Social Club VR Offers a Glimpse of the Future for Online Casinos
Not so long ago, virtual reality was the stuff of fantasy. But from its beginnings as a theoretical concept in philosophy to its later appearance in works of science fiction, the technology has now advanced enough to deliver the interactive computer-generated experience that we know today.
Simulated environments are also now part of mainstream gaming, with the online casino genre the latest to enter the field. One such game is Social Club VR (supports Steam VR, Oculus and HTC Vive), which allows single or multiple players to enter a high-class casino simply by donning a VR headset.
Players who are of age are in total control of their experience and can enjoy classic games such a roulette, blackjack and Texas Hold’em Poker all from the comfort of their own home.
The simulated worlds are fully customisable, so players can change the appearance of their avatars, upload music and videos, and alter elements of the surroundings. Once everything is to a player's liking, they can join a table and start playing their favourite games.
The virtual reality element of the game opens up new possibilities. For example players can take virtual trips to Vegas, indulge in multiplayer fun and enjoy a range of non-casino games including shooting galleries, chess, backgammon and pirate-style sword-fighting. If you want, you can even order a drink or try a virtual cigar and blow virtual smoke rings.
The casinos also offer a realistic atmosphere, with chattering guests, music, leather chairs and ambient lighting. Though the avatars are less realistic looking and detract slightly from the experience. However the ability to move within the space has also been handled well. If you are away from home and don’t have your headset, you can still play in non-VR mode.
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You can play alone and take on AI characters or hook up with other players around the world, and you can also interact with them on a social level. Best of all, it won’t cost you a penny so, while you won’t get a casino bonus or cash incentive, you can hone your skills in the Social Club without breaking the bank. If you do well, you can earn favour by buying gifts for other players or simply up the stakes at the tables.
Other cool features include YouTube Integration, which means you can watch your own playlists on the TV screens inside the casino. You can also take photos of the action to share on social media.
Regular players will also get chip bonuses for keep coming back each day. These extra chips can help you to get your name on top of the leaderboard to become king of the casino.
With virtual reality technology improving all the time, we can expect to see more and more of these types of games, and the worlds are set to become more realistic and more immersive. Social Club VR gives a glimpse of how online casino gaming is set to change, and it’s hard not to get excited about the possibilities.