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Greyhound racing is attracting more online gambling interest

By mr-gambling on 2012-11-12 10:13:20

If recent reports are to be believed sports gambling in Ireland is on the increase. Many people thought that when the high profile sporting events such as the London Olympics were over sports gambling would return to normal levels, but the interest in gambling on sports appears to have been maintained. Horse racing and football have always been the top sports gambling events in Ireland but sports such as greyhound racing are catching up fast. There are now seventeen greyhound tracks in Ireland, all of which have been upgraded extensively over the past few years and now offer hospitality facilities to appeal to a much wider audience. An evening spent gambling on greyhound racing at a local track is now a very enjoyable leisure activity for many, and far easier than going to a horse racing meeting. For online sports gambling fans, greyhound racing provides gambling opportunities almost every night of the week and is of course highly suited to the appeal of online gambling with short races and quick results. Many greyhound race meetings are also screened live online adding further to the enjoyment of gambling on greyhound racing. This month sees both the Irish St Leger and the English St Leger being run, with Paddy Power offering odds on both of these classics in the greyhound racing season. The Irish St Leger looks to be the closest to call with three dogs at 7/4, 9/4 and 5/2 respectively with Paddy Power, and the fourth favourite at a distant 10/1. The English St Leger appears to have more dogs in the running, with the favourite being quoted at 4/1 with both Paddy Power and Ladbrokes, although they appear to disagree as to which dog is favourite. Greyhound race gambling in Ireland is definitely on the up, and money spent on upgrading facilities at the tracks has paid off in terms of attendance, and online greyhound gambling has increased accordingly. Greyhound racing is now hard on the heels of horse racing as a sports gambling activity.