The easiest and most cost effective way to place bets on a greyhound race is by choosing an online bookmakers such as Paddy Power. By choosing to bet online you can make benefit of the bookmakers offers such as matched bets when you open a new account, cash back offers on selected races as well as guaranteed best odds offers.
You can bet on any of the races that are running up and down the country without ever having to leave the comfort of your home. If you choose to bet on a race that is several hours ahead you will more than likely be given the SP (starting price) but with events that are about to start shortly you can get the individual dogs odds, giving you a clearer picture of what is going on at the racetrack.
Tote Betting If you choose to bet at the actual Greyhound Stadium instead of placing an online bet most stadia are signed up to The Tote Betting System.
This means that your bet is placed into a pool system that everyone can bet into, the amount of your return is then determined by how much money has been bet into the entire pool, this works in a very similar way to the National Lottery, the higher the pot the higher the prize.
With greyhound races limited to six runners the odds can obviously be fairly short in comparison to that of horse racing, so the Tote offer an array of bets to offer the punter better odds.
Take a look at our Tote Bets section which explains the different bets you can place at the dogs.
Very much like horse racing the greyhound equivalent offers punters the chance to enter the Tote Jackpot. In order to be successful you have to pick the six winners of six chosen races. If nobody is successful on winning the Tote Jackpot on the chosen night then the fund will rollover to the next chosen meeting.
If multiple rollovers occur then the Tote Jackpot can rise into thousands of pounds which is definitely worth giving it a go for the miniscule stake of £1 it costs for the bet.