What is Betting on Losing Dogs?

People love to wager on just about anything. Sports events, social trends, politics, the world’s biggest celebrities – people love to give it a go, as long as they feel like they can learn something new from the experience. And what’s not to love? Sports betting has become so popular that bookmakers have started creating fresh wagering markets on notable sporting events. Take the 2019 World Cup for example, which is one of the world’s biggest sporting events. With a record number of countries competing, there has never been a more intriguing tournament to wager on. And what’s more, the World Cup is being held in a number of different countries, meaning there’s a chance to make a winning bet in a country where you don’t even speak the language! 

If you’re considering placing a wager on any sporting event, or indeed any other niche market, then it might be worth looking into the concept of betting on losing dogs. The idea behind betting on losing dogs is pretty simple: you choose a dog that you think will lose, and the bookmakers take care of the rest. There’s a rich history of people placing bets on dogs and hoping they lose, and in some cases it’s even worked out for them. Here are a few examples.

Fruit Basket

In the summer of 1920, a well-known jockey placed a bet on a horse named Fruit Basket to win the prestigious Santa Anita Stakes. He was fairly certain that the horse would lose, as he had gone to the bookies with a fat wad of cash and placed the bet based on that assumption. The horse lost – but not by enough to cover his bet, so he had to pay up. The jockey placed the same bet on another horse later that same day and lost again. The same thing happened a third time, but this time the jockey won enough to cover his bet. It was a stressful couple of days for the jockey, but the experience changed him for the better: he realized how much betting against the house money can hurt your mental wellbeing, so he decided to never touch the evil stuff again. This was probably the first time someone decided to bet on losing dogs, but it’s certainly not the last. Today, Fruit Basket is regarded as one of the greatest racehorses of all time and is honored with a statue in the center of Santa Anita racetrack in California.

The Greyhound

In 1933, a greyhound named The Greyhound went to the dogs on 29 December, when he failed to arrive home at the appointed time for a scheduled race at the Currie Cup. His owners had given him an ultimatum: either win or lose, but definitely not draw – because that’s just not how the dog world works. The poor hound had been doing his best, training day and night for a chance at the big time. He had even thrown away a previous win just so he could focus on perfecting the long-distance race. Finally, the day of the race arrived and he was confident his speed and endurance would allow him to pull off a unique victory. Unfortunately, The Greyhound was not able to complete the race, as he was caught in an explosion at the 30-meter mark and killed. His owners were bitterly disappointed, but it was just an unfortunate accident, and they decided to trust their greyhound’s ability and let nature take its course.

Penny Ante

In the 1920s, a type of gambling known as penny ante poker gained immense popularity in the United States. The concept behind penny ante poker is that players wager only a small amount of money – a penny or two at a time – on the outcome of a poker game. The small bets add up to create interesting dynamics in a game that can otherwise feel chaotic. If you’ve ever played Texas hold’em, then you’ll know exactly what kind of game penny ante poker is. It’s a fast-paced, fun game that gets the adrenaline pumping – and one that you can learn a lot from.

More Than Meets The Eye

In the summer of 1937, a man by the name of James Bradley traveled to New York City to attend the dog races. He placed a large wager on a dog named Skippy, which he believed would win the prestigious American Derby. Skippy lost, and Mr. Bradley became one of the first people in history to lose over $100,000 (over $1 million in today’s money) on a single wager. Mr. Bradley committed suicide two years later. It was recorded that he had spent the last few days of his life trying to make up for his bad luck. He wanted to give the bookies a chance to make it up to him, so he placed a large bet on a loser – meaning he would win if Skippy lost. Suicide notes have been found next to his body, which stated that he was doing so because he could not bear the thought of his family having to deal with his financial problems. It is believed that James Bradley is the man behind the creation of the modern day dog betting market, and is often credited with starting the trend of betting on losers. After his death, people began placing bets on dogs out of respect for his loss. But enough about the past – let’s get to the present and discuss how to bet on dogs.

How To Place A Bet On A Losing Dog

If you want to bet on a dog, then there are a few things you need to do. First off, make sure that you’re acting within the rules of the bookies. It is generally accepted that you cannot bet on a non-winning horse, so if you want to place a wager on a losing dog, then you need to find a way to make sure that happens. Second, make sure that you’re choosing a dog that will in fact lose. It’s a wise move to check the formulae or profiles of the dogs before making your bet – you don’t want to bet on a dog that you think might just pull off a famous victory. Finally, make sure that you’re placing your bet with a reputable bookie. Some of the bigger companies that deal in sports betting might require you to open an account with them, but it’s a good idea to avoid these companies if you want to keep your personal information private. The key documents related to your new account (like ID proof and password) should be sent to you in a sealed envelope, so keep them safe and secret – if they’re not, then you might find your personal information and other associated documents being sold online by cybercriminals. (Never send documents through email – even if it’s an important email, it will end up in the junk mail folder without a second thought.)

Where Can I Bet?

People are finding ways to place bets on dogs all over the world. In some cases, it’s even become a regular thing for some individuals. For instance, in the U.K., the phrase ‘putting a bob on Blackpool’ was used as a figure of speech meaning ‘taking a punt on something’ – and it literally means ‘betting on Blackpool’. In Ireland, you’ll often find pubs and race tracks offering bets on pretty much any sporting event or contest. Ireland is well-known for being one of the most sporting countries in the world, which accounts for the large number of opportunities for someone to place a bet.

More On Types Of Wagering

There are various types of wagering that you might consider. The most traditional type of wagering is placing a wager on whether or not a particular team will win a game. For example, if you believe that Arsenal will beat Chelsea in the upcoming game, then you could lay a wager on that outcome. In some cases, people will bet on the total number of goals that will be scored in a particular match. Others will lay odds on whether or not the home team will win. There are also more complicated types of wagering, like betting on the score of a particular player in a particular game – or indeed the number of tattoos a person will have counting down from the current number they have to their final one.