Baseball Rules

Date/Site Changes

Regular season Baseball games must be played on the scheduled date and at the listed 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

Pre-Game Wagers:  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.

For games scheduled to play a full 9 innings, game must go to 9 innings (8 ½ if the home team is ahead) to have action on run lines and totals.

For games scheduled to play only 7 innings, game must go to 7 innings (6 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.

Live Wagers: Game must go full scheduled length to have action on all markets - 9 innings (8 ½ if the home team is ahead) for 9 inning games, or to 7 innings (6 ½ if the home team is ahead) for 7 inning games. If the game is called before this time then all bets will be void, except for those that have been unconditionally determined.

Baseball Wager Types

Borgata Race and Sports Book (Retail Online)

Patrons should be aware of the following wager types when placing wagers on baseball: 1) action 2) one specified pitcher; and 3) listed pitchers. Patrons may choose from these options when placing wagers on the money line. Wagers placed on run lines and totals require listed pitchers to start for action.

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. Extra innings are counted in final score. Money line wagers may be made as Action, One Specified Pitcher and Listed Pitchers subject to the rules above. Wager must meet the minimum length of play as specified above.

Action

This wager type puts team against team, regardless of the starting pitcher. 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. College and Softball wagers are action regardless of wager type.

One Specified Pitcher

A wager on or against one specified pitcher, regardless of the other starting pitcher. Specified pitcher must start, or the wager is deemed “no action” and wager is refunded. If the opposing pitcher does not start, the wager stands at the opening price of the adjusted line.

Listed Pitchers

A wager that specifies both starting pitchers. Any variation constitutes “no action” and wager is refunded.

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.

BetMGM/Borgataonline Baseball Wagers (Online)

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.  Extra innings are counted in final score. Money line wagers are for team against team, regardless of the starting pitcher, unless the team option with both pitchers listed is specifically selected at the point of bet placement - in which case any subsequent change to either starting pitcher will be considered ‘no action’ and the wager will be refunded accordingly.  Wager must meet the minimum length of play as specified above.

Total Runs (Over/Under)

A wager on whether the total number of runs scored in a game is over or under a specified number. Extra innings are counted in final score. Wager must meet the minimum length of play as specified above.

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. Extra innings are counted in final score. Wager must meet the minimum length of play as specified above.

Team to score first

Settled on the first score of the game. Bets stand even if game is not completed. Extra Innings count.

Team to score last

Settled on the last team to score. Game must go 8 ½ innings in 9 inning games, or 6 1/2 innings in 7 inning games for bets to stand.

Highest Scoring Inning

Bet on which inning will produce the most runs. Dead Heat Rules apply. Game must go 8 ½ innings in 9 inning games, or 6 1/2 innings in 7 inning games for bets to stand.

First 1/3/5/7 Inning Markets

Specified number of innings must be completed for bets to stand.

Race to X Runs

Winner being the team who reaches the specified points tally first. Should neither team reach the total, and a ‘Neither’ option is not offered, then bets on that market will be void.

Baseball Proposition 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.  If a game is scheduled for only 7 innings, then game must go 7 innings (6 ½ if the home team is ahead)

All baseball propositions are considered action regardless of any pitching changes.

Hit(s):  BetMGM/Borgata settles markets in accordance with official box score statistics declared by MLB as the governing body.

Baseball Player Props

Players that are the subject of a player prop wager must start for the wager to have action.  Specifically, wagers on a position player’s performance will be considered action once the player has a had a plate appearance.  Further, wagers on a pitcher’s performance will be considered action once that pitcher has thrown a pitch for their team.  For any player v. player propositions, both players must start the game and have an official appearance as set forth above for the wager to have action.  Further, these player v. player wagers will be deemed official once at least one of the players has left the game, regardless of the ultimate outcome and/or completion of the game. Except as specified above, all games must be played and considered an official game by MLB for bets to have action.  MLB games are subject to weather postponements, where a game can start and then be stopped due to inclement weather and then moved to another date. BetMGM will void all player proposition wagers when a game is postponed in this manner. However, BetMGM will not void player proposition wagers that have been unconditionally determined at the time of the postponement. 

For MLB in-play props, BetMGM will void wagers if a bet is placed on a market for a player who is subsequently taken out of the game before they are able to accrue more stats. For a wager on a batting market for position player, this would be where the player does not make a subsequent plate appearance after the bet was placed. For a wager on a pitching market for a pitcher (or a batting market for a pitcher in the case of National League pitchers), this would be where the pitcher does not throw another pitch after the bet was placed. 

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 a minimum of 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 determined by MLB. All listed pitchers’ rules apply.

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. Grand Salami will not be offered when 7 inning games are scheduled

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 unless stated otherwise in the market.

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 greatest 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.

Regular Season Team Total Wins O/U

Wager on the total regular season wins made by team.

Regular Season Team Win Percentage

Wager on the percentage of wins by a team during the regular season.

Head to Head Regular Season Team Wins

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

Regular Season Player Totals O/U

Wager on the number of regular season Total Home Runs, Runs, Hits, Stolen Bases, Strikeouts, Saves by a named player.

Regular Season Player Averages

Wager on the average number of regular season Total Home Runs, Runs, Hits, Stolen Bases, Strikeouts, Saves by a named player. To qualify a player must have at least 3.1 plate appearances per game.

Division of Winning Team

Wager on which division the winner originates from.

League of Winning Team

Wager on which league (American League or National League) the winner originates from.

State of Winning Team

Wager on which state the winner originates from.

Name the Finalists

Wager on which two teams will meet in the Championship Series. Should no series take place, all bets are void.

Exact Outcome

Wager on which team will win, and who will they beat in the named series.  Should no series take place, all bets are void.

#1 Seed

Wager on which team to be the #1 seed in a specified league (American League or National League) at the end of the regular season.

To Win/Lose 100+ Games

Wager on whether a named team will win or lose 100 or more regular season games.

Double Chance

Wager on whether either of the two named teams will be declared the winner for the named market.

MLB Division Finishing Position

Wager on the exact position a named team will finish within their division.

MLB Rookie of the Year Winner

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

Most Stolen Bases in Season

Wager on which player has the most Stolen Bases during the regular season.

Playoff Series Props:

Series Winner

Wager on which team will advance to the next round. Should no series take place, bets will be void.

Series Correct Score

Wager on the exact score of games within the series. Should the series be shortened from its original length, then bets would be void.

Total Games

Wager on how many games will take place in the series.

Baseball Fantasy Wagers

Wagers on individual player or team fantasy points will be settled using Yahoo’s Standard Daily Fantasy scoring system as detailed below unless stated otherwise. The website of the league’s governing body will be the official source for all player statistics.  If a player does not take any part in a game, then wagers on that player’s fantasy proposition will be refunded.

Batters

Stat

Points

Singles (1B)

2.6

Doubles (2B)

5.2

Triples (3B)

7.8

Home Runs (HR)

10.4

Runs (R)

1.9

Runs Batted In (RBI)

1.9

Bases on Balls (BB)

2.6

Stolen Bases (SB)

4.2

Hit by Pitch (HBP)

2.6

Pitchers

Stat

Points

Wins (W)

4

Strikeouts (K)

2

Earned Runs (ER)

-2

Outs (O)

1

Bases on Balls (BB)

-0.9

Hits (H)

-0.9

Hit by Pitch (HBP)

-0.9