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Greyhound Betting: Is It Worth It? Here’s the Number 1 Reason Why

In this article, I’m going to be discussing with you a question that comes up regularly and that question is; is greyhound betting worth it?

Or put another way, is it worth spending time betting on greyhounds?

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Greyhound Betting: The Two Trap Greyhound System

People who are experienced with sports trading struggle to see the value of greyhound betting. It’s usual for them to struggle to trade at the price they want, whether that’s to back or lay. Also, they find it more difficult to trade the racing and wonder why that is.

Those of you who are familiar with my book; The Two Trap Greyhound System, will know that in greyhound markets, especially if you’re looking to trade in the traditional sense, the betting market for greyhound races has very little liquidity. The opportunities to trade at prices that you want are restricted by the liquidity of the market and whether your lay price will be matched.

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Because of these small markets, greyhound racing has different characteristics than the mainstream sports markets such as football or tennis, as these markets are more popular with the general public.

As well as the size of the market, there are other factors that can influence pricing, not just the form of the dogs. Betting markets are particularly volatile and quite often the markets don’t move until around 5 minutes or less before the off.

Often trackside rumours will impact the market more so than the form. Additionally as prize money is so low for winning a race, trainers and owners look for other ways to supplement their income from a race, maybe even betting on or even against their own dog.

So, is it still possible to make money on greyhound racing? Absolutely yes.

BUT – you have to appreciate that greyhound racing as sport does not compete in the same way that other sports do, the external revenue received from sponsorship or TV is not reflective as say football or snooker, for example.

That’s why tracks will offer trackside entertainment like refreshments and dining in order to make a day or night out at the race track that more appealing. Betting on a dog race is almost secondary to having a good day or night out.

Another factor that influences the liquidity in markets is the number of races. Almost every day there are over 70 races that people can bet on. This spreads an already small number of followers across more and more races. Contrast that with football and generally speaking only a Saturday would have 70 or more matches on.

Greyhound Betting: Is It Worth It?

The smaller markets will be influenced much more by even the smallest movement in betting on a dog, and as mentioned before, usually this sparks into life with under 5 minutes before the start of a race. Often within a minute of the off is when the market is at it’s most liquid, almost too late to get the price you want.

But don’t despair, you can still get the value on your greyhound trading. The challenge comes when trying to get your staking plan in place when the markets are not so liquid. You may find you have to place more stake if you can’t get the price you want.

This is particularly true when laying your greyhound racing, whereas if you are backing you have more control and options to place your stake.

Is trading the best way to see a profit with greyhound racing? In general I’d say no. But when you have the right systems, the right staking plan and you treat your greyhound betting in a professional way, as an additional income stream, then the answer is yes. 

The Two Trap Greyhound System offers you the opportunity to see regular profits from backing greyhounds, and historically has thrown up long odd winners.

You can invest in the book but ideally, by subscribing as a member of MBT Sports, you’ll get access to the training, the MBT Sports calculator and also access to the research done for you greyhound racing alert service. 

As well as the greyhound system, you’ll also gain access to other sports betting strategies including football, horse racing, tennis and golf.

Remember, if you are not yet a member of MBT Sports, or you would like to get your copy of The Two Trap Greyhound System, click here.

How to Guarantee Your Profits in a Greyhound Betting System

How to Guarantee Your Profits in a Greyhound Betting System

The title of this article is quite a bold statement. How to guarantee your profits in a greyhound betting system. Notice it says ‘guarantee a profit’, not win every race.

In any greyhound betting system, the most basic trades are known as back and lay.

Those of you reading this, expecting the silver bullet to win every greyhound race you wager on, should click away now. If there was a system that won every time, guaranteed, do you think it would be given away for free?

As you read this article and see which areas of this sport appeal to you most. And as you understand the benefit of using the different types of bet. You will be ready to use your new knowledge and have ideas for creating your own greyhound betting strategy.

Along with discipline and a reasonably sized betting bank. It is possible to make a steady profit over time.

Now, grab your favorite drink, sit back and read on.

If you’re already familiar with greyhound racing, please feel free to skip over the sections of this article that you already know. For those of you who are new and want to discover more about greyhound betting systems, keep reading.

First off, just looking at a race card and trying to figure out the winners of a greyhound race is not the way to profit. Just like any sports betting strategy the best greyhound betting systems will include different ways to bet on a race or series of races. Let’s start with setting yourself up for success.

Getting Started – Preparation

How To Prepare Correctly

If you’re going to be successful in any venture then it’s really important to have a good foundation. It’s just as true for greyhound betting. There are four cornerstones to your success in developing your own betting strategy.

Whether you are going to the track or betting online, it helps to be prepared. The four pillars for your success are; understanding how dogs run in a race, what traps they are drawn in, the weather at the track, and being a track guru.

Understanding The Dogs

The phrase horses for courses, is just as true for greyhound racing. Understanding how dogs run in a race and at a certain track is important. If a dog is fast out of the box, it’s likely best suited to sprint races. Maybe it’s slow to start but likes to come from behind. In which case it will do best in a stayers race.

Doing the research on the dog’s pedigree, previous performances, and the trainer it is stabled with, can help in analysing the runners in a race. Helping you identify likely winners and potential losers in a race.

To be successful in understanding greyhound racing and finding the right dogs. You are going to need to learn how to read form.

LEARN HOW TO READ FORM

Typically form guide cards are the same whether you’re at the track or checking the race card online.

It does take time to understand the form card. But with practice you’ll start to understand the different signals presented on them to help your selections.

I’ll run through a UK race form card with you here;

To illustrate let’s use a Swindon form card for the greyhound running out of Trap 3.

After the Trap number is the dog’s name.

In previous years, there used to be a letter in brackets. THis would indicate what part of the track a dog preferred to run; [R]ails,[M]iddle or [W]ide. But not any more!

Not that big a problem as you can check from the form in the ‘Remarks’ column how the dog ran in previous races. Here’s a summary of what each column signals;

Date – The date of the race

Track – Racetrack name, usually dogs will run at their ‘home’ track unless they are in the national competitions like the ‘Derby’

Dis – Distance of the race ran

Trp – Trap the dog ran from

Split – The time, in seconds, the dog ran from leaving the traps to crossing the starting line

Bends – the dogs position in the race at each bend; 1 to 6 or 1-8 depending on number of dags in the race (country specific)

Fin – where the dog finished

By – distance dog won by or was beaten by the winning greyhound

Win/Sec – name of the dog that came second (if this dog won) or the dog that won the race

Remarks – abbreviated summary of the performance; e.g. Mid = Middle, Chl = Challenged, RnIn = Run in

WnTm – winning race time

Gng – Track going allowance

Wght – the greyhounds weight before the off

SP – forecasted starting price of the dog

Grade – Grade of the race ran

CalTm – Race time of the dog, includes adjustment for the going allowance

In the above example T3 seems to be a good prospect to win the race, it’s been placed or won in its last 4 races on this track and distance. And Brosna Pet has been joint favourite in its last 2 races when finishing 2nd both times. You would have to see how it compares against other dogs in the same race. Did it win?

Yes it did, it was also a very short odds on favourite.

MBT Sports Pro Tip: Look For Value in The Lower Grades

UK greyhound races are graded A1 to A11. With A1 being the highest grade. The younger greyhounds will usually run in the lower grade races. By looking at these lower grades you could spot a future profitable dog.

In the lower grade races odds are often better value because of the outcome being less certain. It’s always worth following the lower grade greyhound races, which is where the younger dogs will be running.

Greyhounds are bred for a certain type of race. But when they are just starting out the dogs will be trialed over different distances. You should follow certain race tracks and keep a watch on the new dogs’ progress. Doing this will help you spot value and should be an integral part of your overall strategy.

Know The Trap

When you’ve identified a good prospect in a race you’ll need to check what Trap it’s running out of. If you have a copy of my book The Two Trap Greyhound System, you’ll know that some traps are more successful than others. This is especially true when you can identify certain race tracks.

It’s worth knowing the Track stats by distance as well as how often your selection has won out of that trap and over that distance. This is especially useful if you are placing large wagers. Have a read of the FAQ section in my article that covers traps in more detail here.

Weather Conditions

The weather can play a big part in the outcome of a race. This is especially true when the track is not an all weather surface. Just as dogs perform differently depending on the Trap draw. They can either win or lose depending on the weather conditions. When you’re checking a dog’s past form, check what the weather was like on the day it either won or lost. 

If your selection has never won on a rainy day, probably best to avoid that race if it’s raining.

Become A Track Guru

This factor is as equally important as any of the other three. Especially when developing your own greyhound betting strategy.

Understanding the dog, the traps and how the weather impacts them is crucial. Understanding how a Track performs is just as important. You need to become an expert at a few tracks and only focus on race meetings at those tracks.

Obviously the tracks you choose should have a proven history of past winners, with some clear signals. In many countries dogs usually race at only one, or two local tracks. Getting to know the dogs, the successful trainers, and the track will help to identify possible trends or signals.

It’s best to choose busy and popular race tracks as they will have a lot of dogs and a good back history of data on which to do your research. All of this research will take some time. But when you start to see the fruits of your research with more successful winning dogs I’m sure you realise the benefit.

Before I get into how to create your strategy, let’s take a look at some of the background into the sport of greyhound racing.

Greyhound Racing: background

Greyhound racing was at its peak over 70 years ago. Back in the 1950s there were more than 100 greyhound stadiums in the UK.

Fast forward to today and there are only 19 official race tracks left in the UK.

The sport has been saved ironically by the internet and the popularity of online gambling. Greyhound betting makes up 20% of bookmakers annual income.

About The Races

As mentioned earlier, every greyhound is registered to a ‘home’ track and the greyhound races between home dogs. In the UK races are graded from A1 (the highest) to A11. In Australia by letters A, B, C, D, J and M (for Maiden), and in the USA it’s A, B, C, D, E and M (for Maiden). 

As a dog progresses up the order the races become more competitive with more ‘equally matched dogs; – well in theory anyway. Dogs will move up or down the graded races depending on form.

Each country’s greyhound association will stipulate race distances, some are the same. But it’s worth getting to know what these distances are and what distances are most used at the race tracks you’re following.

Greyhound Traps

I’ll cover the 3 major greyhound countries, UK, Australia and USA.

In the UK, six dogs per race is the maximum permitted number of runners. Each trap has its own colour scheme, which is reflected in the jacket each greyhound wears. This makes it easier for you to spot your dog by its jacket colour.

  • Trap 1 – Red jacket, white number 1
  • Trap 2 – Blue jacket, white number 2
  • Trap 3 – White jacket, black number 3
  • Trap 4 – Black jacket, white number 4
  • Trap 5 – Yellow jacket, black number 5
  • Trap 6 – Black and white striped jacket, red number 6

In the USA, eight dogs per race is the maximum permitted

  • Trap 1 – Red jacket, white number 1
  • Trap 2 – Blue jacket, white number 2
  • Trap 3 – White jacket, black number 3
  • Trap 4 – Green jacket, white number 4
  • Trap 5 – Black jacket, red number 5
  • Trap 6 – Yellow jacket, black number 6
  • Trap 7 – Green/White striped jacket, black number 7
  • Trap 8 – Black jacket, white number 8

In Australia, eight dogs per race is the maximum permitted

  • Trap 1 – Red jacket, white number 1
  • Trap 2 – Black and white striped jacket, red number 2
  • Trap 3 – White jacket, black number 3
  • Trap 4 – Blue jacket, white number 4
  • Trap 5 – Yellow jacket, black number 5
  • Trap 6 – Green jacket, red number 6
  • Trap 7 – Black jacket, yellow number 7
  • Trap 8 – Pink jacket, black number 8

A bit of a pity they couldn’t agree to keep 1 through 6 the same and change 7 and 8!

Types of Betting Markets for Greyhound Betting

I have written a number of articles on the various betting systems for greyhound racing. You can check out ‘5 Greyhound Betting Systems That Win’ and ‘Betting on Greyhounds – A Beginners Guide’ for more. I’ve included an overview below for reference.

In greyhound betting, there are four main markets:

  • Straight bets
  • Forecast bets
  • Accumulators
  • Prop bets

In my experience, the best greyhound betting strategies use a mix of all types of bet. Let’s cover each one and see how they work.

Straight Bets

Straight bets are simple win or place bets. You wager on an outright winner or you’re betting each way.

Forecast Bets

Those of you familiar with horse racing will likely know these types of markets:

  • Forecast – pick the winner and second place dogs in the correct order.
  • Tricast – pick the first, second and third placed dogs in the correct order.
  • Reverse – Similar to Forecast and Tricast, but the dogs you select can place in any order for you to win.
  • Exacta and Trifecta – these are Tote-only versions of Forecast and Tricast bets which have a minimum stake and winnings defined by the number of winning tickets and the Tote pool dividend. You’ll usually have to be at the actual race track to place these wagers.

Accas

Unless you are completely new to sports betting or trading you will be familiar with accumulator bets. The odds can be very high with an acca bet, this reflects the level of chance versus probability of success. As every prediction on your ticket must be correct, or your bet loses.

MBT Sports Pro Tip: Acca Strategy

A good acca strategy is to pick performing teams/dogs/horses that are generally low odds favorites or joint favourites and place them in an Accumulator bet of 3 to 6 selections. Placing low-stakes accumulator bets should always be a part of your betting strategy.

Matched Betting

Matched betting comes in various forms. Back and Lay, hedging, arbitrage, or the most popularly known variation is matched betting.

All three will guarantee a lock in profit. All three require a lot of extra time and effort to trade in.

Back and Lay

Simply done by covering every bet you place with your bookie by ‘laying’ it through a betting exchange. When done well, back and lay can almost completely eliminate potential gambling losses. It does require a lot of time and effort.

Here’s a simple explanation of how backing and laying works.

About 5 minutes before the race, let’s say you picked a greyhound running in Trap 6. In this case, a “back” would be betting on Trap 6 to win. A “lay” bet would be betting on the opposite – i.e. Trap 6 not finishing in 1st place.

Obviously you can’t just back and lay straight off. You need to find a variation between the back and lay odds, also known as a spread. The spread is where you get the guaranteed profit. Back and lay is only effective in the run up to the start of a greyhound race, just before the off. 

Greyhound races finish generally inside a minute, so there’s very little in-running time to lock in a trade. You do need to watch out for the odds and how they move through the build up of a race. If lots of others bet on Trap 6 the odds will shorten (go down). If not then the odds go long (move up). You need to be able to catch the odds that are profitable to you.

Here’s a recent example;

Hedging for Guaranteed Profit?

No doubt you’re familiar with the phrase ‘hedging your bets’.

Hedging protects you from losses and locking in a guaranteed profit. This is definitely more of a sports trading strategy since you’re locking in lower guaranteed profits as you are covering yourself against a loss. For example, rather than double your stake with a straight bet by using a hedging strategy you may guarantee say just an extra 50% return or half point guaranteed profit.

There are variations on hedging. Maybe betting on say the favourite to place but then the second favourite to show. In greyhound racing this is very doable. You do have to be right on top of your trading game for this to work. If the odds move too quickly against you, you won’t lock in that guaranteed profit.

Arbitrage

Arbitrage is similar to hedging your bets but it is done in a way that it guarantees you a profit regardless of outcome. This can be done through a betting exchange. This is because you can bet on how the odds are moving as well as how the odds are positioned. If you’re new to betting exchanges you should be very cautious when starting, best to paper trade or virtual trade until you’re comfortable with your new trading abilities.

Matched Betting – Free Bets

Matched betting is very popular, mainly because it makes use of bookmaker special offers so that you can create free bets, lay the pick on an exchange and profit regardless of the result. This subject would make a whole other article. For now, just know it’s a great way to support your sports betting strategies.

Build Your Own Greyhound Betting Strategy

YOUR STRATEGY

I hope this article has helped you get familiar with greyhound betting and that you’re ready to create your own strategy.

As I said earlier, your strategy should have a number of systems or markets within the core system. Will you look to back and lay, straight bets or arbitrage? Whatever you decide you will need a good understanding of how the races work, the form of the greyhounds, and other important factors which can affect the outcome of a race.

Taking a more professional and disciplined approach to your sports betting and trading will inevitably make you more successful and profitable. The more you learn about greyhound racing, the tracks, the form etc and identify a couple of tracks you have a better understanding of will help with your success.

Once you’ve found the area of greyhound racing that appeals most to you, you can build your greyhound betting strategy around those criteria and signals.

Finding the Value Bet

Over time as you become more experienced you’ll be able to calculate your own odds and compare those against the bookmaker odds. A value bet is where you have identified an opportunity where your analysis suggests that the online bookmakers have got their odds wrong.

Creating and keeping up to date records of your bets, signals that worked, those that didn’t, and making key notes of that, will help you understand more. It takes time to become efficient and consistent with your winning bets.

Always remember to only bet what you can afford to lose and never bet with emotion. Keep calm, be disciplined and professional and you will achieve success over time.

Recovery strategy

It has to be said that there are two main schools of thought around stake recovery plans. This is a very divisive subject, much like climate change or the world being flat!

After many years of trading in my experience I much prefer to have an opportunity to recover my lost stake on a future wager, rather than think I have lost my stake forever.

Don’t misunderstand me; there are some really bad recovery systems and if you follow them you are almost certain to lose your shirt. The martingale system being one of those.

The martingale system is simply where you double your stake in the event of a loss. This relies on you having a big enough betting bank or you are infinitely wealthy. If you have a poor strategy, or worse still, no betting strategy you are certain to lose everything and real fast. So DON’T do it.

Just to illustrate. If you had a 100 point betting bank and you placed 5 points to win, but lost the first event. And you used the martingale system to recover. You only need a losing streak of 4 bets to run out of stake money!

Another bad system is The Monte Carlo system. Basically this is where you bet against an event simply because you believe the winning run has to come to an end. This really is gambling and chance. It’s not based on any proven system.

A really good example is in football; The Premier League season of 2003/4, a lot of punters (amateur gamblers) lost a fortune betting against Arsenal. They won the Premier League without losing a single game. 26 wins and 12 draws.

Imagine the temptation to bet against Arsenal, especially during the silly season of Christmas. Had you tried, you would most certainly have been the worst for it.

So I don’t believe in not having a recovery strategy, nor do I believe in a ‘all in’ recovery approach either. I prefer to use a stake recovery system but with an unemotional stop loss which I set before I start trading for the day.

Stay Away From Fun Bets

Another word of warning. Avoid bookmakers’ special bets. You know the ones; the Premier League Special acca at 200/1 for example. When you look at the detail you can easily be seduced into thinking the outcomes are realistic.

But ask yourself ; in 5 matches do you really see both teams getting over 1 corner in each half and both teams to score in each half? If you’re tempted, just look at that offer again.

Over 1 corner each team in each half. That’s 2 corners each team each half. 10 teams. There is a tendency for teams to start slow in the first half. Statistics show there are more corners in the second half in the majority of matches. 

Then add to this all 10 teams to score a goal in each half. If you really think this is worth a punt, check out the statistics for the number of matches that are 0-0, 1-0, 0-1 at half time. I’ll save you the search; it’s 75%.

Fortunately there are few fun bets for greyhound racing.

FAQ’s for Greyhound Racing Systems

What is the best way to bet on greyhounds

There are many different ways you can bet on greyhound races, and the best approach will depend on your goals and resources. I have covered this in detail in my article on ‘What’s the Best Greyhound Trap to Lay’. That article explains:

  1. Research the dogs and their past performances.
  2. Track conditions.
  3. Spread your bets around.
  4. Set a budget.
  5. Learn different types of bets.

How do you win big on greyhounds

There are many ways you can win big on greyhounds. My article on 5 Betting Greyhound Systems That Win can be found by following this link.

How often do greyhound favorites win

As with any type of betting or gambling, luck will always play a role in determining the outcome of a race. However, there are some factors which may give you an edge to certain greyhounds over others when it comes to winning races.

Such things as the dog’s pedigree, being well trained and conditioned for the race ahead of time. Also having experienced handlers who know where to properly position the dog in the Trap in the order for maximum speed and efficiency.

And of course form. Statistically it’s been seen as an average across all tracks that favorites win around 30% of the time. Which means they lose 70% of the time! if you’re using a lay strategy that’s great news!

What is the most profitable greyhound betting system

I think I’ve answered this question in the main body of this article. Your own strategy which should include a variety of betting types as well as a disciplined staking plan will in time show you profit.

What is The Two Trap Greyhound System

Two Trap Greyhound System Ebook

Having gone over in detail all the information you need to build out your very own greyhound betting strategy. I am here to tell you there is a way to profit from greyhounds without having to study form, focus on one or two race tracks, follow trainers and analyse all the data.

You can learn about the system in my book; The Two Trap Greyhound System. Get your copy here.

CONCLUSION: IT’S TIME TO OPEN THE TRAP!

I hope this article has inspired you to look into creating your own Greyhound Racing strategy.

As you can see, there’s plenty of different ways you can go about developing your own system. The best greyhound betting strategy will use different bet types. So having decided on your bankroll for the day or event, you should set your staking plan and for your different types of greyhound wagers.

You might decide to have straight or place winners. Or mix it up with some accas and forecast bets. And if you’re going to use matched or arbitrage betting systems, then this is more sophisticated.

greyhound betting system

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BEST GREYHOUND TRAP TO LAY

What’s the #1 best greyhound trap to lay?

Interested in lay betting but not for greyhounds or you’re more looking for football lay systems.

Whether you are a professional or semi-pro sports trader, laying bets can be an effective betting on greyhounds strategy. If you’re new to betting on greyhounds, knowing what is the best greyhound trap strategy to use can be difficult. 

Keep reading if you’re interested in lay betting and when you’re done head over to my article on football lay betting on the lay the draw strategy here.

If you’re unsure if laying greyhounds is a workable strategy for you, this article will help you to understand how laying greyhounds can be a great way of betting on greyhounds. And of course I’ll be answering the question of the best greyhound trap to lay and which greyhound trap strategy wins the most.

Through my years of sports trading I have seen many successful trading systems that allow you to lay bets using betting exchanges. This article will be covering the 5 best strategies for laying greyhounds. With these strategies you don’t need to sign up for a greyhound tipster, or look for tips for greyhound betting.

I’ll share with you tips from other experts in sports trading that will help you get the most out of lay betting on greyhound races. Including a strategy that doesn’t require you to spend hours looking at a greyhound form guide.

How Does Laying Greyhounds Work?

With the introduction of sports betting exchanges, this has provided bettors with an opportunity to make back bets for winning picks or to lay bets for losing selections. When you lay a bet you are acting like an online bookmaker. Instead of backing a selection to win – you are laying it to lose

Unlike other sports, greyhound racing has a number of characteristics that are fixed. For example the number of dogs in any race is either 6 or 8 depending on the country. This only varies when there is a non runner.

In greyhound racing the betting market is often very tight, which means it’s rare for there to be a large spread of odds between the 6 (or 8) racing traps. In some races you can find as many as three favorites. If that happens I recommend you don’t place a lay bet on that race.

The Best Greyhound Laying Strategies

Here are the five best greyhound laying strategies you can start using today to make more winnings! As I always say though, I recommend always starting any new system or strategy by paper trading the system first. Once you’re confident that you understand the strategy and you’re getting a ‘paper profit’ then move on to betting. Always gamble responsibly and only bet with money you can afford to lose. Here’s strategy number:

1 – Laying 3rd Favorites

A very simple strategy for laying favorites is by laying the 3rd favorite. This has been seen to work best in countries with 8 dog race cards. 

The system is to pick the third favorites from the market about two minutes before the start of the race. This way, odds are lower, and so liability is less and likely to be more profitable.

2 – Lay the Favorites

Finding favorites is very important in making better greyhound lay bets. Both before and during live greyhound betting.

Due to the high number of races each day, this often results in low liquidity on Betting Exchanges. This means it’s not easy to identify the favorites by following the market on their platform alone. 

You should refer to odds comparison sites as well as they will show detailed information about the likely favorites in the races. There are many comparison sites ready to help you to identify favorites and help you make better betting decisions.

Example

Let’s assume we have a 6 dog race with three of the greyhound traps having close favorites with the shortest odds table. 

Dog StationOdds
Trap 15.8 2.8
Trap 23.0
Trap 36.8 3.5
Trap 49.6 7.0
Trap 510.8 8.25
Trap 614.0 16.0

From a glance at this type of market, laying the 2nd favorite looks a good prospect. In our example, simply by prioritizing all the favorites. You can see that Trap 1, 2, and 3 respectively are the first three. 

Where the second favorite is the best greyhound trap to lay with 3.0 odds.

Should Trap 2 not win, and you wagered say 10 points, by laying the second favorite. Your bet wins. You win a potential 10 points from a 10 point stake.

With a race of 8 dogs this gives you an even better probability of winning your lay bet.

MBT Sports Pro Tips for this strategy:

  • Watch the odds at 2 minutes before the start
  • Refresh the betting exchange site page for the final 60 seconds
  • Make sure your initial research holds true; remember the pick is the greyhound trap which is 2nd in the betting market.

3 – Laying the Field

Laying the field is another laying greyhounds strategy. You need to be very expert at your research. And have a BIG betting bank and a robust staking plan.

By laying the field, you decide how much you want to risk across all the runners in the trace. Then divide this stake equally to stake on each dog in the field.

Example

Let’s say we lay the field of a 6 dog race for 60 points. Using the lay the field system, each dog will have a stake of 10 points as the lay bet. Remember they will all have various liability amounts in the event of the selection winning.

As you can see the total risk from a straight 60 point lay bet is 135. As long as either the first or second favorite wins, you’ll be in profit, less the exchange’s small commission. If trap 2 wins you’ll be slightly down because of the commission.

BUT – any other dog winning will wipe out all the stake and could potentially wipe your whole day’s trading. That’s why you need to be experienced and confident when using this strategy. Not recommended for the newbie or semi-pro enthusiastic punter.

MBT Sports Pro Tip: to limit exposure you could choose not to select dogs with odds greater than 10.0 (or 9/1) and spread the 60 point stake across the remaining traps.

4 – Watch The Points system

Use site: https://www.timeform.com/greyhound-racing, go to a Race meeting, open up the race card, refer to the columns marked Mstr and Sect. Look for the dog with the lowest points on both columns. This is the least likely dog to win and therefore the most likely dog on which to lay the bet.

A word of caution though is to keep an eye on the live betting just before the off, check the market movement before placing your trade. Also on some occasions you’ll be laying the dog that has the longest odds – whilst this reflects the least likely to win the race, it does mean the highest risk/liability to you.

If all dogs in the race appear to be evenly rated with their points, it’s best to skip a lay trade on this race. You have other options depending on the race meeting, you could use a straight betting strategy based on greyhound form, or if it’s a qualifying race track, use The Two Trap Greyhound System, which you can get a copy of here.

5 – Reverse Strategy with The Two Trap Greyhound System

If you own a copy of my book; The Two Trap Greyhound System. Or even if you don’t but have been paper trading for sometime, you’ll know favorites don’t always win.

Quite often non-favourites will win a race, and this can be with some quite long odds. I have seen races won with odds over and above 12.0. When laying that dog you could lose all your bank on your first trade. You have to cover the liability of 11 times the stake!

THE TWO TRAP GREYHOUND SYSTEM is based on historical data, research and the law of probability as well as a controlled recovery system. When followed exactly as explained in the book, you will identify which two traps have the HIGHEST probability of winning at the racetrack under review.

By simply reversing the Two Trap Greyhound System process you can identify which traps are least likely to win or what is the best greyhound trap to lay. Using the principles of the two trap greyhound system you look for the reverse results. To identify which trap is the worst performing.

This will give you the traps with the highest probability of NOT winning the race. It often won’t matter if the greyhound in the trap has been selected as a favorite.

Here’s a working example:

Let’s say the two trap greyhound system in reverse, as it were, had identified Trap 4 as the most probable trap to lose. Your analysis indicates that Trap 4 loses about 42% of all races. 42% is still a big risk right?

So what more can we do to find the best greyhound trap to lay? How about we look at the time range? So let’s say we identify that for every dog that was drawn from Trap 4, that was running before 14.00hrs, there was a very high number of losers. This is actually true for some Traps at certain racecards.

In fact, if you can identify the right Trap and time window, it’s possible to identify traps with very low winners, some detailing as low as 4% of winners.

Think of that for a minute. 4% – that means that 96% of all greyhounds selected in the above example that were running before 14.00hrs lost their race! 96% !!

A reminder again, don’t just go off and run this ‘lay’ system. Or any of the other systems for that matter. Not until you have paper traded for some time. If you don’t already have a copy of The Two Trap Greyhound System, go here and get your copy now.

Laying Greyhounds: Tips From The Pro’s

  1. Remain disciplined, set a target and stick to it. If you have set a win profit for the day of only 20 points, you could win this within the first few races. You might be tempted then to carry on trading. More often than not this is a big mistake. Stick to your target, stop for the day and start again another day. 
  2. If there are not enough price movements, avoid trading. 
  3. Do enough analysis and research before starting, practice by paper trading.  Once you are comfortable, then start with low stakes to minimize liability and slowly grow your bank.
  4. Avoid chasing losses and trade only within your affordable means.
  5. Use software only when you have a strong betting bank.
  6. Watch the odds, it is no good laying dogs with high odds, I look for odds of between 2.0 to 6.0 but sometimes up to 8.0. If a dog, you lay does win at least you have some control of what you have lost.
  7. When using the points system. You do not need to find a lay on every race. If the points are not good enough or the odds are not good then leave the race alone.
  8. Never bet or lay more than you can afford to lose.

Common Questions About Greyhound Betting

Which Trap Wins Most in Greyhound Racing?

Greyhound racing is not a game of chance. However, the outcome of a race can be affected by many variables such as the skill and training of the dogs. Or the dog’s physical condition, the track surface and conditions, and many more.

So I’m sorry to have to say but it’s not possible to predict, with certainty, which greyhound trap will win a particular race for every race track in the world. It is however possible to use the historical data at each track to determine the probability of each trap having a likelihood of winning the race.

What is the Best Way to Bet on Greyhounds?

You can bet on greyhound races in many different ways, and the best approach will depend on your goals and resources. And determining the best greyhound trap to lay will follow a few steps. Here are a few tried and tested tips that may be useful:

  1. Research the dogs and their past performances. Look at factors such as their win-loss record, how they have performed on different tracks and surface types, and how they have fared in different post positions.
  2. Consider the track conditions. The condition of the track can significantly affect a greyhound’s performance. Look at factors such as the surface type, the weather, and the condition of the starting boxes.
  3. Don’t be afraid to spread your bets around. Instead of putting all your money on a single dog, consider placing bets on multiple dogs in a single race or across several races. This can help spread out your risk and increase your chances of winning.
  4. Set a budget and stick to it. It’s important to gamble responsibly and not to bet more than you can afford to lose. Decide on a budget in advance and stick to it. Self-discipline is key to successful sports betting.
  5. Learn about the different types of bets and choose the one that best fits your goals and risk tolerance. There are many different types of bets you can place on greyhound races, such as, lay bets, win bets, place bets, forecast bets and show bets.

How Often Do Favorite Greyhounds Win?

If I had the answer to this question I would be a millionaire many times over! The truth is that no one can definitively answer this question. 

As with any type of betting or gambling, luck will always play  a role in determining the outcome of each race. However, there are some factors which may give an edge to certain greyhounds over others when it comes to winning races.

These include the dog’s pedigree, being well trained and conditioned for the race ahead of time, as well as having experienced handlers who know where to properly position the dog in the order for maximum speed and efficiency.

And of course, not forgetting form. Statistically it’s been seen as an average across all tracks that favorites win around 30% of the time. Which if you’re using a lay strategy is great news!

Does Laying The Favorite Work?

Trading greyhounds is a very profitable venture due to the turbulent price reaction Greyhound racing is a very volatile market that can possess more than three favorites from just one event.

Therefore, laying favorites in this way can be profitable, especially if the bet is on the third.

How Do You Always Win On Greyhounds?

Firstly, there is no 100% winning form when gambling, even top traders can attest to that. However, you can start using good risk management and strategy to make more wins and lesser losses. Good luck!

Can You Make Money Laying Greyhounds?

Don’t be fooled. Like any form of sports betting or trading, making regular winning bets is not easy. It takes knowledge and practice before you can turn it into a profitable venture. That’s one reason why we always recommend you paper trade a new system.

Laying greyhounds for a living is possible. But only when you trade with the right strategy and have good risk management. Because of the liquidity of betting exchanges you will no doubt need other sports betting and trading if you plan to make a living from sports betting.

Is Laying the Only Good Greyhound Betting Strategy?

There is no greyhound betting strategy that will work for everyone. You should use a strategy suited to your abilities and the amount of time you have available. Regardless of whether you are a casual bettor or a professional sports trader, strategic betting will add to your enjoyment. There are different ways to place bets that don’t rely on hours of studying form or having an in depth knowledge of all things greyhound related. Here’s how to start;

Pick a Track

Find a greyhound track that has frequent meetings (aka racecards). Some of the more popular greyhound tracks will have a day and evening card. Depending on your situation you may only be able to follow one of the two times. Pick a track where you can follow the meeting in case you intend to use a greyhound betting strategy that requires it.

Better still, if you can pick a popular track close to home, there’s a lot of fun to be had when actually going to a race meeting. Aside from the betting on the dogs, it’s a great afternoon or evening out. So much better than sitting in front of the telly.

Decide on Your Market

There’s different ways to analyse dog races. You can look at the track statistics for any predictable trends. How well local trainers do with their dogs. Greyhound pedigrees. How far the trainer/dog has traveled for a race. Although it’s rare that dogs travel unless it’s for major trophies.

Choose a Betting Strategy

There’s a few ways you can bet on greyhound races. Straight win, forecast, tricast, reverse forecasts. To name a few.

If you’re new to greyhound batting these are the three types of bets you will become most familiar with; Acca’s, Forecast and Straight.

Acca’s

An accumulator bet requires you to choose the winner from a series of different races. The way an accumulator works is by rolling up your winnings on to the next race automatically. You could bet on more than two races, or the entire racecard for the day’s greyhound racing. The more selections you make, the longer the odds and the more unlikely each outcome is, but the more winnings you may see if your selections are successful.

Forecast

If you’re familiar with horse racing then forecast bets are not going to be new to you:

  • Forecast – predict the winner and second place dogs in the right order.
  • Tricast – predict first, second and third placed dogs in the right order.
  • Reverse – Similar to Forecast and Tricast, but the selections can get placed in any order for a win.

Straight

This is the most popular type of bet, also known as a moneyline bet in the US. This is where you bet on the greyhound to win, or be placed each way, 1st or 2nd. As there are only between 6 to 8 greyhounds in a race, each way odds are very short – unless your dog happens to win.

Answer to What’s the Best Greyhound Trap to Lay?

When it comes to laying a trap, it’s really more a question of which dog is least likely to win the race. Now whilst my ebook; The Two Trap Greyhound System, identifies which traps are the most likely to result in a win. The opposite would be true when you’re looking to lay a dog.

A Simple Race Form Guide Hack

You can help improve your lay selections by using this simple form hack.

On some race form cards you will find a letter in brackets after the dog’s name. The letter R indicates that the dog runs best on the inside rail. The letter M indicates that the dog runs well on the center of the track. And a W means that the dog prefers the outer track.

In some form guides you’ll see comments from the tracks’ Racing Manager. These comments include how the dog performed in previous races. These comments can help you make informed decisions about future races.

Many of you reading this will already have past experience of how sporting events can play out. I have seen many races and matches not go the way the odds suggested. And it’s never been through my poor research or analysis.

Where animals and humans are involved, there’s always an unknown element. Even with the best trading models on earth, you can’t avoid occasional human or animal mistakes. For example, a defender doesn’t mean to foul a player in the penalty area, giving away a penalty.

Similarly a dog running faster than the dog in front can’t always avoid not tripping or stumbling. When this happens it can end your winning position. On another day there’d be no penalty awarded or the dog would have had a clear run.

To illustrate this, if there’s a clear favorite in a race of 6 dogs and its form letter is R, but its trap number is 4. Have a look at the dog in Traps 1 and 2, if they are short odds too and have the form of R, they have a really good chance of winning the race.

Using race form and having an idea on where a dog likes to run can give you an edge on how the greyhound is likely to perform. Another way, or even to compliment this analysis, is to reverse engineer my book: The Two Trap Greyhound System research.

If this article hasn’t inspired you to look into Greyhound Racing as another opportunity for betting. Or you want to discover more lay betting strategies, but in football. Head over to our article on how to lay a 0-0 draw. Just click here.

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5 Greyhound Betting Systems That Win

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Since publishing my ebook: The Two Trap Greyhound System, currently in its 6th edition. The question; how to win betting on greyhounds has come up in conversation many times.

It’s my experience that Greyhound racing is overlooked by many bettors mainly because they don’t understand the sport. Or, maybe they have dabbled in the past and have lost their money. If you’re not sure about betting on greyhounds or you’re a beginner, go and read my article on betting on greyhounds – a beginners guide.

Once you have read this article, you will have a better understanding of greyhound systems available to you, and remember to come back here after.There are a number of ways you can win your greyhound bets. Like any sports betting strategy, it takes more than blind luck to win consistently, this is just as true when betting on greyhounds.

In this article, we’ll discuss some of the best greyhound betting systems that will help you make money while having fun along the way. We’ll look at a variety of systems, from basic strategies to the more advanced ones that require a deeper understanding of the sport.

I will be sharing with you 5 greyhound betting systems that win. Using these 5 greyhound systems, you can increase your chances of success. Remember to use a good staking plan, bet wisely and be disciplined.

System Number 1, Exchange Scalping.

It’s not easy to come up with a good profitable greyhound selection strategy if you rely only on backing just one greyhound in any one race. However, the concept behind exchange scalping is simple if you are following a proven strategy. Racing is frenetic, and the slightest bump or trip can change the race.

Backing more than one greyhound in a race increases your probability of winning. Depending on the country, there can never be more dogs running in a race than there are traps. In the UK, that’s a maximum of six dogs per race.

This simple strategy uses the lack of liquidity on betting exchanges to help improve your profits.

Here’s how: 

  • Follow live race prices on a regular online bookmaker.
  • Wait for the live prices to appear and make note of the three longest odds dogs
  • Then go to your betting exchange site and back the 3 outsiders to win
  • Carry this on until you win, then stop at a win!

For you reading this, this system probably sounds counterintuitive. But, historically statistics show that favorites win around 30% of the time. Which if you’re using this kind of strategy is good news.

MBT Sports Pro Tip: 

If you want the return to be the same whichever outsider wins, use a dutching calculator to adjust the stake to ensure the same profit.

System number 2, Outsiders Exchange

Here’s a twist on the scalping system above, but it does need patience and some research.

Follow a race meet and if you can find a track where early races are won by dogs at odds of greater than 4 then you could back the 3 outsiders on the betting exchanges, where the odds are usually better.

Here’s how.

This is called ‘paper trading’. Check the results for a venue that has already run 2 or 3 races. 

If you see an outsider or two winning in these early races, check the same venue again once the racing has finished seeing if the strategy would have won.

If you want to test this idea out historically, go to the results pages and choose some days at random to see if the venue has consistent long odds winners. 

You will find that at some venues the front three favourites in the market tend to dominate throughout. So look for the race track that is the reverse of that.

System number 3, Arbitrage

Back and Lay arbitrage, when done correctly, removes the risk associated with traditional betting. When using a sports bet exchange back and lay arbitrage, all you need to do is spot an opportunity where the back odds and lay odds pricing move in your favor and then place your bets accordingly. By doing this, you can lock in a guaranteed profit.

There’s many articles on how to do this, just search arbitrage betting for more details.

MBT Sports Pro Tip:

Always make sure there is sufficient liquidity in the exchange market to cover your arbitrage bet.

System number 4, Lay it – To win it

You’ll need a betting exchange account for this one.

First of all go to the site’s greyhound form page for the next race.

Then remove any Trap number that is mentioned winning either at the race track, the distance or the grade of race.

Whatever is left lay the Trap with the lowest odds.

Always lay on odds below 4.0. You only need a hit rate of 75% to profit using this system.

To learn more about lay betting on greyhounds go and read my article on the best greyhound trap to lay.  

BEST GREYHOUND TRAP TO LAY

System number 5. The Two Trap Greyhound System 

I couldn’t do an article about greyhound betting systems that win, if I didn’t include my own ebook and training videos called; The Two Trap Greyhound System.

The Two Trap Greyhound System offers you the opportunity to see regular profits from backing greyhounds, and historically has seen long odds winners too.

You can invest in the book but ideally, by subscribing as a member of MBT Sports, you’ll get access to the training and the MBT Sports calculator. 

As well as the greyhound system, you’ll also gain access to other sports betting strategies including football, horse racing, tennis and golf.

Click on the link here to discover more: 

Frequently Asked Questions On How to Win Betting on Greyhounds

Is Greyhound Betting Worth IT?

I have been asked this question many times, and in my opinion the answer is a resounding yes. Whilst greyhound betting won’t necessarily make you rich, it will add to your sports trading arsenal. Greyhound betting is much more exposed to liquidity in the market, especially if you’re lay trading. To get a more detailed answer on this question head over to my article; Greyhound Betting: Is It Worth It? 

Greyhound Betting: Is It Worth It?

What Number Wins Most in Greyhounds?

This is a big question! To be honest it’s probably an incomplete question really, or at least it should be asked with more context. You probably should ask; what number wins most at a greyhound racetrack? Why this question?

For clarity what we mean by number we can refer to as the Trap or Box number. In the UK there are only 6 traps, numbered 1 to 6. In the US and Australia it’s typically 8 boxes, numbered 1 to 8.

Being able to identify which trap wins most often at a greyhound track is at the core of my system; The Two Trap Greyhound System. But you don’t have to invest in my book to take advantage of knowing the importance of trap, or box, draws.

Typically, the trap draw will influence how a greyhound will run in any given race. You can make a huge difference to how often you successfully win your greyhound bets. If you understand how each trap, or box, can affect a greyhound, and which greyhounds perform at their best depending on the trap number they are drawn in.

I’ll give you an overview of the 8 box set up below. This is useful for Australia and the US. If you’re betting on UK and Irish race tracks where there are 6 Traps, this analysis is still valid, just reframe the middle 4 boxes.

It’s fair to say that, in general, Trap 1 will throw up more winners than any other trap. But that’s not helping if you want to increase the probability of you picking more winners at a particular racetrack.

BOX 1

A greyhound that prefers the rails and has good form and is a fast starter has a great chance of winning the race. You can check for this information on the form card and race reviews. A big advantage of Box 1 is it’s the inside Trap. So the Trap 1 dog does not have to jostle  with any other greyhounds on the inside. If the greyhound gets a good start and has first access to the rails running into the first corner, the dog has a good opportunity to leave the pack behind.

In Trap 1 the dog also misses any interference that could come from bunching just after the start when dogs in the outer boxes, who are ‘railers’, try to head across to the inside or ‘wide runners’ try to veer out. 

When you’ve watched a lot of races, as I have, you’ll see that in many races the leading two or three dogs will move off the track when they hit the first turn. This leaves space for the Box 1 dog to run on in the rails. 

MBT Sports Pro Tip:

When checking the form of a dog drawn in Trap 1, look for these points:

  1. Is it a good starter?
  2. Is it a confirmed ‘railer’?
  3. Has it won previously from Box 1?
  4. Has it got early speed and do you think, based on the other runners, it can lead to the first turn?
  5. Has it won over the distance of the race in a similar class event before?

If your analysis shows the answer to all these five questions is YES then the probability of a winning bet is very good.

Trap 1 can also be suited to greyhounds that prefer the outside or wider rails. This is because if they are quick starters they can pull away from the pack and still head to their preferred run.

If your analysis of a race concludes Trap 1 is your dog, and this is confirmed by the bookmaker odds making the Box 1 greyhound the favorite. Even better.

BOX 2

This is similar to Trap 1. A good starter in Box 2 should have a near equal chance to get to the first turn if it has the pace and can shoot out the box from the start. However, as it’s in Box 2, it does have that one rails dog on its inside.So it might be squeezed soon after the start.

BOX 3 

Statistically the middle boxes don’t throw out so many winners. Railers or wide numbers perform much better across almost all race tracks. The only time that middle boxes have a fair chance is when the race is longer and the greyhounds form suggests they are better suited to the middle, the distance and have won from there in the past.

BOX 4

You probably think Trap 4 would be like Box 3? But surprisingly at most tracks it isn’t.

If you have a fast starter in Trap 4 then you are well in with a good chance of avoiding trouble. Oftentimes the middle dogs get space to settle down cleanly because of the jostling that occurs with the dogs on the inside or outside.

Obviously don’t take chances with Trap 4 greyhounds, back only good starters in Box 4. Slow start dogs will often find their path blocked by faster dogs or get caught up in the jostling as the dogs look for the favorite place on the track.

BOX 5 & 6 (of 8) or Trap 5 (of 6)

I regard 5 and 6 as the worst in an 8-dog event, similarly Trap 5 in a 6-dog race. Statistically this is proven right. Dogs starting from these boxes need a lot more going for them than the other runners.

They are subject to all sorts of challenges. Once again, they will have to be really fast starters if they are to overcome the natural disadvantages. If you fancy a greyhound running in these boxes make sure you have carefully examined the form and the racing tendencies of all the other dogs. That way you’ll have a good idea if they are capable of winning despite the handicap of the bad box.

MBT Sports Pro Tip:

You may find that favorites drawn in these unfancied boxes are a good prospect for a lay the favorite trade. So many top class greyhounds are beaten when starting from these middle boxes. There are so many things that can happen to upset their chances that you have the percentages stacked in your favor when laying. Especially where the odds are very short and therefore your lay liability is low.

BOX 7 in a 8-dog

This is a good box if your dog can break fast and prefers to run wide.

It’s a terrible box for slow starters, unless it’s a long distance race and the dog is more suited to the longer distance. Be careful though as a slow start can mean the dog may not see the hare and so loses motivation to chase.

BOX 8 in a 8-dog and Trap 6 in a 6-dog

The very outside trap, or box, is the 3rd best box in greyhound racing, the best 2 being Nos. 1 and 2. From the very outside, a dog can avoid the squeezes and jostling. This is especially true if it’s a fast starter and can find its preferred run to the first turn.

Wide runners are naturally suited to the outside Trap. Their tendency to stay wide will keep them clear of the other dogs. And when they make the first turn they tend to take a path wide out, thus missing any trouble. 

Even a dog that is a good ‘railer’, and is a fast starter can often win the race from the outside Trap. Remember this when looking at favorites in Trap 1 and 2.

How Often Do Greyhound Favourites Win?

As part of my research for my system; The Two Trap Greyhound System, available as an ebook, historical statistics help to answer this question.

In an involving sport, chance always plays a part in the outcome. Nevertheless, there are some elements that give greyhounds an advantage over other sports, allowing them to win more frequently than others.

These include the dog’s pedigree, being well trained and conditioned for the race ahead of time, as well as having experienced handlers who know where to properly position the dog in the order for maximum speed and efficiency.

And of course, not forgetting form. Statistically though it’s been seen that, as an average, across all tracks, that favorites win around 30% of the time. Which if you’re using a lay strategy is great news! But not so good if you prefer to back your selections.

If you use the MBT Sports Pro Tips in the previous answers above, you can certainly give your selections an edge and maybe improve on your own favorite win ratio, well above 30%.

How Do You Bet on Greyhound Racing?

This may seem obvious but, the best way to bet on greyhounds is to know what you are doing. Although betting on greyhound racing seems simple, there are a few things you have to be aware of before you start to bet on dog races and expect to win.

I am not covering staking plans here, that’s for another time. Here I just look to answer the question; how do you bet on greyhound racing? By the how, I don’t mean the actual physical act of placing a bet, but more the different ways in which you can place bets or trades on greyhound races.

Here goes.

The different types of bets;

The types of bets in Greyhound Racing are very similar to those you will find in horse racing, here are the most common bet types in dog racing:

  • Win Bet – This is the simplest of all bets: you are backing the greyhound to win the race. Based on your analysis of the form of the dogs in the race. Your bet is going to win only if the dog you backed wins the race.
  • Place – A place bet is won when the dog wins, finishes second in the race.
  • Show – The selected greyhound must finish 1st, 2nd, or 3rd for this type of bet to win.
  • Each Way – Any bettor should know this, but just in case you are completely new to betting. Each way is a combined bet: half of the stake goes on the dog to win, and the other half goes on your selection to place, meaning that he should finish in the top 2. This may vary depending on the number of runners and the bookmaker’s rules. This type of bet is usually used on underdogs and not favorites. Underdogs have longer odds, but coming second as an each way with long odds can prove more profitable than backing a low price favorite.
  • Straight Forecast / Exacta – This bet requires you to pick the top two greyhounds to finish 1st and 2nd in the exact finishing order. It is a risky bet that comes with long odds.
  • Reverse Forecast – This bet allows you to win if you pick the top two dogs in either order. Your stake is halved as it is split across two straight forecast bets: half stake on each of the two likely outcomes.
  • Tricast / Trifecta – This bet is similar to the Straight Forecast, but this bet means you have to predict the finishing order of the first 3 greyhounds in the exact order.
  • Combination Tricast – Similar bet to the reverse forecast but with the three dogs finishing in the top 3 in any order.

MBT Sports Pro Tips:

Some form guide to watch for:

Remember to take into account all the important factors regarding box/trap draws, fitness, form, early speed, and late finishing ability.

Watch for a greyhound that has been dropped down in grade. The dog may have poor form because he has been racing against much stronger greyhounds. When a dog is downgraded back in class, it means he has a much better chance. For example, when in the higher grade it was beaten for pace to the first turn, in this lower grade he probably has enough early speed to be challenging for the lead coming into the first bend.

Or the dog may be a late speed dog but could not produce the finishing spurt needed in the higher grade races, but now, in the lower class race it will be able to finish over the top of the other dogs.

Consider the weight of the dogs, avoid the ‘lightest’ dog. Most often this is a younger dog or a female greyhound (bitch). If you see this scenario then check out the dogs around the lightest dog. If they are much heavier this could prove to be a disadvantage to the lighter dog. Unless it’s a speedy starter and is likely to be away from the crowd by the first turn.

Above all, Senior Citizens can take advantage of Greyhound Betting Systems because its proven to be faster and easier to bet on.

Summary

I hope this article has inspired you to look into Greyhound Racing as another strategy for betting. Also, remember you should always have a good staking plan,which you can find here.

If you want exclusive sports tips, systems and strategies that we only share with members then head over to mbt-sports.com.

Remember, if you are not yet a member of MBT Sports, or you would like to get your copy of The Two Trap Greyhound System, click the link on this page.

CAN YOU BEAT THE BOOKIES

Can You Beat The Bookies If You Take A Professional Gambler Greyhound Racing?

The bbc video’s theme and narrative is set out in such a way that it leads to the conclusion that betting on greyhounds or any gambling for that matter, is a fools game.

create your own Over 2.5 Goals Strategy

How to create your own Over 2.5 Goals Strategy for free!

The aim of this video is to give you a step by step walkthrough of how you can make your own over 2.5 goals football strategy.

We’re not going over any staking plan, that’s for you to decide. This tutorial will focus only on the research.

The first step is to open up the sites you’ll be using for the research

Step 2 is to set up each site with the over 2.5 goals of data

Then in step 3, you’ll start your research

Step 4 we’ll gather all of the data together in one place

In step 5 we’ll analyse the information we’ve collected

And finally, in step 6, we’ll put what we’ve worked on so far, into practice.

Now, watch the video for the process on how to create your own over 2.5 goals strategy.

Start paper trading your system. This is simply where you do all the research as we’ve shown you, record the selections you would have made – but don’t actually bet.

It is recommended to begin paper trading your system, which involves conducting thorough research as we have demonstrated, documenting the selections you would have made, and abstaining from actually placing bets. This allows you to practice and refine your strategy without risking any actual money.

Then record the resulting win or lose along with the score. If anything stands out where you lost, a record that too (e.g. red card changed the play to defensive, highest scorer was injured etc). And where you feel it’s needed, you can make changes to the system so that you are, on paper, making consistent winning picks.

When we start a new system or look at using one from another source, we always paper trade. We’ll also test the system on past results when that’s available too. Here’s an MBT Sports Pro Tip – paper trade for 30 days to find out how profitable your system is.

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If you want to learn even more about sports betting systems and tips head over to our website at mbt-sports.com.

What step from this tutorial was new to you, was it Step 2 or 3 or something else?

Let us know by leaving a comment below.

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Try Greyhound Trading for Some Extra Income

Almost everyone these days is looking for some extra money. Times are tough, and the economy isn’t exactly at its peak. Building wealth isn’t easy, but even then lots of people aspire for it.

There certainly are a number of ways to earn something extra. There’s the stock market, mutual funds, real estate, insurance, and putting up your own business. But these things can cost a lot of money at first. Real estate, for example, requires initial investments of £100,000 or more. Not everyone has that much resources to spend, much less risk. How about stock investing? It doesn’t require as much at first, but having significant returns takes several years.



Is there a cheaper, faster alternative?

There actually is. Consider greyhound racing. “Wait, what? I have no idea how that works,” you might be thinking. Truly, greyhound racing is a niche topic. Not everyone understands it, let alone is interested in it. But consider these things about it.

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  1. You get regular returns. Greyhound races are done regularly, so you can collect your wins often. If you do trades in every race, you have a lot of potential returns on your investment.
  2. There are dog racing systems to help you out with the fine details. Greyhound trading is a technical exercise, so there are lots of factors to consider. If you’d rather not study these small details, there are systems like the Two Trap Greyhound System to take care of these for you. With these, you can make more winning bets in every race.
  3. The initial investment is not high. For starters, betting banks can go for just £100 or less. You can use this for several races already.



Convinced? Now, do you want to try it out for yourself?

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Senior Citizens Can Take Advantage of a Good Dog Racing System

Senior Citizens Can Take Advantage of a Good Dog Racing System

Greyhound trading is not limited by age. Whether young, middle-aged, or elderly, it’s a viable way to make some extra cash online.

Anyone who is willing to learn how a dog racing system works can surely take advantage of it. And thanks to modern technology, greyhound trading can be done anytime and anywhere.

Even the elderly are now getting more and more familiar with the internet and how to interact with it. Despite the fact that what they can do is limited by their age, they can still participate in greyhound trading. Modern technology helps them in these ways.

Engaging with greyhound trading offers an opportunity for individuals of all ages to partake in an online activity that can provide financial benefits. It’s a realm that transcends generational divides, welcoming not only the tech-savvy youth but also embracing those advanced in years. With a willingness to understand the mechanics behind the racing systems, you can seamlessly integrate this pastime into your life, leveraging the digital platform to access greyhound markets at your convenience.

The increasing proficiency among senior citizens with the internet means that age is no longer a significant barrier to engaging in such online activities. Though certain physical capacities may decline with age, the digital age offers tools and resources that make greyhound trading accessible. As such, even if you’re in your silver years, modern technology ensures that you can actively participate in and enjoy the thrills of greyhound trading from the comfort of your home.

Home-Manageable Greyhound Staking

Your later years needn’t constraint your participation in the thrilling world of greyhound staking. With current technology, you have the luxury to engage in this pastime from the comfort of your home.

  • Convenience: No need to travel. Bet from your armchair.
  • Accessibility: Use any device with internet connectivity.
  • Simplicity: Platforms cater to your tech proficiency.

Trade Anytime You Choose

  • Online dog racing systems provide flexibility.
  • Ideal for seniors who value a relaxed schedule.
  • No need to align with live event timings.
  • Apply your knowledge of greyhounds when convenient.
  • leisurely approach promoting health and well-being.

Minimal Research Required

When choosing activities for senior citizens, it’s vital to consider those that are easy to grasp without extensive research. For instance, certain activities involving hounds might not necessitate deep analysis of data or statistics, streamlining the experience for seniors.

  • Visual Strain: Activities that limit the need to study fine details are suitable for those with diminished eyesight.
  • Ease of Access: Systems exist that simplify processes, thus saving time and effort.
  • Engagement: Choosing engaging pastimes can alleviate feelings of loneliness and promote mental stimulation.
  • Comprehension: Straightforward instructions enhance understanding, ideally meshing with the intelligence and behaviour of the hound involved.

Whether on your tablet, smartphone, or computer, you’re never more than a few clicks away from the action.

Here’s how:

They can do greyhound trading right at home

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For most senior citizens, going out of the house is already a chore. It’s something they would rather not do. Sitting back and relaxing on a comfy couch is a lot better than having to walk or drive somewhere.

Since the modern dog racing system can be accessed online, it won’t be a problem for seniors. They can access it from home using any device they’re used to – may it be a tablet, phone, or PC.

They can trade at any time

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Being flexible with time is another advantage of an online dog racing system. Since seniors would prefer not to be restricted by tight schedules, it’s very appropriate for them. They don’t have to wait for the actual game to be ongoing to make trades.

Not too much research is needed

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The Two Trap Greyhound System, for example, is very straightforward to use. No need for seniors to pore over mountains of data and statistics; the system does it for them.

Yes, some seniors may love to read, but going over data may be quite boring for them. More so for other seniors whose eyesight is no longer optimum. The Two Trap Greyhound System is thus a big help for such people.

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Amazing Myths On Greyhound Trading

An Extra Moneymaker for Casino Players

Many punters go to casinos for one thing – to make some money. They play the many different games, from slot machines to poker, in the hopes of taking home a big win. For some, they do make some money, but for many, they don’t. A lot of people even lose money to casinos. As the saying goes, the house always wins.

How about an alternative?

If you’re a regular in the casino, have you considered other options? The money you’ve spent on casino games could already amount to a lot. You could even be losing more money than you’re winning; you just are not aware of it. All the more reason to look for something else.



Consider greyhound trading.

“But I don’t know anything about racing,” you might say. You might even fear losing more money, diving into something you have no idea about.

That’s fine. It’s normal to feel that way at the beginning. However, it is possible to learn it, even just the basics. Leave the nitty-gritty to reliable greyhound betting systems, which will guide you in making the most profitable picks.

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This time, you don’t have to leave everything to chance.

Yes, probability still is a big driver of greyhound trading. But it’s not the only thing. Trusted dog racing systems like the Two Trap Greyhound System take into account different factors to help you make winning trades. These include past race performance, dog age, trainer, track conditions, form, and many others.



The great thing is you don’t have to bother studying these factors yourself. The system has done most of it for you. All you need to do is make the winning trade.

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How People With Disabilities Can Benefit from Greyhound Trading

How People With Disabilities Can Benefit from Greyhound Trading

Life-changing injuries, such as those caused by car accidents or sports mishaps, can leave individuals facing new challenges, including reduced mobility.

Adapting to conditions like paraplegia, which results in paralysis from the waist down, can be an immense emotional hurdle. The journey towards adjusting to life with such significant changes is undoubtedly tough.

Fortunately, living in the modern era brings a glimmer of hope. Technologies have advanced, and services are now available that are dedicated to aiding your independence and mobility. Innovations in equipment and support systems mean that independent living is more accessible than ever, offering you the ability to navigate this altered chapter of your life with more confidence.

Disability is no longer something that can stop people from doing something.

Thanks to computers and the internet, practically anyone has the potential to do things online. As long as they are still able to type on a keyboard or tap on a screen, it’s still very possible. A fully digitised hobby or activity does not require walking anyway.

What’s more, it gives people with disabilities more hope for life. Knowing they can still do something for themselves is the biggest motivation they can get.

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Even people with these conditions can cash in with a solid greyhound trading system.

The best part is they can also earn money from a hobby. Watching the greyhound races in itself is fun, but how about winning something from it? That’s even better. And greyhound betting systems would be of great benefit to people with disabilities. The systems can help them make winning bets more easily.

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These systems do not discriminate between those with fully able bodies and those with disability.

Proven dog racing systems know no boundaries. All kinds of people can use them, and all kinds of people can reap the rewards.

If you happen to be someone with a disability, or you want to help someone who does, the Two Trap Greyhound System is something you can certainly use. This greyhound trading system will help you make consistent profits each and every race. It’s even better than simple betting!

Harnessing Digital Access: No Barriers to Greyhound Trading

In today’s digital era, physical limitations need not hinder your engagement with your passions. Greyhound trading and racing have transitioned online, allowing you to participate fully in these activities with just clicks or taps.

  • Online Accessibility: Engage in greyhound trading or keep up with races without the need for physical presence.
  • Empowerment: The digital sphere provides a space where your abilities shine, giving you control and independence.
  • Inclusivity in Hobbies: Whether you’re a seasoned greyhound trader or a racing enthusiast, the internet welcomes you to stay involved.

Maximising Profits with Greyhound Betting Systems

Greyhound betting isn’t just thrilling; it’s also a potential source of earnings, even if you have a disability. By employing a solid strategy, you can place single betslay bets or back bets on favourites or underdogs. Efficient trading greyhounds methodologies mean even a place bet can be profitable. Here’s how you can cash in:

  • Back Bet: Support a greyhound you believe will win.
  • Lay Bet: Bet against a greyhound you think won’t finish first.
  • Place Bet: Choose a greyhound to finish in a top position.

Remember, becoming one of the successful bettors is about smart strategies, not just luck.

Unbiased Systems in Greyhound Markets

Trading systems in the greyhound markets, such as those used on Betfair Exchange, offer equal opportunities regardless of one’s physical abilities. They empower you to leverage statistical data and execute a disciplined staking plan, minimising the impact of chasing losses and enhancing potential profitability.

Key Points:

  • Performance: Utilising robust strategies can lead to consistent outcomes.
  • Scalping and Price Movements: Anticipating small fluctuations in odds can yield frequent, modest gains.
  • Liquidity: Adequate market liquidity is crucial for entering and exiting positions.
  • Risk Management: Apply effective techniques to manage the inherent high volatility.
  • Statistics and Probability: Base decisions on empirical data rather than intuition.
  • Odds Comparison: Use odds comparison sites for the best available odds before placing a trade.
  • Potential Returns and Risks: Understand the balance between prospective returns against possible risks.

By remaining informed and cautious, you can navigate the dynamics of the greyhound market effectively. Always remember, the key is in the disciplined approach and adherence to a solid risk management strategy, crucial for success in sports trading on betting exchanges.

Frequently Asked Questions

Effective Pre-Off Horse Race Trading Tactics

When you’re trading before the start of a horse race, it’s crucial to understand market dynamics. Monitor the price movements and look for patterns showing where the price is likely to head. Some traders prefer to use software to place bets rapidly.

  • Scalping: Place bets to take advantage of small price movements.
  • Swing Trading: Look for larger price shifts to make a bigger profit.

Earning a Living by Trading Horse Races

Successful trading requires a solid strategy, discipline, and enough capital. Diversify your trading activities to manage risk and secure consistent profits over time.

  • Create a well-researched trading strategy.
  • Keep disciplined with your staking plan.
  • Understand the markets and adapt as needed.

Greyhound Betting: The Laying Strategy Unpacked

Laying a greyhound means you’re betting that it will not win the race. This is usually based on form, performance metrics, and your own observations of the dog’s condition.

Factors to ConsiderDescription
Dog’s FormPoor recent results could indicate a lay.
Track ConditionsSome dogs may not perform well on certain tracks.
Greyhound BehaviourSigns of distress or lack of focus pre-race.

Influences on Greyhound Trap Allocation

Traps in greyhound racing are determined by several factors:

  • Seedings: Similar to a player’s ranking which can influence trap selection.
  • Race Distance: Sprinters may be placed in traps closer to the rails.
  • Previous Performance: Results in races can affect future trap allocations.
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Successful Strategies on Betfair for Trading

On Betfair, utilise a mix of strategies to identify value:

  • Back to Lay: Bet on a price to shorten then lay off at a lower price for profit.
  • Lay to Back: Lay at a low price and back at a higher price when the odds drift.

Disqualification Scenarios for Racing Greyhounds

Rules must be strictly followed in greyhound races. A greyhound can be disqualified for reasons such as:

  • Failing a drug test.
  • Interference with other dogs during the race.
  • Not chasing the lure properly.
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