NetEnt Casino Software Review

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Published: October 11, 2016 Updated: June 14, 2018
CM Rating
9.1/10
User Rating
9.1/10

General Information

Company Name: NetEnt
Founded: 1996
Location: Sweden
Licensing Jurisdiction: Alderney, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Gibraltar, Italy, Malta, New Jersey, Portugal, Romania, Spain, UK
Accredited Casinos: 84
Email: info@netent.com
Phone: +46 8 578 54 500
Mobile Platforms:
  • Android
  • Iphone
  • Windows Phone

Overview

NetEnt is an award winning software provider with a passionate team of developers, who have – slowly but surely – been busy conquering, and maintaining their top spot in the Online Casino industry. Their journey started as early as 1996, and they launched their first proprietary Online Casino in 2002. This ran on their Engine ‘CasinoModule’ which was developed on the Java Platform: notably they were the first Casino Software Company to use this technology.

In 2011 they started developing the NetEnt Touch mobile platform, and not much later that year they released their first Games – fully adapted for mobile devices – to the public, which logically were their most popular titles at that time: Gonzo’s Quest, Jack Hammer and Blackjack.

Their first Live Casino was launched in 2013 (CasinoRoom) giving players access to Live Table Games in an Online Environment, and most notably also on Mobile Devices. This was one of their pioneering achievements, and basically started the ‘Rapid Growth Culture’ which they now boast.
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NetEnt Online Casino Games are designed to attract players – and keep them playing. One of the main ingredients in their successful formula, are the stunning 3D graphics and realistic animations. They pretty much set a new standard in that regard, as the Games released from other providers up until that time, were not as graphically impressive, to put it mildly: luckily, after seeing the Games NetEnt released, a lot of already established and up-and-coming providers, were inspired to make a better effort!

NetEnt Software currently offers a huge variety of Instant-Play Online Casino Games enhanced with fantastic graphics and cool sound effects, all with mobile capability, enabling players to enjoy NetEnt Games via any mobile device, including Androids, iPhones or tablets.

NetEnt Live

The NetEnt Live Casino offering is one of their most successful platforms to date, which is not surprising, as they designed and developed their Games in close collaboration with real players – to ensure the ultimate entertainment experience. NetEnt Live Games offered a totally fresh and unique user experience upon launch, that satisfied all the needs and demands of high profile Casino players, and still does that today. The user-friendly interface is navigated quite intuitively, which makes them accessible and easily understood by new players as well.

As per NetEnt’s PR department: “Chroma key technology allows a seamless integration of live HD images, empowering your brand to be displayed in your own personal casino environment – giving you the opportunity to be unique and truly stand out from your competition.”

If you play their Live Games, you will see the above holds true, and all this, together with their professional dealers, will give players the ‘true Live Casino experience’ whether you’re playing from home or on the go.

NetEnt Live Rewards

Live Rewards is basically an automation engine handling promotions and player retention. The idea behind it is to allow operators to easily customize their campaigns while instantly rewarding their players, and as such create a seamless user experience, with little effort.

Live Rewards gives operators the possibility to:

  • Create unique promotions
  • Reward players in Cash, Bonus-Money or Free Spins instantly
  • Set up a new promotion within minutes

NetEnt Games

NetEnt currently have released more then 200 Games, most of which have superb graphics and sounds – with licensed branded titles such as Dracula™, The Invisible Man™, Creature From The Black Lagoon™ and most recently Planet of The Apes™  they surely have created a targeted fan-base, but their other titles such as Gonzo’s Quest, Starburst, Dead or Alive and many, many more – have also created somewhat of a cult-like following.

Their graphics, sound and mathematics are cultivated in a potent mix that seems to appeal to a large majority of Online players, and from this their partners naturally benefit as well:  most current Online Casino Operators as such want NetEnt Games in their portfolio, because of their customization potential, their overall look and feel, and everything mentioned above.

Apart from that, they also offer some of the largest Online Progressive Jackpots, within their popular Games such as Arabian Nights, Hall of Gods, Mega Fortune and Mega Fortune Dreams, some of which have the potential to make a lucky player multi-millionaire, in one single spin!

They have awarded several of those insane Jackpots in the past 10 years, some of which were actually record-breaking, and that is of course also something that strongly appeals to both players and operators.

Netent interview Casinomeister
Netent Interview with Casinomeister

Additional Info

Almost all of NetEnt’s products have compatibility with or are available in 25 different currencies and languages, and also have the option to implement NetEnt’s Engage™ functions – this is a tool set that unfortunately is not actively used (yet) by many operators, but will probably be implemented more often in the near future, and offers loads of player-friendly extra’s like a Free Spin Wheel (a widget that pops up when opening a slot) and other enhancing features, including dynamic coin settings, which is so often ignored, but could prevent many accidents, as posted on our forums (accidental max betting, high default stakes which sometimes lead to accidental Bonus ‘abuse’ etc.) but again, is an option that has to be used by the Operator – just know that NetEnt does offer these options.

Popular NetEnt Slots

  1. Dead or Alive
  2. Gonzo’s Quest
  3. Starburst
  4. Blood Suckers (1 & 2)
  5. Jack and  the Beanstalk
  6. Jungle Spirit – Call of the Wild
  7. Mega Fortune Dreams
  8. Hall of Gods
  9. Creature From the Black Lagoon
  10. Jack Hammer (1 & 2)

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User Comments about NetEnt

Some Reasons to play Netent Casinos given by real users from Casinomeister forum:

28 July 2017 by goatwack:

“Their 2010- 2014 games were probably the best out there amongst all providers. Great graphics, fair & lowroller- friendly gameplay and some notable cult classics like the infamous DOA.”

29 July 2017 by mcgameboy:

“- Jungle Spirit Slot
– DOA (Death or Alive Slot), even the watered-down HTML5 version.
– the Universal series (particularly the Turd and Invisible Man).
– the production values (sounds, music, graphics, all-round aesthetics). More often than not, they produce games that would score good style points, even if the substance is lacking. But seriously Netent, ditch the dreadful ELC-type * slots already.
– good catalog of games

* ELC = Early Learning Centre”

Take a look the full thread about What are your three top online gaming software choices?  – Poll.

Interview with NetEnt’s CPO Simon Hammond

Pros

Almost all NetEnt Games have superb graphics, animations and sounds, meaning the gameplay has an overall higher entertainment value

NetEnt boasts some of the biggest Online Progressive Jackpots, which is a huge plus for those players seeking a 'life-changing win'

They are the one provider 'that rules them all' in terms of being accessible in the most regulated markets, which is a big plus for players and operators alike

Cons

Some players have accused NetEnt to mostly release 'Egg Timer Slots' as of late, with what they call 'Typical NetEnt Variance' meaning there is too much focus on entertainment, and too little on providing interesting pay-tables or win-potential

Have been called 'childish', in terms of graphics and sounds, but as with the above mentioned 'con' that is purely down to taste, and naturally not the case with all their slots - although they do seem to prefer a cartoonish style in most Games

A handful of our dear forum members swear that ever since the platform converted to HTML5 (which was unavoidable) some of their cult-classics have been completely ruined, but again, this is not a fact: just goes to show that there are actually not many cons to be named, if at all!

Verdict

Casinomeister Rating

Casinomeister's Verdict

Netent and I go way back. Back to the days of the early Internet when they had two online casinos: CasinoDomain.com, and CherryCasino.com. The gaming software would make your eyeballs bleed it was so bad. The slots were clunky; the video poker was crap. But as the years went by, NetEnt really got it together. What they are producing now is the polar opposite of what they were producing in 2000.

Netent slots are cutting edge – and are a true delight to play (video poker – not so much), and they are everywhere. They are even available to players in the States – New Jersey casinos host these games – which is an amazing feat for the developers – having their product known by the gamblers in the USA.

Rating
9.1/10

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