Virtual Reality: How Computer Entertainment Technology is Affecting Poker

Virtual Reality: How Computer Entertainment Technology is Affecting Poker

Companies are getting more and more eager to revolutionize the gaming industry that they also include poker games in their bucket list.

There had been a massive change happening in the world of poker over the last few years, the main reason being the technological advancement, more specifically, online casinos.

The first website sparked the life of other companies to take action and there has been a steady increase in online casino sites you can visit on the internet. Perhaps this is the result of the convenience of such technology and ideas.

Along with these websites encouraged even more type of players to start an online casino.

There are many reasons behind this and perhaps the most valid one is that learning online is easier than going in physical casinos. Being able to play in the comfort of your home only means there is a less intimidating environment.

Plus, younger people are attracted by the idea of earning money through the technology they’ve always been using.

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This incursion of new players, in turn, made a path for more technological advancements but this time, it’s on the side of games. Companies and online sites found it easier to attract players with fast-paced games and thus, the introduction of the new version of poker.

There is still the regular version of poker in some online sites, but others offer a more thrilling version which they like to call, live poker. Players are able to see what’s going on on the other side of the screen, including the dealer. This is where computer entertainment technology really paid off.

In order for information about the cards, players, dealers, and everything about the casino game to be processed, recognition technology was used. They came up with different ideas such as Optical Character Recognition (OCR).

There’s also the artificial intelligence called Libratus where four leading poker players fought in a 20-day Texas Hold’em tournament against a machine, in which the machine won. Until a while ago, technology like that wasn’t available. This shows just how fast technology is advancing.

Now, one of the trends in computer entertainment technology especially in the gaming industry is VR hardware. Due to the many competitors of such technology, prices have dropped and it has become something that an average person can afford, all the while still offering the limitless possibilities of the product.

Now that companies are seeing an improvement in sales and revenue, it’s no surprise to find out that they’re working on technology for a whole new level. It’s no longer an overstatement to say that it will bring a more authentic “live” experience to players from all around the world.

One thing’s for sure, this technology will be based on today’s Virtual Reality.

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