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Baseball Rules

Major League Baseball games are official after 5 innings of play, or 4½ innings if the home team is leading. If a game is subsequently called or suspended, the winner is determined by the score after the last full inning unless the home team ties the score or takes the lead in the bottom half of the inning in which the game was suspended. In that case the winner will be determined by the score at the time the game is called. (This rule holds for betting purposes even if the game is suspended and /or completed on a different day than it began).

When wagering on total runs or run lines, the game must go the regulation 9 innings, or 8½ innings if the home team is leading, otherwise it will constitute a 'no-action' wager, and all money will be credited accordingly.

When you place a "money line" wager on baseball you can choose whether or not you would like your bet to have action in the event of a pitching change. The options are:

  • Listed:  both listed pitchers must start.
  • Selected:  the pitcher for the team on which you are betting must start.
  • Opposing: the pitcher for the opposing team must start.
  • Action:  your bet will have action regardless of pitching changes.

Note:   If there is a pitching change and you have selected to keep action on the wager, the odds of your bet will be adjusted to the odds as they stand when the game begins.

All other baseball wagers are accepted as 'Listed.' In the event of a pitching change prior to the game, all wagers on the game with said listed pitchers are considered 'no-action'. All wagers will be refunded to members´ accounts as soon as official confirmation is received allowing you to make the bet again with the new pitcher and the new price if you so wish. Starting pitchers must throw at least one pitch for wager to be deemed 'Action'. Each team´s starting pitcher is defined for betting purposes as the pitcher who throws the first pitch.

Any and all baseball series wagers must have all 3 games played by the end of a specified date for the wager to have action. If all 3 games are not played by that specified date then all wagers have 'no-action', regardless if one team has 2 wins. All 3 games must be official by Las Vegas Gaming Standards (see our rules regarding baseball wagers and what constitutes an official result).

Note:   Each team's starting pitcher is defined for betting purposes as the pitcher that throws the first pitch.

Note: If we provide a baseball series price for a series that has 4 games, for grading purposes, the wager is based on the initial 3 games.

All baseball props must go the full 9 innings (8½ if the home team is winning) unless otherwise stated.
They also must start with the listed pitchers. If a game is suspended and/or completed on a different day than it began, props will be graded 'no-action' unless otherwise stated.

In baseball, all games that go at least the full 9 innings and finish tied as a result of a suspension of play, shall be graded as a push on all money line bets. However, all run line and total bets will have action. Note that this is an extremely rare occurrence. In the event of a change in Las Vegas rules, HRWAGER will adhere to the decision set forth in Las Vegas.

'First Five Innings Bets' are accepted as 'listed pitchers' and the game must go a full 5 innings to have action regardless if the game is called or postponed after the 5th inning.

'Team to Score First' props are accepted as 'listed pitchers' and will be graded as soon as the first team has scored and the home team has had a turn at bat. If the home team scores first, that bet will be graded at that time and bets are action regardless of game suspension or postponement. If the visiting team scores first, the bet will be graded once the home team has completed its turn at bat.

'Will there be a Score in the First Inning?' props are accepted as 'listed pitchers' and will be graded as soon as the first inning ends. All bets will be action regardless of game suspension or postponement, as long as the first inning is completed.

'Total Runs + Hits + Errors' props are accepted as 'listed pitchers' and the game must go the full 9 innings (8½ if the home team is winning) for bets to have action.

For 'In-Game Betting' games must go a full 8½ innings for bets to have action.

Baseball Player and Pitcher Props are accepted as 'listed pitchers'. The game must go a full 9 innings (8½ if the home team is winning) for bets to have action. If there is a pitching change, all player props for that game will be closed immediately. When the game starts and it is confirmed that a pitcher other than the pitcher listed on the bet threw out the first pitch, those props will have 'no-action'. (If the game is suspended and/or completed on a different day than it began, Player/Pitcher Props will have 'no-action').

Baseball Grand Salami: The Baseball Grand Salami will be decided by the total runs scored in all major-league games scheduled for that day. All scheduled games must go at least 9 innings (8.5 if the home team is winning). If any scheduled game is canceled or stopped before the completion of 8.5 innings, all wagers on the Baseball Grand Salami will be canceled. No pitchers will be listed for the Grand Salami; all wagers will have action regardless of the starting pitchers.

Baseball MLB - Second Half : Bets are based on the score from the top of the 6th inning till the end of the game. The game must be a complete game (i.e. 9 innings, or 8½ innings if the home team is ahead). All 2nd half Wagers include extra innings.

Game and Team Totals Odd or Even – bets are ‘listed pitchers’. If there is no score all bets will be settled as even.

Other Baseball Tournaments or Leagues

For NCAA Baseball games or any other non-MLB league pitchers are generally not listed or required.

Moneyline bets (and total and/or runline bets, if offered) will be scored in accordance with MLB rules except pitching changes will not affect the bet.

If pitchers are listed, games will be treated in exactly the same way as MLB game