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If you love your roulette and want to know how the wonderful world of Virtual Reality would present this iconic game then read on.
Winning Microgaming the Digital Gaming innovation award back in September virtual roulette could well revolutionize many games online as it uses the latest in 3D VR technology.
This advanced technology was introduced to the general public under the title ‘welcome to the future’, and at the latest International Gambling Expo visitors were actually invited to enter a brilliantly futuristic Cryo lab. With the Oculus Rift DK 2 headset together with a Leap Motion 3D Controller they found themselves transported into an exciting, and incredibly entertaining 3D world.
In the United Kingdom roulette is one of the most popular of casino games both online and in the bricks and mortar casinos, in fact this May The Hippodrome Casino is hosting the ‘Best Dealer’ contest where 33 contestants battle it out for this coveted award.
So what would a VR game of roulette look like?
It turns out that once you have your headset firmly and properly in place you are taken into a virtual area and greeted by a robot (of the friendly persuasion.) You will watch it spin the wheel, call the bets and carry out all the things that you would expect any human crouper to do. If you would also like to minimize the noise level you can also use a set of headphones which gives an even greater immersive experience.
Once inside the virtual world players can also see the shape of their hand and use it to place the bets on the roulette table beside interacting with the surroundings.
The first version of VR Roulette was in a standard European layout, but of course as technology moves on apace there will obviously be other changes in the future and it is expected that all the variations of the classic game of roulette will be included.
What is obvious is that the price is going to determine the success of VR games like roulette. If the headsets that are necessary to play are affordable then many more people will buy them, and if more people buy the VR sets then it follows that game providers will most likely begin to compete with each other, providing games for players to enjoy.
The next level could well be the introduction of roulette as well as poker, blackjack, slots and other popular casino games, and with increasing numbers of people preferring to remain in the comfort of their own homes, virtual reality has a great chance of becoming very popular.