Could Facebook develop virtual casinos and poker rooms using Oculus Rift?

Discussion in 'Android Casino Games' started by Sebastian, Mar 28, 2014.

  1. Sebastian

    Sebastian Administrator Staff Member

    Facebook continued their acquisition and spending frenzy this week when they announced that they had purchased Oculus Rift, the leading virtual reality gaming platform. Since Facebook already supports real money sports betting, poker and casino games, could the social network use this new technology to develop 3-dimensional virtual realities where it's users can actually play Texas Hold'em, slots, blackjack or roulette in a virtual poker room or casino. Here's why we think this is likely...
    • Mark Zuckerberg clearly stated in his Facebook message about the acquisition that he intended to make more that just games using the Oculus VR. Although he didn't mention virtual gambling specifically, I'm sure such a lucrative sector must have been on the minds of the Facebook board when they approved the purchase.
    • Facebook already allows real money poker and casino games on their Platform in certain countries like the United Kingdom. It's likely that many of the Facebook gambling companies like 888 and PaddyPower are already wondering how they will be able to utilise this new virtual technology to attract more players.
    • Facebook have paid $2 billion dollars for this start-up company so they will be under intense pressure to justify the acquisition. We all know that bricks and mortar casinos are a lucrative business so a quick way for Facebook to start earning money from their acquisition would be to produce virtual worlds where players can take a seat at a virtual poker or blackjack table.
    Last edited: Aug 26, 2016
  2. Sebastian

    Sebastian Administrator Staff Member

    Given how ultra-realistic and advance computer game graphics have gotten over the years, I think it would be pretty easy for game developers to create a 3D version of a poker room or casino floor. These environments already exist in online games like Second Life so it really shouldn't be too hard to add a few real money poker, blackjack or roulette games to make thing a little more exciting.
  3. NBA

    NBA Member

    Facebook are already involved in online gambling with their social betting partnership with PaddyPower so I don't see why they wouldn't take it to the next level and introduce virtual reality gambling.
  4. Paddy68

    Paddy68 Member

    2 billion doesn't see like a lot when you consider that Apple paid U2 $100 million dollars for an album that nobody wanted.
  5. Oliver

    Oliver New Member

    I for one can't wait until there are virtual reality casinos and poker rooms. Imagine how much fun it will be to play at a VR poker tournaments in comparison to playing on on your PC.
  6. Sebastian

    Sebastian Administrator Staff Member

    The first VR casinos are starting to appear and they look pretty impressive. This is a YouTube review of Casino VR Poker.


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