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BetCostaRica Terms
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. All Clients must be at least 18 years of age.
  4. 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.
  5. An analysis of BetCostaRica.ag website traffic allows BetCostaRica.ag to determine the behavior of its customers. The use of illegal software or bot abuse in the gaming software provided on BetCostaRica.ag is not allowed under any circumstance. A customer doing this will have his account immediately suspended and any winnings providing from this activities removed.
  6. 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.
  7. All rules, regulations, and payoffs listed in this publication are subject to change without prior written notice.
  8. 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.ag provide the customer with a new password and username.
  9. Account balances will reflect any wagers on future propositions or pending wagers.
  10. Customers at BetCostaRica cannot risk more money than is available in their account. (Any soft limit excluded)
  11. 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.
  12. 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)
  13. On over/under wagers, over-time periods are included in the final score. Except in soccer matches.
  14. When wagering on half-time lines, the over-time period(s) will be included as a part of the second half.
  15. All minimums, maximum, and payout prices are subject to change without prior written notice.
  16. Maximum payout for any parlay is $10,000.
  17. All wagering disputes shall be resolved by the "read-back" from the recorded call and shall be ruled final.
  18. 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.
  19. 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 monies 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.
  20. 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)
  21. It is prohibited to parlay the same team with both the point spread and the money line.
  22. 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.
  23. BetCostaRica is not responsible for any misrepresentation by any client upon application for membership.
  24. BetCostaRica is not responsible for clients who disclose their password and account number to other parties.
  25. The winner of an event, or game, will be determined on the date that the event is concluded.
  26. All wagers are in U.S. dollars.
  27. 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.
  28. BetCostaRica reserves the right to take away any bonus, at any time, without any explanation.
  29. 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.
  30. 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.
  31. 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.
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.ag 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. 
Money Lines

With this type of wager, you pick which team is going to win, disregarding the point spread.

Example:

Miami -280
Detroit +240

If you wager on Miami -280 you lay $280 to win $100.

If you wager on Detroit +240 you lay $100 to win $240.

Parlays

This play is a selection of multiple teams (2-10 teams) in no particular order, all in one play. All teams must win by the point spread margin. The more teams in the parlay, the greater the payoff.

Example:

Portland Trail Blazers +4
San Antonio Spurs -10

The payout in a 2 team parlay is 13/5. This means you are risking $100 to win $260. In case of a tie or no action the parlay will revert to the lower level payoff, except in a 2 team parlay where a tie reverts to a straight bet. (Remember, you cannot lose more than your original risk amount in a parlay. So if you had a 2 team parlay for $100 with a PUSH and it reverted to a straight bet, it would be risking $100 to win $91)

Teasers

A Teaser is a bet on 2 or more teams or selections.

The difference between a teaser and a parlay is that in a teaser YOU ADJUST (tease) THE LINE IN YOUR FAVOR.

For example, the New England Patriots are giving up 7 points in one game and the Buffalo Bills are getting 10 points in another game.

A 6-point two-team teaser would adjust the points spread 6 points in the customer's favor.

New England would now give up only 1 point (7-6=1) and Buffalo would now be getting 16 points.

Push Loses

BetCostaRica has standard teasers and super teasers.

Super teasers give you more points than standard teasers.

Super teasers / 3 Team 10 point. Push is a loss.

Super teasers / 4 Team 13 point. Push is a loss.

Football Teasers

Teams 6 pts. 6½ pts. 7 pts. 7½ pts. 8 pts. 8½ pts. 9 pts.
2-team -110 -120 -140 -160 -170 -180 -190
3-team 180 160 130 110 100 -110 -120
4-team 230 210 190 140 120 110 100
5-team 360 310 280 230 200 180 130
6-team 520 430 320 400 280 230 180
7-team 730 630 560 430 330 280 230

Basketball Teasers

Teams 4 pts. 4½ pts. 5 pts. 5½ pts. 6 pts. 6½ pts. 7 pts.
2-team -110 -120 -140 -160 -170 -180 -190
3-team 180 160 130 110 100 -110 -120
4-team 230 210 190 140 120 110 100
5-team 360 310 280 230 200 180 130
6-team 520 430 320 400 280 230 180
7-team 730 630 560 430 330 280 230
"If" Bets

“If” Bets allow the customer to make a second wager pending a win on the first selection. “If” Bets must be made on one call, and the second part of the “if” wager can exceed the amount of the first selection. There are two types of “If” wagers, “If Action” and “If-Win-Only”. In an “If Action” wager, the bottom half of the wager will have “Action” on any scenario except a LOSS from the top. In other words, you will have a valid wager in the event that the top part of the “If Action”: Wins, Ties or Cancels. In an “If-Win-Only” wager, the top part of the wager MUST WIN, in order to have action on the bottom half. If it does not WIN, there is no action to the bottom half. You cannot use a spread to a money line or a money line to a spread in this type of wager.

Example:

Dallas Cowboys -5 $110 to win $100
IF (If Action)
Carolina Panthers +4 $110 to win $100

If the Cowboys lose, the wager stops there and is scored a loser -$110; if the Cowboys win +$100 the wager continues to the Panthers wager; if the Panthers win, the wager is a $200 winner; if the Panthers lose the wager becomes a $10 loss.

Reverse Wagers

Reverse wagers are double action IF bets.

Part A:
Cowboys -5 $110 to win $100
IF (win, tie or cancel)
Dolphins -14 $110 to win $100
Part B:
Dolphins -14 $110 to win $100
IF (win, tie or cancel)
Cowboys -5 $110 to win $100

+400

One win, one loss

-120

Both teams lose

-220

One Pushes

+200

In the event of a PUSH on one side and a loss on the other, you would have double action on the other side of the wager. For example, the Dolphins win the game by 14 points (A PUSH) but the Cowboys do not win by 5 or more points, the wager would result in a total loss of -220 because the Cowboys would lose twice due to the PUSH.

Circled Games
  • CIRCLED games are not allowed in hook-ups. This means straight wagers only.
  • You cannot buy points on a CIRCLED game.
  • The reason a game is put into a CIRCLE is due to an unknown status of a key player or players. Once the information about the player or players is released, we will release the CIRCLE allowing normal wagering to resume.
Specific Internet Terms

1. You should determine whether or not BetCostaRica's services are permitted under the laws of your jurisdiction.

2. Account balances must be verified by the player on each Internet login prior to wagering. When you verify and accept your account balance, you agree that all previous transactions are correct and you do not have any claims. Claims or disputes must be settled at this time. For disputes, claims, additional account information, or to report account discrepancies, contact Customer Service at 1-877-BET-BetCostaRica or by e-mail to contact@BetCostaRica.net.

3. All Internet transactions are logged and backed-up regularly. In any and all cases of dispute, both management and the player agree that the log backup shall serve as the final authority in the dispute and that all wagers will be adjusted accordingly. Claims must be lodged within five days from the date the wager was made. No claims will be honored after this five-day period. Players are responsible for verifying the accuracy of all account transactions. In order to log an internet claim the customer must provide a valid ticket# which is given for every internet play.

4. Any manipulation of prices and or spread will result in the ticket being marked a loser.

Football Terms

NFL General Terms

Bets are considered official after 55 minutes of play. If 55 minutes of play is not conducted, a bet on the team is treated as no action, and a parlay bet will be reduced accordingly.

Bets on 1st, 2nd half's and all quarters will be considered action upon completion of the period in question.

Bets on spread, money line, totals for the whole game and all bets on second half's always include overtime scoring. Bets for 4th quarter do not include overtime scoring.

NFL Props

NFL – Team to SCORE FIRST: First team to score in the game. If a team scores and the game is canceled or postponed afterward, all wagers stand regardless of how many minutes have been played.
NFL – Team to SCORE LAST: Must be an official game (55 minutes of play). If the game goes into overtime, the team that scores last will be the winner.
NFL - SCORE IN THE FIRST 7 ½ MINUTES: 7½ minutes must be played. If the game is canceled or postponed after 7½ minutes of play all wagers stand.
NFL - TOTAL 1st HALF POINTS vs. TOTAL 2nd HALF POINTS: Must be an official game (55 minutes of play) and includes overtime.
NFL - FIRST SCORING PLAY (touchdown or FG/safety): If a team scores and the game is canceled or postponed afterward, all wagers stand regardless of how many minutes have been played.
3 UNANSWERED SCORES- Extra points or 2 point conversions do NOT count.
PLAYER PROPS- All players must take the field and play for action. Results are based on the official stats from the game. (Unless otherwise specified)
Football Payoffs.

Wagering on Football

Football Spread Wager

This wager is made when you choose a team and the point spread. The cost of the wager is 10/11 or $110 to win $100.
Example:

Miami Dolphins -7
Denver Broncos +7

If the straight wager is on the Dolphins -7 then the Dolphins must win by 8 or more points for it to be a winner.
If the straight wager is on the Broncos +7 then the Broncos cannot lose by more than 6 points for it to be a winner.
If the game lands on 7 points, then the game is a “PUSH” and will result in “NO ACTION”.

Football Totals (Over/Under)

This is a wager on the combined scores (total) of both teams in a game.
If you place a wager for UNDER 38, the combined total score of both teams must fall UNDER 38 pts.
Example:

If you place a wager for OVER 38, the combined total score of both teams must go OVER 38 points.
If the combined total score falls on 38 points, the wager is a ‘PUSH' and there is ‘NO ACTION'.

Football Money Line Wager

Baltimore Ravens vs. Atlanta Falcons
Total 38

With this type of wager you stipulate which team is going to win. Disregarding the point spread.
Example:

Miami Dolphins -280
Denver Broncos +240

If you wager on Miami -280 you lay $280 to win $100.
If you wager on Denver +240 you lay $100 to win $240.

The payout in a 2 team parlay is 13/5 this means you are risking $100 to win $260. In case of a tie or no action the parlay will revert to the lower level payoff, except in a 2 team parlay where a tie reverts to a straight bet. (Remember, you cannot lose more than your original wager amount in a parlay. So if you had a 2 team parlay for $100 with a PUSH and it reverted to a straight bet, it would be risking $100 to win $91)

Football Teaser Wager

This is a wager in which 2 to 4 teams are selected together in one wager with an adjusted point spread. In a teaser you can add points to the sides or mix both sides and totals adding to or subtracting from the totals.

FOOTBALL TEASERS

Teams 6 pts. 6½ pts. 7 pts.
2-team -110 -120 -130
3-team 180 160 140
4-team 300 250 200
5-team 450 400 350
6-team 600 500 400
7-team 800 700 600
8-team 1000 800 700
3 TEAM SUPERTEASER
10 PTS FOOTBALL -120
* PUSH LOSES
4 TEAM SUPERTEASER
13 PTS FOOTBALL -130
* PUSH LOSES

Football Parlay Wager

This play is a selection of multiple teams (2-10 teams) in no particular order, all in one play. All teams must win by the point spread margin. The more teams in the parlay, the greater the payoff.

PARLAY ODDS
2 Teams 13/5
3 Teams 6/1
4 Teams 10/1
5 Teams 20/1
6 Teams 40/1
7 Teams 75/1
8 Teams 150/1
9 Teams 300/1
10 Teams 600/1

Note: Maximum parlay payout is $ 20,000

Example:

2 team parlay for $100
Miami Dolphins -7
Kansas City Chiefs +2½

The payout in a 2 team parlay is 13/5 this means you are risking $100 to win $260. In case of a tie or no action the parlay will revert to the lower level payoff, except in a 2 team parlay where a tie reverts to a straight bet. (Remember, you cannot lose more than your original wager amount in a parlay. So if you had a 2 team parlay for $100 with a PUSH and it reverted to a straight bet, it would be risking $100 to win $91).

BUYING POINTS

½ point Lay -120
1 point Lay -130

For every half point you buy, you get charged 10 cents.

Buying onto/off of/or thru a 3 in NFL and NCAA Football
NCAA -110 surcharge to BUY onto, off of or thru a 3.
NFL -110 surcharge to BUY onto, off of or thru a 3.

Example:

Arizona +6
Dallas -6

To wager on Dallas -5½ you would wager $120 to win $100.
To wager on Dallas -5 you would wager $130 to win $100.
To wager on Arizona +6½ you would wager $120 to win $100.
To wager on Arizona +7 you would wager $130 to win $100

Example:

Washington Redskins -3½

To wager on Washington Redskins @ -3, you would wager $130 to win $100.

To wager on Washington Redskins @ -2½, you would wager $140 to win $100.

Basketball Terms

Wagering on Basketball

Basketball Straight Wager

This wager is made when you choose a team and the point spread. The cost of the wager is 10/11 or $110 to win $100.

Example:

Toronto Raptors +6
Chicago Bulls -6

If the straight wager is on the Bulls -6 then the Bulls must win by 7 or more points for the wager to win.

If the straight wager is on the Raptors +6 then the Raptors cannot lose by more than 5 points for the wager to win.

If the game lands on 6 points then the game is a “PUSH” and will result in “NO ACTION”

Basketball Totals (Over/Under)

This is a wager on the combined scores (total) of a game. You can bet on either over or under the total combined points. The cost of the wager is 10/11.

Example:

Dallas Mavericks vs. Indiana Pacers
Total 178

If you place a wager for UNDER 178, the combined total score of both teams must fall UNDER 178 pts.

If you place a wager for OVER 178, the combined total score of both teams must go OVER 178 pts.

If the combined total score falls on 178 points the wager is a "PUSH" and there is "NO ACTION".

Basketball Money Line Wager

With this type of wager, you pick which team is going to win. Disregarding the point spread.

Example:

Orlando Magic -280
Houston Rockets +240

If you wager on Orlando -280 you lay $280 to win $100.

If you wager on Houston +240 you lay $100 to win $240.

Basketball Parlay Wagers

This play is a selection of teams in no particular order, in one play. All teams must win by the point spread margin. The more amount of teams, the greater the payoff.

Example:

2 team parlay for $100
Portland Trail Blazers +4
San Antonio Spurs -10

The payout in a 2 team parlay is 13/5 this means you are risking $100 to win $260. In case of a tie or no action the parlay will revert to the lower level payoff, except in a 2 team parlay where a tie reverts to a straight bet.

Basketball Teaser Wagers

A Teaser is a bet on 2 or more teams or selections.

The difference between a teaser and a parlay is that in a teaser YOU ADJUST (tease) THE LINE IN YOUR FAVOR.

Teams 4 pts. 4½ pts. 5 pts.
2-team -110 -120 -130
3-team 180 160 140
4-team 300 250 200
5-team 450 400 350
6-team 600 500 400
7-team 800 700 600
8-team 1000 800 700
   * PUSH LOSES