Before we start talking about how virtual reality could impact and change gambling forever, let’s see what this technology is all about and what you can expect from such games and applications. First of all, you should know that virtual reality is the use of special technology that gives users the feeling of actually being part of an inexistent environment. This year ? 2016 is expected to be the year when virtual reality goes mainstream, as developers have finally managed to come up with the perfect formula. I mean just take PlayStation VR for a spin and see how you like it.
Gambling has taken many forms over the years and the ongoing changes that it’s going through are soon to take it to a whole new level. If you take a look at the role-playing games powered by virtual reality, you can get a pretty clear idea as to how much impact it can have on gambling. I mean just imagine being able to play online, but have the feeling that you are in a real land-based casino. I would love to have a character of myself that walks around the casino floor, so to speak, and play at one table, even pick up the cards and place the chips on the table. That would definitely close the mouths of many online casino critiques, that say it’s basically impossible to recreate the buzzing atmosphere of land-based locations. Well, it is basically impossible, but virtually possible.
The early beginnings of gambling cannot come even close to what we have access to right now, so doesn’t that just make you all tingly inside at the thought of future developments? To be honest, the promise of future enhancements under the form of virtual reality kind of scares me a little. I find myself playing for hours on end as it is, especially when luck is on my side and when I play some new games, so can you imagine what this kind of technology can turn me into? But truth be told I am looking forward to it anyway because I have always been kind of a tech freak, so I would love to roll up my sleeves and go in neck deep.
Virtual reality is also implemented in other important areas such as healthcare and education and studies have shown that it does wonders on tech-savvy students and children. The purpose of this method is to help larger groups of children to interact with each other, in a 3D environment. But healthcare is where this technology has proven to be most useful, being used to simulate surgery, treat really heavy phobias and even for training med students. So, since virtual reality has made such progress in these fields, we are definitely looking forward to seeing what it will do to online gambling.