Malta-based live casino specialist Authentic Gaming has signed its first agreement in Germany to live stream roulette games from François-Blanc-Spielbank’s Bad Homburg Casino in Hesse.

The feed will be made available to Authentic’s network of licensed operators in the first quarter of 2019, marking the first time that a live casino provider has streamed games from a German land-based casino.

The Bad Homburg Casino was founded in 1841 by François Blanc, who was a founding member of Société des Bains de Mer (SBM) and went on to establish the famous Monte Carlo Casino. He was also responsible for reimagining the traditional roulette format, removing the double zero and inventing the single zero game.

“As a live casino supplier devoted to creating the best online player experience for live roulette, streaming from the birthplace of roulette as we know it today is a major coup for us,” said Authentic Gaming chief executive Jonas Delin “Bad Homburg Casino is stunning and we are truly thrilled to bring this famous gaming destination online and to the masses.

“This is another industry first delivered by Authentic Gaming. We are the first and only company to stream live games from Germany, and we have achieved similar firsts in Denmark and the USA.”

Lutz Schenkel, chief executive of François-Blanc-Spielban, commented: “Since 1841 we have a long and interesting history when it comes to casino and in particular roulette. Through all our years as one of the oldest casinos in Europe, we have always prided ourselves on introducing new games and technologies to become a market leader in Germany.

“In this tradition we are absolutely delighted to be adding another chapter to our story through this partnership with Authentic Gaming. It provides a huge opportunity for us to showcase our beautiful gaming floor to online players in regulated markets across Europe, and we look forward to welcoming guests to our tables – whether on or offline – in the near future.”