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An Ultimate Guide to Building Virtual Sports Betting Apps

written by Nitin Garg | Nov 03, 2022
How to Make Virtual Betting Websites and Apps

The advent of virtual sports betting apps opened new horizons for sports bettors worldwide. During the pandemic, when all sporting events came to a halt, virtual sports took the reins of the betting industry. Virtual sports betting is a type of sports betting where users can bet on sporting events through a digital platform. While the core concept of betting remains the same, it is different from sports betting in some aspects. 

It is in high demand as online gamblers are now flocking towards virtual sports betting. In the current scenario, it is a lucrative industry and very profitable for startups. Let us look at some facts about virtual sports betting sites-

  • The virtual sports industry was worth $15 billion in 2020. The global sports betting market was valued at $131 billion. 
  • Virtual sports account for 5% of betting revenue in the United Kingdom. 
  • According to BetConstruct, there are over 3,500 virtual sports matches conducted every day. 
  • 80% of virtual sports are in FIFA or NBA games. 

What is Virtual Sports Betting?

Virtual sports are simulations of real-life sports with virtual athletes and teams. It uses computer-generated graphics and motion animation to provide a realistic experience. Virtual sports betting apps are available 24x and gamblers don’t require a real sporting event to bet on virtual sports. It uses complex algorithms and an RNG system to determine the outcome of the matches. The round-the-clock availability and unpredictability of virtual sports make it a very sought-after sector of the sports betting industry. 

Virtual sports are not new, they have been going on for decades. The first virtual sport was a simulation of a baseball game created by John Burgeson in 1961. 

You must be wondering whether virtual sports are legal or not. Well, it depends on the sportsbook or the sports betting platform. If the sportsbook has acquired a legal license from any governing authority, then it is perfectly legal. 

Development Process of a Virtual Sports Betting Platform

An online virtual sports betting app development process is a complex and expensive process with a lot of technical aspects. You can either opt for white-label software or go for a custom solution that is tailored to your needs. No matter what you choose, the virtual sports betting software provider will help you create a profitable sport betting business. 

Customized Solution

A customized sports betting app developmental solution is developed from scratch by keeping your requirements in mind and is incorporated with all the features that you want. BR Softech provides reliable and premium customized app solutions for your sports betting platform. 


The first step to virtual betting app development is building a wireframe. A wireframe is like a blueprint of the application, it gives us a general idea of how the app is going to look after completion. The wireframe serves as a blueprint throughout the development process. 


It is one of the most important aspects of virtual sports betting software. The design of the platform and visuals are the first thing a user will notice while visiting your website. Make sure the design is user-friendly and grips the user’s attention. Stunning visuals and minimal cluttering go a long way in making a lasting first impression. 

API Integration

An Application Programming Interface is a set of protocols that aids in the interaction of the website with the user. Coding is responsible for making the website or platform responsive towards devices and multiple operating systems. The typical user interface is meant to be used by the users while APIs are used by the application or machine and they help automate the process. 

Read More: Best Sports Betting API Service Provider in India

Testing/ QA

Quality analysis is done to ensure the proper functioning of the application in both design and development. Testing ensures that the virtual sports betting development is free of any bugs and glitches. It is the penultimate step of development and it is essential to ensure that the application you will launch doesn’t have any game-breaking bugs. 

Launch and Support

After the testing phase is completed, it is time to launch your virtual sports betting app in the market. However, it is also essential to provide regular maintenance and support to the users who will be using your app. An application needs regular updates to incorporate new features and fix bugs and glitches, make sure you have a reliable customer support team to address users’ queries. 

  • White-Label Software

White-label solutions are ready-made solutions of software or applications that can be modified with your desired features. This is the best option for you if you have no prior industry knowledge. The development process of a white label sports betting software is also easier compared to a customized solution.

Theme Selection

Since the initial design and development of the software are already completed, all you have to do is choose the theme for your platform. The theme of the platform should be engaging and interactive as it will play a huge role in driving user engagement.

Read More: 10 UI/UX Design Challenges in Sports Betting App

Logo and other Customizations

Add your brand’s name and logo to the ready-made white-label solution. There are various other elements that you can add to the platform like colour, location, sports library, additional features, etc. 

Quality Analysis and Testing

Whether it’s a white-label or customized solution, quality assurance is a must. Ensure proper testing and QA for the smooth operation of the software. 

Deploy and Support

Deploy the virtual sports betting application in the market and provide efficient customer support with regular updates to retain your users. 

Read More: Sports Bookie Software Development: A Complete Guide 

Features of Virtual Sports Betting Software

Various interactive features are incorporated into the virtual sports betting app for an engaging and interactive gameplay experience. The features are listed below. 

Top-notch graphicsThe virtual sports betting application features computer-generated graphics with realistic 3D motion animation that is indistinguishable from the real thing. 
Safe and Secure Payment Gateway It is important to integrate the platform with secure payment gateways to protect your client’s financial information. Make sure to also provide various payment options so the users can make transactions without any hassle. 
AvailabilityVirtual sports betting is available round the clock as it doesn’t need an actual match to bet on. Players can bet on simulations of real-time matches which is quite convenient. 
Customer Support24×7 customer support is provided by the platform to address and solve users’ queries. 
Fair GameplaySince the outcome of the matches is determined using algorithms and the RNG system, the gameplay is not biased or influenced in any way. 
Suitable for BeginnersVirtuals sports betting doesn’t require any skill as the outcome is decided by algorithms and an RNG system. It is the perfect choice for beginner bettors. 
Loyalty ProgramsLike many sports betting platforms, virtual sports also offers a loyalty program. Players are rewarded loyalty points to play the game. 

Top Virtual Sports Betting Websites

Many top online sportsbooks offer virtual sports in jurisdictions like the United Kingdom and the USA. These are some of the best virtual sports betting sites in 2022. 

  • William Hill
  • Bet365
  • Ladbrokes
  • Sisal
  • BetVictor
  • SkyBet
  • Lottomatica

Various Sports Offered by Virtual Sports Betting Software

Virtual sports exist for many of the sports that are popular among online gamblers. Some of the most common virtual sports include:

  • Baseball
  • Soccer
  • American Football
  • Horse Racing
  • Dog Racing
  • Motor SPorts
  • Tennis
  • Basketball

Why Choose BR Softech for Virtual Sports Betting Software Development?

If you want to develop an online virtual sports betting game, BR Softech is the perfect place for you. Our skilled in-house developers are well-versed in the latest technologies and are committed towards client satisfaction. With over 12+ years of experience, we offer white-label as well as customized solutions for your virtual sports betting software development. Our developers are capable of building an application on various platforms like Android, iOS and web browsers. Choose BR Softech and we will deliver a powerful virtual sports game app with interactive design and stunning visuals that will catch the user’s attention. 

Final Thoughts

The virtual sports betting industry has accumulated a massive audience and has become a lucrative industry. Virtual sports betting software development is in high demand right now as more online gamblers are moving towards virtual sports betting software platforms. It is very profitable right now to launch your own virtual sports betting app. 

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