Some bettors are skipping actual sports to bet on fake ‘simulated’ NBA games online.
As the Coronavirus closed down even more sports this week, multiple sportsbook operators decided to create their own games to bet on. They are doing so using simulated Xbox and PS4 games on NBA 2K20. Of course, only illegal offshore betting sites are taking this action. So, those who chose to bet on these simulated NBA games are risking potential fines.
Without US regulations, it is unclear how the integrity of these games will be protected. The full games with 12 minute quarters will be simulated by ‘the computer’, is what the websites claim. There is no assurance that the games have not been pre-recorded or tampered with.
This is why US sportsbooks have chosen not to take action on the games. However, the sports betting world is buzzing with talk of legalizing e-sports betting.
DraftKings has legit Simulated Basketball and Football.
These games can be found on the Promotions Page at DraftKings DFS. Scroll down to Simulated Football or Simulated Basketball and get started. here is how it works.
- Draft your lineup for the free contests.
- DraftKings will use games from the 2019/20 season to provide stats for each player. The games are randomly assigned.
- The ‘Captain’ of your team gets 1.5x points.
- Score points for your players performance in those games and win prizes.
Set your lineup and then see what happens as the randomly assigned NFL and NBA games from the past are played out in real time. Points will be revealed as the game moves along.
This might be as close to NFL or NBA betting action as players are going to get during our extended break from sports.
If you win one of these simulated sports contests, you get DK dollars which you can then spend on DraftKings to stay busy.
There are still actual sports to bet on at DraftKings too.
Players who want to bet legally in the US can still find action on multiple sportsbooks, including DraftKings and BetMGM.
At DraftKings they have a variety of actual sports that are happening including Table Tennis, and Soccer. Plus there are MLB popularity pools and free pools for TV shows like Top Chef, Survivor and The Office.
***update. DraftKings just added a Free $2,000 NFL Division Pool as well.
And there are Virtual Sports at BetMGM.
BetMGM has Virtual Sports that are regulated and operated by sanctioned gaming companies. You can bet on virtual racing, virtual horses and even virtual soccer.
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