Poker Insight

Virtual Reality

San Francisco-based Casino VR has launched a multiplayer poker game utilizing a virtual reality headset.

The free play game, which runs on the Oculus Rift, features a casino with 6 poker tables where people can join at any time and play against each other.

Through virtual reality, people are “completely immersed into this environment,” reads the press release. Users can talk to each other at the poker table, and real life movements of the players are translated into the game.

“As you look towards your friends or look down at your cards, other players can exactly see your movements just as in real life. People can use these social cues and try to find out whether somebody is bluffing,” the company explains.