Greyhound racing and betting on greyhounds was given a huge boost by the introduction of televised afternoon meetings, which began being beamed into betting shops in the late '80s. At its peak greyhounds accounted for a quarter of all betting turnover, second only to horseracing. Today it's a different picture as the sport's estimated slice of the betting action has declined to approximately 14 per cent.
The emergence of other betting products over the past 10 years - particularly sports betting - has meant greyhound racing has had to fight hard to retain a position. However, despite fierce competition in the ever-changing betting environment, greyhound racing still remains a core part of betting in the UK, staging an average of six meetings per day across 30 tracks.
One of the advantages of betting online is that bookmakers can contact customers to advise them of any errors. What does not work, of course, is if customers do not check the e-mail address they gave when opening the account or else fail to update... more
The ability to write a bet on a plain sheet of paper gives betting shop customers great freedom. Unfortunately it also gives rise to inevitable disputes over the legibility of handwriting or what precisely was intended. To decide these disputes... more
The following greyhound stadia and members of the Racecourse Promoters Association recognise the benefit of having access to effective dispute resolution services and retain IBAS as their independent adjudication body.
Historically bookmakers have always restricted bets at certain minor greyhound tracks, and companies state it clearly in their rules which tracks are acceptable and what their criteria are for acceptance at tracks not listed. It follows that it is best for bettors to check the rule book when placing transactions at one of the lesser known tracks.