With a resurgence in greyhound racing attendances since the lifting of lockdown restrictions in the UK, I thought it might be useful to write down a few bits of advice for any newcomers to the sport. If you are visiting your local greyhound track for the first time in the coming months, have a look at our top tips which are sure to stand you in good stead come race time!
Set a Betting Budget
While it may sound counter intuitive to be setting limits on a relaxing night out, it is sensible to have some sort of budget when it comes to your greyhound bets. As would be a sensible course of action at some of the best au online casino a loss limit may actually enhance your whole experience. When drinking is flowing, self control often goes out the window. Take a set amount of cash and decide on a figure per race you wish to spend. It’s easy to get carried away on your on your first time!
Use a System
I would personally recommend backing single win only bets at the dog track, but a lot of punters prefer to try their hands at more exotic bets such as forecasts and tricasts. If you fancy an attempt at winning big on these types of bets, you should stick to a system through the card. One possibility is backing traps 1&2 to finish 1st and 2nd in any combination. That particular bet is called a reverse forecast. Another would be 1&2&3 in a combination tricast. That wager will cost you six times your unit stake to cover. These trap numbers are just examples and you can select your own favourites from 1 to 6.
Don’t Always Follow the Money
Well backed greyhounds often win, but just as many lose. Don’t get sucked into supporting a particular dog just because you see it being backed off the boards. There are a number of variables when it comes to greyhound racing. Dogs can be bumped, not fly out the traps as expected, or just have an off day. A gamble on another greyhound might mean you are able to get bigger odds about the one you actually fancy yourself.
I hope you have found these bits of advice useful. Stay tuned to UK Greyhound Racing for more beginner greyhound racing advice.