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Virtual Betting Sites – (Best 6)

Virtual BettingFind the best virtual betting sites the web has to offer right here on this page.

We’ve compared all the best choices to show you which offer punters the most in terms of virtual sports betting. There’s horse racing, motor sports, cricket, greyhound racing and much much more.

Check out the best bookmakers and the new player bonuses they have on offer under this paragraph.

Top Virtual Bookmakers

New Customers only. Up to £100 in Bet Credits. Sign up, deposit £5 or more to your account & bet365 will match your qualifying deposit in Bet Credits when you place qualifying bets to the same value and they are settled. Min odds/bet and payment method exclusions apply. Returns exclude Bet Credits stake. T&Cs, time limits & exclusions apply.
New Customers only. Deposit & place a £5 qualifying bet at odds of 2.00 or greater within 7 days of opening a new account; excludes cashed out bets. Receive 2x £10 Free Sports Bets, valid on set events only (1 at odds 2.00 or greater), expires in 7 days, plus a £10 Casino Bonus, expires in 7 days. Wager the Casino Bonus 40x to withdraw winnings. Credit or Debit card only. Geo Restrictions. T&Cs Apply.
New online customers only, min £10/€10 stake, win only, min odds 1/2, free bets paid as 3 X £10/€10, 30 day expiry, free bet/payment method/player/country restrictions apply. Full T&C's apply.
New UK & NI customers only. 18+. Sign up using promo code ‘SPORTS60’. Deposit & place first sports bet at a minimum of £10 in one bet transaction at evens (2.0) +. £30 paid in free bets within 48 hours of bet settlement, expires 7-days after issue. E-Wallet & Prepaid Card restrictions apply. Your first bet must be settled within 60 days of bet placement. SMS validation may be required. Game restrictions apply. Maximum 30 Free Spins on selected games. Free Spins expire after 7 days. Full T&Cs apply.
New customers only, limited to one per person. If you’ve previously had a Paddy Power account, you will not qualify for the offer. Place your FIRST bet on any Sportsbook market and if it loses we will refund your stake in CASH. Max refund for this offer is £20. Only deposits made using Cards or Paypal will qualify for this promotion. T&Cs apply.
18+ Eligible UK+IRE players. Paypal & some deposit & bet types excl. Min first £5 bet within 14 days of account reg at min odds 1/2 = 4x £5 free bets. Free bets valid for 7 days, stake not returned. No cashout, restrictions + T&Cs apply.

Virtual Betting Sites Compared: Sports & Frequency

Bookmaker Football Horses Dogs Tennis Racing Boxing
Betvictor 3min freq 3 tracks 2 tracks n/a 9min freq n/a
William Hill 4min freq 1 track 1 track n/a 4min freq n/a
Betfred 4min freq 1 track 2 tracks 4min freq 3min freq 2min freq
Paddy Power 3min freq 3 tracks 1 track 3 min freq 3min freq n/a
Coral 5min freq 3 tracks 1 track 5min freq 5min freq n/a

Sport Specific Virtual Bookies

Virtual Horse Racing – a list of the best virtual horse racing sites and a comparison of them all – bonus info and market options also listed.

Virtual Greyhound Racing – find out where to bet on virtual greyhound racing online to get the best service, graphics, odds and markets.

Virtual Soccer – compare all the different virtual soccer bookmakers against each other plus read our more detailed reviews about which sites we think are the best.

Other virtual options inlcude racing such as cycling, motor racing and speedway plus some more popular sports for regular punters like boxing and tennis.

Virtual Sports Betting Reviews

Whilst the information in the table above gives a decent overview of the virtual betting service provided by different bookmakers, it often helps to get some more in-depth analysis before deciding which site might be best for you. That’s why we’ve shortlisted what we believe to be the three very best virtual betting sites, and briefly reviewed exactly what it is that they offer to punters.

#1 For Virtual Sports – Coral

CoralA bookmaker which prides itself on the breadth of sports that it covers, it should come as little surprise that Coral is also at the forefront of virtual sports betting. In fact, their site offers arguably more virtual sports betting options than any other.

There are fully eight different virtual sports, after all, which are provided for Coral punters to place wagers on. These include the more familiar virtual horse and greyhound races, but also feature virtual football matches, tennis matches, cycling races, speedway and other motorsport races.

Virtual races and matches begin every few minutes throughout the day and night, what’s more, and each offer an impressive selection of available markets. Horse and greyhound races allow punters to place forecast and tricast as well as race winner bets, whilst virtual football and tennis matches have almost as broad a range of available wagers as the real thing.

Finally, in a further effort to make virtual betting with Coral as realistic as possible, the bookmaker also offer a live stream to accompany each virtual event. Each stream boasts very decent graphics and impressively realistic audio commentary to enhance any punter’s experience greatly.

Bet £5 get £20 free bet at Coral!

New customers only, 18+, T&C's apply.

#2 For Virtual Betting – Betvictor

BetvictorAnother popular and well-established bookmaker who have more recently entered the world of virtual betting, Betvictor’s offering in the area is also very impressive. In a similar vein to Bet365, too, is it primarily the range of virtual betting options provided by Betvictor which goes a long way towards making the bookmaker our second best virtual betting site.

Betvictor punters, after all, are given an option of virtual horse racing, greyhound racing, football, tennis, speedway, other motor racing and cycling events to choose from. Events in each of those sports start every few minutes around the clock and it is really quick and easy for punters to place their bets.

What bets can be placed are generally limited to simple race winner wagers for horse, greyhound races, speedway, motorsports and cycling races but a greater range of options are provided for virtual football and tennis betting. What every sport boasts, however, are live streams of the virtual events complete with decent graphics and entertaining sound effects and commentary.

Bet £5 get £30 at Betvictor!

New customers only, 18+, T&C's apply.

#3 For Virtual Sports – Betfred

BetfredRounding out our top three virtual bookmakers is Betfred; another popular and well-respected bookmaker which offers an outstanding virtual betting service.

Once again, Betfred’s service is primarily so impressive thanks to the broad array of different virtual sports which are offered. In this case those sports which are available are comprised of horse racing, greyhound racing, football, speedway, boxing, darts, motor racing, cycling and tennis.

Each of the virtual events run by Betfred are also accompanied by a live stream, with good visuals and audio which encompasses both sound effects and realistic sounding commentary. Betfred’s events, however, are a little less regular to start than those provided by either Bet365 or Betvictor.

Bet £10 get £30 + 30 free spins!

New customers only, 18+, T&C's apply.

Virtual Bets FAQ

Virtual events run by bookmakers for punters to place wagers upon work through the use of random number generators which decide the results of those events. The various bookmakers sometimes provide histories or form figures for the participants in the events to aid punters in making their suggestions, and often offer a small selection of different markets for them to bet on.

In most cases, virtual horse races, greyhound races and other similar events typically only feature a race winner market but can sometimes also provide odds on forecasts and tricasts. Virtual football or tennis matches, meanwhile, often feature a similar array of betting markets as real matches, except without those markets related to individual player performance (goalscorer, man of the match etc.).

Author: David Lenton

David Lenton
David 'the Cheeky Punter' Lenton is an ex professional online sports bettor and trader with over 15 years of experience in the industry. He has also worked for a number of top bookmakers including Bet365, Ladbrokes, William Hill and Coral. With such a long time spent dedicated to the gambling industry no one is better placed when it comes to advising punters. Follow on Twitter @thecheekypunter