What is ”VR Poker”?
VR Poker is short for Virtual Reality Poker. The term ”VR poker” is referred to the online poker sites that have developed a virtual reality experience for their players, by simulating the experience of playing poker on a casino.
What’s so special about Virtual Reality Poker?
The great thing with VR poker is that you will get an almost real life experience. Forget the regular online poker you are used to and imagine this:
As you enter the VR poker lobby, you will have several virtual poker tables to choose from. Take a seat on one of the tables and you will be able to buy virtual poker chips.. You and you co-players will assume as avatars, and you will be able to communicate with each other during the virtual poker game utilizing voice chat and head tracking. Maybe exchange a few words with the dealer before you place your first bet. Play a few hands, and maybe even claim a bonus from the support center located on the casino floor.
Sounds great, doesn’t it?
How does Virtual Reality Poker work?
To get the real life experience that VR poker gives, you need a high-spec gaming PC and a pair of VR goggles. A popular device would be the Oculus Rift headset (launched in March, 2016) that works perfectly for VR poker. Samsung Gear VR (November, 2015), HTC Vive VR (April, 2016), and Sony PlayStation VR (October, 2016) have developed VR goggles that you also can use for virtual reality poker. You will need to download an app from the online casino you signed up with and then you just follow the steps of creating your account and avatar. You will be able to use a keyboard or game-pad to perform different tasks.
VR Poker is changing the online poker industry
Most online poker players of today are in their 40s, so the online gaming industry is constantly working on attracting new and younger players. Virtual reality poker could be the answer to get a younger generation on board. Younger players are likely to embrace the real life experience that VR poker offers. In fact, a virtual poker game may very well be the most attractive virtual reality casino game, because it is the most interactive and the most social form of gambling. This means that ”real-money gamblers” and ”social gamers” are two demographics that are now coming together.
Virtual reality poker is still in its beginning face, but as VR technology is moving forward you will see more casinos offering a full VR experience.
Do I need goggles to play VR poker?
Yes. To get the the VR experience of playing virtual reality poker, you will need a VR headset.
Will casinos offering virtual reality poker have tournaments?
Yes. This is something that you will be able to participate in.
Can I play VR poker with real money?
Yes! The VR poker online sites will be offering real money betting.