Below are the General Rules as listed in the PlayNow Sports Betting Game Conditions. If any discrepancies between the General Rules as described below and the Game Conditions document, the latter will prevail.
The General Sports Rules as listed below apply to all sports unless otherwise stated in the specific rules for individual sports and events. Complete PlayNow Sports Rules and Regulations as well as PlayNow Sports Game Conditions can be found in the document links above.
Odds on PlayNow Sports are dynamic and always potentially subject to change (or removal) without prior notice.
Championship, league/tournament, cup/trophy competitions
Unless the Corporation specifies other terms, we will Settle 'Futures' or 'Outright' betting on the player or team that lifts the trophy.
Competitors with the same name
Where there is more than one competitor with the same surname and a Selection has not been otherwise identified, including by first name, team, or qualifying Odds, the competitor with the lowest advertised Odds will be taken as the Selection. If more than one of such competitors is offered at the lowest advertised Odds, then the wager will be divided between such competitors.
Fraud or suspicious activity, event rigging or fixing
Where there is evidence or suspicion of illegal or fraudulent activity including Ticket tampering, or of Odds, race, game, match or event rigging or fixing, we reserve the right to suspend your account and/or withhold payment, pending the outcome of any subsequent investigation or to declare bets on that event as void. Where evidence of rigging exists or where there is evidence of a series of bets each containing the same Selection(s) having been placed by or for the same individual or by a syndicate of individuals, we reserve the right to require claims for payment to be made to our customer support department.
This condition applies to bets placed after such announcement and prior to the revision of the offer in question. In the event of an injury being announced which affects the Odds of a bet, we reserve the right to void such bet, or amend the Odds for such bet to revised Odds taking into account the injury news.
Live scores and statistical information
Live scores and other statistical information provided for PlayNow Sports Betting are supplied through a third party and are indicative only; no responsibility will be accepted by the Corporation for bets placed on their basis.
For a parlay bet where one (or more) picks are deemed void and there remains at least one valid pick within the original parlay, those void picks will be reassigned Odds of 1.00 and the bet will otherwise stand. For a bet in which all picks are deemed void, the Player's wager on that bet will be returned.
Point Spread (Handicap) bets
In the event that the outcome of a 'Point Spread' (handicap) Selection Settles on the exact spread (line) offered in a bet, that Selection is deemed void, unless the bet specifically includes an exact spread (line) or tie Selection.
In the event that the Over/Under outcome of a 'Total' (Total Points, Total Goals, etc) Selection matches the exact total (line) offered in a bet, that Selection will Settle as a Push, unless the Market specifically includes an exact Total (line) Selection.
All outcomes within a 'Power Pick' must be correct, as specified in the posted terms, in order to win. 'Power Picks' cannot be parlayed with any other bets. We have the right to void any 'Power Pick' that is comprised of an event that is not completed (e.g. abandoned, postponed, or featured participant for player prop is Non-Starter) or otherwise made void.
Related Contingencies (Correlated Bets)
Parlay bets are not accepted where the outcome of one Selection contributes wholly or partly to the outcome of another. The Corporation will allow certain Markets to feature multiple outcomes which may be correlated at its discretion where the Corporation has accounted for such correlation in the Odds for that bet (such bets include but are not limited to 'Power Picks' and 'Match Result/Total Points' or 'Point Spread/Total Points' doubles). A correlated parlay bet that is initially taken on PlayNow.com without accounting for correlation will be considered a bet taken in error and subject to section 18 of the PlayNow Sports Betting Rules and Regulations. Further, where the correlated events are resolved at different times, the Corporation reserves the right to Settle the bet with the Odds for the second or subsequent bets within the parlay being determined at each individual stage.
A 2-Selection parlay (double) on the Vancouver Canucks to win the Pacific Division and the Los Angeles Kings to qualify for a Wild Card position is taken in error with the total Odds not taking into account the correlation of the related outcomes. The Corporation may Settle or Resettle with revised Odds taking into account the correlation based on the date at which the correlated bet was placed.
A 2-Selection parlay (double) on Canucks to win the Western Conference Finals and Canucks to win the Stanley Cup Finals is taken in error without taking into account the correlation of the related outcomes. The Corporation may Settle or Resettle the bet with the Odds for Canucks to win the Stanley Cup adjusted to the opening Odds offered by the Corporation after the Western Conference Final has concluded.
Normal mathematical rounding (round up for a half cent or more and round down if less than a half cent) is used to present numbers that are more than two decimal places long. To avoid potential rounding issues, Odds and winnings are calculated out to 12 decimal places.
Top Goal Scorer/ Point Scorer bets
Top goal scorer/point scorer in a competition will be Settled in accordance with the Dead Heat Reduction Rule if players finish on the same number of goals/points scored, regardless of whether an official result is determined by other means by the sports ruling body.
If an event is no longer taking place at the venue advertised, bets will still stand as long as the venue has not been changed to the opponent's ground (or in the case of international matches, as long as the venue remains in the same country). However, the Corporation reserves the right to void any bet where it is determined that a change of venue has had a significant impact on the Odds of the match.
If an event is postponed but completed before the end of the next calendar day, event locale time, bets on that event will stand. Bets are made void on a postponed event not completed before the end of the next calendar day after the original official event start time event locale time.
An event cut-off date and time for placing bets is displayed for every event. The cut-off time may be revised by the Corporation in its discretion.
Bets designated as a 'Single' can be placed without the requirement of combining with an additional selection. The Criminal Code of Canada currently prohibits single-event betting; however PlayNow.com can offer some "single" bets in as much as those bets are comprised of a parlay embedded within a single bet. For example, a 'Correct Score' bet can be offered as a 'single', as it requires the prediction of the correct score of BOTH teams (or players) in order to successfully win the bet. All Single bets are highlighted with a icon next to the offer. Types of bets that are often offered as a single bet include Futures, Correct Score, Scorecast, Wincast and Power Picks.
A parlay is a bet that links together two or more individual predictions and is also dependent on all of those predictions being correct in order to have a winning bet. Parlaying picks is a great way to increase the amount of potential return of your sports bet but is also mandatory in Canada according to the Criminal Code.
Below is the list of available parlays:
- 4-Fold to 20-Fold
Full cover bets
As an extension of parlay betting, Full Cover bets include all possible combinations of parlays available. Full Cover Bets may also include single bets (when available).
Below is the list of available Full Cover bets:
- Super Heinz
A 'Power Pick' is a great way to make a quick parlay bet in a single click - AND get a higher payout if you win! A 'Power Pick' is a single bet featuring multiple outcomes and an increased odds value then creating your own parlay. A Power Pick CANNOT be parlayed with any other bet. All event results within the Power Pick must be correct (as specified in the terms posted) for a winning bet. The cut-off time for placing a Power Pick bet typically corresponds to the start time of the Event that starts first within the Power Pick. Any Power Pick (or parlay bet advertised with enhanced odds) that is comprised of an event that is not completed (e.g. abandoned, postponed) will be Void. As with all bets, Power Picks are subject to change or removal without prior notice.
A Win/Place bet (or sometimes known as an 'Each Way' bet) is basically two bets; one bet for your Pick to win, the other for your Pick to 'place' (finish in 2nd - or as many places as specified in your bet). The 'place' part of the bet is essentially a backup bet. You will receive a return on your bet if your Pick wins but also if it places. The place part of the bet will always be a fraction of the odds you have taken, usually 1/4 or 1/5. Terms for each Win/Place bet may vary and are always listed with the offer.
When betting Win/Place with Golf 'Outright Winner (Must Finish under Par)', selected golfer must finish Under Par for bet to be a potential winner.
For example, a Golf Tournament may feature the Win/Place terms as a quarter the odds for Four Places which is written as:
These terms mean your bet can win be a winner to if your selection finishes within the first four places (first, second, third and fourth) at a quarter of the odds (divide the winning odds by 4).
If the Golfer you have selected wins the tournament, you get returns for that player winning and also for placing. If the golfer finishes 2nd, 3rd or 4th then you get returns for the 'place' part only - your 'win' portion of the bet is not a winner.
How to get a Sports Freebet token
How can I get a Sports Freebet Token? Promotions offering Freebets are offered from time to time. To review the availability and details of any Freebet promotion, check the Sports Promotions page by clicking on the promotions link in the navigation at the top of the page.
There are also specific promotions that are available to you through your 'My Promotions' page from time to time. You can check these promotions by logging into your account and then click on the 'My Account' link at the top right corner of the page. From here you should click on the 'My Promotions' link in the left navigation and look for the section called 'Promotions Available to You'.
Where to find your Freebet tokens
To view any Freebets you might have, Login to your Account and then click on the 'My Account' link at the top right corner of the page. Click on the 'My Promotions' link in the left navigation which will display all of your promotional rewards. You can see whether you have any Freebet by looking at the 'Tokens' section of this page.
How to redeem your Freebet token
When a selection(s) is added to the Bet Slip that meets the conditions of your Freebet Token, a 'tick box' will appear near the bottom of the slip with the Name of the qualifying Freebet AND the value of the Freebet.
If you have decided to use your Freebet Token, you must first enter the wager amount equivalent or greater than the freebet value into the wager field of your Bet Slip. After doing this, you should click the Freebet 'Tick Box' which will minus the Freebet token value from the total value of your bet. All you need to do is click 'Place Bet' and the Freebet value will be used for your bet purchase.
A few things to remember when using your Freebet Tokens
- You must enter the amount of the Freebet (or a value higher than the Freebet) into the wager amount box in order to successfully place the Freebet. You must use the entire value of a Freebet Token on one bet.
- It is possible to add additional money from your wallet to a Freebet amount to increase the size of your wager.
- As long as the conditions of the Freebet are met in one of your picks (e.g. for an NHL Freebet - and an NHL bet has been selected), other picks can be added for a parlay bet (subsequent to all applicable betting rules). For example, a $10 NHL Freebet Token could be used to make a $10 parlay bet with one NHL pick, one NFL Football pick and one EPL Soccer pick.
Freebet token restrictions
- A Freebet Token must be spent on either a single bet or a parlay bet within a single transaction on the Bet Slip. It is not possible to use a Freebet Token across multiple bets on your Bet Slip. For example, you are not able to use $5 of a $10 Token towards a Single bet and the remaining $5 of the Token to a parlay bet.
- It is not possible to use a Freebet and wager LESS than the value of a Freebet
- When you win a bet for which you have placed using a Freebet Token, only the prize amount of that bet will be returned to your wallet. The value of your Freebet Token will NOT be returned.
- Only one Freebet may be used on the Bet Slip in any transaction.
How to Play
How to place a Sports bet
First, log in with your user ID and password by clicking the 'LOGIN' button in the top right corner of the page. If you haven't got an account with PlayNow.com, click REGISTER, it's free and only takes a few minutes.
Next you need to find what you want to bet on. You can do this by searching the sports home page for featured bets - here you will find a mix of events available and some popular picks. You can also select a sport from the left navigation which will bring you to the specific sport page you have selected (you can drill down further by clicking on the arrow next to each sport to reveal the available Leagues). Popular links are featured at the top under 'Quick Links' header.
Once you are on your selected sport page, you will find all available events displayed chronologically within each League or Tournament. To drill down to view all bets available within any event, click on the event name OR click the link on the far right of the event which displays the number of bets available.
After you have decided on a selection, click the odds button for that pick which will add it to the Bet Slip.
How to place a singles bet
If the bet you added to your Bet Slip is a 'Single' bet you can do not need to parlay your pick and instead can enter the amount you want to bet in your Bet Slip by clicking on the wager field. Doing this will calculate your potential winnings for the bet and will enable the 'PLACE BET' button at the bottom of the Bet Slip which you should click to place your bet.
You can add up to 20 single picks to your Bet Slip and can add a different wager amount for each of these and place the bet for all of them at the same time.
How to place a parlay bet
In most cases you will have to select at least two picks and combine them as a parlay to place a bet. First you will select your picks and add them to your Bet Slip. When you have added one pick to your Bet Slip you will be prompted to add another.
After you have added your picks the parlay betting options will be displayed in your Bet Slip.
Depending on the number of picks you have added to your Bet Slip, will depend on the number of parlay options available to bet on. Hover over the Parlay options in order to get a description of the bet offered. When the parlay options become available, all you need to do to place a bet is enter the amount you want to bet in your Bet Slip by clicking on the wager field. Doing this will calculate your potential winnings for the bet and will enable the 'PLACE BET' button at the bottom of the Bet Slip which you should click to place your bet.
Confirming your bet
Now that your wagers have been entered, you are satisfied with your Potential Win (featured near the bottom of the Bet Slip) and have clicked the 'Place Bet' button, you will be displayed a breakdown of your bet on a confirmation screen. (If you're not yet logged in, you will be prompted to do so at this time).
This is a great opportunity to review your bets and ensure your bet(s) are correct. If your bet(s) are correct click the 'CONFIRM' button at the bottom of the Bet Slip or click 'Cancel' to go back to your picks and make a change. Please note, once bets have been confirmed, they cannot be cancelled
After your bet has been confirmed you will be presented with a bet receipt which indicates your bet has been successfully placed. From here you can either clear your slip or click 'Back to picks' which brings you back to your Bet Slip state and will display your picks you added previously.
How to place a live bet
PlayNow.com now offers Live Betting which means you can now bet on events while the game is in progress. Due to the fast pace of Live Betting, Live odds are dynamically changing throughout the course of event according to the action in the game. As odds change, they will either temporarily change to a GREEN colour as odds increase (drift) and RED when odds decrease (shorten).
Typically when there has been a significant change in a game (e.g. A goal has been scored) some (or all) selections will be 'Suspended' temporarily until the revised odds can be posted. A suspended selection will be signified by the words 'suspended' appearing above the selection and betting on this selection will not be possible until the suspended notice is removed.
You can view all live betting events by clicking 'Live Betting' from the navigation at the top of the page. This will display the full range of available Live events.
All Live events are grouped by sport and league and then displayed according to the most recent start time.
Just like the Pre-game events, click on the event name or the link to the right of the Event to view the Live Event page and all bets available for any Live event.
On the Live Event page, you can follow along with the Live scoreboard (for most sports) while you choose the selections and make your picks.
To view all events that will be offered later today or tomorrow, click the 'Upcoming' tab.
For added convenience, you may also choose to navigate the available Live Events using the side bar on the right hand side of the Live Betting home page, especially convenient when making multiple picks when creating parlays.
When you add a pick to your Bet Slip that is part of a 'Live Event', there is a green indicator in the Bet Slip to indicate this.
When you place a live event, often you will have to wait a few seconds for the bet to be processed.
How to place a win/place bet
To place a Win/Place bet, tick the Win/Place box on your selection slip when you have an applicable Pick. Because a Win/Place is acts like two bets, your wager amount will be doubled if you select this option. A Win/Place bet of $5 will actually cost you $10.
How to tell if you've won
To check if a bet you have placed is a winner, Login to your Account and then find details of all your bets on in the 'Account History' section on the My Account page.
Filter your transactions to find the one you are looking for.
Click on a specific transaction to view the transaction details.
To find all results from any event offered on PlayNow.com Sports, go to the Results page and use the drop down menus to find the event you're looking for.
All-in play means bets having odds reflecting that the competitor may not play or take part in the event. If the Selection does not play or take part in the event, the bet stands as a non-winner.
Also sometimes referred to as "Money Line Odds". American odds reveal the amount you must wager or can win on any selection based on $100 increment. If the odds offered on a particular event result are -110, it means that in order to 'win' $100 you would need to bet $110. If the odds are +110, it means that if you wagered $100, you would win $110. In this example you would calculate your payout by also adding your initial stake (wager).
Refers to any bet placed more than a day before the start of an event.
After successfully placing a bet, you will receive a receipt which will give you a unique Ticket ID. If you do not receive a bet receipt then your bet is not confirmed.
The area containing your picks and where to enter your wager amount(s) before confirming your bet(s).
Another term for Live Betting. See 'Live Betting'.
Acronym for Betting-in-Running.
In Soccer, the term to indicate that a player has been given a yellow or red card by a referee. A player is said to have been "booked" after receiving a yellow or red card.
A Canadian consists of 26 bets on 5 picks in different events (10 Doubles, 10 Trebles, five 4-Fold parlay and one 5-Fold parlay) Two or more picks must be correct for a winning bet. A $1 Canadian costs $26 ($1 x 26 bets). (Similar to Sports Action Combo Play - Go for 2, (10 two game combos), Go for 3 (10 three game combos), Go for 4 (5 four game combos) and "go for all").
The card index refers to the amount of cards shown by the referee in a football game. A yellow card is worth ten points, a red card is worth 25 points and two yellows leading to a red is worth 35 points.
A combination forecast is betting on all the possible forecasts between three or more selections. If two of your selections finish first and second in any order then the bet is a winner.
A Dead Heat refers to an outcome where two or more competitors are tied for the same winning position (according to terms of your bet). In this instance your bet is settled under the 'dead heat reduction rules' for that event.
Dead Heat Reduction Rule
A Dead Heat Reduction is calculated by dividing the wager amount proportionally between the number of winners in the event. So, in a two-way dead heat (2 winners) for example, your return will be half of what was originally projected.
The odds expressed as a decimal number. Total odds are determined by multiplying the value (odds) of each selection, and then multiplying by the wager amount. Example: With decimal odds for a two event parlay with 2.50 for one selection, 2.00 for another selection and wager amount of $10, this bet would return $50.
A Double (parlay) is one bet on 2 picks in different events. Both picks in a Double must be correct for a winning bet. (Similar to Sports Action Combo Play -Go for 2).
A "Double Chance" bet requires choosing one of the three selections offered. Each Double Chance selection covers two out of the three possible outcomes (Home win or Draw; Home win or Visitor win; Draw or Visitor win). With a Double Chance bet, you are hedging your bet by betting on TWO of the three possible outcomes in one bet.
Also known as "Half Time/Full Time" as it pertains to Soccer betting, this bet requires the prediction of
the outcome at half time AND at full time (end of 90 minutes). Double Result rules vary based on sport.
Refer to the specific sports rules for full details regarding settlement.
For Soccer - Pick the team to be winning at Half-Time (or tie) AND the result after 90 Minutes.
For Hockey betting- Pick the result at the end of the first period combined with the result at the end of regulation (60 minutes).
For Football and Basketball betting- Pick the team to be winning at Half-Time (or tie) AND the team to win the game at the end of regulation (or the tie).
Draw (Tie) No Bet
A bet where the Player backs both the Win and the Draw so that they profit from a Win and break even from the Draw result.
The outcome that is most likely to occur. The selection within an offer that features the lowest odds (shortest price).
A straight forecast is a bet on two selections to finish first and second in a particular order.
Fractional odds: Display is shown as a fraction, where numerator represents amount to win from wager
amount shown in denominator.
For example: Odds of 1/3 mean that bettor wins $1 for each $3 staked (thus equal to 1.333... in decimal format), and 2/1 mean that bettor wins $2 for each unit staked (thus equal 3.00 in decimal format). So, with a stake of $100, profit on first bet is $33.33, and on the second bet, profit is $200. Profit is calculated as: wager amount multiplied by the fractional odds.
Full Cover Bet
A Full Cover Bet is a bet which consists of various combinations of parlays available from all picks on the Bet Slip (e.g. Trixie, Patent, Yankee, etc.).
An 'embedded parlay' (comprised of multiple events) wagered on the outcome of a season, tournament, championship or other special event. Most Futures bets are offered as a single bet.
Also known as 'Match'. A contest in which people or teams compete against each other in a particular sport.
A Goliath consists of 247 bets on 8 picks in different events (28 doubles, 56 trebles, seventy 4-Folds, fifty-six 5-Folds, twenty-eight 6-Folds, eight 7-Fold and one 8-Folds). Two or more picks must be correct for a winning bet. Remember, a $1 Goliath actually costs you $247 ($1 x 247 bets).
A bet on the over/under total for the combined score of all the hockey games on the schedule for that day.
Half Time/Full Time
Also known as "Double Result". A bet placed on the result at BOTH half time and full time. For
soccer matches, it includes a total of 9 outcomes, as compared to 3 outcomes in standard Match betting.
Subsequently, odds are significantly higher, especially for outcomes with one team to win at half time
and other team to win at full time.
There is often confusion with "Half Time/Full Time" and with the bet "Team to Win Both Halves". For example, if the result of the match Vancouver vs. Portland was 4-0 at half-time and 5-2 at full time, the bet "Vancouver Half Time/Vancouver Full Time" would be a winner; however, the bet "Vancouver to Win Both Halves" would not be a winner, as the result of second half was 1-2 in Portland’s favour.
A Heinz consists of 57 bets on 6 picks in different events (15 Doubles, 20 Trebles, fifteen 4-Folds, six 5-Folds and one 6-Folds). Two or more picks must be correct for a winning bet. Remember, a $1 Heinz actually costs you $57 ($1 x 57 bets). (Similar to Sports Action Combo Play - Go for 2, (15 two game combos), Go for 3 (20 three game combos), Go for 4 (15 four game combos), Go for 5 (6 five game combos) and "go for all").
See 'Live Betting'.
Usually offered to two or three places (as posted on each offer), Insurebet means that your selection is paid out if it wins, but if it finishes 2nd or 3rd you will get your wager back.
Bets offered on an event, match, or race while it is currently in progress. Also known as ‘in-play’ or ‘in-running’ betting.
Also known as 'Game'. A contest in which people or teams compete against each other in a particular sport.
A bet on the winner of a match or game.
Money Back Special
If a Money Back Special applies to an event, you could get your bet refunded, even if it's not a winner. Complete details and conditions for any Money Back Special offer will be as posted. Some restrictions apply. See our Promotions tab for complete details of any current Specials.
Odds strictly on the straight-up game outcome with no consideration for a point spread. In order for a comparable potential winning bet, more money must be risked to bet the favoured team; less money on the weaker team.
Mythical 2/3 Ball
This is a type of golf bet which allows you to bet between 2 or 3 golfers who are not in direct competition.
A participant or competitor in a race or event that does not compete or race.
Non-Starter No Bet
When applied to a bet, if your Pick doesn't participate in the Event, then the selection is void and the wager will be returned.
Non-Starter Deduction Rule
Non-Starter Deduction Rule means the deduction applied to a winning bet on an event offered on a 'Non-Starter No Bet' basis where a different competitor (not the one selected by the Player as part of the winning bet) is for any reason withdrawn, suspended or disqualified in that event.
The number that expresses probability of an event to occur, as offered by BCLC. Used to calculate amount of potential return on a wager.
Selection offered in many bets (in conjunction with Under) to predict that a goal, point or any increment will be above (or higher) then the set line.
An own goal occurs in goal-scoring games when a player scores a goal that is registered against his or her own team.
A parlay is a single bet that links together two or more individual Picks and is dependent on all of those Picks being correct for a winning outcome.
A Patent consists of 7 bets on three picks in different events. (3 Singles, 3 Doubles and 1 Treble). Similar to a Trixie but also has singles. One or more picks must be correct for a winning bet. Remember, a $1 Patent costs $7 ($1 x 7 bets).
A selection added to the Bet Slip.
A Point Spread bet helps even the odds of any particular sporting event by subtracting points from the favoured competitor and subsequently adding the same amount of points to the weaker competitor. Each team has points either added or subtracted from the final score, to then determine if the bet is a winner. For example, if you bet the Point Spread on Vancouver at (-1), and Vancouver won the match 1-0, then the Point Spread result would actually be a Draw.
A single bet featuring multiple outcomes and increased odds value. A Power Pick CANNOT be parlayed with any other bet. All event results within the Power Pick must be correct for a winning bet.
Bets offered on an event, match or race prior to commencing.
A bet offered on any of a variety of situations, circumstances or occurrences within an event.
The Puck Line is a Point Spread bet for hockey.
Bets (or selections) that cannot be combined due to those bets being correlated.
The amount returned to you after a winning bet.
A reverse forecast is two bets on two selections to finish first and second in any order.
The Run Line is a Point Spread bet for baseball.
A competitor in an race or Event.
A bet requiring the prediction of both the player to score first AND correct score in the game or match (for example, Messi to score first AND Barcelona to win 2-0). The odds of both outcomes are combined into one offer (single). We do not fully void a Scorecast if the player does not partake in the game instead the bet is settled as a Correct Score single bet. The first goalscorer part of the bet is governed by the same rules as first goalscorer single bets - own goals do not count and if your player either comes on before the first goal is scored or goes off without scoring, the entire bet is deemed as a non-winner.
A betting offer with associated odds that can added to Bet Slip to become a Pick.
A Single is a selection that can be wagered on without requiring to parlay with another Pick. The Criminal Code of Canada currently prohibits single-event betting, however PlayNow.com does offer some single bets that are comprised of an "Embedded Parlay(s)". Singles actually require the prediction of the outcome of a minimum of two events WITHIN a single offer. For example, a 'Correct Score' bet can be offered as a 'single', as you must successfully predict both the correct score of BOTH teams (or players) in order to successfully win your bet. Futures bets are also included as single bets. All Single bets are highlighted with "single" icon next to the offer.
The amount ($CAD) of your wager. Also known as a 'wager'.
A Super Heinz consists of 120 bets on 7 picks in different events (21 Doubles, 35 Trebles, thirty-five 4-Fold parlays, twenty-one 5-Fold parlays, seven 6-Fold parlays, and one 7-Fold parlay). Two or more picks must be correct for a winning bet. Remember, a $1 Super Heinz actually costs you $120 ($1 x 120 bets).
Team to win both Halves
A bet offered for a Team to win both the first half AND the second half. For example, if the result of the match Vancouver vs. Portland was 4-0 at half time and 5-2 at full time; the bet “Vancouver to win both halves” would NOT be a winner (as the second half result was 1-2 in Portland’s favour). This should not be confused with a “Half Time/Full Time” bet, whereby with this same game outcome, the bet "Vancouver Half Time/Vancouver Full Time" would be the winning selection.
Tie (Draw) No Bet
In the event that the result exactly matches the line in a bet (e.g. The line on a Total Goals bet is 5 - and the final Result is 5, then both Over and Under bets on that line would be void.
A Treble (parlay) is one bet on 3 picks in different events. All 3 picks must be correct for a winning bet. (Similar to Sports Action Combo Play -Go for 3).
A tricast is a bet on three selections to finish first, second and third in a race in a particular order.
A Trixie consists of 4 bets on 3 picks in different events (3 Doubles and 1 Treble). Two or more picks must be correct for a winning bet. Remember, a $1 Trixie actually costs you $4 ($1 x 4 bets). (Similar to Sports Action Combo Play - Go for 2, (3 two game combos) and "go for all"').
Selection offered in many bets (in conjunction with Over) to predict that a goal, point or any increment will be below (or lower) then the set line.
A bet which is neither won nor lost. If a bet is deemed void, the Player will get their wager back if on a single bet, and odds are deemed to be 1.00 if that bet is part of a parlay. All rules on Void bets are located in the Betting Rules.
A bet requiring the prediction of both a player to score AND the winning team.
A Win/Place (also sometimes known as an 'Each Way') refers to a two part bet; one part on the Pick to Win, the second part on the Pick to Place. The place part of the bet will be settled according to the Win/Place terms posted for each event (e.g. 5 places at 1/4 of the odds).
A bet requiring the prediction of one of the three possible outcomes of a sports event (Home win, Tie/Draw, OR Visitor win).
A Yankee consists of 11 bets on 4 picks in different events (6 Doubles, 4 Trebles and one 4-Fold parlay) Two or more picks must be correct for a winning bet. A $1 Yankee costs $11 ($1 x 11 bets). (Similar to Sports Action Combo Play - Go for 2, (6 two game combos), Go for 3 (4 three game combos) and "go for all").
A 4-Fold (parlay) is one bet on 4 picks in different events. All 4 picks must be correct for a winning bet. (Similar to Sports Action Combo Play - Go for 4).
A 5-Fold (parlay) is one bet on 5 picks in different events. All 5 picks must be correct for a winning bet. (Similar to Sports Action Combo Play - Go for 5).
A 6-Fold (parlay) is one bet on 6 picks in different events. All 6 picks must be correct for a winning bet.
A 7-Fold (parlay) is one bet on 7 picks in different events. All 7 picks must be correct for a winning bet.
An 8-Fold (parlay) is one bet on 8 picks in different events. All 8 picks must be correct for a winning bet.
A 9-Fold (parlay) is one bet on 9 picks in different events. All 9 picks must be correct for a winning bet.
A 10-Fold (parlay) is one bet on 10 picks in different events. All 10 picks must be correct for a winning bet.
An 11-Fold (parlay) is one bet on 11 picks in different events. All 11 picks must be correct for a winning bet.
A 12-Fold (parlay) is one bet on 12 picks in different events. All 12 picks must be correct for a winning bet.
A 13-Fold (parlay) is one bet on 13 picks in different events. All 13 picks must be correct for a winning bet.
A 14-Fold (parlay) is one bet on 14 picks in different events. All 14 picks must be correct for a winning bet.
A 15-Fold (parlay) is one bet on 15 picks in different events. All 15 picks must be correct for a winning bet.
A 16-Fold (parlay) is one bet on 16 picks in different events. All 16 picks must be correct for a winning bet.
A 17-Fold (parlay) is one bet on 17 picks in different events. All 17 picks must be correct for a winning bet.
An 18-Fold (parlay) is one bet on 18 picks in different events. All 18 picks must be correct for a winning bet.
A 19-Fold (parlay) is one bet on 19 picks in different events. All 19 picks must be correct for a winning bet.
A 20-Fold (parlay) is one bet on 20 picks in different events. All 20 picks must be correct for a winning bet.
Common sports betting errors:
Another pick is required to place a bet.
What does this error mean?
You must have at least TWO picks to place the bet.
PlayNow.com is unable to offer single-event betting because it is currently prohibited by The Criminal Code of Canada.
PlayNow.com can offer some "single" bets in as much as those bets are comprised of a parlay embedded within a single bet. For example, a 'Correct Score' bet can be offered as a 'single', as it requires the prediction of the correct score of BOTH teams (or players) in order to successfully win the bet. All Single bets are highlighted with an icon next to the offer. Types of bets that are often offered as a single bet include Futures (Outrights), Correct Score, Scorecast, Wincast and Power Picks.
Two or more picks are correlated and/or are from the same event and cannot be combined in a bet.
What does this error mean?
You are not allowed to combine two (or more) picks that are considered related and/or come from the same event. PlayNow does not accept bets where the outcome of one event contributes wholly or partly to the outcome of another.
A pick on the Bet Slip has been suspended and is no longer available.
What does this error mean?
The odds associated with the pick may have changed and is no longer available, or the event may have now started, or liability limits may have been reached.
PlayNow's odds are dynamic and can change in real time dependent on numerous factors. As an event nears starting time, begins or is already in play, the odds and bets associated with that event can change, suspend, or be taken off site without prior notice.