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About the Company
Authentic Gaming (AG) is a provider of live dealer casino games from casino floors all over the world. The independent company was founded in 2015 and enjoys investment and support from LeoVentures, as part of the LeoVegas Group.
The company continues to expand it's footprint globally, both in the number and quality of casinos it streams games from as well as its reach into diverse player markets.
Premium resort casinos around the world that host Authentic Gaming streams include:
- Aspers in the UK
- Casino International Batumi in Georgia
- Denmark's Royal Casino
- Foxwoods Resort Casino in the USA
- Platinum Casino at Radisson BLU Hotel in Bucharest
- Saint-Vincent Casino in Italy
In addition to a license from the Malta Gaming Authority, Authentic received a license from the Gambling Commission in the United Kingdom in August 2018.
Online operators and platform providers bringing the company's live floor games to their clients include EveryMatrix, Greentube, the Kindred Group, LeoVegas, Mr Green (MRG), NYX Gaming Group, & Hatrick Sports Group.
Prior to 2018, the games at Playtech casinos offering live dealer streams came from that company's state-of-the-art broadcast studios. Now, real-world live roulette is available to Playtech casinos via from the casino floors of Authentic host casinos in Italy, Georgia, and Romania.
When the legendary Foxwoods lit up their Club Newport VIP Lounge in the resort’s Grand Pequot Tower with AG's single zero European roulette stream, the entire Betsson Group of casinos began carrying the streams.
More than 20 operators and 75 sites carry Authentic games and the number keeps growing.
Software and Games
Not all of the technology needed to deliver latency free, HD gaming streams is to be found in-house. The company has used the products and services of specialists such as Haivision and Limelight Networks to deliver broadcast quality streams to players on everything from mobile handsets to large screen PC display monitors.
Haivision has tackled such projects as streaming for NASA and supplied their encoders to broadcasters to assist in remote production of the London 2012 Olympics Games and NBC for the 2016 Olympics.
Limelight Networks specializes in high performance caching, content conversion, playback, and delivery, and web acceleration for faster response times.
Together, the companies' services and products help Authentic Gaming deliver consistent and reliable game streams over any device regardless of usage spikes.
Authentic does one thing and they do it well - live dealer Roulette. All of their tables are located on luxury casino floors and in their new state-of-the-art studio in Malta, ARENA. From casino floors, players online join in the same games with players at the physical tables, with no limit to the number of online players that can join in.
- Authentic Roulette Turbo – Streamed live 18 hours per day from the Casino International at the Hilton in Batumi, Georgia. Action clocks in at about 60 spins per hour.
- Authentic Roulette Superieur – From the Italian casino, St Vincents
- Authentic Roulette Original – A simplified UI allows novice gamblers and those not interested in statistics to play with patrons in Italy
- Authentic Roulette Professional – All the bells and whistles along with high limits
- Authentic Double Wheel Roulette - Action at this table is around the clock with about 2,000 spins per day between the wheels. Pick both for a spin every 30 seconds or just one for a spin every minute.
- Bet on Stats - Wager on the hit rates of individual numbers rather than the numbers themselves
- High Roller - This functionality offers whales a variety of auto-bet features
- Neighbors betting on main table - A simple way to bet on neighbors without a racetrack cluttering the interface. Hot and cold are also available
The company's Malta studio tables are all Auto Roulette, single zero European style games. Most have no presenter. There are six options and most of them vary only by the speed of gameplay. There's also a high limit table and Duo Auto Roulette with two wheels on a single user interface.
Blaze Roulette (pictured, right) is an auto roulette game with a game show format and presenter. It streams only from Authentic ARENA.
Foxwoods - USA
Games run around the clock on a single zero table
Saint Vincent - Italy
Two Euro tables. Both can be played at the same time
Royal Casino - Denmark
A single table with native speaking dealers
Casino International - Georgia
There are two tables here, but the games are hybrid casino/studio. You won't be playing with physical patrons on the casino floor.
Aspers - London (Westfield Stratford City)
The Final Analysis
While nowhere as large as some providers like Evolution Gaming or Playtech, the experience of playing on a real casino floor has a unique appeal. This can be seen by Playtech expanding their offering by partnering with Authentic Gaming. Playtech has the largest live gaming studio in the world and it's all state-of-the-art.
Oddly enough, Authentic felt market forces compel them to open their own studio in Malta in 2018. It does make their product offering more well-rounded.
Being an independent subsidiary of LeoVegas Group as part of LeoVentures, AG can only grow and succeed even more in the coming years. LeoVegas is an aggressive company when it comes to staking out markets and capturing players' interest wherever they operate.
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