14 April 2017
With all the information about the potential for virtual and augmented reality (AR and VR), it’s easy to forget that they are pieces of technology with applications in just about every sector, from medicine to business.
► But what can they do for casino?
First of all, one should find out what augmented and virtual realities are. AR is the technology behind Pokémon Go; it enhances the real world adding digital images of creatures and other objects. Virtual reality substitutes the player’s environment for a new computer-generated one.
There is evidence that some of the first truly innovative experiences could come from the casino industry. Representatives of online gambling adopt new ideas like mobile play faster than others.
There are more phones and tablets on the planet than humans. That is why they are one of the easiest ways for companies to reach their customers.
Some brands in the iGaming niche are constantly improving their services. For example, PocketWin, a company based in the UK, allows players to make a deposit by phone, meaning they can add the cost of their gaming onto their bill and pay it at the end of the month. The site also offers iOS and Android versions of its unique slot machines.
AR and VR have fewer applications in the casino industry (especially on mobile). The use of HoloLens-type devices will help augmented and virtual reality technologies become more popular.
HoloLens by Microsoft combines virtual and augmented realities. The technology’s most prominent use to date is as a companion to block-building game Minecraft. Casino players will prefer devices with holographic lenses to VR glasses due to its usability.
Virtual and augmented realities are the future of business that has already come for more advanced companies. Therefore, it is necessary to apply these technologies in the gambling industry now.
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