Greyhound Betting UK
History of Greyhound Racing
It is believed that greyhound racing got its start in the UK thanks to a “sport” known as coursing, where packs of dogs would be used to chase down wild animals, much like modern fox hunting. However, it was in 1919 America that it became the sport we know it as today, before finding its way over to the UK in 1926 when the first racetrack was opened. One of the most important inventions in the sport of dog racing was the mechanical hare, which is what the dogs chase. Interestingly enough, this was invented by a man who sought to end the killing of live jack rabbits, and that same man would later became the founder of modern greyhound racing. In the UK the sport had its golden age following the Second World War. This is when it was at its most popular, with over 75 million gate receipts to dog racing tracks in 1946. There has been a resurgence of sorts in recent years though thanks to the availability of online gambling and the fact that daily races can be streamed live to desktops and mobiles across the country, and it’s also a sport that has been popularised in dozens of countries worldwide.
Bet on Greyhound Racing
Greyhound betting, like horse racing, follows a parimutuel system. In simple terms, this means that all bets for all possible outcomes are collected and tallied, the house-take and taxes are subtracted, and payouts are then determined. If for instance, a greater number of punters place bets on a single horse, then the odds for that house will shorten comparatively to the others. A “favourite”, therefore, is not necessarily the horse that the bookies think will win, but rather it’s the horse that most of their bookmakers think will win. A good way to guess which way the markets are going is to look at greyhound betting odds and see how they fluctuate. If a favourite starts drifting in the market it means that fewer bets are being placed on them and more are being placed on their rivals. If a lot of money comes in from an outsider, you might see long-shot odds of 100/1 cut in half. Greyhound racing bets are wagered in a similar way to horse racing bets, with bookmakers choosing the participants that they think will place or win a particular race, in addition to accumulator bets and trifecta bets, which increase the odds but reduce probability.
Greyhound Racing UK
For many racing fans, UK greyhound racing is as good as it gets, with over 2 million people visiting greyhound tracks every year, and many millions more watching races live online or on television. There are over 20 racecourses in the United Kingdom that deal exclusively with greyhound racing and there are over 10,000 dogs officially registered to take part. These are staggering numbers and it creates an industry that is never short of a race. Some of the biggest races on the UK greyhound racing calendar include the English Greyhound Derby and the Scottish Greyhound Derby. These races have 6 qualification rounds, they field over 180 entrants in total throughout these rounds, and they pay huge sums of money to the wining owners and trainers, making them the highlight of the greyhound season for everyone involved in the sport. At Karamba we always keep you up to date with the latest UK Greyhound racing results. When you play with us, you never have to wait for long to know if you’ve won a bet, as we make sure to give you any greyhound racing results within a couple of minutes.It’s a good sport to follow, but remember to gamble responsibly at all times!
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