Bettors are cautious about a game becoming postponed that they have an action for. What does this entail in terms of sports bets for anyone? Examining the policies of sports betting providers regarding rescheduled and cancelled events in detail.
The impact of a postponed game on your sports betting
Imagine there is an NFL game between the Dolphins and Raiders that is scheduled to start in 12 hours. The streets surrounding the stadium were suddenly inundated by a storm that appeared out of nowhere. The news that the Dolphins game has been postponed confirms your worst suspicions.
Right now, you can still unwind. You must wait and pray that the weather will clear. DraftKings, FanDuel, and the majority of US sports betting websites claim that any wagers for that Dolphins game are still good for 12 hours after the scheduled match.
Unfortunately, the rain has not stopped and is not going to stop for another 12 hours. By this time, all wagers for the game will be canceled due to inclement weather on FanDuel and other specialized online sportsbooks. If you place a wager at one of these gaming sites, your stake will be returned. Your Dolphin money line is still good if you place it with DraftKings or any US or UK online sportsbook as long as the game starts within 24 hours of the specified time.
CAN A VENUE CHANGE VOID ALL BETS?
Imagine Cleveland playing Golden State in an NBA game. There were no signs of impending rain that week, and the weather was perfect. The arena where the game will be played, unfortunately, has a problem. The venue had no electricity, and the technicians were unable to identify the issue.
The match will now take place in the Cavalier’s arena rather of the Warrior’s home court. Any NBA wager is still valid during that period because the game will still start on time and not be postponed. The same conditions still apply if Cleveland has bad weather and the game needs to be postponed; your wager is still valid if the game continues within 12 to 24 hours.
Each team performs better on its own or an opponent’s court. The performance of a team playing well in their home area is where the term “home court advantage” originates. This situation could have a beneficial or negative impact on sports gamblers’ wagers.
If the Cavaliers play in Cleveland instead of San Francisco, those who bet on them and knew they would play there have won big. Since the Warriors are playing on the Cavaliers’ home court, bookmakers will slightly alter the money line odds in the Warriors’ advantage. You will receive a sizable payoff and a decent chance of winning if you place a money line on the Cavalier.
A POSTPONED GAME: HOW WILL IT AFFECT PARLAY BETS?
Your parlay won’t be impacted if the game is resumed within 12 to 24 hours because all wagers are still valid when a game is postponed. In the event that the game is not picked up within 24 hours, what would happen to your parlay? Although your parlay is still valid, the void bet will have an impact on you.
All parlay bets have their void bets due to cancellation removed, which lowers their overall payout. Consider placing a $75 wager on a parlay slip that included MLB money lines for this season.
Your parlay’s initial payoff should be at least $16,000. Let’s imagine a severe cyclone hit Seattle and the Mariners need to postpone the game roughly a week before the original time. The Mariners’ money line wager will be invalid in this situation.
Here is your parlay slip with the Mariners removed and the payoff adjusted. You can still win your parlay if all of your money lines win if nothing else happens that season and all five games proceed without a hitch. The payoff for the parlay will be further reduced if one of the remaining five games is canceled.
This situation is comparable to one of your moneyline parlay legs tying. Your entire body is reconstructed using the remaining legs, with only the problematic leg being removed.
What about parlays with two teams and just two legs? When one leg of a two-team parlay is cancelled, the entire wager becomes a straight wager. Technically, a parlay is canceled as a result of this. The payoff is determined using the remaining leg’s odds. With a parlay calculator, you may see for yourself what your bet would look like if one of its legs were removed.
What would happen to your parlay if every single leg was nullified in a situation where a medical emergency caused roughly half of the season to be cancelled? Your parlay is withdrawn, just like any other sports bet, and you receive a refund for your initial investment. If all of your legs come from one canceled match, the same thing happens with same-game parlays.
Voided parlays are missed opportunities for everyone involved, including the sportsbook operators who forfeit any prospective earnings, as frustrating as that may sound. The good news is that your parlay was successful, so you still get your stake back. For the following season, you can construct another parlay slip or begin betting on a different sport.
WHEN A GAME IS CANCELLED, WHAT HAPPENS TO FREE BETS?
Free bets and other comparable promotions can be challenging for different US or UK sports betting sites. Bettors will receive their free bet back if a game is cancelled so they can spend it on another market.
Certain sports betting sites won’t automatically refund your free bet or compensate you for the loss of it. If the platform permits it, a support representative could top off your bonus bet. If this occurs, you can still seek assistance by calling the website’s customer service hotline.
When a game is postponed, your wagers are still valid for a variety of reasons. You would receive your stake returned if the game was postponed or canceled after the betting site’s 24-hour delay period.