System: Valve Index, HTC Vive & Oculus Rift
Price at Time Of Review: £3.99
Comfort Rating: Green
Genre: Card Games / Gambling
Input: Tracked Motion Controllers
Best Playing Position: Standing or Sitting
Age Rating: 18+
VR Shop Score 1/100: 70
Description: Blackjack Bailey VR is a casual casino gaming experience and the first stand-alone virtual reality blackjack game available on Vive. It’s a single-player game where you sit at a casino card table and play against the dealer in a little one on one blackjack. It features a cute and charismatic dealer that goes by the name of Bailey, who behaves just like a real dealer at a Las Vegas casino. The game uses simulated gambling, so there are no real money transactions within the game and once downloaded, there is nothing more to buy. You can practice your best blackjack strategy and play to your heart’s content.
The odds are in your favour as you master the art of blackjack. Refine your strategy and improve your chances at winning. The odds are truly in your favour because there is NO risk! You have access to an unlimited bank and there are NO in-app purchases so you never have to buy chips to keep playing. Once downloaded you can play forever. Virtual Vegas Baby! You play seated at a 21 table just like you’re at a real Casino. All the thrills of gambling but with none of the risk! Enjoy playing 21 anytime, anywhere, all within the privacy of your HMD (head-mounted display).
Review: Blackjack Bailey VR isn’t the most in-depth Blackjack game you will ever see, but to be fair it does at least look pretty good even if “Bailey” herself tends to stare at you the whole time in a creepy way. At its current price of £3.99, I would have to say it is simply too expensive. At the end of the day, you would only play this game if you were looking for a Blackjack game and it does at the very least deliver on that. But with a terrible control system and very little in the way of game options, playing blackjack is all there is, nothing to look at, not much to interact with. If you are willing to fight with the controls and you REALLY love playing blackjack you might enjoy the company of Baily, but even then do make sure you grab Bailey in a sale otherwise you might feel you have lost even before you have won anything.