|Wednesday 4th May 2022
The Secrets Behind Virtual Horse Racing Betting
Virtual horse racing is a comparatively new offer in the sportsbooks of online bookmakers. When it comes down to graphics and animation, they are very reminiscent of modern computer games. In fact, they use the same technology. Namely, virtual horse races are generated by a computer and customers can place bets on the outcome – just like in real races.
In terms of bet types and the process of placing bets, there are no major differences from other horse bets, similar to CSGO gambling. There are the usual betting classics, primarily the win bet and each-way bet, and of course, you pay with real money. The bets can be submitted as single bets or, in combination, as multiple bets.
What these are, what exactly constitutes virtual horse racing, and how the offer is designed at the individual bookmakers – these questions will be explored below.
Virtual Horse Betting | Close to Reality
A random number generator is responsible for the course and outcome of the virtual race, which of course also takes into account the performance strength attributed to the animals, which is expressed in the odds.
The race itself is graphically animated and commented on by a narrator so that the bettor can follow it like in a real live stream.
A lot of attention is also paid to detail around the race to offer customers an experience that is as close to reality as possible: The races are held on different racecourses, the jockeys wear dresses with stable colors, and each racehorse is assigned a trainer.
Plus, there are racecards with profiles (age, sex, coat color, etc.) and statistical information (such as the most recent race results) about the animals.
But not only the race itself is simulated: There are live pictures from the driving ring, from the starting boxes, and from the award ceremony - of course, everything is compressed in time.
The same applies to the betting offer, which is based on the range and variety of classic horse betting. Of course, this effort on the part of the horse betting providers is only made to offer customers an alternative to betting on real racing events.
The advantage is obvious: virtual horse races are not dependent on any calendar such as the Cheltenham Festival, external organizers, or external circumstances and cause a comparatively low effort.
The "virtual" animals require no training, no rest breaks, no care, and no transport, and the computer can generate races virtually non-stop.
Consequently, virtual betting events do not know any rest periods and most bookmakers who offer such events hold races every minute.
The Advantages of Virtual Horse Racing
- Virtual horse races take place around the clock; they fill the gap that occurs when there is currently no racing at any of the international racetracks.
- The need for broadcasting rights as with real races is eliminated. If live pictures from most race tracks are only available to a limited extent, there are no restrictions when you place your favorite bets on the horses.
- Because the computer is responsible for the simulation, there are no limits to the possibilities: trotting and gallop races, steeplechase and flat races, on grass or sand. In principle, everything can be programmed and most bookmakers are broad in their offer.
- A virtual horse race is a compressed version of a real race and therefore particularly fast-paced and exciting. The duration of such a race is usually less than a minute.