Authentic Gaming are recent entrants to the live gaming scene.
In 2016 they launched their first product – roulette tables live streamed from within the Saint Vincent Resort & Casino (Italy). Shortly afterward they added roulette tables live steamed from inside the Hilton International Casino in Batumi (on the shores of the Black Sea in Georgia). In May 2017 they launched streams of tables within casinos in Bucharest, Romania.
In June 2018, they launched their landmark Foxwoods Roulette table, live streamed from within Foxwoods Casino in the United States – the first live dealer table on US soil and available for play by players outside the US.
In 2021 Authentic’s first foray into Spain was marked with the addition of a 5-wheel installation inside Casino Gran Via in Madrid.
Until recently they did not offer any studio games. That changed with the release for their Casino Floor Roulette table which is studio hosted and playable by online players only, but still contained within a real casino (Hilton Batumi) and indeed separated from the casino floor by a curtain only so you still get a view of whats happening inside the casino.
Needless to say, they are positioning themselves as specialist providers of live casino games streamed from inside bricks and mortar casinos and seem to be applying themselves enthusiastically to the real challenge with these type of live games. That is, suitably capturing an environment created for patrons inside the casino (not for online players) and delivering the action to remote players in an entertaining way.
Until 2022, games were limited to a range of roulette table options (French, European and an auto-ball launch game named Double Wheel), not all available 24/7. In-casino roulette games can only be offered when during casino operating hours, which are presently:
- for the St Vincents Casino tables, 4pm to 4am (GMT)
- for Casino International tables, 10am to 4am (GMT)
- for Platinum Casino at Radisson BLU Bucharest tables, 24/7
- for Casino Bucharest at Intercontinental, 4pm to 4am (GMT)
- for Royal Casino, evenings from 5pm (GMT)
- for Foxwoods Casino tables, 24/7
- for Aspers Casino London, 24/7
- for Casino Bad Homburg, Germany from 2pm (GMT)
- for Casino Gran Via Madrid, TBA
This strong roulette lineup was joined (finally!) by their recently released Multiplay Blackjack table. They also now have baccarat tables and are growing their studio game range.
Authentic Gaming are based and licensed in Malta.
They were originally conceived as an independent division of LeoVegas, funded by its investment arm LeoVentures. On 30 October 2019, it was announced that they would be purchased by Genting Group in a €15m (£12.9m) deal.
At the end of 2021 it was announced that Authentic would be acquired by Light & Wonder (formerly Scientific Games Corporation). The deal completed in 2022. Light & Wonder are a Las Vegas based, NASDAQ listed developer of online games with over 5,000 employees. They also operate OpenGaming, a product that connects online casinos to multiple content providers via a single platform.
Studio: Bricks and mortar casinos in the United States of America (Foxwoods), London UK (Aspers Casino), Denmark (Royal Casino), Germany (Bad Homburg), Italy (St Vincents), Spain (Gran Via), Romania (Platinum Casino & Casino Bucharest) and Georgia (Casino International, Hilton Batumi).
Regulator license: Malta Gaming Authority, UK Gambling Commission
Number of tables: 0-10 | 11-20 | 20-50 | 50-100 | 100-250 | 250-500 | 500+