Virtual Reality is here and without question, it’s going to cause major ripples in the online gaming industry. As fantastic as many modern online slots, table games and sports books have become – VR offers a wealth of reasons why it could be the technology to propel the next great leap forward.
We’ve seen plenty of times before how technology can radically change the world of betting. Internet poker started it all, and then came mobile play with smartphones and more recently in-play sports betting allowing stakes to be made within seconds. Yet VR promises a level of immersion that so far none of these developments has been able to match.
What’s The Latest On VR Gaming?
The big players such as Royal Vegas Online Casino set aside astonishing sums of money to develop and maintain their games portfolios. Often these games are licensed from third party developers who have all been put under great pressure to place plenty of attention to developing VR compatible games alongside their usual portfolio.
All of the major online casinos are in agreement that VR is going to be the future of casino style gaming, yet are also anxious to make sure that the technology is there to support their product.
What Are The Advantages Of VR Casino Gaming?
One of the major issues that have been grating many online casinos for so long has been how difficult it can be to get players to interact. There are exceptions – poker and bingo tend to have a much more social air – but as for casino-style games, it’s proven very difficult. Virtual Reality, however, is believed to be the answer.
The theory is that by having players able to naturally interact with their games and other people it will massively enhance the user experience. From the casino’s experience, the hope is that players will see a trip to the virtual Royal Vegas Online Casino as a social occasion as much as it is to play some games.
How Will VR Change The Casino Gaming Experience?
As may well be expected the development of these games is currently top secret but a few sneak previews show that these games are going to be highly immersive and interactive. Slots are likely to lead the way as it allows for players to scrutinise and interact with their machine with ease. At the roulette wheel expect to physically lay down bets across the table.
Blackjack may involve tapping the table for another hit or a wave to hold, and of course, craps will involve throwing the dice. The possibilities are quite endless and it’s going to be absolutely fascinating to see what these games are like when finally released. Now that VR is gradually entering some homes expect the first non-beta VR releases sometime late 2016 (fingers crossed!).
Legislative Concerns Should Not Be An Issue
A small but vocal group has complained that allowing VR to be used in a casino style format is going to be a breach of the very strict licensing conditions enforced in some territories. Being able to physically go and play free slot machines at Royal Vegas Casino – arm motions and finger stabbing and all – has been interpreted as basically bringing the casino into the home.
Quite clearly this concept is flawed because people already commonly gamble at home at all the time. People play roulette on public transport, poker on their lunch breaks and can place bets 24 hours a day. Virtual Reality cannot and will not be treated any differently.