Virtual Sports Betting Sites & 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.
The market for virtual sports is growing exponentially with most of the best betting sites and bookmakers now providing virtual markets. Unlike real world sports there is very little waiting around for an event to start, meaning you can bet on virtual sports any time of the day.
Virtual sports are in effect games, this means they have fixed odds and payout rates. This can be a good thing for the customer as the predictability of virtual sports means many betting sites can offer lower margins compared with real world sports (just like with casino games). 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).
Of course to get the best value you need to know where to bet on virtuals. This page tells you the latest and best offers along with the best bookmakers to bet with and how to bet.
Latest Virtual Sports Promotions
Place a bet on virtual sports, evens+,get a matched free bet up to £20
Bet on any virtual footy or racing and get stake back (£10 max) if it loses
Bet £10+, evs+, between Mon-Fri each week get a £5 free bet for real racing
Place 5 consecutive virtual sports bets, £5+ 1/2+, and get a £5 virtuals free bet
Place a £1-20 bet, any virtual sports, get a matched free bet to wager again
Virtual Sports Betting Offers
Get a virtual bullet proof vest form 10Bet for your first football, greyhound or horse racing virtual bet. Should your fist wager lose the bookie will give you your money back up to £10 as a free bet. This risk free offer is perfect for any virtual sports fans.
Vernons reward loyalty. For every five £5 or more bets on virtual sports markets (1/2+ (1.50)) the bookie will give all punters a £5 free token to wager on virtuals. Freebie is valid for one day and you can claim this offer as many times as you like.
Best Virtual Sports Betting Sites
Virtual Sports Explained
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.
The virtual events are driven by software and this means the payout rate of the game is fixed. Unlike real-world events there is no unpredictability in virtuals.
If, for example, you back a virtual horse at 20/1 then in a virtual game it will win every 21 or 22 times, on average, (21 times instead of 20 as this builds in the bookmakers margin). In a real race a 20/1 horse will not necessarily win at that rate and this unpredictability means sites build in larger margins to compensate. On balance therefore virtual games can actually pay out at better rates than the comparable real version.
How To Bet On Virtual Sports
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.