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- Referred Friend’s Minimum initial deposit $100.00.
- Maximum referral bonus is $200.00.
- Bonus will be paid seven days after the Referred Friend has made their first deposit.
- In order to be eligible as a valid referral, the Referred Friend must have used at least 50% of his initial deposit and must not have requested a withdrawal before completing the wagering requirement on his own Sign-Up Bonus.
- If, after seven days of the initial deposit, 50% of the amount has not been wagered, your referral bonus will be credited once it is wagered. To request this bonus please submit the request form here.
- The Referred Friend still receives their 25% Free Cash Sign-up Bonus offer even if they have not met the wagering requirements for a referral bonus.
- The Referred Friend’s 25% signup bonus offer supercedes all other signup bonus offers.
- There is no limit to the number of times you're credited a referral bonus, but limited to one bonus per Referred Friend.
- Opening multiple accounts is strictly against the house rules. If the referee already has an account with us (Inactive or otherwise) you will not be entitled to receive any referral bonus funds.
- All referral claims for credit must be made within 60 days of your friend/acquaintance (the referee) signing up.
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- In the event that $50,000 or more of the weekly winnings is the result of a winning a 10, 11 or 12 team parlay or the $100,000.00 ‘Pick 13’ Parlay Challenge, then the weekly maximum winnings is raised to $200,000.
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OUR SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
As an internationally respected online gaming company we are committed to promoting a responsible attitude to gambling.
For most people gambling is entertainment – an enjoyable activity that has no harmful effect. But for some it becomes a serious problem. Compulsive gambling is not easily detected and individuals with gambling problems will often go to great lengths to disguise the addiction and the problems that it causes.
We are concerned about problem gambling. We will immediately inactivate any wagering account belonging to a member for whom gambling has become a problem and that account will remain permanently closed. Furthermore, any new accounts opened by that member will be inactivated.
Neither do we condone underage gambling. Members must be at least 18 years of age.
Las Vegas rules, regulations, payoffs and wager types apply where not covered herein.
All sporting events must be played on date and site scheduled unless otherwise specified. Sporting events postponed by more than 12 hours and or rescheduled, will constitute ‘no-action’, and all money will be credited accordingly.
All bets must be made and accepted before the start of the game/event wagered upon. Any bet placed or received after the start of the game/event wagered upon will be void.
Management reserves the right to limit the maximum amount wagered prior to acceptance of any bet. Members are not permitted to open multiple accounts in order to circumvent the limits imposed by our wagering system. If multiple accounts are used then all bets will be void.
In the event that monies are credited to a member’s account in error, it is incumbent upon the member to notify LinesMaker.com of the error without delay. Any winnings realized after the error, whether directly or indirectly subsequent to the error but prior to notification of LinesMaker.com, shall be void.
LinesMaker.com does not recognize suspended games, protests, scoring amendments, result reversals and overturned decisions for wagering purposes.
In order for a bet to be valid, the member must receive a bet identification number from LinesMaker.com confirming that the bet has been accepted. This number appears via a confirmation message that will appear on your betting ticket.
In general, accepted bets cannot be cancelled or amended in any way, either by the member or by Management, except in the following circumstances:
- In the unusual case that a bet is duplicated by the system (the time-stamp on the two bets will be identical) one of the bets may be voided as long as the member contacts us before the event has taken place.
- If the member has placed a bet that is stated as forbidden in our House Rules then Management reserves the right to void that bet regardless of whether the game has started or not.
- If the bet is placed after the result is public knowledge (Exotics, Television, Politics, etc).
Every effort will be made to ensure that all information available on the internet site is accurate. However, if an error is made in the prices or conditions published on-line, we reserve the right to either correct any mistakes or to void the affected bets or to settle any bets already laid at the correct price.
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 line and spread betting.
- On half time wagers, overtime periods are included as part of the 2nd half.
- Other sports: All other contests that involve a scheduled length of play or time limit must play to their conclusion or have five minutes or less of the scheduled playing time remaining when the contest concludes to be considered official for wagering purposes.
All Bets Action: On certain future (long term) bets there may be a clause stating: ‘All Bets Action’. This means that the wager will have action whether or not the contestant on whom you have bet takes part in the tournament/event.
Live Scores disclaimer: We are not responsible for any inaccuracies in scores posted in our live scores.
SPECIAL FOOTBALL SEASON WIN RULES
‘NFL Season Win Totals’ only include regular season games and all 16 regular season games must be played for action. Play-off games and pre-season games do not count for this bet offering.
‘NCAA Season Win Totals’ only include regular season games. Each team must play their scheduled 12 regular season games. Championship games and Bowl games do not count for this bet offering. Teams must play all scheduled opponents.
SPECIAL MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL RULES
Major League Baseball games are official after 5 innings of play, or 4½ innings if the home team is leading. If a game is subsequently called or suspended, the winner is determined by the score after the last full inning unless the home team ties the score or takes the lead in the bottom half of the inning in which the game was suspended. In that case the winner will be determined by the score at the time the game is called. (This rule holds for betting purposes even if the game is suspended and /or completed on a different day than it began).
When wagering on total runs or run lines, the game must go the regulation 9 innings, or 8½ innings if the home team is leading, otherwise it will constitute a ‘no-action’ wager, and all money will be credited accordingly.
Baseball wagers are accepted as ‘Listed.’ In the event of a pitching change prior to the game, all wagers on the game with said listed pitchers are considered ‘no-action’. All wagers will be refunded to members’ accounts as soon as official confirmation is received allowing you to make the bet again with the new pitcher and the new price if you so wish. Starting pitchers must throw at least one pitch for wager to be deemed ‘Action’. Each team’s starting pitcher is defined for betting purposes as the pitcher who throws the first pitch.
Any and all baseball series wagers must have all 3 games played by the end of a specified date for the wager to have action. If all 3 games are not played by that specified date then all wagers have ‘no-action’, regardless if one team has 2 wins. All 3 games must be official by Las Vegas Gaming Standards (see our rules regarding baseball wagers and what constitutes an official result).
Note: Each team’s starting pitcher is defined for betting purposes as the pitcher that throws the first pitch.
Note: If we provide a baseball series price for a series that has 4 games, for grading purposes, the wager is based on the initial 3 games.
All baseball props must go the full 9 innings (8½ if the home team is winning) unless otherwise stated. They also must start with the listed pitchers. If a game is suspended and/or completed on a different day than it began, props will be graded ‘no-action’ unless otherwise stated.
In baseball, all games that go at least the full 9 innings and finish tied as a result of a suspension of play, shall be graded as a push on all money line bets. However, all run line and total bets will have action. Note that this is an extremely rare occurrence. In the event of a change in Las Vegas rules, LinesMaker.com will adhere to the decision set forth in Las Vegas.
‘First Five Innings Bets’ are accepted as ‘listed pitchers’ and the game must go a full 5 innings to have action regardless if the game is called or postponed after the 5th inning.
‘Team to Score First’ props are accepted as ‘listed pitchers’ and will be graded as soon as the first team has scored and the home team has had a turn at bat. If the home team scores first, that bet will be graded at that time and bets are action regardless of game suspension or postponement. If the visiting team scores first, the bet will be graded once the home team has completed its turn at bat.
‘Will there be a Score in the First Inning?’ props are accepted as ‘listed pitchers’ and will be graded as soon as the first inning ends. All bets will be action regardless of game suspension or postponement, as long as the first inning is completed.
‘Total Runs + Hits + Errors’ props are accepted as ‘listed pitchers’ and the game must go the full 9 innings (8½ if the home team is winning) for bets to have action.
For ‘In-Game Betting’ games must go a full 8½ innings for bets to have action.
Baseball Player and Pitcher Props are accepted as ‘listed pitchers’. The game must go a full 9 innings (8½ if the home team is winning) for bets to have action. If there is a pitching change, all player props for that game will be closed immediately. When the game starts and it is confirmed that a pitcher other than the pitcher listed on the bet threw out the first pitch, those props will have ‘no-action’. (If the game is suspended and/or completed on a different day than it began, Player/Pitcher Props will have ‘no-action’).
Baseball Grand Salami: The Baseball Grand Salami will be decided by the total runs scored in all major-league games scheduled for that day. All scheduled games must go at least 9 innings (8.5 if the home team is winning). If any scheduled game is canceled or stopped before the completion of 8.5 innings, all wagers on the Baseball Grand Salami will be canceled. No pitchers will be listed for the Grand Salami; all wagers will have action regardless of the starting pitchers.
When the bell sounds for the first round, the bout will be considered official, regardless of the scheduled length or title.
The official stopping of a round before the sounding of the bell does not constitute a full round. A full round is only considered for wagering purposes when the bell sounds signifying the end of said round.
Special Boxing Rule: Fights must be run within two months of the specified date for your bet to have action.
Boxing Proposition Bets
For any proposition bets the following apply:
- The rules stated on the card at the time of placing the wager will govern.
- When the bell sounds for the first round, the bout will be considered official.
When wagering on ‘Pick the Round’ propositions, in which you must pick the round in which the bout is won, the following will apply:
- If the fight ends in a points verdict or a draw, the bettor loses.
- If either fighter fails to answer the bell for a round, the fight is adjudged to have finished in the previous round.
However, this does not apply to specific fight props which must come-out as stated, such as a draw, either fighter by knockout or decision, or a specific round knockout etc.
For tournament match-up betting, both players listed in the match-up must tee-off for your bet to be deemed ‘Action’. The player with the most completed holes wins. If the players complete the same number of holes, then the player with the lowest score wins. If the players are still tied then the wager shall be deemed ‘no-action’ and all monies will be refunded. If both golfers in a match-up are in a playoff, the winner of play-off wins the match-up.
Should a tournament be shortened, or otherwise affected, due to weather conditions the official result will be used when settling, regardless of the number or rounds played. However, should there be no further play after a bet is struck that bet will be void.
Single day match-ups are wagers on the particular day’s 18-holes. Single Day match-ups do not include holes played as part of a completion from the previous day’s round or playoff holes considered part of the overall tournament score. Should a day’s round be shortened, or otherwise affected, due to weather conditions and the round is continued the next day, the full 18 holes shall be considered in determining the outcome of the bet even if they are played over two days. Both golfers must tee off for action. If both players end the 18 holes in a tie, the money line wagers shall be refunded and stroke line wagers will be deemed ‘Action’.
For single round-single player propositions, all 18 holes must be completed.
For single round betting on match play tournaments, the players/team must tee off for action. 18 holes do not necessarily need to be played.
Golf Odds to Win: Wagers on a golfer who does not play in the tournament are graded as ‘no-action’ and all monies refunded (unless otherwise specified). A golfer is deemed to have played once he or she has teed off. In the event of a player withdrawing after having teed off, wagers on that player will be lost.
Las Vegas Rules apply for any rules not mentioned here.
Stroke Line Betting: In golf the lower score wins. If you bet (-1/2) stroke, your golfer must shoot 1 or more shots lower than the opponent. If you bet (+1/2) your golfer must shoot the same score or a lower score than the opponent. Example: should you bet Singh (-1/2) vs. Mickelson and Singh shoots 69, Mickelson 70, then Singh (-1/2) is the winner. If Singh shoots 69 and Mickelson shoots 69, then Mickelson (+1/2) is the winner.
Rules for Finishing Top 3: In the case of a tie or multiple players finishing in the top 3 position, wagers will be paid using our Dead Heat Rule.
GENERAL SOCCER RULES
All soccer bets will be settled on 90 minutes of play. This includes any time added by the referee in respect of injuries and other stoppages. In major knock-out tournaments, for example the latter stages of the World Cup, where a winner is required in order to progress to the next leg, bets are still settled on 90 minutes of play. Extra Time, Golden Goals and Penalty Shoot-Outs do not count.
Match details, such as dates and kick-off times, displayed on the website are for guidance only and may be amended or taken off the board at any time. Soccer bets will have no-action if the match is officially postponed with no make-up date announced or if the make-up date is more than 48 hours away.
If a match is abandoned and/or suspended all bets shall be void unless the relevant wagering option has already been decided. For example, a bet on the ‘First Goal Scorer' will stand if a goal has already been scored.
Where a venue is changed, bets will stand unless the game is to be played at the original away team's ground in which case all bets will be voided.
For soccer wagering, in order to place your bet correctly you must predict the result of at least one game choosing either:
- the Home team,
- the Away team or
- a draw.
Should you parlay multiple games together, you must win all games in the parlay in order to collect any winnings.
Bets taken on 'Half Time Results' will be settled on 45 minutes of the first half plus any added injury time or stoppage time.
Bets taken on '2nd Half Lines' will be settled on 45 minutes of the Second half plus any added injury time or stoppage time. Extra Time, Golden Goals and Penalty Shoot-Outs do not count. Goals scored in the first half do not count toward the second half wager.
Bets taken on 'First Goal Scorer' will be void if the player does not take part in the game or enters the game after a goal has already been scored.
Bets taken on 'Last Goal Scorer' will be void if the player does not play or enters the game as a substitute.
Bets taken on 'Draw No Bet' must predict which team wins the match in regular time (90 minutes plus any time added by the referee in respect of injuries and other stoppages). In the event of the match ending in a draw (tie), bets will have 'no action'.
Future bets placed on 'Odds to Win' must predict the team winning the division, league or any other tournament and will be paid as soon as the said division, league or tournament has finished.
Bets taken on 'Correct Score' must predict the match score at the end of regular time (90 minutes plus any time added by the referee in respect of injuries and other stoppages).
Bets taken on 'Double Chance' must predict the outcome of the match based on three selections, either:
- the Home or Away team wins,
- the Home team wins or draws or
- the Away team wins or draws.
Bets taken on 'Half with Most Goals' must predict which half has most goals scored by either team in regular time (90 minutes plus any time added by the referee in respect of injuries and other stoppages).
When betting on 'Double Result' (half time-full time) you must predict the result at half time and at the end of normal time (90 minutes).
When betting on 'Goals: odds or even' you must predict if the total score by both teams ends up as an odd or an even number. A 0-0 score counts as an even number. Bets will be settled on 90 minutes of play plus any time added by the referee in respect of injuries and other stoppages.
Bets taken on 'Kick Off Bet' must predict which team will kick-off the match. Odds will be taken off the board 15 minutes before the match's starting time.
When betting on 'Soccer Special Props' or 'Match Specials' you are required to predict the team or teams to win the game, event, tournament, competitions, match-up or any other situation within the game. Any cancelled or postponed game will cause the entire event to have 'no action'. Soccer Specials will be settled on 90 minutes of play.
When betting on 'Asian Handicap' you are essentially betting on a point spread. Asian Handicap offers only two betting options rather than the three possible outcomes normally offered on a soccer game (namely home, away or draw).
A +0.5 (1.95)
B -0.5 (1.95)
In this example, if you bet on team A they must win or draw the match for you to win your bet. If you bet on team B they must win by at least one goal for you to win your bet.
Betting on one of just two outcomes makes things simpler and it also allows you to get a better price when betting on the favorite. Where offered, the Asian handicap will always include a half-ball, i.e. the spread will be +/- 0.5, +/- 1.5 or higher. All Asian Handicap bets are based on regular time (90 minutes plus any time added by the referee in respect of injuries and other stoppages).
In a 'Fantasy Soccer Match-up' two teams compete virtually. The winner of this match-up is the team that scores the most goals on the actual match-day against a real opponent. Only goals are counted, victory or loss is irrelevant.
For example: On a particular day Manchester United plays Manchester City and Chelsea plays Bolton.
You choose to bet on a Fantasy Match-up, Manchester United vs. Chelsea.
Manchester United win their match 1-0 against Manchester City, while Chelsea loses 2-4 to Bolton. However, Chelsea would win the Fantasy Match-up with a 2 -1 score.
Beach Soccer: Beach Soccer is based on 36 minutes of play (3 periods of 12 minutes) followed by extra periods and penalty shots, if necessary, to decide who wins the match. Bets are graded on normal regulation time (36 minutes plus any time added by the referee in respect of injuries and other stoppages). Extra Time and Penalty Shoot-Outs do not count for wagering purposes.
Futsal: All bets on Futsal matches are based on the score at the end of 40 minutes' play unless otherwise stated or if the relevant wagering option has already been decided. Extra Time and Penalty Shootouts do not count. If a match is abandoned and/or suspended before the completion of 40 minutes' play, all bets shall be void unless the relevant wagering option has already been decided. All bets on matches that are postponed, rearranged or moved to a different venue shall be void.
For Cricket games, if the match is shortened by the weather, bets will be governed by the official competition rules.
For wagering purposes, winners and losers are determined by the final score, provided that the game has gone the minimum time as specified above.
Overtime: For wagering on games in the National Hockey League, the final score includes overtime. Regardless of the number of goals scored during the shootout portion of overtime, the final score recorded for the game will give the winning team one more goal than the score at the end of regulation time.
Personal Player Stats and other Stats achieved during an NHL Shootout are not taken into account for certain proposition bets, for example: Player Total Shot on Goals, Player Total Points, Player Total Goals, Team to Score First, Team to Score Last.
Las Vegas rules, regulations, payoffs and wager types apply where not covered herein.
For Rugby Games, if any match is abandoned or postponed all bets will be void, except bets on the first try scorer if a try has been scored prior to abandonment.
Where a venue is changed, bets will stand unless the game is to be played at the original away team’s ground in which case all bets will be void.
For tennis match betting, two full sets must be completed for wagers to stand. If less than two sets are completed then all wagers will be considered ‘no-action’. In the event of any of the following circumstances taking place, all bets will stand:
- a change of playing surface
- a change of venue
- a change from indoor court to outdoor court or vice versa
- match is delayed/postponed until a later date due to inclement weather.
When placing a wager on ‘Odds to Win’ a race, wagers shall be deemed ‘no-action’ should the driver not start the race. For a motor sports match-up to be deemed ‘Action’ both drivers must start the race. The start of any motor race is defined as the signal to start the warm-up lap. The official winner at the conclusion of the race will be the winner for betting purposes. In League Championship wagering, drivers must race in at least one race during the season to be deemed ‘Action’.
Special Motorsport Rule: Races must be run within eight (8) days of the scheduled date for your bet to have action.
The NASCAR.com website is our official source for the grading of all NASCAR wagers. The race must complete the scheduled number of laps and/or distance for specific proposition wagers (pertaining to number of laps and/or distance) to be deemed ‘Action’. Match-ups, finishing position props and future wagers will still have action regardless.
Rules for Finishing Top 3: In the case of a tie or multiple players finishing in the top 3 position, wagers will be paid using our Dead Heat Rule.
Formula 1: At least 15 drivers must start the race for action.
In the event of a tie in NCAA conference wagering, the team entering the conference tournament ‘seeded’ higher shall be deemed the winner.
PARLAY OR MULTIPLE BETTING
No parlay wagers can be accepted where individual wagers are 'connected', 'dependent' or 'correlated'. Using a baseball game as an example, let's say you want to take the Boston Red Sox to win on the money-line and the Boston Red Sox on the run-line. If the Boston Red Sox win the game, it is also likely that they will win by at least two runs therefore the selections are said to be 'correlated' and cannot be parlayed together. For the same reason, we do not allow the favorite/underdog on the run line and the over/under of the same game to be placed in the same parlay.
In the same way, you cannot parlay the line for the first half of a football game with the line for the whole game or the total for the first half of a football game with the total for the whole game, as the two are 'dependent'. Less obviously, but nonetheless correlated, are the favorite/underdog on the spread and the over/under of the same game placed together in a parlay or teaser bet when the spread is greater than or equal to 30% of the total.
DEAD HEAT RULE
In the event of a dead heat (a tie), stakes will be divided by the number of selections that have tied, with the divided stake settled at full odds. Remaining stakes are lost. If the tie was a betting option, then the dead heat rule does not apply. The dead heat rule only applies to 'future' wagers. For example, if there is a 3 way tie for the top scorer in a basketball game, then your winnings are calculated by taking your stake, dividing it by 3, and multiplying that amount by the odds on your betting ticket.
Buying points allows you to change the point-spread or total of a football or basketball game.
You can move the point-spread so you get more points when betting the underdog or you give away fewer points when betting the favorite. For each half point that you change the point spread you need to pay an extra 10c.
So, for example, if you are betting the Lakers -5 -110 (lay $110 to win $100), you can buy the Lakers a half point to -4.5 -120 (lay $120 to win $100). You can buy the Lakers a full point to -4 -130 (lay $130 to win $100).
The same theory is true for the underdog. If the Bulls are +4 -110, you buy the game to +4.5 -120 or +5 -130.
You can only buy a maximum of 3 points in Football and Basketball, both College and Professional.
There are two special rules:
- When buying on or off the number 3 in the Pro Football, there is a premium cost of 25c, not 10c. So, for example, to move the Chargers from -3 -110 to -2.5, the new line will be -2.5 -135 (lay $135 to win $100). The same is true for the underdog, to buy Bears from +3 -110 to +3.5 will be -135 (lay $135 to win $110).
- On half, reduced or no juice games or half, reduced or no juice days, there are additional premium costs for buying points:
a) In college football there is a 5c additional charge per half point purchased.
b) For buying on or off the number 7 in college football, the premium is 25c.
c) In professional football there is a 5c additional charge per half point purchased.
d) For buying on or off the numbers 3 or 7 in professional football, the premium is 25c.
Please note: these premium costs for buying points apply from 12:01am to 11:59pm EST on the specified half, reduced or no juice day.
The following terms and conditions apply to all free bets:
- One wager per member.
- You must have funds in your wagering account to cover the cost of the free bet (usually $10) and this will be refunded.
- All sides must play in order for the bet to have action.
- In case of tie, all bets will have ‘no-action’.
- Wagering on both sides of this free bet or opening multiple accounts to take advantage of this offer will result in non-payment of all free wagers in the related accounts and a $5 penalty charge per free wager and may result in the disabling of the accounts and forfeiture of winnings.
- The free bets are open to all active members who make a minimum of 5 sports wagers per week or total action of $50 in poker, casino or horses per week. Making only free bets may result in the disabling of the accounts and forfeiture of winnings.
In the event of a member winning in excess of $50,000 on a Progressive Jackpot in any of the casino games where a jackpot is offered, the member agrees to be photographed while receiving a check from one of our representatives and gives LinesMaker.com the exclusive right to use the photographic material at its own discretion. The weekly limit on winnings of $100,000 does not apply to progressive jackpot winnings.
LinesMaker.com reserves the right to change the casino settings and payouts without any forewarning to the members at any given time.
Wagering in any of the casino games listed below does not count towards any bonus rollover requirements and LinesMaker.com shall make all decisions with regard to the application and retention of bonuses:
- BlackJack Switch
- Blackjack 52
- American Roulette
- European Roulette
- Mini Roulette
- Pai Gow Poker
- Touchdown Frenzy
- Football Frenzy
- Red Dog
- Sic Bo
- Battle Royale
Note: For general casino disputes we provide a record that contains the bet amount, running balance, game type, Round ID and time for each single casino round only. Every casino round has a unique Round ID and members should provide it in their casino claim. Due to technology constraints we can only provide the member with the card/number/dice details and outcomes for a limited number of casino rounds only (25 rounds maximum). If a unique Round ID or exact time for a particular casino round is not provided by the member we cannot guarantee the funds will be reimbursed.
All of the casino games on LinesMaker.com are TST certified (see TST site logo displayed on our pages).
Providing a safe and secure environment is essential to players enjoying their online poker experience. At LinesMaker.com Poker we are able to achieve this by ensuring cards are dealt randomly and taking the necessary steps to eliminate cheating. LinesMaker.com Poker is part of the Cake Poker network.
The solution chosen for Random Number Generator/Shuffling is critical to ensuring a fair game for all players in the LinesMaker.com Poker room. The Random Number Generator ensures the even distribution of cards whereby no sequence or relationship can be discovered in any way. The RNG solution used in the LinesMaker.com Poker room is the cryptographically-secure RNG system found in Microsoft’s CryptoAPI. LinesMaker.com Poker is part of the Cake Poker network.
Any player using racist, derogatory or abusive language on the chat within the LinesMaker.com Poker room will have his/her chat privileges removed and may be banned from the LinesMaker.com Poker room. Only the English language is permitted on the chat. Neither shall the practices of begging, solicitation or chat-flooding be tolerated.
Bonuses for Poker play shall be awarded and earned out in $10 increments within the Poker room. Once a portion of a bonus has been earned it may be removed from the Poker room.
The random number generator ("RNG") will determine the outcome of the games or other promotions that utilize the “RNG”. Furthermore, in the event of a discrepancy between the result showing on the software and the gaming server, the result showing on the gaming server shall be the official and governing result of the game.
- Any player found to be tampering with the poker software will be banned permanently from the LinesMaker.com Poker room.
- The use of Artificial Intelligence or “bots” is strictly forbidden.
- Any players found to be colluding or participating in unethical play will be banned permanently from the LinesMaker.com Poker room.
- Any funds gained by cheating will be confiscated.
HORSE RACING MODULE
LinesMaker.com offers daily racing from tracks within the USA and Canada via the racing module which is accessible once you have logged-in to your wagering account.
We accept wagers up until post time. We cannot assume liability for wagers that are unsuccessfully entered before post time. Only wagers confirmed are accepted. Please check the Tickets/Balance screen on the Reports tab before logging out, in order to confirm that your wagers were accepted. Once you confirm a bet online, your wager is considered final.
Bets shall not be accepted after post-time. In the event that the race begins before the advertised post-time and for that reason (or any other reason) you are able to place a wager after the race has started, that wager will be void.
Odds and Limits
Win, Place, Show wagers pay full track odds. All Exotic wagers pay full track odds up to a maximum pay out of CLICK HERE. There are no house odds. If there are no track payoffs for a certain type of wager, all wagers on that type will be refunded.
The limits per ticket are as follows:
- Win and place wagers: a maximum of $1,000.00
- Show wagers: a maximum of $500.00
- Exotic wager combinations: up to a maximum sum of $1,000.00
Track Limits and Categories
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Ticket Pay-out Limit Rule
$20000 on Category A Tracks
$15000 on Category B Tracks
$10000 on Category C Tracks
$3000 on Category D Tracks
If a horse is scratched, all Win/Place/Show wagers placed via the racing interface will be refunded. (This does not apply to 'Odds to Win' bets placed via the sportsbook. On those bets a scratch counts as a loss).
Only the portion of Exacta/Trifecta/Superfecta/Quinella combos that contain the scratched horse will be refunded.
In case a horse is considered a Non Starter by the track, that horse will be considered a scratch and refunded accordingly.
In exotics wagers (Exacta, Trifecta, Superfecta, Quinella) scratches will be refunded. We do not honor "ALL" payouts in any exotic wager. If there is an "all" payout, this will be replaced by the horse that came in that position rightfully and wagers will be graded accordingly.
On Daily Doubles, Pick 3 and Pick 4 wagers, a scratch will result in an automatic refund of the combination including the scratched horse.
There will be no consolation payouts, special payouts such as 2 out of 3 and/or Pick 3 out of 4 in a Pick 3 or Pick 4 will be considered consolation payouts, whenever that happens the Pick 3 and/or Pick 4 will be paid with the rightful winner for each race involved in the Pick 3 and/or Pick 4
Official Source of Results
For thoroughbred racing we use www.drf.com as our official source of results. For harness racing we use www.racingchannel.com or the tracks’ websites.
In the event of a discrepancy, we will contact the track for the official result.
A rebate of 3% will be paid on all Win, Place and Show bets and 8% on Exotic wagers on a daily basis. There are no minimum daily volume requirements and there is no maximum on how much you can earn. No rebate will be given on cancelled wagers or wagers refunded due to a scratch.
Important Note: 3% & 8% Rebates only applies to wagers placed through the horse wagering interface. It does not apply to any matchups or other wagers made through the sportsbook login.
**Win, Place and Show wagers that pay $2.20 or less are not eligible for a rebate.
If, as part of a promotion offered by LinesMaker.com, you receive betting cash, you can only use such amount as wagers for playing in the games offered by the company. You are not entitled to withdraw such amounts and we reserve the right to reclaim those amounts if you do not use them to play the games during the period specified in the promotion.
Only members of LinesMaker.com can redeem promotional prizes and winnings from promotions.
If you have more than one betting account, all promotional credits and/or winnings will be null and void and they will be deducted from your account.
If a member wagers both sides of a game using a promotional bet (to bet at the same time on the favorite and the underdog) or using bonus money, LinesMaker.com considers that to be fraudulent behavior. This includes making bets of this nature in two or more of our affiliated websites. Any money won playing both sides of the game will be deducted, together with any other promotional money deposited in the member’s account.
LinesMaker.com reserves the right to modify any promotion rules or cancel promotions at its own discretion.
Members are not permitted to open multiple accounts (either within LinesMaker.com itself or affiliated websites) in order to circumvent the limits imposed by our wagering system. Performing such an action may trigger an audit of the member's accounts. If multiple accounts have been used then all bets may be voided, accounts may be inactivated and winnings may be forfeited.
It is your responsibility to ensure that we have your current address on file at all times. You may only have one address on file at a time, and this address MUST match the billing address of ALL cards that have been used in the account. Any failure on your part to do this may result in an audit on your account.
Before making a deposit and to avoid unnecessary delays in processing your payouts, please make sure your address is correct and that it matches bank records. In the event that we are not able to verify your account information you may be required to submit additional documentation for this purpose. This may include the following:
- A photocopy of your picture ID (e.g. Driver's License, passport)
- Photocopies (front and back) of your credit cards
- A credit card statement or utility bill
- A credit card verification form
- Imprint of your credit card
When requesting a withdrawal, please ensure that your current address is correct and up-to-date, also ensure we have received and verified all the required "Know Your Customer" documents at least 72 hours prior to making your request; we will need you to provide us with a copy of a valid form of ID and a copy of a utility bill showing your name and address. Depending on your method of withdrawal, we may need to provide these documents to our payment processor prior to processing your withdrawal. If a stop-payment request is necessary due to an out-of-date address, it will be your responsibility to assume the stop payment fees of a minimum of $50.
MULTIPLE CREDIT CARDS
The maximum number of credit cards allowed for use in one account is five.
All cards used on an account must be in the name of the LinesMaker.com member.
All bets made on LinesMaker.com, in the LinesMaker.com Casino or the LinesMaker.com Poker Room, are placed over the internet which reaches virtually every country in the world. Some jurisdictions have not addressed the legality of internet gaming, some have specifically legalised internet gaming, while others may take the position that internet wagering or gaming is illegal. In practical terms, it is impossible for LinesMaker.com to determine the state of the law in every country, state and province around the world on an ongoing basis. Therefore, by clicking the "I agree" button, you are acknowledging that it is responsibility of each individual to determine the law that applies in the jurisdiction in which he or she is present and that accordingly (a) you have determined what the laws are in your jurisdiction; and (b) it is legal for you to place a bet via the internet and for LinesMaker.com to receive your bet via the internet.
LinesMaker.com is incorporated in and conducts business from the country of Curaçao, Netherlands Antilles. LinesMaker.com holds a license to conduct on-line wagering and gaming under the laws of the Netherlands Antilles and operates under the License of Gaming Services Provider, NV, as an information provider legally authorized to conduct online gaming operations. All bets with LinesMaker.com are considered to be placed and received in Curaçao. Any matter to be adjudicated shall be determined utilizing the laws of Curaçao.
Should there be any discrepancy in the legality of any transactions between you and LinesMaker.com, or any of its affiliates, the matter shall be determined by a court of competent jurisdiction in the country of Curaçao.
This website does not constitute an offer, solicitation or invitation by LinesMaker.com for the use of or subscription to betting or other services in any jurisdiction in which such activities are prohibited by law. All contractual issues between you and LinesMaker.com, or any of its affiliates, that are disputed, shall be resolved by a court of competent jurisdiction in the country of Curaçao. All contracts shall be interpreted in accordance with the laws of Curaçao.
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LinesMaker.com does not hold a license to conduct telephone wagering.