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Authentic Gaming To Make North American Debut In Michigan With Live Dealer Games

Blackjack, baccarat, roulette now offered through Golden Nugget, BetRivers iCasinos




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In another affirmation of Michigan’s lofty perch in America’s online casino ecosystem, Authentic Gaming made its North American debut Thursday after the Michigan Gaming Control Board approved it to offer live dealer table games through the Golden Nugget and BetRivers platforms.

Unlike traditional online casino games that rely on computer-generated graphics and algorithms, live dealer games involve human dealers who interact with players through live video streams. Since the games are played in real time with real cards, dice, or wheels, players witness the entire process together, which, according to an MGCB press release, is particularly important for those who may be skeptical about the fairness of online casino games.

The real-time action featuring Authentic’s dealers will be livestreamed from a studio in Farmington Hills, and games will include blackjack, baccarat, and roulette. Authentic’s entry into the Michigan market follows those of Playtech and Evolution, both of which were approved by the MGCB in 2021.

“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,” MGCB Executive Director Henry Williams said in the release. “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.”

Golden Nugget is partnered with Michigan’s Keweenaw Bay Indian Community, while BetRivers and its parent company, Rush Street Interactive, are partnered with the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians.

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