Virtual sports are digital replicas of actual sports where the result is determined by a random number generator (RNG). One of the biggest advantages of virtual sports (and the main reason for the recent surge in popularity) is that virtual sports games can be held at any time regardless of league schedules, lockdowns and weather conditions. Plus, technology has come such a long way that the computer-generated graphics you would find on any virtual event are closer to a sports broadcast than a next-gen gaming console screen. On top of that, virtual games are much shorter, allowing you to bet on two or three events one after the other. Finally, there is no human influence, so no chances of human errors or emotions getting involved.
What Virtual Sports Events Can You Bet On?
Today the best online sportsbooks offer a wide variety of virtual sports to bet on, with most having a dedicated tab or page for virtual sports betting. When it comes to the actual sports, punters can choose from:
Virtual Sports Betting Markets
Putting money on virtual sports works in the same way as betting on real-life events, meaning a bookmaker will offer the same types of bets in virtual football as in an actual football match. These can range from backing one team (player or participant) for the win to predicting who will end up in the top three (also known as a tricast bet, this one is common for horse and dog races). Another popular option is an over/under bet, where the punter bets if the number of goals scored will be higher or lower than the number selected by the sportsbook. Accumulator bets are another favourite among gamblers allowing them to group several bets into one wager—the risks are higher, but so are the rewards. In addition to these, you will find hundreds of other types of virtual bets available, depending on what the bookie offers and the sport you are wagering on.