Authentic Gaming Casinos & Tables for UK Players
About The Company
Founded in 2015 with only 3 employees doing the lot, it took Authentic Gaming less than 24 months to build an operation supported by more than 30 developers, designers and engineers.
The provider boasts an impressive network of B2B clients, including Unibet, Mr Green, Nyx Group, Leo Vegas, Bethard Group and EveryMatrix. To accommodate their rapid growth, at the end of 2017 the team has moved into a brand new 400 m2 office located in Malta, which is also where the company is licensed.
Working with a slogan of “It’s not realistic, it’s real”, Authentic has partnered up with a selection of land-based casinos and resorts to offer online players access to their live gaming tables.
Subsequently, one can play at St Vincent Resort & Casino in Italy, one of 30+ venues run by Casinos Austria, Platinum Casino at the Radisson BLU Hotel in Bucharest, Casino Bucharest at the Intercontinental Hotel, Casino International Batumi at the Hilton Hotel at Georgia, and Royal Casino in Denmark.
Partnership struck with the North American Foxwoods Resort Casino takes European gamers to a casino floor of a US-based venue for the very first time.
Games Offered By Authentic Gaming
This developer has been around for only couple of years and, understandably, their live game range is not as wide as that of the competition. However, Authentic Gaming experience is as real as it gets; it uses real tables, real dealers and real cards, with games played by real people.
By placing HD cameras above the wheel and around the table and streaming in real time, the provider has made it possible for an infinite number of online players to enjoy the game as much as those occupying the casino floor.
A lot of effort has been invested into making the user interface as practical as possible; the developer has taken time to test it with real players and adapt it to their needs and preferences. That’s why you’ll see unique functionalities such as the high-roller option which enables one to make Full Complete bets with a single click of a mouse, and Bet On Stats allowing the player to place bets based on hit rates of individual numbers. The Lobby is just as impressive. Visually attractive overview of available games has each display the name of the variant, betting limits and last 10 winning numbers, along with buttons for viewing Hot/Cold/Delayed ones and a few unique details about the game.
Authentic Gaming Live Roulette
Live Roulette Original is a European variant streamed from the Italian St Vincent Casino. Multiple cameras provide different views of the table, offering a close-up of the wheel while it’s spinning and alternating several positions during the rest of the game. You’ll get to see other players place bets and feel as if standing right behind them. While your device automatically adjusts to the best video quality possible, you do have an option to expand the game to full screen mode, as well as adjust volume of game sound effects and the surrounding noise (or mute them entirely). History and betting trends are shown on the left-hand side, and your chips and betting options available to the right of the betting table.
High-roller functionality enables one-click Full Complete and Max bets. One can save up to 5 of their favourite bets, undo the last one, double it, or repeat the previous one. Settings tab provides quick access to pay-table and limits, offers customisable options such as keeping your stake on the table after a win, and allows you to tip the dealer.Live Roulette Professional plays in the same way, with the addition of advanced Racetrack and Auto bet features.
Live Roulette Superior is Authentic’s French Roulette managed by four experienced croupiers and frequented by high-rollers placing their bets at the casino floor. At Mr Green, all of the above tables feature £0.50 minimum and £250 maximum bet limits.Double Wheel is automatic American Roulette offering players to bet on one wheel or both at the same time.
The spinning action is not simultaneous, so while you’re placing chips on one side, the other wheel may be already moving. There’s only one camera angle which, naturally, points to where the action takes place. Although you won’t be able to see other players, background casino noise lets you know the game is played on a casino floor.
To please players looking for faster games and lower betting limits, Authentic has launched Live Auto Roulette available in 2 variants and streamed from both land-based casinos and studio environments. Auto Roulette 30 offers 30 seconds for placing bets, while Auto Roulette 60 gives players a full minute to make their decisions.
Duo Roulette combines the two and simultaneously displays both within one interface. Automatic Roulette lacks a live dealer but all the equipment is real. If you’re looking to speed up the action but still want to see a living and breathing croupier, try Live Roulette Turbo. This fast-paced version starts a round every 60 seconds and accepts bets even after the wheel has been sent spinning.
Live Lucky Ball Roulette is the standard European game with a side bet paying up to 120:1. At the beginning of a round, 4 numbers are randomly assigned to each of the four colours – green (paying 6:1), blue (12:1), orange (20:1) and purple (25:1). Players are then invited to bet on one or all, after which one of the Lucky Balls gets picked as the Bonus number.
Making the right choice will result in a regular or bonus payout should the number chosen by the wheel correspond to the one on the Lucky Ball. Betting limits at Mr Green range from £0.20 to £250. Casino Floor Live Roulette, the newest addition to Authentic range, is a dedicated online table which can be placed on the gaming floor of any land-based casino. The fact that only online players get to participate makes the game faster.
Miscellanous & FAQ
All Authentic dealers communicate in English, though a few don’t speak the language all that well and sound a bit robotic when pronouncing pre-memorised expressions. Multi-lingual interface which supports German, Spanish, Swedish, and a number of other languages, helps understand the game and manage controls in case your command of English is not up to scratch.
Authentic interface has been created with mobile gaming in mind. Normally, once you move to a smaller screen of an iOS or Android device, control buttons get tiny and it’s easy to accidentally click the wrong one. Not with Authentic Gaming products, though. One can tap the screen to have betting table superimposed over the entire area, place chips at desired positions, and then tap again to minimize the digital image and get a good view of the spinning wheel.
All options have been neatly packed into a collapsible menu accessible via button in the bottom left corner. This is where you’ll find game settings, pay-table and limits, bet history, audio settings and game rules. Lobby button on the right offers quick access to other Authentic games.
Most, if not all of Authentic Gaming croupiers seem to be experienced professionals; juggling chips as they do clearly takes some practice. Games being streamed from actual land-based casinos and played by players physically present at the table, means you won’t get to chat with the dealers. One can only observe them as they communicate with the casino visitors and their colleagues, which doesn’t help interaction but looks all the more authentic.
Competitive Advantages and Points of Difference
Authentic Gaming are very likely the best in replicating land-based casino feel online. They’re not the only ones streaming games for a casino floor, but they’ve done a superb job with every single element concerning their online delivery. Multiple cameras give you an excellent view of the table from several angles, streaming quality is high, and you’re unlikely to experience any lagging.
The UI, crafted after rounds of testing with real players, demonstrates an exceptional attention to details and is pleasure to use on both desktops and mobile devices. The one real disadvantage is, obviously, lack of other live dealer games, though there have been rumors of Live Baccarat soon to be released.