Betting Rules

These betting rules forms part of our Terms of Use, which also contains definitions used. Itʼs important that you read and understand these documents before opening an account with Puntt. Weʼve tried our best to make them fair, transparent and written in plain English. If you want some clarification on these rules please contact our support team.

Weʼll update these rules as well as our Terms of Use from time to time, including when new products and services are added to Puntt. When we make a material change to these Terms of Use or Betting Rules, we will notify you by posting an announcement on the Site.

Pool Betting

Puntt operates a pool betting system, sometimes referred to as ‘tote’ or ‘pari-mutuel’ betting. In pool betting all bets are placed into a pool, and the winnings are calculated by taking the pool total, less the pool fee, and dividing by the amount staked on the winner. This means youʼre betting against each other, not against us, so weʼll never close your account for winning too much, and the size of the winnings are dictated by the size of the pool and the amount staked on the winner.

  1. All bets on a particular market are collected together into a pool
  2. A percentage is set aside as Punttʼs fee for hosting the pool
  3. What remains is proportionally divided between the winners

Betting

Minimum stakes and stake units apply to all bets. We may change these from time to time, and they are always displayed on the bet page. On some pools we may offer flexi betting, meaning you can place a bet smaller than the minimum stake unit into a pool, but youʼll receive a smaller payout on winning proportional to your smaller stake.

Although weʼll always try to settle a pool and return winnings as soon as possible, sometimes we may need to delay payout of winnings in the event of ambiguity, dispute, or official enquiry of the result. The timing of payout of winnings is entirely at the discretion of Puntt.

Sometimes stuff doesnʼt go according to plan, so we retain the right to correct any errors in bets regardless of cause to ensure our platform is fair for everyone.

In the interests of keeping the platform safe and fair for everyone we reserve the right to accept or decline the whole or part of any proposed bet.

Refunds

Any bets on matches, competitions, events which are cancelled, voided, or otherwise unable to declare a winner, will be refunded.

Any bets on players, participants, or outcomes which are voided for any reason, for example, substitution or forfeiture, will be refunded.

All refunds are subject to any exceptions as set out in our Terms of Use (for example where we are investigating a breach of rules of an event or sports governing body).

Where a match, competition or event is completed but there are no winners within the pool, the pool total will be added into another pool for a similar event at the discretion of Puntt. This is commonly referred to as a rollover.

Dead Heats

Where a pool often results in multiple winners (e.g. KD or most kills) the pool will often be set up with a ‘tiebreaker’ metric which is detailed on the bet pool page, for example in a Most Kills pool with an accuracy tiebreaker if two players are tied on most kills the tied player with the highest accuracy will be announced as the winning selection. In the event of no tiebreaker, or where there is more than one winning outcome, a pool will be settled as a dead heat.

In a dead heat settlement the pool total, less the pool fee, will be divided equally between the winning outcomes, and the outcome totals divided between the winning bets proportional to the bet stakes. So if Player1 is the favourite and has twice the amount staked on them than Player2, in a dead heat settlement the winning payouts on Player2 will be twice the size of payouts on Player1.

Market Types

Predicting which team will be the winner of a match is great, but we think thereʼs more to esports than the team who wins the game. Puntt offers esports betting pools which allows you to wager on a wider variety of markets, using a playerʼs individual skill and teamwork. These markets include but are not limited to:

  • Most Kills: most kills over the course of a match, or map.
  • KDA: player kills plus assists, divided by deaths (if any).
  • Damage: player with the top ADR (Average Damage per Round) or total damage dealt.
  • Ace: which single player will score a kill on every player of the opposing team.

These markets can be offered against a tournament, match or individual map within a match. Where matches are made up of two or more maps, the final metric for the match is calculated by taking the sum of the metrics for each individual map. For example, match ADR is calculated by summing the individual player ADR for each map, not by taking total damage across all maps and dividing by total rounds across all maps.

Availability of these markets will vary, based on customer interest in each event and market.

Pool Definitions

Against any given market we aim to offer a variety of pools, these pools are tailored to the event so some events may have more pools offered than others. These pools are listed and explained below:

Win

  • Select the team or player to score top in a given metric, or win an outcome.
  • The winning payouts are calculated by dividing the net pool (total pool, less the pool fee) by the amount staked on the winner.
  • If there is a tie for first place in a Win pool, and no tiebreaker metric has been declared then the net pool total is divided between the dead heats, then divided by the amount staked on each such dead heat.

Place

  • Select the team or player to score top or second in a given metric, or tournament. For example, a Place bet will still be a winner, even if you picked a player who scored second in KD on a match.
  • The winning payouts are calculated by dividing the net pool (total pool, less the pool fee) by the number of places, then by the amount staked on the winner.
  • If two or more players or teams dead heat for first place, those selections will make up both of the places in that event.
  • If two or more players or teams dead heat for second place, then the winnings for that place shall be divided between the dead heats then by the amount staked on each such dead heat.

Duo

  • Select two teams or players to come top and second in a given metric or tournament, in any order. The players you select may be from any teams playing, including players from opposing teams.
  • The winning payouts are calculated by dividing the net pool (total pool, less the pool fee) by the amount staked on the winning selections.
  • If two or more players or teams dead heat for first place, those selections will make up both of the places in that event.
  • If two or more players or teams dead heat for second place, the net pool is divided by the possible number of dead heat combinations and then divided by the amount staked on each of those combinations.

Exacta

  • Select two teams or players to come top and second in a given metric or tournament, in the correct order. The players you select may be from any teams playing, including players from opposing teams.
  • The winning payouts are calculated by dividing the net pool (total pool, less the pool fee) by the amount staked on the winning selections.
  • If two or more players or teams dead heat for first place, then those players or teams are deemed to fill both first and second place, and winnings will be divided between bets on those selections.
  • If two or more players or teams dead heat for second place, then the net pool is divided between the possible number of dead heat combinations and then divided by the amount staked on each of those combinations.

Trio

  • Select three teams or players to come first, second and third in a given metric or tournament, in any order. You can select players from either team within a match.
  • The winning payouts are calculated by dividing the net pool (total pool, less the pool fee) by the amount staked on the winning selections.
  • If three or more players or teams dead heat for first place, then those players or teams are deemed to fill first, second and third place.
  • If two players or teams dead heat for first place, those teams or players will be deemed to fill both first and second place.
  • If two players or teams dead heat for second place, those teams or players will be deemed to fill both second and third place.
  • If two or more players or teams dead heat for third place, then the net pool is divided between the possible number of dead heat combinations and then divided by the amount staked on each of those combinations.

Trifecta

  • Select three teams or players to come first, second and third in a given metric or tournament, in the correct order. You can select players from either team within a match.
  • The winning payouts are calculated by dividing the net pool (total pool, less the pool fee) by the amount staked on the winning selections.
  • If three or more players or teams dead heat for first place, then those players or teams are deemed to fill first, second and third place.
  • If two players or teams dead heat for first place, those teams or players will be deemed to fill both first and second place.
  • If two players or teams dead heat for second place, those teams or players will be deemed to fill both second and third place.
  • If two or more players or teams dead heat for third place, then the net pool is divided between the possible number of dead heat combinations and then divided by the amount staked on each of those combinations.

Pick N

  • In a Pick N bet Puntt offers a market across multiple maps, matches or events (called ‘legs’). For example, a Pick 4 bet to pick highest accuracy across four matches, would be a bet to select the players with the highest accuracy across those matches, if some of the matches contain the same players this could be the same player multiple times within the bet or different players in each match.
  • In the event of a Pick 3 on maps within a match, Puntt offers a ‘no third map played’ option, and this will be the winning selection for that map if no third map is played.
  • The winning payouts are calculated by dividing the net pool (total pool, less the pool fee) by the amount staked on the winning selections.
  • In the event of a dead heat in any leg of a bet, then the net pool is divided between the possible number of dead heat combinations and then divided by the amount staked on each of those combinations.

Pick N Duo

  • A combination of Pick N and Duo bet types. Pick the top two teams or players, in any order, within a market across multiple maps, matches or events. Example: top two KD in each map, across three maps in a match.
  • In the event of a Pick 3 Duo on maps within a match, Puntt offers a ‘no third map played’ option, and this will be the winning selection for that map if no third map is played.
  • The winning payouts are calculated by dividing the net pool (total pool, less the pool fee) by the amount staked on the winning selections.
  • If two players or teams dead heat for first place, those two selections will make up both of the places in that leg.
  • In the event of a dead heat in any leg of a bet, then the net pool is divided between the possible number of dead heat combinations and then divided by the amount staked on each of those combinations.

Pick N Trio

  • A combination of Pick N and Trio bet types. Pick the top three teams or players, in any order, within a market across multiple maps, matches or events. Example: top three ADR in each match, across all matches played that day.
  • In the event of a Pick 3 Trio on maps within a match, Puntt offers a ‘no third map played’ option, and this will be the winning selection for that map if no third map is played.
  • The winning payouts are calculated by dividing the net pool (total pool, less the pool fee) by the amount staked on the winning selections.
  • If three players or teams dead heat for first place, then those three players or teams are deemed to fill first, second and third place in that leg.
  • If two players or teams dead heat for second place, those teams or players will be deemed to fill both second and third place in that leg.
  • In the event of a dead heat in any leg of a bet, then the net pool is divided between the possible number of dead heat combinations and then divided by the amount staked on each of those combinations.

Pool Fees

Bet Type House Cut Minimum Bet Minimum Unit
Win 15% £1.00 £0.50
Place 15% £1.00 £0.50
Duo 18% £0.50 £0.50 flexi to 10%
Exacta 18% £0.50 £0.50 flexi to 10%
Trio 20% £0.50 £0.50 flexi to 10%
Trifecta 20% £0.50 £0.50 flexi to 10%
Pick N 22% £0.50 £0.50 flexi to 10%
Pick N Duo 25% £0.50 £0.50 flexi to 10%
Pick N Trio 25% £0.50 £0.50 flexi to 10%

Other Pool Information

Pool Life Cycle

All bets at Puntt are placed into pools, these pools follow a life cycle like this:

  • Pool Opens - For an upcoming event (Map, Match etc) Market and Pools are open and are available to bet into. Odds are displayed based on estimates from the current pool size and distribution of bets and may change right up until the pool closes.
  • Pool Closes - The event starts and the pools are closed to any further bets.
  • Pool Settled - The event finishes and the result is confirmed, Puntt settles all bets based on the confirmed result and winning bets are now paid out.

Rollover Pools

If there are are no winning bets on one or more of the winning combinations of a pool, then the unwon portion of the net pool (total pool, less the house cut) becomes part of the Rollover pools. The Rollover pool is split between the Puntt Community Chest (up to 20% as determined by Puntt) and the remainder is rolled over into other pools to increase the winnings at the discretion of the Puntt team. All Rollover pools will be rolled over within one month of the original pool.

Flexi Pools

Some pools allow fractional betting, this allows you to place a bet with multiple selections for one price which may cause each selections unit price to drop below the minimum unit for that pool. When the pool is settled the winning payout for a flexi bet is adjusted in proportion to the smaller unit stake. For Example:

Alex places a Pick 3: selecting all five players of their favourite team in the first and second legs, selects their top two players in the last leg and sets a total stake of £10.00. This is fifty bets total, so each combination is placed as a flexi bet with £0.20 on each combination. This is 40% of the minimum unit stake.

The net pool size is £1,000, and one of Alexʼs combinations is the only winner of the pool. Because Alexʼs winning bet was 40% of the minimum unit stake, they win 40% of the net pool. Alex wins £400, and the rest of the pool is transferred into the Rollover pool.

Breakage

When a pool is settled and the net total is split between the winners, dividends are rounded down according to the following rules.

  • Dividends less than £25.00 are rounded to the previous £0.10;
  • Dividends between £25.00 and £100.00 inclusive are rounded to the previous £0.50;
  • Dividends over £100.00 are rounded to the previous £1.00.

For example, a £10.00 bet which has a dividend of £25.61 will have the dividend rounded to £25.50. The total payout for that bet will therefore be £25.50 × £10.00 = £255.00.