What Are The Best Longer Odds Bets Available When Virtual Sports Betting?

Written By Ian John on September 20, 2017

As any punter and slot gamer will know, the best way to give yourself the best chance of success is to back the selection that has the best chance of winning. Favourites are favourites with bookmakers for a reason and of course, there is a good living to be made out of betting on these shorter priced options.

However, there are a number of punters for whom the whole purpose of betting is to bet a small amount, but potentially win big. These are the types of punters who tend to enjoy games like the National Lottery or Progressive Jackpot slots that offer you the chance to win hundreds of thousands or even millions of pounds, for a relatively small stake.

Of course, the chances of landing such a massive win are very small, but that is besides the point for many. At some point, one person is going to win a big money prize and there is every chance that it could be that punter.

So if a punter or slot gamer is looking at Virtual Sports and wondering whether they can enjoy some longer odds betting, they may initially think that they are not going to find a great deal available. However, they would be wrong as all you need to enjoy some great value higher odds betting on Virtual Sports is to know which sports to play and which bets to look at.

In this article, we are going to do precisely that.

Virtual Sports Events And Markets To Target For Long Odds Betting

Race-Based Sports

  1. Long Odds Selections

The likes of Betway, 10Bet and Bet365 Sports offer a number of different betting options when it comes to race-based virtual sports, but for longer odds betting, you are best heading over first to the sports with the most options and for that, Horseracing is the best place to begin.

This is because of all the race sports available on Virtual Sports, horse racing tends to have the most runners in a race, usually between 8 and 15 runners are available.

This then offers you your first opportunity for some longer odds betting as you can back the outsiders in a horserace to win. Depending on how the race is handicapped, the number of runners in the race and the relative strength of the other horses in the race, you can often find plenty of selections of over 20/1 to back across races, with some selections around the 50/1 mark.

The other Virtual Sport which tends to have longer odds selections available to back is the Motor Racing game, which sees 12 different drivers competing, although the odds on these drivers does tend to be more uniform with most races only offering options of up to 25/1 or 33/1 maximum.

  1. Forecast/Tricast Bets

Perhaps the best way to achieve some really long odds bets in Virtual Sports is to back the Forecast and Tricast markets when they are available. Most of the race based Virtual Sports, certainly with the likes of Bet365 Sport, offer Forecast betting and some of the events that offer more competitors, such as horse racing and motor racing, also allow you to place Tricast bets too.

These bets are your predictions on which of the competing horses or cars will finish in the first and second (for Forecast) or first, second and third (for Tricast) in the race. If you predict the correct order of the finishers with your bet then you will win big money because the odds of each selection greatly increases the value of the bet.

Of course, the odds of the two or three horses that finish in those positions in the race affect the size of the outcome, but with Forecast and Tricast bets, you can still earn a decent return on a small bet even if two of the shorter priced selections come in as you are betting on two or three positions in the race.

When Forecast and Tricast betting is offered, the amount that you will receive back for a unit stake of £1 is displayed at the end of the race. Of course, if you bet more or less than the Unit stake then your total prize money for a successful bet will increase or decrease accordingly.

Game-based Sports (Virtual Football)

  1. Half Time/Full Time

It is worth remembering that in Virtual Football a maximum number of four goals can be scored in the game. This means that if at any point a team scores two goals, they cannot lose the game.  As such, this makes certain bets in the Half Time/Full Time market very long odds bets as the option for a team to be winning at half time, but then to lose the game at full time, is a rare occurrence indeed.

Indeed, the only way this can happen is if a team is winning 1-0 at half time, but then the opposition scores two unanswered goals in the second half to win 2-1.

These bets are high value bets with odds of 50/1 and even 80/1 not uncommon.

  1. Correct Score

While scorelines such as 0-0, 1-0, 0-1, 2-0, 2-1 or 1-2 are relatively commonplace in Virtual Football, there are rarer scorelines such as 3-0 and 3-1 (or the equivalent for the away team) and on occasion you can even hit a 4-0 or 0-4 win. Both these latter two scorelines are generally rare as it requires the full complement of goals to be scored by one team.

Usually you can find odds of between 40/1 and 250/1 on these scorelines, which is considerably higher than what you would get on this scoreline in a real football match.

  1. Winning Margin

This is a very appealing bet as you don’t have to be absolutely precise with the bet. For example, you can back the Home Team to win by three or more goals at odds usually of around 10/1, while backing the away team to win by the same scoreline generally offers longer odds. Depending on the match up between the teams, you can find odds of up to 50/1 in this market.

  1. Home & Away Team Total Goals

Backing the Home or Away team to score three or four goals in the game offers very good odds between 6/1 and 250/1 depending on the match being played and the relative strength of the two teams involved.

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Ian John is an expert across many realms of online gambling, both in US and international markets. Based in the UK, Ian covers sports betting, poker, and the regulated online casino and esports betting markets for a wide number of industry-focused publications.

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