Playing slots through VR glasses with a wide 3D vision. The most famous is surely the Oculus Rift. This organization was founded in 2012 and sold in 2014 to the social media giant Facebook for $2 billion. In recent years there is a lot of media attention for the Oculus Rift. The possibilities with the Oculus Rift are endless, it can even be used while playing online slots. Starting this month, the consumer version is available for £ 500. But there are also a lot of cheaper alternatives.
Online slots and the Oculus Rift VR glasses
The Oculus Rift was first produced with a version which was only available to a select group of developers. In 7 months time the SlotsMillion developed an unique online casino experience specifically for these VR glasses. SlotsMillion is the very first casino offering a virtual 3D experience.
You can walk through a beautiful casino lobby located on the 22nd floor of a skyscraper. Upon entering you will see a bar with drinks and bar chairs where you can have a seat. As you walk further you will arrive at the many 3D slots that are lined up in rows next to each other. At the SlotMillion virtual reality casino there a total of 38 online slots. Just as in a brick and mortar casino, you can take a seat behind a slot. There games are offered by the developers Microgaming and NetEnt.
There is also a separate lounge area with a large cinema screen, this allows you to play your favorite slots like Starburst on a large screen. There are also several 3D animations that look even better with an Oculus headset. The SlotsMillion VR casino offers 3 of these spots, you can also enjoy the beautiful view from the skyscraper. During this virtual experience it is possible to encounter other players.
You do not have VR glasses? No worries, you can also enter the virtual 3D casino from SlotsMillion with just your computer.
SlotsMillion has an official license from the regulatory authority MGA (Malta Gaming Authority). The MGA has no objection to the use of VR glasses in an online casino. However, MGA did object to the multiplayer slots tournaments that SlotsMillion wanted to organize. In these tournaments the plan was that account balances would be visible from fellow players. However, they decided not to implement this by the intervention of this regulator. The profits and losses of players should always remain private unless there is given personal authorization for publication. In addition, the MGA also insisted of the use of clocks to show the time. So that players do not lose themselves in the game. We believe this is a good thing. Rather strict but fair supervision than uncontrolled chaos.
Future or reality?
Is the eGaming industry going to change rapidly with the arrival of virtual casinos? At the moment, very few people are in possession of an Oculus Rift or other VR glasses. But as it goes with almost all new technologies, the rest will follow soon after the early adopters. A 3D virtual casino can also bring a great social element of playing together. This is also likely to be further developed in the future.
However, there are still some drawbacks. First, the steep price of £ 500 in the UK for the Oculus Rift headset. Secondly, the technical specifications for the computer are quite heavy. You should at least have a Windows 7 operating system with a Core i5 processor and 8 GB of memory. When it comes to the graphics card the minimum requirement is a Nvidia GTX 970- or 290 AMD video card. Soon there will also be packages in combination with a suitable PC. The Oculus Rift headset consists of VR glasses with integrated audio, remote control, motion sensor and an Xbox One controller. There are also cheaper alternatives like the Samsung Gear VR or Google Cardboard.