 pool selected at the sole discretion of Operator Management, provided that such carry forward is made within one month of the original pool.
6.11. OFFICIAL RESULTS: The result of a race shall be official when they are declared as such in terms of these rules, that is when the All Clear is declared by the racetrack and the "Official result" is announced by the Operator.

7. Double
7 - DOUBLE POOL
7.1.1. PURPOSE: The purpose of the double is to select the first horse in each of the legs, constituting the double and shall operate on any two races designated in the official race card as a double pool.
7.1.2. BRACKETING OF HORSES: The bracketing of horses shall not apply.
7.1.3. CALCULATION OF DIVIDENDS: The dividend shall be calculated by dividing the net pool by the number of unit bets on the winning combinations.
7.1.4. DEAD HEAT: In the event of two or more horses dead heating for first place in either leg, the net pool shall be divided into as many parts as there are dead heaters and the parts respectively divided by the number of unit bets selecting any dead heater with the horse placed first in the other leg. Provided that should any horse in a dead heat not be selected with the winning horse in the other leg, that portion of the net pool shall be carried forward and dealt with in terms of Rule 7.1.7
7.1.5. ABANDONED OR CANCELLED LEGS: Where for any reason the 1st leg of the Double is abandoned or cancelled, the pool shall be refunded and where the 2nd leg is abandoned after the running of the 1st leg, the net pool shall be distributed to: -
7.1.5.1. Holders of tickets bearing the number of the winner of the first leg.
7.1.5.2. In the event of a dead heat for the first place the net pool shall be divided into as many parts as there are dead heaters and each part shall be distributed among the holders of tickets bearing the number of one of the dead heaters respectively.
7.1.6. SCRATCHINGS:
7.1.6.1. Where a horse is withdrawn from the first leg of a double or from the second leg prior to the running of the first leg, the horse shall be deemed to be scratched and the holder of any ticket on which such horse has been selected shall receive a refund on all combinations affected by the scratching.
7.1.6.2. Where a horse is withdrawn from the second leg of a double after the first leg has been decided; the horse shall be deemed to be scratched and shall be substituted with the tote favourite only on double tickets bearing the number of the winner in the first leg and the number of the scratched horse in the second leg.
7.1.6.3. In the event of joint totalisator favourites being declared in a particular race, a scratched horse to be substituted by the totalisator favourite in terms of Rule 7.1.6.2 shall be substituted with the joint totalisator favourite, which is highest placed in the order of finishing of that race.
7.1.6.4. In the event of joint totalisator favourites dead heating for 1st place, a scratched horse to be substituted in terms of Rule 7.1.6.2 shall be substituted with the joint totalisator favourite bearing the lower race card number.
7.1.7. CARRY FORWARD: In the event of there being no ticket on any of the winning combinations, the net pool shall be carried forward and added to a net double pool selected at the sole discretion of the Operator’s Management, provided that such carry forward is made within one month of the original pool.

Betting Units and Minimum Amounts

Bet Type
Min Unit
Min Bet Amount
Win€1€1
Place
€1€1
Exacta
€1€1
Trifecta
€0.50€1
Double
€1€1
Pick 6
€1€1


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