Virtual Basketball by Global Bet Game Review
Watch every slam dunk, 3-pointer and alley-oop in this well presented virtual basketball game by Global bet. The animation and rendering of the players really add to the overall presentation and experience of betting on virtual basketball.
Where to Play Virtual Basketball
Supabets is currently the only online bookie in South Africa to provide Global Bet content and where you can play virtual basketball.
What is Virtual Basketball League?
Virtual Basketball league by Global Bet is another very popular addition to their impressive offering of virtual sports which you can bet on.
Virtual Basketball is presented in a league format meaning there is a total of 30 rounds played in the season and contested by 16 teams. Each of the teams represent one of the top names in the American basketball league. Teams from Chicago, New York, Miami to name a few all battle it out for glory.
How Do You Bet on Virtual Basketball?
Placing a bet on any of the virtual basketball games is relatively simple to do. Once you have registered an account with Supabets head on over to the Virtual Sports tab.
Click on the tab and wait for the new screen to load. Navigate your way over to Virtual Basketball League and start placing your bets.
Understanding the Playing Screen
The first thing players will see on the screen is a table showing the current game week in progress along with the next 5 game weeks.
Each match week consist of 8 matches contested between the 16 league teams. This is a virtual representation of an actual match week in an actual basketball season.
Punters can place bets on the next to start match week along with the 5 weeks following that round. Betting closes as soon as the match starts. Each of the match week screens also show a clock counting down to the start of the game. So be sure to get those bets in before betting closes.
The lock icon indicates that the game is now in progress. Players can also not place any bets when a game is in progress.
Under the Results tab, users can enter a date range up to the last 72 hours to view the results of all completed games in the respective match week.
The Table header shows you the current season’s league table. The league table mimics that of a real log table and contains all the information on each of the team’s performance. Current position, Games Played, Won, Lost, Drawn along with win %, Home and Away record and other vital performance stats. The team’s points difference and Streak completes the available information.
As in life, to make an informed decision you need information. The more information you have the better. Use the information when you want to place a bet, home and away results do play a role and so does every other stat in the season.
Watching the Match Highlights
This is where virtual sports really get interesting. All the action of a match is condensed into a couple minutes using 3D animation. Each video shows all the highlights of the games. And you are in control.
Punters can switch between any of the 8 games by clicking on the game they want to watch. Switch between small or full screen mode and control the amount of information you see by switching between light and full mode.
By clicking the small feather icon on the animation screen, the display switches to no video and is now in “light” mode. While in light mode users only see the score and a timer for the match progress. Use this mode to save on data.
What Betting Markets Do They Offer?
Global Bet have really done their homework to make sure the most popular basketball bets are available.
Bets you can place on ay of the matches are:
- Half Time Winner
- Combined Over / Under 1
- Combined Over / Under 2
- Half Time Winning Margin
- Winning Margin
- Combined Over / Under 2
Every match week consist of 8 matches being played at the same time. A punter can bet on all 8 in progress should they wish to do so. To select the other matches to bet on, click on your selection, once you have selected the next match, simply use the drop-down menu to change the main bet options displayed for the match.
Players can also click on the current match in progress to expand and reveal additional betting markets.
Virtual Basketball FAQ
A new Match Week is scheduled to start every 3 minutes. Matches are played 24/7/365. Each season consists of 30 match weeks after which the season is concluded and a new one starts.
Global Bet is a relatively new players in the South African market. Currently you can play their virtual sport games only at Supabets. We have also seen a few articles that indicate Betway might be adding their content but have not been able to confirm this at the time of writing this article.
No need to worry when you get disconnected. All bets placed in time and confirmed before the match starts will be recorded and be valid. The game will continue and upon completion all successful bets will be settled and winning credited to your balance.
Virtual Basketball Game Review Summary
We were not sure what to expect from betting on virtual basketball. So, what did we think? We really enjoyed it.
The virtual visualisation of basketball compared to the other sport types we have played really stood out head and shoulders – excuse the pun – above the rest. If you enjoy basketball and have watched it before you will know it is a fast-paced sport with great athletes shooting, dunking, and flying nonstop. The way Global Bet have managed to capture all the excitement of the game along with slow-motion action replays is amazing.
Switching between the different betting screens along with expanding the bet options view is easy to use and placing bets could not be easier for players.
If you are on the move or just want to save some data, being able to switch off the video animation is a clever tough and shows they have given it a lot of thought.
We enjoyed betting online on virtual basketball and we are sure you will have just as much fun as we did.
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