Baseball Rules

Date/Site Changes

Regular season Baseball games must be played on the scheduled date/location (location is a geographical area or city, but not restricted to a specific arena or venue) to be considered action unless otherwise noted in the specific sports rules section or the inventory game page within the mobile application, web browser application, or printed media in the Borgata Race and Sports Book.

Minimum Length of Play

For wagering purposes, unless otherwise stipulated in individual Baseball sports wager rules, wagers on baseball money lines are official after 5 innings of play. If the home team is leading, the game is official after 4 ½ innings (this will include softball). Thereafter, if a game is called or suspended, the winner is determined by the score after the last full inning, unless the home team scores to tie or take 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.

Game must go to 9 innings (8 ½ if the home team is ahead) to have action on run lines and totals.

In specified inning wagers, game must go full specified innings to be official, unless the home team is leading the bottom half of specified inning prior to completion of specified innings(s). For moneyline, totals, and run lines, game Must go the full specified innings.

Baseball Wager Types

Borgata Race and Sports Book (Retail Only).

  1. Patrons should be aware of the following wager types when placing wager types on baseball – action, one specified pitcher and listed pitchers. Patrons may choose either of these options when placing wagers on the money line. Wagers placed on run lines and totals require listed pitchers to start for action.
  2. Money Line – A wager in which the bettor “takes” or “lays” a specified price. The team wagered must only win the game for the wager to be deemed a winner. 
    1. Extra innings are counted in final score.
    2. Money line wagers may be made as Action, One Specified Pitcher and Listed Pitchers subject to the rules above. 
    3. Wager must meet the minimum length of play as specified above. 
  3. Action – this wager type puts team against team, regardless of the starting pitcher. 
    1. If either team’s scheduled starting pitcher changes (and does not start the game) after a wager is placed, the wager will stand at the opening price of the adjusted line.
    2. College and Softball wagers are action regardless of wager type.
  4. One Specified Pitcher – A wager on or against one specified pitcher, regardless of the other starting pitcher. 
    1. Specified pitcher must start, or the wager is deemed “no action” and wager is refunded.
    2. If the opposing pitcher does not start, the wager stands at the opening price of the adjusted line.
  5. Listed Pitchers – A wager that specifies both starting pitchers. Any variation constitutes “no action” and wager is refunded.
  6. For wagering purposes, each team’s Starting Pitcher is defined as the pitcher who throws the initial pitch in his respective half of the first inning. Any subsequent change in pitcher is irrelevant to any standing wager.

Borgata Baseball Wagers (online).

  1. Money Line – A wager in which the bettor “takes” or “lays” a specified price. The team wagered must only win the game for the wager to be deemed a winner. 
    1. Extra innings are counted in final score.
    2. Money Line wagers are for team against team, regardless of the starting pitcher. 
    3. Wager must meet the minimum length of play as specified above. 
  2. Total Runs (Over/Under) – A wager on whether the total number of runs scored in a game is over or under a specified number. a. Extra innings are counted in final score. b. Wager must meet the minimum length of play as specified above. 2. Run Line – A wager in which the bettor “takes” or “lays” a specified number of runs. The team wagered must “cover” the run line for the wager to be deemed a winner. a. Extra innings are counted in final score. b. Wager must meet the minimum length of play as specified above. 3. Money Line – A wager in which the bettor “takes” or “lays” a specified price. The team wagered must only win the game for the wager to be deemed a winner. a. Extra innings are counted in final score. b. Wager must meet the minimum length of play as specified above.

Applicable for Online and Retail Baseball Prop Rules

Various unique wagers may be offered from time to time. When wagering proposition bets, the game must go 9 innings (8 ½ innings if the home team is ahead) to have action, or action has occurred as the outcome of the wager is already known. If a game is suspended after 9 innings (8 ½ innings if the home team is ahead), the final score is determined after the last full inning, unless the home team scores to tie or take the lead in the bottom half of the inning, in which case the score is determined by the score at the time the game is called.
Rules for baseball propositions are the same as those for baseball totals, unless specified otherwise on printed media.

All game props are action (excluding specific rules governing baseball wagers)

Baseball Player Props

Players in player prop bets do not have to start, but must play some part for Player Props to have action. Wagers on specific player performance or match wagers will be deemed official once at least one of them have left the game, with both having taken some part in the game to that point, regardless of the conclusion of the game.

Baseball Regular Season Series Props

Regular season series props are offered for all 3, 4 or 5 Game Series with the outcome of the all games played counting towards settlement. Series must go minimal 3 games for action regardless of games scheduled and or canceled. A called game will count towards a series wager if declared an official game by the league. All wagers are action regardless of Starting Pitchers or pitcher changes.

Baseball Playoff Series Props

For Playoff Series Winner props, the team that advances to the next round is deemed the winner. Wagers for all other markets are refunded if the required minimum number of games (according to the respective governing organizations) are not completed, or the number of games changes.

Baseball Post Season Rule

All MLB playoff games will have action regardless of date played and or completed, unless specified otherwise. Game winner will be paid based on the official winner of this game as

Baseball Grand Salami Props

Grand Salami prop is determined by the total runs scored in all MLB games scheduled for that day. There are no listed pitchers so all bets are action. Wager applies to all scheduled games and games must go 9 innings (8 ½ if home team is leading). If any game is cancelled or stopped before the completion of 8 ½ innings, all wagers on the Grand Salami will be cancelled.

Baseball Futures

Baseball season long futures are unique wagers which will be offered from time-to- time. For all season long and future props, all wagers stand regardless of team re- location, change to a team name, season length or play-off format. Team(s) must complete at least 160 regular season games for wagers to have action.

Baseball Championship and Pennant Futures

If there is a change to the post season structure whereby a Championship Series is not possible, or called early, Pennant betting will be settled on the team that advances to the World Series from that league.

Baseball Futures List MLB Divisional Odds

Wager on which team will win an MLB division.

MLB Pennant Odds

Wager on which team will win the pennant in either the American League or National League of MLB.

MLB World Series Odds

Wager on which team will win the World Series.

MLB Cy Young Winner

Wager on which pitcher wins the Cy Young Award in either the American League or National League of MLB.

MLB MVP Winner

Wager on which player will win the MVP award in either the American League or National League of MLB.

MLB Regular Season Wins

Wager on the number of regular season wins by a listed team in MLB.

Head to Head Regular Season Wins

Wager on the number of regular seasons wins made by one team vs. another team.

Most Home Runs Hit

Wager on which player hits the most number of home runs in the regular season.

Highest Season Long Batting Average

Wager on the highest season long batting average by a particular player as declared by MLB.

Most RBI’s in Season

Wager on which player has the most Runs Batted In during the regular season.

Most Pitching Victories

Wager on which player is awarded the most wins during the regular season.

NCAA World Series Winner

Wager on which team will win the College World Series.