NetEnt – the online casino industry behemoth
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There are probably very few online casino players that wouldn’t have heard about NetEnt. And for a good reason of course; they were the pioneers of online casino games, they are still the biggest game provider around today and their creations are among the favorite games of many players. Even our own players at Chanz voted NetEnt’s Gonzo’s Quest as the best slot of the year, topping only Starburst – another NetEnt classic.
NetEnt was founded already back in 1996 by Pontus Lindwall, so the company is almost quarter century old by now! Back then it was part of Cherryföretagen AB (later shortened to just Cherry), which provided traditional slot machines to restaurants in Sweden. First online casino was launched in 2000 and few years later in 2007 NetEnt spun off from Cherry and listed on NGM Equity (Nordic Growth Market). Two years later in 2009 NetEnt moved to the main list of the Stockholm Stock Exchange.
Today NetEnt’s online slot portfolio is nothing short of impressive, as it boasts over 200 games. They still keep developing new, high-quality games and just released their very first own Megaways-games; Divine Fortune Megaways and Twin Spin Megaways. Try them and many other NetEnt classics loved by players all over the world at chanz.com!
1996 – NetEnt was founded by Pontus Lindwall
2000 – First online casino launched
2003 – NetEnt delivers casino modules to several customers. Company reaches profitability.
2005 – NetEnt receives a gaming license in Malta
2007 – NetEnt is spun off from Cherry, lists on NGM Equity
2009 – NetEnt moves to the main list of Stockholm Stock Exchange
2010 – Now well known classic, Gonzo’s Quest is launched. NetEnt receives category 2 license on Alderney.
2011 – NetEnt launches its first mobile games and expands in newly regulated market; Italy
2012 – Danish market is regulated, NetEnt receives certification there
2013 – NetEnt Live Casino is launched
2014 – NetEnt develops their first game entirely in HTML5 – now a standard for both desktop and mobile games
2015 – NetEnt receives licenses in UK and Spain. Danske Spil launches NetEnt games. Games are also launched with several major operators in New Jersey, United States.
2016 – NetEnt enters the regulated markets in Romania, Bulgaria and Portugal. Becomes associated member of WLA, World Lottery Association
2017 – NetEnt enters the regulated markets in Mexico, Serbia and Czechia
2018 – NetEnt games are launched with Norsk Tipping in Norway. Customer agreements signed with ATG, Svenska Spiel in Sweden and Veikkaus in Finland as well.
2019 – NetEnt buys Red Tiger Gaming for £200 million.
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