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Not so long ago, online casinos were considered the absolute cutting edge mode of entertainment. SlotsMillion have taken this technological progress and pushed it further, creating the world’s first real-money virtual reality online casino and
picking up a prestigious award in the process.
The eGaming Review’s Operator, Marketing and Innovation Awards aim to recognise the most innovative and creative operators in the online gaming industry, in particular in the areas of brand, digital marketing and product innovation. This year’s awards were held in London, England, and our favourite game provider also took home a number of awards during the event.
SlotsMillion was awarded the Innovation of the Year Award for its pioneering work on applying virtual reality technology to the online gaming world. Using the Occulus Rift headset and the SlotsMillion VR software, players can wander about a virtual casino on the 80th floor of a skyscraper, visit the bar, interact with other players, sit down at a number of virtual games, and play as if they are there in person. They can even lean against the glass windows and look down onto the world below, though we wouldn’t recommend this if you don’t like heights.
Development of SlotsMillion VR began in 2015 and the software has also been put to work in overhauling the traditional backend architecture of online casinos, improving the relationships between players and customer support agents and affiliate managers. This technology could spell big changes not just for the consumer but for operators as well.
SlotsMillion have also taken care to do their due diligence, sitting down with regulators to discuss how this new technology can impact compliance measures and customer protection rules. SlotsMillion co-founder Alexandre Tomic had this to say about the operator’s ground-breaking development.
It means a huge amount to us to receive this accolade from our peers in the industry. While many operators are taking a wait-and-see approach to virtual reality, we decided to throw caution to the wind and just jump in, because we wanted to imagine the future of the online casino industry.
It’s been an amazing journey and we’ve learnt so much about the potential of this new medium along the way; not just the cool, interactive adult playground we can create, but also how virtual reality can transform the backend and change the way we do business
Even if you don’t have your very own virtual reality headset just yet, SlotsMillion has a lot to offer new players thanks to its generous welcome bonus. Sign up and your first deposit will be matched 100% up to €100. you will also be awarded 100 free spins to use on a selection of NetEnt games. Blocks of 20 free spins will apply on each of the following games: Gonzo’s Quest, Twin Spin, Jack & the Beanstalk, Spinata Grande and Fruit Shop. A good introduction to the casino and who knows, you may be visiting in virtual reality in no time!