Virtual reality can play a significant role in the evolution of online casinos. While some in the industry believe that it is too early to bet on the VR-casino, others believe that it is a matter of time when this type of gambling will become a mass trend.
Games with the effect of presence in a virtual reality can help the industry to attract the attention of millions of people who are not so interested in traditional casino games entertainment as previous generations. Today, players want to get an interactive experience, as well as a sense of nervous excitement from the games such as World of Warcraft, Halo and Grand Theft Auto. 3D-slots, video poker and a seat at the card table, do not offer that kind of actions, which these players need.
This is one of the reasons of the online casinos has a decrease in the number of visitors. In fact, many well-known casinos in Las Vegas is increasingly noted that the number of tourists coming to Sin City is not reduced, but most of them are mainly go to restaurants and addicted to other types of entertainment such as nightclubs and shows.
There is no doubt that the gaming industry needs innovative changes, and VR-casinos may be the epitome of such changes.
Virtual reality could facilitate social interaction in an online casino.
It is expected that in the same way as social casino helped bring online gambling element of social interaction, virtual reality will produce a similar effect, if not the best. It is likely that casino can become more "social" through virtual reality, as it will allow the player to meet and interact with other players in the virtual world. They can jointly explore the virtual space and take part in multiplayer tournaments and other games designed for multiple players.
Not surprisingly, the virtual reality community concentrates its efforts on the creation of social games. Oculus company has already begun to develop projects for social interaction and games in virtual reality. This company, which is owned by Facebook and is the developer of one of the most famous virtual reality headset - Oculus Rift - has released a social game designed specifically for virtual reality, including the Social Trivia and Herobound. Both games are designed for a maximum of 4 people coop.
The company has been developing the following lines for social video games and virtual reality, according to news portal - Venture Beat, will release developer tools, "which will simplify the process of creating an even more exciting social VR-games and applications."
In addition, Oculus Rift headset is not only used for playing video games, but also to participate in the VR-casinos, for example, in Slots Million.
Online casinos in virtual reality - casino of the future?
VR-casinos already exist. The first brand that successfully launched such a project has become SlotsMillion - they’ve created a fully functional casino in virtual reality, in collaboration with the developer of VR-casino - Lucky VR. With the help of Oculus Rift headset, players are immersed in a dynamic, action-packed casino environment, where they can play and explore the lobby. At the moment, this is the best example of a casino with a sense of presence.
The cost of equipment (for example, headset, computers and other equipment necessary for the operation of the latest software) - is another story. Currently, virtual reality headset are not cheap, as well as all related equipment to provide a virtual reality session. The users will have to pay hundreds of dollars on these devices.