What Is the Danger Zone System?
The Danger Zone is a new system used by Pinnacle Sports to process live soccer bets. Due to the fast-flowing nature of soccer, handling live bets can be a difficult process, so in order to provide bettors with a clear and fair system the pitch is divided into zones - Danger and Safe. Which zone the ball is in when a bet is placed determines whether bets can be accepted.
What Are the Different Zones?
The Danger Zone applies to the area from edge of the centre circle to the goal-line when the attacking team has possession. See images 1 & 3.
The Safe Zone applies when a team has possession in their own half, and up to the far side of the centre circle in the opposition's half. See image 2 & 4.
Any bets placed when the ball is in the Danger Zone are placed into a waiting state until it leaves this area and enters the Safe Zone, at which point they will be accepted.
Events that will lead to a Rejected Bet.
Events that will lead to a bet being rejected when the ball is in the Danger Zone:
Why Do We Use The Danger Zone System?
The Danger Zone system is employed as way of demonstrating that Pinnacle Sports treat all bets equally. All Danger Zone bets are placed in a 'pool' and then accepted or rejected as a group, rather than on an individual basis.
The Danger Zone may be unfamiliar to European bettors, but it is standard practice in Asia, where its use has helped bring clarity and credibility to live soccer betting.
What Does The Danger Zone Mean For Live Soccer Bettors?
Live soccer bets can be placed at Pinnacle Sports in the same way as always. The status of your wager, either “Waiting” or “Accepted”, will be displayed on the Pending Wager report. When a live soccer bet is placed, your balance will be reduced by that amount regardless of whether the bet is the Danger Zone or not. If the bet is subsequently rejected, your balance will be credited for the relevant amount.