BetCostaRica.com Sports Rules
  • The rules at BETCOSTARICA conform very closely to those found at all Las Vegas sportsbooks, and are used to protect both our company and you, the bettor.
  • All customers' accounts at BETCOSTARICA are private and confidential, and all calls are recorded on tape and held for disputes for a period of 14 days.
  • All Clients must be at least 18 years of age.
  • One account per person, MAX at BETCOSTARICA. Any violation of this rule may result in a loss of funds and permanent suspension of all accounts involved. Also, any wagers assosciated with said accounts may constitue NO ACTION.
  • BETCOSTARICA reserves the right to refuse any wager at any time, from any client without cause, and can refuse wagers from clientele who reside in states or provinces that prohibit sports wagering. International law is very complex, and we do not know the specific laws that may apply to you where you live. We operate under strict compliance with all local laws, and urge you access our site only if you feel that you are in compliance with yours.
  • All rules, regulations, and payoffs listed in this publication are subject to change without prior written notice.
  • Each client is required to identify himself by his account number and password on each call or login to BETCOSTARICA. The client has sole responsibility for their specific password and account number. Customers are responsible for any unauthorized use of their account. In the event that a third party places a bet or is thought to have placed a bet, said bet shall be valid, whether or not the alleged third party had the prior consent or knowledge of the customer. Under no circumstances will any bet be cancelled for that reason. In the event that a customer suspects that a third party may have it's password or username, the customer may at anytime ask that BETCOSTARICA.com provide the customer with a new password and username.
  • Account balances will reflect any wagers on future propositions or pending wagers.
  • Customers at BETCOSTARICA cannot risk more money than is available in their account. (Any soft limit excluded)
  • All players are to confirm their wagers with the operator at the end of the call using their account number and password. It's the responsibility of the caller to listen to the read-back from the operator before confirming the wager. If, for some reason, the call is dropped before the process is completed but we have received a wager type, team(s) and amount, the bet will be a valid wager.
  • No wagers can be cancelled once the caller confirms them and the call is concluded. The only manner in which a client can cancel a wager is to wager on the opposite side of the contest in which he initially wagered. (And lay the juice)
  • On over/under wagers, over-time periods are included in the final score. Except in soccer matches.
  • When wagering on half-time lines, the over-time period(s) will be included as a part of the second half.
  • All minimums, maximum, and payout prices are subject to change without prior written notice.
  • Maximum payout for any parlay is $10,000.
  • All wagering disputes shall be resolved by the "read-back" from the recorded call and shall be ruled final.
  • With regard to suspended games, protest games, or overturned decisions, BETCOSTARICA follows Las Vegas gaming rules for wagering purposes. Otherwise BETCOSTARICA does not recognize suspended games, protests and overturned decisions for wagering purposes.
  • All sporting events must be played on the schedule date. Exceptions to this rule are on a game by game basis and will be ruled action or not depending upon the decision made in Las Vegas. If an event is postponed and/or rescheduled or there is a change of venue, that event may constitute "no action", which means all money for that event would be refunded (Unless Vegas rules otherwise). All parlays/exotics will be recalculated excluding that leg of the parlay, using payout charts for that sport/betting option.
  • All payoffs are calculated on the odds in effect at the time of the wager. (Except in the event of a pitching change in baseball, where the odds are recalculated)
  • It is prohibited to parlay the same team with both the point spread and the money line.
  • BETCOSTARICA does not report your transactions to any financial institution or government agency. It is the client's sole responsibility to report any such information to the appropriate taxable jurisdiction.
  • BETCOSTARICA is not responsible for any misrepresentation by any client upon application for membership.
  • BETCOSTARICA is not responsible for clients who disclose their password and account number to other parties.
  • The winner of an event, or game, will be determined on the date that the event is concluded.
  • All wagers are in U.S. dollars.
  • In the case of an obvious error on the posted line, scheduled time, or maximum wager, any wagers will be deemed as "NO ACTION", and all money will be credited accordingly.
  • BETCOSTARICA reserves the right to take away any bonus, at any time, without any explanation.
  • Dates and kick-off times of events shown are for guidance purposes only. Bets will be accepted up to the advertised kick-off time. If for any reason a bet is inadvertently accepted after an event or match has started, the selection(s) affected will be made void.
  • All future wagers are accepted as "ACTION". In the event that the scheduled season is not completed or required numbers of games are not reached, all wagers on said event will result in "NO ACTION". Please be sure to read all banners attached to the proposition for any additional rules.
  • Winners and losers are official after:
    • Football - NCAA & NFL - 55 minutes of play
    • Basketball - NBA - 43 minutes of play
    • Basketball - NCAA - 35 minutes of play
    • Hockey - NHL - 55 minutes of play
    • All other sporting events - 55 minutes of play
    • Overtime periods, quarters or extra innings are counted in the final score when wagering on totals, money lines and spreads, unless otherwise specified and with the exception of soccer lines including a quote for a draw.
    • On half time wagers, overtime periods are included as part of the second half.
    • Other sports: All other contests that involve a scheduled length of play time or time limit must be played to play to their conclusion or have five minutes or less of scheduled playing time remaining when the contest concludes to be considered official for wagering purposes.
    • Winners and losers are official after: 4½ innings if the home team is leading, or after 5 innings if the visitor is ahead. Events will not carry over to the next day.
    • If a game is suspended during the top half of an inning, and the game has gone the official 4½ or 5 innings, the score after the last full inning determines the winner.
    • If a game is suspended during an incomplete bottom half of an inning the same guideline applies unless the home team made any score that put them ahead or in a tie. In that case any runs scored in that bottom half of the inning shall be counted and that score, at the time the game is called, will determine the winner.
    • MLB Grand Salami:
      All games must go a minimum of 8½ innings for this prop to have action.
    • Player Props:
      All players must start for action (unless otherwise specified).
    • Will there be a score in the first inning:
      Prop will be graded as soon as the first inning ends, and bets are action regardless of game suspension or postponement.
    • Baseball Series Prices:
      Series price wagers are all based upon THE FIRST 3 GAMES of a series ONLY.(REGULAR SEASON ONLY)
      If there is a rainout and only 2 games have been played, there will still be action.(If the series is tied 1-1, that will be the result of the series, a PUSH)If there is a rainout and they reschedule the game, as long as it is played by the time appointed in the banner, it WILL count toward the series.Pitching changes DO NOT affect baseball series wagers.
      A called game will count toward a series wager provided it is declared an official regulation game.
OTHER RULES

Soccer

Soccer wagers on the moneyline are a 3-Outcome event, which means that you can pick either of the two teams to win, or you can pick the draw (tie).  If you do not pick the draw, and the game ends in a tie, then the wager is a loss.  The score at the end of regulation time (90 minutes + stoppage time) will be used to grade all wagers.  No extra periods, golden-goals, or penalty shootouts are included (unless otherwise specified).

Any wagers placed after the game has started are deemed no-action.

Boxing

This covers straight money line betting as well as proposition bets on whether the fight, will go to a certain amount of rounds as predetermined on the day of the fight. Boxing wagers will be no action until the sound of the bell to start the first round.
Examples:

  • Tarver -150 risk $150 to win $100 on Tarver
  • Jones Jr. +190 risk $100 to win $190 on Jones Jr.
  • Will go 10 1/2 rounds +130 risk $100 to win $130
  • Will not go 10 1/2 rounds -150 risk $150 to win $100
  • 10 ½ rounds means ten full rounds and ninety seconds of the eleventh round
  • All results are official by the result of the governing body on the day of the fight.
  • The Draw: in the event of a draw all bets on either boxer to win will be losers.
  • If the scheduled number of rounds is changed all “total rounds” bets are void and bets refunded.
  • All bets on either boxer to win will be decided by the judges’ decision, which includes points, Technical knockout (TKO), Knockout (KO) or disqualification.
  • Where a match is abandoned or postponed, but fought within 14 days of the original scheduled date, all bets stand.
  • Once the 14 days have expired, all bets are void.
Auto Racing:

Auto Racing and NASCAR Betting General Rules
There are two main ways to bet on NASCAR and other motor racing events. Either on the out-right winner of the race or on the winner of a predetermined matchup.
Example:

  • Jeff Gordon 1/1 or 100 to win 100
  • Dale Jarrett 2/1 or 100 to win 200
  • Mark Martin 2/1 or 100 to win 200
  • Mark Skinner 5/2 or 100 to win 250
  • Dale Ernhardt Jr. 7/5 or 100 to win 140
Motor Racing and NASCAR Match-ups
Match-up 1 Jeff Gordon -140 or risk $140 to win $100 Vs. Dale Ernhardt Jr. +120 or risk $100 to win$120
Match-up 2 Dale Jarrett -160 Vs. Mark Martin +140
Match-up 3 Dale Ernhardt Jr. +150 Vs. Mark Martin -120
Match-up 4 Jeff Gordon -120 Vs. Dale Jarrett EVEN

Bets on Formula One (F1), Motor and Auto races are decided on the podium position of the day of the prize giving for the particular event, any changes in position after this time is not considered for settling purposes. If two drivers abandon the race after completing the same number of laps, the respective head to head is deemed void, otherwise the driver who completes the most laps will be deemed the winner if both drivers fail to finish the race.

Formula One Betting General Rules
Bets on Formula One (F1), Motor and Auto races are decided on the podium position of the day of the prize giving for the particular event, any changes in position after this time is not considered for settling purposes. If two drivers abandon the race after completing the same number of laps, the respective head to head is deemed void, otherwise the driver who completes the most laps will be deemed the winner if both drivers fail to finish the race.

  • To win the race: 60% of the starting field must start the race for action.
  • Top 3 (podium) finishes: 80% of the starting field must start for action.
  • Drivers Matchups: Both drivers must start the race for action.
  • THE FORMATION LAP IS NOT CONSIDERED PART OF THE RACE FOR WAGERING PURPOSES.
Tennis

Tennis Betting General Rules
At BetCostaRica.com we accept bets on all major tennis events using straight money lines.

Example:

  • Roger Federer -140 or risk $140 to win $100
  • Andy Roddick +120 or risk $100 to win $120

For wagering purposes, a tennis match must go at least 2 full sets or 3 full sets for Grand Slams (Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon and US Open, MENS ONLY), there will be action.

In the event of a retirement after 2 full sets (or 3 full set for a grand slam) the winner will be determined by who advances.

Tennis times are not final. The times will be determined by our official source (Don Best). All matchup are action regardless of schedule changes. In the event of a past-posted wager, the wager will NOT have action regardless of the result.

Wagers placed on matches will have action, even if the match is postponed, and completed on a later date (24Hr Rule does not apply for Tennis Matchups).

In the event of a change of playing surface, venue, or outside to indoor court and vice versa, all bets will stand.

In the case of a walkover situation, the outcome will be graded "no action".

Golf

Betting on all Major Golfing Events

  • Straight money line betting as well as match-ups.
  • Betting right up until tee-off time.
  • In head-to-head match-ups, both golfers must tee-off in order to have action. If one player misses the cut, his opponent is deemed the winner. If both players miss the cut the lower score wins. If both players have the same score, then all wagers are refunded.

Special Handicap Head to Heads
If a player withdraws after tee off or misses the cut the player who plays the most holes wins. Playoffs do not count for handicap bets.

To Win a Tournament

  • All bets are treated as "All In". All players quoted have action regardless if a player withdraws before the tournament begins and are settled as a loss.
  • In the event of a tie where 3 or more competitors are offered in one betting option, the payout will be divided by the number of players tied. For example 2 players tie for the Top USA player at the British Open will result in the normal payout given divided by 2.
  • If a tournament is shortened, after it has started, then all bets stand. Bets accepted after the end of a day’s play are void unless there is further play, which counts towards the result of the tournament (other than a playoff). Or the betting is specifically stated to be on the outcome of a playoff.
  • If a tournament is officially abandoned, all bets on the tournament are void, except options that have already been decided.
Entertainment
  • Any wagers placed after outcome becomes public knowledge will be graded as no action.
  • No refunds, all wagers are action.
  • All wagers will be graded based on the results posted on the official website for each TV Show/Event.
  • If none or more than one of the listed contestants wins, all wagers will be graded as No-action.
Politics:
  • Any wagers placed after outcome becomes public knowledge will be graded as no-action.
  • No refunds, all wagers are action regardless on whether or not they run for each specific category. 
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