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Will Virtual Reality Devices Change the Way We Gamble Online?

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Virtual reality is taking over the digital world, and its evolution is constant. Through the years, there has been a massive enhancement in VR hardware and software. The online gambling industry significantly benefits from this, as it makes the entire gameplay fast, glitch-free, and immersive. Today, VR goggles and headsets are slowly becoming a common sight in the virtual casino scene.

The virtual casino games currently available

Gamblers can only play a few VR casino games at present, but they are anticipated to surge in the next few years. The VR casinos of today are more than just pseudo-3D interfaces. Punters enjoy an immersive experience by plunging into a traditional casino floor. Thanks to a compatible VR iGambling platform and a VR headset, everything turns into a real-life casino gambling experience. This means that gamers can play their favourite games and communicate with dealers in real-time, like what happens in a live online casino.

The features of virtual reality casinos

Apart from the ability to play casino games in real-time with other people in a VR setting, virtual reality casinos also offer several brilliant features. For instance, they can observe and display gestures and body language. Plus, they have real casino sounds that emulate the atmosphere of a brick-and-mortar casino. What's more, you can expect casino game rooms where gamblers can walk through, 3D game tables, in-game chats, and so much more.

Examples of virtual reality in casino gaming

Microgaming was amongst the first players to create VR products for the online casino market. It has particularly developed VR Roulette that requires players to use a headset and an Oculus Rift helmet to gamble in a special virtual reality mode.

SlotsMillion is a highly progressive online casino that promotes VR technology. It requires punters to use an Oculus Rift VR headset for a fully immersive experience. Through this device, they can gamble, chill on the sofa, go to the bathroom, and so much more. Amongst the game options offered by SlotsMillion include Magic Portals, Bonanza, God of Storms, and Book of Kings.

The Bolt Poker is another fantastic project that was unveiled in 2016. Within its virtual reality, the opportunities and possibilities are endless. You can grab your favourite drink, smoke a cigar, or even play with a pistol. However, controllers from Oculus are needed to interact with the objects and the surrounding space in the room.

Final thoughts

The number of online casinos offering virtual reality technology is growing at a rapid pace. It is worth noting that apart from VR software, VR hardware is evolving too. Hence, the online gambling scene is set to enter a new era of advancements and possibilities. Similarly, punters must brace themselves to adapt to these exciting changes.

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