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Virtual Reality - The next big thing for Online Gambling?

Virtual Reality - The next big thing for Online Gambling?

A lot of you might well be wondering what virtual reality is. Well, in essence it is usually a piece of gaming equipment such as a headset that when worn creates a 3D virtual environment for the user. They’ve already had rapid success with video and computer games. Allowing gamers to get fully immersed into the online experience. But, can this be adapted into the world of gambling such as slots and table games like poker and blackjack? Find out a little more by reading on in this article at Slots Baby.

Where Could it be used?

The first and most obvious answer is for casino table games. One of the great things about playing poker is the sociability factor. Sitting at a table and interacting with other players and the dealer adds to the overall experience. This up until now has been something done by physical casino’s to a much greater level of success. However, Virtual Reality is likely to make all of that change by enhancing user experience. With in-store casinos already on the decline this is yet another threat for them, so it will be interesting to see how this one plays out.

We can see this identical issue and solution with the likes of bingo games. Since its origins Bingo has been perceived and marketed as a social event more than anything else. A chance for people to get out and meet others in a sociable and friendly environment. So, the exact opposite of you lounging out on your sofa playing the occasional game on your phone. Although, with the use of virtual reality we could see that environment being recreated. Allowing for a much more sociable style of play that allows players to interact online from the comfort of their homes just as if they had actually gone to a bingo hall.

Additionally, in terms of game visuals it will definitely bring them to life for players. We’ve already seen the development in graphics over the years. From games like fluffy favourites to now more modern 3d slots like Gonzo’s Quest. Using VR would only enhance how good these games are able to appear aesthetically and we know that’s an important factor to any game.

The Verdict

All in all, Virtual Reality definitely has a place in the online slots & Casino market. Although just how successful this product and service could be for the industry will remain a mystery for now. We expect to see the market leaders such as Microgaming and Eyecon looking to adopt these and other similar softwares in the future to enhance their games even more.