Why should you bet on Western Australia greyhound racing rather than other types of races such as thoroughbred or harness racing? One reason is that with greyhound racing there are fewer variables to consider. In greyhound racing, you only have to consider the performance of the greyhound itself. On the other hand, with horse racing, you not only have to think about the past record and performance of the horse, but also his jockey and trainer, increasing the amount of data you have to factor in when choosing which horse to place your bet on.
Another advantage of Western Australia greyhound racing is that there are fewer clubs to choose from. There are around twenty-five thoroughbred racing clubs and thirteen harness racing clubs, but only three greyhound racing clubs. This makes it easier for you to find a club to bet in, while still offering you plenty of betting opportunities as the clubs offer race meetings six times a week. The clubs are run by the Western Australian Greyhound Racing Corporation and found at Cannington, Mandurah and Northam. In addition, many of the games are also telecast on SKY Channel TV.
If you’re used to betting on the horses, there will be very little adjustment if you decide to start betting on Western Australia greyhound racing since the same basic bet types are used. For example, standard bets are the Win and Place bets in which you win if the greyhounds you choose finish first, second or third, while exotic bets include the Quinella, which lets you choose the Win and Place finishers in any order and the Trifecta, which requires you to pick the first three finishers in the exact order to win. There are also betting options that can increase your chances of winning such as Box bets that cover all the possible combinations for the finishing order and Standout bets in which you pick one greyhound to win and then the other greyhounds you’ve selected can fill the second and third places in any order.
And, just as with horse racing, you can bet on greyhound races through online racebooks. These sites will allow you to place bets on all the racing events held at the various clubs from the comfort of your computer. All you have to do is sign up for an account on their site and then make your first deposit, and you can start betting to your heart’s content. To sweeten the deal further, online racebooks will even offer you generous welcome bonuses that match the amount of your first deposit up to a certain amount.
Many racebooks even have loyalty bonuses for continuing to make deposits and place bets on their site. Simply choose the bonus that you want and sign up for an account. You should be aware, however, that you will not be able to withdraw the bonus into your back account until you have met the necessary wagering requirements – that is, you have to bet the amount of the bonus a certain number of times. But when used properly, a sign up bonus can greatly enhance your enjoyment of betting on Western Australia greyhound racing since it will boost your wagering bankroll.