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.