A fast-growing live casino content provider, Authentic Gaming, has received the authorization from the Michigan Gaming Control Board to live stream its casino table games in the jurisdiction. The provider’s real-time content will be launched with live dealers from a Farmington Hills studio to mark the Authentic Gaming’s debut in the North American market.
North American Debut:
The provider’s milestone simultaneously marks the third authorization granted by the Michigan’s regulator to live dealer gaming providers. As Playtech and Evolution received authorizations in December 2021 and July 2021, respectively, Authentic Gaming will join to form the trilling of aces currently dealing in this state. Time will tell whether this combination will be the winning hand in the market, but the global provider of live dealer games setting foot in North America seems determined to make it its home.
The provider therefore launched its selected hybrid live/online games already on 5 October, 2023 with more live dealer content to be delivered through the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community and the partnership with the Community’s platform provider Golden Nugget Casino under the Golden Nugget brand. Also, Authentic Gaming’s parallel partnership with the platform provider Rush Street Interactive and the BetRivers brand of the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians is set to be another channel to supply the reputable provider’s content to the player community in Michigan.
MGCB Executive Director Henry Williams reportedly said: “Live dealer online casino table games offer an immersive and engaging gambling experience that combines the convenience of online gaming with the authenticity of the environment in a land-based casino. Players can enjoy the excitement of playing their favorite casino games with real dealers in real-time, all from the comfort of their home or wherever they may be.”
Live Dealer Content Preferred:
Live dealer games involving human dealers have been increasingly preferred by players to the traditional online casino games based on graphics and algorithms generated automatically by computers. Live games are interactive and players are involved in a live video stream with real human dealers. These games offer players to engage in the real-time experience and watch the dealing process live which is, according to the Michigan Gaming Control Board, ”particularly important for players who may be skeptical about the fairness of online casino games.”
In its North American debut, Authentic Gaming will reportedly offer an array of live dealer gaming options to meet various player’s requirements, including blackjack, baccarat, and roulette. The provider received the approval of the Michigan’s regulator upon the fulfillment of the respective internet gaming requirements including a review by the regulatory staff.