AR Poker Tech Unveiled

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This week at the Isle of Man Online Gambling Summit Conference, it was revealed that Derivco had developed an augmented reality technology, which allows players to play using a virtual reality headset.

The new product saw players donning virtual reality headsets and participating in games that saw cards projected onto real life surfaces. The technology is new and a potential area of growth for online gaming, as it delivers a new way to get younger adults in on the action. Augmented Reality sees virtual projections placed over top real surfaces, and is seen as a middle ground between real life experiences and the completely virtual world that VR headsets bring out.

In other Isle of Man news, the island Commonwealth's Finance Minister Allan Bell said that the online gaming industry is the largest segment of the Isle's economy, as the business brings in more than 25% of the GDP, up 12.5% in the past year.

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3 October 2016 - 10:05pm
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Anyone else who thinks these guys looks like a cyborgs or something?

I know it's the future but the people looks dangerously close to a robots these days and I know also that would only getting worst.

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4 October 2016 - 5:23am
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Hah yeah it does look very silly. I had a go on one of these at a friend's house a while ago and was kind of impressed but not enough to go buy one for myself. You get the cords tangled up as you look and move around and the headset is bulky and heavy after a while. They need to slim it down a long way and I'm not sure whether that is even possible as the need to project the images a certain distance from your eyes.

Re the article, Derivco is a South African company that makes games for Microgaming so perhaps its an indication that Microgaming may have some games like this in the near future.

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4 October 2016 - 11:41pm
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Yeah I guess if you could play poker and some other games that way, why not slots too, never try it out my self though but I'm even lesser willing to do it after read about your experience Ed, I won't buy one either 🙂