With the lack of live sport on at the moment, some people have started exploring the world of virtual sports, meaning you can still watch some sport and have a bet. But how does virtual sports work and what are the best ways to bet on it?
Fantasy sports games and video games means eSports has gradually become more and more popular in the last few years, and now AI intelligence means sports bettors can watch and bet on virtual sports too. Some examples of this are a virtual World Cup, or a virtual Grand National. There are virtual sports to bet on away from football and horse racing too, including greyhounds, track cycling and motor racing.
Virtual Sports involves a series of fixed odds events/games or competitions which you can bet on. The way thet get the odds are either by a random number generator or using Artificial Intelligence technology based on an algorithm. This means that everybody betting on the event, or watching the event, gets the same odds for each participant and outcome.
Each bookmaker will provide different ranges of virtual sports betting events, for example, Unibet allow you to bet on a virtual World Cup, where you can bet on the tournament winner, plus the matches outright. In the matches, there are over 30+ markets as well including both teams to score, over/under 2.5 goals, correct score, total home/away goal and who will score the first goal.
bet365 are one of the bookmakers that show a ‘virtual Grand National’, where you can choose your horse to bet on in the world’s most famous virtual steeplechase, and watch the race as if it was the real thing at Aintree.
There is a virtual Grand National off every 5 minutes throughout the day so you can bet on as many Virtual Grand National races as you like.
There is commentary and a live stream of each Grand National race too and if you log-in, you can watch the races without placing a bet.
A lot of bookmakers are now offering betting on virtual football so it is up to you to decide where you want to place your bets, but looking at the Virtual Sports sign-up offers, the likes of Bet Victor and Betfred might be good places to start.
With Bet Victor, you get £30 in bonuses when you sign-up and bet just £5 on virtual sports, and at Betfred, if you place a £10 bet on a virtual football match, you get a £30 free bet to spend on your next virtual bet.
You can see both of these offers below and activate them with a click.
At Bet Victor, you get tons of virtual football to bet on and you get stunning HD quality when watching the matches. There is also commentary on the games and both international and domestic matches. For example, you could bet on a friendly between Saudi Arabia and Portugal, or a league game between Swansea and Liverpool.
If you want to have a go at betting on virtual football, try the Bet Victor bet £5 get £30 offer here.
As well as Bet Victor, Betfred are another bookmaker where you can do virtual sports betting and they also have constant football matches where you can place virtual bets. Betfred have different markets for each virtual football match including:
Betfred have a new virtual football match starting every four minutes and they are Premier League teams with their nicknames – e.g. Norwich Canaries vs Mersey Blues (Norwich vs Everton). There are also international fixtures and European games such as PSV Peasants vs Chelsea Pensioners.
There will always be conspiracy theorists around things like this, but it is extremely unlikely that there is any foul play when it comes to betting on virtual sports, the odds and the outcomes.
That means there are no virtual sports betting secrets or tips for winning more. It should all be treated as a bit of fun and as every, we advise keeping your stakes very small to maintain the enjoyment out of virtual betting.
The best strategy you can look at when betting on virtual sports is not betting on every event, just pick a few per day to bet on and keep your stakes very low. There is no strategy to beat the system to there is no point in trying.
Virtual sports betting is not rigged.
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