Earlier this year, the London-based pro panoramic photographer Tom Mills brought his expertise to the world of poker by deploying a unique filming technique at 888local’s event at Aspers Casino. Mills’ setup, which features multiple cameras stacked side by side at the table, captured an immersive experience that allows poker fans to watch the action unfold as if they were sitting at the table themselves.
Virtual Reality is a game changer for online poker, providing an immersive experience that evokes a sense of being at the casino floor and encourages players to stay in the game longer. It is also a tool that can be used to improve the overall gaming experience by adding social elements such as chat and betting.
VR can also be utilised to offer real-time poker tutorials to newcomers. By using VR headsets, new players can follow a step-by-step guide to the game and interact with their opponents in an interactive learning environment.
Another immersive take on poker is the Poker VR programme, which offers full hand tracking and a variety of expressive avatars designed to read tells and build their customizations over time. The programme also simulates in-person poker tournaments, allowing players to practice their skills before competing at the casino tables.