About Soccer

The modern form of soccer originated in England in the early 1830's. The sport grew among working‐class communities and was seen as a way of keeping young and energetic kids out of trouble at home and in the school; they could let off steam and learn the values of teamwork (rampant individualism was considered a  problem at the time).

The first soccer clubs were established in Sheffield in 1857, and soon they had enough to establish their own Football Association in 1867. Sheffield FA played  London FA in 1861, one of the first regional matches. and eventually the need for a unified set of rules became obvious. This group attempted to establish a series of rules which would please everyone, but they couldn't resolve issues such as use of hands, allowing hacking of opponents, etc. 

Many supporters of these elements (considered more "manly") eventually withdrew and formed the Rugby Football Union, and the FA established rules more  similar to the modern game. 

Basic Soccer Rules

  • The maximum length of the ground shall be 200 yards, the maximum breadth shall be 100 yards.
  • A toss for goals shall take place, and the game shall be commenced by a place kick from the centre of the ground by the side losing the toss for goals.
  • After a goal is won, the losing side shall be entitled to kick off.
  • A goal shall be won when the ball passes between the goal-posts not being thrown, knocked on, or carried
  • When the ball is in touch, the first player who touches it shall throw it from the point on the boundary line where it left the ground in a direction at right angles with the boundary line.
  • When a player has kicked the ball, any one of the same side who is nearer to the opponent's goal line is out of play and may not touch the ball himself.
  • In case the ball goes behind the goal line, if a player on the side to whom the goal belongs first touches the ball, one of his side shall he entitled to a free kick from the goal line at the point opposite the place where the ball shall be touched
  • If a player makes a fair catch, he shall be entitled to a free kick.
  • No player shall run with the ball.
  • No player shall use his hands to hold or push his adversary.
  • A player shall not be allowed to throw the ball with his hands.
  • No player shall be allowed to take the ball from the ground with his hands while it
    is in play.
  • No player shall be allowed to wear projecting nails or iron plates on the soles or
    heels of his boots, and no tripping.


About Soccer Betting

Bets are determined on the result after normal time. Normal time includes any stoppage time added by the referee. The result is the official result as first declared by the governing association of the match or the event, as the full time result, notwithstanding any later changes of the official result and/or errors, unless otherwise stipulated by Keith Ho BetXchange.

When a game starts, but is subsequently abandoned and/or stopped before the completion of normal time, even if a result is declared by the governing association of the match or the event, all bets are void excepting those that may already have been decided (e.g. first goal scorer, time of first corner, etc.).

Where odds are offered for both the ‘normal time’ result and the ‘outright’ result, (e.g. cup finals, etc.), you have the option of betting on either outcome.

If a game is postponed and rescheduled to occur within 48 hours of the original start time, all bets stand. If rescheduled for more than 48 hours later, all single bets are void and bets refunded. Affected multiple bets will be recalculated excluding that leg.

When betting on ‘first goal scorer’ own goals (goals accidentally scored by the opposition for the other team) do not count unless otherwise specified.

When live in the play betting is offered, betting will be offered to the 80th minute in all local psl games and to the 85th minute for any other matches.


1.1 Individual Matches
Bets on football matches are, unless otherwise stated, for the scheduled normal time plus injury time, but excluding extra time. Extra time markets may be introduced at the end of the scheduled period. Bets on the amount of time before the first goal is scored will, in the case of a goalless draw, or of the first goal being scored in second half injury time, be settled at 90 minutes. Bets on the time of the last goal, in the event of a goalless draw, will be settled at zero minutes. If the venue of a game is changed, all bets will stand provided that the ground to which the game is moved is not the ground of either team involved in the match, in which case all bets on that individual game shall be void, whether open or closed.

1.2 Shirt Numbers
When a bet is about the aggregate of the shirt numbers of the goal scorers in a match or matches:
1.2.1 If any goal is an own goal, the shirt number of the scorer of the own goal will be counted. It will count towards whichever side is credited with the goal.

For the purposes of any bet about shirt numbers, a player will be deemed to wear throughout the game the shirt worn at the start of play (or, in the case of a substitute, when he comes on to the pitch).

Any player whose shirt bears no number on his first joining the field of play will be allocated number 12.

1.3 Player Bookings (Yellow & Red Cards)
Markets involving the incidence of cards shown to players during an individual match are traded by reference to all available evidence but are settled on the official result when available from the football authority responsible for organising the match.

Cards shown to non-players (e.g. managers or substitutes who play no subsequent part in the game) do not count for the purposes of bookings markets.

Bets may be provisionally settled by reference to all available evidence but if the official result differs from the result used for provisional settlement, settlement will be retrospectively adjusted so as to reflect the official result.

It should be noted that any bet taken on the basis of a wrong score so far will be re-rated to reflect the actual score so far.

A player receiving a red card as a consequence of receiving a second yellow card will in all cases be deemed to have been shown one yellow card and one red card.

Bookings markets are settled by reference to cards shown during the first or second half of the match including injury time but excluding extra time. Cards will only count which are shown to players after they take the pitch for the first time and before they leave the pitch for the final time, Cards shown to non-players (e.g. managers) do not count. Any card shown after the full-time whistle has been blown shall be disregarded. If after the final whistle a card shown during a game is rescinded, or reduced to a yellow card from a red card, that will not affect the settlement of any markets involving bookings on the game in question.

For markets involving the time of yellow and red cards, these markets will be settled by reference to the time at which the relevant card is shown.

1.4 Tournament Markets
In the case of markets made about the total number of occurrences such as goals or yellow cards which occur in a competition or tournament, extra time will be ignored, except where the contrary is clearly stated. For example, totals of World Cup goals, yellow cards and red cards are calculated by reference to the result in normal time in each completed constituent match. This is by way of contrast to index markets which will be settled according to the ultimate result of the competition and so will be affected by what occurs in extra time.

1.5 Divisional Points and Indices
If any team has points deducted during the season from its total attained on the field of play, the deduction WILL NOT be included in its final points total. Any deduction made in respect of a team after all the games in that teams division have been completed for the season will also have no effect on their final total.

Divisional indicies (Championship, Relegation etc.) are based on the final league positions of the teams. Any points deducted during the season will therefore be included in respect to the teams final finishing position. Any appeal against a points deduction (and its subsiquent effect on a teams finishing position) shall be disregarded unless concluded before all the games in the division concerned have been completed for the season.

Any bets on a team removed from a division during the season, whether open or closed, shall be void.

1.6 Abandoned Games
Where a market is traded in-running or at intervals (e.g. a football team performance index updated at half-time) and the underlying event is abandoned, then, if there is a tradable quote on the market when play ceases, the market will be settled at the mid-point of the quote. Where there is no tradable quote at the time when play ceases, any bet on the market, open or closed, shall be void.

Markets traded in running where the result is known at the time of abandonment will be settled on the basis of that result. If markets are not traded in running then, in the case of abandonment, all bets will be void irrespective of whether the markets have made up or not.

Where play ceases at the start of an interval (e.g. half-time) in which a market is to be updated, and the market is then updated, the first tradable quote following the cessation of play is to be treated as the tradable quote on the market when play ceases for the purposes of this condition.