How virtual reality would revolutionize casino industry


Casinos have always occupied a special place in the heart of the gaming enthusiasts. People for ages have thronged to casinos to fulfill their entertainment requirements. Places like Los Vegas, Macau, Monte Carlo are known for their vibrant casinos which sees participation from players worldwide. Even our own Goa is known for it’s floating casinos on the shore. Now with the evolution of technology, much of casino action takes place online. With the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic pressing the brakes on brick and mortar casinos, online casinos are where the actual action is happening. The fear of contracting the virus has confined the people to online casino rooms mostly.

The technically sophisticated environment of online casinos have brought about a significant change in the outlook of people who are used to brick and mortar casinos. While the battle between online and land-based casinos are going on for some time, the Covid 19 pandemic have turned the tides in favor of online casinos. One of the greatest advantages offered by online casinos convenience of enjoying the game from their homes at a time they are comfortable with. Online casinos have become the foremost gaming engagements during Coronavirus lockdown for several gamers across the globe.

VR Technology

Despite the prevalence of so many online casinos, the thrill and fun of certain games can only be felt with a physical visit to the casinos. However, with the advent of technologies like Virtual Reality and Augmented reality, the gap between real and online casino is less. Virtual Reality concept has redefined several games and in the process it impacted the online casino sector too.

Gamers have already felt the power of VR in games like Job Simulator and Farpoint. VR headsets like HTC Vive, Oculus Quest, Oculus Rift S, and PlayStation VR are seeing an increased sales over the past few years.

Even the online casinos are gradually introducing VR Casino games to bring a tinge of realism into their games. While it is still in its nascent stage, it’s more or less evident that VR based casinos are going to be the next big thing in the upcoming years with social distancing being the norm.

Imagine playing a spin of fortune or Russian roulette from the comfort of your homes. With VR headsets, you will get the look and feel of playing in a real casino. Many online card game sites are already experimenting with VR based technology to give the users a casino feel.

Future of Online Casino

Though, it’s still a long way to go for developing complete VR based casinos, stellar efforts are being made which will come to fruition within the next few years. With AI technology ably supplementing VR and AR, users are all set to get an awesome online gaming experience.

Already several online casinos overseas have successfully implemented the trifecta of VR/AR/AI for better gaming experience and have witnessed groundbreaking results. It’s only a matter of time, Indian casinos dabble into this potential game-changer of a technology. Once proper VR based casinos come into place, brick and mortar casinos will become a thing of past.