Grab your Oculus and get that Vegas feel from home! Virtual Reality [VR] is considered an emerging technology but there are already a handful of online casino companies looking to enter the space early. One such company is Slots Million who are using Oculus Rift technology to create a fully immersive virtual reality online casino.
Developed between 2015 and 2016, Slots Million VR is a fully functional and regulated Oculus-ready virtual reality casino. Visitors to this cyberpunk-style casino lobby on the 80th floor of a skyscraper can prop up the bar, choose to play any number of immersive VR slots games, interact with other players, and experience very real vertigo when they lean against the windows and look down. In fact, why not just have a look for yourself with this 360° video: –
Since its release, Slots Million VR has received mixed reviews with some critics fearing that it may be too early for VR technology. Whilst others feel that it could be the next big thing and that it’s the perfect way to appeal to a new breed of millennial players. Either way VR is certainly causing a lot of interest, so much so that it recently made Sky News, were the potential of virtual reality in the gambling industry was discussed: –
Despite the mixed reviews the founders at Slots Million can definitely take some positives along their VR casino journey because in the summer of 2016, they managed to win the ‘Innovation of the Year’ award at eGR Marketing and Innovation Awards held at the Pavilion at the Tower of London.
“It means a huge amount to us to receive this accolade from our peers in the industry,” said Alexandre Tomic, co-founder of Slots Million. “While many operators are taking a wait-and-see approach to virtual reality, we decided to throw caution to the wind and just jump in, because we wanted to imagine the future of the online casino industry. It’s been an amazing journey and we’ve learnt so much about the potential of this new medium along the way; not just the cool, interactive adult playground we can create, but also how virtual reality can transform the back-end and change the way we do business. We’ve taken our VR casino on the road with us to trade shows and the feedback we’ve had from people has been amazing, but to receive that recognition from the industry as well – I’m truly lost for words.”