VR Casinos are an emerging industry based on the latest developments in VR technology. Until recently, gamblers had only two options: online casinos and land-based casinos. Online casinos offer the convenience of playing from home, whereas land-based casinos simply have the added touch of glamour that makes for a richer casino experience.
VR Casino games combine the comfort of your home with the feeling of being in a real casino, to produce an immersive, interactive, multiplayer, 3D experience for players. Is it already incredibly life-like and soon it will be even more, as the technology leaps forward and the old gaming technology slowly becomes obsolete. With the VR tech becoming more affordable, analysts predict that the total amount of bets made via VR casinos will reach almost $520 billion by 2021.
VR casinos offer some amazing features: highly detailed and realistic game rooms that you can freely explore, 3D slot machines you can try out, game tables where you can interact with other players and a live-dealer, both in multiplayer and co-op modes, online and offline, as well as the ability to sit, stand up, walk, and make hand and body gestures that other players can see and react to in real time.
To try their luck at a VR casino, users need a VR headset and other accompanying equipment, such as movement sensors, headphones, and controllers, as well as a PC that supports this technology. Also, your gear will need to be compatible with the suitable gaming platform that your chosen game supports. Oculus Rift is currently the most popular choice among players and developers alike.
So far, the VR Casino industry has produced several great games, with much more expected to be released in the future, due to an increasing number of VR compatible iGambling platforms being rapidly developed.
Social Club VR: Casino Nights, developed by Perilous Orbit, and released on 22 June 2018, is a fine example of the latest developments in the industry. The game supports Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and Windows Mixed Reality headsets. It lets you play Blackjack, Texas Hold’em Poker and Roulette, as well as Chess and Backgammon, and three different shooting games! You can play privately with your friends, online with other players around the world, or against the AI in the single-player mode. The game looks simply stunning, and it lets you customize your avatar, the music (you can set up your own YouTube playlist) and the surroundings. The more you play the more (virtual) chips you earn. These can be used to further personalize the game or treat your friends with a little something.
So far, not a lot of games offer playing with real money. One of the few is Slots Million that boasts being the first VR casino around. However, even if you don’t play for real money, VR Casino games can be incredibly fun and they can help you improve your skills, to prepare for the real deal in a safe, risk-free environment.