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The Future of Online Poker & VR (Virtual Reality)

Now VR Coming To Online Slot Play


Does VR (Virtual Reality) remind you of the early 90’s? This was the time the internet was becoming mainstream. During this time, many were caught by surprise by online roulette games and online casinos, and they said that internet gambling had no future.

Fast-forward to 2019, casinos games such as poker have become mainstream. Now, the craze is all about virtual reality poker games. Virtual Reality Poker games ports you to a universe of lifelike avatars, that replicate your body and lips movement as you move around or talk. Once you plug the headset on, you immerse in beautiful gaming environment where you can deal cards or handle chips just like you would in a physical casino. Your competitors will be in different part of the world, but you can literary study them or even message them in real time. VR Poker has taken social gaming to another level.

You can now play online poker tournaments using a VR device that will connect you with other players all over the world. Even though the technology that is supporting this interactive gameplay is not yet perfected, it is interesting to anticipate what it will offer in future, considering the already successful outcome in VR online poker. Players can now select avatars and bet, fold and call bluff in a tournament. This improves their chances of winning, as opposed to the previous standard online gameplay, where you would play blind. VR is clearly changing the whole online poker game play by making it more realistic and fun. Some of the best slot sites online are now adapting VR to increase realism within their slots lobby, the way things are going, it is safe to say VR will only continue to grow within the iGaming industry.

What more is in store for you?

As mentioned earlier, the VR technology for poker is still in its infant steps, but the progress is good. Soon, you will be able to download your favorite Online Casino app and play VR poker as long as you have a VR device. PokerStars VR is already up for download on Viveport, Steam and Oculus. The fact that VR allows you to play against opponents in real time on a 3D setting, is revolutionary.

According to Severin Rasset, the Director of Poker Operations and Innovations at PokerStars, venturing into the world of VR is exciting and you can only understand the game if you experience it. The director also says that the company will continue to invest in VR as the next generation of gaming and give players a chance to experience a new brand of virtual reality.

Although PokerStars is now only available for users with an Oculus Rift or HTC Vive, in the future the game will be available to a wider range of players with other hardware. PokerStars VR is also focusing on social media integration, therefore, catering for online streamers.

With PokerStars VR now launched, Stars has a head start when it comes to competitions in brand awareness among VR gamers. The company is also learning valuable lessons along the way that it hopes will translate to a bigger advantage for punters.