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How To Bet On Harness Racing
Have you ever heard of harness racing? It’s a horse racing event in which horses compete according to the way they run. Harness racing is a popular sport in Finland, and the sport normally involves a cart called sulky which is pulled by the horses.
Harness Racing Bets
If you know how to bet on other kinds of horse races you already know the essential aspects about harness betting: the key is to get to know the horses and the riders and try to develop skills to predict the result of the races correctly.
The race result, i.e. the winner, is the most important betting market. Just like traditional horse races, there are bets to select the top 2 or top 3 horses. If a specific horse isn’t likely to win the race, you can still bet if you believe it has a chance of doing well.
Harness Racing Odds
The most important concept to bet on Harness Racing is to understand what an odd is and how it affects the potential prizes – just like any sport that is popular in Finland for betting purposes such as Ice Hockey or Association Football.
The market will perceive the horses and jockeys that are stars and have good chances of winning as favourites which usually results in lower odds – a rookie, whether it is an animal or a jockey, will have higher odds as the chances of winning are smaller (in theory).
Harness Racing Online Betting
Finnish bettors can gamble on Harness Racing without having to be present at the tracks; nowadays it is also possible to read about the upcoming events at websites that are focused on horse racing and bet on horses that you don’t know at all.
How to Calculate Betting Odds
If you are new to betting we will explain how to transform your impressions into numbers: that is quite easy, and we suggest that you start your gambling studies by understanding how to calculate decimal odds which is the most common format.
Estimate the chances of a horse winning in terms of percentages, like a chance of 25% – then divide 100% by your estimation, the result is 100%/25% = 4.0 (decimal odds). After this process, scan the markets for odds that are significantly higher than your estimation, that is called ‘searching for value’.
If you bet on ‘overpriced’ odds, which presumes your estimations are keen, you will become a profitable punter in the long run.