Greyhound racing, or dog racing, is the practice of racing greyhounds around a track in pursuit of a mechanical hare. The fastest greyhound to finish the circuit is considered the winner.
It has had a long history that can be traced back to England in the 19th century. Like horse racing, it is one of the more popular sports to bet on in the UK. It’s also known as the English greyhound derby, a greyhound race, or the dog races.
Every year, bookmakers accept dog race bets numbering in the hundreds of thousands. These include bets that were made via betting shops and those made through online sports betting sites.
How to Place a Greyhound Bet?
There are a number of ways that you can place a greyhound racing bet. But if you want to do it officially and legally, you will have to go through a bookmaker or a sportsbook. This sportsbook can operate onsite, operate online, or they can accept greyhound bets either way.
Popular online sites for greyhound racing betting include sites like Betway, 22Bet, Casumo, and more. Places like William Hill, Bet365, and Paddy Power are extremely popular too.
In order to place bets on the greyhound races, you will have to first create an account on the betting site or betting shop of your choice. Once that is done, you can place your bets, watch the dog races, and see if your bet wins or not.
Most sports betting sites also offer mobile betting on their own mobile apps.
The Best Greyhound Betting Sites
Almost any sports betting site is great for betting on greyhound racing. But if you want a sportsbook that has an added focus on greyhound racing, including virtual greyhound racing, you can check out places like Unibet and MatchBook.
You can bet on their website or their mobile apps. You can also Google for the best greyhound betting site in your area.
If you are looking for better odds or if you don’t want to bet against online bookies, consider betting via online betting exchanges. Check out sites like Betfair, Matchbook, and Smarkets.
The difference between betting exchanges and traditional sports betting sites is that with betting exchanges, you don’t have to bet against online bookies.
Bet Types for Greyhound Racing
Like horse racing, dog racing is known for the wide variety of bet types available to its punters. Sure, you can still bet the straight single bet on which dog you think will win. You can also do place bets or either way bets.
But, you should also at least try out other bet types like the straight forecast or the reverse forecast. You can also do multiple and accumulator bets, and bet on two dogs, three dogs, or six dogs all at once. Or you can also place an accumulator bet on three races.
Other bet types you can try out include the full cover bets.