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

Coral
£20 Free Bet on Virtual Sports Markets
Place a bet on virtual sports, evens+,get a matched free bet up to £20
10Bet
£10 Risk Free First Virtual Sports Bet
Bet on any virtual footy or racing and get stake back (£10 max) if it loses
Ladbrokes
Weekly £5 Horse Racing Free Bet
Bet £10+, evs+, between Mon-Fri each week get a £5 free bet for real racing
Vernons
Virtual Sports £5 Free Bets – Claim Unlimited Times
Place 5 consecutive virtual sports bets, £5+ 1/2+, and get a £5 virtuals free bet
Ladbrokes
£20 Virtual Sports Free Bet
Place a £1-20 bet, any virtual sports, get a matched free bet to wager again

Virtual Sports Betting Offers

10bet
10Bet – First Virtual Bet £10 Risk Free

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
Vernons – £5 Virtual Sports Free Token

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

Coral were an early adopter of virtual sports and so have one of the best and complete packages. With linked free bet offers and other features there are many reasons to bet here.
10Bet have been running promotions on virtual sports for years.  Solid and reliable with a very good range of sports available. Must have site for any regualr virtuals punter.
Ladbrokes have one of the biggest selections of virtual games you will find. Events also start at a very high frequency for those that don’t like waiting more than one minute.
Vernons strongest suit is its virtuals products.  For years they have led the line with valuable free bets offers, new sports and features. Worth checking out.
Betway have come late to the virtual party but they have quickly developed a very expansive and highly reliable selection of virtual sports and games. Great option if you play on mobile.
Another very modern betting site with a focus on more than traditional sports.  Regularly have an offer for virtual sports and are one of the best for football in particular.
Betfair have entered into virtuals a little later than others but they have caught up very quickly with some astonishingly good games, graphics and features.

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.