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By Kendall Jenkins on 11/16/2018 8:31 AM

What Is Virtual Reality?

Virtual Reality is a computer-generated 3D environment that anybody can access via special VR headsets. This generated environment more realistic than any technology ever invented before and VR users can interact with the objects available in the virtual world. Currently, VR is very useful in many areas like healthcare, medical training, computer games and it is now available in online gambling. So, VR Slots are basically a special type of slot machine games that use VR technology and players can interact with and play the game in the cutting-edge environment. If you are used to enjoying free no deposit bonus slot games, and you’re ready to switch things up, then VR is the way to go!

Benefits of Playing VR Slots

Since this is still an upcoming form of technology, there’s a lot that’s still unanswered. In case you are wondering, let’s break down the benefits of this type of gaming:

  • It’s a Wonderful New Technology

How does it feel to try out a new technology that’s yet to be enjoyed by nearly everyone else you know? Nothing beats the discovery of a fresh way of doing things however trivial the change may be. Even when you upgrade to the latest iPhone, there’s something about the upgrade that makes you feel good. How awesome will you feel when you get your hands on that VR kit to enjoy gambling the way it was meant to be played without visiting a land-based casino? Try it out and brag to your friends!

  • Visually Thrilling

Usually, in real casinos, there is the glitz and glamour of neon lights, music plus chiming and dinging of machines.  All these escalate the evocative nature of the whole gambling experience. It’s no wonder why a great deal of gamers travel to Las Vegas to play in slot machines. While online slots are splendid, they are typically characterized by solitary gambling, and they aren’t that perfect in mimicking casino environment. VR slots, on the other hand, are here to bridge the gap for players to get the real casino environment without having to travel to any brick and mortar casino. All this is possible at the comfort of your home, just get the appropriate gear to enjoy the real lifelike action.

  • Well-established Social Aspect  

In the VR world, everything is connected to your physical senses. You can walk around in the virtual world, cruise in different types of VR slots, and you can chat with other players as if you are in a real casino. Better yet, thanks to this technology, even the simplest games can become more entertaining because of the kind of focus they give you.

  • Immersive Gaming Experience

The technology alone of the VR slots is more appealing, interactive and more electrifying than anything that has ever been released yet. Even live casino gaming isn’t a match for virtual reality because the entertainment is taken to a different height of gaming. A good example of VR slot is NetEnt’s Gonzo’s Quest VR where you get an opportunity to interact with the slot game at the characters level. Furthermore, things get even better with the features like bonus rounds, wilds and scatter icons because every time you trigger them, you will be blown away by all that will happen around you with the icons and characters.

Getting Started with VR Slots

If you want to enjoy spinning VR slot machines, there are a couple of gadgets that you must first have. And these are perhaps some of the reason why virtual reality gaming is deemed rather expensive.


Since VR is a whole new concept, there are special gaming device requirements that you need to meet first. They are

  • Computer Specs

To play any VR game, you will need a computer or PC that meets the following hardware and software requirements:

  • Head Mounted Display

  • GPU: GeForce GTX 970 VR

  • CPU: Core i5-4590 or greater

  • Your PC must have 2x USB 3.0 capability and HDMI support.

  • A minimum of 8 GB RAM or more

  • Operating System: Windows 7/8/8.1/10

The above hardware requirements could mean that you have to purchase a new gaming PC especially due to the GPU and CPU. While the rest are upgradable or accessories, it's cheaper to buy a new PC rather than upgrading the GPU and CPU.

  • VR Gear

If you want to play VR games, you will also need a VR headset which will connect you to the virtual world. Some of the most popular headsets available include:

  • Facebook Oculus Rift  

  • HTC Vive

  • Google Cardboard

  • Google Daydream

  • Samsung Gear VR

You can get all these VR headsets in any of the major online shopping sites like Amazon or eBay at discounted rates if you are lucky enough.

  • Controllers

Finally, you also need a special Data Glove which will allow the game to detect your presence. All this is possible because of many bio-sensors in the glove that are used to detect how your body moves and relaying them back to the computer. However, to make sure that you don’t have to buy any expensive equipment to play, VR game developers made these VR slots in such a way that the usual game controllers and keyboard can still be used for playing.

Bottom Line

In as much as you will require all these new gadgets and tools to play, the actual playing is similar to what you are used to. The only difference is the environment. So, the rules of the game will still stand including the symbols and everything else. Mind you; there are talks of moving this type of gaming to mobile devices as well to make it more accessible. Thus, mobile gamers should also stay patient because they’ll also have the opportunity to play on the go soon enough. To satisfy your curiosity, you can check out VR demo videos on YouTube, and for sure, you won’t be disappointed!