Taking gaming to a new reality

Virtual reality is being tipped for huge global expansion as operators and suppliers seek to lure the tech savvy millennial market, and while Asia is seen as lagging the U.S. in introducing VR machines onto casino floors they won’t be far behind. According to JPMorgan, the development of the VR industry is still in its early stages, but the potential global market could reach $13.5 billion by 2020. There has already been $2.5 billion spent on VR projects this year alone as companies adopt this emerging technology. “A lot of these companies are seeing the immersive value of something new, something creative,” said John English, CEO of Webe Gaming. “It’s going to be mainstream really fast. We see a lot of new devices all the time. But this is truly taking you to a different level. You’re blocking yourself out; you’re putting yourself in a whole new world,” he said. Brian Weiner, CEO,...

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