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Handicap bets will stand regardless of the number of heats that have taken place provided the winner of the handicap has already been established. If the winner of the handicap has not been established bets will be made void. Outright bets on Grand Prix events will be settled on the ofﬁcial competition rules. SNOOKER Match Betting: In the event of a match starting but not being completed the player progressing to the next round will be deemed the winner. However frame betting will be void. TENNIS a) Match Betting: In the event of a match starting but not being completed all match and set betting will be void.
In the case of a photo ﬁnish, all bets will be settled as if they had been made on the result of the race. 15. If any extraordinary occasion should arise, or in cases of notorious and palpable fraud, or it should come to the notice of the Committee that the wager or gaming transaction involved either or both of the parties in an illegal act under the current legislation in respect of betting and gaming, any of the before mentioned rules may be suspended by the Committee, and any of the before mentioned rules may be altered or added to by a simple majority of the Committee.
Ask Alec Holden who, aged 90 in 1997, backed himself with me at 250/1 to live to be 100. In April 2007 I handed him a cheque for £25,000. He got the value! But, by their very nature, these types of punting opportunities are few and far between. The average reader of this book will be contemplating staking the majority of his or her bets on horses, dogs or major sporting events, and we have to tell you, that whatever you know about these three, the bookie knows at least as much, if not more. Or does he?