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About Authentic Gaming

‘It isn’t Realistic – it’s Real’ Authentic Gaming is a live casino provider of premium land-based roulette. Founded in 2015 and based in Malta, this company is governed by a Class 4 licence from the Malta Gaming Authority, privately held and currently employs around 50 people. More than just a provider of little wheels, this supplier has put in the time to bring a genuine casino atmosphere to online gambling. Intra-Resort Gaming, Shipboard gaming and Live! Entertainment are also offered, giving customers a full-spectrum of entertainment possibilities. This is more than roulette you can roam with so find out what else they bring to the table in our Authentic Gaming review.

  • A newcomer to the industry
  • A provider of roulette games
  • Streamed from luxury locations around the world

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

A provider for the purists, each game immediately takes you to a first-class European playing destination upon launch. A sleek opening video sets the scene as you’re transported from the outside-in and smoothly to your chosen live roulette table. Once you arrive, you’ll witness a stream of action from above with fellow tablemates coming, going and placing their bets. A distinct betting panel sits at the bottom of your screen so that you can enjoy views of the well-presented croupiers. Although you cannot communicate with them, you’ll certainly notice an authentic touch to every spin!

  • Good selection of red and black tables
  • A real casino feel
  • Professional live dealers

GAME SELECTION

Their lobby only features roulette games but the selection of both actual and automated streams is superb. Just a few flicks will take you from one top European resort to another. These are accessible either 12 or 24 hours a day, so there will always be a place to play. Visit Italy for a spin on Roulette Original or take a seat at the Roulette Professional table which is ideal for seasoned players. You can benefit from the La Partage and En prison rules in the French layout of Roulette Supérieur. Or tap into the Hilton Batumi to play Interactive Live Roulette, a common draw European game. Otherwise you can take to Roulette Platinum in Bucharest, 24/7. If you prefer to avoid the hustle and bustle, then their automated wheels are right for you. Enjoy a fast-paced European variant in Roulette Turbo, with around 60 spins an hour. Or benefit from increased chances to win and 2,000 spins per day in Roulette Double Wheel, a 24/7 common draw American game. Auto Roulette 30 Seconds and 60 Seconds let you pick the pace you prefer to play. More recently, less conventional tables have been launched. Lucky Ball Roulette comes with 4 coloured-ball side bets while Cabaret Roulette featured musical performances during the evening. We anticipate that more unique games such as these will be available in the future.

VIP & HIGH STAKES

This provider does not offer specific VIP games but its 5-star locations are sure to impress gamblers who wish to set foot in one of these resorts. Actual chip values aren’t the most attractive limits available to VIP players online. However, high-rollers can make use of functions such as Auto-Bet to place automatic bets on hot, cold or historic numbers as well as the Full Complete Bet and Maximum Complete Bet features. We’ll be the first to tell you when an Authentic Gaming VIP table is launched. For now, we recommend <> if you’re after high-stakes roulette.

ABOUT THE DEALERS

Based in elite brick-and-mortar resorts, Authentic Gaming live dealers are not social studio croupiers. They do not look directly into the lens or greet you upon joining the table. Instead, they let their professionalism and proficiency shine with special attention given to players who are physically present in the hotel casino. Due to this, online gamblers experience a four or five-star standard of service and the ability to focus on every spin without any distracting chit-chat. This may not be everyone’s taste but if you wish to witness a true game, this is the place to be.

ABOUT THE STUDIOS

Authentic Gaming streams directly from some of the world’s most upscale gambling resorts. These include the Saint-Vincent Resort & Casino, Casinos Austria International, Casino International Batumi, Platinum Casino at the Radisson BLU and Casino Bucharest at the Intercontinental Hotel. Every venue is ISO-certified for their quality management systems and decked out with top-notch equipment from suppliers such as Abbiati. This provider claims to offer HD-video, however, we noticed dim lighting, varying quality and some lagging, depending on the device used. Despite this, the ability to witness wide-angle, alternating views between real wheels and bet tables at certain games is quite exciting and engaging.

TECHNOLOGY

DEVICE AVAILABILITY

As is the industry-standard, Authentic Gaming live roulette is available on mobile, tablet and desktop. Unfortunately, it wasn’t all smooth sailing as we occasionally encountered grainy streams and issues on both Apple and Android devices. We understand that land-based streaming may pose certain challenges but hopefully they’ll make improvements to the technology they use.

USER INTERFACE & VISUAL APPEAL

This provider’s user interface mirrors the big names. Each stream loads in wide-angle with betting functionalities superimposed on the top and bottom of the screen. Entry to their lobby is available to the right of the screen which is easily noticeable on desktop but less so on mobile - it’s the small wheel icon. A green or red dot to right of each game icon indicates open tables. On mobile, larger betting icons do not look as clean as they do on NetEnt Live, for example.

FUNCTIONALITY

There are quite a few player-centric functionalities on offer here. Hot or cold numbers are visible at the top of the screen on desktop but are indicated on the betting layout via red and blue boxes. You’re able to place regular bets, on stats and called bets from the base of the screen. The ability to repeat your last bet, save your chip layout and auto-bet are especially beneficial when every second counts in the likes of Turbo Roulette. Unfortunately, no chat system is available and it’s not possible to change the camera angle yourself.

OUR VERDICT

This provider may be new to the industry but its luxurious locations and professional dealers succeed in setting it apart from the competition. It’s the exclusive brick-and-mortar feel captured from multiple camera angles that make this supplier something special. Their selection of live roulette games offer players a wonderful choice but this isn’t a one-stop-shop. With Authentic Gaming’s addition of Bucharest streams, cabaret performances and new tables in 2017, only a few technological improvements are required to set them up for even greater things in the future. We hope they apply for a UKCG licence soon!

  • Real roulette entertainment
  • Innovation is always on the cards
  • Room for technological improvements