Virtual reality in gambling

virtual reality

Over the last few decades, gambling has come a very long way indeed. There used to be a time when, if you wanted to spin the slots or have a go at some table games, your only option was to visit a land-based casino and gamble there.

Then the mid-90s, online casinos started appearing, offering players the convenient opportunity to gamble at home on the computer. Fast forward a decade or so and the first mobile casinos were launched, enabling players to gamble while they’re out of the house on the go.

These days, so long as your device has a steady internet connection, you can gamble anywhere you like. So what’s the next big thing for the gambling industry? It’s got to be virtual reality casinos.

SlotsMillion, the world’s very first real-money virtual reality casino, was launched in mid-2017. At this time, virtual reality technology was already being used by a number of video games, and now it was time for online casino games to get the virtual reality treatment.

SlotsMillion is a very large and successful online casino with in excess of two thousand games and a pretty impressive collection of slots. Though its virtual reality casino is a lot smaller – it launched with 40 titles – it’s still managed to have a huge impact on the gambling industry, with it looking very likely indeed that more virtual reality casinos will launch in the near future. 

In order to play at a virtual reality casino, your computer or laptop needs to have the right specs. You also need to have a virtual reality headset – there are several of these available on the market, the most popular of which is the Oculus Rift headset. Since headsets can be quite expensive, it’s worth doing some research to find the right one for you before making a purchase.  

So what’s the virtual reality gambling experience like? When you visit the SlotsMillion VR Casino, you’re on the top floor of a sleek and stylish skyscraper – set foot inside the casino to find a lounge, a bar and, of course, plenty of casino games.

Here you’ll find a good selection of slots by leading providers, including Jack and the Beanstalk and Starburst. All the slots are presented as physical gaming machines that you have to approach in order to play. The experience is very immersive and makes you feel as if you’re right there, wandering around the casino and playing its games.  

SlotsMillion have taken things further. The casino recently extended its virtual reality offerings to the mobile market. It’s collaborated with one of its many game providers, Pragmatic Play, to develop the first real-money virtual reality app for mobile devices, featuring the provider’s popular Sugar Rush slot.

Small steps have been taking into virtual reality gambling, though the future does look very bright for this new development.. It’s very likely indeed that SlotsMillion will continue to expand on their virtual reality offerings and that other casinos will follow suit. Expect to see quite a few virtual reality casinos launch in the coming years!