It’s undeniable at this point that whether you like it or not, virtual reality is going to play a big part of the gambling landscape in the coming few years. A lot of what we’ve said here on MobileSlots4U about virtual reality has so far been pretty abstract and hasn’t really got down to the brass tacks of who is doing what in the way of virtual reality innovation in the industry. We figured it was about time that changed.
We have news from SlotsMillion Casino, where a whole, brand new suite of games from a top developer have been added to the already brimming roster. We figured that would be the perfect excuse to use SlotsMillion – a leading virtual reality casino – as a case study for a site that’s really trying to grow the appeal of virtual reality gambling.
SlotsMillion’s Virtual Reality Offering
SlotsMillion Casino has two claims to fame: not only is it one of the best known and well-established virtual reality casinos online, it’s also working towards becoming the first online casino to offer a staggering one million games. But it’s only one of these aspects we’re interested in talking about today.
The casino itself has created a unique and exciting virtual reality environment in which to host all the thousands of games it has on offer. While it is still perfectly possible to access the casino via a standard desktop computer or on a smartphone, players linking up with virtual reality headsets get the best experience of all.
You’ll basically enter the virtual environment, and experience the feel of walking into a stylish, exclusive casino, where you can see the lights of a city skyline out the window. The room you enter is full of gaming machines, and approaching one of the terminals will allow you to enter the game it’s related to and play.
Not All Virtual Reality
This is, however, where the true virtual reality breaks down. When you enter the games, they just act like normal online or mobile slots, and can only be enjoyed in 2D. It’s kind of like just sitting down at a betting terminal in a land-based casino – sure you’re in the casino environment, but you’re still just looking at a screen.
Of course, that’s not SlotsMillion’s fault – there simply isn’t really the gaming content on offer or widely available that actually offer fully immersive virtual reality gaming experiences. While companies like NetEnt are working on VR slots, and Microgaming is working on VR casino games, none are yet perfected and wildly available commercially.
The New Games
We said in the introduction that SlotsMillion has added some new games, so we thought we’d fill you in on the latest additions trying to get the casino to the million mark. The new deal will see SlotsMillon adding the entire suite of games available form Red Rake Gaming – a relatively lesser known developer house, which nevertheless is a purveyor of some top quality games – which means we’ll see a total of 28 new titles getting added to the casino’s roster.
Included in the suite of games are the developer’s two most popular games – Super 5 Stars, and the similarly named Super 7 Stars – as well as its newest release, Wildcano. That last title will be a super fun and interesting one to try out, given that it’s the initial outing for the company’s latest special feature, Orbital Reels, which makes the game behave in ways you’ve never seen before.
The addition of these 28 new games will see the total number of games available at SlotsMillion go up all the way to an impressive 1,816 titles. While that’s some way short of the biggest games rosters online, it’s certainly the highest number of games available at a virtual reality casino.
About Red Rake
Although most of our readers will be forgiven for not recognising the name Red Rake, the developer has actually been around for a number of years now, and has in fact been releasing games since 2011. In that time it’s been straddling the real money and social gaming sectors, and releasing titles for both, and while it has been active for over six years, it’s only in the last 12 months that the majority of the company’s current roster – 15 of its overall games – have been developed.
Other Innovations At SlotsMillion
The new games from Red Rake aren’t the only excitingly new innovation to come out of SlotsMillion of late. The casino also recently added dozens of new titles from both Merkur Gaming and EGT, two big contributing factors to the recent growth in the casino’s roster. Of course, the site is still a little short of the million slots the name promises, but it’s steadily creeping towards it. And new games aren’t the only thing going on at the casino either.
Another brand new innovation added to the casino of late is its tournaments feature. Aimed at bringing an element of competition to the site, to entice players who enjoy a little friendly rivalry to go along with their gaming. Taking advantage of the Quickspin and NetEnt slots on the casino’s roster, tournaments will see players able to go head to head in the pursuit of special prizes. If you have a little competitive streak in you, this is going to be an exciting new addition for you.