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Virtual Game Betting Trends Say eSports and Sports Simulations Have Legs

Even after traditional sports return, betting on eSports and sports simulations should continue to rise in popularity.

In mid-March, the NBA and NHL suspended their seasons. Major League Baseball decided to postpone the start of their season, as well.

Shutting down sports couldn’t be helped, but gamblers love to gamble and so the situation has pushed sportsbook bettors to other forms of wagering. Two of those are casino and horse racing.

You know all you need to know about your digital racebook and digital casino, but did you know some of the fastest rising betting options are on sports simulations and eSports?

Players are betting on eSports. They’re also betting sports simulations. Due to the nature of both, probably, the action won’t cease when traditional sports return.   

Bookie agents replacing lost revenue with eSports and sports simulation betting

For many pay per head agents, eSports and sports simulations have saved the day. Without it, some bookies may have closed shop.

Many bookies see eSports and sim sports as new revenue streams as both provide entertainment to traditional sports bettors.

They also provide a way for players to wager on similar options as their primary sport of choice.

Football bettors can wager on League of Legends, which is similar.

Many compare CS:GO, or Counter-Strike, to basketball. Others compare hockey to Overwatch.

CS:GO, League of Legends, and Overwatch are three of the most popular eSports. Overwatch has become especially popular because it’s on the three prominent video game platforms, Nintendo Switch, Xbox, and PS4.

Sports simulations exist for basketball and football fans

For those players who wish to wager on traditional sports, there are simulations. The most popular are NBA2K and Madden20.

NBA2K is so popular that the actual National Basketball Association ran a players tournament earlier in the year. Phoenix Suns’ guard Devin Booker beat DeAndre Ayton for the title.

Madden20 matches happen almost every day on Twitch. Madden20 is as realistic as a sports simulation can get.

How realistic? Weather can affect gameplay. That’s realistic.       

Trends point to a rise in eSports and sports simulation wagering

Although eSports and simulated action pale in comparison to actual sports, that could change. Players have advantages betting on eSports and sports simulations that don’t exist with real sports betting.

Odds are fairer 

Outstanding eSports teams dominate lesser squads.

Stats determine sports simulation outcomes. That leads to fairer odds.

Games and matches take less time

 eSports matches and sports simulated games take much less time than a football, baseball, or basketball competition. In some cases, players know if they won or lost their bet after minutes.

Daily betting options 

Like horse racing and casinos, everyday betting options exist. Twitch has sports simulated matches on most days. eSports league matches or matches in tournaments happen almost every day. 

Bookies want to promote wagering on eSports and sports simulations

Per head agents want to promote eSports and sports simulation betting.

Bookies should think of both as providing great entertainment. Most players bet on sports for entertainment value. How many times have you heard one of your players say, “Action on the game makes it more interesting”?

Entertainment value and daily betting options make eSports and sports simulations attractive to traditional sports bettors.

Once actual sports return, most players will wager on all three. They won’t stop betting on eSports or sports simulations.

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