History and Reputation
The first NetEnt casino was launched relatively late in 2002, or 6 years after the company was founded. By 2002 there were already quite a few online casinos. But, with the quality of its products and its constant focus on innovation, NetEnt managed to gain the trust of numerous casino operators who started employing the company’s software. Casino players responded well, and many NetEnt games found their way as some of the most popular and most played online casino games.
By 2009 NetEnt was listed on the Stock Exchange as a constituent of the Nasdaq OMX and two years later the company launched its first mobile game and in 2013 the company launched its Live Casino. In 2014 the company recorded 21.4 billion transactions that were handled through their gaming systems.
Currently, NetEnt employs over 700 people, who work in their offices in Sweden, Ukraine, USA, Gibraltar, Malta and Poland. NetEnt’s products and services are provided to more than 100 casino operators, including some of the most popular online casino websites in the world.
Those who are fans of online slots and have some experience have surely encountered and played at least few of NetEnt’s slots. The company has developed a vast range of casino games of all different types, but it is fair to say that slots are not only the most numerous ones, but also the most popular ones. More than few NetEnt slot games enjoy huge popularity and have achieved an iconic status amongst online slot aficionados.
NetEnt has developed several classic online slots based on traditional slot machines, but most of the games, including the most popular ones are video slots. Some of these games are connected to a progressive jackpot and the progressive jackpot prizes are often in millions. NetEnt has also developed few branded games. Branded slots are games which have been developed by NetEnt after receiving a licenced from the company who holds the rights for a particular theme.
These following are some of the most popular NetEnt slots.
South Park is a branded slot based on the popular American TV series of the same name. The game was developed in cooperation with South Park studios. It features 5 reels and 25 pay-lines. The return-to-player percentage of South Park is 96.7% and the game includes free spins, as well as other bonus features. The main South Park characters – Cartman, Kenny, Stan and Kyle are represented as symbols and there is one bonus feature for each character. The maximum jackpot amount which can be won is £625,000.
Mega Fortune is a 5-reel game with 25 pay-lines. This game features a progressive jackpot and multiple people have become millionaires thanks to Mega Fortune. In fact, in 2013 one player won a jackpot worth €17.8 which is the second highest online jackpot in history.
Jack and the Beanstalk
Jack and the Beanstalk is a game particularly popular for its impeccable graphics. It is based on the popular English folk tale of the same name. This game has 5 reels and 20 pay-lines and the maximum amount that can be won is 1,000 coins.
NetEnt Rocks is a series of 3 slot games that NetEnt released for its 20th birthday in 2016. The games were based on some of the most iconic rock bands and performers in the 20th and 21st century – Guns ‘N Roses, Jimi Hendrix and Motörhead. The games feature NetEnt’s recognisable graphic features and original songs by the artists.
Other NetEnt slot games that deserve a mention are Starburst, a game which shares a lot of features with arcade games, the vampire-themed game Blood Suckers which has an extremely high return to player percentage – 98% and Gonzo's Quest, based on the story of the most famous conquistador and his quest for El Dorado.
NetEnt has also developed more than few video poker games, including multiple variations of Jacks or Better, as well as Deuces Wild and All American. Moreover, their game library also includes several scratch cards.
When it comes to table games, NetEnt has developed multiple variants of Blackjack, Roulette, Craps, Baccarat, as well as table Poker. The games include interesting side bets, have quite fair RTPs, and have various table limits, so that every player will identify a version that suits their bankroll and wagering style.
Live Casino Games
As a company focused on innovation and development NetEnt quickly realised how important Live Casino games are and developed a formidable Live Casino platform. The games are developed under the trademark name NetEnt Live. NetEnt currently offers 3 live games, all recorded and broadcast in real time in HD, available both in portrait and landscape mode.
The games can be seamlessly incorporated in a casino platform and NetEnt provides multiple-language and currency support. The available games are Roulette, Blackjack and Common Draw Blackjack which can also be played on smartphones and tablets.
NetEnt Touch is the brand name under which NetEnt releases mobile versions of their games. The games that have the NetEnt Touch seal can be played on mobile devices, phones and tablets that operate on Android, iOS and Windows OS. NetEnt Touch was introduced in 2011 and practically all games that have been released since are available on mobile devices. Furthermore, NetEnt also optimised some of their previous releases.
With its work and dedication NetEnt undoubtedly earned its spot at the very top of the casino gaming industry. The company is always in touch with the latest technological developments and incorporates them quickly in order to create the best and most playable online casino games. NetEnt has received dozens of prestigious awards over the years, including EGR Slot Provider of the Year for 2015 and Mobile Provider of the Year for 3 years in a row.