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Virtual Sports: Horse Racing Rules

Sky Bet Virtual Racing brings you 24/7 horse racing action from three tracks; Sandunes Park, Bishop Street and top class national hunt racing from Wellington Place.

All bets placed on Virtual Racing will be subject to our standard Horse racing rules on Skybet.com website. To review our betting rules please click here

Virtual Horses:

  • The number of Horses can vary in each race.
  • A selection of either Flat, Jump or Sprint tracks ran anti-clockwise.
  • Each race will last between 30secs and 45secs.
  • Races run in Sunny, Dull & Night conditions.

Betting Markets and Each Way Terms:

We offer a number of markets on Virtual Racing including Win, Each Way, Tricast & Forecast.

  • Each Way Terms on 8-11 Runners: 1/5 odds on 1, 2, 3
  • Each Way Terms on 12-15 Runners: 1/5 odds on 1, 2, 3
  • Each Way Terms on 16 Runners: 1/5 odds on 1, 2, 3

For further information on Forecast and Tricast bets, please click here

For further information on Each Way Betting, please click here

Bet to View

When accessing the Bet to View area, you will be informed whether your device is compatible with the service. To ensure the smoothest playback, we recommend an iOS device, Android 4.3 or greater, or visiting our website on a desktop computer.

General Rules:

  • Each race starts with an introduction that displays a list of all the runners and riders and their number and prices. The race itself follows the introduction.
  • Due to the nature of streaming, the commentary information may be out of sync with the video stream. This is normal and has no effect on the event outcome.
  • Once the race has finished there will be a replay of the Horses crossing the line followed by a display of the top 3 (or 4) finishers.
  • We will strive to settle your bet immediately after the event has finished, but please bear in mind there may be a short delay in settlement.
  • After the Result has been shown the introduction of the next race will start. The result of each will be shown on the website for a short of period of time.
  • When a virtual race starts, betting markets will be refreshed to show the next event’s betting options.

Virtual Racing is a computer generated presentation with a Random Number Generator determining the results. The Random Number Generator has been certified and audited by TST on behalf of the Alderney Gambling Control Commission; click herefor further details.

In the event a race does not start or the outcome is incomplete where a result cannot be determined (for any reason) the race will be voided and refunds will be applied as per the Sky Bet betting rules which can be located here

All unresolved bets placed but remaining undecided in incomplete games will become void after 90 days and will be returned to the player.

Maximum Payout:

The maximum pay-out per individual bet is £100,000.

This game is regulated by the UK Gambling Commission (licence number 038718) in respect of customers located in Great Britain and the Alderney Gambling Control Commission (licence number: 04C1C2) in respect of customers located outside of Great Britain. The theoretical average return to player (RTP) is 82.5%. This RTP represents the long-term expected payback of the game which has been calculated by an independent testing company in accordance with relevant regulations.

Malfunction voids all pays and play in accordance with our Terms and Conditions.

Sky Bet Virtual Horse Racing - Name The Track Competition

  • Terms and Conditions

  • Sky Bet's Name The Virtual Racetrack competition on Twitter - the winner will suggest a name for one of three new Virtual Racing tracks. Three winners will each win a set of four tickets to racing at Ascot racecourse on December 16th, 2016 & have their winning suggestion named on a Virtual Racetrack on skybet.com.
    • This promotion is open to individuals aged 18 years and over.
    • Entry into this promotion is free.
    • This is a Twitter only competition - entries must be made using the hashtag #NameThatTrack.
    • Twelve finalists will be selected at the discretion of the promoter and entered into three polls of four on Twitter to be voted on by the public. The selection with most votes is the winner.
    • The prize will be four tickets to racing at Ascot racecourse on Friday December 16th, 2016 ONLY.
    • The competition will close at Sky Bet's discretion.
    • Sky Bet's decision will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.
    • This competition is open only for residential customers and not business users.
    • This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook or Twitter. Facebook and Twitter in no way responsible for any aspect of this promotion including its fulfilment.
    • There is no alternative to the prize and unless agreed otherwise in writing the prize is non-refundable and non-transferable.
    • The Promoter reserves the right to substitute the prize for a prize of equivalent or greater monetary value if this is necessary for reasons beyond its control.
    • Except in the case of death or personal injury arising from its negligence or in respect of fraud and so far as is permitted by law, the Promoter and its associated companies and agents exclude responsibility and all liabilities arising from any postponement, cancellation, delay or changes to the prize details beyond the Promoter's control and for any act or default of any third party supplier.
    • The terms and conditions of any other third party supplier will also apply to the prize where applicable. If there is a conflict between third party terms and conditions and these terms and conditions, these shall take precedence
    • If the winners cannot be contacted within a reasonable time period or are not able or available to accept the prize for any reason which is beyond the Promoter's reasonable control, then the Promoter reserves the right not to award the prize.
    • Sky Bet reserves the right at any time and from time to time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, this Promotion with or without prior notice due to reasons outside its control
    • The name, county and photograph of the winners may be used by the Promoter and its associated companies for post-event publicity purposes. The winners agree to allow the Promoter to use their name and likeness for advertising and publicity purposes without additional remuneration.
    • The Promotion will be governed by the law of England and Wales and the parties submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.
    • Bonne Terre Limited (trading as Sky Betting & Gaming) with a registered address of Office 1, 1 The Crusher, Braye Harbour, Alderney GY9 3XX is 'the Promoter'
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