Online casino operator Slots Million is one of the first visionaries to start exploiting the enormous advantages of virtual reality in creating spectacular and convincing online ambience for internet punters in order to increase engagement, entertainment and immersion levels.
The company is currently leading the pack with its imaginative casino lobby “located” at the top of an 80-floor skyscraper and floating among the clouds, inviting visitors to interact with each another in the unusual setting, explore their surroundings and take in the futuristic views Slots Million developers have convincingly created.
More importantly, the 3d slots available assume a more lifelike and immersive nature, and will be followed by more difficult to render card and table games, the casino management says.
Many observers are predicting that VR could well be the fillip needed to restore the declining fortunes of online poker, too, attracting the millennial demographic and making available a better and recreational player-appealing medium that presents the excitement and skill of the game through new devices like the Oculus Rift, due to arrive on the market next year.
Slots Million co-founder Alex Tomic believes VR is a potential industry game-changer, telling Poker News this week:
“Part of the challenge that virtual reality faces is convincing those who have not tried it just how amazing it really is. While users are immersed in intricately rendered 3D, their senses are completely tricked into believing they are truly there. It’s mind boggling, and so are the possibilities for online poker.
“Players will be able to experience ‘TV Style’ VR final table environments, for example. Meanwhile, their friends and fans will be able to sit in the audience and watch them play, while, in turn, the players will be able to hear them cheering them on.”