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- Real Money Poker in a Fantastic Virtual Reality Setting? Try Out PokerStars VR!
Real Money Poker in a Fantastic Virtual Reality Setting? Try Out PokerStars VR!
When Real Money Online Poker first appeared a couple of decades ago it was (literally) a game-changer, giving those who might never have been inclined to venture into the ostensibly closed-off world of traditional Bricks & Mortar poker an opportunity to be part of what became a global phenomenon. The evolving technology that today’s younger players grew up with and thus find ‘normal’ has seen poker fans’ thirst for faster games, bigger prize pools and more thrills and spills met year after year.
However, PokerStars has upped the stakes (ahem...) to another level with their Virtual Reality version of poker. Whether you’re an out-and-out gadget addict or simply interested in missing an already exciting game with the wonderful, cutting-edge world of virtual reality, PokerStars VR is absolutely worth a try.
It’s interesting by the way, that the big daddy of online poker might well be a veteran operator compared with some but, nevertheless, produces the goods when it comes to putting an essentially futuristic twist on the game. AS PokerStars itself suggests when introducing its special feature-packed VR offering: it’s “Poker with No Limits” (see what they did there?!).
Of course, it by no means does this mix of the ‘real’ and virtual anywhere near enough justice to attempt a description – instead, you should simply give it a go. Suffice to say that the experience is a visual feast, complete with countless interactive toys, props and accessories and so realistic that you can even read your opponents’ body language as you would in a live game!
Here are just a few of the many great features:
- Simple, intuitive, fully immersive and easy to play
- Play real opponents in Hold’em ring games
- Amazing realism
- Unlock free chips every day by spin the virtual wheel
- Invite friends to your very own private table
- Streaming media integration (Oculus Rift only)
- Visually stunning, interactive environments
- Exotic locales include ‘The Monte Carlo Yacht’, ‘Showdown Saloon’ and even the 'Galaxy Space Station'
- Play Sit & Go tournaments, featuring weekly Leader Boards offering in-game rewards
Of course, in order to enjoy the PokerStars VR experience you’ll need specific hardware, with the following specifications being recommended:
|VR Headset||Oculus Rift or HTC Vive|
|Graphics Card||NVIDIA GTX 1060 / AMD Radeon RX 480 or greater|
|Alternative Graphics Card||NVIDIA GTX 970 / AMD Radeon R9 290 or greater|
|CPU||Intel i5-4590 / AMD Ryzen 5 1500X or greater|
|Video Output||Compatible HDMI 1.3 video output|
|USB Ports||3x USB 3.0 ports plus 1x USB 2.0 port|
|Operating System||Windows 10 or newer|
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