How will my baseball bet be settled if the game ends by Mercy Rule?


For baseball games ending via the “Mercy” or “10 Runs” Rule the following settlement will take place:

  • Moneyline: Bets will be settled based on the following “4.5 innings rule”. In the case of official, shortened games, for bets to have action, the game must go at least 5 full innings (4.5 innings if the home team is ahead).
  • Run Line: Bets will be void.
  • Total Runs: Bets will be void unless settlement has already been determined.

In the event that you have the run line of a team that wins via mercy rule, your account will be credited with the winnings within 72 hours of the game concluding.

For example only: If you place a wager on Maryland -2.5 and Maryland wins 16-4 via the mercy rule, your stake will be returned to you immediately and you will be credited with the additional winnings within 72 hours of the settlement of your wager.

Learn more about DraftKings Sportsbook Baseball House Rules.