Online Casinos Slow To Enbrace Virtual Reality

Published Thursday, August 18, 2016 -
Online Casinos Slow To Enbrace Virtual Reality

The internet has given the gambler a big new window to access thousands of betting opportunities at any time and almost anywhere.These changes are being topped by what some are calling the next wave of technology that entertains. Virtual reality or VR is being introduced to the public and is sure to become a trend that will take online gambling to another level.

Online casinos and sports betting sites are interesting and plentiful and as the VR technology becomes integrated in the online casino scene the experience will become augmented with sights and sounds such as cards shuffled and bells ringing virtually presented with all the colours.  

The first online casino to offer the VR experience is SlotsMillion which utilizes the Oculus Rift outfit to access the 3D world of online slots. There is the option to use the goggles required or not on the Slots Million web location. SlotsMillion is licensed to operate an online gambling enterprise in Malta and made a great effort to develop a new set of best practices for a completely new and untested medium. The resulting technological advancements in virtual reality is a casino lobby in the clouds, on the 80th floor of a skyscraper in a futuristic cityscape. The virtual gambler can lean on the bar, play a number of 3D slots games, interact with other gamblers, and experience very real vertigo when one gets close to the windows and gazes down.

The augmented experience tends to attract the millennial demographic which is already immersed in the techno world. Social casinos are likely to do well with virtual reality which is already worth an estimated $4 billion. The industry wants to expand its demographic reach through the introduction of more skill-based elements and virtual reality. The prospect looms that virtual reality will blur the real world guidelines for online casinos even more and create huge problems for regulators as the trend takes flight and is monetized.

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