A recent study showed that 92% of people are familiar with virtual reality (VR). And almost a quarter of the respondents have tried this technology at least once. VR has become mainstream in recent months. Today such products as Oculus Rift and Google Daydream View can be found on the store shelves for the first time.
It triggered a revolution, because technology not only blurs the lines between the real and digital worlds, but now completely closes the gap between these worlds. The virtual world inside the VR glasses offers a higher reality and is much more interactive and entertaining than the real world outside the glasses.
VR changes the way we communicate with each other. It offers more immersive entertainment and a learning platform that simply captivates us. And with the ever-decreasing price of VR glasses (Google Daydream View retailing just £ 69), it won’t be long before they find their way into almost all households.
The VR wave has hit all industries and enables companies to reach consumer psychology in a new and exciting way. The casino and games sector is particularly well positioned to capitalize on it. This applies to both attracting players and streamlining the daily processes in often large companies and operations.
Whether it’s about giving players greater access to their loved onesAllowing slot machines and table games – even outside the actual casino area – or launching unique marketing campaigns and introducing new, efficient types of recruiting and training, virtual reality has the power to completely transform the global gaming industry.
For traditional casinos, it means introducing lounge areas specifically for virtual reality, where players wear VR glasses and play their blockbuster slot machines from the casino floor. You will be able to sit on luxurious sofas and relax as you spin the reels to hit jackpots and win huge prizes.
Over time, hit games like Wheel of Fortune and CSI New York will be available online and in virtual reality. But unlike traditional online games, players will be able to walk around in an all-around interactive casino lobby, the reality and interactivity of which are in no way inferior to the real game spaces at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas.
In search of their favorite areas and favorite games, they will be able to browse slot machines or watch other players like them in blackjack- Try to win high stakes game against the house. If the mood at the table is their thing, they will be able to sit down and show their skill against the dealer. You will be able to speak to other players and interact with the croupiers.
Players won’t even have to get off the table when looking for customer service. Helping staff will always be present on the playing area and will be immediately available to answer questions and require help. The VR game magic is not disturbed. The players stay in the game environment for as long as they wish and do not have to take off the VR glasses until they are finished.
Even if the players are not in the casino building, VR will allow them to spend their time on slot machines and table games. Products like Samsung Gear and Google Daydream View can be purchased at reasonable prices and players will be able to immerse themselves in the world of VR entertainment from the comfort of their own home.
There are a number of different devices in different price ranges, but with an entry-level price of £ 70, the technology is certainly affordable. Some VR glasses need to be connected to a desktop computer, while other devices require a smartphone to be connected to the front. An internet connection is also required.
Virtual reality, for better or for worse, is the future of many industries including the gaming industry. That’s not to say the current era of browsing games on your desktop would be completely severed, but who could say no to an entire new realm of possibilities?