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Technology seems to be moving faster and faster forwards in the last 20 to 30 years. Manufacturing in the computer industry has advanced by leaps and bounds allowing chip manufacturers to keep making smaller and more powerful processors.

These smaller CPU manufacturing activities has resulted in wearable technology. The ideal is to eventually create devices that seamlessly integrate into our clothing, no pun intended.

For now however, wearable technology comes in a variety of stylish accessories to blend into any outfit.

Always looking to innovate, the gaming industry has mad attempts to integrate these devices into player’s casino activities.

What Are Wearables?

Wearable devices come in many shapes and sizes, most of which try to be as unobtrusive as possible for the user. Examples include special glasses that can be worn on the face, pins and buttons, watches, backpacks and more.

As long as the object features an internal processing unit, user interface and internet connectivity, there really is no limit to what can be designed around it.

The aim of thee design choices is of course to make devices as inconspicuous as possible, but this has led to some issues for land based casinos as these devices can potentially be used to cheat at casino games.

Smart Glass

Smart glasses take the form of regular glasses with special displays that can be projected or integrated with the glass lenses.

Using smart glasses allow you to interact with your surroundings through augmented reality technology and for instance get a heads-up display providing information on a building you are looking at or a street you are standing on.

Smart glasses are a great way to integrate tech seamlessly into a player’s life, but they can be limited in their application. Game development for smart glasses is very sparse and many land-based casinos have banned their use.

Smart Watches

Smart watches are relatively popular pieces of wearable tech where the functionality of a wristwatch has been combined with the services and applications of a Smartphone to provide users a convenient and problem free way to stay connected.

Smart watches allow you to play games but the small display can limit the options you have for real money action.

Smart watches serve the same purpose as smart phones so they are generally allowed in land based casino settings.

VR Goggles

One of the most popular forms of wearable tech is Virtual Reality goggles. These devices are definitely not inconspicuous when compared to other wearable’s but what it lacks in subtlety, it makes up for in functionality.

VR goggles provide an unparalleled gaming experience as you are immersed in a virtual world. This provides almost endless options for casino game developers.

Players can potentially access their own virtual casino that provides realistic but fully custom gaming experiences.

The only real limitation to VR tech is the fact that currently players will need to invest quite a bit of cash. You need the goggles and hand held interfaces along with a powerful home computer. This has held up most casino game development until the tech is more accessible to users.