Terms & Conditions

  • General Rules
  • Payout - Wagering
  • Straight Line
  • Horses
  • Football
  • Soccer
  • Wager Type
  • Disclaimer
  • Tennis
  • Golf
  • Boxing
  • Auto Racing
4spades Terms

All wagers accepted by are subject to the following rules:

  1. Will not accept wagers on events posted with obvious or gross line errors. Management also reserves the right to cancel any wager on an obviously 'bad' line, whether due to software or human error.
  2. AGAIN please read: In the case of an obvious error on the posted line, scheduled time, or type of wager, any wagers will be deemed a NO ACTION wager and all money will be credited accordingly.
  3. We are not responsible for missing or duplicate wagers, please check all transactions carefully
  4. Each client is responsible for maintaining the secrecy of his or her account. Any and all transactions into your account with your account number and password will stand.
  5. We are not responsible for losses or phantom wins alleged to have resulted from the inability of any person to connect with or use the site or delay in operations or transmisions.
  6. The minimum wager is $5. The maximum wager is the balance in an account or the amount presented in the pull-down boxes.
  7. All sporting events must be played on date and site scheduled unless otherwise specified. If any event is postponed and/or rescheduled, said event will automatically constitute "no action".
  8. Winners and losers are official after:
    • Football (Pro-College) 55 min. of play
    • Basketball (Pro) 43 min. of play Basketball (College) 35 min. of play
    • Hockey (Pro & American) 55 min. of play
    • Other Sports (w/time limits) Must Have < 5 min. of play left
    • Baseball (home team winning) 4 1/2 innings
    • Baseball (visitor winning) 5 innings of play
    • Baseball (total runs wagers home winning) 8 1/2 innings
    • Baseball (total runs wagers visitors winning) 9 innings
    • After 9 innings of play, if the game is called or suspended the score is determined after the last full inning unless the home team scores to tie or takes the lead in the bottom half of the inning, in which case the winner is determined by the score when the game is called. The listed pitchers must start or there is "no action."
  9. All event and game winners are determined on the date of the event’s conclusion according to house rules and conditions. Sportsbook does not recognize suspended games, protest and overturned decisions for wagering purposes. [Exceptions: see baseball.]
  10. When wagering on "totals," overtime periods are counted as a final score.
  11. On half-time wagers, overtime periods are included as part of the 2nd half.
  12. Wagers on fourth quarters do not include overtime scoring.
  13. The home team is always listed as the bottom team unless otherwise specified.
  14. All phone wagering calls will be recorded and used to settle all wagering disputes.
  15. Sportsbook reserves the right to "add, delete or change" house wagering rules and payoffs odds.
  16. Management keeps track by computer of all wagers, point and/or price changes made prior to the start of an event to help minimize errors and aid in fairly settling disputes. For Phone Wagers: in all cases of a dispute the tape recording of the transaction shall serve as the final determination of the dispute and all wagers will be adjusted accordingly. Read back is final.
  17. Internet Account balances must be verified by the member on each login entry into the Online Sports Book. Discrepancies must be verified at this time.
  18. When a 2 team parlay is wagered and an event is scored no action, the wager becomes a straight bet with the amount risked remaining the same.
  19. Nevada Gaming Rules apply to any rule or type of wager not covered by rules and regulations herein.
  20. Members must be 21 years of age or over.
  21. Sportsbook is a foreign company and as such is neither required, nor does it report the winnings of individuals who bet with the sports book to any government agencies, and therefore, it is the sole responsibility of its members, if applicable, to report any winnings to their respective government Customs or Taxation departments.
Olympic Rules
  1. For every olympic event betting is on an "all-in" basis. No refunds for non starters and bets will stand, unless otherwise stated.
  2. All payouts will be based on the podium positions only.
  3. If an event is postponed and rescheduled to occur within 48 hours of the original start time, all bets stand. If it is scheduled for more than 48 hours later, all straight wagers are void-No Action.
  4. Affected parlays and teasers will be recalculated excluding the No Action wager.
  1. Games must go 55 minutes for action.
  2. If a game is suspended after 55 minutes and not resumed the same day, then the score when the game is halted will be used for grading wagers regardless of whether the game is computed at a later date.
  3. Unless noted before a contest all events must be played on the scheduled date and at the scheduled site to have action.
  4. All wagers on the game and all wagers on the second half will included overtime.
  5. Wagers on fourth quarters do not include overtime.
  6. Las vegas rules apply to situations not covered here.
  7. Football future / total wins- Teams must play all 16 games for action unless games not played could not possibly affect the outcome of wager.
  8. For props, official stats come from nfl.com.
  1. College and WNBA games must go at least 35 minutes to have action.
  2. NBA games must go at least 43 minutes.
  3. If a game is suspended after the minimun amount of time has been played and not resumed the SAME day, the score when game is halted will determine the betting results.
  4. All wagers on the game and 2nd half include overtime.
  5. Wagers on the 4th quarter do not include overtime.
  6. Games must be played on schedules date to have action.
  7. Las Vegas rules apply for any rules not mentioned here.
  8. For basketball futures see baseball futures rules.
  9. For props, official stats come from nba.com.
  1. Wagering on future events such as KY DERBY, BREEDERS CUP, ETC. If a horse wagered upon does NOT qualify or start wager is a loss.
  2. A time will be given or clerk will say race is good. Note your time whether calling office or betting internet. If time is equal to or before official time of race as posted at www.equibase.com then wager is valid.
  3. When grading wagers a horse name takes preference over program # . I.e. if a customer says give me the #1 Mr.Smith 20/W he has wagered on Mr.Smith regardless of whether he is #1 or not.
  4. Payouts have house limits. Check if you do not know them. Track odds are offered on some special events.
  5. When betting horses with an entry and you want action on all horses in the entry. Say entry if you only want the bet if a certain horse runs place the bet on that INDIVIDUAL horse. If that horse does not run there will be NO BET, but if he does run wager will be treated the same as bet on an entry.
  6. In horse matchups all horses MUST START for there to be action unless it is a matchup against the field in which case the bet will stand as long as at least 2 horses run for the field.
Poker MatchUps
  1. Player who places highest on money wins.
  2. If both players are out of money player who plays in most sessions wins.
  3. A session is one day of poker regardless of amount of time played.
  4. If both players play same number of sessions wager is PUSH.
  5. Both players must play at least 1 hand for action.

Baseball wagers will be accepted in the following manner:

  1. Payout odds are based upon a money-line.
  2. Totals and Runline wagers for action losing team must bat at least 9 times, total and runlines always Listed Pitchers.
  3. Baseball game becomes official for moneyline wagering purposes after 4 1/2 innings if home team winning or 5 innings if visiting team winning.
  4. If 5 or more innings have been completed the game is official for wagering purposes. Of course shortened games show no action for runlines or totals.
  5. If a game is cancelled or suspended the winner is determined by the score after the last full inning, unless the home team scores to tie or takes the lead in the bottom half of the inning, in which case the winner is determined by the score at the time the game is called.
  6. Games do NOT carry over to the following day.
  7. When wagering on baseball moneylines the following options are available:
    • listed pitchers: both listed pitchers must throw at least 1 pitch for action
    • pitcher/action: specifying one listed pitcher - either home pitcher or visiting pitcher.
    • action: team vs team regardless of pitchers.
  8. In the even there is a pitching change prior to start of game, those wagers with action are valid and will have the moneyline readjusted and will be graded using the new opening price for the new pitching matchup with the amount risked remaining the same.
  9. Double headers are noted as Game 1 or Game 2. wagers may specify listed pitchers, however, wagers are taken on games, not pitchers.
  10. If a listed pitcher does not go in his scheduled game, but in the other game - there is no action.
  11. When wagering on Big Bat all scheduled games must go 9 innings or 8 ½ if home team is winning. If any game is cancelled or stopped before then, all wagers on Big Bat are No Action.
  12. All wagers must go on game day. No wagers carry over to the next day.
  13. Protests or overturned decisions do not count for wagering purposes.
Baseball First Half
  1. Game must go five Full innings.
  2. Listed pitchers must start.
Baseball MatchUps
  1. Wagers on team vs team home runs and total runs hits and errors must go 9 innings / 8 ½ if home team is winning.
  2. Wagers on team to lead after 4 ½ inning must go unless visiting team is winning after 4 innings.Listed pitchers must go.
  3. Team to score first - No time limits listed pitchers must go.
  4. Will there be a run scored in first inning - must go one full inning(unless a run is already scored) Listed pitchers must go.
  5. Player vs Player total bases:
    • Single = 1 base; Double = 2 bases; Triple = 3 bases; Home run = 4 bases.
    • Listed pitchers must go losing time must bat 9 time.
  6. Strikeouts by pitchers listed pitchers must go game must be official for action.
  7. Total runs 4 ½ innings - listed pitchers must go, Game must go 4 ½ innings even if total already over.
  8. All matchups are listed pitchers except individual strikeouts.
  9. Both players and pitchers must start in player to player matchups.
Baseball Futures
  1. All wagers on odds to win will be graded when a winner is crowned in that category. If there is no eventual winner all wagers will be no action.
  2. In team total wins 160 games must be played or no action unless extra games can have no affect on outcome.
  3. Las Vegas rules will apply to situations not covered here.
Baseball Series Price Rules
  • Series bets are for the First 3 Games played of each series.
  • The 4th scheduled game of the series never counts towards wager.
  • On series prices over/under total runs scored in the first three games must go at least 8 1/2 innings for action.
  • Pitching changes do not affect bets.
  • In playoffs, series winner is the team to advance.
Hockey Rules
  1. The line offered is a money line similar to baseball.
  2. All wagers are for the COMPLETE GAME. Complete game means regulation time AND if needed overtime and if needed the shoot out.
  3. For Grading Purposes all goals scored during regulation and overtime are counted PLUS if needed one goal will be added to the winner of a shootout.
  4. Examples:

  1. The Score is tied 2-2 after regulation. A goal is scored in the overtime period. For wagering purposes the final score is 3-2.
  2. The score after regulation is tied 2-2. The score after the overtime period is still tied 2-2. The winner of the shootout for wagering purposes receives a goal : final score 3-2.
Wagering Line
  1. The Wagering Line is open Tuesday thru Friday from 12:00 Noon Eastern Time until the close of the last game or the second half of the last game, whichever is later. Saturday, Sunday and Monday the Wagering Line is open from 10:00AM Eastern Time until the close of the last game or the second half of the last game, whichever is later.
  2. Management reserves the right to limit any wager of any kind from any client, prior to the wager being posted into the system.
  3. Each and every client is responsible for his/her that they have placed via the Internet.
  4. Please write down your ticket number of each and every wager you make on the internet. If you do not get a ticket number for you wager the you have not placed your wager correctly. If you should have a claim on a wager that you've placed over the internet, it will be impossible for us to settle your claim without a ticket number.
  5. Please make sure that you confirm your bets via the internet, you may very well place your bet, but unless you confirm the bet it will not be placed into the system, at the time you confirm your bet, then and only then you will receive your ticket number, for the wager that you have just placed.
Straight Line Payoffs (Football and Basketball)

Member wagers 110 to win 100 unless otherwise specified. Parlays

Baseball and Hockey
  • Baseball and Hockey parlay odds are determined by combining the individual money-line odds for each bet comprising the entire parlay wager.
Football and Basketball
  • Please call the office for Football and Basketball parlay payouts.

Football Teasers ANY loss constitutes a loss for the entire teaser wager.

In some cases a push may result in a loss.


Straight Line Payoffs (Football and Basketball)


Horse Payouts: (Maximum odds)

  • Win - 15 to 1
  • Place - 6 to 1
  • Show - 3 to 1
  • Parlays, Exactas and Doubles - 50 to 1

If your wager is accepted it still must be before post time as listed on www.equibase.com - Results

Football Rules

  1. Games must go 55 minutes for action.
  2. If a game is suspended after 55 minutes and not resumed the same day, then the score when the game is halted will be used for grading wagers regardless of whether the game is completed at a later date.
  3. Unless noted before a contest all events must be played on the scheduled date and at the scheduled site to have action.
  4. All wagers on the game and all wagers on the 2nd half will include overtime.
  5. Wagers on 4th quarters do not include overtime.
  6. Las Vegas rules apply to situation not covered here.
  7. Football Future/Total Wins - Teams must play all 16 games for action unless games not played could not possibly affect the outcome of wager.
Football Props

Game does not have to go 55 minutes for these type of wagers to count

  • Team to score first.
  • Team to score last.
  • First score will be touchdown.
  • First score will be field goal/safety.
  • Team to throw first touchdown pass.
  • For player props game must go at least 55 minutes for wagers to have action.
  • If by any case a tournament or multiprop its a tie the payout gets split by the number of winners.
AAF Rules

  1. All teams must attempt a two-point conversion after each touchdown; there will be no extra point kicks.
  2. There will be no kickoffs; halves, odd overtime periods and after score will begin on each team’s own 25-yard line, the same as touchbacks in Professional Football. In lieu of an onside kick, a team can keep possession of the ball by attempting a scrimmage play from their own 28-yard line and gaining at least 12 yards.
  3. The play clock will run only for 35 seconds, 5 seconds shorter than in Professional Football.
  4. Two coach’s challenges per team are the only replays; no challenges in the last two minutes of either half nor any overtime period, as they are automatic.
  5. In the event of a tie at the end of regulation, a single overtime period will be played, under high school football rules of the “Kansas Playoff”. Each team will begin on their opponent’s 10-yard line and be given one possession (four downs) to score. If the score remains tied after each team has been given their possession, the game ends in a tie.
  6. Playoffs will consist of four teams, the top two teams from each conference.

Soccer Rules

  1. Unless otherwise specified, wagers on the outcome of a match will be decided on Regulation Time only. This includes two halves of play and any time the referee adds on to compensate for injuries and other stoppages. In other words 90 minutes of play plus injury time. It does not include periods of extra time, golden goal, nor penalty shootouts.
  2. Soccer kickoff dates and times displayed on our website are for guidance purposes only and are NOT guaranteed to be correct. If it is unclear as to whether bets should stand or be refunded because of a postponement, will follow the consensus rulings of bookmakers in Europe.
  3. Abandoned Matches - Should a match be abandoned before Regulation Time, then all bets will be declared void and wagers refunded. Bets on propositions that have not been decided shall also be voided and wagers refunded. Bets on propositions that have been decided (examples include, but are not limited to: first goal scorer, if a goal has been scored; first half wagering, if the first half is complete; first card, if a player has been sent off or booked) will be settled and paid.
Wager Type Rules

  1. Moneyline involving a Tie -This is listed under the moneyline column and is sometimes referred to as a 3-way line because the bettor has three choices: Team A, Team B, or a Tie (Draw). This type of wagering makes sense because during the regular season it is possible for a match to end in a tie. If you wager on any team in this scenario and the outcome of the match in regulation time is a tie, the wager is a loss. If you wager on the tie, and one of the teams wins in regulation time, the wager is a loss.
  2. Goal line: This is listed under the spread column. Here the bettor wagers on their team to cover the spread in Regulation Time.
  3. Example 1

    AC Milan -1½ Sampdoria +1½ If AC Milan wins by 2 or more goals on Regulation Time, Milan bettors win their bet and Sampdoria bettors lose. If Milan wins only by one goal, ties the game, or loses in Regulation Time, Sampdoria bettors win.

    Example 2

    AC Milan -1 Sampdoria +1 If AC Milan wins by 2 or more goals in Regulation Time, Milan bettors win their bet and Sampdoria bettors lose. If Milan Ties or Loses, then Sampdoria bettors win their bets. If Milan wins exactly by one goal, all bettors receive a refund.

  4. PK Line Wagering: This type of wagering is on PK Lines with odds to pick a winner on the game with No Tie included. The Team must win in Regulation Time in order for the bettor to win the bet. In case of a Tie in Regulation Time, all money is refunded. Regulation Time must be fully completed for wagers to be valid or stand.
  5. Total Goals - Wagering on game totals (over/under) only includes goals scored in Regulation Time. Regulation Time must be fully completed in order for wagers on Total to be valid.
  6. Proposition Wagering -All proposition wagers are for regulation time only. This includes: a) Correct Score - Where you must correctly predict the final score of the game. b) First Goal Scorer - Where you must correctly predict who scores the first goal c) This also applies to props such as red card, yellow card, corners, first substitute or others that may be added.
  7. Bets on teams to qualify or to advance to the next round of a competition: Bets are paid out on the referee's final whistle at the match's natural conclusion, whether the match is decided in regular time, extra time, or in a penalty shootout. Extra time and penalty shootouts are always included for betting purposes.
    1. In a one-leg match all bets have action once the match kicks off. If the referee abandons a one-leg match (for reasons including, but not limited to: crowd disturbances, poor field conditions, or one team not having enough players to continue) bets will be paid based on decisions of the relevant governing body. Bets will stand while the governing body considers the circumstances of the abandonment and determines what remedy is to be taken (including, but no limited to: forfeiture, resumption of play at a later time, or a replay). If a team is disqualified before the match kicks off, all bets are void. If the rules prescribe a replay for a drawn match, all bets stand for the replay.
    2. In a two-leg match, all bets have action once the second leg kicks off, provided that the first leg has not been ruled a forfeit. If the first leg is ruled a forfeit, all bets on teams 'to qualify' or 'to advance' are void. If the second leg is abandoned, all bets remain valid and will be paid based on decisions of the relevant governing body.

  1. Different sportsbooks apply different sets of rules with regards to soccer betting. Please make sure you understand 's full set of rules before wagering on soccer.
Tennis Rules

  1. At 4spades.org we accept bets on all major tennis events using straight money lines.


    • Roger Federer -140 or risk $140 to win $100
    • Andy Roddick +120 or risk $100 to win $120

  2. For wagering purposes, a tennis match must go at least 2 full sets or 3 full sets for Grand Slams (Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon and US Open, MENS ONLY), there will be action.
  3. In the event of a retirement after 2 full sets (or 3 full set for a grand slam) the winner will be determined by who advances.
  4. Tennis times are not final. The times will be determined by our official source (Don Best). All matchup are action regardless of schedule changes. In the event of a past-posted wager, the wager will NOT have action regardless of the result.
  5. Wagers placed on matches will have action, even if the match is postponed, and completed on a later date (24Hr Rule does not apply for Tennis Matchups).
  6. In the event of a change of playing surface, venue, or outside to indoor court and vice versa, all bets will stand.
  7. In the case of a walkover situation, the outcome will be graded "no action".
Golf Rules

  1. If a tournament does not go the specified # of holes (usually 72) but at least 36 holes, there will be action for betting purposes in matchups and tournament winner.(if tournament officials declare a winner)
  2. If start of a tournament is delayed or if play is suspended during a round, all wagers stand as long as play resumes.
  3. In head to head matchups both golfers must tee off for action.
  4. If a golfer withdraws or is disqualified during a tournament the opposing golfer wins matchup (except if after cut and other golfer is already out). Disqualification before tee off is no action.
  5. Golfer with the most completed holes (including playoff) is winner of the matchup. If same # holes completed lower score is the winner.
  6. If tournament ends in tie and no playoff occurs, odds on winner will be split between # of players tied for the lead.
  7. Winner of Hole; Reckoning of Holes
    • In match play the game is played by holes.
    • Except as otherwise provided in the Rules, a hole is won by the side which holes its ball in the fewer strokes. In a handicap match the lower net score wins the hole.
    • The reckoning of holes is kept by the terms: so many "holes up" or "all square", and so many "to play."
    • A side is "dormie" when it is as many holes up as there are holes remaining to be played.
  8. Halved Hole
    • A hole is halved if each side holes out in the same number of strokes.
    • When a player has holed out and his opponent has been left with a stroke for the half, if the player thereafter incurs a penalty, the hole is halved.
  9. Winner of Match
    1. A match (which consists of a stipulated round, unless otherwise decreed by the Committee) is won by the side which is leading by a number of holes greater than the number of holes remaining to be played.
    2. The Committee may, for the purpose of settling a tie, extend the stipulated round to as many holes as are required for a match to be won.
Other Golf
  1. Player Matchups
    • Player must tee up for action.
    • When wagering on 4th Round Matchup's-Playoff holes do not count.
Golf Rules

  1. When the bell sounds to begin the 1st round the bout will be considered official for betting purposes.
  2. The decision that is declared the night of the fight will be considered final and used when grading wagers. Wagers will not be re-graded if the decision is overturned at a later point in time.
  3. If the scheduled length of the match is changed all prior wagers on the # of rounds will be graded as no action.
  4. Each round is 3 minutes. Half round is 90 seconds.
  5. For wagering purposes a disqualification of a boxer during a match will be count as a KO for his opponent and the time of stoppage will count as time for total rounds wagers.
  6. If a match is postponed and rescheduled to occur with 30 days, all the bets stand. If more then 30 days, bets will be canceled.
  7. Las Vegas will apply to other situations not covered here.
Auto Racing

  1. The Official Nascar winner of the race will be the winner including all races which are halted prematurely.
  2. Later changes made due to appeals or penalties for rules infractions, dangerous driving, or other are not applicable for betting purposes.
  3. When wagering on a match up both drivers must start the race.
  4. If a driver is replaced during a race, the position the new driver finishes in will be awarded to the original driver for both win odds and in match ups.
  5. If a If a race is postponed for any reason from the originally scheduled date and time, wagers on race winner and matchups will be valid till 11:59PM two days later. After that all wagers will be cancelled.