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Published on September 25th, 2020 | by Bibhuranjan

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How VR Tech Will Impact Online Casino Experience?

Since its inception, sometime in the early-1990s, the online gambling industry is heavily reliant on technology for bringing patrons closer to a more holistic iGaming experience. Leading iGaming studios are on a mission to bring the highest standards of graphics, gameplay, and experience to players, and have left no stones unturned in their efforts.

Virtual Reality is the next significant jump in gaming technology. It’s hardly surprising. Therefore, that iGaming studios are researching the possibilities of bringing VR into the mainstream online casino experience. Most brand-new online casinos offer some form of novelty. It won’t be long before people begin experimenting with VR tech.

The Perks of Virtual Reality on the Online Casino Scene

VR is likely to significantly boost the online casino experience. While a few video slots have their own take on VR, more games are likely to follow suit. Online casinos try and replicate the atmosphere in a brick-and-mortar casino, but the results so far are questionable at best. With the successful implementation of VR tech, iGamers can truly enjoy a raw casino experience without ever leaving the comforts of their living room.

Virtual poker rooms can also benefit significantly with the introduction of VR. Millions of players worldwide enjoy a good game of Texas Hold’em, Omaha, and other popular variations on countless online casinos. The introduction of VR poker rooms will positively affect the overall gaming experience. Although it might take a couple of years to take off, the experience is definitely worth the wait!

While on the topic of online gambling, Bingo is often overlooked. But the game has a loyal fanbase which would only grow stronger with the introduction of VR. Sports betting is another significant part of online gambling and accounts for a major portion of the revenue stream, especially during major sporting events.

With the help of VR, gamblers would get to experience the unadulterated thrill that live games are famous for, without being physically present at the venue. This would be of considerable use, especially during the next pandemic. We could also see major sports betting hubs like MGM Grand replace giant TV screens with VR gadgets. The possibilities are endless!

How Soon Can Our VR Dreams Turn into Reality?

Although new breakthroughs are being made every year and new gadgets launching amidst mass fanfare, it’s still a while before Virtual Reality is adapted on a mass scale. One of the primary gripes with VR today is the high cost of production. Unless manufacturers solve the price issue, mass-market demand will suffer.

Similarly, online casinos need to invest heavily to adopt the new technology, which could prove to be too much of a risk for the smaller casinos with a limited operational budget. Although the details are sketchy at the moment, VR is the future of gaming, and online casinos will adapt before long. Predicting a tentative deadline, however, is out of the picture for the moment.

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Bibhuranjan

Editorial Officer, technofaq.org I'm an avid tech enthusiast at heart. I like to mug up on new and exciting developments on science and tech and have a deep love for PC gaming. Other hobbies include writing blog posts, music and DIY projects.



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