The image of racing has moved on considerably from the old clichéd images of flat caps and burger vans, a "night at the dogs" now provide top class dining and entertainment, appealing to a cross-section the public. As for the racing itself, you can now bet on dozens of exhilarating competitions, taking part at various venues every day!
Without staying in the bookies all day, it used to be hard to keep an eye on all the action. Thanks to modern mobile devices, you can now keep tabs on all greyhound prices, place bets when you want to and even watch live races. Here you can discover the best greyhound racing apps for Apple iOS, Android and Windows Phone devices.
Best Greyhound Racing Bookmaker App - Bet365
FREE LIVE STREAMING SERVICE
Bet365 is our favourite sportsbook app for dog racing because you can watch live greyhound racing from virtually every racetrack in Ireland or the UK on your smartphone or tablet. You can watch live racing from tracks such as Henlow, Newcastle, Sunderland and many more for free. Other dog tracks like Wimbledon, Swindon, Shelbourne Park and Harolds Cross requre you to place a small wager of £1 to access the live streams.
Once you open the Bet365 app you can select Greyhounds, either through the A-Z of sports provided, or by simply clicking on the dog icon, found among the popular sports images. Once selected you will see the greyhound screen. This is split into sections with 'Top Coupons' showing live and early prices, 'Next Three' displaying the odds for upcoming races, then below is a full list of races that day, in order of venue and time. Under this you can also find different special and matched bets for the day.
When you have deposited your funds, you can simply bet by clicking your selection and entering how much you wish to wager. Bet365 offer live audio commentary on many races, found under the speaker icon on the race page. You can also access live streaming on a selection of evening races. Both of these services are free, providing you have money in your account.
Best Coverage Of Irish Dog Racing - Barking Buzz
In the Talking Dogs section, the app will keep you up-to-date with all the latest news and headlines, allowing you to check out all the important stories from the last few days. Under the Greyhound Stadium section you can also find out about all offers and events at the different tracks, along with their contact details and a map locations.
The Barking Buzz app makes it possible to place wagers directly onto the Tote. Simply create you account, make your deposit and you can start entering the pools with your chosen dogs. The app provides details of all Irish races, including race cards and form. It even has a predictor showing you the most likely winner based on the raw data, along with a tips section where the experts share their opinion.
Once you have placed a bet of at least €1, you can sit back and watch the race on your iPhone or iPad. This option to Watch Live, is available for all the major meetings, allowing you to view all the action via a HD quality stream.
Download Barking Buzz: http://www.igb.ie/apps
Best App For Race Cards & Form: Greyhound Bet
When you open the Greyhound Bet app you will see all the UK races for the day, along with the top Irish meetings, which can be viewed chronologically or in order of tracks. Along the bottom of the app you can also see the results or view the day's news stories.
Once you open up a race card you will see a brief summary on each dog, along with their form figures, SP forecast, trainers name and Topspeed rating. This can be changed to see the race form in more detail, or view the dog's stats. Here you can also discover a tips section, along with a predictor tool, which runs an animated simulation of the race.
Racing Post has teamed up with a number of leading UK bookmakers. This means that once you have created your Racing Post account, you can allow the app to access a number of your online betting accounts, giving you the ability to place bets directly through Greyhound Bet. With an active account, the app also allows you to view free live streamed races, or you can listen to the audio commentary.
Download Racing Post Greyhound Bet: http://greyhoundbet.racingpost.com
Best Greyhound UK Tote Betting - 24 Dogs
Registering an E-Tote account is straightforward, although it is easier on large screened devices. After that you can deposit into your account and place bets on different races. These are then paid out at the track tote odds, and some jackpot pools give you the chance to win thousands of pounds.
In addition to just being a betting portal 24Dogs provides many great features for punters. For £1 you can access the full form of every dog in each race, along with free stats section, including information such as acceleration and what grade the greyhound has ran in recently. There is also a tips and results service.
24Dogs best feature is the ability to stream live racing. Here you can watch the top races of the evening no matter where you are. There is a £5 fee for this service, although if you place bets of equal or partial value then this is refunded back to your account. The tracks covered include Swindon, Wimbledon, Poole, Belle Vue, Hall Green, Perry Barr, Newcastle, Sunderland, Harolds Cross, Shelbourne Park and Drumbo Park, with an extra, non-refundable, charge for Coventry.