Since their conception, online casinos have always tried to mimic brick-and-mortar casinos. Gambling sites are riddled with pictures and illustrations of elements you would normally find inside a real-life casino, such as neon lights, slot machines, chips, playing cards and other things that instantly teleport you to a land-based casino you would find in Las Vegas.
Virtual Reality takes this simulation a step further.
Through the use of special equipment that creates a computer-generated environment, players are now able to experience an online casino in an immersive three-dimensional way, where you can interact with the synthetic world around you.
Okay, so you won’t be pushing real coins inside a slot machine, but you will be able to pull the levers and watch the reels spin. You can walk around the artificial casino that looks just like the real thing, with real-money slots and live tables, avatars of dealers and other casino players. You can hit the floor looking for a table, sit down, have a ‘real’ conversation with the other players’ avatars and place your bets, all from the comfort of your home.