In the event of a tie where **3 or more** competitors are offered in one betting option, the dead heat rule applies. This can happen with future bets including statistical leaders for a season, or bets on players to finish in a certain position in a tournament, commonly seen in golf.

Under the dead heat rule, the payout will be **the total bet amount** (stake plus win) **divided** by the **number of players tied, minus the stake.**

For example, you place a **$100** bet on a player at **+300** to reach the top 5 places in the tournament, and he finishes 5th, but **tied with two other players**.

In this case, the dead heat rule will result in the following payout:

**ADD**Stake + Win amount (100+300) =**400**- Take this result and
**DIVIDE**by the number of players tied (3), giving you 400/3 =**133.33** - Take this second result and
**SUBTRACT**the stake amount (100) from it, resulting in 133.33 - 100 =**33.33**

So the payout for this wager would be $33.33.