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Guide to betting on the dogs

Greyhound racing is the sixth largest spectator sport in the United States and is legal in 18 states. Betting on Greyhound Racing in the UK is well known and probably the best place to bet on Greyhounds.

Greyho und racing is a popular betting sport. In this section you will find all you need to know about greyhound betting, including greyhound betting terms and bet types and an odds table.

Greyhound racing originated from a sport called coursing which involved a single greyhound and was a test of the dog’s skills. It was first organized in England in 1876. That year 6 greyhounds raced over 400 yards. The sport was then abondoned and revived later in the US around 1907.

Greyhound racing reached its peak of popularity in 1992, when 3.5 million spectators watched greyhound racing in more than 16,827 races.

Over the years greyhound racing has become unpopular due to pressure >from animal rights activists. As such, the revenue from greyhound racing has dropped by almost 50%, but it is still a popular sport to bet on, in comparison to many other sports. Greyhound betting brings you great action and fun.

Greyhound Wagering Terms

Firstly, be aware that different sportsbooks and different race tracks often have different rules or use different wagering terms. It is always wise to double check the rules of your online sportsbook.

Straight bet – A bet where you wager on a winner at given odds. You win if your chosen greyhound is comes first..

Place – A wager on a greyhound to come first or second.

Show – A wager on a greyhound to come first, second or third.

Combination Bet – Combinations cover from two to four greyhounds to win in a specified order. (see following bets).

Across The Board – In this wager you make 3 wagers on one dog to Win,

Place, and Show – If your selection wins, you collect on all three wagers. If your selection comes in second, you on Place and Show wagers. Your total wager will be 3 times the individual wager.

Perfecta – A wager placed on two greyhounds but in order to collect they must cross the finish line in the exact order you specified in your wager.

Quiniela – A wager on 2 greyhounds to come in first and second in either order.

Trifecta- A wager on 3 greyhounds to finish in the exact order you specified in your wager.

Superfecta – A wager on 4 greyhounds to finish in the exact order you specified in your wager.

Titanic Tri-Super – In this wager you must correctly select the Trifecta combination in the 5th Race and the Superfecta in the 7th Race.

Tri-Super – In this wager you select the winning Trifecta combination in one race and exchange that ticket for a Superfecta in the following race.

Parlay – A wager in which you make simultaneous selections on two or more greyhound races with the intent of pressing the winnings of the first race on the wager of the following race. The entire parlay must win for you to win. If a race is a tie, postponed, or cancelled, your parlay is automatically reduced by one selection.

Daily Double – A wager in which you select the winners of the first and second races on a specific day.

Pick 3 – A wager in which you pick the winners of 3 consecutive races.

Pick 6 – A wager in which you pick the winners of 6 consecutive races.

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