NetEnt was founded in 1996 by a group of Swedish software developers. The casino game developer has produced classic slots, video slots, branded slots, scratch cards, table games, video poker and live casino games over the past two decades. However, although they cover all these casino games, their most famous and popular work is production of video slots.
The software provider has offices in both Sweden and Malta, and holds licenses from both the United Kingdom Gambling Commission and the Malta Gaming Authority. In addition, the software provider has licenses in other jurisdictions such as Italy, New Jersey, Denmark, Alderney, Belgium, Romania, Spain and Portugal. NetEnt has a rich history of awards with plaudits from the Global Gaming Awards, WiG Awards, International Gaming Awards and EGR Awards. In testament to the company’s success, it was acquired by Evolution in June 2020.
At ZetBet Casino, we have loads of NetEnt slots ready to play. Perhaps the best one to start off with is Gonzo’s Quest. Although it was released in 2013, the game is still one of the most played slots today.
Gonzo’s Quest is a slot from NetEnt that is based upon Gonzalo Pirazzo, the real-life 1541 Spanish Conquistador explorer. The story takes place in the mythical city of El Dorado. In the NetEnt slot, Gonzo’s Quest is played on a 5x3 grid and has 20 fixed paylines.
The most exciting part of the NetEnt video slot is the Avalanche feature. Essentially, this means that after every win, the successful symbols are removed from your screen and make way for new ones to drop down. With each successful avalanche, the multiplier increases, with up to 5x available.
There is also a Free Falls feature that gives you up to 10 free spins with the Avalanche Feature active, only this time, wilds lock into place and you can potentially claim up to 15x multiplier.
The leading software provider for Live Casino games is Evolution. The software provider was founded in 2006 and specializes in live dealer games. For many years, the developer only created live casino game, but recently it has purchased a number of slot studios, such as NetEnt and BTG. Evolution has over 3,000 employees and as many as 800 live dealer tables.
Evolution games are fully compatible with all devices including smartphones, delivering high quality graphics and resolution for even the smallest of screens. There are several Evolution games that are 3D. All Evolution dealers and croupiers are professionally trained to host each game. Evolution has several live dealer games including Live Blackjack, Live Baccarat and Live Roulette. In addition, the software provider has its fair share of Asian games, Game Shows, branded games and more. We look at one example.
One of the most exciting games from Evolution is Lightning Roulette. The live roulette game is presented by a croupier who also acts as a host. Whilst the theme of it may appear dark at first, lightning animations brighten up the screen and make an overall thrilling presentation.
In Lightning Roulette, between 1 and 5 lightning numbers are randomly chosen before the start of every round. Once all bets have been placed, a Random Number Generator (RNG) will choose the numbers. There must always be at least one lightning number and sometimes there will be up to 5 lightning numbers. These numbers have multiplier bonuses attached to them. Thus, if you land a successful bet on a lightning number, your winnings could be worth 50x to 500x more than the original payout.
Play’n Go is one of the most popular software providers in the iGaming industry. The company was founded in the mid-90s by a group of Swedish techies. That means the company has been developing games for over two decades.
Although Play’n Go have several table games, the software provider company is most recognized for their innovative and creative slots. Play’n Go slots are exciting and usually have at least one bonus feature to look forward to. The provider releases both traditional classic slots and technologically advanced video slots.
Rich Wilde and the Book of Dead
Book of Dead is a video slot from Play’n Go that is played on 5 reels and 10 paylines. The slot takes you on a journey to Ancient Egypt, where you help the hero, Rich Wilde, uncover hidden treasures from inside the pyramids. The slot is incredibly popular and it is part of our welcome bonus for new players, with 50 bonus spins awarded on Book of Dead with your second deposit.
In addition to the creative theme and animations, Book of Dead is well-regarded for its exciting bonus mechanic, the bonus spins round. During the bonus round, players will come across expanding symbols that cover entire reels. There is also a wild-scatter symbol that triggers the bonus round and helps form winning combinations.
One of the best established software provider companies in the industry is Pragmatic Play. The software operates under a Malta Gaming Authority license and United Kingdom Gambling Commission license. The games are played in over 80 countries and are available in 31 languages. Pragmatic Play is known for their fine collection of slots, among bingo games, table games and live casino.
The best known products from Pragmatic Play are slots, both classic and video. Their classic slots usually have a fruit theme to them but they are far more creative when it comes to video slots. Players can find a variety of themes and even several non-progressive jackpot slots as well.
Great Rhino is a video slot from Pragmatic Play that is set on a 5x3 grid and 20 fixed paylines. The slot is set in the safari wild where players will find a massive rhino, flamingos, meerkats, cheetahs and crocodiles.
In Great Rhino, there are both free spins and re-spins. In order to trigger 10 free spins, players must land 3 tree scatter symbols on the inner three reels. During the bonus round, all Rhino symbols become wild, with potentially some symbols paying double.
The Re-Spins mode is slightly more exciting, as it triggers when landing two or more full stacks of Rhino symbols. After doing so, the player receives three re-spins. The stacked wild symbols lock into position for the re-spins. If an additional rhino symbol adds to the stacked ones on your screen, you receive an additional re-spin. This keeps on happening until all re-spins are used. After they are used, a calculation is made, and a payout is paid.
The UK-based iSoftBet was founded in 2010 and offers gaming solutions in several jurisdictions around the world. Through its GAP, iSoftBet offers 8,000 titles and it operates using the United Kingdom Gambling Commission license as well as the Malta Gaming Authority license. Over the past decade, the provider has expanded into the Portuguese, Spanish, Romanian and Danish gambling markets among others. In addition to aggregating games, the company also develops several titles in house, and these can be enjoyed at ZetBet Casino.
Pyramid Pays is a video slot from iSoftBet that is played on 5-reels and has 243 ways to win. The slot is set in Ancient Egypt where players play inside a pyramid and the river Nile runs adjacent to the reels.
In Pyramid Pays, players can land the Egyptian Queen wild in a successful combination to receive double their payout. In addition, players can also trigger 15 free spins from landing scatters and even make their way to the game’s main bonus mode, the Pyramid Pays. When doing so, players are taken to a pyramid that is full of prizes. They will be given a random cash prize, with the maximum worth 200x their stake.
ZetBet Casino is not limited to these five providers, but they are certainly amongst the most popular. As mentioned, we have games from more than 35 different software providers to choose from so you can rest assured that you will find plenty that appeals.