Please visit our general rules section for a breakdown of dead heat reduction. This page will always have the latest rules and information.
Dead heat reduction rules:
- In the event a bet sees two or more competitors tied for the same winning position (according to the terms of the bet), the “dead heat reduction (“DHR”) rules” apply.
- A “dead heat reduction” is calculated by dividing the odds proportionally among the number of winners for a particular position (i.e. finishing place) in the event. For example, in a two-way tie aka ‘dead heat’, your return would be half of what was originally projected in the bet slip at the time of bet placement.
- You bet $50 on a golfer to have the best score among a group of 3 at +150 (2.5) odds.
- The event ends with two golfers tying for the best score in the group.
- 2.5 (original odds) ÷ 2 (number of participants who tied) = 1.25 (DHR odds)
- $50 x 1.25 = $62.50 payout
- Example (note: all calculations are using decimal odds):
- A “dead heat reduction” involving a bet with more than one finishing position (e.g. Top 10) is calculated as follows:
- You bet $50 on a golfer to place in the Top 10 at +200 (3.0) odds.
- The event ends with the golfer tying for 8th place with 5 other golfers.
- 6 (tied participants) ÷ 3 (8th, 9th & 10th)) = 2.0
- 3.0 (original odds) ÷ 2.0 (new odds) = 1.5 (DHR odds)
- $50 x 1.5 = $75 payout
- Divide the number of participants who tied by the number of remaining finishing positions.
- Divide your original odds by the result of the calculation immediately above to find the new odds.
- Example (note: all calculations should use decimal odds):