Number of Games: 200+
Net Entertainment, or NetEnt to their friends, are a Swedish software developer who are at the pinnacle of innovative video slot and table game design. With continued excellent profit results, a successful expansion into the United Kingdom (the largest online gambling market in Europe and now the company’s primary market) and a presence in over 50% of online casinos, NetEnt are the Scandinavian skippers on the industry’s expanding seas.
History of Netent
Interestingly, the early history of NetEnt is not as integral to the nascence of online casinos, as Microgaming for example, but everyone must start somewhere. And NetEnt’s history started in the 1960’s.
In 1968, a partnership between two Swedish traditional gaming companies, AB Restaurang Rouletter and Roulett Konsult & Spelautomater, became a nationwide success. In 1972, they changed their name to Cherry, with a cherry logo as a cherry on top.
Pontus Lindwall, son of Restaurang Rouletter founder Bill Lindwall, founded Net Entertainment in 1996 and he was quick to see the future in the emerging igaming industry. By 2000, they launched their first online casino, by 2009 they were listed on the primary Stockholm Stock Exchange and by 2011 they released their first mobile game.
NetEnt themselves have produced a very lovely infographic on their website to demonstrate said timeline:
Games by NetEnt
All the way back in 2010, NetEnt launched the video slot Gonzo’s Quest. The game is still one of the most sought after and displayed on casino homepages. It was the father to a remarkable lineage of slickly designed, innovative and transcendent games. Even now, their portfolio of 200 games may not be the most impressive in number. But the attention to detail and plain quality can often demarcate a NetEnt game from the others. Starburst is currently one of their most popular online slots. It is a perfect slice of retro nostalgia, whose pulsing fluorescent jewels and swirling synth score have contributed to creating a timeless brand.
That’s what you get with NetEnt games: superiority. The sounds, the graphics and the user interface are notably crisper and sharper. There’s no obsolescence or tack; a NetEnt powered casino is not plagued by the weary interface of the early 2000s dial-up world wide web.
NetEnt’s games are also known for their robust and generous RTPs; all games pay out over 95% a and some pay up to 98% – which according to the company contributes to their excellent player lifetime value.
Progressive Jackpots at NetEnt Casino
It may have been Microgaming with Mega Moolah to pay out the first record breaking sums. But it’s NetEnt with their crowd-pleasing slot, Mega Fortune, that holds the current record for both the biggest online slot payout (€17.86 million) and the largest mobile payout at €8.6 million. Arabian Nights, Hall of Gods and the spin off Mega Fortune Dreams form NetEnt’s popular cohort of progressive slots.
The jackpots are built up of small-percentage contributions from each player’s bets. They are collected across the entire network of NetEnt powered slots. Then, one lucky player triggers the jackpot. This configuration should certainly give the player some peace of mind. There are hundreds of casinos out there, some doing better business than others. So, to know that the big lottery-style jackpot is administered purely by one of the industry’s most respected and successful behemoths should park any doubts that you may not receive your winnings, or inadvertently bankrupt the casino in the process.
Branded Content by NetEnt
NetEnt are well known for their unique branded content including 2016’s Rockband Trilogy runaway success. Three bands, three exhilarating slot machines, featuring Guns n’ Roses, Motorhead and Jimi Hendrix, were released over the year to rapturous critical acclaim. The graphics were mind-blowing and the bonuses were electric. The licensing of each band’s most famous songs a stroke of red-hot genius.
Their eclectic branded portfolio consists of licence agreements with 20th Century Fox, South Park Digital studios and Universal. Slots featuring some of the most famous characters in pop culture included Dracula, The Invisible Man, South Park, Scarface, Aliens and Frankenstein!
NetEnt have made a concerted effort to be competitive with Evolution with their live casino offering. Frankly, they’re doing pretty well. Their chroma key technology, and specific focus on the mobile experience, means that they have created a slick, seamless and very accomplished live dealer product with a few neat innovations as well.
Their live games feature all the usual high quality amenities such as crisp streaming and precisely synchronised audio visuals. However the player has the option to view in portrait mode as well as landscape. NetEnt predicts that this feature will be key in the future of mobile. Also, players have the ability to place a bet during the spin of the roulette wheel, a facility that nicely mirrors the bricks and mortar casino experience.
If you are a statistics fiend, then the Live Blackjack is for you. It offers up to date table statistics and an onscreen history of the dealer’s last ten hands. This helps the player make more informed strategical decisions. Ultimately it bolsters the player’s enjoyment and involvement in the game.
Here is a list of handy facts as to why you may want to choose a NetEnt powered live dealer casino:
• Intuitive user interface
• Crisp graphics and sound
• Seamless streaming
• Landscape and Portrait mode
• 75,000 hours of live streaming content a month
• Available in 25 languages
• Hundreds of hours of player interviews conducted for research
• Friendly, charismatic, and highly trained dealers
• Over 10 million roulette wheel spins a year