MrV
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June 15th, 2016 at 9:07:05 PM permalink
I googled this subject and was surprised to learn what progress is being made in this field.

Still in its infancy, it sure looks like The Next Big Thing in online / at home gambling.

I wonder how / whether it could be integrated into casino gambling as well?

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DiscreteMaths2
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June 15th, 2016 at 9:22:51 PM permalink
I haven't played it but there is supposed to be a pretty good virtual reality billiards game that is popular: http://store.steampowered.com/app/269170/ Wouldn't be surprised if someone is hustling VR pool at this moment.
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June 15th, 2016 at 11:36:02 PM permalink
The ugly device totally ruined that picture. lol

It will be interesting to see how much it catches on. We have been tinkering with this stuff for ~25 years now and it really hasn't exploded yet, imo.
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June 16th, 2016 at 4:10:52 AM permalink
one of the first VR online casinos is slotsmillion : http://www.latestcasinobonuses.com/article/first-ever-virtual-reality-casino
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June 16th, 2016 at 7:23:54 AM permalink
For those who haven't tried it... VR is here. It's finally here. Of course, every first generation has its problems, but there will be serious addiction issues as it gets cheaper and better over the next ten years (I'm talking specifically about video games). I'm sure it will affect gambling too, but online gambling just isn't my thing.
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MrV
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June 16th, 2016 at 7:49:29 AM permalink
I wonder whether it may evolve into having some VR games on the casino floor, games which allow a player to "do things they can't really do on the casino floor" with the illusion that it is really happening?

Call it "total immersion in the game.

Things such as walking down dark corridors, then selecting, opening and entering doors;

Flying / floating;

Interacting with game characters.

This could be very attractive and addictive.

The possibilities, as they say, are endless, and VR would be a great, logical platform for skill-based games as well.

Hmm, I wonder what VR-related stocks might be a good buy now?

Which one might become the new Apple, Microsoft or Amazon?
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June 16th, 2016 at 8:12:52 AM permalink
Quote: MrV

I wonder whether it may evolve into having some VR games on the casino floor, games which allow a player to "do things they can't really do on the casino floor" with the illusion that it is really happening?

Call it "total immersion in the game.


Things such as walking down dark corridors, then selecting, opening and entering doors;

Flying / floating;

Interacting with game characters.

This could be very attractive and addictive.

The possibilities, as they say, are endless, and VR would be a great, logical platform for skill-based games as well.

Hmm, I wonder what VR-related stocks might be a good buy now?



I'd start with whoever has the best miniature inertial gyro chip with spatial tracking relative to the headset. It needs to be lightweight, cheap, sense yaw, pitch, and roll of the head, position of the player relative to the stage if it's a walking game, and responsive to hand-eye cues. Perhaps tracking eye movement .

They had crude ones 10-15 years ago I used in evaluating ATC habits and performance at a scope. They were heavy to wear and annoying. Google Glass was getting there, not sure why that faded after a splash arrival a couple of years ago. Motley Fool was touting some little company's innards as The chip for Apple Watches. But someone has to put together the must-have standard in this, and I don't think any one company has it nailed down yet. I could be wrong and just not know who's doing it.
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June 16th, 2016 at 9:29:59 AM permalink
For anyone interested in experiencing VR without spending $600, Google sells an excellent and very inexpensive VR device for $15.

Google Cardboard

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