Exciting, intense and full of exhilarating action, the only real problem with boxing – according to the sport’s fans – is that the biggest fights are held so infrequently. To help you through the fallow weeks and months when real boxing action is sparse, virtual boxing lets you place wagers on fictional fighters in simulated bouts.
Virtual boxing betting is a comparatively new phenomenon and this page is designed to tell you everything you need to know about it. To get started, let’s take a look at the best betting sites for Virtual bxing and what the service is like for punters.
Virtual Boxing Betting Sites & Bookies
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- Betfred is currently the only bookmaker offering virtual boxing.
- Fights take place every 2 minutes
- Graphics are outstanding with all bouts featuring Mike Tyson.
Virtual Boxing Betting Reviews
As is revealed by our above table, at time of writing virtual boxing betting is actually only currently offered by Betfred. Whilst we would normally review our top three virtual betting site options at this point, then, on this occasion we’re going to take the opportunity to explain and describe Betfred’s virtual boxing betting service in a little more detail.
#1 For Virtual Boxing – Betfred
If you head to the Betfred home page, you will see that there is a fairly prominent link to the bookmaker’s ‘Virtual Sports’ section. Within that section, a large number of different virtual sports options are provided, of which one is virtual boxing.
An unquestionably innovative option, in that Betfred are the only bookmaker to have virtual boxing, the bookmaker’s virtual boxing service is also a little unusual. Each of the virtual bouts, which take place every three minutes, feature ‘Iron Mike Tyson’ fighting one of a number of different fictional opponents and always result in a Tyson victory.
The betting attached to the virtual bouts, therefore, is based around how long the virtual Tyson’s opponents will manage to last in the right with ‘Iron Mike’. For each bout, punters can bet on different timed bands within the ‘Seconds Survived’ betting market and also have the option to place related bets in a number of slightly different markets, which will be explained in more detail later.
Once their chosen bets have been placed, punters can then watch the action unfold through an animated stream of the virtual fight shown at the top of the virtual boxing page. The computer game style animation of those streams is really quite impressive, is accompanied by graphics related to the bets punters may have placed and also has realistic audio commentary.Sign up & bet £10 get £40 bonus at Betfred!
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As we’ve mentioned above, the virtual boxing betting service offered by Betfred is unusual in that the ultimate result of the virtual bouts is never in doubt. Betfred’s ‘Iron Mike Tyson’ always wins each fight, but punters can place bets based around how long his opponents will last against him, through the following related markets.
Seconds Survived – The main betting market provided for each virtual fight, the Seconds Survived market provides nine different time bands representing how long a fighter will last against ‘Tyson’ to bet on. Those bands range from 10-19 seconds up to 90 seconds and are each priced up separately for each individual fight.
Seconds Survived Under/Over – Rather than bet on a particular 10 second band, punters can instead bet on whether a fighter will last over or under a certain number of seconds against ‘Iron Mike Tyson’ in each virtual bout. The over/under options available are usually 40 seconds, 50 seconds, 60 seconds and 70 seconds.
Method of Victory – As well as betting on how long it will take ‘Iron Mike Tyson’ to win each bout, Betfred punters can also bet on how he will win every fight. The three Method of Victory options available are ‘Ref Stopped Contest’, ‘Counted Out’ and ’90 (Survived).
Seconds Survived & Method of Victory – The final market available for each virtual boxing bout combines the two main elements of all other available markets. That is to say it is a market where punters must predict how long it will take ‘Iron Mike’ to win and by which method he will ultimately emerge victorious.