Casinos powered by NetEnt (or ‘Net Entertainment’ to use it’s full title) software are up there with some of the best around, the company having been honing its products since its inception in 1996. Unlike some of its rivals in the provision of gaming software, NetEnt neither owns nor has a stake in casino operations themselves, meaning they can concentrate on what they do best – producing exciting and slick games – without distractions.
The casinos shown below all use NetEnt software and, as you can see, some of the biggest brands out there put their trust in the many fine slots, table games and progressive jackpots NetEnt produce. And many a player has been very pleased with the results, not least the jackpot winners (more of which later).
NetEnt (or Net Entertainment) is actually a group of companies that have operations in various geographical locations including Sweden, Malta and Alderney in the Channel Islands. Their parent company – Net Entertainment NE AB – is listed on the Swedish Nasdaq and has enough financial backing for customers to be assured of its stable footing.
NetEnt began life in 1996, just in time to surf the wave of online gaming that was then in its early stages. Started by a leading bricks and mortar casino company in Scandinavia, NetEnt has benefitted from the knowledge of the industry and the insight its founders gained regarding what casino players actually want.
The products and ingenuity of NetEnt has been recognised by the gaming industry and they have won regular awards. At the EGR B2B Awards in 2012, for instance, NetEnt were judged best in two categories: Innovation in RNG Casino Software and Innovation in Slots Provision, giving a strong indication that their success lies in constantly developing their products to stay ahead of the herd.
NetEnt Casino Games
While NetEnt do no produce as many games as some of the biggest casino software providers – they have around 100 on their books at the time of writing – those they do offer are exceptionally well researched, developed and tested. Available as instant play or download options, customers can choose what suits their needs.
They have a reasonable array of traditional table games (roulette, blackjack and one or two variations) and a handful of live casino and video poker options. But it is their provision of slots where NetEnt really come into their own. All the slots we tried during our research (about a third of their total offering) had excellent graphics, sounds and simple but often exciting gameplay. With many favourites among casino players such as Gonzo’s Quest and Thunderstruck II, as well as a decent range of slots based on fairytales (Goldilocks, Jack and the Beanstalk), literature (Frankenstein, Adventures in Wonderland), and film (King Kong, War of the Worlds) among others (South Park is a welcome recent addition), there is plenty to interest all and sundry.
It is the progressive jackpots that might be the most enticing to many, however. A very lucky 20-year-old Norwegian player recently (September 2011) won a record-breaking prize of just shy of £10m on the – aptly named – Mega Fortune progressive jackpot slot. Another player won around £5.7m on the same game in January 2012, while the Hall of Gods game paid out two multi-million pound prizes in the same year. In short, there is the chance to win mind-blowing cash prizes.
The innovation, commitment to the finer points of their games and the fact most NetEnt games have payout ratios in the 95-98% range all make the company stand out as one of the great casino software providers.
They sacrifice the range of games they offer by putting extensive time and money in developing products that are flawless in presentation and exhilarating to play. And we think they have created an excellent offering with which you will not be disappointed… especially if you win a few million on one of their progressive jackpots!