Virtual Reality is about to change the way we do many things, especially the way in which many of us get our online entertainment, and while at present the talk is all about the new Google, Sony and Samsung headsets, in the very near future VR casinos will be shaking up the industry, online and off. We’ve seen that in many areas of the world, casino gambling revenue has taken a hit, and although the numbers are in no way of concern, the signs are that Millennials especially, are not quite getting what they’re looking for in traditional casinos, meaning that time is right for a rethink and a revamp.
We’ve watched the demos and we’ve read about it in the news and now VR is finally set to arrive, with affordable tech making it all possible, and for a new generation of casino games players, people who demand a little more than 5 spinning reels and slots bonus rounds, it’s a huge step in the right direction. There are already changes in place and we’ve seen laws passed that allow Las Vegas casinos to introduce slots with variable payouts, with elements of skill games being introduced, in the hope of course, to attract a different and new kind of casino player, and this will help pave the way for a distinct new casino experience.
New Virtual Reality casino games will look and play a lot differently to what’s currently available, and while there will always be a place for traditional slots, blackjack and roulette, those games will now themselves be in competition with hybrid casino games that provide a more immersive, inclusive and personal gaming thrill. Aspects of social casino gaming will be included, meaning that you’ll be able to level up, collect rewards and move through levels of play, scoring bigger cash payouts as you go, in a change that will see players beating the game, rather than the casino itself.
New players want challenges, and for their gaming experience not to be left to luck alone, and that’s what VR casino gaming can, and will bring. There is of course no doubt that we’ll see many popular slots and casino games converted and optimized for Virtual Reality casinos, that makes sense in that there’s a whole lot of players who’ll want to check them out, but we’ll also see many new games, indeed many new types of games, in which you’re the owner of the outcome, rather than a player whose luck is in the hands of the game being played, and that adds a whole new dimension to casino gaming.
The new hybrid casino games will provide a visual experience that players won’t have seen before, more akin to perhaps games such as Halo and Grand Theft Auto, and if you can imagine playing those games for real money, and the buzz that they’ll provide then you’re thinking on the same lines as VR gaming development companies. The whole VR casino experience could even be taken a step further, in which your casino banking transactions and customer support is all done in a virtual world, in fact, the possibilities are endless, and the initial games and products are well on the way.