Net Entertainment, or NetEnt, is one of the longest-running software providers in the online gaming industry. The Swedish software design company was established in 1996 and is still going strong two decades later. In fact, NetEnt’s high-quality software is some of the most highly sought after by online casino operators.
While most software providers offer both a downloadable software package and an in-browser play option, NetEnt does not. All of their desktop games used to be Adobe Flash-based only, which has both pros and cons. They currently have ported most of their games to a HTML5 platform.
On the positive side, Flash-based games offer far more flexibility to those on other operating systems like Mac or Linux, which typically cannot support downloadable suites. Another plus is the ability for players to start their games immediately rather than going through the process of installing separate software. A potential downside to only offering an in-browser play session is the fact that the games can be slow to load each time.
Despite their lack of downloadable software, they are not lacking in the mobile platform arena. While they do not offer a separate app like some software designers, they have created a suitable, in-browser alternative called NetEnt Touch.
NetEnt Touch’s portfolio takes dozens of the provider’s top-performing games and optimizes them for a higher-quality mobile experience. Because they are still played in-browser, this means they are compatible across all operating systems as well. Each game has all of the same features as the desktop version, but with improved navigation controls, fullscreen text and sound support optimized for mobile devices. In addition, NetEnt Touch supports 22 languages, 25 currencies and all of the bonus programs available through the desktop site.
Online slots are what this company is best known for. Their extensive library of slot titles boasts graphics and user interfaces that are unparalleled in the industry. All of the games are optimized for smooth, intuitive play as well. In addition to the stunning graphics, the firm holds a lot of big-name licenses for its games, which means players get to experience games based on popular movies and television shows like Planet of the Apes and Jumanji.
NetEnt’s high standards carry over to the rest of its games as well. They offer most of the classics, including keno, Baccarat, Red Dog and roulette, as well as video poker and scratch cards. While these games can also be a bit sluggish, they are still easily playable. They also offer a live dealer option for blackjack and roulette, which adds a pleasant, human element to online gameplay.
Another plus is that NetEnt is very friendly to low-limit players. Most games offer bet sizes as low as €0.1, and the table games are divided up into multiple versions according to small, medium, or large bet size. The company is also pretty transparent about the returns on their slot machines and scratch cards, which is somewhat uncommon.