Now that online gambling has established itself as a mainstream way to enjoy our sports gambling we find that we have far more sports gambling opportunities to choose from. This has consequently been hugely beneficial for some of the lower profile sports such as greyhound racing. For many years Irish sports gambling fans overwhelmingly followed horse racing and football above all else, and sports such as greyhound racing suffered as a result with almost all greyhound gambling confined to the tracks many of which were falling into disrepair. Over recent years however there has been a massive investment in upgrading the tracks and improving the hospitality facilities, and there are now seventeen greyhound tracks in Ireland most of which have regular meetings so that there is an opportunity for gambling on greyhounds almost every day. There has been a dip in the financial fortunes of the Irish Greyhound Board over the last two years, but just last month they were able to announce a new 5-year sponsorship deal with Dublin Coach so things may be about to pick up again. There is no doubt that gambling on greyhounds is great fun, and with improved track facilities and access to live races screened over the internet there is every chance of greyhound gambling becoming a more popular activity among Irish sports gambling fans. For those sports gambling enthusiasts who have not yet tried gambling on greyhound racing there is an ideal chance to see top class racing this month with both the Boylesport Irish Greyhound Derby and the Irish Greyhound Plate being run at Shelbourne Park on the 13th September. Whether you go to the track or try gambling online it is worth a shot.