Tennis retirement rules for betting

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.

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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
Betfair Exchange - See terms here
Betfred - See terms here
Betsafe - See terms here
Betsid - 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
Ladbrokes - See terms here
LeoVegas - See terms here
Marathonbet - See terms here
Matchbook - See terms here
Mintbet - See terms here
Mr Green - See terms here
Paddy Power - See terms here
Party Poker - See terms here
Pinnacle (No UK Customers) - See terms here
QuinnBet - See terms here
Redbet - See terms here
Skybet - See terms here
Smarkets - See terms here
Sportingbet - See terms here
Toals - See terms here
Totesport - See terms here
Unibet - See terms here


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)
Bet-at-home - See terms here
Betboro - See terms here (Click Gaming Rules on the bottom left and then scroll down to tennis)
BetBright - See terms here
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
BetPack - See terms here
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
Guts - See terms here
Jenningsbet - See terms here (Rules located on the left hand side under list of sports)
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)
Mansionbet - See terms here
Meridianbet - See terms here
Mobilebet - 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
Royal Panda - See terms here
SportNation - See terms here
SportPesa - See terms here (Rules located on the left hand side under list of sports)
StarSports - See terms here
Superlenny - 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
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.

Bet365 - See terms here
BetStars - See terms here
Betway - See terms here
BetVictor - See terms here
LaBa360 -
McBookie - See terms here
VBet - 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.