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.