Following on from our piece on the different types of greyhound bet on offer to greyhound racing punters, here in our greyhound racing betting guide we will take a more in depth look at greyhound betting including where to place your bets and how to bet sensibly on greyhound racing.
There are four main types of bet you can place on greyhound racing, they are; Win, Place, Forecast and Trio. For information on each individual bet, please refer to our types of greyhound bet guide.
Those who take greyhound betting professionally, tend to stick to win single bets and dismiss forecast and trio betting. If you are staking big money and looking at your greyhound betting activity as an investment rather than just a bit of fun or a night out then win singles are probably the most sensible approach to take.
For those looking to have some fun on at night out at the dogs, the exotic bets such as forecasts and trios are a much more attractive proposition. With these greyhound bets, you can win decent money from a small stake but they are obviously a lot more difficult to land than win bets where you are only having to select the winner of the race not the first and second for the Forecast or even the first, second and third for the Trio bet.
You can choose to conduct your greyhound betting at the track via the Tote or trackside bookmakers if you are going to a dog meeting but you can also place your bets with online bookmakers who offer greyhound betting. A number of online bookmakers sponsor greyhound races and have excellent greyhound betting coverage and a number of related markets. The pick of online greyhound bookmakers are Paddy Power who sponsor the Irish Greyhound Derby and Blue Square who sponsor the English Greyhound Derby.
If you are new to greyhound racing and greyhound betting, the best approach to take for a night at the dogs is to decide on a greyhound betting budget and stick to it. If it helps, you can always place your bets before you do to the greyhound stadium with an online bookmaker and get a free bet in the process. You can then enjoy your evening and relax without having to try and get your bet on before each race.