This software provider is well known for their many featured slot games that come with instant cash prizes, exciting bonus games, dozens of multipliers and free spins. They also have many awards under their belt including IGA Awards 2014, WiG Awards 2014, EGR Awards 2014, Global Gaming Awards 2014 to name a few. Some of their featured games we go into detail explaining are Jack and the Beanstalk, South Park, Planet Of The Apes and Gonzo’s Quest.
NetEnt software company was founded in 1996 with an aim to push the limits of casino gaming. And that’s exactly what this company managed to do in the past 2 decades.
This online casino software provider was known by the name Net Entertainment in the past, but it re-branded to NetEnt in 2015. NetEnt is one of the constituents of the NASDAQ Stockholm index and its price share has been on the rise constantly since 2007.
NetEnt Facts and Figures
The first casino that used NetEnt software was established in 2002. Today, NetEnt services over 170 online casinos that operate in various markets. Even some of the leading and most popular online casinos feature NetEnt’s games.
NetEnt is company that not only keeps up with the industry trends, but it often sets them. The first NetEnt software mobile game was introduced in 2011 and this provider launched its Live Casino two years later, in 2013.
More than half of NetEnt’s games are slots, and it is slots that this provider is generally known for. The range of video slots is quite impressive with Arabian Nights, Aloha! Cluster Pays, Beach, Blood Suckers, Cosmic Fortune and Crime Scene added to the list.
Licensing and Markets
NetEnt was founded in Sweden and it is still considered to be a Swedish company. The company has branches throughout the world and it currently employees over 1,000 with a tendency to grow even further. Locations of NetEnt branches:
• Sweden • Malta • USA • Gibraltar • Poland • Ukraine
NetEnt is licensed by the UK Gambling Commission, by the Malta Gaming Authority and by the Gambling Commissioner of Gibraltar. The software is tested by eCOGRA, the world’s leading testing authority. The seal of eCOGRA testifies and guarantees that the NetEnt software is fair and random.
Since not all countries issue special national licenses, the licenses that NetEnt has already obtained allowed it to enter numerous other regulated markets. They were one of the first companies to enter the Italian market in 2011, the Danish market in 2012 and the Spanish market after it was regulated in 2015.
NetEnt Software Games
Most NetEnt software games are video slots, but it should be noted that they have different defining characteristics. Most NetEnt slots are themed, a game can be based on a myth or a legend, on an actual historic character or story, on a film or a comic book, or a more broader or general theme.
Some NetEnt’s games feature major progressive jackpots with prizes that often exceed amounts of £1 million. In fact, the largest progressive jackpot paid out on a NetEnt game was over €17.8 million, won on Mega Fortune Mega in 2013 by a player from Finland.
The graphic features and animations, as well as the exuberant sound effects and soundtracks are what players praise most about NetEnt casino games, particularly slots. These are some of the most iconic NetEnt slot games:
• Gonzo’s Quest • South Park • Starburst • Jack and the Beanstalk • Fisticuffs
The first game is based on the legendary tale of the fearsome conquistador Gonzalo Pizarro who pillaged through South America in his quest for the promised land – El Dorado. It is an exciting 3D slot with an RTP of 96%. The game can be played with as little as 20p and is also available on mobile devices.
South Park is based on the TV series of the same name and it is almost as popular as it, whereas Starburst is a quirky and playful arcade-style game. Due to its massive popularity, NetEnt issued a sequel – Starburst 2.
We have all heard the story of Jack and the Beanstalk as Children, but NetEnt has immortalized it with its lovely animated slots. Fisticuffs will take you back to the early days of boxing.
NetEnt has recently started developing branded series of slots, which feature a few games that are centered on the same theme. The Rock series features some of the greatest rock acts in history – Jimi Hendrix, Motorhead and Guns ‘N’ Roses. Then there is the Fairytale legends that retell some of the most iconic children tales like Red Riding Hood and Hansel and Gretel.
As for those who prefer table games, NetEnt offers selections of Blackjack, Poker and Roulette variants, as well as branded Pontoon and Punto Banco series. There are several other NetEnt software games including video poker games and specialty games.