# Tennis retirement rules for betting

When betting on tennis, you need to be aware that the rules on how bets are settled can vary significantly between bookmakers. In particular, this applies to tennis retirement rules - ie what happens to your bet when a player retires or a match is abandoned?

It's important to know because, if you bet with the wrong bookies, you could end up losing both of your bets - the back and the lay.

**Warning - These terms are correct at the time of posting this. If unsure of the rules, you should ALWAYS check them for yourself (use the links provided below). If you do find any changes, then please let us know via support.**

Generally, bookies can be put into three different groups with regards to tennis rules. **Note that these rules only apply to betting on the winner of the match**, and not necessarily to other markets.

You can use the Outplayed **Dutching Calculator** to dutch bets between bookies with matching rules.

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## Tennis rules type 1 - Bets are valid if one set is completed

With this category, all bets are valid if at least one set is completed in the match. All of the exchanges fall into this category, so if you're backing a tennis bet with one of the bookies in this group, you can safely lay your bet on one of the exchanges.

32Red - See terms here

Bet600 - See terms here

Betdaq - See terms here

Betfair Sportsbook - See terms here - Rules allow Betfair Sportsbook back bets to be laid on the exchange as well as dutched with any other group. *****

Betfair Exchange - See terms here

Betfred - See terms here

BetGoodwin - See terms here

BetMGM - See terms here

BetUK - See terms here

Bwin - See terms here

Casumo - See terms here

Coral - See terms here

Fitzdares - See terms here

Grosvenor - See terms here

Ladbrokes - See terms here

LeoVegas - See terms here

LiveScore Bet - See terms here

Matchbook - See terms here

Mr Green - See terms here

Octobet - See terms here

Paddy Power - See terms here - Rules allow Paddy Power back bets to be laid on the exchange as well as dutched with any other group. *****Party Casino - See terms here

Party Poker - See terms here

QuinnBet - See terms here

Redbet - See terms here

Sky Bet - See terms here - Rules allow Sky Bet back bets to be laid on the exchange as well as dutched with any other group.

Smarkets - See terms here

Sportingbet - See terms here

Sporting Index - See terms here

The Pools - See terms here

Unibet - See terms here

Virgin Bet - See terms here

* **Note on Paddy Power and Betfair Sportsbook** - Although the rules match up with the exchanges, the disqualification rules don't. If your selection gets disqualified in the first set then your back bet would lose and your lay bet would be void. This is **incredibly rare** though (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 category, bets are only valid if the full match is completed. 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 here

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

19Bet - See terms here

21.co.uk - See terms here

888sport - See terms here

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

Betzone - See terms here

Boylesports - See terms here

DAZN Bet - See terms here

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

Geoff Banks - See terms here

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

Lottoland - See terms here

McBookie - See terms here

MobileWins - See terms here

mr.play - See terms here (Rules located on the left hand side under list of sports)

NetBet - See terms here (Click Rules at the bottom)

Planet Sport Bet - See terms here

RhinoBet - See terms here

Royal Panda - See terms here

SpaceCasino - See terms here

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

Sportsbetio - See terms here

Spreadex - See terms here

StarSports - See terms here

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

UK-WL - See terms here

Vickers - See terms here

William Hill - See terms here (Click Help at the top of the page and the search for "tennis")

## 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

In this category, bets are only valid if the full match is completed. 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. 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 (9 players have been disqualified since 1990). If you're prepared to take the 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 here

Betano - See terms here

Betway - See terms here

BetVictor - See terms here

CopyBet

Hollywoodbets - See terms here

Kwiff (See terms in the app by searching rules)

Parimatch - See terms here

PokerStars - See terms here

Stakemate - See terms here

talkSPORT BET - See terms here

VBet - See terms here

**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 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.

Midnite - See terms here

These rules **can change at any time** so it is critical that you double check the rules yourself. We will not be responsible for any losses arising from out of date information in this post.

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