Virtual Horse Racing

Leading the way in the virtual sports arena has always been virtual horse racing. At various sites you can enjoy flat, jumps, sprint and even Grand National races. But how does Virtual Horse Racing work? If you've ever taken part in a pub racing evening then the premise of this is the same. A video of an actual horse race - or a computer generated race - is shown and your aim is use your betting skill and judgement to place successful win only and forecast bets.

Once you've made a wager on your selected horse it's then a case of sit back, listen to the commentary and watch the race. Hopefully collecting your winnings at the end! You did used to be able to play virtual horse racing games for fun & free. We liked this as it gave you a feel for the game before you start spending your cash. If you prefer free games then we suggest considering playing Pick7.

As in a real life horse race you're given a list of horses, each with various odds of winning the race. Virtual sports horses are sadly fictious so there's little point spending time studying form or previous races. In thoery lower odds should mean more likely to win a race, but remember that you're essentially betting against a computer. In many respects it's simply a slot machine that has horses running instead of reels spinning.

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Pretty much every main bookmaker now offers Virtual Sports as an option to players. Even casino and bingo brands are getting in on the act as the lines of sportsbook, casino and bingo blur. For example Sun Bingo have recently launched their own Virtual Sports channel.

1. Surrey Downs At Coral

Visit Coral's Virtual Sports section and you'll be able to watch the horse racing action at their Surrey Downs virtual course. There's a new race every three minutes 24/7. Other sport options include football, tennis, greyhounds, cycling and even darts.

2. Virtual World At William Hill

Rapier Strip, St John's Down and Weston Vale are the virtual locations for William Hill's selection for virtual horse racing fans. Head to Virtual World from the sportsbook section to find a wide array of markets. There's a new race every three minutes. Motor racing, greyhounds and football are your other options.

3. Virtuals At Ladbrokes

Find the Virtual Sports section at Ladbrokes and you can bet on flat and jump racing at Chase Park and Pickets Fence Park respectively. If you like the Grand National then Laddie's Leap Lane runs computer generated races throughout the day. Commentary is provided on all.

How Virtual Racing Has Changed

Virtual Racing has changed dramatically over the years. Initially most bookies used 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. In our view you should give virtual sports the same respect as slots and table games. Because games play every few minutes it's much easier to wager on game after game. This fast and furious approach is designed to keep your interest and encourage you to keep playing. Wagering terms and conditions may apply to bonus offers and above all please gamble responsibly.

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