VR Technology – Online Gambling’s Future

If you think that 3D slots and mobile gaming are great advancements in the online gambling world, then wait until you get a load of VR technology. Already available via headsets like Google’s Daydream, virtual reality is off to a slow start as early adopters are the main ones using these devices. But once VR […]

vr-online-gamblingIf you think that 3D slots and mobile gaming are great advancements in the online gambling world, then wait until you get a load of VR technology.

Already available via headsets like Google’s Daydream, virtual reality is off to a slow start as early adopters are the main ones using these devices. But once VR technology picks up on the commercial end, you can bet that more and more online casinos will be offering products in the virtual world.

As HypergridBusiness reports, virtual reality could follow the same pattern as both internet gambling (mid-1990s) and mobile gaming (late-2000s), when people were slow to pick up the new tech trends. However, VR technology is widely expected to be the new frontier in the online casino world.

Here’s more from Hypergrid on the most-recent problem that virtual reality will solve:

Recent studies have shown that 18-to-24-year-olds are betting less than they were two years ago, so reaching out to these users via innovative new technology could be one way to bring them back into the fold.

The advancement in VR technology is without doubt the most significant innovation brought to market in 2016, if not the last few years.

Obviously, it will take time to best fulfil the potential of VR in the gambling world, but it is reaching a point whereby it is now a viable option within the industry.

It means gambling operators can provide an immersive experience with a far greater depth of engagement than anything else. It’s a game-changer.

Considering that most people aren’t thrilled about running out and spending hundreds of dollars on a VR headset right now, we’re still years away from any serious traction in this space. But once virtual reality becomes a hit among the consumer population, then it’ll be fun to see how the online gambling world changes.

Our guess is that we’ll see a broader casino experience where you enjoy everything from virtual drinks at the mini bar to walking through rows of slot machines.

 

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