Vegas Infinite VR Software Impressions

Vegas Infinite

Vegas Infinite is a virtual reality gambling app that can be played on VR hardware including Meta Quest, PC VR setups, and Playstation VR. Associated with the well known poker room PokerStars, the software was originally called PokerStars VR before being rebranded by operator Flutter Entertainment to its current name.

I've been a virtual reality fanatic since I first saw the original Oculus headsets previewing tech demos. Since that time I've owned various headsets, from the Samsung Gear VR to PlayStation VR, and, eventually, moving my way up to the Meta Quest 3. I've also been fascinated with the prospect of gambling in VR, and interviewed industry leaders to discuss the topic.

The Vegas Infinite software aims to provide a variety of different betting games such as Poker, blackjack, roulette, craps, and slot machines. The app doesn't offer real-money gambling, instead providing credits that you are gifted throughout various time periods. Of course, you can purchase additional chips with real money. I cannot emphasise enough that these virtual chips are completely worthless, making spending real money on them truly a stupid thing to do in my humble opinion.

An Awkward Social Betting Experience

The app's goal is to bring a social betting experience to player eyeballs, and the game certainly succeeds in this area. The app is populated by avatars belonging to other punters, and your avatar is completely customizable. If I had any friends who also had a Quest, we'd be able to interact here, talking as we play. Unfortunately being VR-friendless as I am, I was by myself during my play periods and was forced to interact with strangers. This would normally be cool, but the people I experienced on my sessions were racist, sexist, and generally quite moronic. If I had a nickel for every N-word, F-slur, and other cuss words I experienced during my session, I'd be a wealthy man. The discourse here seems to be worse than any other VR app I've experienced over the years. That's saying something, as I have poked around in VR Chat from time-to-time.

Yeah, But How Are the Games?

Vegas Infinite has a decent gaming library, especially when you consider the poker tables, blackjack roulette, and craps offerings. Getting to sit or stand at a table and seeing the action taking place is pretty cool. I did like the blackjack experience the best, but once again, things were thrown off by the other players cursing as I was trying to make the right moves.

For me, a big challenge I had was managing my bankroll and putting chips where they needed to be. The Quest 3 has an excellent set of controllers, but it seems like they haven't been optimized for this game. I flubbed chips, lost hand tracking, and even had a hard time choosing what I wanted to do in the various games on a regular basis. This becomes a big issue and definitely curbed my enthusiasm to play.

There are a number of slot machines that you can play. You navigate to a kiosk or floating machine and approach before entering the game menu. From there, you can set your bet amount and start playing the games. To be honest though, this experience isn't really any different from you playing a slot on your desktop or smartphone. The visuals are all flat and there's nothing special about them. It would have been neat to see something like the Gonzo's Quest VR slot that makes things more immersive, but we get none of that.

In all, the idea here is cool, but the execution is lacking.

Technical Limitations Ruin the Experience

If Vegas Infinite were somewhat photo realistic, I think a lot of these issues may somewhat fade into the background. The cartoonish look to the avatars in the game and the non-realistic visuals are required in order to make sure that the app can play on various types of hardware. Unfortunately, the result was jarring to me and took me out of the moment. I never felt immersed in the experience and instead always felt out of place. This is part of another critical thing I experienced: poor resolution.

The Meta Quest 3 has some of the best VR visuals in the world, so I know the resolution issues I experienced weren't a result of the headset. Rather, the software here appears to not be optimized, leading to things in the distance appearing fuzzy, and the slot machines looking pixelated when playing at them. The tables are better, and the avatars you talk to are sharp enough, but they just don't appear realistic.

The controls are perhaps the largest technical limitation. You heard me complaining about them above, but I can't stress enough how much worse they made this experience for me. Fumbling around a table or having things grip when they shouldn't isn't fun; it's frustrating.

An Overall Sour Introduction to VR Gambling

When you take these issues into account, it goes to show that Vegas Infinite VR just isn't ready for showtime. The low resolution visuals, bad controls, and boorish people you interact with take something that should be fun and turns it into something I'm embarrassed to admit I spent time playing. I recommend you wait for a more polished VR casino to be released.

About the author

Dustin Jermalowicz // News Editor
Dustin Jermalowicz
Dustin has a long-standing passion for gambling. He has been writing professionally on the subject and breaking industry news for Casino Listings since 2011. His favorite casino games include Blackjack, Poker, and Hi/Lo. A proud native of Detroit, Dustin currently lives in Michigan.


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