Should a game within your selection be postponed or abandoned, Bet365 will return the stake to your account wallet. This is due to Bet365 regarding postponements and abandonments in the same way it does non-runners in horse races.
However, there are some exceptions to the rule. In some instances, Bet365 will keep your bet active following the postponement of a match. Outlined below are some examples of such cases:
- The game takes place at any point during the next 5 days.
- The match is rescheduled away from the weekend to Monday for TV purposes.
- The match is abandoned but subsequently resumed and played to an end within 48 hours of the postponement.
What happens if a game is postponed on Bet365 depends entirely on the circumstances in which the match was cancelled.
You can request to cancel the bet by cashing out or contacting support for further assistance following the postponement of an event.
What Happens to My Bet If a Game is Abandoned Bet365?
Upon the abandonment of a match prior to the full 90 minutes being completed, Bet365 will void your bet provided the outcome of the wager has not already occurred.
For example, let’s say you placed a bet on 1st goalscorer. If the player you selected scored the first goal before the match was abandoned, your bet and winnings will stand. Similarly, the bet will remain settled – and lost – if the first goal was scored by any player not selected in your bet.
Additionally, if a match is abandoned, then resumed, but not finished within 48 hours of the original kick-off time, all bets will be voided.
What Happens If a Bet is Void in an Accumulator Bet365?
In an instance where a game selected within any multiples bets, including accumulators, is void, then the bet will be settled based on the outcome of the other remaining selections in the betslip.
Moreover, the odds that were part of that selection will be removed. This will also bring down the value of your potential winnings. An example of this situation can be found below.
What Happens to Bets If a Match is Postponed?
- Imagine that you create an accumulator containing six outcomes.
- One of the matches is postponed and won’t be played or resumed in the next five days.
- Therefore, the five remaining selections will count towards your accumulator, with the postponed event removed from the wager.
At Bet365, what happens if a match is postponed in South America works differently compared to the instances discussed above. In games where the match is abandoned, all pre-match and in-play bets placed on the Full-Time Result and Double Chance markets are settled based on the scoreline at the time of abandonment. This rule only applies in cases where the South American league in question counts the result as an official one.
So, the result must go towards league standings in terms of points, goals scored and the win/loss record. In cup competitions, the result must affect upcoming legs (if applicable), elimination from the tournament, and the league must again recognize the result as official.
It’s worth noting that this is the only league-specific exception to Bet365’s football-related rules surrounding abandonments and postponements.