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.
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 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.