Of all the software developers operating in the immensely competitive iGaming market with games available at White Hat Gaming casinos, there is arguably none more well-known than NetEnt.
NetEnt have been providing top-quality online casino games for over two decades at this point, and they show no sign of slowing down any time soon.
The Swedish software developer has been at the forefront of innovation in the industry for a long time, and it has maintained that position by continuously searching for the next big iGaming evolution.
The History of NetEnt
NetEnt was founded way back in 1996, when the online casino world was an embryonic and very different beast.
NetEnt was actually developed by the same online casino family tree that created Cherry, one of the first online casinos in the world, but date back to the 1960s in the casino industry.
It was the son of one of these original innovators who went on to form NetEnt, and set about creating one of the absolute powerhouses of the modern iGaming industry.
From the outset, NetEnt was all about creating games, putting the focus on this above all else. Something that has stayed the company’s priority ever since.
While NetEnt was at the front of the pack for a host of different steps forward in the industry, including some of the first 3D slots, it was with NetEnt Touch that the developer really started to show their claws.
Until the mid-2010s, the mobile gaming market had been something of an overlooked commodity in the world of online casinos.
While most sites would throw a courtesy bone in the direction of mobile and tablet users, these were usually limited, and often consisted of diluted version of the games that desktop players would be enjoying.
However, as technology pushed forward, as did the popularity of mobile devices, and pretty soon it was impossible to ignore the fact that mobile gaming was going to be a huge part of the iGaming market.
Looking at the industry now, it’s clear that the mobile revolution has made its impact, and now controls a decent share of the whole iGaming market. In fact, more than 50% of players now do at least some of their casino gaming from a mobile device.
One of the first developers to see that this was the direction things were moving in was NetEnt, and their response was NetEnt Touch, a range of mobile games that allowed all NetEnt titles, as well as some fresh faces, to be introduced to mobile players.
The process began way back in 2011, when most developers and operators were still ignoring mobile players for the most part.
In the early stages, the aim was mainly to bring a few of the developer’s most popular titles to a mobile market.
In the eight years since, NetEnt Touch has gone from a small part of the NetEnt toolbox, to one of the most important weapons in the company’s vast iGaming arsenal.
NetEnt Touch wasn’t the only evolution that NetEnt led the market into, they’ve also been a part of the VR revolution in the casino world.
The VR movement has been slow for a few years, but in 2019 the foot has definitely been put on the gas, and across the last year or so, NetEnt has introduced VR versions of some of their most popular games.
The VR portfolio started with Gonzo’s Quest, and the likes of Dracula, Jack and the Beanstalk, and Starburst have been added to the party recently.
Expect the influx to be similar to that of NetEnt Touch before it, with a barrage of VR games to be joining the NetEnt collection over the next few months.
Of course, these impressive evolutions would be nothing without quality games, and NetEnt has them in droves.
With Narcos, the most recent addition (at the time of writing) showcasing again that NetEnt are simply the best when it comes to bringing a subject matter to life through a beautiful slot that is as excellent to play as it is to look at, NetEnt are showing no signs of slowing down when it comes to cementing their place at the very top of the ladder in the world of online casino games.
Just pop over to your favourite White Hat Gaming casino to check out the smorgasbord of exciting titles on offer from a developer who has been releasing excellent games for well over two decades!