There’s no need to be a genius to figure out that whatever type of new technology lands down to the Internet ground, their inventors’ will first pick ‘vice’ industries as test markets for implementation. The same happened with using virtual reality.
Online gambling industry has been growing its muscles at the speed of light and now it accounts for around 70% of revenues for most major sports betting operators. And what about virtual casinos? VR is already here, but are virtual casinos really the next boom in iGaming? We’ve done our homework research, and here are the results.
How It All Started
When ALEA launched SlotsMillion as the world’s first VR multi-player online casino, players didn’t know what to expect. Walking around in a virtual casino until that moment was merely a fairy tale dream.
Once the players have realized that they got the chance to select an avatar and explore the futuristic city environment while interacting with other players, it was crystal clear that the revolution was about to happen. And it happened.
If you want to enjoy your own private casino room with over 40 most popular game titles available out there, all you need to do is download the app, log-in at SlotsMillion and enter the space you’ve never been to before – the virtual world. According to calculations, it is projected that in the following 5 years iGaming virtual world will increase by 800 percent to reach an estimated figure of $520 million compared to current $60 million.
Using VR headsets allows you to harmonize your head moves with the image presented to your eyes, whereby those moves match the system of natural motion thus allowing you to walk and move around in a virtual world in the same way you would do in the real one.
With you being convinced as a gamer that what you’re experiencing is real, it’s no wonder why players already give excellent feedback to the idea and implementation of virtual reality casinos.
Oculus Rift, the world’s number one company in sales of VR headsets, expects an enormous increase in demand of their products and the actual price of $350 per piece is probably the only reason why that hasn’t happened already.
A Word from the Future
Some game providers are starting to develop VR slots, which is an additional confirmation that VR reality casinos are the new boom in iGaming. Currently it seems that VR games will be a perfect solution for home consumers who wish to stay in their homes and at the same time still have an opportunity to feel as if they went out and had an authentic gambling experience.
Industry experts agree on predictions that land-based casinos, for example, will have lounge areas specifically designed in order to gather VR gaming lovers and customers willing to find out how it looks like to play casino games in different environments.
Finally, let your imagination take the final step – imagine yourself playing blackjack or roulette on a sunny beach, a luxury yacht or in front of some magnificent construction such as the Giza pyramid complex, Taj Mahal or the Great Wall of China. Sounds awesome, doesn’t it?