Greyhounds General rules Bets on greyhound racing are accepted for all UK BAGS (Bookmakers Afternoon Greyhound Service) meetings, BEGS (Bookmakers Evening Greyhound Service) meetings, and where we specifically advertise acceptance or where betting opportunities are available on the site. Bets are settled on the official result called by the judge and any subsequent amendments will be ignored for settlement purposes. Unless a show, early or ante-post price is either offered or requested, all bets on greyhound racing will be settled at starting price returns. The starting price (SP) is the price available at the 'off' of a race. Where a Virgin Bet SP or an industry SP is returned, this will take precedence over any other declared SP and will be used to settle bets where a no show, early or ante-post price is requested. Where no SP is returned and no show, early or ante-post price is requested, settlement will be based on the final show of betting transmitted by SIS. Where no betting shows are transmitted, greyhound bets will be void. We cannot be held responsible for any errors or omissions in respect of accuracy in publishing or issuing of prices or information, despite every effort being made to ensure total accuracy. We reserve the right to correct these errors. Each-way Bets are accepted on win or each way. Using the each-way checkbox will double the unit stake placed on the winner selection. It will contain one bet on the winner and another bet on the place. Terms will be written in the header of the event. For example: E/W 1/4 1-2. Number of runners Not handicap race 2 - 4 Win only. 5 - 7 1/4 odds for place 1, 2. 8 1/5 odds for place 1, 2, 3. The each-way terms shown above are determined by the number of runners at the start of a race, not by when the bet was placed. If you place an each-way bet for a race that is win only, the total stake will be invested in a win. For the purpose of settlement, each-way doubles, trebles etc. are settled as two distinct bets. That is, win on ‘to win’ and place on ‘to place’. Each-way bets are not accepted on unnamed favourites. Ante-post Standard ante-post rules apply. Show/early prices Show prices are the current prices on offer at the course during the period before a race. Early prices are special prices and are usually offered up until 15 minutes before the race off. Prices are subject to fluctuation. If you want a bet at show/early price you must request it at the time of placing your bet. In the case of a non-runner, any bets at show prices or early prices will be settled at the starting price. Reruns Where a race has been declared a no-race and is rerun, all bets will stand for the greyhounds that take part in the rerun. The prices returned on the rerun will govern the settlement. Show/early prices will stand for a rerun unless there is a non-runner, in which case all bets will be settled at the SP. A rerun greyhound race is taken in the order in which it was originally placed in the programme, irrespective of the time at which it was rerun. Where a race has been declared a no-race and is not rerun, all bets for that race will be made void and will not count for any additional race. Forecasts A straight forecast is a bet where you name two selections to finish first and second in the correct order in a specified event. A reverse forecast is a bet where you name two selections to finish first and second in any order in a specified event. A combination forecast is a bet where you choose three or more selections, with any of these to finish 1st and 2nd in a specified event. Any winning forecast is paid according to the official computer forecast return, which is declared to a £/€/$1 stake. Forecasts will be accepted only in races of three or more runners and will be settled in accordance with the officially declared SP computer forecast dividend. In races with fewer than three runners, the forecast bet will be declared void. If one of the selections becomes a non-runner in a forecast bet, the total stake will be placed on the other remaining selection as a win single bet at the SP. In a combination forecast, where a selection becomes a non-runner, the total stake of the bet will be divided equally between the possible forecast combinations, with the remaining selections and the forecasts, including the non-runner, becoming singles. In the event of a dead heat, separate dividends will be declared for all the runners involved in the dead heat and forecast. Unnamed favourites are not accepted for forecast betting. Forecasts are accepted for singles only. Tricasts A tricast is a bet where you name the first three selections to finish first, second and third in the correct order in a specified race, in races where a computer forecast dividend is declared. A combination tricast is a bet where you name three selections to finish first, second and third in any order. Any winning tricast is paid out according to the official computer tricast return which is declared to a £/€/$1 stake. If no tricast dividend is returned, bets placed on the race will be made void. If one non-runner is selected, the tricast will be settled as a straight forecast on the remaining two selections. If one non-runner is selected in a combination tricast, the bet will be settled as a reverse forecast on the other two selections. Example: If you had a tricast on greyhound 1, greyhound 2, greyhound 3, where greyhound 2 is a non-runner, the bet will be settled as a forecast on greyhound 1 to beat greyhound 3. Example 2: In a Combination tricast on greyhound 1, greyhound 2, greyhound 3, where greyhound 3 is a non-runner, the bet will be settled as follows: * 1,2,3, -> bet stands as a 1,2 forecast * 1,3,2 -> bet stands as a 1,2 forecast * 2,1,3 -> bet stands as a 2,1 forecast * 2,3,1 -> bet stands as a 2,1 forecast * 3,1,2 -> bet stands as a 1,2 forecast * 3,2,1 -> bet stands as a 2,1 forecast In the event of two or more runners dead-heating for first, second or third place, separate dividends will be declared and paid for each qualifying tricast. In fixed price tricasts, the full odds will be paid with the stake being split according to the number of runners in the dead heat. Unnamed favourites are not accepted for tricast betting. Tricasts are accepted for singles only. Favourites Bets on the favourite are accepted win-only at the starting price. Early prices or board prices cannot be taken on unnamed favourites. The favourite is the greyhound quoted at the shortest odds in the official starting prices. Where you nominate the favourite and two or more runners start at the same odds, and these odds are shorter than those quoted against any other, then these two are equal first favourites and equal second favourites. If two or more co-favourites are selected, the stake will be divided equally between them and paid at full odds. Related articles Horse Racing What's a Rule 4 deduction?