What are Virtual Sports?

Virtual Sports have been a staple of our online platforms for many years. They are a computer simulation of sports events, such as football, american football, basketball, horse racing and tennis, that are controlled and dictated by a computer and a random number generator assuring its fairness and luck. These are generally provided to us via a third-party for extra security.

These games began in the United Kingdom back in 2001 when the abandonment of the Cheltenham Festival due to the outbreak of Foot and Mouth disease prevented the movement of animals – thus Virtual Racing was born! Over the years the graphics have improved so much that deciphering between the real and the virtual world can be hard - with the success of this, more and more sports were added meaning these events are always available.