Online sports betting has been a popular internet activity for the past decade or two, with plenty of great sports to choose from like football, tennis, boxing, rugby, motor racing and many others. However, even though you may be betting online, the fact of the matter is, is that all of those sports happen in the real world. As such, they also depend on real world conditions, which may at times mean that an event that you may be looking forward to betting on, gets cancelled. This can be for any number of reasons, from bad weather to player injury.
With virtual sports you no longer have to worry about missing out when an event is cancelled or a players is injured and can’t perform as expected. That’s because, as the name suggests, all of the sports found under this tab are virtual. In other words, these events, fixtures, tournaments, races and other forms of competition are generated by video game software. One of the biggest benefits to virtual sports betting at Novibet, is that we run our virtual sports events around the clock, rain or shine. At any time you like you can log into your Novibet account and enjoy the best virtual sports betting online, including virtual tennis, virtual horse racing, virtual basketball, virtual football league and virtual football cup action.
Virtual Sports Basics
Believe it or not, virtual sports have actually been around a lot longer than you might have thought. While today’s top virtual sports use the very latest in cutting edge digital gaming technology to create ultra-realistic and lifelike virtual games and matches, the origins of virtual sports can be traced back to the early sixties. The first form of virtual sports was called fantasy sports and they were created with a simple pencil and paper system.
Participants (bettors) in fantasy sports used various game and player statistics to determine the outcome of the games. In 1961, IBM introduced the first dedicated and self-contained computer (the IBM1620) which officially became the world’s first actual virtual sports platform. The machine used similar game and player statistics coupled with a random number generator to determine winners and losers in fantasy sports games.
Today’s virtual sports are a far cry from those early days, and use the very latest in 3D graphics and animations to create the most realistic gaming environments possible. When you bet on virtual sports you will get exactly the same feel, as well as all of the same betting options that you would find in real world online sports betting. The only real difference however between virtual sports betting and real world sports betting, is that you don’t have to wait for the full 90 minute soccer event to end to get the full results. You also don’t have to wait for the next match to take place the following week. With virtual sports, you can bet on results every 30, 60, or 90 seconds, making it much faster than any other form of online sports betting available.
Betting on Virtual Sports – What are Your Options at Novibet?
Virtual sports online betting at Novibet gives you the opportunity to get your online sports betting fix at any time of the day or night. Since every game is virtual, there is no need to wait around for a game event, tournament, race, or final to start the way you have to with real world sporting events. You can log in to your Novibet player account at any time and find plenty of virtual sporting action worth betting on, at home, at work, or anywhere you like with Novibet Mobile sportsbook.
Since virtual sports are designed to mimic real world sports like football (soccer), tennis, basketball, horse racing, or other sports, you will be able to enjoy exactly the same sort of betting options. Virtual sports bets are made in exactly the same way as all of our real world sports bets are, and use the same odds systems, markets, betting options and betting slip. In fact, other than the fact that virtual sports are generated by highly sophisticated computers, you will be hard pressed to tell the difference between our virtual sports platform and other sports betting options at Novibet.
To make a virtual sports bet at Novibet, simply log in to your Novibet player account or, if you are new to Novibet, create a new player account in under 5 minutes. Next, simply click on our Virtual Sports tab to go directly to our virtual sports page. Here you will be able to choose from a range of virtual sports that are currently available.
If you were to click on the virtual football (soccer) tab for example, you would be able to see all of the games that are currently underway or about to start within the next few minutes. Our easy to use virtual sports platform makes betting on virtual sports quick and easy and the display will give you betting options typically associated with a given sport. For instance, in virtual football, you can bet on total goals over/under, full time score, half time score, first goal scored, both teams to score, total goals – home, total goals – away, odd/even, team to score, and much more.
Virtual Sports Betting on Your Mobile
Our virtual sports betting site is also available on mobile, for those bettors who enjoy keeping up to date with the latest in virtual sports betting on the go. Novibet Mobile is compatible with the vast majority of smartphones and tablets and will work on all popular operating systems including Windows Phone, Android, iOS, Blackberry, as well as other devices with HTML5 browser capabilities.
Find all of the latest virtual sports betting options on your mobile device from anywhere in the UK. Our clear and easy to read virtual sports user interface looks great on just about any mobile screen size and our one touch operation makes placing virtual sports bets a breeze. Don’t forget to also visit our Novibet promotions page where you can find all sorts of interesting promotions, freebies and other great virtual sports betting incentives.
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