The entertainment industry has seen quite a few turning points over the ages. Quite a few of them have occurred in the last couple of centuries: the invention of recording, the invention of movies, the invention of television, and the list could go on forever. It is arguable whether the creation of the first real money online casino can be classified as one, yet one thing’s for sure: it has created a thriving industry with millions of players and billions in revenues each year. Now this novel form of entertainment (it’s a bit over two decades old) has reached a point where it’s ready to take the next evolutionary jump: move into virtual reality. This will bring it one step closer to the real thing, adding total immersion to the mix, making it even more attractive for its already considerable player base. But will virtual casinos be able to beat real life ones in the long run? Well, they just might… if we consider the points below.
Convenience and accessibility
Thousands of players each year start the fun with $/€100 free at the Vegas Palms online casino. They are not seeking to eat, drink, and socialize there – their goal at the Vegas Palms is to play its games. They don’t play for long, and they don’t play too often but they can play as often as they like and for as long as they desire.
Once moving into virtual reality, the Vegas Palms will be able to offer a more immersive experience to its players with the same ease and convenience as it is today. Its players will be able to step inside its virtual gaming halls with the same ease as they are today, with no dress code, no dealers to tip, on the day of the week or the time of the day they see fit.
Traveling to Las Vegas is not the cheapest option. You need to spend on airfare, lodging, dining, perhaps even a rental, which can be quite costly. Besides, you need to consider the money you’ll spend on entertainment and gambling, too. According to TripAdvisor users, a weekend in Vegas can set you back anywhere between a few hundred and a few thousand dollars.
Aside from the initial investment in a virtual reality system (which has quite the price tag now but will surely become much cheaper later on), attending a virtual casino won’t cost you anything but what you spend on gambling. If your idea of fun is spending time at the gaming tables, a virtual casino will be your most cost-effective choice.
Virtual casinos are still a thing of the future, yet they might become a reality sooner than you think. VR is not widespread enough for it to be considered “mainstream” but it will become soon enough, offering new forms of entertainment – including casino entertainment – in a virtual form.