Virtual Reality and its future in online poker


Talk about emerging technologies and Virtual Reality (VR) pops right up. VR is the use of computer technology to create a simulated environment. Unlike traditional user interfaces, VR places the user inside an experience. Instead of viewing a screen in front of them, users are immersed and able to interact with 3D worlds. By simulating as many senses as possible, such as vision, hearing, touch, even smell, the computer is transformed into a gatekeeper to this artificial world.

VR has come a long way since the 90’s and has found its application in various streams despite the initial hesitation to adopt this technology. One such sector is that of online poker. With the game becoming popular on the internet, poker houses are going the extra step to include VR to enhance the user experience. One of the main drawbacks for players playing poker online unlike its traditional form is that players tend to have lesser information of their opponents’ betting patterns. With the VR technology players can create lifelike avatars that replicate body and lip movement therefore giving players a chance to read their opponents even in the online format of the game. It certainly helps improve their chances of winning since poker is all about playing your opponents and not the hand you are dealt.

You can now play online poker tournaments using a VR device that will connect you with other players all over the world. Once you plug the headset on, you immerse into a beautiful gaming environment where you can deal cards or handle chips just like you would in a physical casino. Your competitors will be in different part of the world and you can read them or even message them in real time.

However, the technology is still in its nascent stages and there is scope for the technology to be further perfected. VR technology will soon be the eyes to your new poker experience. With most poker apps working on their VR poker extension, all you need is a VR device to immerse yourself in this experience. Get ready to face your opponents on the felts in a revolutionary manner!