Virtual sports are becoming a household name in recent times due to the growing attraction with games such as Fifa and other fantasy sports video games.
Along with the growth of such games comes the introduction of virtual betting.
Now, not only can you create your very own fantasy teams, but you can also place bets on computer-generated matches and leagues including sports such as football, baseball, hockey, and horse racing.
According to experts, the virtual gaming products provide customers with new user experience and entertainment.
“The process involves gambling on virtual games that are set up by whichever bookmaker or site you choose. The outcomes from each match or event are generated by a computer algorithm that picks the winner in a non-bias way,” says Wilson Kinyanjui in an interview.
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Furthermore, games can be played at all hours of the day, every day for users wishing to wager.
Betting firm Odibets for instance on Wednesday said it has revamped its virtual betting platform, Odileague which currently has several games from various leagues including the Kenya Premier League.
“Virtual betting can be explained as the kind of betting availed by some bookies, in Kenya and the world, where customers can place bets on computer-generated games which function just like real matches with real teams and players,” said the firm in a statement.
“The football matches are ‘real’ but much shorter, so you don’t have to wait for a whole 90 minutes for the match to end like a normal football match.”
“For example; a review on its league, one can place their virtual bets on the various markets i.e GG, over 1.5 and 2.5 and the first team to score just like they would on real sports bets.”
Games every minute
“Matches in our league usually take about 35 seconds each, but the winning value remains the same as those of actual matches and their odds.”
Another feature on the new platform that is set to excite punters is instant resulting in matches.
Markets like GG and half-time results get their results before the games end.
“On the all-new platform one can win upto one million shillings depending on the bets they place,” the firm explains. Recent winner include Alice Kinya who placed a bet with Sh49 and won Sh500,000.