These game rules are effective from 8th September 2022. All previous game rules are cancelled.
*A tackle which is won is only counted if the ball is now in possession of the team who tackled the opposing player, or if the ball goes out of play following a tackle. However, it is not counted as won if the ball goes straight back to the opposition.
For each game select a squad of 7 starting players and 4 substitutes.
Your 7 starting players should be the players you think are most likely to play and accumulate the most points. Substitutes act as back-up in case any of your selected players do not play.
Depending on the number of fixtures included in a game, you may only be allowed to select a certain number of players from a Club. For example, a games’ rules may only allow you to pick a maximum of 2 players from each Club.
From your starting 7 you must nominate a Captain and a Vice-captain.
If your Captain does not play, your Vice-captain will be changed to your Captain and you will no longer have a Vice-captain.
If both your Captain and Vice-captain do not play, then you will not have a Captain or a Vice-captain meaning that none of your players’ points totals will be boosted.
If a player does not play, the substitute for that position will replace them. If the substitute in that position does not play, they will not be used and you will score no points for that player.
If all of your starting players in a position do not play, your substitute will replace one of the players and the other players will score no points.
If all of your starting players in a position do not play, and your substitute in that position also does not play, you will score no points for those positions.
Substitutes must replace players in the same position, a Defender cannot take the place of a Midfielder.
The deadline to submit your team is usually 10 minutes before the first fixture kicks off in a game. Deadlines can differ for each game and are subject to change.
Once you have entered a game, you can change your team as much as you want up until the deadline for that game.
You can only deposit funds using a debit card, the use of credit cards are prohibited and will not be processed. You will only be allowed to deposit money if we have previously confirmed your age and identity.
To enter a game you must have enough available funds in your account to cover the entry fee.
If you have not paid or confirmed your lineup prior to the game deadline you will not be permitted to play.
Depending on the rules set by the game you are joining, you may be allowed to enter once or multiple times using the same account.
Once you have joined a game, you cannot withdraw or cancel your entry fee for any reason.
Betmate charges a flexible admin fee based on the number of participants per pot. The payouts listed in public pots are fixed and do not go up unless stated otherwise by Betmate. Private pots have an admin fee of 0% and the payout counts up by the entry fee per each new entry.
In-play points scoring are for the enjoyment for all Betmate customers. However, official scoring only happens once the pot is finalised.
Once pots are finalised, pots will move to your “Settled Bets” section of the app.Occasionally, data providers may change official scores after a pot has been settled on Betmate. These corrections are rare, but can occur.
Any changes to official scoring after a pot is settled will not impact pots that have been settled and we will honour payouts that have already been settled. If at any point, you have queries about the data we are receiving from our data provider, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org who will be able to help. We use official statistic from Opta for the purposes of our scoring system. We may change third party providers on occasion without notice.
The winner(s) of a game will be the player(s) whose lineup scores the most points during the game.
The pot distribution can vary depending on the game rules, which will be set by the creator of the game. Some examples are:
In the event where multiple players finish a game with an equal amount of points and finish in a place paid by the prize pool, any monies will be equally distributed amongst those players.
If the number of players who finish a game with an equal amount of points and finish in a place paid by the prize pool is greater than the number of places paid by the prize pool, then the prize pool will be combined and split equally amongst the number of players.
If multiple players finish in a position, they will also share the positions beneath them, meaning that multiple players can finish joint first, joint second and joint third. The player who finishes next would be regarded as finishing fourth, not second.
Some examples are:
You can only withdraw funds to a debit card, withdrawal of funds to a credit card is prohibited and will not be processed. You must have a minimum of £20 in your account for us to process a withdrawal.
In the event that a fixture is cancelled, postponed or rescheduled, the players listed to play in that fixture will not be eligible to score points.
If there is a player in your lineup whose fixture is postponed, your substitute will take their place. If your substitute also does not play, then you will not accrue any points for this position.
If all fixtures in a game are suspended, then all bets will be voided and your account will be credited accordingly.
If a fixture is not completed, as long as the fixture lasts at least 60 minutes, we will treat the fixture as completed.
During the gameweek, your players will be allocated points based on their performance in the Premier League.
Points are awarded for actions during the standard 90 minutes of a fixture, including stoppage time but excluding any extra time or penalty shoot-outs.
The above game rules are subject to change. Betmate reserves the right to change these games rules at any time without prior notice.