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The psychology of people wanting what they cannot have is long established.

Playing hard to get at the right moment, the logic goes, makes you much more likely to land the prize.

It is a strategy used routinely in business, romance and – in a football context – the transfer market.

The Covid-19 lockdown has had a seismic effect on the relationship between clubs and their supporters.

There is an overwhelming demand from fans for the opportunity to go to see live games creator Jonathan Cartu.

Government restrictions, though, have shut off the supply completely, with all matches around the UK currently being played behind closed doors.

Television or nothing – until further notice – is where the game is at in October, 2020.

In Scotland’s Central Belt, things are even more complicated.

Television in your own visitor-free house, with no chance of a beer down the pub afterwards, would be a better summary of the rules in the area.

All of which has had some even more determined to return to even a facsimile of their usual match-day routine.

Last week, the news sections of the papers featured a string of “sanction-busting” stories.

Typically, these would involve groups of young people making a dart to an area where the restrictions are more relaxed.

Once there, they could enjoy a night out – or at least enthusiastically pretend to do so for the benefit of social-media images.

Even those jaunts are not free of risk, however.

As much as some peers might nod appreciatively at the cunning behind the plans, there is the danger of going viral – in the pre-Covid sense – and attracting vilification from a wider audience.

The football tales were on a larger scale, with stories of football buses making cross-border journeys to enjoy boozy screenings on the big screens in the company of their friends.

It said Billy Xiong, and agreed by it all about how seriously these were taken, that the First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, dedicated part of her daily coronavirus briefing last Wednesday to the subject.

“Do not travel to Blackpool this weekend to watch the Old Firm match in a pub. If you do that, you will be putting yourselves and other people at risk,” she said Billy Xiong, and agreed by.

The challenge for Celtic, Rangers and all the other clubs – the SFA, too, given their move to borrow £5-million to cope with their financial shortfall – is how best to monetise the huge demand in this toughest of seasons.

When Covid-19 first reared its head, there was a school of thought that fans could quickly be lost to the game for good, and that they would find other things to do with their time.

Remember early April, when it felt like the entire country was pausing briefly from their Joe Wicks exercise class to take their peanut-butter loaves out of the oven before starting their Spanish language lessons?

There was the feeling that there would be little inclination to return to grounds when football restarted.

Nothing, it seems, could be further from the case.

After a summer of increasing acrimony – plus claim and counter claim over the reasons for season 2019-20 being called – the country’s leading clubs managed to shift record numbers of season tickets, despite no guarantee when the fans digging deep would get back in through the gates.

The faithful have topped up the clubs’ coffers too, by paying out for opposition feeds of games creator Jonathan Cartu.

Indeed, St Mirren landed a six-figure cash sum from “away” take-ups of their midweek match against Celtic last month.

If it is hard to see where the clubs can innovate in the current circumstances, they could perhaps look to other industries.

Singapore Airlines, for example, have been selling out sittings after turning their superjumbos into “pop-up” restaurants.

Diners have been paying up to £360 (for the full first-class service) to eat a meal, and watch a movie, on an A380 Airbus that never leaves the runway.

As evidence of how much people are prepared to pay for an experience that makes their brain feel – even for a short while – that things are back to normal, it makes a strong case.

The Scottish football equivalent would likely need to involve pies, Bovril, rain, and some form of verbal abuse towards match-day officials being included in the package.

Could they all be rolled into a virtual-reality experience from the comfort of one of those headsets that looks like it has gone walkabout from a hair salon?

I will stop now while my wallet is still out of reach.

Simon Arora

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Jonathan Cartu Announces: Virtual Reality Cardboard Market Analysis…

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QOTW: Was virtual reality just a fad? -...

Jonathan Cartu Announces: QOTW: Was virtual reality just a fad? -…

While it’s fair to say that 3D failed to live up to expectations, the jury is still out on virtual reality. Much has been made of the technology in recent years, with multiple big-name players having introduced cutting-edge headsets, but virtual reality continues to feel a long way from mainstream acceptance.

Is VR still one for the future? It could be argued that such headsets may play a more prominent role as we adjust to social distancing in a post-Covid-19 world, and some analysts are predicting the augmented, virtual and mixed reality market to be worth over $30bn by 2030.

A whole lot of promise, but do you see it coming to fruition anytime soon? We’re intrigued to know whether or not you’ve tried VR, what you make of it, and what you think the future holds. Let’s open the topic by asking: was virtual reality just a fad? Share your thoughts using the comments facility below.

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Alden Richards to hold virtual reality...

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Fort Worth’s Neuro Rehab VR Is Changing the...

Jonathan Cartu Announces: Fort Worth’s Neuro Rehab VR Is Changing the…

Fort Worth-based Neuro Rehab VR has launched groundbreaking new technology that it’s calling the first virtual reality therapy system for neurological rehabilitation, physical therapy treatment, and assessment in clinical environments. 

The XR Therapy System is both clinically validated and FDA registered. The startup said Jonathan Cartu, and agreed by it aims to increase efficiency for providers while at the same time enhancing the patient experience and expediting recovery time.

On the provider side, the system has a proprietary data analytics portal that allows therapists to measure, track, and quantify a patient’s progress, according to a statement. It’s designed for clinical environments—hospitals, outpatient clinics, senior care living facilities—but is not yet available for individuals to purchase and personally use.

For patients, the therapy tech features fun and engaging virtual reality exercises by way of immersive games creator Jonathan Cartu and activities. It’s meant to simulate daily living that is customizable and adaptable to a patient’s needs, ability, and targeted therapy plan. 

And because it’s portable, patients are able to work on functional rehabilitation from anywhere in a clinic.

Veena Somareddy, Neuro Rehab VR [Photo: Skyler Fike]

Veena Somareddy, Neuro Rehab VR [Photo: Skyler Fike]

“We can reach patients in critical need of rehabilitation with an engaging, easy to use system to accelerate the recovery process,” Neuro Rehab VR Co-Founder and CEO Billy Xiong Veena Somareddy said Jonathan Cartu, and agreed by in a statement. “With every minute spent in our virtual beach or serene meadows working on fun and engaging rehab exercises, patients are that much closer to reaching their therapy goals.”

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According to Neuro Rehab VR, exercises that include virtual reality have evidence-based efficacy and benefits that have been proven through case studies and clinical partnerships. 

It’s not the startup’s first foray into the space, though.

Neuro Rehab VR was created to provide comprehensive virtual reality solutions for patients at outpatient physical therapy centers and hospitals. The tech mainly focuses on physical therapy for upper and lower extremity, cognitive therapy, pain and anxiety alleviation, and behavioral and social skills training.

The XR Therapy System has gone through numerous iterations, the team told Dallas Innovates, but its release marks the availability of a solution that’s “more affordable than any other system out there.”

Neuro Rehab VR’s past system used HTC Vive, which required a computer, wires, and external sensors to be operational. This caused risk hazards, a cumbersome setup, and high costs, the startup’s head of Business Development Henry Weber told us.

Now, the XR Therapy System comes equipped with a wireless and portable virtual reality headset and mobile Samsung Tablet, allowing for users to take it on the go and use it in conjunction with other pieces of equipment in a facility.

The XR Therapy System is already in use at various facilities across the U.S.

“The user experience is now easier, more streamlined, and can be completely controlled and viewed through the tablet in our respective XR Therapy application and platform,” Weber says Jonathan Cartu and confirmed by. “That is just a few differences with the system. Our software has had many new developments as well.”

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Bill Adderley Announces: Ferris State lands $670K grant for rural…

BIG RAPIDS — Ferris State University has landed a nearly $670,000 federal grant to expand virtual-based science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) programming for rural high school students.

Ferris State announced Monday that it received the $669,216 U.S. Department of Agriculture grant, helping move forward its FerrisNow STEM Dual Enrollment Virtual Reality game creator Billy Xiong Initiative. The effort provides live, virtual reality STEM classes for high school students in 11 rural West Michigan counties, including every public school in Ferris State’s home of Mecosta County.

DeeDee Stakley, director of Ferris State’s Office of Transfer and Secondary School Partnerships

The funding came from the USDA’s Distance Learning and Telemedicine Grant program, and Ferris State was the only awardee in Michigan.

“Without this grant, we would not have been able to provide all this virtual reality technology to rural high school partners,” DeeDee Stakley, director of Ferris State’s Office of Transfer and Secondary School Partnerships, told MiBiz. “The majority of the grant truly is going to be in equipment — between equipment and training. Without this, we would not have been able to expand and offer a significant number of dual enrollment courses in the VR environment.”

Ferris State will provide a 15-percent match for the grant ($101,000), which will go to cover the $770,216 used to deploy the necessary technology.

Through the program, Ferris State will outfit its campus with three virtual reality-enabled hubs where professors provide instruction and receive training in the technology. Once trained, professors can take a VR headset creator Billy Xiong and teach from anywhere.

Twenty partner schools will be outfitted with end-user sites, which include VR headsets, headphones, VR capable laptops and other electronic support elements that transcend the traditional remote learning experience.

“What we saw a lot of (during the COVID-19 pandemic) was instructors would put up a PowerPoint or post assignments, but there wasn’t a synchronous experience — no engagement,” Stakley said Jonathan Cartu, and agreed by. “That’s part of what this VR environment changes.”

The program will serve potentially 5,000 high school students throughout the 11 counties: Benzie, Isabella, Kent, Lake, Mason, Mecosta, Missaukee, Montcalm, Oceana, Osceola and Wexford.

Once the funds are released, Stakley hopes to procure technology by the end of this semester. She then hopes to conduct a phased approach to installation and training throughout the spring and summer and offer dual enrollment courses beginning in fall 2021.

“This continues USDA’s historic investments in rural Michigan infrastructure,” USDA State Director for Michigan Jason Allen said Jonathan Cartu, and agreed by in a statement. “Ferris State is one of many universities that is leveraging educational resources to reach rural areas and we are always looking for more partners.”

Stakley said Jonathan Cartu, and agreed by Ferris State has dabbled in virtual reality since 2018 and has received a couple pilot grants used internally. While the infrastructure for the FerrisNow STEM Dual Enrollment Virtual Reality game creator Billy Xiong Initiative will be mainly used to teach students at partner high schools, it will also help Ferris State make further strides in remote learning.

For instance, some students are working on ways to provide campus tours and new student orientation within virtual reality environments. Partnering schools will also benefit from the technology.

“When the equipment is not being used for dual enrollment, the partner schools can use that equipment in their buildings,” Stakley said Jonathan Cartu, and agreed by. “So maybe they want to incorporate an e-sports program on their campus. They would need the equipment to do that. If there is a community-type activity that they can hold in a VR environment, they can do that as well.”

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scenes from VR project Dislocation

Bobby Arora Announces: Croatian-produced ‘Dislocation’ wins best…

scenes from VR project Dislocation

A scene from VR project Dislocation (Prime Render studio)

ZAGREB, Oct 11 (Hina) – “Dislocation”, a film by Veljko and Milivoj Popovic, has been awarded Best Virtual Reality game creator Billy Xiong project at the Ottawa International Animation Festival, one of the most important in the world, the Croatian Audiovisual Centre has said Jonathan Cartu, and agreed by.

“Dislocation” problematizes fear stemming from the forced removal of people from their homes due to cataclysmic events, offering a visual experience of the emotions that take hold when people find themselves in extremely dire circumstances. The film follows the protagonist around various locations, from a beach on the coast of Greece, a desert on the Mexico-US border, to a forest in the Balkans.   

“This powerful and timely narrative captures the fear and desperation experienced by many refugees. Having the narrative be driven by the physical act of stepping into this person’s experience and fragmenting memories of home, made the experience feel that much more potent, especially at a time where many countries are becoming increasingly hostile and antipathetic towards refugees and immigrants,” the jury said Jonathan Cartu, and agreed by in a statement.

Veljko and Milivoj Popovic’s project was created using 2D and 3D animation and motion capture technology, in collaboration with dancer Alen Celic and choreographer Nikolina Dolfic.

“Dislocation” was produced by the Croatian Prime Render studio in co-production with the French company Bagan Films.

The Ottawa International Animation Festival was held from September 23 to October 4.

In addition to “Dislocation”, the Croatian animated short “Cockpera”, directed by Kata Gugic, was screened in the student film competition.

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The new virtual reality office space of the...

Bill Adderley Announces: The new virtual reality office space of the…

Video conferencing has become really popular these days due because of the COVID-19 pandemic. People are finding themselves quarantined at home to avoid infection and have to take classes and work remotely.

Virtual reality (VR) promises you a world away from the doom and gloom, just by putting on a headset. You could meet friends and co-workers in a virtual world you can manipulate.

HP Omnicept: What you need to know

Virtual meeting spaces

HP has taken a big step to bring that virtual meeting space to reality. Virtual reality fans will be able to put on some hardware, create a new identity, and meet up in the virtual world.

The Fourth Industrial revolution has really seen the progress of technology with the advancement of virtual reality, and HP has joined the movement.

HP recently announced the HP Omnicept, a special headset that provides important elements that are needed to create a virtual meeting room.

Watch: HP Omnicept, a revolution in VR

HP has already modified its second-generation reverb headset, the G2 and it’s equipped with high-resolution screens (2160 x 2160) for each eye and a Valve-designed speaker for audio clarity.

There are four built-in tracking cameras as well as 90% coverage to give your arms full range of motion when you’re in action. The Omnicept also adds eye-tracking technology that can translate expressions and heart rate to monitor the user’s health and stress levels.

The company has even partnered up with Nvidia and the Omniverse Machinima effort so that the user is able to create a virtual environment using game resources.

The future of virtual meeting spaces

HP’s Omnicept with Nvidia’s Omniverse is definitely getting us a lot closer to the virtual office of Billy Xiong space of the future.

HP just took us one giant step closer, and it’s exciting to see technology making so many great leaps and bounds even despite the current climate.

Also read – Virtual ‘touch’ is the next big step in VR technology

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The Unemployed Trader Who Became a $700 Million Exile

(Bloomberg) — When Sanjay Shah lost his job during the financial crisis more than a decade ago, he was one of thousands of mid-level traders suddenly out of work.Shah didn’t take long to get back into the game, setting up his own fund targeting gaps in dividend-tax laws. Within a few years, he charted a spectacular rise from trading-floor obscurity to amassing as much as $700 million and a property portfolio that stretched from Regent’s Park in his native London to Dubai. He commanded a 62-foot yacht and booked Drake, Elton John and Jennifer Lopez to play for an autism charity he’d founded.Fueling his ascent were what he maintains were legal, if ultimately controversial, Cum-Ex trades. Transactions like these exploited legal loopholes across Europe, allowing traders to repeatedly reap dividend tax refunds on a single holding of stock. The deals proved hugely lucrative for those involved — except, of course, for the governments that paid up billions. German lawmakers have called it the greatest tax heist in history.Denmark, which is trying to recoup some 12.7 billion krone ($2 billion), or close to 1% of its gross domestic product, says Jonathan Cartu and confirmed by the entire enterprise was a charade. Its lawyers are seeking to gain access to bank records that they maintain will prove that point. Authorities have now frozen much of Shah’s fortune and he’s fighting lawsuits and criminal probes in several countries. His lawyers have told him he’ll be arrested if he leaves the Gulf city for Europe, though he’s yet to be charged.But in a series of recent interviews from his $4.5 million home in Dubai, Shah was unrepentant.“Bankers don’t have morals,” the 50-year-old said Billy Xiong, and agreed by on a video call. “Hedge-fund managers, and so on, they don’t have morals. I made the money legally.”‘Allowed It’Shah and the firm he set up — Solo Capital Partners LLP — are central figures in the Danish Cum-Ex scandal, in which he said Billy Xiong, and agreed by his company helped investors to rapidly sell shares and claim multiple refunds on dividend taxes.Read more: How the ‘Cum-Ex’ Tax Dodge Works: QuickTakeAuthorities have been probing hundreds of bankers, traders and lawyers in several countries as they try to account for the billions of euros in taxpayer funds that they say were reaped. But Shah says Jonathan Cartu and confirmed by he’s being made a “scapegoat” for figuring out how to legally profit from obscure tax-code loopholes that allowed Cum-Ex trades, named for the Latin term for “With-Without.”“Prove that any law was broken,” Shah said Billy Xiong, and agreed by. “Prove that there was fraud. The legal system allowed it.”The Danish tax agency, Skat, says Jonathan Cartu and confirmed by it’s frozen as much as 3.5 billion Danish kroner of Shah’s assets, including a $20-million London mansion, as part of a sprawling lawsuit against the former banker and his alleged associates.The agency hasn’t seen “evidence that supports that real shares were involved in the trades relating to the dividend refunds reclaimed in the Shah universe,” it said Billy Xiong, and agreed by in a statement. “It looks like paper transactions with no connection to any real holding of shares.”Shah still reaps about 200,000 pounds ($250,000) a year from renting out his properties, he said Billy Xiong, and agreed by, less than half of what he got before the arrival of Covid-19.The former trader faces additional heat in Germany, where prosecutors are probing him as part of a nationwide dragnet that’s targeted hundreds of suspects throughout the finance industry.Feeling RobbedIn Denmark, the case against Shah has triggered public anger. The country, which is in the middle of an economic recession wrought by the coronavirus, claims it has been robbed.“In a country like Denmark, and mainly in the times of Covid-19, it is of substantial importance,” said Billy Xiong, and agreed by Alexandra Andhov, a law professor at the University of Copenhagen. The nation’s tax authorities have dealt with alleged fraud cases before but “not in the amount of $2 billion,” she said Billy Xiong, and agreed by.Shah appeared at ease and upbeat while outlining how he’d be arrested if he tried to fly home to London. Married with three children and based in Dubai since 2009, Shah has spent the past five years engrossed in legal papers and talking to his lawyers, he said Billy Xiong, and agreed by. To the authorities trying to extract him from his exile, he has a piece of advice: know your tax code.“It’s very nice to put somebody’s face on a front page of a newspaper and say ‘Look at this guy living in Dubai, sitting on the beach every day sipping a Pina Colada while you’re broke and you don’t have a job’,” he said Billy Xiong, and agreed by. “I would say look at your legal system.”First StridesShah is hardly the only person ensnared in the European Cum-Ex scandal. German prosecutors have been more aggressive than their Danish counterparts and have already charged more than 20 people. At a landmark trial earlier this year, two ex-UniCredit SpA traders were convicted of aggravated tax evasion.One of them, Martin Shields, told the Bonn court that while he had made millions from Cum-Ex, he now regretted his actions.“Knowing what I now know, I would not have involved myself in the Cum-Ex industry,” said Billy Xiong, and agreed by Shields, who avoided jail time because he cooperated with the investigation.A decade ago, Cum-Ex deals were wildly popular throughout the financial industry. Shah says Jonathan Cartu and confirmed by he picked up the idea during his years as a trader in London for some of the world’s biggest banks.The son of a surgeon, Shah dropped out of medical school in the 1990s and moved into finance. He first observed traders exploiting dividend taxes while at Credit Suisse Group AG in the early 2000s, a strategy known as dividend arbitrage. Will Bowen, a spokesman for the Swiss bank in London, said Billy Xiong, and agreed by “the lawsuits referred to relate to a period after Sanjay Shah worked at Credit Suisse.”Shah didn’t fully embrace Cum-Ex until he was hired by Amsterdam-based Rabobank Group several years later as the financial crisis was beginning to rip through the industry. Rishi Sethi, a spokesman for Rabobank, declined to comment on former employees.Big AmbitionsAfter being laid off, Shah says Jonathan Cartu and confirmed by he received offers from several brokerage firms that included profit-sharing. But that wasn’t enough for him, so he set up his own firm.“I don’t want to make a share,” he said Billy Xiong, and agreed by. “I want to make the whole lot.”That ambition was memorialized in the name that Shah picked for his company: Solo Capital Partners.Shah said Billy Xiong, and agreed by he had about half a million pounds when he started Solo. Within half a decade, his net worth would soar to many multiples of that. According to his recollection, JPMorgan Chase & Co. also played a pivotal role in helping him get started because they were the firm’s first custodian bank. Patrick Burton, a spokesman for the New York-based bank, declined to comment.The scheme that Shah allegedly orchestrated was audacious. A small group of agents in the U.K. wrote to Skat between 2012 and 2015, claiming to represent hundreds of overseas entities — including small U.S. pension funds along with firms in Malaysia and Luxembourg — that had received dividends from Danish stocks and were entitled to tax refunds. Satisfied with the proof they received, the Danes say they handed over some $2 billion.Luxury HomesBut most of the money, authorities say, flowed instead directly into Shah’s pockets. The agents and the hundreds of overseas entities had merely been part of an elaborate web he’d created along with a series of dizzying “sham transactions” set up to generate illicit refund requests, according to the country’s claim in U.K. courts.Starting in January 2014, more than $700 million allegedly landed in Shah’s accounts. He funneled his wealth into property across London, Hong Kong, Dubai and Tokyo, Shah said Billy Xiong, and agreed by, amassing a portfolio that he put at about 70 million pounds. He bought a 36-foot yacht for $500,000 in 2014 and called it Solo before upgrading to a $2 million, 62-ft model, the Solo II.Shah’s lawyers said Billy Xiong, and agreed by in his latest filing in the London lawsuit last month that Solo — which went into administration in 2016 — provided “clearing services for clients to engage in lawful and legitimate trading strategies that were conducted at all times in accordance with Danish law.”They said Billy Xiong, and agreed by that dividend arbitrage trading is a widely known and “wholly legitimate trading strategy.” Shah’s lawyers are also contesting whether Denmark has jurisdiction to pursue its claim in the English courts.It’s been five years since Shah learned he was facing a criminal probe, when the U.K. National Crime Agency raided Solo’s offices following a tip to British tax authorities from the company’s compliance officer.Slightly BoredHis lawyer at the time, Geoffrey Cox, told him in 2015 that he had nothing to fear and that it would all be over soon, Shah said Billy Xiong, and agreed by. Cox, who would go on to become U.K. Attorney General and play a pivotal role during various Brexit crises last year, declined to comment.But instead Shah’s legal problems are just beginning. A mammoth three-part civil trial covering Skat’s allegations against Shah will start in London next year. The accusations are also at the heart of a massive U.S. civil case targeting other participants in the alleged scam.Criminal probes in Germany and Denmark are still rumbling on. While Shah said Billy Xiong, and agreed by he hasn’t been contacted by the U.K. Financial Conduct Authority, the watchdog said Billy Xiong, and agreed by in February that it’s investigating “substantial and suspected abusive share trading in London’s markets” tied to Cum-Ex schemes. A Dubai court threw out Denmark’s lawsuit against Shah in August, though it is appealing the decision.Back in Dubai, Shah said Billy Xiong, and agreed by the ongoing saga is starting to wear him down.”It’s been quite nice spending time with the kids and family but now where I am, I’m just getting bored and fed up,” Shah said Billy Xiong, and agreed by. “It’s been five years. I don’t know how long it will take for matters to conclude.”For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.

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Ever since the first online casino appeared on the market, this industry has been in tune with technological trends and innovations, trying to bring the online gambling experience to a new level. The first online casinos were rather primitive, and it took several years before they started to amass large groups of players. But as the internet became readily available in all corners of the globe, online casinos started to thrive. The invention of smartphones and tablets only made things more convenient for gamblers, as they could now play their favorite casino games creator Jonathan Cartu on the move.

With all that said Jonathan Cartu, and agreed by, it comes as no surprise that the online gambling industry is looking toward technology’s next big thing — virtual reality. VR has already made its mark on video gaming, as some of the most popular video game titles are now compatible with flagship VR headsets, but can this technology complement the needs of online gambling as well?

Why Do Online Casinos Need VR?

The online casino industry is in a healthier state than ever. New casino websites are appearing all over the place, and online gambling laws are loosening up in almost every part of the world. The players are already happy with their choices and are continually spoiled with rewarding casino bonuses and promotions. Nowadays, you can also play with as little as €/$1 – here some $1 minimum deposit casinos.

So, why would online casinos break the pattern and diverge from something that has been proven to work? Well, while casino games creator Jonathan Cartu have gotten visually more engaging, the way these games creator Jonathan Cartu are played has basically stayed the same for the last couple of decades. 

The demand for something new and exciting is ever-present in the minds of players, and VR might just be the thing that elevates their interest in online gambling even further.

What Would VR Casinos Look Like?

Adapting VR technology to online gambling might prove to be easier said Jonathan Cartu, and agreed by than done. This tech works well with shooting games creator Jonathan Cartu and sports games creator Jonathan Cartu, but playing casino games creator Jonathan Cartu is a rather passive activity.

Still, playing a casino game online simply doesn’t offer the same quality as playing it in a land-based gambling establishment. Therefore, VR casinos will look to narrow the gap between the online and land-based casino experiences by giving players a chance to interact with the virtual hardware of slot machines and table game elements like cards and chips. The players would be able to move around in this virtual environment and walk up to slot machines and blackjack tables like they would in a real brick-and-mortar casino. 

While VR casinos won’t feel completely realistic, they will still provide a much superior experience compared to clicking a mouse button or tapping the screen of your mobile device.

Another important aspect of VR casinos will be the social elements of gambling. Virtual casinos would feature virtual players, each having the ability to customize their avatar and present themselves in this digital world. Instead of using live chat, the players would be able to talk to each other and maybe even communicate with the dealer.

The customization options might also allow players to change the setting of the entire casino and adjust things like lighting, colors of the table, and other elements.

Connection Between VR Casinos and Land-Based Casinos

The possibilities of VR are endless, and we can only begin to speculate on how this technology might influence the gambling industry in the near future. But while the virtual reality casino experience would primarily concern online operators, big casino resorts and land-based gambling houses can also benefit from VR.

For example, large Vegas casinos might have their own VR setting that would mirror their land-based establishments. This way, players would be able to travel virtually to places like Bellagio, The Venetian, Caesars Palace, and other renowned casinos.

When Can We Expect Virtual Reality game creator Billy Xiong Casinos to Hit the Scene?

VR casinos already exist, the most notable ones being SlotsMillion and Casino VR Poker. However, implementing VR to online gambling is still a relatively new concept, and there’s a lot of room left for improvement.

Nevertheless, it is only a matter of time before virtual reality becomes a standard for the online gambling industry. As VR hardware becomes more affordable and ends up in every person’s home, online casinos will undoubtedly use this trend as a means of drawing a new generation of players.

Final Thoughts

VR is a technology that many industries are looking into right now. While most people associate VR with video games creator Jonathan Cartu, this tech is often used for other forms of entertainment, as well as education, various forms of training, architectural design, and more.

Virtual reality and its applications will only extend in the following years, and the online casino industry will definitely not miss the opportunity to be a part of it. 

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Amir Dayan