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What’s next for Online Casinos? 3D to VR

by on October 20, 2017 in Entertainment, Gamification, Latest News, Lead Article, News you can use, Nuggets

Online casinos are constantly on the lookout for new ways to improve the gambling experience of their consumers. In the past two decades, the casinos have evolved steadily and the latest technologies have been adapted to offer the players the most realistic experience possible.

From playing with high-resolution 3D graphics, live casino games with real dealers, to mobile casinos designed specifically for smartphones and tablets, the iGaming industry has worked hard to make the virtual game environment more secure and easier to use.

iGaming has always been in competition with the real-life casino industry, but games developers are levelling the playing field by engaging new technologies in order to deliver a more genuine casino experience. Playing with this traditional Casino experience has only recently begun to become a possibility thanks to live dealers and live table games that offer more of the social experience that players can experience in a physical casino.

3D slot machines have also greatly enhanced the immersive experience that online casinos are striving to create for their customers as the more ‘real’ the experience, the more time and money that players are likely to spend when iGaming, either at home or on the go.

Online gaming machines with virtual  technology are the latest hit and very popular worldwide as the graphics look much more realistic than with a traditional video slots and may be a step that leads us to a Virtual Reality experience in online gaming. Many iGamers also play computer games in addition to the Casino games and as such they are already accustomed to high quality and life like graphics.

What makes 3D so special?

Anyone who has ever played a game in VR knows that it is a special gaming experience. The graphics draw you in and in some cases, can leap out at you, immersing you in the digital world. Popular in-play features such as online slots, wins and free-spins are announced with eye-catching animations, and it can seem as if the symbols and figures float on the screen. The images in the 3D games are, if they are well developed, really impressive. In contrast to conventional games, 3D slots offer a more visually appealing experience, which allows users to sink into the games more thoroughly.

Many online casinos already have several 3D slots in their catalogue, alongside live table games and sports betting. These 3D games have benefited greatly from tying in with the film industry, and as we can expect Virtual Reality to be implemented in this sector of the entertainment industry, it only makes sense to expect Virtual Reality or even Augmented Reality to continue this trend.

Virtual reality and live options to improve the gaming experience

The recent advances that online casinos have already made are very positive. It has only been a few years since the casinos have begun to offer a comprehensive selection of table games as well as slot machines. More recently, live table games have become the big thing in online gaming offering an even more immersive casino experience from the comfort of your own home, by adding in the social experience and human dealers that you would experience were you in a brick and mortar casino.

As online casinos have been offering more and more immersive experiences to draw in new customers and retain existing customers it won’t be long before Virtual Reality (currently touted as the next big thing) will be used to truly immerse the gamer into a dazzling casino experience. That is why many manufacturers are already taking a step further and are looking into the development of virtual reality games such as Jacks VR World based upon a Jack and the Beanstalk slot game. Although the technology is still new, experts believe that the future belongs to VR technology.

Three-dimensional graphics are now commonplace in computer and video. VR casinos are likely to become the next big thing for the online gambling industry. In the future, the average player will be able to enjoy the game machines, table games, and poker online in a much more realistic virtual environment.

This would bring the online gambling experience, which has recently been boosted by mobile applications for smartphones and tablets, to the next level. Where it goes next is an exciting prospect.


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