When betting on tennis, you need to be aware that the rules on how bets are settled can vary significantly between bookmakers. In particular, this applies to tennis retirement rules - ie what happens to your bet when a player retires or a match is abandoned?

It's important to know because, if you bet with the wrong bookies, you could end up losing both of your bets - the back and the lay.

**Warning - These terms are correct at the time of posting this. If unsure of the rules, you should ALWAYS check them for yourself (use the links provided below). If you do find any changes, then please let us know via support.**

Generally, bookies can be put into three different groups with regards to tennis rules. Note that these rules only apply to betting on the winner of the match, and not necessarily to other markets.

You can use the Profit Accumulator **Dutching Calculator** to dutch bets between bookies with matching rules.

**Tennis rules type 1 - Bets are valid if one set is completed:**

With this category, all bets are valid if at least one set is completed in the match. All of the exchanges fall into this category, so if you're backing a tennis bet with one of the bookies in this group, you can safely lay your bet on one of the exchanges.

138 - See terms here

21Bet - See terms here

32Red Sport - See terms here

7 Best Bets - See terms here

888sport - See terms here

Bet600 - See terms here

Betdaq - See terms here

Betfair Sportsbook - See terms here - Rules allow Betfair Sportsbook back bets to be laid on the exchange as well as dutched with any other group. *****

Betfair Exchange - See terms here

Betfred - See terms here

Betsafe - See terms here

Black Type - See terms here

Bookee - See terms here

Bruce Betting - See terms here

Bwin - See terms here

Coral - See terms here

Corbett Sports - See terms here

Dafabet - See terms here

Genting - See terms here

Grosvenor - See terms here

JenningsBet - See terms here

Ladbrokes - See terms here

LeoVegas - See terms here

Marathonbet - See terms here

Matchbook - See terms here

Mr Green - See terms here

Paddy Power - See terms here - Rules allow Paddy Power back bets to be laid on the exchange as well as dutched with any other group. *****

Party Poker - See terms here

Pinnacle (No UK Customers) - See terms here

QuinnBet - See terms here

Redbet - See terms here

Skybet - See terms here - Rules allow Sky Bet back bets to be laid on the exchange as well as dutched with any other group.

Smarkets - See terms here

Sportingbet - See terms here

Toals - See terms here

Totesport - See terms here

Unibet - See terms here

* **Note on Paddy Power and Betfair Sportsbook** - Although the rules match up with the exchanges, the disqualification rules don't. If your selection gets disqualified in the first set then your back bet would lose and your lay bet would be void. This is **incredibly rare** though (6 players have been disqualified since 1990) so although it isn't much of a risk, you should be aware. If you want to avoid this entirely then you can dutch your bets with Paddy Power or Betfair Sportsbook (the bookie you didn't place your initial bet with).

**Tennis rules type 2a - Bets are only valid if the full match is completed.**

In this category, bets are only valid if the full match is completed. If a player retires early, all bets are void. There are no exchanges in this category, so you should not lay bets off against bookies in this category. Instead, you would need to dutch your bets between bookies in this group. Be aware of 138bet and 188bet, who have different rules with regards to surface changes.

10Bet - See Terms here

12Bet - See terms here (Rules located on the left hand side under list of sports)

188Bet - See terms here (Surface Change Void)

21.co.uk - See terms here

Bet-at-home - See terms here

Betboro - See terms here (Click Gaming Rules on the bottom left and then scroll down to tennis)

BetBull - See terms here

Betclic - See terms here

BetEast - See terms here (Rules located on the left hand side under list of sports)

Bethard - See terms here (Rules located on the left hand side under list of sports)

BetMcLean - See terms here

BetRegal - See terms here (Rules located on the left hand side under list of sports)

BetUK - See terms here (Rules located on the left hand side under list of sports)

BetVision - See terms here (Rules located on the left hand side under list of sports)

Boylesports - See terms here

ComeOn - See terms here

Energybet - See terms here

Expekt - See terms here

Fansbet - See terms here

Fun88 - See terms here (Rules located on the left hand side under list of sports)

Geoff Banks - See terms here

GiveMeBet - See terms here

Goliath - See terms here (Rules located on the left hand side under list of sports)

Guts - See terms here

Jetbull - See terms here

K8 - See terms here (Click Help and support on the right hand side)

Karamba - See terms here (Rules located on the left hand side under list of sports)

Letou - See terms here (Rules located on the left hand side under list of sports)

LVBet - See terms here

Mansionbet - See terms here

McBookie - See terms here

MegaBet - See terms here (Click Rule Book at the bottom of the site)

Mobilebet - See terms here

MobileWins - See terms here

MoPlay - See terms here

NetBet - See terms here

Novibet - See terms here

Ole777 - See terms here (Rules located on the left hand side under list of sports)

RedArmyBet - See terms here

Redsbet - See terms here

RedZoneSports - See terms here

Rizk - See terms here

Royal Panda - See terms here

SportNation - See terms here

SportPesa - See terms here (Rules located on the left hand side under list of sports)

Stakers - See terms here

StarSports - See terms here

TLCBet - See terms here Rules located on the left hand side under list of sports)

TonyBet - See terms here

Vernons - See terms here

Volt Casino -

William Hill - See terms here (Click Help at the top of the page and the search for "tennis")

Winner - See terms here

**Tennis rules type 2b - Bets are only valid if the full match is completed, however matches do not need to be complete if a player is disqualified.**

In this category, bets are only valid if the full match is completed. If a player retires early, all bets are void. There are no exchanges in this category, so you should not lay bets off against bookies in this category. Instead, you would need to dutch your bets between bookies in this group. The difference here is that if a player is disqualified, all bets will be settled on the player progressing to the next round/deemed the winner.

Disqualification is incredibly rare (6 players have been disqualified since 1990). If you're prepared to take the small risk then you can dutch this group with group 2a. In the event of a disqualification you will have one losing bet and one void bet.

Bet365 - See terms here

BetStars - See terms here

Betway - See terms here

BetVictor - See terms here

LaBa360 - See terms here (Click Sport Betting rules at bottom left)

M88 - See terms here (Click Sport Betting rules at bottom left)

VBet - See terms here

**3 - Bets are valid as soon as the match starts and the player progressing to the next round will be deemed the winner. If the match fails to start, all bets will be void.**

There are no exchanges in this category, so you should not lay bets off against bookies in this category. Instead, you would need to dutch your bets between bookies in this group.

ChisholmBet - See terms here

These rules **can change at any time** so it is critical that you double check the rules yourself. We will not be responsible for any losses arising from out of date information in this post.