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I am a professional gambler. My income is derived from several forms of gambling, primarily greyhound racing. I offer greyhound tips and greyhound handicapping training.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Greyhounds are like real estate. The best ones have the best view...

If you are looking for valuable greyhound tips and picks then file this one away in your arsenal. To understand it you must first understand some basics of greyhound handicapping.

1. In almost every greyhound race there are at least 6 dogs that can win. Sometimes all 8 greyhounds on the track have a shot.

2. Speed in most races means just as much as the speed of your car when driving in the city. If you have a 12 cylinder Ferrari and The person next to you has a 4 cylinder Honda you will probably move through the city at about the same rate of speed. The difference will be who gets trapped behind slower cars, catches more lights and other factors not related to how fast the car is.

In greyhound racing the first turn is the great equalizer. If you don't survive the first turn you can't win. If you don't get to the turn near the front then your chances increase of not surviving.

When you evaluating the greyhounds in a race compare the break and 8th call of each greyhound in relation to the greyhounds on it's side. The greyhound to the inside of your greyhound will have the greatest impact unless the greyhound you are looking at likes to break wide (to the right instead of the left.)

You will see the public betting fast greyhounds down to favorites that have dogs on either side of them that will give them trouble getting clear. On the other had a slower dog that comes out faster than the dogs surrounding it will have a good chance of clearing the turn on the front.

When you are evaluating what greyhound to bet on consider the view!

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Puppy Podcast for this weekend March 1st 2013

Catch all the interviews and features of "Pup U" radio available now at Greyhound Track Tips !

Just added is Randy Birch podcast for racing action this weekend plus great interviews with lifelong professional handicapper Jim Smith.

There's always something informative on "Pup U Radio" at www.greyhoundtracktips.com



Thursday, February 21, 2013

Meet profitable greyhound players.

Winning players share their thoughts in their own words. YOU can become a winning player too!

Monday, January 14, 2013

New Year Resolutions to help you win more money at the greyhound track

Every year I like to think about the previous year and any new lessons I may have learned that can be written in stone and become part of the handicapping Bible. I do pick up new things here and there along the way, but I find that the basics always seem to yield the best results. So to help us all focus and prepare to profit more in 2013 I present to you...

New Years Resolutions to help you win more in 2013

1. Play fewer races

I never understand why this isn't the easiest rule to follow. I guess it is because people who gamble really like to gamble. That means playing every race. I realize it is boring to watch a race sometimes when you have nothing riding on it but what is more important to you, winning money or not being bored? In a recent conversation with lifelong professional greyhound player Jimmy Smith (now with track data systems and bigjackpotbetting.com) we talked about this very thing. He said when he was playing for a living he would just make a straight trifecta wager on the races he knew he should pass. It only cost $2 and he still had a rooting interest in the race. And the bonus is that occasionally he would hit the straight trifecta, sometimes for a lot of money. So whether you do this, or make a $2 win wager or go to the bathroom, let's wager on less races in 2013. Pick your very best races and put all of your money on them. You will be putting more in races you have a better chance of winning.

2. Play fewer combinations

If you can hit a trifecta for $12 but you are spending $20 then you are costing yourself money every race. In fact, for only $4 more you could double the $12 bet and hit the trifecta twice instead of once. I can't do that you say? Let me ask you this, have you tried? I find that most gamblers that play greyhound racing are lazy. They will use all of their time, talent and 'know how' looking for the winner in a race but after that they just casually select the other runners for the trifecta. Have you considered this? Do you spend 10 minutes looking for the winner only to spend 1 minute picking out the runners to put with your pick for the trifecta? Devote MORE time figuring out the place and show dogs as you do picking your winner. You can hit the same trifecta tickets for less money which will mean MORE profit for you at the end of 2013.

3. Learn something new from someone that is successful

If you want to have success then you need to emulate success. I am not suggesting you need to come learn with me at "Pup U" online at www.greyhoundtracktips.com . Of course you would learn a lot of you did. But you must know someone that plays the puppies that is better at it than you. Talk to them. Learn from them. Even if you only learn one tiny thing you will benefit for it the rest of your life. So it is well worth the investment to attain it. I recently had someone ask me why they should pay me $40 a month to learn from me. I asked them a simple question. If you only learned one tiny thing that helped you either win $10 more a month OR lose $10 less every month, then you small investment with me would earn you $3,000 over the course of the next 25 years you play the greyhounds. And thats if you only learn one tiny little thing. Imagine if you learned a lot! So again, you don't have to learn from me. Just surround yourself with people that know more than you do about greyhound racing. Learn something new!

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Part 2: Interview with World Series of Greyhound Handicapping Champion 2011

Chris (wezineville) won the $10,000 2011 World Series of Greyhound Handicapping at www.bigjackpotbetting.com . This is part 1 of my interview with him. As always if you want to learn how to win at the track from a pro check us out at www.greyhoundtracktips.com . We'd love to have you on the team.

Interview with World Series of Greyhound Handicapping Champion 2011

Chris (wezineville) won the $10,000 2011 World Series of Greyhound Handicapping at www.bigjackpotbetting.com . This is part 1 of my interview with him. As always if you want to learn how to win at the track from a pro check us out at www.greyhoundtracktips.com . We'd love to have you on the team.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Hollywood Dog Track to Test Single Pool Wagering

This is the headline from the article linked here

When I read this headline I was somewhat interested as I know Jim Smith with bigjackpotbetting.com has been pushing for a 'win only' wager. I fully support the win only wager. As a professional player I would much rather be able to only pick one greyhound and have a large enough pool to bet into that I could show decent returns on my wagers. But alas it is not to be. They are testing this on the trifecta pool.

Based on the pools last week this would have meant a $11k trifecta pool which isn't extraordinary by any stretch of the imagination. An $11k win pool on the other hand would have been an oddity worth talking about and wagering in. I don't understand the thinking here. I really don't get it.

I already have a home for $10k plus trifecta pools. And I'm comfortable at that home. Mardi Gras on the other hand is a track I struggle with. So I won't be dumping large amounts of money into their $10k plus trifecta pool. On the other hand, I would have eagerly made a $100 win bet into a $10k plus win pool. And I would play that pool regularly.

How does this affect the casual player? Think about it. Most casual players aren't betting the trifecta pool. They are making Win/Place bets and betting the quinella pool. That's what they do. Where do you think they will go when the trifecta wager only race comes up? I don't know. I hope they would give it a shot. Some of them will. I suspect most will just go play the slots though.

I'm not trying to demean Mardi Gras greyhound park by any means. I really appreciate the steps they have taken to cater to the player. The lower take out on w/p/s wagers was appreciated. The other things they are doing at the track and online have been appreciated. They are taking chances and breaking new ground in a sport that has typically been happy with the status quo or worse, making things worse for the player year after year.

Kudos! Hollywood. Kudos on not being afraid to shake it up. Thanks for your courage. But I must admit I don't get this move. I really don't get it at all.

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