# Game Id
Unique game ids are now included in the API response for API version 3. A unique game id is a string of 32 characters, constructed from a combination of
- The sport key
- The participants in the game
- The commence time of the game
Unique ids will tolerate changes in commence time up to 8 hours of their originally listed commence time. If a game is delayed or brought forward more than 8 hours, it will be issued a new id. For outrights events (such as golf), this threshold is 1 week.
For example, a game between teams A and B at
2021-03-01T00:00:00Z might have a unique game id
5cc7c4e08fb03088252f8e0b046bb761. If the game is delayed 2 hours (commence time changes to
2021-03-01T00:02:00Z), the id will remain unchanged. If the game is postponed until the following day (
2021-03-02T00:00:00Z), it will be issued a new id.
# Get Started
For more info on getting started, see the docs.
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