Why isn’t my bet matched?

What happens if a bet does not get matched?

Until your bet offer is matched by someone else, you do not yet have a bet. If nobody matches your bet before the market closes or is turned In-Play, then your bet will ‘lapse’ and you will get your money back.

How do I fix an unmatched bet?

How to fix an Unmatched Bet

  1. Click ‘cancel unmatched bets above’ – the grey box in the bottom left corner of the betslip (on Smarkets, this is the red cross).
  2. Go back to the calculator and re-enter the lay odds to display what they’re now showing on the exchange.
  3. Place your lay bet as normal with the new stake amount.

Can you cancel a matched bet?

Once a bet has been matched, it cannot be cancelled. … If there is not sufficient liquidity in the market, or you have decided to place your bet at odds different to the current price, your bet may remain either unmatched or partially matched.

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Can I change my bet on Betfair?

No. Once Betfair has confirmed your bet placement, you will not be able to change the terms of that bet or cancel or withdraw from that bet under any circumstances. Acceptance of your bet by Betfair concludes the bet.

What is an unmatched bet smarkets?

The Smarkets ‘keep bets in-play‘ feature allows users to leave their unmatched bets live once the market goes in-play – giving them more opportunity to be matched at the price they’ve requested. Normally unmatched bets are automatically cancelled when the market is halted just before going in-play.

What does a lapsed bet mean?

What is a Lapsed bet? Unmatched bets that have been cancelled by Betfair, for example, at the start of an event, when the event is turned in-play.

What does trade out on smarkets mean?

Trading out is the process of placing a bet on the opposite outcome to a bet you have already placed. It can be used to: Lock in a profit. Reduce your exposure. Cancel out a previously matched bet on the same market.

What does it mean when a bet is matched?

At its simplest, a matched bet involves placing a back bet using the free bet at a bookmaker while placing the opposing lay bet at a betting exchange. More advanced versions involve placing the bets on multiple bookmakers (dutching) to avoid the commission charged for using an exchange.

How do you get matched on Betfair?

On one side, there are those betting on an event to happen (backers) and on the other, those betting on an event not to happen (the layers). Backers and layers get bets ‘matched’ as long as they agree on a price (the odds) that an event will or won’t happen.

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What does it mean for a bet to be matched?

/ˌmætʃt ˈbet̬.ɪŋ/ the activity of using free bets from bookmakers (= people who accept and pay out money risked on the results of races, matches, etc.) in order to make a profit. Gambling & bookmaking.

Can Betfair refuse to pay out?

TRUE. There is no legislation to enforce betting debts of any kind, since they are regarded as a ‘debt of honour’. This applies equally to bookies, casinos, even the football pools. Bookmakers can refuse to pay out with legal impunity, and have occasionally done so where a betting coup was suspected.

Can you win laying on Betfair?

A lot of people prefer to lay at odds-on as your liability is then reduced. For example, if you lay a bet at 1.50 for £10 you are liable for £5 and will win £10 if the bet wins. … Betfair will only let you risk as much as is in your account and at the best available odds for you as a backer or a layer.

How long does it take for Betfair to settle a bet?

We aim to settle every market within a matter of minutes – usually within half an hour, at a maximum. If your bet has still not been settled for a long period the result of an event is known, please get in touch with Customer Service.