Virtual & eSport Betting Offers
A generation ago the idea of betting on a virtual horse race would be ridiculous but only a few decades on not only can you bet on virtual horse racing but virtual sports of all varieties. E-sports even allow people to bet on national and international computer game competitions. The market for virtual sports is growing exponentially with most of the best betting sites and bookmakers now providing virtual markets.
You can honestly bet on most sports in the virtual world, football, tennis, cycling, motor sport, all types of racing and even computer games (e-sports). Below you will find all the offers available in the virtual world and at the bottom of this page we explain what eSports are and how you an bet on them.
Latest Virtual Sport & eSport Promotions
Exclusive welcome offer from the best online bookmaker for eSports, Betway
25% extra for your first winning eSports bet daily up to £50, ends March
Place 5 consecutive virtual sports bets, £5+ 1/2+, and get a £5 virtuals free bet
For every 5 £10 Virtual Bets (1/2+) get a £10 free bet to wager on virtuals
Money Back as a free bet (£5-25) on 5+ eSports Accas if one leg lets you down
Latest Virtual Sport & eSport Promotions
Betway really are the best eSports betting site with more markets, coverage, features and offers than any other main stream online bookmaker.
In an exclusive offer with us Betway are giving all eSports sign ups a special 300% free, deposit £10 get a £30 free bet. Deposit £10 or more within 7 days and receive a £10 free token straight away, this is unrestricted, no min or max odds and can be used on all markets, not just eSports. Max winnings is capped at a huge £20k and is all in real cash.
Once you’ve bet the £10 deposit, min odds of 3/4+ (1.75), you will get another £20 free bet with identical terms.
Virtual and eSport Regular Betting Deals
Place a Mach winner or Win/Draw/Win accumulator with 5 or more selections on any eSport match and if one pick lets you down Betway will refund you with a free bet equal to your stake up to £25 (£5 bet minimum). Both pre-match, in-play or a combination of the two are eligible. Minimum cumulative odds of 4/1 (3.0). Free bets are valid for 7 days.
Titanbet reward loyalty. For every 5 £10 or more bets on virtual sports markets (1/2+ (1.50)) the bookie will give all punters a £10 free token to wager on virtuals. Freebie is valid for one week and can be wagered on selection(s) up to 7/1 (8.0).
Virtual and eSport Explained
What is a Virtual Sport
This is simply a digitally rendered version of a traditional sport. Modern technology allows virtual sports to look almost like the real deal. Benefits include being permanently available at any time of the day and no nasty surprises such as non-runners or void bets.
Most bookies provide virtual horse racing and some have quite expansive packages that include virtual football, tennis, cycling and more. You will often see cross product promotions to get you to try them out, e.g. bet £10 on a real world sport get a £5 free bet on virtual sports.
What are eSports
Although eSport sounds like a variation on virtual sport these are actually completely different entities. The ‘e’ stands for electronic and the use of the word sport is highly debated. This is effectively betting on very popular multi-player video game championships and matches from famous titles such a League of Legends, Dota2, StarCraft, Counter Strike, Team Fortress, Call of Duty and more.
Very popular in Asia and founded in South Korea, teams of contestants compete in leagues and knock out competitions to win huge prizes and local celebrity status. Some tournaments have international status, such as the League of Legends World Championship, the International Dota2 Championship and the Battle.net World Championship series to name a few.
Massive crowds in the tens of thousands attend these live competitions and matches are broadcast and streamed worldwide. The classification as a sport is controversial, then again bookies are giving betting lines for eSports to be included in the 2030 Olympics!
How to Bet on Virtual and eSports
Virtual Sport Betting
Betting on virtual sports is easy and perhaps easier than placing a bet on a real world event. Races and events go live all day long and you can place many of the same bets on virtual sports that you can place on real sports. Bet on handicaps, accumulators, multiples, half-time markets, correct scores, winning distance, you name it you can wager on it.
Odds in virtual sports are generally reflective and fair, all events are digitally generated and so bookies can set the odds to really reflect the chances of winning. Bookies will also tend to run lower margins in general on these sports because there are no surprises. All virtual sports are regulated in the same way that normal sports betting is so be assured your bets are safe and fair.
Betting on eSports is also very similar to normal sport betting. Conventional singles and multiples are available on win/draw/win and match result markets. You can also bet on who will reach the finals or who the finalists will be, the region the winner will come from, and many many more lines. Some specialist lines are available too dependent on the game, wagers on teams to win certain sections or components of the game for example.
Although named eSports you are betting on real people playing in the real world. This means bookies can only predict odds based on the information they have (exactly as they would for any other real event). Therefore outsiders can surprise the field just as in any other sport and strong favourites can fail to win equally so.
If you are bored with all of the conventional sports and betting and want to get involved in a sport and gambling sector that is growing exponentially then try out an eSport. While you’re at it you may as well claim one of the eSport offers listed on this page or take a betting site sign up offer as listed on our home page.