NetEnt, or to give them their original full title, Net Entertainment, have been involved in the online gaming world since 1996, and back in their infancy they were not one of the most recognisable casino gaming platform suppliers.
They have always had a reputation for supplying quality well thought out games though, instead of churning out a large quantity of mediocre titles, and this has led to their available gaming suite – as well as their reputation – building up slowly over the years.
It is probably the suite of video slot games that attract most players to casino’s utilizing NetEnt’s gaming platform, and you will find all of their games are available in a no download format, and many of their range can now be accessed via a mobile gaming platform too.
Have a look through the following couple of sections for a much clearer insight into both their online and mobile gaming platforms, and you will soon discover plenty of games that will appeal to you.
Online Casino Software
As you are not required to download a gaming software package when you are playing at a NetEnt powered casino, you will find their range of games are available to play instantly, and in either a completely free of charge format or a real money version.
The actual number of games available has grown steadily over the years, however it is the diversity of the gaming suite that attracts so many players. You will find casino games that you won’t have seen or played before as well as many different variants of age old classics.
Have a look through the following and see if anything tickles your fancy.
Over the years NetEnt have designed some fairly unique casino card games, including their Pro range of games which have a different feel and design to them when compared to similar games from other software providers.
You are going to be able to access games such as their Baccarat Pro, Blackjack Pro, Trey Poker Pro, Texas Hold’em Pro and Oasis Poker Pro range of games, which complement their standard range of casino card games.
Should you be looking to play casino Poker or Blackjack games then their Caribbean Stud Poker, Double Exposure Blackjack game and Red Dog Poker games are always worth checking out, as is their Single Deck Blackjack game and their Classic Blackjack game.
A wide range of table stake limits are attached to each of the above games so they are truly suitable for players at all levels, from modest low rollers to those looking to play at stakes most of us wouldn’t dare go near.
When you are playing Roulette at a NetEnt powered site you will not find high house edge games such as American Roulette on offer; instead you will find low house edge games which come complete with high definition graphics such as their Roulette Mini game, their French Roulette Pro game, and Standard Roulette Pro games.
A small yet quite diverse range of Video Poker games can also be accessed with no download required and nothing to install, so if playing Video Poker is what you like to do then you should try games such as All American Poker, Classic Deuces Wild Poker, Classic Jacks or Better, Deuces Wild, Jacks or Better and the Jokers Wild variants.
They all play extremely well and offer impressive visuals.
‘Highly playable’ is the best description we can give to the suite of slot games you will find available from NetEnt.
The types of slot you will have access to include progressive slot games, and video slot games which boast unique themes and bonus rounds; and with the launch of their very latest slot – the South Park slot – things are going to get even more exciting for slot players as more fully licensed slots are being planned for the future.
One slot game that has proved to be very popular with players is the Dead or Alive slot, which offers a high variance type of playing format and has has awarded some huge payouts to players staking very modest amounts.
Other games that are also worth checking out include the Evolution slot, the Boom Brothers slot, and the Hall of Gods slot which offers a truly impressive jackpot.
It is probably true to say that when you play at a NetEnt Powered casino it is the slot machines that you are going to be most impressed with. They are constantly bringing out more and more of them, each one boasting unique themes and playing features, and of course coming with high payout percentages.
It stands to reason that the slots with better payout percentages would also be some of the most popular, so where appropriate we have also listed the RTP’s in the section below.
The number one most popular slot is Gonzo’s Quest, which comes with tumbling reels for repeated wins. Every time you win on a line, the winning symbols are removed and new symbols fall down – potentially creating new wins. And whats more, each time symbols are removed, any new wins that appear are paid out at a higher multiplier.
Mega Joker Slot
You are going to find it very difficult to ignore the Mega Joker slot game when we tell you that is has a long term return to player payout percentage of a whopping 99%, and that is no joke. If only all online slots were this generous! This game is a 3 reel slot on which 5 pay lines can be played, and it comes which a special bonus game whereby you can choose to gamble any base game winning spin by playing a similar slot at the top of the screen.
Jackpot 6000 Slot
This is an older style of game which is presented as an easy to play 3 reel slot where you can play five different pay lines on each spin of the reels that you make. The outstanding feature about this machine is the 98.8% payout percentage, and as you will know the higher this payout percentage is the more chances you have of winning. No wonder it still appeals.
Kings of Chicago Slot
This game is a slot machine, however the way in which you trigger winning combinations is more like a game of poker. The reel symbols are all playing card symbols, and you will get paid for spinning in poker hands with these symbols.
Highest RTP Slots
You are going to be very hard pressed to find slot games with payout percentages as high as the top paying slots from NetEnt, some of the slot machines boat massive RTP’s, and the slots listed below are the better paying titles you should prioritise when next logged in to your chosen casino.
You will certainly be getting lots of value for money when you play the Vampire themed Bloodsuckers slot, as it has a truly massive payout percentage of 98%, and that makes it a must play game offering plenty of winning potential. You would be a sucker not to (geddit?).
Jack Hammer 2
This is the second slot game which features the Jack Hammer theme, and it has a slightly higher payout percentage than the original version you can see listed below. The RTP is high at 97.1%.
This oddly named game is a bonus video slot offering you the ability to play for different stake levels, and has a sort of magicians trick theme. What’s really magic though is the fact that it has a published payout percentage of a very generous 97.5%.
They say the devil is in the detail and the slot designers have certainly pushed the boat out here, giving players plenty of reasons to play this colourful and action packed slot; the main reason however has to be its 97.6% payout percentage.
Pirate’s Gold Slot
This slot is a rather unusual one in as much as it is a five reel slot but not exactly a video slot; more like the older 3 reel type of game… only with two added reels. That might all sound a bit confusing, but what is easy to understand is the payout of 97.3% over the long term, and it even comes with a bonus game. Arrrrrr!
There is just a 0.10% difference between the payout percentage of this slot and its namesake, meaning that this original version offers an RTP of 97%, so it is still well worth a play.
Low RTP Slots
Do not be put off playing any of the slot games listed in this section, as even though they are the lower paying slots by virtue of their published long term return to player payout percentages, you will notice they are still considerably higher than most land based slots.
However, all savvy and experienced slot players are going to insist on playing on the slots which offer the best winning opportunities such as those in the above section. Either way, here are the lowest listed RTP slot games from NetEnt.
Tales of Krakow
This is a slot game to avoid as it has a low payout percentage of just 93.3%. Why play slots which have payouts as low as this one when there are plenty of much higher paying titles available?
One of the new bonus video slots is the Mystery Mansion slot game. On the face of it you would be mistaken for thinking it is an exciting and potentially high paying slot game, however as it has a RTP of just 94% you are best leaving it well alone.
Super Lucky Frog
There is really nothing super about the payout percentage of this slot game, and you would have to be very lucky indeed to get a long playing session due to its tiny RTP which is listed as being just 93.0%. This really is a poor paying slot game, almost any other title is a better hop-tion.
Another bonus video slot which left us feeling cold with regards to its long term expected payout percentage is Icy Wonders, whose RTP is just 93.2%; and that sadly means it is a game you should be in no rush to play.
Progressive Slot RTP’s
You should be aware that the progressive jackpot which is attached to all of the slot games mentioned so far is fed by a small percentage of each player’s stakes, and that means that the payout percentage you will be playing against is dependent on winning that progressive.
However, these RTP’s for the games listed below are quite high, so even if you do not manage to hit that ever rising jackpot you should still get plenty of enjoyable slot spinning sessions.
A great slot machine to get stuck into thanks to its jackpot payout and its 98.86% payout percentage is the Jackpot 6000 slot which is found at all online casinos which offer NetEnt software powered slot games.
Another progressive jackpot paying slot game which is always worth a little playtime when you are looking to play high RTP slots is the Safari Madness slot game, which has a published payout percentage of 96.8%.
We love the way this slot machine plays and pays, and we think you will want to give it a try too when you discover that its payout percentage is one of the highest we have ever seen offered at an online casino; it’s an industry leading 99%.
Mobile Casino Platform
NetEnt did not jump on the mobile casino gaming bandwagon until quite late on. While many online casino software companies were releasing their own mobile gaming platforms in or around 2005 and 2006, NetEnt only launched their own range of mobile compatible games in the last quarter of 2011.
Much like when they launch a new casino game, NetEnt chose to bide their time, designing a gaming platform that would last for the long run; and as such they have ensured that each of the games that they have added to their mobile suite has been fully enhanced and are compatible with the vast majority of mobile devices.
The mobile gaming platform is known as their Touch range of games, and they have been specifically designed to work seamlessly on any touch screen device.
You are not going to find dozens of games on their mobile gaming platform, as they have chosen quality over quantity, but there are almost almost 20 games available including many of their most popular slot games, along with their Blackjack and Roulette variants.
Look out for slots such as the Disco Spins and Reel Rush slots which both offer unique playing structures and playing features; also, one slot game which has just been launched and may appeal to you is their fully licensed South Park slot, which has proven to be an overnight success.