Check out Virtual Reality Poker

Poker is one step closer to the Matrix, see for yourself in this new video showcasing online poker using Oculus Rift.

If you are worried about how close we are moving away from reality and more towards a virtual world, look away now. 

Last week live streamer 'tonkaaaap' tested out a new online poker game available using the Oculus Rift headset, which shows we are very close to an online and live virtual reality poker hybrid. 

The technology from Bolt Casino shows our hero handling chips, looking at cards and (for some reason) throwing toy trucks around on his table, almost as if he is really sat at a poker table. 

If popular, the format could introduce some live poker skills such as looking for physical tells into the online game. 

This is not the first hybrid of live and online poker. Several poker rooms (and the Global Poker League) have formats where you can see players via a webcam and pioneering online room PKR includes elements of live poker. Last year we also brought you the news that we may see robot poker dealers in live games. 

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  • SPeedFANat1c


    why they are not adding virtual body? would look more realistic.