September 12, 2017 at 3:53 pm
Is virtual reality the next big thing for the Las Vegas Strip?
As casinos try to court millennials, MGM thinks it could be.
The company has put a virtual reality operation in at MGM Grand at the Level Up bar and gaming center, and is considering adding the technology to the famed New York-New York roller coaster.
“I think, for the most part, it is an augmented version of the activity you’re doing,” Scott Roeben, who runs the website vitalvegas.com, told KNPR’s State of Nevada.
If the roller coaster does get a virtual reality option, it would be one of several so-called VR coasters in the world.
“You can have the craziest things flying in front,” he said. “You can have an entirely different landscape. You can be flying not just through another part of earth, but other planets. It really is unlimited.”