History of NetEnt
The company Slotegrator would like to introduce one of its partners – NetEnt. It is one of the current leaders in the iGaming industry. NetEnt was established in conservative but forward-thinking Sweden that is famous for high quality of everything produced there – cars, furniture, clothes, etc. Sweden is also distinguished for its talents – from leading designers and musicians to software developers.
Thus, in 1996 a group of three talented enthusiasts started up a company called Net Entertainment. Later the name was abbreviated as NetEnt. For the first six years the enterprise used to focus on software development for sports betting and their own online gambling projects.
However, it wasn’t in vain – there formed a professional team of marketers, designers, and programmers with incredible degree of knowledge.
In 2000s the company releases the first online casino based on its own software.
And in 2002 NetEnt comes up with a breakthrough technology by launching a virtual casino called CasinoModule based on its own platform. Among the main factors predetermining the success were the easiness, swiftness and the minimum of costs necessary for integration of NetEnt’s software into already existing online casino websites. That initiated an active integration of games into portfolios of online gambling sites worldwide. The most surprising thing about CasinoModule is that its first software for online casinos has been developed on Java Platform. Of course, today the entire developer‘s gaming software, as it is required by the latest trends, is based on the Flash format. But, nevertheless, the company NetEnt has left a bright mark in the history of the iGaming industry particularly as a creator of slot machines based on Java.
In 2005 NetEnt is licensed by the Lotteries and Gaming Authorities of Malta. This fact guarantees the integrity and security of software development. Therefore, NetEnt decides to sell its casino and focus exclusively on the software development.
In 2006 the company is awarded for the best software product of the year - CasinoModule browser complex is praised for its user friendliness, ergonomics, functional diversity and content richness of the slots.
In 2009 NetEnt shares are listed in the Stockholm Stock Exchange.
In 2011 NetEnt Touch mobile platform is developed. Later that year the company releases the first game adapted for mobile devices on iOS and Android. Thus, the new era of mobile casino has begun. The first slots adapted for mobiles are the most popular games of that time: Gonzo's Quest, Jack Hammer and Blackjack.
In 2012 the company declares the start of development of its own Live-casino with real dealers.
In 2013 the first Live-casino and Live-games are officially released to be played online and on mobile devices.
2014 is a record year for NetEnt: the number of transactions has exceeded 21.4 billion euros during this period; there are more than 30 signed partnership agreements with the major companies such as Betfair, bwin.party, Rational Group, etc. In the same year, the Swedish developer launches the first game entirely performed in HTML5. By the end of 2014, the market value of NetEnt is estimated at 1 billion euro.
In 2015 NetEnt considerably broadens its global expansion: enters the US market, is licensed to operate in Spain and the UK. Moreover, for the first time NetEnt games are available for land based slot machines: at William Hill betting shop in the UK.
In 2016 NetEnt celebrates its 20th anniversary being on the peak of its popularity.
Currently the company has offices in different parts of the world: Sweden, Ukraine, Malta, Gibraltar, New Jersey, and many others.
What does NetEnt offer today?
Today NetEnt is a leading developer with 20 years of experience, a winner of various awards, and an owner of Trust certificates.
Today it employs 700 people all around the world. The head office is located in Stockholm and the biggest office is based in Malta. Its portfolio includes more than 200 games.
Today NetEnt offers two types of services for gambling houses and casino operators:
- The first: Casino Module for online casinos. This solution is successfully integrated into the majority of contemporary online platforms and shows outstanding results. Casino Module is considered as the best choice for online casinos and poker sites.
- The second: Casino Café for land based casinos. The software is successfully functioning in more than 300 casinos all over the world. Casino Café serves perfectly for offline gambling halls within the possibility to connect to the Internet.
Today online casinos sites, based on the platform NetEnt, are considered as the most comfortable and easy in use. Visitors have an access to all the necessary information (reviews, instant access to customer support services, FAQ, etc.) about NetEnt games.
The best games to play
The company presents all the main types of gambling: roulette, blackjack, card games, slots, and video poker. NetEnt games are designed as colorful slots that would fulfill any taste. NetEnt slots hold top positions in ratings and account for 85% of all the games present in the portfolios. Let's explore the interesting stuff they have to offer.
Having studied the reviews and ratings, Slotegrator has made its own top 6 best NetEnt games. Let's start one by one:
The number one is a very pleasant melodious slot about a magic lamp and a Jinn who can fulfill any wish. Quality animation, soundtracks, terrific graphics and distinctive title ‘Wishmaster’ meet most dreams.
The second place is taken by a game based on the extremely popular animated series. Hilarious adventures of Cartman, Stan, Kyle and Kenny prove to be popular among players. NetEnt and South Park Studios have fully reflected a satiric mood on the verge of black humor and originality of the animated series.
The Invisible Man
This game tells us an exciting story with high-quality graphics, amazing animation and unbelievable soundtracks. It describes a life of an Invisible man. The main symbols of the game are performed by the key characters: a scientist Dr. Griffin, researcher Dr. Arthur Kemp, Dr. Cranley, his daughter Flora, and pub owners – a married couple Hall.
Jack and the Beanstalk
This slot has a smashing 3D animation, catching plot and competent musical arrangement. The base of the plot is a folk story about a Jack seeking fortune in the land of two-headed giants.
The number six position is taken by NetEnt’s gorgeous slot that is counted as exemplary one. Gonzo’s Quest is considered as one of the most successful and genius products in the gambling industry. The slot game is very popular among all players worldwide. The plot is based on exiting journey of Gonzalo Pizarro, Spanish conquistador, who sets off to find legendary city of gold - El Dorado.
It is no secret that players, in addition to the desire of enjoying the slot games, are often interested in winning on a particular slot.
Therefore, the internal configuration of winning periodicity, so-called "streak", is more important. Essential role is also played by a dispersion that determines a variation of prize value due to overall rate.
For those, who want to get rich, we offer a list of streak slots by Netent:
It must be also admitted that the record prize of 17.86 million euros was won on the NetEnt slot Mega Fortune and registered at Guinness World Records.
What about tomorrow?
In his press interviews Per Eriksson, NetEnt’s Director General , has revealed the future plans of the company - to strengthen its positions on the gambling market and retain new customers for business expansion. According to his words, in future the company aims at unification of land based casinos and Internet platforms.
How it is going to be achieved we will find out soon.