7.7. Handicap & Asian Handicap/Total Betting

  1. Handicap – an advantage or disadvantage of a competitor or team, expressed in goals/points/games/seconds etc. which is given by Marathonbet to competitors or teams in specific competitions.
  2. When calculating a handicap bet, the handicap that has been given to the competitor or team is added to total amount of goals/points/games/seconds etc. If the result is in favour of your selection then handicap bets are considered to be winning, otherwise bets are considered lost.

    If the result becomes a draw after taking into account the handicap, then:
    • 1) If there were no handicap draw odds offered, stakes on single bets will be returned. For multiple bets, including accumulators, that selection will be treated as a non-runner.
    • 2) If handicap draw odds were offered, then bets on a draw, taking into account the handicap, are winners. Bets on handicap wins for either selection are losers.
  3. Depending on the particular sport, handicap bets may be accepted on a regular time, extra time, overtime, penalty shootouts etc. Please familiarize yourself with the betting rules for each sport in section 8.

    Examples of handicap bets:
    • 1) You place a bet on Charlton (handicap +1.5). On the bet slip this will be displayed as: Charlton (+1.5) with the odds for this selection. You are betting on Charlton to win, draw or lose by not more than 1 goal. In these cases your bet will be a winner. If Charlton lose by 2 goals or more, your bet loses.

      Assuming that Charlton lost 1:2, we add handicap +1.5, which comes to 2.5 for Charlton. Therefore handicap bets on Charlton are winners.
    • 2) You had a bet on Barcelona (handicap -2.0). In the bet slip it will be displayed as: Barcelona (-2.0) with the odds for this selection. You are betting on Barcelona to win by at least 3 clear goals. If Barcelona draw, lose or win with only 1 goal difference, your bet loses. If Barcelona wins with 2 clear goals (for example 3:1), then
      a. If there was no handicap odds on a draw, stakes on single bets will be returned. For multiple bets, including accumulators, that selection will be treated as a non-runner.
      b. If there were handicap odds on a draw available, and you had a bet on Barcelona to win with a (-2.0) handicap, your bet will lose. Bets on a draw (with a handicap) will be winners.
  4. Double Asian handicaps and totals are bets where the stake is split into 2 equal parts. One part of the bet is on the whole number and the other part on the non-whole number. A single price is offered for this bet. For example, if an Asian Handicap was offered as (-1.0, -1.5) and €100 was staked on this, €50 would be placed at -1.0 and €50 at -1.5. Similarly, if an Asian Total Goal was offered as (over 3.0, 3.5) and €100 was staked, €50 would be placed at over 3.0 and €50 at over 3.5. Click here for further details.

Last Modified Date: 16/09/2015