One of the most important decisions you can make before you even begin Virtual Sports betting is deciding which site to sign up with. We have close links with two sits in particular, Betway and 10Bet and to help you decide which is the right one for you, we have compared both sites.
We have looked primarily at each sites Welcome Offer for new players, as well as the general state of the sports book service on each and any other sister sites or services that you can access with your account at Betway and 10Bet. Finally, we will quickly review what is on offer with their Virtual Sports betting service before giving you our rating on the site and which one we feel offers the best value to you both when signing up, and over the longer term.
You can then be sure that the site that you sign up with is the one that offers you the best value in terms of sign up offer and also best matches your betting needs going forward.
Let’s start by looking at what Betway have to offer.
Betway £30 Welcome Offer
Betway are the current sponsors of West Ham United Football Club and are also the principal sponsors of the Ninjas in Pyjamas esports team. The company is an online-only betting service that offers a wide range of different betting opportunities alongside their sports betting operation.
Welcome Offer Details
Betway’s welcome offer is a 100% Matched Deposit bonus which is credited to your account as a free bet to the same value as your initial deposit with the site (up to a maximum bonus of £30). You must make your qualifying deposit within seven days of signing up with the site and the offer is only valid to new customers.
To activate the Free Bet, the customer must place bets to the full value of their qualifying deposit (so if you receive a £30 bonus, then you need to make £30 worth of bets to activate your free bet). Once activated you have seven days within which to use your free bet.
There are some provisos as to how you can use your free bets:
- Single Bet – odds must be 1.75 (3/4) or greater
- Each-way Bet – The place part of the bet must be placed at odds of 1.4 (2/5) or over
- System Bets – Each selection in your system bet must be of odds of 1.4 (2/5) or greater
Furthermore, if your Free Bet is a winner, then your Free Bet stake is not returned with your winnings.
Betway Sports Book
The sports betting service at Betway is extensive and it is particularly strong in terms of offering a wide range of sports bets (including all the top sports such as football, tennis, basketball, horse racing and greyhound racing).
In addition to an extensive sports betting service, the site also offers an extensive esports betting service that is amongst the best you can find in the UK. You can also bet on some non-sporting events, such as Politics.
The site also has plenty of promotions running each day, all of which are easily accessed from the promotions tab. In addition, there are a number of Betway Boosts available each day which will see individual bets price boosted to offer the punter a better return on that selection.
Other Betway Services Available
Alongside a fine selection of sports betting opportunities, you can use your Betway log in to access a number of other sites including:
- Casino – Betway Casino offers a wide selection of games, including slot games, table games, card games and similar.
- Live Casino – Betway’s Live Casino offers a choice of different live streamed casino games with a human host. Games include Baccarat, Roulette, Blackjack, Stud Poker and Casino Hold’em
- Esports – This is Betway’s dedicated esports portal which offers a massive selection of bets on esports and also has special esports promotions and price boosts available.
- Vegas – This is a casino-themed site which features a number of top slots from companies such as Microgaming and NetEnt and features slots including the progressive jackpot slot Mega Moolah.
- Poker – This is Betway’s dedicated poker site and offers a wide range of poker games to customers.
How does Betway rate for Virtual Sports?
In terms of Virtual Sports, Betway offers an outstanding service for Virtual Sports as part of its Sports betting service. There are seven Virtual Sports to pick from, Football, Horse Racing, Cycling, Greyhounds, Motor Racing, Speedway and Trotting and the presentation and options available in each is excellent.
Overall Rating – 9/10 – If you are looking for a superb all round site with a decent and accessible sign up bonus and great Virtual Sports offerings, then Betway is a fine choice.
10Bet Up To £100 Welcome Bonus
10Bet are the current sponsor of Blackburn Rovers Football Club, as well as the betting partner of West Bromwich Albion FC and they have their main offices in Malta. They offer online betting services in the UK only, with no high-street based operations.
Welcome Offer Details
10Bet’s current welcome offer for sports betting sees customers able to receive up to £100 in bonus money when they sign up with the company. There are three steps you need to follow in order to claim the bonus.
- Open an account with 10Bet
- Deposit into your account with the code WB10BET
- Receive your 50% Deposit bonus of up to £100 immediately.
The important thing to note about this bonus is that it is a 50% bonus. This means that if you deposit £100 into your account, then your bonus amount received would be £50. The maximum possible bonus you can receive is £100, which requires a deposit of £200.
Furthermore, the minimum deposit to receive the offer is £15 and there is a wagering requirement of six times your deposit plus your bonus that has to be met before you can withdraw any funds attributed to the money. You also have 30 days within which to meet these wagering requirements. If you make a withdrawal before you meet your wagering requirement for the bonus, then the full bonus will be withdrawn from your account.
10Bet Sports Book
10Bet’s Sports Betting service offers a wide selection of betting opportunities across a large number of sports including football, horseracing, tennis, basketball and many more. The company has betting available on over 60,000 sports events each year and there is a good selection of markets available, particularly on the more popular betting sports, such as football, basketball, tennis and golf.
The company also has a basic esports betting service for customers interested in this form of gambling, while there are also a number of specials on offer each day, as well as individual promotions running on the site throughout the year. The site also offers Price Boosts on selected sports betting markets for punters to bet on each day.
You can access the Virtual Sports service through the Sports Betting tab, or through the dedicated Virtuals tab on the site.
Other 10Bet Services Available
In addition to a sports book service, you can also access a number of other options on your 10Bet account including:
- Vegas – Vegas is a predominantly slot-based site that offers the user a chance to play a massive choice of slot games including video slots, progressive jackpot games, newly released slots as well as a small selection of table and card games.
- Games – The games tab offers access to a number of different slot games, including progressive jackpot slots, table games and card games.
- Live Casino – 10Bet offers a Live Casino option for customers, who are able to play a selection of 12 different Live Casino games including Roulette, Baccarat, Blackjack and more.
- Virtuals – Which is their specialist Virtual Sports betting service which has three main options, Football, Horseracing and Greyhounds.
How does 10Bet rate for Virtual Sports?
If you are joining 10Bet for Virtual Sports, then to be truthful, you won’t have as much to enjoy as you do with Betway. The three services on offer are somewhat rudimentary and not as polished as the Betway offerings and they are also more prone to glitches. Given that the introductory offer is only worth 50% of your total deposit, I also feel Betway’s starter bonus offers a better deal for the majority of customers, especially those who only want to make a small initial deposit.
Overall Rating – 5/10 – 10Bet’s offer and Virtual Sports service is somewhat simplistic and not as polished or as good value as you can find on other comparable sites.