Welcome to the Unibet Virtual Football (or Soccer if you’re Amercian!) page. If you want to learn about the other Virtual Sports that you can bet on at Unibet then click one of the sections below. However, if you want to learn about Virtual Football from Unibet then read on!
Founded in 1997 by a chap called Anders Strom, Unibet has grown into a worldwide online betting and gaming provider. It now have over 11 million customers in over 100 countries. Unibet has two operating licences – one in Malta and one in the UK. This means that Unibet is completely legal to deposit and play at, and that your money is secure should anything ever go wrong.
Unibet offers online poker, casino, bingo and of course sports betting.
Lets have a look at the Virtual Sports that you can place bets on at Unibet.
Virtual Sports Available
Just like real Football, you can place bets on Virtual Football at Unibet.
The range of bets that you can place are only slightly more limited than normal, but are comprehensive enough to allow for most wagers. In fact the only bets that I could see that were missing were the Goalscorer markets – pretty much everything is covered off. If you’re unsure what he bets mean there is an info box available to explain what each type of wager means.
the football section differs from the other Virtual Sports offered because it divides Football into three different areas.
World Cup – bet on a virtual World Cup tournament
Champions Cup – bet on a Virtual Champions League
Football – the main area which focusses on the English Premier League.
It would appear that the game provider hasnt managed to secure all the rights to some teams or players yet. This means that Manchester United are shown as Manchester Reds and Arsenal are London Guns. Players are not immune either – Raheem Sterling is now Sturling, James Milner is now Mulner, and Real Madrids Toni Croos is now brilliantly renamed as Toni Cross.
Types of bets
The bet types are all displayed under the main action screen. Because of the wide range of bets available, the first area of bet types is based around the team win odds for each of the games being played on the match day. You can select as many as you like to build up accumulators if you want to, or simply choose a single selection. Clicking on the highlighted odds open up a betting slip. From there just select your odds and then submit them.
To the right of each match is a number (usually over 30). Clicking on this will open up further markets for that particular game.
There is quite a range of options here – from outright wins and correct score markets all the way through to Asian Handicaps. With around 35 markets for each game you’ll struggle to find a market that doesn’t exist.
The game screen itself is clear and comprehensive and actually fun to watch. From the kick off through to the final whistle, every detail has been thought of. The referees shake hands with the captains before kick off, the linesman waves his flag as enthusiastically as ever, and there are multiple camera angles of the match.
Replays for talking points like free kicks or cards are shown from two or three different angles. The software even makes use of teams away strips and even the weather – if you want to know whether a Virtual Football team can do it on a wet night in Stoke now you can find out (clue: they virtually can). There’s been a lot of work to make the matches feel as realistic as possible.
Although the matches are played over a usual 90 minute duration, you dont actually watch the whole match. Instead the games are like highlight reels running at about 5 minutes per half.
At halftime more updated odds appear on the main screen as well as match stats are displayed. And if those stats aren’t enough, you can click on the stats icon to the right of the main playing area. This will open up a new browser window where you can see even more information including things like the last five head to head meetings between the clubs, match form, match possession and many more.