Virtual Horse Racing
Leading the way in this area has always been virtual horse racing. If you've ever taken part in a pub racing evening then the premise is the same. A video of an actual horse race is shown and your aim is use your betting skill and judgement to place successful win only and forecast bets.
Then sit back and watch the race - hopefully collecting your winnings at the end! You can usually play all the featured virtual horse racing games for fun & free. This gets you a feel for them before you start spending your cash.
Where To Bet On Virtual Horse Racing
Surrey Downs at Coral: Visit Coral and their Surrey Downs virtual course for horse racing action every two minutes 24/7. When you register you can also claim a matched deposit bonus (terms apply). In addition the site offers football, speedway and even virtual tennis!
Virtual World At William Hill: Enter a massive virtual world of sports betting at William Hill. Login and you'll be able to access markets for racing, cycling, football and motorsport. New players should be able to take advantage of some welcome offers!
Virtual Horses: Place your bets on Mecca Game's Virtual Horse game. There are 72 different bets available for each race, which features eight runners and riders. You can play for fun and free with this game. Mecca also offer a Virtual Greyhound alternative too.
Virtuals At Ladbrokes: Ladbrokes have recently revamped their Virtual Sports section and offer racing as well as a host of other sports. There are a number of 'race venues' including Raceclubs, Derby Downs and Picket Fences Park. Note that some games don't provide a video to watch.
How Virtual Racing Has Changed
Virtual Racing has changed dramatically over the years. Initially most bookies use graphics to depict the racing but this has now escalated to showing actual video of real races. In many ways it makes it less virtual although we guess a lot of technology must go into developing the system.
Despite our laments for days gone by video in virtual sport has allowed other races to be included in the fray. Greyhounds are popular but there's now speedway, motorsport and even virtual velodromes for cycling betting.
Note that regardless of whether the racing is real or not, it is still gambling. Wagering terms and conditions may apply to bonus offers and above all please gamble responsibly.