On the one side you're playing poker with hand gestures, good graphics (5 different rooms, Casino, Tron, Space Station, Haunted House and Beach), your very own custom made Oculus Store avatar, flashy effects and fun items (shooting hamburgers with the gun...) : It reminded me of my first time playing "Waltz of the Wizard", but with a lot less item interaction, replaced by a lot more player interaction.
On the other side there's no beginner table, so multi-million players bring every last chip to the same table as the new player with his one-time free 10k stack (+1k free chips ONCE per day after that...), and most players get instantly hunted down to extinction, leaving only the toughest, richest, most merciless players still alive for the next first time player to come compete against.
That makes MetaTable Poker the exact opposite of Casino Poker VR, that doesn't look great, has no hand gesture controls or custom avatars (just 5 default skins, and 2 of them are female), even less any fun items... but does provide a solid and at least casual friendly poker game instead.
Want to play Poker in VR : Try Casino Poker VR (when it's back on the Oculus Store).
Want to show someone a great VR poker tech demo, or maybe want to play some really hardcore online poker : Try beating MetaTable Poker's top millionaire players with your one-time free 10k chips.
Both poker games will be receiving a major update somewhere in ~2018Q1 (any day now for MetaTable Poker), which should hopefully help turn Casino Poker VR into a better VR game, and help turn MetaTable Poker into an easier poker game.