Greyhound dog racing has been around for many centuries and has now become a popular game that people can place their bets and win good money. However, like any other betting game, you have to study everything about it to increase your chances of winning.
Greyhound dog racing is an easy game to bet on but you have to be wise in placing your bets though as some people can also lose big money in this type of racing. The betting sure makes the race more enjoyable but make sure you have done your homework to avoid losing money.
There are different types of bets that you can do in greyhound dog racing. You can place a bet on the winning greyhound, which means you can collect if the greyhound you bet on reaches the finish line first. You can also bet on the second or third, which means you can collect if the greyhound you choose finishes first or second or if you have a 'show' bet, you can collect if your selected dog finishes first, second or third. There are also combination bets that you can do. You can place your bet on two, three or four greyhounds that can finish in the exact order that you chose.
Of course, choosing the dog you want to place your bet on is one of the important things in making wise bets on the greyhound races. You have to read carefully the form guide which will contain the different characteristics, weight, history of past races, the time they have finished in their past races and other relevant information that are useful in your selection.
You also have to find sportsbooks or bookmakers where you can place your bets. It is important also to scrutinize your chosen sportsbook so that your bet will be safe. Aside from finding them personally, you can also find these sportsbooks online. Then you can then start placing your bets on the selected greyhound. You can choose from the many types of bet but make sure you have examined closely your odds of winning before placing your bets. To help you decide and increase your chances of winning, learn a few tips on how to choose the best greyhound.
One of the best tools you can use in choosing your dog is the form guide. Check the age of the dog its past records and performances. Dogs usually are at its peak performance at age two and in the case of female dogs, it can be at its prime at three years, so make sure you have chosen a greyhound at its peak performance. Check closely its past races. It may be a good sign that a dog has been into recent races but not only that, you have to check its time during those past performances. Dogs that have been into recent races are most often active dogs in good shape and thus, are better choices than those who haven't run for quite a time.
These days however, you can already make use of a software to help you determine which of the dogs has the higher probability of winning. This helps a lot especially that most greyhound dog racing events are carefully planned that the chances of winning is close and competition is tight. If you can get a hold of the software, you can then study everything about the race and make wise choice in betting without having too much effort.