As technology rapidly evolves, the way the world views online gambling is changing with it

Virtual reality (VR) is a technology that has been in development in recent years; however, there are certain factors that haven’t allowed VR to grow as fast as it was once expected. One of the biggest challenges VR has to overcome is the pricey cost of most VR gear, which has slowed down the process of allowing VR to become a core part of online gaming services. But, large technology companies like Samsung are already finding solutions for this situation, launching new VR gear with the intention of making it more accessible to the masses. With more affordable gear, online gaming companies can focus more on developing VR services to engage gamblers into a more real-life like gaming experience and providing a completely new environment for customers.

A significant portion of the population still believes VR to be a futuristic technology; however, in the last few years, there has been notable growth. Some think that Steven Spielberg’s Real Player One movie somehow educated many about this technology. Online casinos are already taking advantage of the engagement power of VR to launch a real-time experience with detailed casino game rooms in which players can walk around. There are companies already developing realistic slot machines and 3D game tables where players can pick their seats, interact live with the dealer, and even have conversations with other gamblers around. The integration of artificial intelligence (AI) has made possible for these systems to recognize even the user’s hand gestures, and to observe those coming from other players.

With recent changes to the people’s normal routine caused by the coronavirus pandemic, land-based gambling venues are going to face several challenges when welcoming crowds and new restrictions might scare some gamblers away. The future seems to incline more towards online gaming, especially if the future brings casino experiences as immersive as the ones in live casinos, except for the complimentary drinks. This year, online gaming companies are expected to generate revenue for over $2.85 billion.