Casino VR Poker (2016), online multiplayer casino hosting live Texas hold’em, is offering real prizes in their ‘High Rollers’ poker tournament taking place on 20th August including multiple Oculus Rift + Touch bundles, hundred of dollars worth of gift cards, and Casino VR swag like t-shirts and playing cards.

Casino VR Poker has run plenty of free-roll tournaments in the past, but these only had virtual prizes to match. While the winner of the upcoming tournament will grab $5 million in-game poker chips, the real prize is the Oculus Rift + Touch bundles, which go to the top 3 players in the tournament.

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The High Rollers Tournament takes place August 20th at 1pm PST (your timezone), and is by-invitation-only, which can be obtained by fulfilling one of the following basic objectives.

  • Survive the sharks and play in the Pro Casino for a total of 2 hours.
  • Place in the top 3 in any of the satellite tournaments (check the app for the exact schedule).
  • Attempt to bribe (or otherwise curry favor with) Marco, our resident pit boss.

After completing one of the objectives, you can then unlock a purchasable tournament ticket that costs 100,000 Casino VR Poker chips. All players starts with 10,000 chips and 10/20 blinds that increase every 7 minutes.

‘Casino VR Poker’ on Rift

‘Casino VR Poker’ on GearVR

Casino VR Poker allows crossplay between Oculus Rift, Gear VR and Daydream, though only Oculus Rift and Gear VR users will have access to the tournament. There’s a reason behind this.

Both Rift and Gear VR versions of the game are free, however Daydream costs $4.99. Laws allowing for the existence of  sweepstakes or contests like the upcoming tournament expressly forbid prior purchasing requirements. In-app purchases do allow you to buy in-game chips—which are no longer tradeable or hold a monetary value once they’ve landed in your virtual coffers—but are not required to get the necessary virtual entrance fee, as you’re given a free amount of chips.

Check out our hands-on with Casino VR Poker to get a better idea of what the game has to offer enterprising gamblers.

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  • Ragbone

    This has been taken off the oculus store. (At time of writing).