# Tennis Retirement Rules

When matched betting on tennis events, it's important that you're aware of the rules on how bets are settled as they can vary between bookmakers. Ultimately, you need to know the answer to the following question:

**What happens to your bet when a player retires or a match event is abandoned? **

Why is this important to know? Well, if you bet with the wrong bookmaker, you could end up with losing both your back & lay bets!

Disclaimer: The following terms are the latest information we know about retirement rules, however, the rules could change at any time. We strongly advise you should always check the rules yourself. The best way to confirm the rules is to speak with the bookmaker support directly. Bookmaker live chat function is best for a faster response.

Bookmakers can be segmented into three segments. Note: the rules apply to match betting on the Winner market, and not on other markets.

**Tennis Rules Type 1 - All bets are valid **

In this case, all bets are valid if at least one set is completed in the tennis event. ALL of the betting exchanges fall into this category, therefore, if you're backing a tennis event with one of the bookies in this segment, you may safely lay your bet on any of the betting exchanges.

138 - See terms

32Red Sport - See terms

888sport - See terms

Bet600 - See terms

Betdaq - See terms

Betfair Sportsbook - See terms

Betfair Exchange - See terms

Betfred - See terms

Betsafe - See terms

Black Type - See terms

Bookee - See terms

Bruce Betting - See terms

Bwin - See terms

Coral - See terms

Corbett Sports - See terms

Dafabet - See terms

Genting - See terms

Grosvenor - See terms

JenningsBet - See terms

Ladbrokes - See terms

LeoVegas - See terms

Marathonbet - See terms

Matchbook - See terms

Mark Jarvis - See terms

Mr Green - See terms

Paddy Power - See terms

Party Poker - See terms

Pinnacle (Non-UK Customers) - See terms

QuinnBet - See terms

Redbet - See terms

Skybet - See terms

Smarkets - See terms

Sportingbet - See terms

Toals - See terms

Totesport - See terms

Unibet - See terms

**Important Note on Paddy Power and Betfair Sportsbook **- Although the rules match up with the exchanges, the disqualification rules do not. If your selection gets disqualified in the first set then your back bet would lose and your lay bet would be void. This is extremely** rare** as only 6 players have been disqualified since 1990, so, although it isn't much of a risk, you should be aware. If you want to avoid this entirely then you can dutch your bets with Paddy Power or Betfair Sportsbook (the bookie you didn't place your initial bet with).

**Tennis Rules Type 2a - Bets are only valid if the full match is completed.**

In this scenario, bets are only valid if the event is completed in full. If a player retires early, all bets are void! There are no exchanges in this category, so you should not lay bets off against bookies in this category. Instead, you would need to dutch your bets between bookies in this group.

10Bet - See Terms

12Bet - See terms (Rules are located on the left-hand side under the list of sports)

21.co.uk - See terms

21Bet - See terms

Bet-at-home - See terms

Betboro - See terms (Click Gaming Rules on the bottom left and then scroll down to tennis)

BetBull - See terms

Betclic - See terms

Bethard - See terms (Rules are located on the left-hand side under the list of sports)

BetMcLean - See terms

BetRegal - See terms (Rules are located on the left-hand side under the list of sports)

BetUK - See terms (Rules are located on the left-hand side under the list of sports)

BetVision - See terms (Rules are located on the left-hand side under the list of sports)

Boylesports - See terms

ComeOn - See terms

Energybet - See terms

Expekt - See terms

Fansbet - See terms

Fun88 - See terms (Rules are located on the left-hand side under the list of sports)

Geoff Banks - See terms

GiveMeBet - See terms

Goliath - See terms (Rules are located on the left-hand side under the list of sports)

Guts - See terms

Jetbull - See terms

K8 - See terms (Click Help and support on the right-hand side)

Karamba - See terms (Rules are located on the left-hand side under the list of sports)

LVBet - See terms

Mansionbet - See terms

McBookie - See terms

MegaBet - See terms (Click Rule Book at the bottom of the site)

Mobilebet - See terms

MobileWins - See terms

MoPlay - See terms

MustardBet - See terms

NetBet - See terms

Novibet - See terms

Premier Punt - See terms

RedArmyBet - See terms

Redsbet - See terms

RedZoneSports - See terms

Rizk - See terms

Royal Panda - See terms

SportNation - See terms

SportPesa - See terms (Rules located on the left-hand side under the list of sports

Stakers - See terms

StarSports - See terms

TLCBet - See terms (Rules located on the left-hand side under the list of sports)

TonyBet - See terms

Vernons - See terms

Virgin Bet - See terms

William Hill - See terms

Winner - See terms

**Tennis rules type 2b - Bets are only valid if the full match is completed, however, matches do not need to be complete if a player is disqualified.**

There are no betting exchanges in this category, so you should not lay bets off against bookmakers in this category. Instead, you would need to dutch your bets between bookies in this group. The difference here is that if a player is disqualified, all bets will be settled on the player progressing to the next round/deemed the winner.

Disqualification is incredibly rare (6 players have been disqualified since 1990). If you're prepared to take a small risk then you can dutch this group with group 2a. In the event of a disqualification you will have one losing bet and one void bet.

Bet365 - See terms

BetStars - See terms

Betway - See terms

BetVictor - See terms

LaBa360 - See terms (Click Sport Betting rules at bottom left)

M88 - See terms (Click Sport Betting rules at bottom left)

STSBet - See terms (Click Sport Betting rules at bottom left)

VBet - See terms

**Tennis rules type 3 - Bets are valid as soon as the match starts and the player progressing to the next round will be deemed the winner. If the match fails to start, all bets will be void.**

There are no betting exchanges in this category, therefore, you should not lay bets off against bookies in this category. Instead, you would need to dutch your bets between bookies in this group.

ChisholmBet - See terms

Reminder: These rules **can change at any time** so it is important that you double check the rules yourself with the bookmaker. Profit Squirrel will not be responsible for any losses arising from out of date information in this post.

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