Net Entertainment

Established in 1996, Net Entertainment (NetEnt) develops state of the art software for the online casino industry. Its software platform powers over 300 online gambling portals while they have also carved a niche for themselves in mobile gaming with an exclusive platform NetEnt Touch™.

Their Net Entertainment Live Casino™ Live Dealer platform offer players an exceptional casino gaming experience while their progressive jackpot network continues to pay out millions of dollars in prize money.

Their success in producing high quality online casino games is evident from the numerous awards that most recently include the Digital Gaming Innovation of the Year [A] prize at the 2014 Global Gaming Awards held in Las Vegas. The Swedish company is currently listed on the NASDAQ OMX Stockholm. Apart from the head office in Sweden, the company also has offices in Alderney, Gibraltar, and Malta. Net Entertainment software is presented for inspection to the LGA, Malta for approval prior to being made accessible to online casinos.

NetEnt Software

NetEnt software is reputed for its excellent design, stability, and high payout percentage. The developer offers a wide range of casino games from classic slots to video slots, roulette, blackjack, and scratch cards. Casinos and players have access to the largest pooled jackpots in the industry and a portfolio of 200 games that increases every month.

It is the first company to develop online casino software based on the Java platform. In 2006, it was voted among the twenty best gambling software providers online. The developer now focuses on Flash instant-play games where players no longer need to download software to their computer. Unlike some other providers, NetEnt focuses solely on games and do not operate casinos of their own. They offer online casinos a complete product known as CasinoModule, which generates more revenue due to a high payout strategy. Many games return as much as 95% to players, which has been a unique selling point for the provider. NetEnt’s latest annual report can be found here [B].

Unique features

In terms of market reach, NetEnt may not be as popular as Microgaming but their software has attracted a number of casinos and players. Its platform powers over 80 casinos that offer games with detailed graphics, realistic animations, innovative features, and clever bonus rounds that allow for a smooth and entertaining gaming experience. NetEnt’s software package features front as well as back end support for casino operators. This includes a superb collection of slots and other regular games.

NetEnt offers its software in a variety of languages in order to appeal to a global audience. Their approach to responsible gambling also sets them in high regard. Many NetEnt powered casinos allow players to set their gambling limits and a cooling period where players cannot login for a specific period. This benefits many players who are prone to excessive gambling.

NetEnt software offers many unique features that make it stand out from the crowd. They haven’t made an attempt to imitate any of their competitors while players do not need to download, register or make a deposit to check out some of its games. This is a great way for players to get to know games before playing real money.

NetEnt Games

The provider has proved that all non-download games are visually inferior. This is demonstrated by its new generation of 3D video slots such as:

  • Gonzo’s Quest
  • Jack Hammer Series
  • Jack and the Beanstalk

These games are well detailed with fully animated tiles and backdrops, excellent music and sound effects that take gaming to a whole new level. They also offer a range of classic slots including Jackpot 6000 and Mega Joker. The 5 reel 20 line multiple coin video slot 5 reel 20 line multiple coin video slot comes with fantastic 3D animations. The game features an Amazon based theme with Avalanche™ Reels instead of traditional spinning reels that allows for some great entertainment along with free spins.

NetEnt’s slots stable includes big branded games such as Scarface, Frankenstein, and South Park. The provider has partnerships with South Park Studios™, Universal™ and 20th Century Fox™ with slots titles that have the potential for big wins, which can be too much for any player to resist. Piggy Riches is one among the slots games that offer potential for large payouts. Its designers have created excellent titles such as Hall of Gods and Mega Fortune that are always on top of the popularity charts.

NetEnt is responsible for paying out the world’s largest online jackpot of €17.8 million [C] to a Finnish player. Its online slots portfolio includes over 50 3 reel classic & multi-line video slots games and over 200 world class titles in the Better Games™ portfolio. These innovative games deliver the best in graphics, sound, and include:

  • Jack Hammer Series
  • Starburst
  • Twin Spin
  • South Park Reel Chaos

NetEnt software also powers a range of table games such variants of roulette, caribbean stud, blackjack, and more. Players looking for big wins have Arabian Nights, the 5-reel, 10-line, imaginative and adventurous video slot featuring wild and scatter symbols reminiscent of Arabia in the 9th century. Arabian Nights is a 5-reel, 10-line, video slot featuring wild and scatter symbols, and free bonus spins. There is an equal bounty and lots of entertainment to be found in Hall of Gods, the 5-reel Triple Jackpot video slot game with a bonus round and three jackpots. Video poker, mini games and lottery make up the rest of its otherwise slots-centric portfolio.

NetEnt Live Casio allows players access to table games like roulette and blackjack in HD streaming. The games are hosted by real croupiers and dealers and include a live chat facility, for players to experience the atmosphere of a real land-based casino.

NetEnt Powered Casinos

Net Entertainment software powers a number of casinos, and a few of them include:

  • Paddy Power Games
  • Betfair Casino
  • Unibet
  • Betsson Casino
  • Boyle Casino
  • Cherry Casino
  • Mr. Green
  • EuroSlots
  • Vera&John
  • PAF
  • Sportingbet
  • 888Ladies
  • Nordicbet

Online security is one of the issues where NetEnt is considered among the top. It utilizes the latest encryption technology to ensure that the data of every customer is safe [D]. NetEnt has won multiple awards at the prestigious eGaming Review (eGR) B2B Awards. A quick and simple registration process, user-friendly features, and extensive selection of high quality casino games with multimillion dollar progressive jackpots, has the provider among the top listed in the industry today.

Author: Joseph Falchetti
Copyright: 2015

References and Citations

[A] – Global Gaming Awards 2014

[B] – Annual Report – Net Entertainment

[C] – Biggest Online Jackpot Win – €17.8 million

[D] – Online Security – NetEnt Partners with DataCore


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