Operated by an unnamed tipster, Lay the Dogs is a free service that provides greyhound racing selections for lay betting.
What is the product?
Lay the Dogs is a lay betting service for greyhound racing. The tipster behind Lay the Dogs is anonymous but the claimed results are pretty reasonable. There are usually anywhere between one and 6 selections made daily with Lay the Dogs producing average odds of 6.34 and a substantial 82.81% strike rate. There is nothing about how Lay the Dogs selections are made but given the fact that receiving selections is free, it isn’t the biggest issue. There is also staking advice provided which will ultimately make a huge difference as to how much Lay the Dogs will earn you. As Lay the Dogs is a lay betting system this will mean you need an account through a betting exchange such as Betfair to make it work.
What is the investment vs. the rate of return?
As I have already mentioned is a free service and seems to have been like that since 2011 which suggests that it will continue in this vein. In terms of the return on investment, depending on your staking method it ranges from 3.68% to as low as 0.51%. This represents a point value of 780 points and 99.14 respectively so these aren’t huge gains.
Does the product provide value for money?
Despite being free I am not convinced that the time and effort involved in Lay the Dogs is worthwhile.
Key to reflecting on any money making product is the commercial viability of it. In the case of Lay the Dogs, I don’t believe there really is any. The fact is that a 3.68% return is less than some savings accounts and there is no risk involved there and no need to invest your time. I don’t even see how this would appeal to a casual punter as the laying aspect requires a reasonable amount of effort.
All in all, I don’t see where the market for Lay the Dogs lies, but if you see something you like there is the bonus that there is nothing to really hold you back.