Sports Betting News: Greyhound Racing Gets Schedule Shake-Up

Michael Black
Michael Black
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Sports Betting News: Greyhound Racing Gets Schedule Shake-Up

Greyhound racing coverage in the United Kingdom is set for a shake-up after SIS and Premier Greyhound Racing (PGR) announced a revised daily schedule. 
The revamped line-up is designed to enhance the greyhound racing experience for punters in land-based bookmakers and on betting sites in the UK.

Read on as we look at this development before assessing some of the other top stories impacting the sports betting industry this week.


  • SIS & PGR announce new greyhound racing schedule.
  • Online betting GGY increases in Q4.
  • O’Brien joins training legends on prestigious list.

UK Greyhound Racing Schedule is Revamped

The revised schedule, which is scheduled to start on May 20, includes adjustments to the times for fixtures in the morning and evening. 
Morning races will start at 11.01 am and 11.09 am, while races in the evening will begin at 6.08 pm. The move is designed to benefit bookies and punters alike. 
UK betting apps have already had an upsurge in traffic this year courtesy of every race being streamed live on the new website.

Real Event Betting Yield Rises in Q4

Real event wagering on betting sites contributed £565 million to the Gross Gambling Yield in the UK in Q4 (January – March 2024) – a two percent year-on-year increase. 
March was the busiest month of the quarter, with 338.3 million bets placed across a total of 2.8m active accounts. The GGY was £233.8m. 
Online slots also helped to produce a sizeable increase in the overall GGY, with 21.9 billion spins recorded across 4.2m active accounts.

O’Brien Inducted into British Champions Series Hall of Fame

Aidan O'Brien has become the fourth trainer to be inducted into the prestigious QIPCO British Champions Series Hall of Fame. 
The Irishman joins Sir Michael Stoute, Sir Henry Cecil and Vincent O'Brien in receiving the accolade after becoming a dominant force in flat racing during the 21st century. 
O’Brien has won the Epsom Derby a record nine times and regularly forces horse racing betting sites into making sizeable payouts by winning big races.