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What can VR do for Casino?

What can VR do for Casino?

It's no secret that the future of online casino gaming lies online, with the market growing exponentially over the last few years.

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It’s no secret that the future of online casino gaming lies online, with the market growing exponentially over the last few years. The emergence of portable devices has allowed people to connect to wherever they want from wherever they are and the convenience that this brings to the users is impossible to overstate. Since most of the online gaming sites available are open 24 hours a day and 7 days a week, it’s irrelevant whether you’re working the late shift or just fancy a flutter in the middle of the night – no matter what your circumstance or routine, it’s possible to log on from the comfort of your own home and enjoy yourself whilst hopefully making a tidy return on whatever market it is that you choose to have a go on and it wouldn’t be much of a stretch to say that live casino is one of the fastest growing segments of online gaming.

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There is a vast number of options available to the user, with live casino games at William Hill, for example, allowing players to interact with a real person who serves as their dealer or croupier, while they watch the action play out in real time via a webcam. The advancement in technology with regards to mobile devices has mean that both the graphic and audio experience has rapidly evolved over the last few years and many gamers prefer this new method to the traditional computer generated simulations that are commonly found at online gaming sites, owing to the fact that interaction with real opponents that they can both see and hear gives players more confidence in the authenticity of what they’re participating in and provides a more realistic experience which is more akin to playing a real live casino.

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The early 21st century has shown interests developments with regards to virtual reality, a concept which would only further enhance the experience of live casino and one that would place users in a room filled with like-minded participants who are ready to do battle for a stack of chips. One estimate that was put out last fall reports that virtual gaming is expected to grow by 800% between now and 2021, thanks to the participation of the so called ‘high rollers’ within the industry. Of course, it’s important to note that VR gaming doesn’t currently generate a particularly impressive amount of money when compared to the online casino industry as a whole but part of this is down to virtual reality being a relatively new phenomenon and as is the case with any technological advancement, it takes time for people to become comfortable and adequately acclimatized before they fully take the plunge.

Online casino activity has remained fairly popular and financially lucrative throughout most of the modern world and whilst the future of virtual reality remains somewhat uncertain, there’s no doubt that both the interest and potential is there, with players ready to be challenged by something new which brings a whole different dimension to the gaming experience. The fact that players will be able to both see and interact with their opponents in real time will certainly appeal to the more hardcore gamers at the very least and who knows, maybe it’ll be even possible to detect whether your main rival is bluffing when you’re entrenched in a game of Texas Hold’em… Only time will tell!