Greyhound Racing is a hugely exciting sport full of action, and most importantly, plenty of betting opportunities. There are races taking place on a daily basis and they come with a wide range of betting markets that you can use to your advantage. While the most basic bet may be on which dog will win, and there is nothing wrong with placing that kind of bet, there are far more betting opportunities and if you use them intelligently, it makes the races even more exciting and could lead to more winning bets.
How to Bet on Greyhound Racing
For example, if you think that a dog is going to do well in a race, but it is a tight field and you are not sure that the dog can win the race, then you could place a bet on it to Place. Depending on the race, this could be a bet on it to come first, second or third. It is less risky and as a result has less generous odds, but it is a very often a safer bet. You can also bet on a dog to finish second, third, or any combination of these. When looking at a race you will see a tab labelled ‘Forecast’ or ‘Forecast/Tricast’. There you can place bets on where a dog will finish, a Forecast bet is on first, second or any, while a Tricast bet also has the option of a third place finish. With these bets you need to predict which order the dogs will finish in; however, if you are not sure then you can place Reverse Forecast bets, which allows you to choose two dogs that will finish first and second in either order (the same option is available with Tricast bets). If you do not want to get so involved in the process then you can also place a ‘Favourite’ bet. This is simple a bet on the dog with the shortest odds in the official starting prices. Thanks to all of these betting options, and more you can bet on many different outcomes of each race and become highly involved with the betting process, thereby making the races far more exciting.
Knowledgeable Greyhound Racing Betting
The beauty of this process is that it is entirely up to you how involved you become. Occasionally you may just have a bet on a greyhound because you like the sound of its name. However, if you enjoy following the sport closely, getting to know the dogs, and understanding their respective forms, then you can use this knowledge to try to place bets that are more successful. For example, if you think that a dog has not been at its best but it is the race favourite, you could choose to place a bet on it to Place rather than to win, and this way make the experience even more engaging.
Greyhound Racing Betting Markets
Greyhound Racing has a proud tradition dating back well over 100 years. It first emerged in its modern form in the early twentieth century and since then it has gone from strength to strength with races taking place in the UK, Australia, the United States, and many more countries. There are races taking place on a daily basis at numerous tracks, and of course, this means that there are plenty of betting opportunities. Here at mr.play we bring you highly competitive odds on as many races as possible. By making use of our odds, you can enjoy potentially better payouts, even when you bet on firm favourites. Our betting markets cover numerous racetracks including Belle Vue, Newcastle, Swindon, Sunderland, Peterborough, Perry Barr, Yarmouth, and far more. Thanks to this, you will be able to bet on races no matter where they are taking place.
Different Types of Greyhound Racing Bets
When you look at a greyhound race, you will see that there are three basic types of bets available, on a greyhound to Win, Place and Each-Way. These are all very simple betting markets and it is not at all hard to understand them. You can bet on a dog to win, you can bet on a dog to finish in one of the places (the number of places will vary according to the race, but it is normally two or three), while the Each-Way bet is a way of covering a number of possibilities. You could bet £1 on an Each-Way bet and it will cost you £2. £1 goes on the dog to win the race and £1 goes on it to finish in one of the places. If your chosen greyhound then wins the race you will win both halves of the bet and if it finishes in the places you will win just the Place part of the bet. The other major betting markets are Forecasts and Tricasts. A Straight Forecast is where you bet on two dogs to finish first and second in the correct order. A Reverse Forecast is betting on two dogs to finish first and second in any order. A Combination Forecast is where you choose three or more greyhounds with any of them to finish first and second. A Tricast is where you bet on three greyhounds to finish first, second and third in the correct order. A Combination Tricast is a bet on three greyhounds to finish first, second and third in any order.
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