Flutter Entertainment has announced that its social virtual reality casino Vegas Infinite is now available to play on PC without a VR headset requirement. The move marks the next step in the change of branding and focus for Vegas Infinite, previously known as PokerStars VR. By creating a version of Vegas Infinite with no VR, Flutter hopes to help its game reach a wider audience.
Vegas Infinite is free to download and available to PC users through the video game distribution platform Steam. Those looking for the full VR experience can also download the game through Viveport, the Meta Oculus Store or the Playstation Store.
Steam is among the most popular game distribution platforms, and reviews there for Vegas Infinite have been positive. James O’Reilly, Director of VR & Innovation at PokerStars, said the company’s five-year experience with the VR version has allowed it to create an experience with all the conveniences of a desktop computer. He added:
Our launch on PC brings Vegas Infinite to a brand-new audience and gives our VR players the chance to invite friends who don’t own headsets into the same world to play, explore, and hangout together anytime, from anywhere.
Players get free chips every eight hours, plus free creds for equipment and accessories. They can purchase additional chips, creds, items, and subscriptions if they wish. However, there’s no opportunity to win cash, as there is with sweepstakes-model social casinos. Vegas Infinite is a purely play-money experience.
Playing Vegas Infinite Without a Headset
PokerStars’ VR & Innovation team and development partner Lucky VR have redesigned Vegas Infinite to operate on a PC with a keyboard and mouse. There’s no need for a headset or additional equipment. Similar to many PC games, players can switch between three camera angles:
- Bird’s-eye view
Players who own VR equipment but don’t want to use it all the time can even switch between the two modes. Their account will be synced, and their progress and balance will transfer between the two forms of gameplay.
Live VOIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol) allows players to chat with one another in real-time, just like playing in person. Additionally, players can glance at their cards and manipulate chips and equipment. The avatars allow users to express themselves at the table through various animations.
Poker is a heavy focus for the game, due to its origins as a play-money, virtual reality version of PokerStars. However, the transition to Vegas Infinite has added a number of casino games to the mix. Players will find:
- Cash game, sit-and-go, Spin & Go, and multi-table tournament poker
Despite not being a real-money gambling app, Vegas Infinite includes responsible gambling tools such as self-imposed cool-off periods. Additionally, it features an AI live chat monitoring tool to assist with moderation.