For anyone looking to have a flutter on the dogs, here are some tips to help you make the most out of your greyhound betting.
Pick a Method and Stick to It
There are many different ways to bet on a greyhound race. You can choose to back the dog to Win, Place, Forecast, Tricast, or Quadcast. You can also do combination bets like the Yankee which is all doubles and trebles or the Trixie which is three selections with four bets – three doubles and a treble.
Once you have chosen your method, stick to it. It’s very easy to get caught up in the moment and start placing bets willy-nilly, but this is a sure-fire way to lose money. By having a set betting method, you can keep track of your wins and losses more easily and know when to bank your winnings or cut your losses.
Check the Odds
The odds will give you an indication of how likely it is that your greyhound will win. The lower the odds, the more chance there is that it will come in first. Of course, this also means that there is less chance of making big winnings. If you want to go for broke and try for those life-changing sums of money then back a long shot. Just remember that the longer the odds, the less chance your dog has of coming in first.
Don’t Just Follow the Favourites
Just because a greyhound is tipped by the experts or has shorter odds, doesn’t mean it will definitely win. In fact, following the favourites is one sure way to lose money as there is so much competition for those shorter odds that any winnings are quickly absorbed. Instead, take a punt on an outsider as they offer much better value for money and if they come in first then you could be laughing all the way to the bank!
Do Your Research
Research each race and each dog before placing your bet. Remember to take into account factors such as form, weight, Trap draw (starting position), age, and sex as these can all have an impact on how well a dog performs. You can find this information online or in newspapers such as The Racing Post. You can also listen to commentators who will often give their opinion on each dog’s chances prior to the start of the race.
Conclusion: By following these tips, you should be able to make more informed decisions when betting on greyhound races and stand a better chance of coming out ahead. Just remember to have fun and never bet more than you can afford to lose!