William Hill, as a British bookmaker, could not overlook greyhound racing and also specialises in this type of betting, which is very popular in the UK, USA and Australia.
Sportium greyhound betting
At Sportium greyhound racing also plays an important role, and at this bookmaker we see a wide repertoire of options to bet on. As with Luckia, at Sportium we are offered the possibility of playing on winner, twin, reversible gamela, trio and reversible trio.
How does greyhound betting work?
In order to know how greyhound betting works, it is essential to be clear about the meaning of certain concepts that will appear when placing a bet.
Current and previous classification (grade)
The classification of greyhounds is called “grade”. There are up to 9 grades in greyhound racing (A1-A9) depending on the number of points that the dog in question has, which adds points according to the positions in which it is placed in the different races. Between A1-A3 are the best, the elite of greyhound racing.
In this case, it is important not only to know their current classification, but also the evolution they have been offering in recent times, in order to establish a trend and obtain time averages and possible margins for improvement.
Starting box (trap)
This factor, which refers to where each greyhound will start from in the race, is the one that influences the most when it comes to knowing where to bet.
The circuits usually have 3 main zones:
- Inside lane
- Middle lane
- Outer lane
In this case, we must take into account which of the lanes the greyhound we have bet on will run in and, from there, analyse all his statistics in this respect. For example, what results he has obtained going out in that lane, how he usually behaves in the race going out from there or if he usually favours that area and in which conditions.
Types of greyhound betting
The main type of betting on a greyhound race is the winner of the race, however, because the favourite does not usually win even in 1 out of 3 races, it is necessary to opt for other types of markets, such as:
- Winner (win): the greyhound that finishes 1st.
- Second (place): the greyhound that finishes 1st or 2nd.
- Third (show): the greyhound that finishes 1st, 2nd or 3rd.
- Imperfect quiniela: the first 2 finishers, irrespective of order
- Exacta: exact order of the 1st and 2nd place finishers
- Trifecta: exact order of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishers
- Superperfecta: exact order of 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th place finishers
- Double: winner in 2 consecutive races
- Triple: winner in 3 consecutive races
Here it is best to combine a single bet (the first 3 types) that offers better odds with a type of bet that provides a better chance of winning (the other types).