Though the competing of horses and cars tends to be the more common form of racing betting, there is also the format of Greyhound Racing which competes a unique and capable breed of dog against each other around a track. The latter event supports just as heated a level of competition as well as betting opportunity for the punters of Australia and so makes for a solid candidate to pursue in this regard. Like most forms of this sport, this particular form of race is a rather prestigious affair for all involved and so also carries some sizeable wallets and purses for the vigilant and successful punters involved.
There was a time when betting tips were received from shady figures in a local pub, or perhaps even in a dark alley somewhere. A mysterious stranger would mutter something about a particular horse doing well in a race, and anyone hearing the tip would have to put some serious trust in the stranger. It was a dangerous risk, and whether it would pay off or not was entirely unknown.