You don’t have to leave your house to have the experience of playing in a brick-and-mortar casino anymore. You can have that experience from the comfort of your house. You can play virtual reality (VR) online poker while sitting in your pyjamas.
With the appropriate software, players can use “Casino VR: Poker”, the first app that allows you to play multi-player, fully functional poker games in a virtual reality.
Virtual reality is starting to become reality. Within a few months the first VR headset, Oculus Rift, will be available for sale.
Currently “Casino VR: Poker” is in beta testing. The app is a play-money game that will make you feel you are in a real casino lobby, with plenty of poker tables to choose from. Each player will have an avatar and will be able to interact with other players via head tracking and spatial voice chat.
By using one of the headsets appropriate for virtual reality, you will be able to access all sorts of games create exclusively for virtual reality. With this brave new world medium, you can be transported wherever the software engineer’s imagination takes you.
Virtual Reality works best in games where social interaction is needed. This is definitely the case in poker games, which is seen as the most social casino game of all.
Virtual Reality can possible be the best way for the poker industry to rejuvenate and reinvent itself. The possibilities are attractive.
Using VR, the finals of online tournaments could have a TV-style final table environment. In addition, friends of the finalists could create avatars to sit in the audience and support them.
Social gamers as well as real-money gamers will probably be interested in playing VR poker games. In an interview with CalvinAyre.com Alexandre Tomic, the co-founder of Slots Million, talked about the real-money players and the social players. His company designed the first VR real money of the industry. During the interview he said:
“Today we have two different sectors in online gambling. We have the social players, who don’t play for money but who share a lot of their experiences, and we have the real-money players, who play but they don’t talk a lot about it,”