Virtual Betting, Anyone?

I’m not sure if it’s the only bookmaker to do this, but bet365 offers virtual sports betting.

The virtual sports each take 90 seconds to run, and are streamed live with nice quality video. The events run every three minutes, twenty-four hours a day, giving punters an endless source of gambling opportunities. The available sports are horse racing, greyhounds, speedway, grand prix motor racing, and soccer. Below are some screen shots of the available sports.

I won’t be spending too much time with these events. For me the main attraction of sports betting is the fact that the bookmakers guess, rather than know, the real odds. With craps, roulette, and other casino games the odds are fixed and known. The payouts are rigged to provide a house advantage that can’t be beaten in the long run. The virtual betting provided by bet365 is very similar in that in the long run the bookmaker will earn an exact house advantage, with the software set to ensure it.

Having said that, I’m sure some punters will love the fact that betting opportunities are available every three minutes. I have to give credit to bet365 for their ingenuity.

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10 Responses to "Virtual Betting, Anyone?"

  1. Has anyone else noticed that the Bet365 Virtual Sports menu option has been removed from the site?
    If anyone enjoyed betting this way, it appears to be no longer available.

    1. Hi Mark, since my previous comment William Hill ceased accepting players from Australia. Other serivces that offer virtual sports and AUD accounts are Blue Square, BetVictor and Betfred. For Blue Square and BetVictor you can find the virtual sports in the games section. You can see the virtual sports in action with Betfred without having to sign up for an account.

      Just keep in mind that, as with all e-games, the service operator has a house advantage and can’t be beaten in the long term.

        1. In virtual games the bookmaker has full control over the probabilities and odds – much like in slot machines. There is no strategy that can generate a guaranteed net profit in the long run because the outcomes are programmed to occur with a certain frequency.


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