Net Entertainment Software Review

Net Entertainment Online Casino Software Review

Introduction to Net Entertainment Software

Net Entertainment is based in Sweden and is a company that seems like it has picked up a strong reputation rather quickly. In fact, it has been around for a while. But the look of its games and the spirit of innovation that pervades through the company give it the air of freshness. And they also claim to be more generous as well, paying out the highest returns to players, which is a key factor in retention of the customer. One thing you can always say about the outfit that is known in the industry as "NetEnt" is that they are one of the more talented designers from the standpoint of graphics and animation.

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History of Net Entertainment Software

The company was established in Stockholm in 1996, which means it has essentially been around as long as anyone. The owners were operators of land-based casino operations, and they feel as if this was a critical factor in NetEnt being as successful as it has been. The company is traded publicly on the Nasdaq OMX Stockholm Mid Cap, with the Initial Public Offering having taken place in 2007.

Today the two main offices are located in Stockholm and Malta (a center for online casino licensing and regulation). And they continue to roll out games. One of the landmark events for NetEnt, in fact, was the 2012 release of Scarface, a movie-themed slot game based on the film starring Al Pacino.

About Their Online Slots Games

NetEnt's slogan is "Better Games," and that is clearly evident in their selection of slots.

Many of NetEnt's slot games have themes that are familiar to many. Frankenstein is one of those. It is a five-reel slot based on the movie character that came NetEnt's way by licensing agreement with Universal Studios. The themed slot Jack and the Beanstalk is also based on a tale that is familiar to many people.

There was tremendous success realized by NetEnt as a result of the release of the "Scarface" slot, which is based on the movie directed by Brian De Palma and starring Al Pacino that achieved iconic status. It is one thing to have the logo and some of the slot symbols taken from a movie, but the way NetEnt developed this game, there are actual clips from the movie that are built into the game, and you'll see them if you play it.

There are currently over 75 slot games that are available to customers who play in NetEnt-powered casinos. They include titles like (in alphabetical order) Alien Robots, Blood Suckers, Champion of the Track, Crime Scene, Demolition Squad, Disco Spins, Excalibur, Fruit Case, Jack Hammer (and the "sequel," Jack Hammer 2), Mystery at the Mansion, Safari Madness, Thief, and a recent release that they are very high on, Wild Turkey.

About Their Table Games

NetEnt's slogan is "Better Games," and that is clearly evident in their selection of table games.

Keep in mind that they can all be played using Flash technology, right through a browser in "instant play" mode. And they are super-sharp.

The Blackjack Pro Series game, like most of the other table games NetEnt offers, can be played at three different levels - Low Roller, Standard and High Roller - and is unbelievably realistic.

There are "Pro Series" games in baccarat, Caribbean Stud, French Roulette, Hi-Lo Switch, Let It Ride, Oasis Poker, Pontoon, Punto Banco, and European Roulette, not to mention a Texas Hold'em game that can be played against the house, and "Trey Poker," which is the equivalent of Three Card Poker.

These games present the option of being able to take the presentation to full screen mode, and some of them, where it is applicable (for example, in the roulette game), you can exercise the AutoPlay function to make the same play and the same bet over and over. Statistics are available on some of these games as well, so you can see what your results have been. And as we've already alluded to, you can start with very low bet limits, but can then ramp things up to play at a "High Roller" level, simply by clicking a command at the bottom of the interface.

About Their Other Games

There are six versions of video poker that can be played - All-American, Classic Deuces Wild, Classic Jacks or Better, Deuces Wild, Joker Wild and of course, Jacks or Better. NetEnt also produces a number of "mini-games" like Cash Bomb (a fruit machine that is attached to a local progressive jackpot) and Mini Gooooal, which is a miniature slot machine game. Specialty games like Golden Derby give players a chance to wager on a virtual horse race (and be eligible for a "local" jackpot as well), and traditional favorites like bingo and keno also take on the special touch of the NetEnt design team.

The company has also designed 17 different scratch card or lottery games, which offer an "instant win" situation. Examples of scratch cards include Bubbles, Max Win and Tribble Knockout, while the lottery games include Marbles, Treasure Hunt and The Lost Pyramid.

Some of the slot games are plugged into a pooled network so that large jackpots can be realized. These include Arabian Nights, Hall of Gods and Mega Fortune. The pooled jackpots put together all of the casinos that are powered by NetEnt. There are also "local jackpots," which are generated by monies compiled by the casino client.