22.1 Specific Politics Rules
22.1.1 Politics rules equivalent to those below apply to betting on any international election or political betting market. Initial officially declared election results will stand and any subsequent legal or constitutional challenges will not affect settlement or markets. We may with-hold settlement at our discretion until any recounts and reruns have been finalised.
22.1.2 Politics bets, combining any election results from the same country will not be allowed.
22.1.3 Bets on the general election winner will be settled on the political party which gains the most seats in parliament, unless otherwise stated.
22.1.4 If we offer a market on a political position, for example next Prime Minister or next Speaker, then bet settlement will be based on the next person to permanently fill the role. Interim / temporary appointments will not count for settlement purposes, unless otherwise stated.
22.1.5 If there is a merger of two or more of the listed parties, or parties / candidates agree to run together prior to an election, then bets on markets involving those parties, which have been struck prior to the announcement, will be void.
22.1.6 Seat totals for each party will be settled as declared by the agency in charge of organising, conducting and supervising the election, following the declaration of all seats.
21.1.7 When betting is offered on Next Party Leaders/Next Prime Minister/ Next President or similar, odds are offered based on "all in, run or not" unless otherwise stated. No stakes will be refunded for reasons of ineligibility, failure to stand, withdrawal, or any other eventuality
22.2 Resulting & Settlement of Markets
22.2.1 All Politics markets will be resulted according to the Rules set out in Section 20.1 and as officially declared by the relevant official government body.
22.3 Maximum Payouts
Australian & US Federal Elections - $50,000
All other Politics Markets - $10,000
22.4 Next Leader Markets
22.4.1 You are betting on the next permanent Leader of the nominated party
22.4.2 All markets offered on Next Leader/Next Prime Minister/ Next President or similar are offered on an "all in, run or not" basis unless otherwise stated. No stakes will be refunded for reasons of ineligibility, failure to stand, withdrawal, or any other eventuality
22.4.3 "Temporary" or "caretaker" leaders installed in advance of any scheduled leadership contest or official selection process will not count. The winner of any such election or process will count as the "Next Leader", irrespective.
22.4.4 "Next Prime Minister" will always be settled as whomever takes up the office, even in advance of a party leadership contest.
22.4.5 If a Presidential election is delayed for any reason, all bets will stand if an election is held within six months of the original scheduled polling day.
22.5 Australian Federal or State Politics - Winning Party Markets
22.5.1 You are betting on which party provides the Prime Minister or Premier in the relevant election.
22.5.2 Dabble may delay settlement of any relevant markets until the final result is known.
22.5.3 Coalition refers to the Liberal Party and National Party.
22.6 Australian Federal or State Politics. Next Party Leader Markets
22.6.1 You are betting on the next person to permanently fill the role.
22.6.2 Interim / temporary appointments will not count for settlement purposes, unless otherwise stated.
22.6.3 Coalition refers to the Liberal Party and National Party.
22.7 Australian Federal or State Politics – Seat Winner Markets
You are betting on the party or candidate that wins the nominated seat
22.7.1 Dabble may delay settlement of any relevant markets until the final result is known.
22.8 Next President Markets
You are betting on the Presidential Candidate declared at the completion of the vote count.
22.8.1 This market will be resulted when either of the following occur-
- All vote recounts that may alter the outcome have been completed
- A concession by the Opposition Candidate
21.8.2 This market is offered on an ‘all-in’ basis and candidates may be added to the market at any time
22.9 Party & Vice-Presidential Nominees Markets
You are betting on the candidate that is nominated to run for the Presidency or Vice Presidency
22.9.1 These markets will be settled on the nominees as declared at the Party Conventions in the election year or any equivalent process should the standard convention not take place.