Mark Zuckerberg has provided a taster of what people can expect from his Metaverse, with the Facebook founder suggesting that there will be no limit to what is possible. There are other companies looking into creating their own metaverses as well, and there could be many more than just one. There is already a great deal of speculation about how some of the internet’s biggest industries will adapt to these new platforms, and they are set to bring about an evolution in various fields.
Online bingo is one sector that has blown up in recent years thanks to increased interest online, and a virtual reality universe could be the perfect place for it to continue growing. VR bingo halls could soon be a thing, and they may be accompanied by other institutes, such as cinemas and bowling alleys.
The Bingo Industry is Highly Adaptive
The bingo industry has shown that it is highly adaptive, and it pays attention to the needs of its customers. When you visit an online bingo website now, you’re faced with a multitude of themed bingo halls, along with slots and scratch cards. This highlights how operators have identified the perfect way to allure a highly diverse demographic. When this model first found success, other sites jumped on it quickly, and suddenly this represented a new stage in the evolution of a pastime that’s been in existence for more than 100 years.
In the pre-internet era, one of the main draws of the bingo hall was the social aspect. This is what helped it become a widespread institution in the west, with these buildings popping up in most cities across the USA in the 1980s and 1990s. Online bingo sites have tried to replicate this with chat rooms, but it’s an area that could be improved. In VR bingo rooms, it could be possible for players to feel as though they are physically playing alongside one another.
Investors Already Buying Land in Metaverses
Just as companies pay for websites on the internet, users of metaverses will be able to pay for space. This could come in the form of buying virtual territories, in the same way that people can purchase land in the real world. After purchase, users will be able to construct their own virtual businesses on them and metaverse users could direct their avatars straight into these buildings.
According to CNBC, there has been an influx of investment into the metaverse. Plots of virtual land are already on sale, with some people paying hefty price tags to get the prime locations. For instance, one user paid $450,000 to bag a spot next door to Snoop Dogg. The prices of these digital spaces have inflated by 500 percent over the last few months and this craze looks set to continue until a metaverse concept makes it into the mainstream.
What Other Virtual Institutes Could Emerge?
Aside from obvious businesses like bingo halls and casinos, there could be plenty of other virtual institutions that offer metaverse inhabitants an opportunity to hang out. Real-world cinemas and bowling alleys, for example, could easily be replaced by VR equivalents.
Considering the eSports sector is one of the world’s fastest-growing industries, it’s reasonable to expect there to be VR arenas for competitive gaming in the metaverse. These will offer professionals a place to compete against one another but will also capitalize on the ballooning audience for eSports.
There is a strong chance that there will be a rise in virtual bingo halls and other popular establishments in the metaverse. It’s now a race against time for investors to buy up the prime spots of land and build their VR offerings before the platform hits the mainstream.