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Virtual Reality - How Real Is It?

Online casino games have made the world of gambling much easier to access for the players. Without leaving the comfort of your own home, you can play as many games as you like, and there's no need to dress up for the casino. In today's day and age, technological innovations are ongoing and transforming all industries, including gambling. In recent years, one of the most exciting developments in gambling comes from the field of virtual reality.

How does it work?

Virtual reality provides a computer-generated, enhanced experience for all sorts of games. With the help of headsets, as well as gloves, or omnidirectional treadmills, it simulates an experience that can be close to reality or completely fictional. In augmented reality casino games, you can play with others in a realistic casino setting of your choosing, instead of simply playing live games. In the same fashion, if you place your bet on a horse, VR can make you feel like you are standing on the racecourse.

Is it really THAT good?

The appeal of traditional, longstanding gambling institutions lies in their atmosphere. The flashing lights of spinning wheels, prestigious blackjack tables, and the dizzying tumult of other players around you. While more traditional online casino games, available on, do give you the thrill you expect for a moment, they do not provide you with the real casino experience. On the other hand, VR means that you will be able to immerse yourself in a multitude of virtual casinos. In that way, you can choose your preferred setting, granted that you have the right material (ideally, a headset, headphones, sensors, controllers, and a treadmill). While it is still pretty rare for individual players to own the gear for such games, casinos are developing VR rooms.

Real casinos and virtual reality

Are you excited to try a VR game but not ready to commit to full VR equipment? You might want to go to a real Las Vegas Casino! Ceasars Entertainment's Linq hosts what has been called a "VR Lab", in which touch screens stand all around the bar and headsets are dispersed on loungy couches. Similarly, MGM opened a free-roam VR area in September 2017. In Las Vegas, VR is far from uncommon. The city represents a formidable hub for VR companies to cater to a massive influx of visitors, who are curious to test new games with exciting technology.

What should we expect next?

Rumour has it we will soon see dealer games incorporate a live dealer through VR, which could make for an exciting development in virtual games.

Personal user VR technology is not mainstream yet, even though casinos have been investing in it. For now, it is hard to say whether virtual reality casino games will definitely be the future of gambling. If, in the meantime, you are not ready to set up a VR station in your living room or to travel to Las Vegas for an immersive game, you can visit the UK's best online casino guide to find the exact online game you are looking for.

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